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As a warm up activity, access Phonics Play again:, and this time access either the 'Buried Treasure' or 'Picnic on Pluto' games (both have the same focus, just with a different theme!). 

Play as many rounds as your child will engage with. The aim of the game is for your child to read the word (sounding out carefully) and deciding if it is REAL ('treasure' / 'Bob') or NONSENSE ('trash' / 'Obb). Some of the words may be real but unfamiliar to your child, so please explain what these words mean to them to deepen their vocabulary.

Mrs Wilkins/Mrs Dowthwaite's phonics group: Select either phase 2 > 'revise all phase 2', or phase 3 and select a focus sound that you may have noticed your child is less confident with or could do with further practise of. 

Miss Hardaker's group: Select phase 3 > 'revise all phase 3'. If there are any particular sounds you have noticed your child struggling with over the past few days, you could play a round practising this as a focus sound. 

Miss Nadin's group: Select phase 4 > 'revise all phase 4'. If there are any particular sounds you have noticed your child struggling with over the past few days, you could play a round practising this as a focus sound from the phase 3 option.


Task 2: 

A year 1 objective from the National Curriculum, is for children to be able to 'write simple sentences dictated by the teacher that include words using the graphemes and phonemes taught'. 

Therefore, to consolidate this week's learning, please read aloud the given sentences for your child to write down. Encourage them to remember the basic skills of writing: on the line, finger spaces, sounded out carefully and try and remind them to start their sentence with a capital letter. You may read the sentence numerous times, or continually repeat it (as a whole) while they are writing. 


Your child does not need to do all of these! Up to 5 would be great - but whatever they can manage :)


One of the teaching videos produced during last year's lockdown fits well with today's objective. I have therefore uploaded it to support your child and hopefully allow them to work more independently. Please start the video from 1:17 as with being recorded for another class, the first part is not relevant! 


Today’s lesson further adds on and deepens children’s addition skills. - It is a stepping stone for developing their mental addition skills by ‘counting on’.

Please begin today’s learning by watching the teaching video found below this week’s planning on the class page, pausing at the end of the explanation for activity 1.

Under the video you will then find resourced the independent activities for them to complete (with your support if necessary).
There are three levels of differentiation – counting up to 10, 20 and 50 for activity 1. Please choose as necessary to your child’s capabilities. If you are worried about not selecting the correct one, possibly start with the middle option and if they are struggling or finding it easy then you can always move to the one above or below, but remember becoming secure in the skill is more important than being able to access the more difficult numbers.
Do not feel it is necessary to print the challenge cards. Your child can use them on the screen and then write down the number sentence and answer into their books.


For activity 2, please continue the video and encourage your child to complete 5 more questions pictorially in their book as modelled on the video:

7 + 4 =

13 + 7 =

25 + 3 =

18 + 8 =

22 + 6 =

If your child needed a lot of support on activity 1 and only accessed numbers to 10, applying this learning to activity 2 may be beyond their current level so do not continue with this part. The majority of children, however, should be extended to this.