We are beginning dictation this week and will introduce this on Tuesday in a live session. The focus is on the children listening carefully, holding a sentence in their head and writing it down accurately. The sentences will be very simple to start with as this is new learning. There is also a PowerPoint for children to practise reading real and alien words, a worksheet to revisit the phoneme 'ire', a live game of 'Buried Treasure' and a spot the alien word worksheet. You will need the pirate pictures for the live game.
We are continuing to learn the Year 1 spellings and will add new words each week. Don't forget to check that your children are spelling them independently in their everyday writing!
Monday - Alien and real word PowerPoint
Tuesday - Aliens - dictation
Wednesday - Buried Treasure game
Thursday - 'ire' sheet
Friday - Spot the alien words and spelling test
Below are the activity sheets for each day.
You can help your child practise spellings in fun ways:-
- try writing them on a wall with a paintbrush and water
- make the words with sticks, playdough or lego
- write them in a tray of sand, shaving foam or flour
- make a snap or pairs game to play together