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Ramsgate Arts Primary School

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Daily challenges: Wedneday 13th May

Good morning Team Spurrier...

We hope you had a great Tuesday, remember to keep in touch with us! We miss you lots and like to hear what you're up to. The school newsletter is attached at the bottom of this blog. 

Thank you to those of you who have sent their rainbow photos so far. Remember it is a picture of you in your school uniform, holding a rainbow. we will put them together and make our class photo for the year and remember the times we did have together. Please can I have these by Friday 15th May by email or on the Padlet. Spread the news to everyone as I don't want anyone to miss out. 

Please see challenges below for the day: 


Miss Spurrier’s group- ay- May I play? 

Words for spelling: spray, play, way. 

Sentence: That is the way to play.  

Miss Taft’s group- ch- chooo 

Words for blending:  chop, chin, chat. 

Spelling: chop, chin, chat. 

Sentence: I can chop.  

Mrs Barnes’ group- oa- goat in a boat 

Words for spelling: boat, float, goat. 

Sentence: I need my coat to go on the boat.  

Miss Merry’s group- aw- yawn at dawn  

Words for spelling: yawn, dawn, lawn.  

Sentence: I yawn a lot at dawn.   

Please record in yellow book. -Two lines of handwriting of the sound with finger spaces, three spellings with the sound in and record the sentence with a capital letter and full stop.  I have attached a photo of how you may want to lay the home learning out in your yellow book. 

RWI LIVE lessons with Rosie on YouTube:

Set 1  

speed sounds- 9:30am 

word time (green words)- 9:45am  

Spellings- 10am 

Set 2 

Speed sounds and word time- 10am  

Spellings- 10:15am  

Set 3  

Speed sounds and word time- 10:30am  

Spelling- 10:45am 

Story time with Nick (Mon, Wed, Fri)- 2pm

Please see the 'learning at home file' for the handwriting patters, sounds and phrases, red words and alien words.

Miss Spurrier has recorded herself going through the RWI set 1, 2 and 3 sounds. She is trying to rival Rosie on YouTube. There is no password.  

RWI challenge: Can you record a short video joining in with the sounds and post it on the padlet?

Enjoy and let us know what you think :) RWI Set 1 sounds RWI Set 2 sounds RWI Set 3 sounds 


Do you get a bit stuck on those tricky red words? Well look no further, Miss Spurrier has recorded herself going through the typical red words we cover in reception. Check out the video and see how many red words you know!



Counting/Starter: Counting how many times you can write your age in 20 seconds. 

Seeking and exploring patterns is at the heart of mathematics (Schoenfeld, 1992). Developing an awareness of pattern helps young children to notice and understand mathematical relationships. Clements and Sarama (2007) identify that patterns may provide the foundations of algebraic thinking, since they provide the opportunity for young children to observe and verbalise generalisations. 

Patterns can be made with objects like coloured cubes, small toys, buttons and keys, and with outdoor materials like pine cones, leaves or large blocks, as well as with movements and sounds, linking with music, dance, phonics and rhymes. Children can also spot and create patterns in a range of other contexts, such as printed patterns, timetables, numbers and stories. 

Today we are going to look at colour patterns.  

It is important to provide patterns with at least three full units of repeat (see photo attached to blog). Encourage children to say the pattern aloud as this help to identify the part which repeats and helps to continue the pattern.  

Steps of understanding patterns. Can they: 

  1. Continue a pattern 

  1. Copy a pattern 

  1. Make their own pattern 

Challenge: Can you make a pattern using 3 different colours?  (check out the attachments)

Extension: Can you make a pattern using objects around your house? (book, shoe, book, shoe, book, shoe) 

Links to suggested pattern learning activities:

Home learning pattern challenges

The Very Hungry Caterpillar patterns

Recognise and repeat the pattern (Pattern progression) (colour pattern, can you complete the pattern)


Topic: Growth

Main: Minibeasts and their habitats. We all live in a home. Do minibeasts live in a house likes ours too? No they don’t but they do have their own homes. Do you think they all live in the same place? No they don’t. They all like different things. Watch the powerpoint below and videos to see where the different minibeasts live.  

Extension: Can you make a minibeast habitat out of junk modelling? Or can you make a minibeast hotel in your garden. Look at the attachments for some examples. Minibeasts like natural things like leaves, stones, twigs, bricks etc.  

Links: Minibeast habitat powerpoint  

Minibeast and their habitat matching sheet.  

Make your own minibeast hotel. 

Viking Academy Trust Writing Competition 

Hi Everyone, 

Yesterday, Mr McAuley (from Chilton Primary School) launched a new and exciting Viking Academy Trust writing competition! On this occasion though, we are extra fortunate because we have a professional author on board whose writing yours will be based ... Martyn Harvey, the author of The Boy with The Sauce Pan Hat, has very kindly given us special access to his poems, before they are released to the general public!

Day two of the writing challenge follows on from yesterdays video 'The Millipede'. Today, Martyn will show you how to illustrate a poem and how to develop a concept. He will also be introducing another 'brand new' poem and a sneak preview of one of the prizes in the competition. I really hope you enjoy the video and that it inspires you to begin to explore the life of animals around you, and begin to see the world from their perspective! 

Remember, the competition will be formally launched on Friday, so sit back, put your creative hats on and enjoy the videos throughout the week. 

And here's the link 



Don’t forget to use the class Padlet and post some funny things to your friends. Please remember to put your name in the comments and on your post as they all show up as ‘anonymous’. It is very secure as I have to approve all posts and comments that come through. PADLET NOW HAS A PASSWORD: rapshome You can post as many times as you like! Remember to comment on other people’s amazing work too.

Please send any photos/videos and questions to:

Have a lovely day and please keep in touch :) 

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