School Closure - WB 11/05/20

Good Morning Everyone! 

Here are our learning activities for this week. Please Note that I am in school this week looking after key worker children, please keep your pictures and emails coming but I may not be able to reply as quickly as I have been.

I hope you all had a lovely long weekend, are keeping active, safe and well. Thank you for keeping in contact with me sharing pictures, your work and the other activities that you have been doing.  I encourage you to do this (you don't have to do this on a daily basis, weekly is ok) or ask any questions, I am here to help.  I think you're all doing a great job.

 Mums and Dads, please remember that you DO NOT have to complete all of this work - these are just ideas that might be useful to you. I'm very aware that many of you are working as well as trying to be educators. Be kind to yourselves and let the children play, watch TV or relax while you get the things that you need to done; then, find little pockets of time when you can try to do some focused work together. And please don't worry if this doesn't happen every day!

Spellings                                             Please practice reading and spelling these words.

“air” that’s not fair             “are” care and share

air           fair         pair           hair            chair             bare           dare          care          share         shared

Red Words

that           there         these          the            they            here    


As well as your spellings, look at the different ways that we spell air, can you make word lists of other words that contain this sound?


Example:      pair              pear


“air” that’s not fair             “are” care and share

Have a look around your home and garden, can you find any things/objects that contain these sounds?

 Live Daily RWInc phonics lessons are available here  We follow Set 3 sounds, Set 3 reading and spelling lessons are live at 10:30 then available for 24 hours on the RWInc YouTube channel.

Story and Writing

Story and Writing - The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Where possible, share the book with your child, if you don't have a copy of the book the links are below.

 Story with actions - Read the story and use actions so the children can join in.

 The actions could be:

Very big and fat – move hands away from each other to show expansion.

Hungry and stomach ache – Rub tummy.

Caterpillar – Wiggle arms to look like a caterpillar.

For the numbers hold up the right amount of fingers.

Moon and Sun – Make a large circle in the air with your hands.

Ate – Pretend to bite into something.

But – Finger point downward (Pie Corbett action)

Butterfly – Flap arms like you are flying.

 Activities for this Story:

 Rewrite the main points of the story thinking about the stages of the caterpillar’s life cycle.

 Draw a story map thinking about the stages of the caterpillar’s life cycle.

Keep a diary using Days of the Week for either you or the caterpillar.


 We are following White Rose Home Learning Week 3 Use this week’s learning as a recap of number bonds and fact families. These lessons are supported by content on BBC Bitesize.


Activity 1

 Can you show number bonds to 10 and 20 as a part whole model and a number sentence (10 + 0 = 10) We’ve done this before so use this as a recap activity.

 Activity 2

Take a group of objects such as Lego (no more than 20) split them into two groups, can you represent what you have done as a part whole or a number sentence. Can you make addition and subtraction fact families with your objects?

Activity 3

 Can you make number bond butterflies? You could do this by drawing an outline of a butterfly and putting a part of the number bond on each wing…be creative.


Activity 4

 I know a lot of you are enjoying cooking so have a look at the Friday Challenge on White Rose and cook along or continue to do your own home baking and cooking, everything looks delicious.


This week we are looking at Life Cycles.

If you are planting and growing what stage in the cycle are your plants at? Can you draw the stages of a plants life cycle?

After reading the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar can you draw the four stages of a caterpillar’s life cycle.

You could add labels to your pictures or do a piece of information writing about the life cycle using words like First, Next, Then and Finally.


Please also continue with any other topic activities I have previously uploaded.