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Today practise one of our favourite dance routines by Go Noodle, Trolls can't stop the feeling. If your still feeling energetic have another go at, Awesome Rainbows, You are the Best, The Coolest Person and Positivity on Koo Kanga Roo.

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. 


Using the set 2 sounds folder look at the oy sound, naming the sound. Discuss how the sound is made with the letters o and y. Now look at the oi sound this also makes the sound oi but is made using an o and an i. Watch the online phonics session with Geraldine the Giraffe. Practise reading and spelling some of the following words; join, voice, coin.  

Reading Challenge: Now ask your child to apply the sound of the day into reading a sentence; I put a coin in the purse.

Writing Challenge: Now ask your child to write the sentence, I have a loud voice when I shout. 

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 by logging onto Reading Buddy. Develop your fluency by re-reading the same text a number of times. Practise makes perfect! This week please focus on reading and spelling the following words; he, she, we, me, be, was, my. This can be done by looking at the word, saying the word, copying the word, covering the word then writing the word from memory alone. Focus on a few words each day but remember to always practise the spellings learnt on previous days so that these words are not forgotten as new words are focused on.


Can you count forwards to 30 and back from 20? Today we will be focusing on taking away.

You will need up to 10 items that interest your child; cars and garage, animals and farm, blocks of towers, dolls and house, pictures of bugs and a leaf etc. and a die. 

Using the resource chosen create some subtraction maths stories and record the matching subtraction number sentence.

Put 10 bugs on a leaf, roll die (lands on 4). 10 bugs are on a leaf, 4 creep away that leaves 6 bugs on the leaf so 10-4=6 (ten, takeaway four equals six). Repeat a number of times creating the story, recording the subtraction number sentence and reading the number sentence written. 

Story variations could include; 10 cars are at the garage, 4 drive away that leaves 6 cars at the garage, 10 animals are at the farm, 4 run away that leaves 6 animals at the farm, 10 towers make up the city, 4 fall down that leaves 6 towers in the city, 10 dolls are in the house, 4 go in the garden that leaves 6 dolls in the house. 


In the story, Blue and Yellow said that they enjoyed being around one another but for different reasons. Yellow said that she felt calm when she was with Blue. What is calmness? What does it feel like? Does anything happen to your body when you feel calm? Can you think of a time when you felt calm? What was it that made you feel calm? Are there special things that you do that always make you feel calm? What can we do to make other people feel calm? Can you draw a picture and write three sentences of some of the things that make you feel calm? 

Thrive; calming activity.

Did you all know, that you have a very useful tool to help you calm your breathing? Your hand can make the shape of a starfish and if we focus on our hand and breathing this can have a calming effect.

  1. Make a starfish with one hand, spread your fingers wide.
  2. Using the fore-finger of your other hand, you gently trace the outline of the starfish hand. As you trace up your thumb, breathe in, at the top of your thumb, pause, as you trace down your thumb, breathe out slowly.
  3. Continue like this for all of your fingers, breathing in as you go up, pause, breathing out as you go down.
  4. Try and slow your movements down along with your breathing.

If you need to, continue the exercise on your other hand.