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Week Commencing - 27.04.2020

ACTIVITY 1

Revise set 1 tricky words and move onto set 2 if you are confident in reading and writing them. (The best thing to do is to assess which words your child knows and as soon as there are three that they aren't sure of, stop your assessment and work on those 3 words until your child has got them confidently. Tricky words shouldn't be sounded out but should be sight read. They will probably know how to read more than they can write so have tricky words to focus on for reading, then different ones to write if needs be. Learning these words little and often is the best way through games such a snap, splat, etc. I have attached the tricky words list for you to use. Please use these to make flashcards with.)

Revise the short vowel sounds /a/, /e/, /i/, /o/ and /u/. Vowels are different from all the other letters because they can use their names in words: /ai/, /ee/, /ie/, /oa/, /ue/, - as well as their sounds. (Digraphs with at least one vowel letter, e.g. <oi>, <ou>, <er> and <oo>, also make vowel sounds. Explain to your child that all words in the English language must have at least one vowel sound.)

CAN YOU think of some random words, write them on post-it notes or scrap paper and sort them into long or short vowel sounds. You can use the Vowels work sheet if you would prefer!
(Long vowel sounds = acorn, cake, leaf, kite, ocean, glue, etc. and short vowel sounds = cat, dog, bin, egg, umbrella, etc.) You might want to use these videos to help you - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTKPXa9y9TM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TjcT7Gto3U

Spellings to focus on this week - blue, orange, grey, black, colour, ame, grape, name, cake, pavement.
(focus on these one at a time and don't worry if you don't get through them all!

ACTIVITY 2

Make sure you are continuing to practice reading and writing your tricky words as often as possible. You must revisit the ones you already know as well as adding a couple of new ones that you are less familiar with. Play games such as snap and splat to learn to sight read them and practice writing them in different ways such as in sentences, in chalk on the pavement, on a whiteboard, etc.

There are different ways to write 'ai' which include 'ai', 'a_e' and 'ay'. The 'a_e' spelling of this sound can be described as '<a> hop-over <e>'. It is important to remember that the <e> at the end is magic! It doesn't make a sound in these words but it sends magic over to the letter before it, to change the short vowel to a long one.
Make a list of words that have the 'a_e' spelling. Once you have done this, choose a few to write some exciting sentences with. To see the difference the magic <e> makes, try covering it in some words and then read the word again and see how it changes!

Spellings to focus on this week - blue, orange, grey, black, colour, ame, grape, name, cake, pavement. 
(focus on these one at a time and don't worry if you don't get through them all!)

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