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Friday 17th July 2020 

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Wednesday 15th July 2020 

Good morning, everyone! You’re almost at the end of the week, well done for working so hard the past few days, you’re all amazing! I know that it might be getting a bit hard to focus on your learning as we're getting to the end of the term and you might be feeling tired, but remember, there are only 3 days left and then you have the whole summer holiday off! :) Has anyone got any exciting plans?

Here are your tasks for today:
Phonics – Well done for solving the second clue yesterday and discovering that the culprit was a grocer! Today you will be solving clue number 3.
English – You’re going to read some exciting stories today and then do an activity based on different types of words (nouns, adjectives and adverbs).
Reading – Today you’re going to do the Missing Words activity based on Chapter 4.
Maths – You’re going to do one last day of learning about time today.
Music – You’re going to learn about body percussion today and make your own music using your body.

Please let me know if you have any questions, and have a brilliant day!
Mrs Rautenbach

Tuesday 14th July 2020 

Good morning, Cedar Class!

Here are your tasks for today:
Phonics – Well done for solving the first clue yesterday and discovering that the person who broke the bucket was male! Today you will be solving clue number 2.
English – You’re going to read Wild Pets again and then do an activity about apostrophes. You’ll also be writing your story that you planned yesterday.
Reading – Today you’re going to be reading Chapter 4 again and then doing a quiz on it.
Maths – You’re going to continue with your learning about time today.
PE – Today you’re going to make up your own exercise routines!

Please let me know if you have any questions, and have a great day!
Mrs Rautenbach

Monday 13th July 2020 

Good morning, everyone, and welcome to your last week of Year 2! I can’t believe how quickly the time has gone by, and that you’re almost ready to "move on up" to Year 3! Let’s try our best and work hard this week, and enjoy our last week of Year 2 together!

Here are your tasks for today:
Phonics – You all did brilliantly at solving the clues last week, and really enjoyed doing it too, so this week I have another mystery for you to solve! This time it’s based on something that happened during the Great Fire of London…
English – You’re going to read a story called Wild Pets, and then answer some questions about it. Then you will start planning your own story about what your pet gets up to at night.
Reading – You’re going to finish off A Village Full of Vegetables this week by reading Chapter 4 and doing some activities on Purple Mash. Today you will just be reading the chapter.
Maths – You’re going to recap on what you’ve learned about telling the time this year!
RE – Today you’re going to learn about another parable that Jesus told his followers while he was on Earth.

Please let me know if you have any questions, and have a lovely day!
Mrs Rautenbach

Friday 10th July 2020 

Good morning, everyone, and happy Friday! You’ve made it to the end of another week of home learning, and I’m so proud of all the hard work you’ve done!

Here are your tasks for today:
Phonics – The answer to yesterday’s clue was that the pirate does not have an eye patch! Today you’ll be solving the fifth and final clue! I can’t wait for you to let me know who the greedy pirate was!
English – Today you’re going to learn about verbs and how to use different tenses in your writing.
Reading – You’re going to do your final task based on Chapter 3 today. You can choose to do the paint activity, or the Yes or No game , or both if you like!
Maths – You’re going to continue with your learning about 3D shapes today!
Art – You’re going to learn about an artist called Piet Mondrian and then create a piece of artwork inspired by his work.

Please let me know if you have any questions, and have a great day!
Mrs Rautenbach

Thursday 9th July 2020 

Good morning, Cedar Class! I hope you all had a great day yesterday, despite the rain! Let’s cross our fingers for some sunshine today!

Here are your activities for today:
Phonics – The answer to yesterday’s clue was “powder monkey”! You should be getting close to figuring out the culprit now…Today you will be solving clue number 4.
English – Today you’re going to read “Whale Words” again and then write your own acrostic poem! What is an acrostic poem? You’re going to learn all about it!
Reading – Today you’re going to do a Joining Words activity on Purple Mash.
Maths – You’re going to recap everything you’ve learned about 3D shapes this year!
Science – Today you’re going to learn about the first Englishwoman to qualify to be a doctor in Britain, and you’ll create a poster that can go up in a doctor’s surgery to remind people of how to stay healthy.

Today we’re going to have our 2 Hive Games on Spelling Shed! I know you haven’t learned any specific spelling words this week, but I thought it would still be fun to practise the Year 2 Common Exception Words as they’re so important for you to learn and we’ve been going over them all year! If you’d like to have a go before the game, you can go onto Spelling Shed and search for the list called “Stage 2 Additional Common Exception Words”. Hopefully I’ll see you online at 11am or 3pm today!


Please let me know if you have any questions, and have a lovely day!
Mrs Rautenbach

Wednesday 8th July 2020 

Good morning, Cedar Class! I hope you’re all doing well today! I’m so sorry I couldn’t get the video to upload to Class Dojo for PE yesterday, the program seems to have trouble when the file is too big (and that story was quite long!) Well done to those of you who still gave it a go though!

Let’s see what we’re going to get up to today:
Phonics – The answer to yesterday’s clue was the Golden Doubloon! Today you will be solving clue number 3.
English – Today you’re going to read a new online book called “Whale Words” and then doing an activity all about adjectives.
Reading – Today you’re going to do a Missing Words activity on Purple Mash.
Maths – You’re going to continue learning about fractions of amounts today.
Music – You’re going to learn a new song today! It is based on an old song called Moving On Up, but we have changed the lyrics so that they’re all about you! I'm going to try to post a video of myself singing it here so that you can sing along. Enjoy it!

Please let me know if you have any questions, and have a brilliant day!
Mrs Rautenbach

Tuesday 7th July 2020 

Good morning, everyone! I hope you all had a lovely time meeting your new teachers yesterday, and that you’re getting excited about going to Year 3 soon!

Here are your tasks for today:
Phonics – The answer to yesterday’s clue was that the pirate who stole the treasure is female. Today you will be solving clue 2.
English – Today you’re going to focus on Angry Cat some more. You’ll be reading Rat’s diary and writing a diary entry yourself.
Reading – Today you’re going to read Chapter 3 of A Village Full of Vegetables again and then do a quiz. Your work is set as a 2Do in the folder on Purple Mash.
Maths – Today you’re going to find fractions of amounts.
PE – You’re going to do another yoga story today! I will upload a video of myself telling the story to Class Dojo, and you will listen to me while you look at the Powerpoint and try and copy the yoga poses. Have fun!

Please let me know if you have any questions, and have a lovely day!
Mrs Rautenbach

Monday 6th July 2020 

Good morning Cedar Class! I hope you’ve all had a lovely weekend!

Here are your tasks for today:
Phonics – This week you’re going to do something a little bit different! Treasure has gone missing, and I need your help to find out who did it! You’ll have a Phonics clue to solve every day, and by the end of the week you will discover which pirate stole the treasure!
English – You’re going to do a fun activity based on a story called Angry Cat.
Reading – This week, you are going to do some more reading tasks based on Chapter 3 of A Village Full of Vegetables on Purple Mash! I have set today’s chapter for you to read in the 2Do folder on Purple Mash.
Maths – Today you’re going to learn about counting on in fractions!

I’ve only set these 4 tasks for you today, as I know lots of you will be visiting the school today to meet your new teacher! I’ll be there to say goodbye and hand you your reports, and I’m so excited to get to see some of you!

