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Week 6 - 1.6.20


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Suggested Timetable

Phonics  -

Revise - 2 days

sh, ch, th, ng, ai, ee, oo, oa, igh, ar, or, er, ur, ow, oi, ear, air, ure

Recap all the sounds. Use the sound mat and check which sounds they are unsure of. Discuss these, play splat.

Write a range of words using phase 3 sounds. Write sentences using the phase 3 sheet to help find ideas. How many can you fit in one sentence?

A chick and a cow sat on a chair under the moon.


The Cbeebies TV program, Alphablocks Series 3 could also help with this. Or Mr Thorn has small clips for each sound. Phonics play website –phase 3.  


Learn – 3 days

Recap – bl, br, cl, cr, dr, fl, fr, gr, gl, pl, pr, sc, sk, sl, sp, sn, st, tw, tr, thr

New blends to look at – str, shr, scr


Look at each blend and discuss different words they are used for. Have a go at writing some. Look at how the shr uses sh and r – blended together.

Shred, shrimp, shrub, shrink, shrew, stray, strap, strong, screen, scrub, script, screw

Log on to phonics play and look at phase 4 games. Use free logon username: march20 password: home

Practise reading, writing and recognising the blends in words –look at word posters and try reading the words.

Make your own word posters for scr, str, and shr.

scr, str, shr posters


Light House Keepers Lunch

Day 1: Read the story. Stop to predict what will happen at key parts.

Talk about he characters. How could you describe them. Print the images or draw one of the characters and add labels to describe them.

Day 2: Re-read the story. Talk about the order that things happen. Sequence the story pictures.

Day 3: Discuss and recap the story. Think about he items Mrs Girling may have packed in a picnic. What would they like her to pack? Write a list. Talk about how lists can go down the page.

Day 4: Ask them to think about what they would like in a sandwich. How would they make it. Focus on the imperative verbs ‘bossy words’ (get, put, spread, place, move etc) and the order that you need to do each thing. Write down each instruction on a slip of paper and muddle them up. Ask your child to put them in the correct order. They could try and write one, some or all of the slips.

Day 5: Read the instructions. Look for the bossy words. Follow the instructions to make their sandwich. Did they work? Are they in the correct order?


Extra ideas: Make play dough – make a picnic, have a picnic outdoors, write lists for other things, make Lighthouse keepers lunch puppets and retell the story.

Writing sheets


Day 1: Look at the number 10. How many ways can they make 10. (5 + 5. 3 + 7, 2 + 8 etc) give them 10 items to put in Mrs Girlings basket. How many ways can they split them.

Day 2: Recap making 10. (number bonds to 10) try to learn the 6 ways to make 10 off by heart. (1-9, 2-8, 3-7, 4-6, 5-5, 0-10)

Day 3: Make a list of words we use when talking about the time of an event. (before, after, later, earlier, soon, in a while, next) talk about an event, like getting ready for bed, school, making a meal etc.

Day 4: Look at the story, talk about how Mrs Girling tried different things each day. What days do they know? Write them on cards. Ask children to place them in the collect order. (or use Mrs Girlings baskets) Watch days of the week song.

Days 5: Months of the year, How many can they name? What happens in those months? (birthdays, xmas, Halloween etc) try to learn the order that they happen. Watch song about months.


Extra Maths play ideas linked to book: counting picnic items, reading other stories involving days of the time/week, (e.g. hungry caterpillar) Talk about seasons-look at season books. Make a time table for the week, make a date display and change each day.

Expressive Art and Design


Try mixing colours to make different shade. The sea and sky are both blue. Can you make lots of different shades of blue to create something like the pictures below.  Cut out and paint or colour the red and white stripes and add to your background

Personal, Social and Emotional.


What did you like to do on holiday? Look at holiday photos. Theirs and other family members.  Discuss how we do not all enjoy the same things on holiday or the same destinatiosn.

Use the language Destination, Vacation, Tourist, Sightseeing


Ask children to the place the photos in order from most preferable to least preferable.


Compare with a family member and discuss choices. Talk about how they may not be in the same order.


Understanding the World

This week I would like them to talk about the past experiences in their own life. Think about times that they have visited the seaside or a lighthouse. What was it like, what can they remember about he day.

Which bits did they really enjoy or not enjoy? Which experience was their favourite?

Have you got photos or items that could help them to remember.

Create a memory a memory picture. Add pictures of all the items that you really enjoyed.



Physical Development


Gross motor Skills. Athletics skills. This week practise jumping. 

Try: standing long jump and triple jump - measure each jump. How far can you jump. 


Fine motor: using tools safely and accurately. Practice using cutlery and other kitchen tools and utensils. Make items for a picnic such as, Sandwiches -using knives for cutting and spreading, biscuits -using rolling pins for the dough and cutters, carrot sticks - using peelers.


Talk about safety aspects and how to handle each tool correctly.

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