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Awe and wonder

“Take a good look at God’s wonders – they will take your breath away.”

Psalm 66.5



Learning Objective: Hears and says the initial sound in words.


Collect some objects from around the house e.g. a tomato, a teddy, some scissors etc  or you can draw pictures of objects.  Write down on separate pieces of paper or card the initial sound for each object e.g. t for tomato.

Place the sound cards in the middle and take turns to pick one and put it next to the correct object.  Mix up the sounds and play again.



Learning focus: Silly Sentences


Choose a ‘focus phoneme’ (a sound that you want to focus on). Collect as many words as you can that contain this phoneme. Write each on a square of paper or a sticky note. Have fun moving the different words around to create silly sentences. For example: 


chair, chopped, chimp, chose, chores, cheeky, chatting


A cheeky chimp chose chopping chairs instead of chores and chatting. 


Challenge: Can you substitute new words into your silly sentence? What is the shortest/longest/funniest/silliest sentence you can make? 



Learning Objective: Explores the characteristics of everyday objects, 2D and 3D shapes using mathematical language to describe them.

 Revisit looking at patterns on materials around the house and outside.

Have a look at a minibeast or a picture of one.  What do you notice about the patterns or the shape of its legs and its antennae?  Talk to a grown up about symmetry.  You could draw your findings in your book.


Understanding the World

Learning Objective:  Knows that the environment and living things are influenced by human activity. Can describe some actions which people in their own community do that helps to maintain the area they live in. Knows the properties of some materials and can suggest some of the purposes they are used for.


Watch the following video:


Discuss with a grown up how we can all help to look after our planet.