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# 10/02/21

►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 the 'z/zz' sounds.

Watch the lesson video below and then ask your child to practise both the single letter and the digraphs 10 times each. Ensure that you provide lines on paper that aren't too close together so that your child can form them on the line but that also have space.

Then complete one of the following activities.

Blue challenge: give your child either letter magnets or individual letters on separate pieces of paper for each of the words below in turn. Ask your child to segment the words and then make rearrange the letters to make the word. Once they have done this, they could copy the words onto paper.

zap

zig

zag

buzz

jazz

fuzz

Green challenge: ask your child to sound out the words below and then write the independently.

zap

zig

zag

buzz

jazz

fuzz

Purple challenge: ask your child to use their sight word knowledge and sounding out skills to write the sentences below.

There is fuzz on my dog.

Press the button and it will go zap.

## EYFS Phonics 'z/zz' sound

►Maths

Today we are going to be thinking about subtracting one.

Start by counting backwards a few times from 10-0.

Watch the Numberblocks video below and ask your child to sing along ad predict which number comes next.

Once the video has finished, ask your children to create their own version of the song using their toys/items in your house. Ask them to count out 10 items and place them in a line and then sing the song. Every time they remove an item, reinforce that they can either count the remaining or use their knowledge of counting backwards in order to identify the one less number without counting.

I would love to see some recordings or photos of your child singing their song.

►Topic

Today I would like the children to use the inspiration of The Gruffalo story to create their own monster. I have placed the story video below again, should you want to reacquaint yourself and your child with the story.

First talk to your child about different characteristics that they want to include on their monster and write down what they say. Encourage them to use adjectives to describe the different parts of their monster.

Once they have decided on their description, ask them to draw and colour their monster. You can use the notes that your made to support you child so that they remember their decisions.

Keep your notes and their picture as you will need it for tomorrow's lesson.