Please let me know if you have any questions, and have a great day!

Mrs Rautenbach

Friday 3rd July 2020 

Hi everyone! Happy Friday!

Here are your tasks for today:
Phonics – Today you’re going to go over the words we’ve learned this week, and then you are going to complete some activities to test your knowledge.
English – You’re going to do a fun activity all about what makes you a special person.
Reading – You are going to do a reading comprehension about a hedgehog today, or you can read your own book.
Maths – Today you’re going to complete some tasks on Purple Mash to make sure you remember what you’ve learned about data handling and statistics. Log in to Purple Mash and find the two Maths tasks in your 2Do’s.
Computing – I know how much you all love coding, so I’ve set a coding task for you in your 2Do’s on Purple Mash. It’s called “Magician”. Have fun!

Please let me know if you have any questions, and have a lovely day!
Mrs Rautenbach

Thursday 2nd July 2020 

Good morning, everyone! I hope you all had a lovely day yesterday! I’m really enjoying reading your autobiographies this week!

Here are your tasks for today:
Phonics – Today you’re going to go over the words we’ve learned this week, and then you can join in with our HIVE GAMES at 11am or 3pm!
English – You’re going to write the next chapter of your autobiography. Today you’re going to have a think about your future and write about it!
Reading – You are going to do a reading comprehension about a fox today, or you can read your own book. Lots of you have been sharing the books you're reading at home, and I love seeing how much you're enjoying it!
Maths – Today you’re going to complete some tasks on Mathletics to test your knowledge on data handling and statistics.
Science – You’re going to learn all about a famous botanist today! What’s a botanist? You’re going to find out today!

Please let me know if you have any questions, and have a fantastic day!
Mrs Rautenbach

Wednesday 1st July 2020 

Good morning, Cedar Class! I hope you’re all doing well at home! I’m doing lots of planning and organising for you to go to your new class in September, and I even had a chat with your new teacher yesterday to tell her all about what an amazing class you are!

Here are your tasks for today:
Phonics – Today you’re going to learn another 5 homophones, put the sound buttons in on the slides, and then complete a worksheet to test your knowledge.
English – You’re going to write the next chapter in your autobiography. They were fantastic yesterday, so I can’t wait to read all about your lives as toddlers!
Reading – You can do a reading comprehension today, or you can read your own book.
Maths – Today you’re going to continue with your learning about data handling by creating a pictogram.
Music – Today will be your last session of our ‘Pirates’ topic in Music, so have fun with it! I’d love it if you’d send me a video, please don’t be shy! I promise I’ll be the only one looking at them! :-)

Please let me know if you have any questions, and enjoy your day!
Mrs Rautenbach

Tuesday 30th June 2020 

Good morning, everyone!

This is what you’re going to do today:
Phonics - You're going to be reading the next 5 homophones for the week, and completing another worksheet.
English – Today you’re going to write the first chapter of your autobiography, all about you when you were a baby! I can’t wait to read them!
Reading – You’re going to do another reading comprehension today, or you can read your own book.
Maths – Today you’re going to learn about block graphs. You’ll be looking at some information in a tally chart and using this to draw your own block graph.
PE – You’re going to do some Pilates today!

Please let me know if you have any questions, and have a lovely day!
Mrs Rautenbach

Monday 29th June 2020 

Good morning, Cedar Class! I hope you’ve all had a lovely weekend!

Let’s see what you’re going to do today:
Phonics - You're going to be learning some more homophones this week.
English – This week, you’re going to learn about biographies and autobiographies. Start today by writing a biography about a member of your family.
Reading – I thought I would give you a little change from A Village Full of Vegetables this week, so you’re going to do a reading comprehension today, or you can read your own book if you like.
Maths – Today you’re going to do some subtraction by counting back.
Topic – You’re going to think about whether or not circuses need performing animals in order to be good. Maybe you could even have a debate with someone at home!

Please let me know if you have any questions, and have a great day!
Mrs Rautenbach

Friday 26th June 2020 

Good morning, Cedar Class! Well done for another great week of home learning, you’ve all done brilliant work! I’ll announce the person with the most Dojos on Monday morning this time, as I still had a few pieces of work and some changes coming in on Friday evening last week.

Here are your tasks for today:
Phonics - You're going to go over all the common exception words from the week, and then you can play on Spelling Shed. Join in with our Hive Games at 11am or 3pm, and let’s hope it works this time!
English - Today you're going to learn about types of sentences.
Reading – You have a choice between two Purple Mash tasks today, or you can do both if you like!
Maths – Today you’re going to do some more subtraction practise.
Art – You’re going to create a self-portrait on Purple Mash today. If you’d prefer to draw it with pencils or pens, or paint it, or create it in any other way, please feel free to use your imagination and be creative! I’d love to see some photos!

Please let me know if you have any questions, and have a lovely, sunny day!
Mrs Rautenbach

Thursday 25th June 2020 

Hello everyone!

Here are your tasks for today:
Phonics - You're going to be learning the last 5 common exception words for the week today, and play hangman with them.
English - Today you're going to read a new story and do some writing all about bad dreams. Do any of you every have bad dreams?
Reading - You're going to do another Purple Mash reading task today, the ‘Joining Words’ activity.
Maths – Today you’re going to do some subtraction to make different amounts of money.
Science – You’re going to start a new Science unit today, called Scientists and Inventors! Very exciting! Today you’ll learn all about biomes, who created them and what they’re for, and then you’ll be creating your own biome! If you need any seeds, I’ll have everything ready outside the main Reception area of the school for you to come and pick up.

Please let me know if you have any questions, and have a beautiful day!
Mrs Rautenbach

Wednesday 24th June 2020 

Good morning! I hope you’ve all been enjoying this beautiful weather! Make sure you take lots of breaks outside today while you’re doing your learning!

This is what you’re going to do today:
Phonics - You're going to be learning the next 5 common exception words for the week today, and see if you can come up with some mnemonics to help you remember the spellings of the words.
English - Today you're going to look at the video from yesterday again and do some more learning about instructions, and about verbs.
Reading - You're going to do another Purple Mash reading task today, the ‘Missing Words’ activity.
Maths - Today you're going to sort things using a Carroll diagram.
Music – You’re going to continue with our ‘Pirates’ topic by learning another pirate song.

Please let me know if you have any questions, and have a fantastic day in the sunshine!

Mrs Rautenbach

Tuesday 23rd June 2020 

Good morning everyone! Well done for all your hard work yesterday, I especially loved reading about your highlights from this year, and the things you’re looking forward to for next year!

This is what you’re going to do today:
Phonics - You're going to be learning the first 5 common exception words for the week.
English - Today you're going to learn more about instructions by watching a video of a new story.
Reading - You're going to do another Purple Mash reading task this week, based on Chapter 2 of A Village Full of Vegetables. Today you’re going to read the chapter again and then do a quiz.
Maths - Today you're going to sort things using a Venn diagram.
PE – For your PE lesson today you’re going to watch and copy some videos to get your exercise!

Please let me know if you have any questions, and have a great day!
Mrs Rautenbach

Monday 22nd June 2020
 

Good morning everyone! You might have noticed that there was a slight delay in getting your work online for you this morning, I really do apologise, my laptop has decided not to work and I've been struggling with it all morning! To top it all off, I'm also now working in school full time teaching the Year 5 bubble that has come back, so it's been a busy morning for me! It's all there now, and I hope you all have a lovely day of learning!

