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If you are now in the routine of following Joe, Oti or a Just Dance session keep going with your workout of choice.


Perhaps today you could also create another obstacle course, that includes; balancing, crawling, stretching, throwing and catching. Time how long it takes, then race again, can you beat your own time? Perhaps race against family members and turn this into a family competition. 


Our sound of the day is ou (as in shout it out). Using the green phonics folder, practise the ou sound. The sound is made up of two letters but makes one sound, which is ou. Then practise reading the ou words. Firstly encourage your child to identify the special friend in the word, (in this case ou) then Fred talk the word; sh ou t, then say the word in full; shout. 

Children can then practise spelling the words, this can be done by listening to the word and wiggling your fingers. How many sounds can you hear in shout? Three sounds, hold up three fingers, then pinch each finger as you say the sound. Children can then write the word. As an extension, you could ask your child to write the sentence, I like to shout in the park. 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. 

Now flick back to ay, ee, igh, ow, oo, oo, ar, or, air and ir, encourage your child to identify the sound without seeing the picture clue and read and spell some of the words. Continue to watch the Read Write Inc. Phonics lessons on either Facebook or You Tube, set 2 sounds are now streamed live at 10.00 then are available for 24 hours. 


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! Today, choose your own book to read.

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; them, do, me, down, dad, big, went. They can be written on paper and added to your word wallet. 

Week 3 words to learn at speed.


Word Aware, word of the week; corner. Can you make a corner with your elbow and knees. Can you touch the corner of a table? Can you touch a part of the table that is not a corner? Look at a triangle, square and rectangle, can you touch all of the corners? Which shape doesn't have any corners? Can you find some objects and identify where the corners are? Look around the room, what can you see that has corners? 




Today we will be learning to recognise, count out and sequence numbers to 20.

Start by counting by rote from 0-20, emphasise the 'teen' part of the word when counting (thirteen, fourteen), then count backwards from 20-0. Using a mixed pack of number cards from 0-20 check that the children can accurately read the numbers at speed. Teach the numbers that the children are struggling with. Shuffle the numbers and place number side down on the table in a pack. Children should then select three numbers from the pack, read the numbers and place their three numbers in order. Can they then use different objects to match to the correct numerals. Keep repeating so children become fluent in reading the numbers, ordering three numbers when other numbers are missing and accurately count out given amounts. Finally can the children order the cards 0-20? Get the children to look away and turn over three numbers. Can the children identify which numbers have been turned? Can they explain their thinking using the following language (1 more than, 1 less than, is in between, comes before, comes after, is bigger than, is smaller than)? 


Listen to an adult read Coronavirus A book for children, it has been written to help you understand what is going on at the moment and why we have made changes to our lives. It has been illustrated by Axel Scheffler, you may recognise his style of drawings from some of the books we read in class such as The Gruffalo. Ask your parents if you have any questions as they read the book. Click on the link below to read the story. 

Now you have read and discussed the book with an adult do you have any more questions you would like to know the answers to? Is there anything you would like to talk about? 

Can you talk about ways you can stay safe? (Staying at home to stop germs from spreading, washing hands regularly to kill germs, using a tissue when coughing/sneezing; catch it, bin it, kill it). 

We will all see each other again soon, our family and our friends and we will be able to return to school but I don't know when yet. In the meantime enjoy the fabulous time you are having with your family and all the special memories you are making. 


We have been contacted by Becky Fox (an ex parent governor) who has asked for A4 rainbow drawings for the corridor of the hospital she works in.  I have seen such a lot of lovely art work on Tapestry that I am sure we will be able to help her with this. Could you all do an A4 size rainbow drawing? The work can be left in the foyer at school (preferred) or you could post a photograph and we'll print it out.  See the special newsletter 4 on the website for more details.