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Wednesday 20th May

Dear Parents,

Just a quick note to remind you that next week is half-term.  There will be no work uploaded online next week as it is a school holiday and bank holiday.

Thank you for all your hard work.

Miss Cullen


Wednesday 20th May 2020 - Morning Everyone!

Morning children and parents!


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….


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


SOUND to learn today: o_e


o_e – phone home


  1. Practise writing words with ay in them - for example: phone, rose, spoke, note, home, broke, hope, bone, cone…
  2. Sound out each word for example: r-o s e
  3. Use your fingers to show how many sounds there are in a word or example r-o s e will show 3 fingers
  4. Ask your child how many letters in each of the words listed above– for example rose has 4 letters
  5. Ask your child how many sounds in the words – for example r-o s e has 3 sounds

O_E | Fun Phonics | How to Read | Magic E | Made by Kids vs Phonics

Help your children learn how to pronounce the ""O_E""

RWI Set 3 Sounds - o-e

Phonics o e

phonic songs and more


  • Count 0-40 - forwards and backwards
  • Practising writing the numbers 0-40 correctly
  • Practise putting numbers in order
  • What comes after 30?
    Can you recognise the right number?
    Click the link below – count the dinosaurs and select the correct number



  1. Re-tell the story Dear Zoo
  2. Write sentences to tell the story. Can you remember the animals? Can you remember the repeated words?

Remember to use your fingers to sound out the words, use finger space between each word, write on the line and use a full stop at the end of the sentence.



This week we will be learning about length.

  • Star words you will need: measure, length, long, short, longer, shorter, longest, shortest, describe, compare
  1. Look at the pictures of the animals below - open the documents.
  2. Today we will be focusing on these ways to describe length: longer, shorter.
  3. Say the star words.
  4. Can you compare the length of the animals? Decide which animal is longer and which animal is shorter. How do you know?
  5.  Can you measure them by making a tower of cubes e.g. Lego/Duplo/blocks?
    Key questions: Can you compare the length of the animals? Which is longer and which is shorter? How do you know? How long are the animals?

Daily Task

Make an alphabet line for your bedroom.




 Remembering, celebrating and responding to the understanding that everyone has Good News  and that Pentecost is the celebration of the Good News of Jesus.

 We have come to an end of our topic, Good News.
Before we move onto our new topic.
Let your child reflect on what they have learnt.


Start with some quiet reflection.  Allow your child with the opportunity to engage with questions of meaning and purpose related to Good News.

Ask your child if there is anything they wonder about

  • Ask about how they and others feel when they have good news.
  • Talk about the joy and happiness the Good News brings.
  • Ask what they wonder about Pentecost Day.
  • Ask what they wonder about the Holy Spirit.
    Provide the opportunity, possibly by one of the means above, for the children to remember
  • That everyone has good news to share.
  • The happiness good news brings.
  • The stories of Easter and Pentecost – Jesus sending his friend the Holy Spirit.
  • Pentecost celebrates the Good News of Jesus.
  • How the friends of Jesus felt.
    Finally: How can you share the Good News?

New Topic: FRIENDS

  Making friends and being a friend.


Adults please ask your child the following key questions:

Children to answer in full sentences:


  1. What is a friend?
  2. How can you be a friend?
  3. How do we make friends?
  4. Why is it important to have a friend?
  5. What do friends do together?
  6. How can friends upset one another? How can friends make up? (say sorry and forgive)



  1. Make a list of what makes a GOOD friend
  2. Make another list of what makes a not good friend.
  3. Think of a friend – draw a picture of them and write about a time you had with them.

For example:

My friend is…..

He/She makes me happy.

We went to the park. We played Lego and a bus and cars.


Optional extra activities:

  • Make paper chain teddies of friendship.
  • Make a collage with handprints
  • Make friendship bracelets.
  • Hold a teddy bears’ picnic outside.
  • Paint or draw a friend.
  • Make models of friends.


Gather round a candle or a cross or with your family.  

Have a quiet moment together to reflect on and appreciate how we all have friends and are a friend to others.

Think about our friends.

Appreciate what makes a good friend.

Consider how friendship can be spoilt and how we can make up.

Celebrate friendship.