Reception Class News

Easter Eggtravaganza

Posted on Thursday 01 April 2021 by Miss Parling

This week has been filled with Easter themed fun and activities.

We have enjoyed: creating our own Easter egg patterns in the playdough; decorating Easter trees; buttering and tasting hot cross buns and an egg rolling competition.

We have also loved our new playground equipment!

A special letter arrived from Professor Myers. She needed our help to find ways to stop Humpty Dumpty cracking as he fell off the wall.

We could use plasters and bandages. Adam

Put a blanket down. Isla

When he falls he can slide down a slide. Dexter

We can get lots of jumpers for Humpty to land on. Zak

We ended our week by giving out four golden stars.

 

 

Green fingers.

Posted on Friday 26 March 2021 by Mrs Wilkins

We have certainly made the most of the outdoor area in the sunshine this week. We have so many signs of Spring: daffodils, blossom, buds on the trees and slightly drier grass!

Our ‘green fingers’ have certainly been put to use. We have planted many seeds and are observing them daily. We have planted outside and inside. Which seeds will grow the quickest?

From reading ‘Oliver’s Vegetables’, we have been inspired to read, write, paint, play green grocer’s and draw on a laptop painting suite.

 

Our focus number 9 has really made our brains think and represent the number in many ways. From numicon, to number stories to number sentences-we are very proud of all our learning!

Egg rolling fun!

Please could your child bring a hard boiled egg to school on Thursday 1 April. It should be named/initialed. Decorating it is optional but it still needs to roll.

This Week…

Posted on Friday 19 March 2021 by Miss Parling

Our busy week began with a large pair of legs hanging from the ceiling!

I wonder who it could be?

Many children were inspired to write and draw about the unexpected visitor up in the clouds.

 

In Maths, we have been measuring the giant’s footprints and ordering  beanstalks.

 

Using laptops, we have created pictures based on the story – Jack and the Beanstalk.

 

We have loved enjoying the sunshine and getting out in our outdoor area to create our own fairy world and for some birdwatching too.

Another amazing week in Sunshine and Rainbow!

Welcome Back to Reception!

Posted on Friday 12 March 2021 by Mrs Allen-Kelly

Welcome Back!

What an absolute JOY it has been to have everyone back together this week in Reception. The children have been amazing and have really enjoyed being back in the classroom with their friends. Here are some pictures of what we have been up to:

We’ve spoken lots this week about our feelings and how it is normal to miss people at home after being with them for such a long time. We also introduced our new ‘Mood Monsters’ areas, where the children can sit, talk or bring a picture fan to an adult to express how they are feeling. At the start of the week, Rainbow class made ‘Hands of Positivity’ to display in the window. We focused on why we are happy to be back at school. Here are what some of the children said:

“I can play with everyone”- Charlie

“I’m looking forward to stories”- Alice

“It feels like a party!”- Max

“I like the writing area”- Archie

“Cause it’s great here!”- Toby

“I missed school”- Bella

“There is more people to play with”-Abby

British Science Week

We’re celebrating British Science Week 2021 ! We have been so lucky in Reception, as Professor Myers has visited us with an experiment every day this week! We’ve observed:

-The ingredients needed to make an egg bounce!

-How plants (daffodils in this case) absorb water; using food colouring to see the slow process of it dying the stem and petals from the inside as water is transported around the flower.

-The density of water, oil and honey; how they separate when combined together.

-How to get a skewer through a balloon without it popping!

We know lots of you have enjoyed taking part in Professor Myers’ experiments during lockdown. For this week’s Home-Link Challenge we’d like you to re-create one of the experiments we have done in class this week or choose one of your own from the British Science Week website.

Mother’s Day

Rainbow Class have recorded a song to wish you all a lovely Mothering Sunday.

click here 

(Tune: Jingle Bells)

Mother’s Day, Mother’s Day, Happy Mother’s Day,

Here’s a gift, just for you, On this Mother’s Day,

I’ll clean my room, I’ll make my bed, I’ll pick up all my toys,

I’ll be good, just for you, on this Mother’s Day!

