We continue to celebrate how fantastic we are. Today, focus on You are the best, dance routine on Koo Koo Kanga Roo, you could also practise Awesome Rainbows from yesterday too.
Now we will practise our letter formation, use different writing resources across the week to ensure children don't become bored but maintain their interest and enthusiasm. Today focus on the letters d, e, s, f. Remember to form each letter accurately. Refer to the handwriting ditty sheet to help you.
Using the set 2 sounds folder look at the ou sound, naming the sound. Discuss how the sound is made with the letters o and u. Now look at the ow sound this also makes the sound ow but is made using a 'o' and a 'w'. Watch the online phonics session with Geraldine the Giraffe. Practise reading and spelling some of the following words; how, down, brown, cow, town, now.
Reading Challenge: Now ask your child to apply the sound of the day into reading a sentence; I go to lots of shops in the town.
Writing Challenge: Now ask your child to write the sentence, I can see a brown cow stuck in the mud.
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.
LITERACY: READING / WRITING (SPELLING)
Remember to practise your reading at least three times a week by either reading your book in your book bag or by logging onto Reading Buddy. Develop your fluency by re-reading the same text a number of times. Practise makes perfect!
Using the sheets sent to include with the phonics folder, practise words on the High Frequency Words Phase 2 and Phase 3 sheets. Practise reading some of the words that the children are unsure of. Continue to practise these words across the week to enable the children to retain more of the words.
This week focus on spelling the following words; you, all, are, her, they. This can be done by looking at the word, saying the word, copying the word, covering the word then writing the word from memory alone. Focus on a few words each day but remember to always practise the spellings learnt on previous days so that these words are not forgotten as new words are focused on.
Listen and join in with the actions to Right, Left Kind of day. Then hold hands up facing away from you, with fingers pointing up and thumbs pointing to the opposite hand. The left hand makes a capital L shaped letter and this is one way to remember your right from your left. Play a movement game supporting children to remember their left form their right. Such as move 2 steps forward, 5 steps back, 2 steps to the right, 6 steps forward, 3 steps to the left, 4 steps backwards 5 steps to the left. Make a mini maze in the garden using various obstacles such as ropes then blindfold the child and see if they can move through the maze by following the directions of forwards, left and right. Play Hokey Cokey party game ensuring children accurately put their right/left arms and legs into the circle when required to do so. Finally watch the Left and Right directions clip encouraging the children to answer the questions; Are the various images on the right or the left?
EXPRESSIVE ARTS AND DESIGN
"Walking together on paths as yet unknown, may lead us to places that feel just like home". What makes your home such a special place? Does it bring a special feeling? Does it hold special things? Can you find special people there? Can you create your own home ornament by drawing and colouring a picture of all of the people that live in your house. Then use lollipop sticks glued together to create a house frame for your picture.