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Wednesday 6th May

Dear Class R parents and carers,

Thank you again for all the amazing work that was sent to me yesterday. It has been wonderful to see how engaged the children have been with our topic on capacity, as well as all the fantastic writing and pictures of 'The Very Lonely Firefly'.


Today we are moving onto a new story. We are still looking at animals, however these are much bigger than the mini beasts we have been looking at. The story is called 'From Head to Toe' and is another Eric Carle story. I have attached a video of the story for the children to listen to. I would like the children to watch the video and afterwards watch it again and see if they can follow the actions as they go.


After this I would like the children to work on pages 32 to 35 of their phonics book. These pages focus on 'b' and some of our red words. Once they have worked through the sheets I would like them to come up with some captions / sentences that include 'b' and some of the red words. The book includes I, no, go; however I would like them to also choose some of the red words from their sheets, sent home in the pack and attached below. For example "The two bears went to the ball". Don't forget your finger spaces and check which way round your 'b' is 😊


After this I would like the children to have a go at our third activity on capacity. Today's challenge involves making your own measuring container and follows on from yesterdays activity. Please see the attached video for how to undertake this and don't forget that key vocabulary - full, empty, capacity, measure, total, half full, nearly full and nearly empty. Also see if you can guess first how many cupfuls will be required and then see how close you were. Also can you order them from least amount of cupfuls to most? *If you have different containers than the ones you used yesterday that would be good as you will get different results, however if not don't worry.*


I look forward to seeing how the children get on with this.


There are a few things to be getting on with there. However if you have finished and would like something else to do please visit Oxford Owl and access the 'Read, Write Inc section and read one of the stories on there. They may choose to read it to their grownup, a pet, their favourite teddy or one of their siblings. Alternatively they may like to record themselves reading and send it to me so I can listen to the story.


I will be setting a challenge around lunch time so look out for that.


You are all doing an amazing job at home with your children and it is truly heartwarming to see all the smiles on your children's' faces each day. Keep up the wonderful work!


Love Mr B

From Head to Toe - Story

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Capacity 1

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Capacity 2

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Capacity vocab

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Red word list