Reevy Hill Primary School

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This week in English, children are exploring the non-fiction text, "At the Beach". 


Children will discussing the key features of the text and say how this is different to a fictional storybook.


Children will spend time exploring different features of the UK's seasides. This will include learning new vocabulary and using their senses to explore the things around them.



Watch the video below of Wooly and Tig on holiday. Can you remember some of the key things Tig found at the beach? What did she use to make  a picture in the sand? Could you make your own outdoor collage using materials you find in the garden? 


You might want to make a list of all the things you would take in your bag to the beach. Use your phonics knowledge for segmenting and spelling words independently on the template below. 

Children will be using their senses to explore. Discuss these with your child.


  • What do we use our eyes for? 
  • What does our tongue help us to do? 
  • What is the job of the nose? 
  • How do our hands help us to explore? 
  • What can you hear around you and what is helping you to hear? 


Make a list of the senses: Sight, taste, smell, touch, hear


Go out into your garden. Can your child close their eyes and talk about the things they can see/smell/feel/ touch/hear around them?

Can you write down their thoughts. Encourage your child to have a go at writing key words/ initial sounds.


Now watch the video below of the beach and compare the sounds and sights you notice?