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“Be still and know that I am God.”

Psalm 46:10



Learning Objective:  Uses their phonic knowledge to write words in ways which match their spoken sounds. Writes some common irregular words.


Encourage the children to explore and play with their sticks, finding out what they could do with them.

Children to look closely at the illustrations in the book Stanley’s Stick.  Remember last week when we talked about our favourite bits of the story.

Then draw their own stick as something else and write a sentence about what their stick has turned into.

Adult model a sentence. E.g. “My stick turned into a banana.”  “I turned my  stick into a spoon.”



Remind children of phoneme j

Practise GPCs (Graphemes, phonemes and consonants) s, a, t, p, i, n, m, d, g, o, c, k, ck, e, u, r, h, b, f, f, l, ll, ss

Play Flashcards. Flashcards: Speed Trial, Flashcards: Time Challenge.

Learn an alphabet song.


Play Sound buttons with the words: mess, fat, bun, boss, back, hop, cuff, dull, sell.


Hold up captions on card or whiteboard. One child reads – encourage them to blend if they get stuck - then all children

Jack and Jill jog up the hill.

Jog to get the jam.

A man can jog to get fit.



Learning Objective:  Children count reliably with numbers from one to 20, place them in order and say which number is one more or one less than a given number. Using quantities and objects, they add and subtract two single-digit numbers and count on or back to find the answer.


 Explore place value –

Using a number line outside children gather a selection of objects to place next to/on top of numbers, counting out that number of objects so that when they get to 10, for example, there are 10 leaves or sticks on the numeral 1 and zero leaves or sticks on the 0. 



Understanding the World

Learning Objective: Responds to experiences and explorations of why things happen and how things work in the natural and ‘made’ world.


Get the children to explore some different sticks (big sticks, garden canes, lolly sticks). Look at how these are different to the sticks they played with and explore through play other things to do with the sticks, e.g. den making, making letters, numbers or shapes (Which are hard to make with the sticks? Why?)