Art Week Day 2

Andy Warhol was famous for exploring every day and familiar objects in his work, using brands such as Coco-Cola and Campbell’s Soup. He liked the idea of taking ordinary things, for example cereal or bananas, and turning them into art. He did this with his famous print of a tomato soup can.



Have a go at designing your own. It can be a real soup flavour or an imaginary one!

Monday 6th July

Hello, Room 5! I hope you all had a lovely weekend and a super time getting to know Mrs Pope a little better. This week has an art theme. I will post the maths and English tasks on here as usual. Mrs Gwyther will have posted an art activity for the afternoon.


As this week has an art theme, we will focus on shape and pattern this week in Maths. Start by watching the following video. Please don’t worry about understanding the term ‘radial symmetry’ (this is not a Year 1 objective!) – it just means that the design or pattern has many lines of symmetry. symmetry and art

You may want to make some of your own symmetrical patterns and pictures using natural materials. Confident children could try making designs which have more than one line of symmetry.

Here are some patterns for you to complete. Remember to take care with the colours you use too. shape patterns Can you see how the big pattern at the bottom of the sheet has symmetry? When you have completed it, see if you can spot where the lines of symmetry would be  – a small mirror would be great for this.

Next time you are out and about, see if you can spot any patterns and interesting shapes in the nature or in the buildings around you.


Today we are going to have a go at writing a postcard or a letter pretending that we are one of the crayons from the story, ‘The Day the Crayons Quit’ by Drew Daywalt.

Start by listening to the story: The Day the Crayons Quit How does the narrator make the story enjoyable to listen to? Do you like the voices he uses for each of the characters?! Choose one of the crayons who has written to Duncan to say they’ve had enough. Pretend that this crayon packs his or her bag and leaves Duncan’s home to have an adventure somewhere. Where could they visit? What would they see or do there? Maybe the crayon goes to the beach for the day or perhaps they go shopping in a big city. Maybe they visit a castle or a museum, or maybe they spend the day relaxing in the garden!

Use the postcard template to write a short message to Duncan as this crayon. postcard template

We will pretend that Duncan lives at this address:

5, Hilltop Road




Remember to use capital letters and full stops in your sentences. I would also like you to include at least one sentence that uses an exclamation mark and one that uses a question mark. When you have finished, read back your work and check it carefully. You may want to cut out your postcard and draw a picture of the place the crayon is visiting on the other side!

Have fun! x

Friday 1st July

Well I cannot believe we have come to the end of Transition Week already!

We have had a lovely week getting to know you a little better and I hope you know us a little better too.

Morning Maths:

Today we would like you to order numbers from smallest to largest.  Have a go at this game and see how you get on.

You can change the size of the numbers you are sorting from 10 to 20 or to any number up to 200.

Have a go!


Have fun playing this 4 in a row game.  You will need at partner, 2 dice and 13 counters each.  They don’t need to be proper counters they could be 13 squares of coloured paper or just circle an answer in coloured pen when you get it.  Feel free to use anything else you may have.

The object of the game is to get 4 answers in a row.

4 in a row game


Today is Free Write Friday.

Have a little look at the pictures below.  Choose one that you like.  You can write anything using this picture as a starting point for your work. You could write a story, poem, diary, some information, anything you fancy.

If you don’t find a picture here that inspires you, choose a picture from a book at home. Remember to send us a photo of your work, we’d really like to see what you write about.

If you have a spare few minutes and need a bit of a relax, have a listen to this.  Don’t fall asleep though, it’s definitely not bedtime.

As it is Friday afternoon, we thought perhaps a little relaxation.  Why don’t you have a go at drawing with Rob Biddulph, a famous author and illustrator. Have plenty of fun and send us your pictures.

Make sure you get outside for a walk or bike ride.

Can you make the alphabet out of things you see on your walk?

It has been so lovely getting to know you Room 5.  I know that Mrs Pittaway and I are both really excited about seeing you all very soon.

Have a lovely weekend.

Love from Mrs Pittaway and Mrs Pope xx

Thursday 2nd July

Well good morning everyone,  thank you again for all of your hard work yesterday.  I have to say, you are doing an absolutely amazing job.

Morning Maths:

You know the routine by now.  Let’s warm up our fantastic brains and get them working.  Today, time!  Telling the time is a really important skill. Have a little go at this game.  Choose the skill level that is right for you.


Today you are going to be counting coins. It might be a good idea to ask if you may borrow some  coins again, this will help you with recognition and counting.

Here are today’s sheets.



One of the things I love to do everyday is to read.  I read lots  of different books. Some to my children, some just to myself.  At the moment, I am reading Matilda by Roald Dahl to my girls at bed time.

