Friday afternoon

It’s the last afternoon of the term and we would probably have lots of choosing time as a treat for working so hard all term! So here are a few suggestions of fun activities to do this afternoon:

Make a chick model with paper. Do NOT print page 1! T-T-17826C-Easter-Chick-Paper-Model-Colourless

Make crispy cakes or fairy cakes!

Make a cone chick or bunny. T-T-9715A-Easter-Cone-Animals-Black-and-White_ver_1

Use Lego or construction materials to make a model of a springtime garden.

Use an old sock to make an Easter bunny sock puppet!

Make an Easter card.

You’ll see on this picture that one of the cards uses weaving like we have done before:

Try one of the many free Easter games on this website:

Draw some Easter pictures and then hide them in the garden for a brother, sister or grown up to find!

Have fun, everyone!

Thank you to both the children and grown ups who have been brilliant throughout our home learning experience. You really are an amazing class, and have continued to impress and inspire me through your determination and the fantastic pieces of work you have been producing. If you want things to do during the holidays, feel free to browse through previous posts on our class page or check out the information page for links to games and activities.

Have a lovely Easter, everyone.

Best wishes,

Mrs Garcia xx


Friday morning 3.4.20

Good morning!

Well, it’s the last day of term everyone. Well done for getting through the last week which has been really strange for us all. You have all proven yourselves to be amazing!

8.45 – 9.00: Spellings

9.00 – 9.05: Wake Up, Shake Up

9.05 – 10.00: Maths

Can you sort the numbers using the Venn diagram? Think carefully about which numbers go in the middle – they need to be multiples of BOTH the numbers! T2-M-313A-Venn-Diagram-Number-Multiples-Sorting-Activity-LA

If you would like a similar activity which is screen based, then try this online version: Make sure you choose ‘practise mode’ and then choose ’10 and 5′ as the multiples to sort. Here is a link to a more difficult game, using a Carroll diagram. We have never looked at Carroll diagrams, so children are likely to find this quite hard, but I think there are plenty of children who could quite quickly get the hang of it and are up to the challenge. Again, choose ‘practise mode’ and ’10 and 5′ as the multiples to sort:

10.00 – 10.15: Break

10.15 – 11.00: English

Your first job is to do your spelling test! Let’s see who is a super speller this week!

Today would have been independent writing if we were at school. Choose to write either about Africa or about animals (senses, food chains, habitats, animal groups, minibeasts, life cycles). Give yourself 30 minutes of writing time to write as much as you can about one of the topics, writing in full sentences with capital letters and full stops. Try to get some really good words in your sentences, and link your ideas using ‘and’ or ‘because’. Can you get a whole page of writing done?!

11.00 – 11.15: Phonics

I know how you lot love a word search! Which of the graphemes in yesterday’s practice phonics screening did you get a bit wrong? Choose that grapheme and then find words in the online word search which use that grapheme.

11.15 – 11.30: Break

11.30 – 11.40: ‘Peace Out’

11.40 – 12.25: RE

Let’s think and reflect on the Easter story today and how it is so important for Christians everywhere. Use the following website to read the story together, order the events and work through the different activities. There are even some games to play afterwards.

Have a great morning everyone.

Mrs Garcia x

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Thursday afternoon 2.4.20

Hi everyone,

Hopefully the sun is out where you are! Here are some activities for this afternoon:

1.30 – 1.50: Reading skills

Read the clues about each of the minibeasts and match each one to the right picture. You could make your own cards too, to add to the set, and have fun colouring them in! Do not print page 1! T-T-19367A-Minibeast-Description-Cards-Black-And-White

1.50 – 2.50: Science

As we come to the end of our science unit on ‘Animals including Humans’, here are some different fun activities for you to have a go at:

Create your own bug! I have discovered a strange little game where you can make your own minibeast by choosing different body parts. You then get to see a ‘stats card’, like a Top Trump card, to see the strength of the skills that your creature has. If you make a few different bugs, print the stats cards and then you have your own set of Top Trump cards to play a game with a family member:

Play endangered species ‘Top Trumps’: What does it mean if an animal is endangered? Here is a ready-made set of cards, courtesy of Twinkl. Share out the cards, pick a ‘stat’ and see who comes out top! Discuss first what ‘population’ and ‘life expectancy’ mean.    t-sc-119-endangered-animals-top-card-game_ver_2

Make a poster to educate people about why we should take care of animals and their habitats, both big and small.

Have a look at the resources on the Donkey Sanctuary website. There are some really lovely activities. You may wish to do some of these over the Easter break too. Some of them are quite tricky! This file is 50 pages to print, so pick what you want carefully!

2.50 – 3.15 (and beyond): Get outside! See if you can find any more signs of Spring. Do you have any blossom on any trees in your garden? Are there any Spring flowers out? Maybe you could plant your own seed and keep a diary over the Easter break to see how well it grows.


Mrs Garcia xx

Thursday morning 2.4.20

Good morning everyone,

Can you believe it’s Thursday already?! Here’s the rundown for today:

8.45 – 9.00: Spellings

9.00 – 9.05: Wake Up Shake Up. I’m in a pizza mood!

