Peg activity - Writing
Before the focus activity, listen to the rainforest sounds clip below. Listen to the clip as many times as your child wants.
Encourage your child to close their eyes, listen to the clip and ask them;
Focus activity - Writing
Before completing the focus activity please see the peg activity rainforest sounds link.
When writing your child should be encouraged to phonetically spell using the sounds they are familiar with. For example; if they are familiar with split diagraphs you could encourage them to use the 'Does it look right? strategy' to be able to spell s-n-a-k-e. However if they are not familiar we would expect them to use their sounds and write s-n-ai-ck.
Here is a video to support with the writing process;
Today we would like you to use the verbs from the verb table you made yesterday and imagine you are in the rainforest. What are the animals doing? Remember to use adjectives to describe the animals, for example;
- The slippery snake is slithering along the rainforest floor, wriggling and twisting back into the undergrowth.
- The cheeky chimps are lolloping through the spindly branches helping themselves to the ripe and tasty fruit as they swing from branch to branch.
When discussing with your child what they are going to write, they may need encouragement to use verbs and adjectives. You can ask them questions such as;
-What kind of macaws are they? (to describe, e.g. magnificent macaws)
-How might they travel? (adding in a verb, e.g. flying through the air)
If your child is struggling to imagine this, reread the extract, play back the video Dr Rose sent or listen to the rainforest sounds again to encourage the use of different verbs and adjectives throughout their writing.
To extend your child further, you could talk to them about being able to chop and move their sentence around. For example;
The slippery snake is slithering along the rainforest floor.
Or they could say
Along the rainforest floor, the slippery snake is slithering.
Focus activity - PSHCE
Using the coin of success below, discuss something that has made you feel proud of yourself.
Lolly activity - Maths
The naughty monkeys have been picking fruit in the rainforest to eat. They only want to eat the heaviest fruit so have been weighing it. Can you help them work out which fruit to eat?
Focus activity - Phonics
During the morning briefing the children will flick through the previously taught digraphs, trigraphs and tricky words.
Through your Sims ID, log into espresso, go to home - Key Stage 1 - English - Phonics - Sal's phonics and then follow the instructions below and have a go at Sal's phonics 'air', 'ear' and 'are' spelling game.
Listen to the sounds of the rainforest clip. Can you hear the rain? Follow the instructions below to make your own musical instrument - The Rainmaker! We have given you instructions for two different ways of making a rainmaker. With your adult choose the best way for you to make one.
Try this rainforest animals word search.