If you look on the Class Learning page for this week you will be able to find an overview of the learning we are focusing on in class this week, linked to our Book of the Week 'Bear Snores On' by Karma Wilson. Below are some activities you can try at home to help support your children develop their learning. There are many options so that you can choose those which best support your individual child, based on their current knowledge, skill and attention span. It is not expected that you do them all - choose those that suit you best.
- Have a look at a newspaper, magazine or food packet to try and spot the sounds we are focusing on this week: y z zz qu
- Sing the Jolly Phonics sounds for these letters and practise the actions with a game of charades
- Play Buried Treasure on Phonics Play (below) using these sounds
- Play Tricky Word Trucks (below)
- Complete the Phonics Home Learning sheet (below). You do not need to print it off, you can display it on a tablet/screen and talk through it. There are lots of ideas on the sheet to choose from based on the ability and attention span of your child. Please note that children will not have covered all of the sounds and words on the sheet until Friday.
- Make word cards using some of the following words or see if you can set your child to challenge to spell them using plastic letters/letters on pieces of paper: yak, yap, yes, yet, yell, yum, zip, zap, buzz, jazz, zigzag, quiz, quick, quack, quid, quill.
- Watch the Alphablocks special episodes for these sounds or for sounds you know your child particularly struggles with. Segment and blend the words on screen together.
In Maths this week we will be continuing our focus on finding 'one less' than a given number.
- Lay out the number cards in your number pack 0-10 and find a small toy (e.g. a doll, a plastic animal, peg doll etc). Ask your child to place the character on a given number and find "one less" by getting them to jump backwards. You could cut some squares of paper that say 'one more' or 'one less' and have them in a random pile for your child to chose one and move the character and then the next one, and see what number they end up on after 5 goes, 10 goes etc. You could extend this and ask them to predict where they could end up after 5 goes. Do they realise that the furthest away they could be is 5 away, they cannot go further in 5 goes? And that to be 5 away they will need to chose 5 cards the same?
- Turn over the number cards 0-10 and take turns to turn one card over, say the number you see and say the number that is one less than that number (This is more challenging as the numbers are not in order so they cannot see the number before and after the one they choose). Challenge: if your child is confident, you could use numbers 11-20 or your hundred square and move a blob of blue tack forwards and backwards.
- We will be focusing on writing more numbers this week. Use the formation rhymes below to help you practise writing your numbers. You could write them on paper, with your finger in salt, paint them, chalk them outside, make them from leaves... wherever your imagination takes you!
We are having a real focus on investigative learning and language in class this week. Choose one of the science experiments below that you can set up to do at home. Let us know what you find out by posting the results on Tapestry. Whilst experimenting see if you can use the following language:
plan predict experiment observe results