WB: 8th June


Read a book at home. 

As you read, spot some of the letters from your phonics in your book? 

After you have finished reading, can you name some of the key characters in the story? 


Whilst reading - see if you can spot some of your tricky words: 

Phase 2:  the     to    I     go     no

Phase 3:    he    she    we    me    be    you    are    her    was    all    they   my

Questions to ask when reading...

Phase 2 Decodable Words

Fine Motor Activities 

Here are a range of fine motor activities you can do at home to develop your child's grip strength, hand eye co-ordination and pencil control.  



Thread pasta tubes onto some string, ribbon or a shoe lace to create a pasta necklace. You can colour or paint the pasta once finished. 



Using sand, sugar, rice or salt in a tray, give the children numbers or letters to practice writing. 

Support them in forming the letters in the correct direction, verbalising the sound or number as they write. 


Using some clothes pegs - see how many you can peg onto a bowl/cup at home and count them. 

Support the children in using their index finger and thumb to open the pegs. 

You could also write number of letters on the pegs for children to match to a piece of paper.




You have some cutting skills sheets in your home learning pack. You can use these to develop your cutting using both hands - one to hold the paper and one for the scissors. You can also draw faces on toilet roll tubes and cut fun hairstyles into them using scissors. 



Any Duplo, Lego or building blocks activities will help develop fine motor skills, hand eye co-ordination, grip strength and imagination. Develop the children's vocabulary and language, encouraging key words such as numbers, colours and prepositions (on, under, above, next to etc.) whilst playing. 


Cheerios/bead on spaghetti - a simple way of developing fine motor skills, which can then be used as a maths activity showing 1:1 correspondents counting 1 cheerio to match number 1 etc.  



Threading pipe cleaners through a colander is fun and can create some lovely patterns. This can be developed to encourage the children to request specific colours when they are threading. 

Week - 8th June

We are focus on the story - Wow Said the Owl by Tim Hopgood. 

You can read this story at home, or click the link below and listen to the story being read to you. 


Other Stories

Below are some other stories that you could read or listen to this week, linking to our story. 



Wow Said the Owl | Book Reading

Project Work - Land Vehicles

Open the word document below to find out about our project work for this week.

Choose as many of the activities as you fancy.

Hope you have some fun!



Read the story Wow Said the Owl, using the online book, or the book you have at home.

Use the symbols below to match the colours as you read. 


See if you can practice writing these words in your book, or putting them in a simple sentence. 



Can you write a list of all the things that Owl sees throughout the day? 

E.g. Sun



Challenge:  Can you describe the items using the colours? 

E.g. Yellow sun

white clouds

blue sky 



When you go for a walk today, take your list from yesterday and see if you can spot the same things as Owl.

Cross them off your list as you find them.

Can you draw some pictures to match what you find? 




See if you can make a paper plate owl.

Look at the picture below to help you.



Can you use your owl from yesterday, or draw your own picture of an owl.

Use the symbols below to label the different parts, either copying the letters or cutting and sticking the symbols.



Recap counting in 2's 

Watch the number jacks video below.

Draw a number line on paper or on the floor and use it to show jumps in 2's 

You can colour in 2's on the 100 splat game (below)



Watch the number jacks video below (counting in 2's)

Verbally count out load numbers in 2's 

Use number cards below to sequence the numbers counting in 2's matching them to the amounts shown.

Begin to identify that counting in 2's is the same as adding 2's e.g. 

2 + 2 = 4

6 + 2 = 8

You could begin to show this using a numbers line like below: 


Watch the number jacks video below (counting in 10's)

Verbally count out load numbers in 10's 

10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60 etc.

Use number cards below to sequence the numbers counting in 10's 



Recap counting in 10's 

Watch the number jacks video below.

Using the number lines to 50 below draw jumps in 10's 

You can colour in 10's on the 100 splat game (below)



Recap counting in 10's verbally out loud. 

Begin to identify that counting in ten is the same as adding 10's 

Choose an activity from the 10 times table booklet. 

Begin to identify that counting in 10's is the same as adding 10's e.g. 

10 + 10 = 20

20 + 10 = 30

You could begin to show this using a numbers line

2 Times Tables Song - Numberjacks

NUMBERJACKS | Tens Moments | S1E21

FUN FACT! WHAT is Numberjacks? It is all about excitement, fun and learning, thinking skills, problem solving and maths. Who do you play with? The Numberjack...


While We Can't Hug

UPDATE: Now publishing 25th June! Hedgehog and Tortoise want to give each other a great big hug, but they're not allowed to touch. From the creators of the i...

Watch the story video – While We Can’t Hug:


We are all missing each other, our friends and our family. We normally show each other that we care by giving each other hugs.  At the moment we can’t hug each other.


Talk through the video and the different emotions that the characters might be feeling and why.


You can choose from some of the activities below:

  • Write a letter to a friend/ family
  • Write a postcard to a friend/ family
  • Record a video message for a friend/family (please ask your adult to help you do this)
  • Draw or paint a picture of a rainbow
  • Fill in the emotions on the grid below

  • Send a hug in the mail

  • If you have a different idea that is great too!


Reading Comprehension

Reading Comprehension

Reading Comprehension

Reading Comprehension


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