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If your child was not isolating last week (i.e. they were in school), then please follow the home learning set for last week (previous page - w/c 29.11.21). As last week in school focused on assessments, the home learning is slightly ahead and your child may struggle without following the sequence starting from last week. Thank you! 



Number formation.


Play the number formation video below. 


Use the resources below to help your child to form their numbers correctly. Ask them to practise forming the numbers. Check that they are writing them correctly - starting and finishing in the correct place. Are they the correct size?


Now, ask your child to write the numbers to 20. Are they forming the numbers correctly? Have they got the numbers the right way around? e.g. writing 41 for 14 is common or 02 for 20. 


Your child may want to practise using the number formation sheet below.



If your child is confident forming all of their numbers correctly, ask your child to complete the maths challenge below.



Flashback: What does all writing need? Create a checklist  (I.e. finger spaces, capital letters, full stops, letters formed carefully, letters on the line...)


Introduce that we are going to do another handwriting session, however this time we are going to try and learn some simple rhymes to help us with our letter formation. Highlight that these rhymes will soon become very familiar to the children, as they are soon going to be part of our phonics learning every day.  

Introduce by sharing the whole set – which ones does your child like the best? Hide them – can you remember any?!


*Help children to build a mind picture of the formation before they start to write*.

Use the rhymes for these on the PPT for the letters  s, c, t, h


Demonstrate: Say the rhyme as you write the letter for your child to see. Repeat a few times, asking your child to use the rhyme to tell you how to write the letter.

Practise: Cover up the letter and ask your child to write the letter until you stop them, encouraging them to continually say the rhyme out loud. Identify any common errors.

Review Write the letter including a common error. Ask your child to turn to find ‘Two best bits and one to fix’. Demonstrate writing the letter correctly. Repeat the steps until your child confidently forms the letter correctly.


Invite your child to state a sh/ch/th word (try and keep simple, I.e. CCVC) - look back at the individual letter rhymes to learn what we need to complete the word, then ask them to practise writing a line of the word – applying the correct formation as well as the digraph.
Repeat as time allows for other ch/sh/th words. 


Give a dictated sentence including a couple of the words practised. Ask your child  to ensure they form all letters as carefully as possible and apply finger spaces and capital letter.


Emphasise the purpose of the handwriting practice lesson – children shouldn’t only be forming their letters carefully in isolation in this lesson, but applying it in every piece of writing!