This week in phonics we are revising sounds we already know. We are continuing to revise the alternative ways of spelling different sounds and this week we are look at alternative ways of spelling the /oo/ phoneme.
We are starting a brand new topic this term - Amazing Africa!
To start this topic we are going on a plane to 'travel' to Africa and then we will fill in a KWL grid - similar to a mind map, it gets us to think about what we already know about this continent and what we would like to know.
Today you will be asked to set up a room like the inside of an aeroplane. I will attach a 'boarding pass' if you would like to do that, or to make it more exciting, your child can create their own or have their own mini passport!
This week in maths we are revising place value and working with numbers up to 50. Today we practise counting forwards and backwards and then at representing numbers in different ways.
For the next 2 weeks in Literacy we will be learning about non-fiction texts linked to our new topic on Africa! Today we will be learning what non-fiction/fiction means and working on sorting books into these criteria.
Watch the input video below to find out all about non-fiction texts and how to identify them.
Below is the challenge for today's activity. If you have a selection of fiction and non-fiction books please complete the sorting activity and take a picture if possible. I have also added a printable sorting activity if needed. The children can then design a book cover for their non-fiction book we are going to be writing over the next two weeks all about Africa. This can be done on a blank page or one of the lined pages in their purple home learning book.
As we use the home learning books every day your child may wish to keep all their Literacy together so it can create their own book. I would suggest using the back of the Purple book and flipping it over so you can keep all the Literacy work together or if you haven't reached the middle of your purple book then you could remove 3 double pages from the middle to create your 'book'.