Week beginning: Monday 11th May – Friday 15th May
I hope you are all keeping well and are enjoying the nice weather outside. I see lots of you are enjoying reading on MyOn, which is great as well as completing your activities on ActiveLearn. Super! Thanks for the photos I have received, it has been so lovely to see all your little faces and see what you have been getting up to. Have a look in our Photo Gallery!
NEWCOMERS – continue to work on revising initial sounds (goulbf). Continue to work on completing ‘o’clock’ times on an analogue clock and if confident move on to ‘half past’ times. Begin work on ‘Addition to 5’. See NEEWCOMERS folder in Home School Activities.
LANGUAGE & LITERACY
APPLES - medial ‘i’ words (i.e. pit, tin, lid) – I have attached work for you to complete. 1.You may use the word cards and pictures to help you ‘sound out’ and ‘blend’ the words. Continue to make this as fun as you can.
2.I have included some cut and stick activities for CVC (consonant-vowel-consonant) words with medial ‘i’.
3.You may continue to practice ‘sounding out’ and ‘blending’ using the Powerpoint for reading CVC words.
(Attachments – in Home School Activities/Literacy/CVC words).
PEARS – ‘ir’ sound (i.e. bird, fir, third) This week we are learning that ‘ir, er, ur’ make the ‘ir’ sound. I don’t think there is an action for this sound but I’m sure you could think of your own, perhaps a bird calling from the trees saying ‘ir, ir’. Give it a go! Again, if you find this sound tricky just stick to the ‘ir’ version of the spelling.
1.I have attached a powerpoint for you to watch which has some fun activities to complete.
2.I have also uploaded a poem for you to read and highlight the sound - (‘The Birthday Treat’) You may do a sound/word search on the text. Once again there are lots of activity pages, some more difficult than others, so only choose those suited to your child. Speed words also included this week.
3. Word sort - cut out and sort into the same spelling patterns, i.e. her, number, summer would go together and shirt, swirl, girl would go together. There is an easy and a more challenging word sort this week.
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 ‘ir’ sound folder in ‘Home School Activities/Literacy’.
NUMERACY & MATHEMATICS
WORLD AROUND US
We will be continuing with our topic of ‘Animals in their Environment’. This week, we are going to look at Pets. Have a look at information books or online and try to name as many pets as you can – can you find out facts and information about different types of Pets? I have uploaded a powerpoint for you to watch on ‘How to look after your pet’.
Activity suggestions - ‘How to look after your pet’ poster - Have a look at the Poster on how to look after your pet – you could try to make your own poster on your own pet or a pet of your choice. Look at the information included on it. The powerpoint will help you.
Play the ‘Who am I?’ game – or make up your own puzzles for your family to guess the animal (see attached in World Around Us)
You could take a photo of you and your pet and send it to me to put in our Photo Gallery.
Draw your pet and label each part.
3D Pet – I know some of you are very creative so perhaps you could try to make your own 3D pet using junk material from around your home. Maybe you could make a home for your pet. I have uploaded some photo ideas of things you could make.
Remember I would love to see your work! Find attachments in Home School Activities/World Around Us.
PE – Have a look at our link to ‘Healthy Kidz Virtual Sports Day’ – Be sure to sign up before 11th May.
Music – In school during our topic on ‘Animals’ we would listen to a very famous piece of music associated with animals - the ‘Carnival of the Animals’ by Saint-Saens. I have attached a link to this piece of music in ‘The Arts’ section of our Online Activities if you wish to listen to it. It is very long so you may only want to listen to a part of it. There are lots of different sections of the music and each is about a different animal. What animals can you hear in the piece of music? You could try to make your own Carnival of Animals by making your own animals noises and ask someone to guess what animal it is? This could be fun!
|PEARS 1||PEARS 2||APPLES|
PEARS 1 & 2– various representations of the ‘ir’ sound
APPLES – medial 'i'
In the PEAR group I have made two spellings lists – PEARS 1 – is slightly more challenging. You will be able to judge which spelling list best suits your child. Also it is important to keep practicing those little CVC words as the medial sounds can be tricky so it would do no harm to practice the APPLES list if you wish.
See suggested Weekly Phonic Activities in Spellings folder.