Last week we asked you to complete lessons 4, 5 and 6 in the Power maths book. The lessons were about tens and ones and comparing numbers to 50. If you didn’t manage to complete these please look at the maths power point below and then fill in what you can in your maths book.
New learning: ordering numbers to 50
Activity: Please use the number cards and the Numicon tens and ones in your pack. Choose 2 soft toys. Give them a number card and the correct amount of Numicon. Who has more/less? Do the same with 3 toys. Who has most/least. Put them in the right order, smallest to largest. Repeat.
Game: Put your number cards face down. Each player chooses a number. Whoever has the greatest number wins the round.
Game: Put your number cards face down. Each player chooses 3 (or more) number cards. Race to see who can put them in order first. Now try ordering 5 numbers!
Power Maths: complete lesson 7 page 70-72. Remember to put signs in circles (< > =)
15 mins 4 times/week
Choose reading books from the Oxford Owl bookshelf https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/(Please see below for login details and suggestions for activities).
Continue to learn the sight words in your pack or from the list below if you have learned them. Keep revising the old ones so you don’t forget them!
Phonics (reading and spelling)
1 sound a day, revise all 4 on Friday.
15 mins a day
Most children are revising Phase 5. However, some children have been given special phonics activities in their packs.
This week revise ph ow oe ay (see the phonics section below for words and sentences to read and write). At school the teacher dictates one of the sentences for the children to write. As a challenge some children extend the sentences with ‘and’ and add adjectives.
You could choose to write about the book that you read on Oxford Owl (or a real book from home) and/or write about spring (see spring information below). Or you might want to write about something else.
Whatever you write about remember to say your sentence before you write. Don’t just ask your grown up how to spell a word, instead ‘say the word, finger the word, write the word’. Remember full stops, capital letters, finger spaces, ascenders and descenders. Try to use ‘and’ to join two ideas and include adjectives if you can. Remember to use ! for ‘yippee’ and ‘oh no’ sentences. Read your writing out loud to check it makes sense. Grown-ups please choose 1 or 2 errors (eg spellings) for your child to correct but try hard not to find too much fault as that can be demoralizing!
Spelling (sight words)
The children are on different spelling levels. We suggest that you look at the sight word list in the reading section below and work through the list, choosing 5 unknown words (or more/less as appropriate for your child) to work on. Ask your child to read, copy, write and check the words.
About 15 minutes 2 times a week
Please practise forming lower case and capital letters correctly. Make sure the letters are on the line and you show clear ascenders (tall letters, b d f h k l t) and descenders (hanging down letters f g j y p q). Learn which letters are in each letter family. Use this website to watch the letters being formed correctly https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/skyWriter/index.html
See the handwriting section below for more information.
Spring is here (or at least it was last week!) Please see the spring section below for activities.
At least 30 minutes a day!
Make sure you go out for your daily exercise. Did you go on your bike or scooter? Did you run or walk? For those children still in school we are starting the day with Joe Wicks’ live workouts at 9am so why not join in? You can find his channel here: https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1
Please remember we are aware that everyone’s child and home situation is different so do not feel any pressure to complete everything. This is only a guide.
The children are used to quite a structured day at school (we have a timetable so they know what to expect). It may help them adjust to a very different routine if you let them know a rough plan of what they will be doing throughout the day.
We hope you are all well and managing to stay positive. Many thanks to those who have emailed messages and pictures to us. We really love to see what you have been doing and will try to reply to all your messages. Some of the pictures and videos are below. Please also message us with any concerns/questions or with any great ideas that you have had for learning at home!