Apologises for the late blog. Here has been the timetable of this week!
Phonics; revisiting the sounds ‘oo’ and ‘oa’. We used Jolly Phonics to practise the actions and putting the sounds into a song! We also used Flash Cards to remember our Phase 3 sounds!
Words we practised sounding out and writing are as follows; too, zoom, cool, boot, food, loot, root and moon.
‘oa’ – oak, loaf, toad, road, coat, soap and load. A few of the children also mentioned a few other words with these sounds in which we also practised. Can the children think of any other words with either of these sounds?
Maths; We focused largely on number formation this week in school and I can already see a difference in the children’s numbers. We used paints and painted our numbers on old wallpaper (this is good for fine motor development and it’s fun!) I asked the children which numbers they feel they needed to work on and largely it was 2, 5, 7 and 9. We also used chalks outside to see how high the children could go! The highest we had written was 25 but counting was higher! I have also noticed some children writing for example 23 as 32 and getting the numbers back to front, so I would love for the children to continue working on this at home. I have been playing a lot of music for the children as they love to dance and watch! I will link a few of the songs I have been playing below!
Science; The children in my group asked if we could experiment with what happens when you mix mint mentos with a range of fizzy drinks. So that’s exactly what we did! Perhaps the children could continue to predict certain experiments or events at home. Can they think of another experiment they would like to conduct and write a brief sentence on; what they think may happen and then what they observed?
I have been so impressed with the level of motivation from the children this week. They are consistently questioning different areas of learning and want to continue to show what they have learnt already. I would also continue to explore doubles and see how many they can think of and solve. I have had double 20 in class solved and double 100! Amazing!
I hope you are all keeping well and overall feeling extremely proud of what you are doing! Please continue to read at home and maybe ask the children to keep sounding out new words! High frequency words are essential for the children also to keep looking at too! If you are unsure what these are, again I have linked to the bottom of this blog!
Keep up the amazing work and keep smiling!
Big Numbers Song (great for counting larger numbers and exposure to hundreds, thousands and millions!) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0dJWfQHF8Y
Doubles Song; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7K3TlO7nK8
High Frequency Words; http://www.highfrequencywords.org/first-100-high-frequency-word-list-precursive.html