English I have created some open- ended activities, closely inked to in-school planning that can be easily carried out at home. Choose one activity per day. Please keep copies of your work or take photos to share with us when you are next in school.
Phonics We are currently learning the oo sound as in boot and oo as in book. Can you make a mind map of all the oo/oo words you can think of? Try the word search below too.
Spellings Lists will be stuck into spelling books every Friday, beginning 18th September. Children have until the following Friday to practice and there is space inside spelling books to do this, however feel free to practice in the most effective way for your child, e.g, on a laptop, tablet, fridge magnets, chalking etc. We would like all spelling books brought into school on Friday, so that we can add the next list please. Spelling lists are available below, should you need access to them.
Reading Reading with your child is key to building vocabulary, developing curiosity and understanding about the world, so we ask that you aim to read at least 5 times per week. We will be celebrating those children who log 5 reads per week in their Reading Log books. We encourage all children to read a range of material, including books you may have at home, ebooks (oxford owl is a great resource) in addition to school books.
Phonics packs Most children will be given a pack of phonic sounds to revise at home. These will have already been taught in school, but likely need reinforcing at home. Aim to spend around 30 minutes each week revising sounds. Treat these like flash cards and ask for the 'sound' each one makes. A word may be given to help and it can be fun to play games like 'spot the sound' or to think of as many words containing a given sound. We will check these packs intermittently and issue new sounds as appropriate. For this reason, we ask that the packs remain in books bags when not in use please.
Maths packs As with the phonics packs, we will send home shape flash cards to practice as often as possible. Aim to spend around 30 minutes using these to name and describe shapes or play games, e.g, hide shapes around the house and ask your child to find a flashcard, name it and then find another, practice sorting shapes by number of sides or you can play 'What am I?' where you describe a shape and they have to identify it. Please keep packs in book bags, so we can check and update as required.