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Thursday 14th January


This week, we are continuing with our topic of money. We will be looking at making amounts, comparing, finding the total/difference and finding change. 



Today we will be using our addition/subtraction skills to find the difference. 


Depending on the question, you can count on or back to help you answer the questions. 


Can you look at different amounts of coins?


What's the difference? How much less/How many fewer? 


What methods work best for you to use when finding the difference? 

Maths Challenges 

If you would like to challenge yourself, there are some great money maths challenges below that involve using your reasoning and problem solving skills. You could answer one/two of these on paper or in your home learning exercise book yes


Please practise this week's spellings by logging on to Spelling Shed. If you have any issues logging in please email me. 

If you are unable to join us on Zoom here is an outline of our phonics session.


Read and practise writing two Phase 5C sentences from Phonics Play.


Recap on what a verb is, what a suffix is and what we have learnt this week so far. 

Add ing and ed to these words: 

play, close, party


Look at the new verbs together.

clap, hop, skip, snap

What happens to these words when we add ing or ed? 

When there is a short vowel before a consonant, we double the consonant. 

Recap on the 5 vowels (a, e, i, o, u). The children will draw around their hand and write a vowel in each digit. Then explain what we mean by short vowel sounds. (the a in cap, the e in peg, the i in pin, the o in hop, the u, bug). Explain that all words need a vowel sound for us to read them. (N.B:The letter y, sometimes makes a vowel sound in words. )


The children will double the consonant before adding the suffixes to the above words. Can they think of any more words. Make a list. 


NB: Some of the words may have irregular past tense forms. (sitting, sat)


Write some sentences in the present and past tense. 


LQ: Can I add ed to make past tense verbs? 

In this lesson, we will learn how to write in the past tense and will begin to apply this to our story, 'The Magic Paintbrush'.



Below, you will find our topic work for the week. 


For those children than are still coming into school, please can I ask that you use the days of the week to guide your learning, as you will also be doing these tasks in school on the days that you are in.  smiley 


For those learning at home full-time, you can choose which day you would like to do each activity smiley