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Vigo Primary School

Opening a World of Learning and Opportunity

Day Four



We would like you to try and follow my instructions for planting a seed.  If you do not have and of the equipment including the seeds then don’t worry, just pretend to be planting a seed following my instructions


  1. First sensibly put the soil into the small pot until it is three quarters full using a small spade.
  2. After that open the packet of seeds with a pair of scissors and take out 5 seeds.
  3. Next create 5 littles holes using your little finger in the top of the soil and only push your finger in until the top of the soil is in line with the bed of your nail.
  4. After that place the seed carefully within these holes and make sure they are towards the bottom of the hole.
  5. Then cover the holes gently with another layer of healthy soil.
  6. After that firmly press down on the soil so that the seeds are set within the soil.
  7. Finally water the seeds and watch carefully to observe how they grow.



Today we're thinking about words with -er and -est endings. 


Big    bigger    biggest    Small    smaller    smallest



-er makes things more of something than the thing before.

-est makes things the most of all.


Listen to the story and find all of the -er and -est endings.


Your task is to draw pictures to show your understanding of the -er and -est endings. Use the template document below to record your work.

Big, Bigger, Biggest By Nancy Coffelt


Right hopefully we are all starting to get the hang of counting on and back as well as the part part whole model. Feel free to use anything circular to create your own part part whole models, like plates to make maths as fun as you can. You can then add anything or subtract anything you like. I find things like cookies can be very motivating when it comes to maths. 


Once you have had a good practice, talk through the sheet provided. It really is all about talking. Yes make sure the children are solving the part part whole correctly but it is about them telling you how they solved it, why something may be wrong, or why they know something is right without having to solve the problem. This could be for reasons such as "well if 3 + 4 = 7 then I know that 4 +3 is going to equal 7 because the parts are the same."


Get talking part part whole!