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Good Morning Brilliant Butterflies!

Peacock Butterfly

I hope you have a wonderful day of home learning.




Have fun playing ‘Sentence Substitution’ on the PhonicsPlay website.

Choose a sentence and be a digraph detective to help you read it. Then choose some words to swap so that the sentence would still make sense. Have you made a new sentence or is it nonsense?!


Things to remember to be a good reader...

- Be a good digraph detective!

- Track words with your finger.

-  Look out for any tricky words you know how to read by sight.

- Use WORD BREAKDOWN to say when there's a word you don't understand or know what it means in the story context.

- Check that it makes sense!


Writing: Today, we are beginning a new topic ‘Growing Things’!

I’d like you to think about what you already know about plants. Talk to someone about your own experiences of helping to plant/grow/ look after flowers at home (if you’ve had any). WHAT did you grow? WHERE did you plant it? HOW did you plant it? HOW did you look after it?

Key questions:

Q. Do you know what plants need to be able to grow?

Q. Do you know any flower names?

Q. What technical (topic) words can you think of to do with plants? E.g. seed, root, fruit


**Now is your chance to be a WORD COLLECTOR! Think of a way that you would like to write all these topic words. You could draw a tree, write each word on a leaf and add it to the tree. Or you could simply make a list, it is up to you! Throughout the next few weeks I’d like you to collect new vocabulary and add any new topic words that you learn to your tree/list.**


Things to remember to be a good writer:


Think about your letter formation (use letter families poster)

Are there any phase 3 digraphs/digraphs you can use in the words? (You could use your phase 3 sound mat)

Any longer words, remember to chop them up into parts to make it easier to sound out for writing




PHONICS – This term we will be starting to look at Phase 4 but we still need to practice recognition and recall of our phase 3 sounds and tricky words so that we are really confident using them for reading and writing.


Your brains need warming back up after Easter, so today I’d like you to choose an activity to recall all phase 3 sounds.


You will need a set (or 2) of phase 3 sound flashcards (that you made in week 1). If you don’t have any or can’t find them then make some more. You just need bits of paper/ old food boxes cut into squares and write on the sounds. Or you could print the phase 3 phonics sounds mat and cut it up.


  • Use a stopwatch (on phone) to see how long it takes you to recall all of the phase 3 sounds. Can you beat your time later in the day/ the next day?
  • Play 'PAIRS' memory game.
  • Play Flashcard Snap! (You will need someone to play with) the same as normal snap but you each have a set of sound cards.