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Want to be part of our Big Bug Club 15 Book Challenge with a chance to win a special prize from Mrs Neeson?

All you have to do:

  • Login to your Bug Club account,
  • Read 15 books in 15 days (By the 25TH June),
  • Your name will be entered into Mrs Neeson’s Bug Club Prize Bucket!

We are all different...


As we go through our daily lives, our children are always very observant about the differences they see in each other. They notice people who wear glasses; people who have long hair; people who use walking sticks and people of different race. We should discuss these differences openly with our children and reassure them that we are all different and equal. Use the book below to discuss some of these differences with your child.

We Are All Different | Twinkl Originals Children's Book Reading

Join our Twinkl authors each day for a read through of one of our Twinkl Original children's storybooks. Today we're reading We Are All Different. Find the e...


Number 7:

Using the cubes or any objects can you find ways to make 7?

Below are some ideas how to find ways, use the numbers cards 1 - 7.

Pick out any number e.g. 2
If we have 2 what do we need to make 7?

Set out the number cards to show the amounts of cubes.  We say “2 and 5 makes 7”

Keep trying different ways.  Above is a picture of the ways to make 7 using two amounts.

Can you see any mistakes?


Continue to play the games from previous week e.g. box number or make five fish game.  These help revise number facts to 5 and improve confidence adding two amounts. 


Below is a link to the make five dot game.

Making 5

Turn over your cards and if the dots add up to 5 you keep them. The person with the most cards is the winner.


In your child’s essential work pack there is an activity page adding amount together. 

They have to colour the right answer.  At this stage we would always allow your child to use cubes, objects or a number line to help them count/add.  

Below is link to a lovely Topmarks Maths game -adding to 10.

I spy activity:

In your child’s activity pack there is I spy activity. 

First, your child has to count (using their finger to point) how many of each animal there is.

Then, they have to work out the addition problem on the second page. 


*So they find out how many horses on the page, then how many cows and then how many altogether by adding two amounts*

Ordinal numbers:

We continue to teach how we use numbers to describe what order things come in.  1st, 2nd, 3rd etc.


In the home learning pack there is a cut and stick activity.  Your child has to order the runners 1st, 2nd 3rd until 10th place. 

Below is a link to an ordinal number game where your child has to order from 1st to 10th.


Story Introduction:

Watch this story and read along with our book, The Treasure of Pirate Frank:

Story- The Treasure of Pirate Frank (and writing ideas)

This book has so many wonderful learning opportunities in it.

While you are listening to the story you can stop the video and ask your child:

  • Are there any rhyming words in this story? (Rhyme)
  • Can you join in with the places our pirate has been? (Memory)

You may need to watch the story a few times to get these questions answered but they are super opportunities to learn.



How did you get on with your ch sound last week?

This week our sound is sh (another two letter digraph)!

Teacher’s love this sound, we say it all the time!!

Take a look at the words below and see if you can sound them out using the sh sound:

sh o p

sh i p

f i sh

Try sounding out the sh words in the video below:

'sh' Words | Blending Phonics Phase 3

Let's sound out some 'sh' words! If you want your children to sound out by themselves, simply mute the video. 🚨 SUBSCRIBE

Complete the sh worksheets in our Learning Packs, week 10.

HFW Task:

This week our new words are this, like & have

To complete your rocket cut the words out from the table and stick under the correct word on the rocket.


Have you tried writing your High Frequency words recently?

Why not take a look over your High Frequency Word Rockets and looking at the words. Get your adult to call out one word at a time and you try writing it on your whiteboard.

We know this can be really tough, and it doesn’t matter if you get some wrong or get some sounds mixed up. It’s great to try and practice makes perfect.

Pirate Labelling:

This week we have a pirate labelling activity to complete. The words you need are in at the bottom of the page.


This week’s pirate story had wonderful opportunities for us to practice our memory skills. Have a watch at a video below of me playing a memory game called Kim’s Game.

Join in with me and if you want try your own version at home.

Primary 1 - Kim's Memory Game

Kim's Game is a fantastic game for developing memory skills. Pick a few items from around the house, name them, put a blanket over them and take away one ite...


Use the worksheet from your Essential Work Pack (Week 9) to cut and stick the sentence, ‘Here is my treasure map.’


Remember to use the pictures below to help you with your writing.

If you get this done why not try making your own Pirate Treasure Map. Here’s a picture of one I have done – do you think you would be able to find my treasure? Can you remember what special symbol marks the treasure on a map?


Bug Club has more books for you to read.

This week’s HFW book is below: