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Wednesday 24th June

Good morning everyone! Hope you are all well!


St John the Baptist day

St. John’s Day (sometimes called the Feast of St. John) is celebrated on June 24 every year. The Roman Catholic Church, Orthodox Church, and some Protestant Churches commemorate the nativity of St. John on this day. John the Baptist is seen as a major religious figure who led the movement for Baptism near the Jordan River.

Watch this video which explains a little bit about his life.

I can talk about the life of John the Baptist

God's Story: John the Baptist

John the Baptist was a man who prepared people for Jesus' rescue and taught them to follow him. You can read about his story in Matthew 3 and 11.

Challenge - Draw a picture of John the Baptist and write a sentence about him.


Please get in touch via email if you have any questions or there is anything you would like help with.


Challenge of the day!



 John the Baptist ate locusts dipped in honey!

Would you? What other funny food can you think of?



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. 

Please remember that if you feel that your child needs more practise at Phase 3/4 please revisit our previous lessons and also use your child's Home Learning Book to consolidate prior learning. I am glad to hear that some parents are consolidating Phase 3 and 4 phonics.


We have looked at the first set of Phase 5 phonics and for the rest of this term we will now be consolidating Phase 3/4/5 learning ready for Year 1.


Remember - Practise makes Better!!

1. The ABC Song

It's the classic ABC song with capital and lowercase letters.

2.   Today we will be grabbing a giggly phoneme  - 


3.   Lets play a listening game. Listen to all the animal sounds -


Now guess the animal sounds -


4.   Can you write these Phase 4 sentences? You say this sentence, sound out each word and your child writes it down. Watch out for the tricky words -                                                             


John  the  Baptist  went  to  the desert.

He  slept  with  his  head  on  a  stone.

He  had  a  stick  for  a  tootbrush.


Remember  - Start your sentence with a capital letter.

     Leave finger spaces.

         End your sentence with a full stop.

      Read your sentence


           Well done! yes  


I can rote count reliably


Counting practice
o Together, count to 20.
o Now you are going to take turns to repeat this BUT you give each other a number they mustn’t say. E.g. Sunil tells Mum she can’t say ‘six’…
o Mum says, ‘one, two, three, four, five, uh-oh, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, uh-oh, seventeen…’, etc.
o Now Mum tells Sunil he can’t say four.
o Play several times. Do you get good at not saying one number?

Challenge -
o Repeat the same activity but count from 30 to 50 not saying ‘six’, or from 70 to 90 not saying ‘five’, etc.

A bit of fun! How to Build a Tower of Cards

Following on from yesterdays activities about towers around the world - This quick video will give you some tips on how to build a mighty (easy) tower of cards! - With the right technique and enough patience, you can build a three, four, or even a five-story card tower with just one deck of cards.


I can write a sentence for a speech bubble


Look at the picture and talk about what you think the penguin and the boy might be saying to one another. Write your sentence idea in the speech bubble.

Remember  - Start your sentence with a capital letter.

   Leave finger spaces.

         End your sentence with a full stop.

      Read your sentence


          Well done! yes  


I can talk about how we are all different but all the same.


The boy and the penguin in the story are different animals but are the best of friends. Watch this video reading of 'We're different, We're the same'.

No matter what our physical differences might be, we are all human beings and

We are all Wonderful!!

Sesame Street: We're Different, We're the Same | Read Along Series

Elmo and Abby want to learn about things that are different and the same. Gordon is reading a great book that might help Abby and Elmo called We're Different...We're the Same.


I can find out about the south pole using different sources .e.g. books, internet, talking with an expert!

Find out about the South Pole... Try to find it on a globe or yesterday's map. Where is it in relation to where you live? How far away is it? If you wanted to go there, how would you travel?