Reminders

Red Nose Day- Friday 19 March 2021

For Red Nose Day we will be having a non-uniform day. Children are invited to wear something red. There will be buckets to collect voluntary donations as you enter school.

We can’t wait to see you all!

Posted on Friday 05 March 2021 by Mrs Wilkins

ALL of the staff in Rainbow and Sunshine are so excited to welcome you back through our doors on Monday! We are going to have a brilliant week enjoying so many things about being together again. Here is a video of some of your teachers in the classrooms for you to watch.

Click here to view the video.

Please remember to bring your water bottle, a spare change of clothes and maybe your wellies (if you didn’t leave them in school).

See you on Monday!

Week Commencing 01.03.21: Home Learning

Posted on Friday 26 February 2021 by Miss Parling

Monday

 

 

 

 

 

Book of the week- Click here to watch the story Jasper’s Beanstalk or read the book if you have it at home.

Questions to discuss-

1.      What do you think will be at the top of the beanstalk?

2.      What different tools did Jasper use?

3.      What plants have you got growing in your garden?

4.      Do plants change during different seasons?

5.      Do you know any other stories about beanstalks?

Phonics- ur

Click here to watch today’s phonics video.

parents: For the final activity on the video, there are two possible sentences

‘See the cat lick his black fur.’ or ‘See the black cat lick his fur.’

Activity 1:  Look at the picture. What can you see?


Write a word or sentence about the picture. (Sentence – He hurt his leg. Word – hurt.)
Remember to use a capital letter, finger spaces and a full stop.
Below are the steps we use to help us with our writing.
1. Say the sentence aloud.
2. Count the words.
3. Segment each word apart from the tricky words.
4. Read your sentence to check it makes sense!
Activity 2: Play on Phonicsplay.  Click this link. Choose phase 3, + ur

Maths- White Rose Maths: Building 9 & 10 – week 3

Click here to be taken to the correct web page. Choose Session 1- Building with 3-D shapes

Click here for today’s activity.

Tuesday Phonics- ow

Click here to watch today’s phonics video. Click here to hear the jolly phonics song for ow (at 10:38 in the video)

Activity 1: Write words containing the ow sound (examples – cow, brown, now, owl and howl)

Place them on the floor or around the room. Say a word for your child to find.

Activity 2: Click here for a Read and Roll – ow

Maths- White Rose Maths: Building 9 & 10 – week 3

Click here to be taken to the correct web page. Choose Session 2- Matching 3-D shapes.

Click here for today’s activity.

Wednesday Phonics- oi

Click here to watch today’s phonics video. Click here to hear the jolly phonics song for oi (at 10:52 in the video)

Activity 1: Write the words; coin, foil, oil, boing Parents: read aloud for your child to write.

***challenge*** write your own sentence, using one of the words you have written.

Activity 2: Click here to have a go at this oi word search. Either search on screen, or print it off (we recommend using page 1)

Maths- 

Click here to be taken to the correct web page. Choose Session 3- Printing 3-D shapes

Click here for today’s activity.

Thursday Phonics- Tricky word – her

Click here to watch today’s phonics video.

Activity 1: Tricky Word Lucky Dip
1. Write each tricky word on a piece of paper.
2. Fold the pieces of paper up so you can’t see the words.
3. Dip your hand in and read the tricky word. Can you say the letter names?
4. Repeat until you have used all of the tricky words.

Activity 2: Practise spelling the tricky words in flour or salt.
Click here to watch Miss Marsden.

Activity 3:  Play a game of phase 3 tricky word snakes and ladders. Click here to download and play.

If you do not have a printer, write down on a piece of paper each number you land on and follow on screen with your finger. You will need dice to play. Parents: If your child lands on a word we have not yet covered in class, you can support them by reading the word.

Maths- Capacity

Click here to be taken to today’s video.

Today’s video is all about Capacity (the amount something can hold) and the language we use to describe capacity.

Activity: Take pictures of the different measurements, when exploring the capacity of a container. It could be the stages of running a bath, filling a bucket or drinking a drink for example. Which words did you use to describe each measurement?

Friday Understanding the World with Professor Myers; British Science Week 2021 – Inventing your own toy

Click here to watch this week’s video with Professor Myers.

