Please continue to practise Phase 2 and Phase 3 sounds. Continue to work on learning these sounds by sight and writing them correctly. You could challenge your child to write these sounds in words and then in sentences should you feel they need extending.
If you feel your child is now secure with both Phase 2 and Phase 3 sounds, they can now move onto Phase 4. In Phase 4 children are not taught any new phonemes (the sounds) or graphemes (the way it is written). Instead, they are taught to further manipulate the phonemes and graphemes they have already learnt. Many of the words children explored in Phase 2 and 3 were monosyllabic (words of one syllable). Below you will find some activities for all phases that your child can complete.
High Frequency Words
Please continue to practise the high frequency words that the children have already begun to learn. Your child should continue to learn these set by set. Once your child has learnt a set, challenge them to write the word on a piece of paper, focusing on correct spelling. Extend the activity by encouraging them to write the word in a simple sentence. Please find these under the 'High Frequency Word' section on the Homework page. Below you will find an activity to practise reading high frequency words.
All children have been assigned books on their Bug Club account according to their appropriate level.
Creative Writing Task
This week's creative task is based on the story 'The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch'. Watch the story first (link below) and check out Miss Roberts' video to help you with the task. In the story, the seagulls keep trying to get to Mr Grinling's lunch so we thought it would be a great idea if we created our own gruesome sandwich that the seagulls would hate. Can you make a list of gruesome ingredients to put into your sandwich?
Challenge* Use an adjective to describe each ingredient
Challenge** Write sentences including adjectives to describe what you would put in your sandwich
Children are asked to email a picture of their written work or a word document of their writing to the teachers via the Hwb emails on the 'Homework' page, where teachers will then provide appropriate feedback. They can also send any other pictures of learning they have been completing.
1. Counting in 2s, 5s and 10s - All children have been assigned a range of practical activities, practise sheets and resources on their Bug Club account to consolidate their skills.
2. Adding and Subtracting - Please can children watch the teacher video below to recap how to add, subtract and create number sentences. Then there are some ideas of a range of fun practical activities they can do and activity sheets to reinforce the skill. Please note, they do not need to do all of the activity sheets.
Ideas for some fun practical Maths activities with a focus on Adding and Subtracting: