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Daily Reflection: Our focus this week is 'Strength'

Think about the strength that everyone has had to have during this pandemic. When everything is so different to what we know, it can take a lot of strength to stay positive and focused. Remember there is always hope and there is always a light at the end of the tunnel:


"But the Lord stood with me and gave me strength." 2 Timothy 4:17

Hello Lovely Imps, 

It is Friday!! We have nearly made it to the weekend......what will you be doing this weekend? Remember each day that passes is a day closer to us all being back together again, and I cannot wait!!!! 


Start of the day:

Listen to our good morning song:



Listen to our crocodile snap song using the following link and get those hands ready:

Today we are thinking about writing the letter p and you use the following link to see how this is written:

Try really hard to write this letter using your pencil grip. Remember your crocodile snap fingers. You can write this letter on some paper, in a notebook, in some sand or flour etc and you can use your pencil, your colouring pens, some paint or a stick in the sand or flour.  



Find somewhere different to sit and read one of your books. Maybe it might be outside in your garden or the park, especially as the sun is starting to shine a little more and spring is on its way!!! Do you have any springtime books that you could read? What are they about? What tricky words do you find in them? 



I will read the story again during our zoom lesson or you can use the following link to listen to the story being read:

Whilst you listen to the story, think about the different events that happen and when. What happens at the beginning, in the middle and at the end?  Draw your own story map showing the different events in the correct order. Maybe you could write the correct number next to each picture, so we know what order the pictures go in, otherwise we might get confused. Can you use your story map to retell the story in your own words? 



Think about all of our work on patterns this week. Go for a little walk outside and see if you can gather some natural items e.g. leaves, petals etc. Use these to create your very own repeating patterns and take some pictures of what them. It maybe you create a pattern like the one in the picture. Using all of the things you find in nature, I bet you could make lots of different patterns!! 



Revise all of your phase 2 sounds and the phase 3 sounds that we have learnt so far (j, v, w and z, x, y, qu, ch, th, sh, ng, ee, igh, oa, oo, ar and ai). Today we are going to revisit the ‘oo’ sound and the two different sounds that it can make. Can you remember the short ‘oo’ sound and the long ‘oo’ sound? Look at the words in the resources below. Read each word and decide if it has a short ‘oo’ sound or a long ‘oo’ sound in it. If you wanted to, you could print them out and sort them into different piles. Also don’t forget the phonics games on phonics play, there are lots to choose from. You could choose your favourite and also choose the sounds you need to work on. 


Afternoon activity:

Thinking about our maths this week (repeating patterns) and our project (Africa), take a look at some of the African patterns below. What do you like about each pattern? What colours do you think would look good for an African pattern? What shapes do you think would look good for an African pattern? Using some paint, create your own African pattern on some paper. You could use repeating shapes etc. Don’t forget to take a picture and email it to me so we can see your wonderful patterns that you create. 



Mrs Jukes x