 

-Have a go at one of the experiments in the activity pack.

-Send photos to show what you did.

https://www.britishscienceweek.org/app/uploads/2021/01/BSQ_BSW_PACKS_1120_EY_v14.pdf

 

https://www.britishscienceweek.org/app/uploads/2020/01/BSA_BSW_EarlyYears_1119v6.pdf

 

https://www.britishscienceweek.org/app/uploads/2019/02/BSA_sciweek_pack_earlystages_0119v2.pdf

 

https://www.britishscienceweek.org/app/uploads/2020/03/Early-Years-2017-BSW-Pack.pdf

 

Story time- Paper Dolls read by Miss Logan

Click here to watch today’s story.Questions to discuss:
1. What are the doll’s names? What might each of them be like?2. The boy cut up the dolls in story. Why might another child do something like that?3. How did the girl feel at different points in the story?4. What special thing, toys, places or people does your child remember or which things would they like to remember when they grow up? Share your own childhood memories too.

 

Don’t forget to join your Zoom session this week! We will be celebrating World Book Day by reading a story and sharing our favourite books. 

For this week’s session, you will need: Your favourite book or a book you would like to share. 

 

 

Story Link activities to select throughout the week

Literacy

  1. Keep a diary for the week just like Jasper. This could be about anything. What did you eat for breakfast? What did you see out in the garden? What toys have you played with? You could use this diary format click here, or create your own!

Understanding the World

1.Take a walk outside or in your garden. What can you find growing? You could take a pen and paper to draw what you find.

Maths
1. How tall are the people or toys in your house?

Use boxes, bottles, tins or anything else around your house to measure them. Talk about size difference – who is the tallest? How tall are they?

  1. Write numerals on pots or paper. Count the correct number of beans to match the numerals.

 

Expressive Arts and Design

 

  1. Paint, draw or build your beanstalk. How tall can you make it? How many leaves did you add?
  2. Draw a picture to show what you think might be at the top of Jasper’s Beanstalk.
  3. Use beans, pulses or any dried food you may have at home to create a mosaic style picture.

 

Physical Development

  1. Sort beans, pulses or other small dry foods you have at home.

 

  1. Collects some leaves and cut using scissors or other tools. You can also create you own leaves. Cut out of paper or card and fold to make the veins.

 

PE days reminder

Posted on Friday 26 February 2021 by Mrs Latham

On the days your child has PE, they should come to school in their PE kit as detailed in our uniform policy . (Track-suit bottoms instead of shorts would be good on colder days. Footwear : black/brown/grey/white flat shoes which are safe to run around in.)

Footwear on PE days could be children’s ‘school shoes’ which are often a ‘trainer’ style anyway, if you want to avoid having to buy 2 pairs of shoes.

Please find below the days each class has allocated PE times, which will be taught outdoors, except in extreme weather.

  • F2 Sunshine and F2 Rainbow (Miss Parling & Mrs Allen-Kelly/Mrs Wilkins) – Wednesday & Friday
  • 1KN (Miss Lowry/Mrs Lake) – Monday & Friday
  • 1,2V (Mrs Latham) – Thursday & Friday
  • 2C (Mr Gathercole) – Monday & Thursday
  • 3,4N (Mrs Wadsworth) – Tuesday & Wednesday
  • 3,4E (Mrs McCormick) – Tuesday & Thursday
  • 3,4O (Mr Catherall) – Monday & Tuesday
  • 5,6S (Mrs Hogarth) – Tuesday & Wednesday
  • 5,6M (Mr Lindsay) – Wednesday & Friday
  • 5,6B (Mr Freeman) – Monday & Friday

22 February 2021: Home Learning

Posted on Friday 12 February 2021 by Mrs Allen-Kelly

We’ve made it to the end of Spring 1! Thank you to our parents and carers for supporting your child/ren with their home learning this term. We’ve received some fantastic photos and observations. We’ve enjoyed catching up with you over phone, email and our zoom sessions.

Please take time to relax, re-charge and switch off from home learning over the half term break. The learning schedule below, is for when we return- week commencing 22 February 2021.