Here are your tasks for the day:
Phonics - You're going to be going over some of the Year 2 Common Exception Words and completing a crossword.
English - Today you're going to complete your "I am a star because..." sheet with your highlights from the year.
Reading - You're going to do another Purple Mash reading task this week, based on Chapter 2 of A Village Full of Vegetables.
Maths - Today you're going to do multiplication and division, and solve some word problems.
RE - We're going to start our learning about Christianity today by listening to the Parable of the Lost Sheep.

Please let me know if you have any questions, but please remember that I'll be working in school now, so there might be a slight delay in my replies. I'll try my best to get back to you as soon as possible!

Have a lovely day!
Mrs Rautenbach

Friday 19th June 2020 

Hi everyone! You’ve made it through the week, well done! You all did so brilliantly on your Dojo challenge this week, and collected loads of Dojos! I’ll announce the winner of the challenge at the end of the day, so make sure you do as much as you can today to keep collecting those points!

Here are your tasks for today:
Phonics: Play on Spelling Shed to practise the words for this week, and join us for a hive game at 11am or 3pm if you want to challenge your friends!
English: You’re going to edit your leaflet and then put it all together today.
Maths: You’re going to learn about time and do some fun time challenges!
Reading: You’re going to be completing your final task on Purple Mash. Log in and click on the red “2Do” icon, and you’ll see your task there. You can choose if you want to do a “Paint” activity or a “Jigsaw” activity today (or you can do both if you like!)
Art: You have a secret mission for Art today, NO DADS ALLOWED!

Enjoy your day, and please let me know if you have any questions!
Mrs Rautenbach

Thursday 18th June 2020 

Good morning, Cedar Class! Well done for completing another day of fantastic home learning yesterday!

Here are your tasks for today:
Phonics: Today you’re going to learn the final 5 words for the week, and then do some activities based on compound words.
English: You’re going to write about your final circus act for your information leaflet.
Maths: You’re going to learn about capacity today.
Reading: You’re going to be completing another task on Purple Mash. Log in and click on the red “2Do” icon, and you’ll see your task there. You’re going to be doing a Joining Words activity today.
Science: You’re going to learn more about how the plants we eat are grown on farms and go from farm to fork.

Have a great day, and please let me know if you have any questions!
Mrs Rautenbach

Wednesday 17th June 2020
 

Good morning, Cedar Class! The Dojo points are piling up as you’re all doing so many home learning tasks every day! Well done, and keep it up, I’m so impressed!

Here is what you’re going to be doing today:
Phonics: Today you’re going to watch a video online and do some activities and games, and then you’ll read the next 5 words for the week.
English: You’re going to write about your next circus act for your information leaflet.
Maths: You’re going to practise some more addition today.
Reading: You’re going to be completing another task on Purple Mash. Log in and click on the red “2Do” icon, and you’ll see your task there. You’re going to be doing a Missing Words activity today.
Music: Let’s continue with our Pirate project by learning another song today!

Have a lovely day, and please let me know if you have any questions!
Mrs Rautenbach

Tuesday 16th June 2020 

Good morning, Cedar Class! Well done for all your hard work yesterday! I’ve awarded everyone 2 Dojos for every task they completed, and lots of you have really built up your totals already! Let’s see how many points you can get today!

Here is what you’re going to be doing today:
Phonics: Today you’re going to read the first 5 compound words we’re learning this week and put the sound buttons in.
English: You’re going to write about your first circus act for your information leaflet today!
Maths: Today you’re going to be doing some addition by partitioning numbers into tens and ones.
Reading: Today you’re going to be completing another task on Purple Mash. Log in and click on the red “2Do” icon, and you’ll see your task there. You’re going to be reading Chapter 1 again, and then completing a short quiz on it.
PE: You’re going to pretend to be acrobats today and come up with your own gymnastics routine!

Have fun, and please let me know if you have any questions!
Mrs Rautenbach

Monday 15th June 2020
 

Good morning, Cedar Class! I hope you all had a great weekend! Wasn’t it beautiful and sunny? I’m so excited about this week’s activities, so let’s get started!

Here is what you’re going to be doing today:
Phonics: This week you’re going to be learning about compound words. Do you know what a compound word is? Open the slides in Google Classroom to find out!
English: This week you’re going to create an information leaflet advertising all the different acts in the circus! Today you’ll be writing the introduction for your leaflet.
Maths: Today you’re going to be practising solving word problems!
Reading: This week you’re going to be completing a reading challenge on Purple Mash. I’ve set a different reading task in the red “2Do” section every day, so log in and have a look! You can also read your own books.
Topic: Today you’re going to learn a bit more about what the circus was like in the past, and what it’s like now. You’ll then draw some pictures or write sentences comparing the circus in the past with the circus now.

Have a great day, and please let me know if you have any questions!
Mrs Rautenbach

Friday 12th June 2020 

Hi everyone!

Here are your tasks for today:
Phonics: You’re going to go over the words that we learned this week, and then you can join in with our Hive Games at 11am or 3pm.
English: You’re going to create your own poster to advertise the circus, just like we saw in our book this week!
Maths: Today you’re going to continue to learn about weight and how to read this on a scale.
Reading: You’re going to be completing a short reading comprehension test, or enjoy reading your own book.
Art: You’re going to create your own logo!

Have a lovely day, and please let me know if you have any questions!
Mrs Rautenbach

Thursday 11th June 2020 

Good morning Cedar Class!

Here are your tasks for today:
Phonics: Today you’re going to be playing some games to help you learn the words for the week. You’re welcome to choose just one or two of the activities if they take a bit too long.
English: You can listen to the ending of the story on Dojo today, and then you’re going to write a letter to a friend telling them all about the fabulous things you saw at the circus!
Maths: Today you’re going to be learning about weight (how heavy or light an object is) and how to read this on a scale.
Reading: You’re going to be completing a short reading comprehension test, or enjoy reading your own book.
Science: Today you’re going to learn a bit more about the plants we eat so I hope you like fruits and vegetables!

Have a lovely day, and please let me know if you have any questions!
Mrs Rautenbach

Wednesday 10th June 2020
 

Good morning everyone! Thank you for all your hard work yesterday, you’re all amazing and I’m so proud of you!

These are your tasks for today:
Phonics: Today you’ll learn the next 5 words with prefixes and play on Spelling Shed.
English: Today you’re going to listen to next part of our story for the week, so scroll down to see the videos I’ve recorded for you. Make sure you watch them in the right order!
Maths: Today you’re going to learn some more about division, following on from your learning yesterday.
Reading: You’re going to be completing a short reading comprehension test, or enjoy reading your own book.
Music: Today you will continue with our Pirates topic for Music by learning a new song! If you’re feeling brave, send me a video of yourself singing the song, I’d love to hear!

Have a great day everyone, and please let me know if you have any questions!
Mrs Rautenbach

Tuesday 9th June 2020
 

Good morning Cedar Class!

