This week in phonics we are asking you to focus on the following alternative sounds. You might already remember some of these sounds, but you need to learn same sound different spelling.
ow as in cow and blow
ea as in eat and bread
er as in farmer and her
y as in yes and by
1. Revise all the Phase 5 sounds from the centre pages of your reading record.
2. Watch the Phonics video clips.
3. How many words you can find containing these sound in you reading book?
Remember new online phonics lessons have started on YouTube this week called 'Letters and Sounds for Home and School'. They follow Letters and Sounds (a government backed programme that we follow in school). The lessons are uploaded every day at 10:30 a.m. and each lesson lasts approx. 30 minutes. You might find it useful to follow the year 1 lessons with your child.
Reading is so important. Each day read a book from your Bug Club selection or register to use Oxford Owl online. This is a free resource.
This week please use your Kinetic Letter Mat to practise the Abracadabra and Squirter family: s, q, e
One letter each day.
Please practise five words each day from your 100 word list. Write each word three times then try writing it again without looking.
Maths - Shape 2D and 3D
This week we will be revising 2D shapes and their properties and learning all about 3D shapes.
Please watch the video clips from below and complete the games and worksheets.
English and Science Work
This week our English and science work are linked together. At school we begin to learn about our bodies. We start to learn about the bones in our body, the names of the different parts of our body and how we grow and change.
Watch the following video of the book 'You'll Soon Grow Into Them, Titch' by Pat Hutchins, which is all about growing and changing.
1. We would like you to look at any photos or videos you have of when you were younger. Ask a family member about how you have grown and the things that they remember about the changes you have made e.g. first teeth, first time they walked, first words and other key milestones or favourite memories. What can you remember about growing and changing? You might remember when your first tooth fell out or the first time you learned to ride a bike. You could ask a family member to make a time line of key events on a piece of paper, so you can have it as a keepsake. You could even try on some clothes that used to fit you but are too small for you now or clothes that are too big for you and you need to grow into them, just like Titch.
2. Linked to the book about Titch, write a letter to mum, dad, grandparents or other another family member asking for some new clothes, shoes etc. to replace the ones you have grown out of. You could ask for new roller skates, football kit, summer clothes, dress, suit, dressing up clothes etc. Try to add description and detail. Draw a picture of the new clothes you would like.
3. As you grow and change there are lots of things that you can do now with greater speed and accuracy. Complete the 1 minute challenge below.
Watch the BBC Bitesize science clip called What are the parts of the human body?
Watch the video 'Funny Bones' by Janet and Allan Ahlberg.
5. Go to the BBC Bitesize Reading Lesson: Funnybones by Janet and Allan Ahlberg and complete the following reading activities.
Activity 1: Match characters to what they said.
Activity 3: Creating ways to scare a skeleton.
Art and Craft
6. Have a go at making your own human skeleton. You could paint it, draw it, make it with straws or twigs, string, construction kits, chalk or pasta, to name a few. Below are some art ideas.
Watch the video clip about wobbly teeth. Ask a family member to help you look at your teeth in a mirror or take a photo. What do you notice about your teeth. Are there any missing? Find out how many teeth should be in your mouth. Talk about how to look after your teeth. You could make a poster to put in your bathroom to remind you how to brush your teeth or you could choose a favourite song to brush your teeth to so you know you are brushing them for 2 minutes.