Good Morning my Dragonflies!
I hope you have had a lovely weekend with your families. Are ready to continue learning and having fun together? I am!
Dear Parents/ Carers,
Thank you for all your lovely emails and comments you sent last week. I really appreciate them.
This week we have decided that we will give you an overview of the week’s learning, so you will know in advance what is the learning happening this week. Then every day we will post ideas related to that learning. The idea is to help you, parents/carers, to organise yourselves so you don’t have to rush through the activities for the day as there will be days when you will not be able to do any of them and that is okay. We will give you ideas just in case you need them but as I have mentioned before please don’t feel under pressure.
Please see attached the learning overview for this week:
Please find attached the ‘blue sheet’ from the oa/ow sounds from previous weeks.
- To help you with handwriting and review letter formation that we have already done you could use this:
- This game is good for tricky words:
- You could use this game too make and read sentences:
You don’t need a computer to do this game instead you could : 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.
Introduce the sound oo. I have attached the PowerPoint that we use in the class.
- First slide: the children will be able to see three images. Ask the children to look at them (sometimes they might need to be prompted) and ask them to guess which sound they think they are going to be learning about.
Click the link for Geraldine!
- Second slide: Look at the sound and say all the words on it. If your children wants to help they can read them too however we will be doing blending on the next few slides so there is no need to do so.
- The next slides they have animation:
- First you will see the sounds. Talk about how many sounds and how many letters. Make a point about there are more letters than sounds.
- As you click say the sound, stretch the sounds, they will move to make a word.
- Tricky word: We have to see it look at the letters and practice it as it can’t be sound out. We need to learn it by heart.
‘Blue sheet’ for this week sounds. Please remember that we will introduce -ew on Wednesday.
OO sound ideas
Find the sound hunt:
Why don’t you try this game or a similar one at home? I saw it online and I though it was a fun idea for the children:
Put pieces of papers/ post-its around the house or in a wall with all the sounds we have worked on and ask your child to shoot with a nerf gun to a given sound or if you don’t have one just touch it as quick as you want. You could also ask them to make a given word touching all the sounds in order that they need to build a word, e.g. say ‘food’ they have to find ‘f’, ‘oo’, ‘d’ in that order.
Words: foot, tool, pool, cook, hook, book, wood,
Tricky word: her
Challenge: Could you read these sentences?
- I put some soap in the bath. Mum can rub my back with it.
Be Geraldine! Look for things in the house that have the sound oo and take a photo and post it on your learning journal.
Challenge: Could you sound them out and write them without help?
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.
Lions: The baby sitter
Lizards: Tops and pans
Dolphins: The dream
Cheetahs: A cat in the tree
During this week we are going to be working on these experiences. Each day we will focus on one aspect of it and one aspect of numeracy.
I am aware of how routines and events in my world link with times and seasons, and have explored ways to record and display these using clocks, calendars and other methods.
- I can link daily routines and personal events to time sequences.
- I can name the days of the week in sequence, know the months of the year and talk about features of the four seasons in relevant contexts.
- This game could help you to spell the days of the week. When you play choose year one, tricky words, days of the week. When you paly ask your child which day goes before and which day goes after.
- Write on cards the days of the week and order them. See this photo of your friend!
- What plans do you have for each day of the week now that you are learning at home?
- If you want you could use this activity:
- PE: Remember to join me with Joe Wicks at 9,00!
- Chester Zoo hosts virtual tour life: https://www.facebook.com/chesterzoo1/
- Science: Space
Bedroom planetarium. I saw this idea and thought that it would be fun idea to do during the week. You could do one constellation a day and see if you can find it (if it is not cloudy) in the sky. You could use Constellation Geoboard app to help you find the constellations.
And this is one of our favourite songs, why don’t you sing it at home?
If you have any questions about the ideas provided, please send these to the school admin email and I will be happy to help you with anything. Please any feedback about the blog it is really appreciated as my goal is to help you and your children!
Have a lovely day and enjoy the learning we have provided. Remember, we are all in this together!
Mrs de Bonrostro