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Tuesday 30th June

Good morning wonderful children.

Today is Tuesday the 30th of June.


Are you being a helping hand at home?

I hope so. smiley



What is the date today? Remember to use full sentences.

Morning message - 30.06.20



Let’s start our day with a prayer.


Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,
world without end.





  • Daily handwriting and phonics/reading
  • Grammar: Contractions
  • English: Story Dear Greenpeace, written by Simon James
  • Maths: Time
  • PSHE: Diversity





Daily handwriting and phonics/reading: Please aim for 30 minutes (15 each) of handwriting and phonics and continue reading each day. smiley





Grammar: This week we are learning about contractions.


  • Contractions are a shorter way of saying two words. 
  • We take some letters out and replace them with an apostrophe. '

Take a look at your spelling words below. Can you spot what letters get replaced with an apostrophe?



For today's task can you match the contractions to the correct word pairs? The words in your task today are your spelling words.

Contractions for Year 1





English: Listen to Dear Greenpeace. List and describe things Emily might have seen in the pond. Draw and label pictures of things she might have seen using adjectives – a giant frog, a massive fish, a funny monster... even a shape-shifting alien!


Write a letter to a friend or relative explaining what you think Emily saw in the pond. Make sure you include a good description of your creature using adjectives.


Dear Greenpeace by Simon James





Maths: Today we are going to continue learning about time. First, let's review.


  • Can you read time to the hour and half past on a clock? 
  • Which hand is the minute and which hand is the hour
  • Where is the minute hand when we talk about o'clock? 
  • Where is the minute hand when we talk about half past?

Review these new words:

time, clock, hands, minute, hour, o'clock, half past



For today's task can you tell the time? Look at your clock hands carefully because there is a mix of o'clock and half past. Practise writing the digital time too. 



3 o'clock, three o'clock, 3:00

half past one, half past 1, 1:30


Check out Mathletics for more tasks about time.

Telling the Time for Kids: O'Clock Times

Telling Time to the Half Hour





PSHE: Following on from last week we are going to learn more about diversity - diversity means that there are lots of different kinds of people.



There are lots of differences between people e.g. the way we look, what we like/don’t like. It is important that we respect people for their differences. We should embrace our differences. If we were all the same the world would be a very boring place! 


In this lesson we will be understanding about a type of discrimination called racism.

Racism is saying or doing something to hurt someone who comes from a different culture.


Racism is wrong because we are all equal and should treat each other with love. Remember Jesus' golden rule - LOVE ONE ANOTHER.


Jesus Loves the Little Children (with Lyrics)

Jesus loves the little children of the world (with actions)

For today's task, first, read through the learning slides about racism. Have a look at Rosa Park's story and learn why she is so important. She was a famous activist. She was very brave because she stood up to racism knowing that it was wrong.


Next, colour the paper people in different skin tones to celebrate everyones beauty. Last, cut out the paper people and connect them to create a chain of people. You can colour as many paper people as you would like to make your chain even bigger!

As an extra challenge complete a reading comprehension about Rosa Parks.

Black Lives Matter


There has been a lot of coverage in the media lately about the ‘Black Lives Matter’ protests here in Britain and around the world. Here at St Mary’s we are an inclusive primary school and we support the Black Lives Matter movement. We recognise the issues that black people have faced over many years and offer our support to our pupils, their parents and members of our staff. At St Mary’s School, we believe that everyone is loved by God and should be valued and respected, whatever the colour of their skin. In God’s family, everyone is welcome. God created each one of us in his own image and made each one of us unique. He created each one of us to be different and all are special to him. He created us all to be equal. Sadly, in our world people are often treated differently just because of the colour of their skin which is wrong, unjust and unfair. As we do here at school, please always encourage your child to treat all other people with respect and love - just as Jesus did. Please pray with your child for those who suffer injustice because of the colour of their skin and help them to spread God’s message of love to those they meet. 

St Mary's School has created the most amazing virtual library celebrating diversity. Take a look in the link below. Happy reading! smiley

Daily Storytime!

Daily Storytime!