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Thursday 11th June

Dear Parents,

I hope you and your families are well.  

If your child is returning to school on the 22nd June please read the following and discuss with your child.

School will be different than it used to be and we will be learning new rules and routines to follow.

It is important for children to be aware of these changes to help prepare them for a safe and easy transition back to the classroom.


Here are some things to discuss with your child:

  • Start time 9:10 and finish at 3:10
  • We will have smaller class sizes, so all of your friends might not be back at school or in the same class as you.
  • There will be class pods of 10-12 children and these will be the people you learn and play with at school. This will be further broken down into smaller groups of children who you can play with.
  • We will practise social distancing which means we cannot be too close or touch each other. We will try our best to stay 2m apart.
  • The school and classroom will look a little different.
  • Arrows on the floor to show you where to walk - one way system around the school
  • Markings on the tables to show you where to sit
  • Playground spots outside to show you where we can play - each class will have a section of the playground.
  • We will wash our hands regularly and try not to touch our faces.
  • We will eat lunch in the classroom.
  • There will be a different TA working alongside the teacher during this time
  • Limited toys
  • School will be closed each Friday for cleaning but we will still learn together from home on our class page.
  • There will be no sharing of pencils, glue, scissors etc
  • Children will be sitting at the tables for longer periods of time
  • Children will be sitting apart and some may be sitting by themselves.
  • We will not be mixing with other classes or children from other classes
  • There will be no group hymn practise
  • There will be no use of the computer room
  • Teachers maybe wearing face masks/gloves
  • An adult will take groups of children to the toilet
  • When lining up we must try to keep 2m apart (children have been taught to line up right behind one another so this has changed. We will be lining up with a gap)
  • No holding hands/hugging friends
  • No sharing lip balm or hand sanitizer
  • Only bring in water bottle and one small piece of fruit
  • No tuck shop
  • We will not be sending things home from school - everything will be kept in school - work wise
  • We will be doing phonics, English, Maths and one other subject - similar to the work that has be set on the class page.


Parents please continue reading information sent by the school and Miss Pluckrose.

Thank you

Miss Cullen


Thursday 11th June 2020

Morning children and parents!


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


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


Time to get active!

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



Morning Prayer – Hail Mary


Let us take this time to be GRATEFUL for all the things we have. I know everyone is going through a hard time. Let us try to focus on the wonderful things we have.


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


SOUND to practise today: ow


ow – brown cow


  1. Practise writing words with ea in them - for example: brown, cown, down, clown, town, how….
  2. Can you think of anymore words with ear in them?
  3. Sound out each word for example: b- r – ow - 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 brown has 5 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 b- r – ow - n has 4 sounds.

Phase 3 Phonics | ow Digraph

Phase 3 Phonics | ow Digraph This is a short Phase 3 Phonics video to help teach or revise the /ow/ digraph, as taught through Letters and Sounds. It has sev...

Alphablocks Series 3 - How Now Brown Cow

Word Family Patterns - ow (cow)


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.


 Practise reading simple sentences - open the document below



  1. Draw you’re a character/s from the story ‘Three Billy Goats Gruff’.
  2. Think of adjectives (describing words) to describe your character e.g. huge, scary, hairy, small, brown hair.
  3. Can you write words beside your character? This is labelling. Try sounding out each word.
  4. Write sentences to describe your character.


 Remember to use your fingers when sounding out your words, finger space between each word and full stop at the end of the sentence.


Parents – can write tricky words and you can copy them or you can try really hard and sound out every word by yourself!



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 line with numbers from 0-20.
  2. Use the document below to have a look at a number line.
  3. Draw a line along a piece of paper.
  4. Make lines to separate your numbers.
  5. Write the numerals from 0-20.
  6. Choose a number on your number line.
  7. Count out that many objects.
  8. Repeat this for a variety of numbers.
    Key questions: Can you make a number line? 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 line above 20?


Peg control worksheet - you will need a peg (that you use to hang up washing) or tweezers or something similar.


Use a peg/tweezers to select the correct answer/number on the page (no writing needed)


If you can not print the worksheets you can make something similar on a page and you can try the task below:


If you have any pegs that you hang on a washing machine/tweezers in your house, ask your child to hold them and practise opening and closing the peg/tweezers – this activity will help strengthen their fine motor skills and can help with better pencil grip.


Furthermore, with tweezers they could practise lifting up buttons or pasta or any other small object you have in your home.

With pegs you can ask them to move the peg around the edge of a page, opening and closing the grip.

Daily Task

Use your imagination and draw a fish and give it a name and a special power!