# Tuesday 19th May 2020

Morning everybody,

It's meant to be another glorious day today so get the water out this afternoon and have a good splash around if you can.  I had a very nice morning yesterday - I went to visit Mrs Nettle and I cycled all the way to her house on my bike!  Now Mrs Nettle lives in West Meon and luckily for me, there is a railway line you can cycle the majority of the way along which has been made into a cycle track.  So that's what I did - it took me 1 hour and 10 minutes to get there and I was pleased to sit down and have a cup of tea when I arrived.  Mrs Nettle has been very busy during the lockdown making face masks and head bands and scrubs for hospital staff.  She told me that she had made me a special face mask for when I went shopping so I thought I would go and pick it up.  It's very colourful as you can see and if you look carefully, you will see there is a little orange owl sitting right at the top!

We have another special piece of writing in our special gallery - lots of mini cars, and some new photos in the Gallery too - have a little look.  I checked my carrot tops this morning - no change at all so I've topped up the water and will keep checking.

Enjoy the sun everyone.

Letters and Sounds

Practise your letter sounds using Giggling Graphemes.

Have a go at reading some words that have two or three sounds before and/or after the vowel - it's tricky.
Play Space Race using Phase 2 or 3 sounds.  Have your sound mat in front of you to help you.
If you want to practise your phonics with a teacher, click on the Read Write Inc link below.

Number Time

Watch Wk 5, lesson 2 of the Oak Academy Maths - Exploring one more and one less than a number

Have a go at Week 5, Day 2 of the Super Worm maths.  This is all about continuing number sequences on number worms! If the starting numbers are too tricky for you, use smaller numbers as your starting number and just do a couple.  Also if writing the numbers are slowing you down a lot, you could always just arrange your number cards in worm lines starting with different numbers.

Growing

Hopefully, you've managed to find some seeds hiding in some of the food you've eaten in the last 2 days.  It's amazing what different size, shape and colour a seed can be and then how it can change into something which often grows an abundance of fruit or vegetables so much bigger and often with so much more colour.  So today I'd like you to have a go at planting your seeds.  You need a pot with some soil in, then put your seeds on top and cover them with a thin layer of soil.  Water them and then put on a sunny windowsill and see if they start to grow over time.  You'll need to keep watering them regularly if they are to stand a chance of growing.  Also covering the top of the pot with clingfilm could help them germinate.  Happy growing!

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