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Hope you have enjoyed the sunshine this Bank Holiday  weekend!

If you haven’t already shared the V.E.  Day video from all the staff – have a look!




This week we’d also like you to share and learn this story together, Please read it everyday if you can. Next week, when you know the story better, we will be using it to develop your child’s storytelling and story writing.

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Pippety Skycap – A Tale  of Mischief.        

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Let’s read our story now …

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Pippety Skycap – A tale of mischief!

Once upon a time, there was a pixie called Pippety Skycap who lived in the corner
cupboard in a room just like yours. Pippety loved to have fun and loved to giggle,
but most of all he loved to play tricks.

One cloudy morning, he woke up feeling full of mischief. So, he put on his best
blue jacket, squeezed into his spotty boots and set off to find some fun – hoppity
skip, hoppity skip, hoppity skip.

Soon, he came to the old stone bridge where a grumpy troll was sleeping. “Now
for some fun!” giggled Pippety and he pulled a soft feather from his pocket.
Nearer and nearer he crept to the troll until he could tickle his warty nose with
the feather. “A-A-A-CHOO!” The poor old troll woke up with a huge sneeze and
tried to grab the tricky pixie. Luckily, Pippety was a tiny pixie, a teeny pixie and
he slipped through the troll’s fat fingers. Off he sped – hoppity skip, hoppity
skip, hoppity skip.

Next, he came to a prickly bush where a ginger cat was watching the birds. “Now
for some fun!” giggled Pippety and he snapped off a sharp thorn from the bush.
Nearer and nearer he crept to the cat until he could prick her tail with the thorn.
“OUCH! OUCH! OUCH!” The poor cat spun round with a yowl and a howl and swiped
at the tricky pixie. Luckily, Pippety was a tiny pixie, a teeny pixie and he dodged
the long, sharp claws. Off he sped, hoppity skip, hoppity skip, hoppity skip.

Soon, he came to riverbank where an old toad was dozing on a shiny lily pad. “Now
for some fun!” giggled Pippety and he pulled a bright blue balloon from his pocket.
Nearer and nearer he crept to the toad until he was right beside his ear. He blew
and he blew and he blew until – BANG! “My poor ears!” croaked the toad and he
wibbled and wobbled and finally fell into the river with a gigantic splash.

Unfortunately, Pippety had not seen that on the next lily pad was the King
Toad. It looked at him with mean, beady eyes, flicked out an enormous tongue
and covered him in a thick, sticky goo! “YUCK!” cried Pippety and he ran off,
squishing and squelching and squelching and squishing all the way home.
That evening, Pippety Skycap had a long, hot bath, snuggled up with a mug of
hot chocolate and thought about his day. He remembered the sticky, oozy goo
that had covered him head to foot and frowned. “I’ll just have to be a careful
tricky pixie tomorrow,” he mumbled and settled down to plan some more


Reading and spelling | Holbrook Primary - Year 1

For English this week we are going to be concentrating on reading and spelling these Year 1 words.

Maybe become familiar with which ones your child knows already so you are just concentrating on learning the ones that need to learn next…

To make sure it’s more fun, we are going to be playing a new game each day to make learning these words more enjoyable and motivating…

Everybody learns at different rates so if your child needs a challenge please look at the next list – but please only use them if they are really ready and still having fun!

New Curriculum Spelling List Year 2 Word Mat | Spelling lists ...


Game 1


Letter Sounds Kaboom Alphabet Game

Cut up strips of cardboard – you don’t need lollypop sticks – back of a cereal packet will do.

Choose some words your child needs to learn and write one on each stick – please judge which ones and how many.

KABOOM! - Place Value Review Game *FREEBIE (With images) | Fun ...




Real life arrays task cards - Math, Kids and Chaos

“Can you put the biscuits from this packet into the tin in twos?”

“Can you count the chunks of this chocolate bar in twos?”

“Can you put these sweets into groups of five and count how many sweets there are altogether?”

Real Life Multiplication Arrays Task Cards | Task cards ...

Here’s some things which can be counted in 2s, 5’s and 10’s. Be mindful that some are in 3s and 4s! But use whatever you have at home! Can you get objects and put them in two’s?


Be active

Some more mindful activities to help you feel calm and relaxed.

Mindful Posing

One way for children to dip their toes into mindfulness is through body poses. To get your children excited, tell them that doing fun poses can help them feel strong, brave, and happy. Let your child go somewhere quiet and familiar in the house. Next, tell them to try one of the following poses:

  1. The Superman: this pose is practiced by standing with the feet just wider than the hips, fists clenched, and arms reached out to the sky, stretching the body as tall as possible.
  2. Superman - Wikipedia
  3. The Wonder Woman: this pose is struck by standing tall with legs wider than hip-width apart and hands or fists placed on the hips.

Ask your child how they feel after a few rounds of trying either of these poses.


We are going to start thinking about the human body this week.

Let’s start by thinking about Our Super Skeleton!

Watch Sci Show Kids!


Stop the clip and talk about what is being said. Where do you think your smallest bone might be? What would happen if we didn’t have a skeleton?! Do you have more of fewer bones than when you were a baby?

Can you write down some of the facts you have learnt to create a super fact sheet?

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