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Thursday 2nd July


Thursday 2nd JULY 2020

Morning children and parents!


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


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



Morning Prayer – Hail Mary


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


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.



  1. Draw you’re a character/s from the story Hansel and Gretel.
  2. Think of adjectives (describing words) to describe your character e.g. small, brown hair, blue eyes, pink dress, a pointed nose, long fingers 5.
  3. Can you write words beside your character? This is labelling. Try sounding out each word.
  4. Write sentences to describe your character. For example: The girl is small. She has brown hair. She has green eyes.



 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 doubling.

  • Star words you will need: double, doubling, twice, two times, adding, repeated addition, equal amounts, equal groups, number, amount, ten frame
  1. Doubling means adding equal amounts.
  2. This is a type of addition called repeated addition where you add the same amount.
  3. You count how many objects you have and add the same amount.
  4. Draw a domino with a line down the middle.
  5. Choose a number between 1-10.
  6. Draw that many dots on the left side of the domino.
  7. Double your dots by putting the same amount of dots on the right side of the domino.
  8. Count all the dots to work out the double.
  9. Say it in full sentences. E.g. “Double 10. 10 dots on the left side of the domino. 10 dots on the right side of the domino. There are 20 dots altogether. Double 10 is equal to 20.”
  10. Repeat this for a variety of numbers.
  11. Challenge: Can you write it as an equation? E.g. 10 + 10 = 20.
    Key questions: Can you double an amount? How many dots are on the left side of the domino? How many dots are on the right side of the domino? How many dots are there altogether? Can you say it in a full sentence?

Extra Activities:


1. Tell the story of Hansel and Gretel to somebody. You could use a book you have or use the Internet. See if you can remember the different parts of the story in the correct order. As it is a traditional tale, there are lots of different versions, so you can’t get it wrong – it will be your own version! Try to use different voices for each of the characters.



2. Use some of the shapes you know to create your own sweets. Fill a piece of paper with circles, triangles and squares. Use crayons or felt-tip pens to decorate each of the shapes to create colourful-looking sweets.

Daily Task

Make a gingerbread house on the computer/laptop/ipad using a paint programme. Decorate the house with colourful sweets!