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This week we will explore our imaginations in Literacy. Each day I will give you a different picture and some questions about it. I would like you to use your imagination to answer the questions and write your answer down using full sentences. In maths we will explore simple graphs and pictograms to apply our counting skills. In phonics we will revise some of the trickier phase 3 graphemes and practise reading the consonant blends from phase 4.

Please check your emails – I have a little project underway that I would love for all of the children to be a part of. Also, if you haven’t yet sent me a picture of your “all about me” bunting, please don’t forget to do that as soon as you can! Thank you!

Here are some templates to help you with the bunting:

Template 1
Template 2
Template 3

 

Monday 

Maths 

Have a look at the pictogram from this sheet. It shows some children’s favourite fruits. Each time someone chose a fruit as their favourite a picture of that fruit was added to the graph. Discuss it with your grown up and try to answer the following questions: 

  • Which is the most popular fruit? 

  • Which is the least popular fruit? 

  • How many people chose banana? 

  • How many people chose apple?

 

Literacy 

Discuss this picture with your grown up. Use your imagination to think up the answers to the questions. Can you write your answers down in sentences? Try to remember capital letters, finger spaces and full stops in your writing.


Phonics 

Use the video above to practise ai, ee, igh and oa. You could then try to read some words with ai, ee, igh and oa in using the phonics play games. 


Tuesday 

Maths 

Have a look at this pictogram. It shows all of the animals on Richard’s farm. Try to answer these questions: 

  • Which animal does he have most of? 

  • Which animal does he have least of? 

  • How many cows does he have? 

  • How many chickens does he have? 

  • Does he have more goats or pigs?


  • Literacy 

    Discuss this picture with your grown up. Use your imagination to think up the answers to the questions. Can you write your answers down in sentences? Try to remember capital letters, finger spaces and full stops in your writing.

  • Phonics

  • Use the video above to practise reading and writing initial consonant blends. You could then practise reading some phase 4 words using the phonics play phase 4 games. 


Wednesday 

Maths 

Today I would like you to try to make your own pictogram. Use this worksheet to count the objects and make a graph to show how many there are. 

Literacy 

Discuss this picture with your grown up. Use your imagination to think up the answers to the questions. Can you write your answers down in sentences? Try to remember capital letters, finger spaces and full stops in your writing.

Phonics 

Use the video above to practise oo, ar, or, ur. You could then practise reading some words with these sounds in using the phonics play games. 


Thursday 

Maths 

Today I would like you to use this worksheet to make a pictogram of animals. Try to answer the questions at the bottom of the page too. 

Literacy 

Discuss this picture with your grown up. Use your imagination to think up the answers to the questions. Can you write your answers down in sentences? Try to remember capital letters, finger spaces and full stops in your writing.

Phonics 

Use the videos above to practise reading and writing using final consonant blends (nk, mp) where two consonants come together to make a different sound at the end of a word. You could then practise reading some of the phase 4 words using the phase 4 games section on the phonics play website. 


Friday 

Maths 

Today I would like you to make a pictogram of your toys at home. I would like you to pick 15 toys and then split them into groups (toys that bounce or toys with wheels, red toys, big toys etc.) Try to make a pictogram of the toys you have chosen when you split them into the different groups.  

If that is too tricky, there is a pictogram worksheet here that you could try.

Literacy 

Discuss this picture with your grown up. Use your imagination to think up the answers to the questions. Can you write your answers down in sentences? Try to remember capital letters, finger spaces and full stops in your writing.

Phonics 

Use the video above to practise reading and writing initial consonant blends. You could then practise reading some phase 4 words using the phonics play phase 4 games. 

Monday

Phonics

Watch this phonics lesson to revise the er sound with Mr Thorne and Geraldine Giraffe. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WaxZN4BZjgc then have a go at playing the picnic on pluto game https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/3/picnic-on-pluto choosing the er level from phase 3.

