Hi Beech Class I hope you’re all OK and have been enjoying the theme of bears this week. Here is the learning for today:



Talk about how some bears are nocturnal so sleep during the day. Some bears hibernate which means that they sleep through the winter.


Read the story of The Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson:



Keep pausing the video to orally retell what happens throughout the story.

Write a diary as if you were the mouse, retelling the events of the day. Remember to write using the word ‘I’ and to include capital letters, full stops and sentences with the word ‘and’ and ‘but’ in. Can you include an exclamation mark and a question mark too?


Here’s an example of a diary.


This morning I crawled into a cave from the cold snow. It was too damp and dark so I lit a fire. The coals

 popped but it didn’t wake the big bear who was sleeping in there. Then …






Recap how we can use time connectives to help us to sequence our work in the right order.


When you have finished, check for capital letters, full stops, question marks and exclamation



Select how much your child completes of this – one or two sentences is fine if that is best.




Today we are continuing with work on comparing numbers. Use this link



Then have a go at this:


Or you could have a go at one of these:



Select the one 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.

Or you could have a go at this game which encourages problem solving and thinking:


Or this place value game:




Use this to recap prior learning:

phonics recap day 4

Then use this:


Choose Word Sort. Recap all the graphemes along the top of the screen and remind
children that they discovered yesterday that they can all represent the same phoneme.
Click the red button to reveal a word card. Ask a child to sound talk the word. Ask all children
to decide which column this word belongs in. Drag the word to the column most children
Continue with the rest of the words. Keep moving at a quick pace. Encourage the child to watch
carefully where words end up on the chart and to look for patterns. Can they identify the best
bet (which is the most commonly used grapheme for the /oa/ phoneme)? Can they find any
other rules (e.g. graphemes that only occur at the start/end of words or before certain letters)?
Go to Best Bet. Ask the children to discuss in pairs which graphemes are hidden behind the
yellow boxes. Ask them to write them on whiteboards. Click on the yellow boxes to reveal the
best guesses.

Don’t forget you could always do this instead of the alternative sound work:

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/5/reading-robot (phase 5)




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

There are a few things you could do for extra activities.

1. We are going to go on a bear hunt. Listen to the story first:


Then read this letter:

bear hunt letter

Bear Fact Cards

Hide these bears in the house or garden and get the children to search for the bears. Can they remember what type of bears they are?


Or you could  look at Polar Bears:

Use this:


Or watch this:

At the end of the PDF it explains about polar bears and the threat to them. Can you make a poster to save polar bears? Here are some ideas:

Or you could find out about food chains and the food chain of a polar bear and make something to show it:

This video could help:

Don’t forget you can always select an activity from the Home Learning Grid instead if that suits you better:

Animals – home learning grid

As a heads up, Friday’s English and topic is looking at a Teddy Bear’s picnic. I don’t expect you to go out and buy anything special for it, I just wanted to give parents a heads up so you know this was coming. If you have any questions on this you can always email and I will be happy to help.

Have a great day and please let me know how you get on with the learning. Mrs Quinn xx