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English for week beginning: 4th January 2021

Happy New Year. I hope you had a fantastic Christmas.

To start this term we are looking at non-fiction, we will continue with our phonics and you must continue to read. Bug club has been updated for you to read and there are other online books for you to choose from eg, oxford owl.

Monday

Write about your Covid Christmas. Remember to think about the things you did and the order you did them in. When writing think about sentences that make sense, capital letters and full stops.

The focus phoneme is 'a'. How does it sound in hat, bacon, what, water. Can you make lists of other words that would fit in each group? Explain the different wats to pronounce 'a' in bath. Some regions pronounce it as barth.

Tuesday

Today we are learning the features of a non fiction text. Find a non-fiction book to look at. Can you spot the title, sub-heading, contents page, index, labelled diagram and a non fiction sentence. Complete the non-fiction checklist.

The focus phoneme today is 'y'. Look at the words on the sheet. Practise reading them. Cut them up and sort them into sets depending on how they sound.

Wednesday

Today is guided reading day. Read the comprehension and have a go at answering the questions. Practise your focus spellings from your year one spelling list. If you have completed all of those practise spelling your number words to at least 20, the days of the week and the months of the year.

 

Thursday

Today we are going to learn the difference between fiction (made up) and non-fiction (fact) sentences. Start by logging onto bug club and opening the book 'materials around us'. Read the the book and while you do look for all the key features you identified on Tuesday. Now look at the sentences. Point out the punctuation, the capital letters and full stops. Is there an! or ? If there is discuss what it means.(They should already know!) Ask if they believe everything they have read? They should- its true, it's fact. However stories are made up so they are fiction. Can they think of something that is true. Can they make something up.eg Yesterday I flew to the moon to get some eggs.

Read the different sentences and cut to sort them into fiction and non-fiction. Stick them in the books. Now can you think of you own sentences to add to each list.

 

Phonics- We are learning the alternative pronunciations for 'ch'

Log onto phonics play and complete the time challenge.

Show the children-   church  chick   pinch  

Next show the children -    school  chemist  chord            What has happened to the 'ch'? It has now become a 'c' phoneme

Finally show them-  chef   brochure  machine                     Now the ch has turned into a 'sh' phoneme

Explain that if a word doesn't sound right they must try a different pronunciation.

Now practise reading the sentences given.

Finally on their whiteboards can they write:

Can a chuckling chicken sing in a chorus?

Friday

Today we are going to learn the importance of punctuation. Re-read 'Materials around us' or choose a different non-fiction book to read. Focus on stopping when you get to a full stop and thinking about what information you have learned from that sentence. Full stops are important. They help us to take breath and to understand and reflect on the sentences we have read. Remember sentences must make sense.

Read the passage given on the sheet. Its it easy to read? Does it make sense. All the punctuation is missing. Can you put in the capital letters and full stops? When you have copy the new passage neatly into your books. Remember 'Giraffe' letters are tall, 'Monkey' letters go beneath the line and tortoise letters sit quietly on the line not sticking up or diving under!

 

 

Phonics- We are learning the alternative pronunciations for 'ou'

Log onto phonics play and complete the time challenge. Can you beat yesterday's score? If not 20 star jumps please!

Show the children-   cloud  mountain  round 

Next show the children -  you  soup  group                What has happened to the 'ou'? It has now become a 'oo' phoneme

Then show them-  would  should  could                      Now the 'ou' has turned into a 'u' phoneme

Finally - Shoulder  mould  boulder                              Oh no it's now an 'o'!

Explain that if a word doesn't sound right they must try a different pronunciation.

Now practise reading the sentences given.

Finally on their whiteboards how many times can they write each word in 1 minute?   

        you     group     would    could      should       

 

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