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Monday 4th May

Good morning everyone! Hope you are all well!

laughMay the 4th be with you!!laugh


It turned out to be quite a pleasant weekend so I hope you managed to get out to enjoy a bit of fresh air. Just a reminder that the traditional May Bank Holiday has been moved to this Friday to conincide with the VE day celebrations. I have put Miss Anderson's ideas sheet of things you could try at home below. I think I might try some baking!!  Send me any photos of your efforts next week, to our website address, and they will go into our school VE day celebrations folder.

St Johns VE day activities

Challenge of the day!



Draw your favourite mini-beast. Have a look on the internet if you're not sure what it looks like.


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. 


Remember - Practise makes Better!!


1.   Sing Who let the letters out song - Youtube (or any other!)

     Sing vowel song (ask your child to teach it to you!)

      Practise reading the phonemes/digraphs/trigraphs in your Home Learning Book.


2.   Today we will recap words with digraphs and trigraphs. Write the word on a piece of paper, scrunch it up and put it in a box/cup so it looks a bit like 'popcorn'. Your child picks one out, unfolds it and reads the word. 


sail,  jeep,  night,  coat,  moon,  park,  fork,  turn,  town,  boil,  near,  pair,  pure,  hammer, wood



3.   Today's new sound is 'a-e' says 'ai'. This is what we call a split digraph. Click  on the following link to look at the 'a-e' sound .-

Now play this sort 'ai',  'ay' and 'a-e' game.


 4.   You say this sentence, sound out each word and your child writes it down. Watch out for the tricky words -                                                             You  can  bake  a  cake  and  put  it  on  the  tray.


Remember  - Start your sentence with a capital letter.

     Leave finger spaces.

         End your sentence with a full stop.

      Read your sentence


           Well done!  yes




Today we are going to practise our numbers bonds for 10. Watch this Jack Hartmann video which is a great visual for showing the different ways of recording number bonds for 10. 

I Know My Number Bonds 10 | Number Bonds to 10 | Addition Song for Kids | Jack Hartmann

Number bonds for 10 song. Number bonds are simply the pairs of numbers that make up a given number.

1. Counting practice
o Take a tea-towel and 5 identical objects e.g. lego bricks, toy cars, blocks, spoons etc.
o Lay out the 5 objects  on a table.
o Ask your child to turn away from you and the table.
o Cover some of the objects with the tea towel.
o Your child turns round and counts the objects they can see.
o Their aim is to tell you how many are under the tea towel.
o Repeat several times. Can they be correct three times in a row?

Challenge - can your child do it with 10 objects?