Hazlehurst Community Primary School

Growing Together

Hazlehurst Community

Primary School

Growing Together

20th-24th April


White Rose Maths is a maths scheme which is used in schools. They have provided learning videos and activities for each year group, based on different books. This week is Supertato! Use the link to access new learning challenge video each day. I recommend watching the video without your child first as they have some great recommendations to make the activities exciting!





Revisit all phase 2 and phase 3 sounds. 

Practise reading CVCC words (consonant, vowel, consonant, consonant). To do this first write the word ten on a whiteboard, sound this out and then add a 't' to make tent. Now try sounding out words damp, bend, lump, mend, jump, fend, fump, hend, yent, dink You could play 'Buried Treasure' with these words on www.phonicsplay.co.uk


How try reading some CVCC words in sentences. Try these:

Help! I got a bump on the leg. A tent will get damp in the rain. Milk is good for teeth and gums.



Revisit all phase 2 and phase 3 sounds. 

Today we are looking at the tricky words said and so. Introduce these new words and try and spot them in a story. 

Add these words to the phase 3 tricky words he she me be they some was all you. Write them on pieces of paper and put them on the floor. A grown up says a word and if you 'splat' it right the first time you keep it! Can you splat them all?


Can you read your new tricky words said and so in these sentences:

Mum said, “It is best not to jump on the bed.” A lost chimp felt so sad he wept. This belt is so tight, it hurts my waist.



Revisit all phase 2 and phase 3 sounds. 

Today you will be trying to write CVCC words. Try and spell these words using magnetic letters or similar: bump, jump, went, tent, damp, bend, mend. When you have had a go at finding the right letters to spell them, try and write them! 

Try and write this sentence, sounding out carefully: If you feel down in the dumps then jump and sing.

Can you write one of the words in your own sentence? 



Revisit all phase 2 and phase 3 sounds. 

Today we are continuing to practise reading CVCC words. 

First try one of these worksheets


and then try these trickier worksheets, if you can!



Friday - Fun Friday! 

Revisit all phase 2 and phase 3 sounds. 

Have a go at these games:

https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/helpAHedgehog/index.html (phase 3 ccvc/cvcc)

https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/alien-escape?phase=4 (phase 4)

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/member-only/BookLunchboxPh4.html (have a read of this phase 4 interactive story)



This week, I would like you to complete the first section of your very own reading and writing project 'Mavis the Magic Cat'. 


The first project is from pages 1-12 and involves reading stories, looking at vocabulary and sequencing a story. Try and complete this over the week. Could you try and write words or simple sentences to match your sequenced story at the end of the week?



This weeks 'Big Question' is 'Are All Minibeasts Scary?'

Throughout out this topic, you will explore 'little questions' that will help to answer this weeks 'big question'. Take the opportunity to go outside on bug hunts. There are lots of resources such as the ones linked below you can use to spot specific insects and wildlife


You could also make a bug hotel to attract insects to your garden


If you child is particularly interested in a particular ‘little question’ or another area related to ‘the big question’ then don’t be afraid to expand and research in to it further.



Why does a spider need a web?

Watch this video all about spiders:


Listen to these key words in the video, in the part all about spiders webs. Have you heard these words before? What do you think they mean?

Spiral    caught    silk     spun    insect

Can you answer today’s little question? Can you tell a grown up everything you learnt about spiders? What is different about a spider to other bugs?


Can you create a spiderweb? You could draw it, or use string and weave it.

You could make a moving spider – remember its 8 legs!





Where did the butterfly come from?

Read the story – The Cautious Caterpillar


 and watch:



What are the stages of the life cycle called? Can you put them in order using this activity sheet?


Can you label the stages?


Can you make a butterfly feeder for your garden?





Does a worm have legs?

Read Superworm and research about worms with a grown up.

What do they eat? How do they move? Where do they live?

Here is a video to help: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-zc_1vjLnI


Can you find worms in your garden? Can you describe what they look and feel like? Which way do you think they move?


Try and make a wormery




Why does a snail carry its house around?

Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8ma6vDvXAM


Why does a snail have a shell? What is different about a slug and a snail? What is the same? How do other animals protect themselves from preditors?

How does a snail move? Can you move like a snail?


Practise your fine motor skills by painting pasta shells (If you can find any!) https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/516084438526074198/


or make some rock snails https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/777293216922513245/

Go on a snail trail hunt. Can you find any slimy trails?

Can you label the snail?




Fun Friday! 

Use today to reflect on learning from the week. Play 'odd one out' with the four mini beasts we have looked at. There are no right or wrong answers, it is just a nice game for you to explore similarities and differences. For example I could say: 

'I think the spider is the odd one out because it has 8 legs'

'I think the snail is the odd one out because it has a shell'

'I think the caterpillar is the odd one out because it changes in to a butterfly'

and so on!