Thursday 4th – Home Learning – WORLD BOOK DAY

Hello everyone!

Happy world book day 🙂

We are looking forward to seeing your costumes on the zoom call later!

To keep us on track we are still going to do Maths today, but then there will be lots of fun activities linked to World Book Day!

Maths – making patterns 

Please watch the video and join in! This is a fun task, you will need some coloured crayons and you might want some plain paper to make your own patterns.


Sheet: Thursday – Making patterns with 2D shapes


Reading is a key part of life – it is one my favourite past times 🙂

Here are some activities that you might like to do:

Go on a hunt: Scavenger Hunt – World Book Day

Review your favourite book : book review template

Design a book cover:book cover design

Write your own story based on ANYTHING you like.

Design a bookmark for yourself or a friend.

Please just enjoy some books, explore your favourite characters and appreciate reading today 🙂

If you fancy a rest from exploring books:

PE – Balance 

In this lesson, you will learn how to link the basic balances with travelling movements. You will also learn how to perform a safe warm-up and cool-down. Please note this lesson will require some physical exercise and additional equipment, beyond a pen, pencil or paper. Please see the equipment slide near the start of the lesson video and make sure your child is adequately supervised when equipment is required.


Have a great day, cannot wait to see you on the zoom call 🙂

Best wishes, Miss Shadbolt.

Wednesday 3rd March – Home Learning

Good morning 🙂

How are you all today? Please see below the home learning tasks for today.

Phonics – /oi/ ‘ ‘spoil the boy’ 

Well done for really grasping the sounds. Grab a pen and join in.

Extension: oi alien and normal words

Maths – Count faces on shapes

Please watch the video and then complete the sheet below.

Wednesday – Counting faces 3D shapes

Literacy – Write the newspaper report. 

Today you need to be using your super duper plans to write the newspaper report. Remember all of the key features and use your plans to help you, that is what they are there for. Today you only need to do the main writing, you will have time to do the captions and pictures on Friday.

I have attached a template to use if you need it 🙂

Newspapers Template Sheet

Topic – Queens of History: To explore Tudor life and Queen Elizabeth I.

We are continuing to explore Queens and different periods of time. Today the focus is Queen Elizabeth I and Tudor life. Can you please look through the presentation and then complete the sheet below.

Presentation: Famous Queens

Sheet:Tudor life sheet

At the end can you answer these questions?

Can you explain who Queen Elizabeth I was?
Do you understand who the Tudors were?
Can you see the difference between Tudor times and life now? 


Enjoy your day.

See you soon!! 🙂

Best wishes, Miss Shadbolt.

Tuesday 2nd March – Home Learning

Hello everyone 🙂

Please see the work for today below.

Phonics – recapping set 3

We are going to revisit set 3, just so you are all amazing with them!!

Today the sound is /ea/ – ‘cup of tea’

ea extension task – read and write

Maths – Sort 2D shapes

Watch the video and then please complete the sheet, if you cannot print the sheet just give it the best go you can with a pen and paper! I am impressed with how well you are grasping the shape topic.

Sheet: Tuesday – Sort 2D shapes


Literacy – Plan a newspaper report

Today you need to plan your newspaper report. Remember it is all about Little Red Riding and the Big Bad Wolf. You are not retelling the story, you are turning the story in to a newspaper report. Think back to the features that you looked at last week.

  • Newspaper title – what will yours be?
  • Headline – what will yours be?
  • Paragraphs – what will each paragraph be about?
  • Past tense – because it has already happened.
  • Picture – what will you include?
  • Caption – what caption will you create?
  • Eyewitness accounts – who will you interview
  • Facts about the event – what are they key aspects of the event?
  • The 5 w’s (who, what, why, where and when).

Who is it about?

What happened?

Why did it happen?

Where did it happen?

When did it happen?

Use the sheet to help you. 

If you need to read or watch the story again for some help that is okay.

Newspaper Report Plan Sheet


RE – Jesus in Jerusalem 

Watch the video below about Jesus arriving in Jerusalem. Then complete the sheet below.

Jesus in Jerusalem sheet

When Jesus arrived in Jerusalem, the large crowd began to thank God and praise him. Luke 19:37. 

This story is all about being thankful, can you think of things that you are thankful for?


Have a lovely day.

Keep smiling!

Miss Shadbolt.


Monday 1st March – Home Learning


Good morning!

Can you believe we are already in March, this year is flying by!

Did you all have a good weekend? Are you ready for your home learning?

Please see the tasks for today below.

