Class R2

West Thornton Academy | Building Futures

Phonics 5

November22

div id=”AppleMailSignature”>This week the children have begun learning phase 3 in phonics. We have been learning and practising the phonemes ( sounds) to the graphemes ( letters ): j v w x

Please see the video link to see how these phonemes are pronounced and the actions that are linked to them.

Please continue to practise writing these graphemes in your red phoneme books. As an extension you may wish to challenge your child by encouraging them to find words that begin with those graphemes. Ask them where the phoneme is in the word.
You may also like to play phonic games on the websites below with your child:

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Home Work

June17

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

This week we have been reading the story of Supertato. Supertato is a super hero vegetable that saves the day!

 

For homework this week, we would like your child to create their very own super hero vegetable. Be as creative as possible! Encourage your child to think the vegetables super powers. We would love to hear the adventures that your superhero gets up to. You may present your work as a story, powerpoint, video, photos etc.
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Don’t forget to give them a cool superhero name such as Captain Carrot, The amazing onion or Doctor Brocoli.

Please look on Education City for other activities to support your child at  home.

 

Thank you for your continued support! We look forward to seeing your Super vegetables!

 

The Reception Team.

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Homework

June12

Friday 10th June 2016

Dear Parents/carers,

We hope you all had a lovely half term! The children have been busy this week making timelines using their baby photographs from last weeks homework as well as using their boxes to make their own mini gardens! Thank you all for your support.

For this week’s homework, we would like to ask you all to share the story of ‘The Enormous Turnip’. We will put this link up onto the BLOG for you all to access. Please encourage your child to talk about the story, and ask them questions such as:

Why did the characters in the story find it hard to pull the turnip up?
How did it grow so big?
What would you do if you were there?
How do you think the characters felt?

href=”http://www.bbc.co.uk/learning/schoolradio/subjects/collectiveworship/collectiveworship_stories/SEAL/relationships_enormous_turnip”>http://www.bbc.co.uk/learning/schoolradio/subjects/collectiveworship/collectiveworship_stories/SEAL/relationships_enormous_turnip

Next week we will continue to do some planting of different vegetables practically with the children in our school’s allotment. We would like your child to bring in ONE vegetable (carrot, okra, pumpkin, yam, plantain, aubergine or any other) that you and your family eat so they can share this with their friends. This will enable children to have the opportunity to compare different vegetables by their size, their colour, how they taste, what they can be used for and their weight. Please ensure that this vegetable is placed in a plastic bag with your child’s name on it.

We do still welcome any junk modelling materials if you have any please feel free to bring in to school.

Thank you all again for your continued support.

The Reception Team.

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Growing

June6

This week at school we began our new topic of mini beasts. The children learned about a new mini beast each day and have made a fact file containing all the information they found out about snails, lady birds, ants, spiders and bees.

In phonics we have been continuing practicing phase 3 phonemes, phase 4 tricky words and CCVC and CVCC words. Please continue recapping the all the phonemes and and tricky words with your child at home.

In maths we have continued with halving objects and adding and taking away on a number line. Please practice choosing two numbers, identifying the biggest, then adding or subtracting the smallest number on your number lines at home.

Next week we will be focusing on two stories for the BOF week. ‘The hungry caterpillar’ and ‘The bad tempered lady bird’. We will also be visiting our local library, spending time reading stories in the Yurt that has been built in the school playground and going to the book cafe

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Phonics week 9 – 25.01.16

January31

This week the children have learnt a combination of phonemes: ai, ee, igh, and oa
The phonemes ‘ai,’ ‘ee’ ‘oa’ are all vowel digraphs as they use a, e, i, o and u.
The phoneme ‘igh’ is a trigraph- where three graphemes (letters) come together to make one phoneme (sound) For example night, fright, bright.

Please see the video link below:

Challenge:
Can you encourage your child to think of any other words that use these digraphs and trigraph above? If so, can you write them down and post them onto our class blog for all to see?

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Phonics Week 8 – 18.01.16

January24

For our maths activity focus this week we would like you to play a game with your child.
This game will involve adding practically.

Please see the link below:
https://ec1.educationcity.com/content_select/index/2/2/1/1#/c=502

Any questions please come and see us.

Phonics below:

This week we have been learning the consonant digraphs: sh, ch, th and ng.
A consonant is all the other graphemes in the alphabet that is not a vowel. Out five vowels are a,e,i,o,u.

The link for the video is:

Please continue to play phonic games with your child at home.

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Education City – 15.01.16

January17

Don’t forget to check Education City for this week homework.  If you have forgotten your log in details you will find them in the front of your red phoneme book.

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Phonics week 7 – 11.01.16

January17

This week we have been focusing on the phonemes ‘y’ ‘z’ and ‘q’ (qu- as in quick, quack, quiz, quit).

Please see the phonic video below to support your child at home in learning how to say and write these phonemes.

As an extension, you may wish to come up with a bank of words that begin with these phonemes. You can then encourage your child to say or to write a sentence using those words.

Please see phonic games below:
http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/PicnicOnPluto.html (click on phase 2, and then ‘revise all phase 2)

http://www.ictgames.com/phonemeFlop_v4.html

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Education City

January8
 Each week you will have a new activity to do at home on Education City.
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Phonics week 6 – 8.1.16

January8
This week the children have begun learning phase 3 in phonics. We have been learning and practising the phonemes ( sounds) to the graphemes ( letters ): j v w x
Please see the video link to see how these phonemes are pronounced and the actions that are linked to them.

Please continue to practise writing these graphemes in your red phoneme books. As an extension you may wish to challenge your child by encouraging them to find words that begin with those graphemes. Ask them where the phoneme is in the word.
You may also like to play phonic games on the websites below with your child:

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