Today you are going to do:
Phonics: Today you’ll learn the next 5 words with prefixes and play “Look, cover, write, check”.
English: I’m going to read the first part of Peter Spier’s “Circus” and then you’re going to write a description of what you think the circus might look, smell and sound like.
Maths: Today you’re going to continue learning about multiplication, and how it is connected to division.
Reading: You’re going to be completing a short reading comprehension test, or enjoy reading your own book.
PE: You’re going to need a pair of dice for today’s PE. If you don’t have any dice at home, you can find an online dice here: https://dice.virtuworld.net/?nr=2 You’ll roll the dice and then see which activity you need to do. Have fun!

Enjoy your day, and please let me know if you have any questions!
Mrs Rautenbach

Monday 8th June 2020
 

Good morning Cedar Class! I hope you all had a lovely weekend, despite the rainy weather we had! I didn’t let the rain stop me from having fun, and I even had a BBQ in the rain on Saturday!

Here are our tasks for today:
Phonics: This week we are going to learn all about prefixes! Today you’ll learn about what a prefix is, and you’ll learn the first 5 words for the week.
English: We’re going to be reading a new story this week, Peter Spier’s "Circus”.
Maths: Today you’re going to use arrays to write multiplication sentences, and play on TT Rockstars!
Reading: You’re going to be completing a short reading comprehension test, or enjoy reading your own book.
RE: We’re going to learn about why some objects are special to people, and about respecting each other’s different beliefs.

Enjoy your day, and please let me know if you have any questions!
Mrs Rautenbach

Friday 5th June 2020 

Good morning Cedar Class! Well done, you made it through your first week back! You’ve all done brilliantly this week, thank you for sharing all your hard work with me, it’s been amazing to see!

This is what we’re going to do today:
Phonics: You’re going to go over all the words we’ve learned this week, and then you can join in with our Hive Games at 11am or 3pm. See you there!
English: Yesterday you planned your own story, and today you’re going to write it! If you’ve already written it, maybe you could add some more today, or you could edit your story and check for capital letters and full stops, and that your writing makes sense!
Maths: Today you’re going to do another activity based on 2D shapes, and play some fun games! You’ll remember playing this game in school as well!
Reading: You’re going to be completing a short reading comprehension test, or please feel free to read your own book.
Art: Today you’re going to complete an Art activity on Purple Mash. Remember to look for it by clicking on the red tick that says “2Do”.

Have a lovely day, and please let me know if you have any questions!
Mrs Rautenbach

Thursday 4th June 2020 

Hi everyone!

Let’s see what you’re going to get up to today:
Phonics: You’re going to go over all the words we’ve learned this week, and then complete a word search and a crossword. I accidentally posted the crossword with Monday’s work so some of you might have done it already, but that’s fine, you can just do the word search then.
English: I’m going to read the rest of Olivia Saves the Circus, and then you’re going to plan another adventure for Olivia to go on!
Maths: Today you’re going to do an activity based on 2D shapes!
Reading: You’re going to be completing a short reading comprehension test, or please feel free to read your own book.
Science: For the next few weeks we’re going to learn a bit more about plants, starting with the life cycle of a plant today.

Have a lovely day, and please let me know if you have any questions!
Mrs Rautenbach

Wednesday 3rd June 2020

Good morning, everyone!

These are your tasks for today:
Phonics: You’re going to learn the last few homophones today, find out their meanings and play on Spelling Shed.
English: Today you’re going to write your own version of the story with YOU as the main character.
Maths: You’re going to use what you’ve learned about different strategies for addition and subtraction to add and subtract 2-digit numbers today.
Reading: You’re going to be completing a short reading comprehension test, or please feel free to read your own book. Remember, there are lots of free ebooks on Oxford Owl, and you can even quiz some of them! If you've forgotten the website to quiz on, please let me know and I can send it to you!
Science: For the next few weeks we’re going to learn a bit more about plants, starting with the life cycle of a plant today.

Enjoy your day, and please let me know if you have any questions!
Mrs Rautenbach

Tuesday 2nd June 2020

Hi everyone! Well done for all your hard work yesterday, I received some beautiful front covers for the story and some fantastic clown drawings!

 

Here’s what you’re going to do today:

Phonics: You’re going to learn some more homophones today, and write some different sentences with them.

English: You’re going to see the front cover and title of our new story, and I will read some more of it to you on the Class Story on Dojo. Then you’re going to draw a story map of the story so far.

Maths: Today you’re going to be doing some subtraction using lots of different strategies.

Reading: You’re going to be completing a short reading comprehension test, or you can read your own book.

PE: Today you’re going to go on an African yoga adventure! Listen to the story on Class Dojo and do the different yoga poses as you pretend to be the African animals.

 

Enjoy your day, and please let me know if you have any questions!

Mrs Rautenbach

Monday 1st June 2020 

Good morning Cedar Class! Welcome back from your half term break! I hope you all had a wonderful time, and a good rest! I know that some of the Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 children will be going back to school today, and some of you might be feeling disappointed that you don’t get to go yet. I’m also missing you all loads, and can’t wait to get back to spending time with you and learning together at school, so I understand! Let’s cross our fingers that we might be allowed to go back soon, but for now let’s continue to have fun doing our learning at home and stay healthy and safe!

 

Here’s what you’re going to do today:

Phonics: We’re going to learn some more homophones this week! Read through the words and complete the crossword!

English: This week we’re going to be reading a new story! Today you’ll be listening to the first part of the story, and designing your own front cover for the book.

Maths: You’re going to be revising how to do addition using lots of different strategies today! I know you’ve done some of this already, but it’s really important that you’re able to do it very well by the end of the year, so we have to keep practising! Practise makes perfect!

Reading: You’re going to be completing a short reading comprehension test, or you can read a book. Remember to let me know when you’ve read a good book, I love hearing about what you’re reading at home!

Topic: Today we’re going to be learning about the history of clowns, as well as the 3 different types of clowns.

 

Have a great day, and please let me know if you have any questions!

Mrs Rautenbach

Friday 22nd May 2020 

Good morning, Cedar Class! Well done, you’ve all done amazing work this week, and I’m very proud of you all! Today is our last day together, and then you’ll have a break for a week!

 

So let’s see what we’re going to do today:

Phonics: Today you’re going to go over all the words we’ve learned this week, and then you can ask someone at home to test you on the words, or you can join in with our hive game on Spelling Shed at 11am!

English: Today you can use your amazing poetry writing skills to write a poem about anything you like!

Maths: You’re going to do some more measuring, but you’re going to need a ruler or measuring tape instead of a decimetre strip today!

Reading: You’re going to be completing a comprehension test, or you can read a book for your reading task if you’d like to.

RE: This weekend Muslim people will be celebrating Eid, so we’re going to be learning about Eid today.

 

Please let me know if you have any questions, and enjoy your day!

Mrs Rautenbach

Thursday 21st May 2020 

Good morning, everyone! I hope you all had a lovely day yesterday, and had a chance to enjoy this beautiful sunshine and heat we’ve been having!

Here are your tasks for today:

Phonics: Today you’re going to go over all the words we’ve learned this week, and you’re going to do a crossword.

English: You’re going to write another poem about a clown today, but this time it doesn’t have to rhyme, it just needs some fabulous adjectives!

Maths: Today you’re going to do some measuring, so get those decimetre strips ready!

Reading: You’re going to be completing a comprehension test, or you can read a book for your reading task if you’d like to.

