St John's CE (VC) Primary School

Life in all its fullness

Thursday 25th Feburary

Hello everyone!


Just a reminder to let me or Miss Wood know if you have completed the Reading Challenge!

Challenge of the day!



If you had a magic rubber what would you erase from the world to make it a better place?

Draw a picture.


We are now consolidating Phase 4 of our Phonics learning.

Your child should recognise all the Phase 2, 3 and 4 tricky words and please still practise recognising digraphs/trigraphs within words. They should also be able to say letter names out of order.

If you feel that your child still needs more practise with Phase2/3 please re-visit the previous weeks learning and try some other games on the suggested websites on our front class page.

The Vowel Song: Long and Short Vowel Sounds | English Songs | Scratch Garden

Let's recap which letters are the vowels and their short and long sounds.

Let's have some fun on the Phonicsplay website today! 

You say this sentence and your child writes it down. Look out for tricky words and sound out each word.


You  can  put  the  trash  in  the bin.


Challenge 1 - if your child can write this sentence easily add in some describing words e.g. You can put the smelly trash....

Challenge 2 - Can they write another sentence about the bin?


I can count in 2s and 10s

Counting by 2s

It's a skip counting song by 2s. This is designed to help with early years numeracy and sight words for numbers.

Count Together by 10's | Counting Workout for Kids | Jack Hartmann Counting by 10s

Count by 10's and exercise with Jack Hartmann. Build your body and brain with this count by 10's video. Count by 10's to 100 and build your brain and body.

Topmarks 100 square splat. Have fun counting and colouring the squares!

MALALA'S MAGIC PENCIL by Malala Yousafzai

LEARN MORE HERE → Peace Prize winner and New York Times bestselling author Malala Yousafzai's first picture book, inspired by her real life.

Challenge 1- If you met Malala what question would you ask her?

Can you remember the 5 common words that are usually used at the start of a question?

what, when, why, where, who

Challenge 2 - Can you write your question? What punctuation will go at the end?



I can talk about how chocolate is made.

I can sequence how the cacoa pod is turned into chocolate.

I can talk about and observe the changing state of chocolate.


Thorntons Chocolate Factory Tour

We go on a tour of the Thorntons chocolate factory. Join us as we look around this chocolate wonderland in the run up to Easter.

Challenge - The science part of this lesson is how chocolate can change state.

Ask your adult to help you to investigate this.

  • How could you make a piece of chocolate turn into a liquid?
  • What different ways could you do this?
  • How does it turn back into a solid?
  • If you put it in the freezer what would happen to it? 

Colour some design ideas for these chocolate wrappers.


Christians are now observing the season of Lent before the Easter celebrations.

Mrs Hill has been co-ordinating our RE planning this term.

Click on the RE cross icon on our front page, week 7, and have a look.

Please choose and enjoy doing some of the activities with your child.

It would be great to see your drawings and work on Tapestry.