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Home Learning: 19/05/17

Polysyllabic Words Investigation

This week we have been thinking a lot about polysyllabic words (words with more than one syllable in them).  We found out that most people in our class have a name with more than one syllable in it and that ‘Olivia’ has the most syllables in her name.  We found it quite easy to think of words with one or two syllables in them, but much harder to think of many words with four syllables.  So far we have thought of ‘Antarctica’ and ‘Australia’.

Over the weekend, see how many words you can think of with four syllables in them.  Write them down to share with the class on Monday.      


This week we have been focusing on polysyllabic words.  Please check your child’s book bag for this week’s spelling sheet.


Please aim to listen to your child read at least three times a week and sign their reading diary to indicate that they are ready for a new book. 

If you would like your child to have some extra reading practice in preparation for the Phonics Screening Check in June, visit the website www.phonicsplay.co.uk, click on ‘Free PhonicsPlay’, Parents, Interactive Resources, select either ‘Picnic on Pluto’, ‘Dragon’s Den’ or ‘Buried Treasure’ and select ‘All Phase 5’.  Your child will be familiar with all three games and should be able to explain to you what they need to do.    

Thank you for your continued support.

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