Home Learning Monday 1st June

I don’t know if you are the same, but when I am at home, I find it is sometimes difficult to remember the day and the date. Here are a few ideas to help you learn and remember:

  • Make a colourful poster
  • Write the spelling of the word in a special way (I have used pyramid spelling today)
  • Talk about all the things you know about the day of the week or the month of the year. What makes it different or special? What happens on this day or month?
  • Is it a difficult word to spell? Which letters are tricky?

Phonics Phase 5

This week, I would like you to look at the digraphs ‘ue’ and ‘ew’. Watch the videos I have here, and you could also look at the phonics websites your teachers have told you about aready.


How many words can you find this week with these digraphs and can you sort them into the different sounds they make? When you are reading or if an adult is reading to you, then you might be able to spot these digraphs.


Initial investigation

You will need:

Up to 30 Counters. (a sheet of counters is attached  if you are able to print them, but you could just draw your own dots/circles on paper or use objects like dried beans/chickpeas, lego bricks, stones or similar)

Mark Noisy has the initials M.N. He uses counters to make his initials (the first letter of each of his names)

How many counters has he used?

 What is the least number of counters he could use?

What are your initials? (Remember that you need capital letters)

What is the least number of counters you can use to make your initials? (Don’t forget the full stops!)

Mark has a middle name. It is Conor. The initials for all his names are

M. C. N.

What is the least number of counters he could use?

His friend Ben has three initials. He used less than 30 counters. What might his initials be?

Can you find two initials that use 20 counters exactly?

Can you find three initials that use 20 counters exactly?

Quick Mental Workout

See how quickly you can answer these.
Today’s Number
  • 1 more 1 less
  • 10 more 10 less
  • 9 more 9 less
  • halve it
  • double it
  • 12 + ? = 20
  • 12 + 6 + ? = 32
  • odd number > 12
  • Even number < 12
  • 12p What coins could that be?
  • x2 x5 x10

The Week’s Topic

This week we are going to be looking at ‘The Mr Men’ and ‘Little Miss’ stories by the author Roger Hargreaves. Do you know any of them?

To start us off, have a look at the story of ‘Mr Silly’. This week we will be doing some activities and writing our own story based on The Mr Men books.

3 minute Mr Men Physical Work-out

How many star jumps like Mr Noisy can you do in 1 minute?

How many times can you bounce a ball in 1 minute? (or jump like a ball if you haven’t got one)

How many hops can you do in 1 minute?

You could repeat this for a better work-out.

And Rest………..