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Mr Thorne Does Phonics - Episode OO (short /u/)

Watch UK school teacher Mr Thorne and Youtube sensation Geraldine the Giraffe take you on a learning journey through the world of phonics, grammar, spelling ...


Watch Mr Thorne teach Geraldine the short oo digraph.

Can you think of some words with the short oo digraph? Here's a few to get you started:






Now that you have learnt some words with the short oo digraph, can you think of any more? Well done! Now complete task 1 or task 2, whichever you find the most comfortable to do with a little help!

 Task 1

Have a go at completing the attached worksheet. In your book, use your sound mat to help you write the words with the short oo digraph. Can you finish by drawing pictures next to your writing? Well done!

 Task 2

In your book, make a list of words with the short oo digraph. Now can you write some silly sentences using some of the words and draw a picture next to it? 

Here's one to get you started:

The cook put the book in her hood



Warm up

Begin by counting in 1's to 20. 

Practise counting in 10's.

Which number is 1 more than 8? 12? 13? 7?

Now count on to 20 from a given number. For example:






Well done!

Main Task

Now with your grown up collect 10 to 20 items. It can be buttons, shells, beads etc. You will need two small baskets/containers.

Begin by placing a small amount into each container. Can you estimate how many in each container? Check by counting. Were you right? Have another go! Excellent work! Can you add both amounts together? Now write these as number sentences in your book. For example:

3 + 4 =

5 + 5 =

6 + 3 =

Task 1

Make up your own addition sums using up to 10 objects and record in your book. Remember, using a number line will help too. Well done!

Task 2  

Using up to 20 objects, create your own addition sums and record in you book. Remember using a number line will help too. Great work!

We look forward to seeing your wonderful work on Tapestry! smiley 


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