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, so I have included a page with lots of different ideas for activities you can do. You can pick your favourite ones to do, and you can do some today and some more over the half term break if you like. The theme is “Be kind”, which is something I know we all try our best to do every day, but it’s also so important to remember to be kind to ourselves, especially now.

Please let me know if you have any questions, and I hope you all have a great day in the lovely sunshine!

Mrs Rautenbach

Wednesday 20th May 2020 

Hi everyone!

Here’s what you’re going to do today:

Phonics: Today you’re going to learn the next 6 homophones for the week.

English: You’re going to use your banks of rhyming words today to write your own funny poems about clowns.

Maths: Today you’re going to carry on revising what you’ve learned this year about rounding numbers to the nearest multiple of 10.

Reading: You’re going to be completing a comprehension test, or you can read a book for your reading task if you’d like to.

Music: Let’s make some music and have fun!

Please let me know if you have any questions, and I hope you all have a great day!

Mrs Rautenbach

Tuesday 19th May 2020

Good morning, Cedar Class!

Here is your learning for today, which is all posted on Google Classroom:

Phonics: Today you’re going to learn the next 5 words for the week, and you can also have a go at making your own paper fortune tellers!

English: Today you’re going to start writing a poem about a clown by making a list of rhyming words that you’ll be able to use later in the week.

Maths: Today you’re going to revise what you’ve learned this year about rounding numbers to the nearest multiple of 10.

Reading: You’re going to be completing a comprehension test, or you can read a book for your reading task if you’d like to.

PE: Have fun doing lots of different exercises today!

Please let me know if you have any questions, and enjoy your day!

Mrs Rautenbach

Monday 18th May 2020 

Good morning, Cedar Class! I hope you all had a lovely weekend! This is our last week before the half term, so let’s have lots of fun with all the activities I’ve planned for you!

This is what you’re going to do today:

Phonics: This week, we’re going to be learning some more homophones. Have fun learning the first 5 words today.

English: I’m very excited, because this week you’re going to be writing your own poems for English! Let’s start by writing down some rhyming words today.

Maths: Today you’re going to revise what you’ve learned about ordinal numbers (1st, 2nd, 3rd).

Reading: You’re going to be completing a comprehension test, or you can read a book for your reading task if you’d like to. Lots of you have been reading books online on Oxford Owl and then quizzing on Accelerated Reader! That’s great, keep it up!

Science: Today you’re going to learn all about recycling!

Please let me know if you have any questions, and have a lovely day! I can’t wait to see photos of all your amazing work!

Mrs Rautenbach

Friday 15th May 2020 

Good morning everyone! What a fun, exciting week we’ve all had! I've especially loved reading all your stories!

This is what you’re going to do today:
Phonics: You’re going to go over all 16 homophones that we’ve learned this week, and you can join in with our Hive Game at 11 o’clock.
English: Today you’re going to add some adverbs to make your stories even more amazing, and you’re going to edit your stories too, just like we do in school after we’ve written a story. You can even get a purple pen to do it!
Maths: You’re going to do some subtraction today.
Reading: You’re going to be completing a short comprehension test, or you can read a book for your reading task if you’d like to.
Art: Today you’re going to make a flipbook! I can’t wait to see what they look like!

Please let me know if you have any questions, and have a great day!
Mrs Rautenbach

Thursday 14th May 2020 

Good morning Cedar Class! Great work yesterday, your stories for English are coming along very nicely and I can't wait to read the endings!

Here are your activities for today:
Phonics: You’re going to go over all 16 words for this week, play some fun games and do a word search.
English: Today you’re going to write the ending of your story about the white rabbit.
Maths: You’re going to do some addition today where you'll have to add 5 numbers together!
Reading: You’re going to be completing a short comprehension test, or you can read a book for your reading task if you’d like to.
Science: Today you're going to explore which materials can be changed by twisting, squashing, bending or stretching them. Have fun!

Please let me know if you have any questions, and have a great day!

Mrs Rautenbach

Wednesday 13th May 2020

Hi everyone! Well done for all your hard work yesterday! You did fantastic multiplication, and I loved reading your stories about the white rabbit!

Here are your activities for today:

Phonics: You’re going to learn the next 6 homophones today, and then try and find their definitions.

English: Today you’re going to write the next part of your story about the white rabbit.

Maths: You’re going to do some more multiplication today.

Reading: You’re going to be completing another short comprehension test, or you can read a book for your reading task if you’d like to.

Music: Today you’re going to do the next lesson in our series of Music lessons from the BYMT.

Please let me know if you have any questions. I’m working in school today, so I might not respond straight away, but I’ll answer as soon as possible!

Enjoy your day!

Mrs Rautenbach

Tuesday 12th May 2020

Good morning!

Here are your activities for today:

Phonics: You’re going to learn the next 5 homophones today.

English: Today you’re going to start writing the beginning of your own story all about the white rabbit.

Maths: You’re going to do some multiplication today.

Reading: You’re going to be completing another short comprehension test, or you can read a book for your reading task if you’d like to.

PE: You’re going to learn another dance today! Send me videos of you doing the dance if you like, I’d love to see them!

Please let me know if you have any questions, and have a lovely day!

Mrs Rautenbach

Monday 11th May 2020 

Good morning, everyone! I hope you all had a lovely weekend with your families, and that you had fun celebrating VE Day on Friday!

Now let’s get ready for a fun, exciting week of activities! Here’s what you’re going to do today:

Phonics: You’re going to revise the words that have the ‘o’ that sounds like ‘u’ from last week, and then you’re going to learn the first 5 words for this week. We’re focusing on homophones!

English: Today you’re going to create the first page of your own story about the white rabbit.

Maths: You’re going to revise what you’ve learned about odd and even numbers this year.

Reading: You’re going to be completing another short comprehension test, or you can read a book for your reading task if you’d like to.

Topic: Today you’re going to learn a bit more about the history of the circus, and then create your own timeline.

Please let me know if you have any questions, and I can’t wait to see photos of all the amazing things you do at home!

Have a lovely day!

Mrs Rautenbach

Thursday 7th May 2020
 

Good morning, everyone! The sun is shining beautifully and I hope you're all going to have a wonderful day!

Tomorrow is a bank holiday, because it's VE Day! I won't be setting work for you tomorrow, but I've added some fun activities for you in Google Classroom, all about VE Day! You can do anything you like from this folder tomorrow or over the weekend. Have fun!

This is what you're going to be doing today:
Phonics: You’re going to go over the 15 words you've learned this week, and we'll have our hive game at 11am.
English: Today you’re going to learn about adjectives, and make a list of great adjectives you can use in your writing next week.
Maths: Today you’re going to solve some puzzles using shapes.
Reading: You’re going to be completing another short comprehension test based on First News, a newspaper for children, or you can read a book for your reading task if you’d like to.
Science: You're going to be thinking about the specific materials that different objects are made of, why they're made of that material and what purpose the material serves.

Please let me know if you have any questions, and please share photos of all the wonderful things you do at home!

Have a lovely day!
Mrs Rautenbach

Wednesday 6th May 2020

Good morning, Cedar Class!

Here are your activities for today:

Phonics: You’re going to learn the next 5 words that have the ‘o’ sound that sounds like ‘u’ by reading them and then writing some different types of sentences with the words.

