Daily Five

In Daily Five we have been learning about the following reading strategies.

Read to Self: this term so far we have been learning about interesting new words. We have focused on learning about adjectives and nouns. How adjectives are used to describe nouns. Adjectives are describing words and describe nouns which are people, places, animals, things or ideas. We have been reading and identifying how language is used to make reading more interesting.


Work on Words: we are learning about sounds in words. We have been learning about how to read initial, middle and end sounds in words, for example cheat ch-ea-t, sheet sh-ee-t. We have been learning about bossy e words and how the e at the end of a word can change the vowel sound, for example, hat becomes hate, cap become cape and bit becomes bite. Children have sounded out words identifying the number of syllables and have looked up the definition for unfamiliar words. When learning new words they have created rainbow words, made words with paper, looked up words within a dictionary and completed the activity look, cover write check.

There is a link below where children can play a game to chunk sounds together. Chunking sounds in words by reading onset and rime. When reading saying each individual sound causes meaning to be lost so we have been learning to read onset and rime, for example, sh-eep instead of s-h-e-e-p and  cl-ick instead of c-l-i-c-k.

Discuss with you parent/s or a friend the chunking sounds you know and chunking sounds with unusual spellings.

phonics game

word blender

Other websites to develop sounding out words when reading.





Great information for teachers and parents



Listen to Reading: to start the term we listened to the story about Mr Twit’s beard. We visualised his beard in our minds and drew a picture of it. Adjectives and nouns were also identified. We also used this information for our writing and wrote about Mr Twit’s beard. Have a listen to this section and discuss nouns and adjectives.

Read to Someone: EEKK We have focused on reading to someone, elbow to elbow and knee to knee, and have shared our books in our book boxes. We have asked questions like
a. who’s in the story? b. What happened?
a. who is in the story? b. what adjectives are used to describe the character?
a. what is the setting about? b. What is the problem? c. what is the solution and how was the problem solved?

Work on Writing: the focus this term will be descriptive writing and narratives. Retelling stories we already know and creating new stories using descriptive language. Can you create a character as disgusting as Mr. Twit?

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