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Tuesday 21st April

Good morning, 

 

What a lovely surprise I had to see that Class One have made their own dance video (and to be honest, it's a lot better than what the teachers made!). It was a real delight to watch and really made me smile. All the teachers have watched it and they agree too. Thank you so much! 

If you haven't seen it or wish to watch it again, the link is below. 

 

I have watched it twice and my little boy even tried to copy some of the moves! I think us teachers need some lessons from you all! 

 

A few websites and resources I would like to point out in case they are of any use to you all 

 

mymaths.co.uk is a great online resource to help with maths. Everyone should have their own log in but please let me know if you need a new one. 

 

BBC Bitesize - is offering daily Maths and English lessons which could be useful alongside the learning set. 

 

Espresso - is a fantastic website that has resources for all areas of the curriculum. The log in is below with the website link underneath. 

Username: student27931

Password: sjkeele

 

Rising stars reading planet - an email has been sent out with all the information on. It's a great online reading resource which gives access to a range of texts, comprehensions and activities. 

 

Head boy / Head girl page - it has information regarding St John's Talent contest and a challenge from our head girl. 

 

I hope all this information helps, please don't hesitate to email me if you need any help at all or wish to share your learning. 

Miss Hickman 

 

Maths 

 

Objective – to describe turns using ‘half turn’ and ‘quarter turn’.

 

I hope you enjoyed the Teddy Turns activity yesterday and learning about full and half turns. Today we are going to focus on half turns and quarter turns. Quarter turns are half of a half turn and there are 4 of them in a full turn. Why don’t you try it? Start facing a point and try a quarter turn (you might need an adult to help you with this) then another one (this is two quarter turns – it’s the same as a half turn!) and then another one, and one final turn. Are you back at the start? Practice half turns and quarter turns at home. Maybe you could work with someone in your family and take turns giving instructions – can you follow them? Can someone at home follow your instructions on what to turn? How many half turns make a full turn? How many quarter turns make a full turn? 

 

Task – Start facing a point (this might be a photograph, door, window, TV – something you can draw) and draw it. Turn a half turn ( you decide whether to turn left half turn or right half turn) and draw what you can see. Turn one more half turn (either left or right) and draw what you see – are you back at the start? Repeat with quarter turns. Keep turning until you are back at the start and draw what you can see at every quarter turn.

 

Challenge – Try the ‘Half and Quarter turns’ activity.

English 

 

Objective – to use question marks.

 

I hope you all enjoyed writing your recounts yesterday, I would love to read some of them if an adult would like to send them to me. I’m sure you all had lots to say! Some of you will have noticed that your challenge last lesson was to include a question. The reason this was a challenge is that we haven’t looked at writing questions for a little while and it can be quite difficult without practice. Today we are going to practice writing questions. Sometimes questions start with ‘question starters’. These are words such as – what, when, where, how, why, did, do or can. There are many others but these are the ones we use the most. All questions end with a question mark '?' instead of a full stop. This is to show the reader that they are reading a question. *There is a ‘Question Mark Guidance activity to try to support learning*.

 

Task - You are going to carry out an interview on someone in your house. Decide who you want to interview and you will need to think of the questions you want to ask them. You will need at least ten questions to ask and these should be written in your book. Each question will need to start with a capital letter, have finger spaces, neat school handwriting, use your phonics to spell and finish with a question mark. Try to use different types of questions such as ‘What’ ‘Who’ ‘When’ questions. Have fun and please get permission from the person you are interviewing first!

 

Challenge – Try the ‘Question Mark or Full Stop Activity’.

Phonics 

 

Today we are learning the alternative sound the letter 'g' can make. Sometimes it can make a 'g' like 'goat' and sometimes it can make a 'j' sound like in 'gem'. Work through the presentation with someone at home and try one of the suggested activities below. 

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