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Friday 3rd July


Friday 3rd JULY 2020

Morning children and parents!


Children’s daily work (can be altered to suit your home and family life):


  • Phonics (20 mins) and handwriting (15 mins)
  • English
  • Maths
  • Other subject
  • Reading books at home
  • Playtime



Morning Prayer – Hail Mary


Thank you Lord for this new day in my school/home to work and play.

Please be with me all day long, in every story, game, and song. May all the happy things we do, make you our Father happy to.



What day was yesterday?

What day is it?

What day will it be tomorrow?

What month is it?

What date is it?

What is the weather like?

What is the season?



Practise saying the sounds everyday with your child

Set 1

a b c d e f g h I j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x w z sh ng nk th ch

Set 2

ay ee igh ow oo 00 ar or air ir ou oy

Set 3

ire ear ure ea aw are ur ow oi ai oa ew er

 a_e   i_e    o_e    u_e



  1. Use your story mountain or sequenced pictures to re-tell the story ‘Hansel and Gretel’.
  2. What happens in the story? What happens at the start, middle and end of the story? What do the characters say? What do the characters do?
  3. Write sentences to retell the story.
  4. Parents can write any tricky words ‘the’ and ‘of’ on a piece of paper to help you.



Remember: sound out each word, finger space between each word, write letters on the line and full stop at the end.

Parents can write tricky words and children can copy the words to help write the sentences.


This week we will be learning about doubling.

  • Star words you will need: double, doubling, twice, two times, adding, repeated addition, equal amounts, equal groups, number, amount, ten frame
  1. Doubling means adding equal amounts.
  2. This is a type of addition called repeated addition where you add the same amount.
  3. You count how many objects you have and add the same amount.
  4. Collect 20 objects from your home e.g. toys, paperclips.
  5. Choose a number between 1-10.
  6. Count and put that many objects into a group.
  7. Double your amount by putting the same amount of objects into another group.
  8. Count all the objects to work out the double.
  9. Say it in full sentences. E.g. “Double 8. 8 objects in this group. 8 objects in the other group. There are 16 objects altogether. Double 8 is equal to 16.”
  10. Repeat this for a variety of numbers.
  11. Challenge: Can you write it as an equation? E.g. 8 + 8 = 16.


Key questions: Can you double an amount? How many objects are in the left group? How many objects are in the right group? How many objects are there altogether? Can you say it in a full sentence?



Draw a picture of the cottage of sweets in the middle of the forest.

Think carefully about the different sweets that could be used for the roof, the windows, the door and the path. Add your favourite sweets to the picture.

Think about a range of different materials you could use to complete the picture.

You could use crayons, felt-tip pens, paint or collage materials.

Extra activities:



1. Build a house using sweets or use junk modelling materials and make it look like sweets. Think about how you can attach the different sweets to each other, how you can make them balance and whether the house can stand without support.


2. There would have been lots of different animals living in the forest where the witch’s house was. Use the Internet to research different animals that live in forests. Write down the names or draw some of the animals you discover.


3. In some of the versions of the story, Hansel and Gretel dropped crumbs or pebbles on the ground to help them find their way home. Can you draw a map of your journey from home to a special place? It could be your school, a friend’s house or the park.


Daily Task

Enjoy the weekend with family!