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Week Beginning 01.06.2020



Click the link below to the whiterose website and there is a short video explaining the activities for each day


This week the activities and ideas are based around the book 'The Snail and the Whale' by Julia Donaldson

You can listen to the story here:


Follow along with the Snail and Whale activities for each day. You can find them all below. I have added some extra maths activities for you to try as well. 



The Alphablocks are back. Watch this episode to remind you of your letter sounds and how the letters go together to make new words. During this weeks episode the alphablocks look at the letter sound 'qu', you can use this sound to make lots of words, 'quiz', 'quick', 'quack' 



Here is an alphablocks quiz!


Some of the letters have gone missing. Can you help find the missing letters to the words the alphablocks are trying to make? They have left you some clues to help you work out the missing letters.

You can use your amazing phonics sounds to sound out the missing letters and see which one fits best. 



The snail and the Whale have lots of adventures together. Here are come thinking activities all about your book this week. Have a go at completing some of them. 

English Thinking Activities

Fine Motor Skills


The snail leaves slippery, silvery trails wherever he goes. He uses these trails to write messages. Can you be a snail that leaves slippery silvery trails too?


Ask a grown up to help you set up a snail trail bag like the one below. 

You will need:

  • A zip lock bag
  • blue paint 



Make sure the bag is secured tightly, then using a cotton bud, or your finger write some snail messages. After each message you can wriggle the paint inside the bag to make the message disappear and the beg is ready for your next message. 


Can you write:

  • Your name
  • Each letter of the alphabet
  • All your numbers to 20
  • Your families names



Go on a snail hunt around your garden. Can you find any?


  • Look at the shells carefully, do they all look the same? 
  • How do the shells feel? How does the snails body feel?
  • What patterns can you see?
  • How are snails different to people?
  • What parts can you see on the snail? Where do you think its mouth and eyes are?


Remember these are living creatures, you need to handle them gently, pick them up by their shells, hold them in the flat of your hand. Snails love to wriggle about in the dirt and they don't like too much sun, make sure you put them back in a safe place after you have finished looking at them. 


If you manage to find 2 or more snails, you can hold a snail race. Draw out a little race track and see which snail wins! You can watch how they move along the ground, Can you move your body like a snail? 


Science Activity