Good morning everyone! Hope you are all well!
I hope that you have all had a good weekend. I hope that you especially enjoyed celebrating Father's Day and said a big thank you to your dad!
Just to say that I will be posting the Tapestry good work certificate video on a Monday so look out for it or read St Johns's News Bite to see who has been awarded one each week.
It has been fantastic to see how you are engaging with some of the ideas on the class web page. 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 'Lost and found' by Oliver Jeffers. We have gone back to a super author whose storybook and illustrations are beautifully detailed and written. Activity ideas from the story will include looking at the world map and finding out about penguins.
Please get in touch via email if you have any questions or there is anything you would like help with.
Challenge of the day!
Can you name the 4 seasons? Draw a picture of your favourite season.
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? Put your lowercase letter cards in alphabetical order. Can you quickly say a word that begins with that sound? Ask an adult to time you.
2. Today we will play a Phase 4 move the letters to make the word game.
3. Lets play an Odd and Bob game where you have to sort the 'real' and 'alien' words to the right monster.
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 -
In the spring there is lot of cherry blossom.
It will be cold in the winter so you must put on a scarf.
You can put a sun hat on in the summer.
Remember - Start your sentence with a capital letter.
Leave finger spaces.
End your sentence with a full stop.
Read your sentence
I can find the difference and record the missing number
You need: Lego, Duplo or other small bricks, paper and pens.
What to do
o Take 12 bricks each.
o Each choose a number of bricks between 0 and 12 and make a tower.
o How many bricks in the shorter tower?
o How many bricks in the taller tower?
o Write a number sentence like this one.
6 + _ = 8
Put your towers together.
o How much taller is the taller tower?
o How much shorter is the shorter tower?
o Decide together what number should be written in the empty space.
6 + 2 = 8
Now start again and build another tower each. Work out the difference
in heights and write a matching number sentence.
Challenge - Can you write 5 more number sentences?
When you have read the story together a couple of times ask your child these questions -
I can recognise some famous towers from around the world.
Have a look at these fourteen famous towers. How different are they? Which ones do you like best? Which would you like to visit one day?Draw a picture of your favourite one.
I can use yoga to relax my body and use the story to think about following my dreams.