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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.


If you would like another activity, then read or listen to the story The Bird King. If you would like something more, there are some activities linked to the story.


Brain warm up: Warm up your brain by reading the words on the Phase 4 sound mat. If you want a challenge then see if you can think of any other words that contain some of these consonant clusters. E.g. For the consonant cluster ‘br’ I can also think of brown and brick.


Phase 4 learning: Have fun playing ‘Alien Escape’ on Phonics Bloom to practise your segmenting and blending skills to re-arrange the sounds to spell a word. Or you could choose an activity from the ‘PHONICS resources and weblinks’ section on the main page

Writing: Lifecycle of a Butterfly

**First, click on the link to watch the BBC clip and find out what a lifecycle is. Next, with your adult, read and find out more about the stages of the lifecycle by using the powerpoint. Now put the pictures of the stages of the lifecycle in order using the sheet below or draw your own pictures! Talk through the different stages and try and explain what is happening using some of the key vocabulary.**


Key vocabulary: caterpillar, butterfly, egg, hatch, chrysalis, lay, emerge



Chyrysalis – the home the caterpillar makes around itself a bit like a sleeping bag

Emerge – come out of (the butterfly emerges from the chrysalis)

Metamorphosis - the lifecycle of a caterpillar

Reproduce – having babies/laying eggs


Key questions:

Q. When does the butterfly lay her eggs?

Q. Why would she look for somewhere safe?

Q. Where do they lay the eggs?

Q. What do caterpillars do when they come out of the egg?


Maths: Symmetrical patterns

Can you remember what symmetrical means?

Can you think of any shapes that are symmetrical?

**Get creative with symmetrical butterflies. You could complete the colouring sheet or have a go at drawing your own symmetrical butterfly using the computer paint program. Or you could get painting and fold your butterfly to create a symmetrical pattern. How about finding objects around the house to create a symmetrical pattern on the butterflies wings?**


Can you be a superstar learner and use the maths key vocabulary today?    

*symmetrical, pattern, the same, opposite *