Literacy

This week we are going to imagine that we have discovered a new planet that has never been seen before. Today I would like you to create your planet. It could be a painting, a coloured in picture, a collage, a 3D model – be creative! Try to think about the colours you might see, if there would be water and land, what shape the land would be, what temperature it would be etc.

Maths

Today we will practise recognising numbers. Go to the top marks game https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/blast-off and select the level “find a number 10-20” If your child is confident in recognising the teen numbers you could select the 10-30 level to practise numbers over 20.

Tuesday

Phonics

Watch this phonics lesson to revise the or sound with Mr Thorne and Geraldine Giraffe. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33kvsqyOYdg then have a go at playing the picnic on pluto game https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/3/picnic-on-pluto choosing the or level from phase 3.

Literacy

Show someone the planet you created yesterday and describe it to them. You could tell them what it looks like there, what sounds you could hear, what smells you could smell, what the planet is called, if there are aliens that live there, if it is hot or cold. Try to use as many imaginative and exciting words as you can to describe your planet.

Maths

Return to the counting game https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/blast-off and select the counting on 1-20 level. In this game the children will be asked to count on a number of steps from one number to find the number on one of the rockets. This will support your child with their mental calculation strategies to prepare them for calculating in year 1.

Wednesday

Phonics

Watch this phonics lesson to revise the air sound with Mr Thorne and Geraldine Giraffe. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3rWZYN5jno then have a go at playing the picnic on pluto game https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/3/picnic-on-pluto choosing the air level from phase 3.

 

Literacy

Now that you are familiar with your planet and you have made a picture of it, I would like you to make a poster for the planet to tell people all about it. Make sure your poster has the name of the planet at the top, a picture of the planet and some labels of the different features of the planet around the picture. Try to use your phonic knowledge to write the words.

Maths

Return to the counting game https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/blast-off and select the counting back 1-20 level. In this game the children will be asked to count back a number of steps from one number to find the number on one of the rockets. This will support your child with their mental calculation strategies to prepare them for calculating in year 1.

 

Thursday

Phonics

Watch this phonics lesson to revise the ur sound with Mr Thorne and Geraldine Giraffe. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q49YSWKPyVo then have a go at playing the picnic on pluto game https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/3/picnic-on-pluto choosing the ur level from phase 3.

Literacy

Return to your poster of your planet from yesterday. Check the writing you did – the name of the planet and the labels around the pictures. Now think about 2 facts about your planet and write these down under the picture. Try to write them in full sentences and use your phonic knowledge to write the words.

Maths

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ordering-and-sequencing/caterpillar-ordering

Today I would like you to play the ordering and sequencing game from the link above. Select the different levels of 1-10 or 1-20 and try to put the parts of the caterpillar body into order using the numbers to guide you. This will support your child in recognising numbers and in using place value to put them into order. If your child is confident with numbers to 20, you could challenge them with one of the higher levels.

Friday

Phonics

Watch this phonics lesson to revise the ar sound with Mr Thorne and Geraldine Giraffe. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXkE8aWfg2E then have a go at playing the picnic on pluto game https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/3/picnic-on-pluto choosing the ar level from phase 3.

Literacy

Discuss your planet poster from this week with your grown up. Talk to them about how your planet is similar to the Earth and how it is different. Is your planet bigger than the Earth? Is your planet hotter than the Earth or colder? Do both planets have water? Do both planets have mountains? You could challenge yourself to write these sentences down using capital letters, finger spaces and full stops in your writing.

Maths

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ordering-and-sequencing/caterpillar-ordering

Today I would like you to play the ordering and sequencing game from the link above. Select the different levels of 10-1 or 20-1 and try to put the parts of the caterpillar body into order using the numbers to guide you. This will support your child in recognising numbers and in using place value to put them into order. If your child is confident with numbers to 20, you could challenge them with one of the higher levels.

This week we will be using non-fiction books to learn some facts about space and will be learning to count in steps of 2.

