YR Monday 1st June

Hello and welcome back to another term. We hope that you are all well rested and ready for all the exciting challenges which lay ahead!

Why not begin the day with an active session from Joe Wicks the body coach or some cosmic yoga if you would like something a little gentler!

Today we are looking at the blend ‘xt’. Write the words next, text and sixty on a piece of paper and ask your child to draw the sound buttons. Encourage your child to read the words by stretching the sounds and then blending them back together.
Using the attached worksheet (which you can print or just use on the screen) look at the picture and discuss what can be seen. Emphasise words which could be used that have the ‘xt’ blend. Ask your child to write about the picture. Encourage them to think of one idea. This idea will be their first sentence. They should spell as independently as possible, using their basic code (letter line) and tricky words to help them. You may need to remind them to begin with a capital letter and end with a full stop. Once they have written their first sentence, they can write subsequent sentences in the same format, following on the same line after their first sentence ended but again beginning with a capital letter and ending with a full stop.

Look at the tricky words ‘so’ and ‘do’. Talk about which bit of the word is tricky (the ‘o’ because it makes the sound ‘oa’ in so and ‘oo’ in do). Using a highlighter, can you find these tricky words in an old newspaper or magazine?

Play Poop deck pirates on choosing phase 4 and cvcc and ccvc word sets.  Don’t forget you can always revisit the games from the previous weeks: 

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

Reading; Read ‘Popcorn Surfing’ on Oxford owl. Don’t forget to look for the digraphs! 

Don’t forget our story time videos!

Maths; Multiplication and division – Numerical patterns

This half term we will begin by looking at doubles, with the children gaining an understanding that ‘double’ means ‘twice as many’.
Give your child the opportunity to build doubles using real objects and mathematical equipment. Building numbers using the pair-wise patterns on 10 frames will help them to see the doubles. Encourage your child to say the double as they build them; eg; Double 2 is 4.
Challenge: Provide your child with examples of doubles and non-doubles and ask them to sort and explain why.

The last picture in the example shows a part-whole model.  Your child can record their doubles as in the picture.  This shows that the two parts are 3 and the whole number would be placed in the adjoining circle, the whole number being 6 (double 3).

R.E./Art: Can you make a troll rock? Which Troll will you make? Discuss the Trolls movie with your child (or you can always watch it if they haven’t seen it!), talking about what happened in the story and which of the Trolls they liked and why. Talk about the different personalities that the Trolls had, a bit like us. We all have different personalities and different feelings about things as we are all individuals. Talk about the differences between yourself and your child and reassure them that it is ok to be different! Perhaps once you have made your Troll rock you could put it outside for other people to find on their daily walks or you may want to keep it as a decoration for your own garden.

Physical development/Handwriting; This half term I will upload one video weekly which will demonstrate how to form letters in the schools’ cursive handwriting style. Each video will contain a number of letters that are formed in the same way so that it will be easier for your child to practise them as a group of similar letters. They can practise them on paper, in sand or flour, using chalks outside….however they want! This week the video will show them how to form the rounded letters c, o, a, d and g. You might want to practise all the letters or concentrate on one letter a day. Please do what works for your child! As a challenge you could ask your child to write some words using the letters that they have been practising, for example, cad, cod, cog and god.





xt sheet cvcc

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