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Fri 10th July

Friday 10th July


Good morning brilliant children. What is the date today? I have taken a picture of our board. Remember to use a full sentence!


Join me at 2:30 pm on Google Classroom for a class chat! There will be a link to click on the ‘stream’ to join the chat. See you there! 



Daily Prayer: Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.


Maths: This week we will be learning about halving.

  • Star words you will need: half, halving, parts, whole, part-part-whole model, objects, shape, amount, sharing, divide, equal, groups, fraction, part-part-whole model


Day 5: Halving means sharing into two equal groups. We are dividing the whole into two equal parts. Half means one of two equal parts. Two halves make a whole. Look at the picture for an example. Today we are going to be sharing without the part-part-whole model. Collect 20 objects from your home e.g. pens, toys. 20 is the whole. Share your 20 objects into two equal groups. Move one object at a time. Move the next object into another group. Repeat until you have shared all of your objects. How many objects are in each group/part? Count each part. What does halving mean? Explain what you are doing in full sentences. E.g. “The whole is 20. I shared 20 objects into two equal parts. There are 10 objects in this part and 10 objects in this part. Two parts make the whole.” Repeat for a variety of amounts.


Key questions: Can you show half using a part-part-whole model? Can you share the objects into two equal parts? Can you share all amounts equally? What is halving?

Halving Objects Example

Phonics: Join in with the ‘Hold a Sentence’ video. Read and say the sentence out loud. Have a go at writing the sentence. Have a go at working out how many sounds are in each word e.g. b-i-n bin (3 sounds). Hold up that many ‘Fred Fingers’. Sound it out and ‘pinch’ your fingers with each sound. Write the word. Any red words that you need will be on my board. Remember to put a capital letter at the start of your sentence and a full stop at the end of your sentence. Remember to use ‘finger spaces’ between each word. Check your sentence with me.

RWI Hold a Sentence Video 4

Literacy: Use your story map to re-tell the story ‘The Little Red Hen’. What happens in the story? Write sentences to retell the start of the story when the Little Red Hen is asking her friends for help e.g. “Who will help me plant the wheat? said the hen. Not I! said the dog. Not I! said the cat. Not I! said the duck.” Remember to use your ‘Fred Fingers’ when sounding out your words. Ask your adult to write the red words ‘the’ and ‘said’ on a piece of paper to help you. Challenge: Can you write the beginning, middle and end of the story?


Idea of the day: Learn the ‘Baking Bread’ song. Sing it to the tune of ‘London’s Burning’. Can you make up your own actions?

I hope that you have a lovely weekend. Get some fresh air if you are able to and have a rest from school activities. I will speak to you again on Monday. I am thinking of you.


Miss Swan