The Tyrrells School

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Recap the story of The Enormous Turnip using the PowerPoint on Twinkl or the pdf below.

(The PowerPoint on Twinkl is great if you still have access, but it's too big to upload onto our website page.)


Can your child remember the story of The Enormous Turnip and join in with the repeating parts? Can they retell it on their own? Can they use appropriate expression for the repetitive 'pulling' sequence? 


Using the original outline of the story, we'd like the children to create their very own 'stuck' story. What else could be stuck? It could be similar to the original story line, with another food stuck in the ground at the farm - or it could be something else stuck - like a car in a field, a welly in the mud, a dog in a rabbit hole or a foot in wet sand! It's still going to need team work to get it pulled out - and the characters in the original story should be kept the same in your new version. 


Once you've decided what will be 'stuck', you should rehearse your story out loud, just as you did with the little red hen. This time we would like you to really focus on the use of time connectives to sequence your story and adjectives to add more detail and interest. As with our last story writing session, you should include a short introduction to the main character and the setting before following the flow chart of people coming to help in order to tell the rest of the story. 


Listen to our version of what the introduction and first part might sound like below to give you the general idea if you're not too sure.

The Gigantic Carrot Part 1

The Gigantic Carrot Part 2

The Gigantic Carrot Part 3

Then children should draw out a simple flow chart of the whole of their story, including the characters at the top, and a quick picture to describe/illustrate each person coming to help, with a caption next to these that includes a time connective. Please see the pdf below for an example of this type of story plan.


Please send us a picture of your story plan through on Seesaw so that we can see how you've got on.


Problem of the Day: Can you solve it? Send us your answer on Seesaw please. 


Today we are learning to recognise and know the value of different denominations of coins and notes.

Show children a variety of coins. If you are unable to use real money show children the coins in the picture below: 


Talk about shape, colour and size as well as value. What can you see on each of the coins? 


Ask children to order the coins from the smallest value to the largest value. 



Now with the below pictures ask your child to add up the amounts for each. Talk about how to add up coins – start with amounts to 10p or 20p. Explain how to use place value to match coins with equivalent values. e.g. five 1 pence coins is equivalent to one 5 pence coin.







Now have a go at completing the work sheets below: