Thursday 26th March 2020


If you have got a free subscription to the phonics play website you can play the flash cards game. We do this every morning to revisit the sounds that we already know. You can choose the sounds that you want to use to play the game by ticking each box. If your child is working at phase 2, you can just use phase 2 sounds or if your child is working at phase 3 you can revisit phase 2 and 3 sounds.

Flashcards game

The following lessons, your child will only do one of. This will either be a phase 2 or a phase 3 lesson. Please refer to your home learning packs to see which phase your child is working towards. Their targets are on coloured card of either green, blue, yellow or pink.

Phase 2

Today's sound is 'u'. If you have a free subscription to the phonics bug website you can follow the link to the 'u' lesson.

'u' lesson

Phase 3

Today's sound is 'ar'. or is a digraph because it is two letters and when they are sat together they make one sound.If you have got a free subscription to the phonics bug website you can follow the link to the 'ar' lesson.

'ar' lesson

The children are used to taking part in these lessons daily. There is a section for sounds, reading, spelling and writing. When it comes to writing I usually get them to write on a whiteboard but they can use their red books for this. They usually have a go at writing 'ar' and then words that contain 'ar' such as park, barn, dark etc. 

At the end of phonics we watch Geraldine the giraffe on youtube who has a different video for each sound.

Geraldine learns 'u'

Geraldine learns 'ar'


Additional activities for u with Twinkl

Additional activities for ar with Twinkl



Today I'd like you to practise your tricky words. You can find the tricky word songs here and here. You all have sets of tricky words on apples in your packs. Can you get a grown up to help you read them and then see if you can write them in your red books. Can you write any without looking at them?

Remember that you all have access to reading books on the phonics bug website. Look for the letter in your home learning packs where you will find a username and password. Any problems, you can email me.


Today we will be continuing putting numbers in order from 1-10 and 1-20. Here are some great 5 minute filler games to get you warmed up. 

Can you now write the numbers 1-10 or 1-20 in your red books in the correct order? The numeral song is here if you need to refresh your number formation. Now get an adult to ask you which number comes before or after a given number. Can you say the number that is 1 more than 8 without looking at the numberline that you have drawn? Can you say the number that is 1 less  than 14 without looking at the numberline?

To extend your learning there are some 1 more and 1 less activities in your home learning packs.

Enjoy. Post pictures on Twitter if you can. 

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