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Wednesday 1st July

Dear Class R parents and carers,


What another brilliant day we had yesterday, with some fantastic engagement from everyone at home and in school. I have been extremely pleased to see how much the children have enjoyed working on our story.
In school yesterday the children came up with some wonderful ideas for adding different attachments to Mrs Armitage's bike. I was particularly impressed with the idea of a adding a bed, blankets, and a swimming pool!

Today we are going to continue our work on 'Mrs Armitage on Wheels' and our revision activities on counting back by 1, 2 or 3.


Please note that I have been really pleased to see how well so many of the children are doing with the Clyst to Cape Challenge. Keep up the fantastic work and please do not hesitate to ask if you have any questions.


This morning I would like the children to begin the day by considering the story of 'Mrs Armitage on Wheels'. Can the children create their own story map detailing the different events that happen throughout. I have added a sample story map, however this is very involved and a bit to long for the children to do. I would just like them to pick some key moments they remember from the story and draw a picture of them , ensuring that they sequence the events correctly.
I have attached a powerpoint to support the children in organising the moments from the story.


Yesterday the children considered what they would add to Mrs Armitage's bike to help her throughout the story. I would now like the children to consider what they would add to their own bike, scooter or family car? Can they draw a picture and write a brief note explaining what they would add.


After this I would like the children to go through the attached powerpoint 'The History of the Bike'. I would like the children to look at the bikes and how they have changed over the years. At the end of the powerpoint it asks what bikes of the future would look like?. Can the children draw a picture of their own 'bike for the future'. They do not need to write on this activity, however they may like to record an explanation to go alongside their video.


In Maths today I would like the children to try a spot of shopping again, can they price objects in their own pop up shop at £1, £2 and £3. Children or their parents and carers then have ten £1 coins in a purse and buy an object, working out how much they will have left in their purse. Please note that not many of us will have 10 £1 coins lying around the house so please feel free to get your child to make their own set using card or paper. I have attached a page of print out coins that they could use, if you have access to a printer.


There is quite a lot to be getting on with there but another activity I would like the children to work on over the next few days is a painting activity on Purple Mash. The children in school have been working with Mrs Wyman over the past few days to paint a picture on the computer of the front of their own home. We are looking for an accurate representation, including brick work that matches their own home, windows and front door with number and front garden if they have one.. The reason we are asking the children to do this is for a picture to add to their school sketch books. We normally add a picture once a term but obviously have not been able to do it this term and if your child can do this on Purple Mash / Mini Mash I will be able to print them at school and we will put them in their school sketch book. This book then moves with the children through the school and is added to each year. This is a lovely thing they will then take home when they leave the school after Year 6.


Kindest regards

Mr B