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Diary Entry:


Every week we would like you to write a diary entry in your exercise book we gave you about something you have done at home. We look forward to reading them when you are back.

You could ask your grown up to photograph your writing and send it to your teacher via email or on the blog. The teachers will be sharing what they have been up to on the blog.


This weeks Task:


This week you are going to write your own version of 'The Pig in the Pond' using your story hill to help you.

Remember to think carefully about the sounds you have learned when writing your story and also think about capital letters and full stops. Remember we start our sentences with a capital letter and end them with a full stop. We use capital letters at the beginning of names too!

Think carefully about your key words whilst writing your story. You can use your word wallet to help you spell those tricky words.


You can look back at last weeks home learning to remind yourself of the story.


Mrs Wombell has written her story 'The Cow in the Pond'.


You can write your story in your notebook or below is a copy of the farm paper if you wish to write your story on the same paper as Mrs Wombell.

Please remember to send your stories to your teacher. They would love to read them when they are finished!


A little reminder to parents:

The Early Learning Goal for writing: 'Children use their phonic knowledge to write words in ways that match their spoken sounds. They also write some irregular common words. They write simple sentences which can be read by themselves and others. Some words are spelt correctly and others are phonetically plausible.'

For children to reach ELG by the end of Year R the children do not need to have every word spelt correctly but instead, show evidence they can use their phonic knowledge to sound out words and attempt to write them independently. 

e.g. Barbie - Barbee,   pretty- pritee,   dance- darns.     

The children will know how to spell some of the tricky words they have been learning in their word wallets. We encourage them to write these by looking at prompts around the classroom so at home they could find the correct word in their wallet to support their writing. 



Remember to read at least 3 times a week. 



Use the Phonic Sheets we have sent home or the PowerPoint to practice saying all the Phase 2 and Phase 3 sounds we have learnt in school. How many have you got correct?


To help decide which phonic activities are appropriate for your child ask them whose Phonic group they are in.


If they are with Miss Turner, Miss Campbell or Mrs Atkinson then they need to select the Phase 3 Activities.

If they are with Mrs Wombell, Mrs Anderson or Miss Meek then they need to select the Phase 2 Activities.


Hope this helps smiley

Phase 2

'sh' Words | Blending Phonics Phase 3

Let's sound out some 'sh' words! If you want your children to sound out by themselves, simply mute the video. 🚨 SUBSCRIBE

Phonics spin the bottle game. Pop a plastic bottle on the floor and choose 6 sounds to put around the bottle. Spin the bottle. What sound has it landed on? Can you find an object in the house or garden starting with the sound?

Phase 3

air Words | Phase 3 Phonics

Let's sound out some 'air' words! If you would like your children to sound out independently, simply mute the video. For more Phonics Segmenting and Blending...

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