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Week 2 08.06.20

Good morning Hazel class.


The beautiful month of June is here! Long, sunny days and light evenings which means that you probably won't go to bed as early as normal!!


I hope that you all enjoyed your learning last week. Here is the learning for this week.


Remember to keep sending us your emails, photos and videos. We really love seeing them!


Be safe, be good and be happy.


Love, Mrs Grady & Ms Shepherd xx  



This week we are continuing to look at new pronunciations for known graphemes.


Monday: Today is ‘ow’ as in cow and blow (can you hear the difference as you sound out these two words?)


Look at the word mat below. Use the table to write the words with the ‘ow’ sound as in ‘cow’ in one box and the words with the ‘ow’ sound as in ‘blow’ in the other box.

Tuesday: Today is ‘ie’ as in tie and field (can you hear the difference as you sound out these two words?)


Play Acorn Adventures – see link below. Choose the ‘ie’ sound and help the squirrels pronounce the tricky grapheme for each word.

Wednesday:  Today we are looking at 'ea' which is pronounced differently in the words eat and bread.  

Sort these words into two groups -they look the same, but sound different!


eat, cheat, spread, heat, dead, bread, cheat, speak, breakfast.

Now click on the link below and read the comic.

Thursday: Today we are looking at the most common sound in the English language!  It's spelt /er/, but sounds more like the sound you make when you don't want to do something 'uh'!  It's in loads of words that contain /er/.  It sounds different to the /er/ in her.

Practise saying it at the end of these words:  teacher, Peter, beaver, climber, butter.  It's a much shorter sound than the /er/ in these words her, were, mermaid, person, verb.

Friday:  Today we are looking at how /a/ is pronounced differently in these two words: hat and what.  In the word what  the a sounds more like an o!

Here are some other words where the a sounds like an o: want, wanted, wander.  Luckily there aren't too many.

Now play Cheeky Chimps for today's sound /a/ (be careful, they give you FOUR different ways of pronouncing /a/).

You can also play Cheeky Chimps for all the other alternative pronunciations you have been practising this week.  Have fun!


Reading is so important so 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 or it could be a new book that you try to read independently to yourself. You could read to your favourite teddy or toy. You could also listen to a free audio story or look at a story online.


Take a look at the Active Primary Website. It is another lovely way for the children to engage in reading. You should select Bug Club and then Independent. There are loads of reading books appropriate for your child. Start with phase 5 but if too tricky go to phase 3 or 4. 


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You can do these activities in any order. Some of them will be more suitable to do at home with a grown up rather than when you are in school.

Activity One

LI: I can make a rainfall gauge.


Listen to these two clips of rainfall (you don't have to listen to all of it!)


What can you hear?

What does it remind you of?

How does it make you feel?


Can you remember the last time it rained? Do you think that it rains more at different times of the year or if it rains quite a lot all year round? Talk to your grown up and share your memories of rain, splashing in puddles, wearing wellies, getting very wet without a raincoat! 

Watch the following clip of children using different ways to record what the weather is like.

You are going to make a rain gauge to measure how much rainfall has fallen in a week.  


Please don't worry about this, just do what you can. I have also made a rain gauge and will be measuring the rain fall each day this week. The instructions are below and also a recording sheet. 

Activity Two

LI: I can design a healthy packed lunch.

Look carefully at this food plate. Do you recognise some of the foods on this plate? Which are your favourite foods on the plate? Which foods are you not so keen on?

The plate is divided up into different sections for different types of foods and helps us get the balance right by showing us how much of what we eat should come from each food group. You do not need to achieve this balance with every meal, but try and get the balance right over a day or even a week


Use the plate to help you design a packed lunch for yourself. Cut the food items out and stick them in the packed lunch box.

Activity three:

LI: I can create my own book on the computer

This week you are learning how to create your own book on the computer with pictures and text and they will include animation (movement) and sounds.

How did you get on last week?  

Below are the same links you were given last week. 


Mrs Godden says there was a lot for you to do and you will need another week to catch up.  Also I gave you a PE lesson as well, which meant you had an EXTRA activity to do last week!  So you can carry on with your ball skills too.  Plus, Mr File has posted a juggling workshop on Elham Primary Facebook.  It starts with the basic skills and is hard but great fun.  I'm learning!  You need three squishy balls, but if you don't have them socks will do.

Activity four:

LI:  I know some facts about what Sukkot is and what Jewish people do during Sukkot

Sukkot is an autumn harvest festival.  It lasts for seven days.  Fruit and vegetable dishes are popular and during Sukkot meals are eaten in a Sukkah.   This is a special booth built as a reminder of the temporary shelters the Jews lived in during their journey across the desert to the Promised Land.  It was also the name given to the huts that farmers in Israel lived in during the harvest time.

Choose one or both of the ideas below to make your own Sukkah!  The first one involves making and decorating a cardboard one, the second has some easy recipes for edible ones.  They all use vegetables because they are celebrating harvest.


Activity five:

LI: I can explain how we can keep money safe and why this is important

You are going to continue to learn about the role money plays in our lives, including how to keep it safe and why it is important to keep it safe.

Have a look at the Power point presentation first.  There are lots of ideas for you to talk about with your mum and dad!

Copy or print this poster template out, then draw or write your ideas for keeping money safe.