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This week we are going to look at “What’s that noise ?” By Francesca Simon.

I have read this story. I’d like you to try and predict what some of the noises could be , so have a pen and paper ready !


Here are some activities that you can complete after listening to the story. Please don’t think you have to complete them all.

Story – What's that noise? by Francesca Simon

Teaching Ideas and Resources 

(all files needed are underneath)

Science - Listening Activity


There are lots of different noises in the story.

Can you identify some noises in your house ? Set a timer for 2 minutes and record all the sounds you can hear. Repeat this outside in your garden. Even when you think it’s quiet it’s surprising how many things you can hear.


Maths - Time


Can you record what times of the day you do certain things? 

E.g get up, have lunch, go to bed. See attached worksheets on telling the time

Then watch this video on telling the time 



Onomatopoeia is defined as a word that sounds like the common sound of the object it is describing.

Watch the video of Mrs. Rees giving some examples of onomatopoeia.


Can you write 5 sentences modelling the story but changing what Harry can hear ? Can you examples of onomatopoeia?

Then complete the worksheet on onomatopoeia.

Can you then write/ draw  a diary of your day ? What are your favourite parts of the day e.g bath time, story time .

There is a worksheet to help you.

Complete the comprehension attached


Continue with the handwriting practice , daily reading and the

RWI lessons. Here are a few videos teaching set 2 and 3 sounds :-

Set 2



Set 3





Why do you think Harry is scared sleeping at his Grandparents? How could

You help Harry not to feel so scared ? Can you draw a picture of writ about

A time when you were scared ? What helped you ?


Science - Investigating materials and their properties

Materials are the matter or substance that objects are made from.

We use a wide range of different materials daily; these might include:

metal     plastic     wood     glass     ceramics     synthetic fibres

composites (made from two or more materials combined together)

Different materials have different features, or properties, which make them suitable for different uses.

Investigate what different items we use  are made from. For example:

Knives and forks can be made from metal.

Chairs can be made from wood.

Shoes can be made from leather

Each material can be used to make a range of different things; for example, wood can be used to make tables, chairs, spoons, pencils, shoes, doors, floors and many more things.


An object can be made out of different materials used together; for example, a chair can be made from metal and wood and plastic.


Children can explore the  properties of materials. Is the material hard or soft, dull or shiny, smooth or rough, waterproof or non-waterproof?


Some materials maybe more suitable than others for particular uses or for manufacturing specific objects; for example, metal shoes wouldn’t be very comfortable and a cardboard door wouldn’t be very strong!

After investigating materials. Can you complete the following activity ?




Screen Free Friday

Jo Wicks workout

Scavenger hunts – see examples attached