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Monday 11th May 2020

Monday 11th May 2020


English: Today we are going to be looking at rhyming words. Words rhyme if they sound the same at the end of the word. For example cat and hat rhyme with each other because they finish with the ‘at’ sound. Another example would be the words pear and scare. Even though these words end with same sound, they are spelt differently.

Watch the BBC Bitesize video that introduces rhyming words and complete the two activities on the webpage also:

After that complete the activity on Purplemash, where you need to read the words and match them together if they rhyme. Once completed have a go at these rhyming games:


Maths: Today we are doing subtraction on a number line. Have a discussion about what taking away or subtraction means. What happens to a number when you take away another number from it? Children should recognise that the number always gets smaller. Find 10 small objects and take away 6. Can you write the number sentence? The first number in a subtraction number sentence is always the biggest because it is impossible to take something away that is not there.


Watch the video and see how they solve a number sentence by counting on. Use your number line or get an adult to draw one in your exercise book to help you with today's activity. Go onto Purplemash and complete; Subtraction (Using A Number-line). 


Phonics: Today we are going to recap the spelling of ‘oa’ for the /oa/ sound. Before you complete the activity on Purplemash, recap all of the different sounds by watching this video   

On Purplemash, you activity is read and spell words that have the spelling of ‘oa’ for the sound /oa/.Once completed have a go at this game to practice reading /oa/ words You will need to click on phase 3 then +oa.


Guided Reading: Log onto Oxford Owl:

Search for the book and read with your adult. Make sure you are reading the correct book for your guided reading group. Questions about the book you have read will be asked in tomorrow's task. 

Elephants: The Toys' Party

Zebras: It's Too Hot!

Giraffes: The Seagull

Lions: Edward Lear's Scrapbook

Parrots: Storm Castle (pages 1-15) 


PE: Complete Day 1 of the Tennis challenge and send us your picture or video of you completing the challenge. Take part as prizes can be won at the end of the week for possibly yourself and the school. Photos and videos create points and points make prizes. For more information, see virtual school games tab on our home learning page.


RE Project: Last week we looked at what can be found inside a Christian church: a pulpit, a cross, pews, a font, stained glass windows, an alter and a lectern. For the next few weeks, we would like you to make a model of inside a church using junk material that can be found around your home (very similar to the junk material we used for your rockets).

For example, you could make the base of the church out of a cereal box or any sized box and you could use an egg box to make the pulpit where the vicar/priest talks to congregation. You could even make all the different features out of lego!

If you celebrate a different religion, you are more than welcome to build a model of your religions place of worship out of junk material.

Once you have created your model, send us a picture to or post on your classes blog page so everyone can see!

Looking forward to seeing your creations!