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Week 4

Week 4 Learning Challenges

Play is our brain's favourite way of learning. - Diane Ackerman




The final sound for Phase 3 phonics is 'er' 

This digraph usually comes at the end of a word just like: hammer, butter and farmer. 

Can you think of any more 'er' words?


Here is Geraldine the Giraffe learning the 'er' sound, do you have anything around your house with this sound in too? 


Your Phonics challenges this week are... 


1. Put the 'er' sound in the gaps of these words. What does it say? Can you draw a picture of each word once you've added the sound?

butt__fly      riv__    farm__     lett__     m__maid    lobst__



2. Look at these pictures and have a go at writing the 'er' word that matches them.




In Maths this week we are going to start to learn to count in 5s and 10s. 

This can be quite tricky to begin with, especially in twos, but practice makes perfect!


The best way to start is with counting in tens to one hundred. Remember that all tens numbers end in a zero and the ones number just goes up by one each time. Write the numbers 1 to 10 down your paper and add a zero to each one, now you have tens numbers! Practice saying each number first so you can match the word with the number, then have a go at putting them in order. 


Here is a counting in tens song to help you:


To practice counting in fives to fifty you can use your hands to help. Draw around your hand ten times and write 5 in the first hand, then count on from 5 to the next hand (you should have ten!), write 10 in the next hand. Carry on until you have counted to 50. 


Here is a video to help you:




You could print and cut out these hands to help. Or make your own using paints!


You have been learning so much about dinosaurs over the past few weeks and having so much fun too! I thought you would enjoy making your own dinosaur eggs at home. I have had a look at some videos on YouTube and these two look the easiest to follow...


Your challenge is to have a go at making your own dinosaur eggs in any way that you like! I'm looking forward to seeing all of the different ways you can make them. Have fun!