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St Peter and St Paul Catholic Primary Academy

Acorn Daily Planner - 11.06.20

Thursday 11th June 2020

Good Morning Acorns,

Thank you so much for the card, chocolates and lovely flowers, it was so kind and thoughtful of everybody. We were really excited to see your amazing boat designs on Purple Mash. Keep up the good work!

The first activity today is a phonic activity. We would like you to practise blending letter sounds together to read simple words. Please complete the Obb and Bob phonic game. It is about two brothers who enjoy eating words! We will be focussing on the sound 'ng' today. Yesterday, we thought about different words containing this sound at the end of the word, such as 'swimming'. This is the link you will need:

In Literacy, we will be extending our vocabulary, to explore the meanings and sounds of new words. Look at the pictures of the sea on the PowerPoint provided. Is the sea salty?  Discuss how the water looks. Think about how the water might feel. Is it cold? Warm? Fresh? Could you drink it? Why not? You will need to ask your grown-up to get you a small bowl of water. Put your hand into the bowl of water. What does water feel like? How would you describe it? Tell your grown-up how the water feels? Create a list of good descriptive 'wet' words with your grown-up. Then write a list of 5 words in your home learning book.  For example, you may think the water feels 'cool' on your skin so you may include the word 'cool' in your list. 

We have just been thinking about water and the types of words we may use to describe what water feels like. Now we have a wonderful book for you to share with your grown-up called Penguins by Margaret Hillert. This is the link you will need: Can you see the sea in the pictures? How cold do you think the water is? It could be freezing! Freezing is another good word with the 'ng' sound at the end of the word. Read the story and discuss. How many keywords can you recognise?

In Maths, we will be finding one less than numbers up to 20. You will need to use a set of number cards from 1-20 and a set of 20 biscuits. You can make your own set of numbers cards with paper. Make a pegged number line using a washing line and pegs and number cards from 1-20. If you prefer, you can place the numbers on the floor. You can also use toys instead of biscuits.

Arrange the 20 dog biscuits in a line and count them. You may prefer to start with 12 biscuits, or with 10. Choose the starting number that is appropriate for you. Introduce Chester the dog (you can use any toy animal at home) Explain that he loves these biscuits. Get him to ʻeatʼ the last biscuit in the line. Now there is one less biscuit. How many biscuits are left? Point to 20 on the washing line. Say that one less than 20 is 19. Write in your home learning book: 20 − 1 = 19 . If necessary, count the remaining biscuits to check. Say that Chester is being a good dog so he can have another biscuit. Then give Chester another biscuit to ‘eat’. There were 19 biscuits, now there is one less. How many biscuits are there now? Point to 19 on the washing line and ask a child to point to the number of remaining biscuits. Record the subtraction number sentence in your home learning book. Continue like this until you reach 10 biscuits. Repeat until Chester has eaten all the biscuits.

In RE, we have been learning about friendship. Please listen to the story about Topsy and Tim helping a friend. This is the link you will need: Discuss what makes a good friend. Can you design a friendship bracelet? This will be a symbol of your friendship.

Our current topic is all about the sea. How many different sea creatures can you name? Do you have a favourite sea creature? Can you draw a picture of your favourite sea creature on Purple Mash?  Think carefully about which paint colours you will need to use to create your sea creature.  We look forward to seeing your sea creatures.

We hope you have a great day. Keep smiling!

Mrs Sanford and Miss Williamson