Welcome to

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. 

Welcome to the ‘Easter Holidays’! Here is a selection of activities for you to enjoy over the next two weeks.  We will upload new Summer term learning around April 19th. 

Download it here: Easter home learning challenge


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

You may also find this website useful when talking to your children about Covid 19.  


Enjoy this song from Collective Worship ‘When Jesus Say Yes’:

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.

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

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

Here is an Alphablocks including the ow and oy sounds – more on youtube or cbbc.

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 ? ! “” .

 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


Literacy – Nonsense Poems.

Use this PowerPoint to explore and write your own nonsense poems. Click Here.

The Owl and the Pussycat – Design your own Bong Tree and write a description.   Include ambitious adjectives!

Maths – weight and capacity

-Weight – Use scales to weigh and compare different objects around your home.
Do you have balancing scales? How do they work? Have a go with non-standard units e.g. cubes before using standard units e.g. kilograms.
Do you have a weighing scale? How do they work? What units do they measure weight in? record the weight of each object and then order by heaviest- lightest or lightest-heaviest.

-Capacity – Find an assortment of containers of different shapes and sizes – How can you find out which container has the largest capacity? You could use non-standard measurements e.g. cups or standard e.g Millilitres. Record the capacity of each container and order them. 

-Capacity – Mix up your own potion! Use food colouring/different drinks e.g squash, lemonade etc. to create the different ingredients then measure out the exact quantities using a measuring jug. Record the recipe for the potion. Here is an example. What will your potion do? 
Invisibility potion.
-100ml of dragon’s blood.
-200ml of snake venom. 
-300ml of toad slime. 
-50ml of mermaid tears.

KS1 Maths Lesson – Bigger and Smaller with Measuring- https://youtu.be/rh72I97jirg

PSHE – Healthy Me 

-Make a healthy meal/dish and then write the recipe. You could even create your own healthy recipe book.

-How can you cross the road safely? Create a poster or a set of instructions. 

Science – ongoing.


Research and name common British trees. Can you draw and the label the different leaves?

Research some plants that live in different parts of the world. What helps them survive in very hot or cold places? 

Plant your own seed and keep a growth diary.



Keep updating your seed diary!

RE – Easter/Lent – ongoing


What are the symbols of Easter/Lent? Can you find out what they represent?

Why do we celebrate Easter? Make an Easter card – what picture could you have of the front? What message might you write inside?

How do people prepare for Easter? 

Find out more about the Easter story through this cartoon:

MUSIC – ongoing

Here are some Easter songs we have been learning:

PE – ongoing

Try  5aday fitness exercise routines –   https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=5+a+day+fitness+youtube&rlz=1C1GGRV_enGB751GB751&oq=5+a+day+fitness&aqs=chrome.2.69i57j0l5.11266j0j8&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

Try this great dance workout, you may remember it from some of our school discos:

Try this gymnastic routine including some of the balances we have learned:


Lots of children across the country are creating and displaying rainbows in their windows to share hope!  Why not have a go with your family?  Here are some ideas: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-51988671


Design and make a boat for the owl and the cat to travel in.

What colours will you use? What materials could you use? Can you label your design?

Test your boat- Does it float?

Geography- ongoing

Revise the four countries of the united Kingdom  –

What are they? Can you locate the U.K on a globe/world map? Where do you live?

What are the capital cities of each country? Have you visited any of the cities? 

What is a landmark? What famous landmarks are in London? Research some landmarks from each of  countries in the U.K – Where are they? Why are they famous? 

Create a map of the U.K – Include the capital cities and some landmarks. Can you name the surrounding seas?

Useful link- https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/pshe-eyfs-ks1-go-jetters-uk-places-and-landmarks/zkyjkmn





Literacy: The Owl and the Pussycat (Nonsense poems)


What is a nonsense poem? 

Can you recite part of the poem?  Or learn the poem by heart! Use actions to help you. 

Write a list of rhyming words from the poem.

‘In the Ning Nang Nong’ is another funny nonsense poem by Spike Milliagn:

Write your own nonsense poem!

Maths – Measuring Length

Choose 5 toys to measure. What could you use to measure them? Record the measurements and order by length or height.

Make your own height chart on a wall in your home.  Measure and compare members of your family.  Who is the tallest?  Who is the shortest?






This week we have been focusing on the text ‘Traction Man’ and creating comic strips. Create your own comic strip – See twinkl resources for templates. Include captions and speech bubbles. 

Where will Traction Man go next? Write your own adventure.

Get some ideas from Author Mini Grey: 


Learning to tell the time.
Year 1: Learning to tell the time to half post and o’clock
Year 2: Learning to tell the time to o’ clock, half past, quarter to, quarter past and 5 minute intervals. 


Here is game to help you tell the time in words: https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/117/telling_the_time_in_words#
There are also plenty of resources available of twinkl for time telling.