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Can you move imaginatively and create your own dance to Roar by Katy Perry?

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 and set 3 sounds folder look at the sounds learnt so far. Read the sounds at speed and practise reading some of the words and spelling some of them too. Now look at the ure sound, say the sound and Fred Talk some of the words, children to Fred Talk the words back to you and say the word that they have blended. Watch the online phonics session with Geraldine the Giraffe. Practise reading and spelling some of the following words; pure, sure, picture, mixture, 

Reading Challenge: Now ask your child to apply the sound of the day into reading a sentence; I stir the mud mixture in the mud pit. 

Writing Challenge: Now ask your child to write the sentence, I like to paint a picture with my brush. 

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! 

Using the sheets sent to include with the phonics folder, practise words on the High Frequency Words phase 2 and phase 3 sheets. Practise reading some of the words that the children are unsure of. Continue to practise these words across the week to enable the children to retain more of the words.  

This week focus on spelling the following words; the, to, I, no, go, into. 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.


Watch how to share equally clip, then discuss what we have learnt about sharing fairly (each set needs to have the same amount). Share 6 biscuits fairly between three plates, each time you put one on one plate put one of the other plate and the final plate. So 6 shared between 3 equals 2. Check there are the same amount on each plate. Model sharing 12 biscuits between three plates, 9 biscuits between three plates and 3 biscuits between three plates. Then ask the children to share different amounts (6, 12, 9, 3, 15, 18) between three sets, how many in each set? Use items that your children are interested in; pizza toppings onto three bases, sweets into three bowls, animals between three fields, cars into three car parks, dolls into three different rooms, crayons into three piles etc.  


We will create a picture of Augustus searching for his smile as he scaled the crests of the highest mountains. First, use oil pastels, wax crayons, chalks or pencil crayons to create the background. You could choose three colours to create the effect like in the picture in the story. Drag the colour across the page using the side of the pastel, chalk or crayon. Use the tips of your fingers to blend the colours together. If you have hair spray, spray the paper from a distance, this will prevent the chalks from coming off the paper (initially it will wet the paper but it will soon dry and hold the colour). Then cut some black paper creating zig-zag shapes with your scissors to create the mountains. Glue your mountains onto the paper. Finally, using a black felt pen or pencil, can you draw Augustus searching for his smile?