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Daily reflection and Music (film clip)

heart On what would have been our last day of term before the Easter holidays, we hope that we can still make today a "happy day" heart


heart We hope you enjoy the song "Oh Happy Day" in the video clip below which is taken from the film 'Sister Act 2'. The school choir are singing to the rest of the school. Just like this choir , we at Stella Maris love singing AND we always try and try again so we can do our very best. heart



Sister Act 2 - "Oh Happy Day"

"Oh Happy Day" from the movie "Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit" starring Whoopi Goldberg and Lauryn Hill.

Join in with our Good Morning song if you want to :-)


Choose a familiar book - perhaps your favourite book and one that you know really well. I'm going to choose The Tiger Who Came to Tea. Read your book with a grown up. What is it that you really like about your book? How does it make you feel? I really like The Tiger Who Came to Tea because I remember my Mummy reading it to me when I was little, and I read it to my children now. 


We're going to take our stories and change some things to turn them into our own stories! For example, I'm going to change the tiger to a different animal - a flamingo! So my story is going to be called The Flamingo Who Came for Breakfast and I'm going to change the main character Sophie to a boy called Rupert! Now think about what you're going to change - start with the title! Flick through the book and think about what else you could change as you go. I'm also going to change some of the food. Croissants instead of sandwiches and chocolate milkshake instead of Daddy's beer! Now have a go at retelling your story with the changes you have made! If you have got post it notes you could use these to change words in your story! 


Create a front cover showing your new story! Don't forget to write your name as the author! Please email us any of your wonderful creations - we would LOVE to share them!


Ideas for popular stories you could change that you might have at home:

We're Going on a Bear Hunt, The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Aliens Love Underpants to name a few. Anything goes  - all you really need is a book of your choice and your imagination! enlightened


To finish our Maths learning this week all about counting in tens, you can choose from one of these activities:


smiley Get creative and use paint to create your own tens hand prints. You may have some large cardboard that you could print your hands onto - can you go all the way up to 100?! Alternatively you could draw around your hands. Either way make sure you label your tens as you go.


smiley Can you count backwards in tens? Start at 100 and count down to 10. Write it down too!


smiley Are you able to count in steps of ten from a different number e.g. 7, 17, 27, 37, 47, 57, 67, 77, 87, 97, 107 Choose a number and investigate. You could use a hundred square to look at the pattern. 


smiley Have a go at writing out the ten times table. Write this as a list:

1 x 10 = 10

2 x 10 = 20 etc




Create an 'I spy with my little eye...' poster by drawing things which have these sounds in them:


ea, ee

ay, ai

oy, oi

ir, er

ie, igh

oe, oa


So for example, your poster could include a bird and a coat but make sure you include a drawing for each of the sounds listed. So you should have at least 12 pictures altogether! But by all means do more than this if you wish!



A couple of weeks ago we created Venn diagrams to sort carnivores, herbivores and omnivores. Do some research and see if you can create a Venn diagram using your own choice of animals. You might like to do this practically using soft toy animals and/or animal figurines or you can just draw pictures. Use the Venn diagram attached at the bottom of the page or draw your own!


Can you end your learning time today by thinking about this...


Today I am thankful for...





Think of three things that have made you happy today. 


Even though the Easter holiday is not going to be quite as we had imagined, we would like you to enjoy the break without thinking about school work (other than daily reading which will make a world of difference if you are able to keep this up heart).  We will add some ideas for Easter type activities onto Friday's homework page for those of you that like to keep busy! We will not add any new learning activities until Monday 20th April when the new term was set to begin. 


Most importantly, we would like to wish you a Happy Easter and we hope you enjoy the time with your family. By the end of the holidays we will hopefully be that bit closer to reuniting as a school family. We are always at the end of an email if you need us!


Sending love and Easter wishes to all our wonderful Pixies and families.


Mrs Jukes, Mrs Mackell & Mrs Welsh xxx