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Tuesday 5th May

Good morning Galileo class,


We hope that you've all had a good start to the week and that you are ready for another day of learning! Today you have some phonics and reading, maths, PSHE activities to do. We also have an exciting tower building competition to share with you which you can start either today or wait until the long weekend.


Phonics and reading

10am – watch live Set 2 Speed Sounds lesson and Set 2 Spellings.

10.30am - watch live Set 3 Speed Sounds lesson and Set 3 Spellings.

Read ‘Up in the Air' a second time (link below). As this is the second read of the book, reading should be more fluent and you should be understanding more of what you read. After you have read the ebook answer the questions which you will find at the back of the book. You can either answer the questions verbally or write the answers in your home learning book. 


Please keep practising your handwriting. You should have handwriting sheets in your first home learning folder. If you have used all these then practise in your home learning book. 



The maths lesson today focuses on doubles. Please complete lesson 5 of the PowerPoint presentation and the worksheet named 'Doubles representations'. The sheets are available to download below if you want a different level of challenge. You may also like to complete the mental maths task on the Topmarks website (link below and more details of levels to access). You may also enjoy playing the 'Dice Double' game which you should find in your home learning packs. 




Today's PSHE lesson is taken from our planning we use in school called 'Jigsaw'. The lesson is all available online with the story and activities.


The story today is called 'The Switch Watch' and is about 2 adults, 3 children, a rabbit, two hamsters and a humungous dog called Bongo. It explores how hectic family life can be and how we can all help to make life at home more harmonious, even the dog.


There are quite a few activities so choose whichever you think is best for you as a family. I like the idea of designing a Switch Watch.

Freestanding Tower Building Competition!

There's a freestanding tower building challenge for primary children in Poynton (and surrounding areas) being launched this week. There will be prizes for the tallest tower, the most unusual building material and a ‘judges’ choice’ award which will be at the judges’ discretion (e.g. youngest entrant, best photo, most ambitious project etc.). 


The competition will run from Wednesday 6th May until midnight on Thursday 14th May with winners announced on Friday 15th May. Early entries will be accepted (before Wed 6th May) if they're ready!


All of the details can be found on the competition Facebook event here:


I hope you enjoy this challenge!


Enjoy your day and keep sharing your super work!