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Monday 22nd February

Where the wild things are

This half term, we will be using the story: Where the wild things are written by Maurice Sendak.

Today's timetable

8:55 - 9:55 9:55 - 10: 35 10:35 - 11:35 11:35 - 12:00 12:00 - 1:20 1:20 - 2:20 2:20 - 2:55
Maths Break English Phonics & Reading Lunch Science PSHE

8:55 - 9:55


One more and one less

Please connect to Google Classrooms for a 15 minute Meet to talk you through your learning today.

Practice counting forwards from zero all the way up to 20. Can you challenge yourself to go further?

Now count backwards from 20 to 0. What about starting at 30 or 36?

Pick 3 numbers from the 100 grid below. Can you count forwards and backwards for five steps from each number?


When you are counting forwards, you are adding on one more each time.

When you are counting backwards, you are taking away one less each time.


Task 1:

Look the picture in the central box. Work out what number it represents and then find the numbers that are one more and one less.


Task 2:

Use the clues to work out the number each alien's spaceship.


10:35 - 11:35


Which "ay" sound to use?

Please connect to Google Classrooms for a 15 minute Meet to talk you through your learning today.

These are three different ways we can write the same sound. It can be difficult to know which one to use when we are writing. Luckily, there are some rules we can use with this sound to help us know the correct sound choice to use.


ay: May I play?

This sound is usually found at the end of the word.

  • day
  • way
  • say
  • play


ai: snail in the rain

This sound is only found in the middle of a word. Most words containing this sound are followed by "l" or "n." (The English language is very tricky and some words do break this rule.)

  • sail
  • tail
  • pain
  • chain


a-e: make a cake

This is the most common spelling of this sound. It is always followed by one more sound which sits between the "a" and the "e."

  • gate
  • shake
  • maze
  • plane


Task 1:

Use the rules above to spell the words to match the pictures below. As you are only writing one word at a time, also focus on making tall letters reach up high and low letters dangle below the line.


Task 2:

Can you write a sentence using one or more of the words you now know how to spell?


11:35 - 12:00


Group Colour Sound Lesson

Set 1 Sound Lesson



Set 2 Sound Lesson



Set 3 Sound Lesson



Set 3 Sound Lesson



Set 3 Sound Lesson



Bug Club Reading

Some of you may already be familiar with Bug Club but for those new to this, Bug Club is a fantastic e-book library that we will be using this week.

Please watch the video below for a guided tour of how to use this website.

Your log-in details will be:

  • Enter website:
  • Username: Your first name with the capital letter. If you have a hyphenated name, you will need both (e.g. Alexa-Rose)
  • Password: This is the same as your Google Classroom password. Please let me know if you need a reminder.
  • School code: w3s3.


I have allocated everybody a library of e-books and phonics games so please take your pick out of your individual collection.


1:20 - 2:20


Mammals and birds

Please connect to Google Classrooms for a 15 minute Meet to talk you through your learning today.

There are lots of different animals in our world and they all look very different. Scientists have group similar animals together based on shared features. Today we will look at two groups of animals, mammals and birds.


All mammals share the following features:

  • They are covered in hair or fur.
    • The hair on the body of a mammal helps to keep the animal warm and can be many different colours. The wool on a sheep is a very useful hair that we can use to make clothes.
  • They are warm blooded.
    • Mammals bodies are warm so that they can be very active and move about quickly. They have to eat a lot of food to provide the energy for all this heat!
  • They breathe oxygen through their lungs.
    • Lungs are a very important body part for mammals. They help to breathe in the oxygen needed to keep the mammal alive.
  • Mammals give birth to live young.
    • Mammals give birth to babies and look after them for quiet a long time. They help to feed them and keep them safe until they are old enough to look after themselves.


Here are some examples of mammals. Can you name them all?



  • Birds are also warm blooded animals.
    • Birds need warm bodies to help them to flap their wings quickly enough to fly. They also need warm bodies to hatch their eggs.
  • They have wings.
    • Birds use their wings to fly. Some birds cannot fly but use their wings in other ways.
  • They have a beak.
    • Birds have a strong, hard beak which they use to feed.
  • Birds bodies are covered in feathers.
    • These feathers keep the birds warm, help them to fly and can be used in colourful displays.
  • Birds lay eggs.
    • Birds lay eggs in a nest. They have to keep the eggs warm until they are ready to hatch. The parent birds help feed and keep the chicks warm until they are fully grown.


Here are some examples of birds you may know.


Task 1:

Draw and name 3 different mammals in your blue writing books. Now draw and name 2 different birds.


Task 2:

Tick the sentences that are correct for mammals and birds.


Sentence Mammal Bird
This animal family is covered in hair or fur.    
This animal group lays eggs.    

These animals have feathers.

This type of animal is warm-blooded.    
These animals give birth to live young.    



2:20 - 2:55


Feeling good

Follow the link below to a video lesson from the Oak National Academy.

Feeling good

In this lesson, you will be talking about feelings and how people respond to them. You will meet Bobby and friends who will talk to you about how they feel and what they do when they feel different emotions. At the end you'll write a letter to one of Bobby’s friends to help her feel better.