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Week beginning 25th January

Welcome to Week 4 of home learning Rosen Class! We hope you are all keeping well and had a good weekend? Did you have any snow where you live? We had a 'dusting' by my house. 



Don't forget to have a read of the parent letter on our opening page which covers lots of frequently asked questions. Also, have you seen that Miss Heaney has recorded a story for you to listen to? Go to the Bishops Hull TV tab and have a look. More stories to come!

As usual, lots of exciting learning ahead for you this week. Don't forget to keep in touch and share what you have been doing at home or ask any questions. We will continue to upload photos of your work so keep on emailing us!


please put Rosen Class in the subject line so we can spot your messages.

We are constantly learning too, in these challenging times, so please bear with us if we don't always get things right straight away. We hope you like the new layout of the week, we thought it would make things easier? Let us know! Don't forget to scroll right to the bottom of the page to see if there are any extras this week......

Monday 25th January 

Joe Wicks is live at 9am on his Body Coach youtube channel. Get your week off to a great, energetic start!



Red group

The addition symbol

Teaching video             Pages 8 and 9 Red book (Block 2)           Answers


Green group

Multiplication sentences from pictures (2)

Remember you watched this video on Friday, today is consolidating your learning by watching the video again

Teaching video            Pages 20 and 21 of Green book (Block 1)     Answers



Spellings - Sounding out syllables

Have a go at practising splitting each of this week’s spelling words into syllables

eg wa-tch   squ-at to help you remember how to spell them. Remember clapping and saying the words help to break words up into syllables.


This week we will start writing our own version of the learned story Snail and the Whale. Use your planning sheet to add the details you have already thought of, don’t forget to include your noun phrases!


Today, we would like you to write the opening of your story. If you want to, you can use my piece of writing to help you and change the highlighted words. Remember to start with a capital letter and end with a full stop.


A tiny desert mouse was sitting on a sand dune looking out to the desert. She was wishing she could journey around the world.

“How I long to travel” said the tiny mouse. The other mice said “Don’t be silly! You’ll be eaten! Stay here!”


Log in to your Get Epic reading account or find a book at home to read all about the small animal you have used in your story. Can you find out any fab facts to share with your family?




As usual, lets start our science lesson in the same way as we do each week, with 

                                               Zoom in, zoom out

Did you guess what it was before it was fully zoomed out?

We are continuing our work on living things and their habitats today. We are going to carry out an observation enquiry and would like you to do a bit of role play! Imagine you have been shrunk to an animal that is the size of a pen lid! With your adult, go outside and look under eg. a pile of logs to see what you can find. With luck you will have seen some sort of minibeast? Think about what these creature need to survive.... Hopefully you will identify things like - air, heat, shelter, light, food and safety from predators. Now have a think about where you would like to live, in your role as a small animal/minibeast. Which of the habitats around you would fulfil your requirements and which would not? 

For your recording today, have a go at drawing the animal you were shrunk to the size of. Can you describe how it is suited to the habitat in which you decided to put it? What would happen to your animal if you put it in a different habitat (eg. a pond or the desert)? Share ideas with others (or your adult). How would other imaginary animals survive in each others different habitats?

Take a look at Winterwatch live cameras to view animals live in different habitats.

Tuesday 26th January


Red group

Fact families - addition

Teaching video               Pages 10, 11 and 12 of Red book (Block 2)       Answers


Green group

Use arrays (1)

Teaching video               Pages 22 and 23 of Green book (Block 1)     Answers






Spellings  - Look, write, cover, spell.

Using our method practise writing out your spellings this week.


Today, we would like you to write the build up of your story. If you want to, you can use my piece of writing to help you and change the highlighted words. Could you improve my story and add some speech? Don’t forget to use inverted commas to show when the character is talking.


One night, an African, grey elephant stomped up to her sand dune. He asked the mouse to join him on his journey.

As soon as they left, there was a sand stormThe sand whirled and swirled. The mouse clung to the grey elephant’s back. When the wild sand storm had calmed, they carried on their journey.


Log into your Epic reading account and search for a book about your big animal you have used in your story. Can you draw your animal and label some parts of its body? 



Today we are going to learn about one of the elements of music - pulse.

First watch this video. Watch and listen carefully to the children. Pause the video after they have performed and rewind to about 50 seconds in. Can you join in with them? Then follow the instructions and sing the 'Slick City Spats' song. Well done!

