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Dragonfly Class – Tuesday 12th January

We will be meeting again on Teams today and you should have received invites to the following meetings:

9.20am – all (introduction)

9.40am Year 3 Spelling Test & Maths lesson

10.10am Year 4 Spelling Test & Maths lesson

10.40am Year 2 Spelling Test

1pm – all (afternoon introduction – optional but I will introduce Science task)

2.45pm –  all (close of day / sharing – optional)

Organise the rest of your day yourselves with regular breaks. Year 3 and 4 – remember that you are having a taught maths session so save your maths until then!

Task One: Handwriting & Spellings

1. Learn this week’s spelling list below (recommended learning time 20 minutes). See how many you already know first, then learn ones you don’t.

2. Print the spelling sheet if you can to practise your handwriting by copying each word / letter join carefully. Think about the size of each letter too! Take your time to improve your writing.

Year 1 Week 2

Year 2 Week 2

Year 3 Week 2

Year 4 – Week 2

Task two: Maths

Today you are all looking at the ‘Reasoning’ parts of the tasks… Year 3 and 4 – remember you will be having a live teach with me!

Year 2 PPT-Make-Equal-Groups-Sharing

Year 2 Reasoning Task

Year-3 PPT-Multiply-2-Digits-by-1-Digit-1

Year 3 Reasoning Task

Year-4 PPT-Factor-Pairs

Year 4 Reasoning Task

Task 3: English

Thank you for sending me your brilliant writing over the past week. Today you have a grammar session, see the links below. Remember: work through the Powerpoint ideas and answers first, then have a go at the Task.


Year 2 Grammar PPT – Writing Lists

Year 2 Task

Year 3 Grammar PPT – Consonants

Year 3 Grammar Task

Year 4 Grammar PPT – Fronted Adverbials

Year 4 Task

Task Four: Science

If you can, open this on your Teams ‘Daily Tasks’ page as you can write on it and I can mark it!

What is a force?

Other tasks:

  • Reading your home books
  • Times tables rockstars


See you on Teams!

Miss Whit x

Wednesday 6th January – Dragonfly Class

It was lovely to speak to so many families yesterday and hear about things you’ve been getting up to. I was very impressed by how many of you had already completed much of your homeschooling too!

Here are today’s activities:

Task One: Spellings

  1. Have a practise of two of the words from yesterday’s list that you found tricky – perhaps you could write the words in different colours 5 times.
  2. Pick two words from the curriculum words mats below to master! You might want to print the word mat off and highlight / colour the words once you’ve learned them as the days go by.

Years 3 and 4 Word-Mat


Task two: Maths

Today’s tasks follow on from yesterday but they do get a little trickier.

Remember – if you want to save on printing, you can read the questions on the screen then record your answers on paper ( a bit like in-class when you present your work in books).

Year 2 Powerpoint

Year 2 – 5 times table Task 2

Year 3 Powerpoint

Year 3 Task 2 – updated!

Year 4 Powerpoint

Year 4 – Task 2 – updated!

Task 3: English


I would love to be teaching you the start of this topic face-to-face but instead I’ll have to be patient and hope you send me some great results by the end of the week!

  1. Explore this Powerpoint and think about the questions. If you have someone to discuss it with even better! So Arthur & Percy, Andy & Sophia, Elliot & india, Evan & Elsie, Amelia & Bella – you can work together at home! Wow we have a lot of sibling pairs in class…! Everyone else – see if a brother, sister or grown-up can share ideas and have fun thinking about this task with you. If you have contact with someone in class, you could even phone / Facetime them to think about ideas.
  2. Make sure you’ve filled in the plan (or create your own on paper). 

Here is a useful word mat to help you get creative for this Stone Age story plan:

Stone Age Boy Word mat

Task Four: Reading

Spend twenty minutes reading your own book from home OR use Reading Eggs. If you need your log-in for this, ask your grown-ups to email me and I will send you passwords.

