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Monday 4th May

Good morning to you all,


Welcome back to another week of learning from home! We are missing you all and hope that we get to see you all again soon. We want to say a big thank you and well done for all your efforts whilst learning from home both from all the wonderful Galileo children and parents! You are amazing us by the fantastic work you are doing and the fun you are having doing other activities. Keep up the great work and continue sharing with us.


The plan for today:


Phonics and reading

We are hoping that you are enjoying the Read, Write Inc. lessons these lessons are great for developing your reading and spelling. Remember to complete the spelling part of the lessons as well as doing the sound and reading.


10am – watch live Set 2 Speed Sounds lesson.


10.30am - watch live Set 3 Speed Sounds lesson.


Use the link to access the live Speed Sound lessons


Read the Read Write Inc book called ‘Up in the air' . This ebook can be found by logging into the Oxfordowl website ( You will find the books by either searching by the book title or by selecting the 5-6 years age range.  Remember to practise the sounds and read the Green and Red words before reading the story. The first read of the story may involve lots of decoding the words by sounding out. Mrs Davies and I thought that this book was perfect as we continue to do work about hot air balloons this week! 



If you want an extra reading challenge today why not play a phonics game using the website below. There's lots of fun phonics games to choose from. Select the phase 4 or phase 5 option to give some challenge when completing the games. If you want an extra reading challenge today why not play a phonics game using the website below. There's lots of fun phonics games to choose from. Select the phase 4 or phase 5 option to give some challenge when completing the games. There are some free games available but to get a larger range of free games can log into the website using the following details:

Username: march 20

Password: home


It's Monday, which means its time to have a little spelling test and start learning some new spellings! Please test your child on last weeks' spellings and set them a new set of spellings for this week. Remember to carry on practising any spellings your child struggled with previously. If you want your child to have an extra challenge use the words from the spelling lists in sentences.



Today's maths lesson is focusing on making doubles. Use the PowerPoint presentation lesson 4 to learn about doubles. Today's tasks are intended to be more practical but the sheets to be used are attached if you prefer to print them out.

If you don't have access to a printer then there are a few options of how to complete this task. Here are a few suggestions:

  • Draw ladybirds without spots. Select a number randomly or using a dice. Draw the number of spots on the ladybird and then double it. Then write the sentences e.g. double 6 is 12. Repeat with different numbers.
  • Choose items from around the house e.g. pasta, pegs or Lego and then double it. You could draw pictures of what you started with and then what happened when you doubled. Write sentences e.g. double 4 is 8

There is also an activity called 'Cover the doubles' which you can download.


In today's History lesson you are going to find out about the invention of trains and think about how they have changed over time. Use the slides to learn about trains and then complete the 2C worksheet. You should find the worksheet in your home learning pack and some picture cards to help you with discussion. I wonder what new facts you will learn today!


Have a fantastic day and please share what you have been doing either by email or the class blog. smiley