Mr Johnson’s group – Thursday 21st May

Good morning my group!

How are you?

We’ve got lots of exciting learning today – so let’s get going!


Here is your Learning to Blend lesson for today. You will need your pencil and your workbook. Enjoy!

Phase 3

To warm you up, let’s play flash cards, speed trial

First of all go onto Phonics play (link below) and log on using the free login details provided on the home screen.

Then follow the link below and choose phase 2.



And let’s try some tricky word trucks:

Make sure you’re still logged on to Phonics Play and follow the link below. You can try Phase 2 and Phase 3!


Our phoneme (sound) for today is:



Let’s play Dragon’s Den

Make sure you’re still logged in to Phonics Play and follow the link below.

Choose Phase 3 and +igh.


Next, let’s play Roll and Read:

Type ‘roll dice’ into Google and use the online dice roller.

Roll the die and read the word that is next to the number you land on.

If you land on the same number again, read the next word along.

Can you get all the way to the other side of the board?

Play by yourself or take it in turns with someone in your family!



Today, we are going to be measuring length.

Length is all about how long things are.

These are some important words that we use when we are talking about length:


short                                     long

shorter                                  longer

shortest                                 longest


To help us understand these words we’re going to compare some pencil crayons.


The red pencil crayon is long.

The purple pencil crayon is short.

The yellow pencil crayon is longer than the light blue pencil crayon.

The orange pencil crayon is longer than the purple pencil crayon.

The dark blue pencil crayon is shorter than the yellow pencil crayon.

The orange pencil crayon is shorter than the red pencil crayon.

The red pencil crayon is the longest.

The purple pencil crayon is the shortest.


Now it’s your turn:

Here are some snakes:


In your workbook, can you write some sentences about the snakes using the words below?

short                                     long

shorter                                  longer

shortest                                 longest


Here is an example:

The stripy snake is longer than the spotty snake.

If you would like, you can leave some of your favourite sentences in the comments.

It would be great to hear from you!



Ask somebody to read the Beegu story to you while you do the actions you have made.

Beegu text

Have another look at the playground Beegu visited.

You have already written some fantastic sentences describing what Beegu can see in the playground.

Now you are going to write some sentences in your home learning book about what Beegu can see the children doing.

Do you remember what a word that describes an action or movement is called?

That’s right, it is called a verb.

Your sentences will need to use a verb. Here is an example to help you.

The girl is running.

The word running is a verb. It tells you what the girl is doing.



Aa – capital letters

finger spaces

. – full stops

Sp – use your phonics to spell

Ask your grown up to help you write your sentence if you would like some help.


Here is a word mat with some verbs on that you could use in your sentences.

Email us your work so we can put it on the website to show your friends.


A story to finish with:

I hope you enjoyed today’s learning!

Now that you’ve completed your maths and English learning, you can find some brilliant topic lessons in the Year 1 section (or Year 2 section if you are in Year 2).

These will be labelled as science, geography, history, art, PSHE, computing, design technology (DT), physical education (PE), music or religious education (RE).


Stay safe and keep smiling!

Mr Johnson

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