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Get your child to read a Read, Write, Inc. book online matched to your child’s Read, Write, Inc. group

Follow this link: Oxford Owl e-books  

Click on My Class Login and use the username: palmerston      password: palmerston                         

Then Click on My Bookshelf an scroll through the pages to find the coloured book for your childs group.


To all my lovely parents,

I hope you are all keeping safe and enjoying lots of quality time with your loved ones.

Please do not worry about having the responsibility of home schooling – your child’s happiness and wellbeing is the most important. It is still our jobs and we will plug the gaps when we get back! If you just read a story everyday that will make a huge difference!

However, I just wanted to outline some of the things we would have been doing if we were in school if you wanted to have a go at home.

Our school website is full of links that are useful if you wanted to keep things ticking over and to fill some time. I’m sure you had all these details before school closed.

From this week onwards I will identify weekly English, Maths and Topic activities for your child. This week will be a lot of information giving with relevant attached documents! A lot of the documents attached this week will be appropriate for the forthcoming weeks so just get your heads around these.

But for now take care and keep safe everyone.

Speak soon

Tracy x



  • Practice counting to 100 in ones, forwards and back.
  • Practice counting in tens to 100 forwards and back.
  • Practice counting in twos to 10.

Subtracting - Finding the difference

  • Choose pairs of objects that are different in size, colour and design.
  • Provide two bags, each containing a different number (up to 10) of the same objects. Talk about finding out how many are in each bag, then explore how to find the difference in number between the two collections. Some children may need to compare them or prefer to match the objects one-to-one.  

Exploring maths all around us

  • Encourage your child to collect objects, e.g. stones, leaves, feathers and compare the sizes of their collections to find the differences between them.
  • Make leaf collections, encourage your child to choose two leaves and describe how they are the same and how they are different, e.g. ‘these leaves are both the same shade of green, but this leaf is round and this one is long and straight’.
  • In the garden, look at flowers and plants and make comparisons. Make comparisons between two plants with different numbers of fruit or flowers, e.g. ‘which plant is the tallest?’ ‘Which is the shortest?’ ‘Which plant has the most or fewest flowers or fruit?’
  • Provide a range of textured food for children to explore, e.g. dry and cooked spaghetti, other pasta pieces or rice. Discuss similarities and differences and how the food is changed by cooking.
    • Provide half a leaf for your child to create the other half using a range of media, e.g. paints, colouring pencils, chalk, etc.  

    Number Formation

    • Keep practising number formation. Can your child record the number sentences when finding the difference of two sets of objects? E.g. 8-4=4. Any recording of numerals, please continue to refer to the number formation phrases document (below)
     Number Formation Rhyme Cards.pdfDownload
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    See below "What to teach for RWI"Ask your child which group they are in, if unsure I will confirm when I speak to you in the week. The Activities are split into 4 different sections - Sounds, Reading, Handwriting and Writing.

     RWI at home book 1.pdfDownload
     RWI at home book 2.pdfDownload
     What to teach for RWIDownload
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    Read Write Inc at home Page

    We now have a dedicated RWI page that will have all of the resources (including practice sheets, daily video links and much more)  to help the teaching of RWI at home. Weekly RWI task will be set below.

     Click here or navigate from the pupil tab.


    Refer to the Read, Write, Inc. home reading leaflets and  Fred Games document. (files above)

    10-15 minutes a day of these reading activities would be really beneficial. There are daily speed sounds lessons available at RWI Youtube page

    Speed Sounds Set 1 

    Speed Sounds 9.30 , Word Time 9.45, Spelling 10.00

    Speed Sounds Set 2 

    Speed Sounds and Word Time 10.00, Spelling 10.15am


    This is what the children would be completing in school on a daily basis. They are brilliant!

     Practice sheets

    The daily sounds will be uploaded weekly.:               

    This week’s set 1 sounds are  f,  e,  l,  h,  sh

    This week’s set 2 sounds are  ow,  oo,  oo,  ar,  air

    This week’s set 3 sounds are  er,  ow,  ai

    Pink story Green Words and Set 3 Nonsense words below.

    Please note: If you feel your child has learnt the sounds for their specific group, please ensure they can read the green words consistently and effortlessly before moving on to the next set.

     Fred Games.pdfDownload
     Pink Green Words.pdfDownload
     Set 1
     Set 2
     Set 3
     Set 3 Nonsense Words.pdfDownload
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    It is paramount that when writing, the children form their letters correctly using the Read, Write, Inc. handwriting phrases. (see attached document) We practise 3 letters everyday in school as well as the daily speed sound. I’ll choose 3 a week for your child to practise and master but feel free to practise more if you wish.

    This week’s letters to practice are: ng,  nk,  m,  a,  s 

     Handwriting Phrases.pdfDownload
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    Read a story a day to your child (see attached sheet – Top Tips for Reading Stories to your child)

     Reading with your Child.pdfDownload
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    Get your child to read a Read, Write, Inc. book online matched to your child’s Read, Write, Inc. group

    Follow this link: Oxford Owl e-books  

    Click on My Class Login and use the username and password you have been given.                                 Then Click on My Bookshelf an scroll through the pages to find the coloured book for your childs group.

    Story Green Words and Nonsense Words:                  these are words I have attached that are appropriate to your child’s RWI stage of reading. They can practice reading these words as many times as they like!

    Keep practising those Story Green Words and Nonsense Words appropriate to your child’s Read, write, Inc. Group. Purple Story Green Words attached this week.

    Please see attached document of red words. These are the words that children cannot ‘fred talk’. We call them ‘tricky’ words. They need to learn these words.

     Ditty Green Words.pdfDownload
     Green Green Words.pdfDownload
     Nonsense Words.pdfDownload
     Pink Green Words.pdfDownload
     Purple Green Words.pdfDownload
     Red Words List.pdfDownload
     Set 1 1.1-1.5 Green Words.pdfDownload
     Set 1 1.6-1.7 Green Words.docx.pdfDownload
     Set 2 Nonsense Words.pdfDownload
     Set 3 Nonsense Words.pdfDownload
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    When writing anything, it is important to encourage your child to use their sound knowledge to sound/spell out their own words. See attached a simple speed sound chart which they use in school to help them.

     Simple Speed Sound Chart.pdfDownload
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    • Print ladybird spots on paintings or drawings
    • Discuss fears of certain minibeasts
    • Make your own I spy book about minibeasts
    • Sort sets of minibeasts according to number of legs – compare using more and less to compare
      • Re-read ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ ( or listen to the story below) - label a diagram of the life cycle of a caterpillar


      Practise everyday language that the children are use to using in school:

      Which colour is this? - Pa liw ydy hwn?

      red - coch     blue - glas      yellow - melyn      green - gwyrdd      pink - pinc 

      Previous Weeks Activities 

       Week 1 Reception Planning 30.03.20.pdfDownload
       Week 2 Reception Planning 06.04.20.pdfDownload
       Week 3 Reception Planning 13.04.20.pdfDownload
       Week 4
       Week 5
       Week 6 Reception Planning 04.05.20.pdfDownload
       Week 7 Reception Planning 11.05.20.pdfDownload
       Week 8 Reception Planning 18.05.20.pdfDownload
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