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HOME LEARNING ACTIVITIES

Here are some pictures and work you have sent me of your home learning this week. Please keep sending me photos, videos and documents and I will put them on here for your friends to see. Please email them to rbrennan@crick.northants.sch.uk 

Week Beginning 6th July 2020

Hello everyone! I hope you have had a great weekend. What have you been up to?  I hope you enjoyed my story this week on our Venus home page. If you haven't watched it, check it  out.

Please find below this weeks work. As always, any problems or work you would like to share than please email me on rbrennan@crick.northants.sch.uk or phone the school office. 

Don't forget if you would like more activities, why not complete the Lockdown Challenges! Also Read, read, read...we love to read! 

Have a great week!

SPORTS DAY

As we can't have our real sports day we are going to have a VIRTUAL SPORTS DAY this Thursday!! All week you can participate in the activities on www.northamptonshiresport.org/school-games. On Thursday watch the opening ceremony by following the link and join in with us virtually by wearing your house colour all day and doing some sporting activities. I would love to see your challenges in your house colour, feel free to email me with some pictures or videos!

 

National Children's Art week:

We are in the 2nd week of National Children's Art Week! It celebrates and encourages children to explore artwork and try things they haven't tried before! The last few months has highlighted how essential creativity and the visual arts are for learning, connecting and well-being. So now is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate it.
The themes are:
  • Week 1 (from 29 June): The Natural World
  • Week 2 (from 6 July): Connecting across generations
  • Week 3 (from 13 July): Literacy and creative writing
There are some lovely ideas on the official website for themed projects: https://engage.org/happenings/?project=childrens-art-week

Monday

Phonics

Recap our set 2 and 3 sounds so far. Then introduce the new sound, “er” “ a better letter” https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ Read these “er” words and add the dots and dashes on your words. Red words. 

 

English

It is the start of a new Talk for Writing booklet this week. You can download it here. https://www.talk4writing.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/R-Rabbit-F.pdf  Read the story to your child and discuss any unfamiliar vocabulary, use page 5  to help. Then have a go at answering some of the questions on Page 4. You could ask your child to write some of the answers on this sheet.

 

Maths

Starter – https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ordering-and-sequencing/caterpillar-ordering 

Remind children of the rhyme “Add forwards, take away backwards.” Today we are going to practice taking away. Model starting with a number and taking away the second number. How many have we got left?  Complete these sums – they can use objects to help them or use their fingers.

 

Understanding the world

Can you name and describe different weathers we have in England? Do you know which seasons they generally happen in? What show we wear in different weathers? Why? Have a go at sorting these pieces of clothing depending on when you would wear them. 

 

Tuesday

Phonics

Recap our set 2 and 3 sounds so far. Then introduce the new sound, “ow” “brown cow” https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ . Have a go at reading these words and adding the dots and dashes. Red words. 

 

English

https://www.talk4writing.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/R-Rabbit-F.pdf ‘Once upon a time’ is an important opening phrase to get a story going. Our poem uses the weather to get the story going: ‘Once upon a rainy day’. Can you have a go at starting a story in different ways e.g. ‘Once upon a sunny day.’ Use Page 6 to help. Then have a look at page 7. What do/did you want to do most in Lockdown?

 

Maths

Starter – Pose this problem to the children “First there were 6 people on a bus and then 1 person got off. How many are still on the bus?” How do you know?

Recap taking away from yesterday and using a number line to add last week. You could use the life sized one you made last week. Demonstrate taking on a number line by starting on the first number and counting back (jumping back down the number line) the second number to see what we land on. Complete this activity drawing on the jumps or do it practically on a life sized number line.

 

Expressive arts and design

Have a go at one of these outdoor art on Page 10 of our T4W booklet -  https://www.talk4writing.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/R-Rabbit-F.pdf

 

Wednesday

Phonics

Recap our set 2 and 3 sounds so far. Then introduce the new sound, “ai” “snail in the rain” https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ . Have a go at playing dominoes with these words and picturesRed words. 

 

English

https://www.talk4writing.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/R-Rabbit-F.pdf Re read the story to your child. Look at at the activity of page8. In the story, Ned, Rabbit, Olive and Owl thought of ways to reach each other’s homes. What were these ideas? Can you think of more magical ways they could have traveled? Draw and label your ideas. If you finish that, look at page 9 Can you write your own note and float it in a pond, your bath or the kitchen sink.

