Good Morning Adventurers – Back to school Monday!

I hope you all had a lovely weekend and enjoyed the VE Day celebrations. It was lovely to see some of your photos on Tapestry and I was very impressed with all the wonderful decorations and home baking which helped make the day very special.

Well it’s Monday morning again and I have planned a very busy day for us if you choose to try some of the activities. (More details for each task are on Tapestry)

Today’s tasks include:

Handwriting – practise the letter ‘Hh’

Maths – key skills  10 questions for Year 2 and Year 3 (You could try both!)

               Fractions, make your own fraction wall and make fractions using everyday objects, make sure they are equal parts and ask                       permission first! 

English – Poetry. Let’s recite the poem ‘ Anyone seen my dragon?’ by James Carter then identify the rhyming words and use them to                        make silly sentences.

                  By the end of the week I would like us all to write a poem based on the book ‘Under the love umbrella’

                   a wonderful book about the joy and comfort that love can bring.

Nature/science – Go on a nature walk with your family and collect some leaves. Can you identify the leaves and label them? Become a                                   leaf expert!

Happy learning and enjoy your day!

Mrs Roe

Good Morning Adventurers – Happy Thursday!

It has been lovely talking to some of you this week and hearing all your news!

Please keep sending in your videos and photos to Tapestry so we can get our class back together (virtually).

Back to the classroom now – are you ready to start the day? (more details are posted separately on Tapestry).

Handwriting – practise the letter ‘Rr’ today.

Maths – Key skills, 10 questions in 10 minutes!

              Keep practising your times tables, you could win the trophy very soon!

              Multiplication and division, inverse calculations.

English – Please join me to read the last few pages of ‘Meerkat Mail’ then write the last postcard from Sunny. Guess where he is now?

Nature – In the last few days I’ve seen a heron, ducks, robins, blackbirds,  an owl, hedge sparrows and a goldfinch. What birds did you spot?

Can you draw or paint a bird and write down a few facts about it? Guess which one I did?

Everybody seems very busy getting ready for the VE day celebrations and I’ve loved seeing all your decorations, bunting and cakes.

Enjoy your day while the sun is shining!

Mrs Roe


Good Morning Adventurers – another sunny day!

Thank you for all the ‘Hello’ videos you’re sending in. It’s lovely to see you! Keep them coming.

Are you ready to get busy? (more details are on Tapestry)

Today’s activities:

Handwriting – practise the letter ‘Kk’, it’s a tricky one!

Maths – key skills, 10 questions in 10 minutes.

               Continue to practise the times table challenge.

               Division by sharing. To help, use objects or draw images and then write the division sentence.

English – join me for shared reading of ‘Meerkat Mail’ as we follow Sunny’s adventures. Then, write a postcard from Sunny about a place he has visited. I chose Antarctica.

Nature – take a moment outside to listen to all the beautiful birdsong. Can you identify any of the birds? What do they look like?

I hope you have a lovely day and enjoy doing some of the tasks. 

Mrs Roe

Good morning everyone! It’s a lovely sunny morning.

‘ Every day is filled with dreams and wishes’.

A BIG THANK YOU for all the super work you completed yesterday – it was lovely to see it all on Tapestry.

We have another packed day of learning if you wish to have a go.

Handwriting – practise the letter ‘Dd’.

Maths – Key skills 10 questions in 10 minutes.

               Keep practising for the times table challenge.

               Everyday arrays, these images can help us solve multiplication problems and we can find lots of arrays around the house. How many can you find?

English – Let’s continue our shared reading of ‘Meerkat Mail’ then write a post card from Sunny as he visits a different place or country. (I did mine from the Amazon Rainforest)

Art – I decided it was time to get my paints out and use my new drawing pens to create an observational picture of the wild flowers I picked on Sunday.

Enjoy the sunshine – you could even set up your classroom outside!

Mrs Roe

Good Morning Adventurers and a Happy Monday to you!

Over the next few weeks I would just like to share some of my thoughts from the beautiful walks I’ve had.

‘ The world is filled with wonder and beauty. We just need to step out and take a look’ 

It would be lovely if we could all share our photos and thoughts for the day to create a class book for when we meet again soon.

Well it’s back to school Monday and I have a packed day of lessons for you, just like at school! (More details are on Tapestry)

Please pick and choose as you wish but I love seeing all the work and activities you have been doing.

First, some handwriting to start the day – concentrate on Bb

Maths – Let’s start with some key skills. Time yourself! Can you answer 10 questions in 10 minutes?

               Next, a multiplication challenge. Can you learn a new times table by Friday? Year 2 try 2, 3, 5 or 4

               Year 3 try 3, 4, 6 or 8. You choose and you could even make a trophy for yourself.

               Then, complete the multiplication questions I’ve set on tapestry.

Good luck! 

