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Underwood West Academy

Inspiring Exciting Futures

Learning at Home

Welcome

to the Pirate Ship Nurture group page

 

 

Friday 18th June 2021

It's our last day to do our learning at home. We all look forward to seeing you in school on Monday! 

 

Literacy

Please read a book today -  tell me what you think about it. Did you enoy reading it? Would you recommend it to a friend? Why? 

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/

Username: mrsbateman
Password: reading

You can log in using this username and password by clicking on the 'My class login' button on the Oxford Owl site.

 

Listen to the story: 

 

The Smartest Giant in Town by Julia Donaldson

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gw-wfxFrfA

 

In our literacy lesson, we will be reading our character description and thinking  about how we can improve our writing. 

One way is to use a simile. Remember similes are used to compare nouns and

include the words 'like' or 'as' and help to make descriptions more interesting.

Watch the clips below to remind yourself! 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRgkCqkTHik

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROmKMtLWY14

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zmfc7ty/articles/zrrhpg8

 

Here are some examples:

Hansel is as wise as an owl. 

Gretel is as sweet as sugar. 

The old woman was hungry like a hog. 

 

Have a go at completing these sentences. 

The coin shone as bright as ...

As busy as a ...

The tree was as ...

In the wind, the flowers danced like...

The car was as ...

A new ball was as round as a ...

Jack ran as quick as ...

The bells sang like ...

 

 Numeracy

Identifying shapes by vertices and sides.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/identifying-shapes-by-the-number-of-vertices-and-sides-6djp2e

 

To help you watch the following - 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/spring-week-7-geometry-properties-of-shapes/

Answer these questions: 

 

 

I have 24 conkers and I share then equally between 6 children. How many conkers does each child get? 

Write the number sentence, please. 

 

 

If there are 20 pencils. How many pencils are there in each pot? Write the number sentence, please.

 

 

 

True or false?

 

5 X 10 = 10 + 10 + 10 + 10 + 10 + 10

 

 

50 ÷ 10 = 50 – 10 – 10 - 10 – 10 - 10

 

Can you write another example, please? 

 

 

 

Which of these number can be divided by 3 without a remainder?

9         10         15       33      20      30      12       5         11

 

 

Science

Today's lesson is all about windy weather! How can we record the direction of the wind? Next week, when are back in the Nurture group, we will be keeping a weather journal everyday. 

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/how-can-we-record-wind-direction-6rrk8c

 

PE

PE with Joe 5 minute Batman workout - enjoy! 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVdBlK3jVqw

 

Either lie down and just listen to the music and be calm. Watch the beautiful pictures of our amazing world.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qk5xuWNFUvY

 

PSHE 

In this lesson you will learn the importance of listening in friendships.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/listening-ears-60w3gt

 

If being a good friend is about listening when we talk to each other, here is a game to see how good a listener you are. Can you say what all the sounds are? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1m4h79JZso

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday 17th June 2021

Literacy

Remember to read, today. Please read a book  - there's lots to choose from. 

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/

Username: mrsbateman
Password: reading

You can log in using this username and password by clicking on the 'My class login' button on the Oxford Owl site.

 

Listen to the stories: 

Jackanory Junior

The Enormous Crocodile by Roald Dahl

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTWmr4f5VyA

 

The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8BOSlAtTpc

 

 Over the last few days we have been reading the story, 'Hansel and Gretel' (the story is an assignment on TEAMs) and identifying words which are nouns and verbs. We have then been describing the nouns using adjectives and the verbs using adverbs and then we have written these words in punctuated sentences. 

So today, in our literacy lesson, we are still writing sentences, but can we have a go at writing a prargraph to desccribe either Hansel and Gretel? It is your choice which character you describe. 

 

Here is an exmaple:

A tall, quiet boy, Hansel, has short, blonde hair and enjoys helping his woodcutter father. He wears...

 

SPaG - 'oi' and 'oy' 

Write a list of words which contain this sound.

Can you write words which rhyme? 

Listen to the song - 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdWkgYQnFcw

 

 

Numeracy

Practice the times tables which we have learnt in the Nurture group. 

The 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10 and 11.  Complete the activities on the link below. 

 https://www.timestables.co.uk/8-times-table.html

 https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 

To describe and classify 2d shapes. 

