Week Commencing 29th June
- We are going to focus on our non-fiction reading. Have a look on your Bug Club and see if you can find some non-fiction books. Discuss with your adult the differences between a fiction and a non-fiction book.
- In our topic work we are going to be thinking about minibeasts. In order to help you find out some interesting facts about butterlfies, I have allocated the book - 'Butterflies' by Dee White on your Bug Club accounts.
- Before reading tell your adult everything you know about butterflies. Then read the non-fiction book. Have you learnt some new facts? Can you tell your adult what these are?
- In our phonics we have been reading words with consonant blends. In the book 'Butterflies' can you find these words and read them: bright, brown, bring, broom, brake, fly, flip, flat, floppy. Remember to apply your phonic skills when sounding out the words.
- Read other books around your home. Can you find any other non-fiction books that you would like to read?
- Look at the features and lay-out of a non-fiction book - photographs, contents page, index, headings etc.
- Complete the home learning tasks sent home in your pack.
- Can you write down some sentences to record the facts that you know about butterflies? Think of other minibeasts that you know - can you write down some interesting facts about these.
- Write a daily sentence in your diary to record the things you are doing at home with your family.
- Complete the home learning tasks sent home in your pack.
- Remember to keep writing and spelling words from the tricky word list and the Reception high frequency words. It will really help you when you start Year 1 in you can read and spell these words confidently.
Week Commencing 22nd June
- Complete the activity sheets sent home in your learning packs.
- In order to support our focus on farm animals, I have allocated the book, 'Shaun the Sheep, You Are Mt Mum' by Monica Hughes. You will find this book by logging into your account on Bug Club.
- This book practises blending and segmenting adjacent consonants. You can apply your phonic skills by sounding out your won words when reading.
- Once you have read the story, use the pictures to re-tell the events in your own words.
- Continue to choose other books on Bug Club to read.
- Choose stories from your home collection.
- Ask your adults to email me and let me know which stories you have enjoyed reading this week.
- The story above focusses on using the 'ch' and 'sh' digraphs. Can you write some of the words from the story on a strip of paper i.e. Shaun, sheep, shed, chicks, cheep etc. ? Remember to sound out your own words when writing.
- Continue to write a sentence each day in your home diary. Remember to start each sentence with a capital letter, leave a space in between each word and put a full stop at the end.
- Try and spell correctly some of the tricky words from the list below. Remember to watch out for the tricky bit of each word!
Week Commencing 15th June
- Complete the Literacy sheets sent home in your learning pack for Week 1.
- Read your collection of allocated books on Bug Club. As well as Bug Club remember you can also access free books on the Oxford Owl website. The link is on the previous page.
- Keep reading your tricky words and your high frequency words. These lists are kept on our phonics page.
- Read your selection of books at home and remember to always talk about the stories you have read with your adult.
- Please read the non-fiction book on your Bug Club,'On the Farm' by Emma Lynch. This is a non-fiction book that will tell you about life on a farm and the animals that live there.
- Talk about the features of a non-fiction book. Can you find anymore non-fiction books on your Bug Club or in your home?
- We are working on our sentence construction. Remember to start each sentence with a capital letter, leave a space in between each word and put a full stop at the end. Before you start to write always think of your sentence and then hold it in your head until you have written it down.
- After you have written your sentence read it your adult to check that it makes sense.
- Write sentences in your daily diary to record the things you are doing at home.
- Choose an animal that lives on the farm - what do you know about this animal? Can an adult help you find out some facts? Record your information using sentences.
Week Commencing 27th April
- Choose a book to read each day from your house or from Bug Club. After reading discuss the story with a family member. Try and give your own opinions about the story by discussing the characters / events that you liked. Also talk about anything that you disliked about the story, try and explain why. It's great to discuss your own opinions about a book / story.
- Focus on the story, 'The Gingerbread Man'. What do you know about this story? What happens at the beginning? How does the story end? Who are the characters? What does the gingerbread man keep saying? Please clink on the story below to read to an adult.
- Can you sequence the key events of the story in the right order? Discuss the beginning, middle and ending of the story.
- Did you enjoy the story? Can you discuss your likes and any dislikes you may have with your adult?
- Remember to keep reading all the signs and labels you see around you when you go out for your daily walk, run or cycle.
- Remember to keep reading the high frequency words on the Reception list.
Week Commencing 20th April
- Choose a book to read each day from Bug Club or a story from your house. Before reading remember to always read the title and look for the name of the author and the illustrator. Check to see if there is any blurb and talk about what you think might happen in the story.
- When reading, point carefully to each word and use your phonic skills to sound out any words that you are unsure of. Remember to watch out for any tricky words!
- Remember to read the signs and labels you see around you when you go out for a walk with your family. Try and use your phonic skills to sound out the words you see.
- Focus on the traditional tale - 'Jack and the Beanstalk'. If you already know this story discuss it with an adult or older sibling.
- Read a version of the story, 'Jack and the Beanstalk' by Malachy Doyle - this has been allocated on your Bug Club.
- Discuss the story with your family. How does the story begin? What happens in the middle of the story? How does it end?
- Create your own story map to show the main events in the story. Try and add your own labels, captions and sentences. Read / share your work with a family member.
- Write a sentence in your diary to record the things you have done at home.
- Write a sentence about a key event from the story. Remember to try and sound out your own words when writing
- Can you help your adult write your weekly shopping list?
Week commencing 30th March
Draw a picture of some animals
- Can you use the correct colours for the animals?
- Can you talk about where the animals live?
- Can you think of some describing words for the animals and write these in sentences?
- Can you think of some clues to describe the animals and get someone in your family to guess what animal you are thinking of?
Week Commencing 30th March
- Choose a story from your house to share with an adult or older sibling. Read the title together and predict what you think the story will be about. Point to the words when reading and use your phonic skills to decode any unfamiliar words. Remember to spot and read the tricky words.
- After reading, can you talk about the key events in the story. What happened at the beginning? What happened in the middle of the story? How did the story end? Was it a happy ending?
- Discuss which part of the story of the story you liked the best, giving reasons as to why. Were there any parts of the story that you didn't like? Can you explain why?
- Remember to keep reading the books on Bug Club and to answer the questions about each book.
- Practise spelling words from the Reception word lists which have already been sent home.
- Keep a diary of the things you are doing at home and write your own sentences. Remember to sound out your own words when writing and apply your phonic skills.
Week commencing 23rd March
- Discuss your daily activities, encouraging the use of full sentences when speaking. Write sentences independently and then read own writing to others, using the red book (already sent home).
- Use Bug Club to practise reading and comprehension skills
- Practise spellings and high frequency word lists already sent home.