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Please can you choose a book and spend 10 minutes+ reading/sharing it with an adult or older sibling. It can be a book that you have at home or an eBook on the Oxford Owl website.

Things to remember to be a good reader...

- Look at front cover to work out the title.

- Can you find the author's name?

- Be a good digraph detective!

- Track words with your finger.

-  Look out for any tricky words you know how to read by sight.

- Use WORD BREAKDOWN to say when there's a word you don't understand or know what it means in the story context.


As an introduction to our new minibeast topic, listen to BBC School Radio. Try and identify the sounds of different minibeasts, listen to some songs and a story.


Listen to the story, ‘Susie the Caterpillar’ and then try and answer some of these questions.

What did they use as a caterpillar home?

Why did they need to put a stick in the jar?

What is a chrysalis?

How do you think Susie felt when it went through all the changes?

How do you think she felt when she let the butterfly go?


Brain warm up: Warm up your brain by listening to the alphabet song and practise letter NAMES.


Phase 4 learning: To practise blending and reading Phase 4 words, you can either play Dragon’s Den, Picnic on Pluto or Buried Treasure on the Phonics play website or choose an activity from the ‘PHONICS resources and weblinks’ section on the main page.


My son’s toy, Marvin ,escaped into the garden and has found some odd looking creatures. He took some pictures to show you. Do you know what they are? Have you seen them before?

Marvin would like to know what minibeasts you have seen before.

If you are able, you could try to find some in your garden or on a walk. Where do you think you’ll have to look for them? Maybe you could take some photographs of the minibeasts you see.

Teddy Talk Partner – Tell your teddy what minibeasts you’ve seen, where you found them and what they look like.

**Today and tomorrow’s literacy task is to write to Marvin to tell him what minibeasts you have seen and what they looked like. You could write a list, or draw some pictures and write labels or captions or write a letter.**


Writing checklist:

  • Form your letters correctly
  • Use your phonics skills
  • Try to spell tricky words (Phase 2 and 3)
  • Use some describing words e.g. slimy, colourful, spotty, bright, brown, delicate

Challenge (Write in sentences)

  • Extend your sentences with ‘and’
  • Start senetnces in different ways e.g. In my garden…  On the grass…      Under a pot…

If you aren't able to get outside then have a look at these photographs.

Maths: Teen numbers and counting 10-20

You will need: A set of number cards 1-20.

(If you don't have any then make them yourself to practise writing your numbers)


**Watch the BBC Bitesize EYFS counting song clip and sing along counting 10-20 forwards and backwards. Then have a go at the game putting the teen numbers in order.**

**Put your number cards to 20 in order. How quickly can you do it?

Now count up to 20 pointing at each card as you do it.

Now count backwards from 20 – 1.

Do you find it easier to count forwards or backwards? **


**Use the sheets below to practise writing numbers 11-20 and count and match the dots to the correct number. Remember that you don’t have to start counting from 1. If there is a full tens frame, then count on from 10! **

If you don’t have a printer, you could use the interactive tens frames. Make a number between 11 and 20 then write that teen number accurately.

CEOP Online Safety lesson: 

We are still spending more time than we would normally on a computer to complete work, play games or talk to friends and family. Therefore, it is important we remember how to keep ourselves and others safe whilst using the internet. You will find the next lesson in the series of lessons about how to stay safe online.