**►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.

**►Topic**

Today we are learning about the living legend that is David Attenborough.

David Attenborough is a man who was born in Leicestershire, not far from Thythorn Field, and is known all around the world for being an animal lover and an advocate for saving our planet.

Please watch both of the videos that I have attached below and talk to your child about what they have learnt about David Attenborough.

If you have time to day or over the weekend, it would be fantastic if you watch some David Attenborough documentaries and interviews with your child so that they can understand what a fantastic effect David has had on our understanding of Earth.

**►Phonics**

Today we are working on our comprehension skills.

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

**Blue challenge: **go to phonicsplay.co.uk and login with the username **ThythornEYFS **and the password **thythorn.**

**Green and purple challenge: **follow the link attached below to play a silly question game. Click on CVC words (these will have the Phase 2 sounds that we are learnt.) Encourage your child to read the questions and then decide whether they are true (tick) or false (cross)

**►Maths**

Today we are learning about the Number 9.

I have attached a Numberblocks video below as well as Numbertime Number 9.

Please watch these and then complete one of the following activities.

**Blue and green challenge: **construct 4 and 9 as square numbers using blocks or similar. Talk about why they are called square numbers (because they can be represented an amount of objects added together the same amount of times so their blocks can form a square.) Ask your child to see what other ways they can arrange the blocks to make 9.

**Purple challenge: **can your child use toys or blocks to work out what the next square number would be? 4 is two lots of 2, 9 is 3 lots of 3 so can they find 4 lots of 4 or even 5 lots of 5?

**►Art Challenge**

Today we are going to be thinking about using shapes to make pictures.

Watch the video below in which Mati and Dada meet Kandinsky; am artist who was famous for including shapes in his paintings.

It would be fantastic if you could create a piece of artwork inspired by one of Kandinsky's paintings either today or over the weekend.

**► STORY TIME**

**► ASSEMBLY WITH MR SMYTON**

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