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We continue to celebrate how fantastic we are. Today, focus on You are the best, dance routine on Koo Koo Kanga Roo, you could also practise Awesome Rainbows from yesterday too. 

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. 


Using the set 2 sounds folder look at the ow sound, naming the sound. Discuss how the sound is made with the letters o and w. Now look at the oa sound this also makes the sound oa but is made using an o and a. Watch the online phonics session with Geraldine the Giraffe. Practise reading and spelling some of the following words; goat, boat, road, coat, toast, throat.  

Reading Challenge: Now ask your child to apply the sound of the day into reading a sentence; I can see a big boat on the sea.

Writing Challenge: Now ask your child to write the sentence, Look out for the cars as you cross the road. 

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 by logging onto Reading Buddy. Develop your fluency by re-reading the same text a number of times. Practise makes perfect! This week please focus on reading and spelling the following words; he, she, we, me, be, was, my. 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.


Can you count from 0-30 and from 20-0 all by yourselves now? Using your 1-20 number pack your going to be answering 1 more and 1 less questions as the cards are placed in front of you. Your adult will tell you if they want you to work out what 1 more is or what 1 less is by saying, "1 more than 6, 1 more than 15, 1 less than 14, 1 less than 17, 1 more than 12". How did you get on?  It can be a lot harder when the questions are mixed up a little bit!

Now shuffle your 1-20 cards and leave them in a pile in front of you. Split a piece of paper into three columns, choose 5 numbers and write them down in the middle column, in the right column write what 1 more than the number would be and in the left column write down what 1 less than the number would be. Repeat until you have recorded 1 more and 1 less than for each number in the pack. If you need help, use objects or a number line. 


Watch the primary and secondary colour mixing song. Can you name the primary and secondary colours? Using your thumb prints can you make a red thumb print then a yellow thumb print, can you rub your thumbs together to make an orange thumb print? Now can you make a yellow thumb print then a blue thumb print, can you rub your thumbs together to make a green thumb print? Finally can you make a red thumb print then a blue thumb print, can you rub your thumbs together to make a purple thumb print? Once your thumb prints have dried can you turn them into Mixed characters, just like the author and illustrator Arree Yung? You could add arms and hands, legs and feet, facial features, maybe some could even wear a hat or glasses.