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Ash Class (Years 1 and 2)

It's wizard Wednesday, Ash Class! 



Here's a joke to start the day (Answers at the bottom of this page!): 


Friday:  Where does Tarzan buy his clothes?

Thursday:  What’s red and invisible?

Wednesday:  Why did the burglar take a shower?

Tuesday:  How do you catch a squirrel?

Monday:  How do you organize a space party?

Friday:  Why did the chef get sent to prison?



Week beginning 30th March 2020

We hope you are all keeping well. Here are some resources to use for home learning this week. Each week I will add spellings to learn, maths and English activities. We have been given free access to Numbots for the next few weeks, so please do take advantage of this (using your TT Rockstars log in). I have also added times tables to work on in TT Rockstars. 

Weblinks to useful and informative websites:


My Activity Book ages 5-7  Scroll down and find the booklet for Ages 5-7.  Lots of very good activities for Home Learning

Here are some activity sheets to do alongside your reading.  Keep enjoying your reading!

Weekly story starter and reading pictures (inference) activity

Weekly maths problem solving activities to print

For this week (week beginning 30 March), please go to White Rose and choose some problem-solving activities from the Year 1/Year 2 drop-down boxes.  
Phonics and Spelling
Year 2 reading and maths activities

Spring Term 2020

This term we have been learning about what it’s like to live on an island in our ‘Island Home’ topic. We have read Mairi Hedderwick’s Katie Morag stories and explored the characters and settings, picking up clues about how people’s lives are different to our own. Using Google Earth, atlases and maps, we have been finding and naming the countries, capital cities and the seas surrounding the UK, as well as locating the island of Coll where the fictional island of Struay is based. We also learnt to use compass directions and directional language to read maps and plan journeys. In literacy, we have been planning and writing our own Katie Morag story and in science we have learnt all about different types of weather and made weather observations. 


In maths, we have been learning to tell the time and using different coins to but items from the 'Struay Post Office' in our role play area. We used coins and bar models to work out change from 20p.

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Autumn Term 2019

In science, we have looked at things that we needed to survive when we were stranded on a desert island and the difference between adults and babies. To help us think about how we have changed since we were babies we had a very special visitor. The children really enjoying asking Mrs Scimeca about the things her baby son Enzo could do.  In our material topic we have looked at the properties of materials and why we use different ones for different things. We created our own magnetic games.

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Answers to riddles and jokes:


  • Friday:  (Answer next week)
  • Thursday:  No tomatoes!
  • Wednesday:  She wanted to make a clean getaway!
  • Tuesday:  Climb up a tree and act like a nut!
  • Monday:  Planet early!
  • Friday:  Because he beat the eggs and whipped the cream!