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Friday 20th

A message from Miss Hand...

Hi Reception,

I hope you are all well today. I just want to say a BIG thank you for all your hard work that you're doing at home. I have loved seeing all of your messages and photos on the blog and I am replying to them all. smiley I hope you enjoy today's activities. Check out the information about the skipping challenge too. I hope you all have a lovely weekend at home with your families. Thank you once again. Take care, Miss Hand smiley

The Whole school skipping challenge starts today! 

Click on the picture which will show you more information about this. 

Literacy

Today we are continuing to read The Gruffalo. Can you read the story, or if you haven't got a copy at home, you can watch the Youtube video below. Listen carefully to the words in the book. I wonder if you can identify the words that rhyme in the story? 

Words that rhyme sound the same at the end...e.g. cat and mat, dog and frog etc.


Focus activity

1. The Gruffalo rhyming activity

Read the words on  page 1 (or an adult can help you read them). Can you find the words on page 2 that rhyme?

1.  2. 

 

The Gruffalo rhyming word activity sheet

The Gruffalo - Read by Alan Mandel

Does it rhyme?

Focus activity

2. Rhyming words..odd one out.

Take a look at the rhyming strips below. Can you read the words (an adult can help you).

There are 4 words in total - 3 words rhyme, but one does not.

Can you identify which word is the odd one out? Which word does not rhyme?

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2
3
4
5
6

 

Phonics

In phonics, we do the following things:

1. Sing the alphabet song (the video below is slightly different to the one we sing at school, but the children know it).

2. Practise all of the sounds that we have learned so far.

3. Practise reading words with the previous sound in.

4. Watch a video of our new sound.

5. Practise reading words with our new sound in. We segment the sounds and blend them together to say/read the word, e.g. the word cat - segment ---> c-a-t - blend ---> cat!

6. Practise writing the new sound (pre-cursive letter formation).

7. Practise writing words with the new sound in.

1. Alphabet Phonics Song

2. Practise all of the sounds that we have learned so far.

3. Practise reading words with the previous sound in - 'ng'

4. Watch a video of our new sound - 'ai'

5. Practise reading words with our new sound in - 'ng'

6. Practise writing our new sound 'ai' - 'a' letter formation

6. Practise writing our new sound 'ai' - 'i' letter formation

6. Practise writing the new sound (pre-cursive letter formation).

7. Practise writing words with the new sound in - 'ai'

Basic skills

At school we have a basic skills afternoon each week where we practise our high frequency words, sound box sounds and words and our reading books. We have lots of different reading and writing activities to explore linked to our phonics.

I'm going to suggest a few different things that you could do. Please don't feel like you have to do them all. smiley

 

1.) You don't have your reading books at home unfortunately, but you can read some ebooks on Active Learn and perhaps you can read one of your favourite story books with an adult at home. I'd love to know what your favourite story is and why. smiley

2.) If you're able to, you could print some high frequency words or sound box sounds and words. Or perhaps you or an adult could write some of them down on some paper and cut them out.

 

a. Word/sound hunt - I wonder if they could be hidden around your home. Can you go on a word hunt? I wonder how many you'll find.... When you find the words, can you read them? Perhaps you can have a go at writing them down too?

 

b. Reading game - Perhaps you could play a little game instead - You could place all the words, face down. See how many you can read when you turn them over.

 

c. Building words - Use some sound cards to build different words. I wonder what words you can build?

 

d. Phonics/word splat - Place some sound or word cards around on the floor/table. Can you use your hand to splat the sounds/words and read them as quickly as you can?

 

e. CVC snap (resource below) - Print or write the words on some paper and cut them out. Turn all the words over. Can you play a game of snap with someone at home? If the words are tricky to read, remember to use your robot arms to 'sound them out'. Enjoy! smiley

 

a b c d

 

3.)  Can you draw some pictures of things that have the ng or ai sounds in? Perhaps you could have a look at the

I spy picture below. I wonder what you can find that has the ng or the ai sound in? What else you can you see?

What sound does it begin with? Can you hear any other sounds in the word?

I spy - purple (ng), pink (ai) - click to enlarge (document below)

4.) Take a look at these phonics websites. There are lots of different games that you can explore. 

 

Phonics bloom has a variety of phonics games - focus on phase 2 and 3. https://www.phonicsbloom.com
Phonics Play also has lots of different phonics games. Again, focus on phase 2 and 3. https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources


 

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