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Week beginning 11th May

Friday 15th May

Warm up: Sing the alphabet song or look at an alphabet chart and say the names of all the letters of the alphabet. Practise all the graphemes (letters) learnt so far. You can use the letters from your challenge bag, or 'Flashcards' on Phonics Play. Practise all the 'tricky words' learnt so far using flashcards, or sing along to the tricky word songs. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R087lYrRpgY&t=4s 

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Today, we are practising writing High Frequency words and CVCC words in sentences. This can be quite tricky for some children as it requires writing stamina to complete full sentences. If your child is struggling, you could write alternate words, or make the sentences out of magnetic letters. If you choose to share the writing, try and engineer it so that your child attempts the CVCC words and any tricky words in the sentence!

Before you try the sentences, think about the word 'he'. Ask your child to write it on a piece of paper, thinking about the sounds and how to write each one. Repeat with 'she', 'we', 'me' and 'be'.

Now try writing one or more of these sentences:
The chimp sings a song as he jumps up and down.
We put the tent next to the pond.
He put the milk in the sink.

Thursday 14th May - writing CVCC words in sentences

Warm up: Sing the alphabet song or look at an alphabet chart and say the names of all the letters of the alphabet. Practise all the graphemes (letters) learnt so far. You can use the letters from your challenge bag, or 'Flashcards' on Phonics Play. Practise all the 'tricky words' learnt so far using flashcards, or sing along to the tricky word songs. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R087lYrRpgY&t=4s 

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We are writing complete sentences today, and this can be tricky for some children as it requires a lot of writing stamina. If your child is struggling, use magnetic letters or share the writing. If you do share the writing, please make sure your child is writing the CVCC words in the sentence!

Read out the sentence and ask your child to write it down. Encourage them to sound talk the words. Once they have done this, show them the sentence and encourage them to correct any mistakes:
I can boast that I had toast for my lunch.
I think that pink socks might be the best.
If you feel down in the dumps then jump and sing.

You could write one or more of the sentences above. If you want to practise writing some more CVCC words, try these ones: help, just, chimp, roast, pond, nest, milk

Wednesday 13th May - Spelling CVCC words

Warm up: Sing the alphabet song or look at an alphabet chart and say the names of all the letters of the alphabet. Practise all the graphemes (letters) learnt so far. You can use the letters from your challenge bag, or 'Flashcards' on Phonics Play. Practise all the 'tricky words' learnt so far using flashcards, or sing along to the tricky word songs. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R087lYrRpgY&t=4s 

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For today's activity, you are going to need a four letter phoneme frame. This means that you have four boxes next to each other (see the photo of the animal phoneme frame). It needs to be large enough for the letters you intend to use. These could be magnetic letters, the letters from your challenge bag or you could write the letter on the frame. A three letter phoneme frame was in your home learning pack, so you could add a box onto this!

Once you have your frame and letters, ask your child to say the word 'dump'. Say it together, slowly and clearly. Now, soundtalk the word, listening carefully to each sound you can hear. You could point to the boxes in the frame as you say each sound d, u, m, p. Now place the letters in the frame to make the word.
Repeat with the word 'sent'.

Here are some other words you could try: bump, jump, went, tent, damp, bend, mend

If you would like more practise, you could play Rocket Rescue or Space Race on Phonics Play.

Tuesday 12th May - Tricky words 'said' and 'so'

Warm up: Sing the alphabet song or look at an alphabet chart and say the names of all the letters of the alphabet. Practise all the graphemes (letters) learnt so far. You can use the letters from your challenge bag, or 'Flashcards' on Phonics Play. Practise all the 'tricky words' learnt so far using flashcards, or sing along to the tricky word songs. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R087lYrRpgY&t=4s 

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Think about the word 'said'. If you sound it out, you can hear the sounds 's', 'e', 'd'. Explain that it is the middle sound 'e' that is tricky in this word. We use 'ai' to make the 'e' sound! How tricky! Write 'sed' on a piece of paper and then rub out 'e' and replace it with 'ai'. Don't forget: 'ai' normally makes a different sound as in 'rain'. Try reading 'said' as we would usually read the 'ai' sound - it should sound something like 'sayed'! Oh dear, how tricky! Remember, we can't sound out tricky words, we just have to learn that this word says 'said'.

With the tricky word 'so', revise 'no' and 'go'. Talk about the tricky sounds in these words - the 'o'. Now we've got another word that has this tricky sound - so!

Read these sentences together to practise the tricky words we have just learnt and CVCC words:
Mum said, “It is best not to jump on the bed.” A lost chimp felt so sad he wept. This belt is so tight, it hurts my waist.

You could play Buried Treasure on Phonics Play or Busy Things to finish. Select Phase 4 on Phonics Play.

Monday 11th May 2020 - Reading CVCC words

Warm up: Sing the alphabet song or look at an alphabet chart and say the names of all the letters of the alphabet. Practise all the graphemes (letters) learnt so far. You can use the letters from your challenge bag, or 'Flashcards' on Phonics Play. Practise all the 'tricky words' learnt so far using flashcards, or sing along to the tricky word songs. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R087lYrRpgY&t=4s 

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Today, we are beginning to learn about CVCC words! So far, we have concentrated on VC (Vowel Consonant e.g. 'on') and CVC (Consonant Vowel Consonant e.g. 'cat' or 'rain'. Now we are moving onto words with adjacent consonants, initially at the end of the word - Consonant Vowel Consonant Consonant e.g. hand.

To begin with, write the word 'ten' on a piece of paper (or a whiteboard/ chalkboard if you have one). Ask your child to sound out and blend the word. Now add a 't' to the end of the word and sound out again - what word have you made?

You could try this again with 'hum' - add a 'p' to the end; han - add a 'd'.

You could then read these captions: Help! I got a bump on the leg. A tent will get damp in the rain. Milk is good for teeth and gums.

They are in the photos and a PDF if you want to print them out.

If you would like to practise some more CVCC words, you could play 'Buried Treasure' on Phonics play, but now you need to select Phase 4!

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