Other tasks:

  • Year 4: Violin practise


  • Topic continued: Following on from yesterday’s Stone Age craft project, write an object label as if it was being displayed in a museum. Be creative! What is your object? What would it have been used for? What would it have been made from? How old would it be? What does it feel like? Does it have any special features? Where might it have been found? Remember to sound formal and factual in your explanation.

For example:

“Here is a fine example of a Stone Age knife made from flint. The knife would have been made with the bare hands of Stone Age people by chipping, trimming and sharpening. It was thought to be a difficult skill which could easily have ended with missing fingers! This knife is thought to have been made and used around 13,000 BCE in England.”

Stay warm & I’ll speak to you all soon.

Miss Whit xx

Tuesday 5th January – Dragonfly Class

Dear my fabulous Dragonfly Class 🙂

I’ve so many things to say to you but can’t decide where to start! THANK YOU for logging into this website this morning – it’s a great start to the next step we’re having to take. Next, I hope you’ve had a lovely Christmas and spent time resting and enjoying yourselves – I’ll update you on mine later. Finally, I want you to know how sad I am that we can’t be in class together this morning – I was (as always) so looking forward to seeing my team of favourite people.

But be assured, we’ve lots of tricks up our sleeves over the coming days to make sure we all get to see as much of each other as possible – keep checking in on this website for more updates as they come.

Today the teachers are getting everything in place so bear with me for now as ‘home schooling’ will look a little different to last summer. We hope to be video-calling, teaching and sharing your work and faces in lots of ways as soon as possible!

For today I’ve created a timetable and tasks below just to get you back into the swing of things. Follow your year group tasks but if you find something easy, feel free to move up to the next year group challenge or take it down a level if it’s tricky.

Task One: Handwriting & Spellings

1. Learn this week’s spelling list below (recommended learning time 20 minutes). See how many you already know first, then learn ones you don’t.

2. Print the spelling sheet if you can to practise your handwriting by copying each word / letter join carefully. Think about the size of each letter too! Take your time to improve your writing.

Challenge level: Write each word into a sentence.

Year 4 Spellings & Handwriting Week One

Year 3 Spellings & Handwriting – Week One

Year 2 Spellings & Handwriting – Week One

Booster Group Spellings & Handwriting – Week One

Task two: Maths

Have a look at the task for your year group below. There is a powerpoint to support each activity too. Remember, don’t worry if you find it tricky – ask for help if you can or ‘save it’ as a task to ask me about when I speak to you all this week.

Year 1 Booster Task

Year 2 Powerpoint

Year 2 Task – 5 times tables

Year 3 Powerpoint

Year 3 Task – comparing statements

Year 4 Powerpoint

Year 4 Task – 11 and 12 times tables

Task 3: English

I can’t wait to teach our new English topic to you all. But for now, I’m going to keep it a SECRET! Mwahahaha….

So for today, here are the grammar tasks we do regularly:

Year 2 Powerpoint

Year 2 Task -commas

Year 3 Powerpoint

Year 3 Task – Vowels

Year 4 Powerpoint

Year 4 Task – adverbials

Task Four: Stone Age

Dragonflies, I set you a mission! Your task is to use recyclable materials (preferably cardboard!) to create yourself replicas of weapons or tools that you think Stone Age people may have used – please remember health and safety rules and discuss your plans with a grown up first. Remember, Stone Age people were among some of the first humans so their needs would have been very basic. They didn’t have metal, knives or electric – you need to think carefully about this!

Here are a few facts and ideas to get you started:

Stone Age for Dragonflies

Task ideas


Please feel free to send in any photos OR be ready to show off your creation in an online lesson very soon.

Other tasks:

  • Reading your home books
  • Times tables rockstars

Dragonflies – I hope you all know how much I’ll miss you today BUT I look forward to seeing your lovely faces (on screen!) very soon.

