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Nyewood CE Infant School

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Early Years Learning

Thursday 7th May

Daily exercise idea:

Go Noodle has a host of videos that encourage children to get moving. These include some silly dancing videos, stretching exercises, as well as being active linked to curriculum areas. 

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Today we are going to introduce a digraph. A digraph is two letters that make one sound.

We are going to learn ‘ai’ - the sound it makes and show you the action. Here are some links to websites that can help your grown up with this.      PAGE 8. pronunciation  song and pronunciation

Can you think of any words that have this sound – it is usually in the middle. For example, ‘sail’.

Play the phonics game online

Once your grown up has logged onto the site, ask them to choose phase 3 and then select the ‘ai’ icon.



Have a go at using the ai sound in your writing. Can your grown up say the words for you to write down in a list? Can you read them back to your grown up?

rain                  wait  

pain                 rail

train                snail

tail                   wait

Try and say a word in a sentence. Ask your grown up to write it down for you. Can you read the sentence and spot the ‘ai’ digraph?

The dog had a tail.

The rain is a pain.



Did you know that 2D shapes and 3D shapes have some things in common? Watch this clip with your grown up, it will help you to understand what the similarities are:

Talk about the properties of the 3D shapes with your grown up. You could talk about how many faces it has and what they look like. For example, a cuboid has 6 faces; 2 of the faces are squares and the other 4 faces are rectangles.