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PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT

Continue to practise, Koo Koo Kanga Roo; Awesome Rainbows, You are the Best, The Coolest Person and now add Positivity to your dance routines too. Wow, we really are a fantastic team. 

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. 

LITERACY: PHONICS

Using the set 2 and set 3 sounds folder look at the sounds learnt so far. Read the sounds at speed and practise reading some of the words and spelling some of them too. Now look at the ear sound, say the sound and Fred Talk some of the words, children to Fred Talk the words back to you and say the word that they have blended. Watch the online phonics session with Geraldine the Giraffe. Practise reading and spelling some of the following words; hear, ear, dear, near, fear, tear.  

Reading Challenge: Now ask your child to apply the sound of the day into reading a sentence; I felt sad and a tear ran down my cheek.

Writing Challenge: Now ask your child to write the sentence, With my ear, I can hear a loud sound.

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. 

LITERACY: READING / WRITING (SPELLING)

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.

MATHEMATICS

Using your child's favourite soft toy place the toy in various places around the garden, encouraging your child to accurately describe where their toy is. Focus on developing the following language; under, in, on, infront, over, next to, between, behind, left of and right of. Continue to focus on developing the specific language that the children struggle with. Then using the Can you find it sheet below, either print off and complete or complete verbally by pointing to the correct answer.  

Can you find it?

EXPRESSIVE ARTS AND DESIGN

"Whenever we're lonely, we'll just say out loud, Let's all stand together, one big happy crowd". 

Standing together in times of need can mean supporting one another in lots of different ways. What could you do to support a friend? Today we are going to create a kindness card for a friend. Think about what they really like and something that would make them feel really happy when they see it. Perhaps you could deliver your card to your friend. Remember to write a message in your card for your friend. 

PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT

We're off to climb mountains, all the way to the top, Our friends keep us going, they won't let us stop.

Here the author doesn't really mean climbing mountains. She is using the mountains to represent working really hard to achieve something. Our friends keep us going by helping us and supporting us to achieve our dreams and goals. Working together is so much better than working alone and that's why we say 'team work makes the dream work'. Can you use your scissors to create a paper chain to represent working together. Perhaps you could use your crayons to decorate the people and make them look just like your friends. You will need to decorate them carefully so that you don't rip the paper. 

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