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Thurs 9th July

Thursday 9th July


Good morning wonderful children. 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 halving.

  • Star words you will need: half, halving, parts, whole, part-part-whole model, objects, shape, amount, sharing, divide, equal, groups, fraction, part-part-whole model


Day 4: Halving means sharing into two equal groups. We are dividing the whole into two equal parts. Half means one of two equal parts. Two halves make a whole. Look at the picture of the part-part-whole model for an example. Collect 20 objects from your home e.g. pens, toys. Put the 20 objects into the whole section. 20 is the whole. Share your 20 objects into two equal parts. Move one object at a time. Move one object into one of the parts. Move the next object into the other part. Repeat until you have shared all of your objects. How many objects are in each part? Count each part. What does halving mean? Explain what you are doing in full sentences. E.g. “The whole is 20. I shared 20 objects into two equal parts. There are 10 objects in this part and 10 objects in this part. Two parts make the whole.” Repeat for a variety of amounts.


Key questions: Can you show half using a part-part-whole model? Can you share the objects into two equal parts? Can you share all amounts equally? What is halving?

Part-part-whole Model Halving Example

Part-part-whole Model to Draw/Print

Phonics: Join in with the ‘Hold a Sentence’ video. Read and say the sentence out loud. Have a go at writing the sentence. Have a go at working out how many sounds are in each word e.g. h-e-n hen (3 sounds). Hold up that many ‘Fred Fingers’. Sound it out and ‘pinch’ your fingers with each sound. Write the word. Any red words that you need will be on my board. Remember to put a capital letter at the start of your sentence and a full stop at the end of your sentence. Remember to use ‘finger spaces’ between each word. Check your sentence with me.

RWI Hold a Sentence Video 3

Literacy: Re-tell to the story ‘The Little Red Hen’. What happens in the story? What do the characters do? What do they say? Make a story map to show what happens in the story. Use arrows to show the next part in the story. Your pictures don’t have to be the same as mine but they may give you some ideas. Remember that you can repeat the pictures for repeated refrains. Can you label your pictures? Remember to use your ‘Fred Fingers’ when sounding out your words.

Little Red Hen Story Map

Idea of the day: Listen to an alternative version of ‘The Little Red Hen’. Which version do you like best? Why? What is the same about the stories? What is different about the stories?


Miss Swan