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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 oy (as in toy for a boy). Using the green phonics folder, practise the oy sound. The sound is made up of two letters but makes one sound, which is oy. Then practise reading the oy words. Firstly encourage your child to identify the special friend in the word, (in this case oy) then Fred talk the word; b oy, then say the word in full; boy. 

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 boy? 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 like to play with my ... (doll, car, truck ). 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, or, air, ir and ou 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. 



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, read the book, Big Bad Bug. 

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; them, do, me, down, dad, big, went. They can be written on paper and added to your word wallet. 



Today we will be learning to recognise, count out and sequence numbers to 20.

Start by counting by rote from 0-20, emphasise the 'teen' part of the word when counting (thirteen, fourteen), then count backwards from 20-0. Using a mixed pack of number cards from 0-20 check that the children can accurately read the numbers at speed. Teach the numbers that the children are struggling with. Then the children need to create 11 bags of objects; in the bags they need to put either 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 or 20 objects. They are then ready to play bingo. Each family member needs to write 6 numbers between 10-20 on a piece of paper. The child then selects a bag of objects, counts out how many are in the bag selected and calls this number out. If the child or any of the team has the number on their paper it can be crossed out. Continue until someone crosses of all 6 numbers and shouts Bingo! Finally can the children order a mixed pack of number cards 0-20? Get the children to look away and turn over three numbers. Can the children identify which numbers have been turned? Can they explain their thinking using the following language (1 more than, 1 less than, is in between, comes before, comes after, is bigger than, is smaller than)? 



This afternoon I would like you to go on a Minibeast Hunt. If you don't have a garden, you could go on a walk with your family and see what you can find. Look out for Snails, Ants, Flies, Centipedes, Daddy Longlegs, Moths, Spiders, Woodlouse, Worms, Beetles and Slugs. You may need to look under flower pots and branches. Can you draw and label what you find?


If you enjoy this task you may want to make a Minibeast City, you'll need a recycled plastic bottle, string, cardboard and sandpaper. 


Step 1: Wash out an old recycled bottle and leave to dry. Carefully cut off the bottom, smoothing any sharp edges with your piece of sandpaper.

Step 2: Cut a long strip of cardboard to the same length as the drinking bottle. Roll it up and slide it inside the bottle, so that there are lots of little crevices.

Step 3: Tie string around the top of the bottle and hang your Minibeast City at shoulder height in a quiet area outside, where its new inhabitants won't be disturbed.

Step 4: Keep coming back to check over the next few days and weeks to see which minibeasts have started living there.