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06/01/21

► Today's Register

Please read with your child for 20 minutes each day. This could be a story book which you read, a phonics book which they read or a mixture of the two.

Oxford Owl have a library of free books which can be read on a phone or tablet.

Follow the link below and sign up yourself. You can then access a variety of books which are age-appropriate. Start on age 3-4 (Oxford Level 1+) and work your way through as your child gets more confident.

►Phonics

Today we are learning about our new sound 'u'. I have attached a video below of our lesson for you all to watch.

Once you have watched the video, ask your child to practise writing the letter 10 times at least to ensure that they understand how to form it and that can write it confidently and clearly. Please do this on a piece of paper or whiteboard with lines drawn on so that they can start the letter on the line.

Blue challenge:  practise writing the sound independently

Green challenge: practice writing the following words (lined paper would be helpful here too)

cut

dug

put

mum

rug

mud

tug

Purple challenge: write these sentences independently

My mum tugs the rug.

The dog dug in the mud.

►Maths

Today we are learning about die patterns.

Look at the picture below and talk about which number is on each side of the die.

How can you tell which side has which amount?

Can you subitise it or count it? (Subitising is where you see an amount of objects and just know how many there are without counting; children can often do this up to 3/4 objects.)

Once you have completed your discussion, go to this website and see how quickly your child can recall the amounts.

https://www.online-stopwatch.com/online-dice/

Try to reinforce that we don't need to count if we can recognise the shape.

Blue challenge:  can you recognise up to 3 on a die without counting?

Green challenge: can you recognise up to 6 on a die without counting?

Purple challenge: play a board game which uses a six-sided die. Can you recall the amount ang count along the spaces quicker than your adult?

►Topic

Today we are sequencing the story of Goldilocks.

I have attached a story link below, should you want to revisit the story first.

Print out the document below and select key moments from the story (there may be too many pictures on the document so pick out the most prominent parts of the story.) Talk to your child about what is happening in each picture. Which characters are in it? How do they feel? What might they say?

Ask your child to place the pictures in order and stick them on paper.

Blue challenge: order and sequence 6 pictures from the story.

Green challenge: order and sequence 8 pictures from the story.

Purple challenge: order and sequence 10 or more pictures from the story (you could do this by asking your child to first order 10 and then show them other pictures and ask where they might fir in before they are all stuck down.)