St John's CE (VC) Primary School

Life in all its fullness

Thursday 4th February

Hello everyone!

Hope you are all well and staying safe at home!


Let's feel thankful for another amazing day!

Have you got your wacky outfit ready to wear for tomorrow? Remember to take a photo and send it to our class email!



Challenge of the day!



How can you help to look after the people you care about?


We are continuing with Phase 4 of our Phonics learning.

If your child can recognise most of all the Phase 2/3 sounds and read the Phase 2 and 3 tricky words then they are ready for Phase 4.

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.

This popping balloon game will help you to practise all the phonics you have learnt. You must read the word before you pop the balloon. Remember - practise makes better!!
Play this game to read the word and match to another on the grid.

Kit and Sam have been camping. Help them to read the words and practise your digraphs/trigraphs and tricky words.

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


Stick  the  flag  in  the  grass.


Challenge 1 - if your child can write this sentence easily add in some describing words e.g. Stick the red flag...

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


I can subtract using the counting back method.

Numberblocks - Learn to Subtract | Homeschool

A very good visual way of seeing how subtraction works.

Help your child to find the answer by using their fingers to count back. If they struggle with this do the activity practically with some objects to find the answer. Point out that when we take away/subtract we always end up with a smaller amount.


Look through this power-point about toys. Talk with your child about the materials used and who in your family may have had toys like this. Pause or move the slides on as you need.


I can construct with a purpose in mind using a variety of resources

Creative Minutes: How to Make a Sock Puppet That You Can Actually Perform

Sock Puppets are popular, but can be a challenge to perform without the right elements. Professional puppeteer, Jamie Donmoyer guides you through the steps to make a fun, creative character complete with a mouth plate and arm rods that you can easily perform! No need to add the arms if you haven't got any sticks or will be just as much fun without!


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

Click on the RE cross icon on our front page, week 5, and have a look.

Please talk with your child about the slides and it would be great to see your drawings and work on Tapestry.