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Friday 3rd July  

Look through some of the pages of the book.

We are going to look at the difficult words in the book and make a glossary (a glossary is a list of words and their meanings).

 

I would like you to list the following words:

  1. Deciduous
  2. Coniferous
  3. Warren
  4. Drey
  5. Den

Now use the book to write the meaning for each word.

Thursday 2nd July

 

Read the book with an adult again.

  1. Write 5 things you have learnt about Forest life and woodland creatures.
  2. Make one of the craft ideas from the book.

Wednesday 1st July

Book: Forest Life and Woodland Creatures

 

Today you are going to finish off your fact file that you started yesterday on your chosen animal.

If you have finished, you can choose a different animal and do another fact file. Or you can draw a picture of a woodland animal and write suitable adjectives to describe the animal and then write sentences using your adjectives.

 

 

 

 

Woodland animal information

Fact file template

Tuesday 30th June

Book: Forest Life and Woodland Creatures

 

Today you are going to start your fact file on a chosen woodland creature.

Pick one woodland animal from the sheets attached below, these include information on the following animals; squirrel, hedgehog, fox, badger, stag beetle, snail, rabbit and bat.

Read the information about them and create your own fact file, aim to get 2 boxes filled today and finish off tomorrow. Or if you finish it all today, you can pick a different animal for tomorrow.

 

Use the fact file template to record your information. 

Monday 29th June

Book: Forest Life and Woodland Creatures

Today you are going to recap on the features of a non - fiction text.

Label the features on the work sheet provided below.

 

With an adult discuss the following questions:

What is a glossary page?

Do you know of other non - fiction books? 

Are non - fiction books based on trues facts?

What do captions tell us?

 

Additional activity: Find and compare different non - fiction books that you might have at home.

 

 

 

Friday 26th June

 

Today you are going to write your own riddle about a woodland creature. Look carefully at the PowerPoint for ideas on how to write your own riddle (the one you used yesterday). Good Luck!

 

Can an adult guess which creature it is?

Thursday 25th June

 

Today you are going to read and solve riddles. Each riddle describes an animal.

  1. Work through the PowerPoint below
  2. Draw or list the animals you think the riddle is describing.

Wednesday 24th June

Book: Forest Life and Woodland Creatures

Watch the link below,  to learn about woodland habitats: 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zx882hv/articles/zc42xnb

What tree is found in a woodland?

Can you name two creatures that live there?

 

Read page 20 - Bunny burrow (pages attached below.)

What do rabbits dig?

What is a warren?

(Discuss questions with an adult.)

 

Look through the habitats information (pdf) attached below - Woodland animals and their habitats

 

Today you are going to write the habitat name next to the woodland animal. Activity sheet is attached below.

Bunny burrow

Activity sheet

Tuesday 23rd June

Book: Forest Life and Woodland Creatures

Read page 22 - Into the night (attached below)

What are nocturnal animals? Discuss with an adult.

Watch the video below to learn about nocturnal animals.

 

In you pink books write:

  • a list of at least 4 nocturnal animals
  •  two things that you have learnt
  • two interesting facts
  • optional draw pictures of the nocturnal animals
 

 

Pages 22 and 23 Into the dark

Nocturnal

Monday 22nd June

Book: Forest Life and other Woodland Creatures

Read page 18 – The clean-up crew (attached below.) 

Explore the page with an adult.

 

Today you are going to write a description about one of the insects from the sheet attached below. Think about which adjectives (describing words) that you can use to write sentences about your chosen insect.  Draw a picture of your insect too.

 

Example of description:

The slug is small, grey and slimy. It moves slowly across the ground.

 

Adjectives word mat attached below.

 

Pages 18 and 19

Insect pictures

Friday 19th June

Forest Life

What kinds of things do you think animals would eat in the forest? Record your ideas.

Read page 14 with an adult. (below)

Activity

Sort the pictures (attached) into foods you would find in the forest and foods you would not find in a forest.