If your child is not yet secure with counting on and back in 1s to 20 (if they still miss out some of the teen numbers for example) it is important that you continue to reinforce this skill a lot. If your child is a confident writer it would be beneficial for them to be given greater independence when writing their sentences from now on. Allow them to use their sound mat to support them, but encourage them to have a go at sounding out the words and remember which word comes next independently.

Monday

Phonics

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/3/sentence-substitution-ph3 use this game to practise reading and writing phase 3 graphemes in words and sentences. Choose one of the sentences and try moving the words around and substituting words for one another. Ask your child to read the new sentence they have made. If their sentence makes sense, they should write it down. How many different sentences can you make?

Literacy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wV8yw7iV8w Watch the video of the astronaut reading the story “If I Were and Astronaut” with your child. The whole way through the story the astronaut tells us about real life on the space station. Once you have completed the story, ask your child what they would do if they were an astronaut – would they like to go to a particular planet? Would they like to fly the rocket or be a passenger? Have a go at writing these sentences down in the pattern of the story – If I were an astronaut …

Maths

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JyCr0IgbYcIhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTCcqQxT5Gk,https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvTcpfSnOMQ watch these counting in 2s songs with your child to get them used to the pattern of the numbers when counting in 2s.

 

Tuesday

Phonics

https://phonicsplaycomics.co.uk/comic_ph4_moon_camping.html read this comic with your child. It requires your child to apply their knowledge of phase 3 graphemes and tricky words. Now ask your child to have a go at writing the following words: morning, camping, tent, moon, pump, lamp, pest.

Literacy

Remember the astronaut reading the story to us yesterday. Ask your child what they would ask an astronaut if they got to meet one. What would they like to know? Would they ask about space, about the journey to space, about the things they have seen etc. Have a go at writing these questions down. Aim to write at least 2 sentences. Remember to use capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.

Maths

Watch one or more of the counting in 2s songs from the list yesterday. Now give your child a pile of socks (they need to be in pairs). Explain to your child that there are 2 socks per pair. We could count all of the socks individually to find out how many there are altogether, but that would take a really long time. It would be much quicker to count them in their pairs. We can do this by counting in 2s in the order we learnt yesterday. Work with your child to count the socks in the pile in 2s. Repeat this activity with different numbers of socks (making sure there is always an even number) until you feel your child is more confident in the order of the numbers when counting in 2s.

Wednesday

Phonics

https://phonicsplaycomics.co.uk/comic_ph3_moon_farm_park.html read this comic with your child. It applies their recognition of oo, ar and or. Encourage your child to use their phonic knowledge to read the words and sentences. Then ask your child to have a go at writing the following words: park, farm, chick, sheep, shed, barn, corn.

Literacy

https://freekidsbooks.org/bookview/8911/ read this online non-fiction book to your child. Discuss how a non-fiction book gives us information about a topic because it is full of facts. Explain that this is different to a story book because stories, although sometimes based on the truth, are made up. When you have finished the book, ask your child to remember their 3 favourite facts about space that they learnt from the book. Have a go at writing them down in their own words. Remember to use capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.

Maths

Ask your child to hunt around the house for as many “things in pairs” as they can find. You might want to give them a time limit to make sure the number of objects isn’t too large. Now ask your child to count how many objects there are – remind them to count in 2s. You could then play a game where you ask them to hide their eyes while you take some of the objects away and then ask them to count the new total.

Thursday

Phonics

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/4/picnic-on-pluto play Picnic on Pluto phase 4 with your child. Encourage them to blend the words to read them before deciding if they are real or silly words. To challenge your child further you could ask them to write the words down under a happy face or a sad face (depending on if they are real or silly) before feeding them to the appropriate alien.

Literacy

https://freekidsbooks.org/bookview/8911/ return to the non-fiction book from yesterday. Ask your child to try to find answers to the following questions in the book:

1.       What is a telescope?

2.       What is the difference between a dwarf planet and a planet?

3.       How many planets are in our solar system?

4.       What is a comet?

5.       What is an orbit?

Maths

Use the power point here to count the different sets of objects. Encourage your child to count them in 2s before counting in 1s to check their answers.

