St John's CE (VC) Primary School

Life in all its fullness

Friday 1st October

​​​​​​Good morning! 

Sadly we can't be in school together today but hopefully it won't be for long. Try your best at home today and I look forward to seeing you all soon. 

Miss Hickman 


Maths - I can compare using 'greatest' and 'smallest'

This week we have been comparing using 'greater than' and 'less than' and 'greatest' and 'smallest'. Last lesson we looked at piles of objects to compare. We had 3 piles of objects and talked about which pile had the greatest number of objects and which pile had the smallest pile of objects. Why don't you try this at home together? Once you have practiced a few times, this time challenge yourself to draw objects. Draw 3 circles (for your 3 groups), label one group 'greatest' and one group 'smallest'. In each group, draw some images so the circles are correct. Can you try this a few different ways? 


English - I can use 'and' in sentences.

Today in English we are going to practice extending our sentences by using 'and'. When we are writing, we try to only use 'and' once in each sentence, in the middle of the sentence. Practice writing some sentences about what you can see, including 'and' to extend the sentence. 

Here is an example - 

I can see a blue chair and a large window.


Make sure every sentence starts with a capital letter, has finger spaces, neat letter formation and a full stop to finish. Try to write at least 3 full sentences. 


Challenge - make sure each sentence has two adjectives (describing words). 


Art - I can draw a landscape.

For Art, I want you to practice your drawing. We have been talking about how to draw by breaking up what we want to draw into smaller chunks. Try to look at one section at a time and look carefully at the different shapes that make up what you're drawing. You might decide to practice by trying to draw your favourite toy or favourite book character but for your actual task, I want you to try and draw the view out of one of the windows in your house. Try to include as much detail as you can. 


Phonics - Phase 3 Recap 'sh'

This term we are going back over all of our phase 3 sounds to make sure we know the different sounds and we are able to read these sounds in real and alien (made up words used to check your child's understanding, in the phonics check) words. Below are a range of different activities for you to try. You do not need to attempt all of these but you are more than welcome to do so, if you wish. (There is also a sound mat with all phase 3 sounds on. Please practice any sounds your child does not know until they are secure. The images under the sound show how that sound is said e.g. 'air' like in 'hair' or 'chair'. There is guidance online if you need help supporting your child with these sounds. Hopefully, slightly later in the year, we will hold a parent workshop to help with supporting phonics at home.)