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St Peter and St Paul Catholic Primary Academy

Acorn Daily Planner - 01.07.20

Wednesday 1st July 2020

Good Morning Acorns,

We hope you really enjoyed your dolphin craft activity yesterday.  Thank you for all your hard work at home.

Today we are going to continue learning about dolphins. We will be thinking about the Bottlenose dolphin.  Share the ‘Dolphins’ video with your grown-up. This is the link you will need:

Afterwards, share the ‘Bottlenose Dolphins’ PowerPoint together and discuss. Bottlenose dolphins are fascinating. They are superb swimmers. You have learnt information about Bottlenose dolphins. It would be wonderful to tell others about what you have learnt. Can you design your own information book? The title will be ‘Facts about Bottlenose Dolphins’. You must write the title and draw an illustration on the front cover. Your book should have 3 pages containing one fact for each page. If you would like to write more than 3 facts this is great. Draw your illustrations carefully. Remember to include the dorsal fin on the dolphin’s body. Make sure you write golden sentences. You must include a capital letter, finger spaces and a full stop.

For today’s maths activity, you will need number cards from 5 to 17. You can use the number cards you have used for previous activities. We have allocated numbers cards on Active Learn for you to use at home if you prefer. Shuffle the number cards and then select a card, e.g. number 10. Get ready to say the next three numbers after 10. Ready, steady go! You say: eleven, twelve, thirteen . Repeat, starting at other numbers from 5 to 17.

Now we will be learning to partition 10 into pairs; read the matching additions; find a missing number in an addition to 10. You will need to ask your grown-up for a coat hanger and 10 pegs. Look at the ten pegs on a coat hanger. Partition them into nine pegs and one peg. Turn the coat hanger round to show that 9 and 1 makes 10 and so does 1 and 9. Write in your home learning book, side by side: 9 + 1 = 10 and 1 + 9 =10. Repeat for 8 and 2, 7 and 3, 6 and 4, then 5 and 5.

Close your eyes whilst your grown-up hides the last two pegs with a cloth. Open your eyes. Show 10 fingers. Now show how many pegs you can see on the coat hanger. How many fingers are folded down? That’s how many are hiding! Ask your grown-up to write on a piece of paper: 8 + ☐ = 10, then you write 2 in the box.

Close your eyes again whilst your grown-up hides five pegs. Open your eyes. Show on your fingers, how many pegs you think are hiding. Ask your grown-up to write on the whiteboard: 5 + ☐ = 10. Remove the cloth. Were you right? Repeat, hiding other numbers of pegs up to ten, including ten. Each time, your grown-up writes an empty box for you to complete.

Let’s practise the days of the week! See if you can read the days of the week in the PowerPoint attached. After you have practised, see if you can read the dolphin themed days of the week. Can you write the days of the week in your home learning book?

Dolphins are intelligent, playful mammals. We would like you to find out a little more information about dolphins. Watch ‘What Sam Sees’ with your grown-up and discuss. This is the link you will need: In the video you will have seen a dolphin mimicking what the adult is doing. Let’s play a fun game! Can you do an action and your grown-up must copy this action correctly? Afterwards, swap roles with your grown-up. Your grown-up must do an action and you must copy this action.

Puzzles are a great way to develop our problem-solving skills. See if you can complete the sea themed puzzle. This is the link you will need: We hope you like this activity. After you have completed your puzzle, see if you can make your own puzzle! On a piece of paper/card, draw a large sea creature. Then use colouring pencils to colour in your sea creature. Carefully use a pair of scissors to cut your picture into 6 or 8 pieces. Now you have made your own jigsaw puzzle! Can you put the pieces of the jigsaw puzzle back together to create your sea creature?

Let’s finish the day by reviewing our green words. You must blend the letter sounds together to read each word. How many words you can sound out? Afterwards, please look at the red words and see if you can recognise these words by sight. The red words are tricky words. You must practise these words regularly.

We hope you have a wonderful day. Keep smiling!

Mrs Sanford and Miss Williamson