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This week we are learning about how farming has changed over time – in particular; ploughing.

Use the PowerPoint below to think about how ploughing has changed over time. Click on some of the pictures - they are embedded videos. 

This is how farmers plough the field, breaking up the soil getting it ready for planting plants and seeds. Look at the pictures and then watch the video and look closely at how the tractor pulls the plough and how the plough has metal pieces that are shaped/bent over to push the soil around, turning it over.


But how did farmers plough the field when they didn’t have tractors? How would you turn the soil over in your garden before planting your seeds?

Look at the pictures, how are they ploughing the field?

Watch the video, is the soil moving the same?


Which do you think is the easiest way to plough a field? Why do you think tractors were made? (makes the job easier; tractors are stronger than horses, makes the job quicker; you can plough a lot more in one day with a tractor)

Can you paint a picture of a field being ploughed? Which method are you painting? Horse pulled plough or a tractor. What have you learnt?

Write a sentence explain what you have painted. 



This week we have been learning Matisse.  Matisse was a famous Artist, who created collages by ripping paper. Yesterday we started to create our own shape poems.  Year 1s – what type of words did we start to generate yesterday?  Can you remember what they are called?  Can you remember any?  Can you create a thought shower with adverbs that can be used in your own poem?  Model how to write a shape poem, using adjectives and adverbs.  The children could use the life cycle of the minibeast to structure the poem, e.g.


The caterpillar hatches slowly out of the white, round egg.  It looks carefully for food to eat. Munching juicy leaves slowly.

Adverb ideas: secretly, fast, easily, badly, carefully, cheerfully.


Write a shape poem about the minibeast that you created as part of your Matisse work.  Remember to include adverbs from your thought shower. 

Reception: Your poem could be a list of adjectives showing how your mini-beast moves. e.g. climbing, flying, swooping, eating.

You could write your poem on one of the mini-beast shapes below. I have also added a book of mini-beast poems for you to enjoy.


In Maths this week we have been naming and investigating different shapes.

Today we are using 2D shape to create pictures of mini beasts! – can you create a minibeast shape picture, using 2D shapes?  You will need to draw your shapes by finding different shapes/objects around the house to draw around, then cut them out and label them.  This can be stuck onto a piece paper.

Which shapes fit together? Do they have the same amount of corners? Sides? Are the sides straight or curved? 

Here are some games to play for this week's Letters and Sounds

This week we are learning the Phase 3 digraph: air as in pair.


Phonics Play

Phonics Bloom