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Cuckoo Class - Tuesday 7th July

Good Morning Cuckoo Class!

Mrs Cooper and I have been out in our gardens this week and are very happy that some of our vegetables are ready to harvest.  Mrs Cooper has been enjoying some potatoes and I have had more courgettes.  Do let me know if you have been growing anything exciting or have any suggestions for courgette recipes as I seem to have rather a lot of them!

Here are today’s activities.  If you are not sure or finding something tricky, it’s okay to stop.  I’m really proud of you for trying.  Some of the work you will be doing includes some online links. Please remember to always make sure an adult knows that you are using the online links.  Always follow the e-safety rules we have learned about at school.  If anything does not seem right, always let an adult know straight away.  If you need to access yesterday's learning, please follow the link at the bottom of the page.

There are some activities which you should be doing as part of daily practice. These are reading your home reading book, practising spellings and doing 5 minutes of maths practice, for instance on Numbots or Sumdog.

Have a fantastic day!

Mrs Skouros


Please read to page 19 of 'Outdoor Art'.  Click on the eye icon on page 15 to find out more about strangler fig trees.

You will need to look at pages 18 and 19 again for your art activity later, so you might want to do both art and reading together.


Please continue with your jar story. Remember to check your common exception words.

The Task

This task is being set for all classes and is a chance for you to write something to bring in to school to share at the start of the new school year in September.  Thank you to Ms Price for organising this.  I’d be really interested to see any photos you would like to send me of your jars.

Collect together random objects that interest and inspire you.  Put these into a jar and study your jar.  Think about how your series of random objects could link together to form a story.  Let your imagination roam free. 

Using your objects as inspiration plan and write a story.  Your story can be inspired by all or some of the objects.  However…your story must be no longer than 500 words!  Although it will probably be much shorter here in Cuckoo Class.

Think very carefully about how you are going to create setting, plot and ending. Careful planning will be crucial.  Bring your story jar and story back to school with you in September. 

Not only will your work be added to one of the first displays of the new academic year but you might also win a prize!


Year 1

Yesterday we explored finding 10 more than a 2 digit number. Today we are going to use that to quickly add near tens (11 and 9).

I can quickly add 11 by adding 10 and then 1 more.

For instance 45 + 11 is 45 + 10 = 55 add 1 = 56.

Can you add 11 to these numbers?

34, 57, 72, 60, 12, 89.

We can use 10 more when we add 9.  We can add ten, but because we have added one too many, we need to take one away.

For instance 45 + 9 can be worked out by 45 + 10 = 55, then take away the one too many.  1 less than 55 is 54.

45 + 9 = 54.

Now add 9 to these numbers using this method. Try working them out in your head using this method.

43, 67, 84, 59, 12 and 96

How could you adapt this to quickly work out +19?

Year 2

Today we are going to look at tally charts to record data.

At the end of it, think of your own data that you could make a tally chart for.  It might be car colours seen from your window or the different bugs you see in your garden.


Today we are going to make our own outdoor art.

  • Look around your garden and talk to an adult about what natural objects you will be able to use.
  • Decide where your artwork will go (it may not be on the ground). Think carefully about why you have chosen this place. Is it somewhere where the art will be protected, or is it somewhere that means it will be disturbed and changed by people and animals who pass it?
  • Talk to an adult about the natural materials you would like to use. Check that you are allowed to use them.
  • Think about the message or story you would like your art to show.
  • Begin to create your artwork. Remember to think about how you are arranging your materials. Do you need to adapt or change as you work?
  • Give your artwork a name and take a photograph of it. You might want to add this to the photo exhibition you have been creating in your computing work.

I’d really like to see your outdoor art, so if you are able to, please ask an adult to send your photo to me.

Physical Education (PE)

This week’s 'Virtual' School Games is all about golf and looks great fun.  Just check with an adult before you begin so that you know how to play when you are chipping the ball.  Don’t forget to log your scores:

Optional Additional Activities

Thank you to Ms Felton who has set today's additional activities.

National Macaroni Day

Did you know that today is National Macaroni Day?  What better way to celebrate this day than make your family macaroni cheese for dinner!  Below is a link with different recipes you can follow, or you may like to make up your own recipe to celebrate macaroni cheese.

Oh I Do Like to Be Beside the Seaside…

How many of you have enjoyed a trip to the seaside recently?  Attached are some seaside themed colour-by-numbers sheets.  The twist is the colours are written in Spanish!  How many Spanish colours can you remember from a few weeks ago?  If you have forgotten, you can use the PowerPoint to help you.




On my daily walks I have seen lots of birds nesting in trees.  Have you ever done a bird count in your local area to see how many different birds live there?  The following website might help you identify any unfamiliar birds to you.

Prior Learning

Monday 6th July

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