Grammar (year 2)- contractions
Yesterday we learnt about using apostrophes for possession. Today we are using them to put two words together to make a shorter word.
A contraction is a shorter way to say two words. An apostrophe fills in the space where some of the letters are missing.
I am = I'm (the a is missing and replaced with an apostrophe)
he is= he's (the i is missing and replaced with an apostrophe)
Today, we are getting crafty! Choose an activity below to help learn the following contractions:
I am = I'm
do not = don't
it is = it's
he is = he's
she is = she's
did not = didn't
Extension: what are the following words as contractions? Can you write them in a sentence?
they are = ?
you have = ?
Phonics (year 1)- oa digraph.
Once you have watched the video, get your grown up to write down an oa word and cut the word into individual sounds (e.g. f/l/oa/t). Can you stick them back together like a puzzle and read the word? Repeat for all words in the video.
Extension: apply the words in sentences remembering capital letters and full stops.