Monday

 

 

 

 

 

Book of the week- Click here to watch the story What the Ladybird Heard by Julia Donaldson, or read the book if you have it at home.

To discuss-

  • Look at the adjectives that are used to describe each animal. How many other adjectives can you think of to describe them? Remember, adjectives are words we use to describe. For example, in ‘hairy hog’, hairy is the adjective.
  • Which pairs of rhyming words could you hear?
  • Which characters were the heroes in this story? Who were the villains?
Phonics- oo

Click here to watch today’s phonics video. Click here to hear the jolly phonics song for oo.

Activity 1:  Sorting oo-

oo is super tricky. Not only do we have to identify the sound but we also have to decide whether the short or long version fits the word. Have a go at sorting these pictures onto the ‘short sound’ or ‘long sound’ grids. Click here for the card sorting activity. Parents: If unsure of the words the picture cards represent, click here for the answers.

If you do not have a printer at home, you could draw a simple table like this:

Short oo Long oo
 

 

 

 

 

and draw in pictures of objects that have the long/short oo in the correct column of the table.

Activity 2: In our phonics lessons, we like to play a game called Please Mr. Crocodile. Have a go at this at home using our new phase 3 sounds qu, ch, sh, th, ng, ai, ee, igh, oa, oo

Here are the rules:

1.Write out the sounds on pieces of paper (or print them/ use flashcards if you have them) Lay them out on the floor.

2. Use a piece of blue material to represent ‘The River’

3. Child asks “Please Mr. Crocodile, can I cross your river?” Adult (crocodile) replies “Only if you give me the sound…” and asks the child to select the correct sound. Will they find the correct sounds and be allowed to cross the river?!

Don’t forget to send in pictures of you playing at home!

Maths- White Rose Maths: Growing 6, 7, 8!- Week 3.

Click here to be taken to the correct web page. Choose Session 1- Comparing Height

Activity: Click here for today’s activity.

If you do not have building blocks or cubes, you can use other objects of the same shape and size. Perhaps you could use tins from the food cupboard, for example.

Tuesday Phonics- ar

Click here to watch today’s phonics video. Click here to hear the jolly phonics song for ar.

Activity 1:  Caption writing- Describe the object in the picture:

Write a word or sentence about the picture. (Sentence – The rock is hard and smooth. Words – hard, smooth.)
Remember to use a capital letter, finger spaces and a full stop.
Below are the steps we use to help us with our writing.
1. Say the sentence aloud.
2. Count the words.
3. Segment each word apart from the tricky words.
4. Read your sentence to check it makes sense!

Activity 2: Challenge yourself with the phonics bloom flashcard time trial- how many can -you get correct in one minute? You will need an adult to click the tick or the cross. Click here

Please select phase 3 and deselect set 11 (the children have not covered some of these sounds yet) There is an option to play again using incorrect or missing sounds- great for recapping those sounds to work on!

Maths- White Rose Maths: Growing 6, 7, 8!- Week 3.

Click here to be taken to the correct web page. Choose Session 2- Comparing Length

Activity: Click here for today’s activity.

If you do not have playdough, you could measure string, toys or any other household objects.

Wednesday Phonics- or

Click here to watch today’s phonics video. Click here to hear the jolly phonics song for (ee)or.

Activity 1: Complete the video activity- writing a sentence/ silly sentence using the pictures.

Activity 2: Read and match the captions to the correct picture. You can print these or read them on screen. Click here

Maths- White Rose Maths: Growing 6, 7, 8!- Week 3.

Click here to be taken to the correct web page. Choose Session 4- Measuring Height

Activity: Click here for the activity. You will notice that this is a bit of a long term activity, involving planting a seed. If you are able to do this, please do, otherwise keep practising measuring the height of household items, using smaller items you have (remember, the measuring unit objects need to be the same shape and size)

Thursday Phonics- Tricky word – they

Click here to watch today’s phonics video.

