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Glastonbury Thorn School





Use the PowerPoint below to learn about the Christmas story and why we celebrate Christmas. 



This week we will be consolidating the learning we have been doing this term. Today practise being able to find one less than a given number to 10. Use objects to show how you would find one less. Say the STEM sentence x is 1 less than x e.g. 3 is 1 less than 4. 



We will be singing the song as part of the carol service on Wednesday. Have a go at learning it with your family. 

01 Welcome.wma

Phonic Sounds of the Day!

Mrs Clay's Group


Revisit Review:  Write out a selection of sounds - s a t m d h r g.  Say a sound and ask your child to point to the correct sound.

Teach phoneme/grapheme: No new sounds being introduced  

Practise a few each day: Write up examples of words that rhyme.  Emphasise the last sound that rhymes – can children say any others that could rhyme – alien words ok!  ben ken pen

Phase 1: Have a list of objects written on a whiteboard together with some of the objects on the list (some objects missing) Sound out each of the words eg c - u - p – which objects on the list have been missed?. example words cup, peg, cat, dog, pin, map, mat, pen, jug, jam, etc

Miss Plumb's Group



Revisit Review: Recap the sounds, pictures and songs for sounds learnt so far

Teach: no new sounds to be taught 

Practice: say the following words like a robot to allow for the children to orally blend- sat, jam, pig, hit, mop, ant, wet, red.

Apply: each child to have their own blending board- practise saying the words out loud first and pinching the sounds onto your Fred fingers before making the word on the blending board. The words; fit, pot, cot, hit, bug

Mrs Bayer's Group 1


Quick recap: diagraphs and trigraphs learnt so far.

Read words: rain slow fear pure start corner sleep.

High frequency word recap: all words learnt so far.

Read captions: we went to the paint shop. The stick is long and thin. The king has a red crown. The sheep are asleep in the barn.

Getting ready for writing: cursive letter formation

Mrs Bayer's Group 2


Quick recap: all sounds learnt so far (a-z)

Read words: sell huff duck doll kick mess

High frequency words: all words learnt so far 

Oral segmenting:  using blending boards make the words - van Jim web zap yet zip.

Read captions: zip it up. The van was big. Jim and jack. He can run. Kick the pot.

Getting ready for writing: copy a square, anti-clockwise circle, triangle, / \ + x

Mrs Fullbrook's Group

Syllable jumping or track game to words below.

Christmas tree,bauble,cracker,Reindeer,Elf,star,presents,Father Christmas.


Mrs Kagoro's Group


Introduce new grapheme: th

Reading new words: write out some words with the th sound and practise reading.

High Frequency word:  Introduce the word they

Segmenting to spell:  Using grapheme cards – ask your child to make words thin, thick, this, then, with, thank, that. then

Getting ready for Writing:  Copy square, anticlockwise circle, triangle, / \ + x