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Summer Term 2020

Week beginning 6th July 


Hello Butterflies Class and your parents and carers!


We are now in week 12 of the summer term and lots of you have decided to come back to school - it's been great to see you!  


This week, we are going to be travelling to lots of different places around the world!  We are setting up a Travel Agents and learning about different ways that people can travel to go on holidays, as well as thinking about what we would pack in our suitcases to take with us!


Please continue to send me your photos of any learning that you are completing at home, as well as things that you have been doing together as a family.  If you scroll down this page, you will find some of the photos that you have already sent to me - thank you!


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 Please remember to check the Lewannick and Boyton Schools' Facebook page for updates too.



Thank you.


Take care and please keep in touch!

Mrs Gilman smiley



This week's Home Learning

(week beginning 6th July 2020)

Book of the Week...

The Snail and the Whale

The brave little snail hitches a lift on the tail of her new-found friend. But where will their adventures take them...?

Mr Tumble's Holiday

Mr Tumble has gone on holiday to the seaside, but he's gone at the wrong time of the year and it's freezing cold. How will he keep warm?

Staying healthy...

Wash Your Hands with Baby Shark!

Baby Shark's handwashing song to encourage good hygiene to stay healthy.

Mr Tumble's Brush Your Teeth Song

It's time to brush your teeth and keep them clean TWICE a day! Mr Tumble from Something Special has the best song to help you keep your teeth clean. Having t...

Music - A Keelie

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Mr Harrison teaches Butterflies a traditional song from Ghana called "A Keelie". It's a real ear worm.

PSED - Sharing Cookies

Sesame Street characters work together to solve a problem that many children find difficult - sharing! A good talking point to share with your children - what would you do?

Activity ideas for everyone!

My Weekly Diary


Nursery Mark Making (writing)

Please continue to encourage your child to make lots of marks using a variety of materials, e.g. pens, pencils, chalks, paints, sticks in mud or sand, cotton buds with water, sticks in the air, their fingers in sand/mud/glitter etc. I have included a simple diary idea in this pack for the next week and will put one into each pack on a weekly basis. Your child could draw a picture in the box on each day and you could write what they describe. They could try writing their own words if they can! Please remember to date each diary entry!





We have already learnt all of the Set 1 and 2 phonics sounds since September, so please help your child by reminding them of these sounds as much as possible.  They should be able to recognise and say each sound aloud, as well as writing each sound too!  You should already have a copy of each sound from a Learning Pack, but if you have been unable to collect their pack from school, please find them below.


Week 1's pack contained copies of the Set 1 phonics sounds that we would have been learning this term. Your child should be able to recognise significant letters to them, such as the letters in their name or maybe some shop names such as the T for TESCO.

The sounds that we would be learning are:

                           m    a    s     d     t  





Please continue to support your child's reading by listening to them read their Ditty Books and by sharing a book together each day.  By using the Oxford Owl Reading link below, you can select a book for your child to read.  If you need advice on what book your child should be reading, please ask me via email.  Please continue to record what your child reads in their reading record - thank you.

Please encourage them to sound out any letters that they may see in every day activities too, e.g. food labels, shop names, road signs etc.



Please read to your child every day and encourage them to predict what might happen next, or describe how a character might be feeling and why.  See if they can recognise familiar words such as their own name and advertising logos. 




Reception - we are currently learning the Set 2 sounds from the Read, Write, Inc. Phonics Programme.  Please encourage your child to say each sound aloud every day.  They should also be able to build words with these sounds in them (ask them about Fred Talk).  For example, the word play is built up from 3 sounds 'p' 'l' and 'ay'.  Fred the frog can only talk in sounds, so I would give the children the sounds and they then blend them together to build the words.  We also count the number of sounds in each word.  Here are some examples:


                              t - oy  = toy = 2 sounds

                     n - igh - t = night = 3 sounds

                     t - w- ir - l = twirl = 4 sounds

Picture 1

Nursery - 

We follow the Letters and Sounds phonics programme for our nursery children, leading on to the Read, Write, Inc. Phonics Programme's Set 1 Sounds in the summer term before they start school.  Letters and Sounds are based on developing your child's listening and speaking skills through activities which are divided into seven aspects: environmental sounds, instrumental sounds, body sounds, rhythm and rhyme, alliteration, voice sounds and finally oral blending and segmenting.  Many of these skills are learnt through everyday play, as well as speaking and listening activities, singing songs and nursery rhymes, reading stories and through role play.


It's important for nursery aged children to hear as many different sounds as possible and to be able to recognise and imitate these sounds, as well as having language modelled to them in a clear way at all times.  Sharing stories with repetitive language such as "We're Going on a Bear Hunt" and singing songs such as "Old MacDonald Had a Farm" or "The Wheels on the Bus" will greatly benefit your child's language development.


Please try to include at least one activity every day like the suggestions below:


  •  Go on a 'listening walk' and talk about the different sounds that you have heard when you get home.
  •  Drum on different surfaces and talk about how the sounds change.
  •  Make your own shakers with different objects (rice, dried peas, beads etc.) and make loud or quiet sounds.
  •  Sing songs and nursery rhymes and clap/jump/stomp rhythms.
  •  Clap out the syllables of words or names of your family and friends' names.
  •  Play I Spy games with the initial sounds of words (use the letter sound rather than its name, e.g. 'a' as in apple rather than 'ay')
  •  Match objects that start with the same sound e.g. socks, sausages, snakes, stones etc.  Children could make their own sound bags for the first group of the Set 1 sounds (m, a, s, d and t).
  •  Break down words into each sound e.g. "Would you like some m - i - l - k?" and allow your child to work out what you are saying.
Online Phonics Resources
Reading Together
General Learning

Keeping Active!

Your children love keeping fit with Jump Start Jonny and Cosmic Yoga!

A New Way into Our Classroom!

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A video to show you the new way into our classroom if your child is returning to school from the 1st of June 2020.
Please note that our class' morning drop-off time slot is between 9.05am and 9.25am. Our end of day pick-up time slot is between 2.45pm and 3.05pm. Please ensure that you arrive during these time slots to enable safe social distancing between all returning classes and their parents/carers. Thank you.
We look forward to seeing you all!