What do you like to read?  What is your favourite book?  Have a look at your bookshelf at home.  Which books catch your eye and why?

As I have already said, one of the things we do a lot of in school is share books and different texts.  Today I’d like you to do a review of your favourite book.  Why do you like it? What is it about? Who else would you recommend it for?  How many stars would you give it?  Send us a picture of your book review and I will print it out to go into our Reading Area.  That way we will have some great ideas for new books to read ready for when we all return to school.

Book Review

Now have a little listen to this…

This afternoon I would like you to let your imagination run wild…Imagine you could go anywhere in the world, with anyone you choose.  Where would you go and why?

If I could go anywhere in the world, I would take my family to Norway to see the northern lights. I have always wanted to see them and, despite trying, have never actually seen them.  I would love to.

This afternoon I’d like you to draw, paint or write about a place you would love to visit and why.  What would you do there?

Let us know how you get on, we love seeing your emails and getting to know you a little better.

Have a lovely day everyone.

Mrs Pittaway and Mrs Pope x


Wednesday 1st July

Good morning everyone, I cannot believe it is Wednesday already!  I do hope you are enjoying your week as year 2’s.  It is certainly lovely for us to find out more about you and all the things you enjoy.

Let’s get started.  As I’m sure you are aware, we always begin our day with a little morning maths.  Just to get our brains going.  Today we are going to be looking at addition.  To help us, we are going to be using a number line.  Something I know you will be familiar with already.  The sums on the sheet each have a number line next to them.  You can draw on this or use your finger to show your working out. Some of the number sentences have missing numbers. Use your finger or a pencil to count on from the lowest number to the highest number.

Morning Maths

Now that our maths brains are fully warmed up, let’s have a little look at our maths for today.  Today you are looking at money, but it will be recognising bank notes not coins.  Yesterday we said to ask if you could see a selection of coins.  You can try asking the same today but as notes are a lot more valuable than coins, you may not see many different types.  I know if I was asked, I would have no bank notes in my purse to show sadly, so you may have to just stick with the pictures today.

Here is the video link.

Your worksheet is below.

Lesson-3-Recognising-notes (1)

Well done everyone.  Have a little brain break and listen to this story.  It’s one of my favourites.

Yesterday we thought back about what we remembered about being in year 1, all the things we had enjoyed and would remember.The fun we had and the friends we made.

Today we are looking to the future.  What are your hopes for this year? What would you like to get better?  What do you hope this year will be like?   Have a little think and perhaps talk about it with your grown up at home.

You can either complete the sheet below and think about the year ahead…

Hopes for the year

…or you could write a letter to yourself.  In it you could tell you what you are going to get better at, what you are going to try hard to learn, what you are going to practise.  You could then put the letter in a safe place until this time next year.  Then you can open it and see what has changed.

Letter Border

Have fun having a think about what this year will be like, let us know what you are looking forward to and what you would like to get better at.

My email address is:

Find a cosy spot, snuggle up and spend a little time reading your reading book.

This afternoon would be our PE afternoon.  First, to warm up your bodies, have a little go at following this dance video.  It’s lots of fun.  After a couple of times you will be an expert!

Minions Dance

Now you are all warmed up, have a go at this…

We hope you have a lovely day today.  Keep us posted on how you are getting on, it’s great to hear from you and find out a little more about you.

Mrs Pittaway and Mrs Pope x

Getting to know you…

Here is Mrs Pittaway’s and my work from this morning’s English lesson.


Tuesday 30th June

Good morning everybody,  thank you for sending me your work yesterday, we had a lovely time finding out about you!  What a talented and amazing bunch you are!

Today, we are going to begin with our morning maths.  We thought you might enjoy finding your way through a little maze.  How confident are you counting in 10s?   How far can you count in 10s?  Have a little go at singing this song.


Can you find your way from the start of the maze to the finish by counting in 10s?

Morning Maths

We are going to carry on with our maths.  Today, in your White Rose Maths, you are going to be looking at money.  Can you recognise all the coins we use?  It might be useful to ask someone at home if you can have a little look at a few coins.

Here is your video to watch and join in with.

Here is your sheet.


For your English today, we’d like you to think about your memories of being in year 1.  What do you remember?  What was your favourite moment?  Your favourite story?  A memory you will never forget?  I know this year has been a bit of a strange year, but you have lots of things you can think about.  The memories don’t have to be from school, they can be things you have done at home too.  You can draw pictures as well as write sentences if you would like to.

