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RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch!

I would love the children to take part in the Big Garden Birdwatch by the RSPB. Families can sign up (free) and get spotter guides and posters and take part in some citizenship science 29th-31st Jan! I will definitely be taking the opportunity up myself so please join me and send any pictures or anything you've done to cherry@westwoodprimaryschoolorg .  




I will be delivering a live phonics lesson at 10.30 for all children to attend. Please have a pen and paper ready for the spelling part of the session.


Please also complete daily spellings, handwriting and any extra phonics games from the phonics game tab on cherry remote learning page.

This week's spellings:







Please practice spellings at home for a short time each day.

Letter 't'

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Whilst exploring underwater in the lost lagoon, we saw many weird and wonderful sea creatures. Today, I would like you to write a report on starfish, as we met a lovely little starfish named Peach! 


A report is factual and must have subheadings above any information you share. I would like you to research starfish and find facts about their diet, habitat (where they live), their behaviour or/and how they reproduce (e.g. eggs or live young). Make sure in your report you group information together and spell your red words correctly (e.g. are/have/they/by/the. 



Starfish are carnivores and eat small fish and clams.

They live in small rock pools and the deep sea.

Starfish have young by laying tiny eggs into the water. 

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The children will be continuing with words problems. They are required to work backwards to find the answer e.g. 6 + __ = 9, the way I teach this is by asking the children to put the 6 (start number) in their heads and then count on using their fingers till they reach 9, this should leave 3 fingers meaning 3 is the amount 'added'. 


Page 2 is showing a range of simple equations that the children have to complete, finding the missing number. The children then have to complete the part/part/whole diagram with the missing numbers. They may use number lines, number charts, their head/fingers or physical resources (e.g. counters or any other item) to help.


Begin by recapping the body - you could play a game similar to head,shoulders, knees and toes but extend this by adding eyes/ears/mouth/nose/fingers. "Find your toes! Find your ears!".


Task: Where possible use a mirror for children to look at their bodies, particularly their faces. Discuss what fantastic things our bodies can do. Complete worksheet explaining some of the things our bodies can do. This is an opportunity for the children to begin learning about senses - what do we use our mouth for? Taste! What do our ears do? Hear!