Red Class and The Gingerbread Man

Wowzers Red Class, another fantastic week of home learning. You are all doing so well, we’re really proud of all of you.

Here is some of the incredible work you have done this week.

This week we have been working on The Gingerbread Man. We told the story with lots of actions, we built up a story map with characters, labels and settings. We drew characters from the story with speech bubbles. Then, at the end of the week we made story maps with our own animals in.

We had a lot of fun with our magical maths remotes, the maths magic was so strong, I got very dizzy from all the spin buttons you were pressing!

Well done Red Class!

Can-Do Dinosaurs: What superpower does your dinosaur have?

Red Class looked at non-fiction books about dinosaurs.

We wrote facts about a dinosaur that:


or stood on two legs

or had a long tail

We asked why the dinosaurs looked like this. Look at our facts. Dinosaurs have superpowers!

Guess which number we started with…

Red class can count 1 more than the number we started with. We looked at a number, counted 1 more, then showed the answer on our fingers. Which number did we start with?

Look at the way we made this number. Can you tell what it is?

Did guess it? 11

Red Class are spaced out!

We are learning about space.

Today we enjoyed the story: Man on the Moon by Simon Bartrum. Try listening to it now, but watch out for aliens!

We used our imaginations to draw a design for own aliens. We counted legs, arms and eyes and we wrote labels for them:

Counting Down

Try getting some rockets to blast off with Curious George. Can you count down from 20?

Letters and Sounds

We learnt these new sounds ‘h’ and ‘r’. Can you find these sounds at the beginning of words?

Don’t forget our tricky words: go and no

Firework Gems in Red Class

We thought about fireworks in the sky this week. We’d all heard lots of them, and some of us had seen some fireworks too!

We used gems and sparkly thread to make our firework pictures go off with a bang! Can you see what else we used?

Phonics: new sounds are out!

This week we learned the ‘e’ sound (as in elephant), and the ‘u’ sound as in ‘umbrella’.

Now we know these sounds:

s a t p i n m d c k ck g o e u

Can you make any words from these sounds? Here are some to start you off:

cat at mat dog cog mog

How many can you make?

Come through our magic doors.

Red Class have been reading the Stick Man and Leaf Man stories. We imagined what the doors to their houses might look like. We had great ideas…

We made some magic doors from our designs…

Who or what might live behind these doors?

Sybil Phoenix

We learnt about Sybil Phoenix’s hard work and amazing achievements, helping children and young people in Lewisham. We saw the medals she was awarded for her MBE and OBE. We thought about why we might get a medal from the Queen. We are great at lots of things…

Further Into The Woods. Red Class are explorers and inventors.

We read the book “Slowly, Slowly, Slowly,” Said the Sloth by Eric Carle.

We looked at the animals that the sloth might see in his rainforest home.

Look at the pictures we made using our rain forest facts.

We made puppets and models:

We learnt about Lonnie Johnson. He was an aerospace engineer and worked for NASA in America. He also invented the “Super Soaker” water pistol. Lonnie Johnson inspired us to design our own Super Soakers.