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Friday 22nd May

Good morning everyone! Hope you are all well!


Today the winner of the St John's Talent contest will be announced. Well done to Nawfal, Olivia Wu, and Frankie for entering the competition. You can see what they did by going to the Head Boys page and clicking on the link.  Just a reminder about your Sports day/PE/anything sporty! photos - please post  on both Tapestry and to the Class1 email - . 





It is the end of a very different summer half term and what a lot of amazing learning you have all done! I will put a folder of half term ideas for you to dip into on this page (if you fancy it! ) 

Have a great Bank Holiday and a super half term break!




Challenge of the day!




If snails could speak what would you ask them?



Daily Phonics lesson:

It is great that you are keeping going with the Daily Phonics lesson. It is so important that you don't forget the 45 phonemes that you have learnt and that you remember all the Phase 2, 3 and 5 Tricky Words. 

Please remember that if you feel that your child needs more practise at Phase 4 please revisit our previous lessons and also use your child's Home Learning Book to consolidate prior learning .


Remember - Practise makes Better!!

1. Act out the Letter Sounds | etter Sounds Song | Phonics for Kids | Jack Hartmann

Act Out The Alphabet | Jack Hartmann

Act Out the Alphabet is a fun kinesthetic letter sounds song. It's one of my favorites because it engages children in creative active movement. clearly and accurately says each letter sound and a word that begins with that letter to act out.

2.  Today we will recap phonemes digraphs/trigraphs with Phonics play - 

Tricky words -


3. Let's play pick a picture on Phonics Play


4.   You say this sentence, sound out each word and your child writes it down. Watch out for the tricky words.

      When  a  whale  blew  out  of  his  hole  it  made  the  snail  jump.


Remember  - Start your sentence with a capital letter.

     Leave finger spaces.        

End your sentence with a full stop.

      Read your sentence


           Well done!   yes






I can recognise and make number bonds for 10



I Can Say My Number Pairs 10 | Math Song for Kids | Number Bonds | Jack Hartmann

Number pairs for 10. This number pairs song engages students to demonstrate the number bonds for 10 with their fingers for active engagement and strengthening brain and body connections. Number pairs are all the different combinations of numbers that compose a specific number.The concept of number bonds is very basic, an important foundation for understanding how numbers work. A whole thing is made up of parts Learn all the different number pairs that add up to 10. Number pairs for 10 may also be called friends of 10, number bonds for 10 and partners of 10 . Knowing number pairs for each number builds math fluency for addition and subtraction....

Watch some ideas about bonds to ten - 
• Make your own hands-counter to show the pairs of numbers which add together to make ten.


Challenge - can you record the number pairs for 10 in a number sentence

e.g. 10 + 0 = 10




I can hear rhyming words.

I can talk about my favourite part in a story.

I can write a simple sentence


This super Julia Donaldson story certainly fits in with our mini-beast theme. Enjoy listening and reading the story together. Can you predict the rhyming words? Talk about your favourite part of the story.


The Snail and the Whale escape the SHARKS! - BBC

A short extract from the story to enjoy .....

The Snail and the Whale went on a great adventure.

Where would you like to go on an adventure? Draw a picture and write a sentence about it.


Remember  - Start your sentence with a capital letter.

     Leave finger spaces.        

End your sentence with a full stop.

      Read your sentence


           Well done!   yes