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Thursday 21st May

Good morning everyone! Hope you are all well!


I hope you had fun joining in with the P.E. activities yesterday. I had a go at the throwing one - Climb the Ladder - and it was trickier to do than I thought.  What activities did you try at home? You can always have a go at some others today for a bit of keep fit. Remember, any reference to the event over social media might mean we have a chance of winning some prizes!  We would also like you to send in your photos of your efforts on both Tapestry and to the Class1 email - . Have fun and enjoy your day!

Eid Mubarak! Thank you Nawfal for the beautiful Eid card you have sent to all your friends in Reception class. The festival of Eid will be celebrated this weekend. Look below to see how this festival is celebrated by Muslims around the world.


CBeebies | Eid al-Adha | The Let's Go Club

Discover more about the holy festival of Eid with this super song from The Let's Go Club. Listen carefully to find out how this festival is celebrated.

Challenge of the day!




Keeping fit is a great way to help your feeling of well-being. Draw a picture of how you like to keep fit.




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. Workout to the Letter Sounds | etter Sounds Song | Phonics for Kids | Jack Hartmann

Jack Hartmann's Workout to the Letter Sounds engages students to use their bodies and brains while learning the letter sounds. Jack will be your exercise instructor and name the exercise to do when he does the letters.

2.  Today we will recap phonemes digraphs/trigraphs with Phonics play - 

Tricky words -

Phase 4 Tricky Words Song Sight Words Song for said, have, like, come, some, what, when


3.  Do you remember your Phase 5 tricky words. Let's play this game and find out!

3. Digraphs | Let's Learn About the Digraph ph | Phonics Song for Kids | Jack Hartmann

Learn about the digraph "ph". A digraph is when two letter sounds or phonemes combine to make one sound or phoneme. When the /p/ sound combines with the /h/ sound they create the unique sound of /ph/

4.   You say this sentence, sound out each word and your child writes it down. Watch out for the tricky words.

         An  elephant   cannot   say  the  alphabet.


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 forwards and backwards from a given number

Count Down From 20 to 1 | Super Simple Songs

If you can do this easily try counting down from a given number e.g.count back from 8, count back from 13, count back from 17 etc.

Play this topmarks game and order the coconuts starting with the smallest. If this is easy then set your own challenge!


I can hear rhyming words.

I can talk about my favourite part in a story.

I can match rhyming words.

I can recognise upper and lowercase letters.

I can write a simple sentence

This super Julia Donaldson story certainly fits in with our mini-beast theme. Enjoy listening and reading the story together. Can you predict the rhyming words? Talk about your favourite part of the story.

The Snail and the Whale - Give Us A Story!

The brave little snail hitches a lift on the tail of her new-found friend. But where will their adventures take them???

Now match the rhyming words and pictures.

Challenge 1 - can you choose 5 words and write them out using lowercase letters?

Challenge 2 - can you write a sentence using one of the words?