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Monday 1st March

Phonics

In Key Stage One phonics is taught in phonics groups rather than classes. The phonics groups each work at a different ability level, therefore there are different phonics videos for each group. Your child will know who their phonics teacher is, but if you need clarification please message your child's class teacher on class dojo for confirmation. 

Please see the links below.

 

Miss Daley's phonics group 1.3.21

 

Mrs Bull's phonics group 1.3.21

 

Mrs Naylor's phonics group 1.3.21

 

Mindfulness 

 

Mindfulness focuses on paying attention to the present moment (thoughts and feelings) as well as the world around you. This can improve mental wellbeing. The link below is to a motivational song that may be familiar to the children. We hope you enjoy listening to the uplifting message of the song.  

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFuFm0m2wj0

Shared reading 

 

Shared reading involves children joining in with the reading and comprehension of a text whilst guided and supported by an adult. The text can be read by an adult if it is tricky or the child can read it themselves. The reader should be encouraged to use expression in voice and note the features of the text e.g. the title, any illustrations, the author/ illustrator and the structure of the text. Shared reading aims to improve comprehension skills known as VIPERS (vocabulary, inference, prediction, explanation, retrieval of information and sequencing). During shared reading the children are encouraged to ask and answer comprehension questions either verbally or in written form and any feedback about the text should be encouraged and discussed.

 

Please see the links below for the shared reading text and tasks. 

 

Our task for today is all about non-fiction texts. Follow the link below to Oxford Owl so that you can view today's shared reading text "Our Class Tiger". You may need to create a free log in (username and password) to access the eBook. 

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/interactives/12950.html

 

Task 1:

Can you explain what each of these features of non-fiction texts are for and find them in the text "Our Class Tiger"?

 

Blurb

Front page

Title

Contents page 

Photographs

Labels

Headings

 

Task 2: Can you read through the book "Our Class Tiger"? You can do this either independently or use the audio function on eBook. 

 

Let's find the Index and Glossary in the text "Our Class Tiger". 

 

What does a glossary and index do? 

 

A glossary is an alphabetical list of tricky words or phrases from the text with an explaination of what it means. 

An index is an alphabetical list of subjects with reference to the pages on which they are mentioned. 

 

Let's try a quiz

1. On what pages would you find the word endangered?

2. What information can you find about sanctuaries on page 8?

3. What information can you find on Sumatra on page 11?

4. On what pages would you find the word swimming?

5. What information can you find about cubs on page 15? 

 

Storytime

Let's listen to a story together! Follow the link below. 

https://homefields-primary-school.primarysite.media/media/1321-storytime

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