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Chilton Primary School

One Childhood, One Chance

Monday 11th May

Good morning! We hope that you enjoyed the bank holiday weekend. We would love to see any pictures of you celebrating VE Day! It is the start of a new week…let’s get going…!

Here is today's learning...


At 10.30am today on the link below a lovely Read, Write Inc teacher will be adding a video to teach you all the sound ur (we call these ‘special friends’). There will be two videos called: Set 3 speed sounds ur and Set 3 spelling ur. If you would like to, watch the video for your phonics session by clicking on the link:

You tube: Read, Write inc phonics video

If the videos do not work for you then the lesson is detailed below:

1,   Find the sound ‘ur’ on your sound card and say it lots of times, make sure you are looking at the sound to ensure you remember what it looks like, also say ‘ur – nurse with a purse’. Explain that the ur are special friends. When you're finished, point to some other sounds too (about 10).

2.    Write down the following words for your child to read (burn, turn, hurt, surf, church). Remember they need to find the special friends, Fred talk (say the sounds) and then read the word.

3.    Now write down some words for your child to read as a recap of previous sounds learnt (beat, frown, spoil, smile, home). This time encourage your child to say the sounds in their head and then say the word aloud.

4.    Ask your child to show you their alien faces! Write down the words thurg, churf, flurp. Ask your child to spot the special friends, Fred talk and then read the word.

5.    Now it's time for spellings! One at a time say the following words to your child (burn, turn, hurt, surf, church). Repeat the word back to each other then ask them to pinch the sounds. When they know how many sounds in the word they can write it down. Help your child to tick or fix (correct) their work. 

It is also important for children to practise reading red words which cannot be Fred talked. These words need to be learnt by sight but can be done so through a variety of fun games. You could write some of the red words down on pieces of paper and play snap, bingo, put them around the room/ garden for children to run to when called out or children could practise writing them out in chalk, paint, sand etc. Knowing these red words will help children become speedier and more confident when reading. 

You can now share a book together. Use the link below to find the book ‘Blackbirds’ (feel free to select a different book to read if your child wishes to read another).

Discuss with your child what sort of book this is and how it differs from other books they have read. See if you can spot a bird in the garden or on your walk. Discuss what it looks like (encourage them to use fabulous adjectives to describe). They could draw a picture of the bird and label with what it looks like or they could write a description in sentences. Alternatively, they could create a new bird. What would it look like? What can it do? Again, they could draw it and label or write in sentences.


As a warm up today, we will be focusing on one more. Click on the link below, select addition and then choose between Up to 10 – one more, Up to 20 – one more or Up to 100 – one more (depending on what your child feels confident with).

This week in maths, we will be focusing on addition and subtraction and later in the week we will be looking at how they are related. Today we will be focusing on adding!

Start by asking your child to repeat the following words: add, adding, addition, plus, altogether, total (and then explain that these are all words that mean adding). Draw a + sign and discuss how this is the add sign. Ask children to make this sign using their arms.

Practically show them that adding means putting two groups of objects together (e.g, get 10 items from around the house and another 2 items and then put them in one group to show that 10 + 2 = 12).

The next step is to give them a calculation and for them to solve it using the number line, hundred square or mentally. Depending on your child’s confidence, listed below are the different options.

  1. Keep it practical. Give them numbers such as 5 + 3 = and ask them to count out 5 objects, count out 3 objects, put them together in one group and count the total.
  2. Use the number line. Give them calculations where the answer will not be more than 20 (e.g. 11 + 7= ). Children to put their finger on the 11 and move their finger forwards for 7 jumps.
  3. Use the hundred square. Give them numbers where the answer will not exceed 100 (and the second number is quite small e.g. 65 + 13 = ). Children to put their finger on the 65 and count forwards 13 jumps. If they get to the end of the line then they need to jump down to the start of the next line (like when we are reading a book).
  4. Counting on in the heads. Give them numbers such as 78 + 8 =. Children to put 78 in their heads and use their fingers to count on 8 jumps. They could check their answers using the hundred square.

You could use the attached sheet for examples of questions to use or come up with your own!

At the end of the lesson, look at the following calculations:

10 + 5 =

5 + 10 =

They can use whichever method they would like (practical, number line, hundred square or mentally) to solve these. Then discuss what this tells us about addition (that you can add numbers in any order).


Monday is PE Day! This week, we would like the children to create their own workout! They may get some inspiration from the workouts done by Joe Wickes, Mr Wheeler or Mr Lowther. They will need to think of which exercises they will include (e.g. running on the spot, star jumps etc) and create a short workout video. We would love to see any of the videos created.


Helping at Home!

If the weather is nice, you could help your grown ups to tidy the garden, water the plants or help with the weeding.


That's all for today. We hope you have a happy Monday!

Stay Happy and Stay Safe!

Miss Wright, Miss Cheshire and Mrs Walker


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Mrs Kate Law
c/o Chilton Primary School,
Chilton Lane,
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