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Wisdom & Faith

Mon 22nd June

Monday 22nd June


Good morning lovely children. I hope that you had a good weekend. What is the date today? I have taken a picture of our board. Remember to use a full sentence!



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 1: Use your hands to show subtraction from 10. Start by putting both of your hands out. Choose a number between 0-10. Take away that many fingers (fingers down). Count how many you have left (fingers up). E.g. Start with 10 fingers and put 5 fingers down. Say it in a full sentence e.g. “I started with 10 fingers. I took 5 fingers away. I have 5 fingers left. 10 subtract 5 is equal to 5. Can you write it as an equation? E.g. “10 - 5 = 5”. Repeat this for a variety of numbers.


Key questions: Can you subtract from 10 using your hands? How many different numbers can you subtract from 10? Can you say the equation in a full sentence? Can you write an equation?

Subtraction with Fingers Example

Phonics: Join in with the video and go over the Set 1, 2 and 3 sounds. Look at the letter(s) and say the sound that they make. Sound out words that have these sounds in e.g. big, had, it’s. Use your ‘Fred Fingers’ pinching each finger while you say each sound, before blending it together e.g. b-i-g big. Listen to the red words and repeat them. Remember that we can’t sound out red words. Have a go at writing the words.

RWI Set 1, 2 & 3 Word Blending and Red Words Video 8

Literacy: This week our Literacy learning will link to PSED (feelings and emotions) as some children return to school. Listen to the story ‘The Colour Monster’. What happens in the story? Ask your adult to explain any words that you don’t understand. Draw the Colour Monster at the start of the story. Why is he all mixed up and very confused? How are you feeling today?



The Colour Monster read aloud

Idea of the day: Make a Colour Monster puppet. You could use some fabric or a sock. You could use pens to draw their face. What colours are you going to use? What is your colour monster called? How do they feel? You could talk to your colour monster about how you are feeling. How are you feeling about being at home/coming back to school?


Bonus idea: Today is ‘Windrush Day’. Windrush Day honours the great contribution to British society made by members of the Windrush Generation. Listen at 10:20am to for a specially created version of ‘You Can Get It If You Really Want’ written by Jamaican artist Jimmy cliff and made famous by reggae singer Desmond Dekker. Sing along! Visit Miss Hume’s class page for more musical ideas.


 Miss Swan