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Today in Phonics we will be learning about using the suffix -er to describe somebody or something.


A suffix is similar to a prefix but instead of fixing a word onto the start of another word, a suffix is a word that fixes on the end of another word. This may change the word's meaning.


Watch this short clip below to help to teach you about what happens to a word when we put -er on the end of a word.

We are going to have a look at the second rule in the video; how adding the suffix -er describes the job that someone does. Can you play noughts and crosses with somebody using the grid below? In order to claim your word you must be able to read it correctly and explain what the word was and meant before and after the suffix -er was added on!



Yesterday you made up and rehearsed your own 'stuck' story based on the original story of 'The Enormous Turnip'. You should have drawn out a simple flow chart to go with your story with the characters at the top and you should also have drawn pictures with time connectives to describe what happens at each point of your story. 


Take a little time to go over this so that you really know the sequence of your story by heart. 


Today and tomorrow we will be learning to write up our story in to full sentences. 


How do we write good story sentences?


Story openers


This should be the first sentence of your story which introduces the characters and the setting. You could start with the one below or use these to make your own! Can you spot the challenging adjectives?


Once upon a time there was a friendly farmer who lived with his glamorous wife in the middle of the luscious, green countryside.


Time connectives 


Make sure that each sentence starts with a time connective to link your ideas together. Choose from the list below or use some of your own!



Whenever you write about a noun in your story, make sure that you use an adjective to describe it! Choose from the list below if you need a little inspiration. Make sure that you also use the document underneath to change any 'easy' adjectives into more challenging ones!

Remember, we are going to give you two days (today and tomorrow) to write your story and so you have lots of time to think carefully about your sentences. Remember your 'Every Time I Write Success Criteria' too:


- 'Say the sentence, write the sentence'

- Capital letters

- Full stops

- Finger spaces

- Sit letters on the line

- Cursive handwriting


For an extension:

- Join sentences together using 'and', 'but', 'if', 'because' or 'so'. 

- Use an exclamation mark



Keep us updated with your progress on Seesaw!


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


Today in Maths we are going to be recognising notes in British money.


These are the pound notes that we use today. I wonder if you can remember them from when we last looked at money? What do you notice about them? What is the same, what is different?



Now, answer some of these questions below!









Now have a go at the challenge below!