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Home Learning - Week Beginning 04.01.21


Read Write Inc. Phonics lessons are available on YouTube for children to watch at home

Practise Set 1 sounds in Speed Sounds Lessons; learn to read Red Words and practise reading and writing using Hold a Sentence.

All lessons will show at 9.30 am each day and be available for 24 hours.

Today's RWI Phonics lessons are now live on their YouTube Channel. Please use link below:


This week we will revisit all the sounds that we have previously taught (e.g. m, a, s, d, t, i, n, p, g, o, c, k, u , b, f, e, l, h, r sh, j v, y and w). Any practise with these sounds at home will help support your child with their phonics knowledge. This week we will be learning the sounds: th and z. Please scroll down for a copy of this week's letter formation sheets


Videos to support revisiting all previous sounds;

Set One Sounds Revision -

Set Two Sounds Revision -

- Game to support revisiting all previous sounds;


Please watch the following videos, then go on a 'th' and 'z' hunt around your house. Draw and label what you found!


Learning the 'th' digraph (two letters, one sound)

Geraldine Giraffe Video for 'th' digraph:

Twinkl Lesson for the 'th' digraph:


Learning the 'z' sound

Geraldine Giraffe Video for 'z':

Twinkl Lesson for the 'z' and 'zz' sound:



In addition to writing words beginning with 'th' and 'z,' we will be writing about our favourite present from Father Christmas. This work will take place over two days. On the first day, ask your child to draw their favourite present and practise rehearsing aloud the sentence that they will write e.g. My best present was a..... On the second day, model a sentence for them about your favourite present, whilst modelling using a sound mat to help find the correct sounds. Write your sentence as a model and recap that it needs to start with a capital letter and end with a full stop. Also point out the red words (e.g. my, was etc). Afterwards, support your child to write out their own sentence, with your encouragement. You can support your child with their writing by encouraging them to use a sound mat.


Towards the end of the week we will continue to practise spelling and writing simple CVC words (e.g. cat, dog etc) containing the sounds that we have already covered. We have provided some Phoneme Frames below to help support you with this. You can support your child further with their writing by encouraging them to use their sound mats to help them. Please also see below. 

CVC Word Writing Practise - Phoneme Frames

Sound Mat


This week in our Maths work we will be recapping counting 0-10 forwards, backwards and from different starting points e.g. 4,5,6 etc. We will be answering one more and one less than questions for any given number 1-10. This week we will be doing lots of practical counting of objects, both indoors and outdoors to help with our one-to-one correspondence. We will then progress to count pictures of superheroes than cannot be moved as we count. We will be practising our number formation and making sure that all our numbers start from the top! 


Useful Videos to support Maths this week;

- Jack Hartman 'one less' -

- Jack Hartman 'one more' -

- BBC Counting 1 to 10 -

- BBC Counting 10 to 20 -


Useful Games to support number recognition and counting;

- Topmarks Teddy Number Game -

- Topmarks Underwater Counting Game -

- Topmarks Ladybird Spots Game -


To access new reading books, on our main Foundation stage webpage, please keep scrolling down until you see the Title 'Oxford Owl.'  Click on the owl icon labelled RJB and follow the log in instructions.                                                                                                                                                    

We will continue to practise our word blending during our Phonics lessons. We will use Fred Frog to help us. We will also be practising the Red Words (sight words).  If you wish to find out more information on Red Words please visit the page on our website called ‘Red Words’.

Word Blending - You can support your child with their word reading, by revisiting the individual sounds we have previously covered. You can then practise blending these sounds together to make simple words. Consonant Vowel Consonant (CVC) words work best for this (e.g. c-a-t  - cat, d-o-g  - dog etc). We have provided a Read and Draw Activity below. Encourage your child to practise blending the sounds together to read the words. Your child can then have a go at drawing the pictures to match each word. 

Read and Draw CVC Activity

Phonics Information and Resources

If you wish to support your child further with their Phonics at home, you can purchase a set of Read Write Inc flashcards from Amazon: The digraph (two letters that make one sound) flashcards would also be a good investment as we teach these after Christmas:

The children learn each sound using a picture hook, an action and a letter formation rhyme. These are explained on each flashcard. Any practise with these at home would greatly support your child with their phonic knowledge. 

- If you are unsure how to pronounce the Phonics sounds correctly please watch this video;

- If you wish to find out more about blending (sounding out) with Fred Frog, please watch this video;