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Orchard Primary & Pre-School

"Small enough to care, Big enough to inspire"

Monday 18th July 2022


Today, we are recapping 3D shapes. Take a look at the powerpoint. Can you remember how many faces each 3D shape has? Can you count how many vertices (corners) each shape has? Can you remember how many edges each shape has?

Now can you answer the questions on the sheet?

Challenge: can you find different 3D shapes around the house? Take a picture of all the 3D shapes you have found and email:


Today, we are going to continue with our story, 'The Hundred Decker Bus'. We've reached the part of the story where the bus goes wrong sad. If you would like hear the story again, click on this You Tube link and listen: The Hundred Decker Bus - Story Read Aloud by Big Fox - Bing video

Today, we are going to write some sentences describing how the bus goes wrong. We are going to imagine we are passengers on the bus. What would we see? What would we hear? Here are some pictures from the book to help us.


To help me, I've made this chart.

Firstly, look at the pictures and imagine what you might see if the bus goes wrong. I've put some words in to get you started, for example, you might see smoke or flames or even an explosion! In the adjectives (describing words) column put in what that smoke looks like. For example, it might be thick and black or wispy and white.

Secondly, imagine what the bus might sound like. What sort of sounds have you heard when machines go wrong? Perhaps there might be a bang or a creak or a ping? Write down some sounds. In the adjectives column we can write down some describing words to add more detail. For example, we can use words like 'loud', 'soft', 'strange', 'piercing'.

Now that we've built up a word bank, we can write a sentence: 'The very next day there was a loud, piercing, shrieking bang from the engine.'

Can you write your own sentence about what you might hear? Can you think of three adjectives to describe the sound? Don't forget to put a comma in between each adjective!

Now we can write a second sentence, this time describing what we might see: 'The day after that thick, choking, black smoke poured from the engine.'

Can you write your own sentence about what you might see? Can you think of three adjectives to describe what you are seeing? Don't forget to put a comma in between each adjective!


For today's phonics we are focusing on the ow, o-e, oa sounds. Use this sheet to practise saying the sound. Use your Fred Fingers to spell out each word and write it down. This video will help you to remember how to day all of our Set 2 and Set 3 sounds

Practise reading Year 1 common exception words on this slide show. How many did you get right?


Today, we're looking at how to look after a baby. Do you have a baby sister or brother or perhaps a cousin or friend?

What is the baby like? What does it do?

New babies are very small and not able to do very much when they are born. They mostly sleep and eat. Babies can't use words to tell us what they need so they often cry to tell us they are hungry or need their nappy changing.

Who looks after the baby?

New babies can be hard work because they needs lot of help and attention. Mums and dads and other family members, such as grannies and grandads, will have lots of jobs to do but big sisters and brothers can help too.

What do you think babies need? 

You can print off this sheet and cut out all the items on it. Put them in two piles: one pile of things that babies need and one pile of things they don't need.

If you can't print the sheet off, take a blank piece of paper and draw a line down the middle so you have two columns. Look at the activity sheet. In one column write or draw the items that a baby will need. In the other column, write or draw the items a baby doesn't need.


Look at the pile of things that a baby needs. Why are they important?


What do new babies eat? They need lots of milk either from the breast or bottle. They drink this in small amounts lots of times (because their stomachs are very small) often throughout the day and night. This can be very tiring for a parent.

Where do babies sleep? New babies sleep a lot, and need somewhere safe like a Moses Basket so they won’t be disturbed or fall. 

How do babies get from one place to another? Babies need someone to carry them. They need to be held or carried, either in a pram or sling. They also need a special car seat to travel safely. 

How do babies go to the toilet? They can’t! So they need to wear nappies, which need changing a lot! These can be disposable that just get thrown in the bin when they are dirty, or usable which can be washed and used again.

How do babies wash themselves? Babies need help getting bathed as they can’t sit up on their own. This can be a fun time for babies.

How do babies have fun? Babies need playtime. They really enjoy stories, playing with toys and being played with.

Most importantly, babies need love. They need lots of love and attention. You can help with this by talking to the baby, giving them lots of cuddles and playing with them. Giving a baby attention and love helps it to be healthy, just as much as sleep and food.