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Speenhamland School

Infants

Each class teacher can be contacted on their class email for additional information or via DB Primary

Miss Hipgrave class3@speenhamland.newburyacademytrust.org

Miss Buckell class4@speenhamland.newburyacademytrust.org

Miss Greenwood class5@speenhamland.newburyacademytrust.org

Term Topic Overview
 

 

Towers and Turrets

Infants

 

Spring Term

Image result for donnington castle

 

English:

We will be developing our knowledge of fairy tales by reading Rapunzel and comparing this to the film adaptation Tangled. We will also study modern adaptations of Rapunzel in Guided Reading.

 

We will be writing:

  • Character descriptions
  • Setting descriptions

· Re-telling a known fairy tale

· Adapting a known fairy tale

 

We will also be studying non-fiction and learning to write a set of instructions.

History

This topic will include lots of historical skills and knowledge. We will begin our topic by thinking about where castles are located and why and also consider the features of castles and their uses. We will learn about what life was like in a castle, consider some of the jobs people had and make comparisons to life now. We will then learn about King Charles I and the Civil War. Finally, we will learn about the importance the Battles of Newbury and why Donnington Castle was important.

 

 

 

In addition the following will be taught:

 

Maths:

In Maths this term we will be working on:

· Weight and mass

· Capacity and volume

· Consolidating the four operations – Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division.

RE:

In RE this term we will be looking at Christianity and new beginnings. Exploring the question “How important is it to Christians that Jesus came back to life after His crucifixion?”

 

Computing:

Using Purple Mash, the children will learn about:

· Spreadsheets

· Questioning

PSHE:

This term we are learning about Healthy Me.

 

Design Technology:
 

This term, our DT unit will be based on Food Technology. We will be applying our knowledge from our previous topic, Farm to Fork to help us with our learning.

 

We will cover:

  • Identify a range of picnic food
  • Understand what makes food suitable for a picnic
  • Taste a range of picnic food
  • Follow a recipe to make biscuits
  • Design a healthy option for a picnic
  • Make healthy option picnic food using chopping, cutting and peeling skills
  • Evaluate our final product

 

Music
 

This term, we will be learning about rhythm and beat and the difference between the two. We will also be using musical instruments to keep in time with the beat. We will listen to a range of songs and pieces of music, which we will interpret.

 

 

 

Home Learning March 2021 Archive
 

Speenhamland School Home Learning Spring Term 2021                                                       Week 2: 1.3.2021
Each lesson has a pre-recorded video on DB Primary on the Class page under the relevant subject tab. Make sure you watch the video before completing the set tasks.
Each class teacher can be contacted on their class email for additional information.
Miss Hipgrave – class3@speenhamland.newburyacademytrust.org
Miss Buckell – class4@speenhamland.newburyacademytrust.org
Miss Greenwood – class5@speenhamland.newburyacademytrust.org  
Home Learning Weekly Overview
Please find the videos for each lesson on the relevant subject page on the class page. Find the allocated tasks on your child’s own homepage.  

Subject

Location/learning platform

Task

Phonics

DB Primary

Watch the Phonics video each day linked to the sounds you are working on.

Writing


Live on Teams on Thursday @ 9:30.

All other lesson pre-recorded on DB Primary.

Monday:
Plan an adapted set of instructions.

Tuesday:
Write a set of adapted instructions.

Wednesday:
Write a set of adapted instructions.

Thursday:

What We’ll Build launch and a range of World Book Day activities
Friday:
Spelling Test

Maths

 

Live on Teams on Tuesday @ 9:30.

 

 

Monday
Introducing capacity and volume

Tuesday
Measure capacity

Wednesday
Year 1 - Measure capacity

Year 2 - Measuring using millilitres and litres
Friday
Compare capacity and volume

Story

DB Primary

Live on Teams Tuesday 2:30

Watch the pre-recorded stories from KS1 Teachers and Teaching Assistants.

