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with Mrs King

COVID-19/CORONAVIRUS – School is closed except for a limited number of children. Please use the ideas below to complete learning at home. 

Important Notice: The following pages contain links to websites that we feel are supportive to the curriculum and safe but it must be noted that the contents of the websites are out of our control. Therefore, we recommend that parents check them before allowing children unsupervised access. Remember to stay safe online! 

Online Safety – Balfour Junior Academy










Try and Keep to a routine during the week! Here’s a timetable you could use to help you. 

The Summer Reading Challenge has begun!

 This year’s Summer Reading Challenge has been adapted because of the disruptions caused by Covid-19, and the impact it has had on schools and public libraries. To support parents and carers with reading at home, the Summer Reading Challenge has launched earlier than usual.

This year’s theme is the “SILLY SQUAD” – a celebration of funny books, celebration and laughter. The website will be completely free and there will be a place for children to rate and review their books, and as always, work towards their reading goal. Other special features include: video content, games, quizzes, digital and downloadable activities to encourage children to take part in the challenge, even though it will be from home.

You can join in using the following link: https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk

School Games Participation Fun 

Please join the St Georges team on the TopYa app created by School Games. Who can complete the skills? Who will get the most points? Linking to the principles of Competition this is not about Highest, Furthest, fastest or better skills. At this time participation is the reward. Points will be awarded for looking at the content and engaging with it and sharing video’s of their attempts. Please be assured that all video’s are checked and assured before posting so there is no poor content.

The special code for our school is: 24799

Responsible online safety: Children under 13 must have a registered parent account connected to their account.

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Visit the TopYa School Games website here.

Visit the School games highlight videos page here.

View the student tutorial video here.

View the parent tutorial video here. 


Useful Websites – Twinkl is a great website that provides activity sheets for all ages. They are offering parents one month free membership. Sign up here  https://www.twinkl.co.uk/offer with the code CVDTWINKLHELPS.

In addition to our St George’s learning ideas, the government has launched a teaching platform called Oak National Academy with virtual lessons.  Though these are not covering the same topics as our usual curriculum, there are excellent programmes of learning to access each day delivered clearly by teachers from their homes.

Year 1 for this week: https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-1/#subjects

Year 2 for this week: https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-2/#schedule

Similarly, BBC Bitesize is producing a programme including range of learning activities such as videos, worksheets and advice for parents.  There will also be daily programmes on iplayer: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/group/p089nk5f

Year 1 for this week: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zjpqqp3/year-1-lessons/1

Year 2 for this week: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z7s22sg/year-2-lessons/1

Choose your free ebook here: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page?=  All tablet friendly with some of your favourite characters!

NEW: Oxford Owl class login: look for the logo:




Class name: Jenningsclass2020

Class Password: Jenningsbooks

(Summer 1 downloadable Learning certificate at bottom of page)


Learning Ideas for week beginning 6th July:

Welcome to Summer 2!  Please find below learning for our new topics this half term. We look forward to seeing what you’ve been doing when we get back to school! Stay safe everyone.

Please do remember to continue to practice your reading and phonics.


Our new story this week is ‘Billy’s Bucket’ by authors/illustrators Kez Grey and Gary Parsons.  Watch it read aloud here:

> Lesson 1 LO: to ask questions and record using question marks

Starter: Once you have listened to the story, think about what kind of a book this is.  Fiction or non fiction?  Is it a fairy tale, an adventure, a magical story?  What is your opinion of this book?  Which part did you enjoy the most?

There are lots of things to be curious about in this story.  When we want to find things out, we ask questions, using question words:

At the end of writing a question, instead of a full stop, put a question mark.

Activity:   Write some questions to ask the characters in this book.  You could ask Billy, Mum, Dad, the shop keeper… Try to practice using all the different question words.  Don’t forget to still use capital letters to start.  Here are a few examples. 

How many animals are in your bucket today Billy?

Why does your shop only sell buckets and nothing else?

Where did the submarine go?

> Lesson 2/3 LO: to design your own magic bucket

Billy got a bucket for his birthday that had a magical sea inside!  Imagine you got a magic bucket for your birthday!  What kind of a place would be inside?  It could be a habitat (jungle, desert, woodland, iceberg…), a place from around the world (Australia, Africa, South America…) or a place you have made up (Fairy-and-unicorn-land, The Planet of Aliens, Candy-World…) Enjoy using your imagination (just like Billy!)

