Good morning everyone! Hope you are all well!
We can't complain about this lockdown weather. Hopefully another pleasant day again today.
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.
Our Out and About topic continues with the storybook 'Lost and found' by Oliver Jeffers. This super author is very talented writing beautiful storybooks and painting beautiful illustrations. 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!
What other animals might you find at the South Pole?
Can you draw a picture of 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!!
2. Today we will blending long words in Espresso -
3. Lets play another alien word game -
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 summer it is hot and sunny.
You must put suncream on your skin.
You can sit under a tree to keep cool.
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
Look at this short BBC clip about finding the difference between two numbers.
Challenge - Ask your child to practise finding the difference between two numbers using a number line.
Same difference! - work together
You need Lego, Duplo or other small bricks. You need 12 bricks each.
Also, paper and pens each.
What to do
o Build a tower each.
o Lay the two towers next to each other.
o Find the difference between the two.
o How many different pairs of towers with a difference of 3 can you make?
o Keep going until you are sure you have made all those possible using no more than 12 bricks in any one tower.
I can answer comprehension questions
I can predict if an object will float or sink.
Float and Sink
Do you remember when we watched Violet's fun float and sink activity on Tapestry? Walk around your house and collect items you’d like to test out. (e.g. a sharpner, lemon, coin & a paper ball. Try and find a couple of objects which will be hard for your child to predict correctly e.g. a heavy piece of wood)
1. Fill a large container with water.
2. Find a place to conduct the science experiment where you can easily reach the water pot and where you don’t mind a bit of water possibly getting out.
3. Choose one object at a time. Do you think it will sink or float? Why? Place the object in the water and observe what happens.
4. Repeat this for all the objects. How many predictions did you get right?
Now watch this video which will explain why some of your predictions may have been wrong.
I can locate the British Isles and some other places on the World Map
This map names the continents and oceans around the world. Help your child to locate the British Isles and any other places that they may have traveled to.
Challenge - Can your child name some of the animals and pictures on the map?