Wylye ValleyCofE VA Primary School

To aspire to being outstanding in everything we do by always aiming higher.

"Let your light shine in all you say and do" Matthew 5:16

Little Einsteins


Today you will be starting lessons based on 'The Highway Rat' by Julia Donaldson. 


Before looking at the book, today you will be finding out facts about rats.  

Talk about what you already know about rats? Have you ever seen a rat or read a story about one?

Write down some questions about what you would like to know about rats, e.g. What type of animal is a rat? Where do rats live? How dirty are rats?

Watch Seven Fun Facts about Rats using the link below, from the start up to 4:01 mins.


7 FUN FACTS ABOUT RATS! RAT FACTS FOR KIDS! Learning Colors! Rodents! Pets! Funny! Sock Puppet! - YouTube


This can be watched all in one go or can be paused to see what your child can tell you about what they have heard.


Create a fact file about rats from your findings. This could include drawings and fact boxes. Remember to check your sentences for spellings, capital letters and full stops.


Colour in the repeated pattern.

Understanding the World

Here is the link for today's lesson linked to Winter.


To understand how humans react differently to hot and cold (


Extension Task


Write a list of things you would need to pack for either a holiday to a hot place or a holiday to a cold place.