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WALA Jewish beliefs in God

This term we have been learning about the Jewish faith. In this lesson we will be learning about Shema - an important Jewish prayer.

Watch the BBC Clip about it, have a look at the Powerpoint then print out the star of David template and fill it with ideas of how we can show Shema's message: how we can care for each other.

Computing WALT: identify which apps and websites are suitable for us

In this lesson, children will find out more about apps and age ratings. The websites will help to find out the suitability of the different apps. Please note that one of the activities has a tally in it as it was designed to be done as a class but this could be done at home within your family. The main aim is for children to realise which ones are suitable for their age range. 

Friday 9th October 2020 - WALT Identify the four seasons and describe features and events in each season.

Today we are learning about the seasons. Every year we have four seasons. They each last 3 months. The seasons are WINTER (in December, January & February), SPRING (in March, April & May), SUMMER (in June, July & August) and AUTUMN (in September, October & November). Have a look at the 'What Season Am I?' ppt, can you guess the season by just looking through the small peep-hole?

What season is it now?

  • What do you notice about this season?
  • Can you describe the weather, what you might wear outside?
  • What you might like to do, any events/activities?
  • What do the trees look like? 
  • What are animals starting to do?


Year 1s: we would like you to talk to a grown-up about Autumn. Maybe you could go on an Autumn walk and collect some signs of Autumn. Can you draw a picture showing this season? Bring your picture in to school - we would love to put it up on our display!


Year 2s: We would like you to think about all 4 seasons. Can you cut and stick the pictures into the correct season box (See the Season Sorting activity below). If you can't print off the work, then use the pictures to give you some ideas and draw us a picture for each season. Try to include as much detail as you can.


Friday 9th October 2020 - WALT Make predictions on the basis of what has been read so far.

Listen to the start of the story 'Delicious' by Helen Cooper (follow the link below to find the video clip in our Video Resource Centre). Then have a go at answering the questions in Activity 2.


Thursday 8th October 2020 - WALT Discuss the significance of a title.

Use the picture of the front cover (shown below) to make predictions about the story. Ask an adult to read out the questions (on the activity sheet) and write your answers down for you. Please email your ideas, or bring in the sheet to show me next week!

Group 1 (Mrs Oakley's group)

You have been practising sounding out and blending words containing the graphemes 'j', 'v', 'w', 'x', 'y', 'z' and 'zz'. Can you remember the sounds these graphemes make? Can you show your grown-up the Jolly Phonics action? Practise reading words containing these sounds by playing the game below.


Group 2 (Mrs Wainwright and Mrs Barlow's group)

We have been learning the sounds the grapheme 'er' makes. Can you use these sounds to read the words and match them to the correct picture in the activity below?


Group 2 Phonics Activity

Wednesday 7th October WALA the human and physical features of the UK 

Human features are things in our country that people have built and constructed. They are things like schools and hospitals and farms etc. The children should be able to tell you more about these. Physical features are what occur naturally such as rivers, the sea, mountains, the weather. (Please see Powerpoint attached for a brief overview and recap.)

Today we'd like the children to research some of the human and physical features in the UK. You could choose a famous building or landmark and use ICT (a computer or ipad) to find out some information about it and present it as a mini fact file.

Or you may wish to focus on the physical features in the UK and research how many/ or the names of the most famous mountains or rivers in the UK.

This piece of work should be driven by what interests the children. Please do send us a picture of any completed work. We'd love to see what they have found out

Watch the Powerpoint and complete the mark making sheet

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