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Thursday 4th March

SPaG (Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar)

Today we are going to be recapping what have learnt in SPaG by having a scavenger hunt through a fiction text called "The Not-so-perfect Penguin". 


Have a look through the text using the video below and listen very carefully to the story as it is read aloud. You will need to pause the video and rewind to ensure you can write down the answers to the questions below.


1. In the first sentence of the story how is the island described? ( 2 describing words-adjectives)


2. Name 3 describing words (adjectives) all beginning with s that are used to describe what the group of penguins were like except Percy.


3. Can you write down 3 past tense verbs that are used in this story and write down what the verbs would be in the present tense too? For example: jumped is past tense and jumping is present tense.


4. Can you find 3 adverbs that are said in the story? (an adverb is a word that describes a verb).


5. Can you explain why the word "Percy" is always spelt with a capital letter? 


6. Can you hear when the contractions are said in the story? Write down 2 contractions that you hear. (a contraction is a shortened version of a word e.g. can not = can't). 


7. Write down 1 question that gets asked in the story.


8. Write down 3 pronouns that are used in the story? (pronouns can take the place of nouns in sentences e.g. Jack had a cat. He had a cat. 

Shared reading 


Shared reading involves children joining in with the reading and comprehension of a text whilst guided and supported by an adult. The text can be read by an adult if it is tricky or the child can read it themselves. The reader should be encouraged to use expression in voice and note the features of the text e.g. the title, any illustrations, the author/ illustrator and the structure of the text. Shared reading aims to improve comprehension skills known as VIPERS (vocabulary, inference, prediction, explanation, retrieval of information and sequencing). During shared reading the children are encouraged to ask and answer comprehension questions either verbally or in written form and any feedback about the text should be encouraged and discussed.


Please see the links below for the shared reading text and tasks. 


Our task for today is all about non-fiction texts. Follow the link below to Oxford Owl so that you can view today's shared reading text "Animal conflicts". You may need to create a free log in (username and password) to access the eBook.


Task 1

Can you read through the book "Animal conflicts"? You can do this either independently or use the audio function on eBook. 

Let's find the Glossary and Index in this book. 


What does a glossary and index do? 


A glossary is an alphabetical list of tricky words or phrases from the text with an explaination of what it means. 

An index is an alphabetical list of subjects with reference to the pages on which they are mentioned. 


Let's try a quiz using the information in the glossary and the index... 

1. On what pages would you find the word snake?

2. What information can you find about hippos on page 11?

3. What information can you find about elephant seals on page 12?

4. On what pages would you find information about whales? 

5. What does the word venom mean?

6. What does the word invader mean?




In Key Stage One phonics is taught in phonics groups rather than classes. The phonics groups each work at a different ability level, therefore there are different phonics videos for each group. Your child will know who their phonics teacher is, but if you need clarification please message your child's class teacher on class dojo for confirmation. 

Please see the links below.

Miss Daley's phonics group 4.3.21

Mrs Bull's phonics group 4.3.21

Warm up activities:

Today we are going to try some activities from phonics play.

Let's start with a warm up task to review the sounds we already know in words. 

Phonics play log in information

Username: jan21

Password: home

On the link below, please select start and then all phase 3.

On the link below, please select start and then phase 4.

On the link below, please select start and phase 5A then go.

Let's start our phonics video below now that we have warmed up.

Mrs Naylor's phonics group 4.3.21

World Book Day
Welcome to World Book Day! We hope you are as excited as we are about trying lots of different activities involving books. Take look at one of the stories we are thinking about today in the video link below.


There are a variety of book related activities that you can try at home or at school by clicking on the resources below. You can choose which activities you would like to do based on your interests and what resources you have available to you. 


You might like to try this activity first...Follow the link below and scroll to the bottom of the page to find a variety of videos about how to draw illustrations (pictures) from a professional Illustrator. You can choose what you would like to draw from the options on the website and use the instructional videos to draw characters from popular books and colour them in too. Enjoy! 

For even more videos on how to illustrate, click on the link below.


Next, you could choose one of the activities in this presentation. 





Mindfulness focuses on paying attention to the present moment (thoughts and feelings) as well as the world around you. This can improve mental wellbeing. The link below is to a motivational song that may be familiar to the children. We hope you enjoy listening to the uplifting message of the song.