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I hope your week is going well as a shopkeeper!


(If you haven't tuned in to our home-schooling activities yet this week then look at MONDAY page to see what we're up to for our learning).



WRITING - Here are some shop-related writing opportunities that you can complete during the week (pick and choose each day as you wish)...


* Make a shop sign

* Write a price list

* Create a leaflet to advertise your shop

* Make a ‘special offer’ poster for one item in your shop


With all of the writing opportunities, remember to use your phonics skills to sound out the words to write. Any tricky words (from phase 2 or 3 tricky word mat), try and remember how to spell them correctly.


Things to remember to be a good writer


- Think about your letter formation (use the letter families poster)

- Are there are phase 3 digraphs/ trigraphs you can use in the words?

- Finger space needed between each word

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


MATHS - In shopkeeper role this week, we'll be learning about money.




Enjoy playing in your shop to practise paying/ checking for the right amount (up to 10p).

Top tip: Remember to draw dots underneath the coins to help you add up the money. Ten x 2p coins doesn't mean 10p/ 10 individual dots!


Use the language of money in your role play, eg.

"Please can I buy.... How much does it cost?"

"You need to pay me...... pence."

"Is that enough money?" (too much/ not enough yet)


Things to remember to help you be a good mathematician


- To help you add up the coins/ pay the right amount, in school we drew dots underneath the coins to represent their value and help us add up the money we had, eg. 1p – 1 dot, 2p - two dots, 5p – 5 dots.

- Make sure to say ‘p/ pence/ pennies’ when talking about money



This week for reading activities, as well as enjoying paper version books in your house as I’m sure you do anyway, I’d like you to explore the online world of books. I’ll post website links for online books/ audio books that you can enjoy accessing through the week.


Things to remember to be a good reader


- What is the title of the book?

- Is there an author’s name on the front cover?


- Is the book you’ve chosen a story or non-fiction book?

- What is the difference between a story/ non-fiction book?

Eg. made up, fantasy, characters, real information, facts, contents page, photos, labels, captions, index…


- What did you like about the book/ learn from the book?


- Continue to use the reading strategy WORD BREAKDOWN 

to ask an adult if there are any words you don’t understand,

Eg. “I’ve had a word breakdown. What does...... mean?"


PHONICS - Be a good digraph detective!

Enjoy playing 'T Rex silly questions' game


There'll be a '?' sign at the end, rather than a '.'

because it's asking you a question.