Wednesday, 1st April 2020
If you have got a free subscription to the phonics play website you can play the flash cards game. We do this every morning to revisit the sounds that we already know. You can choose the sounds that you want to use to play the game by ticking each box. If your child is working at phase 2, you can just use phase 2 sounds or if your child is working at phase 3 you can revisit phase 2 and 3 sounds.
The following lessons, your child will only do one of. This will either be a phase 2 or a phase 3 lesson. Please refer to your home learning packs to see which phase your child is working towards. Their targets are on coloured card of either green, blue, yellow or pink.
Today's sound is 'f'. If you have a free subscription to the phonics bug website you can follow the link to the 'f' lesson.
This week we are going to move on to trigraphs. Trigraphs are three letters and when they sit together they make one sound. There are four trigraphs that we will cover this week- igh, ear, air and ure. We will then have covered all phase 3 sounds. I find that the trigraphs are the hardest to remember which is why I like to leave them to the end. After we have have covered these sounds this week I will put games on the website as part of the phonics lesson to keep revisiting the sounds, along with activities to do.
Today's sound is 'air'. Air is a trigraph because it has three letters and when they are sat together they make one sound. I usually get the children to remember the trigraph word by associating it with the triangle having three sides.
If you have got a free subscription to the phonics bug website you can follow the link to the 'air' lesson.
The children are used to taking part in these lessons daily. There is a section for sounds, reading, spelling and writing. When it comes to writing I usually get them to write on a whiteboard but they can use their red books for this. They usually have a go at writing 'ear' and then words that contain 'ear' such as hear, near, fear etc.
At the end of phonics we watch Geraldine the giraffe on youtube who has a different video for each sound.
Follow the link here to ICT games for 'blending bingo'. You can choose which sounds you want to play with from phase 2 to phase 5. Pull the red handle to spin the wheel and then read the word. You can move onto trickier sounds if you like.
Listen to the song here about 3d shapes.
What I'd like you to do between now and after the Easter holidays is to make a 3d monster. You can make your monster out of any 3d shape. You could use cuboid cereal boxes, cylinder pringle tubes, sphere balloons, anything you like. Decorate it how you like and use what you like. When they are done I would love to see them. Get a grown up to take a photograph and email it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or they can share it on Twitter.
Here's a good video of how monster trucks learn their 3d shapes.