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Tuesday 12th January

Hello everyone!

Ready for another great day!




Challenge of the day!




How many times can you write your name in 1 minute?



Please note that we will be recapping Phase 2 and Phase 3 phonics for the first part of this term. I will try to do this in different ways using Twinkl and the good old internet!! If your child is confident with reading the sounds in these words then please help them to write them using correct letter formation! This will be the beginnings of them learning to spell!

There is also a writing task at the end of the phonics lesson. I am very conscious that we must keep going with our writing and forming our letters correctly. If your child does the writing task easily encourage them to write another sentence.

I would love to see your efforts on Tapestry.


This icon will help your child to remember what to do when they are writing a sentence.

  • The mouth reminds you to first say what you are going to write.
  • The cap reminds you to start your sentence with a capital letter.
  • The finger reminds you to leave finger spaces between each word.
  • The dot reminds you to end your sentence with a full stop.
  • The glasses remind you to read the sentence you have written.

Phase 2 Phonics Letter Sounds

Phase 2 Phonics Letter SoundsRevise the phase 2 phonemes and their corresponding graphemes with this short video. Say them with me first, then try on your own. This is a really good video for parents to hear exactly what the sound should be.

Phase 3 Phonics Game | Sounding Out with Speed Splat | ch, sh, th Digraphs

This phase 3 phonics game is a great way to help children practise their blending.

Match the Picture reading game.

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


The  pan  is  on  the  hob.


Challenge 1 - if your child can write this sentence easily add in some describing words e.g. The big pan is on top of the hot hob.

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



I can subitize - say the number without counting the set.

Subitize Rock (soo-bi-tize) | Math Song for Kids | Jack Hartmann

Subitize to 10. Subitize is the ability to tell the number of objects in a set, quickly, without counting. Subitizing develops math fluency, when students recognize sets without having to count each object and it helps develop number sense and the ability to perform mental math. Name the numbers in each set of dots, ten frames and fingers.

More or Less

I can make a sensible estimate
You need small countable items – e.g. Legoï›› bricks, buttons, beads, small pebbles, conkers, dried beans, raisins, etc.
How to play
o Take two or three handfuls of items.
o Place these in a largish bowl.

o You and your partner should each separately estimate how many there are. You have to guess in the following categories

Each of you must say – you can use the colour to show your estimate.
o Together count the items into sets of 10. How many are there in all?
o The person whose estimate was closest takes a 10p coin!
o Play until one person has 50p.


I can answer simple questions to show my understanding.

Percy the Park Keeper - One Snowy Night (PART 2) (1996)

It is Winter. After Percy's hard day's work, he prepares for his coldest night yet.
The night is a lot colder than the animals expected and all the snow is making it hard for them to find shelter.
They all decide to spend the night at Percy's hut and finally Mole and Robin turn up, making the hut completely crowded.

Ask your child these questions -

What did the mice slide down the snowy hill on?

Who was the first animal to knock on the door?

What tickled Percy's nose and made him sneeze?

What did the fox promise he would do?

Why were the animals scared?

Where did the mice sleep in the end?


I can talk about what happens in the winter time.



I can design a repeating pattern.


Use the picture below to draw your own hat, gloves and scarf or click on the link below to print one.