Activity: Draw a picture of what it would look like inside the bucket.  Add labels for what things are there (nouns) and describe what they are like (adjectives).  Click here to download a template:  Bucket template  Or draw your own bucket!

Extension: write detailed sentences to describe what your magical place is like.  Eg:

> Lesson 3 LO: to plan a new character:

Billy is a very imaginative character, created by authors/illustrators Kez Grey and Gary Parsons.  He loves to explore the sea-world inside his bucket.

Activity: You are going to create your own character who would like to visit the world inside your bucket.   Your character needs:  a name, an age, boy/girl, what they are interested in, a family, a picture of what they look like.

Will your character’s family believe there is really a whole world inside the bucket?  What will they do with the bucket?

Download a character template here:  Character Description 2 character description  Or make your own.

> Lesson 4 and 5 LO: to create a story board or story map

For the next few days, we are going to be using your bucket ideas for your own version of the story, ready to write next week. Remember to use your new character and your new setting for what will be in the bucket!  Don’t worry about sentences; just use pictures and labels or speech bubbles for now.

Here is an idea for how to order the events in your story:

1 – ask for the bucket

2 – buy the bucket

3 – discover the world inside

4 – argue with their family

5 – lose the bucket/lose things out of the bucket

6 – put things back in the bucket

Download templates for storyboard/story map: comic strip  Story mapping detailed  Or simply fold paper up in 6 parts to create boxes to draw in!


Maths Week 6: Fractions.

Lesson 1: To find half of a shape.


What are fractions? https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z3rbg82/articles/zq2yfrd 

What is halving? halving shapes PowerPoint. 

Half written as a fraction is 


because it is 1 of 2 equal parts.


Is it half worksheet

Half of shapes worksheet

Find half worksheet

Lesson 2: To find half of a quantity.

Halving numbers PowerPoint.

You can work out what half is by dividing into 2 equal groups.

Task: Use counters/pasta to find half of…

1/2 of 2 =              1/2 of 4 =            1/2 of 8 =              1/2 of 10 =               1/2 of 12 =              1/2 of 14 =

1/2 of 16 =             1/2 of 18 =            1/2 of 20 =              1/2 of 22 =               1/2 of 24 =              1/2 of 26 =

What do you notice?


1/2 of 28 =             1/2 of 30 =            1/2 of 32 =              1/2 of 34=               1/2 of 36 =             

1/2 of 50 =             1/2 of 80 =            1/2 of 100 =              1/2 of 200=                    

Lesson 3: To find halves and quarters of a shape.

A quarter is 1 of 4 equal parts.

Half is 1 of 2 equal parts.

Halves and quarters PowerPoint. Just look at the shape part of the PowerPoint today.


Is is half or a quarter worksheet

Read and colour the fractions worksheet.


Shading Shapes Worksheet

What do you notice about 1/2 and 2/4?

Lesson 4: To find halves and quarters of a quantity.

Finding half is the same as diving into 2 equal groups.

Finding a quarter of a number is the same as dividing into 4 equal groups. 

Look at the rest of the PowerPoint Halves and quarters PowerPoint. 


Finding halves and quarters worksheet 1

Finding halves and quarters 2

Challenge: Another way to find a quarter is by halving the number, then halving it again. Try using this method to solve

1/4 of 12 =      1/4 of 20 =       1/4 of 28 =        1/4 of 24 =        1/4 of 40 =    

How could you find 3/4 of these numbers?



Year 1 and Year 2 will be learning different aspects of Judaism.

Year 1 LO: to consider why the synagogue is special for Jews and what it is like to worship there

The synagogue is a special place that Jews gather, especially on Shabbat, to pray to God, hear the Torah read, sing and learn about Jewish living.

Watch this video to find out more about what worshiping in the synagogue is like:  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zcfgkqt

This video explains a bit more about reading the Torah in the synagogue:  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z8r87ty

Activity: The synagogue and the people, stories, songs and special items in it are incredibly precious to the Jewish community.  Now consider what is precious to you and your family/community.

