Good morning everyone! Hope you are all well!
I hope that you have all had a good weekend. There was certainly some stormy weather around!
Just a reminder that I will be putting the weeks planning on for the week (hopefully before Monday!) and the additional ideas and suggestions will be on the same page each day. Remember these are ideas which you can extend, adapt or change keeping the interests and ability of your child in mind.
This weeks Out and About topic starts with the storybook 'Alfie's feet' by Shirley Hughes. She is one of my favourite authors and her illustrations are beautifully detailed.
Please get in touch via email if you have any questions or there is anything you would like help with.
Challenge of the day!
Which are your favourite shoes or boots? Can you draw a picture of them?
Daily Phonics lesson:
It is great that you are keeping going with the Daily Phonics lesson. It is so important that you don't forget the 45 phonemes that you have learnt and that you remember all the Phase 2, 3 and 5 Tricky Words.
Please remember that if you feel that your child needs more practise at Phase 3/4 please revisit our previous lessons and also use your child's Home Learning Book to consolidate prior learning. I am glad to hear that some parents are consolidating Phase 3 and 4 phonics.
We have looked at the first set of Phase 5 phonics and for the rest of this term we will now be consolidating Phase 3/4/5 learning ready for Year 1.
Remember - Practise makes Better!!
Do you still have your letter cards? Using the lowercase letters and put them in order on the table. Turn around and ask your partner to swap two cards around. Can you see which 2 cards are in the wrong place. Say the alphabet to help you.
2. Today we will play a Phase 4 Pairs game.
3. Lots of you can read words from the first 100 high frequency words. So here are the next 200 high frequency words!! How many can you read? Tick the ones you know and keep the practising the ones you don't.
Please note - Read down each column.
4. Can you write these Phase 4 sentences? You say this sentence, sound out each word and your child writes it down. Watch out for the tricky words -
Fran took a scarf as a gift for Brad.
I have put the snail on the path.
You can put the boots under the chair.
Remember - Start your sentence with a capital letter.
Leave finger spaces.
End your sentence with a full stop.
Read your sentence
I can talk about the features of a clock.
I can tell o'clock time.
Play this game and set the clock to show o'clock times. But make sure you move the hands in the clockwise direction.
Challenge - if you can do o'clock time have a go at half past time as well.
After reading the story with your child ask them these questions. Encourage them to say the answers using sentences -
I can use breathing strategies to relax my body and thoughts.