See if you can zoom in and spot the 'ir' words.
To apply your phonics knowledge using the 'ir' sound have a go at listening to these sentences.
1st - Identity what words have the 'ir' sound in them
2nd - Have a go at writing them out.
It was Dad's birthday, he was turning thirty.
The girl's skirt sparkled when she did a twirl.
The chirpy bird flew round in a circle.
Learning Chunk 1
In this chunk we are thinking about you baking yesterday and how the character in our story was baking too. Watch the video on slide 6 until 0.28 to be introduced to the new character. Slide 7 has helpful ideas.
Learning Chunk 2
In this chunk we are thinking about what Eddie could be thinking as she listens to her sister through the kitchen door. Slide 9 has hints. Slide 10 has helpful ideas.
Learning Chunk 3
In our final learning chunk today, we are thinking about what Eddie could be thinking as she thinks about what to get for her mum. Slide 10 has another little girl with the same problem. Slide 11 has possible problems for Eddie.
Being a good listener
Listening skills are important for everyone to have – young and old. Play these listening games together to help develop your listening skills!
This classic game is excellent for encouraging children to pay attention and listen to instructions.
Call out instructions by saying, for example, “Simon Says put your hands on your shoulders.”
When you give an example that doesn’t begin with “Simon Says” such as “Stand on one leg!” your child must not do it.
This means that for each instruction, your child must listen for two details:
- Whether or not they must follow the order
- What action they need to do.
Do This, Do That
This is a variation of Simon Says.
Standing in front of your child, perform certain actions by saying either “Do this” or “Do that”. For example, you could tap your head, clap your hands or do a jump.
When you say “Do this” your child should copy the action, but when you say “Do that” they should stand still.
It takes a lot of concentration not to move, first listening to whether they should perform the action or not.
Take turns in being the leader.
Go on a Listening Walk
(Only do this if it’s safe to go outside – COVID-19 restrictions.)
This game is great not only for developing listening skills but also for teaching mindfulness and avoiding spending all day listening to the jumble of thoughts someone might have in their head. It's useful for adults, too.
Go for a walk together, in the garden, down the road or to the park. There are usually enough sounds close to home.
Tell each other all the sounds you hear – leaves rustling, a dog barking, a car travelling down a road, a bird chirping, a child crying etc.