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Snowdon - Tuesday


This week we are reading...



Meerkat Mail


Reading Task

Today we will be focusing on vocabulary.

Listen to the story again and write down any words that you don't understand. It is really important that we find out what new words mean. We should always try to learn as many new words as possible!

Here are some  tricky words that I found while reading the book. 









When you have written your list, find out the meaning of the words you don't understand. You can use a dictionary if you have one or use the internet. 

Here is a great online dictionary for children. It also has a new 'Word of the Day' which you could use to learn new words every day! 

Britannica Kids

When you have found the meaning of your new word, use the worksheet below to help you to use the word in different ways. 


1 more and 1 less


Today, I would like you to practise finding 1 more and 1 less then a number. 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       You can get an adult to give you some different numbers or you can use a random number generator to get you started.                                                                                                                                                                                                                Random Number Generator                                                                                                                                                         I suggest you start with numbers between 1 and 50 to get started but feel free to challenge yourself and choose numbers up to 100 if you are finding that too easy!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Here is a worksheet to help you.                                                                                                                                                                   



Special Task

A Housebound Treasure Hunt

Can you create a treasure hunt for your adults and siblings?

All you need to do is create a map of your home and then hide small items around it. Mark each piece of hidden treasure on the map.

Help the people in your house find the treasure by giving them clues. Describing the place will help them!

For example, “I am cold and make a ‘bing bing’ noise if left open”.
The answer is the fridge, of course. Or possibly an emergency escape hatch.


 Dont forget to email me pictures from your treasure hunt at