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Home Learning
KS 2


 

Summer Break (please click on the image to see larger versions)

  

 

W/C 13th July

 

Schoolreaders Storytime Week 10

Schoolreaders Storytime – ‘Click Clack Moo - Cows that Type’ by Doreen Cronin

Farmer Brown has a problem. His cows like to type. All day long he hears Click, clack, moo. Click, clack, moo. Clickety, clack, moo. But the problems really begin when the cows start leaving Farmer Brown notes. First it was electric blankets... where will it end? And when the animals don't get what they want they go on strike, of course! Reading Age 8+ Optional activity

 Schoolreaders Storytime – ‘I’m not cute!’ by Jonathan Allen
With visions of himself as a "huge, scary, sleek, sharp-eyed hunting machine," Baby Owl goes out for a walk in the woods. But every animal he meets thinks he's so cute, fluffy, and huggable! Poor Baby Owl. "I am NOT cute!" he shouts. Then Mom comes along--and she comes up with the perfect solution to the adorable little creature's problem. It's a real hoot that every kid will relate to! Reading Age 5+

Schoolreaders Storytime – ‘Grandma’s House’ by Alice Melvin
Often, after school, a little girl goes to her grandmother’s house where everything is different, but always the same. She puts her coat on the hook in the hall, pours a glass of milk for herself in the kitchen and tries to reach the biscuit tin on the highest shelf in the pantry. But where is Grandma?

Reading Age 5+

Week 9

Schoolreaders Storytime – ‘The Way Back Home’ by Oliver Jeffers  
One day a boy finds an aeroplane in his cupboard. Up, up and away he flies, past clouds and stars until suddenly, phut, phut phut, the plane runs out of petrol and the boy crash lands on the moon.

Reading Age 6+ 

Schoolreaders Storytime – ‘The Squirrels who Squabbled’ by Rachel Bright
Greedy squirrels Cyril and Bruce both have their sights on a very special prize: THE VERY LAST NUT OF THE SEASON! As the nut bounces crazily though the forest, the squirrels race after it… Reading Age 5+

Schoolreaders Storytime – ‘Searching for Treasure’ by Annabel Pitcher.  From ‘The Book of Hopes’ edited by Katherine Rundell.

The Book of Hopes is an extraordinary collection of short stories. Reading Age 8+

 

W/C 6th July Whole School Project

Butterfly Painting

Decorate a Tree

How to Draw

Origami Frog Hopper

 

W/C 29th June Whole School Project

W/C 22nd June Whole School Project

 

Week 8 Schoolreaders Storytime

Schoolreaders Storytime – ‘Little Rabbit Foo Foo’ by Michael Rosen
He's wild, he's wicked, he's Little Rabbit Foo Foo! In this read-aloud romp by the incomparable Michael Rosen, author of We're Going on a Bear Hunt, the bully-boy bunny likes nothing better than to ride through the forest bopping everyone on the head. Wriggly worms, tigers, no one is safe. But here comes the Good Fairy – and she is not amused! 

Reading Age 5+

Schoolreaders Storytime – ‘The Magic Paintbrush’ by Julia Donaldson
With her magic paintbrush, Shen can paint steaming pots full of fish and oysters to feed the hungry people in her village, but when the evil emperor hears of her gift he commands Shen to paint gold for him instead. She is determined to keep her promise to paint only for the poor, but how can she match the emperor's mighty power? 

Reading Age 6+ Optional activity

Schoolreaders Storytime –  ‘The Hope-o-potamus’ by Greg James and Chris Smith   

From ‘The Book of Hopes’ edited by Katherine Rundell. The Book of Hopes is an extraordinary collection of short stories, poems and pictures to comfort, inspire and entertain children in Lockdown with contributions from more than 110 children’s writers and illustrators.  

Reading Age 8+

Week 7

Schoolreaders Storytime – ‘Cave Baby’ by Julia Donaldson

A hairy mammoth takes a cheeky little baby on a thrilling ride through a moonlit landscape populated by interesting creatures. Reading Age 6+   

Schoolreaders Storytime – ‘The Misadventure of Frederick’ by Ben Manley
In a mansion surrounded by lakes and forests, Frederick is bored. Much better to stay safely indoors. But Emily is not one to take no for an answer… Optional activity Reading Age 7+

Schoolreaders Storytime – Stories from ‘The Book of Hopes’ edited by Katherine Rundell

The Monk and the Armadillo’ by Onjali Q. Rauf and a poem. Reading Age 8+

Week 6

Tiddler’ by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler Optional activity Reading Age 6+

‘Hubert Horatio – A Very Fishy Tale’ by Lauren Child Part 1

'Hubert Horatio - A Very Fishy Tale' Part 2  Reading Age 7+

‘The Last Noo Noo’ by Jill Murphy Optional activity Reading Age 6+

Week 5

‘What the Ladybird Heard’ by Julia Donaldson Reading Age 6+

‘Spells’ by Emily Gravett Optional activity Reading Age 5+

‘Peace at Last’ by Jill Murphy Optional activity Reading Age 6+

Week 4

‘Aaaarrgghh Spider! by Lydia Monks Optional activity Reading Age 5+

‘Cyril and Pat’ by Emily Gravett Optional activity Reading Age 7+

‘The Highway Rat’ by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler Optional activity Reading Age 6+

