I find it hard to believe that this is the last week for my wonderful Maple Class! Despite being apart, I have continued to be impressed by the amazing pupils in my class and their fantastic parents and carers. I look forward to saying a proper farewell at our Zoom meeting.
For my Year 3's, I know that Mrs Denley is very excited about receiving you and I have shared all your amazing achievements and personalities with her. Please refer to the Oak class page from now on. If you are remaining in Maple class with me, I will be adding some summer ideas on the Maple class page which are completely voluntary - but there just in case!
It has been an absolute pleasure working with you and your children, and I look forward to continuing to work with my Year 2's moving into Year 3.
I am attaching learning for our final week below.
The last week on your island! Your last task is on the last page of the booklet - to write a first-person, past-tense narrative.
It’s time for your island adventure to come to an end. It’s your job to write the story of your departure!
You finally have to leave the island. Write the story of your last few days on the island. How do you feel? Are you sad or excited? What souvenirs would you take back with you? Explain why you are leaving- perhaps you have no choice!
Welcome to your penultimate week of school before the holidays! You are doing so well, and I continue to enjoy the learning you share with me!
Your literacy this week is under Week 6 of your Island booklet. Your challenges are:
1. to write a character description of a group of animals who arrive on your island using similes ("as .......as" or "like") or even a metaphor (it is). You could create your own animal and also explore collective nouns of animals e.g. a murder of crows. I have attached a sheet to help you with this
2. Your second challenge is to write or record a diary entry about the experience - see the same week of your booklet for further details.
Good luck and have a lovely week of learning!
* is entry level then ** and then ***
Please choose the correct challenge for your child. Contact me if you are unsure.
Welcome to another week! It has been lovely seeing you at class assemblies and Praise Assemblies and thank you for continuing to share your amazing home learning. You are SUPERSTARS!
This week, in Literacy, we are designing our own party invitations for our islands! There is a second task where you can write a letter also, but if you would rather embrace the party theme, then how about designing hats and cakes and use the shopping list I am attaching to cost all your party food?
White Rose numeracy worksheets are below.
Use your Island booklet Week 5 LO: Write persuasively
Welcome to another week! It seems that you are continuing to enjoy the Island topic and the learning you are sharing with me is magnificent! I am SO proud of all of you. It is exciting that we are now able to see each other via Zoom as a class and a school.
This week's challenge in literacy is to write a playscript. We have written one before in school about a scene from The Tempest during Shakespeare Week, but don't worry if you are a little "rusty." I have added some resources which may help you!
Your spellings are week 3 term 3B.
In Numeracy, we are all looking at angles and movement. The Year 2/3 group are following bbc videos to support them. Go to bbc bitesize daily lessons Y2 and they will fit with the worksheets for the day. The videos are great and I think you will really enjoy them.
Take care of each other.
Scroll down to last week please and look for Week 4 for your 2 tasks.
This is a new set which Year 2's will be access too if they would like to.
Please remember that there are great books on activelearn which I have prepared for you too!
You are all on week 3.
I hope that you have enjoyed the Island project for literacy and topic work. The children in school have really enjoyed making their own maps and creating fact files. I hope that you have too! Please dojo pictures of them to me and I can share them with children at school. Next week, we are all writing instructions on how to build shelters. If you want to expand on this, consider exploring materials and their properties, shelters across the world, writing instructions for other activities, (making a sandwich,
playing a game which includes social distancing)....Here is a link to a scouting document which is perfect to help you with your literacy task this week: https://archive.scouts.org.uk/media/574684/Victorinox-Survival-Skills-Shelter-Resource.pdf
The reading resources for Year 3 and 2 are below for the whole half-term, (although the Y3 documents are called assessments, they can be used in the normal way - read the text and answer the questions/there is a question and answer booklet) and the spellings for the half-term for both groups are below. Thank you!
NUMERACY Y2 and 3 group
White Rose worksheets and answers
This week's certificates! Well done!
I hope you enjoyed your week's break from learning. I hope that you are all well and enjoying a little more freedom. Do stay alert though, and keep washing your hands and keeping your distance! I miss you all, but your messages, photos and pictures of learning and you make me smile a lot! Well done! I am proud of all of you and I think about you lots!
