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Home Learning for School Closure 14/12/20

Hello everyone,

Welcome to your 'HoHo'Home learning page!


Please see below for a daily timetable supporting you and your child to continue to access the curriculum at home. Please refer to the blended learning homepage for the principles and advice guiding our home learning offer. We endeavour to provide links that are accessible via  a mobile phone and the learning can then be recorded on paper if appropriate. This can be shared via Class Dojo to enable your child's class teacher to provide feedback and guide you and your child on the next steps in their learning. 


There will be supplementary videos posted by class teachers on Class Dojo and remember to tune in for your stories read by the Year 2 team :).



Thursday 17th December 

Active Time 


Here is a Special Elf workout for you to try! 

The 'ELF' Christmas Workout #GETKIDSMOVING (10Mins) - Bing video 

Word of the day 



Practise your spellings for this week.  The spellings we will be focusing on this week are the Year 1 and 2 Common exception words. The link to these words can be found at the bottom of this page. 



Sick sentence:

Uplevel/Correct the following sentence. 


Miss Cobb took Miss priddle’s last chocolate from hur cupboard. she ate it bethore anywon noticed

















Comprehension Skills

For English today, we’d like you to apply your reading comprehension skills to this video.

What time of year is it? How do you know?

How many family members are there? What are the Thomas family doing when we are introduced to them?

How did the ‘Christmas Calamity’ all start? 

How do you think Mog felt when she woke up and saw the smoke coming from the oven? Why?

Why did everyone think Mog was a hero? Do you agree?

How do you think the family felt after they saw their home?

What did the community do to help the family? Why?

The Thomas family were thankful for their safety and the kindness of their community. What do you feel thankful for?

Perhaps you would like to write a letter to thank somebody.


Times Tables 


Log in to TT Rockstars and try and beat your best score. 

You can also use Hit the Button to practise your times tables and doubling.

Hit the Button - Quick fire maths practice for 5-11 year olds (


Logic Problem

As a fun last day of term, we'd like you to apply your logic skills and solve the challenge below. 

Here is a video of Gareth Metcalfe introducing the task:

You might like to draw the different ways to help you work it out.

Can you work systematically?

This challenge introduces another hat and makes it more complicated! 


Addition and Subtraction Challenge






Please see the ‘Generic Reading to do at home’ link on the school website to choose a book for your daily reading.                      

Miss Henderson recommends the traditional tale ‘The Elves and the Shoemaker’ on

Learning Expedition 


It's Party Time!

Today would have been our Christmas party so why don't you have one at home?

Get all of the family involved and have an afternoon filled with all things Christmas! Here are some ideas:

Play party games - Musical statues, musical bumps or pass the parcel.

Christmas crafts- create some decorations for your tree or around your home such as bunting, paper chains or paper snowflakes. More ideas of Christmas crafts can be found online.

Christmas baking

Create a Christmas quiz

Put on some music and boogie- here are some festive dances Just Dance 3 Santa Clones Crazy Christmas - YouTube

Just Dance 2017: Last Christmas - Wham! - 5 Stars Full Gameplay - YouTube

Just Dance 2020: Jingle Bells by Santa Clones | Official Track Gameplay [US] - YouTube


Have fun!