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This week is Mental Health Awareness week and our school is holding a ‘Virtual Picnic’ no raise awareness for this event. PLEASE have a picnic with your family at home – on the floor of the living room, in the garden or even on your parent’s bed (watch out for those crumbs!!)

Bring along your favourite toys to join in and have a lovely time.


It is so important during this time for us all to take time for ourselves and to unwind. Our mental health at this time is as much at risk our physical health.


Take a quick picture of yourselves doing this picnic and send us a picture. Keep a look out for some of the photos which might appear on our Facebook page this week.


Story Introduction:

Watch this story and read along with our book, Ten Little Dinosaurs:

TEN LITTLE DINOSAURS | Story Train read aloud for kids | with sound effects

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Listen to our Jolly Phonics song:

Jolly Phonics Phase Two

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In your 'Essential Learning Pack' complete the cut and stick activity for u. Look at the pictures, think of the first sound of each word.

  • How many words can you think of that start with ‘u’?
  • What is the action we use for ‘u’?
  • Can you think of any names that start with ‘u’?

HFW exercise:

How are your High Frequency Word rockets coming along? Have got them stuck up somewhere you can see them? I hope you’re all so proud of the work you are doing with your High Frequency Words.

This week our words are he, the and to.


Go ahead and do your High Frequency Word rocket. Can you think of any sentences with those words in them? Can you see them anywhere in books you are reading?


To complete your rocket cut the words out from the table and stick under the correct word on the rocket.

Design your own Dinosaur:

Over the last few weeks we’ve seen a few different dinosaurs – some walk on two legs (Raptors), some walk on four (Ankylosaur); some have sharp teeth (T-Rex), some have beaks (Triceratops); some have long tails (Diplodocus) and some have long necks (Brachiosaurus).


This week you are going to design your own dinosaur. Before you start have a think what you want them to be able to do – do you want them to be able to eat meat or eat leaves, do you want them to be able to charge at other dinosaurs, do you want them to be camouflaged or stand out?


Once you know all this then get creating. We can’t wait to see and hear about your finished dinosaurs!! Your imaginations always amaze us!!


Please email your teacher a picture or pop a picture under our year group comment for the week.


Use the worksheet from your Essential Work Pack (Week 7) to cut and stick the sentence, ‘He went to the park with his dad.’


Some clues to help you with this are:

  • Which word has a capital letter? (This one comes first).
  • Which word has a full stop after it? (This word comes at the end).
  • Use your initial sounds to help you sound out the words.


Please continue to read with your child every night. This is so important for their learning. Bug Club has lots of books allocated to your child to read.


Check out this week’s new HFW book:



We focus on number 15

As a starter to the worksheets ask your child the following tasks.

-Can they count up to 15?

- Can they count backwards from 15 to zero?

- Ask them to ask what number comes before 15/what comes after 15?


Ask your child to complete the pages in the Essential work pack.

Estimate and count:

Encourage your child to make a guess without counting.  Now can they count and check their answer. 

Below is link for an estimation game.  Click on number 3-9 to try it first.

Number ordering:

Using the number cards can your child out the cards in order from 1-15. 

Complete the cut and stick activity in your pack.

Making 5:

This week we move on to finding ways to make 5.

In school we would do lots of fun, practical activities and play games such as the make five fish game below. 

If your child finds it hard to record the ways to make five do not worry.  We will be covering this again in P2. 

This is just an introduction- using objects such as cubes and playing games are very important. 

Find the activity sheet above in the 'Essential Work pack'. 

Use 5 cubes and find what two amounts add up to 5. 

Making Five Continued: 

The fish game

This game will help your child learn the number facts that make 5. 

The idea is find two cards that make 5 when you add the amount of fish.

  1. Cut the cards out
  2. Place face down on the table
  3. Player one turns over two cards - if the total makes 5 they keep the cards.  If the cards do not add up to 5 place them back in the same place. Player two plays. 
The winner is the person with the most cards. 

Below is link showing how the game is played: