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Using a large ball can you practise your throwing and catching skills. How many times can you catch the ball before you drop it? Can you throw and catch the ball with a partner too? Can you throw the ball against a wall and catch it? 


Do you have some chalks?  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; l, t, i, u, j, y. Remember to form each letter accurately. Refer to the hand writing ditty sheet to help you. 


Our sound of the day is ow (as in, blow the snow). Using the green phonics folder, practise the ow sound. The sound is made up of two letters but makes one sound, which is ow. Then practise reading the ow words. Firstly encourage your child to identify the special friend in the word, (in this case ow) then Fred talk the word; b l ow, then say the word in full; blow. Now ask your child to apply the sound of the day into reading a sentence; I put a red bow and clip in my hair.

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 blow? Three sounds, hold up three 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 blow my food when it is hot. 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 igh focus.


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; their, people, your, put, could, house, old. They can be written on paper and added to your word wallet. If children are still learning previous sets of words, continue to practise the other words then introduce this set as and when they are ready.


Start by counting forwards and backwards to 30. Using the pack of shuffled number cards to 20 can you identify 1 more than all of the numbers? Can you identify 1 less than all of the numbers? Are you quicker at identifying 1 more or 1 less? Perhaps you could play again and time yourself and see. Are your scores faster or slower than yesterday? Remember, if you need some help you could look at a number line, use your fingers or even use a set of objects and ad 1 more or remove 1 to find 1 less. 

Create a number line by ordering your numbers to 20. Use your number line to solve some addition number sentences where you need to add two small single digit numbers such as 5+3. Put an object on the biggest number (in this case 5) then count on the smaller amount (in this case 3), remember not to start counting from the number you are on but start the count from the next number. Which number did you land on? So, 5+3=8.


Listen to the story of Jack and the Beanstalk (follow the link below).  After you have listened to the story discuss the physical appearance of the Giant and talk about his appearance, such as his bald head, his curly beard, his ginger hair, his big mouth, his long sleeved green shirt with white cuffs, his blue waistcoat with five white shiny buttons and his big body. 

Then draw a picture of the Giant, including as many of the features that you have discussed as you can. Refer back to the illustrations to help you. Save your work for tomorrow's writing task.