Friday 23rd October 2020
Half Term Learning
The children have worked so hard in their first term at school and we are so, so proud of their achievements. We have such creative, independent and kind children in Barley class! Thank you for all of your help and support this term. We have sent home a new reading book for the week along with our Phase 2 phonics booklet. We would love it if your could continue reading at home but also take some time and have a break. There are other resources on our main class page if you wish to do other activities and we always love to see what you are up to on Tapestry.
Have a lovely week.
Mrs Brown and Mrs Garraghty
Friday 16th October 2020
Making Memories and Understanding What We Read!
To help at home this week, can you continue reading your reading books and encourage storytelling? Can you talk about the beginning of the story, what is happening, who the characters are and what could happen next? Can you identify the middle and ending of the story. How were the characters feeling? Did this change throughout the story? Are there different words which you can use to describe how they are feeling, for example, sad, upset, disappointed, disheartened? Can you apply these questions to any of your books at home?
This week we have also been talking about significant memories that we have. We have applied this to significant events, for example, starting school or world events like the recent space rocket launch. Have you got any significant events at home which are special to you as a family? Can you talk about them at home and share why they are special? How do they make you feel when you remember or reminisce about them? We are going to share our events next week and t would be lovely to share any photos on Tapestry to support our conversation. If you have any photos from these events, please feel free to add them!
Friday 25th September 2020
Blending Away and Creative Inventions!
This week we have been amazed by the children's blending skills. We have been recognising the graphemes i, n, m and d, then saying their phonemes. We are starting to blend words including our High Frequency words: as, at, sat, it, is, in, dad and and. We are also working hard to read non-decodable words I and to!
Can you have a go at blending at home? Can you have a try at blending the words in your comic? Can you blend to read the High Frequency Words?
Next week we are also looking at how to plan and build inventions with everyday objects! Can you find any gadgets or gizmos at home that you use at home? What do they do? Why do you think they were invented? Can you talk about them together and use the vocabulary: gadgets, gizmos and machines?
Friday 11th September 2020
All About Rhyme!
This week in Phonics we are starting to learn new grapheme-phoneme correspondences alongside practising our rhyming! We are learning rhymes, creating actions for rhymes, changing rhymes and spotting the odd one out! Can you have a go at home this week? The resources below can give you some ideas of games you can play. Please don't feel that you need to print them but take inspiration from them.
If you have a go, I would love to see. Post your learning on Tapestry!
Also, can you have a go at writing your name at home?