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Good Morning Brilliant Butterflies!

Tortoiseshell Butterfly

I hope you have a super day of home learning!


Our new topic is ‘Growing Things’ so have a go at being a good digraph detective and read these topic words:

stem          leaves                   bud

flower                 fruit             seed             shoot


Now have a look at the book ‘Plants for Dinner’ on Oxford Owl. You will need an adult to help you because it is a difficult one! (The only one I could find about parts of a plant) See if you can spot the topic words in the book. Can you talk about any of these topic words? Can you point on a plant to where they can be found? Have you learned any new words? What plants have you eaten today?


If you want to do some more then answer these questions at the back of the book. Or if you have a book at home about plants then you could use that and search for the topic words.


Ask your adult if they can help you search YouTube to find the story ‘The Tiny Seed’ by Eric Carl. Listen to the story and think about what happens to the seed.

As you listen to the story, if you have a WORD BREAKDOWN then pause the story and discuss what the word means with an adult.

Talk with an adult and try and answer some of these questions together:

What are the four seasons?

What season did the seed start to grow?

Why would a plant not start to grow in winter?

What is the weather like in Spring and how does that help plants to grow?

Why did the seed not grow in the icy mountains, the ocean or the desert?

What does it mean by a ‘bud’?

Why do butterflies want to visit the flower?

What grows first the root or the leaves?


**Be a WORD COLLECTOR and add these topic words to your list/tree: roots, stems, leaves, sunlight, plant, bud, petals, nectar**


Things to remember to be a good writer:

  • Think about your letter formation (use letter families poster)
  • Are there any phase 3 digraphs/digraphs you can use in the words? (You could use your phase 3 sound mat)
  • Any longer words, remember to chop them up into parts to make it easier to sound out for writing


Brain warm up: Use your own flahcards or the PhonicsPlay website ‘Flashcard Speed Trial’ game to recall phase 3 sounds.


Phase 4 work: (For the adult: today’s focus is CVCC words-consonant, vowel consonant, cosonant)

Can you read these words? Remember to blend sounds if you get stuck!

 tent   damp   lump   fump     bend    hent     mend        yend.

**Write the words above on cards/bits of paper (or your adult can do this) then read and sort them into real and not real. We will be reading and sorting more words over the next few weeks. Maybe you could make 2 boxes or find 2 bags, one for real words and one for fake or ‘alien’ words.**