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Live, Love, Learn

Tuesday 5th May 2020

Good morning, Robins!


How do you feel about....spiders!?  Spiders are minibeasts, aren't they?  A lot of people are scared of spiders (even a lot of grown-ups) but really, the spiders that we have in our country won't harm you.


Spiders are actually clever little animals and hopefully, you will know a bit more about them after today's learning.


First of all, it's time for Phonics (no spiders in this lesson)!

To start with and to get your 'blending' brain working, have a go at reading the words in the video.  These are common words that you will be able to read by blending.  Remember to use your 'sound button' finger to help you.


Now it's time to learn a new trigraph.  Remember.... a trigraph is three letters that make just one sound, like in igh  and ear.

The trigraph that you're going to learn today is air.   Watch Mr Thorne and Geraldine Giraffe - they will help you to make the sound and read the trigraph.


Now, thinking about that 'air' sound, can you write a sentence to match this picture?  Look at what is happening and think about where the chair is.


Spider time!  First of all, watch the video that tells the story of The Very Busy Spider.  This was written by Eric Carle, the man who also wrote the stories The Very Hungry Caterpillar and The Bad-Tempered Ladybird.  Watch it through a couple of times.

We hope you enjoyed that story.  Aren't spiders clever, doing all that web-weaving?

Now you can watch a short video that gives you some facts about spiders.  After you've watched it, can you draw a picture of a spider and write down some of the facts that you have learned.  Perhaps you can even go for a spider hunt in your own garden, if you're brave enough!


Now you know that spiders have eight legs, can you draw a big spider and give it eight legs, four on either side of its body?

Now you can use drawings or addition sentences to solve these problems.


1. How many legs do two spiders have altogether?


2.  Ladybirds have six legs and spiders have eight legs.  How many legs do one ladybird and one spider have altogether?


3. A worm and a spider are friends.  How many legs do they have altogether?  Can you show it as an addition sentence?


Challenge problem


A poor old spider has lost two of its legs.  How many does it have left?

To finish today, you might want to join in with the 'Spider in the Bath' song in this video.