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Nurture group homework

Friday 22nd January 2021

Hello to you all after another busy week in school. You have been working really well!

The spellings to learn for this week are:

Mrs, Mr, Christmas, love

Practice these a few times and then write a sentence that includes one of the words. I have done one for you to help you along.

Yesterday evening, I spoke to Mrs. Bateman on the telephone and we both said we were enjoying watching the snow float delicately from the sky. 


For your literacy homework, please have a look at the link below. It is a way to show you how to write an alliteration poem. Each line guides you along. Remember, a poem doesn't have to make sense so have lots of fun. I look forward to reading your poems about your monster/alien.



For your maths homework, practice your 2,3,4,5,10 and 6 times tables. You have all been super stars this week saying your times tables at school. Move your body to each one. 

Below is a worksheet for you to complete, continuing our work from in class during this week. 



You are always welcome to look at anything that has been put on the homework page on previous weeks.


Here is something fun for you to try. It made me want to get up and move around! Listen to the words as they are important too.



Have a lovely weekend and we all look forward to seeing you on Monday!


Friday 15th January2021

Hello to you all. I hope you have all enjoyed your week at school and are ready and focused to complete your homework.

Your spellings to learn for homework this week are :

are, was, of, our, house.  

Please practice them and then see if someone else at home will see how many you can spell. No peeping! 

Once you have practiced, chose one of the words and write an interesting sentence. I have wrote one for you to give you an idea.

Hopefully, sometime during this year, I will be moving to a new house.

For literacy please read the poem, using the link below, and see how many rhyming words you can find. This poem also links into our science work about space. I hope you enjoy reading the poem.



For maths homework, please continue to practice your 2,3,4,5 and 10 times tables. We have noticed how confident you are all becoming with these and we are proud of you. Move your body, like we do in school and let us know if you find a different way of performing these.

Below is a link to a maths worksheet for you. If you can print it off, that would be great, but if not, write the questions out and then do your best to fill in the missing numbers.


If you have any worries about the homework, please let us know in school and we will help you as soon as we can. Have fun and believe in yourself. You are all super stars!

If you get time, have a look at the link below. This is also something for you to look at as we will be learning this next week in school. It is a lovely way to learn the poem, learn sign language and to also keep our bodies moving. 



Tuesday 12th January 2021

Hello children. Although this is not homework, I thought you would enjoy reading this poem and it may help you to smile a little more than you already do. Have a read and maybe read it to someone at home.


Smiling Is Infectious

by Spike Milligan


Smiling is infectious,

you catch it like the flu,

When someone smiled at me today,

I started smiling too.


I passed around the corner

and someone saw my grin.

When he smiled I realised

I’d passed it on to him.


I thought about that smile,

then realised it’s worth.

A single smile, just like mine

could travel round the earth.


So, if you feel a smile begin,

don’t leave it undetected.

Let’s start an epidemic quick,

and get the world infected!


Here is a link to take you to the song, with lyrics (words), that we listened to during our literacy lesson on Tuesday. Have fun listening and maybe try to sing along.



Friday 8th January 2021

Hello and welcome back after the Christmas break. We hope you have all had a good rest and are enjoying the first few days back at school.

For maths homework this week, we would like you to practice your 2,3,4,5,and 10 times tables - remember, you can do this anywhere. Try completing them while going up and down the stairs, walking to school, before going to bed etc. Make it fun and maybe change you voice - whisper, shout, sing, in an angry voice, or think of any way you can! 

Also, please have a look at the link below on doubling and halving. Do your best and have fun.



For literacy, please follow the link below to watch/listen to our story, ‘What We’ll Build’, being read. While listening, write down as many rhyming words that you can hear. Maybe listen to the story more than once to check you haven’t missed any. Enjoy!



Your spellings for this week are; come, some, one, once.

Choose one of the spellings and write a sentence containing that word. I have chosen the word ‘come’ and my sentence is -

After being at home during the Christmas holiday, I was happy to come back to school.  



Friday 11th December 2020

We hope that you have a lovley weekend and we will see you on Monday. Remember next week is Christmas week, so it is non-uniform, every day. 

Please read the poem you have taken home and complete the doubling and halving worksheets. Return your homework by Thursday 17th December. 

Watch the video clips below to help you to learn how to double and half numbers. 




