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Building relationships with God and each other,
working hard in faith and hope to give our best in all things.


Week 2 - Happy Monday

Maths - L.O. - To recap number bonds. To find and make number bonds.

Please ensure that your child watches this video first before completing the paper based activity attached below. I have also uploaded the answers.


We will continue to focus on our Non-Fiction Information Text on Tigers.  By the end of this week, we will write our information text.  In class, we would 'box up' our information.  This helps us to think about and  each section.

Today we will 'box-up' the information and explore the purpose of each section.

Click on the link below for today's lesson.


Today we will begin to focus on the alternative grapheme 'eer' for the phoneme /ear/. 

Please listen to the video below first before completing today's activity


Look at the picture below.

Find all the words in the list.

Tell your adult/brother/sister about what you notice: would you find the 'eer' grapheme at the beginning, middle or end of a word/syllable?

After you have discussed what you noticed with your adult/brother/sister, click on this link to complete your activity for today. 

Geraldine the Giraffe learns /ear/ sound

Guided Reading

  1. Click on this link for today's explanation.
  2. Log into your account on Oxford Reading Buddy. 
  3. Once you have logged in, search for our book this week: 'Beaks and feet' by Mick Manning and Brita Granström.
  4. Please remember to read pages 4-7 only. Remember that you can also listen to the story by pressing the 'play' button.
  5. Once you have finished, answer the following questions in full sentences and please remember your full stops.

Atlantic Puffins

  1. Why do puffins visit land in spring and summer?
  2. What happens to their beaks and feet in Winter?
  3. Why do you think their beaks and feet change colour in Autumn and Winter?
  4. What can they do with their large beaks?
  5. How do puffins make nests?
  6. What is a baby puffin called and what age do they join their parents in the water?

Creative: Draw a puffin, colour it in and then use adjectives (describing words) to describe it.


L.O.: To share my understanding about 'Books'.

Today we will be starting our new to topic 'Books'.


Some questions to discus with you parents/brother/sister:

What do you think of when we talk about books?  

What is your favourite type of book to read?  

What types of books are there?.

What do we use books for?  

What has been invented that might stop us using books so much? 



  1. Create a mind map for 'Books' as we would do if we were at school. I have attached our topic page to help you.

Here is an example to remind you:

      2.   Write at least one sentence telling me what you would like to know about 'Books'.

      3.   Write at least one sentence telling me what you wonder about 'Books'.


Creative task: 

Find a range of books at home: fiction, reference and information.  Explore, discuss and investigate these. Which ones would we use at home?  Which ones would we use at school? Which ones would we use both at school and at home?  Share your favourite books as a family and discuss why they are your favourites.