Fabulous Foundation – 15.01.21 – Foundation
Foundation have continued to blow me away this week with their amazing learning. They have been working so hard on developing their understanding of number 7 in maths. We have looked at different representations and how we can see number within number. The children have also been recapping digraphs in their phonics learning and have been continuing with our topic of Dear Zoo in Literacy. They have created some fantastic story maps to support them in retelling the story and worked hard to learn the Makaton actions to accompany it.
During our zoom lessons this week, we played ‘The Masked Singer’ and fed some of our phonics words to a dinosaur!
Well done for an excellent first full week of home learning Foundation! You are making all of your teachers so proud with your resilience and attitudes towards learning! A huge thank you to all of the parents and carers of Beech and Ash for your support! 🙂
Have a look at some of our phenomenal learning:
Foundation have blown me away this week with their amazing remote learning. They have all been so resilient when facing a new challenge and have made Miss Banning and Miss Redwood so proud. It has been so lovely to see your smiley faces on Zoom and I have enjoyed playing lots of fun games with you all. This week, we have learnt lots about our new topic of ‘Starry Night’ and have introduced our new Talk for Writing topic – ‘Dear Zoo’. We have also been learning about one more and one less in maths.
Well done Foundation, you are SUPERSTARS! 🙂
Look at all of our fantastic learning:
Wow Foundation! You are continuing to make us very proud. We love getting photographs of all the great work you have been doing. Well done!
Look at this fabulous phonics and what an amazing frog!
We have also enjoyed reading your responses to the questions for your reports! It’s great that you are proud of all you have achieved and you have even more goals which you would like to reach. Keep practising and you will get there. 🙂
We have been learning more of the phase 3 digraphs this week. Look what we have been doing to support our learning.
We decorated cars when we learnt the ‘ar’ phoneme and we used torn paper when we learnt ‘or’.
Look at this writing! We all tried so hard.
The children in Foundation had great fun with the activities relating to the ‘u’ sound they had learnt in their phonics lesson! They made umbrellas using cup cake cases!
The children in Foundation had great fun making glasses to help them remember the letter ‘g’ and the sound it makes. Everyone decorated their glasses and wore them in the classroom whilst practicing pronouncing the ‘g’ sound. They looked great!
We have learnt ‘c’ and ‘k’ this week, so we made crowns for kings!
We have even had a go at writing the letters.
What hard work we’ve been doing! Can you think of any words which begin with ‘c’ or ‘k’?
Today we have learnt the letter ‘g’ in our phonics lesson. We then made ‘goo’ by mixing cornflour and water. We had to describe how the goo felt and we even tried writing in it!
Can you think of any other words which begin with ‘g’?
There are lots of useful apps to help support your child’s phonics learning at home on a tablet or iPad. We use the twinkl app in school as they have a fab trash and treasure game with real and alien words!
Like discussed in the meeting yesterday, phonics play on a laptop is great! Games like obb and bob and buried treasure are great to use in preparation for our screening test.
This afternoon we had great fun playing phonics. We collaborated to segment and blend words and matched the aliens to the alien words and pictures to the real words. If we completed our board we shouted BINGO!
This morning we focused on the ‘ai’ diagraph. We played a game that involved us walking around our classroom and writing down the words that had been dictated to us with the ‘ai’ sound in. We did some great segmenting and blending!
We have been learning about adjacent consonants in phonics. There is an ‘adjacent consonant’ in the word ‘band’. So, of course, we decided to start our own band!
This morning we have been looking at real and nonsense words! We know that nonsense words have an alien next to them and they sound a little bit funny! However, today the aliens had disappeared! It was our mission to do some fantastic segmenting and blending to sort out the real and alien words.
Today in phonics, year 1 have been developing their knowledge of alternative spellings of ‘ie’. We played a reading and matching game to help us to develop our knowledge of the ‘ie’, ‘igh’ and ‘i-e’ spellings.
Can you remember which spelling is the digraph?
Which one was the trigraph?
Which one was the split digraph?
Wow, we are doing well in our phonics lessons. Today we learnt the letter ‘g’. We played with ‘goo’ and made glasses. Look how fabulous we look!
Can you think of any words which begin with ‘g’?
Our ‘Must’ activity this week was writing words with adjacent consonants. Look at the frogs we labelled. The second sound in these words are often trickier to hear. We listened carefully for the ‘r’ in ‘frog’ and the ‘p’ in ‘spots’. Some of us even wrote a sentence. We wrote ‘The frog has spots.’
Try writing some words with adjacent consonants:
Today we learnt the ‘ar’ grapheme in phonics. It’s phoneme sounds like a pirate, so we made eye patches and pretended to be pirates!
Can you think of any words which contain the phoneme we learnt today?
What fun we had in our phonics again today!
From reading our tricky words as fast as we could before they disappeared behind Mr Messy, to orally blending words containing the ‘ew‘ digraph and counting the letter sounds with our phoneme fingers, making real and nonsense ‘ew‘ words and blending them out loud, before writing ‘ew‘ words in our phonic jotters and thinking of sentences for each word.
Explain to someone at home what happened when we spelt blue and blew. What about bew and boo? What did we discover?
How many more ‘ew‘ words can you think of? Use your phoneme fingers to orally blend out loud each letter sound and say the word to someone at home. Make a list of all the different ‘ew‘ words you can think of and bring them in to show us!
The children amazed us all today with their super sitting as they experienced their first ever phonics lesson. There was lots of learning about the phoneme ‘s’ , its sound and how to write it in cursive script. We printed and cut out spiral snakes, we traced s letters in the sparkly glitter and coloured our own snakes. The children were able to think of lots of words beginning with s for our working walls. Super stars. Can you spot anything that begins with the letter ‘s’ ?
Our phonic’s mission today was to find a tricky word on the playground, read it, then find someone else with the same word to match it, then write it and say a sentence with it it. The extra challenge was to write a sentence with the tricky word in it. Keep practising the tricky words at home. Your hard work is paying off.
We discovered that Homophones are words that sound exactly the same but are actually spelt differently and have different meanings.
We identified the different spelling patterns and had lots of phonic foam fun writing our homophones.
We then collaborated to create rhyming homophone sentences!