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Monday 18th May

Dear Class R parents and carers,

I hope you have all had a lovely weekend.


We are now entering week 7 of 'home learning' (week 9 since all this began). It has been lovely to see so many of the children engaging with the things we are doing and continuing to learn new things. 'Learning' is not something that is confined to the classroom and the past 2 months have been proof of that. Your children are showing a real desire to find out new information, challenge themselves and practise previously learnt skills. These are skills I am hopeful they will be able to carry on using and developing, long after this pandemic has gone and as they move through the school.


This week is our final one of this half term and what a lot of things we have worked on in that time!
For this week we are going to move onto another text. We are still looking at animals and the book is 'Monkey Puzzle' by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.
This morning I would like the children to watch the video of me reading the story. After this I would like the children to come up with a 'missing poster' for the monkeys mum. In their poster they will need to include some of the descriptions the monkey uses for his mum and in turn help to reunite them.


After this I would like the children to try the next sections of their phonics work book. I would like them to work on pages 40 to 46. These sections include 'Double Letters', 'capital letters' and a 'grand finale'
We have discussed the sounds 'ff', 'll' and 'ss' before and the children should hopefully be aware that we tend to see them at the end of words. However there are of course exceptions but most words they see or read will have them at the end.


I have purchased the next phonics book on from this so in the coming days we will be moving onto that book. Sadly I could not get 23 separate books so I will have to photograph the pages and attach them to these uploads and we will work through them that way.


After this I would like the children to have a go at writing out the capital letters from A to Z and then below them write out the lowercase letters. If they can make this into a colourful poster / worksheet that they can use for reminding them of them in future that would be fantastic.


I have also set them some phonics 2Do's on Purple Mash for the children to try. If they can have a go at these that would be fantastic.


I have also attached some compound words for the children to have a go at reading and then I would like them to try to draw a picture of the word they have read.


I will be setting a challenge around lunchtime today so please do look out for that.


Kindest regards

Mr B

Monkey Puzzle

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