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


Can you now practise your tricky words- You need to be able to read and spell these


This half term we are going to be looking at alternative spellings. Today we are going to start with 'i' (Please introduce your child to the 5 vowels when teaching them this week- these are a,e,i,o,u)

Can you read and write these words?

mind      kind

find       grind

wild       behind

pint       remind



Use these games  to practice your 'i' sound today




Lesson 2- Measure Length

Watch the following video and complete the answer sheet.

Ask an adult to check your work using the answer sheet.



Activity 2: Let's listen to a story

Today you are going to watch a video about a book called 'Sam Silver: Undercover Pirate'.

Before watching the video, write three sentences explaining what you think it might be about. Remember to use capital letters and full stops.

Once you've written your sentences, watch the video below.

Now you've watched the video and you know what the story is about, look back on your sentences - how close were you to guessing correctly? Now, write three more sentences that would describe the story to someone who doesn't know it.





Elizabeth I was Queen of England, Ireland and Wales from 1558-1603.

Watch this short animation to learn about the life of Queen Elizabeth I.


Activity 1

Put the events in the correct order

Can you remember the key events from Elizabeth I's life?


Activity 2

Using information from the guide, make a fact file about Queen Elizabeth I. Here are some fun facts to get you started:

  • Elizabeth I sometimes threw her shoes at people when she was cross!
  • Elizabeth's teeth were black! She loved to pick them in public.
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