Can you get hold of some food plants or seeds, such as tomatoes, strawberries, potatoes, carrots etc and plant them either in pots or in your garden or allotment? Can you tell your parents all about a seed? What have they got inside them? What do they need to help them grow? What are the names of the parts of the plant? Draw a flower and label all the different parts we learnt about in class.
Plant your seeds/plants and take a photo or draw a picture of them now. Then, later on we can look at how they have changed as they have grown. You can keep a picture/photo diary.
Parents...Please do not tell your child the answers straight away. Let them have thinking time as this is something we have learnt about it school and it may take them time to remember.
Mrs Huckfield's group
- Flashcards of the other 13 letters from the alphabet.
- Using the flashcards encourage your child to make these words by finding the correct letters for the sounds. at, it, is, sat, pat, tap, sit, tip, pip, sip,
- Login onto Phonics Play using the username and password quoted in the Tapestry memo. Click on ‘Phase 2’ down the left hand side. Then click on the game ‘Buried Treasure’. Click ‘next’ in the bottom right corner, then click ‘Phase 2’ then ‘Set 1 + i’. The child can select a coin, sound out and blend the word on the coin and decide if it is a real or a fake word. They drag the real words into the treasure chest and the fake words into the bin. There will be 10 coins in total.
Miss Johnsons group
- Time your child for a minute. Say a number of different letter sounds from the alphabet (not q) and see how many they can write correctly in the minute.
- Now ask them to write these words... will win wag web wig wax jam jog van vet.
- Now write down these questions and ask your child to read them and get them to do a thumbs up or thumbs down if the answer is yes or no.
- Is the sun wet? Can men jog to get fit? Has a pot of jam got a lid? Can a van go up a hill? Has a cat got a web Will a pig put on a wig?
Mrs Chambers group
- Time your child for a minute. Say a number of different letter sounds from the alphabet and see how many they can write correctly in the minute. (q must be written qu).
- Make a little booklet with your child by folding some sheets of paper in half and slotting them together. On each page the child can write a caption and draw a picture to go with it. They can also have a go at writing some of their own captions.
- I can kick. I can hum. I can jog. I can visit. I can fix the box. I can mix.