This week's Spellings
Have a look at week 2 spellings on the sheet
Have a go at some of these sheets. No more than one sheet in any one day, please and TAKE YOUR TIME!
Mrs Taylor / Mrs Jennings' Phonics group
This week, we would like you to look at the activity on the 'phonicsplay, site looking at alternative spellings for 'igh'. Click on the link to open the online activities.
The attached documents below can be printed off for the children to complete their own investigations. We would suggest that the children have a go at highlighting all the 'igh' sounds on the phoneme spotter story sheet before looking at the on screen version which gives the answers! We have worked on similar activities in class so the children should have a good idea of what they need to do!
Then have a go at the word sorting activity - copy the words from the sheet onto the sorting grid. This can also be done using the interactive activity.
Finally, they can think about which spelling is used the most in their investigation and then look at the 'Best bet' sheet to compare.
Miss Cooper's Phonics group
Make sure that you can recognise all the digraphs on the flashcards. Practise reading them on screen or print out and cut up! Have a go at Phonics activity mat 2 and play Buried Treasure (Phase 4)
I would like the children to explore capacity. They will need to do this practically. I have attached a sheet which is fairly easy but does give an idea of some of the initial terms they should be using. However, it would be much more meaningful if they could experience lots of pouring liquids from one container to another. Ask them questions such as:
How many cups fill this jug? How many jugs fill the bottle? If 2 jugs fill the bottle, how many cups would you need? Which of these three containers hold most (have the largest capacity)? How can we test this? Which glass is full? empty? half full/empty? a quarter full?
(You could also use sand to explore this if you have a sand pit)
AN ISLAND HOME
This half term's Geography will be focussing on 'An Island home' and we will be looking at life on an island and comparing it with life on the mainland! To start with we will be looking at The island of Coll in Scotland. The author Mairi Hedderwick lived on Coll island when she got the ideas for her Katie Morag stories - which you will be looking at with Mrs. Jennings. In the stories, Katie Morag lives on The Isle of Struay which is not a real place but is based on Coll!
Look at the first 5 slides of the powerpoint. There is quite a lot of information so spend some time talking about these. Then have a go at answering the questions in the quiz. Do this on the sheet or just talk about the answers together and look at the slides to help find the information.
Have a look at the map of Struay. Talk about what you can see. Remember some of the Physical features we have looked at before such as coastline, mountain, beach, river, stream and others as well as human features such as buildings, bridges, fences and roads. No need to write anything down. Perhaps talk about what is the same and what is different between the two islands. (Use what you have learned from the powerpoint to help) Just impress your parents with what you know!
REMEMBER: Struay is a made up place!
This half term we are looking at making a healthy packed lunch for a picnic. The first activity that I would like you to have a go at is designing and making a healthy sandwich.
I would like you to complete this activity over the next 3 weeks so it's up to you when you do this! . You could ask your parents to take photos of you making/enjoying your sandwiches and send them to me.
Have a look at the 'Eat well plate' on this link. (Don't worry too much about the information underneath!) and talk about the foods in each section. Remember that we talked about different food groups when Harold the giraffe came to visit in the van! Do you remember the song Harold sang. It is at the bottom for you to listen to!
The link below is for a series of activities from the Warburtons site.
There is a video to watch and then some follow up activities to be done on paper leading up to making a sandwich and then writing a series of instructions so that others can follow your recipe. Remember, you have a while to do this so your parents can help you to decide when to do each part)
Note to parents.....
This week I would like the children to have a go at sending an email using Purple Mash.
I have attached some guidance at the bottom. I apologise for the poor quality but the user guide is far too lengthy to attach so I have just shared the parts I think you may need (You probably wont need them)
The children all have their own Purple mash log in and password. The children who were in school before we finished have them inside the front cover of their reading record. If your child does not have one, please email myself or Mrs. Jennings and we can forward this to you.
The email challenge!
Log in to Purple Mash and find the 2email icon in the computing section. When you click on this, you should see that there are 2 emails in your inbox. One from me and one from Mrs. Jennings. (They're quite old now!) Click on them to read them and have a go at writing a reply. Just a few words or a quick 'hello' will be fine- You will have completed the challenge!
A bit harder...
Send a message to a friend
To write a new message, click on the little envelope icon at the top. Start writing the name of someone in our class to write a message to and their name should be there. (or you can click on the magnifying glass to get a list of names) Click on their name and write your message in the box. Don't forget to press send. Hopefully your friend will see they have a message in their alerts and answer you!
Important message to parents:
The children can only write messages to their teachers or their friends in Year 1. When they are reading a message they have been sent there is a 'report to teacher' option at the bottom of the screen. They DO NOT need to use this function. ALL emails have to be authorised by myself or Mrs. Jennings before they reach their destination.
(I have not set up any other 'todo' tasks on Purple Mash this week but the children can of course continue to explore activities)