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6th July 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.

Phonics activities

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 is an extra 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 we would like you to create an acrostic poem! Watch Miss Roberts' video below to help you with your task this week.

An acrostic poem is a poem where the first letter of each line spells out a word, name, or phrase when read vertically. Acrostic poems don't need to rhyme.

For example for the word sand you could do;


Soft and smooth

A golden colour

Never ending

Dry and fine


Take a look at some words you could use below or try making up one of your own to do with the seaside.


Challenge* Use more than one word on each line

Challenge** create your own acrostic poem to do with the seaside and try to write a phrase on each line. For example Soft and smooth under my feet


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.

A video to help you with your task this week


1. 3D shapes - All children have been assigned a range of practical activities, practise sheets and resources on their Bug Club account to consolidate their skills.

2. Number bonds - Below are a range of practical ideas and activity sheets for children to practise finding number bonds to 5 and 10.  Please note, they do not need to do all of the activity sheets.


Ideas for some fun practical Maths activities with a focus on Number bonds of 5 and 10:

  • Have 5/10 cubes or Lego bricks in two different colours.  Make a tower using two colours of cubes/Lego, e.g. 4 red bricks, 6 yellow bricks.  Find all the different ways of making 5/10.  Challenge children to write a number sentence as well, e.g. 4+6=10.
  • Use play dough and split into balls.  Question 'if I have 3 ball of play dough now, how many more do I need to make 5/10?'.  Children can then check by making that many balls and counting how many altogether.
  • Matching cards - find a pair of numbers that make 5 or 10.  You could do this by turning over the cards and then choosing two cards at a time.  If they make 5/10 you keep the cards, if not they go back down.
  • Number bond bingo - split a piece of paper into 4 boxes and choose 4 numbers between 0-10 to write in the box.  Parent to say a random number and if child has the number bond they can cross it off (e.g. you say 3, they can cross off 7).
  • Randomly throughout the day say a number and your child has to say the number that would need to be added to your number to make 5/10.


Please find below a story, some prompt questions and an activity booklet to complete to support your child's transition into Year 1.  They are asked to listen to the story initially, discuss the different questions and then draw a picture and write a simple sentence under the different headings in the booklet.  If you would like to email the booklet to your child's current teacher and then they can pass them onto their new Year 1 teacher.