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Thursday 26th March

In General

Continue with daily phonic sound practise.

Continue with daily tricky word practise.


Find time each day to cuddle up and enjoy a book together.

Use these ideas to help explore your books to extend the learning:

 Look at the front cover. What do you think the book is about? What is the title? Who is the author and illustrator? What does the blurb on the back say?. Are there any letters you recognise or words you can read? Can you use your phonic skills to blend sounds together? Can you find any question marks or exclamation marks? Can you work out what will happen next? How do you think the story will end?


Use Your Phonics

Let's have a go at using your phonic skills...

Ask your child to think of something they love to do at home. Can they make up their own super sentence about what they love to do at home? Give them some examples of a simple sentence if they just say one or two words. We have practised this in school. They may remember when I have asked them to tell me about something using a sentence rather than one or two words. Does their sentence make sense? If not, praise their efforts and tell them that they could say it like this...

Ask your child what we need to make a sentence? They should tell you, a capital letter at the beginning, finger spaces between words and a full stop at the end to finish.

Using a pencil, encourage them to have a go at writing their sentence. Encourage them to say the words and try to hear the sounds in the words and write those sounds down. It doesn't matter if they don't spell the words perfectly. If it is phonically plausible e.g. the letters used make the sounds in the words, even if a lot of the spelling is incorrect, that is fantastic at this stage. If your child struggles greatly with most of this task, write the sentence down for them on a strip of paper, cut out each word, including the full stop and get them to put the cut up sentences back together. They can then try to write their sentence under the one they have just put together.


In class we have been learning about measuring.

Can you make your own weighing machine like this?

If you can, you could measure lots of different things from around your home to see which things are heavy and which things are light. Perhaps you could email some pictures to me.

I would love to see what you have managed to do!    Love Mrs. Lakin smiley



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