Hi Beech Class. I hope you are all well and enjoyed learning about Africa yesterday.

Today, we are going to read a story about Meerkats …


Today we are going to look at the story Meerkat Mail:


Listen to the story and try and remember what happens. Discuss what has happened after each of the post card.

Today you have a choice of activities.

  1. You can either complete a story map to show what happens in the story. Use this as a template:

day 2 story map

  1. Or you can write some sentences about what happens in the story:

Tues writing activity


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

Use phonics to help you spell words independently.


Or have a go at one of the alternative ideas from yesterday’s blog.



Today we are looking at number bonds to 20. These are always trickier so I think recapping them would help. Number bonds to 20 are 2 numbers that you add together to make 20.

Use this to recap the number bonds to 20


There are several activities to choose from today:

  1. Get 20 objects and split them into 2 groups and record the number bond e.g. 12 + 8 = 20, 16 + 4 = 20 etc
  2. have a go at this sheet on bonds to 20 – use 20 objects to help if that is best:

%%Number Bonds for 20%%

Use this to help:

  1. Or stick to bonds to 10 if that is better using this- again use 10 objects to help to understand the bonds:

day 2 number bonds to 10

Use this to help with number bonds: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lD9tjBUiXs0


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.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button (option number bonds, make 20)



Use this to recap previous learning:

day 2 phonics recap

Today we are continuing to look at alternative oi


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 /oi/ 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 have a a look at this as an alternative to the above:


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

This week we are looking at meerkats, Africa and other African Animals.

Use this to find out more about meerkats…


Then have a go at completing this with what you have learnt…

all about meerkats

Or get creative:

Or learn to draw a Meerkat:

Have a great day and please email any work you would like me to see.

Don’t forget to email me one piece of English work for your child at some point across the week.

Have a great day, Mrs Quinn xx