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Wednesday 27th January

Here are today’s home learning tasks.


While learning from home, you should be aiming for at least 20 minutes reading per day. This can be any type of text – fiction book, non-fiction, comic, newspaper, etc. A reading comprehension about snails has been included with this blog for you to complete if you wish.

You can also visit the Oxford Owl website and access books online .

The login details are: 

Username: willow101

Password: pupil


Today we are learning about the split digraph ‘e-e’ which can be found in words like even, these and compete. Below is a video to watch going through some ‘e-e’ sound words.

e-e split digraph - Mr Thorne Does Phonics - YouTube

Talk about the ‘e-e’ sound.  Can you say the sound?  Can you write the sound? Look at the activity sheet attached to this blog and practise reading the words. Some are real words and some are nonsense (alien) words.


Today we would like you to write a fact file about minibeasts. There are two video clips for you to watch and there is also an information file attached to this blog. Alternatively, you can do your own research.

What are minibeasts? - BBC Bitesize

What is a minibeast? | Primary Biology - Animal Types - YouTube

There are many different types of minibeasts but they are all invertebrates (have no backbone). Pick two or three different minibeasts to write about. Remember to include a title and subheadings, put information in sections and include some pictures if you can.


Today, we would like you to practise counting forwards and backwards in steps of 1 and 2. Watch the learning video below and complete the independent task.

To identify, complete and continue number patterns, adding and subtracting 1 or 2 (

A copy of the task is attached to this blog. You could also practise writing the numbers 0 to 20 correctly either in your home learning book or using the activity sheet included in this blog.


This week we are learning about what different animals eat. We will be using the words: herbivore (eats only plants), carnivore (eats mostly meat/other animals) and omnivore (eats plants and meat/other animals). Start by watching the videos about animal groups. Here are the links:

Now look at the animal sheet and sorting grid attached to this blog. Can you sort the animals into the right groups?