Message from Mrs Mammatt 1st June

Hello everyone!

I hope you managed to get out and about in the glorious weather during the half term break.

Below are this week's tasks. 

As always, keep in touch with us; we love to see all the activities that you have completed. Have fun and just do what you can!


Commotion in the Ocean - By Giles Andreae


This week I’ve included a link to a narrated video story.


After you have read the book, research your favourite sea creature. You can use the fact sheets provided or do your own research on the internet with an adult.

Use this information to create your own non-fiction booklet.


You will need:

  • A title and picture for your front cover.
  • Factual sentences about your chosen animal (A fact is information that is true, not made up). Try and find out at least 3 facts!
  • Your own pictures or photos of your chosen animal, making sure that you label them.
  • You may want to think about where your animal lives, what it eats, how it breathes, how it moves, how long it lives for and how it reproduces (has babies).

I shall be rewarding those that put lots of time into their mini-booklets and look forward to seeing these over the next few days!




Continue your amazing diary writing. Remember if you keep all of your entries safe, one day you will be able to read them to your children and tell them what it was like during this strange and unusual time.


Mrs Mammatt’s story-time

This week, I shall be reading ‘The fish who could wish’ by Korky Paul. Recognise the author? Yes, he also wrote ‘Winnie the witch’ stories! Get ready for the quiz……

 *  Reading  *


I've also added a link to The 'BookTrust' Home Time page. It's an excellent site where you can find free online books and videos, play games, win prizes, test your knowledge in book-themed quizzes and  learn how to draw some of your favourite characters.

A really great site.




*  Reception Phonics  *

This week we're revising the long vowel sounds

 ai (chain)  and ee  (sheep)


It's a very good idea to do lots of practice at listening to words to hear if they contain a short or long vowel sound as this is a skill that will really help later on, e.g.  cap (short vowel sound)  cape (long vowel sound).


I've added a couple of Roll and Read sheets below. You just need a dice. 



Continue to practise a different group of 5 words from either your 100 or 200 common exception word list.


There are some great games on the ‘Topmarks’ link which I have attached below.

*  Year 1 Phonics  *


This week we're revising

 tch  (catch)        wh   (when)     ph  (phonics)


*  Here's the rule for using the tch  grapheme for the ch phoneme  *


Use the grapheme tch if the  sound comes straight after a single vowel letter. e.g. catch, fetch, kitchen, notch, hutch

But...don't forget there are some tch rule breakers! Make sure you watch out for these:  rich, which, much and such


Make sure you can use your spy eyes to recognise these graphemes in words. Have a go at using some of the words in sentences


*  Dance Lessons with Miss Squire *


Don't forget to look out for the Parent-mail on Thursday with the links to Jess's dance classes.  

*Design Technology*

This week I’ve included a design sheet for you to create your own ‘healthy smoothie’.


Have a think about which fruits you enjoy. Taste some fruit that you have never tried before.


When making your smoothie, remember to follow the guidelines for chopping safely, using the ‘bridge’ or ‘claw’ technique.


I have included an evaluation sheet so that you can decide how successful your design was.


I look forward to seeing some pictures or videos of your creative drinks!



This is a 3 week art project. I have split the activities into year groups but if you prefer to complete a task from another year than this is also absolutely fine. Look at the support sheet attached for ideas.



EYFS- Habitats-  

Make a mini habitat from a shoe box. This could be a jungle, a desert, a river or the sea. Choose a habitat and research which animals and plants might live there.


Year 1- Habitats-

Make an ocean habitat from a shoe box. This could be a rock pool, a coastal habitat, a deep water habitat or a coral reef habitat. You will need to research your habitat well. Find out what type of sea creatures and plants live there.


Year 2-Habitats-

1. Environmental research Ocean habitats.

Why has plastic waste been in the news a lot recently? Perhaps you would like to find out how much plastic you use in a week? What effect does plastic have on marine life and their habitat? Create a video, power-point or booklet about this important topic.


2. You may prefer to make an ocean creature sculpture from recycled plastic.


I look forward to seeing your wonderful projects.

Have a good week!

Mrs Mammatt