St John's CE (VC) Primary School

Life in all its fullness

Thursday 28th January

Hello everyone!

Hope you are all well and staying safe at home!

Challenge of the day!



Imagine you are telling an alien about a dinosaur. How would you describe it?


We are continuing with Phase 4 of our Phonics learning.

If your child can recognise most of all the Phase 2/3 sounds and read the Phase 2 and 3 tricky words then they are ready for Phase 4.

If you feel that your child still needs more practise with Phase2/3 please re-visit the previous weeks learning and try some other games on the suggested websites on our front class page.

Alphabet Phonics Song

Alphabet Phonics song with letter names and sounds. Every letter has a name and sound. What a lovely alphabet...can you name the objects or animals that each letter is representing?

Alphablocks Series 4 - Clap

The Alphablocks clap their hands, slap their thighs, flap their wings and pretend to fly in a clapping, flapping, skipping, flipping song!
This episode introduces starting blends like 'sp-' and 'fl-' and the words top, stop, pot, spot, lap, clap, slap, flap, skip, slip, flip, ram and tram.

Kit and Sam are going to help us to read more words with initial consonant blends.

You say this sentence and your child writes it down. Look out for tricky words and sound out each word.



I  can  clap  my  hands.


Challenge 1 - if your child can write this sentence easily add in some describing words e.g. I can fast clap with my hands.

Challenge 2 - Can they write another sentence about clapping?


I can recognise teen numbers.

I understand that teen numbers are made of one 10 and more units.

Numberblocks - Teen Numbers | Learn to Count

Join teen numbers - thirteen, fourteen & fifteen in this video!

Numberblocks - Heist, but its better

Numbers 16 -20.

Practise counting and writing your numbers by doing this activity. Click on the icon below to see the page.


I can read and match sentences to pictures.


Read the sentences and match them to the dinosaur.

Ask your adult to help you sound out the dinosaur's name!!

Who am I?

  1. I  have  three  horns.
  2. I  am  the  biggest  dinosaur.
  3. I  have  the  longest  neck.
  4. I  have  wings.
  5. I  have  plates  all  down  my  back.
  6. I  can  run  very  fast.
  7. I  am  big  and  walk  on  two  legs.
  8. I  eat  plants.
  9. I  can  swim  in  the  water.

Answers -  1. Triceratops    2. Apatosaurus    3. Brachiosaurus      4. Pterodactyl    5. Stegosaurus 

                    6. Velociraptor   7. Tyrannosaurus Rex       8. Iguanodon    9. Plesiosaur    

Music lesson

Walking on my street

Our first adventure of this unit will take us on a journey around our neighbourhood. We will be using singing games to explore beat, note duration and rhyme. In this lesson, we will take part in our first imaginative listening activity. We will listen to a piece of music called "Promenade: Walking the Dog" by George Gershwin. Enjoy the lesson.


Koo Koo Kanga Roo - Dinosaur Stomp (Dance-A-Long)

Have fun doing the Dinosaur Stomp!