 

Friday

Phonics

Play the phase 4 Kim’s game from this Power point. Ask your child to notice which picture disappears and then write the word down. Check their answer by clicking on the slide.

Literacy

Choose something from space (a planet, a rocket, the moon, a telescope, comets etc.) and make a fact file about it. First write the name of the thing you have chosen as your title at the top of the page, then draw and label a picture of your chosen subject. Finally write at least 2 facts about your chosen subject in sentences. Remember to use capital letters, finger spaces and full stops in your writing.

Maths

Remember the story of Noah’s ark with your child. Explain that he had to count all of the animals onto the boat in twos to make sure he had them all. Give your child this sheet and ask them to draw pairs of animals into the left hand boxes before filling in the total number of animals counting up (2, 4, 6, 8 …) on the right hand side. 



Monday

Phonics

Start by running through the phase 3 graphemes using the flashcards game from the phonics play website. Now watch the videos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xG-xKG7I83E and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vitLy4GvO44 to practise reading phase 4 words with consonant blends. Your child could then play a game of buried treasure using phase 4 words from the phonics play website.

Literacy

Watch this video of the story “Whatever Next” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nn73STXrPP0 with your child. Now give your child the pictures from the story to put into the correct sequence to match the story. Once they have put the pictures into the correct order, they could have a go at retelling the story to you.

Maths

Remembering the work done on addition using a number line last week, work with your child to complete this worksheet. The children will need to find the first number from the calculation on the number line and then draw the correct number of jumps to find the answer to the calculations before finally writing the answers in the space provided. Encourage your child to talk through the calculations as they are completing them to help them to understand the process.

Tuesday

Phonics

Start by running through the phase 3 graphemes using the flashcards game from the phonics play website.  Next use these words and picture cards to practise reading phase 4 words with your child. They could read the words and match them to the pictures or just read the words without seeing the picture and then check if they are correct when you reveal the picture to them. Your child could then watch this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NOzgR1ANc4 to practise reading and spelling some of the phase 4 tricky words.

Literacy

First re-watch the story of Whatever Next. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nn73STXrPP0 Now look back at the story sequencing pictures from yesterday. Ask your child to think of a short sentence or caption (eg. Baby Bear got a box) to go with the first few pictures and have a go at writing them down. Remember to use finger spaces, capital letters and full stops in your writing.

Maths

Now that your child is more secure in calculating, today’s challenge is to play this board game. You should encourage your child to find the answer to the addition calculations written on the space they land on each time. You should also find the answers to the calculations that you land on. This will give you the opportunity to show your child how you complete the additions. They could use counters / objects / a number line to support them.

 

Wednesday

Phonics

Start by running through the phase 3 graphemes using the flashcards game from the phonics play website. Next ask your child to write a word, caption or sentence to go with each of the pictures below. Your child could then watch this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NOzgR1ANc4 to practise reading and spelling some of the phase 4 tricky words.

Literacy

First re-watch the story of Whatever Next. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nn73STXrPP0 Now look back at the story sequencing pictures from yesterday. Ask your child to think of a short sentence or caption (eg. Baby Bear got a box) to go with the remaining pictures and have a go at writing them down. Remember to use finger spaces, capital letters and full stops in your writing.

Maths

Remembering the work done on subtraction using a number line last week, work with your child to complete this worksheet. The children will need to find the first number from the calculation on the number line and then draw the correct number of jumps to find the answer to the calculations before finally writing the answers in the space provided. Encourage your child to talk through the calculations as they are completing them to help them to understand the process.

 

Thursday

Phonics

Start by running through the phase 3 graphemes using the flashcards game from the phonics play website. Next ask your child to have a go at reading the questions from this power point. They involve phase 4 tricky words and consonant blends. Your child could then watch this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NOzgR1ANc4 to practise reading and spelling some of the phase 4 tricky words.