Join us live on Teams on Tuesday at 2:30 for a story.

These tasks run all week

Reading

Purple Mash

Read A little act of kindness and then answer the questions on Purple Mash.

G. Reading

Teams – Wednesday @ 9:30

Live on Monday @ 9:30 on Teams to continue our focus story Fergal is Fuming!

Spellings

DB Primary

Practise the words ready for the test on Friday.

Handwriting

DB Primary

Practise the join ‘ef’ and ‘if.’

Maths Fluency

DB Primary 

Maths Games assigned as tasks on DB Primary.

DT

DB Primary and Teams – Monday @ 9:30

Lesson 1

Live on Teams Tuesday @ 9:30 - Planning a healthy picnic snack

Lesson 2

Pre-recorded on DB – Making and evaluating your healthy picnic snack

Music

Teams

Understanding the difference between beat and rhythm.

Computing

Purple Mash

Lesson 1 - Adding images to a spreadsheet.

Lesson 2 - Using the ‘speak’ and ‘count’ tools to count items.

P.E.

YouTube

DB Primary

P.E. with Joe Wicks (Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9.00)

Look out for Mr Page’s challenges on the Infant Sports page.

Home Learning February 2021 Archive
 

Speenhamland School Home Learning Spring Term 2021

Week 1: 22.2.2021
Each lesson has a pre-recorded video on DB Primary on the Class page under the relevant subject tab. Make sure you watch the video before completing the set tasks.
Each class teacher can be contacted on their class email for additional information.
Miss Hipgrave – class3@speenhamland.newburyacademytrust.org
Miss Buckell – class4@speenhamland.newburyacademytrust.org
Miss Greenwood – class5@speenhamland.newburyacademytrust.org  
Home Learning Weekly Overview
Please find the videos for each lesson on the relevant subject page on the class page. Find the allocated tasks on your child’s own homepage.  

Subject

Location/learning platform

Task

Phonics

DB Primary

Watch the Phonics video each day linked to the sounds you are working on.

Writing


Live on Teams Monday @ 9:30

 

All other days watch the lesson videos on DB Primary on the Maths page.

 

Monday:
Introduction to new topic: Instructions

Tuesday:
To listen and respond to a set of instructions

Wednesday:
To tell a set of instructions from memory

Thursday:

To use imperative verbs
Friday:
Spelling Test

Maths

Live on Teams on Tuesday at 9:30.

 

All other days watch the lesson videos on DB Primary on the Maths page.

 

Year 1

Monday
Introduction to weight and mass

Tuesday
Measure mass including grams and kilograms for Y2

Wednesday
Compare mass

Thursday

Weight and mass problems
Friday
Weight and mass problems

Story

DB Primary

Watch the pre-recorded stories from KS1 Teachers and Teaching Assistants.

These tasks run all week

Reading

Purple Mash

Read Max and the Pirates of Puddleton Bay and then answer the questions on Purple Mash.

G. Reading

Teams

Wednesday live on Teams to read Fergal is Fuming and then practise inference and retrieval skills.

Spellings

DB Primary

Practise the words linked to our topic ready for the test on Friday.

Handwriting

DB Primary

Practise the join ‘aw’ and ‘ew.’

Maths Fluency

Teams

DB Primary 

Thursday live on Teams at 9:30 for Maths fluency games.

Maths Games assigned as tasks on DB Primary.

DT

DB Primary

Lesson 1

To learn about, taste and explore a range of picnic food.

Lesson 2

To make Teddy Bear biscuits.

Music

Teams

Tuesday live on Teams at 2:30. Bring along your homemade musical instrument!

Computing

Purple Mash

Introduction to Spreadsheets using 2Calculate on Purple Mash.

P.E.

YouTube

DB Primary

P.E. with Joe Wicks (Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9.00)

Look out for Mr Page’s challenges on the Infant Sports page.

