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Wednesday, 22nd April

Good morning, I hope that you have had a lovely week so far.


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:  Classroom secrets-please use your individual login details that were emailed to you before Easter:

Mrs Balmer’s/Miss Hathaway’s group: Page 4: Phase 3, game 2 picture drag and match game, alternatively or in addition to, Page 3, Phase 2, game 2  picture drag and match for single letter sound word blending.

Mrs Carr’s/Mrs Brennan’s group: Page 4 :   Phase 3, game 3 picture drag and match game


Mrs Balmer’s/Miss Hathaway’s group:  Continuing with the phoneme ‘oi’, I have attached a sheet for you to try spelling ‘oi’ words, there are some other pictures that don’t use the ‘oi’ phoneme that you can have a go at as well.  I would suggest using the second sheet with the boxes as this helps you to isolate the individual sounds and how many are needed.  If your child is finding it difficult to hear all of the sounds then please feel free to let them write in what they can hear and parents write in the sounds that they can’t yet hear.

Mrs Carr’s/Mrs Brennan’s group:  This week we will be continuing to work on the  ‘r’ family adjacent consonants or ‘clusters’: gr, br, cr, dr, fr, pr and tr.  Can you add two more pages to your booklet? Can you make a page of pictures that start with ‘dr’?  Can you write what your pictures are underneath?  Then try to do the same for ‘fr’.  Parents-you may need to offer up some suggestions that your child can draw and write, here are some if you are stuck for ideas.  If you want you could always write some sentences to go with your pictures and words, e.g. I saw a brown and green frog.  If you wanted to you could do one page or add another page for ‘pr’

dr: drip, drill, dr

fr: frog, froth

pr: pram, prod


Mrs Balmer’s/Miss Hathaway’s group

Activity: If your child feels confident after the last two days activities then they can complete the attached addition sheet.  Please remind them to circle the biggest number and to put this in their head and to cross out the spots when counting on.

If you feel that your child needs more practise with addition by counting on practically then please feel free to do this, or use the attached Hungry Caterpillar pure object addition sheet instead (there is a range of 3 to choose from).

Mrs Carr’s/Mrs Brennan’s group: 

We are going to carry on with the addition by counting on in your head today.  This time have a little fun making your own sums.  Put your number cards to 10 in a bag/box/sock.  Pick out two numbers and then see if you can add them together by counting on as you did yesterday.  If you want to increase the challenge then have two bags/boxes/socks, one for small numbers within 10 so you can use your fingers and the other sock with bigger numbers within 20 or more if they feel like a challenge.  Do as many sums as you like, write them down if you wish or just do practically.  Have fun!

Understanding of the World activity to be explored if you wish this week.  This week Muslim people will be starting the month of Ramadan on the 23rd April 2020, a month of fasting, prayer, family and helping others ending with the celebration of Eid-al-Fitr.  Please explore this festival with your child, looking at similarities and differences with events in your life.  There are some lovely clips on cbeebies ‘Let’s Celebrate’:


Let's Celebrate - Ramadan Quiz

Ramadan is a month long fasting period for Muslims and finishes with the festival Eid al-Fitr.


Hope you are all safe and well, Mrs Balmer.