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Orchard Primary & Pre-School

"Small enough to care, Big enough to inspire"

Wednesday 27th April

Wednesday 27th April

Thank you to all that joined the various Teams chats and those that have sent over work via email. It was lovely to see / hear from so many of you, I even got to hear Mila and Evie having a cheese-string dinner date!


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Like yesterday I will be starting the meeting at 9:00 and letting it run throughout the day, I will be outlining:

Maths 9:00

Phonics 10:00

Topic / Literacy at 11:00

Recap / share your learning 13:00


Warm Up: Like yesterday I would like us to be practicing our X tables again. Within the SAT's being confident with our X tables will pick us up lots of quick easy marks. 

Start off by chanting your X tables - 2,5 and 10 if you can.

Check out: for 2 for 5 for 10

Have a look at tonight's 10 minute challenge: There are some X table themed questions to be cracking on with! 


Main Lesson


Today we are going to be looking at the four operations (types of calculation) i.e. + - X and ÷.

We have learnt a strategy for each in school over the past 6 months so hopefully we are all confident on those, if we aren't I will be recapping the four strategies on the 9:00 Teams meeting - being our Monday lesson it has been over 3 weeks since we completed them remember! 

For + and - maths stories remember to go vertical! Line up the calculations in the correct columns and calculate down starting from the units - check out the image below!

For X maths stories we draw an array - for the maths story 5 x 2 = start by drawing 5 circles and do the same thing two times!

For ÷ maths stories we draw plates - for the maths story 9 ÷ 3 = we draw 3 plates because that's how much we are sharing between. We then share out the 9 one plate at a time in order to make sure it is fair and equal. However much is on one plate will be our answer!


Have a go at:

23 + 42 =

46 + 13 =

95 - 31 =

84 - 22 =

3 X 4 =

5 X 2 =

6 X 3 =

9 ÷ 3 =

12 ÷ 4 =

15 ÷ 5 =


36 + 25 =

81 - 17 =


Yep, you guessed it! Today we are going to be tackling Reading Paper 2. If you didn't manage to finish Paper 1 yesterday because you ran out of steam, I would suggest finishing that off today instead.

As mentioned within the SATs talk, Paper 2 has a different format to Paper 1. In Paper 2 the children will be presented with a text to read first followed by a set of questions, not 1-2 sentences or short paragraphs like Paper 1.


You can choose to read Livvy and the Dream Monster or High Flyers - I do not expect you to do both, whichever takes your fancy!


1) Sit down and read the text, we have been working towards stamina at home over the Easter break so we should be able to persevere.

2) Read the questions one at a time, find the answers in the text or use your knowledge of what you have read to answer them (write them in your 10 min challenge books)

3) If you find a question too hard skip it! One skipped question will not make a vast amount of difference, skipping it is better than stressing ourselves out over it. 

4)Hint: The questions will follow the order of the text e.g. the answer to question 1 will be at the beginning of the text, 2 after 1 etc etc *this is a hint not a rule!

5) Take a break, if you're feeling tired and want a break that's fine. Leave it, have a run around, 8 cups of coffee and a refresh and then have another go! I know that it's tricky and a lot of reading but we can do this!

Literacy / Topic


Our topic this half term is going to focus on planting and growing so check out our Summer 1 Knowledge Organiser if you haven't already! Today I would like you to dissect a flower (cut up) but please don't go digging up your neighbours prize roses. At this time of year there are plenty of wild flowers out and about, using a wild flower will also give us the opportunity to dig it up and hopefully get its r______ too. 

Once you have chopped up your flower into its different sections / parts I would like you to label each part using the words / vocab that you know. I'm thinking of some words that might be useful they start with:







Once you have dissected and labelled your flower, I'd like you to give me a scientific definition of each part e.g.

The r__________ of the plant help it to _____________

There are at least 4 sentences to write today and I'm looking for scientific vocabulary and you giving me enough information to show you understand their function. This is a recap of Year 1 learning before we start our juicy Year 2 knowledge. If you're finding it tricky, you may need a little refresher so check out: