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Wisdom & Faith

Monday 18th May

Happy Monday everyone. I hope you and your families are safe and well.

I have attached the slides for today's Liturgy. I hope you can take some time to be in the presence of God.


Monday 18th May 2020 - Morning Everyone!


Morning children and parents! I hope you had a lovely long weekend together!


Time to get active!

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



Morning Prayer – Hail Mary


Let the learning begin….


Key questions to ask your child and get them to answer in full sentences!


What day is it today?

What day was it yesterday?

What day is it 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

  • Practise holding a pencil correctly
  • Practise writing each letter correctly   
  • Practise writing words from 45 high frequency words for Reception
  • Playing with playdough strengthens pencil grip
  • Threading also helps for a better grip – threading laces through a shoe (if you don’t have any other threading resources)
    NEW SOUND to learn today: a-e
    a _ e – make a cake
    A sound/letter sits in between the a and e
  1. Practise writing words with a-e in them - for example: make, made, cake, name, lake, wake, game…
  2. Sound out each word for example: m-a k -e
  3. Use your fingers to show how many sounds there are in a word or example m-a k -e will show 3 fingers  
  4. Ask your child how many letters in the word – for example make has 4 letters
  5. Ask your child how many sounds in the word – for example m-a k -e has 3 sounds

Phonics: The 'a-e' spelling [FREE RESOURCE]

Geraldine the Giraffe's Flash Cards - Episode Split Digraph A-E

RWI Set 3 Sounds - a-e

  1. Write about what you did over the weekend and draw a picture beside it.
  2. Using your phonics to sound out each word. Spelling words phonetically is still correct!


  • Count 0-40
  • Practising writing the numbers 0-40 correctly
  • Practise putting numbers in order
    To half – cut/split/share/divide into 2 equal parts or amounts.
    Using objects can you half these numbers:
    What is half of 10?
    What is half of 8?
    What is half of 6?
    What is half of 4?
    What is half of 2?



  1. Read and or listen to the story: “Dear Zoo”. We will be doing work this week based on the story.
  2. Parents please explain and words your children do not know or understand.
  3. You could also read the story in your home language.
Re-tell the story in full sentences. Can you remember the repeat phrases? Can you act like each animal? Can you make the noise of each animal?

Dear Zoo - World Book Day

'I wrote to the zoo to send me a pet . . .' Rod Campbell's classic lift-the-flap book Dear Zoo has been a firm favourite with toddlers and parents alike



This week we will be learning about length.


Star words you will need: measure, length, long, short, longer, shorter, longest, shortest, describe, compare


  1. Listen to the video about length.
  2. Today we will be focusing on these ways to describe length: long, short.
  3. Say the star words.
  4. Can you explore length in your home? Choose objects and decide if they are long or short. How do you know? Can you measure them by making a tower of cubes e.g. Lego/Duplo/blocks?
    Key questions: How would you describe the length of the object? Is your object long or short? How do you know? How long is the object?

Length: long, short (part 1)

Length: long, short (part 2)


Draw each animal from the Dear Zoo story and use another piece of paper to make a ‘flap’ like the story. You could make a door or a box.

Daily Task

What makes you happy?

Can you write about what makes you happy?

 Draw a picture beside it?