Thursday 18th June

Forest Life

 

You are going to the forest for an adventure!

What will you see?

Make a list of the animals and little creatures you might see (at least 6 animals/creatures).

Now have a go at drawing the animals/ creatures and write a sentence to describe each animal.

You could use the template below to set out your animals/creatures:

Wednesday 17th June

Book: Forest Life and Woodland Creatures

 

Read pages 8 and 9, attached below.

Today you are going to look at the life cycle of an Oak tree. What is a life cycle? Discuss with an adult.

Look through the oak tree PowerPoint.

 

Life cycle of an oak tree activity sheet is attached below for you to complete. 

Discuss the stages of the oak tree with an adult, write a sentence next to each stage.

For example, This is the seed from the oak tree. 

 

Adults: Pick one activity from the sheets provided, I recommend pages 1 and 2 or 4 and 5.

Alternatively the children can draw pictures for each stage and write a sentence in their pink books.

 

 

From seed to tree

Life cycle of an oak tree

Tuesday 16th June

Book:

 

Today we are going to look inside our non - fiction book. 

Below I have attached the contents page, what does this help us do? Discuss with an adult.

What page would you find 'What is a forest' on?

Read pages 4 and 5 all about 'What is a forest'? 

Answer the questions attached below. Remember to use capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.

Monday 15th June

 

Book: 

 

This week you are going to look at a non - fiction book.

What does non – fiction mean? 

Look through the PowerPoint with an adult.

Sorting activity:

Sort out the features of fiction and non - fiction books.

Activity sheet is attached below. 

 

I have attached front covers of books below, sort the books into fiction and non-fiction books. 

There is a song about fiction and non - fiction features attached below.

Enjoy!

Fiction or Nonfiction

Friday 12th June

 

Book: The Dawn Chorus

Today you are going to learn the meaning of some words in the story you have been reading.

Using a dictionary (if you have one) or google, find out what the following words mean:

  • Soared
  • Conductor
  • Audition
  • Perched

Now use the words in a sentence.

Are there any other words in the story that you want to look up in the dictionary?

Thursday 11th June

 

Book: The Dawn Chorus

Today we are going to learn about the suffix ‘ing’ (a suffix is something we add to the end of a word to change its meaning).

Use the PowerPoint to learn about the different spelling rules and then complete the “ing” worksheet.

Wednesday 10th June

Book: The Dawn Chorus

 

Can you spot the mistakes?

 

I was rushing when I wrote a short story about Peep. 

Check my work and make the corrections please. There are more than 15 mistakes!

My work is attached below.

Story - check and make corrections

Tuesday 9th June

 

Book: The Dawn Chorus

 

Today you are going to write a book review about the book we have been reading, 'The Dawn Chorus.'

 

What is a book review?

A book review gives information about the book, your opinions on the book. 

There is a book review template attached below, look through the template with an adult and discuss your ideas. After fill in your book review.

 

PLEASE PICK ONE BOOK REVIEW TEMPLATE.

Book review templates - pick ONE template

Monday 8th June

 

Book: The Dawn Chorus

Focus on recognising 'ed' words.

First watch the video below, this explains the rules of adding 'ed' to words.

Nessy Reading Strategy | Adding '-ed' | Past Tense Verbs | Learn to Read

I have typed up a few pages from the book, which is attached below.  

  • Underline all the words ending in ‘ed.’
  • Use the ‘ed’ words to write your own sentences.
  • Remember to use capital letters and full stops.

     

Recognising 'ed' words

Friday 5th June

 

Today you are going to finish reading The Dawn Chorus.

Now answer the following questions:

•          What does Peep discover about himself?

•          When do Nightingales sing?

•          During your time at home what have you discovered about yourself?

 

Write the answers to these questions in your pink book.

CBeebies Bedtime Stories - Eve Myles :- The Dawn Chorus

Thursday 4th June

 

Read pages 13 – 18 (pause at 3:15)

Today, I would like you to write a prediction.