 

Maths

Starter – Complete these sums 6 – 3 = ? and 8 – 2 = ?

Discuss halving and sharing? What do these mean? Show children a bowl of strawberries. Explain that you are going to share them into 2 equal groups so there will be half for us and half for a friend. Put a handful straight onto one plate without counting – make sure one plate has more strawberries. Ask your child if this is fair? How can we make it fair? Repeat with another number. Ask children to share equally numbers 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10 into two bowls. How can we find half?

 

Communication and language

Have a go at copying and making patterns. Clap, stamp and tap a pattern and see if your child can copy it. Take turns so they make a pattern for you and you make one for them. Maybe start off with a clap, a tap of the head and a clap.

 

Thursday 

Phonics

Recap our set 2 and 3 sounds so far. Then introduce the new sound, “oa” “a goat in a boat” https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ . Have a go at rolling a dice and reading some “oa” words.  Red words. 

 

English

https://www.talk4writing.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/R-Rabbit-F.pdf Look at the story again. Discuss the weather and what Ned would see if it was a cloudy day? Do you ever look at the clouds and see pictures? Have a look at the activity on page 11 or the clouds in the sky. What can you see? Can you write it in a sentence? Remember to use your sounds. 

 

Maths  

Starter – How can I share 6 objects between two people?

Ask children what odd and even mean? How can we find out if a number is odd or even? Establish that an even number can be shared equally between 2 people. Recap sharing 2 pieces of fruit into two groups – is this even? Fair? Try it with 3 apples. Is this even? Is it odd? Ask children to investigate numbers 1 – 10 to find out if they are even or odd numbers.

 

Personal, Social and Emotional Development / PHSE

This week in PHSE we are looking at the final letter in SCARF, our focus is friendship. In school we are thinking about the qualities of friendship. Maybe you could draw your friend and write a recipe for friendship e.g. share, take turns, be kind, play together. Then, think about another recipe – a recipe for making up. e.g. say sorry, shake hands or hug - though not at the moment (what could be an alternative?), do something special to show you really want to be their friend again.

 

 

Friday

Phonics

Recap our set 2 and 3 sounds so far. Then introduce the new sound, “ew” “chew the stew” https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ . Have a go at reading these words. Red words. 

 

English

https://www.talk4writing.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/R-Rabbit-F.pdf Sing the rhyme on page 12 (one of my favourites! Although this is slightly different to my version). Have a go at the activity on Page 13.  Remember to use your sounds.

 

Maths

Starter – Ask children to stand up for odd numbers and sit down for even numbers while counting to 10. (use yesterday’s work to help them. What do they notice?

Using the Numicon shapes, can you sort numbers 1 – 10 into odd and even numbers? What do you notice about the odd Numicon shapes? You could try and sort the numbers 11 – 20 for an extra challenge.

 

Physical Development

Yoga – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhYtcadR9nw

 

Week Beginning 29th June 2020

Hello everyone! I hope you have had a great weekend. I have had a lovely picnic and have been climbing trees with Ruby. She got very muddy and had huge smiles the whole time. What have you been up to?  I hope you enjoyed my story this week on our Venus home page. If you haven't watched it, check it  out.

Please find below this weeks work. As always, any problems or work you would like to share than please email me on rbrennan@crick.northants.sch.uk or phone the school office. 

Don't forget if you would like more activities, why not complete the Lockdown Challenges! Also Read, read, read...we love to read! 

Have a great week!

Monday

Phonics

Recap the set 2 sounds and then introduce todays sound “o-e” “phone home”. Watch todays lesson https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ. Then have a go at this activity, reading the word and then revealing the picture. Red words.

 

English

We are carrying on with the T4W book this week. https://www.talk4writing.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/R-Maxs- Discuss what a rhyme is and the rhythm that goes with a rhyme. Have a look at the rhyme on page 15. Have a go at saying it, adding actions to it. Look at this PowerPoint. Once you have had a go at this, cut these cards out and see if your child can match them up -  rhyming matching game or for a bigger challenge have a go at this activity.  

 

Maths

Starter – Count backwards from 20, you could sing along to this video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srPktd4k_O8

Recap adding and taking away from last week, Say the little rhyme “Add forwards, take away backwards.” Today we are going to practice adding, counting all the objects together. Complete these sums – you can use objects to help them or use their fingers.

