Today's Learning Challenge for Year 1/2 16.07.20
Today's Learning Challenge for Year 1/2 16.07.20

Today's Learning Challenge for Year 1/2 16.07.20

Posted in Year 1/2 on Thursday, 16th July 2020

Hi Year 1/2!         

Here are today's learning challenges:

Please access these lessons if you choose but remember that there is no pressure to do so. It is more important that children are happy and feel safe and secure. Playing board games, baking, going for walks and spending time as a family are all vital learning opportunities and will benefit your children hugely.

Daily English lessons from The Oak National Academy

Year 1 Focus: Identify syllables

Follow the lesson video and have fun!

Year 2 Focus: Map a recount

Follow the lesson video and have fun!

Daily Maths Lessons from the White Rose Maths Hub

Year 1 - Comparing Time (Video)

Lesson 4 - Comparing time.pdf(Questions)

Lesson 4 Answers - Comparing time.pdf(Answers/Mark Scheme)

Watch on the video for Lesson 4 then complete the activity. Enjoy!

Year 2 - Comparing durations of time (Video)

Lesson 4 - Compare durations of time.pdf (Questions)

Lesson 4 Answers - Compare durations of time.pdf(Answers)

Watch on the video for Lesson 4 then complete the activity. Enjoy!

Here are today's phonics lessons at home:

Thursday 16th July
Set 1 - s
Set 2 – ir
Set 3 – ure
Reading longer words – igh/ i-e

Read Red words

Read and hold a sentence.

This half term, we are exploring the work of Roald Dahl!

We love stories! And we especially love the weird and wacky stories of Roald Dahl. 

Why not take a tour of the Roald Dahl Museum here:

This week we are focusing on The BFG.

Each day we will be learning about a different part of the story and there will an activity too.

Here's today's challenge:

Listen to Chapter 15 of the story:

There are two different meanings for the word ‘dream’. 

Can think of both meanings?

A dream is something that we have when we go to sleep at night, like the dreams that the BFG blows through bedroom windows – but a dream can also be a personal aspiration or goal: something that we really want to achieve. 

Sophie and the BFG have a dream that is an aspiration: their dream is to put a stop to the giants and their human-guzzling ways! 

Think about your own personal dreams. 

You might aspire to perform in a school play, or to learn to ride a bike, or to play in a school rugby final. 

Or perhaps your dreams are more long-term goals, such as what they would like to do when they grow up. 

Create your own dream jar.

You will need a clean, empty jar.

Write your dreams on pieces of paper. Draw and colour what they think your personal dreams will look like on the pieces of paper and put them inside the jar.

Don't forget to post your work in the Kid Zone.


Active Fusion PE

Active Fusion have created some learning resource packs for PE lessons, designed to be delivered at home.

These are suitable from Early Years, right up to Year 6 and include everything that you need to develop skills in a range of areas of PE at home.

Please see the link below for KS1:

Active Fusion Home-Pack-KS1.pdf

Links to EYFS and KS2 can be found on the Whole School Blog.

Do you fancy practicing all your other skills?  Visit the sites highlighted on our previous blogs:

Maths with Parents see Blog posted on 16.04.20

Remember to log on, watch the videos, complete the 3 activities and complete your mascot.

How to have amazing handwriting - see Blog posted on 29.03.20

Be a times tables Superstar! - see Blog posted on 28.03.20             


Read Write Inc at Home - see Blog posted on 26.03.20

From Monday 23rd March, films will show at the times below and be available for 24 hours. 

  • Set 1 Speed Sounds at 9.30 am     
  • Set 2 Speed Sounds at 10.00 am
  • Set 3 Speed Sounds at 10.30 am     

Films and resources for parents on


PE at Home - see Blog posted on 23.03.20    


And don't forget your Bedtime Reads! - see Blog posted on 27.03.20.

Stay safe and be kind. 

The KS1 Team

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