This week in phonics I would like you to learn about contractions.
It’s been great seeing all your activities that you have put on here. Please only do the activities for approximately 20 minutes a day. If your child is not engaged adapt the activities or come back to it another time. Thank you parents/carers for all your hard work at home. You’re doing a fantastic job.
Watch YouTube video explaining what a contraction is. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xE-vw2ctqo
Can you remember the rule?
You start with one or two words and take a few letters away. You then use an apostrophes to take the letters place.
Play contraction practice on https://www.learninggamesforkids.com/vocabulary-games/contractions.html
Watch YouTube video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gubPH3WEurg
Play contraction memory match on https://www.learninggamesforkids.com/vocabulary-games/contractions.html
Watch YouTube video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEGPVtxesjM
Play pick the correct contraction on https://www.learninggamesforkids.com/vocabulary-games/contractions.html
Go onto Bitesize website. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvwwxnb/articles/zcyv4qt
Watch the video called ‘How to use apostrophes in contractions’.
Then scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on games, Small Town Superheroes
Click on the map using the arrows till you find the character Steve. Click on the game contractions
Watch YouTube video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xE-vw2ctqo
Can you make up your own contraction rap?
Help you read and write.
Now do it again you try.
Write your words and contraction on pieces of paper.
High frequency words
Read tricky words; out, what, oh, called, asked.
Can you read these and place them on pieces of paper. Can you stick them around your house and whenever you see the words can you read them out loud?
Can you find these words in your reading books at home?
Can you spell these words?
Using the last week’s words and this week’s words;
out, what, oh, called, asked, help, children, their, people, looked,
get the flash cards (see attached resources or make your own) and place upside down. Can your child turn them over and read the words?
Play bingo together with the words. Get yourself and your child to write 6 words down. Shuffle up the flash cards and show your child a word at a time. What does it say? Have you got that word? Cross them off. First to get all words shouts ‘BINGO’.
Go onto the newer version of Phonics Play
Resources, Phase 5, Tricky Trucks
Pick individual tricky words: out, what, oh, called, asked, help, children, their, people, looked
Maths Activities for Year 1 This week:-
Hi everyone, I was amazed by some of the creative maths you did last week. Not only from the 4 activities I suggested but also from your varied tapestry posts. Some of you are using maths worksheets and maths activity books, like the ones they have in Aldi and Lidl, and enjoying those and some of you are drawing numberlines on pathways, creating your own games and adapting challenges they’ve remembered we did at school. ALL of these things are great and it really is a question of finding what fits best for you at home. I am avoiding uploading worksheets as I know not everyone has access to a printer or can spend a fortune on ink, so I’ll keep suggesting activities that you can do together, practical and only involve paper, dice, objects etc. If you are using worksheets there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that either! I have attached two powerpoints that I have used in class, they are good for encouraging your child to talk about what they know about multiplication the slides say things like “what do you notice?” etc, you might find them useful. If you can, please look at 3 or 4 of these slides a day encourage your child to explain what they notice, what they know and how they know it. Some children are visual learners and some are not, so I would encourage you to get some socks or coins etc and model the questions very practically as well.
Here are some activities perfect for Year 1 maths home learning this week.
Activity 1 is called “Noah”. You could get out their toy animal figures for this, go on a minibeast hunt or do some research about animals and how many legs they have. All you need to record it is a piece of paper. It’s very open ended and I’d love to see all the different variations you come up with uploaded on tapestry.
Noah saw 12 legs walk by into the ark.
How many creatures could he have seen?
How many different answers can you find?
Can you explain how you found out these answers?
You can really extend this eg:-
What creatures could there be?
How many legs do they each have?
What’s the greatest number of creatures he could have seen?
What’s the smallest number of creatures he could have seen?
Activity 2 Eightness of Eight
Now you need to watch the attached video for this and watch it all the way through.
What do you see?
Play it again. You could pause it while you’re watching, if you like. And you might like to watch it again more than once.
Describe what you notice.
Each time the counters are moved, what is the same? What is different?
Imagine you are making a similar video but with twelve counters.
What would it look like?
I would love to see your ideas – you could make a video, or you could take photos, or you could draw pictures, or…. who knows!
Activity 3 – Nim 7 for 2.
Here’s a game to play with your child and you’ll get quite competitive! This is a basic form of the ancient game of Nim.
You will need seven objects, such as counters or blocks.
Place the 7 counters in a pile and starting with the adult, take turns to take away either one or two counters.
The person who takes the last counter wins.
Swap who goes first, and keep playing until you work out a winning strategy.
Does it matter who has the first turn?
What happens when there are three counters left?
How can you win at this game?
What happens when you start the game with more counters?
Activity 4 – Magic Numbers!
This is a great one to do with your child and you’ll all be amazed! You could use objects for the additions or encourage them to count on mentally from the bigger number.
Here’s a maths trick to try:
1. Think of one of the numbers from 1 to 9.
2. Add 9 to your number.
3. Add the digits of your answer together. What is your new number?
What do you notice?
Try the trick again with a new starting number. What do you notice now?
So, there’s 4 activities. If you are unsure about the best way to approach these, or think they need to either be simplified or extended let me know, everyone works at a different pace with maths and I’m sure I can help you.ENGLISH
So as you now know from Mr Palmer’s post, Friday 8th May is VE Day. This celebrates 75 years since the end of World War Two in Europe. We want you to have lots of fun celebrating in a safe way. You could decorate your house in red, white and blue and enjoy a picnic in your garden or on a picnic rug in your house. At 11a.m on Friday you could do your own 2 minutes silence to mark the occasion. For your writing challenges this week you might like to have a go at making invitations or writing a menu for a VE Day tea party. Think about who you would like to invite and what sort of food you would serve. If you feel like really challenging yourself you could try and design the front page of a newspaper, pretending that the war had just finished. Think how excited and relieved everyone would have been! These are some suggestions for you but I know you usually have amazing ideas yourselves of things you would like to do. Please share all your achievements on tapestry so we can celebrate together. Can’t wait to see what you produce this week. Stay safe and have a lovely week.
Mrs Bygrave, Mrs Rounce and Mr Palmer