Welcome back, we hope that you have all had a restful half term and are ready for some more fun filled home learning activities.

We are starting a new topic this half term, Our topic this half term is Dinosaurs. 

Physical wellbeing

We would like you to start your day today with some Physical wellbeing to get you all back into the swing of things and warmed up for the day.

5 Minute Move | Kids Workout 1 | The Body Coach TV – YouTube

Phonics

Group 1.

Please remind your child of the digraph sound they learnt before the half term, show them the ‘sh’ sound and remind them what sound it makes.

Please practice reading the ‘sh’ words in this video;

Phonics ‘sh’ Words Reading Machine – YouTube

Have your child write out 5 of the sh words from the video by listening to them and sounding out the words.  After on a sheet of paper write the 5 sentences below (large enough so that you can cut them up after.)

A red ship.

A big shop.

A hot dish.

A sad fish

Cut each sentence up into three words. Work together with your child to read and order the first sentence and then encourage them to do the same for the remaining 3. Point out to your child that each word is separate and that the three words together make a sentence. Have your child copy 1 of the 4 sentences that they have put together.

Group 2

Review quickly the digraph words learnt before half term using the game below, you can either print this, or create your own version by writing words on small pieces of paper and using counters/tokens to move from word to word.

digraph game

This week we are going to continue to work on creating and reading simple sentences. Please use the document below as a guide you can either print these sentences or create some of your own using these as an example cut them out and have them in three columns. Have your child sound out and read 4 of these sentences Putting them together as they do so using 1 words from each column. Next swap the words in column 2 so that the sentences now read differently. To finish mix up all of the pieces and have your child make their own sentences by choosing 1 piece from each column. Can they draw a picture to go with 1 of the sentences they have made.

building sentences

Group 3

Please spend today reviewing the digraphs taught before half term;

ay, ee, igh, ow, oo, oo, or, ar, air, ir, ou, oy. If you have not done so already create flash cards of these to use regularly to prompt your child. If you have use these to remind your child of the sound by going through the cards.

This week we are going to be focusing on reading sentences with longer words and recognising more High frequency words.  Today we will be learning a set of high frequency (red words) which all end in the ‘e’ sound (as in the word me.)

Please watch the video;

Phase 3 Phonics Tricky Words | Sight reading – YouTube

have your child practice reading these words until they can do so confidently. Have them write these words using something  reusable in the home this could be a whiteboard and pen, writing in shaving foam, glitter, flour, rice, salt, sand etc. This way they can do it over and over without the pressure of a pencil a and paper.

Have your child write one sentence using 1 of the high frequency words taught.

English – Reading

Please watch the story below;

Dinasaur Chase by Benedict Blathwayt – YouTube

This book shows us lots of different dinosaurs and what they can do/are good at. Using the book as a guide have a think about things that you can/can not do (or would like to be able to do but can not yet) you could make a list of these.

Now think about if you were a dinosaur what dinosaur would you like to be? What would you like to be able to do if you were a dinosaur? Can you draw a picture and label it with what you would like your dinosaur to be able to do?

Maths

In maths this week we are going to be learning about measuring. We are going to start this week by thinking about height.

Have your child think about their direct family, who is the tallest/who is the shortest? Can you order them by size either by thinking about it, or if they are present move them into height order and take a picture.

If your child has toy dinosaurs, have them collect these and put them into height order from the tallest to the shortest. If your child does not own dinosaurs then have them collect 10 assorted toys/objects.

Ask your child questions using mathematical language related to height. Some examples are shown below;

Is the T-rex taller than or shorter than the Stegosaurus?

Which toy is the tallest?

Which toy is the shortest?

What toy is shorter than the barbie?

What animal is shorter than the giraffe but taller than the lion ?

Challenge

Your weekly challenge this week is to learn all you can about what it was like where dinosaurs lived. You could watch a film to help you, read stories, look at pictures in books, search the internet, speak to an adult.

Once you have all of this information, you are to take a shoebox (or any box of a similar size.) and create a dinosaur habitat (home). You can draw, colour, stick, create 3D models, paint. We look forward to seeing your wonderful creations. 

Miss Hopper and Miss Panayi.