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Friday 19th June 2020

Have a wonderful weekend! Be sure to have a go at the topic task if you are at the beach this weekend!

Maths I am learning to subtract by counting on. This is a video about Subtracting by Counting On. 

When we subtract we often count up to the whole number that we had. For example, 15 – 7 =…. 

We can start at 7, as part of the calculation that we know and count on until we get ti 15 -> 

8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15. That is 8 numbers that we had to count on from 7 to 15. So, 15 – 7 = 8 

Using the calculations and number lines attached below, practice completing subtraction calculations by counting on. Re-watch the video if it helps or just remember you are counting the steps from the subtracted number back up to the whole or original number in the calculation. 



English Do I understand the key features of a letter and different types of letters? 

In the story The Jolly Postman or Other People’s Letters, there are a lot of examples of letters. Some are formal which means they are serious letters, perhaps to a boss or to an important person or when you want to make a good impression. Examples if this are the letter to the Wolf and Cinderella. In the story there is also a post card and a birthday card. 
The other type of letter is an informal letter, like Goldilocks’ letter to the three bears (slide 4 in the PDF of the book). It is actually an apology letter (to say sorry), it is friendly, has pictures and she has made some spelling mistakes which is ok in an informal letter, but would be terrible in a formal one. 

Use the Powerpoint How to write an informal letter. Then write your own letter to a friend or family member that you haven’t seen for a while. Or you can write a letter to one of your teachers or a friend who you know is in school at the moment and address it to the school. You could even post it!  



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 If you are unsure about which set to follow please don’t hesitate to email to ask and I will guide you   

 Note: Please feel free to attempt the English tasks above on occasion too.   


Set 1 
Focus sound: ‘f’ for ‘flower’ 

1) shelf   2) roof   3) fill  

1) Fill the shelf. 
2) The fox is on the roof. 


Set 2 
Focus sound: ‘igh’ as in ‘Fly high’ 

1) slight   2) lighter   3) delight 

1) I can see a slight change in light. 
2) What a delight it is to stay up until midnight. 


Set 3 
Focus sound: ‘ire’ as in ‘Fire, fire!’ 

1) umpire   2) vampire   3) squire 

1) An umpire is like a referee in a game of sports. 
2) I will enquire about the flat tire on the car. 


Helpful links for parents and carers    

And don't forget Miss Spurrier’s speed sounds for extra practice (accessible at any time as an option)   

RWI Set 1 sounds    

RWI Set 2 sounds    

RWI Set 3 sounds   

Red words   

Level 1 Red words:   

Level 2 Red words:    

Level 3 Red words:   


Topic - I know the features of the coast. 

In Thanet we are very lucky to live near to the coast. The coast is where the land meets the sea. 
The sea meets the land in different ways; cliffs, beaches, estuaries (rivers) or in human ways like harbours or man made beaches. 

Some key vocabulary for the coast; 

Shore, beach, cliff, harbour chalk, pier, beach, sand, pebbles, shingle, rock pools, light house, flint, jelly fish, other types of fish, tidal pool, boats, ships etc 

If you are able to get to the beach safely today or over the weekend then you might like to spot as many of the things on the word mats attached below. If you aren’t able to print them off to take with you may like to take pictures of things that you spot at the coast. 

Alternatively, you could put in order or talk about the different pictures of the coast in the file coast-word-cards and decide whether they are human (mad made) or physical (natural) coastal features.