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Friday 5th June

Hello Wrens



Today is Tricky Word Friday!

For today's activity you will need a dice.   Roll your dice and complete the tricky word activity which matches the number below.

1. Read and race.   Place your tricky words at one end of the room/garden and race to collect them one at a time.  Make sure you read the word carefully before you go and collect the next one!

2. Speed writing.  Ask your grown up to read out your tricky words.  How many can you write in 3 minutes?  Best handwriting of course!

3. Tricky word spotter story. Print off the spotter story attached below. How many tricky words can you spot?

4. Rainbow writing.  Can you write your tricky words lots of different times in different colours to create a rainbow?

5. Tricky word cross the river.  Print off and cut out the cross the river cards below.  Create a "river" across the room or garden using cushions, hoops or similar for stepping stones.  Ask your grown up to read out your tricky words one by one. You can only cross the river using the stepping stones if you have the same tricky word on your cross the river card.

6. Tricky word sentences.  Ask your grown up to read out a tricky word.  Can you think of a sentence with that tricky word in?  For an extra challenge can you write the sentence?

Year 1.

Today we are going to be learning to spell plural words.  A plural is when we have more than one of something.

For example

Purvis has one biscuit.

Mickey Thompson has two biscuits.

(i really must speak to him about how many biscuits he eats!)

Did you spot the difference between the two words?

That's right when we make a word plural we add an s.

This works for most words.  However, if a word ends in an ‘s’ , ‘sh’, ‘ch’ or ‘x’ then you need to add an ‘e’ and an ‘s’ on the end of the word. A useful way to remember this, is that words ending with a ‘hissing’, ‘buzzing’ or ‘whooshing’ sound end in an ‘es’ when they become plural:

  • bus becomes buses
  • box becomes boxes
  • church becomes churches
  • dish becomes dishes

If a word ends in a consonant and then an ‘o’ you also just add ‘es’ to the end of the word:

  • volcano becomes volcanoes

Mickey Thompson is a superhero.

Purvis and Mickey Thompson are superheroes.

Work through the powerpoint attached below to practise some plurals then try one of the worksheets attached below.

Parents - please be aware there are 3 different levels.  Please choose the one which is most appropriate for your child. 



Today we are going to be learning some positional language.  Positional language tells us where things are.  Let's warm up with the "Where's your bean bag song?" on the powerpoint below.

See if you describe where Mickey Thompson and Purvis are using your positional language.

Have a go at some of the activities below to practise using positional language.

Hide and seek.

Have a game of hide and seek with one of your teddies.  Go out of the room and ask your grown-up to hide your teddy.  When you come back in try and find your teddy by asking questions, like-

Is my teddy on top of the cupboard?

Is my teddy under the table?

How many different positional words can you think of?

Treasure maps.

Let's have a go at creating a treasure map.  Ask your grown up to read out the instructions below and see if you can follow them.

Draw a treasure map on a piece of paper - draw an island in the middle of the paper. Draw a pirate ship next to the island on one side and a ship wreck on the other side. Above the island, draw some smaller islands for boats to move in and out of. Below the island, draw some hungry sharks. What else can you add to the map? Can you describe the position? Draw a cross on the map to show where some treasure is buried. Can you describe where the treasure is hidden?


Play a twist on the game ‘I Spy’ but instead of guessing the word beginning with a certain letter, give clues as to the object’s position, e.g. “I spy with my little eye, something behind the

…” or “next to the …”.

Year 1.

For the next couple of weeks on a Friday we are going to revisit some of the work that we did on shapes earlier in the year.

Today we are going to be focussing on 3D shapes.  Remember 3D shapes are solid and you can hold them in your hand.  2D shapes are flat and we can't pick them up.  We can see our 2D shapes on the faces of 3D shapes.

Can you remember the names of the different 3D shapes?  Use the powerpoint below to remind you.

Now let's go on a shape hunt.  Use the sheet below to help you spot 3D shapes in your house and garden.  Can you spot which 3D shapes Mickey Thompson and Purvis found?


Have a go at some of the fluency and problem solving questions below.

Parents - please choose the appropriate level for your child.  The answers are included at the end.


Yesterday we were thinking about how we keep our bodies fit and healthy through exercise and what happens when we exercise.

If we exercise regularly our muscles become stronger.  This includes our heart which gets better at pumping the blood with oxygen around our body.  This means the more we exercise the fitter we become and we don't get quite so out of breath and hot when we exercise.

There are lots more benefits to exercising regularly as the video below reminds us.



For the next week I would like you to keep an exercise diary.  Every day try and do some exercise.  Keep a record of what you did and how long you exercised for.  A diary template is attached below for you to use.  At the end of the week you should feel fit and healthy and have lots of energy.  Mickey Thompson and Purvis have decided to get up and have a go at Oti's dance class every morning. Click on the link below if you'd like to join them.

Oti's Boogie Beebies Dance Class

They'll let you know how they get on!

Have fun

Mrs Lightfoot (and Purvis and Mickey Thompson)