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Please can you choose a book and spend 10 minutes+ reading/sharing it with an adult or older sibling.


Listen or read along with ‘Rumble in the Jungle!’. Today, use your breakdown truck and at the end of each page, ask your adult if there are any words that you don’t understand. Have a go at guessing what they might mean and then find out together. Do you know what ‘quiver’ means?

Select the ‘Read with Top Tips’ to have some suggestions for how to join in with the story in an active way!

Maybe you could also try to listen out for some rhyming words.


Brain warm up: Warm up your brain by reading the words on the Phase 4 sound mat. If you want a challenge then see if you can think of any other words that contain some of these consonant clusters. E.g. For the consonant cluster ‘br’ I can also think of brown and brick.


Phase 4 learning: Picture labels

Click on the resource below and choose a different picture. Complete the labels. You don’t need to print the sheet you can just write the words in your book or on a sheet of paper.


Follow the link below to access the Oak Academy Lesson ‘Hansel and Gretel’ Story Writing Part 1’


You will need a pencil, lined paper and your teddy talk partner.


**Today, you will talk about the story and start to write it. **


You are becoming fantastic authors and we can’t wait to read your stories!


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
  • Finger spaces needed between each word
  • Remember to use capital letters for names e.g. Hansel
  • Try your best to use your sounds rather than copy words. E.g. Thay sor a sweet hut.


*For more challenge, you could start your story in a different way. Many traditional stories begin ‘Once upon a time’. Or you could try using some time words at the start of your sentences to order the events of the story e.g. Then, Next, After that.*


Maths: Exploring place value

You will need:

 2 ten frames (you can draw them or print them form the link below or use the interactive ten frames)


Number cards up to 10.

You will also need 20 objects that will fit on to a tens frame e.g. pasta, coins, stones, circles/squares cut out of coloured paper or card.

** Today you will learn to count on from 10 using tens frames. **


Key questions:

Can you count on from 10?

Can you show me the number 12 using your objects and the tens frames?

Can you show the number 16 using number cards?

How do you show the number… using number cards?

How many would there be if you added one more/less?