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Monday 25th January


Lesson Input

Today we are learning about the number 9!

Watch  Numberblocks S2:E4 Nine


Can you put the missing numbers back on the number line?

Can you describe where each number should go?


Fill a 3x3 grid with pictures or objects. What do you notice?


Practise saying the rhyme and drawing a number nine with different parts of your body (finger, elbow, tongue, head)


Follow-up Challenge

Can you make a number 9 poster?

Can you draw 9 things?

Can you write the numeral 9?

Can you write number sentence to show one more and one less than 9?


Can you spot number 9 around your house? (on the phone, TV remote, cereal box etc.)

Can you find 9 toys?




  • Sing the Alphabet song-  Can you name the letters?
  • Recap the letters previously learned: Can you say the letter name and sound and perform the action? Focus particularly on the phase three letters, more recently introduced.
    • Phase 2: s a t p i n m d g o c k e u r h b f ff l ll ss   
    • Phase 3: j v w x y z
  • Recap the tricky words previously learned:
    • Phase 2: I to and no go the into 
    • Phase 3: he she


  • New digraph (two letters that make one sound) 'zz'- say the sound and do the action (flap your arms like a bee and say zzzzz)
  • Sing the Jolly Phonics song
  • Practise writing 'zz' with different body parts or in different places
  • Which words have a 'zz' sound?


  • Read the 'zz' words


  • Write the 'zz' words



Read or listen to the story of 'The Three Little Pigs'

Discuss what happened?

Who's house was the best? Why?



Follow-up challenge

Can you draw or make the Three Little Pigs' houses?

The Three Little Pigs - Give Us A Story!