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Choose your 30 minute daily exercise from Joe Wicks, Oti Mabuse, Just Dance or something else that gets your heart beating fast.

Perhaps today you could also develop your fluency in running, jumping, hopping and skipping. Maybe you can side step or even combine some actions and hopscotch around? Can you do these actions in a straight line? Maybe you can follow a curved path (wobbly line)? 

Do you have a paint brush and pot of water? Perhaps you could make some patterns on your slabs or outside wall? Can you explore different ways of making marks; circles, dots, dashes, straight, curved and zig zag lines. Can you write your long name (first name and surname)? Make sure your letters are accurately formed! Can you write it before it disappears? Do you know why your mark making and name are disappearing? 


Our sound of the day is air (as in that's not fair). Using the green phonics folder, practise the air sound. The sound is made up of three letters but makes one sound, which is air. Then practise reading the air words. Firstly encourage your child to identify the special friend in the word, (in this case air) then Fred talk the word; f air, then say the word in full; fair. 

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 fair? Two sounds, hold up two fingers, then pinch each finger as you say the sound. Children can then write the word. As an extension, you could ask your child to write the sentence, I can play at 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. 

Now flick back to ay, ee, igh, ow, oo, oo, ar and or, encourage your child to identify the sound without seeing the picture clue and read and spell some of the words. Continue to watch the Read Write Inc. Phonics lessons on either Facebook or You Tube, set 2 sounds are now streamed live at 10.00 then are available for 24 hours. 


Today we are going to be transferring our knowledge from our practical exploration and language development work to looking at and discussing capacity within pictures.  

For this task I would like you to either read Handa's Surprise by Eileen Browne, or watch the story on You Tube. After listening to the story can you then use your mathematical language to help you retell and discuss the text? Focus on using the words full, empty, more and less. How would you describe Handa's basket at the start of the story, the middle and end of the story? As the animals ate the fruits what happened to the fruits in the basket? How did more fruit appear in Handa's basket? 


This afternoon I would like you to make a rainbow coloured elephant out of a used milk bottle. I'm using tissue pieces and wobbly eyes to make mine but you could use what ever you have in your creative boxes. You'll need a little support to get you started. Ask an adult to cut the bottom off a used milk bottle, then cut the bottle to create a hanging trunk (bottle handle), then shape the sides to create the body (as the photo). Leave your rainbow coloured elephant in your window for the sun to light up and for children to spot when walking in the local area. Have fun and remember to share your learning on Tapestry. I look forward to seeing your rainbow elephant. Perhaps you could also look on the Internet or in a book to find out what a group of elephants are called? 

Elephant from a used milk bottle

Thank you to Joel for making this elephant in school this week.


If you would like to hear a story about a patch work elephant, the author David McKee reads his story Elmer on You Tube. Perhaps you could then make up your own elephant stories? 


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!