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W/B 8th June

 Hi everyone,


We hope you have had a fantastic weekend! Well done for all the wonderful work you did last week. We really enjoyed seeing it all on Tapestry. This week we are looking forward to seeing some of you at school. If you haven't already, please do have a look at the videos and story that we posted on Tapestry last week,  to help your child ahead of coming in this week.


We hope you have a great week.


Here are this week's activities.



If you haven't done so already, you can make an account on the Oxford Owls website which has a selection of free books to read.

If you have read all the above, or want some further reading activities you can try some of the following websites and activities -    They have a new site, but when given the choice please choose the original site.

Phase 2 reading games include - Buried Treasure, Dragon's Den, Picnic on Pluto, Sentences.

Phase 3 reading games include all of the above plus Sentence Substitution.

Phase 4 reading games include all of the above plus Interactive story book.

It allows you to choose words that are matched to your child's ability when you click onto a game.


I have also attached some reading comprehension sheets and a reading board game. Phonics for the week beginning 8th June


Head over to Read Write Inc YouTube channel for daily lessons.

If you are unable to take part in the daily on-line lessons, or want some extra challenges, you could try the following activities.

You will need the letter sounds we sent home in your ‘Home School’ pack. If you need some more letter sounds you will find a new set on the ‘Home Schooling’ section of our website.

If you cannot print them out, you could use paper and pens to make your own letter cards.


Place 10 letter cards face down on the table. Take turns with your grown up to pick a card. As quickly as you can, fetch something in the house that begins with that letter. Your partner can count and see how long it takes you. Then you can count while they have their turn. Who was faster? 

If this is too easy, write out some simple words of things in your house that children can read and then go and find eg cup, lid, pot, bin, mat.

If your child is confident with three letter words you could try some more challenging words eg chair, stairs, laptop, lunchbox, window, door.


You could play the game ‘Boy, Girl, Place, Thing’.  Select a letter card and try and think of a boy’s name that begins with that sound, then a girl’s name, a place and a thing.  For example,






You could even challenge yourself to add some more categories eg animals, food or toys beginning with the target letter.



Play Ping-pong with your grown up, taking it turns to say rhyming words  eg thin, pin, win, shin, din, bin. You can even add some made up words like rin, yin, hin. Can you use your letter card to make some of the words you thought of?


Lay out the letters   i u h t p ll w m ch

Ask your child to find the sounds to make the words   - hit, hut, pit, will, pill, hill, mill, mull, him, hum, chip.

Once complete, you can use the letters to make the words and ask the child to read them.


Play bingo with your letters.  Use a selection of letter sounds that your child finds tricky and a few that they are confident with. Make a grid of 6 squares on paper and choose 6 of the chosen letter sounds to write in each space.  Put the letter cards in a pile and turn one over at a time. Have you got that sound on your card? If you have, cross it off. Who will cross off all their sounds first?




This week’s White Rose Maths is based around the book 'The Snail and the Whale'. If you do not have this story please have a look at the link below. You will need Week 6. You may notice that the date for these activities on the website say June 1st, but these are the activities we will be doing this week. The video tutorials will still be showing on the website but the document of activities is attached below.'melearning/early-years/


More Maths Activities

  • Explain that when we double a number we add the same number twice. You could demonstrate it by showing double 2 on your fingers. Can they do the same thing with their fingers. Have a look at the doubling powerpoint. Can they find the answer for double the amount of each fruit? Encourage your child to use their fingers to find the answer before clicking on the powerpoint to show the answer each time.


  • If you have some dominoes, either use them for this activity or you could print and cut out the attached dominoes. Find the double dominoes and match the correct double answer. Use the number cards to match the correct answer by placing it next to the domino. You could ask your child to find the answer by counting all of the dots or by using their fingers to count them all or count on. 


  • Use all the dominoes from the activity yesterday. Ask your child to sort them in to two piles one pile of doubles and the other pile, not doubles. Do they recognise the doubles? Once they have sorted them, can they remember the answer to any of the doubles by saying ' double__ is ___'.


  • Complete the number shape doubles sheet by cutting out the number shapes and matching them to make doubles. Ask your child to write the answer in the boxes.


  • Have a go at making rows / towers to compare doubles. You could use any small objects that you could find at home for this activity. For example make a row of 3 pennies or a lego tower, then make a row of 6 pennies/ lego tower next to it. Encourage the children to use their fingers to find the answer to the double.





Talk to your child about the hobbies and pastimes you enjoyed as a child. Can they name their own? What do they enjoy doing? You could have a look at the attached pictures to start the discussion.

Can they talk about their favourite hobbies or pastimes and explain why they enjoy it?



Have a go at creating a picture of your favourite pastime, using the drawing activity link below. Remember to click on blank canvas when you get to the activity.



Have a look at the powerpoint and use it as reference to talk about pastimes 100 years ago and today. Can your child recognise and describe some that are similar and some that are different?


Help your child to fold a piece of paper in half and draw a pastime from 100 years ago on one half and one from now on the other half of the paper. If they would like to, they could label the pictures or write a sentence about them.



Many years ago people often played what they called 'parlour games', at home, to entertain themselves. Some of these games we still play today. Have a look at the attached sheet which lists some examples of parlour games with instructions of how to play them. Talk about these games with your child. Perhaps you could have a go at playing one or more of them.



Many years ago, before people had televisions or even radios in their homes, music was a very important part of entertainment and pastimes. Many people had pianos in their homes and used them to play and entertain others. Other instruments were also used to play music.


Have a go at listening very carefully to the instruments in the link below. Can you guess what they are?


I have also included some children's music from many years ago in the link below.

Can you recognise any of the songs?

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