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Please can you choose a book and spend 10 minutes+ reading/sharing it with an adult or older sibling. It can be a book that you have at home or an eBook on the Oxford Owl website.

Things to remember to be a good reader...

- Look at front cover to work out the title.

- Can you find the author's name?

- 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.


If you would like another activity, use Phonics Play ‘Sentences’ and choose whether you would like to practise CVCC/CCVC words or tricky words and read the sentences.


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: Have fun playing ‘Alien Escape’ on Phonics Bloom to practise your segmenting and blending skills to re-arrange the sounds to spell a word. Or you could choose an activity from the ‘PHONICS resources and weblinks’ section on the main page


Marvin has wants to find out more about insects. Can you read his questions?

How many legs do they have?

Do they all have wings?

What body parts do they have?

Ask your mummy or daddy to click on the link below to find out about insect’s body parts. Can you answer Marvin's questions now?

Use this link to look closely at insect’s bodies and click on their body parts to find out more. You will need an adult to help you read the information. Can you find any of the key body parts from the word bank?

WORD BANK – head, thorax, abdomen, antennae


What can you remember about non-fiction books?

Non-fiction books have a contents page, an index and they have facts and real, true information. Here are some more features of non-fiction books to look out for: TITLE, LABELS, PHOTOS, CAPTIONS, PAGE HEADING, FACT BOXES.

Find out more about insects by asking your adult to read you this information book. Look carefully at the photographs and pictures and see how many minibeasts you can name.

**Use what you’ve learned to write a fact about an insect.**

E.g. Insects have speshul eys.

A ladeeburd has black spots.

A wosp has six legs and three bodee parts.


Writing checklist:

  • Form your letters correctly
  • Use your phonics skills
  • Try to spell tricky words (Phase 2 and 3)
  • Use a capital letter to start your sentence
  • Remember a full stop

Maths: Exploring finding one more and one less

You will need:

A number line to 20, number cards 1-20, 20 cubes/blocks or small objects for counting on your grid and a 1 or 2p coin.


** Play the game suggested by the teacher to practise finding 1 more and 1 less.**

The Game

Shuffle your number cards and place them face down.

Pick a card and count out that number of objects.

Flip the coin. If it lands on heads add 1 more object, if it lands on tails take one object away.

Count your objects, how many are there now?


Can you be a superstar learner and use the star words today?

*more, less, jump forwards, jump backwards*


Key Questions

Can you find one more?

What number is 1 less than…?

Do you need to jump forwards on your number line or backwards?


If you would like another activity: 1 more 1 less worksheet