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Monday 8th June

Good morning everyone! Hope you are all well!


I hope that you have had a good weekend. Did you have a look at the teachers doing some funny reading on Friday? My photo was quite normal but did you see Mrs Welsh reading with her dogs and Mrs Stone reading upside down? smiley


Just a reminder that I would like to post a photo gallery  on our class page that shows the children's family connections in different countries around the world and the British Isles. So please could you send  in your family photos to our class email address by Friday 12th June. This will be a a good way for the children to see how we are all connected around the world and to start looking at world maps.

Challenge of the day!



What is your favourite place to visit? Can you draw a picture of it?

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 3/4 please revisit our previous lessons and also use your child's Home Learning Book to consolidate prior learning. I am glad to hear that some parents are consolidating Phase 3 and 4 phonics.


We have looked at the first set of Phase 5 phonics and for the rest of this term we will now be consolidating Phase 3/4/5 learning ready for Year 1.


Remember - Practise makes Better!!


1. Naming letters out of order.

Do you still have your letter cards?  Using the uppercase (capital) letters place them face down on the table. You should have 26 cards. Choose a card and turn it over - can you say its name? Ask an adult to time you. Can you beat your first try?


2.   Today we will play a Phase 4 word matching game.


3.   Let's see how many of the first 100 common words your child can read. Tick the ones you know and keep the practising the ones you don't.

4.   Can you write these Phase 4 sentences? You say this sentence, sound out each word and your child writes it down. Watch out for the tricky words -                                                             


The  man  burnt  the  toast.

The  girl  burnt  the milk.

The  milk  spilt  on  the  carpet.


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 sort objects by size

Sorting and Matching Games | Learn Sorting by Size for Preschool & Kindergarten | Kids Academy

Practise this simple sorting game by using compartive words big and small.

Challenge - now using the picture pages from our focus story 'Here we are' by Oliver Jeffers choose 3 animals and put them in size order -  use the compartive words big, bigger, biggest. You can talk about it or draw the animals. (Please note that the animals in this picture are not drawn to scale!)


I am beginning to learn about features of the planet earth.

I can talk about my favourite part of the story

I can talk about the features of a story book.

This story book fits in beautifully with this term's topic where we are looking at our environment. It illustrates the earth's amazingly varied features. It is truly a wonderful place! Meet the author OLIVER JEFFERS | HERE WE ARE - "The birth of my son inspired me to write about our world"

Multi-award-winning picture book maker Oliver Jeffers talks about how the birth of his son inspired his exquisite new picture book.

Now watch the video of this beautifully illustrated book by Oliver Jeffers.

Here We Are by Oliver Jeffers

Listen to this wonderful guide to planet earth and look at the beautiful illustrations.

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? (Write the story)
  • Who did the authour write this book for? (his son)
  • Is this a fiction or non-fiction book? (non-fiction)
  • What is your favourite part of the book?