Phonics – /ure/ – ‘sure it’s pure’ 

Today this is the last sound of set 3, well done! We will recap them again though so don’t worry! 🙂

Grab a pen and pencil and join in.

Maths – Shape (Symmetry). 

Watch the video below and then complete the activity sheet. If you cannot print the sheet please complete on a blank piece of paper as best as you can 🙂

Monday – Lines of symmetry

Literacy – Captions for pictures

To make a newspaper report stand out, it always has a picture with a caption explaining what is going on in the picture.

Look through the PowerPoint and complete the short starting activities, then I have attached a sheet full of pictures for you to try and create some short and catchy captions. I have also left one space blank for you to design your own!

Presentation: Captions

Task: Literacy – Monday captions

Science – Habitats 

I hope you enjoyed the first lesson of the new topic last week. Did you learn something new and exciting? This week you are looking at habitats.

In this lesson, you will learn about what a habitat is and look at examples of habitats. You will also build simple food chains of organisms that live in woodland, pond and savannah habitats.

Grab a pen and join in!!


Have a great day!

Keep smiling 🙂

Best wishes, Miss Shadbolt.


Homework 26th February


Thank you for all of your continued support. This weeks homework is as follows:

Reading comprehension (all children to do the same):

Sheet: Reading homework 26th Feb

Read through the short text and answer the questions, try and do it on your own, sound out the words using your fab phonics skills and then if you get stuck ask an adult for help.

Maths: 2D and 3D shapes – homework

Please give the sheet a go on your own, the vocabulary is on the bottom of the sheet to help you if you need it!

Thank you so much 🙂

Don’t forget to email it over to either on or before the 4th March! If your child is in school you can send it in with them.

Best wishes, keep smiling!!

Miss Shadbolt.


Friday 26th Feb – Home learning

Good morning 🙂

Happy Friday! How are you all today? Have you enjoyed the first week of term? I cannot wait to see you all.

Do you like the new topics we are looking at? You have all been super engaged and worked really hard, I am still so impressed with the level of work coming from all of you.


Take the sounds you have learnt this week and write a sentence for each sound, without using any help. See if you can remember all of the sounds and spell them perfectly.

  • /ew/ – chew the stew
  • /oa/ – goat in a boat
  • /ire/ – fire fire!
  • /ear/ – hear with your ear.

Have a go, check it and then fix it if you need too.


Today the focus is letter printing!

Handwriting print letters

Printing letters – extension


Please complete the spelling sheet, these can be done over the weekend as homework if you would prefer.

Spelling sheet 26.2.21

Maths – Arithmetic Quiz

Please complete the test below independently. Once you have had a go, ask an adult to look it over with you and check the answers. Tick it or fix it with a different colour pencil and then let me know what you get! Good luck!

Spring Test 2

PSHE – How to keep safe at home (fire safety)

As part of our new PSHE topic, we need to look at how to keep safe at home in the event of a fire. Please read through the PowerPoint below. Before you start, do you know any fire safety already?

Fire Safety PowerPoint

After you have looked through the slides. On a plain piece of paper, I would like you to create a poster all about fire safety at home. Make it as bright as bold as possible!

Golden time 

We will be having some golden time this afternoon to allow us to relax after a busy first week. I hope you can enjoy some relaxation time too.

Have a really lovely weekend 🙂

Best wishes, Miss Shadbolt.



Thursday 25th Feb – Home Learning


Please see below the fun things I have planned for you today!

Don’t forget to send me over all of your work to

Phonics – /ear/.

Today the sound is /ear/ ‘hear with your ear’. Grab a pencil and paper and join in. You have nearly finished set 3!! You should be so proud of yourselves.

Maths – Draw 2D shapes.  

You have all worked super hard with shapes, now let’s see how well we can draw some!

Thursday – Draw 2D shapes

Literacy – Creating catchy headlines

Every good newspaper has a brilliant catchy headline, it is what we first see/read and this short sentence determines whether or not we read the whole newspaper. Your newspaper will also need a catchy headline to make the reader want to read on. They need to be short, sharp and snappy! The newspaper report that you will be writing is all about Little Red Riding Hood and The Big Bad Wolf, so you need to think of some super catchy headlines.

Today the task is: to create a range of catchy headlines for my newspaper report all about Little Red Riding Hood and The Big Bad Wolf. If you could think if at least 5 that would be amazing!

Would you like to see my ideas?

Red Riding Hood Rescued!

Grandma Gobbled!

Did you notice anything about mine… they started with the same letter!! Remember this is called ALLITERATION. We have looked at this before, try and make a few of your catchy headlines contain some alliteration.

