This week's question is 'How can we keep ourselves safe in the sun and around water?'
Ask your child if they are in Mrs Millar's Letterland Group or Mrs Taylor's so that you can access the correct work.
This week Mrs Millar's group are learning about the single sound 'x'. Have a look on your Phonics Online account and encourage your child to learn about Fix it Max.
Listen to his story and after learning the songs and chants you can access Phonics Reader 6 Can He Fix It? to practice reading.
Mrs Millar's group are also learning about blending sounds to read words, using the sounds s, a, t, p, i, n, g, o, c, k, ck, e, u, r, h. l, ss, ff, ll, j, v, w, x and m. Try making some sound cards by writing a sound on a small piece of paper or card. Repeat this for all of the sounds until you have a full set and then start with the word 'at' place these sound cards on a surface and encourage your child to try to blend them. In Letterland we use something called 'the roller coaster trick' which the children in school will be introduced to this week. If you would like to know what this is then please have a look at the roller coaster trick video on this web page: https://www.letterland.com/training/videos
Repeat this with words such as fix, mix, fox, foxes, box, boxes, six, Mexican and wax
Use your decodable sentence books for lessons 29 and encourage your child to read the sentences and spot the target sounds.
Encourage your child to copy these sentences underneath making sure they are using neatly formed letters. If they are finding a letter challenging to form then find the Letterland character on Phonics Online and watch the handwriting song to support correcting their formation.
This week Mrs Taylor's group are continuing with 'Section 3' of Letterland. This week we are going to be finishing learning all about the Vowel Men Mr A, Mr E, Mr I, Mr O and Mr U. They will also be learning about the split digraph a-e (like in the word made) Encourage your child to access their Phonics Online account and listen to the stories and songs for these characters.
Once they have learned about the split digraph they can practice their reading skills using their decodable sentence book for lesson 43 and the Blue series reader 2 story 1 - A Safe Place.
This week we will be starting in our new phase of the White Rose maths scheme - Phase 8 titled 'First Then Now'. The week's lessons have all been recorded so please encourage your child to watch them and then complete the follow up activities suggested:
Please upload your child's at home learning onto Tapestry.
Understanding of the world and PSED
This week we will be learning about sun and water safety. We will learn about the importance of wearing sun cream, a hat and T-shirt in sunny weather as well as how important it is to keep drinking lots of water when it's hot. This video might help your child to understand what sun safety is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7ghJsZug60 the story of George the sun safe superstar. We will also learn some basic rules about staying safe around water - such as never entering water unless you are being watched by an adult and what some of the beach safety flags mean.
We will also continue to explore the concept of 'fairness' - what this means and how it feels when a situation is fair or is not fair and what we can do about it. We will be helping the children to become feeling detectives - exploring what behaviour they are seeing in themselves or others and what that might mean they or others are feeling.
This term we are learning sports day skills ready for our upcoming sports day. This week we will be learning how to complete the running and skipping races. If your child is feeling well enough they could try running up and down the garden and attempting to skip (with no rope). Try finding videos of Olympic running events on YouTube so that the children begin to understand the rules - such as staying in your own lane and the first one across the line is the winner.
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Art and music
We will be encouraging the children to draw pictures of themselves being sun safe this week - wearing hats, sunglasses, sun cream etc. Maybe your child to try to draw themselves being sun safe as well.
We will also be trying to create a musical soundtrack for the Red Robot Letterland story using our recycled instruments.
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