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W/C Monday 11th May

Writing challenge

This is continuing from last weeks week around Mowser and Tom.

Activity 1:

Some of you made some great guesses by looking at clues in the picture. The story is actually set in a place called Mousehole, in Cornwall. Can you find out about the place Mousehole and record as many facts as you can? You could even add in pictures of images. You can use PurpleMash, where I have set it as a 'To Do', found by clicking on the red clipboard. Or this could be done using pencil and paper, this is up to you.

To share work with the class to the 'Display board' click the 3 white line sin the top left corner.







Then click 'Share', the world icon.










Then click 'Post to display board...'


Then choose 'Mousehole'.


To see all of the work that has been added to the display board over the week, scan the QR Code, using a QR code scanning app on a smart phone or tablet.

Activity 2:

Watch the video below and enjoy the story! You may need to watch the story a few times over the next week to carry out Activity 3.

The Mousehole Cat Yr 2 class read

Activity 3:

Can you create a story map?

Record any key words from the story onto a story map. You can use a large or small piece of paper to record you ideas. In class we usually do this by drawing pictures, we use an arrow to mean 'next' and then draw the next picture. Around the pictures we add key words. 


Y2: There are soem word mats added below which you could use to add words aroudn the pictures you have drawn int he correct order.


Y3: Think carefully about the types of word below.

nouns - the name of a person place of thing eg. cat

proper nouns -the name of an individual person, place or organisation spelled with a capital letter eg. Mousehole

adjectives- words to add description to a noun eg. old

 verbs- describing an action eg. walked, caught, saw

adverbs-a word or phrase that modifies the verb. eg. slowly walked, quickly caught, accidentally saw

These are what the author has used to make the story engaging for the reader.

Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar challenge

Activity 1:

Using verbs.

'A verb is a kind of word (part of speech) that tells about an action or a state. It is the main part of a sentence: every sentence has a verb. In English, verbs are the only kind of word that changes to show past or present tense.'

Open the document below and see if you cna choose the correct verb to fill the sentences. You can either print these. Answer on screen or record using a pencil and paper!

Bare in mind the answers are on the next sheet.


Click the link below to learn about fronted adverbials and carry out the activity. This is through the Bitesize website.

Activity 2:

Spelling challenge word search.

See the spelling challenge word search blank or create your own using a ruler to add in and learn some of the spellings from the Year 1/2 (Year 2) and the 3/4 (Year 3) spelling lists attached below. You could ask a member of your family to add in the words as a challenge for you to find them. Remember to focus on spellings that you consistently spell incorrectly or struggle to remember within writing to make the best use of your time. Ensure to copy the spelling of the word accurately too!


Activity 3:

SPaG mat.

The mats go in 'star ratings' showing their difficulty. Try the 1* then move up if you feel comfortable doing so. These cover a variety fo areas of SPaG. If there is anything your child really is not sure of email me and I can add support with other resources.

The answers are also at the end of the document if you'd like to check any answers.


Maths challenge

Activity 1:

White Rose Maths Flashback Powerpoint.

Last week children loved the 'Flashback powerpoints' provided by White Rose Maths.

Work through at your own pace, recapping the previous learning already covered at school. To use the Flashback powerpoint, open it up on a laptop and press F5 to open full screen, then click the powerpoint to show answers as your work through.

Activity 2:



Practice subtracting numbers. Show your adult how we solve them at school, drawing dienes, partitioning into the tens and ones or using column method. 

Remember to practice subtraction, the second number must be able to be taken from the first number, to avoid minus numbers (Not within Y2 learning).

Begin with:

A 1 digit number take a 1 digit number eg 9-4=

A 2 digit number take a 1 digit number eg 19-8=

A 2 digit number take a 'tens number' eg. 43-20=

A 2 digit number take a 2 digit number eg 45-38=


Top tip! Think carefully about the ones in the 2 digit number, do you need to 'break up' a ten to solve? 

OR have a go at column subtraction, see below


Try adding 2 3 digit numbers and a 2 digit and a 3 digit number. Ensure to set out clearly to solve and think carefully about the hundreds, tens and ones in the number and what is happening.

Have a go at:

  1. 333-213=
  2. 654-321=
  3. 678-400=
  4. 560-35=
  5. 568-21=
  6. 908-305=
  7. 240-80=
  8. 1456-421=

You could use the column method shown above or the partitioning method where the number is split into the hundreds, tens and ones.

Extend and push yourself to a 4 digit take a 4 digit number or a 4 digit number from a  3 digit number. 


Activity 3:

Hit the button. This week work on Double Facts.

Y2 begin with

  1. Up to 10
  2. From 5 to 15

Y3 begin with

  1. Up to 10
  2. From 5 to 15
  3. Doubles from 10 to 20
  4. Doubles to 50
  5. Move to 'multiples of 10' column

Geography Activity

This week I would like Year 2 as part of their 'Continents and Oceans' learning to find out more about Africa, in particular Nigeria.

See the BiteSize link below. Write down soem of the key facts you can remember. Make sure to locate it on a map and see where it is in related to the UK. Take note of the flag, foods, games, local sports and language.



This week I would like Year 3 as part of their 'Geography Skills' learning to find out more about how the world is mapped using latitude and longitude. See link below

Move on to learn about the different time zones


French Activity

Refresh your memory on greetings using the video we use in class below. Have a go at having a converstaion with someone in your family.


French Greetings Song for Children

Now you can access my iTunes song for free! My students love this song and will carry on singing it at home or at school. Get the Bonus download here: https:...

Move onto creating your own sentences based around food. You could record sentences based on your families response. Use the document below to answer the question,

Qu'est-ce que tu aimes?

What do you like?