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The final week...

Well, we never envisaged in September that we would end our school year like this. All the plans, the experiences, the activities and visits all left on pause. Our classroom is usually a buzz of excitement for the summer holidays on the last week. Instead, our classroom is quiet and still and sad. It has books left where they were, work in drawers and toys waiting to played with. Our lovely Reception class's first year in school will definitely be one they won't forget, and our wonderful year 1s who were super role models in every way, did not get the ending to 2 years in our class the way they should have. I do want you to know that I am incredibly proud of each and every one of our little Lowrys. The smiles, songs, and laughter, the games, jokes and experiences they all bring are what makes our class unique and a wonderful place to be. Usually on the last day, we would say 'see you soon' with a gift and a reassuring smile. That sadly cannot be done. Instead, we have adopted an animal - a gorgeous Elephant - at Chester Zoo. It will have Lowry Class  at the habitat for all to see (for a year). I hope you get the opportunity to visit it, and take a photo to show us all. I picked an elephant as Elephants never forget, and this is one year and class we shall never forget. 

With lots of love, smiles and laughter, 

Mrs Mulligan xxx


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A story we loved in class.

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Wk 13/7/20 Seaside Week 6 Last Week 

Review week. 

Play whichever phonics games you enjoy. You can now look at Phase2, Phase 3 and Phase 4

Remember some of the games we have played that you can do at home- 

- Corners (a different sound in each corner) 

- Fastest first (write down different words of sounds on post its and have a grown up call our a word or word containing that sound and see if you can reach it the quickest. 

- Skittles (put sounds or words on empty bottles and roll a ball or pair of socks towards them, read the ones that have fallen)

- Draw sounds and words outside with chalk

-Make playdough and create letters with the playdough

-Go on Phonics Play, Phonics Bloom or Education City and play any of the phonics games you enjoy. 


I'd love to take you to the beach. We sadly can't so let's imagine we went. Watch this video and pretend we have visited it.

- Write me a postcard from it (template in the Literacy section)

- Write a story about going to the beach - did you find something exciting in the sand? Did you make something, did you eat something yummy? 

- See if you can make a sensory poem. 

I can see...……..

I can feel...…….

I can hear...…….

I can taste...…...

I can smell...……..


Roll up, roll up come to the seaside shop! 

In the maths section is a seaside souvenir shop list. Ask your grown up for some coins to play with them at the shop. See if you can count out the correct amounts for the items you want to buy. 

Ice cream maths sheet in Maths section.

Learn the coin song -

Money in the piggy bank quiz in the maths section. 


Sun safety (I'm hopeful summer is not lost!)

Power point in the Science section will help us learn all about keeping safe in the sun. 

Cut and stick the correct clothes onto the boy/girl for keeping safe in the sun. 

If your grown up allows, you might want to try an Ice Cream taste test. Which was your favourite? Which one did you not like? What about mixing flavours - did the colour change? Was it nice?


Create a yummy Ice Lolly of your choice. 

Find what ever tissue paper, wrapping paper, magazines that you have around to make a delicious flavour. 

Glue them to the ice lolly. You might even have some cotton wool to make an ice cream one too! 


Some of our Class favourites from Go Noodle


Wk 6/7/20 - Seaside Week 5

This week we are looking at the sounds 'shr'  and 'thr

Have a go at Look, cover, write, check for these words - shrink, shrimp, shred, shrew, three, thrill, throw


This week we are looking at the story 'Sharing A Shell' by Julia Donaldson. 

Watch this story -

- In the Literacy Section, there is a booklet for you to write your version of Sharing a Shell. 

Don't forget - capital letters at the start, finger spaces and full stop at the end. 

We also need to remember a capital letter needs to come at a person's name - e.g. Mrs Mulligan

Don't forget to use a capital when writing Brush, Blob and Crab.

- Complete the Book Review in the Literacy Section

-See if you can do the wordsearch in the Literacy Section. You might need a little help - but that's ok.


In the Maths section is Sharing a Shell Addition to 20 and an Under the Sea I Spy counting to 20. Don't forget the check list for it. 


Look at the powerpoint on Beach Habitats in the Science section. 

Use what you have learned about where different animals live at the seaside to complete the Beach habitat sorting sheet (in Science section).


We are looking at Rockpools this week.

Watch these videos -

Look at the powerpoint in the Topic Section about Rockpools. 

Complete the Rockpool Labelling mind map that is in the Topic Section

Ask if you can borrow an old baking tray, box or bucket and make your own rock pool. Have you got shells you've collected from the beach on past visits? I am sure they'd look great in there. 


We are going to use some kitchen foil for this week's craft. 

Can you create a repeating pattern on your fish? 


