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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.


If you would like another activity, then listen to the story ‘How to be a Lion’ by Ed Vere. Become an illustrator and learn to draw a lion! Follow the instructions of author and illustrator, Ed Vere.


Brain warm up: Choose a way to warm up your brain by recalling Phase 3 sounds. You could use your own flashcards or the PhonicsPlay website ‘Flashcard Speed Trial’ or ‘A Giggling Grapheme’.


Phase 4 learning: To practise blending and reading Phase 4 words, play Make a Match or Reading Robot’ on the Phonics play website or choose an activity from the ‘PHONICS resources and weblinks’ section on the main page.

Writing: Fact File

**Use the weblink or the information sheets to find out some facts about butterflies. Can you find some answers to these questions?**

Then write a fact or two about butterflies.

E.g. Thay have six legs and a long tung.


What do butterflies eat?

How long do butterflies live for?

How do butterflies sleep?

Why do butterflies like flowers?

How do butterflies get their colours?


Things to remember to be a good writer:

  • Think about your letter formation
  • Are there any phase 3 digraphs/digraphs you can use in the words?
  • 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

Maths: Symmetrical 2D Shapes

You will need: paper 2D shapes and some scissors.


Watch the BBC clip to find out what symmetrical.

** Use the shapes sheet below or cut out your own 2D shapes and see which ones are symmetrical by folding them in half. Or you could have fun playing the symmetry matching game.**

Can you be a superstar learner and use the maths key vocabulary today?     *symmetrical, 2D shape, triangle, square, circle, rectangle, oval*

Key Questions

It is symmetrical?