This week our word of the week is all. Your child needs to learn to read this word from sight as they cannot use their sounds to sound it out. Please practise it with your child at home. For their homework last week, your child got a copy of all the tricky words we have looked at so far. Support your child with their learning by reading these words everyday with them. How many can they read in one minute? Can they write the words without looking?
The children have been observing changes to food products that have been left out of the fridge. There are a variety of vegetables and other foods that have been left in a tray to decay. The children have been looking closely at these changes and learning about how foods go off, going mouldy or rotten.
What changes can your child remember to talk about?
Can they describe what happened to the food?
This week we have been reading the book Oliver’s Vegetables. We talked about the role of the author, illustrator and blurb. The children have learnt the names of new vegetables and where they grow. Oliver wanted to eat chips, can your child tell you what vegetable he needed to find to make them?
After reading the book the children walked to the fruit and vegetable shop, where they purchased vegetables to make a kebab. The children had used their sounds to make a shopping list. They watched the shop keeper weigh their vegetables and tell them how much they cost. Can your child tell you what vegetables they bought and put onto their kebab? The kebabs were then cooked and the children then ate them, which they really enjoyed! They were eager to try new vegetables.
The children are learning about safety this week. They are sorting photos into safe and unsafe and talking to their friends about the pictures.
We have looked at road safety, wearing seatbelts in cars and carrying scissors and using tools safely.
What can your child remember about how to stay safe?
This week our word of the week is love. Please can you help your child learn to read it by looking at it everyday with them. They need to learn to recall it from memory because they cannot sound the word out. Please practise reading the other tricky words we have looked at so far: I, no, go, to, the, into, we, she, he, me, my, was, like, so and do. How many times can your child read them all on 1 minute? Can you and your child practise writing them?
This week the children have been making realistic plasticine fruit and vegetables. They have been thinking about the colours and the design and rolling, pinching, squeezing and joining to achieve their design.
Can your child remember what they made?
How did they make it and what colours did they use?
This week, to tie in with our book of the week Oliver’s Milkshake. The children have made milkshakes. They followed instructions. 1. They put fruit into a blender (mixed berries and banana). 2. They put milk into he blender. 3. They put the lid on the blender. 4. They turned the blender on. 5. They poured their milkshake into a cup. 6. They drank their milkshake. Did your child like the milkshake? If they did, what did they like,the most? If they didn’t, what didn’t they like?