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Week beginning May 4th

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Have a look at the 'Daily Timetable Tasks' tab for daily writing/reading/maths activities.



This week I would like morning nursery children to have a look at the daily Ruth Miskin Read Write Inc phonics lessons at


Each lesson is ten to fifteen minutes long and available for 24 hours.


Speed Sounds Set 1 - 

  • Set 1 Speed Sounds 9.30 am (BST)
  • Set 1 Word Time 9.45 am
  • Set 1 Spelling 10.00 am


All nursery children should have a go at the phase 1 phonics games at:



*Don't forget to share any of the work you have been doing on our school twitter page on and tag @StMariesKirkby so I can see*



Weekly learning project


As we are celebrating VE day 75th anniversary this Friday, the project this week aims to provide opportunities for your child to learn more about celebrations. Learning may focus on different types of celebrations that take place and who may celebrate them and why. 


Friday 8th May


VE day celebration-

Today is Victory in Europe day, a day which celebrates the surrender of Germany in World War 2 and an end to the war. You and your child have spent some time this week planning a celebration. Put up your decorations, make your party food, play your party games but most importantly, enjoy spending time with your family celebrating VE day.



Thursday 7th May


VE day celebration preparations-

○ Continue with any of the tasks you may have started yesterday to prepare for tomorrow's VE day family celebration.



○ Talk to your child about when they were born. Look at photographs of the day they were born, if you have them available. Do they know the date of their birthday? Support your child to create an all about me folding book (examples pictured below) with pages covering the following information for children to draw pictures and/or write about themselves:


birth date

current age 

a picture of me

a picture of my family

a picture of my friends

my favourite things...

at school I like...


Wednesday 6th May


Watch the VE Day presentation at the bottom of this page together.


Plan a VE day family celebration for Friday- This could be a family indoor picnic, meal, dance etc.


○ Ask your child to help write invitations to family members to the party.


○ Create homemade decorations using coloured paper (If you do not have coloured paper at home, you could use old newspaper or wrapping paper) You could make paper chains or bunting


○ Plan a menu for the party with a view to making the food together on Thursday or Friday. 



Tuesday 5th May


Hide the object memory game-

○ Gather some objects that may be used during celebrations e.g birthday card, balloon, candle, invitation, pretend or real party food or draw pictures of objects and cut them out. Aim for having around 6-10 objects/pictures. Discuss each object and then count how many there are altogether.

Place a cloth on on top and remove an item or two whilst child turns around. Can they remember what is missing? How many did we have, how many now? Repeat with different items.


Discover religious celebrations-

○ Watch the Let’s Celebrate video collection for Easter at:

Discuss the celebrations with your child. Did they celebrate Easter? Which of the events did they take part in?


○ Watch the Let’s Celebrate video collection for Eid-al-Fitr at:

Discuss the celebrations with your child. How did they celebrate? Are there any similarities and differences between the celebrations they saw in the Easter videos?



Monday 4th May


Family Photographs-

○ Look over a selection of photographs or digital pictures of family celebrations and discuss with your child: what the celebration was about, who attended, what you did to celebrate, when it took place, whether it is an event that happens each year. Can your child remember the event taking place? What do they remember of it?


Celebration picture-

○ Children to draw a picture of a favourite celebration that they have remembered. Can they write their first and surname on their picture?


Birthday counting-

○ Make a selection of birthday cards with numerals on the front 1-10. Can your child count out birthday candles (if you have them available) or objects to match the amount? Can they order the numerals from the smallest amount to the largest?




Thurs 7th- all about me folding book format suggestions