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Monday 22nd June

Good morning everyone! Hope you are all well!


I hope that you have all had a good weekend. I hope that you especially enjoyed celebrating Father's Day and said a big thank you to your dad! smiley

Just to say that I will be posting the Tapestry good work certificate video on a Monday so look out for it or read St Johns's News Bite to see who has been awarded one  each week.  

It has been fantastic to see how you are engaging with some of the ideas on the class web page. Remember these are ideas which you can extend, adapt or change keeping the interests and ability of your child in mind.

This weeks Out and About topic starts with the storybook 'Lost and found' by Oliver Jeffers. We have gone back to a super author whose storybook and illustrations are beautifully detailed and written. Activity ideas from the story will include looking at the world map and finding out about penguins.


Please get in touch via email if you have any questions or there is anything you would like help with.


Challenge of the day!





Can you name the 4 seasons? Draw a picture of your favourite season.



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 3/4 please revisit our previous lessons and also use your child's Home Learning Book to consolidate prior learning. I am glad to hear that some parents are consolidating Phase 3 and 4 phonics.


We have looked at the first set of Phase 5 phonics and for the rest of this term we will now be consolidating Phase 3/4/5 learning ready for Year 1.


Remember - Practise makes Better!!


1. Naming letters out of order.

Do you still have your letter cards?  Put your lowercase letter cards in alphabetical order. Can you quickly say a word that begins with that sound? Ask an adult to time you. 

2.   Today we will play a Phase 4 move the letters to make the word game.


3.   Lets play an Odd and Bob game where you have to sort the 'real' and 'alien' words to the right monster. 


4.   Can you write these Phase 4 sentences? You say this sentence, sound out each word and your child writes it down. Watch out for the tricky words -                                                             


In   the  spring   there  is  lot  of  cherry  blossom.

It  will  be  cold  in  the  winter  so  you  must  put  on  a  scarf.

You  can  put  a sun  hat  on  in  the  summer. 


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 find the difference and record the missing number


Towering Differences

You need: Legoï››, Duploï›› or other small bricks, paper and pens.
What to do
o Take 12 bricks each.
o Each choose a number of bricks between 0 and 12 and make a tower.
o How many bricks in the shorter tower?
o How many bricks in the taller tower?
o Write a number sentence like this one.

6 + _ = 8

Put your towers together.
o How much taller is the taller tower?
o How much shorter is the shorter tower?
o Decide together what number should be written in the empty space.

6 +  2 = 8

Now start again and build another tower each. Work out the difference
in heights and write a matching number sentence.


Challenge - Can you write 5 more number sentences?


Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers

Set sail on a wonderful adventure in this bestselling picture book creator, Oliver Jeffers! There once was a boy and one day he found a penguin at his door...The boy decides the penguin must be lost and tries to return him. But no one seems to be missing a penguin. So the boy decides to take the penguin home himself, and they set out in his row boat on a journey to the South Pole. But when they get there, the boy discovers that maybe home wasn't what the penguin was looking for after all...

When you have read the story together a couple of times ask your child these questions -


  • A character is someone who is in a story. It can be a person, an animal—even a robot! Describe your favorite character from the story. What do you like most about them? Talk about it with a grownup.
  • What part of the story surprised you the most? Talk about it with a grownup. 
  • Turn to a page in the book. Tell a grownup what is happening in the picture.
  • What did you learn from the book? Tell a grownup one new thing you learned. You can also draw about it.


I can recognise some famous towers from around the world.

Have a look at these fourteen famous towers. How different are they? Which ones do you like best? Which would you like to visit one day?Draw a picture of your favourite one. 

I can name the seasons of the year.

Seasons Song

The Seasons Song is a Science song that teaches the seasons of the year. The Seasons Song teaches the Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter. We have talked in class about fall being the american word for autumn! The children love this song!


I can use yoga to relax my body and use the story to think about following my dreams.

Pedro the Penguin | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!

Episode 4 | Pedro the Penguin | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure! A kids yoga story all about persistence and following your dreams!