This week we have continued our work on compound words. Our learning intentions during the last weeks have been: to be aware of the term ‘syllable’, to be able to identify the correct number of syllables from a spoken word, to be aware of the term ‘compound word’ , to segment, world-build and blend compound words and other syllable words.
A child in our class explained compound words by saying :” It is when you have two words together to make a big one”. e.g: rainbow, starfish, football, basketball.
Handwriting: This week we started to practice how to write letter f in cursive. It is a bit tricky as it has a loop at the top and a loop at the bottom.
Our tricky words are split up in blocks.
This week we have introduced a new way of working with our tricky words. As explained at parents evening this week, the children were assessed on the different blocks and based on the assessment they have been allocated into different groups. All groups will work on the same block during the week and each day a different activity will be done to suit all learners. On Friday if the children feel that they know their words and they want to move on to the next block they can ask to be assessed and if they have all the words (or most of them) correct they will work on the next block the week after.
The children know which block they are working on. Please see below the links to the different blocks in case you want to practice at home.
Block 1 pdf
Block 2 pdf
Block 3 pdf
Block 4 pdf
Block 5 pdf
Block 6 pdf
At group time we have been looking at block 6.
Home learning ideas:
- Work on your block of tricky words at home: you can write your spelling words in alphabetical (ABC) order, write your words using one colour for the vowels and another colour for the consonants or type your works on the computer using a different font for each word are some of the activities that you can do to practice the tricky words.
- Please read you Reading book at home. You could tell an adult what your book is about and if you liked it or not and why.
- Try to find as many compound words as you can and bring them to school.
This week we have been working on place value. Our learning intention is: to identify the value of each digit in a whole number. We worked on understanding what a digit is, what tens and units ( or ones) mean.
Here you can see us sorting the numbers by tens.
Home learning ideas:
We have decided that our topic is going to be Explorers so we decided what we want to learn about this topic. These are some of the things the children want to find out:
What did they find?, How they got there?, If they got injured on the way, which things took back home? What places they discovered? Names of famous explorers and which countries they discovered? Did they have to hunt around? What do they do to discover a place? What did they drink?What did they wear? Who was the most famous explorer? Who was the 1st explorer ? Who was the last person to be an explorer? How old were the explorers when they first started ? Did they go to school? How did they learn how to be an explorer? Were there any female explorers ? Are there still explorers now?
We hope to be able to answer all these questions.
Please if you have any books at home related to this topic it would be great if your child could bring it to school.
We also have continued learning through play in the shared area and we have our last music session from Sing For Smiles Vocal School today.