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2nd June- This week we are looking at the royal family. Today I would like you to design (or make) your own crown. Then I would like you to label what it is made from. You can even write a sentence about it. There is also new phonics lessons being added daily, all children should be on the Set 2 sounds.


3rd June- Write a letter to the queen telling her about what you have been doing while off school. 


4th June- Practice forming each letter of the alphabet. If you want to write a sentence why not try this one. The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. It contains every letter of the alphabet as an extra challenge draw lines on the paper and see if you can stay on the line. 


5th June- Please practice phonics today and try to write each of the sounds. 


Talk for Writing


Below is a link for a talk for writing unit of work for Reception children. It is an approach we use as a school to aid reading, writing and story telling. This is work to be done together over a 2-3 week period. Please do a little bit every couple of days and see if you can learn and change the story. When you have done a piece of the unit please send photos and videos to me via email or upload them to tapestry. I hope you have lots of fun doing it.




Many children are struggling with phonics being very repetitive so I have uploaded some activities above. All children should be able to do the phase 2 activities and most should be able to the phase 3 activities. Remember that phonics play is available to play games. I would still like the children to watch 2 Ruth Miskin videos a week as they will help them to retain what they have already learnt. 


Phonics is one of the most important subjects for a Reception child. We need to ensure that children continue to develop their phonics.

There are lessons being uploaded to YouTube every day. These are by Ruth Miskin and use the Read Write Inc. format; your children will be familiar with this already. They are uploaded for 24 hours and then replaced by the next days lesson, so it is important you watch them every day. Each day your child should be spending 30 minutes practicing their phonics. The set 1 lessons are great for getting your child to be more confident with writing simple words and recapping letter formation. The set 2 lessons are vital in ensuring that children are aware of the diagraph's we covered in school before closing. You do not need to watch the videos at the times below but I would recommend watching them at the same time each day to establish a routine at home. 


Thank you for your support Mr Langdon. 



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Reading at home


It is so important for children to still be reading at home and we know you must be pulling your hair out for new books and ideas about reading.


Oxford Owl is a fantastic website full of books for children to read. They are closely linked with the books we use at school and have many reading stages on there. They also have fantastic activities for the children to complete which focus on their phonic skills and comprehension.