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Swallows - Wednesday 10th February 2021, by Miss Gillam

Date: 9th Feb 2021 @ 6:53pm

Wednesday 10th February 2021

Good morning and welcome back to our class blog.

Please see our task list and PowerPoint presentations below to see what your home learning tasks are for today. Please also remember to take a few moments to look at the class discussion page each day where I will be available to ‘chat’ to you about the work that I have set for that day. You can just pop on there to say hi or tell have a little chat with your friends. The children can type in their own messages. It is a lovely, safe way of us staying in touch.

 Maths – Can you make equal groups?

We are continuing to focus our learning on multiplication this week. Please see the talking Power point video linked below.


Here is the link to the White Rose video mentioned in the PowerPoint. You may want to use this link if you have any problems with sound today.



  Times Tables

Please use Times Tables Rock Stars to continue to learn your 2 x table. If you would like your child's log in details, please contact the school office via the admin address and they will email them across to you.

Alternatively, you could have a go our Titanium Times Tables Challenge which is attached to our blog today. You have 6 minutes to complete it.  Good Luck! 




Can you write facts about your favourite animal?

Please see the talking PowerPoint video linked below. I have recorded the instructions so just click play and then pause when it is time to complete an activity.  




Please spend some time reading either the school book you took home with you or a book you have been reading at home each day.  Please also remember to use our Oxford Owl website to access reading books online. Here you can access Read Write Inc and other story books at your level.

Username: starlings1     (from the last lockdown)
Password: Home

If you get an adult to sign your reading diary each time you read, you will still be able to collect your raffle tickets when we are back in school.


 Read Write Inc

Instructions for how to find your RWI learning for today can be found on our English PowerPoint.  Here is the link to the Read Write Inc home page on YouTube. It might help to add this as a favourite so that you can quickly find your Read Write Inc learning each day. Please remember that the website updates at 9:30 each day.  You may notice that the sounds will start to repeat soon. The children revisit sounds many times when we are teaching Read Write Inc in school. We want to encourage fluency. We want the children to be able to read a text containing each sound at speed, without the need to Fred Talk. In order to achieve this, the children need to see each sound several times.  Please continue to focus on the spelling, red word and hold a sentence videos.



Our spellings will be on our English PowerPoint each day. Please use your spelling whiteboard and roll and spell game to help you to learn them. Our quiz will be on Thursday this week.

clothes   busy   people

water  again


Please have a listen to the next chapter of our beautiful story ‘The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark’. You will find the audio at the end of our English PowerPoint. I will read a little bit of the story to you here each day. 



In our worship time on Wednesdays we are going to enjoy a mindfulness activity. Please visit the ‘My Smiling Mind’ website and enjoy completing a meditation activity today. We love completing these activities in school.


Note: This is a FREE App. You can sign up through social media or with an e-mail account.

All you need to do is create a new account with an adult’s e-mail address. Follow the quick question survey and click the ‘I’m a parent’ tab. Finally, choose the 3-6 Year Olds or 7-9 Year Olds tab and there will be lots of different mindfulness activities to complete together. We have done some in class and it really doesn’t matter if they are repeated.



 PE – I think you are going to like this Swallows…

Can you complete some teddy challenges in your active time today? All you need is some teddy bears and a clear space that you can jump in.



Have a WONDERFUL Wednesday and don’t forget to let me know how you are getting on with your learning today on School Spider. I will see you at 9:20 for our Zoom call this morning. Please have a piece of work that you are proud of ready to share with your friends at the end if you would like to.