This Week's Learning
Below are the main themes, topics and activities that we will be covering in class this week, linking to our Book of the Week 'The Crunching Munching Caterpillar:' If you are self-isolating, please use this page as a guide to support you to deliver home learning.
In Phonics this week, we will be revising the Phase 3 sounds that children have been learning in the pod and at home. We will be flash-carding them, listening to their songs, reading them in words and playing lots of games linked to them. The sounds are:
Games will include:
- Charades with the actions
- Items in a bag, pull one out and write the word (clock, quid, chips, train, toast, book, fork, crown)
- Jumbled up words to unscramble
- Speed reading - how many words can we read in a minute?
We will also be learning how to write two-syllable words by clapping them and writing the sounds in each clap. E.g. desktop *desk* *top* - write "d-e-s-k" then "t-o-p."
Here are some two-syllable words you could write together:
You also have access to all of the Phase 3 games on Phonics Play which are fantastic and I would thoroughly recommend using them to practise and embed skills:
(Username: cookleyphonics Password: Cookley2020)
Below are the independent and guided writing tasks children will be completing in class that you can work on at home.
Our guided task is to describe a butterfly using similes ('like' or 'as') e.g. Its wings are as gentle as feathers. The butterfly is as blue as the ocean. Choose a butterfly from the pictures below to describe together and write down your ideas in full sentences. Remember to include a capital letter and a full stop.
In Maths, we will be learning about capacity. Explore this at home with jugs in the kitchen or in the bath. Explore the following language together: full, half full, empty, three quarters full, a quarter full, ml, measure. You could follow a recipe for a fruity drink or put on a tea party in your play. Below are some more ideas to extend your child's knowledge and awareness of capacity.
Across the Curriculum
This week we will be using our Book of the Week to learn about the life cycle of a butterfly. Below is a video of Miss Davies reading the story. Listen to it together and talk about the life cycle it teaches us about.