Swift Class Tue 24th March

Hello Super Swift Class!

I have provided some learning activities for you to complete at home. Keep checking the website on a Tuesday and Thursday for new messages and learning activities from me.

I appreciate that not everyone will have access to a printer so none of the activities I have set require printing. I recommend you record your work in your home learning book, an exercise book or a notebook.  Young children should be appropriately supervised when using online resources.

I hope you are all safe and well.
From Miss Harvey 😊


This week, in addition to any new reading scheme books you took home last week I would like you to read some ebooks.

Use My Class Login button (classname: swift class, password: year2) on www.oxfordowl.co.uk website to access the ebooks.

Read the following books by filtering series to Read Write Inc or by age group. The books I want you to read this week will be based on your Read Write Inc colour group we use for phonics.

RWI Group Read Write Inc eBook Age Filter eBook
Red Sun Hat Fun 4-5 years Dad Can You Do This?
Green Go and Play 4-5 years Chicken Licken
Orange Blackbirds 5-6 years Sue Kangaroo
Yellow A Sweetcorn Salad 6-7 years Animal Magic
Blue A Hole in my Tooth 6-7 years What’s Inside Me?
Grey The Ice and Snow Book 6-7 years The Lazy Giant
Free Reader N/A 7-9 years Cornflake coin

Teach Your Monsters to Read

I have registered the class with the online phonics/reading resource ‘Teach Your Monster to Read’ which can be accessed at  https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/u/5044189

Your child’s logon details are the same as their PurpleMash logins.

I have started your child on one of three levels to suit their ability but they may find the start a bit easy but this will build their confidence before it becomes more challenging as their journey in the online game progresses.

This app is free to use online and for a limited time it is free to download the apple / android app due to disruption caused by coronavirus (usually £4.99). If you use the app then set the  star code 5044189


Reading and researching

Watch and read the information about Samuel Pepys diary.

You may want to get an adult to help you write some notes or make a mind map. You are going to pretend to be Samuel Pepys and write his diary. Here are some questions you may want to think about to help you plan your diary writing.

  • What did you see?
  • When did the fire start? How long did it last?
  • How did the fire start?
  • Why did the fire burn so quickly?
  • How are you feeling?  What are you thinking?



Log into your Purple Mash account (see log in information sheet). Go into to 2Dos and click on Samuel Pepys diary. You can now write your diary entry pretending to be Samuel Pepys. Remember to use you notes to help you. I will be able to read your diary once you complete it – don’t forget to press save.

Text Box: The red arrow is always the save and exit button on purple mash.  Click on it and follow the instructions. I will then see the work your child has completed.

A good diary has:

  • Capital letters and full stops – maybe exclamation marks too
  • Written in first person – I saw the flames.
  • Uses linking words (conjunctions) – so, that, when, and, because.
  • Uses time words – first, next, after that, finally.


See separate activities to practise making amounts of money. This includes a reminder, two levels of practice sheet (write answers in home school sharing book, exercise book or a notebook), guidance if you get a bit stuck and a few questions to check your understanding. All the answers are provided so that you can ‘tick or fix’ your work with an adult.

Practise quick recall of number bonds using the online resource


This online resource is free but there is a Hit the Button Maths app from Topmarks Online Ltd which can be downloaded for £2.99 if you prefer. 


Show your parents your cool moves on Supermovers moves whilst practising your Spanish greetings.


Key Vocabulary

  • Hola – Hello
  • Buenas Dias – Good morning
  • Buenas Tardes – Good afternoon
  • Buenas Noches – Good night
  • Adios – Goodbye
  • Que Tal? – How are you?
  • Fatal – Awful
  • Mal – Bad
  • Regular – So so (I’m just okay)
  • Bien – Good
  • Muy Bien – Very good
  • Estupendo – fantastic!
  • Y tu? – and you

If you want to challenge yourself play this matching greeting game! There are some words we haven’t learnt yet – but I know you will solve it! https://matchthememory.com/emilyarnold


Also join Jo Wicks for his live ‘PE with Jo’ sessions, every day at 9am on his Youtube channel.


PSHE and Music

In PSHE we have been thinking about the people who help us in our communities – police officers, medical staff, firefighters, postman etc.

We learnt to sing ‘People who help us’ and realised not all the people who help us are in the song!  Can you think of someone who helps the community and write your own verse about them?

Click on the downloaded track to practise singing at home. Here are the lyrics too

To the people who help us
We’d like to say ‘thank you very much’.
To the people who help us
We’d like to say ‘thank you very much’.

The fire fighters are very, very brave;
If you see a red fire engine, give a little wave.
They put out the fire with their big, long hose.
Turn on the tap and away the water goes!

Ssssh, ssssh, ssssh!

To the people who help us
We’d like to say ‘thank you very much’.
To the people who help us
We’d like to say ‘thank you very much’.

The farmers work so hard in the field,
To grow the fruit and veg for us so we can eat our meals.
They care for lots of animals and drive a tractor, too.
If we’re lucky there will be a ride for me and you!

Vroom, vroom, vrrooom!

To the people who help us
We’d like to say ‘thank you very much’.
To the people who help us
We’d like to say ‘thank you very much’.

The police, they wear a big, black hat.
If they see us being naughty they say ‘DON’T DO THAT!’
Taking care of the girls and boys, they drive a car with flashing lights;
Can you hear the noise?

Nee-nah, nee-nah, nee-nah, nee!

To the people who help us
We’d like to say ‘thank you very much’.
We’d like to say ‘thank you very much’.

If you are missing Steve and drumming why not try Body Beats with Ollie. Every day he uploads an interactive rhythm session. I had a go today – some of it is tricky but lots of fun!