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Activities To Try At Home

PHONICS!

Here is a link that some may find useful to understand how phonics works in school and how we look at the 'pure' sound a letter makes to help us to read and write.  Some sounds require two letters ('ph') while some need three ('igh'). These are called digraphs and trigraphs respectively.  If you wanted to use the Alphablocks clips at home I would recommend aiming for the digraph (two-letter) and trigraph (three-letter) sounds as these are core to the learning we do at school.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/grownups/the-alphablocks-guide-to-phonics

For an interactive game to help your child practice their phonics click the link below or search for 'Deep Sea Phonics'...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/literacy/phonics/play/                   

MATHS

I’ve attached at the bottom of this page a downloadable PDF of a 2 times table fortune teller (apologies for the Americanised language).  This can be printed off, coloured in and used as a more entertaining way of practicing the times tables.

I’ll also pop on a couple of websites we have been using in class to familiarise ourselves with a number square and consolidate the place value learning we have done.

http://www.ictgames.com/100hunt2.html

http://resources.oswego.org/games/DogBone/gamebone.html

Number bonds

One of our fluency targets is to know our number bonds to 10 and 20 (e.g. 3 + 7 = 10 , 14 + 6 = 20).  This is a timed activity to help your child practice at home:

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button