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Thursday 30th April

Dear Class R parents and carers,


It has been a busy and varied week so far.


We have spent time looking at our focused text 'The Very Busy Spider', have found out facts about our 8 legged friends, have been looking at the Muslim festival of Ramadan and working on sharing, addition and subtraction sums.


I have been really impressed with the quality of the work that is coming through on Tapestry and Mini-Mash in all these subjects.


Thank you to all the Class R Teaching Assistants who have been providing such lovely feedback to all the children adding things to Tapestry. Thank you as well to Mrs Wyman for all your hard work supporting the children currently in school.


Today I would like the children to listen to the story of 'Ramena's Ramadan', which I have read, in the attached video.
After this could you look at the attached powerpoint, which describes ways that Muslims think about kind deeds during Ramadan.
I would then like the children to create their own 7 day kindness calendar.
I would like them to consider what they could do to be generous and caring towards others, like Muslims do during the month of Ramadan.
They can either draw and write this down on paper, use mini - mash or come up with their own creative explanation by recording a video.


After this I would like the children to try the following maths activity, which will help them practise their number formation and doubling - Ask your child to choose 3 numbers from 1 to 10 to write down. Roll a 1-6 dice. Children then double the number on their dice. If they have that number written down, they circle it. If they roll a 6, roll again. Once they have circled all their numbers they need to select three different numbers and play again. Will you ever be able to circle number 3? If not can they work out why?


The children have been working very hard on our story of 'The Very Busy Spider'. Spiders come up in quite a few different children's stories and rhymes too. I would therefore like the children to come up with their own take on that classic nursery rhyme 'Insey Wincey Spider'.
They may choose to write out the words of their rhyme, draw pictures or record themselves singing their nursery rhyme.
I am very excited to see what they come up with 😀

I have added a version of the original just to remind them.


I will be setting a challenge around lunchtime today so please keep a look out for that.


Kindest regards

Mr B

Ramadan - 1

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Ramadan - 2

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Ramadan - 3

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Nursery Rhyme

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