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“Be happy because of the hope you have. Be patient when you have troubles.”

Romans 12:12



Learning Objective: I can write a description.


Watch the clip below


Can you find an earwig anywhere outside?


If you don’t manage to find one then maybe you can look closely at another mini beast or pause the video and look closely at the one that Jess and the little boy find.


Talk to a grown up about what features you can see on it. 


Draw the mini beast and label its parts.


Can you describe any features of the mini beast and write your description in a sentence.  For example, the little boy said that the earwig had “crab snappers”.  He could have written:  “The earwig has two crab snappers and a hard back.”

Jess then told him the scientific term for “crab snappers” is “pincers”. 


Remember a sentence needs a capital letter at the start, finger spaces between the words and a full stop at the end.  Perhaps you can remind a grown up of this?




Learning Objective: · Children count reliably with numbers from one to 20, place them in order and say which number is one more or one less than a given number. Using quantities and objects, they add and subtract two single-digit numbers and count on or back to find the answer.


 Gather some objects together and count a number of them out.  How many have you got?  Can you add one more?  Keep on adding one and watch the following Numberblocks video.



Learning focus: Tricky Word Slam (this will be the focus all week)


Tricky words are those that cannot be read using Phonics. These are sometimes referred to as common exception words. There is a list of examples below. Choose a small number (4-6) of tricky words and practise reading these with your child. Lay them out in a row. Say a tricky word and your child should try to beat you to it by ‘Slamming’ the correct word with their hand. Introduce new tricky words one at a time.


These tricky word songs may be useful to start off with as the children know these really well:


Challenge: Include a red herring. Say a word that isn’t in the pile – if children recognise this, they shout out ‘Red herring!’ and win a point. If they miss it, you win the point.


Tricky Words

the, to, I, no, he, she, me, be, he, was, you, they, all, are, my, her



Expressive Arts and Design

Learning Objective:  · Uses simple tools and techniques competently and appropriately to create something new.


Make some playdough and see what you can create with it.

Playdough Recipe

The Best Homemade Playdough Recipe

Prep Time    5 mins

Cook Time   5 mins

Total Time  10 mins




  1. In a large bowl, combine all of your dry ingredients (flour, salt, cream of tartar) and mix well.

  1. Mix food coloring with your water first. Then add the vegetable oil and water with food coloring to a large pot. Mix together.

  1. Add the dry ingredients to your pot and mix well.

  1. Cook over low to medium heat until the dough starts to form and becomes dry.
  2. Once it starts to form a ball together and looks fully cooked, take off the heat. Let the dough cool first before touching.
  3. Once cool, knead the dough for 5 minutes to make the dough soft.