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Tuesday (12.05.20)

Hello! I hope you are all well this morning.

In our Letters and Sounds Phonics lesson yesterday we were taught about the split digraph 'u-e' by a lady called Alex. If you haven't watched one for a while, maybe you could give it another go this week - it is really important that we learn all of our Phase 5 phonics sounds.

In our Literacy work today we are going to be thinking about one of my favourite minibeasts.

It has 6 legs.

It has 2 antennae.

It has wings and it can fly.

It eats greenfly and plants.

It bleeds from its knees when it feels threatened.

It is often red with black spots (although can be other colours too).

Have you guessed it yet?


It is a ladybird. 


A ladybird is a type of insect. Insects all have 3 pairs of legs (6 in total), 2 antennae and their body is made up of 3 different parts. These parts are called the head, the thorax and the abdomen.  Not all minibeasts are insects. Can you think of any other insects?


For your work today I would like you to watch the short video link about ladybirds. Then I would like you to carefully label the parts of the ladybird and finally I would like you to listen to and enjoy the story of, 'The Bad Tempered Ladybird.'

Lots of Ladybird links!!!


Ladybirds For Kids

Let's search for ladybirds, and see how to make a safe, warm place for the bugs to live during the winter. For more videos about bugs click:

The Bad Tempered Ladybird

By Eric Carole Published by Puffin

​​​​​​In our Maths work today we are learning about subtraction. See how you get on with the video and questions below.

Year 1 - Week 4 - Lesson 2 - Subtract within 20

This is "Year 1 - Week 4 - Lesson 2 - Subtract within 20" by White Rose Maths on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

And your final task today is to think of different minibeast habitats. You may have seen some of these yesterday when you were on your minibeast hunt. Oscar did some great hunting - he even took his magnifying glass with him so he could get a better look at the bugs! Habitat is really just another word for 'home,' It describes where an animal might live. See if you can match the minibeasts below to their habitat.