The website Oxford Owl has a free ebook library that contains some of the same readers that I had been sending home for reading homework each night. It does require a log in – email and password- but it may be of some use to continue with reading. I’ve attached the link below.
Once logged in, you can browse the ebook library- found under the ‘books’ tab. You can select a book by levels or series but I would suggest selecting the age 4-5 this way you will get to view all of the books available starting from wordless books that we would have started with in September up to Stage 3.
Pupils could read one book per night or half of the book depending on the length and individual ability. When they have finished a book, the children can play two activities based on the story.
There is also an option to play the audio recording while the pupils reading. This could help them if they are stuck on a word and to build fluency and expression when reading.
Due to the school closures being put in place, I’ve included below a list of activities to be completed during this time. All pupils have the necessary books in their reading bags.
Daily reading of the Pupils Green Jolly Phonics Blending Booklet 1 (or Beige Jolly Phonics Blend Booklet 2) as normal. Please do not race ahead– continue at the normal pace one column per night approx.
Daily reading of the Red Tricky Words Booklet as normal. Most pupils are on Week 4/5 at this stage. Continue this on a daily basis.
Daily Revision of Jolly Phonics Sounds using their Orange Jolly Phonics Booklet. In this booklet you will also find sample games that you can play with your child to revise their sounds. Please use the flashcards that each child has in the smaller mesh bag in their reading folder. These flashcards were cut up throughout the year as pupils were learning their sounds. Simple games like snap, memory, go fish etc. are perfect.
Pre-Writing Patterns Book Pg: 32-46 two pages each day. Please encourage correct pencil grip during all writing/ text book activities.
Ready Steady Write Pg: 1-4 – this is a revision of letter formation. Please ensure that your child is starting at the dot and is writing the letter correctly.
This week learned about Shrove Tuesday/ Pancake Tuesday. We read the story Mr. Wolf’s Pancakes in English. This was a story about a wolf who wanted to make pancakes but nobody would help him. He had to do all of the work by himself. Of course, when he eventually made the delicious pancakes all of his neighbours wanted to help him eat the pancakes! Instead of letting him have some of the pancakes…he ate the neighbours!!
In Religion, we learned the true reason behind why we have delicious pancakes on Pancake Tuesday. We watched a video about Jesus spending 40 days and 40 nights in the desert avoiding temptation. Some of us are going to try give up some sweet treats during Lent too!
Before Lent started though, we got to taste some delicious pancakes with some lemon and sugar on top! Yummy!!
In Science, we made butter. First, we poured cream and a pinch of salt into a jar.
Then, we used all of our energy to shake, shake shake the jar! After a few minutes we made butter. It was very exciting! The cream separated into butter and buttermilk. We strained off the buttermilk and then tasted the butter.
The result was a BIG thumbs up. The butter was very tasty- so tasty we had seconds.