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Today you are going to be thinking about ordering days of the week and months in a year. 


For your child to gain an extra benefit from this activity, you may want to get them to write out the days of the week and months in a year (on pieces of paper to be used for the following activities) as you child is expected to know these spellings by the end of Key Stage 1. If this is not possible, there are links for days of the week and months in a year that can be printed.


I want you to order the days of the week then answer the following questions:


How many days are there in a week?

Can you think of an activity that you do or used to do on each of those days?

Which days are the days that you go to school?

Which days make up the weekend?


Next I would like your child to order the months in a year then answer the following questions:


How many months are there in a year?

Which month in your birthday in?





Tune into the Youtube channel to watch Ruth Miskin's phonics sessions for Set 3 sounds at 10.30am or 1.30pm.


Don't forget phonics play which has some fantastic learning games to help your phonics even further!

Phonics play

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Another phonics activity is watching the Alphablocks on Youtube (parents please be advised adverts linked to the Youtube link may not be suitable for young children).



After feedback from parents, I know that some parents have struggled to access phonicsplay therefore I have found an alternative that still offers lots of phonics games (some of the games require flash and therefore are not compatible with tablets but not all the games).

Topmarks phonics games


Also for parents that have struggled with reading buddy, I have found an alternative site that is free and offers a range of reading material for children of all ages.

Oxford Owl reading books


Today you are going to be listening to a story and writing some sentences about the characters in the story.

PARENTS: to limit printing you can write the numbers 1 to 6 when listing the animals. The sentences about each animal does not need to be completed on the template but written on a a piece of paper with your own lines drawn on. Also the labeling of Jack's house can be done without a print out of Jack's house.



To continue with the printing theme, today you are going to create a shaving foam print to represent a swirling sea. Printing can be experimental and the results can be different to what you expected.


For this activity you will need : shaving foam, food colouring or acrylic paint, a tray, paper, spatula and a stick.


Follow these instructions to create your sea picture:

1. Get your tray and spray the shaving foam into your tray or pan until it reaches the top.

2. Level out the shaving foam so that is all the same level using your spatula.

3. Drop food coloring or acrylic paint onto surface of the shaving foam.

4. Swirl designs into your shaving foam using your stick- think about the wavy patterns waves make.

5. Lay your piece of paper down and pat it gently so all the paper is covered on the underside with shaving foam and paint.

6. Gently lift your piece of paper and delicately wipe off the shaving foam.


There you go your own swirling sea print! You can make more than one and can add different colours.


Can't wait to see all these fantastic prints on the blog!