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Monday 4th May

Happy Monday! 

Are you ready for another week? I hope so! 

I hope you enjoyed the teacher's clip on Friday, I certainly did! In fact I have a joke to share which was sent in by Joseph G and family.


Why did the whale cross the ocean?


To get to the other tide! laugh


Thank you for sending that in and if anyone has any other jokes to share, I would be happy to post a different one each morning. Hopefully they'll make you smile as much as they do me smiley

I hope you've had a good weekend. We've been doing a lot of sorting out and clearing out. My little boy has so many toys! We've decided to get out some of the ones he doesn't normally play with for a change. Although his favourite activity all weekend was washing his farm animals that had been in the mud (cocoa powder and water). He spent nearly two hours cleaning them with soapy water! 

If you haven't already, don't forget to have a look at the VE day poster I shared on Friday. It has lots of ideas and activities you could try on Friday. 

Have a lovely day! 

Miss Hickman 



Objective – to find a half of an object


Today we are going to learn about halving and finding half of an object. The best examples to use are food! Apples, pizzas, cakes, these are all great finding half and tasty too! When you find a half of something, you are splitting it into two equal parts. That’s really important to remember that they must be equal (which means the same size). Before an object is cut or split it, we say that we have one whole. Finding half is splitting that object into two equal parts (either by cutting, slicing, drawing, ripping or any other means). 

Task – Practice finding halves of objects. Find objects around your house that you can halve equally. Good examples are foods (a slice of bread, an orange, a cake, etc) or play dough (if it is in a ball you could cut it in half). These are good because you can physically split them into half. In your book, draw pictures of your object before (when it is one whole) and then halve the object and draw it again (when it is in two halves). Don’t forget to label ‘one whole’ and ‘two halves’.


Challenge – Draw different objects such as a house, tree, flower and see if you can draw a line down the middle to show that object cut in half. Remember to use a ruler when drawing your line and try to keep your line as close to the middle as possible. How many different objects can you halve?  



Objective – To create a character and setting for your story.


This week we are going to use the story of ‘The Storm Whale’ to create our own story. It has been lovely to hear how much you have enjoyed the activities so far, so I thought it was only right that we carry on using this lovely story. Today we need to think about who our story might be about. In the Storm Whale, the main character is ‘Noi’ who lives with his dad by the sea. In your story, you might be the main character! You could use your name and the people you live with in a house by the sea. It would be a good idea that you pretend your house is by the sea so that we can use some parts of the story for our own, but you can decide who the main character is and who they live with. If the main character is you, don’t forget to talk about yourself using your name like in the story we hear about Noi rather than ‘I’ and ‘my’. Or you could make up a name for the main character and someone they live with.


Task – To create characters for your story. Draw the characters (with their names) and the house they live in by the sea. It could be your real house, a totally made up house or a bit of both. Once you have drawn all of these, write a few sentences underneath about them. They don’t have to be sentences that you will use in your story, this is still the planning stage. But you might what to write about what your characters look like, interests, where the adult characters go to work, what they like doing, any pets or information about the house.



Today we are going to learn how to read words that have an 'ed' in them. Work through the presentation with someone at home then try the 'jumbled up letters' activity. After you might want to try one of the other activities or games.