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Friday 24th April

Hi everyone, look at mine and Georgia's little pigs house made of sticks. We had lots of fun, we hope you have been having fun with this weeks project.

1. The Daily Five - Maths

Please complete lesson 5 of Summer Term 1 week 1 (wc 20th April). On this website you will find a video tutorial, a worksheet and the answers. Let the children watch the video, then they can either complete the worksheet independently if you are able to print it off, or in discussion with an adult talking through the answers when viewing on the screen.


2. The Daily Five - Literacy

Today, and every Friday I would like the children to write a recount of their week and the things they have done. The children have written many recounts before. They are encouraged to include time words (e.g. first, then, next) and write in the past tense (I went), please see an example recount under the resources section. 


When they have finished they can draw a picture showing what they have done. 


3. The Daily Five - Outside Time/Be Active

Last term in Literacy we had a focus of instruction writing. I would like the children to follow the given instructions to make a mud pie out in the garden today. Please find these instructions under 'today's resources'. 


4. The Daily Five - Project

The three little pigs and their building choices

Watch the video telling the story of the three little pigs (found below under 'resources') or if you have the book – even better, read it together! Linking to our new topic 'houses and homes' (DT focus) and our new science topic of materials - Challenge the children to build the three pigs' houses using an array of materials: art straws, hay/straw, little twigs or lolly sticks, playdough, clay and Lego. Make one house per day using selected materials. Allow them to explore the different materials and encourage them to talk about them using their scientific vocabulary. There are examples in the resource section of house building with different materials. Ask the chn to verbalise how the materials feel and behave, asking questions such as: does it feel soft? Strong? Will it be good material for building a house? Will it blow down when the Wolf blows? Why will it blow down? What useful properties do the materials need to have, to be good materials for house building? At the end of the week ask your child to tell you which material will be the most successful for house-building and why and then write about it in their workbooks.


5. The Daily Five - Phonics


Todays sound: /au/ 

Revisit: Revisit all sounds learnt so far using flashcards.  


Teach: au as in 'August' (using Mr Thorne Phonics video, this will give you a clear pronunciation of the sound - see resources below for link). Write the digraph in air and on table with finger. 


Practice: together discuss words that contain the au sound and write on w/b (August, Autumn, Lanuch, Haunted etc). Play buried treasure, phase 5 (au). Click on the link Login using the details given (found in the home resource pack). Then click on 'resources' and then buried treasure should be the first option. Wave your mouse over the picture and it should let you click on a phase, select phase 5 and follow the steps through until you can choose your sound. 


Apply: Parent read out this sentences: Can a rocket launch in August? Children to write in exercise books. (You may need to repeat this a couple of times so they have time to listen to each word). Discuss any corrections to spellings if necessay. Discuss CEW 'a' why is it a common exception word? Because it doesn't make its phonic sound. 

Today's Resources: 

Geraldine the Giraffe learns /au/

Watch UK school teacher Mr Thorne and Youtube sensation Geraldine the Giraffe take you on a learning journey through the world of phonics, grammar, spelling ...

Instructions for mud pie making