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Continue to practise 'Awesome Rainbows' and 'You are the Best'. If you want to learn a new routine try 'The Coolest Person' by Koo Koo Kanga Roo too. Lots of lovely songs and dance movements to remind you how special you are. 

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. 


Using the set 2 sounds folder look at the ir sound, naming the sound. Discuss how the sound is made with the letters i and r. Now look at the ur sound this also makes the sound ur but is made using a u and a r. Watch the online phonics session with Geraldine the Giraffe. Practise reading and spelling some of the following words; burn, turn, spurt, nurse, purse, hurt.  

Reading Challenge: Now ask your child to apply the sound of the day into reading a sentence; I left my purse in my bedroom. 

Writing Challenge: Now ask your child to write the sentence, I fell on the grass and hurt my arm. 

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? Using your mixed 0-20 number pack, practise reading the numbers at speed. Keep practising the numbers you are shaky on. Then play number bingo, each player needs to write down six numbers between 0-20 on their piece of paper. Then using the mixed pack of 0-20 numbers, call out a number at a time, players cross off the numbers as they hear them until there is a winner. Repeat again until all players have had a turn at being the bingo caller. Finally, practise 0-9 number formation, ensuring each number is correctly formed, use writing materials that the children will find fun, such as a stick and mud or sparkly pens. Observe and inform their formation as necessary. It is important they start and finish the number in the correct place and have the correct action when forming each number. After the numbers have been practised roll a spotty die and then extend to two dice. Can children identify the number of dots rolled then write the correct number? 


Can you use your construction toys to create your own city? Which is your tallest building? Which is your shortest building? Can you count how many blocks you used in each of the buildings that you created? Using some small world people can you use your city to make up some of your own stories?