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Monday 22nd February

Hello everyone!


Hope you have enjoyed a good half term break!

Did you eat a lot of pancakes?


I found this stone on one of my many walks in half term and thought I would pass it on!

I found this stone on one of many walks during half term and thought I would pass it on!

Let's look forward to another term of great learning!!

This week is the beginning of Fairtrade Fortnight.

We will be doing different activities during the next couple of weeks  so that we can begin to understand what we can do to help this cause.

Challenge of the day!



Draw a picture of the best thing you did during the half term break.


We are now consolidating Phase 4 of our Phonics learning.

Your child should recognise all the Phase 2, 3 and 4 tricky words and please still practise recognising digraphs/trigraphs within words. They should also be able to say letter names out of order.

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.

Alphabet Phonics Song

Alphabet Phonics song with letter names and sounds. Every letter has a name and sound.

Phase 4 Tricky Words Song

This video will help your little ones learn the Phase 4 sight words, known as the Tricky Words taught in reception phonics lessons.

Kit and Sam have got some more games to help us practise consonant blends.

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


The  ship had  a  green  sail.


Challenge 1 - if your child can write this sentence easily add in some describing words e.g. The wooden ship...

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


I can recognise and understand why a number is odd or even.

Numberblocks - Odds & Evens | Learn to Count

A great visual to help children understand odd and even numbers.

This number line shows the corresponding Numicon pieces very similar to the Numberblocks! What do you notice about the Numicon pieces that are an odd number?
Challenge - Can your child order number cards 1-10 and then turn over all the even numbers? Can they do the same with the odd numbers? What do they notice when the cards are turned over?  (every other card is turned over)


I am beginning to understand how the choices we make can make a difference to other lives around the world.

Choose the World You Want. Choose Fairtrade

Choose a fairer world... Choose respect, choose to fight climate change, choose opportunity for all. Watch this video to give you a feel of how connected we are by other people around the world and how we can affect their lives by what we buy.

This is a simple powerpoint that will help the younger children to have some understanding about Fairtrade fortnight. Pause the slides to discuss the pictures and your child's understanding about the information.


I can answer questions to show my understanding of a text - autobiography.


Today is the start of Fairtrade Fortnight. 

It is a time to find out about how we can help to make the world a fairer place for everyone in many different ways.

To help us to think about this the whole school will be reading this  autobiography by Malala Yousafzai which tells about her bravery in working to make the world a fairer place, especially for young people.

Before reading the book ask your child:-

Explain to your child that this book is an autobiography and it is someone writing about what has happened in their life so far.

Looking at the title, cover and illustrations/pictures, what do you think will happen in this book? • What makes you think that?

• What characters do you think might be in the book? • Do you think there will be problem in the story? Why?


Malala's Magic Pencil

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While listening to the story you may want to stop the slide to discuss the pictures or what has just been read.

When you have listened to the story a couple of times ask your child these questions:-

  • Why did Malala wish for a magic pencil?
  • What did she say she would draw?
  • Did all the children go to school?
  • What did she live nearby to that did not smell very nice?
  • How do we know that Malala was not poor?
  • What did Malala want the world to be?
  • Why did Malala work hard at school?
  • What did Malala wish for?


Challenge - draw a picture of Malala and write a sentence about her.


I understand how physical activity - dance - helps me to have a healthy body.


Our focus story takes us to Pakistan in Asia this week so let's have a go at some Bhangra dancing to help us keep fit and healthy!


Dance Steps For Beginners: Punjabi Bhangra Dance Steps

Enjoy theses easy Punjabi Bhangra Dance Steps. Watch, try & practice easy steps for kids. Have fun moving and grooving!!