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-describe-and-classify-2d-shapes-64ukjd

How many different 2d and 3d shapes can you find in your house? For example, a tin of beans is the shape of a cylinder. Happy hunting!

 

Answer these questions: 

If I know that 6 x 11 = 66. What else do I know? Can you write the inverse number sentence? 

 

Write this word problem as a number sentence. 

There are 28 footballs to be shared equally between 4 teams. How many footballs will each team receive? 

 

You have 17 counters. How many equal groups can you make? Will you have any remainders? 

Record as a number sentence.

 

 

True or false?

 13 ÷ 3 = 4 r1

 

Prove it!

 

 

Science

In today's lesson you will find out all about hibernation. 

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-is-hibernation-6gr3ed

 

PE

Joe Wicks summer workout for 18 minutes. Keep going!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oiTaFviEt74

 

PSHE 

We are continuing with our theme of friendship and being kind.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/forever-friends-68ukec

 

Remember that you still need to wash your hands before eating, after using the toilet, coughing, sneezing and if they are dirty. It’s all part of being a good Health Hero. Here is Baby Shark singing a song to remind you what to do. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L89nN03pBzI

 

 

 

Take a look at the site below and have a go at some of the activities suggested. Have fun!

How to Keep the Kids Entertained During Self-Isolation (totalbristol.com)

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 16th June 2021

Literacy

Remember to read, everyday. Please read a book  - there's lots to choose from. 

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/

Username: mrsbateman
Password: reading

You can log in using this username and password by clicking on the 'My class login' button on the Oxford Owl site.

 

Listen to the story:

The Selfish Crocodile by Faustin Charles

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-NhjfJ_RZI

 

Over the last few days we have been reading the story, 'Hansel and Gretel' and identifying words which are nouns and verbs. We have then been describing the nouns using adjectives and the verbs using adverbs and then we have written these words in punctuated sentences. 

So today, in our literacy lesson, we are still writing sentences, but can we write different types of sentences?! 

Watch the videos below to remind yourself about the different tyoes of sentences. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWiwftl8pqE

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EE5gUGawqEw

 

There are 4 different types of sentences:

command, exclamation, statement and question

Here are some examples: 

As he walked sadly along the stony path, Hansel quietly dropped some pebbles. 

Quickly, Gretel pushed the nasty, old woman into the hot oven!

The breadcrumbs were gone! How were Hansel and Gretel going to find their way home? 

'Take the children into the forest now!' shouted the wicked Stepmother.

 

Can you write these sentences as a question? Think about the punctuation!

The birds ate all of the breadcrumbs.

The house was made from gingerbread. 

 

Can you write these sentences as commands?

Hansel picked up some shiny pebbles. 

The old woman asked the children to go into her gingerbread house. 

 

We will go through these sentences during the literacy lesson. 

 

Numeracy

Now we are going to learn to identify 2d shapes. 

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-identify-2d-shapes-c9gkjd

Answer these questions: 

 

If I know that 4 x 6 = 24. What else do I know? Can you write the inverse number sentence? 

 

Write this word problem as a number sentence. 

There are 5 horses. If 15 bundles of hay are divided equally between the horses, how many bundles of hay will each horse receive? 

 

 

You have 7 counters. How many equal groups can you make? Will you have any remainders? 

Record as a number sentence.

 

 

True or false?

 20 ÷ 4 = 5 r1

 

Prove it!

 

 

Science

Watch the video clip below about how to catch and measure rainfall. 

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/how-can-you-measure-rainfall-cguk6d

 

PE

Today we are doing a Joe Wicks workout. Enjoy!

https://www.springgardensprimary.org.uk/joe-wicks-kids-work-out-2/

 

PSHE

We are continuing with our theme of friendship and being kind.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/thats-not-fair-ccv3cc?activity=video&step=1

Watch the story The Ugly Duckling by Hans Christan Andersen. As you watch, think about how the story makes you feel. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9x-UdnjNd8

 

 

 

Tuesday 15th June 2021

Literacy

Read the story, 'Hansel and Gretel' and make a list of the verbs that you read. The story is an assignment on Teams and we will read this together during our literacy lesson, this morning. 

 

Remember, verbs are 'action/doing' words.

An adverb describes a verb. Can you think of adverbs to describe these verbs? 

dropped

walked

looked

 

Now write 2 punctuated sentences. Here is an example for you. 

