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What can you do with a ball? Explore different ways of making your ball travel such as pushing, patting, throwing and kicking it. Can you position some cones or toys 1 metre apart and use these skills to go in and out of the obstacles? Perhaps you could time yourself doing each of the different skills. Which are you quickest at? Are some skills more trickier than others?


Do you have some flour and a baking tray? Sprinkle a small amount of flour over the tray to cover the base. Then use your finger to create some patterns. Can you explore different ways of making marks; circles, dots, dashes, straight, curved and zig zag lines. Can you now practise forming the following letters; c, a, o, q, g. Remember to form each letter accurately. Refer to the hand writing ditty sheet to help you. 

Letter formation picture prompts


Our sound of the day is air (as in, that's not fair). Using the green phonics folder, practise the air sound. The sound is made up of three letters but makes one sound, which is air. Then practise reading the air words. Firstly encourage your child to identify the special friend in the word, (in this case air) then Fred talk the word; s t air, then say the word in full; stair. Now ask your child to apply the sound of the day into reading a sentence; I sat on the chair to put on my socks and pumps.

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 chair? Two sounds, hold up two fingers, then pinch each finger as you say the sound. Children can then write the word. Now ask your child to write the sentence, I need to brush my hair. 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, ir, ou and oy, 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.

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; it's, see, looked, very, look, don't, come. They can be written on paper and added to your word wallet. 

Week 5 words to learn at speed


Word Aware, word of the week; shiny.  Have a look at some shiny objects such as stickers, badges and saucepans and some not shiny items.  Sort the items into shiny and not shiny. Can you make an object shiny by polishing it?  Can you make an apple shiny by rubbing it?  Can you clean your bike and make it shiny? Throughout the week talk about items being shiny. 


Today we are going to explore the characteristics of 2D shapes and use mathematical language to describe them. 

Can you remember the name of some flat shapes, (circle, square, triangle, rectangle)? Can you spot any around the room, (clock face, cellotape, picture frame, box, place mat)? Draw and cut out each shape then look at each shape in turn and describe the shape using words such as flat, round, curved, straight, side, edge, corner etc. Watch the clip below to give you more ways to describe your shape. 

Play, Guess the Shape, I'm thinking of a shape it has four sides and 4 corners (at this point it could still be either a square or rectangle), all of the sides are the same length (now it has to be the square). Encourage children to respond in a full sentence; Are you thinking of a ... Then swap roles so each person playing has the opportunity to describe each shape using mathematical language.

Finally draw a picture using shapes. Draw around some shapes to make your own picture such as a flower, tree, rocket, train, clown etc. Follow the link below for some ideas on what you could draw.  Can you name the shapes you have used in your picture?  Can you describe the shapes that you have used in your picture? Alternatively, place your shapes down to create a  picture and photograph your work but remember to discuss your work, naming and describing the shapes used.


Join in singing and moving along to 'Shake your Sillies Out' and when you need a brain break this week or an opportunity to refocus your learning sing and move along to the song.