Use your Jolly Phonics revision book and find the 'ue' page. Please listen to the 'ue' song on YouTube, sing together and do the 'ue' action (your child will be able to teach you this. You point at someone and say 'you'). Talk to your child about 'ue' words - cue / statue / barbeque etc. Complete the 'ue' page - handwriting of the sounds and then look at each picture below together and say each word. Cross out the picture that does not have the 'ue' sound. Please encourage your child to write each word beside the corresponding picture. They should be able to sound out each word. If you would like an extension for this activity, please ask your child to tell you / write a sentence using a 'ue' word or even a few 'ue' words if they're feeling super clever e.g. 'A blue statue'
Children can then neatly colour the pictures to complete. Again, if your child is struggling with this activity, do a little more oral work on this sound - talk about 'ue' words, over-exaggerate the sound, make up silly sentences and try writing some of the words together.
Activity two - Phonics revision booklet - unjumble the letters.
Using your Phonics Revision Booklet, find the next page where you will see some jumbled letters and pictures - soap / goat / toast / loaf / coat / boat / foal / oak. Revise the 'oa' sound with your child. You may wish to write 'oa' at the top of the page to help them remember when they are forming the words below. Look at each picture and say the word for each. Your child should then use the jumbled letters to write the words on the lines provided below each picture. Colour neatly to complete. If you would like an extension, ask your child to tell you or write a sentence or two using some of the 'oa' words from this page.
Activity three - Early Reading Comprehension
Please find below the link to 'Animal Early Reading Comprehension Activity'. In this activity, your child will read (with some adult assistance if required), the sentences and will complete each picture accordingly. For example, 'Six frogs sit on a log' - your child should draw six frogs sitting on the log in the picture. This activity is to develop reading for meaning and early comprehension skills.
As well as this, we would like you to discuss letter heights with your child. In P1, our focus is mostly on correct formation of the letters, however, moving into this final term, we usually begin to draw the children's attention to the heights of letters. Sometimes these are referred to as sky / grass / soil letters - eg. tall letters (sky), letters that sit on the line (grass), and letters that hang below the line (soil). You can find an example at the bottom of this page that you can show your child and talk to them about this. If you have lined paper at home, feel free to practise letter formation with your child, placing a focus on the positioning of the letters on the lines and their heights in comparison to each other.
Activity four - Rhyming Challenge
Using the rhyming challenge link below, have a little fun with rhyming with your child.
Activity five - Revision of Jolly Phonics sounds
Please revise your Jolly Phonics sounds, singing the songs and doing the actions. Then, using a paintbrush and some water, practise letter formation on the ground outside.
Once you have had a go at this, try a little bit of spelling dictation using your child's 'My Word Family Blending Practise Book'. On the next page, you will see 'an' words - can / pan / man / tan / gran. Give your child a blank page or whiteboard and call some of these words out to them and ask them to write them down. You may emphasise each sound in the word if your child finds this tricky. Provide lots of praise for good efforts even if the spelling isn't accurate. Once you have finished, check the words along with your child and if they have made some errors, gently sound it out with them and show them how we spell each of the words. As an extension to dictation this week, try calling out the following sentence for your child. Read it a few times, ask them to repeat it and then read it again slowly for them to try to write - 'A man had a tan' (please remind your child to leave a space between each word that they write. Saying the sentence slowly will help them hear each individual word).
Again, as always, thank you so much for your support in your child's learning. It has been lovely to see some photos of your home learning. Our email addresses are just at the bottom of this page. Please do keep in touch with us and let us know how you are all getting on.
In addition to the above activities, please remember to read, read, read. If you are running out of books at home, there are lots of great online resources. Amazon are offering some of the Oxford Reading Tree (Biff, Chip and Kipper) books for free on their site. Also check out https://readon.myon.co.uk or Oxford Owl, Storyline Online, International Children's Digital Library, Barnes & Noble Free Nook Books for Kids, Mrs P's Magic Library.