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This week we are going to focus our learning on the story The Hare and the Tortoise. They are two very different animals that decide to have a race.


Who do you think will win? Let’s listen to the story and find out.


Did you guess correctly? How do you think the tortoise managed to win the race?

Let’s have a go at doing our own story map to help us remember what happened in the beginning, middle and end of the story. Which is your favourite part of the story? Why is it your favourite part?

Now see if you can remember the sequence of the story by cutting out the pictures and sticking them in the correct order. Your story map should help you do this.

Can you ‘find a voice’ for one of the characters from the story? think of a typical sentence that the character might say. For example, ‘I am very fast’ or ‘I am very slow’. If you are at school take it in turns to speak your sentence out loud. Can your friends guess who you are? Are you the Tortoise or are you the hare?

If you are feeling brave then you could be in the ‘hot seat’! At your table get an adult to ask you questions like ‘What colour are you’? ‘Do you have legs’? ‘Can you run fast’? Can the grown-up guess which character you are from the story?

Have fun and don’t give too many clues away!

Can you write a sentence from the tortoise’s point of view? How do you think the tortoise feels when he has to race the hare? Do you think he realises that he actually might be able to beat the hare? If not then why? Does the tortoise feel excited about the race or maybe nervous?

Have a go at the resources below





This week we are learning about another trigraph (three letters that make one sound) air as in hair.

Can you have a go at writing air on your whiteboard, in some flour, or shaving foam?

What words can you think of that have the trigraph air?


Let’s watch the letters and sounds video


Have a look at Geraldine the Giraffe too 


Mr Mc has a fun video too


Let’s have a go at learning some of our tricky words now. Use the look, cover, write and check method with these words. He, she, no, go, I, the, to, we, me, be.

Education city has some air activities and some tricky word activities too


Don’t forget phonicsplay!



Now have a go at the resources below.


Year 1’s

This week’s focus is alternative spellings for ai and c

Have a go at spelling the following words using our

‘Look, Cover, Write, Check’ method.

Spellings: cat, crisp, coat, ice, cell, cycle, play, day, snail, drain

Here are some other activities to try throughout the week: