**►Reading **

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 going to be working on our comprehension skills.

Watch the lesson video below and then complete one of the following activities.

**Blue challenge: **go to phonicsplay.co.uk and log in using the username ThythornEYFS and password thythorn. Go to the Pick a Picture game and encourage your child to read the words and select the correct picture.

**Green challenge: **either print of the sheet below and ask your child to edit the picture to make it reflect the caption or go to ictgames.com, click on English Games and play the Tell and T-Rex game with CVC words. Ask your child to read the questions and say if they are true or false.

**Purple challenge: **complete the green challenge and then ask your child to write some sentences for you to read and then draw a picture in response. They will then tell you how accurate your reading is. It may be helpful to make some mistakes so that your child can correct you.

**►Maths**

Today we are learning about adding one.

Watch the Numberblocks Video below and talk about what we have learnt from the video.

Complete one of the following activities.

**Blue challenge: **use blocks or toys to find one more than a given number up to 10. Show your child that they can do this by counting out that number and then adding one more and either counting them all again or counting on.

**Green challenge: **use the number line which I have attached below to find one more than a number up to 20. I suggest that you ask your child to point to the given number first and then move on to one more with a finger from their other hand, keeping their first finger in place. This will help as a strategy in the future when adding more than one.

**Purple challenge: **use the number line which I have attached below to find one or two more than a number to 20. I suggest that you ask your child to point to the given number first and then move on one/two more with a finger from their other hand, keeping their first finger in place. This will help as a strategy in the future when adding more than one.

**►Topic**

Today we are going to start our work on one of my favourite books; The Gruffalo!

Watch the story video below and then talk to your child about all of the adjectives used to describe The Gruffalo.

Ask your child to either draw or colour in the Gruffalo (using the sheet attached below if you like) by following your description. We are trying to see how well the children follow instructions so reinforce that he needs to be accurate and not coloured how they want; they need to follow your instructions.

I have attached a picture of him below to help adults with their instructions.

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