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Summer Term 2, week 6

Monday 6th July 2020


This week's focus story is Tyrannosaurus Drip.


Please complete the daily tasks for phonics and maths. In other subjects, please choose at least one activity from each subject area. Please feel free to adapt the activities as needed to suit your child’s level of development, some may need to simplify these activities and some may need to add some extra challenge. The planning is also available as a PDF in the planning archive section below.


If your child is coming into school to join Red or Blue bubble any days this week then please be sure to check the weekly timetable on the bubble webpage to find out which bits of their learning they will be doing with us in school.


Please keep adding observations of your child's home learning achievements onto Tapestry. We love reading them all and seeing your photos.


Celebration Gallery

Please keep an eye on the gallery each week to see what everyone is doing and what they are achieving, and please remember to send us one picture with your weekly email of the piece of work you are most proud of this week. We will be adding six new photos to the gallery each week.




Dinosaur story – Tyrannosaurus Drip



Other stories you might enjoy:


Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs – Giles Andreae     CBEEBIES Bedtime


There’s a T-Rex in Town – Ruth Symons (contains some facts within)


Harry and his Bucketful of Dinosaurs – Ian Whybrow

Watch an episode


Stomp, Dinosaur, Stomp – Margaret Mayo


Mad about Dinosaurs – Giles Andreae


Katie and the Dinosaurs – James Mayhew


Dinosaurs Love Underpants – Claire Freedman


Phonics –

N.B. We have changed the format of the phonics planning this week to reflect and focus on the skills that we feel the children need more practise with. If you feel your child is still not secure with recognising their Phase 2 and 3 sounds please re-cap these daily using phonics cards or Phonics play speed trial as before.


Day 1 Focus: reading (including tricky words) and phoneme recognition

Phoneme recognition – use flashcards or Phonics play speed trial to re-cap sounds.

Read words containing Phase 3 sounds (please write these out for your child to read):  chip, fish, coin, chair, dinner.

Encourage your child to spot the digraph/trigraph in the word before they begin sounding out the word. If they can’t spot it, then point it out to them, and then encourage them to remember it when they sound talk the word.

Play: Dragon’s Den game on phonics play website select phase 3, then revise all phase 3.


Day 2 Focus: sound talking and applying to writing

Phoneme recognition – use flashcards or Phonics play speed trial to re-cap sounds.

Practise sound talking and writing.

Encourage your child to hear the sounds in words and hold up fingers as you sound talk eg s-u-n,  r-ai-n etc. Model this with your child

h-a-t,     r-u-n,     ch-i-n,     sh-o-p,     c-oi-n,     h-air,     l-e-tt-er,     s-t-a-n-d.



Day 3  Focus: sentence writing and phoneme recall

Phoneme recall: parent says the following sounds and child writes it down. Say the RWI rhyme if needed to support your child. If your child is not secure with Phase 2 sounds pick 4 of those to practise.


oo – poo at the zoo       ar – start the car        igh – fly high        ear – hear with your ear        oa – goat in a boat


Write sentence – choose the most appropriate for your child:

A cat is on the bed      Or     The goat is in the barn


Encourage your child to sound out the words before writing them – model this for them if necessary.  Please remember that when your child is writing words or sentences they need to sound talk the word first before writing. Please don’t write the word for them and let them copy it, otherwise they don’t get to practise their segmenting skills. Thank you! We encourage the children to ‘tell their pencil’ the sentence that they are trying to write 3 times before writing. This helps them hold the sentence in their head – often a tricky skill to master.


Day 4  Focus: Applying phonic skills – practise reading HFW

Play: The Dinosaur’s Eggs select set 1, 2 or 3 to practise reading high frequency words.


Day 5  Focus: Applying phonic skills -  practise reading sentences

Play Yes/No Yeti

Choose sets 1-6 for the easier options, or sets 1-7 for more challenge. Read the sentence and answer the question with a Yes or No.


Writing challenges:

Write a menu for Drip. What would he like to eat? Is he a herbivore or a carnivore?


Write a fact about a dinosaur. If you enjoy collecting facts perhaps you could turn your facts in to an information book.

In school we use the Sentence Toolkit (see below) to help children to remember the features that they need to use when writing a sentence. It is useful to look at this before you start writing and encourage your child to look at it when they finish writing and check if they have included everything in their sentence.

Please remember that the children should be using their segmenting and blending skills when they write, not copying the sentence. Thank you!



We recommend reading anything and everything at home! A very useful additional resource is ‘Oxford Owl’ which, when you register (free), enables you to access a wide range of phonics books that match your children’s current colour band. Click ‘Oxford Owl for Home’ then ‘Free e-books for ages 3-11’. Browse the books by clicking ‘level’ and then choosing the ‘book band’ drop down menu which gives the colours we use in school. We recommend re-reading two books per week.


Teach Your Monster to Read is a good site to use to practise your phonic and reading skills as an extra on line activity.


Literacy Documents


Here are some activities to try this week:


PLEASE NOTE: We have divided them into daily activities to help parents who are sending their children back to school know what we have covered in school, particularly if they are not coming every day. If your child is still at home please feel free to do the activities in any order you wish!

A Sense of Number:


Day 1:

Order numbers backwards. Use your number line to help you count forwards from 1-20 and then backwards from 20-1.