Literacy

Imagine that you are going for a picnic on the moon like Baby Bear did. What do you think you would pack in your picnic basket? Draw a picture of all of the food you would take with you on a picnic and then try to label the drawing using your phonic knowledge. You could also make a list of the people you would like to go with you on your journey.

Maths

Now that your child is more secure in calculating, today’s challenge is to play this board game. You should encourage your child to find the answer to the subtraction calculations written on the space they land on each time. You should also find the answers to the calculations that you land on. This will give you the opportunity to show your child how you complete the subtractions. They could use counters / objects / a number line to support them.

 

Friday

Phonics

Start by watching the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NOzgR1ANc4 to practise reading and spelling some of the phase 4 tricky words. You could then ask your child to write some, come, said, what and like on paper. You could time them to see how many times they can write each one in 2 minutes, checking that they are spelt correctly.

Literacy

Return to the part of the story where Baby Bear’s companion from his trip to the moon flies away on the way back home. Ask the children if they think Baby Bear might miss his friend when he goes back home? Think of a way that the two friends could stay in touch – they might zoom each other, phone each other, write a letter, use face time etc. What sorts of things would they tell one another? What might they like to ask each other? Write down a few ideas in sentences. Remember to use capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.

Maths

Remembering the work done on addition and subtraction using a number line last week, work with your child to complete this worksheet. The children will need to find the first number from the calculation on the number line and then draw the correct number of jumps to find the answer to the calculations before finally writing the answers in the space provided. Encourage your child to talk through the calculations as they are completing them to help them to understand the process.

This week we will begin our Space topic. We will listen to a song exploring the different planets within our solar system (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2prtmPEjOcand imagine we are astronauts. We will be making our own diary of our space exploration using “Wow Words” (description) in Literacy and consolidating our addition and subtraction skills in maths. In phonics this week we will begin to learn to blend and segment using the Phase 4 consonant blends (where two consonants are next to each other at the beginning or end of a word eg fl, pl, spmp) and learn some new tricky words.  

Monday 

Phonics 

Start by running through the Phase 3 graphemes taught over the last few weeks. Ask your child to copy the sound that you make when your show them the letters. This could be through the flashcards games from phonics play or phonics bloom, or using a phase 3 sound mat. If you know that there are particular sounds your child still struggles to recognise, please focus on those ones first.  

Now show your child the tricky words some and come. It is good to group these words together because of the similarity in spelling and sound. Tell your child what the words say and point out to them that the um sound in the word is spelt omewhich is not how we would normally spell it. Ask your child to try to write these tricky words on some paper. Ensure they are spelt correctly. Then use an activity such as “Look, cover, write, check”, “rainbow writing”, “messy writing” or making the words with magnetic letters, to practise spelling the words. Repeat the activity as often as you can through the day to ensure your child begins to know how to write the words and can recognise them.  

Finally ask your child to read or write the following sentences with the tricky words in:  
I ran to the shop for some sweets.      My mum can come too.     Is there some room for Jim to come? 

Literacy 

Watch the video of the moon landing from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOcDftgR5UQ. Discuss with your child how it might have felt to land on the moon and be the very first person to ever stand on the moon. Explain to your child that there would not have been any videos of the moon or even photographs of it up close before this. How do they think they would have felt? Would they have been nervous / anxious / scared / excited / happy / giddy. Try to think of as many “Wow Words” as you can to describe your feelings. Use your phonic knowledge to write the words and try to make sure your letters are correctly formed. You could use this worksheet to help you in getting your thoughts down. This page will be the beginning of your astronaut diary. You could illustrate it with a picture of you as an astronaut too.  

