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Wednesday 13th May 2020

Wednesday 13th May 2020


Hi everyone,


Thank you for the photographs that you are continuing to send in.  It is good to see that people are trying hard with the activities and engaging in home learning. 


Here are some activity suggestions for today including links to the next series of lessons from Oak Academy.


I can be contacted on class dojo or by emailing     I will be in school today so may not be able to reply to messages as quickly as usual but I definitely will as soon as I can.


Thank you once again for all your hard work and messages. 


Kind Regards,


Mr Leese


Activity Suggestions for Today


Phonics and Literacy


Ruth Miskin is delivering a speed sounds lesson on her Youtube channel at 9.30am.    The programme developed by Ruth Miskin (RWI) is the one that the children will use in Reception.  


View Alphablocks reading cvc words -  The link is lower down the page.


Have a go at writing lower case ‘u’.  See the video below. 


Continue working on blending skills; a vital skill is mastering reading.  See the activity below where children have to match words to pictures. 


You may want to visit ‘Teach Your Monster to Read’.   This is an interactive game/app that can be downloaded to a computer for free.  Choose the Reception/Pre-Kindergarten section 1 to learn sounds and when children become confident with these, move on to section 2 ‘Fun with Words’.


Here is the next lesson from Oak Academy relating to the ‘Design a Sweet’ lesson on Monday and the 'Hansel and Gretel' lesson yesterday. The lesson is called ‘Hansel and Gretel – Story Map.’

Phonics - Learn to Read | Three Letter Words | Alphablocks

As seen on CBeebies! Watch Alphablocks full episodes on BBC iPlayer: For more phonics learning videos subscribe: ...

Lowercase Alphabet Letter U Learn to Read and Write

Learn to read and write the lowercase letter U with this fun and engaging letter formation video. Listen to the phonic sound the letter U makes over and over...


Yesterday’s lesson explored numbers to 20.  The lesson today looks at developing a sense of numbers to 10.

Arts, Crafts and Understanding of the World


Follow the lesson from Oak Academy about Rainforest Animals.

I have also included some resources about rainforest animals that can be printed off.

Physical Development

The PE lessons by Joe Wicks can be accessed on You Tube. 

Enjoy some more cosmic yoga with this adventure through the rainforest. 

Stezzi The Parrot | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!

Episode 39 | Stezzi The Parrot | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure! Join Jaime on a kids yoga adventure into the rainforest to learn about solving boredom! No mor...

Story Time

Watch the story ‘Slowly, Slowly, Slowly Said the Sloth’ and then discuss the following questions. The story is about rainforest animals and links to the lesson from Oak Academy.


1) Do you think sloths are fast?

No, they are slow.


2) What animals are in the story?

There are lots of rainforest animals in the story including a sloth, snake, parrot, jaguar, monkey, anteater, ants and birds.


3) What did the sloth do at night time?

The sloth hung upside down in a tree all night.


4) What did the monkey ask the sloth?

The monkey asked ‘why are you so slow?’


5) How does the sloth like to do things?

The sloth likes to do things slowly.

"Slowly, Slowly, Slowly," said the Sloth w/ Words & Rainforest EFX

Support the author by purchasing the book here: Eric Carle's thoughtful tale about living life at a slower pace.