 

Week Commencing 8th February

Speenhamland School Home Learning Spring Term 2021                                                       Week 6: 8.2.2021
Each lesson has a pre-recorded video on DB Primary on the Class page under the relevant subject tab. Make sure you watch the video before completing the set tasks.
Each class teacher can be contacted on their class email for additional information.
Miss Hipgrave – class3@speenhamland.newburyacademytrust.org
Miss Buckell – class4@speenhamland.newburyacademytrust.org
Miss Greenwood – class5@speenhamland.newburyacademytrust.org  
Home Learning Weekly Overview
Please find the videos for each lesson on the relevant subject page on the class page. Find the allocated tasks on your child’s own homepage.  

Subject

Location/learning platform

Task

How well did you do?

Phonics

DB Primary

Watch the Phonics video each day linked to the sounds you are working on.

 

Writing


Watch the lesson videos on DB Primary on the English page.

Monday:
Starting to learn the poem Food Fight by Kenn Nesbitt

Tuesday:
Identify and count syllables

Wednesday:
Recognise and use the features of Haikus

Thursday:
Perform Food Fight by Kenn Nesbitt and your own Haiku.

Friday:
Spelling Test

 

Maths

Live on Teams on Thursday at 9:30.

 

All other days watch the lesson videos on DB Primary on the Maths page.

 

Year 1

Monday
Make equal groups - Sharing

Tuesday
Make equal groups - Sharing

Wednesday
Make equal groups – Grouping

Thursday
Make equal groups - Grouping

Friday
Recapping arrays

Year 2

Monday
Make equal groups - Sharing

Tuesday
Make equal groups – Grouping

Wednesday
Dividing by 2

Thursday
Dividing by 5

Friday

Dividing by 10

 

Story

DB Primary

Watch the pre-recorded stories from KS1 Teachers and Teaching Assistants.

 

These tasks run all week

Reading

Purple Mash

Read Ned and the Jungle Animals and then answer the questions.

 

G. Reading

Teams

Live on Monday at 9:30 for final section of Jim and the Beanstalk

 

Spellings

DB Primary

Learn to spell the names of the shapes.

 

Handwriting

DB Primary

Learn the joins ‘ar’ and ‘an.’

 

Maths Fluency

DB Primary 

 

Maths Games assigned as tasks on DB Primary.

 

Computing

Teams and DB

Tuesday live at 9:30 linked to Internet Safety Day.

 

PSHE

Teams

Tuesday live at 2:30. We will review our dreams and goals and look at The Colour Monster.

 

RE

DB Primary

Finding out about Islam and commitments

 

Science

Teams

Wednesday Live at 9:30. We will be looking at animal life cycles.

 

Geography

DB Primary

What is life like on a farm? How is it different to living in a town?

 

Art

DB Primary

Creating our own self portrait in the style of Arcimboldo

 

P.E.

YouTube

DB Primary

P.E. with Joe Wicks (Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9.00)

Look out for Mr Page’s challenges on the Infant Sports page.

 

 

Week Commencing 1st February

Speenhamland School Home Learning Spring Term 2021                                                       Week 4 1.2.2021
Each lesson has a pre-recorded video on DB Primary on the Class page under the relevant subject tab. Make sure you watch the video before completing the set tasks.
Each class teacher can be contacted on their class email for additional information.
Miss Hipgrave – class3@speenhamland.newburyacademytrust.org
Miss Buckell – class4@speenhamland.newburyacademytrust.org
Miss Greenwood – class5@speenhamland.newburyacademytrust.org  
Home Learning Weekly Overview
Please find the videos for each lesson on the relevant subject page on the class page. Find the allocated tasks on your child’s own homepage.  

 

Subject

Location/learning platform

Task

How well did you do?

 

Phonics

DB Primary

Watch the Phonics video each day linked to the sounds you are working on.

 

 

Writing

Tuesday Live on Teams at 9:30.
 