Fold a piece of paper to make 4 boxes.  Draw a picture in each box as you reflect on each of these 4 questions:

Box 1 – Where is a place you feel safe, loved or close to God?

Box 2 – Which book or story is most important to you or teaches a good lesson?

Box 3 – Who is a person you can trust to guide you and teach you how to live well?

Box 4 – Do you have a song or special item that is very precious to you or your family?

I hope thinking about these things has helped you understand the significance for Jews of going to the synagogue.

Year 2 LO: to understand the significance of light in the festival of Hannukah.

Starter: turn off all the lights (including screens!) and shut the curtains/blinds.  What can’t you do with the lights off?  How does it feel with no light in the room?  Did you know that if there was no light in the world, nothing would survive?  All life needs light to survive.

If you have a candle, with an adult’s help, light it and reflect.  How long do you think it would burn for?  Would it last all week?

This week we are thinking about another important Jewish festival – Hannukah, the festival of light.

Watch the story of Hannukah here:

Hannukah celebrates the Macabees (Jewish) defeating the Greek invading army, cleaning up the Temple and the miracle of oil burning for 8 whole days!  The lights burning in the temple on the menorah and the Ner Tamid represent God’s presence with his people and is a symbol of God never changing or going away.  That’s why the miracle of the oil burning so long was special.

Watch this video to see things from the perspective of a boy and learn about the dreidel:

Activity: A dreidel is a game Jewish children play at Hannukah.  The 4 letters represent the phrase ‘A Great Miracle Happened Here.’  Create your own dreidel and play:  dreidel game instructions  Make a dreidel net


Warm up:

See if you can sing along following the words as they turn purple:

Here is a video of a little girl in Russia singing ‘I just can’t wait to be king’ in a competition!  Do you think you would be brave enough to sing in front of an audience?  Why not try singing to your family or friends?  Be brave and enjoy yourself!

PSHE – Changing Me

Lesson 6: LO: To reflect on what has happened this year.

This year has been quite unusual! A lot of you will have finished the school year months earlier than normal. 

Let’s take some time to reflect on the good things that happened this year. What positive memories do you have?

What was your favourite topic? book?

What did you achieve? What did you improve in?

Were there any class activities or trips you particularly enjoyed?

Did you make any new friends?

Task: Choose one of the templates from below. You could draw pictures or write about your memories.

My favourite memories from this year 

My school year memory page 

My school year summary 


Lesson 5/6: LO: To develop observational drawing techniques.

Starter: Practise making different markings with your pencil. How many different markings can you think of? 


Task: Use the markings you practised to sketch a shell. If you don’t have any shells around your house choose another object you might find at the beach. e.g a beach ball, bucket and spade, towel etc.






lesson 6: Computing/DT

Please find below the temporary login for J2launch 

You will need to click on this link and then put in the following details. https://www.j2e.com/lgfl/schoolclosure#

Postcode: SE23 2NE 

Username: stgeorges

Password: stgeorges

To complete this week’s activity you will need to click on JIT 5 

Use JITPaint to design a beach bag. Think about what materials you have at home. You could make it out of old clothes, fabric or even paper. You might even have a spare tote bag at home you could decorate. 

Draw and label your design. 



Vocabulary- Identify/classify/observe/compare/life cycle

 LO: To understand all living things have a life cycle.

This week we are thinking about life cycles….




Do all living things have to grow? Why?

How does growing affect our body?

What new things are you learning to do?

What can you do now that a baby hasn’t learnt to do?

What can a adult do that you can’t yet?


Click here to take a look at the life cycle of a frog.

ACTIVITY- Download the activity HERE and order the life cycle of a frog.


Challenge- Can you draw and label other life cycles?

 Don’t forget to add to your new wonder wall….


Visit StemScopes Science to access modules and assignments set. https://app.uk.3p.stemscopes.science/
If you do not have your log in or have issues logging in please email the school office on admin@stgeorges.lewisham.sch.uk and your child’s log in will be sent to you.


Geography -Where can we go on holiday?

Vocabulary – Human/physical/features/seaside/cliff/cove/rock


Lesson 2 – To understand how we can care for our environment.

What is litter? How does it affect where we live?

What do you feel about the issue of litter? Why do people drop litter? What can be done about it?

