YR Tuesday 19th May

Hello and welcome to what we hope will be a terrific Tuesday!

Today we are looking at the blend ‘sk’. Write the words ask, risk, husk, mask, task, desk, and tusk 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 ‘sk’ 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.

Play dragons den on phonics play, choosing phase 4 cvcc words  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 along with ‘it was a cold, dark night’. Have a look at the quiz section (the orange button with ticks and crosses on the right) 

Don’t forget to look at our story videos….!

Some parents have mentioned that their child is confusing the letters b and d. Here is a link to a game that may help them to learn to differentiate between these letters. 

Maths: Place value Numbers to 20; One more one less: Using something such as cubes or lego build the numbers up to 20. Remember to show the teen numbers as a tower of 10 and some ones (as in the online games or the cards in the link below). Place them in order and ask your child to tell you what they can see. Is there a pattern? Begin the game by asking them to find a given number, for example ‘can you point to 14’ and ask, ‘How do you know it is 14?’ (Hopefully they will be able to tell you that it is 1 group of ten and 4 ones). Repeat this several times before moving the game on to asking them to find either one more or one less than a given number. Again, give them the opportunity to explain their reasoning, how they know that they are showing you one more or one less. It is important that your child begins to try to ‘talk maths’, explaining their ideas but this is a skill that does take time to develop. 

Play shark numbers selecting numbers up to 20  Or continue to play Place value basketball selecting numbers up to 19 

Expressive Arts and Design/Understanding The World: Can you make a water xylophone? You will need some glasses, water and food colouring (optional), a beater such as a wooden spoon.
If you have a toy xylophone you might like to start by looking at it and noticing how each note sounds different. Why is this?
Take your glasses (you will probably need at least 5) and pour a different amount of water into each. If you want you can colour the water using a little food colouring or paint. Using your beater tap on each glass. What do you notice about the sounds they make? What happens to the note as there is less water? Can you tap out the tune to a nursery rhyme or perhaps make up your own song? We would love to see videos of this!

Please remember these activities are only a guide and they can be adjusted to suit the needs of your child.

Have a lovely day!

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