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Thursday 9th July

Dear Class R parents and carers,

I absolutely loved the transport creations yesterday. There were some super ideas and wonderful photos/videos alongside them too.


It is hard to believe that we are edging closer to the end of term and your child's first year at school. There will of course be many memories of the current situation but hopefully you will also remember some of the great things your children have done in school and at home this year.

For the remainder of this week we are going to continue to look at the history of transport and focus on our story 'Whatever Next'.


I would like the children to begin the day by watching the video 'Who was Isambard Kingdom Brunel?' Please follow the link  After the video could the children go through the attached powerpoint on Brunel? Afterwards could the children write down 4 facts they remember about Brunel from the video and powerpoint.


Following this I would like the children to add an extra page to the story 'Whatever next'. Can the children think about something else Baby Bear adds to his space rocket or outfit? Perhaps he meets a different animal when flying to the moon or sees something when he lands on the moon. Be as creative as you can with your picture and don't forget to write a sentence explaining what happens?


I have another activity for them to try today. In the powerpoint and video we found out that Isambard Kingdom Brunel designed a number of bridges around the country, many of which are still used today. I would like the children to have a go at making their own bridges today using whatever they have around the house or garden. They may choose to build a small one out of lego or duplo or alternatively they may like to build a larger scale bridge. I am looking forward to seeing how they get on with this.


After this could the children have a go at the 2do on Purple Mash. This is a bit of a tricky one as it involves writing out a selection of numbers from 1 to 100 in word format. I do not expect the children to know all of these and have attached a word mat to help with this. It is more of an opportunity for the children to realise that numbers are written as words too.


Mrs Benney will be setting a challenge later so please look out for that.


Kindest regards

Mr B