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Tuesday 14th July 2020

Good morning everyone,

What a difference to the weather today - it's very wet outside and not very bright.  I hope the sun will come out later on.


There is a field at the bottom of my garden which most of the time I have lived here, has been empty.  There has been the occasional horse live there over the years but on Sunday I was really happy and excited to see that alpacas have moved in there.  I've been waiting and waiting as we have been watching them from a distance in the next field for a few months.  AND THEN whilst I was looking at them through the fence, the owner came over and invited us in to see them up close which was absolutely fantastic.  They were very friendly and let us get up close but didn't want to be touched.  However they did pose for photos - look how cute they are.  Lots of them had babies too and there were still a few waiting to have their babies.  

Letters and Sounds

Practise your letter sounds by singing some of the Jolly Phonics songs.

Practise writing the letters r and b using the sheet below (page 9).  Remember to start at the top and go down to the bottom and bounce back up.  Start at the robot's head and go down his body and bounce back up and over his arm for r, and for b, start at the top of the boot, go down to the heel and then back up halfway and go round the toe.  
Use the Dinosaur Egg game to practise reading some high frequency words.  You choose the set that you need to practise.
Then have a go at playing blending bingo.  Today we are going to concentrate on reading words where the blend is after the vowel at the end of the word.  Choose Phase 4 CVCC words - don't forget to print off the words you need for just your game by clicking on the "get the bingo cards" green strip in the top right hand corner - it is game 14.  If you think you would benefit from playing some of the earlier games instead that have only 3 sounds, do that instead - don't print all 26 pages though!!!!  You can always make your own bingo cards by copying the words if you don't have a printer.  Get the whole family involved!
It's time to make the final page of your Where's Spot book.  So choose a place where Sally will find him and draw it on your flap.  Don't forget to draw Sally looking for him and then you need Spot on the paper underneath being found.  What is he going to say?  You decide and write it in his speech bubble.  When you've finished your Spot book, send it over so the children in class can share it too.  We'll also put it in the Gallery for the children at home to enjoy.

Number Time

Watch the Oak Academy Friday maths lesson.  Today it is about matching amounts of dots to their number.

Now have a go at How Many Legs? Day 2 maths activities.  Can you order different characters according to how many legs they have?

Water Investigation

In the story of "The Thirsty Crow", a crow looks everywhere to find some water to drink and eventually finds a bottle with water at the bottom of it.  The crow cannot reach the water at the bottom and has to think of a way to make the water rise to the top so that his beak can reach it.  Watch the video below and pause it when you get to the part where the crow is thinking what he could do.  

Ask your adult to give you a container with water in the bottom and together discuss what you could do to help the bird. If you have a toy bird at home, have it sitting nearby and pretend it is the bird from the story. You are not allowed to pour any extra water into the bottom.   Below are some hints to help you.


This bird is so thirsty!

Can you get the water to the thirsty bird using the rocks and stones?

Can you fill all the space in the jar with the rocks and stones?

What size stones do you need to fill all the space?

Where do you think this sized stone will settle?

What is happening to the water?

Will the bird get a drink?


Compare what you did to help the bird with what happened in the story - watch the end of the story to see how the bird reached the water.  Don't get too wet doing this!!!