Phonic activities for the week, we would like the children to look at adding suffixes ed, s and es to words, so it changes the meaning of the root word.
Please only spend up to 20 minutes a day completing a task. Try to do a task a day. We would love you to share what your child has done, if possible.
Activity 1 Show your child the video from YouTube;
Look at PowerPoint suffix ed. Read through slide 7 with your child.
Get your child to write these sentences;
I walked to the shops today.
The frog jumped into the pond.
I cooked my lunch.
Activity 2 Show your child the video from YouTube
On a piece of paper make some flashcards with the words; walk, talk, jump, cook, play.
Can your child change the root word using the suffix ed. For example walk to walked. Can they write a sentence for one of the words?
Go onto phonics play.
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Click on resources, phase 5. Scroll all the way down to phase 5D interactive resources. Click on verbs adding ing, er and ed. Click on sorting game adding ed
Activity 3 Show your child the video from YouTube
Read through the PowerPoint plurals s and es.
Go onto phonics play
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Click on resources, phase 5. Scroll all the way down to phase 5D interactive resources. Click on verbs adding ing, er and ed. Click on adding s and es. Click on what are plurals and read the description to your child. Play sorting game.
Activity 4 Show your child the video from YouTube
Read through the PowerPoint s and es.
Go onto www.spellzone.com and play the egg hunt game. Play as a single player. Spell the words correctly by adding the correct suffix s or es.
Activity 5 Show your child the video from YouTube
On a piece of paper make some flashcards with the words; dog, cat, book, bus, cross, glass, fox, box, match, lunch, wish, brush, splash.
Can your child change the root word using the suffix s or es. Which suffix is correct? What is the rule for adding s or es? Look at the poster for the rules. Can they write a couple of sentences.
Here are some activities that you could do to do at home. They are linked to the National Curriculum statements and they are, as far as possible, exactly the same and in the same order as I had already planned for the Summer Term. I’ve quoted the statement from the Year 1 National Curriculum for maths then included some activities that you and your child can access. I’ve aimed to make these as practical and accessible as possible and with the use of objects such as a dice, counters, number cards or everyday household objects they can be fun to do. In these challenging times the main thing is that you are all staying healthy and safe so I’m not saying you have to do these, don’t worry, nobody is getting a detention or a bad report if you are unable to do these. They are just ideas and what we would have done first week back after Easter, so first, here’s what it says in the national curriculum:-
National Curriculum Statement for Year 1:-
Fractions ● To recognise, find and name a half as one of two equal parts of an object, shape or quantity.
Shapes ● To recognise and name common 2D and 3D shapes
POSSIBLE RESOURCES – Lego, playdough, paper plates, junk modelling.
Here is a range of activities which cover the above NC statement:-
Find a half of an equal amount of objects – Using feltips, or cutlery etc, ask your child to find half of the total number of objects, so have 12 spoons laid out together on the table. Ask them to find halve of 12 spoons. When they have put the spoons in two equal piles ask them to write this as a division number sentence in their book, 12 ÷ 2 = 6. Now do the same for other equal amounts up to 20, eg 8 felt tips, 14 straws, 16 books etc. Encourage them to write record these as division number sentences.
EXTEND – Can they find a quarter ¼ of these amounts. We have talked in class about finding quarters by halving then halving again. So, 12 ÷ 4 = 3 etc.
Find half of objects – If you have playdough then have some fun making playdough food such as playdough sausages, sweets, apples etc. Lay out 2 plates and ask your child to share them foods with you. To do this they will have to halve the foods. Not as easy as it sounds as cutting them exactly is tricky. After they have done this, look at the 2 plates and chat about whether or not they are both equal. How do you know it’s equal?
This could be done by slicing grapes, apples a banana, a slice of bread etc.
It could also be done with lego, so get a 6 brick and write ‘whole’ above it, then they need to find a brick that is halve the size the can lay this next to it and write ½ above it. What other lego shapes do they have which they can layout with one that is half the size of the other next to it?
If you have any paper plates then design pizzas. Toppings could be added using playdough or lego, or cutting out shapes to look like pepperoni, mushrooms etc. Ask your child to make you a pizza with half the topping pepperoni and half mushroom, extend by asking for a ¼ mushroom and a ¼ pepperoni etc.
Find halves of shapes – Use a sheet a paper, or an envelope etc, ask your child to colour in half of the shape, draw circles and ask them to find half of a circle. What if the shape is triangle? Some triangles are really hard to shade in exactly equally. Draw different shapes and challenge them to shade in half of them, what do they notice? EXTEND – halve a sheet of paper then halve again, this leaves 4 equal shapes, each one is a 1/4 . Can they shade in a quarter of shapes.
Shapes –Learning Objective – Recognise and name 2D and 3D shapes.
This is a nice practical activity for them to do:- search for different 3D shapes. Focus on cubes, cuboids, spheres, cylinders. How many faces do they have? Sort the shapes into those which have curved faces and those that don’t.
For 2D shapes use the ‘Spot the Shapes’ sheet. How many triangles can you count and how many rectangles can you count? EXTEND – Can they draw their own diagram to count triangles or rectangles?
Our Year 1 “book hook” for the first week back from the Easter holidays was to be “The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch”. Attached is a video of me in my luxurious ‘man cave’ reading the story. There’s a lot of learning you can do around the book. Here are some ideas:-
Make a lighthouse with junk modelling, can you make it light up? How can you make it strong? What shapes are there (are they 2D or 3D)?
Write your own version of the story, add great adjectives to make it interesting. Think about the setting. You could describe the characters.
Get really creative and adventurous on a sunny day and make a pulley system (with a grown up) and imagine you’re Mrs Grinling sending down the basket to Mr Grinling. I’d love to see videos or pics on tapestry of that if you can do it! You could design a seagull proof basket and test it.
Make your own meal for Mr Grinling, think about a tasty sandwich, what will you include in it, could you write the recipe and instructions on how to make it?
Find out more about lighthouses. Why are they used, where are they found?
These are just some ideas. The main thing is you all stay safe and healthy so I’m not saying you MUST do it, they’re just ideas. In Year 1 we often find that amazing, creative ideas come from the children themselves, ideas I would never of thought of, so, if you are at least able to listen to the story together, ask you child what they would like to do related to the story. So, enjoy the story, keep in touch via tapestry!
We look forward to seeing your activities.
Mrs Rounce and Mr Palmer