In Phonics we are now in Phase 5 in which the children will learn new digraphs (2 letters making 1 sound).
In school we use pictures with phrases and actions to help the children remember these digraphs.
Below is a copy of the Phase 5 sound mat (given out/sent home in the Autumn term) and the phrases and actions to go with them.
Today we will be continuing to enjoy the book Rumble In The Jungle.
Today's activity is to write a 4 line animal poem, using 'er' and 'est' words (as explained and modelled in the lesson presentation)
For the MILD challenge, you can scribe the start of the sentence for your child and he/she writes the 'er' or 'est' word themselves.
For the SPICY challenge your child writes 4 word lines themselves eg The hippo is faster.
For the HOT challenge, can your child add an adjective to describe each animal? eg The enormous hippo is faster.
In school we 'bann' boring adjectives eg big/small and plain colour words eg red/yellow. Interesting size words such as huge/teeny weeny and colour words such as fiery red/sunshine yellow are allowed!