Dr Walker's Church of England Primary School

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Learning Activities set Monday 29th June 2020

Hello Ladybirds!

It's me, Mr Joy, back with you to provide those of you that aren't yet back to school with some home learning activities. Thanks so much to Mrs Walker for all the wonderful activities she's been putting up over the past few weeks, I'm sure you've loved doing them.

I'm looking forward to seeing more of you back at school this week, but if you're not yet coming back then I hope that you enjoy this week's activities and please remember to send me some of the home learning that you've done as I love to see what you get up to! The email address for sending pictures of your learning, or for any questions you may have is I can't wait to see more of your home learning!


Since we've been back in class we've had a different learning quest each week, and this week's is:

Are big animals scarier than small ones?

I've got a new book to share with you this week, followed up by an English activity. Here, for you enjoyment, is Rumble in the Jungle...

Rumble in the Jungle, by Giles Andreae

A fun, descriptive, rhyming story all about the different animals of the jungle.


I hope you enjoyed that story. I just love the descriptive language used in it. Each animal has such creative adjectives to describe it. So I thought you might like a chance to practise your own descriptive language.
Below is a powerpoint game in which you have to try and guess what the animal from the jungle is, but they're a bit hidden. Before you guess what the animal is can you describe the parts of the animal that you can see and try and write these as sentences?


Recently in class we have been revisiting our number bonds. year 1s have been focussing on number bonds to 10 or 20, but year 2s can even start exploring number bonds to 100!. 
We've been remembering that for number bonds to 10 we can use our fingers, easy peasy! Can you write down all the number bonds to 10? Try putting on a song, playing it for 3 minutes, and see how many number bonds you can write down in that time. IF that's too easy then try your number bonds to 20.
Year 2s you could check you still know your number bonds to 20 but then try your number bonds to 100! Remember, there's easy ones adding tens, like 40+60=100, but you can get trickier changing the ones, like 34+66=100. Good luck!
For a little practise of what number bonds to 10 look like, with a catchy song, have a look at this video.

I Know My Number Bonds 10 | Number Bonds to 10 | Addition Song for Kids | Jack Hartmann

Number bonds for 10 song. Number bonds are simply the pairs of numbers that make up a given number. Number bonds can also be called number partners or number...


Let's think back to Rumble in the Jungle. Get yourself a piece of paper and draw a line to split  it down the middle. On one side can you draw some animals you remember from the story? rTitle this side 'Jungle'.

On the other side put the title 'England' and see how many animals you can draw that live in England.

Which side has got the most animals on it?

For an extra challenge can you identify whether the animals are mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, insects or amphibians?


Inspired by our learning quest and by our book this week, I thought I'd give you a few suggests for some jungle animal themed art that you could try and do for yourself. They all use simple recyclable materials like toilet rolls tubes or paper plates, but if you don't have paper plates then you could always use a regular plate to draw a circle onto a piece of paper or card for the same effect.

I hope you enjoy making them and hope that I will get sent a few pictures of what you've made!


For a prayer this week I've chosen verses from one of my favourite hymns: All things bright and beautiful. It is a hymn that's all about the many varied and wonderful creations of God, and I hope you enjoy the verses I have chosen for our prayer this week.


All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful:
You, Lord God, made them all.


Each little flower that opens,
Each little bird that sings,
You made their glowing colors,
You made their tiny wings.


The changing of the seasons,
The pleasant summer sun,
The ripe fruits in the garden,
You made them every one.


You gave us eyes to see them,
And lips that we might tell
How great is God Almighty,
Who has made all things well.