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Week 2 Beginning 11/01/21

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Follow the weekly plans using the resources below. Share photos of the work on Evidence Me or via the year group email.


Watch the presentations and complete the activities. 

You will need the phoneme frame shown from your Home Learning Pack.

If you did not do any of the phonics lessons from last week, please complete them at the beginning of this week. We understand some children may need to catch up on the new sounds we introduced last week.

For additional activities click on the pictures to follow the links to play the phonic games 


PhonicsPlay  have made their website available for free, using the following login

 username: jan21  password: home



ICT Games


rehearse the phonemes ng, ch, th, sh






Click on the pictures and watch the animations. Practice writing the digraphs at the top of the phoneme frame then gradually write smaller on lined paper.

They could also write them on a larger scale on the back of old wallpaper, with chalks outside, in a tray of dry sand  or salt using a paint brush.



Click on the picture and watch the video for that day. 

Complete the matching pdf activity below.




Click on the pictures above to listen to the focus stories for this week,

'How to Catch a Star' and 'The Way Back Home' both by Oliver Jeffers

 The activities below are based on the stories.

Listen to these other Oliver Jeffers stories about the boy.




Stories to support the Jigsaw activity. Click on the books. 


You might enjoy watching the Disney version of 'The Hare and the Tortoise' story. 

You could try some of the fine motor activities below for the Jigsaw challenges.


Fine Motor Activities

Gross Motor Activities

              Real PE Sessions

Click on the picture to follow the link for the space themed activities.  Please follow the planning or the activity sheet below.


Understanding the World


In our story this week, the little boy manages to catch a star because he notices a reflection of a star in the water. We would like you to investigate reflections and reflective materials around your home.

Try it out – Find as many things or places where you can see your own reflection. Try the TV screen when it is turned off, windows, mirrors, shiny surfaces like spoons. What do you notice?

You could make a list of the things you find, draw a picture or take a photo.


Extra activity – Talk about why some people need reflective clothing?

Eg. Emergency Services, Construction Workers

If you have anything reflective clothing you could test it out by placing it somewhere dark and shining a torch or the light on a mobile phone, towards it. What do you see?

Expressive Arts and Design


Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

Click on the star to follow the link and listen really carefully to the music.

Talk about the instruments and sounds you can hear.

Listen out for the night sound effects as well as bells, shakers, a xylophone, piano and chimes.


Can you make your own twinkly music? You could collect some things from around the home and tie them to a coat hanger. Use a spoon as a beater.

What objects make the best twinkly sounds? We would love to hear your music ideas.



Make a Star

Can you make a star?  Or you could make a mobile with several stars. Here are a few ideas below. You can use empty cardboard boxes, draw and cut out a star shape and stick coloured paper, foil or stickers. on top. You could use straws or sticks to make the shape and decorate it with tissue paper, oddments of wrapping paper, cling film or cellophane.



How to Catch a Star Puppets

Click on the picture to watch a short clip from a puppet theatre. Can you retell the story using puppets?  You could colour and cut out the pictures below adding them to a stick, straw or a spoon. Ideally can you draw your own figures? What colours would you use for the boy's jumper?


You could act out the story instead. Can you find toys which could be your props? look at the last picture below.


Pictures by picmonkey

Make a Paper Plane

The Way Back Home

The boy in the story used a plane to fly into space. Can you make a paper plane?

See the instructions for making a simple paper plane below.

How far can you make it fly? Write this all the new phonemes on pieces of paper. Say the phonemes as you hit them,

Or write the numbers 1 to 5 on them and see who can get the highest score.

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