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Wednesday 1 April 2020

Who thinks Superworm is good to eat?
Who fetched some leaves?
What did Wizard Lizard say when he woke up?

What was Wizard Lizard stuck in?

Where did the insects drop lizard?


Putting our campaign into action!

Now we have research, planned, and made our campaign materials, we can finally put some of it into action!

Will you put posters on all the bins at home so your family don't throw away recyclable materials?
Will you make signs to remind your family to turn off lights?
Will you go on a litter pick?
Will you make a pitch to your family (who live in your house or by telephone) about why they should walk / cycle more?

Let us know what you have been up to!


Phonics Play

***Please use the username and password on the Phonics Play website if you are trying to gain access to it.***

Tuesday 31st March



Making our campaign materials


Now we have thought about the information that we will include in our campaign, we can start to make our materials.

Have you decided what you are going to make? How will you lay out or communicate the information?

Below are some examples of leaflets, but you might like to make a short film about how to recycle properly, or the best way to save energy in the home.

I can't wait to see what you create!


Monday 29th March 2020

Planning our Global Warming campaign

Now we know what our focus will be for our campaign (getting people to recycle, to turn electrics off standby, or people to walk more), we can now think about how we are going to educate others.

Will you make another poster, an information leaflet, or even a information film?

We need to think about the information you will tell them. We can use the questions who, why, where, when, what, and how to structure our explanation.

Why is the campaign needed?
Who should take part?
What can they do?
How can they do it?
Where should they do it?
When can they do it?

Have a think about these questions and take notes. Tomorrow we will plan our campaign materials.

 Dear Greenpeace

E - Can you think of another word that means "hurt"?
R - How does the author move the story on?
I - Why do you think the whale was in the pond?
C - What do you think the author is trying to tell the reader?

Friday 27 March 2020

Ten Flashing FirefliesE – Can you think of another word to describe the fireflies?

R – What is happening to the number of fireflies in the jar as the number in the sky goes down?

I – Why do the fireflies begin to flash so slowly?

C - What effect does the alliteration (Flashing Fireflies both start with the same sound) have on the story?

Can you now make a collection of objects?

What number patterns can you make with them? Pairs, groups of 5, number bonds to 10 or beyond?

Friday 27th March 2020

Creating an Information Poster about how to reduce our carbon footprint

Now we have looked at what Global Warming is, and some strategies we could adopt to reduce our carbon footprint, we will now begin to plan our public information campaign.

Of all the strategies to reduce our carbon foot print that you discussed yesterday, which do you think will be the most effective?

Will people adopt strategies if they are too difficult to keep going? Which one is the easiest?

Today we will make an information poster, picking one or more of the ideas you explored yesterday. Below are some examples of posters from such campaigns to give you some ideas.

Next week we will be picking one thing that we can do, planning our campaign and then we will put it into action.

Thursday 26 March 2020

Barry was so kind in helping The Hairy Scary Monster. Can you do something helpful for someone today?

Thursday 26th March 2020

Global Warming: What can we do?
As we have been finding out, Global warming is the rise in temperature of the earth's atmosphere. It's said that by the time a baby born today is 80 years old, the world could be 6 and a half degrees warmer than it is now. Obviously we need to stop this!

But how?
We have learned that Global Warming is caused by an increase in greenhouse gases in the atmosphere which are produced through:
- Burning coal and petrol, known as 'fossil fuels'
- Cutting down of rainforests and other forests
- Animal waste which lets off methane

As individuals, families, communities or even countries go about our daily lives, much of what we consume or do has required some of the above to happen (for example, when we eat meat the animals which it has come from has contributed methane into the atmosphere, or when we turn on a light, coal has been burned to make the electricity which powers it). We can measure our impact on Global Warming through calculating our carbon footprint.

A carbon footprint can be a broad measure or can be applied to the actions of an individual, a family, an event, an organization, or even an entire nation.

Watch the below video and use the discussion cards to help you think about what we can do to reduce our carbon foot print.


You could even draw round your foot on a piece of paper, and write your ideas in the footprint.



You can sign up to the below story website for a free months trial.


 Also Amazon has cancelled the subscriptions of books and audio stories for children and students of all ages.

All stories are free to stream on your laptop, tablet or phone using the following link:


 Wednesday 25 March 2020

How Big is a Million?

This is such a lovely story which shows how numbers are everywhere, in nature and in our homes.

Listen to the story and then go on a number hunt .
What numerals can you see in your home?
What is the biggest? What is the smallest?
Can you find something that hold many things (like a bag of rice)? Is there a million in there? How many do you think there?
Can you order them from biggest to smallest?

How many different ways can you make 10? 100? 1000?

