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Look at phase 2 and phase 3 sounds:

s a t p i n m d g o c k ck e u r h b f ff l ll ss

j v w x y z zz qu ch sh th th ng ai ee igh oa oo oo ar or ur ow oi ear air ure er


Now choose whether your child needs more work on individual sounds (Phase 2/3) or whether they are ready to move onto words (Phase 3/4). During the writing sections, if your child is not ready to use cursive handwriting then just focus on standard letter formation and we can work on cursive later. Forming the letters correctly by not taking the pencil off of the paper and using lowercase letters instead of capitals is important.


Phase 2/3

Recap j, v, y, x from previous days. Today look at ‘z’ and ‘zz’. ‘zz’ is a digraph where two letters make one sound!

Read the words zig, zag, zip, fizz, and buzz.

Practise writing ‘z’.

Play Dragons Den on (username: jan21 password: home). Resources>Phase 3>Dragons Den and then choose the option for +z/zz.

Now let your child have a go at independently writing the words zig, zag, zip, fizz, and buzz.


Phase 3/4

Introduce writing the Phase 3 tricky word “are”. Which letters make this word? Ask your child to have a go at writing it.


Using the 5 box phoneme frame (see attached below) ask your child to segment the word crisp and have a go at writing it using the boxes – one letter/sound per box.

Then have a go at the words trend, trust, spend, glint, twist.

*We have laminated versions at school which allow the children to use whiteboard pens on them and be able to rub the words off and write new ones. As you may not have access to a laminator, a poly pocket sheet/plastic wallets work too! You can put it over the top of the phoneme frame and write over it and rub it off again! Also if you don't have access to a printer then you could draw your own 5 box phoneme frame onto paper or whiteboards.*


Finish by asking your child to write the sentence: Sweets are not good for children’s teeth.



Choose one or two of the 5-a-day routines to do today. Login details will be sent on SeeSaw.


Adult directed activity – Jigsaw (Personal, Social and Emotional Development)

Tell your child that Jigsaw Jenie isn’t feeling very happy today; one of her friends said some unkind things to her! They said that her drawing wasn’t very good and that she couldn’t play their game Think about how you would feel if one of your friends said unkind things to you. Can you think of a time where you have said something unkind or when someone has said something unkind to you?

If you have squirty cream or shaving foam or something the comes out of a bottle and can’t go back in, squirt it as you say some of the unkind words. Explain that unkind words are like the cream/foam/etc: once they are out they can never go back in. It is important to think before you speak…

Practise saying kind things that would make your heart and your friends’ hearts happy.


Listen to this story about kindness:

Please note, the link below is to YouTube and Marston Green Infant Academy cannot be held responsible for any unwanted advertisements that may appear.

KINDNESS Is My SUPERPOWER ️ Empathy and Compassion SEL follow along reading book | Fun Stories Play - YouTube


Home reading – Parent to read a story of your choice from home. See if your child can pick out any tricky words or any sounds/words that they recognise. Discuss the book, your favourite/least favourite parts etc.


Lunch – Today you could think about 3 words to describe your child. Can they think of 3 words to describe you? Can they think of 3 words to describe themselves?


Mini Maths

Numicon Number Bonds to 10

Number bonds are pairs of numbers that together equal a number. We are recapping on number bonds to 10 today so they will be the pairs of numbers that together equal 10.

Look at the Numicon Number Bonds to 10 PowerPoint.

Below I have attached 4 different activity sheets that your child can choose from. All are based on number bonds to 10 and some are more challenging than others. With all of them, it is important that your child has a go at writing the number sentences, using the correct mathematical vocabulary of “plus” “add” “equals”.


Physical Activity

Today you could create an obstacle course, either inside or outside! Can you make it so that you have to go under, over, around different things? Can you time yourself to see how long it takes you? Maybe you could beat your time!


Story Time 

Read The Rainbow Princess story using  the map and actions – you could even watch the video of me and Mrs Warren reading it that we sent on SeeSaw at the beginning of term!

Repeat the build a sentence game from yesterday. Introduce the word “and”. This is a conjunction that can join two sentences together! Try to think of two sentences and join them together using the word and. Have a go at writing them down 😊