Alpington & Bergh Apton C of E VA Primary School

Class Kingfishers

Home Learning Week 2

This week’s mental maths targets:

Y1 number bonds to 10 or 20

Y2 2 times table and doubling

If you feel your child would benefit from being tested on these maths targets at the end of the week, please feel free to do so in whatever format suits you. The reason for learning mental maths facts is to be able to recall them rapidly and apply them to calculations and mathematical problem solving.


Spellings based on this week’s phonics

Y1 phonics words to read and spell:

blow, grow, blew, grew, light, night, claw, paw, litter, water

Y2 phonics words to read and spell:

warm, towards, once, circle, write, wrong, know, knight, gnome, sign

If you feel your child would benefit from being tested on these spellings at the end of the week, please feel free to do so. The important things are learning the spelling pattern for the sounds, talking about the letters and thinking of other words with the same spelling pattern and sound. The proof of the learning comes in their everyday writing.


Topic vocabulary:

recycling, rubbish, environment, waste, pollution, plastic, England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, London, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Belfast

PE video 

Friday’s Learning

Session 1:


Y1 Subtraction crossing 10 (counting back)

Watch this video

Complete the sheets  Wk2 Friday Y1 maths


Y2 Making doubles and two times table

Watch this video    

Complete the sheet         Wk2 Friday Y2 maths quick recap (optional: if you feel you need a revisit)

Wk2 Friday Y2 maths


Extra Challenge:

Finding 36 One of Thirty-Six maths problem challenge

Can you make up one of your own? Remember there has to be only one possible answer by the end.


Session 2:


Y1 ie in pie If you would prefer not to print this sheet (it is rather colour heavy!) you could make your own as part of the phonics practice for today. ie in pie Roll a Sound

Y2 gn, kn, wr silent letters recap  Y2 recap gn, kn, wr




How can materials be changed by bending, twisting, squashing and stretching?

Find some items from your recycling bin – use paint or playdough to see what shapes/textures you can print using unchanged object and what shapes/textures can you print after squashing, bending, twisting or stretching it. What do you notice? How would you describe the shapes/textures? Can you make a repeating pattern or a meaningful picture?


Session 3:

What Stuck?

What have you learnt this week? Show me what you have remembered in any way you like. You could make a video, a PowerPoint, a poster, sing a song, tell a story, make a fact sheet or a word cloud. Whichever way you choose, tell me what stuck with you this week.


Thursday’s Learning

Session 1: 


Y1 Subtraction not crossing 10 (counting back) 

Join Mrs Eland live on Teams for using a number line when counting back. 

Complete the sheet  Wk2 Thursday Y1 maths


Y2 Multiplication using arrays 

Watch this video  

Complete the sheet Wk2 Thursday Y2 maths


Extra Challenge:

6 Beads Thursday Maths Challenge 6 Beads (Printable templates and instructions). You decide how you will record your work for me to see. (Original source)


Session 2: 


Y1 aw in paw Powerpoint of aw words to quick read   aw Word Family sheet 

Y2 kn in know and gn in gnome Y2 gn and kn phoneme spotter Read the story, highlight or underline the kn and gn words. Use some of the words to write your own sentences.


Topic (Live Lesson for everyone: Group 1 10.20, Group 2 10.55 and Group 3 11.30)

We will look at the PowerPoint Plastics and the Environment and discuss things as we go along.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a 10 page document. You do not need to print all the pages – you could just print the page of questions relevant to the reading activity for your child. Your task will then be to read End Plastic Pollution reading comprehension and answer the questions. There are three levels of difficulty in the pack. Groups 1 and 2 can choose which level they do. Group 3 I would like you to do the reading and comprehension activity with 3 stars ***. 


Session 3:  

What is recycling like in other areas of the country? 

Label a Label the map of UK with the countries of the UK 

Using an atlas or the internet, locate and label the capital cities of the UK 

Find out what can be recycled in each capital city. What is the same, what is different? 


Wednesday’s Learning

Session 1:  


Y1 Subtraction not crossing 10 (crossing out) 

Watch this video  

Complete this sheet – Y1 Wed Maths – for question 3 a), b), c) and d) you can draw a picture to help e.g. o o o o o o o o o  and then cross off the number you are subtracting. 


Y2 Multiplication sentences from pictures 

Watch this video 

Complete the sheet Y2 Wed Maths


Extra Challenge: 


My coat has three different buttons on it. Sometimes I like to button it starting with the top button, other times I like to start at the bottom button. How many different orders are there that I could button my coat? How can you show me the different ways? 

Remember to try to work systematically so you can easily check which orders you have already done. 


Session 2: 


Y1 igh in light igh words and non igh words Write the words for each picture then colour in the words spelt with igh.

Y2 wr (silent w) in wrist  Y2 wr phoneme spotter Read the story and underline or highlight words with silent w making the r sound spelt wr. Then use some of these words to write your own sentences.

English/Topic (LIVE for All) 

Watch WALL-e clip on YouTube again – commentate on what WALL-E is doing. Watch how the animators use WALL-E’s eyes and body to express emotion to the viewer. I particularly like the way they make him look tired and half-asleep at the beginning by dragging his arms and bumping into things.  

