Hi Beech Class. Well done for all the work you have sent me so far this week. It has been great to see all the things you have been doing. Lot’s of you have been having a go at the 30 Days Wild challenge and I have loved seeing what you have been doing on the different days.

On Friday’s Zoom, I asked if we would like to do a show and tell this week and it seemed to be a resounding yes. So this week that will be our Zoom theme. I would like it to link 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.

Mrs Quinn xx


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.


Create some actions for the adjectives which describe the dogs, e.g. wide open arms for the word ‘big.’

Discuss – where did they go and what did they do?


Next, imagine they are Hairy Maclary. Practise saying out loud where you’ve been and with whom.

Can you remember what a time connective is?

We use them to help us to sequence our work. Can you remember any examples?

Can you use them at the start of your sentences? Today we are going to write the recount t pretending to be Hairy Maclary.

Encourage orally rehearsing each sentence first and use your sequencing from yesterdays activity to help.

e.g. First I went through my gate and off for a walk.

Then I met my friend Hercules Morse.

Next we went past the shops and the park.


Ask your child to use the word ‘and’ to join ideas and spell any character names with capital letters.


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 and they don’t have to recount the whole story – a few sentences is absolutely fine.




Today we are moving on to arrays.

An array in maths is an arrangement of objects, numbers or pictures in columns or rows. The purpose of an array is to help children understand multiplication and division.

Watch this video to learn more:


Use this to help to consolidate arrays:

arrays day 3 info

Then have a go at this sheet.

arrays day 3 worksheet

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


Arrays can be tricky so don’t worry if your child struggles a bit. It is something they recap in Y2.



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:




Today’s phonics is looking at alternative a:

phonics day 3



This week’s spellings are the phase 5 tricky words:

Mr       looked       asked      could 

They should be ready to go on Spelling Shed.


Wellbeing activity of the day

Have a go at this safari themed Super Yoga:

Mr Garvey PE

Have a go at the PE set by Mr Garvey on his blog.


Extra Activities – if you would like

Have a go at a 30 Days Wild challenge https://action.wildlifetrusts.org/page/57739/petition/1

Here are some ideas you could use:





Let me know how you all get on! Mrs Quinn xx