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Friday 5th June


Friday 5th June 2020

Morning children and parents!


Time to get active!

P.E with Joe Wicks - Monday to Friday 9am live on YouTube - The Body Coach



Morning Prayer – Hail Mary


Can you say the months of the year?

How many months in a year?

How many days in a week?

What day 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


Last term we revise set 2 and learnt new sounds  a_e   i_e    o_e    u_e

We will be revising all of set 3 this term – a sound a day.

You should also practise saying each sound from set 1, 2 and 3 every day.


SOUND to practise today: aw

aw – yawn at dawn


  1. Practise writing words with ea in them - for example: yawn, dawn, law, crawl, saw, draw, paw…
  2. Can you think of anymore words with aw in them?
  3. Sound out each word for example: y- aw-n
  4. Use your fingers to show how many sounds there are in a word
  5. Ask your child how many letters in each of the words listed above and any other words your child can think of – for example yawn has 4 letters
  6. Ask your child how many sounds in each of the words listed above and any other words your child can think of – for example y-aw-n has 3 sounds.

Learn to Read | Phonics for Kids | Long Vowels - AU and AW

As seen on CBeebies! Watch Alphablocks full episodes on BBC iPlayer:

RWI Set 3 Sounds - aw

aw - Phonics - awful, lawn, raw


Don’t forget to check out the following website to help with reading and phonics.


This is the RWI website - the books the children read in school and at home.



To help children learning to read at home during school closure, we are streaming phonics, reading and spelling lessons every weekday on our YouTube channel.

Each lesson is ten to fifteen minutes long and available for 24 hours.

From 1st June:

All lessons will be available at 9.30 am.

Set 1, 2 and 3 Speed Sounds lessons will restart.
Set 2 and 3 Speed Sounds lessons will include new words for reading and spelling.




  1. Look at your story map of ‘Little Red Riding Hood’.
  2. What happens in the story?
  3. Write sentences to retell the end of the story when Little Red Riding Hood finds the Big Bad Wolf in her Granny’s bed.
  4. Can you write the repeated refrains? E.g. “Why granny, what big ears you have. All the better to hear you with.”
  5. Parents can write the red words ‘you’ and ‘to’ on a piece of paper to help you.
  6. Challenge: Can you write sentences to explain the beginning, middle and end of the story?


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




This week we will be learning about counting and ordering numbers.

  • Star words you will need: count, order, numbers, numeral (written number), quantity, amount, object, number line, number square
  1. Make a number square with numbers from 1-20.
  2. Use the document below to have a look at a number square.
  3. Draw squares on a piece of paper.
  4. Write the numerals from 1-20.
  5. Choose a number on your number square. Count out that many objects. Repeat this for a variety of numbers.


Key questions: Can you make a number square? What do you notice about the numbers? Can you say how many objects you have in a full sentence? Can you put the objects in a line? Can you say one number for each object that you touch? Can you extend your number square above 20?

Extra Activities:

  1. Little Red Riding Hood stopped to talk to the Big Bad Wolf. Do you think this was a good ideas? Talk to a grown-up at home about what she should have done.
  2. Draw a map to show Little Red Riding Hood how to get to Grandma’s Cottage.
  3. Decorate some biscuits or cakes. You could take a photograph or draw pictures to show the rest of the class.
  4. The story of Little Red Riding Hood is set in the woods. Make a list of any other stories that are set in the woods.
  5. Little Red Riding Hood filled her basket with goodies for her Grandma. She took 6 cakes and 3 biscuits. How many treats did she take altogether? You could draw a picture to help you work it out.

Understanding the world

You can do science experiment 1 or 2 or both!

Have a read and see what suits you and your child:

Science Experiment 1

Briefly review the story of ‘Little Red Riding Hood’. Ask your child what Little Red Riding Hood was doing in the woods – taking a basket of food to Grandma.

2. Tell your child that Little Red Riding Hood needs to make a strong basket to carry the food to Grandma.

3. Look at the basket and talk about the features, for example, it needs a handle, it needs to be able to hold the weight of some food and it needs to be large enough to carry some food.

4. Show your child the different materials and discuss what they are and how they could be used to make a basket.

5. Encourage your child to explore shaping and joining the materials to find which would be the best.

6. Once your child has created their baskets, encourage your child to test it by placing some of the food inside. Discuss the results and how to modify and adjust the baskets to improve them.

You will need:

A basket with a handle or something similar or a picture of one (no problem if you don’t have it)

Sticky tape


Sticky tack

Paper fasteners


A variety of different materials e.g. paper, card, tissue paper, lolly sticks, tinfoil, cling film, paper towel

Some food (real or role play)

Questions to ask your child:

  1. Why does Little Red Riding Hood need a basket?
  2. How big should it be?
  3. What does a basket need?
  4. What are you going to use?
  5. How much food can your basket hold?
  6. How could you make your basket stronger?

Science Experiment 2



Briefly review the story of ‘Little Red Riding Hood’. Ask your child what Little Red Riding Hood was wearing – a cape. What do they think it might be made from?

2. Tell your child that Little Red Riding Hood wants to go and visit her grandma again but it is raining. She needs a new cape that will keep her warm and dry. Can you help her to make a new cape by exploring the best materials to use?

3. Show your child the range of materials and discuss which would be best to use and why.

4. Encourage your child to test out their ideas by covering a doll or some object with their chosen material and sprinkling or spraying on some water.

5. Encourage your child to talk about their ideas, what worked and what did not work so well.

6. Also encourage your child to think about their own coats. What makes them waterproof? What does waterproof mean? What materials are used?

You will need:


 A small toy doll or something similar


Some water in a small watering can or spray bottle

A plastic tray or something similar

A variety of different materials that you have a home e.g. wool, felt, tinfoil, plastic bag, paper towel, tissue paper. Use whatever you have at home.

Questions to ask your child:

  1. Little Red Riding Hood wants to visit her grandma but it is
    raining! She needs a new cape to keep her warm and dry.
  2. What are you going to use?
  3. What happens to the cape when it rains?
  4. What would be the best material to use? Why?
  5. Do you have a raincoat? How does it keep you dry?




Daily Task

How many types of weather can you name? Make a list of them.



Play a game of Eye Spy.

Open the document below for ideas and picutres.

I spy with my little eye something beginning with… (pick a sound)

Another week done! Well done children...and parents!

Have a lovely weekend

Miss Cullen