Next we are going to take part in a lesson by Ms Glover which will help us to understand pulse a bit more. Click here for the lesson. 

I hope you enjoyed your music lesson today smiley


Wednesday 27th January

Joe Wicks is live again this morning at 9am on his Body Coach youtube channel.



Red group

Number bonds within 10

Teaching video            Pages 13 and 14 of Red book (Block 2)      Answers

Please don't do the extra challenge at the bottom of page 14, that is tomorrows activity!


Green group

Use arrays (2)

Remember you watched this video yesterday, today is consolidating your learning by watching the video again.

Teaching video           Pages 24 and 25 of Green book (Block 1)    Answers






SpellingsDictionary work

If you have a suitable dictionary at home have ago at looking up this week’s spellings. Can you write a definition for each? If you don’t you, can access the kids Britannica dictionary with this link and type in word searches


Today, we would like you to write the problem of your story. If you want to, you can use this piece of writing to help you and change the highlighted words.

Can you include your own noun phrase?


A while later, they met some sand dunes that rose up in front of them like pyramids.  The grey elephant climbed up the steep side all the way to the top.

Unfortunately, the grey elephant slipped on the sand and they tumbled into a deep hole.


Log in to your Epic reading account or if you have a suitable book at home can you research your vehicles you have written about in your story today? Can you describe what they are used for? 



Each week we will add different links for you to watch to help you keep practising your phonics with Mr Thorne!


Watch and practise the sound ir


Watch and practise the sound or


Watch and practise the sound oi




In Year 2 part of our history curriculum is to learn about significant individuals from history in the UK. So, today we are going to learn about Emmeline Pankhurst.

First, watch this short clip. Hopefully this will have sparked your interest and started you thinking about the suffragette movement. Next have a look at the powerpoint (link below). Your activity today is to use what you have learned so far to help you complete the sorting activity (link below).

Just for a bit of fun, to finish off, have a look at this video of a song called Sister Suffragette from the film Mary Poppins.

Thursday 28th January


Red group

No teaching video today, unless it would help to watch yesterdays again. Turn to p.52 and 53 of your book. Have a go at the number bonds table. Take your time and have a break if you need to, there is a lot to do!


Green group

Make doubles (1)

Teaching video            Pages 26 and 27 of Green book (Block 1)         Answers





Spellings  - Words within words


Using this week’s spellings how many words can you find within each word? You can only the letters once. 

For example watch = hat, cat, at


Today, we would like you to write the resolution of your story. If you want to, you can use this piece of writing to help you and change the highlighted words.

Can you include your own alliteration to add detail to your writing? huge hippo,  deadly dinosaur ? Using your own animal to write about.

If you need to refresh your memory on alliteration, click on the link for a short clip to tell you all about it


As fast as she could, the little mouse scampered away to the barracks nearby.  As soon as the soldiers saw the message in the sand, they ran to help. The soldiers lowered a rope into the hole and tied it around the enormous elephant. Heaving, they pulled the grey elephant out.


Using the setting from your story, can you research what other animals might live in the habitat you describe in your writing? Can you write a list of these? Remember to use commas to separate the other words until the final word when and replaces the comma. 



Today we will look more closely at the rules the Bible sets out for Christians, you may remember we read the Ten Commandments last year. Read through the powerpoint and have a think about some of your own rules that could help to make the world a better place. Can you create a poster to display these.




                                                 An exciting extra for today!

The Big Schools Winterwatch Live Lesson will be screened at this link at 11am on Thursday 28th January. There are some resources to support this activity below.

Although it is aimed at Key Stage 2 (ages 8-11) children I am sure there will be things to interest Rosen children, and after all they will be Key Stage 2 when they go up to Year 3 in September anyway!


Friday 29th January 

Joe Wicks is live again this morning at 9am on his Body Coach youtube channel.



Red group

Systematic number bonds

Teaching video             Pages 15 and 16 of Red book (Block 2)            Answers


Green group

Make doubles (2)

Teaching video            Page 28 of Green book                Answers

Remember you watched this video yesterday, today is consolidating your learning by watching the video again.


There are some doubles challenges set on Mymaths. Have a go and see how much you have remembered/learned over the last 2 days!


