Hazlehurst Community Primary School

Growing Together

Hazlehurst Community

Primary School

Growing Together

27th-1st May


We are going to continue using the White Rose Maths schemes of work, with this weeks book being 'The Night Pirates'. 

You can listen to the story here before you start https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnVP6iBAvHg





Revisit all phase 2 and phase 3 sounds. 

We are looking at reading and writing consonant, consonant, vowel, consonant words this week. Teach reading CCVC words by writing pot on some paper. Sound talk and talk about how many sounds you can hear. Write s in front of pot to make spot. Point to the s and say sssss holding the sound then point to the next consonant and slide them together continue soundtalking the rest of the word. Repeat with step, stop, skip, trip, plan, from.

How many of these words can you read in one minute? spot, step, stop, skip, trip, plan, from, frog, twin, swim (reduce the number of words to make the came easier). Can you beat your score?

Try reading these sentences

Can I plan a trip to the moon?

Help! Can you grab that green frog for me?



Revisit all phase 2 and phase 3 sounds. 

We are looking at reading and writing the tricky words have some come like

Try reading these words. Can you cut the letters out and put them back together? Can you write the words in rainbow colours? 

Spot the words in these sentences, then have a go at reading the full sentence. 

It smells like we might have some roast chicken tonight.

Can we train a dragon to come and cook food for us?

Will you come and have some roast bugs on toast for dinner?




Revisit all phase 2 and phase 3 sounds. 

We are going to try and spell some CCVC words today. 

Look at these pictures. What are they? Can you sound them out? Now try and write the word to match the pictures.

(cross flag grass skip plum nest)

Can you write these words in to your own sentence?



Revisit all phase 2 and phase 3 sounds. 

We are continuing to practise reading CCVC and CVCC words and sentences.

First, try and read the words using this powerpoint



Now try and answer these questions and decide if you think the answer is yes or no:



Can you use the words from the first powerpoint to make your own silly questions?



Revisit all phase 2 and phase 3 sounds. 

Have a go at these games:

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/PictureMatch.html (phase 3 digraphs)

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/member-only/TrainYourBrainPh4.html (words have some come like)

https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/odd-and-bob?phase=4 (CCV & CCVC 1-7)




This week, I would like you to complete the next section of 'Mavis the Magic Cat'. 


Pages 13-24 help you to learn about poetry, letter formation and includes lots of hands on activities. It also links nicely to our topic 'Are All Minibeasts Scary?' Try and complete this over the week. Could you try and write words or simple sentences to make your own mini beast fact file at the end?



We are continuing with our topic 'Are All Minibeasts Scary?' this week.

Throughout out this topic, you will continue to explore 'little questions' that will help to answer this weeks 'big question'. Continue to reflect on last week's learning, comparing the mini beasts and talking about similarities, differences and changes. 



Why are ladybirds red and why do they have spots?

Watch this video all about ladybirds:


Can you answer these questions?


What type of insect is a lady bird?

How many legs does a ladybird always have?

What is the biggest number of spots a ladybird can have?

Why is a ladybird red, what is it saying to predators?


Have a try at this mini beast sorting activity. Can you sort the minibeasts in to two sections, legs and no legs? What other sections could you sort mini beasts in to?



Have a read of 'What the Ladybird Heard?' or 'The Bad Tempered Ladybird' 

Print or draw some ladybirds and use them to act out the story. 




Why are bees so important?


Watch this video all about bees:



Talk about what special jobs a bee has and why they are so important.


Have a try of this science experiments (if you can get the things you need!)


Make a bee shape picture. What shapes have you used?



Can you make a bee puppet and pretend to fly from flower to flower? 



Ants are tiny, but are they strong?


Watch this video all about ants:




Can you think of some other insects?

Did you know, ants can carry 50 times its own body weight, making it one of the strongest creatures compared to its size! 


Can you make an ant restaurant? Put some sweet fruit and other treats on a plate in your garden and see if you can attract some ants!




How many legs does a centipede have?


Watch this video all about centipedes:



How many legs do people think centipedes have?

How many do they usually have in our country?

What is special about their legs?

When do they usually come out?


Even though 'cent' means 100, did you know centipedes can have anywhere between 30 and 354 legs?

Can you act out this centipede poem?



Google and Twinkl have created a brilliant virtual reality tool that lets animals and creatures 'come to life' in your own home! Have a look here: https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-ar-23-centipede-quick-look or search Google AR on Google. (please note you need a smart phone or tablet for this to work)


Friday - Fun Friday

This is our last session all about minibeasts. Have a go at these games and see if you can tell the difference between different minibeasts, 



Can you answer our big question 'Are All Minibeasts Scary?' 

Which was your favourite mini beast?

Which minibeast would you be and why? Write a sentence and draw a picture to tell me all about it. 


Can you have a go at the minibeast quiz?