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Rabbits Home Learning for Wednesday 1st July

Good Morning Rabbits – Happy Middle of the Week Day!

Today we will continue the writing task based on the short film – Little Boat.

We will have a look at the maths that are set on Bitesize and do some more reading from the short stories that I found on line.

Grammar:  Please can you do some short grammar tasks from the attached sheet that I have created.  You have to add a time phrase to the sentences:

Grammar Task

English:  yesterday, you wrote a part of the story and wrote a transition paragraph.  Today, you are going to focus on using speech in your story.

I would like you to use the speech bubble sheet (attached) and make some suggestions of what the boat would be thinking as it makes its way through the dark sea, the sea filled with rubbish and then when she gets broken and battered.  Think of a few sentences that might express how it feels.

thought bubbles

Can you then watch the very short part where the seagulls fly past and mend the sails.  Can you write a few sentences to explain what they did – how this helped the boat and what the boat might have thought.

Maths: bbc bitesize has a maths lesson for either year 2 or year 3.

If you prefer, I have included these maths-based challenges that you could do.

outdoor maths game

PSHE – More ideas for today are to think about how we can keep ourselves staying positive and happy.

Mrs Viner is excellent at giving us ideas for keeping well in our minds.  This is another way to do some ‘Self-Care’ to keep you positive.

Write a list:

You need a large piece of paper and a lot of coloured pens or pencils.

You need to write two columns (so draw a line down the middle of the paper)

One one side you are going to write “THINGS I KNOW”  and on the other side “THINGS OTHER PEOPLE TELL ME”

In the first column, you are going to list all the things that you KNOW you are good at doing, or you are good at being.  You could add anything that is positive and that is something you are aware of for yourself.

In the second column, you are going to write a list of all the things other people tell you that are positive.  Your parents will be telling you things all the time about how special you are, how wonderful you are, what lovely hairy you have etc.  You need to remember all the lovely things that people say about you – include your friends and me!  I have said some good things about all of you too.

Your list should be colourful, LONG and full of positive things about you.

When you finish the list – decorate the page and turn it into a picture by adding a pretty border.

Keep this and keep looking it at it.  You might persuade someone else in your family to make one too – Mums and Dads need plenty of encouragement you know!


Have a super day

Mrs Cooke.

Rabbits – Home learning for Tuesday 30th June

Goodness me Rabbits – its the end of June!

How are you?  All well and ready to work today?  You are doing so well sticking with this home learning.  So for today – here are your tasks:

Reading:  I am keen that you all keep on with your reading books – but I have found these lovely stories for you to read – select the level of difficulty that you think you would like to have.  *  **  ***




English:  To continue work from the plan that you made yesterday, we are going to construct the first part of the narrative.

BEGINNING:  you write the following paragraphs:

1:  A description of the boat, and where it is sailing at the start.  You could write this from the boat’s perspective – remember you need to use “I”  if you are doing that.

Add sentences that describe how the boat moves – think about using adjectives and verbs – how it moves might be described by the direction, the motion that it has in the water, or you could think about how the boat might ‘feel’ if it is a character – is it a brave boat?  Is it a curious boat – adventurous?

2:  A narrative of where the boat would like to travel, or where it is likely to travel.  You put this part of the language into future tense “the boat might go to ….. the boat will travel to ….. the boat will be ……”

3:  A third paragraph to transition between the first location of the boat’s journey and what happens next.

PLEASE DON’T DO ANY MORE!  I have a plan for tomorrow which needs you to stop where you are now.

Maths:  BBC Bitesize lesson is set for today.

Maths Games:  I have also found this activity which might be fun if you like doing extra maths.

PSHE – Health

You were thinking about skin and learning about soap yesterday.  Today we are going to do more about health but this is about exercise.

We have been doing Joe Wicks through the holidays and I am also doing this curious kids’ workout now some of the children are back at school – have a look:

For today – I would like you to design a great work out around the house.  You don’t need to stay in one place, but you need to use your home in interesting ways.

