This week will focus on a range of texts and film clips around pets.
Explain to your child that this week is all about pets. Watch the trailer of the film Secret Life of Pets to talk about what pets do when their owners are at work.
Read and enjoy A Dog’s Day.
(Note: This will require registration with Oxford Owl for Home - it is free).
Retell what Pip did throughout his day orally. The pictures can help as reminders.
Talk to your child about what their pet does during the day. If they do not own a pet they could retell what Pip does in their own words without looking at the text.
Year 1 additional work
Read and write a diary about their own pet in sentences. This could be in a little book, similar to the story about Pip.
Encourage the use of ‘and’ in their sentences to extend, e.g. Sam likes to eat his food and drink his water.
Write about Pip if they do not own a dog.
Check for capital letters and full stops when they read their work back.
Understanding the World
Lesson 2: Today you will be finding out what make a good habitat.