Hi Beech Class. I hope you are all OK and had a lovely weekend. Thank you for all the work you sent last week it was great to see all the work the class had been doing. Please send another piece of work from your child this week so I can see how they are getting on or if you would like to upload it to the blog, that is an option. Thank you for your cooperation with this, I really appreciate your support. Have a great day, Mrs Quinn x


This week in English we are looking at Jungle animals. We are starting of the week with the story of:

Rumble in the Jungle by Giles Andreae.

Giles Andreae also wrote Commotion in the Ocean and the books are very similar

in style.


Read along with your child with the sound on, or mute the sound and read the story/poem out loud to your child. Encourage your child to join in with whichever approach you choose.


Rumble in the Jungle https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/storybooks-and-games/rumble-in-the-jungle/


Today’s activity is a speaking and listening activity. Choose your favourite animal and try and re-read that verse either independently or along with the voice over. Ask your child to put actions to the words to help them remember, e.g. big (wide open arms). Maybe you could have a go at rehearsing a few different animals and creating actions for them too?



Ask your child, Why is it your favourite animal in the book? Encourage them to say words or phrases from the text which describe the animal and then complete the prompt orally, e.g. I like the … because …

Check for capital letters at the start of sentences, full stops at the end, the use of ‘and’ and the capital letter for the word ‘I.’



Today we are going to look at sharing into equal groups. This is building on the work we did on halving and quartering. Ask your child if they can remember what it means to half and quarter something (split something into 2 and 4 equal parts).

Use this link to watch the learning video:


Then complete this activity:

lesson 1 maths

Or they could complete this:

maths day 1 owl sheet

Or you could have a go at this sharing activity on Top Marks:


Select option without remainders

Pick an activity that best suits your child.



Have a go at these challenges if you would like something extra:

Don’t forget to have a go at explaining how you know.



We have now covered all of phase 5 phonics. For the next few weeks until the end of term, we will be consolidating everything we have learned. There has been so many sounds the children have learned including all of the alternative sounds I feel recapping them would be best so they know them securely.

Start off by recapping the phase 3 sounds using this: https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/2/grab-a-giggling-grapheme

Then use this https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/5/alt-spellings-ai

Choose Phoneme Spotter. Read the text aloud, asking the children to listen carefully for the /ai/ phoneme (sound). Reread the first sentence or two and ask children to put their thumbs up when they hear that phoneme (they may find this easier with their eyes closed). Ask them to look for all words they can find containing the phoneme and ask them to see how many ways of spelling the phoneme there are. They can jot these down on some paper.

Then Click on the Reveal Graphemes button. The /ai/ phonemes will be revealed as well as a list of all the graphemes included in the phoneme spotter. Get children to tick all the ones they found.

We will look at the phoneme sort tomorrow.

Use this sheet if you would like some extra:

Phonics day 1-alternative-spellings-ai-ay-ae-table-activity-sheet-_ver_3

Do half and save half for tomorrow when we continue with ai.


If your child is finding all the alternative sound work too difficult they can play the giggling grapheme game then have a go at these games instead:

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/5/buried-treasure select phase 3 or 5 and then revise all of that phase.

They could always have a go at https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/5/sentences-5a on option Monday.


This is absolutely fine to do as it is very tricky when you get into all the alternative sounds.


Wellbeing activity of the day

Have a go at this

Mr Garvey PE

Have a go at the PE set by Mr Garvey on his blog.


Extra Activities – if you would like

Rainforest Journey – rainforests are found all across the world:

look at these pictures of jungles and rainforests and talk about the different plants and animals that they can see – use this to help:


Talk about planning an expedition through the jungle.  Would it be hot or cold?  What might we see?  What would you need to take in a backpack?

Draw your ideas on this if you would like:



Or you could pick an activity from the animals home learning grid:

Animals – home learning grid