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Monday 18th January

Hello everyone!

Hope you are all well and have enjoyed a good weekend despite the wet weather!

Did you see Freya and Eeshan's mums being a secret reader last week?yes 

 Go to the Secret reader page and have a listen!

There are other stories to listen to as well.

I wonder if we'll see any more Opal parents?


Please send in a joke for the Head Boy's Joke challenge...we all need a bit of a laugh at the moment!


Here we go with our 3rd week of on-line learning!

Have fun!

We are very proud of you all! You're doing a great job!!


Challenge of the Day!


Create an obstacle course either indoors or outdoors.


We are now starting Phase 4 of our Phonics learning.

If your child can recognise most of all the Phase 2/3 sounds and read the Phase 2 and 3 tricky words then they are ready for Phase 4.

If you feel that your child still needs more practise with Phase2/3 please re-visit the previous weeks learning and try some other games on the suggested websites on our front class page.

Phase 4 phonics lasts at least 4 to 6 weeks and teaches children to blend and segment longer words with adjacent consonants.

This stage consolidates knowledge of learned graphemes by reading and spelling words containing adjacent consonants and polysyllabic words.


Introducing vowels and consonants

The Vowel Song: Long and Short Vowel Sounds | English Songs | Scratch Garden

This song teaches the different pronunciation of long vowels and short vowels in the English language. There are 5 vowels and all the other letters are called consonants.

The ABC Song

Challenge - pause the video at the end when all the letters are on screen and see if your child can say the letter names out of order when you point to them.

Phase 3 Tricky Words Song Say Hello To

Challenge - if your child can read these tricky words see if they can write them, using correct letter formation.

Kim from Espresso is going to help us to learn about final consonant blends in our first lessons. Click on the link below.

You say this sentence and your child writes it down. Look out for tricky words and sound out each word.


The  tent  is  on  the  grass.


Challenge 1 - if your child can write this sentence easily add in some describing words e.g. The tent is on the green grass.

Challenge 2 - Can they write another sentence about the tent?


I can use positional/ directional language to describe the position of something.

Where's the Monkey?

A song to help children learn positional language.

Working together!



I can retell the main parts of a story.

Book terminology

Remind your child about these words - front cover, title, author, illustrator, pages.

The Snowman

Listen to this lovely reading of a winter favourite, a shortened version of Raymond Briggs The Snowman.


I can sing and follow movements for a theme.

Watch and copy this winter dance. See if you can follow and learn the words.

Snowflakes: Winter Action Song for Kids by Intellidance®

Snowflakes a Winter action song by Intellidance®. Sung to the familiar tune of Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star


I know that physical exercise is important for good health.


After the gentle snowflake song try this super fun high energy workout! TRY TABATA! Jump around with kids fitness expert YOYO and try the tick tock, squat jumps, party plank, jumps, and criss cross! Have fun!