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Tuesday 31st March 2020

Tuesday 31st March 2020


Good morning all,


I hope everyone is well and managing to stay cheerful.  Here are some suggestions for activities that the children may want to do today.  I hope the children enjoy them.


As always I can be contacted on class dojo or by emailing


Kind Regards,


Mr Leese




You can watch the speed sound session from Ruth Miskin at 9.30am.  The link is below. 


View Alphablocks Series 1 episode 7 – again the link is lower down the page.  


Children could practise writing the letter 'a'.  I have included a video link that shows the correct formation of the letter.  When writing it is important that children form the letter using the formation shown.  If sitting at a table, the children should be encouraged to sit with all four chair legs on the floor, their back resting on the back of the chair, and the chair tucked under the table far enough so that the children do not have to lean excessively far to reach their page.  The hand that they do not hold a pencil with should be rested on the page to hold the paper still.  Children should be familiar with sitting like this from school but they may need reminding.  I would love to see some pictures of the 'a' writing.  


Some children may need you to write an 'a' on the page for them to trace over.  This is a perfectly normal stage in writing development.  



Can children write their first name?  Some children in Nursery can already write their first name.  If this is the case can they begin to write their last name.  I would love to see photos of written names so that I can post them on the Nursery page and award dojo points. 




Practise counting to 20 using the song below.  When children are able to do this confidently practise counting to 20 but starting at different numbers e.g. let's count to 20 starting at 8, let's count to 20 starting at 12 and so on.  If children have difficulty counting to 20, then start by counting to a lower number e.g. to 5, 10, 15 which ever is appropriate.  'Teen' numbers often cause some confusion so this may be an area to focus on.  


Arts, Crafts and Understanding of the World


NASA needs you to build a new space rocket.  Are you up to the challenge.  See the video below to see a real space rocket.  There are also so pictures of examples.  You could use boxes and paper or maybe you could make one using lego or duplo.  


Physical Development


Join Joe Wicks for his daily PE lesson at 9am.  The link to Joe’s youtube chanel is further down the page.   The lesson is live at 9am but I think it is available to view on youtube later if you miss it.



Story Time


The story for Monday 30th March 2020 - ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS


The Story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar.


Watch the story and discuss the questions below.


1) What came out of the egg at the beginning of the story?

A caterpillar hatched out of the egg.


2) What did the caterpillar do when he came out of the egg?

He stretched and began to eat.


3) On which day did he eat 3 plums?



4) On Saturday the caterpillar ate a lot.  How did he feel after eating so much?

He had a tummy ache.  He felt poorly. 


5) What do real caterpillars usually eat?

Most caterpillars eat leaves.


6) The caterpillar built a small house around himself.  What was this house called?

This was called a cocoon.  


7) What did the caterpillar turn into at the end of the story?

A beautiful butterfly. 


8) Did you enjoy the story?  Why/why not?

Various answers to this one and none of them are wrong, but make sure children are able to give a reason for why they did or didn't like the story. 


Story for Tuesday 31st March 2020


Jack and the Beanstalk


1)  What does 'poor' mean?

2) Why did Jack's mum decide that the cow had to be sold?

3) What did the old man give Jack for the cow?

4) Why was Jack's mum cross when Jack got home and gave her the beans?

5) Was the oagre's wife a kind woman?

6) The oagre's wife said that the oagre had a 'doze' after his breakfast.  What does this mean?

7) What did Jack steal?

8) What did Jack use to cut down the beanstalk?

9) Was it right for Jack to steal those things from the oagre?

10) At the end of the story Jack and his mother were rich.  What does 'rich' mean?







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