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


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.

The Secret Life Of Pets | Official Teaser Trailer (HD) | Illumination - YouTube


Read and enjoy A Dog’s Day.

Free eBook library | Oxford Owl from Oxford University Press

(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.




Addition to 20 (Counters will be needed)

Understanding the World


Lesson 2: Today you will be finding out what make a good habitat.


To understand what makes a good habitat (