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Week of 29th June

Dear Parents / Carers,


Thank you for continuing with supporting your child at home with their learning. As you are aware, Home Learning is changing as more children return to school. Teachers have done a brilliant job of providing daily home learning tailored to what the children would have been covering in school; unfortunately this level of personalisation is unsustainable following the phased introduction of additional children back to school. We deliberated about how best to adapt the home learning and have decided to try using and adapting resources created by Robin Hood Multi Academy Trust in conjunction with some tailored lessons to the Topics your child would have covered during this term.


We understand that the Home Learning needs to work for you and your child, and therefore we have put some alternative suggestions below, should you rather explore those. We are now displaying the home learning for the week rather than each day, as feedback suggested parents would prefer this so they could rearrange the week’s tasks to fit them and their child. Please, only do what you can of the suggestions below – do what works best for you and your child.


With thanks to Robin Hood Multi Academy Trust for their Learning Projects on which most of the weekly Reading, Spelling, Writing and Maths tasks are based.



Reading Tasks

Spelling/Phonics Tasks


Can you read a selection of non-fiction and fiction poems about animals? Here is a link to get you started.


Can you find adjectives in the poems to describe the animals? 


Listen to these stories:


Create a bookmark with facts about your favourite animal.


Read through the list of common exception words (see below) and time how long it takes you to read them all. Can you beat your time by the end of the week? J



Check out the games on Phonics play this week.



This forest spelling game will be a fun game to test you on your spelling rules.



Can you help the yeti by answering these questions with a yes or no answer?

Daily Phonics Lessons for Year 1:

Found online from the Department for Education.


Spelling Shed for Year 2:

Found online on The Spelling Shed website.


Picture 1

 Writing Tasks

Maths Tasks


A-Z animal list: can you think of an animal for every letter of the alphabet and then add sound buttons under each animal name.


Draw a picture of an animal of your choice and then label it. Can you include sentences using adjectives? J


Write a set of numbered questions about your animal that you would like to find the answers to.


Create a fact file about your favourite animal, research the animal of your choice and explore the vocabulary required to describe them.


Describe similarities and differences between animals.



To listen to a podcast. Fluffy McTuffy is trying to distract Super Numtum so she can take over the world.


Play on Number Fact Families – find the addition and subtraction fact families for numbers 20, 50 or 100.


Go outside, either on your daily walk or out into the garden and observe the different animals/creatures that you find. Count how many of each you can find and why not make a tally chart.


Practice counting in 2s, 5s and 10s and you could use this game to help you.


Why not explore money by playing this cool game, maybe you could use real coins to make it more fun?


Extra Challenge: Tanya had a ribbon that was 17cm long. She used a pair of scissors to cut 4cm off, how long is the ribbon now?


Wider Curriculum Tasks 

30 Days Wild task

To include three tasks:

  • Choose from this delicious collection of popcorn recipes to make at home. Send us pictures via twitter of your yummy circus worthy creation!!
  • Check on Purple Mash to see your new activities for this week.
  • Have a go at making your very own foldable circus animal, you will need to print out your chosen template and follow the instructions! Enjoy! J

During June, it is 30 Days Wild. Each week we will set you an activity to do from their suggested activities.


This week’s activity is:

Name that wildflower.

When you are out for a walk, take a closer look at the flowers. Have a look at the flowers growing through the cracks, on the verges and in the meadows and see if you can identify them using the chart below to help you. The UK’s native wildflowers are often some of the most beautiful and best for wild creatures.


If you want to do more, go to this Twitter account for the daily activities.


You could also check out the Wildlife Watch YouTube channel for more activities, with new #WildlifeWednesday videos every Wednesday at 10am!

30 Days Wild Task: Name that wildflower



Alternative options:



  • Classroom Secrets are producing English and Maths themed Home Learning Packs, attached as a document below should you wish to use it.