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Tuesday 7th July

Good morning everyone! Hope you are all well!


It has been fantastic to see how you are engaging with some of the ideas on the class web page. Remember these are ideas which you can extend, adapt or change keeping the interests and ability of your child in mind.

Our  Out and About topic continues with the storybook 'Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain' by Verna Aardam. Activity ideas from the story will include looking at the finding out about solar power and listening to African music.


Please get in touch via email if you have any questions or there is anything you would like help with.

Challenge of the day!




How many animals can you name with 4 legs?

Draw one of them.

Daily Phonics lesson:
It is great that you are keeping going with the Daily Phonics lesson. It is so important that you don't forget the 45 phonemes that you have learnt and that you remember all the Phase 2, 3 and 5 Tricky Words. 

Please remember that if you feel that your child needs more practise at Phase 3/4 please revisit our previous lessons and also use your child's Home Learning Book to consolidate prior learning. 


We have looked at the first set of Phase 5 phonics and for the rest of this term we will now be consolidating Phase 3/4/5 learning ready for Year 1.


Remember - Practise makes Better!!

1. The ABC Song

It's the classic ABC song with capital and lowercase letters.

2.   Today we will blending long words in Espresso - 


3.   Lets play another alien word game -


4.   Can you write these Phase 4 sentences? You say this sentence, sound out each word and your child writes it down. Watch out for the tricky words -                                                             


The  sun  can  help  to  make  power.

There  is  a  big  lake  in  Kenya.

Kenya  is  a  very  hot  place.


Remember  - Start your sentence with a capital letter.

     Leave finger spaces.

         End your sentence with a full stop.

      Read your sentence


           Well done!   yes



I can find  half of a quantity

NUMBERJACKS | Half Time | S2E10

The Numbertaker is halving the number of things - 4 is out there at the double. Numberjacks: 3, 4, 5, 6, 8 Agents: 37, 58, 99 FUN FACT! WHAT is Numberjacks? ...

Now play this Topmarks 'Hit the Button' game. See how fast you can find the answers! Have fun!

Challenge - If your child finds this easy go back to the menu and choose another game.


I can answer comprehensive questions about a text

Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain

This is a reading of "Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain" by Verna Aardema. Read the story together carefully and then ask your child the comprehensive questions below.


  1. What kinds of animals live on Kapiti Plain?
  2. Which animals are wild and which kind is domesticated? (The cattle)
  3. Why does Ki-pat feels such concern for the cattle? (He and his people depend upon cattle for milk, meat, leather, and so forth; Ki-pat's job is to care for the cattle; being domesticated, the cattle won't wander away in search of water as the wild animals do)
  4. How does the plain change after the rains come.

Challenge - Draw a picture of your favourite part of the story and write a sentence about it.


Remember  - Start your sentence with a capital letter.

     Leave finger spaces.

         End your sentence with a full stop.

      Read your sentence


           Well done!   yes


I can understand and label the Water Cycle.

The Water Cycle | Educational Video for Kids

Today we will learn about the water cycle. Earth, which is the planet we live on, is known as the Blue planet because as much as 3/4 of the planet's surface is ...water! And water is so very important because without it, there would be no life. Without it, lots of things would not survive, even us, human beings. That's why we must look after it. We should conserve our water well and most of all, we must maintain our rivers and oceans clean.
Did you know water never stands still, but is always in constant movement, even though at times it doesn't seem like it? This water movement is what is called the Water cycle. Now let's learn more about it. Listen out for the words evaporation, condensation and precipitation (which is anothe way of saying rain!)

Now have a go at labelling this picture of the Water Cycle. Remember the red words go in the red boxes. Or you can draw your own!


I can talk about stories from the bible.

Jesus is baptized - Bible For Kids

Now draw and colour .a picture of Jesus being baptized by John.

Challenge - Can you think of another story where water is used in a bible story?