This week is a Scottish focus week because today is Robert Burn’s Day! What do you already know about Scotland? Have you visited anywhere else in Scotland before? Could you find Scotland on a map or globe? We hope you enjoy learning about Scotland!
We appreciate that everyone is learning at home under different circumstances, and we would like to emphasise that there is no need to complete every task set, or visit every suggested website, Please only do what is manageable for your personal circumstances.
Here is the plan for the week..
- I am learning that two letters together make one sound.
- I am learning to recognise the vowel diagraph ee
- I am learning to segment, word -build and blend using ee
- I can identify that e and e together make the sound ee ( 2 letters make one sound)
- I can read words that have the sound ee
- I can write words that have the sound ee
- I can identify words that contain the sound ee
Introduce the sound ee by watching this video –
Words: bee, seed, sheep, sheet, queen, jeep, tree, see, keep, deep, feet, wheel, leek, teeth.
Tricky words: are / they
Can you read these sentences?
- Jack run to his chum
- He sat with him
ee sound ideas
Choose one of these ideas (what suits your child and your family):
Be Geraldine! Look for things in the house that have the sound ee and take a photo and post it on your learning journal.
Challenge: Could you sound them out and write them without help?
Place around the room or in the garden the words that we have been learning today (you could add previous sounds too) ask your child to look for them. Once they find them they need to read them or identify the sound that we are learning this week. See how many you can read and find. Practice this game during the week and see how you improve!
You will find your book for today on your child’s e -learning journal.
On a Monday we introduce our reading books. We look at the book cover and we discuss it: we make predictions about what the books is going to be about, then we read the tittle and we talk about things that we know about it or times when we have been in a similar situation.
Introduce the story and invite your child to relate to her/his own experience, tell/read the story and talk about it, encourage your child to re-tell you the story and talk carefully about the pictures.
Look for any new words that are new for your child, discuss the meaning and think together about words that have the same meaning (synonym).
Warm up your number brain by counting some short number sequences forwards and backwards within 100.
Here are a few examples to get you started, but you can decide your own start and stop numbers.
- start at 16 and stop at 23
- start at 36 and stop at 45
- start at 25 and stop at 17
- start at 52 and stop at 46
To develop early multiplication and division strategies
I can create an equal share of a number of items
Now try these examples yourself.
You will need – a collection of small items, 5 containers ( e.g. plates/bowls/paper cake cases )
Count out 12 items.
- Take 3 plates.
- Share the items equally onto the three plates.
- How many on each plate?
- Now try sharing 16 items onto 4 plates
(challenge –guess how many will be on each plate before you start)
Some further examples could be…
- 15 onto 3 plates
- 15 onto 5 plates
- 20 onto 2 plates
- 20 onto 4 plates
If you wish you could look at the following powerpoint for more examples of how to share things equally.
I am learning about electrical objects in daily use in my home.
- I can talk about what electricity is.
- I can look for electrical objects in my own environment.
- I know the difference between battery powered and electric socket powered objects.
Activity: With an adult’s help, use an electrical object which you may use daily, e.g. a kettle or toaster. Then, try to think of a way to complete the same task without using the electrical object. Was it possible? Did it take a lot more work? Can you imagine what life was like before electricity was invented?
Extra optional challenge: Below is a sorting game, where you need to organise the cards into one of the two groups. Does the object use batteries, or does it use an electrical plug? Can you investigate these objects in your own house? What do you notice?
Get active today, inside or outside, whichever way suits your family.
Have a good week everyone.
Further suggestions and learning links
Here you will find some additional links and ideas for Literacy, Numeracy and Maths activities should you wish to use them :-
You don’t need a computer to do this game: write words that we have worked on and tricky words (some with capital at the beginning) and full stops. Ask your child to make sentences with them.
- To help you with handwriting and review letter formation that we have already done you could use this website
- This game is good for tricky words:
- You could use this game to make and read sentences:
- This doggy division game helps to reinforce our learning about equal shares
- Or you could help curious George share the treats equally in the Fair Share game