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Glastonbury Thorn School




Michael Rosen performs We're Going on a Bear Hunt

Listen to the story We're going on a bear hunt. If you know the words have a go at joining in. Can you retell the story to someone in your family?



Have a look at a non-fiction book. Discuss that a non-fiction book is a book of information and facts. Talk about the different features that you find in a non-fiction book; contents page, index, subtitle, heading, page numbers etc. 

Phonics sounds of the day!


Mrs Clay's group

Revisit Review:  Recap sounds learnt so far

Teach phoneme/grapheme:  Introduce the sound ‘u’ for umbrella.  Sing the Jolly Phonics song and learn the action

Practise a few each day: Ask children to listen for the initial sounds using onset and rime d-og.  What is the first sound? 

Phase 1: Listen to Oi Frog! And pick out the rhyming words


Miss Plumb's group


Today we are reintroducing the grapheme 'g'. Sing the Jolly phonics song and recap the action. Say a few words talking like a robot p-i-g, t-o-p, s-i-t, b-i-n and get your child to blend the sounds back together. We are going to begin to start oral segmenting- saying the sounds we can hear in a word. Have a hat, mug, top, tin, mat out on the table. Hold up one of the objects and ask your child what sounds they can hear in the word e.g. you hold up the tin and your child should be able to say t-i-n. Repeat this with the other objects. 

Mrs Fullbrook's group


Listening game -Drum outdoors. 
purpose: To explore how to make different sounds. Give your child a beater or stick. Encourage your child to explore the outdoors and discover how different sounds are made by tapping or stroking your child could tap fence, pipes, upturned pots ,wooden door or tree. 

Mrs Bayer's group 1



Recap sounds  letter sounds learnt so far

Introduce new diagraph: ar - start the car

Read words car star start part hard sharp

High frequency word recap: they her

Oral segmenting: children to say what high frequency words and sounds we need to make these captions, the pin is sharp, we had fun at the park, the dog had a big bark 
Pencil control cursive writing l i t j 


Mrs Bayer's group 2

Recap sounds, graphemes learnt so far

Introduce new sound: f for flower

Reading new words fun fat fan

Introduce high frequency word the

Oral segmenting: using the blending boards make the following CVC words ( use Fred fingers to sound out first) sad mad mat cat cut put pet

getting ready for writing / \ + x, anti-clockwise circle, square and triangle