Morning message from Mrs Mason 09/02/21
Skipping Challenge! Don't forget to complete your record sheet.
Days of the week song
Letters and Sounds
Practise your sounds using the powerpoint below.
Play Dragon's Den on Phonics Play to practise the "th" words from yesterday. Select any phase from the menu and then "Enter your own words". On the true side, input then, this, that, then, them and on the false side put any short made up word.
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Today we are learning another digraph, the digraph "or". Watch Mrs Mason introduce the digraph below.
Introduction to or with Mrs Mason
Watch this short video for a quick introduction to digraph or and recap of vowel digraphs and then have a go at the or powerpoint afterwards.
Now have a go at the "or" powerpoint activity below. It is a mix of reading "or" words and writing "or" words. Make sure you have the digraph "or" written at the top of your paper for you to copy into each of your words. I have actually narrated over the top of the powerpoint so, if you are working on a pc, make sure you press the slideshow button so you can hear that too. Also, below the powerpoint is another video where I segment each of the words you have to write using the cued articulation signs. No need to watch this if you are confidently hearing all the sounds without the need for signs.
cued articulation signs for "or" words in powerpoint
Making a true/false game
Yesterday we played the true/false game by reading words and looking at the pictures on the screen. Today we are going to start making our own true/false game so that you can play it with people in your family. We will make one clue sheet each day this week. Watch the video below to find out more.
Instructions for "This is a ......" writing activity
Let's start off with a story about a giraffe who got his long neck in a knot. Click on the link below.
Let's sing a little song with Mrs Miller.
Today we are looking at how to measure lengths by lining up small identical items such as paper clips or pasta shapes and then counting how many there are next to playdough worms. Make sure to click on the "get the activity" slide to the side of the video which includes all the vocabulary we are concentrating on too. Have fun rolling worms! We are on Growing 6,7,8 Week 3, Session 2. To challenge yourself a little more, can you make thick worms, medium words and thin worms all the same length - it's trickier than it sounds?!!
Story Telling - the 3 Fancy Frilly Goats Fluff
So today we are looking at putting a new story together and really concentrating on describing the dragon. There's a little rhyme that you can practise which helps to say what she is like. Listen to Adam tell the brand new story (it's really good) and then you are going to draw the part of the story that you liked the best.
We found out quite a lot about owls last week and one fact about owls is that they are nocturnal animals - they are active at night rather than in the day. Watch the film below to find out about other nocturnal animals in the UK.
Now watch the short clip below and see if you can find out what an echo is and how bats use it to help them to know where they are going and what is near when they fly at night.
Finally, let's listen to the story below and see if you find out anything else about bats.