 

Understanding the world

Have a go at this science investigation. Here are some questions you could ask your child about the experiment. I would love to see some pictures. Please email me them.

 

PE for the week

Can you join in with the Northamptonshire Sports challenges?  Follow the link for this week's challenge.  From 10am Monday on the Northamptonshire Sport website (www.northamptonshiresport.org/school-games), you will be able to view the Weekly Challenge video which will demonstrate and explain the different challenges. Then, it is over to you to try at home Then, it is over to you to try at home or school! Remember to try and take part and send in your entry as points mean prizes! Remember, all of the challenges are for anyone to have a go at to try and improve their skills. Remember, we want you all to have a go so don't worry if you can't complete the challenge - give it a try, see what you can do and try and achieve your own mini-challenges and set a personal best!

 

 

Tuesday

Phonics

Recap the set 2 sounds and then introduce today’s sound “u-e” “huge brute”. Watch todays lesson https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ. Then ask your child to read these words adding the dots and dashes onto the cards. Red words.

 

English

https://www.talk4writing.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/R-Maxs-Recap Max’s Jungle adventure and the animals who lived in the jungle. Where else could Max have gone to see some other animals? Look at the animals on page 17, can you match them to their homes? Once you have matched them can you either label the pictures using your sounds or write a simple sentence for each using your sounds, e.g. Sheep live on a farm.

 

Maths

Starter – Can you answer these sums? 6 – 3 = ?, 7 – 4 = ?, 8 – 2 = ?

Recap adding from yesterday and introduce a number line. You could make a life sized one for your child to jump along. Demonstrate adding on a number line by starting on the first number and counting on (jumping on) the second number to see what we land on. Complete this activity by drawing on the jumps or do it practically on a life sized number line.

 

Expressive arts and design

Have a go at making a paper plate animal. Here are some examples….

 

 

 

Wednesday

Phonics

Recap the set 2 sounds and then introduce today’s sound “aw” “yawn at dawn”. Watch todays lesson https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ. Then complete this activity https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/2/dragons-den for the “aw” sound. Red words.

 

English

 https://www.talk4writing.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/R-Maxs-We are going to go on a search for some different animals today. Can you hide some pictures of animals or use teddies to hide around your garden or house? Provide your child with a simple map of your garden or house, ask your child to go on an adventure finding the different animals, and marking these on your map. Can they write the animal names on the map showing where they found them?  Remember to use your sounds. Look at page 19 and 20 for more help.

 

Maths

Starter - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ordering-and-sequencing/caterpillar-ordering

Discuss doubling, what does this mean? Demonstrate adding the same number to itself. Recap doubling from yesterday. Give your child a small pile of objects e.g. stones, pasta, shells. Ask them to double the amount by adding the same amount. How many have you got now? 

 

Communication and language

Mystery Box - Hide something in a box and ask your child to ask questions about what might be inside the box. You could let them feel it and describe what it feels like. Get them to hide something in there for you to guess too.

 

Thursday

Phonics

Recap the set 2 sounds and then introduce today’s sound “are” “care and share”. Watch todays lesson https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ. Then read these words and put the dots and dashes underneath. Red words.

 

English

https://www.talk4writing.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/R-Maxs-. Have a look at the Tiger fact file on page 21. Then using the template on page 22 can you write your own fact file on an animal of your choice? You might like to do some research about your animal with your adult first. Remember to use your sounds.  

 

Maths  

Starter – Have a go at answering these addition sums; 4 + 3  =?, 3 + 2 = ?, 5 + 4 = ? . You could use objects to help.

Recap doubling from yesterday. Use these Numicon Cards, to hide around the house or garden. Ask your child to find the two same numbers and count to find the answer to the double. You could record them using this sheet. 

 

Personal, Social and Emotional Development / PHSE

Please keep sending photos of your child learning a new skill. We have a large board ready to display the photos and celebrate the achievement and resilience of learning new things in lockdown. The board will still be there for the children to see in September.

 

Resilience - Our theme in school this week is resilience. One way of thinking about being resilient is having the ability to ‘bounce back’ from difficulties. Resilience isn’t something we are born with but something we can learn. For adults and children, the Covid-19 changes will have affected our resilience and how we feel each day. In recent years, school has had a focus on “Growth Mindset” and thinking of what we can do when we find things hard. Try some of the suggestions below.

