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Tuesday 23rd February



Yesterday we wrote the beginning of the story Jack and the Beanstalk. We used our story maps to help us remember the story in order. I would like you to start today by reading what you wrote yesterday. Have you remembered capital letters and full stops? Did you think carefully about your spellings and use your tricky word mat and phonics sound mats to help you? Spend some time editing and improving your writing from yesterday. Did you write up to the part where Jack finds the beanstalk? Don't worry if you didn't, you can carry on today.

When you are ready to write the next part of the story, click on the video below to watch me write my next few sentences:

Now it's your turn! I have attached a tricky word mat, phonics sound mat and Jack and the Beanstalk word mat below for you to use. You might need to print another lined template too. 
Extra Challenge: Year 2s, as an extra challenge, you might like to change a small part of the story. For example, you could change the giant's hen to something else or you could change what happens in the castle. Use your imagination!

10am: Story with Mrs Sothcott


I would like to read a story to the whole class at 10am today.  Log onto your Google Classroom account and select 'Class 2'.  Click the 'Meet Link' at the top of the page to join.



Year 1:


Today you will be carrying on with learning how to tell and write the time to half past. Click on the link below for today's lesson which includes a quiz, a video and an independent task. I have also provided you with a follow up activity to complete. Good luck!

Year 2:


Today we are continuing to learn to tell the time to 5 minute intervals and we are moving on to learning all about 'to' times. Carry on reading the PowerPoint from slide 14 then click on the link below to watch the video. There is an independent task and a follow up task to complete.


Let's start today by playing a game to practice recognising all of the Tricky Words we have learnt on Phonics Play. Click the link below and you will need to log in with Username: jan21 Password: home. Click on Tricky Word Trucks. Year 1s, play the game 3 times - first select Phase 3, then Phase 4, then Phase 5a. Year 2s, play the game 3 times - first select Phase 4, then Phase 5a, then Phase 5b.

Year 1:

Yesterday, you learnt how the letters 'gn' and 'kn' can make a 'n' sound in some words. Let's practice that again today. Click on the phoneme spotter story below and print it out. Find yourself a coloured pen or a highlighter. Read the story through carefully. You might need a grown up to help you with some of the words. Use your coloured pen to underline or highlight every 'gn' or 'kn' word you find.

Now let's have a go at writing some 'gn' and 'kn' words. Click on the video below. You will need a pencil and paper or a whiteboard and pen.

Year 2:

Today we are going to look at spelling common exception words. Common exception words (or tricky words) are words that you cannot spell phonetically. Have a look at the list of Year 1 and 2 common exception words below. How many do you know? How many are unfamiliar?

Today we are going to look at just some of these words. We are going to learn how to use mnemonics to help us remember how to spell them. Click on the Power Point below to learn what a mnemonic is and how it can help us:
Choose one of the words from the Power Point that you find difficult to spell. If you think you can spell all of the words on the Power Point accurately then choose one from the word list. Use this word to complete the activity sheet below:



This week, we are writing the story of Jack and the Beanstalk. This afternoon I would like you to use a computer or tablet to create a picture to go with your story.  You could create a picture to represent any part of the story you like. You might even be able to add some text to your picture! You can use any software or App that you have at home. I created my picture using Microsoft Paint: