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Seed Growing

Your child has been sent home two sunflower seeds to grow. You can grow one outside in the garden and one in a pot inside and compare how they grow.

Please watch the video with your child so he/she can learn how to look after his/her seeds. The sunflower seed diary can be completed over time as they watch how it changes. When it is too big for the pot you may wish to plant it outside with a cane to support it. We look forward to seeing photos of them.


Instruction Writing

In class, our plan was to cover instruction writing. Your child could look at some instructions around the house e.g. making recipes, building lego etc. and write instructions for their favourite games or everyday activities. Remember, these should include bossy verbs and numbered instructions. We talk to the children about finger spaces, capital letters and full stops.


Here is an example:


Traditional Tales

Traditional tales are a really important base for the children’s own storytelling. Together, read the story of The Three Little Pigs or The Little Red Hen.

  • Can you act out the story with your child?
  • Can they retell it orally?
  • Can they write it in their home learning book?