9.05 – 10.00 Maths

Practise counting in 2s, 5s and 10s both forwards and backwards. Use the 100 square to highlight the numbers that you say as you count (up to the tenth multiple). Look at the numbers at the bottom of the sheet. Do you say the number when you count in 2s, 5s or 10s? Position the numbers first before sticking, as you may need to move them around! Then write on two more numbers that you would say if you counted in that number – use your 100 square! BusyAnt_rs_16 BusyAnt_y1_u8_w1_PG_E4

10.00 – 10.15: Break

10.15 – 11.00 English

Let’s practise using ‘and’ to join ideas together. Complete the sentences using ‘and’ but remember: the ‘a’ on ‘and’ is NOT a capital letter, and only put a full stop at the very end of your sentence! t-l-5502d-joining-words-and-clauses-using-and-application-activity-sheet-middle-ability

11.00 – 11.15: Phonics

Have a go at the Phonics Screening practice. How many words did you get right? Spend some time going back over the words you found tricky and make a note of the graphemes you need to practise. t-l-526427-phonics-screening-practice-homework-list-2-checklist-english_ver_4 By the way, I haven’t heard that this year’s Phonics Screening isn’t happening, but it all obviously depends on what happens over the next few weeks – I’ll keep you posted!

11.15 – 11.30: Break

11.30 – 11.40: Peace Out

11.40 – 12.25: PE

Work through the Boogie Beebies session, ‘Ocean Motion’: And here’s an extra one:

Have a great morning!

Mrs Garcia x

Room 5 gallery of creativity!

What a talented bunch! Here is a showcase of just some of the amazing art and craft projects that have been taking place connected to our science and topic work over the last week.

Bella’s caterpillar:

Daisy’s underwater habitat painting:

Henrietta’s ‘star in a crescent moon’ natural sculpture:

Ivy’s daffodils model:

Tibby’s amazing animal pictures:

Oscar’s African artwork:

Archie’s unicornbear!

Theo’s fabulous frog booklet:

Excellent job everyone! Keep working hard and I will do my best to show off more of your work next week.

Wednesday afternoon 1.4.20

Hello again everyone,

How was the morning? No April fool tricks played, I hope!

Here’s the plan for this afternoon:

1.30 – 1.50: Reading skills

Following on from the theme of life cycles, read together the comprehension and answer the questions. Children who are on Accelerated Reader or Lime books may be able to do the whole thing on their own, but it’s worth checking that they are using the text to find their answers. t-l-51705a-sunflower-plant-life-cycle-differentiated-reading-comprehension-activity-lower-ability

1.50 – 2.50: Computing – coding

Can you direct the van to the house by using the command blocks? This may take some getting used to so don’t worry if it goes a bit wrong initially – just keep trying and you’ll get it!

There is a second activity if you are really into this, that works in a very similar way. It involves directing Scrat from Ice Age to get that acorn!

2.50 – 3.15 (and beyond!): Get outside! Go for a walk, play in the garden or continue with one of the craft projects.


Mrs Garcia x

All new Phonics Play website

Very exciting! I’ve just found out that the Phonics Play website has been revamped and can now be found at where there is a username and password for parents to use during the ‘lockdown’ period.

There is also a link on there to free comics that your child can read that follow the phases of our letters and sounds sessions, which is great as I know some children are frustrated with not being able to change reading books!


Wednesday morning 1st April

Happy April everyone! Let’s hope nobody is mischievous and pulls any pranks this morning!!

8.45 – 9.00: Spellings

9.00 – 9.05: Wake Up Shake Up

9.05 – 10.00 Maths

Cut out the balloon cards and sort them into sets so that all the striped ones are together, plain are together, stars together etc. Look at the numbers on each of the balloons in the set, say the number and order them from smallest to largest. Can you tell a grown up how many tens and how many ones there are in each of the numbers? BusyAnt_y1_u8_w1_HG_3

I am also attaching multiples of 2, 5 and 10 cards. Cut them out and then order them. Maybe you could ‘hide’ some of the cards to make it harder to order them, and you could also try going backwards in 2s, 5s or 10s too. BusyAnt_rs_42 BusyAnt_rs_43 BusyAnt_rs_44

10.00 – 10.15: Break

10.15 – 11.00 English

Use this website and choose one of the templates where you can ‘write about your work’. Choose ‘minibeasts’ by clicking on the actual word ‘animals’. You will see a menu comes up and that ‘minibeasts’ is a choice. Select ‘minibeasts’ and you should be able to use the arrows to get different types! Click on one and put it into your work. Then use the computer keyboard to type information sentences about the minibeast you choose each time. Try to include some brilliant facts in your sentences and remember to use capital letters and fulls stops! Even better if you can get the word ‘and’ in the sentences.

11.00 – 11.15: Phonics

Go onto Phonics Play Phase 5c and select ‘investigating alternative spellings -ear’. Look for words with an ‘ear’ sound in the phoneme spotter story and then sort the words. Children may find this quite hard as some of these are graphemes that we haven’t looked too closely at yet. For those of you struggling to get onto Phonics Play, here is a paper-based activity instead: T-L-5459-Phase-5-ear-Graphemes-Word-Sort

11.15 – 11.30: Break

11.30 – 11.40: Peace Out

11.40 – 12.25: Art & Design

Get creative with paints and make some hand print or finger print animal pictures! If you don’t have any paints, don’t worry. Maybe you could use mud (if that’s okay with adults!) or collage materials. You could use some materials from your recycle box, like egg cartons or yogurt pots to make a model of a creature, or do some pebble painting!

Happy crafting, everyone!

Mrs Garcia x