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Week 4 16.11.20

Welcome to Week 4 of our 'Pick A Puppet' project.



This week we are learning how to write instructions.

First let's find our what instructions are:-


Below is a power point presentation showing lots of examples of different kinds of instructions.


Look around your home. 

Can you find different kinds of instructions. Here are some you could look for:-

  • a recipe book
  • board games
  • Lego building
  • car manual
  • how to use an appliance


Below is a power point presentation with some examples of different instructions.

What do you notice about them all? What is the same about all the instructions?

Follow some instructions. 

Play 'Simon Says'. - take turns to be the caller

Games such as Twister is a fun way to give instructions.

Follow a recipe.





Can you tell the difference between an instruction and a sentence?

Try if you can sort these sentences out!


Do you notice each instruction starts with a 'doing word' - a verb. 

We call these words bossy words.

Bossy words tell us what to do!

Here is a list of bossy words.


Put a circle or highlight the bossy words in these sentences.

Now you know what instructions are you are going to write some to tell people how to make a paper bag puppet!


These are the features of instructions.

This what your instructions will look like. You can use this writing frame to help you.


Last week we all made a mock up of our paper bag character puppet.

If you are at home you will have to be the Quality Controller.

You need to check your puppet meets our Design Criteria.

So is your puppet purposeful, functional and appealing?

Is there anything you want to change or add to make your puppet even better!

Complete the evaluation page of the DT Booklet with your thoughts like this- 2 star and a wish

  I like the legs

the horns are good

my puppet needs some horns


The evaluation page    Add a photo of your mock up!



Finally use your puppet to help retell the story of the 3 Billy Goats Gruff.

Use the version we learnt in Week 2.

You could make some scenery such as a bridge!


This week we are learning all about number bonds.

Number bonds are all the pairs of numbers we add together to make a given number.

When we know them it will help us add and subtract quickly.

These are the number bonds we are going tp be learning:-

Below is a power point presentation with more about number bonds!

Let's explore number bonds.

The children will need 5 items to count:-

  • beads
  • buttons
  • pasta
  • lego blocks


Put 3 beads on one side and 2 on the other (2 little pots will help this)

Now you have 3 and 2 which makes 5   3+2

How many other ways can you find:- 4+1  5+0  2+3

Write them down. There are 6 ways to make 5. Did you find them all?

Now try with 4, 6, 7, 8 and 9

Now try this activity.

Chose a number.

Stick it in your book.

Write all the number bonds you can find. You can use your number string or counters to help you.

Remember there is one more number bond than the number.


0 + 5

1 + 4

2 + 3

4 + 1

5 + 0 


Next we are going to explore number bonds to 10.

We are going to find all the pairs of numbers which add up to 10.


In school we are going to use a number string. It looks like this:-


You can make one using string and 10 pieces of pasta or beads.

Thread the 10 pieces on and tie a knot at each end.


The children move the pasta to each end. eg 4 to one end and 6 to the other.

This is a number bond to 10. 4 and 6 makes 10    4+6 = 10

The children can draw their 'string' in their Blended Learning book and write the number bond underneath.

Can you find all 11 ways to make 10?

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