For example, climbing up and down stairs is great exercise for your large muscles in your legs and bottom and tummy.

Plumping cushions and pillows is great for your arms.

Sweeping or mopping is excellent for pectoral muscles (in your chest) and your back.

SO … please have a look around your home (and outside) and complete a work out routine that has 9 different exercises.

When you have the exercises planned you need to fill in the chart attached with the details.  You can then share this with your friends!

Exercise Log

I have added my own exercise idea to start you off.

Have fun today.

Mrs Cooke.

Rabbits – Home Learning for 23th June

Good Morning Rabbits

It has been rather nice to have so many back in school last week and it was particularly nice to look at the work we are all doing and to know that wherever you are, in school or at home, you are doing the same thing.

This week in English we are going to look at writing a narrative.  It is a bit more of a challenge as there is much more actual writing to do and I think we all feel quite tired after a while.  So we will break it down into handy bitesize pieces.  Today is Planning:

We will watch the film clip from The Literacy Shed.  This is a story of a little boat.

Task 1:  – write a list of the things that you remember from the film – do this quickly – don’t think too much.

Task 2:  – look at the list and try to put some thoughts into an order.  Draw three columns on a page (or 3 big boxes)  Box 1 is Beginning  Box 2 Middle  Box 3 End.

Sort the things that you remember from the film into the correct box – whether it was at the start, the middle or the end.

Task 3:  – watch the clip again and add to your planning box.

Keep this safe for tomorrow.

Maths:  Gosh some of this maths work is getting hard!  For today please can you access the BBC Bitesize Maths lesson.  We will be watching on line with you.

Spelling:  here are some spelling words for you to learn.  Please can you write these out 3 times each in your best handwriting.  Thank you.  They all contain a silent letter – can you spot which letter is not sounded out in each word?


PSHE Project:

Part of our PSHE curriculum is about health.  It is so important at the moment as we are all trying our best to keep healthy and avoid any illnesses – particularly nasty viruses.

I would like you to think today about the ways in which you keep your skin healthy.

Consider this…

  1.  What you do in the hot, sunny weather. 2.   What you do in the cold, freezing weather. 3.  What you do to keep your skin clean. 4.  What your body does to keep your skin healthy.

Can you answer these questions?  I am sure you remember the things to do in summer – did you say sun lotion, hat, clothing to cover you?  What about cold?  Clothing, lip moisturiser?

Your body is amazing and it uses sweat to help clean you, and oils on your skin to protect from too much dirt getting on you.

So when we wash we use soap – have a look at this next link and see if you can set up your own experiment on “WHY DOES SOAP WORK?”

why soap works

Have fun!

Mrs Cooke.




Rabbits Home Learning for Friday 26th June

Good Morning – and it’s FRIDAY!

Time for some spelling tests, some times tables tests and some grammar tests!  (What?  URGGHHHH? But I thought you liked tests!)

Spellings:  I would like you to create a wordsearch please.  Write the spelling words (correctly!) and jumble them inside other letters.  These are all animal words so you could give the clues at the bottom with a description of each of the animals in the list.

English:  For today can you continue with the film that you watched on Wednesday but for today I would like you to write a story plan.  You need a piece of blank paper and you will watch the film again – then plot out the key points in the story.  Beginning, the next part, the way the characters develop, the key moment and then how the story winds down to the end.  Please plot this on your piece of paper using words but some sketches if you wish.  It is important that you understand the way that the story takes a journey.

Maths:  I hope you did well with the on line games yesterday.  For today I have set some maths tasks on the following links:


PWO_Age_6_7_measuring  Year 2

PWO_Age_7_8_addition_subtraction  Year 3

Project:  Final Day.

You should have some journal entries about the strange animals that you have discovered.  I also asked you to answer some questions from watching films and then to make crazy animal creatures from pictures.