All other days watch the lesson videos on DB Primary on the English page.

Monday:
Y1: Learn to use the prefix ‘un.’

Y2: Learn to use apostrophes for contractions

Tuesday:
Plan an alternative version for The Gigantic Turnip.

Wednesday:
Write the beginning of your adapted story.

Thursday:
Write the middle of your adapted story.

Friday:
Write the ending of your adapted story.

 

 

Maths

Monday Live on Teams at 9:30.

 

All other days watch the lesson videos on DB Primary on the Maths page.

 

Year 1

Monday
Make doubles

Tuesday
Make equal groups- Grouping

Wednesday
Count in 2s

Thursday
Count in 5s

Friday
Count in 10s

Year 2

Monday
Make doubles

Tuesday
Pictorial multiplication sentences

Wednesday
2 Times tables

Thursday
5 Times tables

Friday

10 Times tables

 

 

Story

Live on Teams

Join us on Tuesday at 2:30 for a game and a story.

 

 

These tasks run all week

 

Reading

Purple Mash

Read Wolf’s New Friends then answer the comprehension questions.

 

 

Guided Reading

DB Primary

Watch the next part of Jim and the Beanstalk and then answer the questions.

 

 

Spellings

DB Primary

Learn to spell numerals in words – Multiples of ten. Test on Friday.

 

 

Handwriting

DB Primary

Learn the ‘id’ and ‘ig’ join by watching the video and then have a go yourself.

 

 

Maths Fluency

DB Primary 

 

Maths Games assigned as tasks on DB Primary.

 

 

Science

Teams

Wednesday Live on Teams at 9:30. Bring along a photo of when you were younger!

 

 

Geography

DB Primary

Exploring life on a farm and how it is different to a town.

 

 

Art

Teams

Thursday Live on Teams at 9:30. Bring along paper and pencils!

 

 

P.E.

YouTube

DB Primary

P.E. with Joe Wicks (Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9.00)

Look out for Mr Page’s challenges on the Infant Sports page.

 

           

  

Home Learning January 2021 Archive
 

Speenhamland School Home Learning Spring Term 2021                                                       Week 4 25.1.2021
Each lesson has a pre-recorded video on DB Primary on the Class page under the relevant subject tab. Make sure you watch the video before completing the set tasks.
Each class teacher can be contacted on their class email for additional information.
Miss Hipgrave – class3@speenhamland.newburyacademytrust.org
Miss Buckell – class4@speenhamland.newburyacademytrust.org
Miss Greenwood – class5@speenhamland.newburyacademytrust.org  
Home Learning Weekly Overview
Please find the videos for each lesson on the relevant subject page on the class page. Find the allocated tasks on your child’s own homepage.  

Subject

Location/learning platform

Task

How well did you do?

Phonics

DB Primary

Watch the Phonics video each day linked to the sounds you are working on.

 

Writing

DB Primary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Live on Teams - Friday 9:30

Monday:
Re-telling The Gigantic Turnip.

Tuesday:
Setting description of the cottage and farm.

Wednesday:
Identifying and use a range of sentence types.

Thursday:
Identifying, using and improving verbs.

Friday:
Grammar Games

 

Maths

Monday – Live on Teams

 

Rest of the week on DB Primary

 

Year 1

Monday
Odd and Even Numbers

Tuesday
Making equal groups

Wednesday
Adding equal groups

Thursday
Making arrays

Friday
Making arrays continued

Year 2

Monday
Odd and Even Numbers

Tuesday
Making equal groups

Wednesday
Adding equal groups

Thursday
Making arrays

Friday

Introduce multiplication symbol

 

Story

Live on Teams

Join us Monday – Thursday at 2:30 for a game and a story.

 

These tasks run all week

Reading

Purple Mash

Read Class One and the Winter Walk then answer the comprehension questions.

