Good morning everyone! Hope you are all well!
I hope that you have all had a good weekend.
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 'The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch' by Ronda Armitage. The book tells the story of Mr Grinling, the lighthouse keeper, and the trouble his wife has getting his lunch across from the mainland. Mrs Grinling prepares her husband a delicious lunch, but the seagulls keep eating it before it reaches him. After several failed attempts, she finally manages to foil the pesky birds with some mustard flavoured sandwiches! Activity ideas from the story will include looking at why lighthouses are important and how they work and looking at some light houses around the English coast.
Please get in touch via email if you have any questions or there is anything you would like help with.
Challenge of the day!
What did you do at the weekend? Draw a picture about it.
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? How many words can you make using those cards? Remember you can only use each letter once e.g. mop, cat, is, he etc.
2. Today we will play a Phase 4 move the letters to make the word game.
3. Lets play Word Pairs -
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 -
The lighthouse was on the rocks.
There is a big light at the top.
The lighthouse is white and red.
Remember - Start your sentence with a capital letter.
Leave finger spaces.
End your sentence with a full stop.
Read your sentence
I can count to 100.
I can recognise numbers that are multiples of 10.
We call the multiples of ten the ‘cuppa-tea’ numbers because, from 10 onwards, they end ---ty. (twenty, thirty… etc.) This helps the children to not mistake the pronunciation of teen numbers.
o Count to 100 in unison together.
o Match the count with fingers, standing up one digit for every number spoken.
o Every time you reach a multiple of 10, i.e. 10, 20, 30, 40, etc. clap your hands
and say, “Cuppa tea!”
o Continue like this all the way to 100 – cuppa tea!
Challenge - Can you count to 200 in multiples of 10?
I can talk about the characters in a story.
I can understand the meaning of new words.
I can illustrate something which I have learnt.
I can understand how important lighthouses are and how they work.
I can use yoga to keep fit and to help to relax my body and thoughts