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Elmley Castle C.E. First School

Where a great start matters

Home Learning for Apple Class

To all my lovely children in Apple Class, I hope you enjoy this story video- it's one of my favourite books 'The Snail and the Whale' by Julia Donaldson.  I'd love to see what activities you do at home using it, as every photo and video you have sent me so far has put a great big smile on my face! Missing you all very much but having spoken to most of you on the telephone, you all seem well and happy. That's the most important thing- stay safe. With Love from Mrs.Underwood xx P.S. Mrs.Corbett says a big hello to you all too! X

Dear Parents please find out Apple Class topic plan at attached for Summer Term home learning. If you need any further help please contact Mrs Underwood on [email protected]

Also attached are the weekly spelling links with handwriting and wordsearch sheets, 60 second reads which are great to practice if you have run out of books and an example daily routine. 

Remember these are just for guidance. We love to see what you've been doing in your own special way and are very happy to receive e-mails showing us what you have been doing at home. 

Before 9am: Wake up, eat breakfast, get dressed and make bed.

9-10am: Youtube Joe Wickes PE daily, or yoga. I can recommend cosmic yoga videos on Youtube or BBC supermovers- we use these at school. 

10-12: Academic time-  highly recommended daily tutorials from Whiterose Maths, Classroom Secrets and BBC Bitesize.  If you clink on these links they will take you straight to learning that is organised weekly and daily.

12: lunch- get them cooking, baking or preparing meals with you

12.30- 1: helping with household chores- washing up, stacking dishwasher, wiping door handles etc.

1.30-2.30: quiet time- puzzles, reading, colouring, craft. 

2.30-4pm: Academic time-  A website with maths or spelling games,


Learn a language on or start a topic project.

An educational show such as number blocks, a virtual museum tour practical activity shared on our learning log. 

4-5pm: Afternoon fresh air- a game in the garden or walk near home. 

5-6pm: Dinner

6-7pm: free time- watch a film together, play a card or board game. 

7pm: bed time routine. 

Class teacher topic web- summer term home-learning 2020

 Apple Class_By the Seaside Topic Web- Home learning.pdfDownload
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 A letter from Mrs Corbett.docxDownload
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Weekly spelling and reading activities

 Also see for free e-books linked to the school's colour bands. 

 t-l-526434-year-1-term-3a-bumper-spelling-pack-english (1).zipDownload
 t-l-8670-60-second-reads-activity-pack--_ver_1 (2).zipDownload
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Weekly home-learning packs from Classroom Secrets

Classroom Secret resource packs downloaded for week 5, 4,3 and 2. These can also be accessed via the link above, click on home learning packs button. These are updated weekly, you can see other weeks by changing the week in the drop down bar in the top right corner. 

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A Warm Welcome to the Webpage for Apple Class!

We are a Key Stage One class made up of 22 year one and two children. 

Our Class Teachers are Mrs. Underwood (Monday- Wednesday) and Mrs. Corbett (Thursday and Friday). Our Teaching Assistant is Mrs.Shuard. 

Some Important Information:

  • We have weekly spelling tests which are linked to our phonic sessions each week. Spelling tests are on Monday mornings, with new spellings being handed out on this day too.  You can see a term overview for Year 2 below. Please practise these in the handwriting book provided- try cursive! An example of how we write our letters is also seen below. 
  • Reading is REALLY important. Please try to read with your child as often as you can. We will check and change books as often as we can. Please see examples of suggested texts you can enjoy with your child in a link below. 
  • Forest school is with Mrs. Davis every Tuesday-please make sure you have forest school kit and wellies in school at all times. 
  • PE is every Thursday- please ensure you have suitable kit in school at all times. 
  • Each term we have a learning log focus, children will have the whole term to complete the task- please see instructions below. 

At the bottom of this page you will find some useful documents explaining how you can support your child's learning and recommended books for your child's age group. Thank you for your support. Enjoy scrolling through our topic webs and blogs!

Spring Term 2020- Land Ahoy Topic Web and Learning Log

Autumn Term 2019- Farm to Fork Topic Web and Learning Log

Bringing the learning to life!

Our Cursive Handwriting

Summer Term 2- Home Is Where The Heart Is

Summer Term 1- Perfect Pets and Amazing Animals

Spring Term 2019- Once Upon a Time Topic Web

Science Week- Learning more about our body. Today a nurse visited us so we could ask questions about blood and the heart. Miss Yates showed us what blood is made of. 

Gingerbread Man Mystery - today we made gingerbread men and wrote instructions on how to decorate them. One of our gingerbread men escaped from the oven!

Letters inviting VIPs to our Grand Royal Ball - will the Queen be impressed by our beautiful handwriting?

Autumn Term September 2018: What to look forward to!

Trip to John Moore Museum-we learnt so much about what life was life during the time of The Great Fire of London. We loved exploring the house in particular. 

The Day the 'Great Fire' came to Elmley!

London's Burning! Learning to play a simple tune on the recorder.

Who 'Dunnit'?

Investigating a crime scene, right here in Elmley school! Class 1 and 2 detectives are on the case, gathering evidence. We have our suspicions!

Learning yoga poses- we're getting used to the tree!

Investigating Materials and their Properties

Testing the absorbency of different materials. Using a pipette is quite a skill, especially when we are being so careful to make our test fair!

Remember, Remember 5th November

Guy Fawkes fire safety assembly, Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture percussion lesson and firework chalk art. BOOM!

Great Fire of London

We made silhouette glass lanterns and used hot colours of glass paint to creat the burning effect.

What happened and how do we know? Finding out all about Samuel Pepys and his diary...and why on earth did he bury wine and cheese?

Magic Maths

Lots of exploring number this term.

Class 2 - Summer Term 2 


' Mini Beasts' 

Class 2 - Summer Term 1 


Class 2 - Spring Term 2 


Class 2 - Spring Term 1

'Space Explorers'.

Class 2 - Autumn Term 2

'Pole to Pole'.

 Class 2 - Autumn Term 1


'We are practically perfect in every way'.

Supporting your child's reading -Year 2

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Times Table Support

 How to support your child with times tables.pdfDownload
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