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St Matthew's CE Primary School

Faith • Respect • Achievement • Friendship


Please use this page to see what learning we are doing in class each week. If you find yourself in a situation where you need to self isolate or wait for a test, then you can pick up the learning for that day/week. The resources for the lessons will be attached below and referred to clearly within each activity. If you have any difficulties, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Ongoing activities to be completed daily: 

1. Reading your banded reading book from school for at least 10 minutes. If you have finished these, you can read a book from home and record it into your yellow reading journal. 

2. Times Table Rockstars: You will be sent home this week with your TT Rockstars Log in. Practise your set times tables for at least 10 minutes each day. If you are at home and need to be moved to the next level, please get in touch. 

W.C. 21.9.20



Ongoing Activity:

Continue to read your reading book every day for 10 minutes.


This week, we are looking at the poem ‘The Creation’ by James Weldon Johnson. We are looking at using the poem to answer questions. You will need to read the question carefully and then look back at the poem to find the answer.

Resource 1: Reading Activity 1


Resource 2: Reading Activity 2

Thursday and Friday:

Summarise the poem, verse by verse. Take each verse one at a time. Think about what God ultimately did in that verse. Write a sentence in the first box of the cartoon strip to explain what he did and draw a picture to go with it. Repeat this for each verse until you have summarised the whole poem.

Resource 1: The Creation by James Weldon Johnson.

Resource 2: Comic Strip


Choose 6 words from the year 2 spelling words. Practise those spellings using rainbow write, look, cover, write, check or picture words.

Resource: Spelling Essentials Year 1-6


For the last two weeks, we have been exploring ‘rocks’ and describing rocks. Within our grammar lessons, we have learnt how to use noun phrases and how to use co-ordinating conjunctions within a sentence.

On Thursday, we developed a word bank to describe either…trees, water or the weather.

Monday: Lesson 1:

Revise the use of adjectives to describe nouns by completing this BBC bitesize lesson.

Tuesday: Lesson 2:

Remind your self about how to use co-ordinating conjunctions (and, or, but) within a sentence using this BBC Bitesize lesson.

Wednesday: Lesson 3:

Read through the poem… A Rock is Lively. Re-create your own poem about trees, water or the weather using the same structure as the poem. See if you can make your poem better by including noun phrases (adjective + noun e.g. The beautiful tree…) and using co-ordinating conjunctions (and, but, or).

Resource 1: A Rock is lively by Dianna Hutts Aston

Resource 2: Photographs of water, trees and the weather.  

Thursday: Lesson 4:

Read back through your poem and see if you can improve it…

Can you…

  • make sure that your capital letters and full stops are in the correct place?
  • make sure that your spellings are correct?
  • make sure that each sentence makes sense?
  • improve the adjectives in your poem or add in some more adjectives that are effective?
  • extend your sentences using a conjunction – and, or, but?


Lesson 1: To add 3 one digit numbers.

Watch the BBC video

Then write the digits 0-9 on small cards. Choose 3 numbers and write them into an addition number sentence e.g. 4 + 7 + 3 =

Solve the calculation by counting on.


Take 3 consecutive numbers that are neighbours when you count. Eg 4, 5, 6.

Take 3 consecutive numbers that are neighbours when you count. Eg 4, 5, 6.


Take 3 consecutive numbers that are neighbours when you count e.g. 4, 5, 6. Add them together, what do you notice? Choose 3 more neighbour numbers up to 10. See if there is a pattern as you add them.

Lesson 2: To add and subtract 2 digit numbers and ones.

Please complete the following BBC bitesize lesson.


Sam says ‘I am thinking of a two digit number, if I add ones to it, I will only need to change the ones digit.’ Is he right? Explain your answer.


Lesson 3/Lesson 4/Lesson 5:  To add and subtract two 2-digit numbers

Practise adding and subtracting 2-digit numbers using the structure modelled below.

e.g. 49 + 33 =


Resource 1: Adding and subtracting 2-digit numbers with no regrouping (easier)

Resource 2: Adding and subtracting 2-digit numbers with regrouping (harder)



Theme: The Stone Age

Activity 1: Write your ideas around the picture to answer the question.

Resource: Stone Age Picture

Activity 2:

Look at the other artefacts on the power point. Complete the table at the end of the power point to explain what the evidence tells us about people who lived in the Stone Age.

Resource: Power Point

Activity 3:

Answer the following question in as much detail as you can.

Is it true to say that Stone Age man was just a simple hunter gatherer only interested in food and shelter?