Well done for continuing with your workout of choice. Many of you have also been competing on the Wii Switch playing Just Dance to get your physical activities completed. What ever you choose to do try and stick with it for 30 minutes. Just Dance workouts are also available on You Tube should you wish to join in with something slightly different this week.
Our sound of the day is OO (as in look at the book). Using the green phonics folder, practise the OO sound. The sound is made up of two letters but makes 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; l oo k, then say the word in full; look.
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 look? Three sounds, hold up three fingers, then pinch each finger as you say the sound. Children can then write the word.
As an extension you could ask your child to write the sentence, I can look at the book. Encourage your child to start the sentence with a capital letter, after they sound out and record each word remind them to leave a finger space before starting to write the next word. Finally remind them to finish the sentence with a full stop.
Now flick back to ay, ee, igh, ow and oo, 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.
LITERACY : READING
Remember to practise your reading at least three times a week. All children should now have received their login details. If you are still waiting for their login details, please message me via Tapestry so I can let the school office know.
MATHEMATICS: SHAPE SPACE AND MEASURES
Today we are going to learn to order two items by capacity. The amount a container can hold is called its capacity.
You will need: a collection of different sized containers, something to fill the containers with, such as, sand, water, pasta or cereal.
Look at the selection of containers selected and describe them using language such as tall, short, wide and narrow. Estimate which container you think will have the biggest capacity (holds the most) and which container has the smallest capacity (holds the least). Why do you think this?
Now fill the container you think is the biggest with water until the container is full. Then tip the water into the smaller container. You might not be able to fit all of the water in to the smallest one and there still will be water in the biggest container. There is too much water. So the container is smaller than the other container as it doesn't hold as much water.
What do you think will happen if you tip the water from the smallest container into the biggest container? Completely empty the biggest container then tip the water from the smallest container in to the biggest container. There isn't enough water so it is the biggest container. Continue to compare the capacity of the other containers comparing just two at a time, until this can be done independently using the language accurately.
UNDERSTANDING THE WORLD
Whilst you have got your containers out I thought it would be a good time to make a rain gauge ready for when the weather changes and we have some spring showers. All you need to do is follow the instructions. Discuss with your child the title, sub headings, bullet points in a list, numbered steps and diagrams in the text. Have fun and when it does rain you won't need to feel so miserable as you'll know your rain gauge is filling up!
How to make a rain gauge.
EXPRESSIVE ARTS AND DESIGN
Can you remember the nursery rhyme I hear thunder? Can you remember the actions we use in class? Perhaps you could sing the song to your family? Do you have any instruments or pots and pans you could use to add some sound effects?
Have fun today and we look forward to seeing your learning on Tapestry this evening.