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If you are now in the routine of following Joe, Oti or a Just Dance session keep going with your workout of choice.


Perhaps today you could also create your own obstacle course, that includes; balancing, crawling, stretching, throwing and catching.


To support our fine motor control perhaps you could make some play dough?

You will need: 2 cups of plain flour, 3/4 cup of salt, 2 cups of warm water and food colouring (optional).

Play dough method and language development opportunities

Once made encourage your child to isolate their fingers as they experiment. Press each finger in turn in to the play dough, pinch the play dough to work on pincer grip, squeeze the play dough in your hands to strengthen hand grip. Using fingers and hands will support the ability to hold pens and pencils for writing activities. Now use your imagination to decide what you will make. Have fun and remember to take some photographs. 

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

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 short? Three sounds, hold up three 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, It is a short run up the hill. 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 and ar 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 I would like you to continue having fun whilst exploring the capacity of your containers. Use the language; full, empty, half full, holds the most, holds the least, holds more than, holds less than, as you are talking about your work. 

Now I would like you to choose a small container and explore how many cups of this container it will take to fill your other containers. Write the number on a piece of paper and attach it to the container. Once you have completed testing each container can you order the numbers and identify which container holds the most and least? Can you identify the containers that hold more or less than a given container? 



This afternoon I would like you to go on a leaf hunt. I would like you to find 10 different leaves from around your garden and examine them carefully. I would like you to be a leaf detective. Once you have looked very carefully at each of your leaves I would like you to tell an adult what you have noticed about your different leaves (appearance; colour, size and shape, texture; how it feels and which plant your leaf was from; tree, flower, bush). How are they similar to each other and how are they different. I wonder if you could sort the leaves by the different criteria you have discussed. Can you take a photograph of the ways you have sorted your leaves to demonstrate your ability to use and understand different forms of technology. 


Can you learn the song Little Peter Rabbit? Perhaps you could add some actions to help you learn the words? Video your performance and send the clip to family on Easter Day. 

Little Peter Rabbit had a fly upon his nose,

Little Peter Rabbit had a fly upon his nose,

Little Peter Rabbit had a fly upon his nose,

So he flipped it and he flapped it and the fly flew away.

Floppy ears and curly whiskers,

Floppy ears and curly whiskers,

Floppy ears and curly whiskers,

So he flipped it and he flapped it and the fly flew away.


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!