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This week we will be completing various Koo Koo Kanga Roo dance, movement and exercise routines. Each day choose a new routine and continue to practise the routines you have already learnt the day before so by Friday you should be up to 5 dances. This will enable you to get really good and develop your fluency in all of the different moves you will be completing. Follow the link below to access the dance, movement and exercise routines, 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 r, h, b, n, m, k, p. Remember to form each letter accurately. Refer to the handwriting ditty sheet to help you. 



Watch the online phonics session with Rosie, this will be played at 9:30 then available for 24 hours. Find the lessons on You Tube: Read Write Inc: New: Set 2 Speed Sound with Rosie "ow", followed by New: Set 2 Spelling with Rosie "ow" and to finish either Red words 1 with Rosie or Red words 2 with Rosie.


Reading Challenge: . Now ask your child to apply the sound of the day into reading a sentence; I can see my foot prints in the snow.


Writing Challenge: Now ask your child to write the sentence, I blow my food when it is hot. 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 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; get, just, now, came, oh, when, got. 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.


Can you chant the days of the week? With support, using a set of days of the week cards can you order the cards. The cards can be positioned in a line from left to right, top to bottom or even in a circle as the days of the week continue and never come to an end. Can you answer questions about the days of the week such as; What day comes after ...? What is the day before ...? How many days are there between Wednesday and Saturday?

Can you remember the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar and the changes that happened during the story.  Can you remember how an egg was laid on a leaf, how the caterpillar ate many foods, how the caterpillar built a cocoon and how the cocoon hatched and out crawled a beautiful butterfly? Below is a link to the story.

Can you sequence the life cycle of a butterfly by either printing out the pictures or drawing each stage in order to show the lifecycle? 

Life cycle of a butterfly


Can you remember the song There's a tiny Caterpillar on a leaf? See if you can sing along and complete the actions too. 


Now that the children know all of the sounds of the letters of the alphabet they should now learn the names of these letters. To familiarise the children with the names, sing the traditional rhyme A, B, C, D ... or Boom shake the alphabet (link below). Then focus on a few of the letters each day. Teach your child the name of the letter whilst also checking that they continue to recall the accurate sound of the letter too. Write the letters on pieces of paper and continue to practise the letter names already learnt this can be done by shuffling the pack of letters so they are in a random order. When we return to school the children will be assessed on their knowledge of the names of the letters of the alphabet in a random order.