  • What you think will happen next.
  • Do you think Peep will make it on time to the audition?
  • Will he be in the chorus dawn and sing with all the other birds?

Checklist: Capital letters, full stops, finger spaces. Please write in full sentences.

Wednesday 3rd June

 

Book: The Dawn Chorus

Read pages 9 - 12 (pause story on 2.46)

 

Comprehension questions

1. When do the Dawn chorus sing? (morning, afternoon, night)

2. Which adjective does Peep use to describe their singing?

3.What does Peep want to do when he meets the Dawn chorus?

4. What is the conductor's job?

 

Click on the link below and listen to the Dawn chorus for a few minutes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xudHav8digY

 

5.Which birds did you spot singing?

 

 

 

Comprehension questions

Tuesday 2nd June

Book: The Dawn Chorus

Read pages 3 – 8 (pause story on 1.48)

  • Which other animals does Peep meet? 

       Owl, ________, _________

  • Pick one of the animals that Peep meets and write a description about how they look.
  • Think of suitable adjectives you can use to describe the animal (adjectives list is attached below to help you).

 

For example: The owl has soft fluffy feathers and a pointy orange beak.

 

Remember to use capital letters and full stops!

Monday 1st June

 

Book: The Dawn Chorus

 

Read pages 1 and 2 (attached below)

  • Who do you think is singing? A person? An animal in the woods? Another bird? Or a group of people/animals?

Write your ideas down of who you think it could be. 

  • Write in sentences, for example I think it is _________ that is singing beautifully.
  • Draw a picture of who you think it could be.
  • Do you think Peep will find out who it is? 

Pages 1 and 2

Friday 22nd May

 

Today you are going to complete some reading and answer some questions about what you have read. (If you find the reading really tricky, you can ask an adult to help or read the text for you):

 

Read the text about Seren’s seasons and answer 1 set of questions.

 

PARENTS: There are 3 sets of questions. The number of stars at the bottom of the page indicate the difficulty level (1 being the easiest), please use your judgement when selecting the set of questions for your child.

Thursday 21st May

 

Today you are going to write your own version of the book by thinking about what you love about the different seasons.

 

Scroll back through this page to remind yourself of the different seasons and how trees change.  

Here is an example and what I love about the different seasons:

 

In spring, the thing I love is the smell of fresh flowers and the sound of leaping lambs. The trees wave in the breeze like the hair on my head.

In summer, the thing I love is the hot sun and the green green grass. The trees are full of leaves and I can hear them rustling as I hide in their shadow.

In autumn, the thing I love is the changing colours of leaves and the cold, crisp mornings. The trees are starting to lose their leaves and pumpkins grow all around.

In winter, the thing I love is the frosty air around my nose and the crunchy snow underneath my feet. The trees are bare and they move in the wind like hands waving goodbye.

 

Use the writing in bold to start your own sentences.

Wednesday 20th May

 

Book: The things I love about trees

 

Watch the story reading about Winter from yesterday's video.

Today you are going to write an acrostic poem about Winter. Write down words that you can think of for winter, then think about how you can use the words for your poem.

 

White snow

Icy roads

Nice and cold

Trees covered

Everyone cosy at home

Racing rivers all frozen

 

There is a poem  template attached below or you can write in you pink books.

Tuesday 19th May

 

Book: The things I love about trees

 

Watch the video below all about Winter.

Today you are going to make a senses mind map about ice.

First you will need to make some ice and once it is frozen take it out of the freezer and think about your senses written below.

Sight

Touch

Smell

Taste

 

Write down words for each of the senses about the ice. For example: Touch - cold, wet

 

Winter

Still image for this video

Monday 18th May

 

Book: The things I love about trees

Watch the Autumn story reading from Friday.

 

Today you are going to think about the life cycle of an apple tree. Use the PowerPoint below to learn about the life cycle.

Draw pictures in your pink book of the apple tree life cycle or you can use the pictures from the activity sheet attached below.

