Hi Beech Class, I hope you all had a good day yesterday. Here is the work for today…


Listen again to Miss Lee presents Meerkat Mail:



or use this link if you would like a change:




Talk about how Sunny might be feeling but also how his family must be feeling without him. What do you think they would say to him?

Do you think Sunny regrets leaving as the book goes on? How do you know?


Do you know what a thought bubble is?


It shows what someone is thinking just like this:

Today you can going to write about how you think Sunny was feeling at different times in the story.


There are 2 sheets so pick the one you want to write about the most:

thought bubbles day 4

Check writing is in full sentences with capital letters and full stops.

Use phonics to help you spell words independently.



Today we are recapping work done on subtraction:


Then chose one of these 3 sheets:

day 4 subtraction

Or this game:

   day 4 subtraction subtraction-cover-up-20

Use the number line to help:




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 have a go at this https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/fireFly/index.html (numbers to 20)

Or this https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/funkyMummy/index.html (- up to 20)



Use this to recap previous learning:

phonics recap day 4

Today we are looking at alternative oo


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 /oo/ 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.

Or alternatively to the above use this:

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

Today we are looking at the Big 5. The Big 5 are a group of animals that live in Africa. Can you guess what animals they could be?

Watch this to learn what animals belong to the big 5 group …


Then use this to learn more …


Then chose one of the big 5 animals and create a poster about them.

You could include where they live, what they eat, how they survive and some interesting facts.

Or you could make one of the big 5 just like this:

Have a great day everyone! Mrs Quinn xx