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Wednesday 6th May

Wednesday 6th 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 - Our Father



Here are two links prayers to say with family:



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


SOUND to learn today: oo


oo – look at a book


Same letters as oo – poo at the zoo but DIFFERENT sound!


  1. Practise writing words with ay in them - for example: took, look, book, shook, cook, foot….
  2. Sound out each word for example: b-oo-k
  3. Use your fingers to show how many sounds there are in a word or example b-oo-k will show 3 fingers
    (please note there maybe less sounds than number of letters)
  4. Ask your child how many letters in the word – for example book has 4 letters
  5. Ask your child how many sounds in the word – for example book has 3 sounds


  • Can you match small letters with capital letters?
  • Practise hand writing

Short oo


  • Count 0-30 - forwards and backwards
  • Practising writing the numbers 0-30 correctly
  • Practise putting numbers in order
  • What comes after 20?
    We have now covered writing and recognising numbers 1-20
    Let’s practise one less - What is one less than a given number?
    Ask your child:
    What is one less than 10?
    What is one less than 9?
    What is one less than 8?
    What is one less than 7?
    What is one less than 6?
    What is one less than 5?
    What is one less than 4?
    What is one less than 3?
    What is one less than 2?
    What is one less than 1?
    Your child can count out 10 objects and take away one to find out the answer
    Your child can count out 5 objects and take away one to find the answer
    Your child should answer in a full sentence: one less than 10 is 9, one less than 4 is 3…
    You can use a number line and your child can point at 10 then jump 1 less/back to land at 9 to give them the answer!

CHALLENGE: what is 2 less than....?

                           - Greedy Gorilla has 10 bananas in a basket. His mummy says he can eat 1 banana. How many bananas are left? How many bananas would be left if Greedy Gorilla ate another banana? Try drawing some pictures to help you.

                         - Empty a packet of raisins. If there are more than 20 in the packet, ask a grown-up to help you count out 20. Each time you eat a raisin, count how many are left.


There are lots of songs you can sing to help you remember one less than each number. You could sing ‘10 Green Bottles’, ‘10 Little Men in a Flying Saucer’ or ‘5 Little Speckled Frogs’. You could try changing the songs to sing from 20!



  1. Re-tell the story ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’.
  2. Where do the characters go? What are the places like?
  3. Make a story map to show what happens in the story. Use arrows to show the next part in the story.
  4. Here is an example below, your pictures don’t have to be the same, this is just an example! Remember that you can repeat the pictures for repeated refrains.
  5. Can you label your pictures? Remember to use your fingers to sound out the words.
  6. Can you make another story map of where YOU would like to go on a bear hunt? For example: school, Clapham common, the underground, granny’s house/garden, the river Thames



This week we will be learning about capacity.

Key words you will need: capacity, volume, liquid, pour, container, empty, full, half full, nearly empty, nearly full, because


  1. Compare the capacity of two containers. Use two of the same containers e.g. a cup. Parents could you pour different amounts of liquid into the containers.
  2. Use the star words to describe them. Are your containers empty, nearly empty, half full, nearly full or full?
  3. Using 2 different containers fill them up different and hold them. Which container is heavy and which one is light?
  4.  Can you find containers in your house and group them into full, half full, empty. For example: milk, juice, water bottles, perfume....

Key questions: How would you describe the containers capacity? Which container has more/less liquid in? Which container has more/less space in it? How do you know?

Understanding the world

What is waterproof?

Why do we need waterproof stuff?

What materials are water proof?

Test this out on things at home – for example: paper, tissue, cotton wool, wood, tin foil, a raincoat, plastic, pebbles





Daily Task

Travel the world – look at a map in a book or online.

Can you tell which part is land and water? How do you know?

Can you find England/UK?

Can you find London?

Can you find Clapham?

Where is your mum or day from? Look at that country and see where it is.

Is it close or far away from London?






For Christians, the Gospel is the Good News of God’s love for everyone.

Parents or siblings can you read this story and then ask the following questions. If needed, re-read the story if this helps your child answer the questions.


Luke’s story of Pentecost.


After Jesus had gone back to his Father in heaven, his friends were sad.  They missed him.  They felt lonely and afraid without him.  On Pentecost day, they were all together in the house.  Crowds of people came to Jerusalem to celebrate the feast. The friends of Jesus did not go out to join them.  They stayed all together in the house.  They talked about Jesus and remembered what he had told them.   As the wind filled the room, they began to feel different.  Joy and happiness filled their hearts.  It was wonderful.  They knew that Jesus had kept his promise to send a new friend, the Holy Spirit.  “Let’s go out and join the crowds.”  Peter said.  “Let’s tell them the Good News that Jesus is alive.”

             Based on Acts 2: 1-4


It is difficult at this age for children to understand the abstract concept of the Holy Spirit. We use images such as air and wind to help us explain the power of the Holy Spirit.  The effects of these elements are what we want the children to explore and thereby deepen their understanding.


  1. How did the friends of Jesus feel after he went back to his Father?
  2. Have you ever felt like that?
  3. What did the friends of Jesus do?
  4. What happened on Pentecost day?
  5. How did the friends of Jesus feel?
  6. What did the friends of Jesus do after the coming of the Holy Spirit?



Think of a sad time. What happened? How did you act/behave? Did you ask anyone for help? How could the sad time also be a happy time? Can you draw a picture of this time? Can you label your picture? You might want to write a sentence to explain this time.


For example: I was sad when I left my teddy on a bus. I cried and told my mum. She hugged me. My mum went to the bus station and looked in the lost and found. My mum brought my teddy back home. I was so happy and I had a big smile on my face. This was a happy time because my mum helped me to make me feel better.


We thank God that sad times can also be happy times. We may not be able to go to school every day but we are lucky that we can spend more time with our family.


Further tasks:

  • Retell the Pentecost story and use facial expressions and actions to show how the friends of Jesus’ feelings changed as the story progresses.
  • Make windmills and take them outside to see the effects of the wind.  Talk about what you see happening to the windmills.
  • Role play Jesus’ friends experiencing the coming of the Holy Spirit and sharing the Good News with each other that Jesus is alive.