YR Friday 15th May

Good Morning. I can’t believe it is Friday again, already!
Here are your activities for today.

Today we are looking at the blend ‘nk’. Write the words bank, sink, wink, pink, drink and think on a piece of paper and ask your child to write the sound buttons. Remember the sound ‘th’ will have a line as it is a digraph. Remind your child that the consonant blend will have a sound button under each sound as they are separate phonemes even though they are blended together when we read them. Encourage your child to read the words, ‘stretching the sounds and then blending them together.

Using the attached worksheet (which you can print or just use on screen) look at the picture. Discuss what can be seen in the picture and emphasise the words with the ‘nk’ blend that could be used when talking about the picture. Encourage your child to write about the picture. Wherever possible this writing should be as independent as possible. It is important that your child uses their phonetic knowledge to spell, however, you should encourage the correct spelling of the tricky words on their phase 2 and 3 wordlist (phase 4 for those going onto this stage)

Play ‘blending bingo’ and select game 14 cvcc. You can print out the bingo cards or copy them onto paper. Keep the spares so that you can practise this same game throughout the week or at a later date. 

To continue practising phase 3 sounds remember to use the following links: 

Reading; Try some Reading eggs or Teach your monster to read. Hope you are all enjoying our stories….

Maths: Place Value Numbers to 20; Play ‘Don’t say 20’. This is a game for two players where the players count in turn from 1 until they reach 20. However, instead of counting on in ones, on their turn the player chooses to continue the count with 1, 2 or 3 numbers. The next player then continues the count. For example, if the first player counts 1, 2, the second player could count 3 or 3, 4 or 3, 4, 5. The aim is to avoid saying 20. Two tens frames and 20 counters can be used to build the numbers as you count, thus giving your child a visual prompt for avoiding saying 20.

Play Place value basket ball. Please make sure you choose Numbers up to 19.  Notice how it shows the ten and the ones. Encourage your child to use this, counting on from the ten if they need to but not counting 1, 2, 3 etc up to 10. They should recognise that this long stick of bricks is 10.

Knowledge and Understanding of the World; Have a look at your bug hotel. Can you record what you find inside and talk about why you think this is. What kind of habitat have you made? Is it dark? Is it damp? Find out 3 facts about the bug that is inhabiting your bug hotel!

Design and technology; Can you use junk or a construction kit to make a model of one of the bugs that you found. How many legs does it have? Does it have wings or antennae? Make sure your model is as accurate as it can be!

Thank you all again for all your support over the last week – Have a lovely weekend and enjoy the sunshine!

nk sheet cvcc

minibeast fact cards


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