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Thursday 13th January 2022

Wednesday 12th January 2022

Phonics:- Spot the ai phoneme

Tuesday 11th January.


Alternative spellings of 'ai'. Use the words to complete each column of the grid.


Monday 10th January.


Reading and spelling the tricky words listed on 6th December and 5th January.

Write sentences using some of the words you find most tricky.



Look at a selection of coins, if possible and describe their similarities and differences (colour, shape, words/numbers, pictures and sides). Sort into different groups. 

Put the coins in order of value from the least to most.



Find out about the Jewish festival of Passover.

Watch the following clip :

Friday 7th January

Thursday 6th January.

Morning challenge: what number sentences can you make using the digits of 2022  (eg. 2+0+2+2 = 6)?


Assembly: The New Year and friendship.

Auld Lang Syne (Makaton version :



Have you or anyone in your family made a new year's resolution?

Please complete the above activity.

Computing: Using spreadsheets.


Experiment with 2calculate ( found in Tools), as detailed in activity 1 and 2 above (enter numbers, letters and change colours).

Then set up the calculations, as detailed in activity 3 (which is set up as a 2Do).


We continue to enjoy listening to the book 'The Christmasaurus' by Tom Fletcher.

Wednesday 5th January 2022 - Happy New Year!

Morning challenge!

How many words can you find in 'Happy new year' (ear, wrap...)?


Assembly: The meaning of Epiphany. What can you find out about it?


Phonics: continue to practise the tricky words shown below (6th Dec.), by first reading them and then spelling them. Use the mnemonics when appropriate.



Match the following sets of words in present and past tense.

watch     cried
make      dug
give         read
draw        brushed
jump        drank
brush       jumped
dig           lied
play         drew
speak      came

write        gave
come       wrote
lie            made
drink        spoke
read         watched
cry            played

Do you notice any patterns?


Write a paragraph in the past tense about your holidays or your favourite day. Think about the sequence of events and start with different time connectives (eg. first, next, then, after, finally). Remember to start sentences with a capital letter and use full stops. Check the spelling of the tricky words you practised earlier! Read it regularly to check it makes sense.



Revise 2D and 3D shape names. Count their sides and vertices (2D) and faces, edges and vertices (3D).

Recall the number bonds of 10.

Use the number bonds of 10 to help complete the following activity on number bonds of 20.


How many number bonds of 20 are there?


What do you remember about Judaism from last year?


Our key question this term is : How important is it for Jewish people to do what God asks them to do?

What do we mean by 'respect'?

When people ask you to do something, do you always do it? Why/ why not?


Draw the person you listen to most when they ask you to do something (at home/school).

Think of words to describe the person/people.


Thank you,

Mrs Spong


Monday 6th December

Phonics: Read the following tricky words - little, there, when, what, one, they, her, out, today, their and people.

Spell the following tricky words - there, today, their, people, pull and full. Remember the 'Oranges Up Lemons Down' mnemonic for could, would and should.


Practise spelling - says, were, every, everybody and because (use the mnemonic: Big Elephants Can't Always Use Small Exits).


Write the sentence: We were happy because everybody was there.


Maths: Look around your house for different 2D and 3D shapes. Name the shapes and describe their properties.

How many faces do the 3D shapes have?

How many edges do the 3D shapes have?

How many vertices do the 3D shapes have?

For example: a cube has 6 square faces, 12 edges and 8 vertices.


Sort 3D shapes into a Venn diagram using the following headings:-

Curved surface, flat faces, both

For example: a cylinder (tin of beans) has both curved surface and flat faces


Computing: We continued our work on Online safety. What is an email?

It stands for ' Electronic Mail'. Why do people now send emails?

Login to Purple Mash and select the 'Celebration' 2Do at the bottom.

Click on the subject of the email, read the message and select REPLY. Type a message and SEND. You should then get a reply, which you will then REPLY to and 'PAINT A PICTURE'. Then SEND. You can continue this process!

You could also complete the 'All about me' picture started last week for the class display board.


R.E.: As the Computing session was longer than usual, our RE lesson was a bit shorter and was not recorded in our books. We revised what we've done so far and then went onto discuss 'Why do Christians believe God gave Jesus to the world?' and 'How did God want Jesus to help save the world?'.

Think about the Christmas story we read last week from the bible, the miracles we learned about before half term (including 'The Paralysed Man') and the book 'George saved the world by lunchtime'.


Please send an email via the office if you need any further information.

Kind regards,

Mrs Spong