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Summer Reading Challenge

Reading can be a fun activity and gets more enjoyable the more you practise. If you are a good reader, it really helps to make your learning in all subjects easier.

The Challenges:

· Complete the reading challenges set for your key stage

 · Tick the activities off once you have completed them

  • Create a scrapbook or reading diary to keep a record of all of your challenges along with pictures of you completing them

· Enter the Suffolk Libraries reading challenge organised by The Reading Agency. You will find all the information and free books to read here:

Which activity will you choose?

WEEK  13.07.20



This week we are looking at the trigraph 'igh'.  It is a trigraph because 3 letters go together to make a new sound this time!!  Tri means 3 .... Can you think of any other words which start with tri?  Do they have anything to do with 3?  The 'igh' trigraph is found in the middle or end of words.


Watch 'Mr Thorne does Phonics' for 'igh':

Use Educationcity to play:

Fright in the night!

Make some word cards using 'igh' : sigh, high, tight, sight, night, might. (Challenge: fright, bright, flight, knight).

You may like to complete this 'igh' activity:

We have worked a lot this term on learning the tricky words - so are you ready for one final practise?

Keep practising all the Phase 3 phonemes with the Jolly Songs and actions.....

What is Doris up to this week?

Doris, that is a bright light!

Use the same teaching sequence used in previous weeks to read, rehearse and write this week's caption.  Note the 'igh'  trigraph and remember finger spaces and full stop. 


Follow this pathway for Mr Cloke's bedtime story:

Curriculum>>Bespoke Curriculum>>English>>Bedtime Stories


Use the Oxford Owl free ebook Library to continue accessing school reading books at home.

On the right hand side of the ebook Library home screen, it lists 'Browse by Oxford level' and beside this it details the Book Band colour.  These colours match our school reading book colours (see sticker on your child's reading book).

It may be time to move up to the next colour again .... feel free to give it a go!!





This week we are sharing Sharing a Shell by our favourite author ....... Julia Donaldson!  If you haven't got a copy at home then enjoy listening to the story here: or watch some familiar faces reading it to you (you may spot your Year 1 Teachers Mrs Davies, Mrs Oliver and Mrs Phelan on the film too)!!

  • Just like last week's story 'The Rainbow Fish', 'Sharing a Shell' has a really good moral - can you work out what the message is this time?
  • There are lots of rhyming words in the story, can you find any rhyming pairs?
  • In the story there are some really good verbs - doing words, which describe how the creatures move.  Rollicking, romping, roaming and rocketing. Do you know what they mean?  Can you move in those different ways?
  • Which part of the story do you think is the saddest?  Why?
  • Does the story have a happy or sad ending?
  • The story is illustrated by Lydia Monks. Can you find some of her other stories to share?  My favourite is 'Aargh Spider!'

Sharing A Shell

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What other creatures might you find living in a rock pool? 

Sharing A Shell Part 2

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Three friends, sharing a shell,

Happy as housemates can be!


Who would you like to share a house with....... your family, friends or maybe a book character?  What sort of house would you like to live in ....... a flat, a castle, a tent, a cave?  Can you write and tell me all about your ideas?  You may want to draw some pictures too.  

Here is some jazzy 'Sharing a Shell' paper for your writing:



We are going to practise writing capital letters this week.  First of all can you match all the lower case letters to their capital?  Some look the same, just a bit bigger, but others look completely different?  Can you find the capital that starts your name?

Next have  practise at writing them .....






Activity 1.What is a half?

What does half mean? I have 4 objects can you halve them? Are you sure you have half? How can you check? What do you notice about both halves? Link to fair share. Complete using different numbers.




Activity 2. Halving different amounts

Count the 4 shells. How many are there? Can you take half for yourself? Can you give your teddy half of the shells? How many do you both have? Complete using different amounts.


Activity 3. Halving shells independently

Can you halve 6 shells? How many do you have in each group? Complete using different numbers.


Activity 4.Halving activity sheet

Using your fantastic knowledge can you complete the halving activity sheet?


Under the Sea  


Why not see if you can take a trip to the beach one day?  Whilst you are there have a go at this scavenger hunt and see what you can find .....

Beach Scavenger Hunt

  • Can you watch the rock pool PowerPoint?



  • Can you make your very own rock pool? If you have been /going to the beach you can use anything you have collected!




Sunflower project

We have loved seeing some of your Sunflower homework projects.  Here are some flowers we planted at School whilst you have been away ...... 


Are your sunflowers as tall as ours?  We would love to see how well they have grown.  Please email in photos or projects!

Summer term homework project