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Spring Term

Learning for week commencing the 29th March


This week we are going to be learning to speak clearly and confidently, offer reasons for opinions and write a recount

The Easter bunny needs our help. He is upset because his eggs keep breaking. The children will be working in small groups discussing the best way to stop the eggs from breaking. Each group will try to convince the Easter bunny that their idea is the best.

The best ideas will then be tested.


Lesson one 

The Easter bunny is upset. Can you think of a way of protecting his eggs? This could include different ways of wrapping them or designing a soft landing. Then get ready to present your idea to the Easter bunny and convince him that your idea will be successful. 


Day 1 smartboard slides

Lesson two - Tuesday

Your idea was chosen by the Easter Bunny so now it's time to make and test it. Will it be successful? How will you know?

Lesson three 

Today the children will be writing a recount about their 'egg-citing' idea to save the Easter bunny's eggs.

Can they remember what a good recount should include?

~write sentences in the order they happen

~use time openers e.g. First....Next

~use adjectives (soft, safe ...)

~write in the past tense

~use capital letters, full stops and finger spaces

~give a point of view

They need to add their opinion and explain how the Easter bunny is feeling now that he knows his eggs won't get broken. 



Day 3 smartboard slides

Here are the documents you will need for Day 3's English lesson - 


This week we are learning about position and direction.

We are going to be looking at what the words: left, right and middle mean. 

After that, we are going to learn how to programme a Bee-Bot toy to get it to move to a certain place. 

Then, we are going to look at moving objects in quarter turns, half turns and even three quarter turns if you are feeling confident! 


Today we are going to be looking at using the words left, right and middle. 

Quiz needs our help! He has bought some Easter eggs and needs to put them all on the correct shelves.

Look at the pictures below to see if you can remember your left and right and for some help with your job for today.

Here is the sheet that you will need for today:


Today we are going to learn how to programme a Bee-Bot toy by using an algorithm.

Watch this clip below that explains what an algorithm is.

BBC Learning - What Is An Algorithm

Look at the picture of a Bee-Bot toy below. There are seven different buttons on a Bee-Bot. Once you have pressed the buttons to control where you want the Bee-Bot to go, don't forget to press the 'cancel' button to start some new instructions for it to follow. 
Your job for today is to use the Bee-Bot website below to see if you can input the right directions to get it around the map.


Today we are going to learn about half turns, quarter turns and three quarter turns.

Your job for today is to give instructions to your grown up about what direction you want them to turn.

Once you have done that can your grown up give you instructions to turn an object on a table. For example, 'turn the pencil a quarter turn to the left.' 

Watch the clip below for some more help on these different turns. 


Geography Day!


Remember to keep playing the different maths games on NumBots. Will you be on the leader board?


Great news!

Wollaton library are now offering a 'click and collect' service so you are able to borrow some new reading books to share together at home. 

Please click on the link below to find out about how the system works and enjoy reading together :-) 

We love reading at Fernwood Primary School and enjoy sharing books together. 

While we are not at school we hope you enjoy reading together at home! 

This week, can you be digraph detectives and see how many digraphs you can find in your reading book?

Remember to try the reading bingo activity sheet that you could complete together - How quick can you fill a line? I wonder if you can get a full house? 

Here are some links to some ebooks, free downloads of books and reading prompts and questions to read or listen to at homesmiley


Topic - RE - Easter

This week we are going to be learning about the Christian festival of Easter. We are learning about the Easter story and the way in which Christians celebrate Easter. We are also looking at Easter cards and different Easter crafts.


Lesson one

This week you will be finding out about the Easter story. There is a short video to watch and then you can re-tell the story. Can you remember the main parts? Who is the story about? You could draw your own pictures and write about them to re-tell the story.


The Christian Story of Easter | Religions of the World

An animated clip narrating the Christian story of Easter.

Lesson two 

At Easter time many people who are Christians go to church. They believe that this was the time Jesus died and was resurrected. People also like to make and send Easter cards. 

Have a look below at some ideas for Easter cards. Have a go at designing and making your own Easter card. Who will you give it to?

You could choose one of these Easter card designs or create your own. Who will it be for? What message will you write inside?

Here are some more ideas for fun Easter crafts.


Please continue to practise the sounds that you already have learnt. Here are the sounds mats for you:

This week we are going to be using all of our prior learning to help us read and write words and sentences using letter sounds from phase 2, 3 and 5. 

The children will be thinking about the different spellings and selecting the correct missing sound. We will be segmenting and blending sounds to decide if the word is a real or a rubbish word. 

Lesson one - practice letter sounds

Lesson two - segmenting and blending to read 

Lesson three - segmenting to spell

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Phase 3 Tricky Words Song Say Hello To

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Phase 4 Tricky Words Song Sight Words Song for said, have, like, come, some, what, when

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Phonics comics

Can you practice your letter sounds, segmenting, breaking the words down and blending, pushing the letter sounds together to read the word? - enjoy :-) 


This term we are going to be practicing our letter formation making sure our pencils are at the right place to write the letter correctly.


Thursday is our Geography Fun Day!

Today by following the instructions on the smartboard slides we want you to have fun making a map, playing a game and answering some geography based quiz questions. 

Fun Day smartboard to follow

eggs to colour

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