Week 3

‘Winston the Book Wolf’ by Marni McGee Optional activity  Reading Age 7+

‘The Legend of the Kea ’ by Philip Temple Reading Age 10+

‘We’re going on a bear hunt’ by Michael Rosen Reading Age 6+

Week 2

‘Baby Brains’ by Simon James Optional activity Reading Age 5+

'Into the Forest’ by Anthony Browne   Optional activity Reading age 8+

‘Bringing Down the Moon’ by Jonathan Emmett Optional activity Reading age 3+

Week 1

'The Ravenous Beast' by Niamh Sharkey Optional activity  Reading age: 5+

'One is a snail, ten is a crab' by April Pulley Sayre Optional activity Reading age: 3+

'This is Our House' by Michael Rosen Optional activity Reading age: 5

 

 

W/C 15th June Whole School Project

 

W/C June 8th Whole School Project.

 

w/c June 1st

 
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Here are some extra online resources that are currently free to sign up to:

 

  • https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/ - This is the reading scheme we predominantly use in school (Oxford Reading Tree). You can sign up for free and have access to some of the books we would have in school as an eBook! It isn’t all of the books unfortunately, as you would need a subscription but ORT have said that while schools are closed to some children, they are making more eBooks available. You just have to filter the collection by looking at the ‘Levels’ filter and selecting ‘Book Bands’ – it will drop down a menu with all of the book band colours we have in school. Find you child’s band colour and browse the eBooks they have available. There are also other eBooks available on there from ORT – filtered by age. Please be aware though - you do have to purchase some of the wider collection – just use the free selection if you wish.
     
  • https://kids.classroomsecrets.co.uk/ - This is a kids version of a teacher resource site. They have interactive games and activities for SPaG, Reading and Maths – all for free while they are testing their new site as a BETA. Please feel free to sign up while it is available for free. On here, you need to find your child’s year group at the top. The drop down menus allow you to search for games within their year group to support learning you have done at home. The reading area is interesting – they have created reading comprehension activities for texts pitched at their year group – these may be worth giving a try to support reading at home too.

 

I am trying to source reading resources in particular, as we cannot allow reading books to be shared/swapped within school, according to government guidance. I do hope that these websites offer some support and ideas to help reading at home while we are away from school. Again, all of this is completely optional. I am simply providing as many resources as I can find that are of good quality to support those families who wish to use them.

 

Thank you!

Miss Cashmore

Wednesday 19th May

We would like to introduce this amazing book and resources, written by our fabulous KS1 science teacher Miss Langford.

In addition to teaching at our wonderful schools I am also lucky enough to work for the Galapagos Conservation Trust as their Education Writer. They are the only UK charity whose work focuses solely on the conservation of the Galapagos Archipelago. Having visited the islands I have been able to watch with awe and wonder the amazing wildlife that inhabits them. The book I am sharing with you is about one of those animals - the scalloped hammerhead shark. I wrote it, with lots of help from scientists to get the facts correct, proof readers to find any mistakes, and an amazing designer who made me fall in love with the characters. I would love to share the story of Marti the hammerhead shark with you, and hope that you enjoy reading it as much as I did writing.

Miss Langford & Marti

 

Please click for Marti the Hammerhead Shark Story

 

 

Please find here:

 

Background to the story of Marti.

Session 1 How to draw the characters.

Session 1 A map of the Galapagos.

Session 1 Spot the species.

Bookmark

Session 2 Feeling words for tracking the journey.

Guided Reading Session Notes can be found here for session 1 and here for session 2.

Guided Reading Session Notes can be found here for session 3 and here for session 4.

Guided Reading Session Notes can be found here for session 5 and here for the Migration Hazard Game and Migration Hazard Marti Fact Cards

 

Week Begining 

11th May

 Please click here for the Rise of the Slippery Sea Monster.

Please click here for the Activity Sheets.

Please click here for the River Fieldwork Ideas.

 
COMPETITION
 
This is another idea for KS 2, its not compulsory but a great chance to win a prize! 
 
 
COMPETITION
 
We're looking for students to design a banner which thanks and shows support to the NHS and key workers, for their dedication and hard work during this pandemic. 

We'll pick 5 winners, who will have their artwork recreated by our talented designers and printed on to a big 3x1m banner for you to proudly attach to your school gates! 

To enter, your students simply need to take a photograph of their completed worksheet and email it to hello@fsedesign.co.uk alongside their full name, age and details of their school. 

DOWNLOAD WORKSHEET HERE.

The closing date is Friday 8th May at 5pm! Winners will be announced on Monday 11th May!
For more information, please visit our website www.fsedesign.co.uk and follow our Facebook and Twitter pages for updates.