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1st June

Week beginning 1st June 2020


Hope you all had a fantastic half term and found lots of things to keep you busy! Why not share what you got up to on the school blog so everyone can see? Why not set a challenge to try and post at least one thing on the blog this week? Remember, you and your class mates can 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: Why not play 'Tricky Word Bingo' with your family? Have one person be the 'bingo caller'. All other players choose 8 words and write them on a sheet of paper. The bingo caller then reads out the tricky words. If you have that word, you cross it off. The first person to cross out all their words is the winner!


Practice reading and writing these words:

punch windmill sandpit jackpot
chimpanzee habit printer crisp
shrink quilt blended jumping
scrap tramp crashing turnip


Can you write a sentence for each of these words?


Activity: Play Sentence Substitution. Write a sentence.


For example: The man burnt the toast.


Now have fun changing one word at a time to make a new sentence.


For example: The man burnt the shark.

                        The dog burnt the shark.

                        The dog tickled the shark.


Have a go at seeing how many different sentences you can make up - the sillier the better!






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. 


Why not read this book together? 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: The Very Hungry Caterpillar


We are going to be learning about 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar'


What do you know about caterpillars? Can you think or write about the caterpillar facts you know, then do some research online to see what else you can find out? 

Make sure you share your facts on the blog so you can all compare!


Have a listen to the story below. There is a video on YouTube and a story version to read together.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Activity: Can you create a hungry caterpillar? Look around your house and find lots of different materials to make it with. Lego, paper, cardboard, socks, green and red objects found around your house? It can be a tiny caterpillar or a huge one!

Share your creations on the blog and let's see how creative we can all be! The teachers might even have a go as well!

How many caterpillars do you think we can get on the blog?


Below are some ideas to get you started. 



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'.

Picture 1
Picture 2
Have a go at learning and singing this song about doubles.


Explore making doubles with real objects. Draw 2 circles or make 2 piles, and put equal amounts of the same object in each circle or pile. Write the number sentence for the doubles.


Activity: Hide some numbers up to 10 around your house or garden. When you find a number say it's double. Play until you find all the numbers then hide them again. Why don't you set yourself a challenge and time yourself to see how quickly you can find and say all the doubles. Share your personal best on the blog - who will be the fastest in the class?


Why not create some butterfly or ladybird doubles? Draw a big butterfly or ladybird on a piece of paper. Fold it in half down the middle and then unfold it. On one side put some dots using paint. Fold your paper in half again and press the sides together gently. Unfold it and you will have a double! You could create a double picture for all the numbers up to 10! Share your work on the blog!






This week, share some favourite songs together. 


Here is a song that we would have learnt in Music together. Below is the track and the lyrics.


The song is called 'Tu y Yo' which means You and I in Spanish. Have fun dancing along to this tune and when you sing those words, point to someone in your family then yourself. When you sing 'la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la' put your hands in the air and wave them side to side! The rest of the song you can make up some of your own moves! 


Have fun!

01 Tu y Yo.mp3

Tu y Yo


We sing and dance

We play our song together

Music is for you and me


We sing and dance

We play our song together

Music is for you and me


Tu y Yo

La la la la la la la la

Tu y Yo

La la la la la la la


Tu y Yo

La la la la la la la la

Tu y Yo

La la la la la la la



Brent Music Service - more music learning


Parents - watch this video to see what the BMS Music'sCool website is like, and click on this link to register for access to it.






This week we would have been learning about people around us who help us. This is a great time to talk together as a family about ALL the people who have been helping at this time and what they have been doing. Doctors, nurses, teaching staff, people who work in shops, postal workers, rubbish collectors, etc.


Then take some time to think about other people who help us day to day. Mums, Dads, siblings, other family members, etc. Remember, people who help us are all around us, and we can be people who help too.


You could make posters about these people or talk about them or draw a picture of them. 


Have a think about some ways that you can be a person who helps too. Can you help with any jobs around the house? Do you have any siblings you could help?


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.

Get Moving With Disney Family

Milkshake - Koo Koo Kanga Roo

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.