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St Peter and St Paul Catholic Primary Academy

Acorn Daily Planner - 08.07.20

Wednesday 8th July 2020

Good Morning Acorns,

We hope you have enjoyed learning different facts about seals.  Thank you for your wonderful sea animal pictures.  You’re all working so hard.

In Literacy we will be learning about questions and how to write a question.  Reflect on what we have been learning about recently.  Share the ‘Seals’ PowerPoint again and discuss.  What would you like to find out about seals?  Can you write this as a question?  What is a question?  For example, you might want to find out whether seals can jump.  Therefore your question might be: Can seals jump out of the water?  Grown-ups you will need to model writing a question on a piece of paper.  Your child must include a question mark at the end of the sentence.  

Let’s learn a new sound.  Today we will be learning the sound ‘igh’ and words containing this sound.  This is the link you will need for the video tutorial:  Afterwards, see if you can write 5 different words containing this sound in your home learning book.  For example, you may choose the word ‘light’.

To warm-up our maths brains, let’s start with a fun activity.  Hold up your hands with all your fingers and thumbs folded down. We are going to give our fingers a good exercise! Count slowly and clearly to 10, raising one finger for each number spoken. When you get to 5, wave one hand in the air to really exercise those fingers! When you get to 10, wave both hands in the air to exercise all the fingers!  Then fold all the fingers back down and continue counting, ʻ11, 12, 13ʼ and so on to 20. You will need to speak loudly and clearly so your grown-up can hear you. 

In Maths, we will be ordering numbers to 20. You will need to create a number line on the floor with numbers from 1-20 or you can peg number cards onto a washing line for this task.  Practise counting along the pegged number line from 1 to 20 pointing at each number as you go along. Now ask your grown-up to mix up all of the number cards.  Can you put the numbers back into the correct order?

Afterwards, see if you can write numbers from 1-20 in your home learning book.  You might want to be an Acorn Super-Star and write numbers beyond 20! If you would like a further challenge, see if you can write the numbers as words.  For example, one, two, three, four etc.  We have attached numbers as words to help you at home.

We would like you to watch a video about marine animals.  Watch out for any seals in the video!  This is the link you will need:  Which is your favourite sea animal?  Can you describe your sea animal?  Why is it your favourite?  Can you draw a picture of your sea animal and write a label?  Remember to form your letters carefully so that you and others can read your writing.

Earlier today we looked at questions and you had to write your own question about seals.  We would like you to think a little more about questions.  Please share the ‘Fun Circle Time Questions’ with your grown-up and discuss.  Your grown-up will read each question to you and you will need to think carefully about your answer.  This is a fun activity so we hope you enjoy it.  You do not need to do all of the questions, you can always come back to this activity later in the day.

We have a story called ‘The Zoo Vet’ for you to enjoy at home.  At the zoo, lots of the animals are poorly.  Can the vet make everyone better?  Your grown-up will need to read the story to you. You might be able to recognise some of the keywords we have been learning about  in the story.

We hope you have a great day.  Remember to say thank you to your grown-up for helping you at home with your learning.

Mrs Sanford and Miss Williamson