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If you have any questions/queries about the Home Learning activities or need any help/advice please do no hesitate to contact me through my work email (shamimah@ashleyhill.org) and I will respond to you as soon as possible! 

Keep well and stay safe,

Miss Hossen 




Here is a social story about COVID-19 to help reassure children during these confusing times.




Monday 30th March 2020-Friday 3rd April 2020





Read Write Inc. will be streaming free Phonics lessons on their YouTube channel everyday from Monday to Friday.


Set 1 speed sounds- 9.30am and 12.30pm

Set 2 speed sounds- 10am and 1pm

Set 3 speed sounds- 10.30am and 1.30pm

Miss Hossen recommends the Set 2 Speed Sounds session, but the Set 1 Speed Sound session is also great for revising previously taught sounds.



The children's new sound of the week is: ee "what can you see?"




Here are our previously taught sounds:

m a s d t i n p g o c k u b f e l h r sh j v y w th z ch qu x ng nk

Resources for revising sh ch th ng nk ay

Alphablocks- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_qs3c0ehDvZkbiEbOj6Drg 

Little Learners- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCraBbapvgSgtvV9_pJ9O0OQ




Have the children read their Read Write Inc. school books.

Make sure they read each book three times to build up fluency and develop their comprehension.

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Blending sounds to read words

Red words 

These words cannot be sounded out as they are tricky words so the children have learnt to recognise them. 

Reading activities


Reading green words with Mrs Bird.mp4

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Reading Red Ditties with Mrs Bird.mp4

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Further reading resources:

Matching words to pictures- https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/match-cards?phase=2

Blending CVC words- https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/odd-and-bob?phase=2


Ideas for encouraging a love of books and stories at home:





This week's writing activities for the children are:

  1. Write a letter to the Easter Bunny.

  2. Draw a rabbit and label the different parts of its body, e.g. tail, paws, ears, nose etc. 

  3. Write a description of a rabbit- what do they look like? Where do they live? What do they eat? What do they do? Etc. 

  4. Use a carrot and paint to write the names of people who you live with, e.g. mum, dad, Bob etc.  


Try and complete one writing activity each week, but if the children wish to complete more than one then please do! 

Please feel free to upload pictures and videos to Tapestry for Miss Hossen to see!


Tips to help with writing:

  • Provide the children with a copy of the sound mat below.

  • Encourage the children to sound out the letters in words, e.g. mat > m-a-t

  • Give the children short movement breaks when they are struggling to concentrate. 

  • Do not force it- we want to encourage a LOVE for writing, so if it's not working try another day. 


*REMEMBER at this stage children write phonetically and this is what is expected of them!*

For example: Rabbits are black > rabits r blac 


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Remind your child to use their tripod grip when writing!

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This week's focus for maths is time

Below are the maths home learning activities for time:

Please feel free to upload pictures and videos to Tapestry for Miss Hossen to see!

Further maths activities:






Over the next couple of weeks our theme is Easter!

Below are the home learning activities for Easter:

Please feel free to upload pictures and videos to Tapestry for Miss Hossen to see!




Physical Education

Encourage your child to have fun completing these exercise videos to keep them active and healthy.