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Friday 5th February


Recite numbers in order to 10 (30-50M)
Show an interest in representing numbers (30-50M)
Realise not only objects, but anything can be counted, including steps, claps or jumps  (30-50M)
Count objects to 10 (40-60M)

begin to use the vocabulary involved in adding, in practical activities and discussion (40-60M)



Warm up
Practise counting to 10 and then 20 in different voices (whisper, shout, deep, squeaky, robot)- Can you show the numbers on your fingers?

Count down from 10

Count 10 of each action (claps, jumps, clicks, nods, stamps)



Making ten

Can you fill the ten frame to make ten? How many more do you need to add?

Can you write a number sentence to show this?


Show me ten fingers!

Show me 6 fingers, how many more fingers do you need to add to make ten?

Repeat with different numbers.


Follow-up Challenge 
Make counting hands:
Draw around your hands, cut them out and stick them to a sheet of paper (but don't glue the fingers) 

Fold the fingers down to explore different ways of making 10.

How many are up and how many are folded down?
Can you write number sentences to show this?






Phonics and Rainbow Grammar


Give meaning to the marks we make (L-W: 40-60M)
Break the flow of speech into words (L-W: 40-60M)
Represent some sounds correctly and in sequence (L-W: 40-60M)




Practise the phase 3 graphemes: j v w x y z zz qu ch sh th ai (play Phonics Pop)

Practise the tricky words: I go no to the into he she we me 

Can you sing the tricky words song?



Look at the pictures. Discuss and describe them verbally.


Watch the video of the harp being played. The Fountain — Marcel Lucien Grandjany - YouTube


Can you think of sentences about each of them?

Pick a picture and write a sentence together with your grown up.

Can you underline in Rainbow Grammar colours?


Follow-up Challenge

Write your own sentence for one of the pictures. 

Can you underline in Rainbow Grammar colours?



Remember to:

  • Rehearse your sentence verbally 
  • Write one word at a time
  • Sound out the words with your robot arms
  • Write the sounds that you hear (words do not have to be spelled correctly, they should be spelled as they sound)
  • Use the sound mat to identify the letters and form them correctly
  • Use finger spaces between words (not letters)



Arts and Craft Afternoon!


Spend the afternoon doing some art and craft. See the suggestions below or use your own ideas!



Make sure you take a photo and upload it to Tapestry, we cat wait to see what you create!