Learning to sound out and blend the phonemes in CVC words (consonant, vowel, consonant)
As a first step children focus on decoding (reading) three-letter words arranged consonant, vowel, consonant (CVC words). They will learn other letter sounds, such as the consonants g, b, d, h and the remaining vowels e, o, u.
Ask children to pick a picture from the link below and encourage them first to listen to you and then join in as you say the word exaggerating the sound of each phoneme, followed by blending the phonemes to make the word. (e.g. ‘c-a-t’, cat).
Talk for Writing:
Model writing the word ‘setting’ in the middle of a piece of paper. Explain to the children what this means. (The place or type of surroundings where something is positioned or where an event takes place.)
Load up the story setting ppt. (see below) Have a look at the title page – can they guess where these stories may be set (sea, castle, jungle, wood).
Look through the different photographs and brainstorm the names of the different settings as we come across each one…
Cave, Market, City, Hill
Village, Cottage, Hill
Pause at each photograph. Does any child know a story with this setting in?
Can the children think of a story character which may like this setting? Write the character next to the places on the paper.
(Use PPT pics to support)
Adult to sing ‘Haji Firuz-e, sla-i-ye ruz-e” (It is Haji Firuz time, it happens one day in a year) Explain that a special visitor named Haji Firuz is seen in Iran to announce the start of Nowruz. Quick recap of the Nowruz Story from last week.
Go through some traditional celebrations that happen during Nowruz (bonfires, clean their homes, buy new clothes & shoes, family visits,Show the powerpoint of the Nowruz Table – ‘Haft Seen’ Children check their rooms are clean & tidy. Are they clean? Encourage washing of hands. Use the picture ppt to accompany
Questions: Do you ever have special food at home? E.g. birthday cake, easter eggs, mince pies, popcorn on movie night? Encourage children to dance, spreading good cheer & news of the coming New Year.
Watch the Number Blocks episode ‘Three’ (see link below). Ask children what they noticed? Following on from the episode, encourage children to find different objects ( e.g 1 car and 2 animals) Ask them how to combine one and two to make three. Ask them to describe what they have made and how can we tell if this is three? Use the stem sentence “One and Two together make Three”.
Intro noughts & crosses game to play.
Explain to children a list of jobs done by adults. Explain that the children are now adults and that they need to have a job. That child then has to try to act out the job. Question: What would we need to learn to do that job?