Activity 1: Tricky word colouring sheets!- Click here and click here

Activity 2: Tricky word spotter story- click here

click here to find a link to a website blog post, that has some fantastic tricky word activity ideas. Pick your favourite ideas and have a go! We particularly like the look of ‘Tricky word hang-man’ and sticking tricky words to pots and pans that you can hit when you hear the word! Musical words! J

Maths-  White Rose Maths: Growing 6, 7, 8!- Week 3.

Click here to be taken to the correct web page. Choose Session 5- Measuring Time

Activity: Click here for today’s activity.

Friday Understanding the World with Professor Myers; The importance of snot!

Click here to watch this week’s video with Professor Myers.

-Can you make your own snot experiment at home using the ingredients? Send in a photo.

-Make a snot superhero poster to tell everyone how snot helps to protect us from getting poorly.

Story time- One Day on Our Blue Planet- In the Savannah read by Mrs Wilkins

Click here to watch today’s story.

Questions to discuss:

1.      Can you remember where Mrs Wilkins told us the Savannah is? Can you find the continent on a map, in a book or on the internet?

2.      What family of animals did the story focus on today?

3.      Which was your favourite animal in the book?

4.      Why is water so precious on the Savannah?

Would you find like to find out some more facts on Safari animals? Click here to check out this fact file!

 

Don’t forget to join your Zoom session this week! For this week’s session, we will be doing some ‘Musical Mark Making’ you will need:

-A ribbon or chiffon scarf (something that’s floaty and you can wave around!)

-Some paper and writing tools (pencils or felt tips)

Story Link activities to select throughout the week

Literacy

  1. What the Ladybird Heard features a map of the farm. Can you create your own map of a farm and use your phonic skills to add words naming the different features and animals?

2. The Ladybird was very brave and smart to come up with a plan and use her voice to warn the other animals. Can you design a certificate of bravery to award to ladybird?

 

A writing reminder…
How did your child find the writing activity? Remember, it’s okay for things to be spelt phonetically. It is important that your child grows into an independent learner. Encouraging your child to write the words as they sound rather than always spelling them correctly. We encourage the children to use their own skills, rather than copying an adult.

 

Understanding the World

Spring Time; Animals and their babies-

Happy Days! Winter is over and it is now the season of SPRING. Do you know what happens in the season of Spring? Have a chat with your grown up…

In Spring, many baby animals are born. Do you know the name of baby animals? Let’s have a think about the animals in our story What the Ladybird Heard.

Cow, pig, horse, duck, dog, cat

  1. First, you could have a go at this ‘What can you see’ video. Click here Which baby animals can you name?
  2. Be super researchers- if you don’t know them already, find the names of the remaining baby animals from our story; pig, horse, dog, cat. We speak lots in class about where we can find information, so be sure to tell us where you found your animal facts!

 

Expressive Arts and Design

  1. This week’s story takes place on a farm. What animal noises would you hear on a farm? Listen to this song by this week’s author Julia Donaldson click here See if you can sing along. You might even want to add your own animal movements and dance along too!

2.We’d love to see farmyard animal or ladybird pictures and crafts- use any resources you have! Don’t forget to send us a photo. Here are some ideas:

 Physical Development

  1. One of our favourite activities! This week, have a go at ‘On the Farm’ Cosmic Yoga.

  1. Draw some lines of different patterns on pieces of paper and follow the lines using small objects such as cereal hoops, paperclips or buttons.

Week Commencing 08.02.2021 Home Learning

Posted on Friday 05 February 2021 by Mrs Wilkins

Monday

 

 

 

 

 

Book of the week- Watch the story Mr Wolf’s Pancakes or read the book if you have it at home. Click here

Questions to discuss-

1.      What three ingredients do you need to make pancakes?

2.      Mr Wolf made a shopping list. Have you ever made a list? What did you make a list for?

3.      Why do you think the neighbours didn’t help Mr Wolf?

4.      How did you feel when no-one would help Mr Wolf?

5.      What did you think about the ending of the book?

Phonics- ee

Click here to watch today’s phonics video.

Activity 1: Take turns with an adult to play ‘Roll and Read’ (ee focus) click here to either print the word mat, or view it on screen. You will need a die or to draw 1-6 dots on 6 pieces of paper and draw at random from a bag.

