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Friday 27th March

It's Friday! You've made it through your first full week of learning at home. Well done! And a huge well done and thank you to mums, dads and other family members for all their help. It's a team effort :)

I hope you've had another fun day. Have you done anything new today? I spent most of the day outside again with my little  boy. We started looking for insects then he helped me to paint our fences. I used real paint and he used water and a paint brush (he didn't notice any different!). It's actually really good fun painting with water because you can paint almost anything in any way you like and it just dries! Why don't you give it a go? 

It's soon to be the weekend so you won't have any work to complete but I will be back on Monday and I hope you will be too! Have a lovely day and enjoy your weekend. 

Take care 

Miss Hickman 



Objective - to compare weight using < > and = 


Just like when we looked at lengths, we can compare the weight of items to each other. We can say which is heavier or lighter, if items weigh the same or which items are lightest. When we are comparing we can use language, or, to make it easier, we can use symbols. 

These symbols are -  greater than   > 

                                 less than   < 

                                 equal to   =


We pretend that the < > symbols are crocodile’s mouths and they like to eat the biggest amount.


So ‘ > ‘ means that the first item is bigger than/greater than/heavier than/longer than the second item.

Whereas ‘ < ‘ means that the first item is smaller than/lighter than/shorter than the second item.

And ‘ = ‘ means that both items are the same size, weight or length.


Picture 1

Task – Pick two toys up and decide which is heavier (you could estimate or measure their weight using scales). Decide which symbol needs to go in the middle. In your book draw the first toy, put the correct symbol in the middle then draw the second toy. You could use building blocks, books, dolls, balls or anything else you find around the house. 


Additional Challenge


Objective - to write sentences using the correct capital letters. 


Now we have spent the week reminding ourselves when and how to use capital letters, your task today is to write sentences making sure that every capital letter is correct (including names, places, days and months).


Task - To keep a diary starting today until Monday. (If you are having weekends off work, you might want to record Friday’s entry then continue on Monday for a couple of days). Every entry needs to start with the day, date and month and then at least four full sentences about that day. If you speak to friends or play with your brothers or sisters, include their names (along with a capital letter!) and try to make your sentences interesting. All of your sentences should start with a capital letter, have finger spaces, cursive letters, use of phonics to spell and full stops. You might decide to write your diary at the start of every day and it could be about the day before or you might decide to write it at the end of each day. In your diary remember to use words like ‘I’ and ‘me’ because you are writing about yourself. You could include what you did, what you enjoyed, anything you ate, what you would like to do the next day or anything interesting from that day. It is important to include your opinion as well, e.g. ‘It was so much fun!’, ‘I really liked doing that’. 


Yesterday we looked at the different ways to make the 'ai' sound. Today we are going to look at how 'y' can make an 'ee' sound. For example 'funny'. Work through the powerpoint together first and have a go at the different activities.