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Can you complete the Tiger-robics movement session. Complete a few times until you can copy the movements fluently. 

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. 


Using the set 2 sounds folder look at the ay sound, naming the sound. Discuss how the sound is made with the letters a and y. Now look at the ai sound this also makes the sound ai but is made using an a and i. Watch the online phonics session with Geraldine the Giraffe. Practise reading and spelling some of the following words; paint, tail, paid, chain, Spain, drain, snail, rain, stain and train.  

Reading Challenge: Now ask your child to apply the sound of the day into reading a sentence; My cat has a long, black tail.

Writing Challenge: Now ask your child to write the sentence, I paid to go on the fair. 

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; the, to, I, no, go, into. 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.


Cut out numbers 0-20 then create two piles of numbers; in the first pile numbers 11-20 and in the second pile 0-10. Shuffle each pack. Then turn a card from the first pile and a card from the second pile.

Addition game: add the number from the second pack to the number in the first pack and record the addition number sentence. So if 11 and 3 were turned write 11+3= and work out the answer using a number line, objects or fingers to support. Repeat until all numbers have been turned. 

Subtraction game: repeat the game but focus on taking away the second amount. So if 13 and 4 were turned, write 13-4= and work out the answer using a number line, objects or fingers to support. Repeat until all numbers have been turned. 


Look at the picture of all the different children showing a range of emotions. Can you match the emotion to the correct picture? Sometimes by looking and listening to the voice of others, we can understand how they feel. Using the different emotion labels can you show how you might look if you felt like this? What would make you feel like this? 

In the story, Augustus loved to find his smiley, happy reflection in the water. We love to see smiley faces too. Look around the room and smile at each other it can be quite contagious. Draw one of the smiley faces you can see, look at their other features too, their eyes, hair, nose, ears and mouth. Draw the features on their face and remember their super smile! Alternatively use a mirror and draw your own smiley face, I'm sure a picture of you would make a lovely gift for your grandparents when you next see them. You could bring a smile to their face too. 

Exploring emotions