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This week we will be completing the Mr Move It - Lets Get Moving workout. We will repeat the workout each day so that we get really good and develop our fluency in all of the different moves we will be completing. Follow the link below to access the ten minute workout, have fun. 


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 l, t, i, u, j, y. Remember to form each letter accurately. Refer to the handwriting ditty sheet to help you. 


Our sound of the day is air (as in, that's not fair). Using the green phonics folder, practise the air sound. The sound is made up of three letters but makes one sound, which is air. Then practise reading the air words. Firstly encourage your child to identify the special friend in the word, (in this case air) then Fred talk the word; s t air, then say the word in full; stair. Now ask your child to apply the sound of the day into reading a sentence; I like to hook a duck when I go to the fun fair.

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 chair? Two sounds, hold up two 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 sit on the chair to look at my book. 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. 


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; will, into, back, from, children, him, Mr. 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.


Count forwards to 30 and back from 20.

Make a number line from 0-12 by cutting out some leaf shapes (these can create an imaginary beanstalk and will be used again on Friday for a similar activity) and write the numbers from 0-12 on them. Using some small world objects such as a set of people; giant, woman, mum and boy, place the characters on leaf number 12.  Roll the die to see how many you can count back, when moving the characters remember not to count the leaf you are already on when counting backwards. Record the subtraction sentence, then read it out. So if you start on 12, and rolled 2, you would write 12-2=10 to show what you did and say twelve take away 2 equals ten. Continue to play until the first character gets to the bottom of the beanstalk. Repeat a number of times, changing characters to keep the game exciting. 


Listen to the story of Jack and the Beanstalk. Today we will be retelling the part of the story where Jack found the gold coins. Write the words, the, he, to, his, she on a piece of paper and check that the children can read them. Some children might choose to write two sentences other children might be able to manage three or more sentences. Children can then independently write their own sentences without help. At this point they should have plenty of ideas from watching the video clip. Praise their sounding out, they may write coins as coyns, castle as casul, axe as ax as these are the sounds that they know. Even if you can't read it, celebrate their success, they have had a go and are on their own personal learning journey. If you can't read it today you will be able to soon.