Daily Learning Tasks – Monday 1st February

Pinch, (a very gentle) punch, first day of the month. February is a word that children often spell wrong . Say it wrong (Feb R U ary) to help you spell in right. I hope that your weekend was relaxing and that you managed to get out of the house for a walk or some exercise despite the bad weather. Here are your suggested tasks for today. Good luck!

Summary of tasks

English: watch and take part in an English video on spelling, using prepositions and opening with a subordinating conjunction.

Solving Life’s Problems: Go on a 3D shape hunt. Describe all the 3D shapes you find.

Topic: Find out the origin of the food in your house.

Further details . . .


I am in school this week, but I recorded a video lesson on Friday for you to complete today. There is a warm up on spelling, some new learning on prepositions and I would like you to continue to practise writing complex sentences.

Here is the picture for your independent writing task. I have explained the task in the video.

Solving Life’s Problems

3D Shapes
Last week, you all showed how resourceful you can be when you made your 2D shapes out of the things you have in your home like pencils, pens, sticks, pasta and straws for example. Some of you drew your 2D shapes outside with chalk. Fantastic everybody, keep it up!

This week we are learning about 3D shapes.
3D shapes are solid shapes. They have faces, edges and vertices.

Watch this video to remind you of some 3D shapes:

Here is a word mat to help you spell the 3D shape names correctly.  A tetrahedron is another name for a triangular-based pyramid.


Go on a 3D shape hunt around your house. What 3D shapes can you find?

Can you write a description to go with each shape?  Use these questions to help you.

  • How many faces does each of your shapes have?
  • What shape or shapes are the faces on your 3D shapes?
  • How many vertices do they have?
  • How many edges does each 3D shape have?


Can you find out where the food in your house comes from? We call that the origin. Food should tell you its origin on the packaging. Have a look at the picture below. It tells you what to do. If you want a real challenge, you could try and find out how each food gets to the UK (what mode of transport) and how many miles it travels. You might need help from an adult for this though.