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Week Beginning 22nd Nov


Maths- money

Look at the coin cards (below).  Name the coins then count together the value of the money.


Using the coin cards (or real cards if you have them) show a selection of coins. Ask your  child to cover their eyes, remove two coins. Which two are missing?  Discuss the new totals with Y2.


Next, pose money mysteries: Five coins, all the same, come to £2.50. Which coins are they? If there are three coins in the money box and the total is 50p, what coins could they be? 


Add up the amounts of money by turning over the cards, mix them up then turn over two and add up the value.  Keep a list of your totals and identify the largest/ smallest amounts.



We are learning about traditional tales this week. Today we are finding features of a traditional tale and the chosen traditional tale is Jack and the Beanstalk.

Read Jack and the Beanstalk either from the PDF below or at home if you have a book. Once read, look at the features Jack and the Beanstalk has by using the checklist below. Use highlighters to identify the features and see how many you can find. Make a key to show what the different colours are showing.


Features checklist:


  • Characters
  • Plot
  • Setting in time and place
  • Heroes and villains
  • Common themes of good triumphing over evil
  • Happy ending


Can you think of any other traditional tales have these features?

Which traditional tales have them?

Can you remember the characters?



Have you heard of the artist Kandinsky? He made some amazing paintings because he could hear colours! 


Wassily Kandinsky was born in Moscow, Russia on 16th December 1866. He died on 13th December 1944, at the age of 77.


He was a painter and a pioneer of abstract art. He is known for his inventive use of colour, and for his representations of music through art.

Kandinsky had a condition called synesthesia which allowed him to hear colours. Can you imagine what that is like? Perhaps you hear / see in the same way?


Kandinsky is famous for his use of colour, using it to express emotions and scenes in a new way of looking at the world.

Look at the examples of his work on the Kandinsky slides and watch the BBC Your Paintings video to learn more.

As you look at the artworks and video, consider these questions:

  • What can you see?
  • What words would you use to describe the artwork?


One of Kandinsky's most famous paintings is a series of concentric circles where he experimented with different colour patterns. Look closely at the concentric circle pictures on the slides looking closely at the colours used, see how the colours are clear and don’t mix into each other and and the colours are used well together.


Make your own version of the painting. Pastels are best for this but pencil crayons would well too. Use what ever you have at home. Look through the PDF slides and step by step instructions for the concentric circles below. 


Good luck!

Enjoy making your own masterpiece!





Today we are learning to add small amounts of money to find the total amount. Follow the 'Tuesday Maths presentation' to help with your learning before selecting and completing an activity.



Complete the activity taking time to really ensure your handwriting is joined and the best it can be possibly be. As a challenge, make a list of other words which have the same spelling pattern.



Where you Baptised as a baby? Look at the presentation and watch the video clips here and here to learn more about a Christian Baptism. Can you act out what happens at a Christian Baptism or find out about your own Baptism?



Maths- money

Watch El Nombre to set the scene:


Little Juan and Juanita decide to sell some items at a school jumble sale. They want to sell everything for 7p. El Nombre explains how, with the help of addition, a mixture of coins can be used to max 7p, which does not exist as a single coin.


Discuss how we can pay for objects without having the exact coin by adding coins together.  How can we make 10p in different ways?  Watch clip and discuss:


Next watch ways to make 20p and discuss some more:


Independent Activities:

Y1- ways to make 10p

Y2- ways to make 20p

EXTENSION- ways to make £1




On Monday we looked at the different features we expect to find in a traditional tale. Use the learning from then to help you create a traditional tale of your own. Also, use the traditional tale checklist to help you remember which features to include. You could take ideas from different traditional tales or you could come up with something totally unique!


Work through the Write Your Own Traditional Tale slides below stopping to write down important points where necessary, such as the text features found and the different types of characters and their traits.


There are 2 games to play to further your understanding and to give ideas. 


Success criteria:

  • Characters
  • Plot
  • Setting in time and place
  • Heroes and villains
  • Common themes of good triumphing over evil
  • Happy ending


Remember to use capital letters and full stops in your sentences.



We have been learning all about our bodies and how incredible they are this term.  Can you add everything you know about your body to the sheet below and explain how things work?


Think about:

  • external body parts
  • internal and external organs
  • bones



Extended Writing

Click on the following link and watch the amazing story of Alexander Graham Bell.


Do you know why he is famous? Well, he grew up fascinated by sound and realised that sound was all around him. Listen carefully and you too can hear everything all around you. Try putting two fingers gently resting on to your throat while you say something. Can you feel the vibrations passing through your fingers?


This is the story of how Alexander Graham Bell invented a talking machine which we know today as....the 'telephone'. As you watch the video, see if you can hear our key words for today: deaf, speech, sound and vibrations.


You are now Alexander Graham Bell! Can you retell the story of your life and how your amazing invention has had an impact on the world we live in today?


Remember to use your key words in your writing. Good luck!




Nativity Practise 










Can you apply multiplication when adding and finding totals of money?


Empty your money box and sort all the coins in to different piles.

Which coins have the least value?

Which coins have the most value?


Use your multiplication skills to help you find the total value.

If you have six 10 pence pieces, three 5 pence pieces and ten 2 pence pieces, put your multiplication skills in to practise! Use the worksheet below to help you get started!


6 X 10p = 60p 

3 X 5p = 15p

10 X 2p = 20p


60p + 15p + 20p = 95p


How much more money you would need to make a pound?

How many pence are in a pound?

How would we write one pound and 30 pence?