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Today we are going to have a go at adapting the book 'We're going on a bear hunt', changing the title to 'We're going on a zoo hunt'. When they are going on their zoo hunt get them to think about what animals they might find at the zoo and what noises they might make as you walk past them. 




Music- Listen to a piece of music, think about how it makes you feel, can you clap along to the beat? Practise the song This old man, can you perform this to someone in your family? 



Mrs Clay's group


Revisit Review:  Recap sounds learnt so far s a t p i n m d g o c k ck u e h r b f l ff ll

Teach phoneme/grapheme:  Introduce the sound ss and explain it is a digraph (2 letters that make 1 sound)

Phase 1: Collect together some objects that have 3 sounds eg cat, dog, cup, mug, pin, pan, map, pen, pig, tap etc play I spy a c-a-t etc – as confidence grows remove objects

Miss Plumb's group



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

Teach: Show children the grapheme f and show the picture flower and sing the Jolly Phonics song for 

Practise oral blending: to ensure your child is confident with oral blending ask them to blend together the following words; j-a-m, t-a-n, v-e-t, d-i-sh, ch-o-p, k-i-ck, r-i-b.

Practise oral segmenting: Ask you child what sounds they can hear in the following words;  fan, mug, kick, tick, cot, map, pot, bag, bus, bin, bug, tub. Use Fred Fingers for each sound and pinch the sounds onto the fingers when saying them. 

Mrs Fullbrook's group

Learn a new nursery rhyme of your choosing.

syllable game- pick some of your child’s favourite toys and ask your child to clap out the syllables for each toy.

Pick out toys that have 1,2 and 3 syllables. 

Mrs Bayer's group 1




Recap sounds  letter sounds learnt so far

Introduce new sound: ure - sure it’s pure 

Read words: sure pure cure

High frequency word introduce: some

Read captions: i am sure I can do it. Are you sure you had a coat on. 

Pencil control cursive writing c o a d 


               Mrs Bayer's group 2


Recap sounds, graphemes learnt so far

Introduce new sound: x - exercise

Reading new words: box fox fix six

Introduce high frequency word: me

Oral segmenting: using the blending boards make the following CVC words ( use Fred fingers to sound out first) beg kit fin bus box six


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