 

Write a sentence for each stage. 

 

Life Cycle activity sheet

Friday 15th May

Today you are going to read all about Autumn.

Autumn

Still image for this video

Just like the plum in the book, in Autumn we collect all the food that has grown during Spring and Summer.

Today, I would like you to look through the PowerPoint below. It shows how different food is harvested or produced and also asks you some questions. I would like you to talk about your answers with a grown - up. You don’t need to write answers to each question but you can if you choose (the speaking and listening part of this activity is the most important).

Thursday 14th May

Today you are going to read all about Summer again.

In summer, there are lots of flowers in bloom. I would like you to describe some flowers using lots of adjectives (describing words).

You can do this by:

  • Picking 3 flowers on a walk or from your garden – describe them using words and/or sentences.
  • Research pictures of flowers on the internet - describe them using words and/or sentences.
  • Look at the flowers I have found - describe them using words and/or sentences.

Examples: Round petals, long stem, green pointy leaves.   

Summer

Still image for this video

Wednesday 13th May

 

Book: The things I love about tress

 

Listen to the story about Summer attached below (pages 12- 17).

 

Comprehension activity

Answer the below questions in your pink book. 

Remember to write your answers in sentences and use capital letters and full stops.

 

How much water does a tree drink on a hot day? 

Which word is used to describe Summer tress on page 14?

How does the sun help the trees?

What happens to the leaves in summer?

What do bees carry?

What does ripen mean?

 

Tuesday 12th May

 

Book: The things that I love about trees

 

Today you are going to write a poem about spring.

Listen to the story below about spring (pages 6 - 11) make a collection of words for spring. 

Now write your poem using the words you have collected.

 

Example of poem below:

I see rain clouds.

I see birds' nests.

Butterflies too!

Flowers too!

 

Everything is growing.

The wind is gently blowing.

Spring is here!

 

There is a poem template attached below, write out your poem on there or you can write in your pink books.

The things I love about trees - Spring

Still image for this video

Spring template

Monday 11th May

 

Book: The things that I love about trees

 

The pages of the book are attached below. I have typed out the words for pages 8 and 9 to make it easier to read.

 

Read the section on spring starting on page 6 and finishing on page 9.

Look out for the words ending in 'es' and 's'

 

Identify and write sentences using words: branches, buds, beads, bees, leaves, tress, etc.

 

Remember to use capital letters and full stops.

The things that I love about trees

Page 8

The flower buds on this plum tree are opening into blossom – buzzing with bees.

 

Page 9

Bees visit the blossom.

Pollen inside each flower brushes onto a bee who carries it onto the next flower.

Thursday 7th May

 

Today is your last day looking at our book “There’s a Tiger in the Garden.”

I would like you to go into your own garden or look out of your window.

What can you see? Do you see a polar bear? A tiger? A dragonfly?

Write about what you can see. (It can be real or using your imagination)

Checklist:

  • Capital letters
  • Full stops
  • Adjectives (describing words)
  • Use and

Wednesday 6th May

 

Book: There's a tiger in the garden

 

The tiger has received Nora's letter! 

The tiger wants to write a reply to Nora.

 

Write a letter from the tiger.

Think about what you can write in your reply.

 

How you felt when you received Nora's letter (for example happy, excited).

What you have you been up to in the garden? (for example planting flowers, playing with the other animals)

Have you met anyone new in the garden? 

 

 

Tuesday 5th May

 

Book: There's a tiger in the garden

 

Today you are going to write up your story based on the book 'There's a tiger in the garden'.

Use your story plans from yesterday and write your story with your new characters. 

Remember to use:

Capital letters

Full stops

Adjectives

 

 

Monday 4th May

 

Book: There's a tiger in the garden

 

Plan your own story based on 'There’s a tiger in the garden.'

Listen to the story,

 

Change the characters of Nora and the tiger. 

Who is your main character going to be? Think of a name

Think of an animal that will be in the garden - remember you have to change it from the tiger.

