lunes, 11 de mayo de 2015

Jobs and workplaces

The 5 year olds are learning about jobs and workplaces. Here are some activities to do at home:
song
story
how much game
spycat
vocab
animal quiz
            
store
tools
tools 2
under the sea
story
various
job mixer
space story
read along
scholastic
game
audio book
                    

Community helpers

The four year olds are learning about community helpers, especially doctors, police and firemen (and women!) Here are some activities you can do at home:

song
job mixer
peppa pig
listen and read
alligator purse
miss polly
ratty
time to fight a fire
clothes
police officer
fire truck
quiz
                                     

martes, 5 de mayo de 2015

5 Speckled frogs

The 4 year olds have been learning about the life cycle of frogs. They love the song "5 Speckled frogs". Here is a video:

Phonics 4 year olds

After the phonics course in Madrid, I've been trying to do more phonics as part of our daily routines.

This is what the 4 year olds do:
1: Review all sounds.
2: Learn some tricky/high frequency words (in context).
3: Spell out some topic words (segmenting).

Then we continue with our topic activities.

I didn't know if it would be work, but you can see they are fantastic! They love spelling the words too. I got the free printable cards here. They love practising in small groups in our literacy sessions too.

Only 4B is on the video, but the same activities are done with 4A, and they are fantastic too! (It is just quite difficult for me to video and teach at the same time! Thank you Marta).


domingo, 3 de mayo de 2015

Firemen

The three year olds are learning about firemen as part of our unit on community helpers. Here are some activities you can practice at home:

story
game
5 firemen
hurry hurry
story 2
get down low
sparky
puzzle
Here are some phonics games too:
Starfall
Clifford
lions
Alphablocks
        
                                

domingo, 26 de abril de 2015

pirates 5

Here are the five year olds with the last unit on pirates! The children are really trying hard to speak English in groups, and every day I'm giving special prizes to the children who are speaking English!

martes, 21 de abril de 2015

Spring

The 5 year olds are learning about Spring. We are revising "The very hungry caterpillar" and learning about life cycles. Here are some activities you can practice at home.

Story
hungry cat. song
Spring song
life cycle song
time lapse
seed to flower
pond game
garden game
                                   
We are also revising all sounds, practising blending, and reading captions and questions with Ainslie. You can try drawing pictures to match the captions, and answer yes/no to the questions. We are also practising buddy reading to prepare for primary school!

(REMEMBER: AT THIS STAGE UNDERSTANDING IS NOT IMPORTANT, SO YES OR NO FOR THE QUESTIONS IS OK!)
You can practice here:

Sounds
Phoneme frames
Captions
Questions

This term with Ester we are reading stories and completing book reviews. We are learning about titles, authors, illustrators, characters, plot and beginning, middle and end of stories. Here are some activities to practice useful story vocabulary.

parts of a story
elmo's books
comprehension
picture sequencing