Learning Together at Home: 05.05.20

Happy Tuesday everyone! I hope you are all enjoying seeing the sunshine again, I know I am!

Thank you to those sending photos of what you have been getting up to, it is lovely to see you! Please keep sending them 😊

As always, the activities below are suggestions. Please only do what works for you and your family’s situation. I am here to help in whatever way I can.

If you haven’t already, check out BBC’s Bitesize daily lessons. Here is the link to the P3 level classes: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z7s22sg/year-2-and-p3-lessons/1

Literacy: Spelling

A few weeks ago we looked at making plurals using either s or es as part of a grammar lesson. This week’s spelling words also look at plurals to help consolidate this learning but, we are only looking at plurals spelt with a s.

A wee bit of revision to help:

ck or k? When there is a bouncy vowel sound followed by the k sound it is spelt ck (sock not sok), when there is a stretchy vowel sound followed by a k sound it is spelt k (week not weeck).

Copy out your spelling words:

Word ListChallenge word List

Add 2 more words to your list that you need to work on. These could be tricky words that you have found difficult over the last few weeks or it could be 2 words from the common words lists sent home in your pack. I have attached a photo of the common words list in case you are needing it again:

Check any unknown words in the dictionary or by asking someone at home what they mean. Practice your spelling list at least once using one of the suggested ways on your Spelling Homework Grid.

Literacy: reading

As it is a very short week this week, I thought we could do something a little different.

Your task today is a combination of listening and reading comprehension. Choose one of the songs you would like to work on. Listen carefully to the lyrics several times (sing along as much as you want) then have a go at answering the questions that go with the song. You could write the answers in your jotter using full sentences and quality answers or have a discussion with someone at home. The lyrics are there for you to read along as you listen if that helps.

Alternatively, here is a generic reading comprehension grid that can be completed with any fiction book of your choosing.

If you can, try to spend at least 15 minutes reading out loud to an adult and spend some time discussing your book. This could be any book that you are enjoying reading. Spend some time reading for pleasure as well, just like we do during BEAR time at school!

Maths: addition

Daily 10 on Topmarks: choose a level and challenge within Addition

A new challenge has launched on Sumdog for this week. As it is a short week I have only done one challenge and it ends at 5pm on Thursday.

On Thursday I asked you to do some work on addition and subtraction fact families as part of your core numeracy learning. If you we finding this difficult, have another go using this worksheet to develop your understanding further:

Today I’m asking you to explore a strategy for adding 3 or 4 numbers together. Please excuse the shaky camera, I am without an assistant today!

If you are finding this difficult, watch this video which looks at the same example but using materials to help visualise the calculation.

Here is another example of using this finding pairs (or number bonds) in 10 strategy:

Here is an example that looks at adding 4 numbers together but also using this strategy:

You can also use this strategy but look for pairs (or number bonds) in 20. For example:

If you are feeling confident, have a go at answering these questions in your jotter or on squared paper:

If you are ready for the next step with this strategy, carry on watching this next video:

To summarise: we have looked at some different strategies (or ways) of adding 3 or 4 numbers together. In class I would always ask the children to explain their thinking (not for every calculation but for a couple till I felt they were confident). I would also encourage the children to experiment with a few different strategies to work out which strategy is easiest for them.

Practise your strategies with a pack of cards. Take out the picture cards (Jack, Queen, King and Joker) but leave in the Ace and use it as a 1. Choose 3 (or 4) cards and add them together, explaining your thinking as you go. For example:

When you are feeling confident, have a go at one of these workbook pages. You may need to get someone at home to help with reading and understanding what each question is asking you to do.


As well as Mrs Bailey’s science lessons for our P3 topic (see separate blog post), she has also put together a home learning grid of general science lessons that you could do. You do not need to do all of them and certainly we would not recommend doing them all at once but, they are here if you are looking to explore science further:

See you all tomorrow!