Jesus feeds the 5000. 


29/6/20 - Seaside week 4

This week we are working on the sounds scr and nch.

Have a go at writing these words - write them with water and a paintbrush on the wall outside or the ground. 

scrunch, crunch, bench, lunch, munch, screen, scream, screw, screwdriver     (set 4)


We have met Katie Morag at the start of the year in September. 

Let's visit her again. 

Watch -

- Write a letter to a friend, a person from your family or even me! 

   Tell them about what you have been up to. Ask them a question and use a question mark instead of a full    stop. 

- Use the sequencing pictures in the Literacy section to see if you can remember what order the story took. 

- Write a new adventure for Katie Morag. What does she get up to? Remember, stories have a beginning, middle and end. She might have a new visitor, a problem with the mail, an exciting event or even a holiday to Manchester! 



Katie Morag addition sheet in the maths section


Look at the power point about Islands in the Topic section. 

Complete the Islands sheet, with help from a grown up and Google Maps. Can you locate some of the islands round Great Britain? Did you notice that Great Britain is an island too?


Weather -

Be a weather watcher for a week. Use the weather sheet in the Science section to record what the weather is like over the week. 

Watch a weather forecast on TV. 

Can you make a weather forecast for Failsworth/Oldham/Manchester?


Create an island in a shoebox. 

You might want to use some old paper, wall paper or paper mache to create some hills. Can you use any toys you have to go on the island (perhaps a boat, animal or person)

PE Cosmic Kids Yoga


22/6/20 - Seaside week 3

This week we are focussing on the sounds sc and pl.

Practise writing the words scoop, scarf, scar, plum, plop. plod.

In the phonics section there is an Ice Cream page. Print it out and write as many words with 'sc' in them. They can be real and rubbish words too. 

Use Education city to play some of the phonics games to practise what you already know. 


Watch the story The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch.

If you have the book, you can read along too. 

This week we will be thinking about the characters and the story. 

- In the Literacy section find the sheet about Mr Grinling's feelings. Complete it using sentences -

don't forget Captials at the start of a sentence and at a name of place/person, finger spaces and a full stop at the end. Try really hard to get your writing to sit on the line. 

- Complete Mrs Grinling's shopping list (in the Literacy section)

- Write the story of The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch and read it to someone in your house. (Template in the Literacy section).



Mr Grinling had a very big lunch box. 

Watch this programme with Dr Ranj about eating healthy foods. 

Print out the lunch box activity in the science section. 

Cut and stick the healthy, balanced foods for your lunchbox. 


Taste Test. 

Have your grown up pick some different foods/flavours for you to try. 

Remember, we don't all like the same things but it is good to try new things. 

Taste a tiny bit and find out if you like something new. 


At the seaside, there are lots of interesting things to find. 

You might have some at home that you have from past visits. 

If not, don't worry, you can make some! 

Use an egg box to create your under the sea box.

Think about what you might see under the sea, what might be on the sea bed. Use things from round the house to craft the items. If you can't find any, draw them on paper and cut them and stick them.  

Don't forget to send me a photo! laugh


12/6/20 - Seaside Week 3

This week we are looking at the sounds cl and xt.

Have a go at writing these words - clap, clip, cloth, extra, text

Write each one in a sentence - don't forget capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. 

Education city - games set for you under Classwork. 

Phonics Play -


Imagine you are at the seaside. 

 - What can you see?

- What can you hear?

- What can you touch?

- What can you smell?

We will use an adjective (describing) word in-front of every noun (thing, place, person) to make it sound more exciting.

e.g.   I can see the golden sand.  

Create a postcard telling me what you can see, hear, touch and a smell at the seaside (in sentences).

Don't forget the nice picture on the front! 



Education city - Classwork, some games selected already for you. 


Seasides Past and Present. 

Watch -

Create a post card (like you did for Literacy) but imagine you have gone back 150 years. 

- Tell me what you can hear, see, touch and smell.  

Using your map from week 1 and with the help of Google Maps, find the seaside towns of 




These were popular seaside towns back 150 years ago.

Complete the stick and paste Seaside Past and Present sheet in topic.  


Floating and Sinking-

Making a boat out of what you have around the house. Can it float? Can it take a passenger - does it still float if it does? 


Art  See the Seaside in a jar in the topic section.


8/6/20 - Seaside 2

This week we are looking at the sounds tw and sl

Have a go at doing read, cover, write, check (like you would in your speling book) with the words:

twirl, twin, twist, twelve, slip, slop, slim 

Practise writing some of these in a sentence. Don't forget capitals at the start, finger spaces and a full stop at the end.


Watch the video of the The Lighthouse Keeper.

