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Weekly Learning for the week beginning 13th September 2021

Weekly Learning for the week beginning 6th September 2021


This week in maths we have been seeing how much the children have remembered from Early Years and they have been working on a deeper understanding of numbers to 10.  Here are a few activities you could have a go at at home.  We have provided a tens frame that will be useful (if you cannot print it out, a drawn one will be just as good)!


  • Get a collection of small objects from around your house that will be useful for counting (eg. dried pasta, counters, coins, beads).  See how many you have altogether by laying them out in different ways - try lining them up in a row or column, in a Numicon pattern, a dice dot pattern.  Which is the most helpful?
  • Make your own number cards and lay them out in ascending and descending order.  Do you notice when one is missing?
  • Pick a number card and lay out this many counting objects on your printed or drawn tens frame.  Don't forget to complete a horizontal row of 5 before beginning the next row.
  • Can you compare two numbers using the tens frame?  Which is greater/smaller?




 Please make use of the Read Write Inc links below to practice some of the Set 2 phonic sounds.  You will be introduced to a new sound and can join in with the video at home.  In order to practice this sound some more, you could do some of the following activities using the sound of the day:


  • Write some real words including the sound of day
  • Write some alien (nonsense) words including the sound of the day
  • Go on a hunt around your house to find objects with your sound (eg. ee - you might find a seed) 


This week, we are looking at old and new toys.  Here are some activities for you to have a go at:


  • Find your favourite toy and have a look at it really closely.  What does it look like? What material is it made from?  Can you use any words to describe your toy (adjectives)?
  • Take a look at the 'Toys and Games' website using the link provided.  How do you know some of the toys are old and some are new?
  • Using the 'Sorting Old and New Toys' worksheet template below, cut out the pictures and sort them under the headings 'Old Toys' and 'New Toys.'  What is different about the old toys and those you play with?
  • Complete the Old Toys homework activity below



Above are a list of common high frequency words.  In school, the children know these as red words.  Red words cannot be read in the conventional way using phonic sounds.  To practice these words, use a lollystick or your finger to point to the words as you read them.  How quickly can you read each row?  Remember if you make a mistake go back to the beginning of that row! Have fun!

Here are some useful websites: