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Can you complete a Jungle Safari inspired yoga session? 

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 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 er 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; over, never, after, hamster. 

Reading Challenge: Now ask your child to apply the sound of the day into reading a sentence; I wish I had a pet hamster.

Writing Challenge: Now ask your child to write the sentence, We must not drop litter, put it in the bin. 

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.


Discuss what we have learnt about sharing fairly (each set needs to have the same amount). Sometimes we might have some left over but not enough for each person to have 1 more each. This is called left over or remainders. Share 8 sweets between three plates, each time you put one on one plate, put one of the other plate and one on the final plate. So 8 shared between 3 equals 2 with 2 left over.There are not enough for each plate to have 1 more. For it to be fair we leave it at 2 with 2 left over. Model sharing 10 sweets between three plates (3 with 1 left over), 12 sweets between three plates (4 with 0 left over) and 14 biscuits between three plates (4 with 2 left over). Then ask the children to share different amounts (10, 16, 12, 14, 20, 18) between three sets, how many in each set and how many left over?  Use items that your children are interested in; split shells onto three sandcastles, cakes onto three plates, animals between three fields, cars into three car parks, dolls into three different rooms, balls into three buckets etc. 


Did you know?  Augustus is a Siberian Tiger. Siberian tigers are the biggest cats in the world! They live in Southern Russia and Northern China where the winters are very cold. Most tigers are orange with black stripes. The stripes make them hard to see when they walk through tall weeds and grasses. Tigers are good swimmers and like to cool down by sitting in waterholes. Every tiger has a different pattern of stripes - like a human fingerprint. Tigers are in danger. Tigers are only hunted by one animal ... HUMANS! And humans are ruining the land where tigers live. There are more tigers living in zoos and nature reserves than in the wild. There are about 6,000 tigers left in the wild.

Look through the book and watch the tiger clip to remind you of a tigers features; look at his long tail, paws, pattern on his fur, legs, position of his nose, mouth, whiskers, eyes and ears. Using a black felt tip pen, draw the character Augustus the tiger. Don't forget his stripes and his smile. 

Tiger drawings