What Big Question might you like to ask? 


Phonics week beginning 23.03.20

Wednesday 25th March 2020

Before we begin to think about what we can do to stop Climate Change (and then hopefully, begin to do these things!), we are going to think a little bit more about the impact that Climate Change is having on the planet and why it is so important that we stop it.

Watch the below videos.


and then choose some (or all) of the discussion cards to talk about with an adult.


Tuesday 24th March 2020

Dinosaurs and All that Rubbish

Watch the video of Dinosaurs and all that Rubbish. 

Discuss with your adult:

  • Explain – Instead of saying “heaps of rubbish”, could  the author have used a different phrase? How would you describe the piles of rubbish? Can you use some other descriptive phrases?
  • Retrieve – Can you tell the story to someone else?
  • Interpret – What do you think the message of the story is?
  • Choice – What do you think the writer wants the readers to think?



Global Warming

To end our Polar Regions topic, we are going to look at the huge threat to these areas - Global Warming. We will first look at what it is, what this means for the Polar Regions, and then to Planet Earth as a whole.

What is Global Warming?
Why is it happening?
What will happen by 2040?
What can we do to stop it?

What does “travesty” mean?

Play Hit the Button.


Practice your 2, 5 and 10 times table.
Can you try 3 and 4 times tables too.
Don't forget about your Times Tables Rock Stars accounts!

Here are some websites to help support your learning at home. Reading and phonics:

1) Access to a range of phonic reading ability books online -https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/forhome/reading/

2) Access to phonics practise and phonics games online - https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

Username: Lakenham Password: Pupil123

3) Access to BBC stories

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/b00jdlm2/c beebies-bedtime-stories


1) Access to maths games online - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7- years/counting

2) Access to online counting support – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3-AY1B0qc&safe=active


Polar Expedition Training

Lakenham Primary School is a “Can Do” school. Can you …..?

  1. Make a fort in your house that would protect you from a Polar Bear?
  2. Create an obstacle course to train you for Polar Survival?
  3. The Polar Regions are important global habitats, can you make a habitat near you more animal friendly? How did you do this?
  4. Can you plan and host a farewell / welcome home party for you and your family / toys?
  5. Can you learn a card game / parlour game to play on the expedition?
  6. Can you make up an Arctic tongue twister? Eg If two walruses were watching two whales, which walrus would watch which whale?
  7. To keep your kit light, can you pack a plastic bag with objects so it weighs exactly 500g?
  8. Can you make a treasure hunt for someone in your family?
  9. Go stargazing https://www.mykidstime.com/things-to-do/fun-astrononomy-for-kids-otherwise-known-as-stargazing/ ?
  10. Watch some clouds and draw the shapes you can see? Can you make up a story about them?
  11. To train you for keeping alert for animals, go on a Sound Scavenger hunt?
  12. Go animal tracking. Look around your garden or if you are out for a walk, and see if you can spot any animal tracks. Borrow a book from the library to help you identify the different animal/bird tracks.
  13. Make Sun Shadows .You will need: Sunshine, Nature items e.g. leaves, twigs, flowers, paper – darker colours work better
    What to do:
    Find a sunny spot outside late morning. Arrange the items on a sheet of paper.
    You might need a stone for each corner to keep it from blowing away if it’s breezy.
    Leave the paper for several hours in direct sunlight.
    The sun will fade the paper, it will create silhouettes where your items are located.
  14. See how many items of clothes you can layer on yourself in one go?
  15. Can you design the ultimate polar suit? Label this and explain your decisions.
  16. To amuse yourself, can you make some musical instruments using household objects?
  17. Hold a readathon. How many books can you read in one day?
  18. Make a sock puppet.
  19. Can you write a story, play or song?
  20. Can you perform this to someone?

 Play Question Games

  1. One person thinks of a thing or a person and the others have to guess what it is but are only allowed to ask questions that get a Yes or a No answer. The others must guess by the 20th question. First one to guess gets to pick the next item to be guessed.
    Or write something on a piece of paper and each person sticks it on their head and has to ask questions to help them guess what they are.
  2. Hold a Blinking Contest
    Stare at your opponent while trying not to blink. Whoever closed their eyes first loses.
  3. Play Unfortunately / Fortunately. One person kicks off a story saying something like “One day a man was in the jungle. Unfortunately he met a lion”. The next person has to be the Fortunately person, so e.g. “Fortunately the man was a lion tamer”. And so on.
  4. Play Charades.
  5. Play I’m thinking of a number. One person thinks of a number and the other person has to guess what it might be asking questions like “Is it more than ten?” “Is it an even number?” “Is it found in the 5 times table?”