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Tuesday 21st April 2020

Tuesday 21st April 2020

English: In your home learning exercise book I would like you to predict what you think will happen in the following story: We’re going on a Lion hunt. This is a great chance for you to practice your handwriting so have a look at the handwriting letter family sheet that is in your pack also.

In your prediction think about the following:

  • Is this story title similar to a story you already know?

  • What character(s) will be in the book?

  • What is going to happen?

  • How is the story going to end?

After you have written your prediction, listen to the story to see if your prediction is correct. Remember don’t worry if it is not.

Maths:  Play the finding one more and one less game; Find one more or one less of numbers to 20 first, then see if you can challenge all the way to 100!


Watch the video; When we are comparing two or more numbers, we can split a number into tens and ones (partitioning). You could use the ‘cut-out’ tens and ones below or make your own (for the tens - ten straws tied together, ten blocks or ten pennies, for the ones – single marbles, single grapes, or single pennies). Compare a few numbers up to 30 (for example 7 and 18). Make the numbers with your tens and ones and find which is bigger. Which one is the smallest and biggest? Complete the task on PurpleMash; Tens and Ones.


Phonics: Today we are looking at the ‘a-e’ sound as in ‘cake’. Work through the sounds outlined in the youtube video using the following link  

Once you have recapped all the different sounds, log into PurpleMash and complete the ‘a-e’ spelling task. Make sure you have your sound on as the words will be spoken to you to spell. To practice reading this sound play the following game


Guided Reading: Yesterday, you read the following book:

Elephants: Can you see me? (The one with a dog on the front cover)

Zebras: No Tricks Gran

Giraffes: A Monster Mistake

Lions: Paris Adventure

Parrots: Key Trouble

Today you need to log onto Purplemash to answer the questions about the book that you’ve read. Remember to answer your questions in full sentences as much as you can.


Science: This term in Science we will be looking at the different types of animals. Today, we will be looking at a mammal. A mammal is a type of animal that helps us to identify them/classify them.

What makes a mammal a mammal?

  • All mammals have fur or hair.

  • All mammals give birth to their young (don’t lay eggs)

  • All mammals babies drink their mother’s milk.

  • All mammals are warm blooded.

  • We, humans, are mammals.

Watch the following video and complete the short task about mammals on the following website

Once you have completed this, complete the activity on Purplemash about mammal. Use the information above to help you and also do some research into finding out a range of different mammals.