St John's CE (VC) Primary School

Life in all its fullness

Wednesday 24th February

Morning message!

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Hello everyone!


Hope you are all well and staying safe at home!

Challenge of the day!



If you had a magic pencil what would you draw to make the world a better place?


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.

Simply Phonics: Phase 3 Phonics | Letters and Sounds

Let's keep practising our digraphs and trigraphs

More CCVC Words | Phonics Phase 4

Let's sound out some more CCVC words! These are words made using: consonant, vowel, consonant, consonant. If you'd like to try sounding out the words without any help just mute the video.

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


Gran  went  to  get  fresh  fish.


Challenge 1 - if your child can write this sentence easily add in some describing words e.g. Gran went to the shop...

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


I can recognise odd and even numbers.

I Can Count By 2's From Any Even Number | Counting On | Jack Hartmann

Practice counting on by 2's. I give a number to start from and then you count on by 2's for the next five numbers. Practice counting on by 2's and give the answer.

Count by Odd Numbers & Exercise | Counting Song for Kids | Skip Counting Odd Numbers | Jack Hartmann

Odd numbers will always end with 1,3,5,7,or 9 Exercise with Jack and count by odd numbers and learn the trick that odd numbers always end in 1, 3,5,7 or 9.

Counting practice
o Take turns to count. This is harder than you think!
o One person says ‘one’.
o The second person says ‘two’.
o The first person says ‘three’’.
o Continue like this, talking turns, until you reach 20.
o Repeat but this time speed up!
o Repeat but this time the other person starts – so you are saying different numbers.
o Repeat but count backwards from 20 to blast-off!


Challenge -Talk about who is saying the even numbers and who is saying the odd numbers.


Malala's Magic Pencil by Malala Yousafzai & Kerascoët | Read by Teacher Charla

Before listening to the story ask your child to retell parts of the story in their own words.

Read the sentence and then fill in the missing word from the grid below. Remember to sound out words that you are not sure of.


Our topic this term will look at planting, seeds and life cycles so this music lesson starts us off nicely.


I am beginning to understand that as a child I have basic human rights.


Malala Yousafzai grew up being very concerned about the injustices that a lot of children in her community experienced. She was concerned that children were not having their basic rights

A lot of them could not go to school and were very poor.

This video explains in a simple way what the basic human rights are for a child.

#WorldChildrensDay: What are child rights and why are they important?

Their name, their age, who they are, the life they live - it's important we care.
In 1989, the world came together to empower children through the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Human Rights Story Corner: I Have the Right to Be a Child

I Have the Right to Be a ChildWritten by Alain Serres & Illustrated by Aurélia Fronty Translated by Helen MixterPublished by Groundwood Books (House of Anansi Press.

Challenge - Can your children remember some of the basic rights of a child?

Draw a picture and send it our class email.

Mrs Hales would love to see your wonderful work.