English: Today you’re going to draw a story map of your new story with the white rabbit as the main character.

Maths: Today you’re going to solve magic triangles by adding numbers together.

Reading: You’re going to be completing another short comprehension test based on First News, a newspaper for children, or you can read a book for your reading task if you’d like to.

Music: Today you’re going to do the next lesson in our series of lessons from the BYMT.

Please let me know if you have any questions or problems, and please share photos of all the wonderful things you do at home!

Have a nice day!

Mrs Rautenbach

Tuesday 5th May 2020

Hi everyone! Thanks for all your hard work yesterday, the circus tents you created were fantastic, you did excellent diary entries for the characters from our story, and lots of you solved our very tricky Maths problem! Well done!

This is what you’re going to do today:

Phonics: You’re going to learn the next 5 words that have the ‘o’ sound that sounds like ‘u’ by reading them and then writing some different types of sentences with the words.

English: Today you’re going to draw a story map of Leon and the Place Between.

Maths: Today you’re going to learn how to create ‘Magic Chains’ with numbers to impress and amaze your friends and family!

Reading: You’re going to be completing another short comprehension test based on First News, a newspaper for children, or you can read a book for your reading task if you’d like to.

PE: Today you’re going to learn a short dance to one of my favourite songs, ‘I Just Can’t Wait to be King’ from the Lion King. Have fun!

Please let me know if you have any questions or problems, and please continue to share photos of all the amazing things you do at home!

Have a lovely day!

Mrs Rautenbach

Monday 4th May 2020 

Good morning! I hope you’ve all had a lovely weekend, and I hope you’re ready for a fun, exciting week of learning!

This is what you’re going to do today:

Phonics: You’re going to go over the words from last week, and then you’re going to learn 5 new words. This week we’re learning words that have the letter ‘o’ that makes an ‘u’ sound in them.

English: There are 2 videos on the Class Story for you to watch today, and you’ll be very excited to hear that I’m going to be reading all the way to the end of the story! Open the instructions on Google Classroom FIRST before you watch the videos!

Maths: This week, we’re going to do some more problem solving and Maths puzzles!

Reading: You’re going to be completing a short comprehension test based on First News, a newspaper for children, or you can read a book for your reading task if you’d like to.

Art: You’re going to create your own circus tent today!

Please let me know if you have any questions or problems, and I can’t wait to see all the great things you’re going to get up to today!

Have a lovely day!

Mrs Rautenbach

Friday 1st May 2020 

Hi everyone! It’s the end of the week! You’ve made it through another busy week filled with learning and fun, and I am so proud of all the hard work you’ve been doing at home! You’re all amazing, and so are your grownups at home for helping you! Give them a big cuddle today and say thank you!

Here are today’s activities:

Phonics: Go over the 15 words we’ve learned this week that all end in ‘ey’ that sounds like ‘ee’. If you’d like to join our Spelling Shed Hive Game at 11am, please make sure you’re logged on and ready for me to send you the code just before 11.

English: You’re going to see the next exciting part of the story and then write a description of what you see!

Maths: Today you’re going to solve your last puzzle, and you can play a tangram game as well if you like.

Reading: You’re going to be completing a short comprehension test, or you can read a book for your reading task if you’d like to.

Art: You’re going to create your own trapeze artists!

Please let me know if you have any questions or problems, and have a great day of learning!

Mrs Rautenbach

Thursday 30th April 2020 

Good morning! I hope you’re all ready for the fun activities we’re going to do today!

Here are your activities:

Phonics: We’re going to go over the 15 words you’ve learned this week that end in ‘ey’ that makes an ‘ee’ sound by playing some fun games!

English: You’re going to write a diary entry by pretending to be one of the characters from the story.

Maths: Today you’re going to solve another puzzle by following instructions.

Reading: You’re going to be completing a short comprehension test, or you can read a book for your reading task if you’d like to.

Science: We’re going to continue to learn about materials by doing another test. Today you’re going to test whether or not hard materials can absorb water. Let me know what you discover!

Please let me know if you have any questions or problems, and keep up the fantastic work!

Enjoy your day!

Mrs Rautenbach

Wednesday 29th April 2020 

Hello, everyone!

How are you all doing today? I know we might not be very happy about the rain this week, but let’s all cross our fingers for the sun to come out again soon! Well done for all your amazing work from yesterday, I loved seeing all your photos, and was especially impressed by how many of you solved the number puzzle!

Here are your tasks for today:

Phonics: We’re going to continue learning words that end in “ey” that makes an “ee” sound. You’re going to learn the next 5 words today. These are all plurals of some of the words you’ve learned already this week.

English: You’re going to write a letter to Leon telling him what you think he should do – Should he get into the magical box or not?

Maths: Today you’re going to solve a puzzle by following instructions carefully.

Reading: You’re going to be completing a short comprehension test, or you can read a book for your reading task if you’d like to.

Music: We are very lucky to have some lovely video music lessons from the Bromley Youth Music Trust, and today you’ll be doing the first one. Please let me know how you get on and if you enjoy it!

Please let me know if you have any questions or problems, and please keep sending me photos of all your great work!

Have a lovely day!

Mrs Rautenbach

Tuesday 28th April 2020 

Good morning, everyone! You did some amazing work yesterday, well done! I loved your Abdul Kazam posters, your number puzzle solutions, and hearing about all the good deeds you’re going to be doing at home!

Here’s what you’re going to be doing today:

Phonics: We’re going to continue to learn words that end in “ey” that makes an “ee” sound. You’re going to learn the next 5 words today.

English: You’re going to listen to the next part of the story and decide whether or not you think Leon should get into Abdul Kazam’s magical box.

Maths: Today you’re going to solve another number puzzle by adding numbers together.

Reading: You’re going to be completing a short comprehension test, or you can read a book for your reading task if you’d like to.

PE: You’re going to work on your throwing skills today.

Please let me know if you have any questions or problems, and please keep sending me photos of all the amazing work you’re doing at home on Dojo!

Have a great day!

Mrs Rautenbach

Monday 27th April 2020 

Good morning, Cedar Class! I hope you’ve all had a great weekend and enjoyed some time playing in the beautiful sunshine with your families!

Let’s see what you’re going to be doing today!

Phonics: We’re going to look at words that end in “ey” that makes an “ee” sound.

English: You’re going to find out if your predictions from Friday were correct by listening to the next part of Leon and the Place Between!

Maths: Today you’re going to solve a number puzzle by adding numbers together.

Reading: You’re going to be completing a short comprehension test, or you can read a book for your reading task if you’d like to. Remember, there are lots of free ebooks on the Oxford Owl website, and many of them can be quizzed afterwards on Accelerated Reader.

RE: Today you’re going to be learning about Ramadan, a special time for Muslim people.

Please let me know if you have any questions or problems, and I’m looking forward to seeing photos of your work on Dojo!

Have a great day!

Mrs Rautenbach

Friday 24th April 2020 

Hello everyone! Thank you for all the hard work you did yesterday, I loved seeing all your Science experiments and the pictures you made for St George’s Day!

Here are your activities for today:

 Phonics – We will be going over all the words you’ve learned this week, and at 11am we will be doing a hive game on Spelling Shed! I hope to see lots of you joining in!

English – You’re going to look at a video of me reading a little bit more of the story today and then write a prediction about what you think might happen next…

Reading – A comprehension test.

