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Snaith Primary School

Monday 20th April

Hello boys and girls, we hope you have had a lovely relaxing Easter holidays and are keeping safe and well. 

This week you are going to be completing activities all about the story ‘Dear Zoo’. To begin with we would like you to watch the video below and discuss with an adult what the story is all about. Here is a list of different activities for you to have a go at over the next week. You can complete them in any order you wish. Have fun!

Dear Zoo Video:



Activity 1:

  • Can you write your own letter to the zoo asking them to send you a pet?

Have a think about the following:

  • What pet would you like if you could choose any animal at all?
  • What do you like about that animal?
  • How would it make you feel if you could have that animal as a pet?

Activity 2:

  • Choosing one of the animals from the story, can you research this animal and make a fact file about it?

Remember to use capital letters, finger spaces and full stops when writing. Also use your phonics and ‘Fred fingers’ to help you sound out.


Reading games:

Please use the following details to access the 'Phonics Play' website.

Username: march20

Password: home

  • Can you drag the coins with real words on them onto the treasure chest and drag the coins with fake words on them to the dustbin? Start on Phase 2 (revise all Phase 2) and see how many you can get right. Work your way through. 


  • Can you read the word and select the correct picture? Start on Phase 2 and work you way through the phases. See how many you can get right. 


  • Can you listen to the word and type it in correctly in this Rocket Rescue game?



Expressive Art and Design

Activity 1:

  • Can you invent your own animal using parts of animals that already exist? You may use an elephants head, a zebras body, a crocodiles talk and butterfly wings.

Activity 2:

  • Can you design a home for your animal?

What would it be made out of?

How tall/small would it be?

Would it have any windows or doors?

Where would you build it? Would it be somewhere hot or cold?



  • Please continue to complete your 5 a day on ‘doodlemaths’. Remember to look out for any extras you may have been assigned.
  • Can you put the animals in height order from biggest to smallest from the story ‘Dear Zoo’?
  • Can you design a snake using a repeating pattern?
  • Can you find and select the correct number for the helicopter rescue?​​​​​https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/helicopter-rescue

Understanding the World

Shadow drawing

Choose your favourite zoo animal or any animal that you have at home. Go outside and find the sun. Using a piece of paper try and draw the shadow that your chosen animal/objects makes.

Talk to your adult about:

  • What is causing the shadow?
  • What do you need to make a shadow?
  • Does everything cast a shadow?
  • Can we make shadows with our bodies?
  • Are certain times of the day better for shadows?

Exploring Animals Activity

You can see an animal in your house if you google search an animal name (on iPhone or android) and then press ‘View in 3D’. It opens your camera and soon will show you the animal moving in your room. You can walk around it and take a picture of it with people.

Look for:

  • Lion
  • Tiger
  • Cheetah
  • Shark
  • Hedgehog
  • Duck
  • Emperor Penguin
  • Wolf
  • Angler Fish
  • Goat
  • Rottweiler
  • Snakes
  • Eagle
  • Brown Bear
  • Alligator
  • Horse
  • Shetland Pony
  • Macaw
  • Pug
  • Turtle
  • Cat
  • Octopus
  • Dog

Physical Development


  • Can you follow Lulu the baby Lioness on her journey.

Follow the link below to access Lulu the baby lioness’s yoga journey



Communication and Language

Guess the animal:

  • Choose some of your toy animals. If you haven’t got toy animals you could maybe use a book to look for animals.
  • Pick an animal. Describe the animal to your helper. Talk about what it looks like, where it might live, what it might eat. But don’t tell them what it is or show them.
  • Can your helper guess what animal you are describing? Remember the more detail you give the easier it will be for them to guess.

Repeat with the other animals that you have chosen.

Have Fun!

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

With your family Play I went to the Zoo and saw. Each person says what they saw at the zoo but before saying the new animal they have to remember what the people before them said.

For example

Mum: I wen to the zoo and saw a lion

Dad: I went to the zoo and saw a lion(mums animal) and a giraffe (Dads new idea)

Sister: I went to the zoo and saw a lion (Mums animals), a giraffe (Dads animals) and a snake (There new animal)

See how far you can get before someone forgets the animals in order.

Good Luck!


We hope you have lots of fun completing these activities! We would love to see some of your work and especially your smiley faces so if you have any photographs you would like to share with us please email them to snaith.primary2020@gmail.com.

A HUGE thank you to you all. Keep safe and keep smiling!

Mrs McDermott and Miss Whyley