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This week’s home learning tasks are:


BugClub Update: you may have noticed after logging into BugClub that you have been allocated some Phonics activities. Work through these at your own pace. Teachers can monitor BugClub activity and see what you have completed each week. 


Comprehension books (these were issued to all pupils this term as homework). Only complete the page for the book you’ve been given.

Early Comprehension 2 – page 12 (What is happening?)

Early Comprehension 3 – page 12 (How does it end?)

First Comprehension 1 – page 22-23 (The four friends)



Grammar books (these are newly issued)

Grammar book 2 – page 11 (Questions)


Task 3

Spelling books (previously used in class)

Group 4 - Spelling Book 2 – page 28 (Adding the prefix 'un')

Group 3 - Spelling Book 1 – page 34 (The 'ear' sound)

Groups 1 & 2 -  Spelling Book 1 - page 11 (Two-syllable words ending with 'er')


Task 4

Handwriting Books (previously used in class)

Red Group – Page 30 (Unit 29 - Assessment) Please practise these on lined paper.

Blue Group – Page 17 (Unit 16 - Introducing mixed joins for three letters: air, ear)

Yellow Group – Page 9 (Unit 8 - Introducing: ee)


Task 5

Creative Writing Task - Over the next few weeks we will be writing our very own minibeast stories. This week we will be looking at character and setting descriptions and the story opener. You may want to base your stories on a familiar story or create your very own! I have included some popular minibeast stories below. Mrs Bird will be retelling the story of 'The Cautious Caterpillar', which you can read and watch below. Take a look at the PP- you will see Mrs Bird pop up and help you write your descriptions! REMEMBER- I only want to see the story opener this week! 


You can send your work back to the teachers by logging into Google Classrooms with your child's HWB login.


As usual please continue to read at home with your child. BugClub reading books are available online and teachers can monitor usage and update when new books need issuing.

The Cautious Caterpillar - Read along with the story

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The Crunching Munching Caterpillar

The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle - Read for you with SILLY VOICES


Well done to those of you continuing to use BugClub to access your Abacus maths tasks. I've also uploaded the Homework Sheet & Problem Solving tasks to Google Classroom so you won't need to print them, you can add your answers digitally if this is easier.

This week focuses on relating multiplication and division to ‘clever counting’ (steps of 2, 3, 5, 10), understanding multiplication as arrays, and solving divisions as missing number problems.

Task 1

Abacus Maths Game: Balloon Pop 2 (Solve missing number multiplications up to the 12th multiple, by counting up in steps of 2, 5 and 10, e.g. ? × 5 = 20)


Task 2

Abacus Homework Task: Practise makes perfect, Perfect Poster, Multiplication Challenge (answer sheet also provided)


Task 3

Abacus Problem Solving: Golden Numbers


Task 4

Abacus Problem Solving iPad game: Party Bags



Optional extras:

Abacus Mastery Checkpoints

Reasoning in the classroom (these are in a folder in our useful websites section)

Maths Video

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This week I have added a video to support you with this week's maths activities. It works through the skills you will need to use to help you solve this week's maths home learning.

Three Times Table Song (Cover of Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars)

Mr. DeMaio and friends cover Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars in this fun multiplication video that can be used to help you memorize your three times tables.