Maths – Your last Maths game for the week, Traffic Lights!

Art – You’re going to make portraits of clown faces! I can’t wait to see them!

Have a great day, everyone!

Mrs Rautenbach

Thursday 23rd April 2020 

Good morning, Cedar Class! How are you all feeling today? Let me know by leaving me a comment below. I’m really missing all of you, and school, very much!

Here are your activities for today:

 Phonics – We will be going over all the words you’ve learned this week, that will help us with our Circus topic.

English – You’re going to look at a video of me reading a little bit more of the story today and then write your own page for the story!

Reading – There are some powerpoints for you to read and enjoy all about St George’s Day.

Maths – You’re going to play another Maths game today.

Science – You are going to do a test today to find out which materials absorb the most water.

It is St George’s Day today, so I have added a few extra activities for you in today’s folder. These are there for you if you’d like to have a go, but please don’t feel you have to do everything in the folder, as that will just be too much! You’re welcome to choose whatever you’d like to do, and HAVE FUN!

I’ll be working in school today so I might not respond to messages right away, but I’ll try my best!

Have a lovely day!

Mrs Rautenbach

Wednesday 22nd April 2020 

Hi everyone!

I hope you all had a lovely day yesterday! It was great to see the photos of everything you got up to, like having fun beating your mums at the Maths game and practising your juggling!

Here’s what we’re going to do today:

 Phonics – We will continue to learn words relating to the Circus and also complete a word search.

English – You’re going to look at a video of me reading the first bit of the story again, and a little bit more! Then you’re going to think about the place where the story is set (the setting).

Reading – A comprehension test.

Maths – You’re going to play another Maths game today.

Music – You’re going to learn about circus music. The powerpoint needs to be downloaded from Google Classroom first, and then opened. If you don’t do this, you won’t be able to hear the music.

Have a great day!

Mrs Rautenbach

Tuesday 21st April 2020 

Good morning! I hope you all had a great first day of doing your home learning activities. I could see how much you enjoyed learning more about the circus, playing our Maths game, and predicting what our new story will be about for English!

Here’s what we’re going to do today:

 Phonics – We will continue to learn words relating to our topic, the Circus.

English – You’re going to look at a video of me reading the first bit of the story and then you’re going to do an activity about it.

Reading – A short comprehension test. Type the answers into the sheet or write the answers on a piece of paper and send me a photo.

Maths – You’re going to play another fun Maths game today!

PE – Have lots of fun doing practising your circus skills!

All the things you need are in the Cedar Class folder on Google Classroom. Please send me your questions or comments on Class Dojo if you have any, and enjoy!

Enjoy!

Mrs Rautenbach

Monday 20th April 2020 

Good morning, Cedar Class! I hope you’ve all had a wonderful, relaxing holiday at home with your families! I’m missing you all loads, and looking forward to catching up with you again and seeing your work in Google Classroom!

Let’s get started! We’ve got a new topic for this term…THE CIRCUS!

 Phonics – This week we’re going to be learning some words that relate to our new topic.

English – We’re going to be reading a new book this week. Today you are just looking at the first page of the book and predicting what you think it might be about.

Reading – A short comprehension test. Type the answers into the sheet or write the answers on a piece of paper and send me a photo.

Maths – We’re going to be playing lots of fun Maths games this week!

Topic – Our Topic lesson today is going to introduce you to our new topic, the Circus!

All the things you need are in the Cedar Class folder on Google Classroom. Please send me your questions or comments on Class Dojo if you have any, and enjoy!

Have a lovely day!

Mrs Rautenbach

Friday 3rd April 2020 

Happy Friday, Cedar Class! You made it to the end of the week! Well done, you’ve all been amazing, and I’ve been so impressed with your hard work!

Here are your tasks for today:

 Phonics –We’re going to recap all the suffixes you’ve learned this week. I’m going to run another hive game on Spelling Shed at 11am today, so if you’d like to join us, make sure you log in and are ready on time, and I’ll send you the code!

English – You’re going to play a game on Purple Mash all about noun phrases. Remember, a noun phrase is when a noun (object or person) has an adjective (describing word) in front of it, for example ‘the fluffy dog’ or ‘the white rose’. An expanded noun phrase has more than one adjective, for example ‘the fluffy, spotty dog’ or ‘the silky, white rose’.

Reading – You’re going to play a game where you have to read sentences and check if they make sense.

Maths – We’re going to be finishing off revising multiplication and division.

Topic – You’re going to be learning about the different layers of the Rainforest.

I’ve posted another question for you to answer – What book should Mrs Baker read to you tonight? Let me know by clicking on the book you’d like to hear!

All the things you need are in the Cedar Class folder on Google Classroom. Please send any questions or comments to me on Class Dojo.

Have a great day!

Mrs Rautenbach

Thursday 2nd April 2020 

Hello Cedar Class!

What a great day of learning you all had yesterday! I loved seeing photos of your PE activities, and I couldn’t believe how many of each action you were able to do! I’m so impressed! You definitely all beat me!

This is what we’re going to do today:

 Phonics –Today we’re going to learn words that have the “ing” suffix.

English – You’re going to write a description of the video we’ve been watching. Try to use lots of adjectives (describing words) to tell me all about what you see.

Reading – You’re going to do a short comprehension test. Write the answers on a piece of paper and send me a photo.

Maths – For the next 2 days, we’re going to be revising multiplication and division.

Science – You’re going to be learning all about how different types of seeds are spread around so that more plants can grow!

I’ve also posted a question for you to answer – What book should I read to you tonight? Let me know by clicking on the book you’d like to hear!

All the things you need are in the Cedar Class folder on Google Classroom. Please send any questions or comments to me on Class Dojo.

Have a lovely day!

Mrs Rautenbach

Wednesday 1st April 2020
 

Good morning Cedar Class!

Well done for all your hard work yesterday, you did some fantastic addition sums, and I loved seeing the party invitations you designed!

This is what we’re going to do today:

 Phonics – This week we’re going to continue recapping what we’ve learned about suffixes. Today we’re going to learn words that have the “ed” suffix.

English – You’re going to write down lots of adjectives you can use to describe the video we’ve been watching this week.

Reading – You’re going to do a short comprehension test. Write the answers on a piece of paper and send me a photo.

Maths – We’re going to be focusing on subtraction today. Remember to watch the video I’ve made for you first, and then have a go!

PE – You’re going to be timing yourself while you do lots of different exercises, and then you can even make up your own workout for your family members.

All the things you need are in the Cedar Class folder on Google Classroom. Please send me your questions or comments on Class Dojo if you have any. I’ll be working in school today, so I might not be able to reply straight away, but I’ll get back to you as soon as possible!

Have fun!

Mrs Rautenbach

Tuesday 31st March 2020 

Good morning Cedar Class!

I hope you all had fun completing your learning tasks yesterday! I loved seeing all your Rainforest creations! If you haven’t finished or didn’t get a chance to do it yesterday, you can do it any time you have a chance and send me a photo, I’d love to see it!

This is what we’re going to do today:

 Phonics – This week we’re going to continue recapping what we’ve learned about suffixes. Today we’re going to learn words that have the “est” suffix today.

English – You’re going to be making a party invitation for the boy from yesterday’s video.

