We hope you had a great weekend as we move onto week 4 of home learning.
Reading tricky words is the first activity for today. We are going to try this by using the ‘snowball’ game. Write the tricky words we have learnt so far on individual pieces of paper. These are no, go, my, I, the, we, me, be, she, the. You could also add in the high frequency words in, it, is, It, Is, can, look, Look, and, see, to challenge the children further.
Scrunch each piece of paper into a ‘snowball’ and make a pile in the middle of the room. The next bit is entirely up to you. You could either throw a snowball at your child to open and read or they could choose a snowball for themselves to read, scrunch it back up and throw it into a box/bowl once done. Happy snowball reading:)
Shut the box
This is a great little maths game. Make a number line from 1 – 12 on the floor or table. You may have blocks/beanbags/cards with numbers on or simply write them on a piece of paper. You will need two dice to play. Roll each dice and you have a choice of turning over the two individual numbers on your dice or you can add them together and turn over the total. Remember the doubling activity from last time to encourage the children to think about how we make 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12. Also good counting on practise when adding the two dice together.
This game is fab for thinking forward.
What numbers are left? How could we make those numbers with two dice?
If I roll a 4, what do I need to roll to get 5?
The idea is to turn over all the numbers to complete the game. Take it in turns to roll the dice. Once modelled this game can be played by the children on their own, it doesn’t have to be a partner game.