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Monday 18th May

Good morning everyone! Hope you are all well!


I hope that you have enjoyed your weekend. This week we  would have been holding our annual Sports Day but it is going to be a bit different this year.  Schools have been invited to take part in a national 'Joy of Movement Festival' which is happening on Wednesday 20th May. Miss Hickman has arranged for some challenge activites for the school to take part in. We would then like you to send in photos to celebrate what you have done at home. On Wednesday I will be putting some challenge videos on our Activity page for you to enjoy having a go at. 

Just a reminder that today is the last chance to post your talent videos!

I had a go at making my own wormery this weekend. It was interesting watching the worms move through the soil. Can you see the worm near the top? It has grown quite a lot in just 2 days.

Did you find the answer to my challenge question last week - How many hearts does a worm have? The answer was 5.

At the weekend I had a go at making a wormery. It was amazing to see the worms moving around in the soil. This worm grew quite a lot in just 2 days!

Challenge of the day!




How many fruits can you name and draw?


Daily Phonics lesson:
It is great that you are keeping going with the Daily Phonics lesson. It is so important that you don't forget the 45 phonemes that you have learnt and that you remember all the Phase 2, 3 and 5 Tricky Words. 

Please remember that if you feel that your child needs more practise at Phase 4 please revisit our previous lessons and also use your child's Home Learning Book to consolidate prior learning .


Remember - Practise makes Better!!

1. Practise matching lower case and upper case letters.

Write out each letter of the alphabet on a piece of paper. Write the upper case (capital) and lower case letters so you should have 52 pieces of paper - A,  a,   B,  b  etc.  See how quickly you can match the correct upper case letter to its lower case letter. Ask an adult to time you. Can you beat your first try?


2.   Today we will play a Phase 4 phonics bingo game. To make it a bit easier you may need to support your child by giving a clue as to which column the word is in - first, second, third etc.


3.   Today's new Phase 5 sound is 'wh'  says 'w' - same sound - different letters. Click  on the following link to see what Ash can tell us about this sound -

Now  play this sort game -


 4.   You say this sentence, sound out each word and your child writes it down. Watch out for the tricky words -                                                          When  you  whisper  I  cannot  hear  what  you  say.


Remember  - Start your sentence with a capital letter.

     Leave finger spaces.

         End your sentence with a full stop.

      Read your sentence


           Well done!  yes



I can count on from a given number

Counting On by 1's | I Can Count From Any Number (Numbers 1-20) | Jack Hartmann

Practice counting on by 1's. I give a number to start from and then you count on by 1's for the next five numbers. Practice counting on by 1's and give the answer.

1. Counting practice
• Count to five holding up one finger for each number spoken.
• Continue to 10, holding up the fingers on your other hand.
• Fold the fingers down.
• Repeat this, counting to 15, holding up one finger to match the ones / units in the spoken number, e.g. 11 (1 finger standing) 12 (2 fingers standing) 13 (3 fingers standing) etc.
• Continue to 20 in the same way.
• Repeat this but choose a new starting place. E.g. hold up 6 fingers and count from there.
• Repeat again, choosing a starting place between 10 and 20.
o Count on from 20 in the same way.




I can recognise key parts of a story and recognise repeated language.

I can talk about the features of a story book.

The Snail and the Whale [Children's story | Read Aloud]

Another Julia Donaldson story that fits in beautifully with our mini- beast topic this term. Do you notice the two different 'ai' sounds in the title? Listen and enjoy.

After reading the story with your child ask them these questions. Encourage them to say the answers using sentences -


  • Where is the title? (On the front cover)
  • What does the author do? (Writes the story)
  • What does the illustrator do?  (Draw the pictures)
  • Who are the main characters in the story? (The snail and the whale)
  • What happened at the beginning of the story?
  • What happened in the middle of the story?
  • What happened at the end of the story?
  • What was your favourite part of the story? Why? 


Now draw a picture of the story!