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What ever form of exercise you choose to do this morning will get you active and ready for today's challenges. Choose from Joe Wicks, Oti Mabuse or a few Just Dance sessions to get your body and mind focused. Try to exercise for the full 30 minutes, to feel the positive benefits of the exercise. 

Now choose a game to develop your fine motor control, providing you with developed strength to support future pencil control and writing activities. You'll have lots to choose from on your toy shelf, I'm choosing honey bee tree today. Don't be sad if you don't win either, it's the taking part that counts and without somebody losing there would not be a game to play. 

Fine motor control game


Our sound of the day is ar (as in start the car). Using the green phonics folder, practise the ar sound. The sound is made up of two letters but makes one sound, which is ar. Then practise reading the ar words. Firstly encourage your child to identify the special friend in the word, (in this case ar) then Fred talk the word; s t ar t, then say the word in full; start. 

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 start? Four sounds, hold up four 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 can start the car. 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, and oo, 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. 


Today you are going to continue to build upon yesterday's learning of capacity. Remember the amount that your container holds is called its capacity. Explore your containers and as you are playing use the following language accurately in your play; empty, full, half full, holds the most, holds the least.

Now choose a container and sort the other containers in comparison to your chosen container. Can you sort the rest of the containers into two piles, those that hold more than your chosen container and those that hold less than your chosen container. You could write a label for each set by writing the words more and less. Keep repeating the game by choosing a different container to compare your other containers against.  


This afternoon could you use the sun to help you draw a picture? If you use one of your toys to block the sun this will create a shadow on your paper, draw around the shadow then you will have a picture of your toy. Choose how to decorate your toy using colours, paints or anything else you may have in your creative boxes.

Shadow pictures


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!  

Have fun with your learning today everybody and we look forward to seeing your learning tonight on Tapestry.