Your superhero stories!

Thank you to Aaron and Harley-Jay for your fantastic superhero stories and pictures. We are so impressed!

Aaron’s super superhero story!

I have been talking to my dad about the virus. How many people are heroes. Iv made my super hero  costume Batman.’ – Harley-Jay

Please do send in any more stories and pictures you’d like to see, and let us know in the email if we have permission to share photos.

Phonics 22nd May – ‘ew’

Let’s start phonics today by recapping all our set 1 sounds – join in with the little girl if you can! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCBzNnSSxds

Now we can recap our speedy sounds for set 2 as you have learnt some of these already at school. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7hRbrpq5Bo

We have now moved onto set 3 sounds. Our sound of the day today is ‘ew’ and to help us remember this sound we say, ‘chew the stew’. This sound is a digraph as it has two letters that make one sound. The ‘ew’ digraph makes the same sound as ‘oo’ (moon) and u-e (huge).

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Watch Mr Thorne as he explains all about the new sound of the day!

Can you use your Fred talk to sound out these words? Don’t forget to use your Fred fingers to count the sounds. Ch-ew, f-l-ew, s-t-ew, g-r-ew.

Now you can read, hear and say the sound… let’s write the sound. Write it on the floor, on your hand, on your paper or in the air. Remember there are 2 letters to make this sound, don’t forget to underline your special friends. Have a go at writing the words using your Fred talk and Fred fingers. For those of you looking for an extra challenge, put the word into a sentence and use your new sound.

Enjoy the giraffe learning with you as you practise your new sound of the day.

Speedy Writing

Can you write these 3 words using sounds that we have learnt previously? (An adult will need to say these words and children will independently sound them out and write them). Now check the spelling and tick or fix your work!

  • book
  • snail
  • brown

Friday Maths – 22nd May

Mental Starter: What is double 7? How can you work this out? What could you use to help you?

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Today we will be looking at number stories about doubles!

Can you work out the answer to the following number stories? Encourage the children to think about what they could use or do to help you work out this problem? Do the first one together… (An adult may need to read each number story for the children)

1) Draw 2 caterpillars on a leaf. Double the amount. How many caterpillars are there in total? Maybe you could draw all caterpillars and count to check them.

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2) One ladybird has 4 spots on their shell. Another ladybird comes along. They also have 4 spots on the their shell. How many spots do both ladybirds have altogether?

3) A dragonfly has 4 wings. If there were two Dragonflies, how many wings would there be in total?

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See the source image

4) Find 6 sticks. If you collect 6 more how many will you have altogether?

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See the source image

5)Find 7 leaves. Collect 7 more leaves and how many do you have in total?

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See the source image

Extra Challenge: Can you write the number sentences to match the number stories?

Thursday Maths – 21st May

Mental Starter: Is this a double? Why not?

Play the Doubles, Doubles Song version 1- 10…

For this activity, you will need to draw a donimo. You will need a whiteboard and pen, large chalk on the ground, or paper. Instead of drawing the spots on you can also use other things you have around the house or in the garden.. pennies, cubes, small stones, leaves etc.) Draw a domino with ___ dots on one side. How many dots are there? Can you double them? The children will need to draw/place the same number of dots on the other side of the domino. Write the blank number sentence structure underneath the domino to support the children (only if needed). Can they help you fill in the missing numbers? Can the children write the full number sentence? Use the images below to help you. The first one has been completed as an example…

Double 8 is…”

  8 +   = 16

“Double 10 is…”

  +   ___  = ___

“Double 7 is…”

+   ___  = ___

“Double 9 is…”

  +   ___  = ___

Extra Challenge: We are going to play a game of snap! For this, you can use any cards or you can make a set of paper dominoes for your cards with numbers on both sides (a mixture of doubles and non-doubles).  Deal out the cards facedown so each player has an equal pile. Each player takes a turn to place one card down -face up- in the center of the group, one on top of the other.  The first player to spot a double and shout ‘Snap!’, quickly placing their hand on top of the pile of cards, wins all the cards from the stack. The person with the most cards at the end of the game wins the game!

Phonics 21st May – ‘oa’

Let’s start phonics today by recapping all our set 1 sounds – join in with the little girl if you can! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCBzNnSSxds

Now we can recap our speedy sounds for set 2 as you have learnt some of these already at school. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7hRbrpq5Bo

We have now moved onto set 3 sounds. Our sound of the day today is ‘oa’ and to help us remember this sound we say, ‘goat in a boat’. This sound is a digraph as it has two letters that make one sound. This digraph makes the same sound as ‘ow’ (snow).

oa- goat in a boat - YouTube

Watch Mr Thorne as he explains all about the new sound of the day!

Can you use your Fred talk to sound out these words? Don’t forget to use your Fred fingers to count the sounds. G-oa-t, b-oa-t, oa-t, s-oa-p.

Now you can read, hear and say the sound… let’s write the sound. Write it on the floor, on your hand, on your paper or in the air. Remember there are 2 letters to make this sound, don’t forget to underline your special friends. Have a go at writing the words using your Fred talk and Fred fingers. For those of you looking for an extra challenge, put the word into a sentence and use your new sound.

Enjoy the giraffe learning with you as you practise your new sound of the day.

Speedy Writing

Can you write these 3 words using sounds that we have learnt previously? (An adult will need to say these words and children will independently sound them out and write them). Now check the spelling and tick or fix your work!

  • care
  • high
  • think