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Can you complete The Tiger who came tea yoga?

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 ow sound, naming the sound. Discuss how the sound is made with the letters o and w. Now look at the oa sound this also makes the sound oa but is made using an o and a. Watch the online phonics session with Geraldine the Giraffe. Practise reading and spelling some of the following words; goat, boat, road, coat, toast, throat.  

Reading Challenge: Now ask your child to apply the sound of the day into reading a sentence; I can see a big boat on the sea.

Writing Challenge: Now ask your child to write the sentence, Look out for the cars as you cross the road. 

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! 

Using the sheets sent to include with the phonics folder, practise words on the High Frequency Words phase 2 and phase 3 sheets. Practise reading some of the words that the children are unsure of. Continue to practise these words across the week to enable the children to retain more of the words.  

This week focus on spelling the following words; the, to, I, no, go, into. 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.


How many different ways of adding two numbers can you think of that make 4? Record these ways. Then use some equipment (children could use 4 cars and arrange them into two different sets, 4 animals split between two fields) to see if there are more ways, (the possibilities include 0+4=4, 1+3=4. 2+2=4, 3+1=4 and 4+0=4). Repeat activity using the numbers 6, 10 and 8 as the focus number. Provide the children with the opportunity to recall some addition facts mentally before moving onto exploring with equipment. 


Augustus pranced and paraded, making shadow shapes in the sun. Weather permitting can you make different shadow shapes? How are you managing to create the shadows? (Blocking the sun). Can you stretch up tall and make a shadow shape, can you crouch down low and make a shadow shape, can you make a giant star shadow shape or even put your hands and feet on the ground and become a tiger like Augustus. Can you become a different animal by holding your shadow shape? You could record your shadow shapes using a camera or asking a friend or family member to draw around your shadow using chalk.