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Thursday, 23rd April

Thursday 23rd April 2020

Good morning, its nearly weekend and I hope that you have had a great week. I have noticed a lot of children on Dojo making cake, I love cake as you know, so I’m hoping that there might be some left for me when we go back to school!


First go through your phoneme flashcards, letter names with their sounds and current reading words. (Full reading packs can be done at a different time in the day if you wish as these can take longer to do).

Phoneme revision:  I hear that some of you are experiencing difficulties accessing the activities on Classroom secrets, I’m really sorry and it is being looked into.  For today we will play Grab a Giggling Phoneme for Phase 3 on new phonics play, username:march20/password:home


Mrs Balmer’s/Miss Hathaway’s group:  Choose Phase 3 week six Mix and Match game to recap, ‘oi’, ‘ow’, and ‘or’.  This game also uses ‘ur’ and we have looked at ‘er’ so your child may need support here by you reading the word for them.

Mrs Carr’s/Mrs Brennan’s group:  Choose Phase 4 Mix and Match

Activity for everybody: exploring the language of ‘setting’/’character’/main events.

Grab some cushions and your favourite stories to share with your child for you to read to them.  Whilst reading talk about where the story is set using the language of ‘setting’, who the ‘characters’ are.  Can they retell the main events.  Can they think about what might happen next?  Or even what might happen if one thing was changed in the story e.g. the Big Bag Wolf had a cold and couldn’t blow (hopefully not been done before!).  Maybe they could draw a new character for the story.

Numberwork: Watch Numberblocks 15 on cebeebies.

Can you count out 15 small objects/large objects.  Can you write a number 15 correctly.  How many different ways can you make 15 by adding up?  Can you find 15 on the number line?  What's one more/one less than 15?


Mrs Carr’s/Mrs Brennan’s group: can you explore how many2’s/5’s/10’s in 15? Can you write super long sums that make 15 like you do with Mrs Brennan?

Hope you are all safe and well, Mrs Balmer.