My favourite book I read in school this year was ‘Granny’ by Anthony Horrowitz.  I really enjoyed reading it because it was so funny and just a little scary.  My favourite memory was performing our nativity performance.  I remember feeling really proud of you all at the end of the performances.  My favourite activity was mini beast hunting in our school field.  Who knew how many creatures live around our school!

Have a little think, what do you remember…

Memories Sheet

One of the things we do lots and lots of in year 2 is reading.  We share stories, read to each other and have whole class reading lessons every day.

We thought you might like to have a little look at a reading comprehension.  These are texts that you read to yourself and then answer questions about what you have just read.  This is a skill we will teach you. However, if you fancy having a little try, here is a story you will be very familiar with.  If you feel confident, read the whole of the text then answer the questions about it.  Or you can share reading it with someone at home, or you can listen to the story and talk about it.  I have included 3 levels of reading comprehension.  Level 3 is the trickiest.

Comprehension Sheet 1

Comprehension Sheet 2

Comprehension Sheet 3

If you don’t fancy reading this story, please feel free to read your own reading book.

For your afternoon activity we would like you to draw/paint/make your own portrait.

Have a little look at these portraits.  Some of them have been done by famous artists, some have been done by children.  All self portraits show you looking  how you think you look but some also show a little about your special personality.

Have a go at drawing or making your own portrait.  You might like it to be in pencil, or you may wish to paint it.  You could make a portrait collage, anything you fancy.  It would be really lovely if you could keep your portrait nice and safe and then bring it to school with you so that we can create a little display of you all in Room 3.

Have a lovely day all of you.  Remember to keep me posted on how you are getting on.

Mrs Pittaway and Mrs Pope

Monday 29th June

Good morning everybody and welcome to transition week!

This week we will all get to know each other a little better, ready for September.  Mrs Pittaway and I are really looking forward to welcoming you into year 2.  We have a fantastic year planned and are sure you will be absolutely amazing year 2s.

When year 2s come into the class in the morning, their first job is to complete their Morning Maths.  This will be a short activity that you will recognise.  Something we have already practised or some maths facts we would like you to learn.  So, lovely year 2s, here is your first Morning Maths.

You can choose. Either practise your number bonds for 10.

Number bonds for 10

Or practise your number bonds for 20.

Numberbonds for 20

The choice is yours.

For your maths lessons this week, we will be following the White Rose Maths online.

Here is today’s work for year 1.  We are on Week 10, Lesson 1.

Here are your worksheets.



For your English work today, we would like you to tell us all about you. The things you like, your family, your friends.  This way, we get to know you a little better.  We will fill one in too and put it on a web post for you to read.

All about me

It would be lovely if you sent us a copy of your work to:

Then we can find out all about you too.

It would be really hard for us to set you spellings without meeting you, but if you would like to practise some spellings, I have included a Year 1 Common Exception Word Booklet.  You can use this to practise  spellings if you wish.  If you are a super speller, have a go at the year 2 booklet.

Common Exception word Booklet

Common Exception word Booklet Year 2

If you have a few moments or would like a bit of a break, have a listen to this story.

This afternoon we thought it would be lovely if you made a simple dream catcher. Have a little look at the pictures below.

Here are some instructions. All you will need are some twigs, some string or wool and anything you would like to decorate your dream catcher with.  You can use feathers, beads fabric or paper, leaves, the choice is yours.

You can shape your dream catcher into any shape you like if your twig is long or bendy enough.  I have made circle ones and triangle ones but you could make them into a square if you wish.


I always marvel at how the sting can be tied in such beautiful, cobweb like ways. Mine never look like that but they still catch dreams just as well!

We hope you have a lovely day being a year 2.  Let us know how you are getting on.  You can email on the address above, we’d love to hear from you and see what you have been up to.

Have a great day everyone.

Mrs Pittaway and Mrs Pope x

Friday 26th June: Daily Challenges

You have two challenges today. The first is the egg and spoon challenge and the second is the tea towel hurdles!

Challenge 1: Egg and Spoon

Do you remember doing the egg and spoon race at Sports Day?! For this, you will need a steady hand and plenty of focus.

You will also need:

  • some spoons – these can be of a size of your choice. Younger children may want to use a tennis racket
  • an egg, potato or ball! Younger children could alternatively use a bean bag or a soft toy
  • two markers placed 3m apart, or further if you want a greater challenge!
  • a stopwatch or timer

How many ‘shuttles’ can you do in 30 seconds? Keep trying to beat your personal best!

Challenge 2: Tea Towel Hurdles

For our second challenge, you will need some outdoor space and four tea towels or towels to jump over. How many ‘shuttles’ can you do in 30 seconds? If you want to make it harder for yourself, add more tea towels!