Then scatter your number cards on the floor and start with number 20, ordering the numbers cards backwards until you get to 1.

Play – Caterpillar ordering

Select the options ‘ordering’ then ‘backwards 20-1’. Use your number line to support with this if needed.


Day 2:

Making 10.

Use the game to find as many different ways to make ten as you can using two numbers e.g. 3+7, 6+4, 9+1.

Choose the number 10 frame. Fill the frame using combinations of the two different coloured aliens. You can add 1 at a time or 5 at a time. Each time you fill the frame, record how many of each colour alien you used by writing a number sentence e.g. 2+8=10, and then try to fill it again in a different way. You can create a similar version of this game at home using an egg box (10 holes) or an ice cube tray and some small toys/objects that are a different shape or colour. If your child finds it tricky to record their number bonds then you can do this for them so that they can focus on the counting and finding the numbers.



Understanding Time:


Day 3:

O’clock times.

Play - Tell the time

Choose option 1. Read time to the hour. Then choose the settings ‘12 hour clock’ and ‘untimed game’. Support your child to read the time on the clock and match it to the digital clock below. Talk about the hour hand and the minute hand and how when the minute hand is on 12 it is an O’clock time. Please be aware that we have not learnt about telling the time in school before so this may be completely new to your child.

Play - On Time

This game allows you to move the clock hands to set a new time. Choose level 1 to practise O’clock times.



Day 4:

Discuss the times in your daily routine at home, focussing on O’clock times if possible. Think about what time you get up? Eat lunch? Have a bath? Go to bed? Etc. Try to point out the time throughout the day, looking at the O’clock times on your clock at home.

Try making your own clock using the sheet below, or using other materials you have at home. If you don’t have a split pin, you could use blu-tak. Use your clock to practise making O’clock times.


Day 5:  Challenge:

How long is a minute?

Time one minute and try sitting still for that time to get a sense of how long 1 minute is. Think about what you might be able to do in 1 minute.

Try investigating some of these:

How many star jumps can you do in one minute?

How many times can you write your name in one minute?

How many times can you take your jumper off and put it on again in one minute?

See if your child has some other ideas of things they could do in one minute, perhaps using their toys e.g. how many times can my car drive around the track in one minute?

Are there some things you can do lots of times in one minute? Are there some things that you can’t do very many times in one minute?


Maths Documents

Physical Development

Try to be active every day…here are some suggestions.


Active Blasts: Also, try some ‘active blast’ activities on the i-moves website (free if you sign up)

60 Second Challenge:  Step Ups challenge (see below)

Fine motor skills:  Practise letter formation. This week we are going to revise any letter formation your child finds tricky. Remember to use your Read Write Inc. rhymes from your Phonics pack to help you remember the correct letter formation. Choose which letters you will practise and do one or two daily. Encourage your child to form the letter correctly even when they are not just practising their handwriting!

Practise dressing skills:

Can you fasten and unfasten your buttons? Can you do up your shoe laces or zip up your coat?


Physical Development Documents

Communication, Literacy and Language

Why do you think the dinosaurs became extinct?

Talk about your favourite dinosaur – can you explain why it is your favourite?

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Have you ever felt like you didn’t fit in or have you felt left out? How did it make you feel?

Understanding of the World

Tyrannosaurus Drip

Look through some old family baby photos. Talk about who everyone is? Have you got photos of grandparents as babies?


Read through ‘Discovering Dinosaurs’ (below)


Dinosaurs All You Need to Know


What do you know about dinosaurs?


Find out about dinosaurs:


Find out about meat eating and plant eating dinosaurs – look at the powerpoint below ‘What Did Dinosaurs Eat?’ Use the dinosaurs name and diet cards (below) to sort into meat eating and plant eating dinosaurs.


What happened to the dinosaurs?

Look at the powerpoint that shows the dinosaur fossils (below)


Watch the ‘Marching dinosaurs animated size comparison’ to look at how the dinosaurs differed in size compared to a human.


Measuring dinosaurs:

If you have access to a printer have a go at making the footprint of a Triceratops by printing and sticking together. You’ll be amazed how enormous it is!


Use a tape measure and the ‘Measuring the length of dinosaurs’ document (below) to explore the length of some dinosaurs. Lots of them were enormous – you might need to find a big space!



Watch Andy’s Dinosaur adventures:

Andy’s Dinosaur Adventures Diplodocus

Andy’s Dinosaur Adventures  Tyrannosaurus Rex

Andy’s Dinosaur Adventures  Triceraptops


Play Dinosaur Discovery interactive game


Make some frozen dinosaur eggs (you need to do this overnight) Can your child discuss and  find ways to set them free? (see below)

Expressive Art and Design

Make a frame to go with one of your baby photos. Use cardboard and decorate it with anything you fancy – pasta, sticks, shells.


Look at the ‘Songs and poems about Dinosaurs pdf’ (below) to learn some dinosaur songs and rhymes.


Join in with this dinosaur song:  

The Big Dinosaurs


Use playdough or salt dough to make a dinosaur fossil. If you use salt dough then cook them to harden them (see below)


Make a dinosaur out of anything!


Draw or paint your favourite dinosaur.

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