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“Jesus replied: anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them.”


John 14:23



Learning Objective:  Writes simple sentences which can be read by themselves and others, with some words spelt correctly and others phonetically plausible.


Search for Bog Babies in your mini pond.  If there aren’t any, can you make one?  What can you use to make one?

Write a little story about your Bog Baby.  How does your Bog Baby feel?  What do its toes taste like?




Learning focus: Tricky Word Slam


Tricky words are those that cannot be read using Phonics. These are sometimes referred to as common exception words. There are two lists of examples at the bottom of this page. Choose a small number (4-6) of tricky words and practise reading these with your child. Lay them out in a row. Say a tricky word and your child should try to beat you to it by ‘Slamming’ the correct word with their hand. Introduce new tricky words one at a time.


Challenge: Include a red herring. Say a word that isn’t in the pile – if children recognise this, they shout out ‘Red herring!’ and win a point. If they miss it, you win the point.




Learning Objective: Uses everyday language of measures (size, weight and capacity) when comparing quantities or solving problems.


How can you find out which of your toys is the heaviest?  Can you tell just by looking?  What could you use to help you?  How could you find out if two toys weigh the same?


Understanding the World


Learning Objective: Recognises that a range of technology is used in places such as homes and schools. Selects and uses technology for particular purposes.


Go on a technology tour of your home.  Where is technology used?  Which room has the most technology?  How is technology used?  Can you invent a new piece of technology?  What would it be used for?