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Maths: Using Toys: Ask your child to follow the instructions Put the doll into the basket. Sit teddy on the shelf next to the books. Put the box under the bed. Walk around the chair three times. Put the big teddy in front of the chair and the little teddy behind the cushion.

English & Guided Reading: Watch “Tidy” by Emily Gravett: Read the title: what do you think the book is going to be about? Which animal can you see on the front cover? Where do badgers live?  Take a picture walk through the book (do not read the words at this stage). Ask your child to tell the story by looking at the pictures and guess what is happening.  Focus on the first pictures of the forest,(before the story begins) what colours, shapes, animals can you see? Can you see any items hiding in the trees that shouldn’t be in the forest? There is a red pot brush, a blue pot brush, a sweeping brush, yellow rubber gloves and washing up liquid.  Compare these pictures to the concrete he builds. Which do you prefer and why? Draw a picture of a forest. Can you remember any of the animals, which live there? Can you draw them in your forest too?



Maths: Hide about 8-10 bears in the house or garden.  Ask your child to go on a bear hunt to collect the bears: they may need a bag to put them in.  As they find each bear, ask them to describe where it was: it was under the chair, it was between the sofa and the wall. Complete the positional vocabulary sheet (attached below)

English & Guided Reading: Listen to the beginning of the story Tidy by Emily Gravett (same video as yesterday) , to the point where he dig up every single tree.  What does the Badger want to do at the start of the story and why? How does he try to keep the forest clean? How do you keep your house clean at home? Where do you put rubbish? How do you keep the floor clean? How do you keep the garden tidy? Where do you put the rubbish from the garden? Why? Where do we put our fruit rubbish in nursery and why? What do we make with it?  Listen to the end of the story: what happened when Pete had dug up every tree? What did he do next? Do you think he made the right decision? Design a poster that we could put up in the school playground to remind children to pick up their rubbish and throw it in the bin. Make your poster colourful and use LARGE LETTERS for any writing.



Maths Treasure Hunt:  Set up a treasure hunt either indoors or outdoors by taking photographs showing close up of items such as the cushion on their bed or the grate outside. You will need about 10 photos.  Ask your child to go to the first place that you show them (photo number 1). Then show them the second photograph. Prompt your child to say how they need to get there, using positional language. Eg I need to go past the bins, and look behind the chair.  Hide a treat in the last place they go to on their treasure hunt.

English & Guided Reading: Look at the first two double spread pages of the book.  Can you find: a brush, broom, washing up liquid, bin.  Discuss: Is Pete is good at looking after the wood. Can you see anything Pete is doing that is maybe not good for the wood?  Read the story up to the point when Pete pulls out the trees, discuss: Is pulling out trees good for our planet  Read on and discuss: What happened when it rained and why there was lots of mud? What did Pete do to try to create a tidy forest: do you think he made the right choice? Why could Pete not find the door to his house? How do you think he was feeling when he was asleep in the cement mixer? Create some thought and feelings bubbles for Pete.



Maths: Ask your child to set up a treasure hunt for you like the one you did yesterday. Prompt them to use the positional language from the last few days. Create a treasure map for your treasure hunt

English: Complete the ‘create a rainbow’ task (attached below) then draw a rainbow and label the colours

Guided Reading: Read your book and discuss key events



Maths: Number of the Week (See below)

Choose a number up to 20 in accordance to your child’s ability

Use a number line and objects to support.

English: Create a poster about the things you have enjoyed the most about Year 5-this can be presented in any way you like e.g. a poster, video

Guided Reading: Read your book and discuss key events