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Eiger - Monday


‘It’s spring.’  
Looking at the picture above share your thoughts about the two characters and their relationship.  Remember to focus on the use of colour, words, shape, facial expression, and body language.  

Now listen to the story, from ‘It’s spring.’ to ‘We explore, hand in hand.'

How does the image make you feel?  

How do the characters feel about one another? What details in the picture suggest this? 


This week we will be practicing contractions. Contractions are when two words are squished together to make one word. When we take letters away we need to replace them with an apostrophe.

Watch this BBC Bitesize video about contractions.


We are learning time! Time is used to measure or compare the duration of events or the intervals between them, and even sequence events.

Special Task

The Chain Reaction Challenge!

Set up a sequence of linked events so that an initial movement in your creation leads to another and then another. Use objects that you can find at home: dominoes, CD cases, fruit, balls, toilet rolls, coins, straws, plastic cups or bottles, rolled up magazines, books, string, …anything. Be creative! Place the objects in order so that the first movement from you starts the movement across your sequence of objects. In other words, you start a chain reaction across a sequence of objects. For example; place a domino next to another so when you gently tap it over, it then knocks the other domino over which then hits another object …and so on. You will have to use trial and improvement, and try different objects, orders, distances and combinations.

Remember, if at first you don’t succeed, try, try and try again! Have a family competition – Which sequence contains the most linked events? Or you could make one altogether as a family!

Send me your pictures or videos !