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Thursday 14th

Happy Thursday Castle Class!

NOTE: The school website will be closed for maintenance this afternoon.

Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Today's tasks are set out below. Thank you to everyone who has sent me their work- I love seeing it all! I'm giving out so many extra dojo points! smiley 


Our zoom link:

See you at 9am for Phonics and 1:45pm for celebration and storytime!



Recapping letter sounds: Please watch this monster phonics video every day and practice the actions.

Monster Phonics Pure Speech Sounds:

Monster Phonics Actions:


Daily Zoom session: Today is our second lesson learning 'ow' as in cow. This is a brown owl sound! Everyone will write the 'ow' sound in their exercise books at the same time as Miss Hunt whilst on zoom. Then we'll play 'Picnic on Pluto' together.

(now, cow, down, how, brown, crown, shower, flower)



We will be reviewing the 'oo’ for book and ‘ow’ for cow sounds in our writing today.


Work out how to write these sentences with our new sounds in them.

  1. Look at the cow.
  2. Into the woods.
  3. I go to town.
  4. I took the book down.


Help for parents: Start with the first sentence and say it to your child. Get them to repeat it after you (my turn, your turn). Say it multiple times using funny voices; high pitched and squeaky, low pitched and deep, whispering quiet, VERY LOUD! This will help them to remember the sentence they're going to write.

Then get your child to write the sentence down one word at a time, working out what sound you can hear at the start, middle, and end of the word. Please support your child orally by saying the word slowly so they can hear each individual sound.

They can also use the Phase 2 and 3 sound mat (linked below) to find the letter that matches their spoken sound.

Once your child has completed the first sentence they can move on. If your child really struggled with the first sentence, then only continue to write the key 'oo' and 'ow' words in the other sentences. 


I, the, no, go, to + into are tricky words. These cannot be sounded out. The children learn these as whole words, so if they're struggling to remember, please show them the Phase 2 Tricky word mat (linked below) in resources.


As always please take pictures of the sentences you've written and send them to Miss Hunt to see!

Please include any mistakes the children might have made (with their self-corrections below) and note down where they could hear/ write the sounds themselves and where they struggled.



Teach Your Monster to Read – Reading game. Please complete one island/ gate per day.

Our Log in link:


Read Phonics Play Decodable Comic Books: Re-read Pat (below in resources)


Please read a book with your child every day.

Remember you can always look at this website for free e-books you can read:



Please follow this link and watch Session 4- Comparing numbers to 5.

Complete the activity:

You will need to print out and cut up the cards on the activity sheet to play, or make your own!

Please take photographs during practical activities and send them and any exercise book work via email to Miss Hunt.


Afternoon Activities:

  • Purple Mash 2Do's: Superhero Number Ordering Game and 2 Pairs: Superhero Pairs Game.
  • Choose some superhero crafts to do! Ideas below. Please send pictures!


Thursday 14th Resources: