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Summer Term

Learning for week commencing the 21st June


This week we are using non-fiction texts.

We will be looking at the features of non-fiction texts and then will try to find them in some information books.

To tie in with our olympic art work we will be reading and making fact files about two athletes - Becky Downie and Richard Whitehead. 

Do you dream of being an Olympic athlete? What could you tell yourself each day that would help you to achieve your dream? We will be thinking of some affirmation statements and then present them creatively in a poster.

The vocabulary we are learning this week is... 


* Olympic Games (a sporting competition held every 4 years)

* Tokyo (the host city of the 2020 Olympic Games)

* athlete (a person who takes part in athletics)

* Paralympics (a sporting competition held every 4 years for athletes with a range of sporting disabilities)

Lesson one - finding the features of a non-fiction text

Today we are looking in information books to see which features we can find.



Day 1 smartboard

Lesson two - gathering information

Today we are reading about an athlete and then using what we've found out to complete a fact file. 


Watch these clips

Day 2 smartboard

Lesson three - writing about the athletes

In today's lesson we are going to use our fact files to write about our chosen athlete.


day 3 smartboard

Lesson four - affirmation/positive statements

Today we are thinking of statements that would encourage us to try to achieve OUR dream....whatever that is!

Watch these clips

Day 4 Smartboard

Lesson five -making a poster

Today we are using some of our affirmations/positive statements to make an eye catching poster. How creative can you be?

Have fun! 

Day 5 smartboard


This week we are learning about division and different ways we can represent this and work out division problems. 

Day One:

Today we are going to be learning how to calculate a division calculation using jottings. 



Here is the sheet and slides that you will need for today:

Day Two:

Today we will be continuing to solve division problems using jottings. 


Here are the slides and sheet that you will need for today:


Day Three:


Today we will be learning to use arrays to solve division problems. 

Here are the sheets and slides that you will need for today:

Day Four:

Today we are learning to solve one step division calculations by drawing a ring around a set of objects.




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Day 5


Today we will be solving division word problems.


Here are the slides and sheet that you will need for today:


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 -Geography - Maps 


This week the children are going to be learning and using their map skills to help the police team investigating the crimes committed by the Big Bad Wolf!

The police team investigating the Big Bad Wolf in the case of ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ found a map very helpful for talking about what happened and when.

Create a ‘Police Mapping Department’ for the week at home, you will need an ID each and by the end of the week you will create a map of the area in the story for the police to carry on with their investigation. 

Let's Explore! Learning about Maps

Early Childhood students will engage in this fun video about map reading.

Lesson one - Side view and plan view 


Today the children will be exploring plan and side view. 

Work through the map slides to learn about each one and how they are different. Here are your first investigations set by the police...


Investigation 1 – look carefully at the maps– what do you notice about the maps? What can you see? How would you describe it to someone else? Make a list of all your ideas. 


Investigation 2 - Remember that a map is always a plan from above. This helps you see all the roads/what is hiding behind buildings etc…

Take photographs and draw pictures of objects from home from the side and plan view. 

Lesson two - creating a 3D map 

Can you remember the story of the 3 little pigs? 

Can you tell someone at home all the different settings that are in the story? Draw a picture of the different places. 

Here is your next investigation set by PC Loup. 


Investigation 3- Today you are going to devise a 3D map on the carpet. You could use boxes/paper/material/construction equipment – you may have your own ideas of what to use from home. 


Look at the final result of your map – The Police Investigating Team have requested a photo of your map plan view and side view.

Save the picture as you will be using this to help your learning tomorrow. 



Challenge -

The Police Officer on the initial investigating team noted that the House made of bricks was in an easterly direction. 


Can you draw/cut out and stick on a compass with the house made of bricks in the east? 


Lesson three - drawing a map 

Today the children are going to be using their ideas from lesson 1 and 2 to draw their own map. Work through the slides to see what you need to do in detail. Can you draw your map using plan view? Can you include all of the settings? 


Here is today's task from PC Loup - 


Investigation 4 – The police team found the photos of your map really useful – could you sketch the map onto your map sheet? Remember plan view/side view – could you draw each house plan view (not side view)?


Challenge yourself to include a key on your map.

Look at the examples… why are keys helpful on a map? 


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 revisiting our prior learning to help us read and write words using alternative pronunciations of u, ow, ie and ea. 

We will be listening carefully to each letter sound to help you read and write different words. We will practice writing the words in sentences. 

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Lesson one - read and spell words using alternative er pronunciations

Lesson two - read and spell words using alternative a pronunciations

Lesson three -to read and spell words using alternative y pronunciations

Lesson four - reading and spelling words using alternative ch pronunciations

Lesson five - reading and spelling words using alternative er,a, y and ch pronunciations

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.



(Relationships, health and sex education) 

This week we will be talking with the children about how to keep themselves safe and to know which parts of their bodies are private. We will be using these N.S.P.C.C. resources to support our teaching.