 

Guided Reading

Live on Teams -
Tuesday 9:30

Listen to the story Jim and the Beanstalk and answer the questions linked to vocabulary, inference, prediction and retrieval.

 

Spellings

DB Primary

Learn to spell numerals in words – 11 to 20. Test on Friday.

 

Handwriting

DB Primary

Learn the ‘ed’ join by watching the video.

 

Maths Fluency

DB Primary 

Live on Teams – Thursday 9:30

Addition and subtraction games

Addition and Subtraction strategies

 

Science

DB Primary

Knowing why and how to keep ourselves clean.

 

Geography

DB Primary

Finding out how our food is processed.

 

Art

Live on Teams – Wednesday 9:30

Exploring and recreating Arcimboldo’s Four Seasons painting.

 

P.E.

YouTube

DB Primary

P.E. with Joe Wicks (Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9.00)

Look out for Mr Page’s challenges on the Infant Sports page.

 

         

 

 

Week Commencing 18th January 2021

This week’s home learning tasks will be set on Monday and are due to be completed by Friday.

Each class has a DB Primary class blog that will allow the children to share any of the amazing things they are doing at home. We would love to know what the children are up to. The children can get to the blog by logging on to DB Primary Speenhamland. Your child’s log in for this is in their reading record.

Each class teacher can be contacted on their class email for additional information.

Miss Hipgrave – class3@speenhamland.newburyacademytrust.org

Miss Buckell – class4@speenhamland.newburyacademytrust.org

Miss Greenwood – class5@speenhamland.newburyacademytrust.org

Home Learning Weekly Overview

Please find the videos for each lesson on the relevant subject page on the class page. Find the allocated tasks on your child’s own homepage.  

Subject

Location/learning platform

Task

How well did

you do?

Phonics

DB Primary

Watch the Phonics video linked to the sounds you are working on.

 

Reading

Purple Mash

This task runs all week:
Read the eBook Ned and the Three Bears and then answer the questions.  

 

Guided Reading

DB Primary

This tasks runs all week:

Listen to the story Jim and the Beanstalk and answer the questions linked to vocabulary, inference, prediction and retrieval.

 

Writing

DB Primary

Monday:
Identify and use conjunctions linked to Jim and the Beanstalk.

Tuesday:

Write a letter responded to the Giant as Jim.

Wednesday:

Plan an alternative ending for the story Jim and the Beanstalk.
Thursday:

Write an alternative ending for Jim and the Beanstalk.

Friday:
Finish writing an alternative ending and edit writing.

 

Spellings

DB Primary

Learn to spell numerals in words.

 

Maths

DB Primary

Year 1

Monday
Recognise 2D shapes

Tuesday
Sorting 2D shapes

Wednesday
Recognise 3D shapes

Thursday
Sort 3D shapes

Friday
Make patterns with 3D shapes

Year 2

Monday
Recognise 2D shapes

Tuesday
Sorting 2D shapes

Wednesday
Recognise 3D shapes

Thursday
Sort 3D shapes

Friday

Make patterns with shapes

 

Maths Fluency

DB Primary 
 

This task runs all week:

Finding 1 more/1 less and 10 more/10 less.
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/chopper-squad

 

Science

DB Primary

This task runs all week:

Identifying healthy and unhealthy foods.

 

Geography

DB Primary

This task runs all week:
Finding out where our food comes from.

 

Art

DB Primary

This task runs all week:

Identifying who Giuseppe Arcimboldo is and why he famous.

 

P.E.

YouTube

P.E. with Joe Wicks (Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9.00)


 

 

 

Week Commencing 11th January 

This week’s home learning tasks will be set on Monday and are due to be completed by Friday.

Each class has a DB Primary class blog that will allow the children to share any of the amazing things they are doing at home. We would love to know what the children are up to. The children can get to the blog by logging on to DB Primary Speenhamland. Your child’s log in for this is in their reading record.

Each class teacher can be contacted on their class email for additional information.