What is recycling? What can be recycled?  Why is recycling a good idea?

Read through the power point – Click here

What can we do to help take care of our environment?



 Activity- Click here to download and sort the objects

Make a poster to promote recycling.





History- Holidays in the past.

Vocabulary- Past/present/future/modern/holiday/seaside/features.

Lesson 6  -LO: To reflect on my learning.

What have you learned about seasides in the past?

What were bathing machines? How did people in the past travel to the seaside?

Why do people visit the beach? What would you see at the seaside?

How have they changed?

What things have stayed the same?


Activity- Mind map the things you have learned about seasides in the past. 



Mindfulness ideas:

Please find below some Meditation and mindfulness links that you might find helpful:


Cloud meditation:


Mindfulness Meditation for Kids | BREATHING EXERCISE | Guided Meditation for Children


Sesame Street Monster Meditation with Headspace = 3 short videos: for sleeping, waiting, organising.

Sesame Street: Common and Colbie Caillat – “Belly Breathe” with Elmo:


All ages mindfulness article for parents:


CORE  ACTIVITIES: These will stay mostly the same each week as you work your way through them and practice your skills. See above for new learning activities for each week.


Here is a link for parents about LGfL resources open access due to coronavirus. https://coronavirus.lgfl.net/


Keep up your 60 active minutes a day using the following websites:  

https://imoves.com/the-imovement     https://www.gonoodle.com/  

Joe Wicks has announced he will start online PE lessons to help keep children fit and healthy during the school shutdown.  The UK-based fitness influencer, who is known as The Body Coach, will be holding free 30-minute classes every weekday to help children keep active during a live workout called ‘PE with Joe’.  This starts at 9.00am on Monday 23rd March.   Search PE with Joe on YouTube live to access – its also recorded for accessing any time of the day.  Joe is donating all money generated from his PE lessons to the NHS!


Try some yoga! – https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga


Aim for a least 10 minutes in the morning and 10 minutes before you go to bed.

Keep clarifying unfamiliar vocabulary, predicting what will happen next, asking questions and summarizing. 

Check out this website for authors reading their own stories aloud! https://www.romper.com/p/famous-people-reading-childrens-books-is-one-good-thing-during-the-coronavirus-shut-in-22621288

Choose from thousands of books to read online at this website – https://readon.myon.co.uk/library/browse.html 

This website is great for maths and literacy activities:    https://www.topmarks.co.uk/    

PHONICS/SPELLING:  Click on the icon.


Phonics play have made their resources free for this period! We use this everyday in school – includes lots of games.   

Username: march20     password: home

Also see this great website: http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/

Please practice the year 1 and 2 common exception words to read and spell:


This website has a game to practice the above words and other common words such as days of the week.  Click on the year group (1 or 2) and then the different coloured bird boxes. Click and drag the letters on toast to spell the word correctly and feed the birds!

LITERACY: Practise your writing by completing a diary entry every day – what did you watch? play? eat?
Remember, finger spaces, capital letters and a range of punctuation e.g ? ! “” .

 The links below will support your children’s understanding of  Grammar and punctuation –



 MATHS: Practice your number bonds, times tables, double and halving skills with these games:


COMPUTING: practice your coding skills with Angry Birds! https://studio.code.org/hoc/1


 ALSO:See the source image

We have been contacted by staff at Lewisham Hospital & Queen Elizabeth Hospital Woolwich to help them make their staff break rooms more cheerful for the NHS staff at this time. If you would like to help, draw a lovely picture with a message of thanks, your name, age and school name. Your parent/carer can send a photo or scan of your picture to the school office on admin@stgeorges.lewisham.sch.uk. We will print & laminate them to give to the hospitals. Thank you!

NSPCC  – Mental health and wellbeing

Children and young people may be worried about the impact of coronavirus, social distancing or self-isolation. 

Childline provides a range of online tools that young people might find helpful while school is closed:

  • > information about coronavirus
  • > Calm Zone – activities to help let go of stress
  • > games to help take your mind off things
  • > Childline Kids, our website for under 12s.
  • Childline can also give confidential help and advice. Calls to 0800 1111 are free or children can get support online.

You may find this link useful when talking to your children about covid-19.


Click here to download your printable certificate!  Summer 1 Certificate