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Snaith Primary School

Monday 11th May

This week’s Theme is:


The Bad-Tempered Ladybird

Watch Mr Clarkson read ‘The Bad-tempered Ladybird’ by Eric Carle


A special message from my teacher:


Hello everyone


We hope you all had a lovely weekend and had a great time celebrating V.E day on Friday. Wasn’t the weather lovely? We were thinking about you all. Did you get your paddling pool out? We hope you remembered your suntan lotion!


It is great to see the photos of your work that you are sending in. Please keep emailing them in.


Stay safe


Mrs Agar and Mrs Gilbert




Dear parents and children,


Please see below the exciting tasks set for this week.

While we have posted a suggested order

(we know some people find this helpful)

But please feel free to pick and choose what you want to do and when you want to do it.

Please remember: your child’s well-being is the most important thing to us. You may find that they are more inspired some days than other. Some days they might do no tasks. Other days they may wish to do more than one.


We also appreciate that many of you are likely to be working and juggling child care.

So our message is simple, do what you can and be kind to yourselves too!


We also value cooking, gardening, cleaning and a wealth of other things you will be doing as families.


If your child would like to share what they have been doing with us please email your photos etc to Snaith.primary2020@gmail.com (you can also email any questions or concerns to the teachers on this)


If you have any other concerns please do contact school on 01405 860452 or on Snaith.primary.eastriding.gov.uk


This week’s Theme is: The Bad-tempered Ladybird







Find out about the life-cycle of a ladybird

(Take a look at the PDF below to help you).

You can record the different stages of the life-cycle in your own words in your school work book (don’t forget to illustrate each stage) or if you have your own idea on how you would like to record the information, go for it!



Can you tell the time?

* Year 1s: 0’clock and half past the hour

* Year 2s: O’clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to

You can get your grown up to grab your wall clock and move the hands round for you or if you have a printer you could use the sheets below.



Can you retell the story of the Bad-tempered Ladybird? Don’t worry about having to write about every animal that the ladybird visits. Instead write a beginning, a middle and an end. Take a look at the template below for ideas on what to include in each section.

You can record it in your school work book.



Who does the ladybird meet at each hour?

Can you draw the animals in order and label each one with the time that they met?

You can record your work in your school work book or you can use the page borders below if you have a printer.




Can you write a book review about ‘The Bad-tempered Ladybird’?

Take a look at the template below for ideas on what to include in our own review. You can record it in your school book but don’t forget to add an illustration of the book cover or the ladybird.


Extra Challenges if desired:


* Could you perform the story for your family? (maybe video call a relative and perform it for them)

* Describe the bad-tempered ladybird. What does he look like? How does he act?

* Why do you think the ladybird was in a bad mood?

* What do ladybirds eat? Can you find out what they like to eat? Draw and label what they eat?

* Play ladybird drive (see resource below)

* Ladybird craft ideas (see idea below)

* Make salt dough ladybirds (see recipe below)

* Challenge: Can you find out how many different types of ladybird there are?



Please see additional tabs for information about spellings




* ‘Doodle Maths’ Extra and 5-a-day

* ‘Doodle English’ Extra and 5-a-day

* ‘Doodle Spelling’ Extra and 5-a-day



Here are a couple of resources that you may like to access:


* TT Rock Stars - Spend at least 10 minutes practising your times table rock star challenges at https://ttrockstars.com/


* Read, Write, Inc Phonics resources:

Speed sounds set 1 – Mrs Henderson’s Group

Speed sounds set 2 – Mrs Agar’s Group

Speed sounds set 3 – Mrs Clarkson’s Group, Mrs Stevenson’s Group and Mrs Selkirk’s Group


A new sound is premiered each morning at 9:30 but can be viewed at any time using the link above.

* Story Time

There are lots of brilliant places to find stories and poems to listen to for free. Why not give one of these a try?

Everyday, David Walliams is releasing a short story to listen to for free at home. They are extremely funny! https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/ 

Audible is releasing some audio books for free: https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

Amazon are also offering some free e-books for Kindles.

The World Book Day website has lots of free audio books and extracts of books to try: https://www.worldbookday.com/world-of-stories/ 

Epic is an American website offering a free 30-day trial to read many popular books online: https://www.getepic.com/