Maths 

Start by giving your child a set of number cards from 0-20. Ask your child to put them into order from 0-20. Check that they can name the numbers and remember the order that they should come in. Now play a game where you tell them a number and they have to define it as one more than and one less than something. So if you chose 7 they would say it is one more than 6 and one less than 8. If you know that there are particular numbers that your child struggles with, you should focus on these first. If your child is confident up to 10 but struggles with the teen numbers then focus on ordering and naming these for a while before moving on to the more or less game. If your child is very confident, you could challenge them to tell you the number two more and two less than your given number.  

 

Tuesday 

Phonics 

Start by running through the Phase 3 graphemes taught over the last few weeks. Ask your child to copy the sound that you make when your show them the letters. This could be through the flashcards games from phonics play or phonics bloom, or using a phase 3 sound mat. If you know that there are particular sounds your child still struggles to recognise, please focus on those ones first.  

Now show your child the tricky word said. They probably recognise this tricky word as it is often in their reading books. Explain the meaning of the word to your child and ask them to have a go at writing it with their “magic finger” in the air, on the ground, on their knee, on your back, on the wall, on the stairs etc. Now see if your child can write said in some simple sentences. Still ensure your child is using their phonic knowledge to sound out the other words in the sentence but said should be correctly spelt.  
Mum said I can look at a book.       I said I am jumping in the garden.     Jeff said he has got a dog. 

Literacy 

Look back at your writing from yesterday. Ask your child to remind you of all of the feelings they suggested when you discussed their first day in space. Explain to your child that today they are going to write about their visit to the moon. Ask your child to describe what it felt / looked / smelt/ sounded like on their space walk on the moon. Was it dusty / cold / windy / still / scary / exciting / colourful / bright / dark? Now ask your child to write their sentences about the space walk down. They might use this sheet or they might choose to design their own page. Remember to use phonic knowledge in your sentences and try to challenge yourself to including capital letters, full stops and finger spaces.  

Maths 

Make a large number line for your child to use. This could be drawn in chalk on the floor outside, hoops with numbers in, post it notes with numbers on stuck to the carpet, etc. The numbers should go from 0-20 and should be spread out in order as stepping stones. Ask your child to start the game by standing on their age. Then give them instructions to move around on the number line (can you stand on the number one more than that? Can you stand on the number that is one more than 12? Which number are you on? Can you stand on the number that is one less than 15? Which number are you on?) 

If you do not have the space or resources to play the game in this way, your child could use their number cards from yesterday and a small world person/dinosaur/farm animal etc. tdo the jumping for them.  

Wednesday 

Phonics 

Start by running through the Phase 3 graphemes taught over the last few weeks. Ask your child to copy the sound that you make when your show them the letters. This could be through the flashcards games from phonics play or phonics bloom, or using a phase 3 sound mat. If you know that there are particular sounds your child still struggles to recognise, please focus on those ones first.  

Now show your child the tricky words somecomeand, said. Ask your child to try to write these tricky words on some paper. Ensure they are spelt correctly. Then use an activity such as “Look, cover, write, check”, “rainbow writing”, “messy writing” or making the words with magnetic letters, to practise spelling the words. Repeat the activity as often as you can through the day to ensure your child begins to know how to write the words and can recognise them.  

Give your child an opportunity to play one of the tricky words practise games from phonics play or phonics bloom to see if they can now recognise these new tricky words from flashcards.  

Literacy 

Look back on your child’s space diary so far and read their writing together. Now show your child a few pictures of a different planet (this can be any planet in the solar system. You could let them choose their favourite and do a google search for images). Now ask your child to think about how it looks, smells and feels on this planet. Is it hot or cold? Is there any wind? Is the planet colourful / dusty / dark? You could give your child this page to structure their writing or you could let them design how they would like their page to look. Encourage your child to write in simple sentences and use their phonic knowledge to describe the planet they have landed on. If your child is a confident writer, you could challenge them to use and, but or because in their sentences. 

Maths 

If your child is secure with finding one more and one less than a given number we will move them on to addition and subtraction using a number line for the rest of the week. If your child is still struggling to find one more or less than a number then please continue to practise that skill using the number line games from earlier in the week.  

