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Friday 26th June

Dear Class R parents and carers,


What a wonderful week we have had both in school and at home. It has been fantastic to see the work the children have been creating and I saw some wonderful stories of 'The Lighthouse Keeper's New Job'.

Today we are moving onto another story in the Lighthouse Keeper's series called 'The Lighthouse Keeper's Cat'. I chose this story as Hamish was proving to be extremely popular with the children and it gives us the opportunity to look at a different character from this series and see what he is feeling and thinking.


First of all I would like the children to watch the video of the story and think about how Hamish is feeling throughout the story. After this I have two different things for the children to do related to the story.
Mrs Grinling created 'Star-gazy Pie' to try to entice Hamish home. Can the children come up with their own special meal to try and get Hamish to return home. Can they write an ingredients list and draw a picture of their creation.

After this I would like the children to come up with how they think it would be if Hamish came to stay with them. What would they do to make Hamish feel happy? Who would he meet if he stayed in their house? Where would he sleep?
Can they draw pictures of his visit and write a sentence to describe his stay.


After this I would like the children to have a go at the two 2do's I have set on Purple Mash relating to money and finding a specific amount and also sorting change from 10p.


Following this if the children have access to a range of coins I would like them to try doing a spot of coin rubbing. If possible I would like them to look at several of the same denomination of coins. The reason for this is for the children to really focus on the differences in the coins. They may find that they have two 2p coins but the print on them is completely different. Some will also have the number 2 and others will have the word two. This has caused some confusion for some of the children this week and it would be good for them to get an opportunity to look closely at what they see.


Please note that Mrs Benney will be adding a challenge later in the morning and it would be great to see the children try this.


Kindest regards

Mr B