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Please continue to access your Bug Club books using your personal log in and password. Remember to click on the Bug Icon to answer each question so that we know the book has been completed.


You can also register for free to access some e books at Oxford Owl.

Remember you can also read books you have at home or try comics, magazines, instructions, recipes - anything that you are interested in!


Words to Learn

Each year group has been learning to recognise important words that are very useful when reading. Here are the words so that you can practice at home.


Sing along to help learn these Tricky Words

You can print off useful word cards here:


Year One

You can access and print the year one Common Exception Words here

Year Two

You can access and print year two Common Exception Words here


Year Three

You can access year three and four Common Exception Words here



This week there are two new sounds to learn. They are both digraphs - that means there are 2 letters making one sound.The first sound is qu, as in quick, quack, quit, quiz. The second sound is ch as in chop, chin, chick, lunch. Practise blending to read and segmenting to spell words with each sound.

Here are the actions for each sound and a video link for you to watch Geraldine the Giraffe learning all about these digraphs.



Year One

This week you will be learning about a new way to write the /ai/ sound. You already know about the ai digraph (as in rain) and the ay digraph (as in day). This week's new grapheme for /ai/ is a-e. This is called a split digraph because there is a letter between the 'a' and the 'e'. This split digraph is in words like lane, came, game, made, shape, name. Practise blending to read and segmenting to spell words with this split digraph. Below is an activity sheet you can use to help and a link to a learning video.

Remember the action will be the same for all of the /ai/ graphemes!


Our topic for the Summer Term will be 'Oh I do like to be beside the Seaside!'This week our writing will be about learning skills to help us write a description of a setting. Look at the picture below.



Write a list of all the colours you can see. Then write a list of all the actions you can see in the picture. E.g. reading


Year One

Write some noun phrases to describe the picture. Remember a noun phrase is a describing word that describes an object or character followed by the name for the object or character.

E.g. green t.shirt, friendly dog, soft sand

Can you use your noun phrases in sentences?

E.g. The friendly dog is running on the beach.


Year Two and Three

Do the same activity as year one but try to include some noun phrases with two describing words. E.g. hot yellow sun. Then use your noun phrases in sentences. Try to including some joining words to help you write some longer sentences E.g. and, but, because, if, when, so.


E.g. The girl is wearing a cool green t.shirt because it is hot.


Remember to log on to Spelling Shed to practise your own personal spellings. 

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