Week beginning 29.6.20

Hello Everyone. Another week has passed, hoping that everyone is well.

Our book of the week is one of my favourites, ‘Rainbow Fish’ by Marcus Pfister. Again you can find this being read on You Tube. This is a lovely story about a beautiful shiny scaled fish who learns that being kind and sharing his scales finds him lots of new friends. Again Twinkl has a wealth of ideas and sheets based on the story.


Phonics- This week the Twinkl Learning Hub https://www.twinkl.co.uk/home-learning-hub is using initial consonant blends as their focus for lessons, but I would also recommend you continue to revise the phase 3 sounds. This week could be ai, ee, igh, oa, oo.

Tricky words

Set 1 – I, no, go, the, into


Set 2- he, she, we, me, be, was, you, they, all, are, my, by, her, have, so, come, some, when, went, what, with, one

If your child can read all set 2 ‘Tricky Words’ then you could begin with a few from set 3


Set 3- said, like, do, were, where, there, little, out, your, saw, called, looked, because, time, made, make, came, of, very.

Letter Formation– This week we will continue to concentrate on the one armed robot letters – r, n, h, m – check the letter formation sheet for how they are formed.

Reading- Collins Big Cat or Oxford Owl eBooks. Even if you don’t manage to do much else in a day I would say the reading at this stage is really important.


Writing- Using the story ‘Rainbow Fish’ you could try and think about how and why the Rainbow Fish felt in the beginning of the story and how he felt at the end. Perhaps you could write a couple of sentences about the story or say why you liked it or disliked it. You could use the conjunction ‘because’ in your sentence.



Maths- If you can access the Twinkl Learning Hub then Numberblocks is on from 11-12am each day. If not and you want a little more structure, then perhaps you could timetable the maths like this:

Mon– Number- counting, recognising, ordering, writing numbers- if your child is now confident with numbers to 20 then you can go beyond  https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-t-22326-the-rainbow-fish-colourful-counting-resource-pack        https://www.topmarks.co.uk/r.aspx?sid=4681 ( a number recognition game) https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-t-7261-the-rainbow-fish-scales-counting-worksheet

Tue– More/less 1 more/less- it is ok to use counters to work this out; when they are confident then try without.

Wed-Addition/subtraction- If they can do addition/ subtraction within 10 then write some calculations within 15.


You could just write some addition and subtraction sums for the children on plain paper and give them some pasta to use as counters.

Thur/Fri– -Problem solving and pattern.

Try to find patterns around your home or garden. Then work on making a repeated pattern using size, colour or shape. How complicated can they make the pattern and still keep the repetition?



Number formation – This week you could give your child a little test and see which ones they may need to go over. 

Other activities

Have a look in your garden; have any new plants started to grow? If you have any flowers that you don’t mind your child picking, perhaps you could have a go at pressing the flowers between 2 heavy objects and then making a card for someone.

Following on from pattern maybe your child could finger paint repeated patterns or, if you are more adventurous, they could put paint on their feet and make patterns on an old roll of wallpaper or A4 paper stuck together.

Thank you for the things you are sharing on Tapestry. If you want to get any advice over the phone I am available on Thursday and Friday mornings if you ring school.

Take care and have a good week.

Mrs Parker