Good morning lovely children,
I hope you all had a lovely weekend in the sunshine.
Some of you will be coming back to school this week and doing your learning here and some of you will be staying at home and doing your learning there. Wherever you are, always try your best. Do what you can, your best is always amazing!
Don’t forget to send us pictures of all the wonderful learning you have been doing. We really love seeing them!
Take care and keep smiling. Love Mrs Grady & Ms Shepherd xx
Reading is so important so please read for 15 minutes every day.
Tell someone in your house about the book you have read. This could be a picture book that you know or it could be a new book that you try to read independently to yourself. You could read to your favourite teddy or toy. You could also listen to a free audio story or look at a story online.
Summer Reading Challenge 2020
The Reading Agency and Libraries summer reading challenge is now available. This year’s challenge is entirely digital as libraries are closed. It’s free to access, featuring games, quizzes and downloadable activities to encourage children and their families to take part in reading related activities at home.
This year’s theme is ‘Silly Squad’ focussing on funny books, happiness and things that make us laugh. Find out more and sign up at the following link. We would love to know how you are getting on.
We are continuing to look at new pronunciations for known graphemes for the next few days.
Monday: Today is ‘y’ as in yes and by and very (can you hear the difference for the ‘y’ sound in all three words you sound out?)
Look at the word mat below. Use the table to write the words with the ‘y’ sound as in ‘yellow’ in one box, the words with the ‘y’ sound as in ‘fly’ in another box and the words with the ‘y’ sound as in ‘smelly’ in the other box.
Tuesday: Today is ‘ch’ as in chin and school and chef (can you hear the difference for the ‘ch’ sound in all three words you sound out?)
Play Acorn Adventures – see link below. Choose the ‘ch’ sound and help the squirrels pronounce the tricky grapheme for each word.
Wednesday: Today is ‘ou’ as in out and shoulder and could and you (can you hear the difference for the ‘ou’ sound in all of these words you sound out?)
Play Cheeky Chimps – see link below. Choose the ‘ou’ sound and help the chimps decide the tricky grapheme for each word.
Thursday: Today we are moving on to looking at alternative spellings for phonemes.
Look at these words. These words make the same ‘c’ sound but use a different spelling.
Now look at the table below – can you put the words into the correct spelling group?
Friday: Today we are looking at ‘ch’ and the spellings for words such as church and itch. These words sound the same but are spelt differently.
Read the phoneme spotter story. How many words can you find containing the ‘ch’ and ‘tch’ graphemes?
You can do these activities in any order. Some of them will be more suitable to do at home with a grown up rather than when you are in school.
LI: I can make a wind sock
Last week we made a rain gauge to measure how much rainfall there was in a week. Here is a picture of my rain gauge and my completed recording sheet. It was a pretty rainy (and cold) week!
Today we are thinking about the wind. Talk through these questions with a grown-up.
When you were last outdoors can you remember if it was windy.
How can we tell if the wind is blowing?
We can’t see the wind so how do we know?
Can you think of things that happen when the wind is blowing?
Now think about what happens when the wind blows really hard?
The wind is useful for wind turbines which generate electricity, blowing away rain clouds and flying a kite! Think about why some people need to know which direction the wind is blowing in (pilots flying planes and sailors in boats for example).
The direction of the wind can be measured using windsocks. Watch the clip below about windsocks and how useful they are and then have a go at making one.
LI: I can make a Beaufort scale
The strength of the wind can be measured using something called the Beaufort scale. It is a bit like a line with pictures to show how strong the wind is blowing.
Have a go at making your own. Draw a long line on a strip of paper. Then draw a little picture at the start of the long line as a symbol for a calm day with no wind. Can you add pictures to your line to show the wind getting stronger? Here is an example with a few pictures.
LI: I can recognise some of our school values
Our school is defined by our six school values. Can you remember them?
Look at the scenarios below (do you remember doing these in class?). Can you work out which school value the children (or Mrs Grady & Ms Shepherd) are showing?
Watch this clip showing one of our school values (we have enjoyed watching this in class) can you tell a grown-up which school value this is showing and why?
LI: I can explain choices I have about spending money and why it is important to keep track of what I spend.
You are continuing to learn about the role money plays in our lives. Today we are looking at the choices we have about what we spend our money on, how quickly our money goes and how we can keep track on what we spend.
Have a look at the Power point presentation first then use the shopping trip receipt below to plan what you would need to buy for a party for four of your friends. Look at the shopping cards to choose the items and record what you would buy and how much they cost.
LI: I can make my own book on the computer.
See the link below for the next computing lesson. You will need your completed stories with pictures and text before you do this lesson. If not, go back to the previous weeks learning to complete these.