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Thursday 28 January 2021 - two short videos and tasks today

Thursday Writing Part 1.mp4

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Verbs for the game:        pat    slap    pop    pin    drop


Don't worry if you don't have a partner. You can be partner one and partner two!! Now watch the short video below.

Thursday Writing Part 2.mp4

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Conjunctions for the sentences:    because    but   and    when     or     that     which    whilst
Finally, don't forget to click on the reading time icon today. Instead of Mrs Thexton, the author of this funny book explains what happened from Mr Wolf's point of view. You can click on it any time, you don't have to wait until the end of the day.

Wednesday 27 January 2021

Wednesday Writing Lesson.mp4

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Conjunctions to choose from:  and    because     when    if    but     or      that     which      whilst

Sentences to extend:

The big bad pig knocked on the door.                                 The big bad pig asked to come in.

The three little wolves played in the back garden.         

The three little wolves finished their strong concrete house.

The three little wolves heard the pig coming.

The big bad pig decided to be nice.

Tuesday 26 January 2021

Today's task outlined in the video is based on the story The Three Little Wolves and The Big Bad Pig.

If you can, please listen to it being read by clicking on this link, before you watch the video. But don't worry if you can't watch the video for some reason. The lesson will still make sense.

Tuesday Writing lesson.mp4

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Watch the video above to find instructions for the task.


The big bad pig knocks on the door.

The big bad pig asks to come in.

The three little wolves play in their back garden.

The three little wolves finish their strong concrete house.

When the three little wolves see the pig coming, they bolt the door.


(There is a tricky bit in that last sentence because we don't say 'seed the wolf coming'. Can you work out the past tense of see?)

Monday 25 January 2021

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Watch the video above for advice on how to complete the task below.


Add the correct word - was or were - to these sentences :


The three little pigs .......... shocked to hear the wolf on the roof.

When Daddy pig ......little, he .........chased by the wolf many times.

The baby wolves ....... sad that there was no pig to eat for tea!


Sentence Doctor - these sentences are not right. Write them correctly in your yellow book.


The pigs was relieved when the wolf went home.

Do you think the wolf were cross when his bottom got burned?


Thursday 21 January 2021

Thursday English part 1.mp4

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Thursday English part 2.mp4

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Wednesday 20 January 2021

If you watched Mrs Bramley's good morning video you will be expecting to learn about conjunctions here. Sorry, I changed my mind but forgot to tell Mrs Bramley! Whoops! We will keep the conjunctions for next week. The video below explains everything you need to do today.

Wednesday English.mp4

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Tuesday 19 January 2021

Tuesday English.mp4

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Watch the video above, following the instructions and pausing to do the tasks. The 'sentences' below will help you complete the final task.


Once upon a time there three little pigs.


The first pig a house out of straw.


The wolf landed a pan boiling water.

Monday 18 January 2021

This week we will be looking at another traditional tale: The Three Little Pigs. 


1 Watch the video of Mrs Thexton talking about traditional tales and telling one version of The Three Little Pigs.



2 Then use the keywords and phrases below the video to see if you can re-tell the story yourself! The keywords and phrases will help you. It doesn't have to be exactly the same as Mrs Thexton's version. Just do it with your voice, no need to write it down unless you want to. 

Three Little Pigs bigger.mp4

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Once upon a time there were.... who lived...

Early one morning...

So.....walked and they walked...


So he.....huffed/puffed.....blew.....brothers..


So he... huffed/


huffed/puffed....but... angry....climb....chimney

happily ever after

Writing Thu 14 January 2021

Don't worry if you are still working on your sentences. When you have finished, use the link below to see a story teller telling a different version of Baba Yaga. Don't worry, it is not scary! The video is quite long - about 20 mins -  so it might be nice to settle down with a snack to watch it. 

If you need an extra challenge today click on the comparison box picture below. 

Draw a chart like this in your book and compare the two versions.

For instance, in the first box you might write: In both stories, Baba Yaga lives in a house on chicken legs. In the second box you might write: In the first story, the house talks, but in the second story, it doesn't. 

Writing Wed 13 January 2021

How did you get on with your sentences yesterday? At school it took us quite a long time and we have only written two! So I'm not going to add any new writing task here today. Just try to finish your sentences from yesterday so that you get to the part where the children have escaped from Baba Yaga and don't forget to try to use and and but.

If you did finish yesterday, can you add some more detail to one of the sentences or draw the pictures?

