In phonics this week we are learning the alternative pronunciations of the sounds g and ey
We are learning to read and spell words with them in:
Gent, gym, gem, Gill, gentle, ginger, Egypt, magic, danger, energy.
They, grey, obey, prey, survey, convey, hey.
We are also learning to spell these Year 1 Common Exception Words
We are working on year 1 common exception words at the moment, learning how to spell them correctly. We are saying them in silly voices and with silly pronunciations, counting how many syllables are in the words, spotting words within words - anything that will help us remember the correct spelling of all of these words.
You have a copy of your spelling zappers - practise spelling these words. You can use the 'look, cover write, check' method, or you can write them as many times as you can in a minute, or write them in rainbow letters. The more times you write them, the easier it will be for you to remember how to spell them correctly in your writing.
This weeks spellings are:
See if you can write them on their own and in a sentence.
During the Autumn term we are carrying on with the year 1 addition and subtraction weekly quizzes. Now that we are in year 2 we are trying to do this without number lines (ideally we should know a lot of these facts as instant recall). These do not need to be printed out - you could just practise them orally together, you could answer them in a word document or they could be copied out onto any piece of paper.
Hit the button is a brilliant website to build up speed for many maths facts - we are using it at the moment for number bonds to 10.
Keep reading any books while you are off school. The school reading book, any books you have at home that you enjoy, books online like on oxford owls are good too.
When you are reading it is important that you think about the words so you understand what you are reading. There is a 60 second read for you to have a go at - read the text then have a go at answering the questions about it. (don't worry about the numbers next to the text - that is to work out reading speed). This does not have to be printed out - you can answer the questions on any piece of paper or just ask and answer them orally.
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