Hello Sycamore,

It’s that time again where I update you on some new learning. We are reading another book by Julia Donaldson this week and it is called:    The Troll



I would like you to read the book if you have it or listen to it using this link:


  • Write a description of the Troll using the writing frame. Think about what he looks like and what his character is like.
  • Write a description of one of the pirates.
  • Can you write some sentences all about pirates. What do they have? What do they do? What do they eat? Where do they live?
  • Can you use the planner to plan and write your own pirate story?
  • Can you fill in the speech bubbles? What might the characters be saying to each other?



Continue to read, a little every day. Any books you have you can read, they don’t have to be school books.

You can access this website. All you need to do is register for free and you can access lots of e-books for your child’s relevant age.

Phonics play website is also free at the moment and has lots of phonics games where you can recap your sounds.



The weekly spellings are on twinkl, as are the common exception words that the children need to know in years 1 and 2. I will also attach them this week.


Continue with the White Rose maths, you will find all the relevant year group worksheets for the week on the website.

Any questions please e mail and ask. Remember to watch the videos as this explains how to do the word on the worksheets.




  • Look at the different types of bridges shown in the story. What are they made out of?
  • Can you design and build a bridge that will hold a small teddy bear without collapsing? How much weight will your bridge be able to have on it without collapsing? How could you make it stronger?




Can you use the map template to create a treasure map? Draw the items on the map and ask your parent/carer to try and guess where the treasure is using co-ordinates e.g. The treasure is in C4.



This week we are thinking about ‘5 ways to wellbeing’ Each day focuses on a different aspect. Have a go at a different activity each day.


Tuesday: Be Active

  • dance to your favourite song
  • walk a dog
  • hula hoop
  • join a sports team
  • play a game in the playground
  • walk or cycle to school
  • help in the garden
  • run a race with friends
  • make up your own sport

Wednesday: Take Notice

  • look what you can see out of your window and how it changes
  • paint or draw a picture of what you’ve seen today
  • think about how you are feeling today
  • listen to the sounds of nature like the wind and rain
  • play I spy
  • notice how your friends or family are feeling today

Thursday: Keep Learning

  • learn a new word each day
  • visit a museum or art gallery (virtually?)
  • try out a musical instrument
  • do a word search
  • try a new food
  • learn to cook a new recipe
  • study an animal or bug
  • visit a new place
  • write a story or song

Friday: Give

  • smile and say thank you
  • make a homemade present or card for no reason
  • hold a door open for someone
  • give someone you love a hug
  • send your old toys to a charity shop
  • share with others
  • help around the house – wash the dishes or do some dusting
  • listen to someone else and how they are feeling



  • Can you create your own pirate treasure map? What would be on your island?
  • Can you make your map look old by staining it with tea or coffee?


  • Can you make up a new recipe for the troll to cook?
  • Can you design your own pirate flag?





I hope you are al doing ok and that you enjoy completing some of these activities. If you need any clarification on anything or you have any other questions don’t hesitate to e mail me. Please send over any photos of anything you do as I love to see what you’re up to.


Take care and stay safe

Mrs Belfield


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