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Lets celebrate how fantastic Reception class are. Today complete the Awesome Rainbows dance routine on Koo Koo Kanga Roo.  

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. 


Using the set 2 sounds folder look at the ir sound, naming the sound. Discuss how the sound is made with the letters i and r. Now look at the ur sound this also makes the sound ur but is made using a 'u' and a 'r'. Watch the online phonics session with Geraldine the Giraffe. Practise reading and spelling some of the following words; burn, turn, spurt, nurse, purse, hurt.  

Reading Challenge: Now ask your child to apply the sound of the day into reading a sentence; I left my purse on the big, red bus.

Writing Challenge: Now ask your child to write the sentence, I need to see the nurse as I burnt my arm. 

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. 


Remember to practise your reading at least three times a week by either reading your book in your book bag or by logging onto Reading Buddy. Develop your fluency by re-reading the same text a number of times. Practise makes perfect! 

Using the sheets sent to include with the phonics folder, practise words on the High Frequency Words Phase 2 and Phase 3 sheets. Practise reading some of the words that the children are unsure of. Continue to practise these words across the week to enable the children to retain more of the words.  

This week focus on spelling the following words; you, all, are, her, they. This can be done by looking at the word, saying the word, copying the word, covering the word then writing the word from memory alone. Focus on a few words each day but remember to always practise the spellings learnt on previous days so that these words are not forgotten as new words are focused on.


Watch Where's the Monkey? Using your child's favourite soft toy place the toy in various places around the home, encouraging your child to accurately describe where their toy is. Focus on developing the following language; under, in, on, infront, over, next to, between and behind. Continue to focus on developing the specific language that the children struggle with. 



Listen to the story We are together by Britta Teckentrup.

Everyone is different. We are all unique. We look different, sound different, act differently to others and that is what makes us all special. You are you and I am me! There is nobody else in the world who is exactly like us and that is definitely worth celebrating. Can you draw and write some sentences about the wonderful things that make you special?  

"On our own, we are special and we can chase our dreams". What is a dream? Are there different kinds of dreams? Sometimes people use the word dream when they talk about something that they really want to happen. A little bit like a wish. Do you have any dreams for the future? Perhaps it is something that you would like to achieve, something to get better at or a goal that you would like to reach like what you want to be when you grow up. Can you draw a picture and write some sentences about your personal dream?