For today:  The zoos in England and Wales have struggled during this lock-down as they are very expensive to run and then need to keep their animals well fed, safe, comfortable, clean and healthy.  I know that Chester Zoo and Borth Zoo both struggled with not having enough money at times.

Your task for today is this …  Think about the most wonderful zoo you could imagine – what would it have?  What animals would you want in your zoo?  How would you feed them?  How would you keep them happy?

I would like you to make a brochure, or a poster all about your amazing zoo.  You can look at the websites for other zoos if you like – Whipsnade is also amazing.

Your brochure / poster needs to tell the reader all about the variety of animals that you have – where they come from and how you make them feel at home in your zoo.

Think about what images you will include on your brochure.

Think about what is important to you about the animals – is it the rare animals?  Is it ensuring they don’t go extinct?

Have a good time imagining the perfect home for these animals.

I hope to hear from you with your ideas and examples of work.


Mrs Cooke.


Rabbits Home Learning for Thursday 25th June

Good Morning Rabbits – did you enjoy watching that beautiful horse yesterday?

Today, we will look at some music set by Mrs Hindeson.  Please click the correct link for your year group.

Music:  Please click on the link and then follow the lesson for your year group.

Music for home schooling WB June 22nd

English:  Can you refer to yesterday’s Literacy Shed film and select another question to do relating to the film that you watched?

Maths:  There are some good maths activities that you can do live on line.

Year 2:  (this is the year 2 activity on matching shape)

Year 3:

For a more challenging task for year 3:  

Year 3:

Project:  Time for some more information on wonderful animals.  Today, you are going to create a game.  You will have pictures of several weird animals.  You need to cut them into 3 – heads, bodies and tails.  You should find you can do this and have about the same amount of paper on each.

Your game is to then mix up the different pictures to create some different and bizarre animals of your own.  See what type of crazy creatures you can create.

Here are the pictures – but you can also use your own.


Have Fun!

Mrs Cooke.


Rabbits – Home Learning for Tuesday 23rd June

Good Morning Rabbits

I hope you are all well and ready for some great learning today.

Brainteaser:  please have a go at this – how can you work out the answer?

How many squares can you see

Grammar:  Have a go at completing this task:  You can select the level you think best suits you.  Differentiated Activity Sheet Expanded Noun Phrases

English:  This activity is for you to use some of your imagination and referring to a wild animal, write a Haiku poem.  Watch this instruction video to help you to understand about these types of poems.

Now you can plan your own.  Use this sheet to help you assemble your ideas:

Haiku Planning Sheet

Haiku Rules Poster

Can you begin to write your Haiku?  What would your animal be – I might write one about an Eagle as they are my favourite wild animal.

Maths:  I have the following work sheets for your to do today:  If you prefer, you can access the BBC Bitesize Maths lesson.

Year 2 maths lesson

Year 3 maths lesson

Project:  we will continue today with the investigations into wierd and wonderful creatures.  Yesterday you were beginning some diary notes – as if you were an explorer.  Today, you are going to continue with this for one new animal species:

Please look at the youtube clip and make notes on the details about this animal.

Now you can write up your next diary entry as if you are the explorer who has first discovered these crazy creatures!

Now look at this piece of information about an amazing man who lived a long time ago.  He was called Lord Rothschild and he lived in a huge mansion in Tring which is in England, close to London.  He was quite mad, and had lots of amazing animals roaming on his lawn.  Look at the photographs in the link below.

I would like you to have a go at drawing the lawn at Tring Park – I have put a link to the photographs that are of the grounds now – I would love you to add drawings of some wildly weird animals that you would like to have striding around your lawn if you were living here.

I hope you enjoy your learning today.  Let me see the lovely things that you have been doing!

Mrs Cooke.




Rabbits – Home Learning for 19th June

Good Morning Rabbits

So it’s Friday!  Happy Friday everyone.

Spellings:  For today, Year 3 need to do a spelling review of the words that are on your list.  Year 2 did the spelling task earlier on.

Grammar: Please have a look at the grammar exercises for your year group.

