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Dear Parents,

For some reason I am finding it almost impossible to upload the plans from home so from now on I will be uploading my 3 days of plans (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday) when I come into school on Mondays.  

I hope this does not cause too much confusion.


Friday 1 May

Friday's Phonics

In the English lesson today you were given some animal addresses.  These contained the tricky words

Mr, Mrs and Miss - and there's another one, Ms, as in Ms Shepherd!

Practise your reading of tricky words on Phonics Play.

Go to Tricky Word Trucks, choose either Phase 3, 4 or 5 and see how many tricky words you can get right!

Friday's RE

LI  I can understand the importance of the Mezuzah

Two weeks ago you watched a video about a Jewish family.  The daughter Sara showed you around the house.  When she reached the front door she pointed up at an object called a Mezuzah, which contained an important prayer inside it.  Jewish people touch it when they pass and it reminds them that God is always with them.

I would like you to make your own Mezuzah and then write a prayer to God to place inside it.  Your prayer could be about one of our values.  You could stick your Mezuzah at the top of your bedroom door!

Follow the instructions below:

Thursday 30 April


Most of you will probably have run out of graded readers for your children to read.  

I am pleased to be able to tell you that you can now access graded readers through Active Primary.  Below are the details for the Active Primary Website:

Username:  admin

Password:  changeme

School code: elha

 You should select Bug Club and then Independent.  There are just under 500 reading books for the children.  You will see they tell you what phase the book is - most children in the class will be able to access phase 5.  If that's too difficult try phase 3 or 4.  Your child can also listen to the books!

Logging on to Active Learn

Thursday's maths and English

Thursday's Phonics

In today's version of We're going on a Bear Hunt one of the animals you meet is a vulture.  The word vulture has a tricky phoneme at the end of it: /ure/.  We have looked at this phoneme in class before.  There are lots of words that end in /ure/.  Read this list out loud:





All the words end in the same phoneme /ure/ so they all sound the same.

Go onto Phonics Play and find the phoneme /ure/ in the phase 3 section.  Play Trash or Treasure!


Thursday's Art

LI I can use indoor objects to create a piece of art in the style of Andy Goldsworthy

Last week I asked you to go outside and create a piece of art using ojects from outside.  I gave you an example which contained stones, twigs, leaves, feathers etc.  How did you get on?  Below you will see Flissie's art.  I think it is really beautiful.  Can you work out what natural materials she has used?

This week, because of the weather, I imagine you will be inside the house.  So gather lots of different materials and create another piece of work.  You might like to use lego, pasta, beads, string, anything!  This should be fun to create, but remember, it's your job to clear away afterwards!

Flissie's outdoor Andy Goldsworthy art

Wednesday 29 April

Meet Ms Shepherd's cats

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Wednesday's Maths and English


Yesterday you played Viking Full Circle on the computer.  Today I want you to have a go at inventing your own Full Circle.  Start with the word SELL.  How many different words can you think of containing  /e/ and /ll/?  Write a list of them, finishing off back at SELL.  Don't look at my possible solution below until you've had a go!  Please write the words in your English Book.


Possible answers

sell, tell, shell, yell, fell, well, Nell, bell, sell FULL CIRCLE!



Wednesday's Computing

Mrs Godden has asked me to remind you to start your animal presentations!  Please go back to last Wednesday and have another look at her instructions.  

Wednesday's History

LI:1 can talk about things I would take for a day out at the seaside.

Remind your child about a recent trip to the seaside or the last time you went on holiday.  Talk about the things you took to the beach and, if it helps, pack a pretend bag full of the things you need to take (or draw a picture of a beach bag and the things that will go in it).  Can your child explain what they are for and why they are necessary?

Activity:  I do like to be beside the seaside!  Label the items in the picture.

Tuesday 28 April

Good morning!

Firstly, here are some photos from Douglas and Meredith - you have both been very busy - well done!

Maths (28 April 2020)

English (28 April 2020)

Reading & Phonics

Continue with Teach your Monster to Read and Phonics Play but if you fancy something different have a go at Viking Full Circle below – a silly spelling game based on the Letters and Sounds full circle game we have played in class.

Design & Technology

Activity: Today the children are going to make a boat from tinfoil. Once they have made the boat and completed the activity, they need to complete the evaluation sheet.

Please do not worry about this – just do what you can!

NEXT WEEK: The children will be making a stick raft – all the instructions will be provided next week but to help you prepare you will need the following items: (13 sticks of the same length (around 15cm), string or elastic bands, paper or fabric for the sail). Please don’t worry if you haven’t got these items or can’t get hold of them – just do what you can with what you have.


Look at the photos of Elham and Makara.


Activity: Can you describe what you see?

Use these words to help you: river, hills, flat ground, valley, farming land, woodland, lake, coast, cliffs, beach, forest, mountain, sea, ocean, soil, vegetation.


Activity: Look at the photographs again and decide which ones are of Elham and which ones are of Makara. If we were at school, we would sort the photos into two groups. You can do this too if you like but you could point to the pictures on the screen rather than printing them off.  

Activity: Look at the two maps below to see where the villages of Elham and Makara are located.

That’s all from me for another week. Ms Shepherd tomorrow. The pictures and emails you have sent us have been wonderful and we have really enjoyed seeing your smiling faces and fantastic learning.

Take care, love Mrs Grady xx

Monday 27 April


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Maths (Monday 27 April)
English (Monday 27 April)


Reading is so important so if you can please read for 15 minutes every day.

Tell someone in your house about the book you have read. This could be a picture book that you know well or it could be a new book that you try to read independently to yourself. You could also listen to a free audio story or look at a story online.



Continue using phonics play but if you fancy something different today have a go at completing a word search at the link below and see DJ Cow do his disco thing! Remember to sound out and blend the words as you go.


First, watch this video together: What does a plant need to grow. If you have managed to plant seeds or bulbs in your garden – how are they doing?

Today you will be identifying and describing the plants that grow in your own garden. Different people like to have different plants growing in their gardens. Some people like me like plants that are easy to grow! Other people choose flowers for their colour or because they attract insects.


Have a go at one of the activities (or both if you like!)


Activity: Complete the worksheet naming the plants and deciding if they are a flowering plant or a tree.

Activity: Choose a plant that is growing in your garden. Do you know what it is called? Look closely at the plant and observe it. Can you have a go now at drawing it?  


Have a go at one of the activities (or both if you like!)


Activity: I hope you enjoyed the seaside song from last week. This week’s song is called: There’s a hole in the bottom of the sea. It’s fun to sing as the first line of each verse gets longer! Follow the tutorial at the link below.

Activity: Listen to this piece of music (no peeking at the title!). What insect do you think this song is about – why? Is it loud or quiet? Is it fast or slow? Is it twinkling or rippling? Can you describe what you are hearing? Do you recognise any of the instruments?