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Monday 15th June

Happy Monday everyone! Here are your daily 3 for this week. We will continue to look at the Julia Donaldson story of Superworm in literacy and writing our own minibeast super hero stories! We will be moving on to look at other groupings of animals this week as part of our 'Wild Things' topic!

1. Maths 

I believe that the children may have already covered some of this weeks content, not to worry, children need the opportunity to practice the same maths concept more that once! Please complete the first maths lesson from this week, 'make arrays'. On the website you will find a video tutorial and under today's resources you will find the worksheet.


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. Literacy

This week we will be using the story of superworm as a basis of writing our own super minibeast story (In school we call this innovation). The structure of the story can stay roughly the same but we change the characters to make it our own. Stories always need a beginning, where we meet the character and the setting. A middle, where the main character faces a problem (in this case being taken by the evil wizard lizard). Finally, we see a happy ending where the problem is resolved! 


Today, please can the children use the 6 box story map sheet to retell the story of super worm. Draw the pictures and write a summary sentence for each part of the story.


Let me see some of the story boards on dojo!!  


3. Topic

Mammals - this week we will be learning about mammals, one of the 6 animals groupings and the one we belong to! 


Today I would like the children to think about what they already might know about mammals to create a poster in 1 coloured pen/pencil. This could take the form of a brainstorm. It doesn't matter if they don't know anything yet, it can be left blank (this is the idea of something we call 'elicitation' where we find out what the children already know). It could list the type of mammals they might already know, what aspects classify mammals, or how they differ from other groups of animals. THERE MUST BE NO ADULT PROMPTING INVOLVED!!!


When we come to the end of this week, we will add to this brainstorm in another colour pen to add what they know now after studying mammals this week! This is a great way to see what children have really learnt over a science topic! 


When they have done this could they please watch this BBC Bitesize video on mammals to begin this learning journey. They could write what they have learnt about mammals in their writing books! 

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