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WEEK 6 The Great Pet Sale

Week 6 The Great Pet Sale!


English, Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Communication and Language,

Understanding the World, Expressive Arts and Design.

We’re going to start our week by listening to a story. You might have this book at home. If so, go get it and turn the pages along with the video. Click the link below and let’s enjoy it together.

The Great Pet Sale


Terrance and I had lots of fun making our own shop. We made price tags and attached them to things we found around the house. Have a look at the video of our role play below.

(Please ignore Mr Banfield's foot! wink)



Shopping Role Play

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Have you got an area inside or outside where you could set up your own shop? Create posters to entice your family to come and shop!

You could put your items from cheapest to the most expensive.

Don’t forget to give your customers a receipt. See this week’s phonic ideas to help you spell out your shop items.

Now swap and become the customer! Can you use your phonics to write a shopping list?


Phonics, English

Reception: we are looking at the oo (boot – b-oo-t) sound.

It is another digraph (two letters that make one sound).

Have a look at the

Alphablocks’ video on YouTube.

The oo clip is from 4 mins 13 seconds until 6 mins 21 seconds.


This week I thought we could play a couple of phonics games.

The first one is called pairs.

You will need to write out the list of words below on a sheet of paper. Now write them out again on another sheet of paper.

Cut out the words on both of the sheets.

Turn them all over so they are face down (you can’t see the words).

Start playing by turning two bits of paper over at a time and see if you can find a pair (two words that are the same).

Remember to use your phonic knowledge to read the words.

The next game is to use the words again and write them on paper or on the concrete using chalk. Get a grown up to read out some of the words. If you have it written down you need to cross it off. A bit like bingo!!



Year 1

We are going to continue to use our split digraph ‘magic e’. Remember the ‘e’ gives the first vowel a long sound instead of a short sound.

For example:


Remember the ‘e’ is not really magic because it does a job but it’s much more fun to remember!

I’ve had fun using wax to magically hide the e. Have a look at the video below, keep pausing the video to read the words before you get told!



Split Digraph Magic e

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Have a look at the picture of Terrance’s shop.

Can you choose two or three items and add the prices together? Which items are you going to pick?

Write down the number sentence using the correct symbols.


Year 1s have a look at this

video showing how you can work out finding change from a 20p.

You could also do this in your role play shop with pretend or real money. Ask a family member to buy something that is less than 20p. Can you work out how much change they will need? Is this an addition or subtraction number calculation? Can you write it as a number sentence?


Reception can you find some coins to draw around and write the number on? Can you order them from the highest number to the lowest number? Can a grown up draw around some coins (but not write the amount on) and can you guess what coin it is? Some are easier to guess than others πŸ˜‰

Extension: Can you add two of the coins together? Now can you write it as a number sentence? Don’t forget to use your coins in your role play shop.



English, Computing, Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Communication and Language, Understanding the World, Expressive Arts and Design.

Did You Know?

There are 5 welfare needs that animals need when they are your pet?

Can you think of a different action for each one to help you remember them? You could send me a short video of you doing your actions!


Have you got a pet at home?

Can you tell me something about your pet?

Don’t worry if you haven’t, you could tell me about the pet you would really like or choose a cuddly friend to tell me about.

See the Teacher’s fact files below for ideas then have a go at your own!

Mrs Eggleston's Animal Fact File

Mrs Banfield's Animal Fact File

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Mrs Eggleston's Gerbil Facts

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Could you make a habitat for one of your pet toys?

What could you add to their habitat to make sure that they have got their 5 welfare needs?

There are some lovely songs and videos on cbeebies. Check them out using the link below. I love the video about the kittens – so cute!

Cbeebies - Pets


Computing, Understanding the World

Put your technology skills to good use by becoming a ‘Pet Photographer!’

PE, Music, Physical Development, Understanding the World, Expressive Arts and Design

You could get outside and set up an agility course and pretend to be the dogs at Crufts! You could even put on your own show! How about taking inspiration from Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions?

BGT The Champions.mp4

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Ask members of your family to be judges (don’t forget to ask them to get dress up in their smartest outfits) and the take it in turns to perform! Who will get the golden buzzer? I’d love to see the photos!


Science, Art, Understanding the world, Expressive Arts and Design.

In Science this term we are looking at different materials. Can you find as many different types of materials as you can to create your own ‘ideal pet’ art? How many can you find? Will you use them all?

You could hunt inside and outside.

What is the best material for your art work?

Can it be changed and/or shaped to fit your animal shape? Does it give the correct texture for your animal? For example; plastic could be shiny like fish scales, bark is rough like an armadillo shell or wool is soft like rabbit fur.

Whatever you are up to I’d love to hear from you!

Reception children, ask your adults to post on Tapestry and Year 1’s email me using our new email address:

Thank you to those of you who have written to me, sent pictures and even made videos for me to look at. They are keeping me smiling and I’ll continue to add them to the slideshow video, unless you state otherwise, for you to see what your friend’s have been up to.

I am missing you lots!


Take care pet detectives! Have lots of fun!


Mrs B


One last fun thing to end on…


Tiger Pancake Breakfast

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Have a go! I’d love to see the results!