Thursday 18th June

Thursday 18th June

Good Morning Everyone! If you aren't returning to school today, don't worry - you can find home learning here!

As always - please remember to just manage what you can and take things at your own pace. There is no expectation that you need to complete absolutely everything, everyday.


The Duchess of Cambridge will be leading an online assembly on mental well-being among children

Today, the Duchess of Cambridge will lead an online assembly for the Oak National Academy, during which she will speak about the importance of mental well-being among children. The theme of the Duchess’ assembly is ‘spread a little kindness’ and it was developed in collaboration with children’s mental health charity Place2Be. It encourages children to explore ways in which they can show kindness and recognise the benefits of kindness to others.

The assembly will be live on the Oak National Academy website at 11am on Thursday 18 June and can be accessed here:

A recording of the assembly will be available to view on the Oak National Academy website following the event.

Good Morning!

I hope you're having a good week so far. I'm really enjoying seeing the work you produce and hearing about what you're up to. Remember to copy me into emails so I can share fabulous work on the Virtual Gallery.

Now, time to get active!

Today's active game needs more than one person.

Ask an adult to help you play this one!


Reception and Year 1

  • Today apply your learning in a practical context.
  • Set up a shop in your house using toys, food, or anything you can find.
  • Make some labels for how much things cost. If you're in Reception - choose labels either up to 10p or 20p (depending on your confidence). For Year 1, choose labels up to £1 or if you're more confident £2.
  • Collect coins (Reception use just 1p or 1p and 2p coins) and work out how to pay for the different items in your house. Can other people in your house purchase any of the things from your shop?

Year 2

  • Complete the shop activity to the right.
Year 2 Maths Shop.pdf

Writing - British Garden Birds

Today we are continuing our work on British garden birds. You have chosen different birds to write about, and hopefully made some notes yesterday. I hope you enjoyed getting out into the garden and connecting with nature.

  • Today, use your notes to write about your chosen bird. I have included a template, if you'd like to use it, or you can write directly into your home learning book.
  • Use the FANTASTIC lenses to organise your ideas. Class 2 you might like to challenge yourself to use paragraphs to organise your ideas.
  • Focus on the use of:
    • Capital letters, full stops and commas in the right place.
    • Neatly joined, cursive handwriting
    • Use of adjectives, conjunctions and adverbs to enhance your writing.
    • Use of different sentence starters to add variation to your writing.
Thursday - Garden Bird Writing.pdf

Reading and Phonics/ Spelling


  • Read River Journey, from Red B, on Collins Connect. Can you complete the activity below?

Year 1

  • Read 'Growing and Changing', from Blue, on Collins Connect. Can you complete the activity?

Year 2

  • Either spend some time on ReadTheory or, if that's not your thing, then read a book of your choice. Spend time talking to an adult about what has happened. Parents - check out our curriculum page on the website for probing questions to ask when reading with your child.
River Journey Worksheet.pdf
Growing and Changing Worksheet.pdf

Afternoon - Topic

Last week you worked on identifying countries, seas and capital cities. As part of our geography work in KS1, you also need to learn some key words to do with human and physical geography.

The curriculum objective states that KS1 children should

'Use basic geographical vocabulary to refer to:

  • key physical features, including: beach, cliff, coast, forest, hill, mountain, sea, ocean, river, soil, valley, vegetation, season and weather
  • key human features, including: city, town, village, factory, farm, house, office, port, harbour and shop'

1. Talk about the words above and check if there are any you don't know the meaning of. Use the word bank I've included to help you think about this key vocabulary.

2. Cut out the pictures included below and sort them into human and physical features. If you don't have a printer, you could make a list or draw the items into two columns.

3. Go for a walk around your local area. Can you identify any human or physical features? Can you draw and label these like in the image below?


Every day we will give you a suggested mindfulness or well-being activity. This is just an idea and is optional.

  • Continue with our outdoors theme and get creative.
  • Collect some natural objects on your daily walk or from your garden or local area.
  • Create some patterns or artwork.