Easy to use Maths Work for Storm Eunice
We were working on number pairs to 10 this week.
Find 10 things around your house and organise them into 2 groups. How many do you have in each group? Can you change the groups? What and what makes 10? Record all the ways like this 9+1=10
Tricky word practise for Storm Eunice.
Watch this video (be careful, it gets inside your head and never leaves!)
See if you can write the tricky words afterwards.
We have been learning phase 3 tricky words. So far we know he, me, she, be, we and was. See how many you can learn before the end of half term.
My Playdough Recipe
(Go on, be brave!)
I use a baking cup measure but you could use a mug if you don't have one.
I usually double, triple or, on one occasion, quadruple up this recipe but it never seems enough for yellow class
1 cup flour
1 cup water
2 teaspoons cream of tartar (I think it is a little crumbly without this but I'm sure it still works)
1/3 cup salt
1 tablespoon oil
Food colouring (or essential oils, glitter, coffee etc...)
I throw this all in a pan on a medium heat and stir until it all starts clumping together and it almost looks like playdough.
I tip it out, let it cool for a minute or two and then give it a knead. I usually put it straight in the tub ready for school as I like to think that the heat and trapped moisture with keep it extra supple.
Toys and Bears
Castles, Knights and Dragons
These animated PowerPoints are well worth a look. They can guide you through the sounds, make sure your pronunciation is correct and help with formation and blending.
/th/ can be a little tricky. It actually makes two sounds. Firstly put your top teeth on your tongue and blow air through as in 'think'. This is known as unvoiced.
Next, with your teeth still on your tongue, buzz your voice through as in 'then'. This is known as voiced.
The children will need to know both and when reading words they will need to try both.
/igh/ can sometimes be a tricky sound to learn. It is the first time we have three letters making one sound. This is called a trigraph.
Sound buttons really help when reading words with digraphs and trigraphs because it shows the children when they have to read individual letters and when they have to bunch them together. They always enjoy trying to read each letter (incorrectly on purpose) and hearing how funny the word would sound when they don't use phonics correctly.