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Parents/Carers are invited to meet with Estyn on Monday 4th July 3:45pm in the school hall.
Telephone 02920 733694

29th June 2020


Please continue to practise Phase 2 and Phase 3 sounds. Continue to work on learning these sounds by sight and writing them correctly.  You could challenge your child to write these sounds in words and then in sentences should you feel they need extending.


If you feel your child is now secure with both Phase 2 and Phase 3 sounds, they can now move onto Phase 4. In Phase 4 children are not taught any new phonemes (the sounds) or graphemes (the way it is written). Instead, they are taught to further manipulate the phonemes and graphemes they have already learnt. Many of the words children explored in Phase 2 and 3 were monosyllabic (words of one syllable). Below you will find some activities for all phases that your child can complete.

High Frequency Words

Please continue to practise the high frequency words that the children have already begun to learn. Your child should continue to learn these set by set. Once your child has learnt a set, challenge them to write the word on a piece of paper, focusing on correct spelling. Extend the activity by encouraging them to write the word in a simple sentence.  Please find these under the 'High Frequency Word' section on the Homework page.  Below you will find an activity to practise reading high frequency words.


All children have been assigned books on their Bug Club account according to their appropriate level.

Creative Writing Task

This week's creative task is based on the story 'The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch'. Watch the story first (link below) and check out Miss Roberts' video to help you with the task. In the story, the seagulls keep trying to get to Mr Grinling's lunch so we thought it would be a great idea if we created our own gruesome sandwich that the seagulls would hate. Can you make a list of gruesome ingredients to put into your sandwich?


Challenge* Use an adjective to describe each ingredient

Challenge** Write sentences including adjectives to describe what you would put in your sandwich


Children are asked to email a picture of their written work or a word document of their writing to the teachers via the Hwb emails on the 'Homework' page, where teachers will then provide appropriate feedback.  They can also send any other pictures of learning they have been completing.

The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch

By Ronda and David Armitage Published by Scholastic


1. Counting in 2s, 5s and 10s - All children have been assigned a range of practical activities, practise sheets and resources on their Bug Club account to consolidate their skills.

2. Adding and Subtracting - Please can children watch the teacher video below to recap how to add, subtract and create number sentences.  Then there are some ideas of a range of fun practical activities they can do and activity sheets to reinforce the skill.  Please note, they do not need to do all of the activity sheets.


Ideas for some fun practical Maths activities with a focus on Adding and Subtracting:


  • Build two towers with bricks and count how many altogether.
  • Split toys into groups, e.g. cars and dolls, and find out how many you have altogether.
  • Roll a dice twice and add the two numbers together.
  • Adding pairs - have an addition number sentence on one card and the answer on another card - children are to then solve the number sentences and find the matching cards.
  • When cooking split groups of ingredients, e.g. 5 mushrooms and 2 peppers, and find out how many altogether.
  • Play dominoes so that children practise quickly recognising numbers represented as dots.  Then find the total of the 2 numbers that touch each time by counting all of the spots.
  • Play a game of skittles - number the pins, roll a ball and add up the numbers on the pins you have knocked down.  Who has the highest score?  Who has the lowest score?



  • Build a tower with bricks and take some away, count how many you have got left.
  • Park your toy cars.  Drive some away and find out how many are left.
  • Roll a dice twice and take away the smallest number from the biggest number.
  • Taking away pairs - have a subtraction number sentence on one card and the answer on another card - children are to then solve the number sentences and find the matching cards.
  • Play a game of skittles - how many pins are there to begin with? Roll a ball and count how many pins you have knocked down.  How many have you got left?