Friday's phonics lessons are dedicated to recapping tricky words. Tricky words are hard to teach as they just need to be remembered so lots of practising is what we need to do.
We recommend hiding tricky words around the house and saying them every time you walk past them, you could practise writing or reading a few each day, spotting the tricky words in stories, building them with magnet letters or singing tricky word songs. The more we practise and the more exposure we have to these words, the easier it will be for our brains to recognise them from sight and to remember the ways they are spelt when writing them.
This term we are finishing the BBC radio music programme. You will need to follow the link below which will take you to the correct part of the BBC website. Please work your way down the page, completing the following activities:
1. Identify the tempo and pitch in the song and how they change
2. Identifying similarities and differences between the different verses in the song.
Today you will be finishing your next section of writing all about African landmarks! Yesterday you did all the hard work and used jottings to note down your ideas. Today we are going to be using those ideas to write sentences. Watch the video below where I model how to do this.
Today's challenge is very similar to Tuesdays where you will be writing a few facts about your landmark/s.
Today we will be trying to solve some maths problems and explain how you have got your answers. You will need to do some working out and this is important in helping to explain how you know the answer.