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Monday 18th May 2020

Monday 18th May 2020


Hi everyone,


I hope you have had a fantastic weekend.  This is the last week of the half term had we been at school.  Here are some activity suggestions for today.


  I can be contacted on class dojo or by emailing  


Thank you once again for all your hard work and messages. 


Kind Regards,


Mr Leese


Activity Suggestions for Today


Phonics and Literacy

Ruth Miskin is delivering a speed sounds lesson on her Youtube channel at 9.30am.    The programme developed by Ruth Miskin (RWI) is the one that the children will use in Reception.  It teaches children sounds and blending skills that are vital for reading.


View Alphablocks. – The link is lower down the page.  In this episode the Alphablocks focus on blending (reading) short words.  I know that many of you have been enjoying the Alphablocks series.  Again, this teaches the sounds and blending skills needed for early reading.


Have a go at writing lower case ‘x’.  See the video below.  It is good to see that so many of you are trying so hard with your writing.  Well done to you all.   I know that ‘x’ is one of the children’s favourite sounds at school.  They all like to make an ‘X Factor’ type cross with their arms.


Continue working on blending skills; a vital skill is mastering reading.  Have a go at the blending game to work on those skills.  I am sure you will do well.   I have included a link to a blending game.


You may want to visit ‘Teach Your Monster to Read’.   This is an interactive game/app that can be downloaded to a computer for free.  Choose the Reception/Pre-Kindergarten section 1 to learn sounds and when children become confident with these, move on to section 2 ‘Fun with Words’.


Enjoy this week’s series of English lessons from Oak Academy.  The first one is called ‘Plant a Seed.’


Remember to keep trying to write your name.  Little and often is the best way to learn / remember how to do it.


Visit the maths counting game – have a go and see how well you can do.   


The next maths lesson from Oak Academy is all about finding one less than a given number.  Click on the link below to go to the lesson.

Arts, Crafts and Understanding of the World


So many of you have come up with your own really creative ideas and activities relating to arts, crafts and understanding of the world.  You have produced lovely pictures, models and even done some home baking.  Keep the ideas flowing and I love to see the pictures of all your hard work.  Pictures will be shared on the class webpage so that all your friends can see them too. 


The lasted lesson from Oak Academy is all about ‘Feelings’, click on the link below to explore this lesson. 

Physical Development


The PE lessons by Joe Wicks can be accessed on You Tube.  I know that many of you have been enjoying these.  They are a great work out to get you active.


Visit the link below to check out the latest from the Boogie Beebies.  This link takes you to the clip about building. 

Story Time

Listen to the story of ‘Little Rex’.  I hope you enjoy it.