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Thursday 14th January

Good Morning, it's Thursssssdayyyyyy


Let's wake ourselves up with a dance...

(click on the picture below)


Now our body is warm, let's warm up our brains. 





Today we are going to learn a new sound. 


(click on the picture to listen to the Jolly Phonics song)


If you didn't manage to get onto the zoom lesson today, click on this link and it will introduce the sound 'w' just like we did in our zoom lesson. 



Today we would like to see if you can hear the 'w' at the beginning of a word, the initial sound. Look at the pictures below, can you sort them into words that begin with 'w' and words that don't begin with 'w'. 

You can either, orally sort them by just telling your grown up, or you can make a table like the one below and draw pictures.

If you have a printer we have also attached the pictures if you want to cut them out and sort them




Yesterday we looked at the 'Part Whole' model. It looked like this ....


Today we are going to see if you can find the whole when the two parts are show. 


You can either do this practically like we did in our zoom lesson by copying the models below and using lego bricks/pasta for example. Or can copy the models and draw the whole amount.  

It would be great to see you writing the  number under each amount to practise your number formations. 


Here is an example to help.....

Your turn to have a go........



In our topic work we have been learning about 'People who help us'.

We have thought about adults in school and firefighters.

Today we are going to think about Police Officers. 

We are very lucky because Mrs Moore's husband, Mr Moore is a Police Officer and he wants to help us learn about his job.

We would like you to think of some questions to ask Mr Moore about being a Police Officer.

You can write this down and your adult can email them to us.

Mr Moore will then answer your questions and we will feedback to you. 


Remember our Learning through play focus runs throughout the week. I hope you managed to set your rules and boundaries on Monday, are you sticking to them???

We hope so, we hope you are listening carefully to your adults and following their instructions.


When we are in school we spend much of our time in 'COOL time' (continuing on our learning) this is the time where we learn through play.

We would like you to give your child the opportunity of playing when they are at home but we are going to be putting a focus on each week so when they are playing you can extend their play by incorporating these focusses. 

This weeks focus comes from the area of our curriculum -  'Managing feelings and behaviour' 

The focus is - 'Aware of the boundaries set, and of behavioural expectations'.

This means the children knows the rules, understands why we have them and can follow them.

We thought this would be a good one for the first week. You can sit with your child  and decide together the rules and boundaries that need to be followed while you are home schooling. It is a good idea to write these rules down and for you and your child to sign them showing that everyone understands the rules. Display them so everyone knows the rules you are following and then hopefully the children will follow the rules because they know them and they have made them. 

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