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Thursday 28th January

Here are today's Maths, Phonics and Literacy activities. Try some of the independent learning, outdoor learning and physical development activities too!

Please remember to post pictures of all of your learning activities to Tapestry a few times a week! We cannot wait to see what you have been doing!



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?
  • Choose a number and count that number of actions (claps, jumps, clicks, nods, stamps)



  • Look at the pictures on the document below (on the screen or print).
  • Compare using the words "more" "fewer" and the "same."
  • Can you compare them without counting?
  • Compare by looking, then check by counting.
  • Can you write the numbers?
  • Can you say "___ is more than ___" ? Can you say "___ is less than ___" ?


Follow-up task:

Try the worksheet, colour in more and then fewer. 

Or compare more and fewer using objects, playing cards or dominoes.




  • 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 zz qu
  • 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) 'ch'- say the sound and do the action 
  • Sing the Jolly Phonics song
  • Practise writing 'ch' with different body parts or in different places
  • Which words have a 'ch' sound? (notice it is usually at the front of the word)


  • Read the 'ch' words


  • Write the 'ch' words


Follow-up activities

Try writing 'ch' (You could write it on the sheet or paper, in the mud, in flour or salt, with chalks or  paint)




  • Can you retell the story of 'The Three Little Pigs' using the story map you made yesterday?
  • What did the  Big Bad Wolf say? What did the Three Little Pigs say?




  • Can you change the ending of the story?
    • - What could happen instead of the Big Bad Wolf climbing down the chimney and falling into the pot of boiling water?
    • Discuss your ideas, choose one and put it in a sentence.
    • Rehearse your sentence verbally. Clap the words. Count the words.
    • Now write it, one word at a time.
    • Can you draw a picture for your new ending?


  • Remember to:

  • 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)


sound mat


Example: The wolf got stuck in the chimney.