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Week 21.03.22


All Phonics learning can be found on Tapestry.



This week, we are going to be celebrating 'World Water Day' and learning about where water comes from, the different forms water can come in and how we can save our water usage and why this important. We will also be looking at home animals adapt to their environments with a focus on animals from cold countries. 


Below is a power-point all about animals adaptions. With your child discuss what 'adapt' means (Where animals have special things in or on their body to help them where they live). You could ask your child where animals alive and create a mind-map (desert, jungle, forest, sea etc). Ask them if they think a Polar Bear would survive in the desert!

Look through the Powerpoint and focus on these animals:- Polar bear, arctic hare, porcupine, walrus, snowy owl. 

This will lead into their writing challenge this week. 


For World Water Day we have another Power-point to introduce this to the children. Discuss the different forms that water comes in. You could even freeze some water and then when it is ice, allow your child to see the process of it turning back into water! You could boil the kettle near to window (only an adult to do this!) and create condensation!

I have then also uploaded a sorting activity where your child can sort pictures based on if they think it is an activity that wastes water or not. 

The week, the children are also doing an investigation to see which materials are waterproof or not. You could do this at home, use the table provided below to record the names of the materials in each box. 

Writing challenge

I hope you have been listening to the information about how animals adapt because this week I would like you to choose 2 animals and write some facts you have learnt about each one and the special things about their bodies that help them to survive where they live. Don't forget to use capital letters, full stops, finger spaces and keep your letter on the line!

Marvellous Maths

This week we are moving into a 3 week consolidation period where the children will be recapping over everything they have been learning during the Spring term. There are no videos for these and so I will upload the Power-point slides instead to share with your child, before they complete the activity.


Session 1  - The first slide shows 4 dominoes. Ask your child how many spots there are on each. How can they see this number? Then, which is the odd one out. How do they know this? The next slide shows a hopscotch and 2 characters. They will throw the stone onto a number and move up and down the hopscotch. Encourage your child to count along, missing out the number the stone is on. 

The activity involves your child having a go at their own hopscotch!

Session 2 - The Power-point starts with the same domino activity just with different amounts of spots. 

The next slides sees 2 characters each with a pile of cards. They will be playing numeral and picture snap. Encourage your child to recognise if the numeral matches the quantity in the picture on the other card, thus seeing if it is a 'snap' or not. 

The activity involves your child playing their own game of snap with a partner. 

Session 3 - Again, the first slide looks at the domino activity.

We then move on to 2 characters, each with an empty tens frame. They take turns to roll the die and put that many shells into their tens frame. The first to fill their frame with exactly ten shells, wins. Each time encourage your child to subitise the spots on the die (know how many without the need to count them - remembering the pattern of the spots). Also ask them how many more will that character need to fill up their frame. 

Then, your child can play this game themselves, with a partner. 

Session 4 - Once again, this start with the domino activity. We then move onto a slide showing buttons. Ask your child to count the buttons. You will then explore different ways of making 6 and the buttons will be split into different amounts. Ask your child to verbally tell you the different combinations to make 6 along with the Power-point.

Your child can then do this activity using their own counters/buttons etc. This time I would like them to record their findings with numbers sentences/addition sums e.g. 3 + 3 = 6. Encourage your child to remember the symbols and placement of the numerals as they write them, independently. How many different ways can you make 6?

Guided Reading

Here are a selection of books read aloud, that we will be sharing in class this week. 

All Mine by Zehra Hicks

I chose lots of books around this theme so we could discuss sharing. The children love this book so much that they ask for it ALL the time. This is just a qu...

The Great Big Water Cycle Adventure Read Aloud

How to Hide an Octopus by Ruth Heller Animal Camouflage Read Aloud

How to Hide an Octopus by Ruth Heller. Learn about sea creatures and their camouflage in the read aloud.