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'Promoting a love of learning'
'Promoting a love of learning'


Hi Timothy and family,


I hope you are all well and are having fun together in this wonderful weather. Don't forget you can email me photos or let me know what you have been up to. I would love to hear about it.




  1. Please use the sound cars that you made yesterday for the letters satpnimdg. Place them around the home/ garden then show Timmy the other cards one at a time. He can tell you what sound each one makes and its action then bring you back its pair.
  2. Introduce the sound 'o'. Does Timothy recognise it from his name? Can you make up a little story along the lines of below and get Timothy to do the action and say the sound. I always show them a capital, then the lower letter, tell them the name of the letter and the sound it makes. I then focus on the lower case and the sound mostly. What can he think of that starts with that sound?  
Picture 1
Next Timmy needs to try writing the letter 'o': in the air, starting at the top and going anticlockwise. Can he use his finger to trace that shape eg on a bowl, round a stone, on the washing machine door etc. Next I thought he could make a little octopus as shown below and draw 'os' on the legs. Don't forget how to hold your pencil Timmy.
Picture 1
Can you use the letter cards or magnetic letters to make words containing the letter o, that Timothy can try to read? Then he can use the three box phonics card to try to spell out 3 letter words, keep the 'o'in the middle then swap the letters round eg. not, nop, got, pot. Swap the 'o' for 'i' and 'a'.

Tricky words


  1. Yesterday we learnt the sound 'I' - can Timmy remember it? Can you find that word in any books you read together over the next few days? 
  2. Today please teach Timmy the words 'no' and 'go'. Mix them up and do quick flashcards with the three words.
  3. I would normally put these in his word pot and whenever you read with him, get him to read each word. Each time he gets a word correct put a tick on the back, then let me know when there are 5 ticks.


How are you getting on with his worded reading books? I would encourage lots of discussion of each page before he starts then get him to point to each word as he reads. Explain the title and author, front and back covers. Can he find these in the books he reads/ you read to him?