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# Friday 15th January

Good morning Carle class,

Another week of super learning completed. Well done to everybody for the hard work you are putting in! We would like to start today with a little note from Mrs Evans...

To Reception,

It is with great sadness that I say goodbye to Carle class today. I know I have spoken to most of Carle 1 parents but I just wanted to say thank you for all your kind words and support. I will miss all the children and I'm super sad that I will not see their lovely faces anytime soon. I know Mrs Daniel has begun to introduce herself and you will notice her name appearing on here and in emails from today. Take care and stay safe.

All the best

Mrs Evans :)

### RWI:

What sound did you do today? Can you think of some words that start with that sound?

### Literacy:

Today we are going to put our own twist on the Jack and the beanstalk story. We would like you to create your own character to replace one of the originals. For example instead of a giant what character would you like to find at the top of the beanstalk? Or instead of Jack what would your main character be like?

Draw or paint your new character. Then using your sounds write labels and simple captions to explain about your new character. What are they like? Are they good or bad? What do they look like?

### Maths:

We are going to have another look at mass today. Can you remember what it means? It means how heavy, or how light, something is.

I’ve got a question for you to think about today Reception – are bigger objects always heavier? What do you think and why?

Today, I would like you to find 5 pairs of objects. Each pair needs to have one heavier, and one lighter, object. However, I would like your heavy object to be SMALLER than your light object. For example a carrier bag would be lighter than a TV remote, even though it’s bigger.

Remember, you can test your heavy and light objects in the scales that you made yesterday. Have any objects surprised you?

Because it’s Friday, I thought that we could end our learning with a funny story all about some very heavy, and very light, animals. It’s called ‘Who Sank the Boat?’. Have a watch, and then tell your grownup who you thought was the heaviest/lightest, and whether the animal that you expected sank the boat.

## Who sank the boat?

Extra challenge: Can you make your own boat (it could be a bowl, baking tray, paper, or anything else). Once you’ve made your boat, float it on some water (e.g. in the bath or sink). How many items can you balance on it before it sinks? Does using heavy and light objects make a difference?

### Topic:

For your topic activity today we are going to use what we learnt yesterday about castles. Who in the story lives in a castle?

Where do you live? What is your house like? What would it be like to live in a castle? Do you know who lives in a castle?

Today we would like you to use your castle design from yesterday and make a junk model version of your design. You might choose to use toilet rolls or paper towel rolls, cereal boxes or any recycling/materials you have in the house.

Don't forget to send us pictures of your finished castle!

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