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Monday 6th July

I hope you are all well and happy. So far in school we have found out about the Diplodocus, Triceratops, T-Rex and Stegosaurus. This week we will discover everything we can about the Pterodactyl.  (see links below for videos  and ideas for drawing). 


The maths and English lessons for the week are also uploaded below. The phonics videos this week are also just below. Have a good week. 




Don't forget handwriting practice using the common exception words below as well as using the cursive letter formation powerpoint.

I hope you enjoy the content this week. Remember you can pick and mix the resources to suit you and your child.  

SCIENCE - Term 6 - Animals including Humans

SCIENCE Week 1 (1.6.2020)

Science Week 2 (8.6.2020)

Phonics Videos for week beginning 6th July

Monday Phonics Video

Today's video teaches the alternative spelling for /oa/. This one is 44 minutes long and I would suggest watching to 22 minutes to start with.

Tuesday phonics video

Today's video teaches words ending in se making the /z/ sound such as cheese, noise etc.

Wednesday phonics video

Today's lesson begins by revising the alternative pronunciations for the grapheme ch. Just before 14 minutes it teaches the new grapheme tch as in watch, match, catch.

Thursday phonics video

Today's video begins by revising the alternative pronunciation for the grapheme c (cat or cinema). After 12 minutes it then goes on to teach the grapheme se making the /s/ sounds horse, purse, mouse etc.

Friday phonics video

Today's video is a review lesson.

Dinosaurs before dark Read Aloud - Magic Tree House # 1 - Chapter 1

Enjoy Chapter 1 from MTH # 1. A great chapter book to practice reading and listening skills. Where did the tree house come from?

How to Draw a Pterodactyl

Learn how to draw a cartoon pterodactyl with easy step by step instructions.

Ornithocheirus Facts - Andy's Dinosaur Adventures - CBeebies

CBeebies - Find out more about dinosaurs with Andy.

Practise reading and writing these words in red book.

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Week beginning 6th July - Literacy and Numeracy Activities

Literacy - This week we are looking at a selection of books about animals. On Monday we will look at the difference between fiction and non fiction by listening to a reading of Tigress. On Tuesday there is a book about polar bears to compare with the information about the tigers. The rest of the week is based on The Rainbow Bear by Michael Morpurgo. First we will find out about alliteration from the fantastic descriptive language in the book. Then on Thursday we will answer comprehension questions about the book and also make predictions. On Friday we finish the Rainbow Bear and decide what is fact, fiction or opinion.

Tigress by Nick Dowson and illustrated by Jane Chapman | Storytelling from Hamilton Trust

For Monday's lesson

Ice Bear by Nicola Davies, illustrated by Gary Blythe | Storytelling from Hamilton Trust

For Tuesday's lesson

The Rainbow Bear by Michael Morpurgo, illustrated by Michael Foreman | Storytelling - Hamilton Trust

To listen in sections from Wednesday to Friday.

Numeracy - The first three days this week are focused on bridging 10. First we are practising adding pennies and bridging 10. Then we are subtracting by bridging 10. Thursday and Friday are lessons focusing on time. First of all using measurements of time such as seconds, minutes and hours. Then we are practising telling the time to the hour and half past and making connections between analogue and digital clocks.


In computing this term we would have been starting to do coding. I have set a 2do on Purple Mash that is a great introduction to block coding called Fun with Fish. If the children get on well with this there is an extra coding activity called Snail Race. 

It would be great if the children have a go at these activities. All is explained in the videos within the activity. For each challenge the children will watch a video that explains what they need to do.  If anyone is having trouble accessing Purple Mash please contact school via email and we will advise how to solve any problems. 



To continue our Grantham's Got Talent topic I would like you to find out about someone famous who came from Grantham. Her name was Margaret Thatcher. There are links to Ducksters website page about her and a Newsround video below. There is also a powerpoint attached. 

Can you write a list of what Margaret Thatcher is famous for? 



P.E. Activities

Dance Festival - Strictly Home Dancing. Submit Entries from Monday 15th June 2020

Dance Festival - Strictly Home Dancing. Submit Entries from Monday 15th June 2020 1

60 Active Minutes A Day Initiative

Still image for this video

Your Imagination Song


PSHE - Feelings and Emotions

To continue with our topic on feelings in PSHE here are a selection of videos by BBC Teach. They are made in a very child friendly way to help them understand their own emotions and how to best deal with them. There are quite a few different ones to look at so I would suggest spreading them out over the next couple of weeks. If possible it would be best if you can watch them with your child and discuss the feelings that they cover. 

Collective Worship

Mr Buckeridge's Collective Worship videos during COVID-19 Lockdown.


Collective Worship - Fearfully and wonderfully made

Mr This week we consider how amazing the human body and mind is and how we should respond to such a precious gift.

Food! Feeding the 5000

Join us as we enjoy some food, have a story about a picnic and ask why Jesus likened Himself to Bread!

Collective Worship - Compassion - Blind Bartimaeus

This week we continue looking at the subject of compassion, this time through the meeting of Jesus with Blind Bartimaeus.

Collective Worship - Compassion: Feeling and helping

Mr Buckeridges Collective Worship during COVID-19. Today we explore how Jesus meeting with a leper shows us that compassion goes beyond simply feeling for someone, to actually doing something to help.

Collective Worship - Pentecost

A couple of weeks early but let's look at the events of Pentecost and see what they can teach us.

Compassion for All

This week, we briefly revisit the Good Samaritan among other things as we try to understand what our attitude should be towards those from other places.

Collective Worship - The Prodigal Son

Relationships are so important so how are things going in your house during lockdown? Jesus' parable about the prodigal son teaches us an important lesson.

Collective Worship - Good Samaritan

Mr Buckeridge's Collective Worship for Schools during COVID-19. Are you a good neighbour? What does being a neighbour mean? How does the story of the Good Samaritan help us. Sing, listen, reflect - then how to respond?


Easter Story - Part 1 Palm Sunday

Mr Buckeridge's Easter Story parts 1 - 4.

Useful Websites
To find an appropriate book for you child choose age 4-5 and the level Letters and Sounds phase 3 or choose age 5-6 and the level Letters and Sounds phase 4 or phase 5. 
Keep checking the 2dos on Purple Mash. I will look at all work that is handed in and respond to your child on their achievements.