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Monday 27th April

Hello Wrens


Did you guess what our class story was going to be?

Today I would like to have a change to our daily phonics learning and I would like you to listen to our class story.



Jack and the Beanstalk is a Traditional Tale.  This means that it is a very old story which has been told over many generations and there are different versions of it.  Below is a shorter version of the story from YouTube.  Maybe you have a version of the story at home you can read too.



Now I would like you to think about what happened in the story.   They are very similar whichever version you prefer.

Can you remember what order things happened in?

Have a go at drawing a story map to help you remember what happened in the story.  You will need a large sheet of paper and some colour pens or pencils.  Next you need to draw some simple pictures to represent the key events (things that happened in the story).  

Have a look at the one Mickey Thompson and Purvis did to give you some ideas.  They based their story map on Mrs Lightfoot's version of the story.

Teaching point - the purpose of this learning is to see if the children can recall the key events of the story in the correct order.  It will help if you listen to and talk about the story with your child. You can then make the story map collaboratively.  We often work in groups when doing this activity in class.  You can make the story map as simple or detailed as you like.


In Maths today we are going to be learning about weight/mass.  For this you will need a balance scale.  If you don't have one of these at home please take a look at the instructions below where Mickey Thompson and Purvis will show you how to make one. 

Once you have made your balance scale you are ready to start weighing some things.  Remember the side of the scale that goes down is the side with the heavier object (or mouse)!

Purvis is heavier than Mickey Thompson.

Mickey Thompson is lighter than Purvis.  We know this because Mickey Thompson's side of the scale has gone up.

If the two sides are equal the objects weigh the same.

Have a go at weighing some objects from your house.  You can choose between 3 and 5 objects.

Can you order the objects from heaviest to lightest?

Did the results surprise you?  

Think about the size of the objects.  Were the bigger objects heavier than the smaller objects?

Please take a photograph of your objects ordered by mass/weight and write some sentences about them using the words heavier, lighter and equal.

Year 1 please complete the challenge sheet attached below.

Enjoy your weighing activities!

Mrs Lightfoot (and Purvis and Mickey Thompson)