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Summer term - week 22/6/20

Literacy – this week we are going to write a minibeast fact file.

Monday – decide which creature you are going to write about e.g. a spider, ant etc.  Spend today researching your creature – look in books or use the internet – you will need at least 3 facts.  I’m always interested in unusual facts so try to make them good ones.  Your mum/dad will need to help you with this as they will need to make a note of the facts you like. I have included a powerpoint which you can download that you may like to look at to introduce several different minibeasts. 

Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday – create your fact file.  Use a different piece of A4 paper for each fact.  On each page (do 1 per day) you will need to write one fact and draw a picture to go with that fact.  Do not just copy the fact from your notes, make sure you make up your own sentence.  Remember your sentence should have a capital letter, full stop and finger spaces.  Write your sentences as independently as possible.

Friday – Create a cover for your fact file.  You will need a title, a picture of your minibeast and your name as the author of the fact file.  Staple your pages together to complete your book.


Phonics – Carry out at least 2 Education City activities per day (these will reinforce the sounds that we have already learnt).

Over the next few weeks we are going to revisit some of the digraphs that we learnt earlier this year.  I am going to assume that we are all confident with sh, ch, th, ng as these were the first digraphs that we learnt and so we have already practiced these a lot.

This week we are going to look at ai, ee, igh, oa

Can I please remind Mrs Bradley’s phonics group to complete the activities that she is setting for you.

Monday – write the words sheep; poach; faith; lightning.  Then write the sentences:

The lightning flash was bright.              We have faith in you.

He can poach the sheep.

Tuesday – Today we are looking at reading words by playing countdown.  I have put together two lists of words and you have to see how many you can read in 1 minute (it doesn’t matter if you don’t read them all!).  Have several tries, can you read more words by the end?  Can anyone read all of the words in 1 minute? Start with list 1 as this is the easiest list, when confident with this move onto list 2 (these words contain more than one digraph)

List 1 – wait, soap, tight, deep, loaf, weep, hail, tree, fright, main, road, sail, seem, high, oak, bait, sight, feel, foal, tonight.

List 2 – teeth, bright, thing, chain, sheep, coach, train, flight, thrush, trail, toast, floating, treetop, crash.

Wednesday – To revise writing the tricky words they, are (see video).  Then write these sentences:

Can they see me?                        You are on the bed.

(Revising the tricky words ‘me’, ‘you’ and ‘the’ as well.  Most children will be able to write me/the without help, they may need reminding of ‘you’.)

Thursday – To be introduced to reading the new tricky words – when, what (see video). 

If Mrs Bradley’s groups are also doing this activity just concentrate on reading (and recognising) the words.

Friday – To continue to practice your cursive handwriting (see video),


Maths – carry out at least 2 Education City activities per day.

We are going to be using white rose maths where there are activities available which give you a task to carry out each day.

This week we are looking at finding 1 more/1less and subtracting 2 by counting back.

For both of these activities you will need a 1 – 20 number track.

Finding 1 more/1 less – everybody needs to put their counting on the number 10 and then take it in turns to toss a coin.  If it shows head you say the number that is one more, if it shows tails then you say the number that is one less.  If you are confident then you need to have a go at this without looking at the number track (maybe your mum/dad could cover it up whilst you are working out your answer), if you are less sure then use the number track to help you.  I would set a time limit on this game as you will be moving backwards and forwards along the track and might never reach the end.

Subtracting 2 by counting back – you can use the same number track for this activity but this time everybody needs to put their counting on the 20.  This time take a coin and sellotape the number 1 on one side and the number 2 on the other side.  Toss the coin and say where you will be if they move 1 or 2 spaces back (depending on which number it shows).  As above, if you are confident have the number track covered up so that you can’t use it, if less sure then use the number track to help.

I am also uploading a sheet to revisit counting in 2’s for you to complete.



Create an obstacle course, either in your garden or your house (depending on the weather!).  Think about going over, under, through etc.  What could you use to create your obstacle course (make sure you ask your parents before you take anything)? When you have a go at your obstacle course have a think about what works well and is there anything you can do better.  Finally get your mum/dad to film you doing your obstacle course and upload it to the ILD.


Topic – Minibeasts

Watch the video ‘Bug Hotel’.

Draw a picture of the bug hotel that you would like to create.  Label your picture and list what you have used.  What minibeasts would you like to attract, as this will affect what you would use to make it.

If you can, after you have created your design, have a go at making it.  You saw lots of bug hotels when we were in Chester Zoo last October so now is the chance for you to have your own in your garden.

Upload photos of your design (and your bug hotel if you can make one) onto the ILD.

There is also a minibeasts cutting activity and a pattern tracing activity for you to complete.  This will help with your fine motor skills.

Contact the School

St Anne's Fulshaw CE Primary

Nursery Lane,

Main Contact: Mrs Wendy Clark (Admin Officer)

Tel: 01625 523536
Fax: 01625 522837