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Week 6 06.07.20

Week 6

Good morning Hazel class,

Hope you all had a good weekend – it was lovely to see all your smiling faces at our class Zoom session on Tuesday.


Have a lovely week. Keep smiling!

Lots of love Mrs Grady & Ms Shepherd xx



This week we are continuing to look at alternative spellings for phonemes.


Monday: Today we are looking at the phoneme ‘ee’ and the alternative spellings for this sound. Ask a grown-up to read these words to you one at a time and then write it down. Think carefully about the tricky part of the word – the ee phoneme. Can you see how the words all sound the same with the ‘ee’ phoneme but use a different spelling.


tree       shield       happy       monkey       these       steam       three



Practise reading these sentences that contain various spellings of the ‘ee’ phoneme can you spot them?

Tuesday: Today is ‘oa’ and the alternative spellings for this phoneme. Read the ‘oa phoneme spotter’ and see how many different graphemes you can find for the ‘oa’ phoneme.

Look out for these graphemes: ‘ow’, ‘oa’, ‘o_e’, ‘o’, ‘ough’.

Wednesday: Today we will continue to look at the alternative spellings for the ‘oa’ phoneme. Can you sort my list of words into the correct columns?

Thursday: Today is ‘oi’ and the alternative spellings for this sound such as ‘toy’ and boy’. These words have the same ‘oi’ sound but are spelt with an ‘oy’.


Read through this 'Royal Invitation' to see how many different graphemes you can find for the 'oi' phoneme. 


Have fun playing Forest Phonics.

Choose any spelling pattern you like today - I love this spelling game!



Activity One

LI: To understand that weather forecasts help people to prepare for different kinds of weather.


Last week we looked at weather forecasting. The weather affects our daily lives in many ways. From deciding what to wear, to determining our leisure activities, we are all influenced by the weather. In terms of farming, the weather can affect which crops are grown, when harvests occur and the quantity of crops grown. Therefore, forecasting the weather is important for both individual people and businesses too.


Weather forecasts help people to be prepared for different kinds of weather. Complete the sheet below adding detail about how people can prepare for different types of weather.

Activity Two

LI: I can observe and draw an object.

This week have a go at some observational drawing. This means looking really closely at an object and drawing it carefully. ‘Draw what you see, not what you think you can see’.


Here is how to do it.

You will need; paper, pencil, thin card, leaves/flowers.

Step one:

Make a viewfinder by cutting a square or rectangle from the card.

Step two:

Draw around the inside of the viewfinder on the paper.

Step three:

Place the viewfinder over part of the leaf; this will be the part that you draw.

Step four:

Sketch in your basic lines first, looking carefully at where they start and finish in the viewfinder. Try to get the lines in the same place on the paper.

Step five:

Shade the darkest areas first. You press harder on your pencil to make darker areas and press lightly to make lighter areas.

Step six:

Go over any basic lines if you need to. Admire your finished work!

Activity Three:

LI: What's going on?

Watch this short video with a grown-up. Before you press play do you know what might happen in the video based on the image?


After you've watched the video, talk through the following with your grown-up. 

  • What is different about the dancers?
  • How do the movements change?
  • What can older dancers do that younger dancers cannot?
  • How have their bodies changed?


And finally, can you describe what you saw in the video using only one word? 


Grown-ups: there are no right or wrong answers for this activity. The aim is simply to generate discussion and explore ideas. 

Activity Four:

LI: I can explain how I keep my belongings safe and why this is important.

We are continuing to learn about the role money plays in our lives. Today we are looking at why it is important to keep our belongings safe.  


Look at these pictures below with a grown-up. Do you recognise any of these belongings?

Talk through the following questions with your grown-up.

  • Why is it important to keep our belongings safe?
  • Can you think of ways to keep your belongings safe?
  • What could happen if we don’t look after our belongings? (I have managed to break two mobile phones recently so I haven’t been doing very well at keeping my belongings safe and it has been expensive!!).


Talk to a grown-up at home about how they keep their belongings safe.


Can you draw a picture of your favourite toys and think about ways you could keep these safe when you have finished playing with them?

Activity Five:

LI: To understand how to use additional features in the next level 'My Story'


Here is this weeks computing lesson. This is the final lesson in this unit. There is also an end of unit marking sheet you may like to complete with some help from a grown-up.