  1. Roll the dice.
  2. Match to the correct row.
  3. Choose a word on the row and read it aloud.

Activity 2: Think of two different sentences for each word: queen, bee, teeth and sleep.

Maths- Number 8. Session 1. Click here

Activity: Click here for today’s activities.

Tuesday Phonics- igh This is a trigraph. Three letters that make one sound.

Click here to watch today’s phonics video

Activity 1:  Be an ‘igh’ detective! Can you find any words in your storybooks with the ‘igh’ trigraph?

Activity 2:  Click here to play Buried Treasure. It’s on Phonicsplay-Buried Treasure – Phase3 -Set 1-7 – +igh.

Maths- Number 8. Session 2.  Click here

Activity: Click here for today’s activities.

Wednesday Phonics- oa

Click here to watch today’s phonics video.

Click here to read the rest of the story, Toads in the Road. You can sign up on the website free and access the reading books from here.

Activity 1: Write a sentence using one of the ‘oa’ words.

You might use: croak, roast, toast or toad.

Steps to writing a successful sentence…

1.Think of a sentence.

2. Say the sentence out loud.

3. Count the words in your sentence.

4. Use your phoneme fingers to segment every word.

5. Check your sentence makes sense.

6. Have you remembered a capital letter at the start, finger spaces throughout and a full stop at the end?

Maths- Number 8. Session 3.  Click here

Activity: Click here for today’s activities.

Thursday Phonics- Tricky word-you

Click here to watch today’s phonics video.

Activities:

Click here for today’s Let’s Go comic.

Click here for today’s A Bug comic.

Maths-

Play number stacking pancakes.

Make some pancakes: Draw around a circle template on a piece of paper or card. Cut the circles out and write the digits 0-10 on the pancakes.

If you have a spatula and a plate that’s great but you don’t need them.

Mix up the pancakes and spread them out on the carpet. Your child can scoop up the correct pancake with the spatula and put it on the plate. There are a few things that you can do with this game.

1.      Order the pancakes from 0-10 in ascending order. Stacking them one at a time on the plate/in a pile.

2.      Order the pancakes in descending order from 10-0.

3.      Ask your child different numbers at random to select and put on the plate.

4.      Play ‘run and splat’ the number when it is said.

5.      Time yourself. How long does it take you to stack your pancakes in order? Can you beat your time? Can you beat your adult?

6.      Put the pancakes in a random pile, face down. Decide on a fun action e.g. star jumps, jumping on the spot, running to the kitchen, turning around, hopping etc. Take it in turns to take the top pancake, whatever number you get, that’s how many of the chosen action you must do.

(A few ideas: This activity can be extended to use different numbers to challenge your child. You might add 11-20).

Friday Understanding the World with Professor Myers; Making a volcano-

If you would like to join in this week’s video then you will need: washing up liquid, food colouring, bicarbonate of soda and some vinegar.

Click here to watch this week’s video with Professor Myers.

Click here to watch some children carrying out the investigation, as Professor Myers mentioned. It might inspire you to make a more elaborate volcano, if you have the time and resources to do so.

-Can you carry out the experiment in the video like Professor Myers?

-Can you draw and label a picture to show what happened?

Story time- The Magic Paintbrush with Mrs Allen-Kelly

Click here to watch today’s story.

Questions to discuss-

1.      Why do you think Shen was asked only to paint for poor people and not for rich people? Do you think Shen and the villagers were rich or poor?

2.      How did Shen escape from prison?

3.      How did the villagers feel when Shen returned home with her magic brush?

4.      If you had a magic paintbrush that could make anything come to life, what would you draw? Perhaps you could also have a go at painting it at home.

Friday 12th February 2021 is the celebration of Chinese New Year!

1.      Have a look online or in a book to see if you can find China on a world map!

2.      Click here to watch the ‘Let’s Celebrate’ episode of the Chinese and Luna New Year celebration.

3.      You might like to have a go at writing numbers using Chinese (Mandarin) characters:

 

Story Link activities to select throughout the week:

Literacy

  1. Be a friend to Mr Wolf and make a shopping list for him. You could make a list of ingredients for him to make his pancakes. Or you might make a list for him to make something else delicious. (Pizza, fruit salad etc)
  2. Draw and label two characters from the book.