What things did he do? What might he have been thinking at that point?

Write a diary entry as WALL-e to show the things he saw and did, and how you think he felt about the various parts of his day. Make up a day and date – is it past, present, future? 


Y1 – I know I have done well if:  😊 
I have finished sentences with a full stop   
I have started sentences with a capital letter   
My sentences make sense   
Challenge: I have used and / but to join sentences to make them longer (no more than two per sentence please!)   



Y2 – I know I have done well if:  😊 
My sentences are punctuated correctly (Capital letter . ? !)   
I have used and, but, because, if, when, that to add extra information and join sentences.   
I have read my work aloud and made improvements or corrections   
Challenge: I have used expanded noun phrases to add detail   


Session 3: PE – Video link

Tuesday’s Learning

Session 1:


We have noticed that our recycling bin at school says ‘paper and card only’. We would like to know why we can’t recycle plastic and glass as we would be able to at home.

**UPDATE** I just went outside to photograph the ‘paper and card only’ on the bin … and discovered that it doesn’t say that. Either I was imagining it, or it used to say that but doesn’t any longer. Either way, we still only put paper and card in that bin and I am wondering why.

Activity: Write a polite message asking the local council to let us know what we can recycle at school and if it is limited, asking them if there is a way to broaden the range of materials. Send your messages to the Kingfishers email and we will put an email together to send. Remember capital letters and good punctuation as well as neat handwriting.


Session 2:


Y1 ew in screw, blew, grew, flew, brew, threw, shrew, jewel, chew and crew

ew (oo) words images       You do not need to print these out if you are joining the live lesson.) Please cut the words off before giving the sheet to your child. Talk about the pictures and what the words could be. The ew spelling is used in the past tense of some of the words you learnt yesterday with the ow sound – can you spot which ones?

Y2 soft c in city

Y2 soft and hard c        Can you sort these words into soft c (as in cat) and hard c (as in cell) ? Is there are pattern for when c is hard or soft?

Y2 soft c crossword     Can you solve the clues and fill in the crossword?


Y1 Adding by making 10 using part-whole models

Join Mrs Eland teaching how to use partitioning when adding @ 9.10am.

Complete these questions – Wk2 Tuesday Y1 maths


Y2 Using the multiplication symbol x

Watch this video

Complete the sheet Wk2 Tuesday Y2 maths


Extra Challenge:

Two Dice


Session 3:

Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar (SPaG) – Expanded Noun Phrases

Watch the Twinkl clip

Then try writing sentences with an expanded noun phrase Expanded noun phrase practice.

Now see if you can answer your WALL-e questions, using expanded noun phrases.

Monday’s Learning

I will email all printable sheets to all parents. Please let me know if you don’t receive the email but would like to; also please let me know if you have a different email address you would prefer me to use. Thank you.

Session 1:


What would happen if the whole world put their waste on the ground instead of disposing of it responsibly?

Watch WALL-e clip on YouTube

Talk about what is happening and why. What do you think WALL-e sees during the day? Think about what you saw and spoke about, and turn them into questions – remember to use a question mark.

Y1 – write at least 3 questions (more if they can)

Y2 – write at least 5 questions


Session 2:


Y1 ow in snow

Have a look at the PowerPoint of high frequency words and read as many as you can. How many can you read in one minute?

Y1 Phonics Read and Write words

ow snow words and pictures

Y2 ar in warm

Read as many of the words from the PowerPoint as you can – these are high frequency words.

Y2 Phonics Read and Write words

Look at the flashcards, what do you notice about the position of the digraph ar in these words? Have a go at spelling some of these words on the Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check sheet.

Y2 or spelt ar flashcards

Y2 or spelt ar


Y1 Adding by First Making 10

Continuing with addition and subtraction

Watch this video about adding by making 10

Complete the activities on the video as you watch. (No worksheet for today)

Practise rapid recall of number bonds to 10 e.g. 1 and 9, 2 and 8, 3 and 7…


Y2 Equal and Unequal Groups

We are moving on to multiplication and division.

Watch this video about equal and unequal groups. Complete the activities as you watch.

Now watch this video about adding equal groups. We sometimes call this repeated addition because we are adding the same number again and again – repeatedly.

And complete this worksheet – Wk2 Monday Y2 maths


Extra Challenge:

Pirate Pete’s Gold Bars

Remember to use our problem solving flow chart:




Session 3:

Watch the YouTube video about recycling cans again and make a flow chart of the process of recycling aluminium drinks cans.

Use this Recycling Aluminium template or make your own to show the process of recycling aluminium. You might want to use a larger piece of paper and show that the process goes full circle.


Home Learning Week 1 

Friday 8th January 2021 – Home Learning packs available to collect from the school hall between 9.30 and 2.30.

Please do not come between 10.00 and 10.40 or between 12 and 1.

Children who are still coming to school (even for one day) will bring their home learning pack home after their next day in school.

Y1 Maths

Finding and making number bonds.

