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Week Beginning: 4th May 2020

Fantastic learning at home this week!

This week our story focus is: Zog- by Julia Donaldson


Our focus sounds are: f, e, l, h


New sounds being taught daily on the Read, Write Inc Youtube channel are as follows:

Mon: airTuesirWedsouThurs: oy: Fri: Set 2 starts again


Don't forget to keep active with Joe Wicks. Free PE lessons daily at 8:55am

Sounds for the Week


Phonics: Find the following sounds in your pack: m, a, s, d, t, i, n, p, g, o, c, k, u, b, f, e, l, h. Keep these separate from the rest of the pack this week. (Unless you want to find them each day as a challenge!)

f, e, l, h are the new focus sounds for this week.

Review all sounds- how quickly can you say the sounds?

Can you practise writing our new sounds in your red phonics book. Use your sound cards to help you. Or challenge yourself to write them without looking. Remember to start your sounds in the correct place!

Let’s make some of ‘Fred’s words’ today. Here is a list of words you can make with your sounds.

Fan fun fat lip log let had hit hen

Ask an adult to say each word. Sound it out using your ‘Fred Fingers’ and then make the word using your sound cards.

Don’t forget to share your learning on ‘Evidence Me’.

I love to see videos of you saying your sounds.


Maths: 'Uses the language of ‘more’ and ‘fewer’ to compare two sets of objects. (EYFS learning outcome)


Let’s explore our numbers to 20. Shuffle a pack of number cards 1-20 turn the first two cards over. Can you compare the numbers saying which is fewer/less and which is more?


Play a game of higher or lower. Place numbers 1-20 in a pile face down.

Turn the first card over and say the number. Can you guess if the next number will be higher of lower?

Turn the next card and if you got it correct place it on top and guess if the next number will be higher or lower.

If you get it wrong put all the cards back into a pile, give them a shuffle and start again!

How many cards can you guess right in a row?


Challenge: This week we are focusing on a story called ‘Zog’

Read the story with an adult and talk about what happens in the story. What are the characters like? Have a go at describing them!

If you don’t have the story here is a link to an online version.


Challenge: Can you draw a picture of Zog in your little yellow book. Can you label his features? What does a dragon have? Does he have fur or scales? Does he have sharp claws or no claws at all?


Phonics- Practise reading the sounds of the week; m, a, s, d, t, i, n, p, g, o, c, k, u, b, f, e, l, h. How fast can you say them?

Today we are going to practise writing our sounds. Choose 10 sounds to practise writing into your red phonics book.  

Let’s have a go at writing ‘Fred’s words’ from Monday. Ask an adult to say a word from Fred’s list. Can you count how many sound you need to write that word. Say the sounds and then write them down.

Can you add some of our ‘special friend’ sounds into your pack- can you write some words for these sounds. See below a list of words with our 'special friends' in. 

Challenge: Can you put some of Fred’s words into a sentence?


Maths: 'Finds the total number of items in two groups by counting all of them. Using quantities and objects, they add two single-digit numbers. (EYFS learning outcome)


First have a go at my game below. Let’s see how well you know your numbers to 20!


Now let’s have a go at adding two numbers together to find the total.

Click the document below for practical ideas for adding two amounts together. 

In each challenge you can extend it further by writing down the matching number sentence in your big yellow book.


Challenge:  Let’s make a story map of the story ‘Zog’. Look at my story map. I have drawn pictures to help me tell the story. Can you make your own story map- you can do this in your big yellow book so you have lots of space! Make sure its colourful!

Zog-  Story Map

Remember what Zog learns in each year and what happens to him as he practises each skill! 

I can’t wait to see your drawings 🐲


Phonics: Practise saying the sounds of the week as fast as you can. Remember if you make a mistake- place the sound back in the pile to try again!

Add our new ‘special friend’ sounds to your pack. ay, ee, igh, ow, oo, oo, air, ir, ou, oy. Can you say all of your sounds including our 'special friends'?

Let’s have a go at reading some simple sentences today. Click the attachment below!

Let’s read a book from the oxford owl website. Please see email for login details. Don’t forget to ask an adult to film you and put it on ‘Evidence Me’.


Maths: 'Finds the total number of items in two groups by counting all of them’ - (EYFS learning outcome)

I found a lovely game to help us with your counting and adding this week! How many stars can you collect by finding the correct answer?


Click here to go to the Maths Game:


Challenge: Zog is a friendly Dragon. He has wings, sharp teeth, a long tail and a horn on his head.

Time for some research!

Can you compare Zog the dragon to another animal? What makes them similar? Can you draw the animal you have chosen and write down how it is similar to Zog. Use the template below or draw straight into your big yellow book.  

Reading simple sentences


Phonics- Using your pack of phonics cards find the following sounds.

m, a, s, d, t, i, n, p, g, o, c, k, u, b, e, f, l, h

How fast can you say the sounds, ask a grown-up to time you- can you beat your time?

Today we are going to practise writing a sentence using the ‘hold a sentence’ activity. 

See below how we teach hold a sentence. 


Maths: 'Finds one more or one less from a group of up to 20 objects. - (EYFS learning outcome)

Numberblocks are here to help us add one:


Let’s have a go at finding one more and one less than a number. Below are some fun challenges for you to have a go at.


Challenge: Let’s get making! Click the link below to show you how to make your very own Dragon!

Or you may like to paint one instead.  

Friday (Bank Holiday - optional learning):

Phonics: Explore the game on phonics play:  


Username: march20

Password: home


Review the sounds we have recently learnt; ay, ee, igh, ow, oo, oo, ar, or, air, ir, ou, oi. Can you say the sounds as they are shown on the video?

Challenge: Get moving with this fun song.

Review Set 2 Sounds