Hi Beech Class. I hope you are all OK. I am not so impressed with the weather this week, I am missing the lovely sunshine we had a few weeks ago. However, if you look at the weather forecast it looks like the weather is getting better next week…

Don’t forget to join us if you can for this Friday’s Zoom, where we will be doing a show and tell. linked to our current topic of animals. You could show and or tell a pet you have, a pet you would like, some animal work you have done, an animal fact that you think is interesting or show an animal toy you have.

I will send out the link just before 11am on Friday via Parent’s App. I have registered as a school now so hopefully this time we won’t be cut off but if we are I will send out another link like last time. I have tried to look into why some of you had sound issues last time. If you did, please have a look at your zoom settings and make sure your microphone is enabled and make sure your volume is turned up on your device. Hope that helps.

Some of you have been asking for new books. I will put some out on Monday of next week when I am in school and send a Parents App out when they’re ready.

Mrs Quinn xx


Look at the book and spot the breeds of dogs in the book.




or you could listen to this version:




Consider other types of breeds of dogs that might be friends with Hairy Maclary.


You may have a family dog that hasn’t been mentioned but if not, have a look online at different types.


Watch this video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WzjdmIzTIc

Discuss each breed focusing on new vocabulary.


Ask – which dogs were your favourites and why?


Choose a few. Next give them a name e.g. Patty poodle or Pete the pug. Write the names of the chosen dogs down using capital letters for names.

The names don’t have to start with the same letter either – whatever your child chooses would be great.

Discuss using the information from the video what they might be like.


Encourage real and made up personality traits drawing from the original character ideas. Write some sentences about your new dogs, e.g.

Patty the Poodle is fluffy and likes to doodle.

Pete the pug is all happy and smug.


Note: The sentences do not have to rhyme but encourage the children to use the word ‘and’ to join ideas, e.g. Tiny Terry is loyal and friendly.


Remember you need capital letters for names and at the start of the sentence.

You also need full stops at the end.

Check they have this when their writing is done – if they don’t you could get them to change it in a different colour pen.

Select how many sentences your child does depending on what you think is best. They don’t need to use and if that is too complicated for them.


We will use the dogs you created tomorrow to write a recount of your favourite dog.



Today we are continuing with our work on arrays. Today we are going to have a go at drawing arrays.

Look through this to help:

Multiplication-using-Arrays—LESSON 4


Then have a go at this sheet.

arrays- worksheet-day 4

There are 2 pages – select how many your child can do. 1 page is fine if you think that is best for them.



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


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

Have a go at this game on arrays which could help to understand more:




We are continuing with a today but that makes an o sound. Have a look at this…

phonics day 4

Children can always play the Cheeky Chimps or Acorn Adventures on phonicsplay.co.uk if they would like.


Wellbeing activity of the day

Have a look at the wellbeing activity set by Mrs O’Donnell on her blog for today.


Extra Activities – if you would like

As we have been looking at other breeds of dog you could:

  • create a dog of your choice using craft materials or
  • find out facts about your dog breed


You could pick an activity from the animals home learning grid:

Animals – home learning grid


Or you could continue with the 30 Days Wild challenge https://action.wildlifetrusts.org/page/57739/petition/1

Here are some ideas you could use:





I hope you all have a great day and please email me pictures of any work you would like me to see. I love seeing how the children are getting on at home. I will be putting any work I receive on a blog on Friday to share the week’s learning. I think they enjoy seeing their own work on their and that of their friends. Mrs Quinn xx