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Monday 30th March 2020

Good morning everybody, I hope you've all had a happy weekend.

It's turning a little chilli, isn't it?  I must say I went out yesterday for a walk with my coat zipped up, my thermal mittens on and a my bobble hat on my head and felt just right!  What a change to last week!

It has been lovely to get your emails over the last couple of days telling me what you have been up to as I've missed seeing everyone everyday at school.  I've loved looking at the photos and there seems to have been lots of lovely learning happening.  I have started up our Class 1 gallery where the picture of the chalk board is on the first page of the Class 1 website.  If you click on that, you can see what other people have been doing.  Esther has been watching a programme everyday called "Go Live with Maddie and Greg".  I had a little look at one of the episodes on YouTube which was all about minibeasts and it had some very interesting things to do and and see on it, so if you find yourselves with time on your hands, maybe take a look and it could offer you some tips on things to try out together.

Are we all ready for Joe Wicks PE session again today at 9.00 am? I must say that my body has taken a bit of a battering trying to keep up with him, but after a couple days rest, I'm ready and raring to go again!  

So wrap up warm if you go outside and have a lovely day.

Love Mrs Mason



Letters and Sounds

Recap some of our digraphs by singing some of the jolly phonics songs.  Can you write down ch, sh, th and ee after singing each song?


Today we are going to be thinking about the digraph "oa".  Watch the alphablocks clip below.


Have a go at reading and writing some words from the wordy wood.
Now play the oa video below and see if you can blend the sounds together to read the oa words.  Then pause each picture and see if you can read the sentence above each picture and then check by pressing pause again.  Choose one of the captions to try writing on your own.  Good luck.

Number Time

Have a go at lesson 1 of the set of lessons centered around the book "What the Ladybird Heard".  I've found some online versions of the books which you can listen to if your don't have your own copies at home.  





This week we are going to undertake some activities which investigate the Christian bible stories and celebrations of Easter.

The first day of holy week, the week leading up to Easter, is called Palm Sunday.  Take a look at the powerpoint below to see the story of Palm Sunday and you can then watch the BBC bitesize clip to see an animation of the story too.



The word "Hosanna" means "save us" and as Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey, the crowds were waving palm leaves and shouting "Hosanna", "save us", as they truly believed Jesus had been sent to them as their new King to lead and save  them.  

Why don't you see if any of your family members want to act out the story of Jesus riding the donkey into Jerusalem with you.  You'll need someone to be the donkey, someone to be Jesus and anyone else could be the crowd.  Alternatively you could use some of your toys to act out the story.  If you like, you could cut out and colour your own palm leaf and write "Hosanna" on the back and use that in your story too.



The crowd really saw this as a joyous occasion.  Click on the song link below to see and hear the song "Jumping up and Down".  It's all about the Palm Sunday story.  You could jump up and down waving your palm every time the song tells you to jump up and down!  If you want to sing the song with more actions, have a look at the second video and it will explain different actions for the words and then you can sing along and do the actions with them too!  Hopefully, by the time you have finished singing the song, you will be feeling really happy, just like the crowd on Palm Sunday.
On Palm Sunday, churches give out palm crosses to people.  The palm cross reminds Christians of the time the crowds welcomed Jesus, but also of the time at Easter when Jesus died on the cross.