We would love to see your work. You could ask an adult to photograph it and send it to the Oak email.

Writing Tue 12 January 2021

Listen to Mrs Thexton telling part two of Baba Yaga and the Black Geese. Listen right to the end this time. I would like you to think about the three things Olga throws over her shoulder. I would like you to retell that section of the story. I have attached a writing scaffold below. You can look at it on screen, but there is no need to print it out.  Just use the writing prompts and write a few sentences for each object.

Try to use the conjunctions and and but when you construct your sentences.

I have given you an example of the first one below:


First, Olga threw the shell over her shoulder. It turned into a lake, but Baba Yaga drank the lake and kept on coming.

You can draw a picture to go with each section if you wish.

Extra challenge: use some adjectives (deep blue lake). Or add some extra detail (but Baba Yaga bent her long bony legs, crouched down low, and drank the lake in one gulp. Then she kept on coming.


This task might take two or three days - and that is fine - just do a little each day. smiley

Writing Mon 11 January 2021

Below there is a video of Mrs Thexton telling the second part of Baba Yaga and the Black Geese. Watch it up to 2.17mins.

Baba Yaga and the Black Geese part 2.mp4

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Draw a picture of Baba Yaga and stick it into your yellow book. Underneath, write a character description of the horrid witch. Make sure you use full sentences. You can use the ideas in the video, but try to change adjectives and add your own thoughts to make the description your own.


Example - Baba Yaga has long, white, straggly hair that reaches all the way down to the ground.


You could write - Baba Yaga has dirty, matted hair that sits on her head like a giant birds nest.


Try describing some body parts that didn't feature in this video like her fingernails or her teeth!


Ask an adult at home to take a photo and send us your description - it doesn't have to be today, but we'd love to see how you are getting on.

Writing - Fri 8 January 2021

Please can you use today's writing time to operate the spelling test?

Your child can do it in the yellow book. It is really important they have lines to write on.

Please read each word out loud, one at a time, and wait for your child to write it down.

It is critical that they write it. Just saying the letters or sounds out loud to you is not enough as children do not always write what they say...and spelling is only about writing!


Please test them on the following:

they, were, little, when, what, by, looked, called, asked, who, any, many

Please do accept my apologies if there are words above that did not come home with your child. Like all things at the moment, my spelling records have got slightly confused. However, the above words are all tricky ones your child should be confident with at this stage.


Finally, please discuss the words for next week. These words are based on the learning in next week's phonics lessons.

eat, dream, stream, sea, see, teeth, people 

Please discuss when you would use 'sea' and when you would use 'see'.

Thank you and good luck with the spelling test everybody!!


Writing - Thu 7 January 2021



Watch Mrs Thexton's story-telling video again. Or if you prefer, ask an adult at home to read it to you. It is the document above.


In your yellow book answer the following questions using full sentences. Take care with your handwriting and spelling. The first one has been done for you as an example.


Why didn't Olga and Sergei stay safely inside?

Sergei and Olga went to play outside because it was a sunny day and it was too nice to stay indoors.


Why do you think Olga went to save Sergei?


How did Olga help the fish?


What did the mouse give to Olga?


What do you think will happen at the end of the story?

For example - I think the children will escape. I think they will push Baba Yaga into the oven and that will be the end of her.

Writing - Wed 6 January 2021

Lots of you will remember one of our favourite traditional tales - Baba Yaga - the fearsome witch from Russian folklore.

Over the next couple of days we will look at alternative versions of the Baba Yaga story. How do the stories compare to the one you know?

Why are there so many versions of traditional tales?

Baba Yaga and the Black Geese


What sort of birds are these? Where might you see them?


What would you think if three of them appeared in the sky now?


For the children in today's story, seeing three black geese was the start of something terrible happening.


Click on the video below to see Mrs Thexton telling the first part of the story (but remember Mrs Thexton is not a youtuber and is doing her best! Hopefully she will improve!!)


Baba Yaga And The Black Geese - Part One

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Task 1 - print off this character outline or look at it on your screen and draw it onto a page in your yellow writing book. What words would you use to describe Olga? Write some of these around the outline. Choose one word and write a sentence underneath explaining why you think this word describes Olga. Use the joining word 'because'.


Task 2 Predict: Write a couple of sentences describing what you think will happen next in the story. Will Olga discover Baba Yaga's house? What might happen to her then?


Below is a video modelling these tasks

model 1.mp4

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