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Tuesday 14th July

Hello Wrens


I hope you enjoyed making your super vegetable characters yesterday because we are going to be using them in our English today.  First of all though let's listen to another story about Supertato.




As you can see Supertato and the Evil Pea get up to all sorts of adventures.  

Today we are going to thinking about your Super vegetable and how they are going to stop the Evil Pea from causing trouble.

We are going to create our own stories about our Super vegetable and the Evil Pea.  However, we are going to be doing it a little bit differently as we are going to make a comic strip.   In a comic strip the pictures and the speech bubbles (just like we practised yesterday) are used to tell the story.

Have a look at this comic strip below and see if you can understand the story.

410 Best Humor images | Snoopy comics, Charlie brown and snoopy ...

I have attached a template for you to use below.   You can use one or more sheets depending how long you want your story to be.  Don't worry if you don't finish it all today - we can carry this on later in the week.  Have a look at the one Mickey Thompson and Purvis made.

Apologies - I have no idea why the pictures have appeared sideways ,


Have a go at the outdoor maths challenge cards below.  Hide the cards around the garden for your child to find and have a go at the different challenges.  All you will need is some chalk or a paper and pencil.  See if you can write some number sentences.  Can you make up your own outdoor maths challenge?

Look Mickey Thompson and Purvis had lots of fun doing these activities.

Year 1. 
This week we are holding our Key Stage 1 Sports' Day so we are going combine some maths with some sports' day practise in our Mathletics Challenges!  You will need a timer, tape measure and a pencil and paper.

Challenge 1 - Warm up activities.   Use your timer to see how many star jumps you can do in 30 seconds.  Repeat the activity with other exercises like  squats, burpees, lunges, frog jumps, sit ups, press ups.

This is really good for careful counting.  You could even add the numbers together to see how many exercises you have done altogether.

Vary it by introducing ball skills. How many bounces or catches can you do in 30 seconds?

Challenge 2 - Have a running race with members of your family.  Who was the quickest?  Can you order yourselves from fastest to slowest?  If we were the fastest we say we came first (1st).  These are our ordinal numbers - do you know what comes next?

Try some other races - you could do skipping, hopping or jumping?

Try some longer distance running.  Can you time yourself to see how long it takes you to run 5 laps of your garden?

Challenge 3 - How far can you throw a bean bag or ball?  Practise throwing your object and use your tape measure to see whose went the furthest.  

You could vary this challenge by making it a target throwing challenge.  Arrange some targets with different points on them (hoops work really well).  Take it turns to throw your bean bags/balls into the hoops. Who can score the most points?

This is really good practise for counting on. You could even write the addition number sentence.

Challenge 4 - How far can you jump?  Try the long jump. Who can jump the furthest?  Don't forget to use your tape measure to check.

Mickey Thompson and Purvis certainly enjoyed these activities - they were exhausted afterwards!  Don't forget to drink plenty of water.  I have also attached a rosette template below so you can make your own ordinal number rosettes.


This afternoon we are going to be doing some lovely superhero crafts.   We have some great superhero masks for you to make or you could have a go at making some superhero gadget cuffs.  Finally there is a great superhero picture to design.   For all the crafts you will need some paints, newspaper, toilet or kitchen rolls,, elastic or string (for the masks) and some coloured paper and sparkles.  


Please see the instructions attached below.

We can't wait to see your creations.

Best wishes

Mrs Lightfoot (and Purvis and Mickey Thompson)