St Nicholas Church of EnglandPrimary Academy


Welcome toSt Nicholas Church of England Primary Academy


Topic - What happens when I fall asleep?




This week we are looking at Nocturnal animals? Do you know what this means? Watch the video to find out the difference between nocturnal and diurnal animals.


Our Planet - Nocturnal and Diurnal animals


Click on the link below to find out more about Nocturnal Animals


Nocturnal Animal PowerPoint


Still image for this video



This weeks writing activity is naming and writing a list of the nocturnal animals that you have learned about this week. Below are pictures of both nocturnal and diurnal animals. Can you name a nocturnal animal, write its name and draw a picture alongside?


Parents, the children need to say the word they would like to write and listen for sounds in the word. Depending on the stage each child is at depends on which sounds they can hear. Some may just be able to hear the first sound, some the first and last sound and other children may be able to hear all the sounds. They write letters/graphemes to represent each sound. For 'owl' they have learnt the digraph (two letters one sound) 'ow' so may be able to identity this on the sound mat. Children at this stage are still using the sound mats to identify the letters that match the sound, which are below.






Sorting activity - look at the pictures and decide if they belong in the Nocturnal 'night' section or the Diurnal 'day' section. Draw pictures on two separate pages - one for Diurnal 'day' one for Nocturnal 'night' so there is no need to print out.