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Monday 20th April 2020

Monday 20th April 2020


English: Listen to the story of Handa’s Surprise by Eileen Browne using the following link Once you have listened to the story, log into PurpleMash to complete the task set to order and retell the story. Remember to use capital letters, finger spaces and full stops in your writing as well as adjectives to describe the animals and fruit.


Maths: Watch this video of how to find one more or one less of a number; Use your 100-square to find your starting number and then go one place forward for one more and one place backwards for one less. What do you notice happens to the number when you find one more? What happens when you find one less? Log onto PurpleMash to complete the task; More Than, Less Than. Below there is a challenge to complete if you feel confident finding one more and one less. 


Phonics: Today we are looking at the ‘ay’ sound as in ‘day’. Work through the sounds outlined in the youtube video using the following link  

Once you have recapped all the different sounds, log into PurpleMash and complete the ‘ay’ spelling task. Make sure you have your sound on as the words will be spoken to you to spell. To practice reading this sound play the following game


RE: This term we will be looking at places of worship in Christianity but before we look into why churches are special, we will be exploring parts of our school. Log into PurpleMash and complete the book that has 5 pictures of different places around the school. Look at them and think about why they are special to us – what do we do in them? Underneath the pictures, write sentences as to why these places in school are special.


Guided Reading: Log into Oxford Owl Reading Tree using the following link and the following class username and password:

Username: stjohnschicks

Password: chicks2020

Once logged onto our class page, type in the book that your group should be reading in the search bar.

If you have forgotten what group you are in, an email will be sent to you from PurpleMash. 


Elephants: Can you see me? (The one with a dog on the front cover)

Zebras: No Tricks Gran

Giraffes: A Monster Mistake

Lions: Paris Adventure

Parrots: Key Trouble

You will be given questions about your book to answer tomorrow.