Writing Challenge – week beginning 13.07.20

Supporting your child to prepare for their transition into Year One

English

When the children move on from Reception into Year One, we aim to have taught them certain Speaking and Listening, and Reading and Writing Skills that will support them with their transition.

During these unprecedented times, whether your child has been in school or you have been helping them at home, all of our pupils will have had different experiences. September will be another different experience for them as they have been unable to visit classrooms and meet their new teachers yet.

If you are able to support your child with home schooling, we have compiled a list of Speaking and Listening, and Reading and Writing Skills that would help them as they move into Year One, however, please do not worry if your child has any difficulty with any of these tasks, we will be working on them in September.

Speaking and Listening

  • To ask for help when they need it
  • To answer questions about what they are doing or what they have done
  • To answer questions about the book they have read or listened to
  • To ask questions – who, what, where, when, how, why
  • To have a conversation with you, it can be about something that interests them, i.e. the game they are playing.

Reading

  • To enjoy sharing a story with you, either you or your child reading it.
  • To predict what will happen in a story, and to make up their own endings.
  • To recognise and say the phonic sounds used to say the letters of the alphabet, and further sounds used in Read Write Inc (these have been sent home in your home learning packs – click HERE for the sheet)
  • To read 3 letter words correctly – i.e. cat, rug.
  • Then to read some 4 letter words correctly, using their phonics to help them – i.e. shop, jump
  • To read a short sentence independently, using their phonics to help them.
  • To read some tricky red words, i.e. I, he, she, and, said, into, the.

Writing

  • To be able to hold their pencil correctly.
  • To be able to write their own name, using the correct formations for most letters, (CLICK HERE for support on formation)
  • To write 3 letter words correctly – i.e. cat, rug.
  • Then to write some 4 letter words correctly, using their phonics to help them – i.e. shop, jump.
  • To write a short sentence independently, using their phonics to help them.
  • To write some tricky red words, i.e. I, he, she, and, said, into, the.

Writing Challenge – week beginning 06.07.20

Can you find something that rhymes with these words? Can you find any of the new words in your home – look in books, on the TV, in magazines, or when you go for a walk.

Write down all the words you can find. Can you put them into a sentence?

We had a go:

bee – tree – I can see a tree.

hose – pose – When I finish dancing, I pose.

Writing Challenge – week beginning 22.06.20

This week is a reading/story challenge.

Have you visited or stories page? There are lots of links to stories that might be useful, and for you to all enjoy.

Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, famous for books such as The Gruffalo, have produced some images based on their story characters. We have made them into a slideshow for you to watch, or you can find the HERE.

We have made 2 versions of the slideshow so hopefully you can access one of them:

CLICK HERE for a version you can read – parents if you click this symbol , in the bottom right corner, it will play as a slideshow.

One narrated for you:

 

Writing Challenge – Fathers Day – week beginning 15.06.20

Some ideas to help you celebrate Fathers Day on Sunday 21st June

These activities are designed to complete for anyone, you father, grandfather, uncle, or you can adapt it for your mother! We can guarantee that all someone needs on Fathers Day is a hug and a smile, but if you can or want to do something else, here are some ideas.

Don’t forget, the best cards are homemade – fold a piece of paper of card, draw a picture on the front and write a little message inside!

CLICK HERE for some Fathers Day card templates and ideas.

Some recipe ideas (including these yummy medals) can be found by clicking here: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/fathers-day-projects-kids-make

 

Writing Challenge – week beginning 01.06.20

All About Me!

We haven’t seen you in a little while, and your likes and dislikes may have changed, you will have grown, and you will be starting Year One soon! How exciting!

Use this week to create a fact file all about you! We have attached on you can use for ideas, or make your own. You might choose to record a video instead, ask an adult to interview you, make a poster or leaflet all about you!

CLICK HERE to see this bigger

Writing Challenge – week beginning 18.05.20

Can you write your name? CLICK HERE for letter formation guidance with the rhymes we use

Many of you can write your own name, but it’s been a few weeks since you needed to do so!

Practise writing your name – you can ask an adult to write it for you to copy, but keep practising until you can do it all by yourself!

   

How many letters are in your name? Make sure you count them all to check you haven’t missed any!

Once you know how to write your name, challenge yourself further:

Are the letters all the right way around? have you formed them correctly?

How many times can you write your name in 1 minute?

Can you write your name in rainbow colours?

Can you make a name plaque for your door?

Ask an adult to write your name lots of times of papers and hide them around the house – how many can you find? Can you read your own name?

Writing Challenge! Week beginning 11.05.20

Packing a Bag!

Can you draw and label things that you would pack to go somewhere. 

You could choose the beach, the shops, someones house, camping, a baby changing bag, or something else. You need to think about what food you would take or what toys you might pack.

Can you draw a picture with more than one of these in and write a sentence?

We had a go, but we think you can write a much more interesting sentence!

I will pack a bucket.