Tuesday 30th June 2020

Good Morning Leaders

What a change in the weather!! ?

I’m not sure you will be needing your sun cream on your walks today but possibly a raincoat and umbrella. ☔️

Why is the Sky Blue? – English

You should now have a list of questions from yesterday that you would like to know the answers to.

Today, I would like you to concentrate on question words and see if you can write a question beginning with as many different ones as you can think of. Why is probably one you have used most often in yesterday’s list.

Happy questioning.

Cube Numbers – Maths

Now that we have reminded ourselves about square numbers, I’d like you to look at cube numbers, making a 3 dimensional cube.

Have a go at the questions attached.


Follow Me Facts

Over the course of the week, I would like you to make a follow me card game.

The cards are a little bit like dominoes with 2 sides, one side will have a question and the other side will have an answer. The question on the final card will be answered on the first card so that they make a loop. (Have a look at the picture attached).

Each question that you fins the answer to this week will become part of your game.


Tuesday’s News – 30th June

Good morning everyone.
I hope you are all well today!
Did you enjoy our new book yesterday ‘Why is the Sky Blue?’, it is full of fascinating things to talk about.
Today’s suggested learning activities are as follows;-
In English, we will be thinking about one of the questions from our book ‘Can fish hear things?’. We will write some sentences of the things that we imagine fish can hear.
In Maths, the daily challenge today will definitely require your thinking caps! Good luck!
There is some more handwriting to practise today – this time upper and lower case letters.
In Science, still thinking about ‘Can fish hear things?’ we will find out more about sound, what sound is and how sounds are made.

Keep in touch with me as always and keep smiling 🙂
Best wishes,
Mrs Brown

Tuesday 30th June 2020

Good morning, Discoverers,

How are you all feeling today?

In maths, we are continuing to learn about angles.

Use what you learned yesterday, to help you figure out who is correct in today’s first question.

For your second question, you need to add together the largest acute angle (less than 90 degrees) and the smallest obtuse angle (bigger than 90 degrees).


Today in English, we are learning more about bees.

I have uploaded some information for you, which explains a little bit about why bees are so important.

Did you know that without bees, we wouldn’t have around a third of the foods that we eat, including apples and strawberries?

Today, I would like you to look at the list of foods and write down all of the ones that you eat, then tell me how many foods you wouldn’t have if it wasn’t for bees pollinating them.

Yesterday, in science, you drew and labelled a fish.

Today, you are going to learn some fun facts about them.

Here is a website with many facts for you to learn: https://www.coolkidfacts.com/fish-facts/ 

I have also added a picture of some more facts that aren’t covered on the website.

It would be great if you could compile the most interesting facts, and teach somebody in your home about them.

Did they already know any of your facts?

Have a great day everybody,

Mrs Taylor 

Tuesday the 30th of June – Pioneers,Here are your Suggestions for Learning


Maddie Moate has a wonderful collection of science videos and one of her passions is Beekeeping.
Take a look. There are some amazing facts to collect.

Use the question words again when watching the video. It goes hand in hand with the Bee book.

Once you have listened to The Bee book and watched Maddie Moate’s videos have a try at some Bee Reading and Writing.
I have written a short text which you can read together,learn and write.
You could try a short story map to go with it.
Discuss pairs.
The bee has 3 pairs of legs,2 pairs of wings and 1 pair of eyes and antennae.
This is another opportunity for counting in twos
Happy Learning



Here are two videos to watch to get going on your shape work.
I have also attached a vocabulary list for you.

The Tangram is a fun mathematical puzzle which allows comparison and conversation about shape and measure.

A set of shapes has five pieces.
First, make a square using four pieces.
Then, make a square using all five pieces.

Then add another set of five pieces (so now there are ten) and make a square with all of them.

If you have Flash Player then there is an online version here too.

And there is also a 7 piece Tangram set to have a go with.

See Tapestry for Tangram pieces.


Monday 29th June 2020

Good Morning Leaders
What a whirlwind weekend.  There was definitely rain before rainbows this weekend, multiples of both!!  How many rainbows did you see?
We are going to continue to think about the world around us this week, investigating the answers to questions you may have.  There are so many amazing things out there which may make you wonder how things happen.  The more questions you have the better this week.
Find questions that quiz you.
Why is the Sky Blue? – English
Our text this week is ‘Why is the Sky Blue?’ which is full of real questions about the world around us.

Before we take a look inside the book, I would like you to make a list of questions about the world around you that you would like to know the answer to.

We will look further inside the book tomorrow.

Square Numbers – Maths

We have looked at square numbers in class, have a go at these questions to remind you. 

Why is the Sky Blue? – Science

I’d would like you to have a go at investigating the answer to this question.  You might already have an idea or you may like to start by watching the clips below.
You can present your information however you wish.


