This week in Phonics we are learning that the phonemes and graphemes we know ‘s’ ‘a’ ‘t’ ‘p’ ‘i’ ‘n’ make words.
We are learning to tap out the phoneme (sound) in simple words, for example, sit, sat, tap, pit, pin, pan.
Write each grapheme on a piece of paper and rearrange to create a simple word, showing your child which is the first, middle and last sound (phoneme).
Then repeat this using taps- firstly tap the top of your arm and say the first sound; then tap the middle of your arm and say the middle sound (phoneme); then, tap against your wrist and say the last sound (phoneme).
Repeat this several times getting faster each time, supporting your child to blend the sounds to make the word.
Re-arrange three other letters (graphemes) and create a simple word and repeat the above.
In R.E. We are continuing ‘Our Church Family’ topic.
This week we are focusing on why Sunday is a special day for people in our Church family.
Over the week, support your child to keep a diary.
Each day, ask your child to draw what they have been doing.
At the end of the week, look back over the picture diary reflecting on the week.
Here is the song that the children sing everyday to help them order the days of the week:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
1,2,3,4,5,6,7 day, each day different and every day new.
We are learning about ‘minibeasts’.
We have been looking at slugs and snails; talking about the similarities and differences and know that these types of minibeasts are classified as gastropods.
Have a look and see if you can spot any mini-beasts?
Do they have legs, wings or both?
How many are there?
Are they the same length?
What colour are they or do they have a pattern?
Perhaps you could draw a picture of the minibeast you can find.