Use your Jolly Phonics revision book and find the 'er' page. Please listen to the 'er' song on YouTube, sing together and do the 'er' action (your child will be able to teach you this). Talk to your child about 'er' words - jumper / dancer / mixer etc. Complete the 'er' 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 'er' 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 'er' word or even a few 'er' words if they're feeling super clever e.g. 'Mix the eggs in the mixer'
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 'er' words, over-exaggerate the sound, make up silly sentences and try writing some of the words together.
Activity two - Phonics revision booklet - final sounds.
Using your Phonics Revision Booklet, find the next page with final sounds. Say the word for each picture with your child, emphasising the final sound. Your child should write the final sound to complete each word. The words are, hen / pen / net / hat / rat / cap / man / mat / cat. As an extension, encourage your child to write a sentence using one or more of the words from this page. Colour pictures neatly to finish.
Activity three - Oral work - blending & segmenting / alliteration
Please see the links below for blending, segmenting and alliteration practise. Have fun!
Activity four - FMS Challenges
Please see below the link to FMS (fine motor skills) Challenge Cards. Complete these challenges with your child and then, using playdough, try making some letters. Can you use these letters to build some words? We would love to see some of the words you can build.
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. Can you use big arm movements to make the letters in the air?
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 'en' words - hen / ten / men / den / then. 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 - 'I see ten hens.' (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.