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Hello Receptionlaugh, we hope you are safe and well.
Today is Thursday 21st May 2020.
What is the weather like today?
Here are today's busy work activities, enjoyyes.

Phonics Time

If your child is confident recognising all of the set 1 sounds, and can read words such as ship, king, bat, and clap, without any support, then click here to learn the set 2 sounds.

Set 1 Sounds Lesson

Today, we are going to learn all about the 'g' sound .


mail Parents: Look at the pictures below with your child. Say each object name, and ask your child to repeat after you.

mail Parents: Look at the pictures below with your child. Point to one of the pictures, and ask your child whether it is 'g' or 'g-g-girl.' Repeat a few times, getting quicker each time.



Now, practice saying these sounds. 



Handwriting Time

In your busy work books, practice writing today's sound 'g'. Don't forget to use the rhyme to help you!

Now, practice writing these soundsyes.

If you have a printer at home, you can print out the above worksheets, by clicking on the links at the bottom of this pageyes.


Word Time

Can you Fred talk, read, the words below?


mailParents: Ask your child to write the following words in their busy work books.
Boys and girls, remember to use your 'Fred Fingers' to help you.


Words to write:  bag, hat, map
As a challenge, your child could write a simple sentence: Pin on a map.


Before we finish, click on the link below to read one of these books to your grown upyes.

If you want to practice more phonics, you can play 'Dragon's Den.' blush
Spectacular Phonics Everybodylaugh.

Chat on the Mat Time
This week, at Chat on the Mat Time, we are going to learn about the human life cycle. Today, we are going to learn about the first part - babies. When babies are born, they can't do anything for themselves. Babies drink special baby milk, need lots of sleep, and when something is wrong, they let grown ups know by crying.  mailToday's challenge is to sort the photographs below into two groups - what a baby needs, and what a baby doesn't need.

You can complete this challenge in your busy books, by drawing a line down the middle of the page, and drawing the photographslaugh.

We are going to finish today's Chat on the Mat Time with a couple of questionswink


1. You are all big boys and girls! What can you do now, that you couldn't do when you were a baby?

2. What can’t you do now, but will be able to do when you are a little bit older? 


mail Parents: If you have any photographs of your child as a baby, this would be a fantastic opportunity to share these with your child as you talk about the above questions.

Maths Time
Today, at Maths Time, we are going to do some estimatingyes but first.. let's play a quick game of 'Guess Our Number' wink.


1. Miss Dodgson is thinking of a number that is one more than 5. What number is she thinking of?

2. Mr Kirkbride is thinking of a number that is one more than 9. What number is he thinking of?

3. Miss Dodgson is thinking of a number that is one more than 13. What number is she thinking of?

4. Mr Kirkbride is thinking of a number that is one more than 18. What number is he thinking of?


Now, let's do some estimating! 'Estimating' means we guess what the answer will be, then we check to see if our guess was right or wrong. Look at the sweetie jars belowcheeky, we want you to guess how many sweeties are in the jar, and then use your pointy finger to count the sweeties, to see if your guess was right or wrong (don't worry if your guess is not right).

Super Challenge Time

Look at the picture above, and then answer the following questionslaugh. Tell a grown up the answers.

1. Can you estimate how many ladybirds are in the picture? Can you check by counting?

2. Can you estimate which type of minibeast there is most of in the picture? Can you check?
3. Can you estimate how many butterflies and spiders there are altogether? Can you check by counting?


Super Maths Receptionlaugh.

Story Time
Today's story book is called 'Jake's First Day'. It’s the first day of school and Jake is feeling nervous. “I don’t think I want to go,” said Jake. “I think I’ll just stay at home today and carry on playing.” Will an exciting day with his new class change his mind? Click on the link below to join Jake and his new friends as he finds out that starting school can be a real adventurelaugh.

Well Done Receptionyes, you have done super work today!
Take care and stay safe.
Miss Dodgson & Mr Kirkbride.