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Week beginning - 11th May 2020

Hi everyone, welcome to another week of learning from home. 

Please remember that these are incredibly tricky times and whatever learning you manage to get done with your child is enough! It is a very challenging time for us and the children. Having the chance, and time, to spend doing things we may not otherwise have had time for - such as baking, cooking, making and creating, going for walks and exploring are wonderful ways to enjoy this time we've been given. 

This week we are going to be learning about doubles in our maths – there’s an awesome doubles rap to help us learn and remember them! We will also be continuing with our 'Letters and Sounds' phonics lessons on YouTube. For our writing we will be looking at and learning about the life cycle of a frog.

Have a great week!


Did you know that frogs drink through their skin!? Frogs are very interesting and this week we are learning about how they go from frogspawn to frog! Have a look at the PowerPoint and pictures uploaded below and watch this very interesting video.

  • What can you remember about the life cycle of a frog?
  • What happens next in the life cycle?
  • Then what happens?
  • What will happen to the frogspawn?
  • What happens to the froglet?
  • What is happening in this picture?
  • Can you remember what this is called?
  • Can you put the pictures in the right order?
  • Can you tell me about the life cycle of a frog?

For your writing task this week, use the example attached below (Life Cycle of a Frog) to create your very own frog life cycle. Don’t forget to draw pictures and use your sounds to help you write the words you need.

Challenge... If you would like an extra challenge, write some sentences to explain the frogspawn to frog life cycle. For example – A tadpole turns into a froglet.


Please continue with the ‘Letters and Sounds’ YouTube lessons. Follow the link below to the YouTube channel:

New lessons will be uploaded every weekday, and will be available to watch, throughout the summer term. Daily lesson upload times are:

10am - Reception - Most suitable for children who can blend and read words such as 'fish', 'chat' and 'rain'

10:30am - Year 1 - Most suitable for children who can confidently blend and read words such as 'stamp', 'chair' and 'green'

11am - Learning to Blend - extra blending practise for children in Reception and Year 1.

The link below talks you through how it works, what to expect and how to support:

As it states in the video if your child is finding the Reception lesson a bit tricky and they are not yet blending confidently, then please watch the ‘Learning to Blend’ lesson to support them with this skill. Similarly if your child is very confident with the skills and knowledge covered in the Reception lesson, they could watch and participate in the Year 1 lesson too.



This week we are going to be learning about finding double a number. To find double we need to have the same amount again. So if we had 2 sweets, to have double we would need 2 more. 2+2=4, so double 2 is 4.

Listen to the song link below on YouTube to learn more about finding double:

You may find it useful to wear a baseball cap backwards on your head to help rap this song!

Attached at the bottom of the page are some doubles worksheets with some minibeast pictures – can you to solve the doubles problems? If you can’t print these out then have a go at drawing the pictures yourself, or perhaps you parents can help you. If you have your own idea for a doubles game that’s great too – as long as you’re learning about finding double a number.

You can do as many as you like – you do not have to do them all!


A little extra

Below is a link to a YouTube video to support bike skills presented by ‘Bike it Pat’.

Some of the older children in the school may know ‘Bike It Pat’ from previous years where he has promoted the Big Pedal, he has started his own YouTube channel with tips and skills on using a bike.