Monday the 4th of May-'May the fourth be with you!'😊
Good Morning, I hope that you have had a great restful weekend, the sun came out but I didn’t see any rainbows. This week will be shorter week as we have a Bank Holiday on Friday to celebrate V.E day. It would be nice to find out about V.E day together this week. I think concentrating how others help us and how we can help others fits in with V.E day and the times that we are in. I did have a look for some clips for you but there was not anything I could find suitable for Reception just yet. I have attached some Union Jack bunting that you might want to colour in or collage ready for Friday. I have also attached some blank bunting too as I have noticed people making rainbow bunting for the NHS.🏳️🌈
Phonics recap: Please use your flashcards to recap all of the phonemes and also your letter names. Have you been singing the alphabet song to learn the order?
Reading words recap-did you manage to check back on your old sets, were there any that you have forgotten? Try setting up a bag of ‘My forgotten words’ and use these as a daily recap set. If you have forgotten a lot just work on a handful at a time. I have attached the words that come after blue-the a-z list, should anyone be ready for these, don't worry if you are not.
Rhyming strings: I know that some of you can spot a rhyme and that some of you can think of more rhyming words, but I also know that a lot of you find this a little tricky so I thought that we would have another look at rhyme today. Listening to rhymes really helps us with our spelling of word families. I have made you a sheet that you can either print out or copy. It is simply four words: cat, dog, coat, sail. I would like you to think of three words that rhyme with each of these words. You can then choose to:
Extension, should you wish: Write a sentence for some of the pictures, e.g. I saw a cat in a hat.
Parents, your child might find a rhyming word that doesn’t follow the same spelling pattern e.g. sail/whale. It is enough that they are hearing the rhyme and using their phonics to have a go at spelling, so it is ok if they use ‘wail’. However, you could talk about the spelling/meaning difference if you wish. This is a good introduction to the variety of spelling patterns and vocab extension should you feel that your child is ready.
Mrs Balmer/Miss Hathaways: number 0-20 flashcards and ordering. Can you shout out which number is 1 more when you are shown a number card within 20. Can you shout out the number which is 1 less than the number shown to you within 10? Careful not to get them mixed up!
Mrs Carr’s/Mrs Brennan’s: Practise your counting in 5’s, 2’s, 10’s today-you could try doing this with coins if you have a small change pot or using the money cards from when you made your shop. I’ve attached the formation sheet for 17 should you want an extra activity to do.
Everybody: Please watch: Number 17 Numberblocks on cbeebies Iplayer-series 4, number 7
Have fun! Mrs Balmer