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Wednesday 21st October

Good morning everybody.



Today we are going to be reading our book Farmer Duck by Martin Waddell and think about how the illustrations help create the mood and tell the story. Think about how duck feels at the beginning and end of the story. What do you notice about the illustrations?

FARMER DUCK by Martin Waddell

What happens on the farm when not everyone is playing their part? By Martin Waddell

At the beginning of the story the illustrator Helen Oxenbury used colours to reflect how sad duck was feeling and much brighter colours at the end (when duck was feeling happier). It also showed the passage of time.

Now we are going to think about the animals that lived on the farm. Helen Oxenbury has drawn the animals sometimes acting like humans rather than animals. Did you notice the way the animals sometimes walk on two legs and sit on the buckets? Have another re-read of the story and see if there are any other ways the animals are acting like humans.


Look at the illustration below. The duck is being comforted by the hens. How do we know the hens felt sorry for the duck? Why do you think the other animals were also upset for duck?

Today’s activity is to write what the hens might say to the duck to comfort him or her.

Our second activity is learning about plurals.


For our phonics this is today’s lesson.

Lesson 23 - Year 1

Our Year 1 Letters and Sounds Phonics lesson

The children really enjoy practically consolidating their phonics learning with on-line games. This is today’s game.



Today’s lesson is also about doubling (and halving) numbers to 20.



Today we are going to be thinking about the seasonal changes that are happening around us. In the video clip below there are lots of different activities (you don’t have to do them all, but please can you do the activities about deciduous trees).



Why not learn how to draw some farm animals like illustrator Rob Biddulph?

#DrawWithRob 14 Sheep

✏️READY TO DRAW? Here's another #DrawWithRob film for you to watch with your little/big ones. Today we are drawing a SHEEP🐑 as featured in 'The Super Miracul...

#DrawWithRob 44 Pig

✏️ARE YOU READY TO DRAW? Here's another #DrawWithRob film for you to watch with your little/big ones. Today we are drawing a pig 🐽. All you need is a piece o...


Story time


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