Monday 29th June – A New Week

Good morning Learners and families.
I hope you have enjoyed the weekend, we have definitely had a real mix of weather!
Today’s suggested learning activities are as follows;- More details on Tapestry!
In English, we will be introduced to a new book ‘Why is the sky blue?’. We will listen to the fascinating questions in the book and try and think of our own too.
In Maths this week, we will have a challenge a day – These will really keep us thinking! Today’s challenge is about the number 8!
Some handwriting practise today – let’s get our writing even more beautiful!
Music – Thinking about our new book and our wonderful world, here’s a song to enjoy!

You have all been fantastic at staying in touch – keep it going- you are all amazing!
Keep smiling 🙂 and look out for tonight’s story at 6pm!
Mrs Brown

Monday 29th June 2020

Good morning, Discoverers, 
I hope that you had a wonderful weekend.
In maths this week, we are going to move on to looking at shape.
Firstly, we will be learning about angles. What can you remember about them?
There are three key words when looking at angles: acute, obtuse and right angle. Can you remember what these words mean?
Watch the video on this link to help understand the different types of angles:
Now, see if you can answer the questions. 

We are moving on in English, and are going to be focusing on learning about bees. This is in preparation to write a report about them. 
Before we can write a report, we need to learn lots about them. Many people mistake bees for wasps, because they look so similar.
Today, I thought it would be great for you to look at the different types of bees on the identification sheet, and then spend time outside, spotting as many as you can. 
You could write down the names of the bees that you see, and record the amount next to their name. 
Or, you could print out this sheet and write on it. 
Let me know which ones you spot
We are going to learn about fish this week. There are so many interesting facts to find out, and so many beautiful species to look at. 
Do you know any unusual facts already?
Did you know that sharks are the only fish that have eyelids?
Firstly, we are going to look at the different parts of a fish, and what they look like. 
You can watch this video, and then draw and label your fish. 
Have a great day everybody,
Mrs Taylor 

Monday the 29th of June 2020 -Have a Wonderful Windy Day

Walter was determined to make a wonderful web but it was hard work.
Listen to the book together and discuss the shapes he used.
Take a look outside. Can you spot some wonderful webs?
Take a look at the other links posted today to start building up your knowledge of shape.


Once you have listened to Walter’s Web have a look around the house to find some shapes. I suggest food tins,jars and packages and perhaps some building blocks.
Get some play dough or even mud in the garden.
Press the shape into the dough.
Ask your Pioneer:
Tell me about what you’ve made.
Can you see other blocks/packets that might make the same footprint?
Look at the block and the footprint it has made side by side. What’s the same and what’s different?

What will happen if we turn the shape over and make a new footprint?
How many different footprints do you think you can you make with this shape?
Which shapes might have made this footprint?

Draw around a block or packet. Look at the shape you have made.
Is it the same shape as the footprint?

If you dont have dough you could use paint or try out talc on black paper for a different kind of messy work.Enjoy

Here is our book for the week. This book is full of questions. To begin the week we are going to focus on the question about bees and flowers.
Hopefully your Pioneer will be curious and have lots of questions to pose.
Try using all of the question words to construct sentences

This is a wonderful book to begin our learning about bees.
Listen together.
Do you know what a miracle is?
Use the question words,”Who,what,where,when,why and how”
What does the bee collect?
Why does the flower smell nice?
Where does the bee take the pollen?
What is a bee’s special job?
Where do bees live and work?



Here is an annotated diagram of a bee.
Ask your Pioneer to draw or to paint the bee,looking closely at the structure of the body and naming the parts.
I hope that they enjoy learning the new vocabulary.
Thorax is one of my favourite words.

Friday the 26th of June 2020 Suggestions for Learning for Pioneers


Here is a quick link to Phonics Play.
We have not used this in the class yet or discussed real and fake.
This would be an interesting chat to have.


Here are a few fun videos with Geraldine to revise your tricky words which is always useful.

As always,if you are happy reading them then have a go at writing them for yourself.

Happy Phonics Y’all.



Work with a numbersquare is always good.

Let your Pioneer spot the patterns.
Stat by marking vounting in 2’s
You could mark all the 10’s
You could splat all the 5,s
Tallk about the pattern that is made.
Can you say why?
Happy Counting


Geraldine is also going on a journey.
Maps and mapping are fascinating to discuss with the Pioneers.


Here is another suitcase to play the memory game with.
I went on a journey and in my case I packed…
There is a change in each photograph. Can you spot it?

Hurray It’s Friday – 26th June

Good morning everyone.
Thank you so much to families keeping in touch and sending wonderful pictures and videos of your amazing adventures! It is truly wonderful to see – I do miss you very much!
It’s Friday again – I can’t quite believe it!
Today’s suggested learning is as follows;-
In English, we will focus on the final line of our book ‘Rain Before Rainbows’ which says ‘The morning is breaking, the morning is bright’.
We will take this focus into enjoying some Music today and enjoy listening and singing the song ‘Morning has broken’.
In Maths, there are some fun counting games to play.
Let’s practise our spellings today and become super spellers!

Have a lovely weekend, hopefully the weather will stay warm and sunny!
Keep smiling 🙂
Mrs Brown