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Tuesday 21st April

Great wanted posters by Deryn and Reggie


The Highway Rat Phonics and Spelling


Please find a list of words from the Highway Rat to practice spelling. First you need to familiarise yourself with the following sounds. Do you recognise the letters in the sounds and what sound do they make?  If you can't remember them you will need to recap these and really try to remember them.


ea      ey

u-e    o-e

oa      aw

a-e    ie

o-e    or



Here are also some alternative ways of writing sounds. Can you remember these....?


1. ee can be written ie

2. oa can be written o

3. air can be written are


Get an adult to say the following words to you so you can practice spelling them. Mark your spellings and then note any that were a bit tricky for you, then write them correctly (you don't need to do them all, just pick a few).


1. beast, feast, lead, stealing, leaf, thief

2. rude, refuse

3. road, paw, strode, stole

4. cake, take, cave

5. clover, over

6. shiver, deliver

7. horse

8. shares, dares

9. replied, cried

10. chews, grew

English - The Highway Rat and writing opportunity


In the story the Highway Rat finally gets caught for his unkind acts towards others. Can you write a newspaper report about the moment he is caught out and what happens to him?


Remember to include....


1. A catchy headline at the top of the newspaper article.


2. Sentences with capital letters, full stops, finger spaces and neat handwriting were each letters starts on the line and remember to 'take off'.


3. Remember to use joining words such as and, but, so and because.


4. Write about how the Duck tricked the thief. Why did she trick the Rat, what had he done? How did she trick him, what did she do?


5. What happened to the Highway Rat in the cave? Did he find biscuits and buns? Did he get out?


6. What happened to the Rat at the end of the story?


7. Include a date on the newspaper and who wrote the article (the journalist).

Maths - Number and Place Value

10 more and 10 less


Please watch these videos which explain how to find 10 more and 10 less than a given number.


Now have a go at a 10 more and 10 less Robot sheet.

1 star - easy

2 stars - medium

3 stars - harder

More and Less game - consolidate your learning



Another game if you fancy more....


Please go to the 'Chopper Squad More or Less' Game.

Click the 'Mixed 1 to 100' box to start.

Science - materials and their properties


Can you identify and name a variety of everyday materials, including wood, plastic, glass, metal, water, rock and brick, paper and cardboard.


Play the odd one out game


Set up....


1. Get an adult to make sets of four or five items which are made from the same material then add another object as an ‘odd one out’.


2. Can you guess which the ‘odd one out’ is? What are the objects made from? What is the same? What is different?


3. Can you make your own 'odd one out' game for an adult?

Naming materials game if you want more.....


1. Scroll down and click on 'Materials 2' game.

2. Then click on 'activity 2 - labelling materials'.