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Please put any work you do in your purple exercise book or take pictures and put them on Tapestry. I can't wait to see what you get up to!



This idea was taken from a Tapestry observation. Thank you to the parent who has let me put her pictures on here as an example for you.

Here's how to make and use a chatterbox...

When making your chatterbox put sounds on the outside, numbers in the middle and tasks like, 'spell the', 'segment the word stem' etc...

(these are great to use for all sorts of topics, such as shapes, as you can put shape questions on the inside like, 'how many sides does a square have?', 'is a cuboid 2D or 3D?' etc...)


Today's blend is 'nd'.

Have a go at the following activity. These words can be written down if you don't have a printer.

Choose a word from the nd activity and write a sentence including that word and a tricky word.

Make sure you have your Phase 2 and 3 sound mat in front of you to help you write your sentence(s).


Although this topic is about story writing, I understand from phone calls and Tapestry observations that this has been a stressful activity to do at home. I understand how challenging it can be from my experience of doing it with 30 children.

So I'm going to be kinder to you all this week as your literacy work is going to be letter formation practise.

I have noticed a lot of Tapestry observations where cursive writing is not being used and it's really important to maintain this, especially as the children worked so hard on this before the pandemic. Some children might be reluctant to write stories if they are not confident with how to form letters, so that is what we are going to be addressing this week.

Please make sure your children are holding their pencil correctly.

Tripod Grip

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Letter Join is the cursive handwriting scheme the whole school uses and they have great activities and lessons on how to write letters. I have seen some children using this already on Tapestry and their handwriting looked beautiful. Here's the letter on how to use Letter Join if you missed this a few weeks ago.

You can also use the letter formation sheet I gave you in your packs as an explanation is on there on how to form the letters. I would get your children to write the letters in their book and not on the sheet as they need to practise letters without writing in the guide.

Here is the sheet if you've lost it.

Aim to do 10 - 15 minutes on handwriting practice per day.

The letters you do are up to you but focus on one letter at a time, moving onto another one when they can form them correctly.

The aim is not to do all the letters of the alphabet everyday as that would take too long.

If your child is doing really well with their handwriting and all letters are formed correctly in the cursive style, you can of course encourage them to do more stories, shopping lists, to do lists, letters to friends/family etc.


If your child could not order numbers to 20 yesterday, focus on that again today. Put the numbers in a random order and go through them, asking your child to name them. Keep going back over the numbers they get stuck on and then try ordering them.

Let's Count to 20 Song

If your child is confident ordering numbers to 20 then we are going to be doing odd and even numbers today!

I do this using numicon.

Below are printable versions of numicon but if you don't have a printer you can draw the numicon or use any objects that are the same size and just lay them out in the same style as numicon - for example 1 raisin, 2 raisins (side-by-side), 3 raisins (two side-by-side and one above on the right) etc...

Put the numicon in order and position like the following picture.

Explain and show using your numicon/objects:

Even numbers all have a partner and because they all have a partner there aren't any left over squares.

Odd numbers don’t all have a partner and do have an extra square.

Point to each number and say whether it's odd or even.



Don't forget Mr Nicholls sets activities under the P.E. section on the Class Pages overview.