We are learning the poem, 'The Star' by Jane Taylor. Click on the link below to listen to the poem. Make a list of the rhyming words you hear.


Friday 4th December 2020

Happy weekend. Please read the book you have taken home and complete the worksheets rhyming words and doubling and halving numbers. Good luck!


Have a go at playing the doubling and halving games on the website below. Enjoy! 


Watch the video below about rhyming words. 


Friday 27th November 2020

We hope that you have a lovely weekend. Please read the book you have been given and return it to school on Monday. Complete the maths and literacy worksheets you have been given and these can be returned by next Friday. 

We are learning odd and even numbers. Watch the video below which explains how to work out if a number is odd or even. 



Click on the link below and have a go at the odd and even numbers game - have fun learning! 



We have been learning to spell words ending in 'ly'. Test your knowledge by having a go at the quiz on the website below. Good luck! 



Friday 20th November 2020

 Happy weekend! Please complete the homework sheets you have been given and return to group, next week. Make sure you read too! 

We have been learning words (adverbs which describe a verb) ending in 'ly'. Watch this video and have a go at answering the questions. Good luck! 



Practice the 2, 3, 4, 5 and 10 times tables. 



Maths homework

Use the numbers and symbols to write sentences. How many different number sentences can you make?


29       9      20     +     =



 If I know that 10 + 4 = 14. What else do I know?




Friday 13th November 2020


We hope that you have a good weekend. See you on Monday!

Please complete the worksheets you have been given by Mrs. Bateman and read the books you have taken home. 

Return the books and homework by Friday 20th November. Thank you. 

We are learning to write settings descriptions. 

Watch the attached video, 'The Highway Rat', another story written by Julia Donaldson, and make a list of the settings you see.

Choose one setting and think about the senses to describe this setting. 

Can you think of words to describe each sense? 

Sight, smell, touch, taste and hear




Continue to practice learning the 2, 3, 4, 5 and 10 times tables and have a go at sequencing and ordering numbers on the game below. 




Friday 6th November 2020


Please complete the homework sheets you have been given and return to school by Friday. Remember, if you return your homework you will receive a house point!


Have a go at practicing the 2, 3, 4, 5 and 10 time tables by playing the train game. 



 Complete the following: 

Order these numbers from the smallest to the biggest. 

30      36       31        29       33      35      32      34     

Choose 3 numbers to make these number sentences correct.

______is between _______ and ______

______ is one less than ______

_____ is one more than ______



We went on a settings and senses detective walk this week.                        

Draw a picture of the school playground.

Use your 5 senses to list words to describe the setting. 

Sight  - 

Touch  -  

Taste  -  


Smell  - 




Thursday 22nd October 2020


We hope that you have an enjoyable and safe half term holiday. Please complete the worksheets you have been given and return them to Mrs. Bateman after the holiday. 

Do remember to read everyday and to practice the times tables. 


Click on the website below to play a greater then, less than and equals game. 




You can read lots of different books and have stories read to you on the website below. 


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.

In class, we have been using nouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs and similes to describe a character from Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson.

The Gruffalo is another book written by Julia Donaldson. Read the character description of The Gruffalo below. 

The Gruffalo Character Description WAGOLL | Teaching Resources

Can you think of different descriptive words to describe The Gruffalo? 

label the Gruffalo activity | Teaching Resources

Friday 16th October 2020


Please read the book you have taken home and return it to school by Tuesday. Also, complete the worksheet you have been given, and return it to Mrs. Bateman by Friday.  Have an enjoyable weekend! 

Make a list of the nouns and verbs that you read. 


Watch the following video and listen to the greater than, less than and equal to song.  



Practice the 2, 3, 4, 5 and 10 times tables. 



Friday 9th October 2020

Please read the book you have taken home and return it to school by Tuesday. Also, complete the worksheet you have been given, and return it to Mrs. Bateman by Friday.  Have a good weekend! 


Please watch: 


Write a list of the characters and use adjectives to describe their appearance, verbs and adverbs to describe how the character moves. 


Practice spelling the following words: 

be, me, he, she, here, the, were, we, there.

Choose one word and write it in a punctuated sentence. 


On Sunday afternoon, I will be going to Queen's Park to take my black and white dog, Roxy, for a long walk. 


Practice the 2, 3, 4, 5 and 10 times tables.