Wylye ValleyCofE VA Primary School

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

Little Einsteins


Our learning this week in English for Reception and Year 1 will be based on the Hairy Maclary book.


Reception & Year 1

Talk to your child about where their dogs might go, e.g. to the park, shops, woods etc. Read the section of Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy by Lynley Dodd where they meet Scarface Claw.

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Talk about Hairy Maclary and his friends running home to bed.

Ask – what might your dog do?

Provide choices, such as run home, hide behind a tree, bark at her.

Say - I think that they might … because...


Year 1 additional work

Write a short story following the structure below, including the new dogs and the ending chosen earlier: Hairy Maclary went out of the gate with … First they went to ….and….. Next they trotted … and… Then they saw Scarface Claw but … Finally they ...

Check for capital letters for names and at the start of the sentence.

Check for full stops at the end.



Pets Addition

Understanding the World

Today's lesson is all about habitats. You will learn what a habitat is. Here is the link for the video for you to watch.


To understand what a habitat is (