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Practise developing 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)? Perhaps you could go in and out of the cones/ toys you laid out yesterday?


Do you have some shaving foam and a baking tray? Spray a small amount of foam and flatten down over the tray to cover the base. Then use your finger to create some patterns. Can you explore different ways of making marks; circles, dots, dashes, straight, curved and zig zag lines. Can you now practise forming the following letters; d, e, s, f. Remember to form each letter accurately. Refer to the hand writing ditty sheet to help you. 


Our sound of the day is ir (as in, whirl and twirl). Using the green phonics folder, practise the ir sound. The sound is made up of two letters but makes one sound, which is ir. Then practise reading the ir words. Firstly encourage your child to identify the special friend in the word, (in this case ir) then Fred talk the word; s t ir, then say the word in full; stir. Now ask your child to apply the sound of the day into reading a sentence; I put on a shirt but not a skirt. 

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 stir? Three sounds, hold up two fingers, then pinch each finger as you say the sound. Children can then write the word. Now ask your child to write the sentence, I can stir with the spoon. 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, ou and oy, 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, 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; it's, see, looked, very, look, don't, come. They can be written on paper and added to your word wallet. 


Today we are learning to explore characteristics of everyday objects and 3D shapes and use mathematical language to describe them.

Watch the video clips on the links below to develop your knowledge of the 3D shapes and the different language you can use to describe them. Remember what you learn as you will need this language when describing your shapes later on.

So, can you name some 3D shapes (sphere, cuboid, cone, cube, cylinder)? Can you find some examples around your home and sort them into 5 different sets. Can you hold and explore each set of shapes? Can you describe the shapes (Cone; 2 faces; 1 circular flat face and 1 curved face. Cube; 6 flat faces, all faces are square. Cylinder; 3 faces, 2 circular flat faces, 1 curved face. etc). Remember what you learnt on the video clips and use this language when discussing your shapes.

Do you have any 3D shapes you can use to create your own models? Whilst making your models can you name the shapes that you are using? Can you tell your adult something special about the shapes that you are using?

This week we are focusing on the following 3D shapes; sphere, cuboid, cone, cube, cylinder and using language such as; side, edges, end, corner, vertices, flat, solid, round, curved, straight, face, surface, etc. to describe them.


Today you are going to be exploring patterns in nature. Follow the link below to get to the Wilderness Kids website then scroll down through the activities until you get to the activity entitled 'Explore Patterns in Nature'. All of the discussion points are listed on the slide. Happy exploring and happy creating!