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Physical Development

We continue to exercise with the dinosaurs this morning. Today enjoy getting active with Tiny T-rex yoga. Enjoy your exercise and movement session.

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 d, e, s, f. Remember to form each letter accurately. Refer to the handwriting ditty sheet to help you. 

Improve your fine motor control and pincer grip by creating a pasta dinosaur. Print or sketch the outline of your favourite dinosaur then stick the pasta pieces on. Using a different type of pasta fill the centre of the dinosaur. Remember to add a mouth and eye!  

Pasta dinosaur


Watch the online phonics session with Rosie, this will be played at 9:30 then available for 24 hours. Find the lessons on You Tube: Read Write Inc: New: Set 2 Speed Sound with Rosie "oo", followed by New: Set 2 Spelling with Rosie "oo" and to finish either Red words 1 with Rosie or Red words 2 with Rosie.


Reading Challenge: Now ask your child to apply the sound of the day into reading a sentence; A bird is sat on the roof.

Writing Challenge: Now ask your child to write the sentence,  Stop, dog poo on the path.

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 logging onto Reading Buddy. Develop your fluency by re-reading the same text a number of times. Practise makes perfect! 

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. This week please practise the following words; their, were, do, I, they, the, old, was. Can you now read these words at speed? 


Look at and discuss the following coins, 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p, 50p, £1.00 and £2.00 coins. Discuss the shape, colour, patterns and symbols on each side. Sort a selection of coins by value, naming the coins as you are sorting them. Place the coins in value the smallest at one end; 1p and the biggest amount at the other end of the line; £2.00.

Create a shop labelling the items as 1p, 2p, 5p, and 10p. Discuss the price of each item. How much is the teddy, etc? The p tells us we are using pence and the number tells us how many pence it costs. Use pennies to count out the correct amount to pay for each item, then discuss what else you could use, a coin or coins worth the same amount. So if teddy was 2p, start by using 1p,1p then also use 2p as a different way of paying. If the ball was 5p then start by using 1p,1p,1p,1p,1p, then also show how you could pay using a 5p coin and also 2p, 2p, 1p.


If you have a passion for dinosaurs go for it.  Steve Brusatte a Palentologist, says; never stop exploring, never stop asking questions and never stop reading! Steve talks about his own passion, takes you on a field trip and shows you some real dinosaur bones! His work involves exploring at museums, going on field trips, making discoveries, taking photographs and writing. Perhaps this afternoon you will go and explore somewhere, will you discover the next fossil?