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Wednesday 24th June

Dear Class R parents and carers,


Thank you for your continued support and it has been lovely to see how much the children have enjoyed our latest story and particularly looking at hot air balloons.


This morning I would like the children to start the day by thinking about Mr and Mrs Grinling's trip on the hot air balloon. What did the Grinling's say that they could see whilst they were in the balloon? How must it have looked to them from so high up?

I would then like the children to imagine going on a hot air balloon ride themselves. Where would they like to travel? What would they like to see? How do they think it would look?
I would like the children to draw a picture of themselves in a hot air balloon and where they have travelled, for example to Granny and Granddad's house, to school, over their best friends house etc.
Once they have drawn their picture could they write a sentence or two to describe what they would see from the hot air balloon. Please note I have added a selection of pictures to Tapestry which are taken from a hot air balloon for the children to look at. Don't forget to think about how this view is different from the air, compared with seeing things from the ground. I have also added a link to a youtube video 'What is a Hot Air Balloon Ride Like?'


After this I would like the children have a go at the following activity - The story tells us that Mr Grinling likes to hum little tunes while he eats. Can the children compose a little tune that Mr Grinling might like to hum? 


Following this I would like the children to go on a bit of a hunt around the home for a selection of items to sell in their very own 'pop up shop' where everything can be bought with two coins. Can they price the items using sticky post it's, labels or paper; at prices of 6p, 7p, 11p, 12p, 15p, 21p, 22p, 25p. Once they have done this can you take it in turns with them to be the shopkeeper and the shopper.
Discuss which things they would like to buy and work out how to pay e.g. using three pennies or a 2p coin and 1p coin to buy something for 3p, or 6 pennies or 5p and 1p to buy something for 6p. 
   Please note to make this a little easier you could include some items priced so that they can be paid for using one coin. If you would like to make this a little more challenging you could include some items costing 8p, 9p and 51p, 52p and 55p.
To make this activity even more exciting the children may like to build their own shop front and counter etc. Please see pictures on Tapestry for some ideas.


After this I would like the children to have a go at the 2do's on Purple Mash - 'Money up to 10p - a' and 'Money up to 10p - b'. Hopefully their work in their shop will help with answering these questions.💰


Please note that Mrs Benney will be adding a challenge later in the morning so please do have a go at this.


Kindest regards

Mr B