Week 9 Other Activities
So far the children have been so engaged in the weekly stories and following their interests and reading about them, keep up the good work. Whatever the genre, children who read (are supposed to) gain a wider vocabulary, increased memory function, stronger analytical thinking and better writing skills. Although some children find reading tricky, please continue to encourage your child to read 10 minutes each day with you, and to listen to, enact, discuss and write stories. The daily comprehension sheets could help here. Please don't feel any pressure to print each day out, having a discussion about what your child has read will challenge them to articulate their understanding and express their opinion in a meaningful way. It can also offer a quiet 10 minutes before bed.
If your child was still on the Read Write Inc scheme before school closed please take a look at Ruth Miskin's Speed Sound lessons online. Watching set 2 Speed Sound lessons are great for revision and the set 3 Speed Sound lessons are great to carry on moving through the scheme. Take a look here:
This week there is another weekly plan which has activities that can be done daily, they enable children to practice key skills that lead to a longer piece of writing on a Friday. This week they are aiming to write their own version of the story. This is something we would be doing if we were in school and enables children to work towards a goal and have a purpose for their English each week. In the piece of longer writing we would be looking for evidence of independent application from work throughout the week, as well as the varied use of punctuation, use of prefixes, suffixes, adverbs and sentence starters along with neat, cursive handwriting that we have worked on in class. Please see the documents below and do not hesitate to email any questions you may have regarding this form of writing.
As the children have now finished all the year 2 spelling words we have been searching for the right level of challenge to prepare for year 3. These spellings will focus on using suffixes, look to see if you could include these suffixes in your long piece of writing too.
ing: begging hitting faking sliding hiding swimming driving smiling joking stammering
est: biggest fittest glummest prettiest nicest craziest fluffiest friendliest nosiest scariest
ed: chatted bullied clapped hopped knitted envied closed danced wrapped dried
er: angrier bumpier nicer paler wiser foggier faster dirtier riper crazier
These words are especially tricky and will need lots of practice. You can either use one group per week or a few from each list per week. Remember there are a variety of ways to practice the spellings, pyramid writing, bubble writing, rainbow writing, getting outside and writing the words in mud, making the words with sticks or any other creative way you can think of!
We have seen a lot of improvement in the basics and recap of topics- keep up the good work. This week is revision of shape. We are using week 9 ( 15th June) of the White Rose resources, the videos are in the following link and the worksheets and answers are below.
Some of you want to carry on with more work linked to the White Rose videos and so this link to BBC Bitesize has more practice that is on the same topic.
This week's mental maths is missing number questions on Daily 10, level 2, addition, missing numbers , two digit numbers
As ever, if you want more challenge there are various links below.