Reading – You’re going to do a short comprehension test. Write the answers on a piece of paper and send me a photo.

Maths – We’re going to be continuing with recapping our learning about addition.

Music – You’re going to learn a song all about the Rainforest.

All the things you need are in the Cedar Class folder on Google Classroom. Please send me your questions or comments on Class Dojo if you have any.

Have fun!

Mrs Rautenbach

Monday 30th March 2020 

Hi everyone!

I hope you’ve all had a great weekend, and that you’re all ready for another week of home learning! Last week you worked very hard and I was super impressed, so I’m looking forward to seeing what you get up to this week!

This is what we’re going to do today:

 Phonics – This week we’re going to be recapping what we’ve learned about suffixes this year. We’re going to start by learning words that have the “er” suffix today.

English – You’re going to be watching a story on Youtube this week, and then we’ll be doing lots of fun activities based on the video.

Reading – A short comprehension test. Type the answers into the sheet or write the answers on a piece of paper and send me a photo.

Maths – We’re going to be recapping our learning about addition and subtraction for the first few days of the week. Have a look at the video I’ve made for you to help you remember how to do it, and then have a go at the addition sums.

Art – You’re going to make a Rainforest scene using an old box and anything else you can find in the house!

All the things you need are in the Cedar Class folder on Google Classroom. Please send me your questions or comments on Class Dojo if you have any, and have fun!

Enjoy your day!

Mrs Rautenbach

Friday 27th March 2020 

Good morning, Cedar Class!

Happy Friday! You’ve made it through your first week of home learning, and I am so proud of all of you! I’ve been amazed by all the fantastic hard work you’ve been doing at home, so well done! Today I’m going to give 5 Dojo points to everyone who tried some of our tasks this week! Good work, everyone!

Today is: Friday the 27th of March 2020. The short date is 27.3.20.

This is what we’re going to do today:

 Phonics – Recap all the words for the week by reading through them all, and then have a go on Spelling Shed. If you’d like to, you can have a little spelling test and ask someone to help test you. Let me know how you do!

English - We are going to write what we think will happen next in the story. Where does the smaller man go after dropping the axe? What does he do? You can type your diary entry into the document and turn it in, or you can write it on a piece of paper and send me a photo.

Reading – A short comprehension test. Write the answers on a piece of paper and send me a photo if you like.

Maths – Our last lesson on fractions for the week. Write the answers on a piece of paper and send me a photo if you like.

RE – Today we are going to continue our learning about Islam by looking at the holy book of Islam, the Quran.

Go onto Google Classroom and click on the link for each subject when you’re ready and have a go.

Please continue to send me your questions or comments on Class Dojo if you have any.

Have a great day!

Mrs Rautenbach

Thursday 26th March 2020 

Good morning, Cedar Class!

Well done for all your hard work yesterday! I hope you had fun dancing to some of the Just Dance Kids videos!

Today is: Thursday the 26th of March 2020. The short date is 26.3.20.

This is what we’re going to do today:

 Phonics – Learn the next 5 words for the week. These are all words where a long vowel is followed by only one consonant, and the words all end in a ‘y’ that makes an ‘ee’ sound. When we make these words plural (more), we drop the ‘y’ and add ‘ies’. You can write your sentences on the document and turn it in when you’re finished, or you can write it on a piece of paper and send me a photo.

English - We are going to pretend to be the smaller man and write a diary entry for him. You can type your diary entry into the document and turn it in, or you can write it on a piece of paper and send me a photo.

Reading – A short comprehension test. Write the answers on a piece of paper and send me a photo if you like.

Maths – Fractions: Finding quarters. Write the answers on a piece of paper and send me a photo if you like.

Science – Today you are going to be Scientists and write about our experiment with planting seeds.

Go onto Google Classroom and click on the link for each subject when you’re ready and have a go.

Please continue to send me your questions or comments on Class Dojo if you have any.

Enjoy your day!

Mrs Rautenbach

Wednesday 25th March 2020 

Good morning, Cedar Class!

I hope you had fun doing your learning yesterday! I’ve loved seeing all the hard work you’re doing!

Today is: Wednesday the 25th of March 2020. The short date is 25.3.20.

This is what we’re going to do today:

 Phonics – Learn the next 5 words for the week. These are all words where a long vowel is followed by only one consonant, and the words all end in a ‘y’ that makes an ‘ee’ sound. You can write your sentences on the document and turn it in when you’re finished, or you can write it on a piece of paper and send me a photo.

English - We are going to answer some questions to see if we’ve understood the book The Great Kapok Tree. You can type your answers into the document and turn it in, or you can write it on a piece of paper and send me a photo.

Reading – A short comprehension test. Write the answers on a piece of paper and send me a photo if you like.

Maths – Fractions: Finding halves. Write the answers on a piece of paper and send me a photo if you like.

PE – You’re going to have lots of fun dancing to different Just Dance Kids videos!

Go onto Google Classroom and click on the link for each subject when you’re ready and have a go.

Please continue to send me your questions or comments on Class Dojo if you have any. Today is my day to work in school, so I might not reply straight away, but I will do my best to answer as soon as possible.

Enjoy your day!

Mrs Rautenbach

Tuesday 24th March 2020 

Good morning, Cedar Class!

I hope you all enjoyed your tasks yesterday! I know that some of it might have been a bit tricky if you don’t have a printer at home to print out the worksheets, but you can continue to write the answers down on paper and send me your photos of the work that you’ve done. I loved seeing all the hard work that you did, and especially your beautiful Rainforest pictures inspired by Henri Rousseau!

Today is: Tuesday the 24th of March 2020. The short date is 24.3.20.

This is what we’re going to do today:

 Phonics – Learn our first 5 words for the week. These are all words where a short vowel is followed by a double consonant. Why don’t you tell your grownup at home what a short vowel is? You can write your sentences on the document and turn it in when you’re finished, or you can write it on a piece of paper and send me a photo.

English - We are going to make a summary of The Great Kapok Tree, the story we listened to yesterday. We can use our story maps to help us. You can type your summary into the document and turn it in, or you can write it on a piece of paper and send me a photo.

Reading – A short comprehension test. Write the answers on a piece of paper and send me a photo if you like.

Maths – Fractions: Halves. Write the answers on a piece of paper and send me a photo if you like.

Music – You are going to listen to a piece of music called The Carnival of the Animals composed by Camille Saint-Saens.

Go onto Google Classroom and click on the link for each subject when you’re ready and have a go.

Send me your questions or comments on Class Dojo if you have any.

Have a lovely day!

Mrs Rautenbach

Monday 23rd March 2020 

Good morning, Cedar Class!

I hope you’ve all had a lovely weekend!

I’ve put together a plan for our day so you can pretend you’re at school but from the comfort of your home!

Let’s get on with our day…

Today is: Monday the 23rd of March 2020. The short date is 23.3.20.

This is what we’re going to do today:

 Phonics – A recap on using apostrophes for possession

English - We are going to read a new story all about the Rainforest

Reading – A short comprehension test

Maths – Fractions: Making equal parts

Art – Creating your own picture inspired by the work of Henri Rousseau

Go onto Google Classroom and click on the link for each subject when you’re ready and have a go.

Send me your questions or comments on Class Dojo if you have any..

Have a great day!

Mrs Rautenbach