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Work set for 22nd and 23rd October

Work set for 22nd and 23rd October for children not in school.

Maths: We have spent two lessons so far this week on telling the time and it is a skill that most of the children have found quite difficult. Could you recap over the following points and refer to the telling the time poster if needed:

  • Which hand on the clock is the minute hand? (Children have been using practical teaching clocks in school and know this as the long blue hand)
  • Which hand on the clock is the hour hand? (Children have been using practical teaching clocks in school and know this as the short red hand)
  • Where the minute hand would be placed at o’clock, quarter past, half past and quarter to.

Year 1 pupils are to really focus on o’clock and half past times and only move if their knowledge is secure, Year 2 pupils are to concentrate on all four main clock times so o’clock, quarter past, half past and quarter to.

Complete sheet number 1 (select Year group) Children need to identify the times the clock faces show and label these writing the time in words, eg: 4 o’clock, half past 6, quarter to 7.

Complete sheet number 2 and 3 (select Year group) Children will complete the same activity as before but this time they need to identify the minute and hour hand colouring these in blue or red and then in words write the time.

Then move onto the final sheet number 4 (template is the same for both year groups), now children will have to select their own times to display on the clock face and write in words. These are their choices so could be the time they get out of bed in the morning or the time of a favourite show on TV. 


English: For the next two days we are focusing on our handwriting looking at letter formation, working on learning our bookmark spellings (Common Exception Words) and putting a selection of these into context by writing short sentences. We will also be completing some short dictation work which would feature some of these words.

There are different resources on the handwriting/phonics section of our class page that may be used and the children love using skywriter, the link is also in this area of the website.

It would also be good to keep up daily reading with the children and possibly they could choose a book from home to read if they have finished their scheme book from school.



Quick recap activity: Children need to complete the match it activity. Matching the key words with the correct definition, to make these clear use different colouring pencils to draw the matching lines from the word to its definition.

Now work through the PowerPoint which compares life in Britain with life in Kenya with a particular focus on childhood. There is a video link in the PowerPoint to view this make sure you are looking at the PowerPoint in slide show or reading view mode. When watching the clip make short notes on the same or different sheet.

You could also show this video clip which can be viewed using YouTube – Maasai life through a child’s eyes.

Then complete the activity that is on slide number 14 – children can either cut and stick the cards into the correct columns or hand draw the pictures and label. Once this has been done can they write at least half a page explaining the similarities and differences.

Finish off with the quick quiz on slide 15, children will need to draw on all the knowledge they have gained since the start of our Kenyan project work.


RE - We will be having our own class Harvest service on Friday to finish off this week’s RE work so could children explain to parents what Harvest is and why it is celebrated? Can they name some of the ways that Christians celebrate in a Harvest service? Also, can they remember how some other countries celebrate Harvest/Thanksgiving? We used a PowerPoint and a reading comprehension sheet to gather this information, if children are not sure refer back to these to gather information. There is a Harvest festival Poster and wordsearch if children would like to complete these.