Grammar Task  (Year 3)

NelsonGrammar_Conjunctions  (Year 2)

Maths:  Please access MyMaths or do the sheets attached:

PSHE:  As you know, it is Father’s Day on Sunday (also the longest day of the year).  I imagine many of you are preparing something for your Dad or special person; here is a lovely poem that you might use if you want to make him a card.

When I scratched my knee,
Or if I bumped my head,
When I was afraid of the dark,
Or that thing under my bed,
When I cried in the night,
Or even in the day,
You were there for me
To make it all okay.


Reading:  Here is a lovely clip of a sweet story about a bear and his dad.  Have a look a the amazing art-work (illustrations) that go with the story.


Rabbits – Home learning for 18th June

Good morning Rabbits

Well we are galloping towards the end of another week.  Time is flying!

Here is another brain-teaser to get you wide awake this morning:


Music:  Please follow the session for your year group:

Year 2: . Wake up

2. I like the flowers

3. The Doubling song

Listening Minute of Listening – Sound Map Listen carefully to the sounds around you. Use the worksheet to draw a map of where they are and describe their sounds.

Year 3: Singing 1. I left my luggage (Day 4) This is a lot like a rhyme we have done in music lessons!

2. ‘Chumbara’ (Day 9)

3. As the sun rises on a new day

4. Aint gonna let nobody turn me around

5. I have a song to sing to think about

Listening Drumming Styles around the World Compare the ways people create different music with drums across the world. How is Japanese Taiko different from Brazilian Samba? Use the worksheet to write as many differences as you can.

Taiko – Samba –

English:  You have lessons on line – you will be following either Oak Academy or BBC Bitesize so please continue with those lessons.

Maths:  I have the white rose maths links below.  If you would rather, here is a link to some different types of worksheets:

Year 2 Measuring

Year 3 maths

Project:  I hope you enjoyed the cartoon version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.  For today, I want you to do a little research about Midsummer.  I have provided a link to information and I would like you to answer the questions on the sheet.

Summer Solstice

Summer Pudding:  here is a recipe for a traditional English pudding that we eat around this time of year

See if you can gather some of these ingredients and make your own some time.

Midsummer Traditions:

Did you know that Midsummer is also the celebration of St John the Baptist Day?  Have a look at this short piece of writing about the old English tradition.


In late 14th-century England, John Mirk of Lilleshall AbbeyShropshire, gives the following description: “At first, men and women came to church with candles and other lights and prayed all night long. In the process of time, however, men left such devotion and used songs and dances. The church fathers decided to put a stop to these practices and ordained that people should fast on the evening before,

Fasting is not eating any food – would you like to go without food all day on Saturday?  No, nor would I!

The Solstice means that the sun is out for the longest time – we have the longest day.  Can you list all of the things that you would do in the 16 hours of sunshine that we are going to have on Sunday?

Have a lovely day

Mrs Cooke.


Rabbits Home Learning for 17 June

Good Morning Rabbits

Are you ready for more learning?

Here is a brain-teaser to get you started:  Brain teaser

English:  I have a starter task for you.  Then you can access either Bitesize or Oak Academy for today’s lesson:  Opposites Starter Game

Maths: Please continue with the pages from yesterday’s link.  I have shared it again today:

file:///H:/Home%20Learning%20Week%207/Year%203%20Maths.pdf  (Year 2)

file:///C:/Users/m.cooke/AppData/Local/Packages/Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe/TempState/Downloads/7609.pdf (Year 3)

Project:  I have a short clip for you to watch first of all. This is an animation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Before you watch it, please think of these two questions:

1.:  Where is the first scene set?  Do you know who’s house it is?

2:  The rustics (or workmen) are rehearsing a play – can you find out which characters are in the play?

You might like to see the whole film but it lasts about 20 minutes:

3:  Do you think Oberon and Titania are happy with each other – or cross with each other?

4. What type of character is Puck?


I hope you enjoy watching this animation.

Have a great day

Mrs Cooke.

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