Your numeracy will be very similar for this term - Summer Term 2 - but your literacy will be more topic-based and the theme is.......Islands! Parent/carers, although the planning is in weeks, you and your child can go at your own pace and also pursue your own interests even if it is not in the planning. You can print the planning off and it will take you through the whole half-term, rather than have to print it off each week/daily. I hope that you will enjoy this change and that it will feel less paper/electronic-based. Any writing/learning can go in Learning Journals.
Your spellings will be from Summer Term 2 week 1, but if you are not at this point, do not worry - just carry on from where you've got to.
I will keep adding books to ActiveLearn for your child but am going to add a bank of reading comprehensions for this half term, rather than weekly. I am continuing to set weekly Mathletics and TT Rockstars work for you too. I have added lots of resources to support your family's mental health on our webpage too!
Children, please take care, and wear lots of sun cream! Parents and carers, thank you for doing such a great job, even if it doesn't always feel like you are!
Please see alternative plan - we have already covered this week's suggested content. I have added the correct worksheets and answers but videos are via vimeo.
Dear Maple Class,
I hope that you are all safe and well and enjoying your home learning as much as you can. You will find this week's learning below. (If you are in the Year 3 Numeracy group, you have an alternative plan where your video links are via vimeo - they are on my plan and there is a separate White Rose plan to support this. This is because you have already completed the work they suggested for this week).
After next week, it is half-term and you can enjoy a break and make the most of this fantastic weather. In my breaks, I have been picking elderflowers and making cordial and running around the village to help look after my mental health. This is really important, and you will find lots of activities to help you under the star, 'Mental Health.'
Have a good week! I am at school, but your parents and carers can still contact me and I will be checking Dojo regularly.
Hello again to my Maples and parents and carers. Welcome to another week of learning. You are doing so well! The children are producing some effective learning, as well as learning lots of life skills - which are equally valuable! Some of you are cooking, growing, learning new games, helping...Our Christian value is service this term: how people serve you and how we serve them. If you have any ideas, or would like to produce some art - I will place it on the school story on Dojo.
As usual, please find your planning and resources for a new week below. Thank you for all your lovely messages, photos and....videos! It is so lovely to actually see your children. I will keep posting stories so that the link is two-way. As always, please feel comfortable in continuing to communicate with me via Dojo, and please remember that I am happy to consider new ways to support you!
For Numeracy, both groups have their worksheets attached by me separately for you to access. They are just the same and link directly to each video lesson on White Rose. I have added some problem-solving for each group as an option for you.
The focus is writing a report about an animal of your child's choice. I have added online links but non-fiction books are obviously a great source of information too! Your child/ren will take differing amounts of time to complete each daily task, and this is absolutely fine. You have the luxury of allowing your child to delve deeper, and if it means that it takes longer, then that's great. In contrast, some of your children will want to "get the job done" and will do so quite quickly - equally fine!
Greetings to my Maples and parents and carers. Please find your planning and resources for a new week below. Thank you for continuing to keep in touch and for being determined in accessing some of the online resources and Dojo portfolios. I really appreciate it. As always, please feel comfortable in continuing to communicate with me via Dojo, and please remember that I am happy to consider new ways to support you!
There is a lovely online book full of short stories of hope which you can read to your child/or they could read. It has been written to lift the spirits of children in lockdown and many famous authors have contributed. It's free and you can find it via
For Numeracy, the Year 2 and 3 group will notice that their worksheets have been attached by me separately for you to access. The Year 3 group can continue to click on the "Get the worksheet" button on the White Rose home
learning website. The school is now paying a subscription so all worksheets will be attached for both groups next week.
The focus is VE Day! I know that lots of my children are interested in World War 2, so I am hoping that they will enjoy the learning this week!
Please see literacy attachments above. There are differentiated comprehensions about VE Day for the children. * is an entry level, ** the next level up and *** the most demanding level. Please choose the correct one for your child!
A message to the Maple children!
Another week at home - and another week of learning for you. I hope that you are all well and finding different ways to fill your time! I am now learning Spanish for 15 minutes every day and am wondering about learning how to teach yoga to children. Let me know if you think that this would be a good club to have at school!
All the teachers speak to each other regularly and we all agree that we are missing you!
Try your best with your learning, but also make sure that you take time to enjoy what interests you and makes you happy!
Take care of your brothers and sisters and those whom you live with too!
They are in your paper packs which I gave you during our last week, but I have added them here just in case you have mislaid them!