Understanding the World

Spend some time watching this video about wolves click here

  1. What do you notice about the wolves?
  2. How many babies does a mother wolf usually have?
  3. What do wolves eat?
  4. What helps wolves to keep warm?
  5. How many teeth do wolves have?

Expressive Arts and Design

Make a stack of pancakes out of playdough. Can you serve them at you own café with different toppings? How much will each pancake cost? Can people buy drinks at your café too?

Click here for the no cook play dough recipe.

 

Make a wolf mask or picture!

 

Maybe an adult in your house will help you to make your own delicious pancakes. What topping might you choose?

Using construction toys, can you build Mr Wolf’s Village and the houses for all of the different characters.

 

Physical Development

Get Moving Outside! Why not take your numbered pancakes, from the Maths activity, outside. Hide them in the garden then find them. Take a number and match it with objects e.g. 3 leaves. Do laps of your garden to match a number. Make an obstacle course and use your numbered pancakes at each station.

Joe Wicks is hosting his live PE sessions, 3 times a week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 9am) You can subscribe to his channel here for alerts. A great way to keep fit at home!

Zoom Meetings

It has been terrific seeing you on Zoom! You (and your adults) were brilliant at Dough Disco. For our next Zoom session we are going to do some movement play to music. Please could you bring a small soft toy and a little blanket/pillow case/scarf.

 

Week Commencing 01.02.20: Home Learning

Posted on Friday 29 January 2021 by Miss Parling

Monday

 

 

 

 

 

Book of the week- Click here to watch the story Dear Zoo or read the book if you have it at home.

Questions to discuss-

Why was the elephant sent back?

Which animal was described as being too fierce?

Why do you think he kept the puppy and not any of the other animals?
Which animal would you like? Why?

Phonics- th

Click here to watch today’s phonics video

Activity 1:  Look at the picture. What can you see?

Parents: Read this sentence aloud – A moth on the grass.
Remember to use a capital letter, finger spaces and a full stop.
Below are the steps we use to help us with our writing.
1. Say the sentence aloud.
2. Count the words.
3. Segment each word apart from the tricky words.
4. Read your sentence to check it makes sense!

Activity 2: Have a go at blending the phase 3 ‘th’ real and nonsense words. Click here to either print it, or view on screen.

Maths- White Rose Maths: Growing 6, 7, 8!- Week 2.

Click here to be taken to the correct web page. Choose Session 1.

Activity: Click here for today’s activity.  If you do not have a printer, draw and make your own memory cards. This will work just as well for the activity!

Tuesday Phonics- ng

Click here to watch today’s phonics video

Activity 1:  Play Musical Blending.
1. Choose a favourite song.
2. Dance away until an adult stops the music.
3. When the music stops, blend one of these words.
4. Repeat until you have read all of the words.

Activity 2: Read the sentence and have a go at writing your own sentence using one of these words.

Maths- White Rose Maths: Growing 6, 7, 8!- Week 2.

Click here to be taken to the correct web page. Choose Session 2.

Activity: Click here for today’s activity. Take photos of your pairs and send them to your class teacher(s).

Wednesday Phonics- ai

Click here to watch today’s phonics video

Activity 1: Play the Picnic on Pluto game on Phonics Play.
Parents: Click here > Login in using Sphere (username) Spher3 (password) > Resources > Phase 3 > Picnic on Pluto > Start > Phase 3 > +ai

Activity 2: Look at the pictures on this document. Segment and write the words to match the pictures. You could print these phoneme frames, or draw your own. Parents: If you are unsure, click here to view the words.

Maths- White Rose Maths: Growing 6, 7, 8!- Week 2.

Click here to be taken to the correct web page. Choose Session 3.

Activity: Click here for today’s activity.

Thursday Phonics- Tricky word – my

Click here to watch today’s phonics video.

Activity 1:  Tricky Word Puzzles
1. Write each tricky word on a piece of paper. Click here to see if you have used all the tricky words.
2. Get an adult to tear each tricky word into separate letters.

