Welcome to Home learning. We hope you have fun together with the activities.
We are already missing you Y1 and Y2 ! We are looking forward to hearing from you. Please send us photographs of anything you would like to share. There are lots of ideas on the internet and we know you will have some fantastic ideas of your own. Each day you will find a couple of ideas from us as well.
Play ‘I spy a 2d shape’……… e.g. something red with 3 sides.
If you want more of a challenge play ‘I spy a 3d shape’
Write the alphabet down the side of a piece of paper. Which are the vowels? (a, e, i, o, u) Can you write something beginning with each letter? If you want to make it even trickier try to do every word linked to the same subject like food, sport or book titles.
Use small 3d objects to draw around to make a big picture. For example draw around a tissue box and the tv remote to draw a castle. Colour your picture and label the shapes you used.
Can you make a wordsearch?
First split up a piece of paper into squares. Choose the words you will hide in the wordsearch, for example, fruits, sports, colours and make a list of these. Now write them in the wordseach, one letter in each square. Remember to make it tricky by writing the words up, down, across and maybe even backwards! Fill up the empty squares with random letters. Can someone in your house find the hidden words from your list?
Look around your house and garden to see if you can find any objects that are 3d shapes. Can you name the shapes? Can you count how faces each shape has?
Make up a new story by saying a word each to make up each sentence, for example,
Person 1 – Once
Person 2 – upon
Person 1 – a
Person 2 – time
Person 1 – there
Person 2 – was
Person 1 – a
Person 2 – lighthouse
Person 1 - .
Person 2 – One
Person 1 – night
Person 2 – visitors
Person 1 – arrived
Person 2 - .
Read the ew phoneme spotter postcard together. Can you pretend to be Andrew and think of a reply? Did you think of any new ‘ew’ words?
Read a story such as ‘The Day The Crayons Quit’ by Drew Daywalt. See how many nouns (naming words of people, place and objects) you can count in the story. For example, strawberry, fire engine, whale, Duncan, sunshine.
Remember the sounds we looked at last week to try ‘ai,ee,igh,oa,oo matching’ game.
Find a story from your bookshelf or on the internet that you have not read before. A good story might be Leon and the Place Between by Angela McAllister. Read the first few pages. Can you predict what might happen in the rest of the story? Read on and find out if you were correct!
Use ‘Find the long ‘oo’ sound’ to say the words and break them up using your Robot arms. Which ones contain the ‘oo’ sound? (the sheets are the same but some have extra prompts to help if needed).
Use the character you made yesterday. Can you think of an adventure they could have that is different from the one in the original story that they come from? For example, The Gruffalo meets different animals in the woods in the original story but perhaps he could join a football team in a new story!
Watch the YouTube video ‘Mr Thorne does phonics oa’ or‘Alphablocks series 3-Toad’. How many words can you think of to rhyme with coat? Can you say a silly sentence with all of your words in?
Draw a picture of your favourite book character. Can you make a model character from recycling boxes, bottles, cardboard? Can you colour it in? Cut and stick to collage it? Can you think of some adjectives (describing words) to describe your character? For example, tall, kind, friendly, magical.
Have a go at reading the ‘igh’ flash cards. There are some real words and some alien words. You could draw your own alien and give him/her a ‘igh’ name.
Using the new story that you created yesterday can you create a story map today?...Draw a picture of each event that happens in the story, moving around the page using a ‘road’ or arrows. You might like to add words, phrases or sentences around your pictures.
Read ‘The Bee Tree’ story to spot all of the words which have the ‘ee’ sound in them. Have a go at making up some more of the story using ‘ee’ words that you can think of together.
Read a story that you enjoy. You might like A Squash and a Squeeze by Julia Donaldson (Author), Axel Scheffler (Illustrator). Can you take it in turns to retell the story, retelling a sentence at a time each? Can you retell the story changing the setting or a character or the ending of the story? How wacky, wild and wonderful can you make your new story?
Watch the YouTube video ‘Mr Thorne does phonics ai’ or ‘Alphablocks ai’. Show your adult how to use Robot arms to break up the words. Can you think of some other words together that have the ‘ai’ sound in the middle of the word? You might like to make a list of the words you think of or write some sentences with as many of the words in as you can!!
Read your favourite story or find one being read on the internet (A great one to try is a traditional tale like The Gingerbread Man or the Three Little Pigs on YouTube). Can you make paper puppets of the main characters and act out the story? Can you do different voices for the different characters? Can you remember some of the lines from the story without looking back at the book?