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Week 10


Big Book: The Ugly Duckling

Phonics: we have now been introduced to all our sounds. We will spend the next few weeks revising the sounds taught this year. It is important to know all the sounds before moving to Primary 3.


This week we will revise the sounds ‘s,a,t,p,i,n’. Activities for these sound can be found on Purple Mash and matching phonics books are on Bug Club. Also try to write words with this sound in them on your whiteboards and put them into sentences. E.g. sat, pin, sit, pat, spin, past.

HFW: this week's words are big, it, mum, of and on. Practise writing these words each day. Can you think of a sentence that uses the words? For example: Mum took a big bit of cake. I can see it on the car. Now write the sentence sounding out the words you don't know.


Reading: Remember to get on to Bug Club and read more books. You should be reading at least one book a day. Remember to click on the bugs in the book and answer the question. If you get it right the bug will fall asleep! Make them all fall asleep to close the book. Only closed books are counted!


Writing: this week we want you to retell our Big Book, The Ugly Duckling.  Draw 3 or 4 pictures to tell the story in order and then write a sentence about each. Remember to use our time words in your writing; First, Then, After that, Later on.  Get an adult to help you with the words you can't spell. Remember CAPITAL LETTERS, SPACES AND FULL STOPS! Try to read your story to an adult. Maybe you could take a photo of you with your story or video yourself reading it and post it on Facebook or send it to your teacher’s email? We would love to see them.


Number: This week we will continue to revise our number skills. You need to be able to recognise and write the numbers to 20, then 50 and then 100 as well as adding and subtracting. You will see activities for this on Purple Mash and Bug Club. Some of them you might have completed before but do them again as we need to make sure we can add and subtract for going to P3!



3D Shapes: We are going to continue to look at 3D and 2D shapes this week. Get someone at home to test you on the names of the shapes and their characteristics. Be careful not to mix up the names between 2D and 3D shapes!

 You need to be able to name each shape and know its different properties. 

  • try to make both 2D and 3D shapes using straws along with blutac or tooth picks with marshmallows. What 2D shapes can you then turn into 3D?
  • If you have building blocks at home, can you talk about the properties of the shapes as well as saying what 2D shapes make up the 3D shape?
  • pick a shape and describe it to your mum. Can she work out which one you are thinking of? Swap and see if you can guess the shape!
  • when out on your daily walk look for shapes and then you could draw them when you get home. Did you see more 2D or more 3D shapes? We would love to see the different shapes you see!

Patterns: continue pattern work

  • can you make a pattern using lego or blocks you have around the house?
  • can you make a 2 colour pattern? now can you make a 3 colour pattern?
  • can you make a shape pattern?
  • what else can you find around the house or outside to arrange into a pattern? cutlery? leaves? teddies?

We can't wait to see all your patterns!

1) Log in to Bug Club and in My Stuff you should see an icon for Active Maths. Here you will find games that support the learning this week. Get on and have fun!


2) Log in to Purple Mash and play the number, shape and pattern games we have added. Remember to save your work and then we can see it and comment on it.



We have added some PDMU and Summer activities to Purple Mash. Below you will find links to some other activities for these topics.