 

There is a story plan template attached below to help you or you can record your work in your pink book.

Storytime for kids There's a Tiger in the Garden by Lizzy Stewart

Listen to this wonderfully imaginative story and Nora in her Grandma's garden.

Story plan template

Friday 1st May 

 

You task today:

A week has passed for Nora and her exciting trip to the garden. She is missing the tiger and the other animals she found.

Pretending to be Nora, can you write a letter to the tiger?

  • What might she ask him?
  • What has she done since that day that she wants to tell him?

Below is a template to help you with setting out your letter.

Thursday 30th April 

 

Today you are going to write a diary entry. Pretend you are Nora.

Read the rest of the story.

Storytime for kids There's a Tiger in the Garden by Lizzy Stewart

  • Write a diary entry all about your day (Nora).
  • How did your day start?
  • What did you find in the garden?
  • How did you feel?

Have a look at these sentence starters for a little bit of help:

Dear Diary,

This morning I…

In the garden I saw….

I felt ….

Checklist: Capital letters, full stops, finger spaces, use I

Wednesday 29th April

Book: There's a tiger in the garden

 

Read pages 23 and 24 of the story (start story on 3:31, page 22 and pause story on 4:00).

 

Look carefully at the garden picture on page 24 and create your own garden/woodland/jungle scene.

To create your scene you could use paint, or make a collage, use pencil crayons or feltips.

 

Think of adjectives to describe your scene. Use your adjectives to write sentences about the scene you have created.

Remember to use:

Capital letters

Full stops

Adjectives

 

  

 

 

Tuesday 28th April

Book: There's a tiger in the garden

 

Read pages 21 - 22 of the story (start story on 3:06, page 20 and pause story on 3:31).

 

Write a character description of the tiger.

Describe his appearance, what he looks like, for example: The tiger has orange fur with black stripes. 

Describe his personality, what he is like, for example: The tiger is  kind and caring but can also be fierce.

 

 

Tiger

Storytime for kids There's a Tiger in the Garden by Lizzy Stewart

Monday 27th April

Book: There's a tiger in the garden

 

Read pages 16 - 20 of the story (start story on 2:04, page 15 and pause story on 3:06).

Write a list of questions that Nora will want to ask the tiger.  

Look through the questions PowerPoint for guidance.

 

Challenge:

Write some questions from the tiger to Nora.

Questions PowerPoint

Storytime for kids There's a Tiger in the Garden by Lizzy Stewart

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Friday 24th April

Read up to page 15 of the story (pause the story at 2:04)

 

Today's tasks:

1) Write a full sentence to answer each of the following questions:

  • How is Nora feeling at the moment?
  • What might Nora say to Grandma? Why? (use because in your sentence)

 

2) Write a note to Grandma (a few sentences). 

 

Your note might start like this....

Hi Grandma,

I just wanted to say sorry I didn’t believe you…

Storytime for kids There's a Tiger in the Garden by Lizzy Stewart

Thursday 23rd April

Read up to page 12 of the story (pause the story at 1:47)

 

Your task:

Write speech for Nora and Jeff. What are they saying to each other as the plant is trying to eat Jeff?

 

I would like you to write your speech in speech bubbles. Below is an example of how speech bubbles have been used in other stories. There is also a template to help you think about your speech.

Wednesday 22nd April

 

Book: There's a tiger in the garden

 

Read up to page 5 of the story (pause story on 1:04).

 

Draw a picture of what Nora and Jeff are going to find.

Write 5 sentences about your picture.

 

Writing prompts

What do you think they will find?

How do you think they will feel? (excited, happy)

Tuesday 21st April

 

Book: There's a tiger in the garden

Read pages 1 and 2 attached below.

 

Nora is bored.

"There's nothing to do here, Grandma," she says, matter-of-factly.

"Jeff the Giraffe is bored too."

 

What do you like to do when you are bored? Write your ideas in your pink book.

 

Also you could make a jar/write a list.

