Hi Beech Class. I hope you’re all OK and are enjoying our new story for English this week.


Read the story again. Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy by Lynley Dodd




or you could listen to this version:



Encourage your child to join in with the repetitive phrases in the story.


Can you remember what dogs Hairy Maclary saw in what order?

 Today you are going to sequence the story:

english day 2

If you can’t print you could always write names of the dogs in order or have a go at drawing the dogs in order.


As a challenge they could complete this.

My favourite part in the story is … because …


Remind your child that we need capital letters for names and at the start of the sentence.

We 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.



We are continuing with repeated addition today. Watch this video to help the learning:


For today’s task you have the repeated addition written. Can you draw some pictures to help you to calculate the answer? You could draw smiley faces like the example on the sheet or something else if you think that would work. A simple circle in its group would work.

Don’t forget to group your pictures to help.

repeated-addition activity day 2



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

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



Today’s alternative sound is ea. Have a look at this:

phonics day 2

Here is the link for Cheeky Chimps game:


I know some people said they had issues with the new format of Phonics Play. I am sorry this is the case and am unsure why some people are struggling to get on. If this is the case here are some ea and e words you could use to sort:


You don’t have to use them all – just select 3/4 of each sound for your child to sort.


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

  • Have a look at the new home learning grid.
  • Start or continue the 30days Wild challenge from the Wildlife trust (see Monday’s blog)
  • Or you could have a look at our dog of the day – a Dalmatian. There is a Dalmatian in the Hairy Maclary story. Can you remember their name?

You could watch this video:

and then maybe you could write a few facts on them.

Or you could have a go at making a dalmatian…


Use this template if you would like.


When I lived at home with my Mum, we had a Dalmatian called Jess. She was born deaf as this can be a common thing with Dalmatians. She was a lovely, funny and friendly dog. We used hand signals to communicate with her. This is a picture of her …

Have a great day and please send any work you would like me to see, Mrs Quinn xx