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Week Beginning 06/12/21

This week our focus will be on 'old toys'. We will be thinking about comparing toys from the past to present day toys.


Can you look at the photos of toys from the past? If you have any old toys at home you could look at these as well. Can you have a go at drawing some pictures of these old toys and labelling them? Write down the sounds that you can hear for each word.

Parents: This does not need to be spelt correctly but rather phonetically - the sounds your child can hear in each word).


Look at the PowerPoint comparing toys from the past to now, focusing on the similarities and differences between toys in the past and toys now e.g what they are made of, how they work etc.


Challenge: Each day can you practise writing your name? Remember to use the RWInc handwriting phrase to help you remember how to write each sound in your name. (You can find a list of these on the 'Phonics' section on the 'Early Years' part of the website)




If you would like access to any RWInc sound or blending videos to watch at home please contact your class email. 


We have now learnt all our singular Set 1 sounds. Throughout this week you can revisit the sounds using your RWInc Set 1 green book. You can also use the sounds sent home to practise blending the different suggested words.


**PARENTS** Below is a video that shows how to say the 'pure' sounds of each of the sounds we learn in RWInc. It is important your child learns how to say these sounds correctly.


There are also some free phonic blending games you can play with your child on PhonicsPlay (click on the link below to take you directly to the website link)

Phonics Play Website Link



This week in Maths, we are focusing on sequencing time.


Discuss meanings of ‘today’, ‘tomorrow’ and ‘yesterday’. What are we doing today? What did we do yesterday? Listen to this Story Bots song about 'Today, Yesterday and Tomorrow'. 


Talk to someone in your family about what you do when you get up for school. 

Parents: Encourage the use of adverbials of time (in bold).E.g First I wake up. Next I get dressed. After that, I have my breakfast. Then, I brush my teeth before I put my shoes on. Finally I walk to school.


Use the PowerPoint below to sort the events of the day into whether they happen in the night or in the day.  



To continue practising your number skills, can you practise writing numbers to 5 or to 10 on little pieces of paper. Can you mix them up and see if you can put them back in the correct order? Can you find different things around your house to count and see if you can match them to the number e.g count 5 toy cars and match them to the number 5. 



This week we will be focusing on the Christian Christmas Story. If you do not have the story at home, you can watch a version online. 


Can you retell the story to someone in your family? Can you draw a picture of all the key people from the story in the stable in Bethlehem? 



In SCARF, our RHE programme, we will be thinking about internet safety. 


Below is a PowerPoint with a story about Smartie the penguin. Smartie faces some different challenges about how to stay safe when he is online. Can you read the story with your grown up and see if you make the right decision to choose ways to keep Smartie safe when he is online?