- Write a sentence about what the problem was. Write 2 sentences about how the Lighthouse Keeper fixed the problem.

- Write a story to match the video. 

- Draw a picture from the story. Label your picture. 


In the maths section, there are Seaside patterns and Seaside colour by numbers sheets to complete. 


In the Science section, find the recipe to make your own sand! You only need 2 ingredients. 

Explore how it pours, how you can cut, shape and mould it. 

I wonder if you can make a sandcastle with it?


This week we are looking at features of a seaside. 

A feature is something special about that place that we might found in other seaside towns too. 

In the topic section, please see the presentation for Features of a Seaside. Please find a Features of a Seaside sheet to complete.

There is also a cut and stick sheet for you to make your own picture. Be careful with the scissors but I am sure you all can manage to cut the pictures out. 


Make printing blocks using bricks, vegetables or sponges to create a lighthouse picture. 


Watch the parable of The Lost Coin

Think of one thing that you are thankful for this week. 

Write it as a sentence and draw a picture of what it was. 


1/6/20 - Seaside 1

This week we will review our sounds from Phase 3 and what we have learned in Phase 4. 

Print out the Yes and No questions from the phonic section. Ask a grown up to hide them then time you to find, read and put in a pile of questions you can say 'yes' and a pile to say 'no' to.


This week watch the film of Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson. If you have the book, you can read along too!

    - Create a poster for the snail asking for a trip around the world (think about where she might want to go)

    - Fill out the Snail sheet in the Literacy section. Imagine you are the snail. Where would you like to go?

    - Create a postcard as the snail on her adventures. What does she see? Where does she go? 

    - Retell the story of Snail and the Whale. Can you make up actions to retell the story? Teach it to a grown up or a brother/sister. 


Snail and the Whale maths


Learn about snails.

Fill in the cut and stick diagram of the snail in the Science section. 

Learn about whales

Draw your own picture of a whale and label - eyes, tail, flipper, mouth, blowhole, dorsal fin. 

Where in the world do whales live? How is their habitat different to that of a snail? 


We are starting a new topic for the half term about the Seaside. 

This week, we are starting off remembering the 4 countries that make up the UK. 

Can you remember them? 

Use the blank map in the new topic section. With the help of a grown up, use google maps to learn the different seas around the UK. 

Still using Google maps, can you find and label on your map, the different coastal towns. 

Some coastal towns have sandy beaches, some have rocky beaches and some have cliffs. If you can, mark these on your map.


Create your own Snail. 

Find a rock from your garden. Use paints or crayons to create a pattern. If you have some playdough, you can make its body too! Think about creating a repeating pattern on it.  Don't forget to send me a picture.


Cosmic Yoga with an Ocean theme this week. Do it all in one go, or split up over the week. 


Wk 18/5/20  Dragon week

This week we are looking at dr and gr

Print off the Dragon Eggs in the Phonics section and play real

or rubbish with the eggs. Ask a grown up to hide them for you. laugh


This week is dragon week. 

Watch the story of Zog, if you have the book, you could read along too!

  • In sentences tell me what you would teach Zog to do. 
  • In sentences tell me how to look after Zog (what does he eat, where will he sleep, how can I exercise him)
  • Pretend to be one of Zog's friends. What do you get up to?

Don't forget Capital letters at a name, place or start of a sentence, finger spaces after words and a full stop at the end. 



Foaming Dragon


Use the materials you have around the house to make a dragon (it can be from anything including junk or lego)

Look at Google Maps with a grown up. Can you find your way to school using it? 

Create a map of Zog's trip to school.

Dragon's like to breathe out fire - it is important we know what to do! 

Look at the Fire Safety powerpoint in Other Videos section. Make a poster or even a video showing you know how to be safe.

Print off and decorate the paper flying dragon in the Other videos and activities section. Make it any colour or even add things to make it look nice. When you are finished, fly it. Does it go far? Can you do anything to make it fly further? What happens if you don't colour it in - will it fly further? 

Bake some Dragon biscuits  - see Cooking section. 


This week's story Jesus told is 'The Farmer and the seeds'

Get some seeds (lovely sunflower seeds around at the momentlaugh) and see if you can repeat the story. 

Will they grow well in the shallow soil, the rocky soil or the deep soil? 


Paper plate dragon

What colours can you get if you mix your paint? Can you make a new colour? Will your dragon be lots of different colours or just one? Maybe you could use something to create a pattern on it.



Cosmic Yoga = All about Dragons.


Wk: 10/5/20 - Dinosaur week

This week we are learning the sounds bl and pl.

Have a go at writing these words: blend blink blank plant plug planet

Make up 6 alien words to go with these new sounds.

Play Bob and Obb Phase 4.


