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Week Beginning Monday 22nd June

Friday 26th June

Hello, welcome to Friday, the end of the week and hopefully a slightly cooler day...phew!

Here are today's tasks:

1. Spellings

Last chance for a quick practise, followed by a "test" if an adult/older sibling is there to help.

Then game 5 from the link below....


Today the challenge is to complete the postcard outlined within the "project" folder opposite - task 2

If you have already done this...

Try to think of a new "adventure" for Paddington....

Perhaps the tale of him - visiting a theme park (going on crazy rides and getting in all sorts of trouble..... or spending a day at the beach (sandcastles, crabbing, seagulls after his sandwiches and more)....or playing in the park (fun with swings, slides, roundabouts, sandpits, zip wires etc.)...or, whatever YOU would like to write.

3. Maths

See todays work within the maths folder opposite.

4. PE

  • Could you make your own BEAR dance?
  • Make a mini obstacle course  - with lots of shady zones (sheets etc to crawl under and through).

Or go on a "bear hunt" - a lovely local walk through the woods, thinking of all the different types of landscape you walk through/past (fields, long grass, streams...)

5. Music (extension)

Have you started your "summer music" challenge yet?

Check the folder on the "summer 2" page

  • search your garden/local are to make some 1 minute "nature" videos
  • create your own sounds, song, music to go with your favourite
  • If you do not have a programme (such as movie maker) to combine the 2...simply sing your song/play your sounds/music as an adult videos your favourite area again, recording your sounds at the same time.

Thursday 25th June

Hello everyone, here are the links and tasks for today - enjoy.

1. Spellings

Complete your daily practise then play the next game (4) within the link below:

2. English

Today is SPAG  for both year groups with embedded tasks, as are they are from BBC bitesize. Simply work your way through the videos and then try at least one of the tasks offered.

YEAR 2 = Suffixes

YEAR 3 = Their, there, they're


See todays work within the maths folder opposite.

4. Art, DT, Topic

Have you finished and uploaded your fact files?!

If you have not already started it, today is the day to get cracking with your ANDEAN BEAR diorama. Details can be found within the project folder on the right and then by clicking upon the ART and DT folder.

You could also consider painting, drawing, or  collaging your own 3d bear!

5. Music

Listen to the ORIGINAL Paddington bear theme tune

Could you put your own words to it?

Wednesday 24th June

Good morning.

Practise your school spellings.Use this link again :

  • Click on year 2 Spelling rule 1 (sound spelt as ge and dge at the end of words)
  • Click on year 3 & 4 Spelling rule 2 (i sound spelt y in the word)

Play another game.

Maths for all

Click on the folder on the right hand side to find the video clip and work sheets for day 3

SPAG for all

To identify similes and metaphors and be able to use them in your writing.

Writers use similes and metaphors to create a clear picture for their readers.

A simile describes something by comparing it to something else, using the words like or as.

Simile: My brother is as greedy as a piglet.

Metaphor : 'My brother' is a piglet '
This statement isn't literally true – a child cannot be a pig – but the brother can share a pig's characteristics, like eating lots or liking to play in the mud!

Unlike a simile, metaphors do not use the words 'like' or 'as

Watch the short video clips.

Year 3 complete Simile or Metaphor ? Extension task: Inventing new  similes

Year 2 complete Year 2 1 , 2 or 3 star Simile Challenges.

Science and Geography Topic work

Complete your Spectacled Bear Fact file and post a picture of it on Class Dojo.


Try some of the activities in the attachment below.

Tuesday 23rd June


Practise your school spellings.Use this link again :

  • Click on year 2 Spelling rule 1 (sound spelt as ge and dge at the end of words)
  • Click on year 3 & 4 Spelling rule 2 (i sound spelt y in the word)

Play another game.

Maths for all

Click on the folder on the right hand side to find the video clip and work sheets for day 2

English for all

Hopefully you will have had an opportunity to listen to the story ' A Bear called Paddington'

Tasks  for today : Adjectives are often used to tell a reader more about something, adding some description or detail.