Give your child their number cards from 0-10 and ask them to put them into order. Now give your child a play character (farm animal / person / Lego man). Write down the calculation 6+2= and show it to your child. Explain that they will start the person on the number 6 and then because it is adding on, the person will jump two spaces up the number line. Ask them to do that with their person and then tell you the answer. Watch out: your child may make the person jump on the number 6 as their first jump and so get the answer 7. It is important to show them that the person has to jump off the number they are starting on for their first jump! Continue to solve addition calculations within 10 in this manner. If your child is confident, they could try to write the calculations down or move on to calculating within 20.  

 

Thursday 

Phonics 

Start by running through the Phase 3 graphemes taught over the last few weeks. Ask your child to copy the sound that you make when your show them the letters. This could be through the flashcards games from phonics play or phonics bloom, or using a phase 3 sound mat. If you know that there are particular sounds your child still struggles to recognise, please focus on those ones first.  

Now write the following words for your child to read. Ask them to read them out loud and then try to draw a picture to go with the word. They can then label their pictures with the words, sounding them out for themselves. Flop, flag, trunk, skunk, blob, trip, vest, nest, grin, string. 

Literacy 

Remember the diary entries you have written so far this week. Today I would like you to choose another planet, search for information on that planet either in books or online, and complete a diary entry page on your visit to this new planet. Remember to use “Wow Words”, finger spaces, full stops and capital letters in your writing. You can use the template provided or you could choose to design your own page. You could challenge yourself to use and, but or because in your sentence too.  

Maths 

If your child is secure with finding one more and one less than a given number we will move them on to addition and subtraction using a number line for the rest of the week. If your child is still struggling to find one more or less than a number then please continue to practise that skill using the number line games from earlier in the week.  

Give your child their number cards from 0-10 and ask them to put them into order. Now give your child a play character (farm animal / person / Lego man). Write down the calculation 6-2= and show it to your child. Explain that they will start the person on the number 6 and then because it is subtracting, the person will jump two spaces down the number line. Ask them to do that with their person and then tell you the answer. Watch out: your child may make the person jump on the number 6 as their first jump and so get the answer 5. It is important to show them that the person has to jump off the number they are starting on for their first jump! Continue to solve subtraction calculations within 10 in this manner. If your child is confident, they could try to write the calculations down or move on to calculating within 20. 

 

Friday 

Phonics 

Start by running through the Phase 3 graphemes taught over the last few weeks. Ask your child to copy the sound that you make when your show them the letters. This could be through the flashcards games from phonics play or phonics bloom, or using a phase 3 sound mat. If you know that there are particular sounds your child still struggles to recognise, please focus on those ones first.  

Ask your child to write the following sentences down as you read them out to them.  

The bit of string is long. 

Can I get some sweets? 

I went on a coach trip. 

He went on a train trip to Spain.  

Literacy 

Remember the diary entries you have written so far this week. Today I would like you to choose another planet, search for information on that planet either in books or online, and complete a diary entry page on your visit to this new planet. Remember to use “Wow Words”, finger spaces, full stops and capital letters in your writing. You can use the templateprovided or you could choose to design your own page. You could challenge yourself to use and, but or because in your sentence too.  

Maths 

If your child is secure with finding one more and one less than a given number we will move them on to addition and subtraction using a number line for the rest of the week. If your child is still struggling to find one more or less than a number then please continue to practise that skill using the number line games from earlier in the week.  

Give your child their number cards from 0-10 and ask them to put them into order. Now give your child a play character (farm animal / person / Lego man). Write down the calculation 7+2= and show it to your child. Explain that they will start the person on the number 7 and then because it is adding on, the person will jump two spaces up the number line. Ask them to do that with their person and then tell you the answer. Watch out: your child may make the person jump on the number 7 as their first jump and so get the answer 8. It is important to show them that the person has to jump off the number they are starting on for their first jump! Continue to solve calculations within 10 in this manner. If your child is confident, they could try to write the calculations down or move on to calculating within 20. Today try to mix up the calculations so they are sometimes addition and sometimes subtraction. This will give you an idea of how confident your child is at recognising the subtraction and addition calculation symbols.  

