Daily Task - 02.04.20

Sound of the day!

Today's sound of the day is 'ar'!

Use your child’s ‘Digraph and Trigraph Sound Mat’ to practise this sound at home. Each phoneme has an action to go with it. Actions and pictures are great way to support the children with learning new sounds.

When we say 'ar', we pretend that we are dealing a pack of cards.

You can support your child with using this sound to practise reading and writing simple words. Don’t forget that your child can use their word writing Steps for Success to support them too.  Here are some word ideas to help you out…

ar - card, car, farm, bark, barn, yard

Have fun!


Tricky words of the day!

Today's tricky words are 'into' and 'all'.

Why not practise reading these words using 'Look', 'Cover' and 'Say'! Show your child the tricky word, then cover it up, show them again and encourage them to read it from memory. Repeat as many times as you need to.

Why not see if you can find these words in a story book at home!


Whizzy Writing!

Here's is today's 'Whizzy Writing' picture!

Encourage your child to use his or her sound and tricky word knowledge to write the following sentence in their exercise book...

'The big cow and the goat.'

Don’t forget that your child can use their sound mat, sentence writing Steps for Success and finger spaceman to support them too.

Your child might also want to extend their writing further by writing a second sentence! Can you think of a name for the goat and a the cow?


Numberblocks Fun!

Here is a video link to watch the Numberblocks episode 'Ten's Place'. Click on the video link below to watch this episode with your child at home.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqasY-BAeEY

This episode will support your child with learning all about tens and units. Understanding how the numbers 11 to 20 are made up of tens and units is a really important concept. For example, the number 14 is made up of 1 ten and 4 units and the number 18 is made up of 1 ten and 8 units.

Have a go at the activity attached. Encourage your child to count how many tens and units there. If you are able to print then your child could cut and stick the answers or if not then counting and saying the number aloud is fine.

Place Value Tens and Units Cut and Stick Worksheet

Have fun!


Physical Time!

Today's Physical Time dance is 'Balance on one foot'! Click on the website link below and enjoy getting active together!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQ2Vco_giiE

Have fun!


If you have any questions, queries or would just like to share some work with us, please email: EYFS@alfordprimary.co.uk

Daily Routine

We have put together a suggested daily routine that you may wish to follow whilst you and your child are at home together for the time being. Please don't feel that this has to be set in stone or that you have to follow it to the exact times! We just thought that you may find our suggested ideas useful. Have fun!

Mr Thorne

The Ladybirds and Butterflies are really enjoying their daily phonics sessions. Don't forget that it is really important that your child learns each letter by its PURE sound (phoneme) NOT by its name. Please do not be afraid to come and ask for a demonstration if you are unsure or alternatively watch Mr Thorne demonstrate using the link below.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=LlTw0oiLNys

We would also like to share with you an App called 'Mr Thorne Does Phonics'. Practise saying our focus letter sounds and red tricky words!

The App can be downloaded for free from the Apple store. Simply click on the link below to download!

https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/mr-thorne-does-phonics-letters-sounds-for-ipad/id431679830

 

Phonics Play

In response to the ongoing Coronavirus situation and the closure of schools, Phonics Play have decided to make their website free to use during this period. You can use this Website at home without needing to subscribe.

It has some great phonics games and activities.

Please click on the link below and enter the login details below...

Username - march20

Password - home

http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

 

Oxford Owl

We would like to share a great website with you called 'Oxford Owl for School and Home'. The Website allows you to have access to a fantastic FREE eBook collection. There are over 100 free eBooks to download and read! It even helps you to match the correct eBooks to your child's reading ability. Support your child to learn to read and love to read! All of the eBooks are iPad and Tablet friendly too.

Please click on the link below to explore the website and to find out more about how to sign up!

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home

 

Teach Your Monster to Read

We would like to share with you a great website called 'Teach your Monster to Read' - an award-winning series of games designed to support young children with reading!

The game will take your child on a magical journey, meeting colourful characters along the way and collecting fantastic rewards. It's engaging and motivating! As your child progresses, they will practise a range of essential reading skills - matching letters to sounds, blending, segmenting, tricky words and reading full sentences.

The website is completely free to join. Please click on the link below to explore the website and to find out more about how to sign up!

https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIvq_t8ZCt5AIVBrDtCh0L0A9kEAAYASAAEgLwqfD_BwE

There is also an App that can be purchased for £4.99 from both the Apple Store and Google Play. Simply, click on either of the links below to download.

https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/teach-your-monster-to-read/id828392046

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.teachyourmonstertoread.tmapp&hl=en_GB

 

Alphablocks

We are sure that many of you are already familiar with the Alphablocks as we know that it is a popular and enjoyable series on CBeebies to watch! We would like to share with you a fun App called  'Meet the Alphablocks'. This App has fun games and activities to that will support your child with his or reading skills in a fun way! Get to know your alphabet and letter sounds and song along to the Alphablocks song!

The App can be purchased for £2.99 from both the Apple Store and Google Play. Simply, click on either of the links below to download.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=uk.co.bluezoo.meetthealphablocks&hl=en_GB

https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/meet-the-alphablocks/id938119032

 

Numberblocks

We would like to introduce you to the 'Numberblocks'! We are sure that many of you are already familiar with the Numberblocks as we know that it is a popular and enjoyable series on CBeebies to watch! Throughout the year, we will be using 'Numberblocks' to teach your child early number skills. Snappy animations and loveable characters combine with engaging storylines to gently introduce concepts of number to support early mathematical understanding. The Numberblocks Apps can be purchased from both the Apple Store and Google Play. Simply, click on either of the links below to download.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=uk.co.bluezoo.numberblocks.meet&hl=en_GB

https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/meet-the-numberblocks/id1445555400

You can also watch some of the episodes on the Cbeebies Website too as well as playing some fun games. Please click on the website link below!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/numberblocks

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