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Remember today it is also important to:

  • Get active!  (Joe Wicks work out, running, bouncing, obstacle courses, football, go on a walk or a bike ride – so many ways to keep moving)!
  • Read for at least 20 minutes. 



Again this week we would like ALL children in Maple class to take time and look at the phonics.

It is important that you can see the different way that the sounds are written and become familiar with which words fit which pattern.











Everyone focus on Phonics this week please.



Right! Today Maples you are going to have fun making up your Jack and the beanstalk story!

You have practised your skills – punctuation, description, conjunctions and speech and this is your chance to really show your parents and teachers how they can be used in your own writing!

This week you are going to write your Middle and End.

Don’t worry I have written the beginning and you have the whole week to do this.


Some days you will feel like you can give your writing your full attention so enjoy it and go for it. If you are having an ‘off’ day, then miss a day and come back to it tomorrow. That is fine, trust me we all have ‘off’ days!

Remember to use your story map to keep you on track and not wander off and away from your original plan!

Traditional story language to use!

Middle of the story

Now when…

Then one day…

The next day/morning…

     On his way…

But as soon as…

When along came…

     That very morning…


At midnight…

They lived happily ever after.

End of the story

They became the happiest Mother and son that ever lived.

They would never want for anything ever again.

Nothing was heard of the giant ever again.




Jack and the Beanstalk


Once upon a time, there lived an old, widow woman and her son, Jack, on their small farm in the country. Jack was 7 years old and had scruffy brown hair. He was a fun boy and was always looking for his next adventure. He was also helpful and every day, Jack would help his mother with the chores - chopping the wood, weeding the garden and milking the cow.  But despite all their hard work, Jack and his mother were very poor with barely enough money to buy food.

"What shall we do, what shall we do?" whimpered Jack’s Mum.  "We don't have enough money to buy seed for the farm this year!  We must sell our cow, Old Bess, and with the money, buy enough seed to plant a good crop."

"All right, mother," said Jack, and off he went to find the old, family cow.

He hadn't gone far when he met a funny-looking, old man in a colourful coat who said to him,

"Good morning, I have a special deal for such a fine cow. I will pay you with beans."

The little, old man looked around to make sure no one was watching and then opened his hand to show Jack what he held. Three magical, sparkly gold and silver bean seeds lay in the palm of the old man’s hand.

"I accept!” whispered Jack then he happily ran home to his mother.

"What!" cried Jack's mother.  "Oh, silly boy!  How could you give away our milking cow for three measly beans."  And with that she did the worst thing Jack had ever seen her do - she burst into tears.

Jack ran upstairs to his little room in the attic, so sorry he was, and threw the beans angrily out the window thinking, "How could I have been so foolish - I've broken my mother's heart." 

When Jack woke up the next morning, he noticed it was different and quite dark and shady so Jack jumped up and dressed himself and went to the window.  And what do you think he saw?  Why, the beans he had thrown out of the window into the garden had sprung up into a big beanstalk which went up and up and up until it reached the sky.






Warm up – Count in 10s from 3 to 103, using fun actions as you go like star jumps!

This week we are going to start the week by measuring length as this will really help with our learning theme work later in the week, when we will be making a bird feeder. Today, tell your grown-up everything you know about how to measure with a ruler. Where do you start? What unit of measure do we use?

Now, either use the printed sheet or make your own table like this. Then find some objects around your home, like pencils, books and so on (less than 30cm) and estimate their length. You can do this using your fingers; 1 fingerprint is approximately 1cm. Now have a go at measuring to the NEAREST cm or half cm:


Estimate (cm)

Length (cm)




Felt tip pen



Remote control



Reading book










Can you put the items in order, from smallest to biggest?

Now have a go at drawing lines. Can you draw a line that is:






Learning Theme - Science

Today we’re thinking about parts of a plant, and why each part is important. What does each part of the plant do? Last week, we had a go at labelling plants. Now we’d like you to write a sentence or tell someone in your family why each part is important, or what it is for. To help you, watch the clip below and see what you can find out! There is a quiz you might enjoy too!


An optional worksheet on parts of a plant

The Color-Changing Celery Experiment!

You could simply watch the video clip, or even have a go at setting up the experiment. If you don't have the ingredients, maybe try the experiment another day, or see if it works with a different type of plant.

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