Good luck – I can’t wait to see them!!

History – Queens of the past. 

Today the aim if this afternoon is for you to understand what a monarch is and where monarchs live.

Before you start.. what do you think a monarch is? No helping adults at home, please 🙂

Read through the PowerPoint and explore the Monarchs of the past. Do you agree with some of their rules and ideas?

Lesson Presentation The Role of a Monarch

Then have a look at this sheet and complete it. Can you circle the rules that you would choose if you were a good monarch and cross out the ones you would not choose? Then use the blank spaces to add some more rules that you would create if you were
a king or queen.

Activity Sheet Good or Bad Monarch Rules

Extension task: Draw yourself as a King or Queen!

Happy Thursday Ladybirds 🙂

Keep smiling, Miss Shadbolt.

Wednesday 24th Feb – Home Learning

Happy Wednesday!

Hello everyone, how are you all today? Thank you for your emails, you all seemed to have lots of fun looking at the Easter story. I got some mini eggs delivered in my shopping this week, it is never to early for some chocolate eggs (hehehe)!!


Today the sound is /ire/ ‘fire fire!’

You have all been working so hard with your phonics sounds! Well done. Grab a pencil and some paper and join in!


So, yesterday the newspaper reports were really good! A lot of you remembered some of the key features and you really did try your best, I am very impressed. Can you remember what topic we were doing when we last looked at newspaper reports?? I will give you a clue…. ‘London’s Burning!!!’.

Today we are looking at the key features of a newspaper report.

The key features are as follows:

  • Newspaper title
  • Headline
  • Paragraphs
  • Past tense
  • Picture
  • Caption
  • Eyewitness accounts
  • Facts about the event
  • The 5 w’s (who, what, why, where and when).

I would like you to try and locate all of the features in the example that I have attached below. You can either highlight with a crayon and draw a label or write down any features you find on a piece of paper.

Newspaper report features sheet

Happy hunting!

Maths – Counting vertices on 2D shapes.

Please watch the video below and then complete the sheet. If it is not possible to print the sheet please just answer as best you can on a separate piece of paper.

Wednesday – Count vertices

Drama – Story telling

Because we are looking at Traditional Tales in our Topic, I thought you might all enjoy these lessons on drama and story telling. In this lesson, you will explore the building blocks of storytelling, and how stories are created through drama.

PE – Balancing 

In this lesson, you will learn the basic balances and explore the different ways you can show these. You will think about how you can exercise safely in our home environment. Please note this lesson will require some physical exercise and additional equipment, beyond a pen, pencil or paper.

Please see the equipment slide near the start of the lesson video and make sure your child is adequately supervised when equipment is required. Parents and carers are responsible for ensuring that children follow the correct safety advice provided at the start of this lesson and the instructions the teacher gives during the lesson.

Have fun – I thought you might like a midweek workout and a rest from all of the writing!

Have a lovely day 🙂

Best wishes, Miss Shadbolt.

Tuesday 23rd Feb 2021 – Home Learning

Good morning!

I loved the wanted posters yesterday! Well done everyone! It was also a pleasure to see how good you were at recognising shapes, both 2D and 3D! You have also all shown a fab attitude to learning, considering it was the first day back but you were at home. I am very proud of you 🙂 .


Today the sound is /ew/ ‘chew the stew’

Can you think of the other diagraph that sounds like /ew/?

Grab a pencil and join in!!


Literacy – Traditional Tales 

This week we are looking at newspaper reports. But before I teach/remind you all about the features of a newspaper report, I would like you to just write one all by yourself. This will show me what you can remember about newspaper reports. So today, Mums, Dads and Carers at home – no helping please 🙂 .

The topic: Goldilocks and Three Bears. You need to write a newspaper report about what happened to the Three Little Bears. I have attached a video of the story just in case you don’t know what happens. You have done lots of independent writes at school, you will all be fine.


Maths – Counting sides on 2D shapes. 

Watch the video and then please complete the sheet, if you cannot print the sheet just give it the best go you can with a pen and paper!

Tuesday – Counting sides


RE – The Easter Story 

Before you start, on a piece of paper, write down all you know about the Easter story.


Watch the Easter story video below.

Then click through the PowerPoint, looking at the symbols of Easter.

Easter symbols

The task this afternoon is, I would like you to fill the cross with all the things that are important to you at Easter, but I would also like you to add what is important to Christians at Easter too. Please decorate them and make them as colourful as possible.

Cross outline template


Have a lovely day 🙂

Best wishes & happy learning!

Miss Shadbolt.