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VIPERS - Inference
Today we are thinking about how the characters are feeling at different points in the story. Take a look at the pictures on the activity sheet below.
Say each of the words and digraphs as they appear on the screen. Remember you can pause the video at anytime.
Read these sentences with the /o-e/ sound.
- Can the sound of a trombone make a stone explode?
- If you are home alone and you find a bone, will you get on the phone?
- Will you see a queen on a throne or on an envelope?
Write your own sentences using the /o-e/ sound.
Visit the PhonicsPlay website and have a go at beating our time on the Phase 5 Tricky Word Truck.
Choose only five words from the list below to practice. Which of these do you find a little tricky when writing?
Practice writing each of your chosen words using the Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check method.
Write a simple sentence containing my chosen word.
In your neatest, joined up handwriting practice writing each of your chosen words in a sentence. You could also practice using conjunctions in your sentences.
Take a line for a walk and using your neatest handwriting, write each word in one of the spaces.
SPIRAL BISCUITS Makes 28 Prep 20 mins (+ 45 mins chilling time) Cooking 15 mins
125g butter, softened
110g caster sugar
300g plain flour
½ tsp baking powder
Red liquid food colouring
Sprinkles, to decorate Sugar stars, to decorate 100’s & 1000’s, to decorate
1 Egg white
- Preheat oven to 180°C. Line a large baking tray with baking paper.
- Use an electric mixer to beat the butter and sugar in a bowl until pale and creamy. Add the egg and beat to combine. Add the flour and baking powder and stir until a smooth dough forms.
- Divide the dough into 2 even portions. Use red food colouring to tint 1 portion red. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for 15 mins or until firm.
- Roll out the plain dough on a lightly floured surface to a 25cm x 30cm rectangle. Repeat with red dough and carefully stack on top of plain dough.
Use a sharp knife to trim the edges. Starting from 1 long end, gently roll up to form a log. Wrap in cling film and place in fridge for 30 mins or until firm.
- Line a baking tray with baking paper. Sprinkle another baking tray evenly with sprinkles, sugar stars and 100’s and 1000’s, keeping them in separate rows.
Lightly brush the log with the egg white and carefully roll in the sprinkles, sugar stars and 100’s and 1000’s to coat.
- Use a sharp knife to cut the log into 5mm-thick slices. Place on the lined tray.
Bake for 10-12 mins or until light brown. Set aside on the tray to cool.