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Good Morning Brilliant Butterflies!

Yesterday it was a dandelion! 

Have you seen these flowers before?

Can you find out what they are called?



Please can you spend 10 minutes+ daily reading/ sharing books  (story or non-fiction) with an adult or older sibling. See the 'Reading weblinks' folder for Oxford Owl free online eBooks if you want some new ideas.


** Today, focus on giving the ‘gist’ of what the book is about. If you had to explain to someone in a few sentences what the book was about, what would you say?**

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.



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


Phase 4 work:

Can you read these words? Remember to blend sounds if you get stuck! I’ve been sneaky today and used words that contain phase 3 digraphs. Can you be a good digraph detective and spot the digraphs? See if I can catch you out!

paint  roast  beast  shelf  norp  boost  grich

Now write out these words on cards to add to your ‘fake’ and ‘real’ boxes/bags. Can you add sound buttons? This will really help you!


*Remember that for sound buttons it’s a dot under a phoneme but a line under a digraph (2 letter sound) or trigraph (3 letter sound)*




Create shape and colour patterns

Click on the link below and choose shapes of different colours to make your own repeating pattern.

If you want more challenge: Make a repeating patterns with 3/4/5 shapes.

(If you’d rather not go on the computer then there are also suggestions for how you could create your own repeating patterns on the week 4 page ‘Get creative with Patterns’)


Key questions:

What is the pattern?

What comes next?/ How would the pattern carry on?

How do you know it’s a pattern?

Can you explain the pattern?


Today, you will be creating a story map to help you sequence the story. Try writing labels on your story map because it will help you when you will be re-telling the story later in the week.