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Week Beginning 22/11/21

This week we will focus on the stories we enjoy from home. 


If you have a favourite story at home, can you read the story with a grown up? Can you join in with some of the repetitive parts of the story?


Can you talk to your grown up about the characters in your story? What is the setting of the story (where the story takes place)? What is your favourite part of the story? 


Can you draw one of the characters from the story and have a go at describing the character? For example, if we were describing the Gruffalo, we might use words like, prickly, scary, big yellow eyes, gigantic, ugly green wart. You could have a go at trying to write the sounds in the words.


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)



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 positional language. 


Can you create and obstacle course at home? You could find some objects to make a course and tell someone the instructions e.g Over the chair, under the table, through the tunnel and around the cushions, put the teddy in the bucket. 



To continue practising your number skills, can you practise writing numbers to 5 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. 




Over the next few weeks in RE, we will be thinking about 'Special Times'.


Think about why some times are special. Can think of times that are special?  e.g. birthdays, Christmas, christenings.


This week we will think about Hannukah. The Jewish festival of Hanukkah happens around the time of the Christian festival of Christmas. 


Watch a video about Hannukah. This short video and summary tells more about how this festival is celebrated


You could play the dredle game. Can you find out how?


Extra Challenge


In SCARF, our RHE programme, we will be thinking about things that are safe and not safe to go into our bodies. Can you talk with your grown up at home about this? (Grown-ups, here are some questions prompts for this discussion)


  • Have you ever felt poorly or ill? 
  • Explain that our body is very clever at getting better by itself but sometimes it needs a bit of help. What sort of things can make us feel better when we're not very well? (Rest, sleep, water, fresh air, healthy food, a cuddle, sometimes medicine. NB: make sure that you get a range of responses to this question so that you don't reinforce the idea that we always need to take medicine to feel better).
  • If you had some medicine at home, who would normally look after it? (Parent or carer)
  • Why does an adult need to look after medicine for a child? (Because medicines can be harmful if they're not used properly)
  • Where would a parent or carer get the medicine from? (A doctor might prescribe or it could be purchased from a pharmacy/chemist or possibly from another shop such as a supermarket).