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This week we will be completing the Mr Move It - Lets Get Moving workout. We will repeat the workout each day so that we get really good and develop our fluency in all of the different moves we will be completing. Follow the link below to access the ten minute workout, have fun. 


Now we will practise 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 c, a, o, q, g. Remember to form each letter accurately. Refer to the handwriting ditty sheet to help you. 



Our sound of the day is ar (as in, start the car). Using the green phonics folder, practise the ar sound. The sound is made up of two letters but makes one sound, which is ar. Then practise reading the ar words. Firstly encourage your child to identify the special friend in the word, (in this case ar) then Fred talk the word; s t ar, then say the word in full; star. Now ask your child to apply the sound of the day into reading a sentence; At night, I can see lots of stars but not the sun.

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 star? Three sounds, hold up three 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 can see a fast red car and a slow green car. 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. 


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; will, into, back, from, children, him, Mr. They can be written on paper and added to your word wallet. If children are still learning previous sets of words, continue to practise the other words then introduce this set as and when they are ready.

Week 7 words to learn at speed.


Word Aware, word of the week; smooth. Can you use your hands to explore items in your house that are smooth? Items may include; wash basin, mirror, slide etc. Can you go on a treasure hunt inside and outside your home and collect objects that are smooth and create a collection of items? How many items have you found? Do you think an apple is smooth? Do you think a pineapple is smooth? Did you think some items were smooth then touched them to discover that they were not smooth? 


Can you count from 0-30 and from 20-0 all by yourselves now? Using your 1-20 number pack your going to be answering 1 more and 1 less questions as the cards are placed in front of you. Your adult will tell you if they want you to work out what 1 more is or what 1 less is by saying, "1 more than 6, 1 more than 15, 1 less than 14, 1 less than 17, 1 more than 12". How did you get on?  It can be a lot harder when the questions are mixed up a little bit!

Now shuffle your 1-20 cards and leave them in a pile in front of you. Split a piece of paper into three columns, choose 5 numbers and write them down in the middle column, in the right column write what 1 more than the number would be and in the left column write down what 1 less than the number would be. Repeat until you have recorded 1 more and 1 less than for each number in the pack. 


Here's a fun alphabet song to help you practise singing the alphabet; learning the names and sounds of each letter. Have fun as you boom, shake the alphabet! Follow the link below.