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Wk Beg: 29th Nov


Maths - 2D Shapes and their properties.

How many 2D shape can you name? Do you know the properties of these shapes?

A property of a shape is something that the shape has. This could be the number of sides or the number of corners.

Watch the video clips and look through the PowerPoint. See if you can guess the 2D shapes on the PowerPoint. There is a shape word mat that might help you work out what the shapes are and you can also use it when you are looking for properties of the 2D shapes. This can be found at the foot of the page with the other resources.

See how may properties of different 2D shapes you can find. Print out the 2D shapes and properties and fill out a name and the properties of the different shapes. Remember to use the 2D shape mat to help with spelling the names and looking for the properties.


Why not look round the house to see where you can see 2D shapes! They are everywhere!



Today we are practising our reading and comprehension skills.  Share title of story- Smile Please (PDF below)

What could this be about?  Share ideas and discuss. Link to our topic work about teeth and digestion.


Read the first page from the story. 

  1. Who had a tooth that twisted round and round?
  2. What does ‘superglued to his gum's mean?


Now read sections of page 2 to the class then ask:

  1. What happened to Sammy’s tooth?
  2. Why did William say ‘it isn’t fair’?


Read then next page and pick out vocabulary relating to the wobbly tooth, then ask-

  1. What do these words tell you?
  2. Why was William’s tooth hanging on ‘one little thread’?


Read rest of story- asking different children to read aloud to the class.


Success Criteria:

  • read the text
  • where is the answer?
  • Explain your answer using ‘because’


Independent Activities:

Y1- write 3 sentences about the story.

Y2- answer questions about the story (see below)


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Maths - 3D Shapes and their properties

Yesterday we looked at 2D shapes and their properties. Today we will be learning about 3D shapes and the properties they have.

Just like 2D shapes, we can see 3D shapes everywhere! They are all around your home and you will see them when you go out. 

Watch the video clips to help you understand more about 3D shapes and then look through the slides. 

Once you have done that you can have a go at naming the 3D shapes and their properties by printing off the 3D shapes and the property cards to go with them. There is a word mat to help you with the names and the properties and there are the answers to check how many names and properties you found!




This week Year 1 are practicing the join 'th' and Year 2's are practicing 'oa'. Take your time to complete the activity carefully, really making sure that you are using your neatest, joined handwriting. Remember you should use this lovely handwriting in all of your written work!


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Let's look further into 3D shapes and understand their properties.

Watch the following video clip: 

2D shapes are flat but 3D shapes are solid. If we had a pair of imaginary scissors, we could cut a 3D shape open and put something inside it. Can you point to something that's 3D in your room?


Now, we are going to try to describe the properties of our 3D shapes. What do you have that describes you? Do you have a face, two eyes, one nose etc? These are what we call 'properties'.

Play the following video and discover more about properties: 


Have a go at the activities below.


Afterwards, play a game with your adult. One of you say, "I'm thinking of a has....." and see if they can guess the shape you are describing based on your properties alone.




Today we are continuing to practise our understanding of what we have read but this time we are reading a non fiction text.


Share title of the information text (PDF below) and establish that is it non fiction.  What does this mean?


Read the first page and then ask:

  1. How many sets of teeth will a person have in their lifetime?
  2. What do we need teeth for? (2 things)


Read page 2, then ask:

  1. what is another name for baby teeth?
  2. How old are children when they get their first set of teeth?


After reading page 3, ask:

  1. How old was Tom when he lost his front teeth?
  2. This page has a timeline.  What does it show you?


Read rest of the text and then do the activities below.


Success Criteria:

  • read the text
  • where is the answer?
  • Explain your answer using ‘because’


Independent Activities:

Y1- use the information to describe how you brush your teeth.

Y2- answer questions about the information



Are you feeling festive yet?  Would you like to have a go and printing or decoration paper to make Christmas paper.  This is what we have been doing today: making wrapping paper to sell at the Christmas Fair.





English - Descriptive writing: WINTER

Look outside and describe the weather today.

Go outside and take a look around!

How is it different from Summer weather?

What do we need to wear in the playground to keep warm?

What clothes are the shops selling that we might need in Winter?


Winter is a month when everything sleeps. Not very much happens and all the activity of Autumn (crops harvested, leaves falling & changing colour, animals frantically scurrying to collect food etc..) has now stopped.


Look through the PowerPoint and discuss the images.

Look at the wintery image on the worksheet below. Can you use descriptive language (include adjectives and similes) to describe what you see?


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Maths: Measure

Can we read and measure accurately in cm?

Can we apply these skills to build a Christmas Tree?


We are going to be measuring length.

What do we use to measure length? – rulers, tape measures etc…

What do we measure in? – cm, m etc..


Today we are going to use our skills to build a Christmas Tree.

It will start off wide at the bottom and get thinner towards the top as our measurements get shorter.


Children to build a Christmas tree using strips of different shades of green craft paper.

Start from the bottom and measure accurately to get a good tree shape.

First strip 15cm

Second strip 11 cm

Third strip 9cm and so until you reach the very top strip of 1 cm.

You can add a star on the top and a bucket / trunk on the bottom when you have finished.

Good luck!



Questions such as…

  LA: Which is the longest / shortest strip?

  HA: What is the difference in length between the shortest / longest strip


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focus ss, se, ce spellings