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Wednesday 29th April 2020

Good morning Robins!


We hope you're still well and keeping safe and happy.  Thank you so much to those of you who have been doing your home learning tasks.  Some of you are sending us photos every day and we just love to see them!  If any mums or dads would like to send us photos of your work but are unsure how to do it, just email us using the messaging details at the bottom of the previous page and we'll get back to you.


Here are the tasks for today, plus a couple of photos at the bottom of the page - just for fun.



First of all we would like you to practise reading the tricky words that you have already learned.  This will help you to remember them and read them straightaway when you see them in books or notices.   Play this video and sing along as you learn.






Now it's time to learn a new digraph.  The digraph is oi.

Now have a look at these two pictures.  Can you write a short sentence to match each of them, using words with the oi digraph in?

Note for parents: the second picture has oil boiling in a pan.




Here is another story about a ladybird for you to listen to today.  This story is written by a favourite author of the Robins - Julia Donaldson.


Can you remember some of Julia Donaldson's stories that we have listened to and enjoyed at school?  Can you tell somebody in your house the titles of some of them?


The ladybird in this story isn't bad-tempered, like in the Eric Carle story, but he is quiet and hardly ever says a word.  The story is set on a farm and there are some farm animal characters and baddie characters in the story.  As you're listening to the story see if you can hear the rhyming words.



We hope you enjoyed the story.  You may want to watch and listen to it a couple more times before you think about these questions.

Ask your mums or dads to read the questions for you and you think of the answers.  They can even write the answers for you, as long as they are the answers you think of!


1. Why was the ladybird so different to all the other animals on the farm?


2. What were the names of the two thieves?


3. The thieves had something they thought would help them to find the prize cow. What was it?


4. How did the ladybird get the other animals to trick the thieves?


5. What happened to the thieves?


6.  Can you think of three words to describe the ladybird character in this story?


7. What was your favourite part of the story?


Now you might want to draw your own map of a farm.  Think about the different animals you will have and what they would live in.  You could even put a prize cow and a ladybird in your farm too.



Over the last couple of days you have been learning to tell the time on an analogue clock.  Now you're going to find out what you can do in just one minute.

The timer is set for one minute on the Countdown Clock.  Ask your mum or dad to start the timer for each different activity and see what you can achieve in one minute.







1. In one minute how many star jumps can you do?


2. In one minute how many times can you touch your toes?


3. In one minute how many times can you walk from one side of the lounge to the other?


4. In one minute how many times can you take off and put on your socks?


5. In one minute how many cubes or blocks can you stack (or coins or anything with a flat surface)?


6. In one minute how many times can you step up and down one step?


7. In one minute how much of your favourite song can you listen to?


8. In one minute how many times can you say "I'm a silly sausage"?


How did you do?  Did a minute seem like a long time or a short time?






And just for extras...


Here are some photos for you.  The first one shows Mrs Molyneux with her dog, Bob.  The second one is of Bob and Mrs Molyneux's cat, Beth.  The last photo shows some eggs that Mrs Molyneux has got in an incubator at home.  There are some baby chickens growing inside the eggs and it will take about 21 days for them to hatch so I will show you photographs later when the chicks come out.  Mr Molyneux has built the incubator so that the eggs can be turned gently round just like the mother hen would do if she was sitting on them.  He has also made sure it's nice and warm for the chicks inside the eggs.