Week commencing 01/06/2020

Here is a link to some useful advice for parents as you prepare children for a return to school


Busy jobs to do everyday


So far we have looked at these sounds 'ee', 'ai',  'igh'   'oa' and  'oo'  'ar'

Our new sound is 'ur'. It is in words such as 'fur'  'turn'  'hurt'  'burp!'. There is a powerpoint of 'ur' sounds for you to watch in the resources at the bottom of the page.

Do you know any other words with this sound in? Can you think of some trickier 'ur' words that have two digraphs in them such as 'churn' or even 3 digraphs,  'church'?

Ask a grown up to write some words for you to read. Can you write them as the grown up says them to you?

Can you make a rhyming string? 

Play 'Picnic on Pluto' on https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/PicnicOnPluto.html#  and choose phase 3 'ur' sounds. 

Try to write a simple sentence such as 'Can a dog burp?' or 'The cat hurt his leg.' 

Remember to always use your high 5 rules when you write a sentence. (You can find a copy of them in the links below.)

Try reading and writing tricky words 'he,  she, me, we, be, my, was, you, no'



Maths challenge!       10 Green bottles

Sing this song with your child. (If you have 10 non breakable bottles to use you could actually show the bottles falling).

Download the sheet below from Nrich for ideas and discussion points to help your child understand and practice the concept of taking away / subtraction.


Below is a powerpoint called ‘Take Away 1’.

 Watch this with your child. Talk about each slide, ask them to count the objects, then work out how many would be left if you took 1 away? Is the number more or fewer than the first number? (Your child should be confident using more than, fewer than. Try to use this vocabulary in lots of situations such as ‘Have you got fewer peas or chips?’  'Are there more cones than balls?' etc.

Use a number line (see links below) to count back 1, showing that taking away means you count back and get a smaller number.

Ask your child to record this in their own way. You can also model it for them writing it using  -  =, make sure you read your number sentence to your child e.g. 5-1=4  “If I have 5 items and take 1 away it leaves or equals 4”

If your child is completely confident with taking 1 away, calculating and recording this, then move on to taking 2 away, then 3 and so on.


The book below is a lovely way of looking at what we have lost because of lockdown but helps us look forward to a return to normality. Click on the image.  It is our book to read and share this week.

Look out for a story each week from your teachers in F2!

Last week Miss Steele read 'Emily's Paintbox'. Have a look to see which book Mrs Wellens has chosen this week.

Can you make up your own story about your teddy? Have a go at writing a sentence about your teddy such as 'My teddy is big and soft.'  Sound out tricky words, once you have had a go, your grown up can help you to check  your spelling! Don't worry if you get spellings wrong, if you have written sounds that allow you to read the word (e.g. 'joos' for 'juice') that is a really good way to start! You will learn the correct spellings as you go along.

Now try to write your own story! You can be an author and publisher.



We are thinking about different materials this week. Imagine if Teddy had got caught in the rain!

Can you find out which fabric would be best to make a shelter or an umbrella from? 

Choose 3 fabrics, (they could be scraps of fabric or recyclable materials such as newspaper, plastic bag and cardboard). Which do you think will be the best at keeping water off teddy?

Try dripping water on each of them as in the picture and see which one keeps teddy the driest. Did you guess right?

Spot the difference

There are 2 pictures to view or download at the bottom of the page. Can you spot the differences between the 2 teddy bear picnics?

Funky Fingers!

Follow this link to some fun fiddly finger activities!






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