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