  • Sometimes, someone might say “I can’t…” but today practice saying “I can try..." or “I’m going to try…”
  • Encourage yourself and others with positive phrases;
    • You can do it
    • Keep trying
    • You’re almost there
    • Believe in yourself
    • Don’t worry if you can’t do it straight away
    • We can learn from our mistakes 
    • Well done
    • I believe in you
  • Try some of the ideas from “Keeping Yourself Healthy Inside And Out” that we look at before. https://www.coramlifeeducation.org.uk/SCARF-home-learning-plans-set-1
  • Talk to others or get in touch with your GP if you are feeling you can’t help yourself or others “bounce back”.

 

Friday

Phonics

Recap the set 2 sounds and then introduce today’s sound “ur” “nurse with a purse”. Watch todays lesson https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ. Then read these words and put the dots and dashes underneath. Red words.

 

English

https://www.talk4writing.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/R-Maxs- Reread Max’s adventure. Where did he go? What animals did he see? Can you pretend you are Max and write a postcard home telling them about his adventure? Look at page 23 for more ideas.

 

Maths

Starter – https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/helicopter-rescue

Recap doubling from this week and how we add the same number to itself so we get twice as Many. Look through your work from this week to help you. Then complete these words problems – you could draw things to help you or use objects like we have done in the week.

 

Physical Development

Yoga - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obzFP6eEGAg

Week Beginning 22nd June 2020

Hello everyone! I hope you have had a great weekend. I went to the beach this weekend and had a great time paddling in the sea, having a picnic and digging a hole.  What have you been up to?  I hope you enjoyed my story this week on our Venus home page. If you haven't watched it, check it  out.

Please find below this weeks work. As always, any problems or work you would like to share than please email me on rbrennan@crick.northants.sch.uk or phone the school office. 

Don't forget if you would like more activities, why not complete the Lockdown Challenges! Also Read, read, read...we love to read! 

Have a great week!

Monday

Phonics

Today we are continuing to practise our Set 2 sounds. Go through all the speed sounds https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnkgOJjg0T8 and then get your child to read these words and find the special friends. Can they match the words to the correct set 2 sound card? Red words for this week. Red words.

 

English

It is the start of a new T4W booklet. This week Max goes on another adventure. Click here for the booklet - https://www.talk4writing.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/R-Maxs-Jungle.pdf. Read the story and have a go at the activity on page 6 and then answer the questions on Page 7. Remember to use your sounds when you are writing, here is the sound strip to help you.

 

Maths

Starter - Discuss counting backwards from 10. Have a go at playing the Counting choirs game – You count up in ones until you point to your child then they will count back in 1’s until you point to yourself again to count up until you point back to them to count back again.

Try to get your child to count back from 20, they can use a number line to help them. Show children this number line and see if they can find the missing numbers by counting backwards. Chose the tricky sheet: counting back from 10 or the trickier sheet: counting back from 20.

 

Understanding the world

Max went to the Jungle in our story for English and he saw and heard many different animals. Can you sort these animals depending on how many legs they have? Once you have done this maybe you could sort some other animals in different ways e.g. ocean animals and land animals, farm animals and pets.

 

PHSE for the week

This week in school we are thinking about achievement and understanding that achievement is more than just academic success.

In school we have a display board for new skills learnt during lockdown. If your child has learnt a new skill e.g baking, cooking, riding a bike, then send us a photo and an explanation and we will put it on display.

 

PE for the week

Can you join in with the Northamptonshire Sports challenges?  Follow the link for this week's challenge.  From 10am Monday on the Northamptonshire Sport website (www.northamptonshiresport.org/school-games), you will be able to view the Weekly Challenge video which will demonstrate and explain the different challenges. Then, it is over to you to try at home Then, it is over to you to try at home or school! Remember to try and take part and send in your entry as points mean prizes!

Remember, all of the challenges are for anyone to have a go at to try and improve their skills. Remember, we want you all to have a go so don't worry if you can't complete the challenge - give it a try, see what you can do and try and achieve your own mini-challenges and set a personal best!

 

 

Tuesday

Phonics

This is the start of our Set 3 sounds. However if you don’t feel like your son/daughter are confident with Set 2, please keep practicing these sounds and green words.

