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Monday 4th May

Monday 4th May

Fact of the day:

A cat has 32 muscles in each ear!



Start your day off with some exercise. Choose either to follow the Joe Wicks live workout or a yoga routine from the Cosmic Kids Yoga link!



Reading for at least 20 minutes today, independently or to an adult. Don't forget, you can still quiz on books at home!


Last week we focused on the 'past' side of the clock. I'm hoping that you are mostly happy reading the clock around this side. To check this and have a quick reminder, get your clocks out from last week and let's play the 'show me the time' game you did on Friday. 

Have a look at the picture below. This clock is showing us twenty-five to 1. 

We say that it is 'twenty-five to' because there are 25 minutes until the next hour. 

So when we say it is twenty-five to 1, it means there are 25 minutes until it is 1 o'clock. 


Let's have a look at the hands on that clock. You'll see that the big hand is at the 1.

The little hand is roughly halfway between the 12 and 1. It is here because it is NOT 1 o'clock yet, so the little hand cannot be at the 1 yet. 



Now have a look at this picture:

This clock is telling us that it is twenty to 3. 

When the clock tells us it is 'twenty to' then it is 20 minutes until the next hour. 

So when it is twenty to 3, there are 20 minutes until 3 o'clock. 


The big hand is on the 8.

The little hand is halfway between the 2 and 3. It cannot be on the 3 yet because it is NOT 3 o'clock yet. 

They are the only new times we are going to learn today. Learning to tell the time can be confusing, so we are going to take it slow. I want you to be happy with these 2 time phrases and positions before we move on to the last ones. 


Get your clocks out, we are going to practice these times playing the show me the time game! Practice makes perfect!

Activity 1:

Write the times that the 3 clocks show.



Activity 2:

For each time, draw out a clock and draw the hands on so that it shows the correct time. 


Today we are going to think about our editing skills. 

I have found a paragraph which contains lots and lots of mistakes. Your task today is to rewrite this paragraph, correcting any mistakes you can see. 


You need to look out for:

  • Capital letters
  • Full stops
  • Spelling mistakes
  • The wrong homophones being used


Today we are going to continue thinking about the skeleton. Your activity this afternoon is to make a mini model of a skeleton!

You can do this with whatever you can find in your house, or your garden, that would make suitable bones!


We know that we have lots of bones, so your model needs to show different bones. I certainly don't expect you to show all 206 bones...that would take a lot of items and a lot of time!


Some things you could make your skeleton out of:

Cotton buds

Cocktail sticks (don't poke yourself)


Cutlery, if you have enough (again, don't poke yourself!)


Strawberry laces (you could cut these down to be different sizes)

Pens or pencils


I think this is quite a fun activity for your afternoon! I'm intrigued to see how you decide to make it! If you want to, you could send me a picture of your skeleton and I could put them up on the website so your friends can see!


In case you are not sure where to start, I have found some links to some that have been created by other people. This will give you some inspiration!


Happy modelling!!

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