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Week Beginning 15.11.21



This week we are handling and interpreting data.

Use the data about pets (below) and turn this into a Tally chart.  Demonstrate how to create a tally and discuss how this is a good way to gather data from a large group.


Interpreting data:

Examine the tally table and find the totals so the results are easy to see.

Discuss how we can use this information- find out more/ less, total, make comparisons etc

How else can we represent the data- pictogram.  Create one using the template below.




We are learning about alliteration today. Alliteration is when words start with the same sound: For example, Sammy the slippery snake came sliding. Alliteration is used in both written and spoken English. 


Alliteration can make your words more engaging and entertaining. When your writing engages your audience, they're more likely to pay attention and remember what you say.


Alliteration gives musicality and rhythm to your words. That’s why poets decided to use it long ago and continue to do so. It can help keep the poem moving, giving it pace that encourages you to keep reading. 


Look through the slides and then fill in the blank spaces on the Alliteration Sheet (see below) to make sentences or phrases that contain alliteration. Then have a try at creating a short poem that has alliteration in it. It can be about anything you choose as long as it has alliteration!


Here are a few lines to that might help you get started:


The loose leaves left the larch tree and floated to the green grass.

The sparkling sun shone and burst through the ghastly grim grey coloured clouds.

Billy bounced the blue ball over the balcony and it burst on the brambles.




In the Islamic faith, Muslims welcome babies in a ceremony called the Aqiqah (pronounced Ak-kee-ka) which is usually held on the seventh day after the baby is born. This is when the baby is introduced to family and friends, they celebrate and share a meal together and the parents give thanks to Allah for the gift of the baby.

Part of this ceremony is called Adhan (pronounced uh daan). Today we are going to learn more about why a new born baby's left ear is spoken into by:


1) Watching part of a video clip (watch 1:45 to 3:10)

2) Look through some slides (as a PDF)

3) Then use the Adhan Sheet to show what we have learnt





Today we are going to think about what the data is telling us.  Look at street data below.  Count up the number of cars and convert the ticks into a tally.  Now count the rest of the things in the picture.


Answer the questions below about the data.


Demonstrate how to work out difference between


  • look and count
  • find the totals
  • how did you calculate the difference? (HA/HMA)

How did you find how many more? (HA/HMA)


English (Handwriting):

Remember to join your letters as you complete this weeks pattern and practice activity.(see below)




Can you make up a dance?  Choose a song or your favourite piece of music that has fast and slow elements.  Imagine you are at cat...what movements does a cat make?  Be a cat and pretend to:


stretch, play

run etc


Search around the space you are dancing in starting with being a sleeping cat and waking up, then playing, running etc.  Can you fit these movements to the music?  Can you create a dance?





Data can present patterns and we need to learn how to work systematically.  Present the context through elephant story here:


Every Spring animals come from all parts of the jungle to watch the most exciting event of the year, the Jumbo Gymnastics.  If you ever go there, remember not to stand too close- an elephant on a trampoline is not quite as safe as you might think!


At each competition the judges choose the five best jumbo gymnastics and afterwards these five winners parade through the jungle- to great applause from the other animals!  The boy elephants always wear blue and the girl winners always wear red.  This year there were 2 boy winners and 3 girl winners and they paraded through the jungle in this order...


So they paraded red, blue, red, blue, red.

Could they have gone in a different order?

   -find as many different orders as you can
- there are 2 boys (blue) and 3 girls (red)

   - there are 5 in total


Think about the order of the winners parade and the  winning elephants (girl, boy, girl, boy, girl OR red, blue, red, blue, red) and say the colour order together.  Could the parade have been carried out in a different way?


Now investigate as many different orders for the elephant parade as possible using red/blue counters or buttons 


Success Criteria:

  • find as many different orders as you can
  • there are 2 boys (blue) and 3 girls (red)
  • there are 5 in total


How else can you record their findings- you will need to be organised:.

Success Criteria:

  • How will you know you have found all the different ways?
  • keep your results for each parade in one row
  • make sure you keep the same number of elephants and boy/girls
  • could you record your results using numbers/ letters? (HA)


Investigate to different patterns that can be made.  Choose how you  wish to record (draw your own elephants, colour circle/square patterns, colour elephant parade strips, LA add stickers 3 red, 2 blue each)



We are looking at poetry this morning and trying to make inferences about the text, plus highlight opposites in the poem. These are called 'antonyms'.


First, read the poem (in the attachments below, entitled 'Dogs'). Can you find the title and the author? See if you can read the poem aloud and add rhythm when you say it. Once you have read it and understood the content, see if you can find any repeated words, rhyming words, opposites (antonyms) and alliteration. Remember from your previous lesson, alliteration is where the initial sound is the same, such as 'dreadful din'. Now go through the poem and search for any synonyms for big and small. A synonym is finding an alternative word with a similar meaning. For instance, 'big' could have the synonyms large, enormous etc. If you have a Thesaurus at home, use this. Once you have found these words, highlight them on your poem using a coloured crayon. You can work with an adult to help you do these tasks.


Independent work: See if you can answer the following questions:

1. What do small dogs do all through the night?

2. Use descriptive phrases for what a dog does.

3. Who is the author, John Kitching talking about?

4. Write down 2 words from the poem that rhyme with each other.

5. What does a 'dreadful din' mean?

6. Can you write another verse on to the poem?


Success criteria:

Remember to answer the above questions using full sentences. You should start your sentence with a capital letter and end with a full stop.




Share statement:

All medicines and cleaning liquids are dangerous?

 Is this true or not?  Why?

Look at PPT-  being safe with medicines and discuss (below)

Think about simple rules about medicine safety.

Some of these rules also apply to the things in our homes.

Look at some household items and think about what is found in your kitchen cupboards and bathroom cabinets.

 List some of your ideas.  Which are dangerous?  Just like with medicines, some would be very dangerous if we drink/ eat them– this means they are hazardous.  Look at labels from bottles and identify warnings. 

Look at bottles and place on appropriate shelf in a cupboard.  Why do we need to place these objects higher?


Complete Paddy's care plan below.



Extended Writing



Nativity Rehearsals






Collective Worship


Spelling Test









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