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Wisdom & Faith

13th July

Good morning brilliant children and parents!


We hope you had an enjoyable weekend and are ready for the last week at school before you start your summer holidays. Le's light a candle and start with our daily prayer:


In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit:

God above me, God below me,

God behind me, God inside me.

In all the good things, in all the bad things,

be with me by day, be with me by night,

be with me by day and by night.


Topic - Underwater

This week we will carry on with our underwater theme. What underwater creatures do you know? What is your favourite underwater creature? Let's listen carefully to our story and count how many creatures are mentioned and described.

The story is called 'Commotion in the Ocean" written by Giles Andreae and illustrated by David Wojtowycz.

Commotion In The Ocean by Giles Andreae

Can you name the underwater creatures you met in the book?

How does a crab walk?

Where do turtles bury their eggs?

How do dolphins speak?

How does a jelly fish move?

How many arms does an octopus have?

Which creature is the friendliest?

Which one is the scariest?

Which creature is the biggest?

Where do penguins and polar bears live?

Let's sing together to the 'Commotion in the Ocean' song.

Commotion in the Ocean

Some underwater activities for today:

Maths - model the use of language such as 'more' or 'fewer'

You will need: construction equipment

Give your child a specified number of pieces, e.g. ten, and ask them to make a building.  Take 10 bricks yourself  make a car

  • How many pieces have you used?
  • How many pieces has mummy/daddy used?
  • Have you or mummy used more pieces?
  • Would you need more bricks to make a bus or fewer?
  • How many red pieces have you used?
  • Have you used more red pieces or blue pieces?
  • Have you used fewer green or yellow pieces?
  • Have you used fewer red or blue pieces?