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Lets start the morning by waking our bodies up and making sure we stay fit and healthy. The whole family can join in and I will be joining in too. If you enjoy this session, Joe will be doing it every morning at 9:00 so don’t forget to tune in. I look forward to seeing all your learning on Tapestry throughout the week. I’m even interested in seeing work not set, such as you playing a favourite board game, making some yummy food in your kitchen and having some special time with your family. Have a great day everyone and remember to make good choices. 

Our sound of the day is ay (as in, may I play). Using the green phonics folder that your child brought home with them or which you would have received in the post, practise the ay sound. The sound is made up of two letters, but only makes one sound, which is ay.

Then practise reading the ay words. Firstly encourage your child to identify the special friend in the word, (in this case ay), then Fred talk the word; p l ay,  then say the word in full; play.

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 play? Three sounds, hold up three fingers, then pinch each finger as you say the sound. Children can then write the word. (All children are well trained in this, let them lead the way).


Read Write Inc. Phonics lessons on Facebook and You Tube for children to watch at home. Set 2 Speed Sounds will be demonstrated at 10:00am and 1:00 pm. The films will be streamed live so won’t be available at other times. 

Maths: This week we will be learning about doubling and halving.

Start each day singing the song; doubles, doubles, I love doubles. 

We find a double by adding the same number again.


You will need: two pictures of trees, drawn on separate pieces of paper and 20 pictures of apples cut out. (This can be done quick or involve your child in helping you to cut out or even printing/ drawing the image of an apple). 


Using the two trees put 6 apples on one tree; what is double 6? To work this out we need to put 6 apples on the other tree. Place apples on the tree. How many apples do we have altogether? 12. So, double 6 is 12. 


Now let’s work out double 4, place 4 apples on the first tree. What do we need to do to find out what double 4 is? Put the same amount of apples on to the second tree (4).  Then we need to count how many apples we have altogether (8). To extend the activity as your child is working you can record the addition number sentence; 4+4=8. 

Continue to play the game, placing different amounts of apples up to 10 on the first tree, then using the rest of the apples to work out different doubles up to 10. Keep the game safe so it can be returned to during the course of the week for some extra practise.

Finish the session by asking your child to show some doubles on their fingers; what is double 1? Put up one finger on one hand, then do the same on the other hand, how many do you have altogether? 2. Repeat using different numbers to 5. If you want to go beyond 5 to 10, then you will need to use your hand too, or the hand of an older or younger sibling!