What ever form of exercise you chose to do yesterday, well done. Some of you chose between Joe and Oti others had time to do both. Keeping your body healthy is especially important and maintaining our fitness couldn't be more important at this current time. It doesn't matter if your doing it exactly right as long as your having fun and developing a positive attitude towards exercise.
Our sound of the day is oo (as in poo at the zoo). Using the green phonics folder, practise the oo sound. The sound is made up of two letters but makes only one sound, which is oo. Then practise reading the oo words. Firstly encourage your child to identify the special friend in the word, (in this case oo) then Fred talk the word; t oo, then say the word in full; too.
Children can then practise spelling the words, this can be done by listening to the word, and wiggling your fingers. How many sounds can you hear in too? Two sounds, hold up two fingers, then pinch each finger as you say the sound. Children can then write the word (all children are well trained in this so continue to let them lead the way).
Now flick back to ay, ee, igh and ow, encourage your child to identify the sound without seeing the picture clue and read and spell some of the words. Continue to watch the Read Write Inc. Phonics lessons on either Facebook or You Tube, Set 2 sounds are now streamed live at 10:00 then are available for 24 hours.
Have you managed to learn the doubles doubles I love doubles song? I know a lot of you are really enjoying it. If you haven't learnt it yet, keep practising, as it will help you recall the doubles of numbers to 10.
Today we are going to be remembering all we have learnt about doubling numbers to help us with a real life situation. I would like you to bake some biscuits with an adult which you can then share with your family. This is a really simple recipe and only uses three ingredients which I hope you will have in your cupboard and fridge. I would like you to double the ingredients, the rest of the recipe, follow it as I have written it for you.
Basic shortbread biscuit recipe.
1oz caster sugar
3oz plain flour
Remember to double the ingredients before you weigh them out, otherwise you won't make many biscuits! Usually we would use grams with the children but I am using ounces to enable the children to double the numbers.
1. Heat the oven to 190C/375F/Gas 5
2. Beat the butter and sugar together until smooth.
3. Stir in the flour to get a smooth paste. Turn on to a work surface and gently roll out until the paste is 1cm thick.
4. Cut into rounds or fingers and place onto a baking tray. Sprinkle with caster sugar and chill in the fridge for 20 minutes.
5. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes, or until pale golden-brown. Set aside to cool on a wire rack.
Whilst they are baking and cooling down see if you can solve these word problems. Use your small toys to help you with this.
1. Mrs Painter saw 4 rainbow pictures on her walk, Mrs Roath saw double the amount. How many rainbow pictures did Mrs Roath see?
2. Mrs Crisp has read 7 books this week but Mr Terrado has read double that amount. How many books has he read?
3. Our class disco usually lasts for 5 minutes, if we were allowed to dance for double the amount of time how long would the disco last for?
4. In our Owls, Rabbits, Piglets, Tiggers and Eeyore groups there are 6 children. If we had double the amount in each group how many children would there be?
Remember to continue to practise your reading at least three times a week. Have you logged onto Reading Buddy yet? All children were given login details during the last week of school. If you do not know your children's login details, please let me know via Tapestry. I will then get the school office to forward you the information.