Dear Catkins, 
It is the last week of term this week so this will be the last home learning activities for Catkins. 
It has been a very different end of term this year and we won't be able to have our normal transition days where we meet our new teachers or new class mates.
So, when we come back in September we will have the new children starting in Reception  which will be really exciting. The current year 2s will be going up to Acorns class with Miss Heater (who I know is really excited to have you all in her class) and the Year 1s will become Year 2s and will continue to be exceptional role models for the younger children. The current Reception children will be Year 1s! and will be able to help and support the new children who will be joining us. 
I have added some packs for you to have a go at over the summer. If you find them a bit too tricky, then you could maybe have a go at the other activities I have added.  
As some of us haven't been in school for quite a while it would be a good idea to, over the summer, have a really good practice of your common exception words, times tables (year 2), and your handwriting. These will be really helpful in your new year group. 
See you all in September :) 

You can now find all the Maths resources you need for Year 1 and Year 2 on the separate Catkin Class Maths Page.

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Ideas to support your EYFS child:

 • Read a story and talk about the characters

• Practise phonics as often as you can

 • Practise counting

• Talking about shapes and finding some in the home

 • Letter and number formation

 • Interact and play games


Ideas to support your Year 1 child:

• Find objects around your home and use your phonics to label them. 

• Read a book every day and write a sentence about what happened in the story, remembering to include capital letter and full stops.

• Collect 10 pairs of socks, use them to practise counting in 2s

 • Get a pile of your favourite toys or Lego, group them into tens and ones and count how many you have 

• Get some seeds and plant them, record how high your plant grows each day.


Ideas to support your Year 2 child:

• Read every day

 • Write book reviews for the books you finish

 • Keep a diary 

• Practise spellings from the Y1/2 words list and put them into sentences

 • Practise 2, 5 and 10 times tables 

• Complete calculations using all four operations (+, -, x and ÷)

 • Measure objects around your home and record the lengths 

• Go on a 3D shape hunt, write the names of all the shapes you find, then make a table and record the number of faces, edges and vertices for each object. 

• Collect some coins from your money box, list the coins you have and find the total amount. Try to make the same amount using different coins.