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Picture 1 Ladybird
Picture 2 Mini-beast house
Picture 3 Snail

Week 7


Good Morning Owl and Fox Class,


We hope you enjoyed the work all about the weather and had a go at all of the creative activities and some of the investigations. We had a week of super weather again which was lovely and sunny, so I hope you all made the most of the sun too, and spent some time outside. Mrs Keat, Miss Norgate-Smith and I have enjoyed hearing from you via email about the things you have been doing and seeing all of your photographs. Well done!


I have now added Week 7, and the work is all linked to learning about mini-beasts. Once again there are some lovely investigations for you to complete. We would like you to write a list of mini-beasts; how many can you think of? Write a description of a mini-beast so that somebody else can try and guess what it is. We would love to see or hear about it. There are also some lovely craft activities for you to complete.


Well done to all the children who have used the read with phonics App, it is lovely to see how you are all doing and to watch your progress. Some of you have been working extremely hard on it and moved to phase 4 and 5 phonics which is quite tricky. Well done. If you have not got going on it yet, hopefully you can start this week.


There are also some extra activities at the end of the page which can be completed at any time. smiley 


All of the Early Years team are missing you all and hope that you stay safe and well.


Mrs Norgate-Smith, Mrs Keat and Mrs Baskerville


If you have any questions about the work set or if your child wants to email us to say hello, please email:


(Mrs Norgate-Smith)

(Mrs Keat)

(Mrs Baskerville)

Extreme Reading!

Extreme Reading! 1 Mrs Keat
Extreme Reading! 2 Mrs Keat
Extreme Reading! 3 Mrs Norgate-Smith

Purple Mash


Your child should now have access to Purple Mash and have received a message from school which included a username and password. This is for an online learning platform with fun and exciting learning opportunities for your child to take part in.


Please could you log in using your username and password and have a go on mini mash. We have saved you all a tray for you to keep your work in.


It is good to see you have been exploring the activities. We would now like you to try the pin about mini-beasts. There are three activities we would like you to do. A life cycle of a butterfly, a decorate your own butterfly and a can you invent your own insect? Please practise first and then save one copy of an activity in your tray which is the best you can do. We look forward to seeing your final pieces of work from the pins in your trays. smiley


If you cannot log in please call the school and we will endeavour to sort it out for you. If you have any questions about mini mash, please contact your child's class teacher in the first instance.





Week 7 - Mr Lewis


Mr Lewis says hello!


Mr Lewis is missing all of the you and hopes that you are all having fun and doing lots of exercise at home. He wanted to share some challenges with you. Why don't you see if you can complete these challenges this week. He is looking forward to seeing you all and exercising with you again soon.

Bear Crawl Challenge

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Sock Hop Challenge

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Star Jump Challenge

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Read with Phonics

To be able to learn and practise phonics we have set up the children on the ‘read with phonics game’.

To play you will need to:

  • Search for the app which is called ‘read with phonics games’. It has a picture of a green monster on it.
  • Then download the App from: Apple store, Google play or Amazon store.
  • Once the app is downloaded you will need to sign in with the school parent log in.

Username – chalkridge

Password – Phonics123

  • Then select the class name and the name of your child.


Picture 1 Read with Phonics

Extra Activities

  1. Practise writing your name using the correct letter formation and pencil grip - could be in sand, bubbles, shaving foam, rice, etc.
  2. Try using sand, water, bubbles shaving foam or rice to practise letter and number formation.
  3. Write out some of the Phase 2 phonic sounds (s,a,t,p,i,n,m,d,g,o,c,k,ck,e,u,r,h,b,f,ff,ll,ss) onto cards and put up around your house. Go on a phonic hunt to find and recognise them.
  4. Write some keywords onto cards and hide them around the house. Go on a key word hunt.
  5. Put letter cards together to make words. Sound out and blend them. (Some real and some made up. Try to distinguish between the real and non-real.)
  6. Put some objects from your house into a bag. Pull them out and say which sound they begin with.
  7. Sound talk objects from around the house. E.g. the word (f-r-o-g).
  8. Chose a favourite game (snakes and ladders, twister, etc) and make it into a phonic/keyword game. Every time you land on one, read the sound/word.
  9. Read to a different audience, e.g. cuddly toys, plants, etc.
  10. Write anything that is real life and has a purpose e.g. lists, label toys, letters to family, etc. Can the children sound out the words themselves?
  11. Count any objects you have around the house (cutlery, pencils, cereal, clothing, etc). How many are there? Match to a number of write the correct number. What about if I add one more/one less? Write a number sentence to match it.
  12. Repeat the game idea for numbers, adding, takeaway, shapes,
  13. Go on a shape hunt around the house. Which can you find?
  14. Count out numbers of biscuits, sweets, chocolate eggs, etc. Take some away (eat them) how many are left. Add some, how many now? 
  15. Any of these activities could be completed with an Easter theme.







Useful Websites

Below are useful websites for activities to support learrning.

Mrs Keat’s home learning!

Here are a few things that I have been doing with my own children at home. Maybe you might like to try them too? smiley
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