Watch this video

What would you do if you had a dinosaur? 

Draw a picture of your dinosaur and label it. Don't forget its eyes, mouth, legs, spikes (if it has any), tail.

Write a story just like this one about your day with your dinosaur. What did you get up to? 


See maths section for Dinosaur shape maths activity. 

Print off the dinosaur maths number cards, or make your own. Ask a grown up to hide them for you and then try and find them all. Put them in to the correct order.



Use the dinosaur sheet in the Science section, to research all about a type of dinosaur. 

Make a dinosaur using playdough and pasta or any other decorations you may have. 

Create some salt dough fossils. You can either use dinosaur toys to imprint, or you can use things like

pasta to create the print. 

If you have toy dinosaurs, write the adjectives; fierce, mellow, tall, short, spikey, smooth, carnivore, herbivore, omnivore, onto card. See if you can sort your dinosaurs into different categories. If you don't have any toy dinos, perhaps you can print off some pictures to sort. 


Watch this video to learn about Habitats.

In your garden, make a habitat for a little dinosaur. Remember it needs to have shelter, water and food. 

I'd love to see your photos! laugh


Create a dinosaur print picture using your hand! 

What will your dinosaur name be?


Listen and learn this song. 

Can you come up with some actions to go along with it? 


This month is Ramadan. 

See the powerpoint in other videos section. 

There are also some lovely colouring sheets too. 



A Lowry class favourite - Dinosaur Stomp!


Wk: 5/5/20 - Mini Beast Week

This week we are looking at fl and lp

Practise writing the words help, self, yelp, shelf, gulp, elf

Try writing your spellings with your eyes closed! 

Using post-its, write a word on each one. Have a grown up call out a word and 

see if you can hit the correct word. You can use this for any sound we've learned

or tricky words too!



All about shapes and patterns this week - with a bug theme!


This week we are making sandwiches! 

Make a sandwich, take a photo of each stage. 

Make me a shopping list of all the things we need to buy for your sandwich.

Write me a sentence for each picture you took making your sandwich so I know how to make it. 

Send it to me :) 


This week we are learning about materials. 

One pieces of paper, write the words: wood  plastic  metal  cloth  glass 

Using your labels, see how many different materials you have around the house.

Watch this video =

Sort out the rubbish in your house, looking for the recycling symbol on the packaging. 

Can you help a grown up to put them in the correct bin? (Don't forget to wash your hands after.)



This week we are learning about insects! 

In your garden, go on a minibeast hunt. Find the sheet under the Science section of our home

learning page. What bugs did you find? Where were they in the garden? How many legs did they have?

Draw a picture of one of the bugs you found, label its body parts. 

Make a bug hotel -

STEM science activity -  

Make a picture of different insects using your finger prints in paint. Draw on their legs, wings and antenna using a felt tip pen.

Create an imaginary insect. What would it look like? What does it eat? Where does it live? Does it do anything special? 

Insect movers - see the dice in the Science section and have a go at moving like an insect. 


Jesus walks on water -

Find this week's slider activity under the Literacy section. You will need a lolly stick or piece of 


Can you retell the story of Jesus walking on water and Peter walking to him?


Star Wars Yoga 



27/4/20 - Transport Week

We will  look at 'gr' and 'gl' sounds this week. 

Practise writing these words glass glad glee grass grip  glitter          glimmer grey 

Can you write your spellings with a pair of gloves on?   - Phase 4 Set 1-7


Look at this week's picture. 

Imagine that your family have just bought a flying car! 

- Write, in sentences, about where you go in it. 

- Write, in sentences, about what it is like to go a drive/fly in it. 

- Draw a labelled picture of your family's flying car. 



Find 5 toys and put them in order from smallest to tallest. 

Lie on the floor (or get a grown up to do it) and find out how many shoes long they are/how many socks long they are. If you can, find another person in your house to measure. 

Measure yourself today - measure again the day before we return to school and find out if you've grown. 



Stories that Jesus Told = 

Jesus feeds the 5,000.

Talk about how the original number of fishes and loaves of bread would not have been able to feed all those people. 

Using materials from round the house to create a 'loves and fishes' picture. 



Transport - 

This week we are looking at different modes of transport. 

*if you have a printer* Print and make a collage of one mode of transport. 

*if you don't have a printer* draw/paint a picture of different modes of transport. 

Using the different boxes, bottles and tubes from your recycling, create a 3D 'junk' model of your mode of transport. 

Create a poster with when your transport was invented and any changes to what it is like today. 





Woodhouses and St Martin's are now sharing online learning.

Here is the link to the resources, lessons and activities on the St Martin's website.

Remember to share your learning with your teacher at Woodhouses.