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15th June

Week beginning 1st June 2020


It has been great to start contacting and speaking to some of you last week. Don't worry if you haven't had a call yet - you will get one this week! Don't forget to keep sharing what you've been up to on the school blog. Well done to those that put up pictures of their Hungry Caterpillars! Remember, you can see and comment on each other's posts as well!




Please practice saying and writing the sounds that you know. Do you remember the actions for all the sounds?


Phase 2: s, a, t, p, i, n, m, d, g, o, c, k, ck, e, u, r, h, b, f, ff, l, ll, ss

Phase 3: j, v, w, x, y, z, zz, qu, ch, sh, th, ng, ai, ee, igh, oo, ar, or, ur, ow, oi, ear, air, ure, er


Can you sound out your name and do the actions at the same time? Can you sound out other words or names?


Practice reading and writing all your tricky words:


I, go, no, the, she, a, me, my, into, he, be, of, was, so, we, all, you, put, said, her, are, they, little, come, like, do, have, some, there, so, then, out, what, were, when


Activity: Play a game of 'Tricky Word Race'. Print out the track below, or make your own! Have some counters or small toys or cars at the start. Roll a dice (or use an online version) and move that many spaces on the track, and try to read the word on the space. If you get it right you stay where you are, if you get it wrong you have to move back to the start. The first one to the finish is the winner!


Practice reading and writing these words:

burn shook brand twisting
poison thicker crisp starlight
year sheep thank spoon
ladder march spring floating


Can you write a sentence for each of these words?


Activity: Make an I can... book.


Think about some things that you can do, or that you are really good at.


Fold paper together to make a book or make a zig zag book (you can find instructions here). On each page think about something you can do and write a sentence at the top of the page. (I can run, hop, sing, etc). 


Why not share your book on the blog?






The Oxford Owl website has a range of free E-books for you to share stories at home. Once you sign up can access the read library.


Read a book! A new one, a borrowed one, an old favourite, just read! Then discuss the book together (see some good questions below). If you’re not sure what a word says, sound it out or use the pictures to help you.


If you would like to share some read aloud stories, you can find some in our Read Aloud Stories folder. 


Here are a couple of books you can read together or have your child read to you. You can use the reading prompts below it as support.

Reading Prompts


BEFORE READING - What can you see on the front cover? Who is the author? Who is the illustrator? Can you find the title? What does it say? What do you think is going to happen in this story?


DURING READING - What do you think will happen next? Do you know what that word/sentence says? What does that word mean? What is happening in the picture?


Did you guess the ending correctly? Was that what you thought would happen? Who was your favourite character? Why? Can you tell me the story in your own words? What was your favourite part? Were there any parts you didn’t like? Why?



Literacy: Life Cycles


We are going to be learning about 'Life Cycles'


Do you know any life cycles of different animals? Do you know the life cycle of a caterpillar? A chicken? Do you know your life cycle?


Have a look at 3 different animals and think about their life cycle. Compare the different animals life cycles and then compare it to your own.


You could also compare them to the life cycle of a plant.


Go to Topmarks and play some life cycle games online.


Have a look at some life cycle videos.


There are some videos like the one below, where you can see parts of an animal's life cycle sped up.

Life cycle of a Bean

Activity: Follow these instructions to make an agamograph of a butterfly life cycle. Or follow these instructions to make a flextangle of a butterfly life cycle.


Make sure to share your work on the blog!




Maths: Doubling


Warm up: Have a go at the activities below as a family. If you like these, you can have a go at others on the White Rose Home Learning page. There are Hungry Caterpillar themed activities under 'Week 3 4th May'.

Have a go at singing along to these odd and even number songs.

Count by Odd Numbers & Exercise

Even Number Song

Activity: Have a tea party with 2 of your teddies or toys. Share out cups, plates and some food between the two toys. If they share equally, the number is even. If they cannot be shared equally the number is odd. Have a go at sharing different amounts of things and working out if the number is odd or even.


Why not try the activity with more teddies or toys? What happens to the amount they get? Why not draw some pictures to show your findings and write the number sentence underneath. Share your work on the blog!






This week, share some favourite songs together. You could put on a concert for your family or an online concert for family and friends you don't live with. 


You could make a poster for your concert and write a list of the songs you will sing or dance to.


Why not have a go at making your own musical instruments? Watch the video below for some instructions or create your own instrument using your imagination!! Don't forget to share what you have made on the blog!

Make Your Own Musical Instruments at Home





This week we would have been learning about new relationships. 


Have a talk about what we do when we meet someone new, or when a new friend joins our class. Do you remember what it felt like to start school, or start a new class? 


Talk about what we can do when we or someone else is feeling lonely. Is there an adult we can go to? What could we say to someone who is feeling lonely? Or what could we say if we feel lonely?


Sometimes new relationships are hard and it makes us feel sad or scared or even angry sometimes. Think about ways that we can try to control our feelings, by breathing, counting to 10, or finding an adult to talk to.


Why not share your ideas or pictures on the blog?






Children need regular breaks and exercise. If you have a safe outdoors space, please ensure you get some fresh air and exercise. If you do not have an outdoor space, get creative and try one of these videos below.

Koo Koo Kanga Roo - Superheroes Unite (Dance-A-Long)

Action Songs for kids | The Singing Walrus

Alternatively create a GoNoodle account to choose your own champion to power up by doing some different forms of exercise.

*GoNoodle is free to sign up


If you would like any other ideas of websites or activities to do with your child, please look at the ideas folders on the main home learning page.