Good morning my Dragonflies!
I hope you had a lovely weekend. The weather is looking a bit gloomy today but I am sure we can still enjoy and play outside.
Today I will be working in the school, I wonder what who will be at school…
This is our plan for the week:
This is today’s learning:
Today our focus sounds are ai/ay
- Examples (ai): train, main, rain, drain
- Examples (ay): say, ray, bay, May
Be Geraldine, have a look around your house and see if there are any words featuring the ai/ ay sounds.
Please complete the attached ai/ ay worksheets.
Warm up – Roll and read ay/ai words. Each player take a different coloured pen/counter. Roll the dice and read the word from correct column. If you sound out and read the word correctly you can cover/colour that word in. The player with the most words covered at the end wins.
Ay: please complete the ‘ay spelling’ activity:
Ai: Write and colour the ai words worksheet
Tricky words: Please revise Block 1, 2 and 3 as well as the First 100 Fry words. Take your time, every child is at a different stage. Follow your child’s lead. Don’t rush, it is better to have few secured than all not consolidated.
- Please continue to use the tricky word power points.
- Challenge: If your child can read all of the words quickly and confidently test how well they can independently spell the tricky word when you read them out loud (just like dictation). Continue to practice your 100 fry words.
Look at the cover at the book and then looking only at the pictures in the book could you predict: What is going to happen in your story?
e-books: This is the last week that we will providing reading but please feel free to keep using different books from the e-library over the Summer.
Lizards Kippers Diary
Dolphins: The Toys Party
Lions: The Ice Rink
Cheetahs: The Stinky Plant
Challenge: The Magic Paintbrush
L.I: I can form lowercase letters confidently and correctly.
Please have a look at the following cursive handwriting worksheet. This will show your child how the letters should join together from letter to letter.
Focus: Letter v and w.
Please complete the letter v and w worksheet from your home learning packs. Use the YouTube video above to help you.
Data and analysis
Our focus this week is going to be data and analysis.
At Early Level, children will collect and sort objects then apply their counting skills to find out information.
They might make simple bar charts or pictograms and answer questions about them. For example, how many children had an apple for snack? How many snacks did P1 eat altogether? Let your child sort toys or sweets at home. They could sort them by colour or size. Encourage them to make up their own questions to ask you!
- We are learning to collect objects and ask questions to gather information, organising and displaying our findings in different ways.
- We are learning to match objects, and sort using our own and others’ criteria, sharing our ideas with others.
- We are learning to use the signs and charts around us for information, helping us plan and make choices and decisions in our daily life.
- I can ask simple questions to collect data for a specific purpose.
- I can collect and organise objects for a specific purpose.
- I can apply counting skills to ask and answer questions and make relevant choices and decisions based on the data.
- I can contribute to concrete or pictorial displays where one object or drawing represents one data value, using digital technologies as appropriate.
- I can use knowledge of colour, shape, size and other properties to match and sort items in a variety of different ways.
- I can interpret simple graphs, charts and signs and demonstrate how they support planning, choices and decision making.
Alike, belongs, bigger than, chart, classify, collect, column, diagram, difference between, display, does not belong, few, fewer, fewest, first, gather, graph, greatest, group, how many, less than, match, more than, odd one out, order, organise, row, similar, smaller than, sort, tally, the same as, tick, vote.
Sort something out. Mix and match items. Put your life in order. Display good behaviour.
Many simple information handling activities can be undertaken through collecting objects and bringing them back to a gathering circle for sorting and comparative activities. Objects could include:
- Something interesting (you may wish to set parameters with your child here, e.g. no jaggy things, non-living materials, natural materials only, etc.
- A leaf, stone or other specific item.
Ask your child to think about how the materials could be sorted, e.g. by colour. Your child can demonstrate different ways of sorting objects, she/he can decide how the objects can be categorised according to different criteria e.g. “living and non-living” or “natural and man-made” or “big and small” or “rough and smooth”. This can lead to some interesting discussions depending upon what objects you have in your collection.
Challenge your child to create line ups, this is a useful way to encourage children to think about specific attributes or fields within information handling. For example if a child picks a leaf, then ask your child to line up in different ways. After one example, encourage children to think of other ways. Possibilities include:
- Leaf length or width
- Lightest to darkest
- Prickly to smooth, etc.
The use of tally marks helps to create
worksheet tally mark
This is a good video to introduce bar charts after working on tally marks:
General Ideas for the week
I hope you have a lovely day.
Mrs de Bonrostro