English – Reading and writing this week is based on one of our favourite books from last year ‘Meerkat Mail’ by Emily Gravett.

We can complete some reading together and a writing task. Write a postcard from Sunny explaining why he is leaving home to find the PERFECT place to live.

Science – Enjoy a nature walk with your family. Pick some wild flowers then find out their names and label them.

( My mum is an expert at this!)


Gosh! A very busy Monday.

Bu most of all enjoy your day!

Mrs Roe



Adventurers Activities – Tuesday 21st April

Good morning Adventurers!

Today, for you maths activity, I would like you to use the information you collected yesterday to make a pictogram to show the data. Use a different picture or colour for each category.

If you haven’t collected any data, you can use the following information:

What is your favourite colour?

red – 4

green – 3

blue – 6

pink – 7

purple – 2

other – 4

Have a look at the following link to get more information on pictograms.



English activity:

It was lovely to see some of the information you collected yesterday on the life cycle of a flower. This information is going to come in well when we come to write our stories at the end of the week.

Today, I would like you to choose a flower from the video and describe it. Think carefully about the parts of the flower focusing on how they look (the shapes and colours) and how the flower moves and grows throughout the video.

If you would like, you can create a piece of art to show the flower you have chosen alongside your writing.

Stunning short animated film tells the “Story Of Flowers”

Geography task: 

We are starting to work towards creating a map of our local area but first, I would like you to make some observations about things that are outside your house. 

I would like you to look outside your windows or walk into your garden and draw what you can see. Label the human features (things made/put there by humans) and the physical features (things that occur naturally) that you can see. If you can, use a compass (many electronic devices have these) to draw arrows pointing to the North, South, East and West. 

I am really looking forward to seeing your work! 

Mrs Burton 

Wednesday 8th April – Teddy Bear’s Picnic

Good morning everyone.

The sun is shining again – what a beautiful day!

What a perfect day to have a Teddy Bear’s Picnic. Take your favourite toys out into the fresh air, put down a blanket and share some snacks. You could even have a go making a Teddy Bear Sandwich (See Tapestry for more details).

While your outside, look around, what do you see? What is the weather doing today? Are there many clouds today?

Maybe, take some paper and colouring pencils outside and draw things you see, the sky, some flowers, trees or birds.

Sing the Teddy Bear’s Picnic Song while you’re enjoying the sunshine! – see link. Be warned once you start singing it, you cant stop!

Have fun and don’t forget to send us your videos, pictures and messages on Tapestry  and let us know whatever it is you’re doing today!

Look out for tonight’s story on Tapestry – 6pm don’t be late!

Keep smiling – Team Sleights

Happy Holiday Pet Show

Now we all love having a pet.
Perhaps you have a dog. Maybe you have a cat or a hamster. It is possible that you may have a horse or some chickens.
Worms make great pets and I know that lots of you just adore woodlice. Tigers and alligators are tricky to keep as pets and prefer to be in the wild
Some of these can be difficult to handle and you may prefer an imaginary pet, a toy or a brother or sister.

Your mission for the holidays,should you choose to accept it is to hold a pretend Pet Show. Team Sleights will be doing this at home too.
Here are a few ideas:
Make a poster to advertise when and where your Pet Show will take place.

Plan the categories for your show. Here are some ideas:

Pet with the smiliest face
Pet most like its owner
Pet with the waggiest tail
Agility Course/obstacle course

Best Trick
Best dancer
Best singer
Best fancy dress
These are just ideas. As always your ideas are the best.

Make rosettes or medals as awards for pets and handlers.

Someone with a clipboard will need to be the judge.

Try out an app called Piccollage if you haven’t used it before. It lets you collect and arrange photographs and text.
It’s fun for making posters.It’s free.

You could also make a model of your pet from cardboard tubes,fabric and bits.

We would absolutely love to see photographs and video of your Holiday Pet Show.

Pop over to Tapestry to see some videos and photographs for ideas 

Happy Learning


Thursday 2nd April

Good morning Learners and good morning Adventurers!

It is Thursday (already!) we hope you are all well and happy this morning!

We have decided to team up today in some activities with a common theme……RAINBOWS.

Here are some suggested activities for you today (See Tapestry for further details).

  • Maths/colour – Go on a colour hunt around your home and garden. Can you find some objects that match the colours in Mrs   Brown’s song?
  • Draw a beautiful rainbow in your purple book. Tell and write a story about a magic rainbow or make a list of the colours you have used.
  • Phonics (Learners Class) – sound buttons today. Keep practising!
  • Music – A new song to learn – I Can Sing a Rainbow. Will anyone be able to sing it back to us on Tapestry?
  • Also, as we didn’t make it on our trip Ryedale Folk Museum have sent us an exciting link to A Museum From Home. Check it out, here’s the link

Keep us posted whatever you’re doing today and look out for rainbows!

Mrs Roe and Mrs Brown