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Cuckoo Class - Wednesday 8th July

Good Morning Cuckoo Class!

Have you been having fun making sliding parts for your stories?  If you are getting confident with the idea, why not change the direction of the slider.  How about a hot air balloon that slides up and down or something rolling down a hill.  Sometimes you can have more than one sliding object on a page!

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.  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.  

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.  Also remember, you can find the previous days’ activities at the bottom of this page.

Have a fantastic day!

Mrs Skouros


Please finish reading 'Outdoor Art' today.

When you have finished, look through the book again to see which piece of Outdoor Art is your favourite.  Who created it?  Why do you like it?


Writing (2 Days)

Please continue with your jar story. You will probably be near the end of drafting it by the end of today.

The Task

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

Today we are going to find ten less than a 2 digit number.  Make the number 45 with tens and ones.

Find the number on the 100 square.

Now take away a ten. How many do you have? See where your answer is on the 100 square.

Write the calculation 45 – 10 =.

Now pick a number between 90 and 100. Can you count back in steps of ten from this number? You can use the 100 square to help you, but by the end try without it.

Finally, play this game to help you count back in tens.

Choose sequencing, counting in steps, steps of ten, 100 to 0.

Year 2

Today we are looking at how data can be represented using pictograms. Please complete this lesson.

You will be drawing your own pictogram later in Science.


Please start your science today by completing your weather diary.  This is the last entry we will make for this term.

Now that you have completed your weather diaries, have a look through all your entries for the term. Can you use what you have learned in Maths today to create a pictogram for the different types of weather we have had – sunny days, rainy days, windy days etc.?  Think of what a suitable symbol would be for the weather.  Remember to include a key to explain how many days the symbol represents.  You could challenge yourself by making the symbol represent more than 1 day.

Don’t forget to label your chart and make sure rows are clear.

What does your pictogram tell you?

What did you notice about any changes in the weather as we moved from Spring to Summer?  Last week we learned that the United Kingdom has a temperate climate. Does your weather diary reflect this?

Religious Education (RE)

We have been looking at what it means to belong and have learned about some ceremonies which are part of growing up in a faith.  Can you think about other ways people show they belong to a group or follow a faith? Sometimes people wear special items of clothing or a special uniform.

Can you find examples of these which are part of any group which you belong to?  Perhaps you have a photograph which shows a uniform or perhaps you or someone you know wears and item connected to following a certain faith.  Talk in your family about these.  Why are these important to the people who wear them?

Optional Additional Activity

Thank you to Mr Spencer for today’s activities.

Test Match Cricket

Big news today – TEST MATCH CRICKET is back on!

England take on the West Indies in the first test match of the summer at the Rosebowl in Southampton.  That is all well and good (very good) but it leaves me with a few questions for you:

1. Where is the West Indies? Is it an island or part of a big landmass?

The West Indies is a part of the Commonwealth which was formerly part of the British Empire.

2. Can you name some other countries which are a part of the Commonwealth? (Do this before looking below!)

The Commonwealth 

The Commonwealth is a voluntary association of 54 independent and equal countries. It is home to 2.4 billion people, and includes both advanced economies and developing countries.  Commonwealth countries work together to promote prosperity, democracy and peace, amplify the voice of small states, and protect the environment.

Can you identify any of the above commonwealth countries by the clues below? You might need to use the internet to research the answers?

Country 1

This country’s population makes up around a sixth of the total world population!

The games ‘chess’ and ‘snakes and ladders’ are said to have originated in this country.

The national animal of this country is the tiger.

Country 2

This country has one of the busiest ports in the world.

The name of this country means ‘Lion City’.

This country is said to be the second most densely populated country in the world. The majority of the population live in flats (apartments) managed by the government’s Housing and Development Board.

Country 3

The capital city of this country is called Nassau.

This country is made up of a large number of islands and is a popular tourist destination.

The highest point in this country is around 63 metres above sea level.

The name of this country sounds like the Spanish words for ‘low’ and ‘sea’ put together...

Country 4

With a population of around 186 million people, this country is the most populous country in Africa and seventh in the world.

The nickname of the men’s national football team is the ‘Super Eagles’, who will made their sixth appearance at the World Cup in 2018.

Its capital city is Abuja, replacing Lagos as this nation’s capital in 1991.

Country 5

Its capital city, Wellington, is the southernmost capital city in the world.

The official languages of this country are English and Maori.

It has been estimated that there are currently seven sheep for every one person in this country. Previously, this figure has been as high as 20 sheep per person.

The nickname for the people of this country is the ‘Kiwis’, named after a flightless bird native to this land.

Country 6

The official language of this country is Portuguese.

The main religions in this country are Christianity and Islam.

The capital city of this country is called Maputo, which shares its first letter with the name of the country.

Country 7

With a population of 2.9 million people, this country is the third largest English-speaking nation in the Americas (after the United States and Canada).

This country is particularly known for its contribution to music, being the birthplace of genres such as Ska, Reggae and Dancehall and the home of legendary Reggae musician Bob Marley.

Over one million tourists are thought to visit this Island nation every year.

Country 8

The country used to be known as Ceylon, although it changed its name when it became a republic in 1972.

This country is the world’s fourth largest tea producer (after China, India and Kenya).

It is one of the world’s most religiously diverse nations, with significant numbers of Hindus, Muslims and Christians, in addition to its majority of Buddhists.

Country 9

Geographically speaking, this is the second largest country in the world and has the world’s longest coastline, at around 200,000 km (125,000 miles), which is around two thirds of the distance from the earth to the moon!

There are two official languages in this country: English and French.

The average temperature in January in the capital city of this country is around -10 °C.

Good Luck St Peter’s,

Mr Spencer

Mr Savage's Addition

You may need to save this for a long car journey!  When I was primary school age, my sister and I used to enjoy playing 'car cricket' on a long car journey.  There are no universal rules, but the version that we played came from an old ladybird book that I think I still have somewhere!  You can find a different version on the website below: 

In another version of the game, runs were scored for spotting telephone boxes, post boxes, petrol stations and pubs!  Each one had a different score.  A pub scored a four, but if it had a pub sign with an animal on it then the batsman was out and the next passenger got to bat!  This version is even harder to play now that there aren't many telephone boxes and many small village pubs are becoming supermarkets!  Also, roads tend to bypass the small villages and people often travel on the motorway.

Prior Learning 

Monday 6th July

Tuesday 7th July

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