This week we will focus on counting and labelling groups of objects up to (and beyond) 20 in maths. We will be considering how to write the teen numbers and remembering how to use place value to put them in order.  

In literacy we will be continuing our work on rhyming words in the context of Alien’s Love Underpants.  

In phonics we will complete our revision of Phase 3 with sentence reading and writing. 


Friday 

Phonics 

Run though all of the phase 3 graphemes with your child. This could be through the use of a flashcards game from phonics play or phonics bloom, or you could point to the graphemes on a phase 3 sound mat. Make a note of any your child doesn’t recognise and focus on these as often as you can. They could be put up on post it notes around your house for them to say whenever they pass them for example. If you tell your child what they say and ask them to repeat them back, this will help them to learn the sounds more quickly.  

Show your child these pictures and ask them to write a sentence to go with them using their phase 3 sound mat to help them.  

Dad cooks chicken and burgers on the coals. 

Lee and Cara get wet in the rain. 

Digging in the soil with a fork. 

Sitting in a rocking chair at night. 

I can hear an owl swooping. 

Literacy 

Now your child is familiar with the story of aliens love underpants, we will be making up names for some of the aliens from the book. It is a commonly known fact that all alien names rhyme! On this sheet the children have been given the alien first names but not their surnames. They have to rhyme eg. Floggaltine Moggaltine, or Esprill Kesprill. Encourage your child to have fun with this activity making up silly names for all of the aliens on the sheet. There have been some at the end left blank for your imagination to run wild.  

Maths  

Ask your child to find the answer to the following calculations and then draw an alien with that many eyes / arms / legs / antennae etc.  

Draw an alien with 8-7= bodies 

It should have 4-2= heads 

Give your alien 14-6= ears 

It should have a total of 3+4= eyes 

Give your alien 2+1= mouths 

Your alien should have 4+3= noses 

It should have 2+7= legs 

Finally, give your alien 12-3= arms 

 If your child is confident calculating and are beginning to recognise and remember some number facts (they know without counting that 2+2=4) they might like to challenge themselves with this space addition game:  https://www.coolmath4kids.com/math-games/alien-addition You will need to alter the range to 1 – 10 and the speed to slow for it to be manageable at first for the children. 


Thursday

Phonics 

Run though all of the phase 3 graphemes with your child. This could be through the use of a flashcards game from phonics play or phonics bloom, or you could point to the graphemes on a phase 3 sound mat. Make a note of any your child doesn’t recognise and focus on these as often as you can. They could be put up on post it notes around your house for them to say whenever they pass them for example. If you tell your child what they say and ask them to repeat them back, this will help them to learn the sounds more quickly.  

Run through this power point with your child and ask them to read the questions before choosing if the answer is yes or no.  

Literacy 

Share and enjoy the story of Aliens love underpants with your child. This could be through reading the book or watching it read from youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADnAGBWlzqE. Explain to your child that this is another rhyming story like the pirate ones we were reading over the past few weeks. Now give your child a pair of paper underpants (there are lovely templates to print from sparklebox https://www.sparklebox.co.uk/previews/7076-7100/sb7086.html) Explain to your child that they are going to pattern their underpants with words that rhyme. So they might choose to pattern their underpants with all of the words they can think of that rhyme with spot (dot, hot, pot, cot etc.) They should write the words all spread out on their pair of pants and then colour their pants in.  

Maths 

Show your child this sheet with aliens on. Ask them to try to answer the questions under the pictures. They could do this verbally or they could write the answers down. Some children may need objects to help them to visualise the quantity and complete the calculations. Some children may be able to use a number line to help them with the calculations. 

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