YR Tuesday 12th May

Good Morning to you all. Here are today’s ideas!

Today we are looking at the blend ‘lt’. Write the words melt, belt, bolt, felt, smelt, spilt and quilt on a piece of paper and ask your child to write the sound buttons. The sound ‘qu’ will need a line. 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 ‘lt’ 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; Read ‘By the stream’ (yellow band) on Oxford owl 

Maths: Place Value Numbers to 20; You will need two tens frames (a 2×5 rectangle like the bus from last week) and a selection of loose parts such as buttons, shells or pasta. Make a set of number cards with your child, showing the digits from 0 up to 20. Explain to your child that the first digit in a two digit number tells us how many tens we have and the second digit tells us how many ones. Choose the cards in order and build the number on the tens frame. (Always place the counters on the same frame until the frame is full). With the numbers below ten ask if they have any tens? (No they don’t because there are no full tens frames). When you get to 10, look at how the frame is full. There are no spaces. This is one ten. There are no extra counters on the second frame so there are zero ones. When looking at numbers 11-19, ask again if there are any tens. (Yes there is one ten, one complete frame and point out the one digit on the number card). How many extra counters do we have? How many ones? Encourage your child to count them and look at the number card to see that this is represented by the second digit. (for example, 11 = 1 ten and 1 one, 12 = 1 ten and 2 ones, 13 = 1 ten and 3 ones etc.)

Play counting caterpillar. Please make sure you change the largest number (red bar) to 20. You can start the smallest number at 0 or 10 (green bar) 

PSED; Feelings walk; While on your daily walk play a little game. In this game you have to call out an emotion and your child has to move according to that emotion. This mindfulness and emotions activity focuses on teaching children how different emotions present themselves in our bodies. It encourages them to focus specifically on how our body changes when we are feeling a wide variety of emotions. Try a variety of different emotions. You could try frustrated, excited, sad, angry, worried, happy, nervous…anything really!
Do you drag your feet?
Do you have a slight bounce in your step?
Are you moving fast or slow?
Are you slouched over or do you hold your head up high?
What are your hands and/or arms doing?
What does your facial expression look like?
Are you making any noises as you walk? (e.g., sighing, grumbling, etc.)
You could extend the game to a ‘guess how I’m feeling’ game, acting out an emotion for the other person to guess.

Art/Understanding the World (Science); Observe, Recreate, Imagine: Divide a piece of paper into 3 sections, observe, recreate and imagine. Find something natural such as a flower, leaf or pine cone. Place it in the observe section and look at it closely. What do you notice? Can you see any patterns? What can you tell me about what you see? Try to draw it as it is in the recreate section. Look really closely, adding as much detail as you can and choosing your colours carefully. Now can you imagine that it is something else? Maybe something from a fairytale? A fairy or wizard? A vehicle or creature? Draw it again as you imagine it. (See photo)

lt sheet

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