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Tuesday 28th April


Tuesday 28th April 2020 - Morning Everyone!

Morning children and parents!


Time to get active!

P.E with Joe Wicks - Monday to Friday 9am live on YouTube - The Body Coach



Morning Prayer - Our Father


We thank God for the wonderful things we have and also ask him to protect us.

Please take time to pray with your family and build your faith with God during this time.

Here are two links prayers to say with family:



Let the learning begin….


What day is it?

What month is it?

What date is it?

What is the weather like?

What is the season?



Practise saying the sounds everyday with your child

Set 1

a b c d e f g h I j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x w z sh ng nk th ch

Set 2

ay ee igh ow oo 00 ar or air ir ou oy

Set 3

ire ear ure ea aw are ur ow oi ai oa ew er


SOUND to learn today: ay


ay – may I play?

We covered this sound the week before Easter, however set 2 and 3 sounds are difficult for children to remember and sound out as children tend to sound out a-y instead of ‘ay’.

So let’s look at these tricky sounds in more detail.


  1. Practise writing words with ay in them - for example: play, day, may, away, say….
  2. Sound out each word for example: p-l-ay
  3. Use your fingers to show how many sounds there are in a word or example p-l-ay will show 3 fingers
  4. (please note there maybe less sounds than number of letters)
  5. Ask your child how many letters in the word – for example play has 4 letters
  6. Ask your child how many sounds in the word – for example play has 3 sounds

RWI Pure Sounds

I created this video with the YouTube Video Editor (

RWI Set 2 Sounds

Phonics: The 'ay' spelling [FREE RESOURCE]

  • To strengthen pencil grip the children love doing ‘Dough Disco’ – giving children fun instructions on how to play with the play dough – if you have play at home – if not you could use something you can easily squeeze or maybe a sponge?
  • Threading also helps for a better grip – threading laces through a shoe (if you don’t have any other threading resources)

Fine motor development | Playdough song | If you're happy and you know it

A fun playdough song to develop fine motor control and coordination - get your kids ready for writing!

  • Practise hand writing

English Letter Formation | Lower Case

How to write all 26 letters of the English Alphabet in lower case.


  • Count 0-20 - forwards and backwards
  • Practising writing the numbers 0-20 correctly
  • Practise putting numbers in order
  • Focus on number 16 - write number 16
  • Find and circle number 16 in a mixture of numbers
  • Show 16 by drawing 16 objects - for example draw 16 girls, count the girls and write number 16 beside it, draw 16 flowers, count and write number 16 beside it, do this 5 times (your child can pick objects they what to draw - girls and flowers are just my examples).




  1. Read and or listen to the story: “Whatever Next?”
  2. Answer the follow questions – in full sentences – spoken or written – up to you!
  3. Who is in the story?
  4. What places are in the story?
  5. What happens at the start of the story? What happens in the middle of the story? What happens at the end of the story?
  6. What does Baby Bear take to the moon?
  7. Can you any of the objects in your home?
  8. Use the objects to role play/act out the story – what do the characters do and say?

Whatever Next! (audio book version)

Sophie Thompson narrates Jill Murphy's all time classic, Whatever Next.



This week we will be learning about 3D shapes.

Words to learn:

3D shape, solid, height, width, depth, face, edge, vertex/vertices, point, straight, curved, cylinder, cube, cuboid, sphere, cone, pyramid

  1. Listen to the video about 3D shapes. Today we will be focusing on these shapes: sphere, cone, pyramid. Say the names of the shapes.
  2. Can you find these shapes in your house?
  3. Can you make these shapes out of paper? Please keep the shapes for the weeks learning.
  4. What is the 3D shape called? Can you find any 2D shapes that make up the 3D shape?
  5. Challenge, if possible: Does the shape have vertices? Can you count the vertices (points)?

3D Shapes for Kids - Vertices, Faces and Surfaces Explained

Help your child learn all there is to know about 3D shapes with our fun video!


Make a 2D or 3D bear


Cutting is a hard skill yet a very important one. Let’s perfect the skill of cutting!

Practise using scissors – cut straight lines, curvy lines, zig zag lines and shapes!

Daily Task

Clap hands 10 times

Jump 10 times

Do 10 star jumps

Hop 10 times on the left foot and then 10 times of the right foot.