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Wednesday 10th June

Dear Class R parents and carers,

Thank you for the extremely kind messages I have received since yesterday, they are hugely appreciated and I will certainly never forget the class of 2019/2020. Everyone has been amazing and I truly appreciate your fantastic support throughout the year so far.

I really enjoyed seeing all the great work sent yesterday and it was lovely to see so many of the children taking on the number work challenges and finding things that were shorter and longer than a ruler.

This morning I would like the children to begin by watching the attached video story 'Little Whale's Song'. This story shows the importance of asking for help and also having the strength to try things for yourself.


After this I would like them to watch the video 'Andy's Safari adventure - Andy and the Humback Whale'.
This video is a little long at 13:49 seconds. If this is to long for your child to sit through the main part I would like them to watch is from 6:00 to 11:49.
This video can be found at


If you cannot access bbc iplayer there is a short video on youtube called 'Whale song'
If they could watch a small portion of the video to listen to the sound of the whale's that would be great.


After this I would like the children to create whale and also add some facts about whales. They can create their whale however they like either by painting, drawing or using other materials. They can either write out their facts or record saying them on video.


After the above I would like the children to watch the next video and see if afterwards they can come up with or perform an under the sea song or dance 💃 


Following this I would like the children to have a go at a spot of measuring. I have added a selection of pictures with the sizes underneath. Can the children work with you to try to measure out the length of all of these? This does not need to be accurate to the nearest centimetre but it is more an opportunity for them to see how big a blue whale actually is in comparison to other things.


That is quite a few things to be working on for today, however please do look out for Mrs Benney's challenge at lunch time.


Kindest regards

Mr B

Little Whale's Song

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Under the sea songs

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