Sadly, Hansel quitely dropped breadcrumbs as he walked bravely into the dark forest. 

 

What words do these jumbled up letters make? We have been learning to read and spell these words in group. Good luck!

holuds - 

 

ldouw -

 

oucld - 

 

Listen to the story: 

Jackanory Junior – The Last Cowboys

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atV6YmMlvYM

 

 

Maths

Describe and classify 3d shapes

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-describe-and-classify-3d-shapes-70u3cc

Answer these questions

 

If I know that 8 x 5 = 40. What else do I know? Can you write the inverse number sentence? 

 

Write this word problem as a number sentence. 

If 21 biscuits are divided equally between 3 children, each child will have 7 biscuits. 

 

 

You have 9 apples. How many equal groups can you make? Will you have any remainders? 

Record as a number sentence.

 

 

True or false?

 18 ÷ 4 = 4 r2

 

Prove it!

 

 

 

Science

Today, you will learn about how trees change across the seasons. Can you draw a picture of a tree in each of the seasons? What do you notice? what can you see? 

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/how-do-trees-change-across-the-seasons-chhk2r

 

PE

Squish the Fish - A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhYtcadR9nw

 

 

PSHE 

We are exploring friendships and how to be a good friend. Watch below.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/who-am-i-6hgkjc

 

We can be good friends - song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avHdx18pi_U

 

 

 

 

 

Monday 14th June 2021

Good morning, we hope that you have had a lovely weekend and are ready for this week's learning activities. 

Remember to join the lessons on Teams at 9:00, 11:00 and 2:00. We look forward to seeing you. 

 

 

Literacy

Read the story, 'Hansel and Gretel'. You will find this as an assignment on Teams. 

Make a list of nouns, verbs and time connectives from the story.

 

An adjective describes a noun. Can you write adjectives to describe:

forest

house

path

 

 

Now, write two punctuated sentences. Here is an example for you. 

In the forest, Hansel and Gretel walked quietly and slowly along the winding, stony path. 

 

 

Listen to the story - 

Jackanory Junior – The Monster Crisp-Guzzler

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p011t3y9

 

Numeracy

 

Watch the lesson below. 

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-recognise-name-and-describe-3d-shapes-cnjkcd

 

Answer these questions: 

 

If I know that 5 x 3 = 15. What else do I know? Can you write the inverse number sentence? 

 

True or false?

18 divided equally into 2 groups = 3 in each group. 

 

You have 13 counters. How many equal groups can you make? Will you have any remainders? 

Record as a number sentence.

 

 

Science

This week, we are continuing to look at weather. Today you will find out how weather changes across the seasons. 

Before you watch, how many seasons are there? Can you name the seasons? 

Watch the video below.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/how-does-the-weather-change-across-the-seasons-ctj34d

 

PE

Remember, healthy body, healthy mind. 

Joe Wicks Spiderman 5 alive workout - 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cDiwnOcgOQ 

 

PSHE

 Mindfulness music

Find a quiet space, either sit on a chair or lie on the floor, like we do at school. Listen to the music for a short while and think about the things you can hear. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFZKK7K52uQ

 

 

 

 

 

Friday 11th June 2021

As you know we are having to isolate until, and including, Friday 18th June. We will return to school on Monday 21st June. We hope that you stay safe and well. 

 

There will be daily lessons on Teams at:

9:00 - Meet and greet/circle time and Literacy lesson inlcuding reading and SPaG 

11:00 - Maths lesson

2:00 - Catch-up and story time

There will also be tasks on this page for you to complete at home, daily.

 

Today's learning tasks:

Literacy

 

Letter writing: 

Sort these into the correct set.

Dear               love from                 Yours faithfully         address on the right

     address to sender on the left            date              chatty and friendly

                          making a complaint          questions           Hi there!

 

Formal                             Both                                 Informal 

 

 

could, would, should 

Please write each word in a punctuated sentence - this links to today's Literacy lesson on Teams. Think of different sentence openers and try to write interesting sentences by including: time connectives, connectives to extend your sentence, adjectives, verbs, adverbs, alliteration, preposition. Which tense will your sentence be written in? 

 

Reading for pleasure - please write a paragraph about your favourite story to share with the rest of the group. Why is it your favourite story? What part of the story do you like the best? Who is your favourite character and why? 

 

Maths

Watch the