Set 3 sound – “ea” “cup pf tea” Watch todays lesson https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ. Then have a go at this activity, matching the word to the pictureRed words.

 

English

Reread the story, https://www.talk4writing.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/R-Maxs-Jungle.pdf. What happened to Max’s bandana? Can you design your own? (Page 8). Discuss describing objects by adding descriptive words (adjectives) to a noun (name of person, place or thing). Look through the example on page 9. Discuss how Max has built up the sentences by describing the ball. Have a go at describing something in your house, can you draw a picture and write your descriptive sentence underneath?

 

Maths

Starter - Sing 10 green bottles hanging on the wall to practise counting back from 10.

Introduce taking away and the symbol that goes with this. Model starting with 6 objects and taking 4 away – how many have we got left? Write this as a sum and repeat with another example. Then complete greedy monster. As an extra challenge they could write the subtraction sum that goes with each one.

 

Expressive arts and design 

Can you make your very own animal mask? You could use one of these templates if you would like. You can be as creative as you like.

 

Wednesday

Phonics

Recap Set 2 sounds and then introduce our new Set 3 sound – “oi” “spoil the boy” Watch todays lesson https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ. Then have a go at this activity, reading the word and then revealing the picture. Red words.

 

English

https://www.talk4writing.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/R-Maxs-Jungle.pdf  Reread the story or ask your child to retell the story to you. Think about the different animals in the story. Look at the animals on Page 10, Try to solve the clues – can they guess which animal they are describing? Ask your child to choose an animal from Page 14, can they think of clues to tell you about that animal? Get them to have a go at writing their own clues. Remember to encourage them to use their sounds.

 

Maths

Starter – Last man standing: Try to get a few people to play and create a circle (it can be played with just two of you too though so don’t worry if you haven’t got anyone else) Take it in turns to count back from 10 around the circle. The person who says 0 sits down and the count continues until there is only one player left standing.

Look at the problem:

First there were 5 people on the bus. Then 2 people got off the bus. Now there are 3 people on the bus.

Model this problem using a vehicle or cubes, or shells or any objects you have handy so your child can see the problem happening. Then have a look at these first, then, now problems and ask them to find out answers by using objects to help them.

 

Communication and language

Set up a pin the tail on the donkey game. Blindfold your child and give directions for them to follow in order for them to place the tail in the right place. Swap over so you are blindfolded and your child has to give the instructions.

 

Thursday

Phonics

Recap Set 2 sounds and then introduce our new Set 3 sound – “a-e” “make a cake” Watch todays lesson https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ. Then have a go at this activity, roll and readRed words.

 

English

https://www.talk4writing.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/R-Maxs-Jungle.pdf Practise singing or saying the alphabet. Can you write the alphabet out? Once you have written the alphabet either complete a walk like Max suggests on page 11 or see how many things you can think of that begin with each letter. Have a go at writing them down – remember to use your Fred fingers and sound strip.

 

Maths  

Starter – Ask chn to solve this first, then, now problem. First there were 10 horses. 5 horses galloped away. Now there are …….. horses.

Discuss taking away and counting backwards. Give children 6 or 10 cubes/pasta/cars/shells. Roll a 1-3 dice or pick a 1, 2 or 3 number card and take this number away from your number. Model writing the sum and then repeat, starting with a 6 or 10 again, can your child write the subtraction sum.  

 

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Do you know how to properly care for a pet? Can you draw and label some things we need to do to take acre of a pet?

 

Friday

Phonics

Recap Set 2 sounds and then introduce our new Set 3 sound – “i-e” “nice smile” Watch todays lesson https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ. Then have a go reading these words. Red words.

  

English

https://www.talk4writing.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/R-Maxs-Jungle.pdf Reread the story and see if you can pick out all the animals Max heard or met on his adventure. What sounds did they make? Complete the activity on Page 13. Then have a go at reading the animal noises on page 14 and match them to the correct animal picture. You could have a go at writing the words yourself using your sound strip.

Extra activity – page 12. Have a go at making your own maracas.

 

Maths

Starter – Have 10 objects, roll a dice and ask children to take that many objects away. What is the subtraction sum?

Use these cards and face them down on the table. Ask your child to select a 10 take away sum card. See if they can solve the sum and write the answer. They can use objects to help them.

 

Physical Development – Yoga https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAT5NiWHFIU linked to “we’re going on a bear hunt.”