Sending you all the biggest virtual hug,

Miss Whit xx

Dragonfly Homework & Spellings Week One

Task One: Reading

Aim to read every day and record your reading regularly in your Reading Record. Remember – you can make your own notes as well as your grown ups!

Task Two: Maths

Complete at least one level on the maths sheet sent home. D = Developing, E = Expected, GD = Greater Depth.

Task Three: Spellings

Select your spelling group below and learn the spellings in a way that works best for you. You will be tested on the Week One list on Tuesday 9th January.

Remember – if you want to learn spellings for weeks ahead, you can! Also remember that if you would like another spelling challenge you can keep learning words from your year group lists. 

Weekly test list:

Year 4 Spellings – Week One to be tested 9th January

Year 3 Spellings – Week One to be tested 9th January

Year 2 Spellings – Week One to be tested 9th January


Curriculum lists to keep working on if you have time (not tested):

Year 2 Word Mat for year

Years 3 & 4 Word Mat for year



Dragonfly Class – the last day!

Well – you’ve DONE IT!! It’s been the most bizarre end to our year but we’ve finally made it to our summer holidays. So for today, as we always would, I want you to have FUN!

Some ideas:

🌟 Write a letter to your future self! What advice would you like to give yourself for September? What kind of things do you think it would be worth remembering on your first day back? What have you been proud of and what would you like to achieve next?

🌟 Create a piece of art that shows something about you right now; perhaps things you’ve been doing or something to reflect your feelings.

🌟 Bake / cook something to celebrate your final day!

🌟 Enjoy a walk where you can think about all the things you have achieved at Ruyton (you might need a very long walk to remember them all!)

🌟 Watch your favourite film or listen to your favourite music 🎶  I’m loving Moana at the moment!

🌟 Turn off your computer screens… challenge yourself to go make some memories!

Thank you for giving me such a lovely year of teaching. I’ve got such happy memories teaching you all and you’ve just added another year of reasons why I have the best job in the world. I can’t wait to see you all become Owls in September; have a happy, healthy and fun-filled summer and I’ll see you soon.

Lots of love,

Miss Whit xx


Dragonfly Class – Wednesday 15th July

Good morning all,

Today we will be holding the Year 6 leavers assembly online; I will say a big “good luck” to our Year 6 from you all! I am sure they are all looking forward to their next step and starting Year 7 – the Purple Bubble in school are looking so grown up!

We’re missing you very much in school this week – it is probably my favourite week of the school year but it is not the same without a class full of Dragonflies! I’d love to hear some of your summer plans? I currently plan to pick up my guitar again (which I haven’t practised in ages) and hopefully get away camping with friends 🤞 fingers crossed the sunshine comes back!

Here’s today’s activities:

  1. SpellingsHere are the word mats for each year group in KS2. This week I’d like you to gain confidence in the Y3/4 one then if you’ve cracked many on this list, start to look at some Year 5/6 words.

In Orange Bubble we are going to make a wordsearch with them!



2. Maths: White Rose Maths links can be found below. I’ve also added Lesson 4 for this week as we will not be doing normal maths in lessons tomorrow.

Year 3


Year 3 Lesson-3-Pictograms

Year 3 Lesson-3-Answers-Pictograms

Year 3 Video Links

Year 4


Y4 Lesson 3 Answers – Describe position

Y4 Lesson 3 – Describe position

Y4 Lesson 4 Answers – Draw on a grid

Y4 Lesson 4 – Draw on a grid

Year 4 Video Links

Year 5


Y5 Lesson 3 Answers – Converting units of time

Y5 Lesson 3 – Converting units of time

Y5 Lesson 4 Answers – Timetables

Y5 Lesson 4 – Timetables

Year 5 Video Links

3. Reading : Enjoy your own reading books this week – get ready for a summer of reading!

4. English: 

Bitesize – Bitesize English

Have a great Wednesday.

Miss Whit 🙂

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