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20th April

Week 1 beginning 20th April 2020


It has been so great to see so many of you using the school blog. It would be great to see all of you using it and showing us the amazing work you are doing! You could show us any baking, creative or writing activities you have been doing! Look out for the teachers' posts as well to see what we are getting up to!




Please practice saying and writing the sounds that you know. Do you remember the action for all the sounds?


Phase 2: s, a, t, p, i, n, m, d, g, o, c, k, ck, e, u, r, h, b, f, ff, l, ll, ss

Phase 3: j, v, w, x, y, z, zz, qu, ch, sh, th, ng, ai, ee, igh, oo, ar, or, ur, ow, oi, ear, air, ure, er


Practice reading and writing all your tricky words:


I, go, no, the, she, a, me, my, into, he, be, of, was, so, we, all, you, put, said, her, are, they, little, come, like, do, have, some, there


Practice reading and writing these words and sentences:


*Are these words real or nonsense?


cloop       float          dress          train         smeet        dragon           spoil


Can you start the car?


The scarf was black and red.


Do you stop at a green light?


The red truck got stuck in the oak tree. 


How did the cow jump over the moon? 




Read a book! A new one, a borrowed one, an old favourite, just read! Then discuss the book together (see some good questions below). If you’re not sure what a word says, sound it out or use the pictures to help you.


If you would like to share some read aloud stories, you can find some in our Read Aloud Stories folder. 


Reading Prompts


BEFORE READING - What can you see on the front cover? Who is the author? Who is the illustrator? Can you find the title? What does it say? What do you think is going to happen in this story?


DURING READING - What do you think will happen next? Do you know what that word/sentence says? What does that word mean? What is happening in the picture?


AFTER READING - Did you guess the ending correctly? Was that what you thought would happen? Who was your favourite character? Why? Can you tell me the story in your own words? What was your favourite part? Were there any parts you didn’t like? Why?


Share your favourite book or write a review and show everyone on the school blog.




Weekly focus: Dear Zoo


Have you been to the zoo? What animals would you find there? 


Share the story of ‘Dear Zoo’ together.


Dear Zoo

What is your favourite animal from the story? Can you describe the animals to your family? 


Extra challenge: Can you write a letter to London Zoo? How would you start your letter? Who is it from? What animal would you like to be sent from the zoo? Can you use adjectives to describe your animal?


Show us your work on the school blog.



Weekly focus: Making patterns


Warm up- Share the number bonds to 10 rhyme with your family 

10 and 0- superhero

9 and 1-let’s have some fun

8 and 2- chicken poo!

7 and 3- pat your knee

6 and 4- shut the door

5 and 5- bees in the hive

4 and 6- pick up sticks

3 and 7- looks like heaven

2 and 8- shut the gate

1 and 9- feeling fine

0 and 10- big fat hen 

Number bonds to 10


Just follow these five easy steps…


  1. Visit the White Rose Website here
  2. Click on the set of lessons for your child’s year group.
  3. Watch the video (either on your own or with your child).
  4. Find a calm space where your child can work for about 20-30 minutes.
  5. Use the video guidance to support your child as they work through a lesson.


There are four lessons each week

They all look like this.

There is a video with a teacher giving you instructions and then an activity to download. You can download all the activities for this week below.

Can you create a pattern using your hands? Can you tap your knees and clap your hands? Knees and clap, knees and clap, knees and clap! Can you punch the air left and right, left and right! Can you create a pattern with three actions? Touch your head, clap and then pat your knees. 


Challenge: Can you create patterns with objects in your home? Eg. spoon, fork, spoon, fork. 


Share your patterns on the school blog.




Practice the song Jack and Jill below from our music sessions. Do you remember the actions?

Jack and Jill

Jack and Jill went up the hill

To fetch a pail of water

Jack fell down, weeeeee

And broke his crown

And Jill came tumbling after 



Children need regular breaks and exercise. If you have a safe outdoor space please ensure you get some fresh air and exercise. If you do not have an outdoor space try one of these videos below.

Five Little Monkeys

Freeze Dance

Alternatively create a GoNoodle account to choose your own champion to power up by doing some different forms of exercise.

*GoNoodle is free to sign up


If you would like any other ideas of websites or activities to do with your child, please look at the ideas folders on the main home learning page.