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Wednesday 29th April


Wednesday 29th April 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 - Our Father


Think of 3 things you are grateful/thankful for. Say thank you God for..


You can also write this as a prayer:


Dear God,

Thank you for….

Thank you for….

Thank you for…



Here are two links prayers to say with family:



Let the learning begin….


What day is it?

What month is it?

What date is it?

What is the weather like?

What is the season?

What should you wear when it is rains?


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


SOUND to learn today: ee


ee – what can you see?


Set 2 and 3 sounds are difficult for children to remember and the children tend to sound out e-e instead of ‘ee’.

So let’s look at these tricky sounds in more detail.


  1. Practise writing words with ay in them - for example: see, bee, three, tree, teeth, green, seen, sleep….
  2. Sound out each word for example: g-r-ee-n
  3. Use your fingers to show how many sounds there are in a word or example g-r-ee-n will show 4 fingers
  4. (please note there maybe less sounds than number of letters)
  5. Ask your child how many letters in the word – for example green has 5 letters
  6. Ask your child how many sounds in the word – for example green has 4 sounds


  • Air writing – call out letters of the alphabet and your child will point their finger and write the letter in the air!
  • Practise hand writing

Phonics: The 'ee' sound [FREE RESOURCE]

English - EYFS/KS1: Polly's phonics - the 'ee' sound. This video features in Discovery Education Espresso's Phonics resources.


  • Count 0-20 - forwards and backwards
  • Practising writing the numbers 0-20 correctly
  • Practise putting numbers in order
  • Focus on number 17 - write number 17
  • Find and circle number 17 in a mixture of numbers
  • Show 17 by drawing 17 objects - for example draw 17 girls, count the girls and write number 17 beside it, draw 17 flowers, count and write number 17 beside it, do this 5 times (your child can pick objects they what to draw - girls and flowers are just my examples).



  1. Read and or listen to the story: “Whatever Next?”
  2. Re-tell the story ‘Whatever Next!’. What do the characters do? What do the characters say?
  3. Write the story of ‘Whatever next’ (what happens at the start, middle and end) and draw a picture.
  4.  Collect objects from your home that you would bring to the moon.
  5. Draw and label the things that you would take to space e.g. tedee (teddy). Remember to use your fingers when sounding out your words.





This week we will be learning about 3D shapes.

Words to learn:

3D shape, solid, height, width, depth, face, edge, vertex/vertices, point, straight, curved, cylinder, cube, cuboid, sphere, cone, pyramid.


Sort 3d shapes with real life objects

If you can print or draw real life objects and sort into groups

For example: What objects are sphere? ball, world

What objects are cuboids? cereal box, shoe box, tv, phone...

What objects are cubes? ice cubes, boxes....

What objects are cones? ice cream cones, cones for the road

Look at document below for ideas


Play the ‘What is the same?’ game. Lay out your 3D shapes. Choose a feature to look out for e.g. vertices (points)/rectangular faces/circular faces. Make a pile of shapes that have the feature e.g. vertices (points). Make another pile of shapes that do not have this feature e.g. no vertices. Can you name the shapes?
Key questions: What is the shape called? How do you know? Can you find any 2D shapes that make up the 3D shape? 

Understanding the world

Do you know any bear?

Learn the names of different bears and read some interesting facts about each bear!

What is your favourite bear?

What would you feed a bear?

Would you have a bear as a pet?




Everyone has good news to tell!


READ or WATCH: The Jolly Postman. (see below)



Who received the good news?

How did they receive the good news?

How did they feel?



Please choose 1 activity to do – or you can do them all!


  1. Create a dance with the children that shows their excitement on hearing good news and how they share that good news with others.
  2. Collect items of good news i.e. letters, cards, emails, photographs, certificates etc. which recall your or the children’s good news.
  3. Set up a good news board/area/wall– children to bring in their own news e.g. invitations to a party.
  4. Share good news in family time, class pages, family phone call or text etc




Gather around a cross or a picture of Jesus or the Bible and a candle (real or pretend).

Have a quiet moment together to reflect on and appreciate that everyone has good news.


Play some quiet music. 

Celebrate the good news that you have heard. 

In the circle, Sing If you are happy and you know it with actions.



The Jolly Postman or Other People's Letters

The Jolly Postman or Other People's Letters written by Janet and Allan Ahlberg.

Daily Task

Draw around your foot or hand and colour it in with a patch work design.