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Wednesday 1st April

1. The Daily Five - Maths

Today, we are going to recap on coin names. If you have a change jar, ask your child to sort the coins into matching piles (we have learnt all the names except 10p, 20p and 50p). 



2. The Daily Five - Literacy

Thank-you to Isaac's mum for very quickly putting together letter writing packs for the children to write to each other. We haven't learnt about letter writing and how to set out a letter yet but I am sure you could support your child here. 

Foxes Group - write a letter to a member of your family, telling them all about your adventures at home so far.

Rabbits Group - tell the adult what you would like to write about your adventures at home so far. The adult can write and your child can copy - this becomes a good opportunity to practise good letter formation.



3. The Daily Five - Outside Time

Today we are looking at measurement, specifically length. I would like the children to use the language, 'long' and 'short' as opposed to 'big' and 'small'. Find a stick in the garden or on a walk. What is longer than the stick? What is shorter than the stick? Make sure that your child is measuring 'fairly' by starting the measurement in the same place. 



4. The Daily Five - Project

We have been learning five nursery rhymes every morning, as part of our commitment to learn thirty nursery rhymes by the end of Reception Class. Today, your child can perform the nursery rhymes to the rest of the family (you are very welcome!) and earn their certificate from Miss Packer. I promise to give the certificate when we return. The Mother Goose Club nursery rhymes can be found here (Spring Term 2).



5. The Daily Five - Reading / phonics

Today, we are thinking about the digraph 'ng'. This is challenging because it is not an initial sound and the children have to listen very carefully to hear it in the middle or at the end of words. We are going to play 'musical bumps' with this sound - say the following words, when you say a word that doesn't have the 'ng' sound, your child can sit down (i.e. they would sit down for 'table', 'chair', 'fish' and 'goat'). 

The list of words are: ring, running, swimming, table, king, sewing, wing, chair, doing, thing, dung, fish, jumping, swing, fishing, goat.