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This week we will be completing various Koo Koo Kanga Roo dance, movement and exercise routines. Each day choose a new routine and continue to practise the routines you have already learnt the day before so by Friday you should be up to 5 dances. This will enable you to get really good and develop your fluency in all of the different moves you will be completing. Follow the link below to access the dance, movement and exercise routines, have fun.


Now we will practice our letter formation, use different writing resources across the week to ensure children don't become bored but maintain their interest and enthusiasm. Today focus on the letters v, x, w, z. Remember to form each letter accurately. Refer to the handwriting ditty sheet to help you. 


Watch the online phonics session with Rosie, this will be played at 9:30 then available for 24 hours. Find the lessons on You Tube: Read Write Inc: New: Set 2 Speed Sound with Rosie "igh", followed by New: Set 2 Spelling with Rosie "igh" and to finish either Red words 1 with Rosie or Red words 2 with Rosie.


Reading Challenge: Now ask your child to apply the sound of the day into reading a sentence; I put the light on to help me see.

Writing Challenge: Now ask your child to write the sentence,  The dog and cat had a fight.

Encourage your child to start the sentence with a capital letter, after they sound out and record each word remind them to leave a finger space before starting to write the next word. Finally remind them to finish the sentence with a full stop. 


Remember to practise your reading at least three times a week by either reading your book in your book bag or logging onto Reading Buddy. Develop your fluency by re-reading the same text a number of times. Practise makes perfect! 

Also remember to practise the words in your high frequency word wallet so you don't forget them. The words you are able to recognise in your wallet should now be read accurately when you are reading a text. Each week we will focus on new words to build up the breadth of words you able to recognise. This week please practise the following words; make, an. They can be written on paper and added to your word wallet. If children are still learning previous sets of words, continue to practise the other words then introduce this set as and when they are ready.


Count in steps of 5 to 50, showing 5 fingers on alternate hands as the count increases by 5 each time.

Write numbers 0,5,10,15,20,25,30,35,40,45,50 on small pieces of paper and muddle them up. Can the children order the numerals in steps of 5, whilst chanting in steps of 5 to help them? Turn a number in the sequence, which one is missing? Children can chant the numbers in steps of 5 from the beginning of the number line to help them work out the answer. Repeat a number of times. If I'm counting in 5's what number will I say after 40? what number would I say before 30? (Children can use the number line to help them). Repeat a number of times.

Using the numbers used for the number line, add on a p to the end of each number then shuffle them into a random order. Provide 10, 5p coins. Children to select and read a value from the mixed pile (5p, 10p, 15p, 20p, 25p, 30p, 35p, 40p, 45p, 50p) then count out the correct amount of 5p coins from their pile to match the value on the paper, counting the amounts in 5's as they place down the 5p coin. So if they turned 15p, from their pile of 5p coins they would move and say; 5p, 10p and 15p into a separate pile. Repeat with the other values in the pile until the children are fluent with this skill.

Challenge: create a shop where the items cost 5p, 10p, 15p, 20p, 25p, 30p, 35p, 40p, 45p, 50p. Encourage children to pay for each item by using their set of 5p coins. Then children can have a turn at being the shop keeper, checking that they are being paid the correct amount of money.

Outdoors; write the numbers 0,5,10,15,20,25,30,35,40,45,50 for children to jump on and shout out the number throughout the day, so that they develop fluency in counting to 50 in steps of 5. 


Listen to the factual information about wolves. Then make your own fact file about wolves choosing 2 or 3 facts that interested you. Have a go at writing the information yourselves by sounding out unknown words.