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Wednesday 27th January

Good morning Class 2!

Good morning from Mrs Pilgrim


We have read the story of Hansel and Gretel so far up to the part where Hansel and Gretel find the gingerbread house. Today we are going to read the rest of the story.

We know that fairy stories and traditional tales are old stories that have been retold many times over the years. The story of Hansel and Gretel was first collected by the Brothers Grimm and published in 1812, over 200 years ago! We have read some of the Anthony Browne version of the story.  Click below to hear me read a different version of the story. Or, if you have another version at home you could read that! Think about the similarities and differences between the two versions.

Today I would like you to retell the whole story of Hansel and Gretel by acting it out. You can choose which version you would like to retell. You will need some puppets to help you retell your story. You can choose from the following options:


1. Click on the document below, print it out and use the pictures to make stick puppets.

2. Make your own puppets by drawing your own pictures and sticking them onto lolly sticks or straws.

3. Use some of your toys at home to act out the story.


Use your puppets to retell the story Hansel and Gretel. Have fun!


Year 1:

We know that the letter 'e' makes a short sound in words like 'bed' or 'fleck'. In some words, the letter 'e' can make a longer 'ee' sound, like in the word 'we'.  Click on the video below for your phonics lesson:

'e' as in 'we'

Year 2:

Yesterday we revised how to use capital letters correctly. Today we are going to revise using full stops. Click the link below for your lesson all about full stops:



Year 1: 

Have a look at my PowerPoint below. This will help you with your worksheet today.

Now you have had a go at the guided practice on my PowerPoint have a go at the below worksheet.
As an extra challenge try the mind workout sheet below!

Year 2:


Now you are feeling a bit more confident with division I would like you to watch the below video then complete the worksheet. Remember to use objects from around the house to help you solve the questions if you need to or you might like to do drawings to help you. Good luck!



In RE this week we will be thinking about what stories tell us about God. Have a look at the painting in the PowerPoint below and think about what might be happening. Maybe note down some of your ideas or tell a grown up at home.


Now you have seen the whole painting what do you think today's story might be all about? Now read today's story using the below PowerPoint. Afterwards have another look at the painting and see if you can spot different events in the story in the painting.

Now think about these questions:

  • How did the father and older son feel when the younger son disappeared for ages?
  • Why did the father not get cross with him when he got back?
  • Did the older brother forgive his younger brother in the end?
  • How did the father forgive the son?
  • Was it easy for him to do?
  • What would God do if he was the father in the story?
  • Which character in the story reminds you of God?


Pick a character (father, older son, younger son) and a part of the story and without using your voice act out no more than 10 seconds of this part of the story only using your face and body or do a freeze frame. Send us a video or picture to see if we can guess which character you are.


Then do the below sheet where you are asked to tell us what you like about the story.