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Week 7 - 8.6.20


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Revise - 2 days

Revise all of phase 3


Recap the sounds and the actions.  How quickly can they recall each one. Try to increase speed each time - play speed trial on phonics play. Try to improve score. 

Play any phonics play phase 3 games.  

Look at the phase 3 word sheet below and write the words.


Learn - 3 days

This week I would like the children to look at the tricky words in Phase 4.

Look at the mat and cards below. 

Look at each word - talk about what makes it tricky. (It is not phonetically decodable and can not be sounded out in the usual way.) How can we learn it?

Go through flash cards, play splat, phonics play - tricky word trucks

Wed - so, do, out, like, said, one  - colour the balloons sheet.

Thursday - have, were, little, come, what, have, out - Complete the Frog sheet.

Friday - what, some, when, there - Phase 4 word search.

Reading and Writing 

Monday - Look at the sea life fact cards or in your own information books about sea animals. Talk with Your grown up about the information and what the book looks like. It may have a heading at the top of each page, diagrams with labels, photographs, a fact box...)

Tuesday - Have another look in your books. Choose your favourite sea-life animal. Learn some facts and ask an adult to scribe them to help you remember them all later in the week. 

Wednesday -Look at the page layout of an information book again. Design your heading. Heading should be at the top and really clear so the reader knows what the page is about. Draw a picture of your sea creature and label any interesting things. (webbed feet, pointed nose, round shell, front flippers etc)

Thursday - Ask your grown up to read back you facts. Choose your favourite ones and write clearly under your diagram. Remember to use your phonics to help spell and add a capital letter and full stop to each sentence.

Friday - repeat yesterdays session and add some more facts. Read your fact sheet back to check it makes sense. Share your fantastic information page on out blog or tapestry. 



Use everyday language to discuss time.

This week I would like you to look at analogue clocks. Try to discuss the time frwquently thoughout the day.


Monday - what do you already know about the time. Talk about the different parts of a analogue clock and what happens. (minute, hour, second hands, numbers, shape, ticking, moving hands)

Tuesday - Make a clock. Use a paper plate or circle of card. Add the numbers to 12 - looking at the positioning. Use a paper clip/split pin to add on the hands - so they can move)

Wednesday - Look at o'clock. Talk about where the hands are places when the time says o'clock.

practice reading the time for o'clock and setting o'clock times. 

Thursday - Talk about seconds. Can they count in seconds. Find a stop watch - Online or using a watch or if you have a watch let the watch the second hand tick. Complete a range of times challenges. e.g. How many star jumps can you do in a minute,how many times can you write your name in a minute, how many seconds does it take to run around the garden, how many seconds does it take to put on your shoes and socks. etc. 

Friday - comparing timings. Using language like faster, fastest, slower, slowest. 

Complete challenges similar to yesterday. get more family members to join in or repeat multiple times so can compare results. 'my first go was faster/quicker than my second go' 'Mum was slower than me.'

Understanding the World

Look at the page of sea animals or use toy animals if you have them. Talk about how animals can be put into groups that have something that is similar/the same. (by diet, colour, the way they move, number of legs, where they live, babies, No of horns, type of skin (feathers, fur, scales) etc. 

Group the animals using different criteria. Explain to your adult how you have grouped them. 


Physical Development

Gross motor - This week I would like you to practice balancing. How many different ways can you balance. Try to balance on all the different parts of your body. Can you stay statue still for a count of 3 seconds. 


Can you balance on just one body part - 1 foot, bottom, tummy, shoulders

or 2 or more body parts - one hand and one knee etc.  What interesting shapes can you make?


Fine motor/ Expressive Art - sketching sea-life. Look in books or online and find animals that live at the seaside. (e.g. crabs, fish, gulls, starfish, sea snails etc) Look carefully at these animals. Make careful observations and then try to draw them using a pencil. look at the patterns and lines carefully.

Expressive Art 

See fine motor skills - observational drawings.


Think about the objects you may find at the sea-side that you could use to make a piece of art. If you don't have any, you could use any natural things from your garden to create interesting sculptures. (stone stacking, leaf patterns etc)


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