3. Can you put the letters in the correct order?

Activity 2:  Tricky Word Hunt
1. Write each tricky word on separate pieces of paper.
2. Get an adult to hide them around your house or garden.
3. Have fun hunting for tricky words.

Activity 3: Rainbow write tricky words. Choose some bright coloured pens or pencils to practise spelling all of the phase 2 tricky words (the, to, I, no, go, into) and the phase 3 tricky words you know so far (he, she, we, me, be, my).

Below is an example of how to do rainbow writing.

Maths-  White Rose Maths: Growing 6, 7, 8!- Week 2.

Click here to be taken to the correct web page. Choose Session 4.

Activity: Click here for today’s activity.  If you do not have a printer, you could draw your own domino circuit. This will work just as well for the activity!

Friday Understanding the World with Professor Myers; Friction Experiment-

Click here to watch this week’s video with Professor Myers.

-Using a variety of toys, carry out your own friction experiment. Before you carry out your experiment, remember to predict which toys you think will travel fast or slow. You could sort them into two groups.

– After the experiment, draw and label your results.

Story time- The Tiger Who Came to Tea with Mrs Kirby

Questions to discuss:

1.Imagine if a different animal came to tea. How would they behave?

2.How would your family react if a tiger wanted to come to tea?

3.The author uses the words ‘big’, ‘furry’ and ‘stripy’ to describe the tiger. Can you think of any more adjectives?

4. The tiger wasn’t very polite when he ate all of Sophie’s food. Can you think of some manners that he should need to remember when he visits someone else’s house?

 

Story Link activities to select throughout the week

Literacy

  1. In class, use Talk4Writing actions to help us retell and act out the stories we learn. After listening to the story, see if you can come up with some actions. You could get an adult to record you and send it to your class teacher!
    To help you get started, click here to watch an example.
  2. Dear Zoo is a ‘lift-the-flap’ book. Make your own ‘lift-the-flap’ book. You could choose your favourite animals to be underneath each of the flaps. Then, write a sentence underneath each flap. For each sentence try to write the name of the animal and a describing word.

A writing reminder…
How did your child find the writing activity? Remember, it’s okay for things to be spelt phonetically. It is important that your child grows into an independent learner. Encouraging your child to write the words as they sound rather than always spelling them correctly. We encourage the children to use their own skills, rather than copying an adult.

 

Understanding the World

Choose an animal from the book. With the help of an adult, research and find out information about that animal.
Where is its natural habitat? What does it eat? What does it like to do? When the animal lives in a zoo, what does a zookeeper need to do to look after it?
You could use this website or find one of your own.

Maths
1. Choose two or three animal toys. Go on a hunt around your house for different containers. Explore which containers your animals will fit in. Can you explain why they fit in some containers but not others?

2.Patterns are everywhere! Can you recognise any of these animal patterns? Draw your own animal pattern on a piece of paper.

Expressive Arts and Design
Make a lion mask.

Resources:
Paper plate
1 sheet of yellow and orange paper
Scissors
Glue
Instructions:

1. Cut out the inside of a paper plate, leaving only the outside circle.
2. Cut strips of yellow and orange paper.
3. Glue the yellow and orange paper to the paper plate circle, creating a lion’s mane.
4. Make sure they give a loud ROAR!

 Physical Development

  1. Get moving and dance along to these songs!

Animal Boogie

Let’s go to the Zoo

  1. Make a paper chain snake. This is a great funky fingers activity!
    Resources:
    Paper (any colours you’d like to use)
    Scissors
    Stapler
    Glue
    Googly eyes
    Instructions:
    1. First, decide on which colours you want to use. You could use two or three colours and try to make your snake a repeating pattern, for example, red, orange, red, orange.
    2. Cut strips of each colour.
    3. With an adult, use a stapler or glue to connect the chains.
    4. Add a head by cutting out a triangle and gluing it to the first chain. You could also add a tail!
    5. Glue googly eyes on the head and add a red tongue, then you’re done!

 

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Get ready for next week’s Dough Disco!
To make sure you are prepared and ready to get your fingers moving, use this simple recipe to make some dough at home.
If you don’t have any dough you can still join in!