Miss Hipgrave – class3@speenhamland.newburyacademytrust.org

Miss Buckell – class4@speenhamland.newburyacademytrust.org

Miss Greenwood – class5@speenhamland.newburyacademytrust.org

 

Home Learning Weekly Overview

Please find the videos for each lesson on the relevant subject page on the class homepage. Find the allocated tasks on your child’s own homepage. 

Subject

Location/learning platform

Task

How well did you do?

Phonics

DB Primary

Watch the Phonics video linked to the sounds you are working on.

 

Reading

Purple Mash

Read the eBook Little Red and answer the comprehension questions.

 

Writing

DB Primary

Monday:

Introducing our new story Jim and the Beanstalk and making comparisons to Jack and the Beanstalk.

Tuesday:

Writing a setting description of the castle from Jim and the Beanstalk.

Wednesday:

Grammar Lesson looking at sentence construction.

Thursday:

Write a list of things that the Giant has in his pocket.

 

Spellings

DB Primary

Learn to spell the months of the year.

 

Maths

DB Primary

Year 1

Monday

Add using number bonds

Tuesday
Add by making 10

Wednesday

Subtraction counting back

Thursday

Subtraction not crossing 10

Friday

Subtraction crossing 10

Year 2

Monday

Add two 2 digit numbers

Tuesday

Add two 2 digit numbers crossing 10

Wednesday

Subtract two 2 digit numbers

Thursday

Subtract two 2 digit numbers crossing 10

Friday

Subtract two 2 digit numbers crossing 10

 

Maths Fluency

DB Primary 

  1. Play Hit the Button select Number Bonds and practise 3 times this week.
  2. Number and place value warm-up games 

 

Science

DB Primary

This task runs all week

Why is exercise important and what effect does it have on our bodies?

 

Topic

(Geography)

DB Primary

This task runs all week

Exploring different types of farms and why they are important.

 

P.E.

YouTube

P.E. with Joe Wicks (Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9.00)


 

 

Week Commencing 4th January 

This week’s home learning tasks will be set on Wednesday and will be active until the following Wednesday (10 days for completion). New tasks will be set every Monday and will be due for completion by the end of the week.

Each class has a DB Primary class blog that will allow the children to share any of the amazing things they are doing at home. We would love to know what the children are up to. The children can get to the blog by logging on to DB Primary Speenhamland. Your child’s log in for this is in their reading record.

Each class teacher can be contacted on their class email for additional information.

Miss Hipgrave – class3@speenhamland.newburyacademytrust.org

Miss Buckell – class4@speenhamland.newburyacademytrust.org

Miss Greenwood – class5@speenhamland.newburyacademytrust.org

 

Subject

Location/learning platform

Task

Self-evaluation

Phonics

DB Primary

Watch the Phonics video linked to the sounds you are working on.

 

Reading

DB Primary

Read The Three Billy Goats Gruff and answer the questions

 

Writing

DB Primary

  1. Learn and retell the story Jack and the Beanstalk
  2. Collect and use adjectives to describe
  3. Write a character description of Jack
  4. Write a character description of the Giant

 

Spellings

DB Primary

Practise spelling the days of the week and upload a photo of your completed sheet.

 

Maths

DB Primary

White Rose videos/ PowerPoints with linked worksheets. Uploaded your completed sheets on DB.

 

Maths Fluency

https://www.topmarks.co.uk
/maths-games/hit-the-button

DB Primary 

  1. Play Hit the Button select Number Bonds and practise 3 times this week.
  2. Number and place value warm-up games 

 

Science

DB Primary

Learn about the basic needs of humans and animals. Create an animal fact file.

 

Topic (PSHE)

DB Primary

  1. Decorate a jar/tub/box to create your own ‘treasure chest’ to keep your own goals and achievements.
  2. Set a goal to achieve this New Year

 

P.E.

YouTube

P.E. with Joe Wicks (Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9.00)