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Monday 20th April

Good morning Galileo children and parents!


I trust that you are all well and that you have had a lovely Easter. It may have been a little different this year but I hope that you have enjoyed time with family, the sunshine and lots of chocolate! Mrs Davies and I are missing you all and we have been busy discussing how we can provide some fun home learning for you over the next few weeks. We recognise that having structure is helpful to make days run more smoothly and where possible we have planned lessons loosely linked to our usual Galileo class timetable.


There is additional information for parents to read on the Galileo class page. Find the star named 'Information for Parents Monday 20th April'. 


Plan for today:


Phonics and reading

Today I would like you to read the story 'Escape of the Giant Chicken'. You will find this book by logging on to the Oxford Owl website ( and finding the ebook in the age range of 6-7 years. This book is quite long, so if it works best for you take it in turns to read a page with a grown up or an older brother or sister. Once you have read the book you will notice at the top of the screen there are two activities to do about the book so please complete these. 


It would be great to keep reviewing the sounds you have learnt so watch the Set 3 Speed Sounds lesson. This starts at 10.30 but is available to watch for 24 hours so choose a different time to watch if you prefer. 


Speed Sounds lesson can be found at



Please test your child on the spellings set before the holidays and set them a new set of spellings to practise. Remember to carry on practising any spellings you have struggled with previously. If you want your child to have an extra challenge use the words from the spelling lists in sentences.



For the next few weeks the new unit of work for maths is Fractions. The first lesson focuses on equal parts. Please complete lesson 1 of the PowerPoint presentation and then download the worksheets. You may choose to complete this task practically rather than using the worksheets. Select items from the home such as; Lego bricks, marbles, spoons, apples, and then encourage children to split them into equal parts. When children split the quantity into equal parts ask some of the following questions:


How many objects in total?

How many groups do we need?
How many in each group?
Are the groups equal / unequal? How do you know?
Can these items be split into equal parts?
Can you split these items into equal / unequal parts?


You may ask your children to record some of the things they have found out. For example: There were 12 biscuits altogether. I split them into 2 equal parts. There were 6 in each part. 






Today is our final lesson thinking about ‘Significant Nurses’. Your activity is to discuss with someone in your family about how modern day hospitals are different to those in Victorian times. You should find a worksheet in your purple folder to complete. They can be downloaded below if you are struggling to find it. Draw pictures or write sentences how modern hospitals are different to those in the past.

Have a lovely day smiley