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Monday 11th May resources

Week beginning Monday 11th May - Topic newsletter

Daily phonics lessons approved by the DfE

From Monday 27th April, Letters and Sounds are releasing daily phonics videos:


11am Learning to Blend

For children in Reception and Year 1 who need extra practise sounding and reading words such as ‘tap’, ‘cap’, ‘map’ and ‘pat’.


10am Reception Summer Term

For children who can confidently blend and read words such as ‘fish’, ‘chat’ and ‘rain’.


10.30am Year 1 Summer Term

For children who can confidently blend and read words such as ‘stamp’, ‘chair’ and ‘green’.



Daily Phonics

Note to parents: In addition to the DfE approved phonics lessons, we will be uploading our usual phonics activities and recommendations as well as encouraging you to access the daily lesson listed above. Remember we only encourage the children to do one phonics activity per day so please choose whichever activity suits your child best. Thank you!

Hi Year ones! This week's sound family focus will be working on 'oa'.

How many different alternative spellings of 'oa' can you think of? What does the split digraph spelling look like? Can you choose the right 'oa' to spell these words?

Which 'oa'?

oa ow o oe - Alternative Spellings

Watch Mr Thorne and Youtube sensation Geraldine the Giraffe take you on a learning journey through the world of phonics

Maths - week beginning Monday 11th May

This week the focus for our Maths is 'Fractions'.  

We introduce fractions by using practical apparatus. Remember you can use fruit, slices of cake, slices of pizza,  lego pieces, sweets etc.

Fractions are just another way to say sharing between. Look at the bottom number of a fraction to see how many to share between. For example half means to split something in two, to share between two.

We can split shapes, objects and numbers into fractions.

Optional Extras - English Hamilton Trust Lessons
Optional Extras - Maths Hamilton Trust Lessons