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Daily home learning: Wednesday 29th April

Good morning Team Barnes....

It's WOW Wednesday.....who will WOW us today? Will it be you? We look forward to seeing what wonderful learning and fun will happen today :)



Counting: Can you count how many claps you can do in 15 seconds? 

Challenge:  Capacity is how much a container can hold. Volume is the amount of water (rice, sand, mud...) in a container. Can you explore capacity by using different containers or different shapes and sizes with water, sand, mud, rice... 

Can you make your container full? empty? nearly full? nearly empty?             

Can you find a container that holds more than your container? Less? 

Can you use different tools (cups, jugs, tea spoons, spades...) to fill up your containers? What tool worked the best? Why? 

See the bottom of the blog for some photos for inspiration and a pdf with questions and prompts for understanding capacity. 



RWI : Here is today's sound for each group. 

Miss Spurrier’s group-  air- that's not fair  

Words for spelling: air, hair, fair 

Sentence: That is not fair.  

Miss Taft’s group- l- leg 

Words for blending: leg, let, log 

Spelling: lump, let.  

Mrs Barnes’ group- I-e – nice smile 

Words for spelling: tile, smile, pile. (special friends who have been split up for talking and someone else has been put in the middle e.g. smile- I-e is the sound with the loop over to show who was talking and l is the letter that’s been put in the middle). 

Sentence: You have a nice smile.  

Miss Merry’s group- qu- queen, quit, quick.  

Words for spelling:  queen 

Sentence: We have a queen. 

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:

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. 


Theme: Growth 

Main: Lifecycle of frog. Use frog lifecycle ppt attached to aid learning and promote discussions about the lifecycle of a frog. Use attached links to further develop understanding of the lifecycle of a frog.  

Challenge: Use the suggested home learning challenges in the home learning folder.  

Links: (journey of real life tadpoles to frogs) (animated frog lifecycle) (Tadpoles promise) 

NEW: Art blog!

At the bottom of the main blog page you will see Art Blog. It's a great tool to further explore your creative side and learn new artistic skills. Please take a look and if you feel inspired please share your work with us through email or padlet. 



Do you sometimes feel a bit worried?

Feeling worried is normal, just like all feelings. The problem is, sometimes our worries become very big and we can’t stop thinking about them. One very good way to stop our worries taking over our thoughts is to talk to someone.

Sometimes, talking to a familiar adult is a good idea. If you would like to let a school adult know that you are worried or feel unsafe in any way, please go to the ‘Worried?’ section of the school website. On the page, you will see a ‘Worry Button’. If you click the button, a box will appear and you can type a message. Your message will be sent to an adult from RAPS. They will find a way to help you.

Sometimes, talking to someone else can help. On the ‘Worried?’ section of the website, you will find lots of links to other websites. You can click on these and you’ll find information, contact numbers and details of people who are able to help you.

Remember, it is normal to feel worried sometimes but if your worry is all you can think about, it is best to talk to a grown up.

If you feel unsafe, for any reason, please contact us using the worry button or use one of the provided links to find help.


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 wonderful Wednesday everybody! :)