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Good morning everyone,


Thank you for all the lovely work that you sent to me yesterday.  Keep up the good work. I am so impressed by the fantastic effort shown by so many of you. Remember, today is the last day for your entry into the Superhero Bear competition, so if you have not already sent me a picture – today is the last day, so get drawing!


Here are today’s tasks.


Mrs E


To start today's phonics please can you recap your phase 3 and phase 5 sounds that you find tricky. You can use your sound mats or you could use the flash cars on phonics play



Can you now practice some of your tricky words- You need to be able to read and spell these! Practise the ones that you find difficult. Choose up to 5.



This half term we are going to be looking at alternative pronunciations and alternative spellings. Today we are going to look at the 'o' when it makes the letter name rather than the letter sound (Please remind your child of the 5 vowels when teaching them as these will be the focus this week - these are a,e,i,o,u)


Can you read these words?


no   don't   both

so   gold     hold

go   cold

old  told 


Use these games to practice your 'o' sound, is it the letter name or the letter sound that it makes?



Reading – Have you read any books from Big Cat Collins?


You should try to read one or two a week.


Remember Choose the colour above your home reading book. There is an activity to complete at the end of the book. Let me know what books you have read there are lots of dojo points on offer.

How to access free Collins Big Cat ebooks

Go to Collins Connect and click on the Teacher portal and enter: 


Password: Parents20! 

and click Login. 


 See Link below (more details on reading activities page on the class website).


Warm-up – Practice counting forwards in 2s – Can you start at zero, then can you start from different starting points, e.g. 8,10,12 … or 14, 16, 18 …. Bcome really counting up to 20 before progressing any higher.

Practice using Whack-a-mole.

What number can you count up to?


Complete the lesson on the White Rose hub website (see links below)


Summer Term week 5: Lesson 4 – Introduce weight and mass



  • Please watch the video to support your understanding.
  • Try the sheet below.
  • Check your work against the answers (attached below).


Either print and complete, write the answers on a separate sheet or discuss the answers with an adult or older brother or sister.



Yesterday we looked at the poem Leap like a Leopard by John Foster.


We thought about all the different verbs (action / doing words) to describe how the animals moved.


Today can you choose some animals of your own to write a poem like John Foster. I have included a range of pictures and names of animals to give you some ideas. I have also included a range of different verbs.


Cut out both the animal words and the verbs. Then you can mix and match to decide which ones you want to use. There is a template at the bottom or you can just write your own.

E.g. stomp like an elephant or grin like a gorilla.


  Animal Word Bank

lion                 shark                     giraffe            bird

octopus           snake                     fish                 rhino

cheetah          elephant                 parrot             monkey


Verb Word Bank

screech           stomp             squawk                   stretch

roar                bite                stomp                     swim

wriggle           twist              sprint                     fly       

howl                prickle            grin                        cuddle


You can use the template below to help you. You can write one verse or two.


   Target: To write an animal poem based on Leap like a Leopard


_________________ like a ______________________

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_________________ like a ______________________

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     Or you can send me a video of yourself reading out your poem          if you would prefer.

Topic (Wednesday and Thursday)


Let’s find out about the continent of Australia



Learn about Australia including the Northern Territory, the Great Barrier Reef and the wider continent of Oceania.

This lesson includes:

  • one animation exploring the Northern Territory of Australia
  • one animation exploring the Great Barrier Reef
  • one animation exploring the weather and environment of the Australian Outback
  • a list of key words to help describe places
  • three activities to build the knowledge


Remember, you can post all your work on Class Dojo to show me what you have done. There are lots of dojo points on offer! smiley

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