Task 1:Think of some ways you could describe the Browns; Mr Brown, Mrs Brown, Jonathan and Judy. Write them all down in your book as you think of them. Group the adjectives together (kind, welcoming, smiling).


Can you use some adjectives to describe Mrs Bird the housekeeper?

Task 2:This is a picture of an escalator, found in some underground stations like Paddington Station and some big shops like Primark in Kings Lynn.List some adjectives to describe it.


Science and Geography

Continue with your research  from yesterday using the links to create a fact file about Spectacled Bears. Think carefully about how you are going to present your fact file using the guide below ( different headings). Remember to take care with presentation and draw any pictures neatly, labelling them  carefully or maybe use a caption.

Monday 22nd June

Good Morning


Spellings to practise this week and use in a sentence are:

Gryffindor/ Ravenclaw: necessary dictionary summary imaginary extraordinary

anniversary primary February library ordinary

Slytherin/Hufflepuff:  primary dictionary Monday  Tuesday Wednesday

Thursday  Saturday  February  library   ordinary

Further  Spelling Practice

Years 2 and 3

Use this link:

  • Click on year 2 Spelling rule 1 (sound spelt as ge and dge at the end of words)
  • Click on year 3 & 4 Spelling rule 2 (i sound spelt y in the word)
  • Click on view words.
  • Write them down in your English book.
  • Then press ‘play’ in the top right hand corner
  • Click on spelling tiles.
  • Each day use 1 of the games until you have gone on each game (5 games each week displayed).
  • On Friday click on Practice / Test and test the spelling rule you have been learning this week.
  • Record your score in your English Book under your word list.


This week the focus for Year 3 is angles

Measuring length is the  Year 2 focus.

There will be a video lesson to watch each day, followed by a task/ activity to complete. There will also be extra extension tasks to choose from as well for each year group.

Please find the Maths lessons in the  folder on the right hand side labelled Maths wk beg. 22.06.2020

Weekly Project

The project for this week is: Peru – South American Animals and Habitats.

The information for the project is in the folder on the right hand side. It includes English , Science and Art tasks.

Additional English tasks including SPAG and comprehension work will also be  posted throughout the week. 

English for all 

Activity 1 of the project

Start by listening to the beginning of the story, ‘A Bear Called Paddington’. You could break this up into different parts over the day to spread it out-

Chapter 1-

Chapter 2-

Chapter 3-

Chapter 4-

Science and Geography

To create an interesting  and detailed fact file this can be completed over 3 days 

Year 2 and 3

Start working on the Activity 1

Find Peru on a map, an atlas or a globe. Can you find Lima where Aunt Lucy lives with the retired bears?

Activity 1

Year 2/3 :Use books and the internet to research the Spectacled Bear (Andean Bear). You could use the headings below as a guide to create a fact file about the bear.

There are a few fact sheets about Spectacled Bears attached below for you to look at as well.

Watch the video - Click on the link

Habitat- A description or a picture to show where Spectacled Bears live. 

Picture/ photo- What does the bear look like?

Interesting fact- Draw or write something interesting about this animal.

Eats- What do Spectacled Bears eat? Are they carnivores, herbivores or omnivores?

Animal: Are they a bird, mammal, fish, reptile or amphibian?

How does the bear adapt to its environment?

Resources and links you could use-

Activity 2

Year 2 and 3

Endangered Bears-Find out about the Spectacled Bear (Andean Bear), Panda and Polar Bear, where they can be found in the world? Use an atlas, a globe or the world map attached to the resources.

Find out why the bears are endangered. What is being done to stop them from becoming extinct? You can choose how to present your findings. You might-

*Create a powerpoint

* Present your findings to your family or send us a video via Class Dojo

* Make a colourful poster

You decide!


Take a photo for your project – send the photo in and we can make a gallery on the website.


All this  information and links can also  be found in the Project folder on the right hand- side, then in the Science and Geography link.

Another issue of the OpenUpScience Magazine is attached below.Have a look and try some of the activities . In this issue, we’re exploring all things code related!