Home Page

St Mary’s Roman Catholic Primary School

Wisdom & Faith

Fri 26th June

Friday 26th June


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! Log on to Google Classroom and accept the invitation to join 'Miss Swan's Reception Class'. There will then be a link to press (in the top left corner) 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 subtraction.

  • Star words you will need: take away, subtract, subtraction, is equal to, equation, number, object, part, whole, part-part-whole model


Day 5: Listen to the video about the part-part-whole model. Collect 20 objects from your home e.g. pens, toys. Put the 20 objects into the whole section. 20 is the whole. Choose a number between 0 -20 to take away. Put that many objects into the first part. How many objects are left? Move these objects into the second part. What is the whole? Count the whole (how many objects there were altogether at the start). How many objects are in each part? Count each part. You could write the numbers down. E.g. 20 objects to start. Take away 8 (first part) and 12 are left (second part). Say it in a full sentence e.g. “I started with 20 objects. 20 is the whole. There are 8 objects in the first part and there are 12 objects in the second part. I took away 8 objects and there are 12 objects left. 20 subtract 8 is equal to 12.” Can you write it as an equation? E.g. “20 - 8 = 12”. Repeat this for a variety of numbers.


Key questions: Can you show subtraction from 20 using a part-part-whole model? How many different numbers can you subtract from 20? Can you say the equation in a full sentence? Can you write an equation?

Subtraction: part-part-whole model and writing equations

Watch the video of Cian using the part-part-whole model to write subtraction equations. Can you have a go?



Subtraction: part-part-whole model with Cian

written permission to share this video has been given

Part-part-whole Model to Draw/Print

Phonics: Join in with the video and learn the Set 3 sound u-e. Look at the letters and say the sound that they make. Have a go at sounding out words that have these sounds in e.g. rude, brute, June. Use your ‘Fred Fingers’ pinching each finger while you say each sound, before blending it together e.g. r-u-d(e) rude. Have a go at writing these words.

RWI Set 3 sounds u-e

Literacy: Draw a calm Colour Monster. Do you think that the feeling calm should be green? Why? Why not? Draw things that might make the Colour Monster feel calm. What makes you feel calm? Add these things to your picture. Can you label your drawings? Remember to use your ‘Fred Fingers’ when sounding out your words. What can you do feel calm? You could sit somewhere quiet and take some deep breaths in and out.


Idea of the day: Listen to music. How does the music make you feel? Can you find music that makes you feel: happy? sad? angry? scared? calm? You could choose your own music or listen to the video.


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