Y1 Finding and Making Number Bonds Worksheet

Y2 Maths (No printable sheet for this one)

How many different ways can you make the following amounts?

  • 10p
  • 50p
  • 80p
  • £1
  • £2.38

You could:

  • write a list of coins to use e.g. 10p, 10p, 10p makes 30p
  • write an addition sum using coin amounts e.g. 10p + 10p + 10p + 20p = 50p
  • Write multiplication sums to add together e.g. 3 x 10p +  2 x 20p = 70p



Watch this film about recycling tin. Write down as many facts as you can about the process – we will use these facts next week.

Thursday 7th January 2021 – Please let me know if you would prefer to receive sheets by email.

Y1 Maths

Adding using number bonds

Y2 Maths

  1. How much money is in each jar?
  2. Can you draw the coins in the empty jars to make the amount shown?


Find and read the Christian story of creation. It can be found in Genesis from chapter 1 verse 1 to verse 3 in chapter 2. Alternatively, listen to me read ‘Let There Be Light’, the story of creation as told by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, on Stream. 

Show me what you have learnt about the Chrstian story of creation. You might want to do some art, write a poem, act it out or use this template: RE Christian Story of Creation

Wednesday 6th January 2021


Y1 video on Stream to help with this worksheet


Y2 Maths – money recognition – sorting and identifying coins activity


With supervision from an adult, sort the items in your recycling bin by the materials they are made from.

Can you make an information leaflet about things that can and can’t be recycled?


Tuesday 5th January 2021

Topic Writing

On Monday at school, we went outside to find signs of winter for our ‘seasons‘ project but instead we found a load of rubbish in our reflective area.

  • If you were at school on Monday, please use this sheet to help you write about our discovery.
  • If you were not at school on Monday, please use this sheet to help you think about and write a short paragraph about an imagined discovery of rubbish in your garden.

Watch this recording on Stream, of me reading Rubbish or Recycling? a book about … well, rubbish and recycling!


Mr Colbeck and the children in school have recorded a short video to demonstrate a skill. Watch the video on Stream, and practise the skill at home. You will need to find something small and squashable to jump over – make sure it won’t slide from under your feet if you land on it! (Apologies for the focus quality at some points. We were using the class camera rather than risk an iPad in the rain!!)


Happy New Year!

I hope you have all had a peaceful Christmas break.

This term, we are again going to be following the children’s ideas as our topic unfolds. At the beginning of the first week, we found a load of rubbish in our outside reflection area and the children decided we should clear it up with a view to possibly recycling or reusing some of it.

Our RE learning this term is about how the universe came into being. We will be looking at creation stories from Christian and Hindu religions as well as thinking about why it is important to look after the planet regardless of religious beliefs.

Kingfishers Timetable Master SPRING Term can be viewed here. This is subject to change, as we operate a flexible schedule in Kingfishers, to ensure we are meeting the needs of the children.

Check out our learning so far on Kingfishers in Action!


Key Skills

If you would like to keep up with some key skills practise, here are some helpful websites with activity suggestions:

English Skills

From phonics and reading comprehension to writing strategies and more, IXL helps learners develop the communication skills needed for success in school, university and career.

Make Writing Magical! The Night Zookeeper is a fun and safe writing community for kids, Improves spelling, grammar and writing skills & over 1,000 different learning games and activities.

Have you signed up for the library reading challenge?

At Reading Rockets you will find books and activities for summer reading and learning.

Can’t get to the library but read all the stories you have at home? Oxford Owl has an extensive free online library.

Learning to read is made easy and fun as your child makes their way through self-paced, one-on-one lessons that match their ability and feature fun characters, wonderful songs and interactive animations.

At BBC Bitesize you can continue to practise key skills with short daily activities.

Topmarks has a wide range of games and activities available for all ages and year groups to practise key skills independently.



Maths Skills

Gain fluency and confidence in maths! IXL helps students master essential skills at their own pace through fun and interactive questions, built in support and motivating awards.

We have selected some of our favourite activities and games from the NRICH collection that are ideal for working on at home without a teacher.

At BBC Bitesize you can continue to practise key skills with short daily activities.

Topmarks has a wide range of games and activities available for all ages and year groups to practise key skills independently.



Foundation Subjects

Camp Wonderopolis® is the free online summer-learning destination that’s full of fun, interactive STEM and literacy-building topics boosted by Maker experiments!

Learn to code properly and develop a programming mindset. Code today encourages the development of creative skills, logical thinking and problem solving.

Norfolk Music Hub invite you all to join our virtual workshops! We have partnered with The Come and Sing Company, Louder Than Life LTD, and Lee Gibling  for a series of interactive music workshops for young people aged 6-11 and 12-18 years old.


Fun & Games

Simple to use home learning packs covering a wide-range of environments, fun activities and hints on making life more sustainable.

Camp PBS KIDS is here to fill your days with creativity, exploration and fun for the whole family. Explore ideas, tips and activities around different themes with your favorite PBS KIDS characters!

Fun and factual games to play for children who love learning about the natural world.