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Wednesday 1st April


We are almost half way through another week. Well done! You are doing really well with your work and I am very pleased that you are coming back each day. I hope you are finding the tasks ok and not too difficult. I have started to include additional challenges in Maths (just like we would have in lesson). These can often be the hardest point because they need an answer such as 'why' or 'prove it' but I am sure that you will be able to give it a go. How are you getting on with the Spring tasks? I would love to see some of the things you have produced. Keep up the super work, you're doing great! 

Miss Hickman 


Objective - to compare capacity using < > and = (greater than, less than and equal to)


Measuring can be lots of fun, especially capacity. It’s fun to play with water and test different units for measurements – spoons, cups, bowls or anything else you can find. I hope you had fun exploring capacity. Today we are going to compare capacity using our greater than, less than and the same as symbols. Can you remember that we used these last week? (See Friday’s lesson for guidance if you need reminding) but we always try to remember that the symbols look like crocodile’s mouths and crocodiles always eat the biggest thing!


Task – Using the measuring that you did yesterday (or you could find 5 new containers to measure capacity if you want to do it again), you need to compare the containers to one another. It might be a good idea to label your containers A, B, C, D and E. (So you can remember which one is which). Then you need to pick any two and compare their capacity. E.g ‘Container A > Container E’ or ‘Container B = Container D’. Write as many comparisons as you can using the symbols and your 5 containers. Please write this in your book so you don’t forget which containers you have compared.

Additional Challenge


Objective  - to learn and recite a poem 


Reading is such an important part of English and today’s focus is going to be around reading. Nearly every week in class we have a new text which we read together. Sometimes we read just a page at a time and sometimes we read much larger sections but then we always talk about it and the words in the text. Reading is exciting and enjoyable (and it also gives us great ideas for our own writing). Poetry is no exception! Poems can be long, short, rhyming, non-rhyming and everything in between. It is an important skill to be able to recite what we have read (it means we can join in predictable sayings such as ‘Little Pig, Little Pig, let me come in’ or ‘Where are you going to little brown mouse?’. Poems are excellent starting points to developing this skill.


Task – To learn and recite a poem. It could be one of the poems I have suggested or you could research and find your own. You might want to write out the poem then learn it or practice reading it a few times and see if you can remember it. You might want to ask someone to film you saying your chosen poem but don’t forget to say what it is called and who wrote it.



Today we are going to practice saying our phase 5 sounds. Although we do this most days, it is so important in helping us to recall all of the sounds correctly.

Task - To play 'flash cards speed trial' on


Once you have played the game you can either play again or try some of the activities below.  


Sound recall activities 

  • Take turns drawing a sound on each other's backs - can you say the sound? 
  • Ask someone to say a sound and you write it in chalk, sand, soil using a stick, foam or any other creative way you can think of
  • Scatter the sounds around the room, play some music and when the music stops you have to stand on the closest sound and say what it is (make sure it is a different sound each time) 
  • Hide the sounds around the house, pick a sound and the first person to find it and bring it back wins (remember for some sounds there are different ways to make each sound)
  • Set yourself a time challenge to see how many sounds you can correctly read in that time and try to beat your score each time 
  • Each person who is playing needs six sounds, using a book, see who is the first person to find all of their six sounds in their book 
  • Write the different sounds on balloons, try to keep as many as you can in the air at any one time. Each time you hit a balloon you need to shout the sound that is written on it. 
  • Use chalk outside to make a sound hopscotch. Can you jump the hopscotch and say the sounds you land on? 
  • On a piece of cardboard or using paper, design a carpark. In each space write a different sound. Have fun parking the cars in the different spaces making sure you read the sound before you park. 
  • Try to think of your own sound game to play smiley