If your child has completed all their maths tasks and you need something else for them to do in maths don't forget you have the photocopied workbooks (mentioned in parent letter dated 13.1.21). There is also work set on mymaths (password on passwords page of BHBoE, times table practice on TTRockstars and try this site too!



Spellings - Spelling Test = Good luck, not that you need it you'll be great! wink


Today, we would like you to write the ending of your story. If you want to, you can use this piece of writing to help you and change the highlighted words.

When you have completed your story please read it through to check for missing words, full stops and capital letters and spelling mistakes.


The little mouse had saved the life of her large friend. The mouse clung to the African elephant’s back and they journeyed around the world from here to there and back again.



In the back of your orange book please practise the letters, w, x, y and z.


PE     Gymnastics


Warm up Play the Bean game:


Ask your child if they can remember all the different bean positions for the game, then in a space, hopefully the weather is a little warmer and you can go outside ask them to move around the room, using different movement styles: walk, jog, skip, gallop etc.

Then at different times give the bean name for them to make that position.

String Bean - Stand in straight shape  

Runner Bean - Running on the spot

Broad Bean - Stand in Star shape   

Jumping Bean - Jumping on the spot

Baked Bean - Tuck on knees            

Frozen Bean - Stop/freeze


Additional optional fun beans:

Jelly Bean - Wobble on the spot

French Bean - Bow saying “Ou la la”

Chilli Bean - Shiver on the spot


Today we will look at travelling like animals, using different levels and directions:

We can travel on different levels; High, Medium and low. We can also travel in different directions; Forwards, Backwards and Sideways


What animals could we travel like on our feet in a high position?

Gallop…like a Horse Jump…like a Kangaroo

Walk…like a giraffe Side step…like a Gorilla

Can we do these in different directions?


What animals could we travel like on our hands and knees/feet?

Walk…like a Monkey Hop…like a Bunny Rabbit

Crawl…like a Crab Creep…like a Caterpillar

Can we do these in different directions?

What animals could we travel like on our back/tummies?

Crawl…like a Crocodile Slide…like a Snake

Can we do these in different directions?


Ask the children to select their favourite high, medium and low animal movement. Can they link the movements together into a sequence, performing each for the count of 8.

If going well, see if they can use a different direction in 1 of

their animal movements. Allow the children time to practise. Then when ready, perform to family members.


Cool Down: ‘Boats and Planes’

For our cool down we will have a go at making shapes similar to boats and planes:

Boats – Lying on back curled up in tuck shape. Slowly take legs out straight and towards the floor, hold.

Planes – Lying straight out on tummy, keeping legs together, lift arms and legs off the floor, hold.

Attempt to hold each position for 5 seconds.




Remember we have our own brilliant 'Get Active' P.E web page. In just one click you will find lots of fun activities you can do at home either on your own or with family members. It's brilliant! Thankyou to Mrs Fielding! 



Here are some great ideas if you are looking for something different to do. 


Make your own Play-Doh;

1 cup of flour, salt, water, 2 teaspoons cream tartar, 1 tablespoon oil and a few drops of food colouring.

Microwave Method: - Add everything into a bowl and heat. Stir occasionally until mixture combines to form dough. Remove from bowl, being careful it’s not hot, and kneed.


Play-Doh Squeeze or Prints; Place a ball of Play-doh between the child’s hands and say ‘squeeeeze’! This firm pressure can help refocus or calm a child or just have some fun.  You can also use Play-Doh to make finger, hand and footprints.


Cornflour and Water;

Put cornflour into a tray/bowl. Allow your child to add water a little at a time, mix using their hands. Children love the feel of the texture and the resistance from the ingredients. Food colouring and essence such as lavender can be added if available.





As we have finished our work on  Snail and the Whale why not enjoy the animation by

watching the video. Sit back and relax! You can find the film by clicking the link below.





BBC Winterwatch 

The LIVE cameras are running from 10am to 10pm every day until 9pm on Friday 29th January

The LIVE cameras are broadcasting from Aberystwyth in Wales, the River Ness in Scotland and the New Forest in England

They broadcast on this webpage. Take a look! 




Don't forget, this weekend 29-31 January the RSPB are doing their Great Garden Birdwatch. Find out how to get involved here.




The BBC are screening educational programmes every weekday morning. Have a look at the schedule for this week here. You can find the programmes by clicking the red button or on BBCiplayer.

 If you would like a lovely FREE poster about the BBC programme Perfect Planet click here for the link.