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Monday 15th June 2020


Good Morning Children and Your Parents. laugh


We hope you are all well and had a lovely weekend break. The weather hasn’t been great so it feels a bit like autumn, which is funny because this week in English we are focusing on the season of autumn. Thank you to all the parents who emailed pictures of their child’s work. It is always wonderful to see how you are all getting on. Please keep sending us pictures or videos and we will upload them onto our class pages to share with everyone. You are all SUPER AMAZING!


The NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children) usually come into school, but as they can't do that they have sent us this special assembly. It's  all about 'Speak Out and Stay Safe'. Please make sure you listen carefully because it shares some very important messages and gives information about things we can do to stay safe. Click on the video when you are ready. 


Speak out. Stay safe. Virtual Assembly

Welcome to our virtual 'Speak out. Stay Safe.' assembly! This session will be led by the wonderful Sally from our Schools Service, and features special guest...

Here are today’s activities:

Let's get started with today's tasks, starting with a Joe Wicks workout:



Spelling Test:

We hope you have practiced your spellings from last week. Don’t worry you can all have a quick practice before you do your test. GOOD LUCK!


Here are this week spellings. As you can see we are going to be focusing on the silent (g) spelling rule.



This week in spelling we are focusing on the silent (g) that acts as a silent letter.

In fact, you will find the -gn combination at the end of many English words. When

this combination appears at the very end of a word, the (g) is not pronounced.

Click on the video when you are ready.

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This week we are going to be reading a story and then completing linked phonics activities. Today's story is about 'The Underground Tunnel'. I hope you enjoy it.




Phonics Activities:

Activity 1: Can you match 'gn' words with the correct picture.



Activity 2:  Read the sentences to reveal clues.Can you work out what 'gn word the clue is describing?


Activity 3: To read and spell words containing the silent letter 'g' when it comes before 'n' the 'gn' digraph. Complete the sentences using the words below.


Break Time: Let’s get ready to do a mindfulness activity.

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Mental and oral starter:

Practice your 2, 5 and 10 times tables by clicking on the game. You will have ten questions to answer.


Here's your Flashback page to help you remember things that we've learned before:

Press play quickly when you open up the PowerPoint so that you don't see the answers until you're ready!

This week in Maths we are going to be learning all about position and direction. In today’s lesson we are going to be describing movements using mathematical vocabulary: forwards, backwards, behind, up, left and right.


First, here are two videos to get you started.

The first video is about giving someone clear directions to follow to the local shops. This links well with the senses work that we did in the autumn term. People who are blind or partially sighted often have a very good sense of direction.


Click on the link when you are ready.



The second video is about describing positions and directions on a football pitch.



Click on the link for today's PowerPoint.

Here are your worksheets for today:



Problems of the day:


Break Time: Let’s get ready for our Super Movers activity.

Click on the link when you are ready.



Here are three lovely autumn poems. We'll be singing them this afternoon in Music.


Poem 1


Poem 2:


Poem 3:

Read them and compile a list of nouns (names of things) linked to Autumn.

There are a few to start you off in the chart:


You can add any other autumn nouns to your list that you can think of too.

Have you got more than us?

tree, season, hedgehog, squirrel, leaves, wind, branches, sky, ground, woodland, garden, nuts, conkers, acorn, fir-cones, temperature, day, night

Add any extras to your list.

Now add to the adjective and verb lists too.

Have you managed to fill your table?

Here are our adjectives:

tall, clear, red, golden, green, orange, crunchy, pretty, beautiful, colder, longer 

Here are our verbs:

searching, falling, floating, lay, cover, dancing, twirling, whooshing, drifting, whirling

Now link your ideas together into an ‘Autumn Mind map’. We’ve started you off.



Lunch time: You must be ready for your lunch.


Guided Reading

We are going to have a look at another Julia Donaldson story this week. We hope you are enjoying them so far. Again, we are going to read the story in parts. Let’s start with our prediction task:


Can you remember what a parable is?

Jesus often taught his followers by telling parables because they are a simple way of teaching a lesson. He taught the parable of the lost son to show people that God loves them and is happy when they return to him.

Today you will be looking at another parable called The Good Samaritan.

Have you ever heard of this parable before?

What do you think it might be about?


Go through the story of the Good Samaritan on the slides.


What do you think Jesus was trying to teach us through this parable?


First, you will need to fill in the blanks to describe the story of the good Samaritan, then fill in the hand by writing about one person that you could lend a helping hand to this week and describe how you will help them.


Extension Activity:

Use the set of Scenario Cards and lay them face down on the table. Pick one at a time to discuss.

When you have finished discussing each of the scenarios, choose one card and write about what you would do in that situation.




Today for Music, we are going to sing some Autumn songs linked to our English work. Three of them are the poems that you read this morning. Which is your favourite?








Story Time:

It’s always good to finish the day off with a story. Make sure you are sitting nice and comfortably.

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We hope you have all had a fab day and a great start to the week. Thank you for all your hard work today.


Bye for now and we shall see you all tomorrow.


Love from

Mrs Stansfield and Mrs Ahmad laugh