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Teach your monster to read
Continue on with Tricky Word lists.
Revision of sounds covered:
Tuesday: Just Phonics (pg.48-49)
Wednesday: Just Phonics (pg.50-51)
Thursday: Just Phonics (pg.52-53)
Friday: Just Phonics (pg.54-55)
Tuesday: Just Phonics(pg.78-79)-ay word family.
Note I am skipping two pages which will be covered next week.
Friday:Reading Zone (pg.59)
This week both classes are exploring capacity.What has the biggest/smallest capacity?(Which container can hold the most/least.)This can be explored outside in the good weather using water or sand.Always get your child to estimate(guess) before finding out the answer.
full,empty,level,nearly full,holds more,holds less,
as much as).
Take different objects from around the home and compare their capacity.
E.G:cup,egg cup,jug,jar,saucepan,glass,milk carton,
Which one can hold more/less?E.G:how many pieces of pasta can a cup/jug/bowl hold?How many egg cups of water will it take to fill a glass/cup/mug/bowl etc..
How many cups of water will it take to fill a jug?
How many cups of water will it take to fill a bucket?
How many cups of water will it take to fill your lunchbox?
How many cups of water will it take to fill a bottle?
If a jug holds 4 cups of water,how many cups would I need to fill 2 jugs?
Theme 8. Lesson 1
The Church.A place to gather.
This week we are looking at more minibeasts.Minibeasts are small animals that do not have a skeleton.They live all around us in many different places.
Ladybird:It is a small,round flying beetle.It hibernates in the winter.A ladybird has 6 legs.It has 2 antennae,which allow it to touch,taste and smell.It has black spots on its body.Its body is really a shell that protects two pairs of delicate wings.Aphids(greenfly) are small garden pests that eat the leaves of some flowers.Ladybirds eat the aphids.The female lays her eggs on the underside of a leaf,near aphids so her babies will have food when they hatch.
Spider:Spiders are arachnids,not insects.They have 8 legs and up to 8 eyes(4 pairs).They hatch from eggs.They have fangs.They usually eat other spiders and insects.They spin webs using the silk from their spinnerets.Webs are made to catch insects to eat.
Woodlouse:It has 14 legs.It doesn't like sunlight.It comes out at night and likes to live in rotting wood.
Caterpillar:This is a baby butterfly.Caterpillars eat the leaves of pIants.It will eat until its skin gets too tight and then it will shed it.It has 8 pairs of legs and 12 eyes.Some caterpillars are poisonous and birds do not like to eat them.
Fly:A female can lay over 3000 eggs in her lifetime.She often lays her eggs on food.A fly lives for 21 days.It has no teeth.
Ant:It lives in a group called a colony.There can be millions of ants in a colony.They are hard workers.The queen ant lays the eggs and some of the other ants act as soldiers to protect her.
Snail:It can turn its eyes inside out to protect them.It is slow moving and leaves behind a trail of slime. It is most active at night.
Bee:A bee can only sting once and then it dies.It is the only insect that produces food that people eat,honey.Bees talk to each other by dancing.
Butterfly:It eats nectar from flowers.It has 2 pairs of wings.Some butterflies have markings on their wings to scare birds away.
Predict what the story is about before reading.