Week beginning: Monday 1st June – Friday 5th June
I hope you are all enjoying this lovely sunny weather. It is hard to believe we are into June – the Summer holidays are just around the corner! It has been so long from we have all been together in the classroom - but continue to do what is manageable for you and your child and remember if you need to contact me about anything or even to just say hello and fill me in on all the lovely things you have been doing, my email address is email@example.com. I love to hear from you all! I might send a little video message to you this week so keep an eye out for that!
NEWCOMERS – continue to revise all initial sounds. Begin work on CVC booklet. Continue to work on ‘Addition to 5’. See NEEWCOMERS folder in Home School Activities.
LANGUAGE & LITERACY
- Weekend news/Creative writing – You may continue to write your weekly diary or try some of the creative writing ideas.
- Adding ‘ing’ and ‘ed’ – This week I have attached work for you to complete on adding ‘ing’ and ‘ed’ to the end of words. I would mention to the children that when we add ‘ed’ it usually refers to the ‘past tense’, whereas when we add ‘ing’ it is the ‘present tense’, i.e. I am walking (present), I walked (past). There are some rules that apply when adding ‘ing’ and ‘ed’ but we are only introducing this to the children at this stage so I don’t expect them to remember all the rules. There are two powerpoints explaining the rules and giving examples as well as some activity pages to complete as well as a link to a game from the IXL website. See Home School Activities/Literacy/ing/ed words.
- Linguistics & Spellings – (see Spelling lists and ‘Daily Phonics Suggestions’ in Home School Activities under Spellings) Next week will be the last week for spellings!
APPLES – This week we will focus on mixed CVC words. Up to now we have looked at the first, middle and end sounds of CVC words and have had lots of practice sounding out and blending the sounds. I have uploaded a few activities for you to complete which includes a CVC booklet to help with sounding out, blending and writing CVC words. There is also a link for some games from the IXL website (Attachments – in Home School Activities/Literacy/CVC words).
PEARS – This week we are continuing to revise over our sounds already covered earlier in the year. The sounds for this week are the oy (toy), ou (house) and aw (draw) sounds. Again, not everyone has covered these spellings but we have all had the teaching in school after Christmas on these sounds. The spellings will be a mix of all three sounds but for those who just wish to stick to one sound I have given just the ‘aw’ sound (PEARS 2). Do what is manageable!
1.Continue to use the powerpoint to recap on some of the sounds taught this year. There is also a spelling revision activity page for each sound (oy, ou, aw). If you wish you can use the poem/story for each sound to read and highlight the sound. You may do a sound/word search on the text. Again, if you wish to just stick to one sound this week to revise that is perfectly fine. Do what best suits you and your family!
2.I have also attached links to some more games on the IXL website.
Remember to try some of the suggested practical ideas with your phonics as well, i.e. paper square work for word building (see below). All linguistics work is in the ‘oy,ou,aw’ sound folder in ‘Home School Activities/Literacy’.
- Reading – Lots of you are continuing to read on MyOn – Well done, this is super! Remember to go to the ‘Projects’ tab for your books. Next week will be the last week I will be assigning new books. Continue to select your own books to read if you wish as well as using OxfordOwl for Online reading resources.
NUMERACY & MATHEMATICS
- APPLES – This week you can continue to work on in the Numbers to 20 booklet – you can complete pages 5 & 6. This involves using the language before/after/between within 20. Practical activities – Set out number cards 1-20 – ask what number comes before 14, after 17, between 11 and 13. Repeat for other numbers. Allow child to see the numbers in front of them, then when more confident remove number line. Another practical activity – show a number, i.e. ‘14’ ask what is after, show two numbers and ask what comes in between. Allow them to use the number line until confident. I have given you some extra activities if you wish to complete – the number before and after challenge cards as well as cutting sticking numbers to 20. Continue to use the games from the IXL website uploaded last week. See Home School Activities/Maths/Numbers to 20.
- PEARS - Subtraction – you may finish your Subtraction booklet this week (pages 37-39). If you have not got this far don’t worry, do what you can and continue to try your best. This week the subtraction sums may be slightly bigger but are still within 20. Use a numberline, cubes etc. if you need to. We are trying to understand the concept that 20 is made up of ‘two 10’s’ and each teen number is ‘one 10’ and so many units/ones. I have also attached a link for some games from the IXL website. See Home School Activities/Maths/Subtraction.
- APPLES and PEARS Capacity - See Home School Activities/Maths/Capacity. We will be looking at ‘Capacity’ for the next 2 weeks. (All work uploaded is for the next 2 weeks) In Capacity we compare by direct comparison as well as using non-standard units (spoonfuls, cup, jug etc). We don’t measure using litres or ml just yet but we can mention these terms to the children and get them to look at containers around their home for how much they hold. Vocabulary to encourage your child to use – full, empty, half full, more or less etc. Again practical experiences of filling containers with water or sand are important to help develop these concepts. Ask: Can you show me a container that is about half full? Some of the activities I have included encourage the children to consider which size of non-standard unit of capacity is best for filling or measuring the capacity of each item. Ask: Which unit do you think is best to use to fill the container? Why? Some of the activities require you to use certain containers (jug, egg cup etc) but use whatever you have that would be of similar size/capacity.
- ActiveMaths – Continue to log in and play the maths games and activities that have been assigned to you on ActiveMaths. Enjoy!
WORLD AROUND US
We will be continuing with our topic of ‘Animals in their Environment’. This week, we are going to look at an Arctic animal - the Polar Bear. We are going to look at where Polar Bears live, what they eat, how they survive and lots more. Remember to use whatever books you have at home to look up about Polar Bears. You could also try to find out about other animals that live in the Arctic – where is the Arctic? You could use a globe or a map to look for the Arctic. I have included some fun activities if you wish to complete, as well as a fun science experiment. Find attachments in Home School Activities/World Around Us.
PE – The Healthy Kidz Virtual Sports Day is on Saturday 13th June so be sure to keep practicing – it won’t be long! This week the activities to practice are the Marathon challenge and to create your own obstacle course. This sounds lots of fun so why not get creative and give it a go!! I might attempt to send a video of my own children doing our own home-made obstacle course during the week so keep an eye out on ‘Messages from me’.
P2 SPELLINGS and suggested Weekly Phonic Activities in SPELLINGS folder.