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Friday, 15th May

Good morning.  How are your pirate pictures coming on, have you drawn a scary or nice pirate?  I loved seeing some of your pirate maps on Dojo, you looked like you were having a lot of fun!


Phonics recap: Phase 3/4 phoneme card packs, letter name revision or alphabet ordering/reading words. 

Everyone:   Today I would like you to write your ‘wanted poster’, using the paper that you drew on yesterday.  You will need to write some sentences to describe your pirate.  Use your phoneme mat to help you when sounding out your words.  Remember your ‘birdy beak’ pencil grip when writing your letters and try to use your lead ins and flicks out:


Mrs Balmer/Miss Hathaway’s group:

You could start your sentences with He has got/She has got-(you can practise your spelling of he/she).

Maybe you could use some describing words, e.g. ‘He has got a black beard.’  Try to write three sentences.  Don’t forget your finger spaces, to sit your letters on the lines and to put a full stop at the end of each of your sentence ideas.


Mrs Carr’s/Mrs Brennan’s group

I would like you to give your pirate a name!  Then you can use this name in your sentences e.g. ‘Pirate Scruffy Beard has got a long black beard and…’  Try to use adjectives in your sentence to describe their different features and use ‘and’ to join two of your ideas.  Remember to use a full stop after your sentence idea and then a capital letter to start your next sentence idea.



Mrs Balmer/Miss Hathaway’s group:  Today I thought that we could continue to revise 1 more and 1 less

I have attached Bingo board game (don’t worry about the calling card sheet).  If you each have a bingo sheet and put the cut up numbers in a pile (discard number 20), take it in turns to pick a number and then see if you have 1 more than that number on your Bingo card.  This is quite tricky and you may need to keep asking your child what the number is and then ‘what is 1 more than your number’.  If you have the number that is 1 more than the number that you have picked up then you can place the card on top of that number.  The first one to fill their board wins. You can then use this same game for saying/finding 1 less than too.  You can play as often as you like and this game can be repeated on other days if you enjoy it.  If you can’t print off the sheets then you can still play the games using your own sets of number cards and a bingo board drawn on paper.


Mrs Carr’s/Mrs Brennan’s group: As a revision before we move on next week I have attached another fun colour by numbers sheet for adding and taking within 20, remember to count on from the biggest number when adding and to count back from the first number when subtracting., make sure you read the signs carefully so that you don't get mixed up.


Take care and have a lovely weekend, lets hope that the sun keeps on shining, Mrs Balmer😊