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Week Beginning: 8th June 2020

This week our story focus is: Wonderful Woodlands


Our focus this week is ‘Wonderful Woodlands’. We have so many stories that explore the woods. My favourites are ‘Stick Man’ and ‘The Gruffalo’. If you have the stories at home, read them together. Here are the links to online versions The Gruffalo Stick Man



New sounds being taught daily on the Read, Write Inc youtube channel. Please continue to practise these sounds daily.


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



We would now be expecting all children to be having a go at writing independently. Allow your child to use their sounds and spell words phonetically!


Practise saying, writing and using set 1 sounds daily: m, a, s, d, t, i, n, p, g, o, c, k, u, b, f, e, l, h, sh, ck, r, j, v, y, w, th, z, ch, qu, x, ng, nk


Review and familiarise set 2 sounds: ay, ee, igh, ow, oo (long sound- zoo) oo (short sound- book) ar, or, air, ir, ou, oy


Phonics: Can you practise writing 10 sounds in your red phonics book. Remember to start your sounds in the correct place. Check our formation sheets for help!

Can you read some of Fred’s words? (read them on screen or print if you wish)

Fred’s words are getting longer now, be careful to say all of the sounds and then read the word.

brat, drop, clip, frog, grin, pram, slip, trap, test, jump

Ask an adult to say each word. Sound it out using your ‘Fred Fingers’ and then have a go at writing the word without any help in your red Phonics book.

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

I love to see videos of you saying your sounds.

Maths: Today we will be exploring lengths of objects. Let’s get measuring!

What can you use to measure? Choose a measuring tool- make sure it is not too big- I have given you some options which I hope you can find around your house. Have you got a ruler, Lego, cubes or pasta?


First of all, let’s see how big your feet are… Can you draw around your foot? - or ask an adult to do it for you. Now let’s use our measuring tools to see how long it is. Can you guess how big you think it is! Can you place objects carefully from the heel of your foot outline all the way to your biggest toe! Now count to see how many? Was your guess close?


Now can you find something that you think is shorter than the length of your foot? Have a go at measuring it- you can draw around it or just write what object you have measured. Can you find something that is longer than the length of your foot? Write down your measurements so that you can compare them at the end! See my example below!


Challenge: Living in the woods would be quite fun, with so many places to explore. Look at my pictures below to explore the habitats of woodland animals.

The Gruffalo visits lots of habitats in our story this week. Can you go on a walk and see if you can find any habitats similar to the ones in our story? Take photos on your walk to show me!

Can you draw a picture of your favourite animal from the story ‘The Gruffalo’ and write about its habitat?


I like the fox. He lives underground. I think it is very dark and gloomy in a fox’s home.


Phonics- Practise reading set 1 and set 2 sounds.

We need to make sure we are writing our sounds correctly- starting at the top and moving around the sound with the correct formation.

Have a go at writing 10 sounds in your red book- are there any sounds you find difficult or you have forgotten the correct formation? Let’s keep practising to become Handwriting Heroes!

Challenge: Watch a spelling lesson on the Read Write Inc YouTube channel. Choose a sound you are less confident with. Can you follow the instructions to; count the sounds in a word, say the sounds- pinching a finger for each sound, then write it down! How many words can you spell correctly?


Maths: Yesterday we explored measuring lengths. Can you remember how long your foot was?

Today I would like you to go on a hunt around your house. Can you find 5 objects of different lengths? Ok now we need to measure them. Using your measuring tool- a ruler, pasta, Lego, cubes, can you measure how long the objects are? Write a list of objects in your big yellow book and write the length next to it. Once you have measured 5, can you talk about which is the longest and shortest length. Did you find any objects that were the same length?


Challenge: Re-read the Stick Man story or listen to it online here:


Stick Man is the happiest Stick when he is in his family tree with his Stick Family. Can you make your own family tree? I have attached a tree template below. You can decorate the tree first and then on a separate piece of paper draw the members of your family. Cut these out and stick them on your tree. I can’t wait to see your Family Trees. Alternatively, you can just draw your own family tree straight into your big yellow book

Picture 1


Phonics: Practise reading our ‘special friend’ sounds. Do you know them all? Can you send me a video of your saying your sounds?

Have a go at reading my sentences today. How many words can you read by sight? Can you read the words using our ‘Fred in your head’- say the sounds in your head then say the word aloud!

Challenge: Hold a sentence challenge- remember you should be able to write this with little or no support. The only help you may need is your adult to repeat saying the sentence to remind you what to write.


Maths: Today we are going to explore Odd and Even numbers. The Numberblocks are here to help us:


Can you explore odd and even numbers? To find out if a number is even you must be able to share the amount equally between two groups. If you have one left over after sharing the amount fairly the number is odd. Using a pack of number cards can you sort them into two piles, an odd pile and an even pile.

Here is what you need to do!


Choose a number- count out that amount of small objects- (lego, pasta, cubes) now share the amount into two small piles.

Can you share it without any left over? That is an even number.

Once you have shared the amount equally do you have any left over? That is an odd number.

Can you say all of your odd numbers? Can you say all of your even numbers?


Challenge: Let’s explore the outside. You will need a piece of paper and some crayons. How many different textures can you find outside? Can you make rubbings of the things you find?

How many different shaped leaves can you find? Can you explore the textures of different trees?

Picture 1


Phonics: Explore a set 2 spelling lesson on YouTube  

Challenge: Can you write a sentence using a word you learnt to spell today?


Maths: Let’s recap our odd and even numbers. What happens when we try to share an odd number of objects?

Collect the amount of objects below and see if you can share them equally into two groups.


3, 5, 8, 9, 11, 14, 16

Can you say what numbers are odd and what numbers are even?


Challenge: Woodland animal fact finding. Can you choose a woodland animal and find out 3 facts about it? You can use the headings; have, eat, can. See example below!


Phonics: Explore a game on phonics play

Have a go at typing in the correct spelling for the words to fix the rocket.

User name: march20

Password: home


Maths: Today we are going to practise our number formation. I have learnt a trick and would like to share it with you.

We are going to learn to write our numbers using our hands.


After watching the video have a go at writing your numbers in your big yellow book


Challenge: Enjoy a treat and watch Stick Man

During the story, Stick Man is sad because he gets lost and cannot find his family tree. He is so relieved when he finally gets to go home and see his family.


We are in a very strange time where we cannot do all of the things we love the most. What is your favourite thing to do and what would you like to do first when we are allowed to go out and explore?


Draw a picture in your big yellow book and write a short sentence.