Well done Tigers – another week of learning together at home succesfully completed. We are really looking forward to seeing you and being able to play and learn with you in the classroom next week.
As part of the whole school focus on STEM next week we will be designing, planning and building. We would really appreciate donations of clean cardboard and plastic items from your recycling pile. Ideally, if you could bag a selection of items and store them over the weekend for us then they will be ‘quarantined’ for us to use when they arrive in school.
Here are just a few of your photos from this week. Your dictation, maths grid and skills grid are further down the page…
We will start with dictation of words that we have been working on this week as well as tricky words. If your child feels confident and you think is ready for a challenge you can do a sentence afterwards.
Remember to always model: first with one word and later with one sentence).
- Adult: broth brain brash bread
- Children: brush brick broom bran
- Adult: The man took the brush
- Child: He put the brick in his car. She was in the pool.
When doing a word:
- Say the word.
- Think aloud how many sounds you can hear in that word.
- Use your fingers to count the sounds.
- Think aloud again that some sounds are made by more than one letter (like the ones we have been learning this week). Sometimes two letters make one sound
- Write each letter/ sound and check if there are the same number of letters as sounds (it will not be the case with this week’s words).
- Check if you are right (sometimes is okay to make mistakes so your child can correct them and to make them aware that is okay to make mistakes).
When doing a sentence:
- Please model the first sentence to your child, highlighting the capital letter, finger spaces and full stops. Point to each word as you read it aloud.
- Explain that your child is now about to write a different sentence and then dictate (read aloud) the second sentence noted below.
- Ask the child to repeat the sentence back to you to ensure they have heard it correctly.
- Discuss how many words there are in the sentence, what the first word in the sentence is and remind them that the first word will have a capital letter.
- Ask your child to write the word, vocalising each sound as they write it.
- Remind them of finger spaces between the words.
Repeat this process for each remaining word
- Once they have written the whole sentence, ask them to read it back to you – pointing at each word as they read.
- Ask the child what happened in the sentence and remind them to use a full stop at the end.
Numeracy and Maths
- We are learning to keep our mental maths skills quick and accurate.
Please choose another activity from this
to support your learning of mental maths skills.
This hit the button website is an excellent resource supporting a range of mental maths skills. Choose the level which provides appropriate pace and challenge for you.
Or you can revisit any of this week’s maths or numeracy topics for extra practise.
There are lots of skills needed to become successful lifelong learners.
It includes fun, practical and purposeful skills that will help you learn important life skills.
Please note the skills should be carried out with the support and supervision of an adult.