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Monday 23rd March 2020

Morning Ducklings,

remember to look at the timetable to help with a routine for the day!


Phonics time

For phonics this week we are going to continue learning the sounds we introduced last week (and the week before!)

In Phase 2:  (Rabbits, Mice, Squirrels)

h, b, f and ff

In Phase 3: (Foxes, Owls, Hedgehogs)

sh, ch, th and ng

Start by singing some nursery rhymes together and sing the alphabet song.

Then read some of the tricky words from the lists in your packs.

Phase 2 - I, no, go, to, the, into

Phase 3 - (the above) he, she, we, me, be, was, are, see

Now write them in your book


You can chose one of the sounds 'h' or 'sh' and think of some words beginning with the sounds, and with 'sh' it could be at the end.

Such as

hat, him, hop                                ship, shop, fish

Listen to the sounds and stretch them, then write them in your book


h-a-t, write hat

sh-o-p, write shop

Also read the words


You can play games on 'Phonic play' it's a free resource!

Username: march20

Password: home

Explore and choose a game. Lots of them let you practise the sounds you are learning - h/sh...


English time

Watch 'The Gingerbread Man' story on youtube

Talk about the 'Gingerbread Man' story with your grown up.

What happens at the beginning? (The little old woman and man make a gingerbread.)

Talk about the middle of the story. Who chases the gingerbread man? Name the characters.

What happens at the end? Who does the gingerbread man meet?

Rabbits, Mice and Squirrels - name the characters and write or copy labels in your books.

Foxes, Owls - say and write a sentence about the beginning, middle and end of the story.

Hedgehogs - say and write a sentence about the end of the story.


Maths time

Sing some counting rhymes together like 'One, two, three four, five...'

Count to 10, 20, or 80 together.

We have been learning about measuring and using words to describe height, (tall, short) length, (long, short)

distance, (far, near)

This week learn words to describe weight. Compare the weight of objects around the house by holding them in your hands like a balance scale. Use the words heavy and light to describe them. Can you find two objects that are about the same weight, that balance.

Try a free game on 'Top mark' go into measures, then 'Happy Camel' and help the camel to find it's toy!


After lunch

Time to share some stories!

Things to do during the afternoon:

  • letter formation (pack)
  • reading time (little books)
  • drawing pictures
  • remember to try and have a run about in the garden or a dance to a favourite song


Keep busy Ducklings!!!