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Week commencing 30th March



Watch video of Mrs Mann recapping phase 5 flashcards and Polysyllabic words.  


Sorry it is split over 4 parts. The videos are here: 


You will need a whiteboard and pen or paper and pencil is fine to try and write the words.



Watch video of Mrs Mann modelling. (Fir class page)


You will need paper and pencils. Adults encourage spaces between words and check that the letters are similar height except for ladder letters. (This is explained in the video) 


Remember if you find print easy try to write in cursive (joined up).  



Linked to our phonics session this week 

Listen to the story Tanka Tanks Skunk. 

If you have something to bang like a drum or a saucepan then fantastic if not don’t worry use your hands. 

Find objects around the house and see if you can find how many beats/Syllables there are in different words. We would love to see you complete this task on tapestry.



Last week we looked at position and direction. We will continue with this and introduce half and quarter turns.  Grownups can help demonstrate the turns by moving your body to show the children.  Watch this video to help explain it: 


This SuperMovers video is a really fun way to introduce it! 


Activity 1 

Practise doing these turns with your body: 

Quarter turn left 

Quarter turn right 

Half turn left 

Half turn right  


Activity 2 

Grownups set up a simple maze to direct the children through.  Use quarter and half turns, left and right.  They may need to start and finish in the same place to use a half turn.   

Week commencing 23rd March

English 1 

Watch the video from Bob followed by the video of Mrs Mann opening the package from Bob the man on the moon. 


Discuss with your child their thoughts about the package? Why do you think these items are here? Whose package could this be? What characters could be in the story? What do you think the story might be about? Why do you think this?  


Such as: 

I think he/she likes space because the there is a map of the stars.  


Challenge - Try to use the word because to tell us why you think that. 


Maths 1 

Use video to introduce forwards, backwards, next to etc. 


The children need to practice using the language which describes position.  Please watch the videos above to introduce it.  The children can use the sentence stems below to tell you the position of objects in your home.  


Sentence stems:


The _______ is under the _________.

The  _______ is above the __________.

The  ________ is in between the _________ and the _______.

The __________ is next to the ___________.

The ________ is on top of _________.

The _________ is below the ___________. 

The ______is to the left of the _________.

The ___________ is to the right of the ___________.


For example the tin of beans is under the chair. Or the car is in between the teddy and the book. 

This is a great chance to get Lego or building blocks out and complete this task with different colours or get creative and use any household object! 


Maths 2 

Remind them of the language from the last task.  (above, below, in between left, right) . 

Introduce the children to left and right.  Show children using your arms and then turn your body to show the direction. 

Can you describe the picture above to your child and they can then arrange the coins following your instructions.   You could make it more exciting by using a blindfolding but please make sure that it is safe to do so. Try to take it in turns and allow them to give the directions too.



Maths 3

Remind the children of the language previously learnt.


Using coins to link to our maths focus of Money.


Can your child use coins to make different arrangements you ask, such as

Can you put the 1p to the right of the 5p.


Also challenge them to make an arrangement and to tell you the position of the different coins. 

E.g the 50p is above the 2p. 


If you would like a further challenge try to write sentences describing the position of different coins.  E.g. The 50p is above the 2p. 


English 2


Watch the Video of Mrs Mann reading the story of ‘The way back home’. (Parts 1 and part 2)


Then talk about the Characters.  

Who is the main character? 

Do we know him from any other stories? 

What is he like? Is he the same or different to Bob?  


Children to draw a picture of the boy and write sentences involving adjectives to describe him. 

Such as: 

 I think the boy is forgetful because he forgot about the Martian.  



Children to work on their number bonds to 20.

You can go this practically and as a number sentence. 


19 +1 = 20

Don't forget to challenge them further by using the inverse such as: 20 = 1 + 19 


Remember = doesn't mean 'the answer is', it means one side is equal to the other. 

Can you see the pattern? Is the pattern similar to the bonds to 10? Explain your answer to an adult.


Number bonds to twenty song:





Can you write a letter to Miss Nash? She would love to hear what you have been up to!  Remember the structure of a letter:


Dear .........








Remember capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. Try to use connectives to make your sentences more interesting. (and/but)


Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.' Joshua 1:9