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SPaG (Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar)

Today we are going to be learning about expanded noun phrases. 

Let's start from the beginning, what is a noun, a noun phrase and an expanded noun phrase? Click on the PowerPoint below, it will take us through explainations about nouns and expanded noun phrases as well as why they are used. There will also be a variety of suggested activities to try as well (see below). The activties range in difficulty so the appropriate ability level will need to be chosen (from understanding what nouns are up to applying expanded noun phrases into independent writing). 


The link below has a video explanation and task to try at the bottom of the page that's all about expanded noun phrases. This could be used as an alternative shorter mini-lesson on expanded noun phrases.



The links below are to noun related online interactive games.







Today's handwriting task is outlined in videos which can be found via the link below. Today we are recapping lowercase and uppercase letter formation before restarting joins as this will be the first handwriting lesson since the full school reopening.

The resources needed to support the handwriting task are below. 


P.E (Physical Education)


As the weather begins to get colder we have decided to begin our yoga PE lessons. Today we would like you to try the yoga poses in this cosmic yoga video. We hope you enjoy your yoga lesson.

R.E (Religious Education)

This half term we will be focusing on Creation Stories. 

Today we will be finding the similarities and differences between the Christian and Hindu Creation Stories. 


Task 1:

Creation stories are stories about how the Earth and life on it began. Each religion has it's own Creation Story. Let's recap the Christian and Hindu Creation stories by watching the videos below. 

Hindu Creation story:

Christian Creation story:


Task 2:

Now that we have reminded ourselves about the Christian and Hindu Creation Stories, can you think about what is similar (the same or close to the same) and what is different (not the same) about the Creation stories. The Year 1 and Year 2 writing templates are below. The Year 1 children can draw pictures of what they think is similar and different about the two Creation stories whilst the Year 2 children can write sentences. 

For example:

Similarity- Both Creation stories focus on God creating the world.

Difference- The Hindu Creation story explains that there is more than 1 God and the Christian Creation story explains that there is only 1 God. 


Task 3: 

Discussion circle time!

How do you think the world was made?

We are going to create a class mind map of ideas about how the children believe the world was made. There may be lots of different ideas during this talk time and we show respect when others share their thoughts