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Week 4 27/4/20 – (Summer Term) TOPIC: PLANTS

Week 4 27/4/20 – (Summer Term) TOPIC: PLANTS

  • Spelling- Test yourself on ‘Jumping red words’– plant, water, wild, move, prove, improve and also Words to Log and Learn from 2B unit 10 – words ending in al – magical, plural, tropical, petal, animal, capital.

New spellings are 2B Unit 11 – Adding the suffix – ful: thankful, careful, thoughtful, colourful, hopeful, wonderful, cheerful, painful, beautiful, delightful, successful, peaceful, joyful. Practise adding and removing the suffix ful. What do the root words look like? Do you need to ‘add, double or drop’ letters? New ‘Jumping red words’ – both, bath, buy, caught, down, does.

Can you use all of this week’s spellings in sentences?

Spelling recap practice  RWInc LINK below – spellings extra practice zone word endings – el, al, le


  • Phonics –‘ur sound – ur/ ir/ er,/or’- ur as in fur, burn, turn, spurt, nurse, purse, hurt; ir as in whirl, twirl, dirt, bird, girl, third; er as in her, were, person, exercise, certain; or as in world, work, worst, worm, worth. Can you spot/read these graphemes in your reading? Can you spell words with these spelling patterns? Can you make lists with each pattern? Play ‘Fred Fingers’ and sound the words out with dots and dashes like we do at school so fur = ._ and worm =._. We have a dot for one letter one sound and a dash for more than one letter per sound.
  • Reading – Traditional Tales – Read Goldilocks and the Three Bears - (see resources below PDF file) discuss the story and answer the questions. Can you find any recurring language – words and phrases that are repeated?
  • Writing – What happened next in the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears? Did the bears try and find Goldilocks? Did she go back and say sorry? Did her mum and dad find out what she had done? Have a go at writing another chapter to finish the story with your own ending. Try and use recurring language from traditional tales and similes you learnt about last week. Remember to try and include– neat joined handwriting, adjectives, different sentence types, conjunctions (including ‘when’ and ‘if’ openers to vary your sentences) and then read your writing carefully and edit.
  • Grammar & punctuation - Compound words – Twinkle Go code EZ0493 Have a go at the wordsearch to find compound words. Compound words are words made of 2 words put together like foot + ball = football, bean + stalk = beanstalk. They have to be 2 actual words put together not just sounds or syllables.
  • Maths Practice – 1 and 2 step word problems – see word Doc below for 1 a day practice
  • Maths topic – measure mass using g/kg, compare and order mass using <, >, = Have a look around your house for things with mass in g/kg written on them. 1kg = 1000g. The kitchen is a good place. Can you find anything that weighs about 1kg? Find things that weigh less than and more than 1Kg. Create a chart. Compare the weight of different things around your house by holding things in your hands like a human scale. Record what you discover using <, > and = signs. You could watch the video tutorial below to remind you how we compare mass.


Have a go at using some scales to weigh ingredients. You could do some baking and weigh out all the ingredients. Can you order the mass of things? Try the Twinkle Go activity code DC0634 to order the mass of the objects from Little red Riding Hood.

  • Science – Plants – How is your seed growing going? I have planted some pepper seeds from a pepper, some butternut squash seeds from a butternut squash and some pea seeds from a packet. A rather cheeky blackbird or squirrel has been digging them up so I’m a bit behind schedule (see photos below). I have also planted some potatoes that were sent to school before lockdown (see photos). They have started pushing leaves through the soil. Try and keep a seed diary to show what’s going on – pictures/photos and a sentence. Can you see any shoots yet? Are you giving them water? Once we have some small plants we’re going to investigate what it takes to keep them healthy plants. This should all keep us busy for the next few weeks.
  • RE- This half term we are learning about Islam. Who is Muslim and what do they believe?

RE ISLAM BBC Newsround – follow the links below to see info and clips about Islam

BBC Bitesize Islam – collection of short clips about Islam.

You could chat about the faith and discuss the beliefs.

Play the powerpoint below. Can you recognise the words of the Shahadah? Why is it very important for Muslims?


  • PSHE – Keeping safe. Do you have any rules to keep you safe in and around your home? How do you stay safe at home? You could make a poster/ list or discuss.