So the next time you are bored,  pick a choice from your list/jar.

Pages 1 and 2

Monday 20th April

Our new book this term is called 'There's a tiger in the garden.'

Look at the front cover of the book.

 

Can you predict all the adventures the little girl, who is called Nora and the tiger might get up to in the garden? (Write your prediction in your pink book).

 

Use different sentence starters in your work. 

Front cover of the book

Friday 3rd April 

 

How did you get on with creating your character?

Today you are going to write your very own story!! I would like you to use “Katie in London” to help you with the structure of your story.

  • If you created an animal, you will use your character instead of the lion.
  • If you created a person, you will use your character instead of Katie.

Listen to the story again to remind yourself of where Katie and the lion go in London and have a go at writing your own story. Good luck and I really look forward to reading your stories on Tapestry.

 

https://vimeo.com/3378269322 

Thursday 2nd April 2020

 

Today, I would like you to draw and describe your own character (you will use them in your own story tomorrow).

  1. Choose an animal or a person and draw your character.
  2. Then list adjectives (describing words) to describe your character.
  3. Can you use 3 of your words in a sentence to describe your character?

Here is an example to help you get started:

Wednesday 1st April

 

Words ending in 'ing'.

List 5 words that end in 'ing' and use them in a sentence.  Remember to use capital letters, full stops and finger spaces.

Look through the PowerPoint to recap on 'ing' words.

Tuesday 31st March

Poems 

 

Today you are going to write an acrostic poem, think about all the things you know about London. Look through the PowerPoint to learn about acrostic poems.

Write the word London like I have below. For each letter think of a word that is linked to London. 

 

Example poem:

London is exciting

Over Tower Bridge

Next we go on a boat

Down the River Thames

On to London Eye

Now we are home 

 

(Poem written by Harry, aged 6 from London)

 

Draw a picture of London to go with your poem.

 

 

Monday 30th March 

Instructions

Look through the PowerPoint on how to make a jam sandwich. 

 

Write instructions for a packed lunch that you would take to London. For example how you made your sandwich.

Remember to use:

Capital letters

Full stops

Finger spaces

Friday 27th March 2020

 

I would like you to describe a London landmark.

  1. Click on the link to help you choose a landmark (Big Ben, London Eye, etc.)
  2. In your pink book, make a list of adjectives (describing words) you think of when you look at the landmark. (Use the things in “Helpful Resources” to help with your spellings)
  3. Use at least 5 words in a sentence. For example: Big Ben is very tall.

Challenge: Use and in your sentences to use more than one adjective.

Thursday 26th March 

 

Read your favourite book!

In your pink book, answer these questions:

  1. Who is the main character or characters?
  2. What happens in the story?
  3. What is your favourite part of the story? Why?
  4. How do you think the characters were feeling? Try and use because in your sentence.

 

If you don’t have a book at home don’t worry! Click on the link to find a story I have chosen for you. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_0S-wmpF48

Wednesday 25th March

Suffix 'ed'

Today you are going to be learning about words that end in 'ed'. Look through the PowerPoint to help you understand 'ed' words.

Listen to the story 'Katie in London' using the below link:

 https://vimeo.com/337826932 

 

Make a list of all the words that end in 'ed', for example tired. Use the 'ed' words that you hear to write your own sentences.

Write 4 sentences.

 

Challenge:

Use 'because' in your sentence.

Tuesday 24th March 2020

You are going on a trip to London. Look through the London PowerPoint of the different places and think about what items you would need to take.

Activity:

Write a list of the things you would take to London. For example, the clothes you would take. Remember to write in your pink book.

Monday 23rd March 2020

Retell the story ‘Katie in London’.

Use link https://vimeo.com/337826932 to hear the story.

 

Write the story in your own words, please write in your pink books.

Remember to use:

  • Capital letters
  • Full stops
  • Finger spaces
  • Use ‘and’ in your sentences
  • Adjectives

Challenge:

Use an exclamation mark in your story.

 

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