 

Week Beginning 15th June 2020

Hello everyone! I hope you have had a great weekend and enjoyed the sunshine! I have thoroughly enjoyed being in my garden and doing some messy play with Ruby. We love to get messy, although Ruby just likes to eat it all!  What have you been up to?  I hope you enjoyed my story this week on our Venus home page. If you haven't watched it, check it  out this week.

Please find below this weeks work. As always, any problems or work you would like to share than please email me on rbrennan@crick.northants.sch.uk or phone the school office. 

Don't forget if you would like more activities, why not complete the Lockdown Challenges! Also Read, read, read...we love to read! You could always send me a video of you reading part pf a story or some green/red words, like I have done for you.

Have a great week!

Monday

Phonics

Introduce “ou”, “Shout it out”. Watch today’s lesson on the sound “ou” - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ. Once you have watched the video have a go at picking a picture card, looking and reading the word and then cover it and have a go at writing the word using the “ou” sound. Practise reading this weeks red words. Red words.

 

English

We are taking a break from the Talk for Writing booklets this week and instead we are going to do some work around one of my favourite stories. I’m sure you will have heard of this story too, it’s called “We’re going on a bear hunt.” by Michael Rosen. If you have the book at home you could read it alternatively here is Micahel Rosen re-sighting his story - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gyI6ykDwds. Join in with the repeated lines as he reads it. Once you have read the story have a go at sequencing these pictures. Then see if you can retell the story yourself using the pictures to help you. For an extra challenge you could write some of the sound words around each picture e.g. Splash, splosh next to the river. Remember to use your sounds. For an even bigger challenge have a go at writing a bit of the story yourself.

 

Maths

Starter – “I count, you count” This game is great to practise counting on from different numbers which will be very useful this week. Begin counting and then you point to your child they continue to count until you point back to yourself. E,g, 1,2   3, 4,    5,6 Try starting at different numbers too.

Once you have completed your starter gather 6 objects, this could be pasta, eggs, buttons, stones …etc. Ask your child to use these and split them and write the sums e.g. 5 and 1 would be written as 5 + 1 =6. Can they find all the different ways to make 6? You could use the whole-part-part template to help.

 

Understanding the world

Linked to our English work, look at the different places that the family explored together when they went on a bear hunt. Can you think of similar locations near to where you live? Can you draw and label them? 

 

PSHE for the week

SCARF - Safety, Caring, Achievement, Resilience and Friendship.

This week in school we are thinking about Caring. We will be thinking about being helpful and caring for their belongings. You can also think about these at home or have a look at the resources about kindness produced for Mental Health Awareness Week in May.

https://www.coramlifeeducation.org.uk/SCARF-home-learning-plans-set-3

 

PE for the week

Can you join in with the Northamptonshire Sports challenges?  Follow the link for this week's challenge. 

The Northamptonshire Sport Virtual School Games continues into Week 7 with basketball https://www.northamptonshiresport.org/week-seven-basketball

From 10am Monday on the Northamptonshire Sport website (www.northamptonshiresport.org/school-games), you will be able to view the Weekly Challenge video which will demonstrate and explain the different challenges. Then, it is over to you to try at home Then, it is over to you to try at home or school! Remember to try and take part and send in your entry as points mean prizes!

Remember, all of the challenges are for anyone to have a go at to try and improve their skills. Remember, we want you all to have a go so don't worry if you can't complete the challenge - give it a try, see what you can do and try and achieve your own mini-challenges and set a personal best!

 

Tuesday

Phonics

Recap “ou”, “Shout it out” and then introduce “oy” , “Toy for a boy” -  Watch today’s lesson on the sound “oy” - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ. Once you have watched the video use these flashcards to read real and nonsense words with the “oy” sound. Red words.

 

English

Think about the story “We’re going on a bear hunt” from yesterday. You could reread the story, listen to Michael Rosen read the story or ask your child to retell the story using the pictures from yesterday. Today we are going to pack for our own adventure, what things would we need to bring with us? Can you write a list of all the things you would take with you? E.g. binoculars, packed lunch. You could write them inside this backpack. Remember to use your sounds.

 

Maths

Starter – Practise counting – https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/ladybird-spots

Discuss how we need to use counting on to help us solve addition to find out how many we have altogether. Discuss two groups adding together and how we use our counting skills, demonstrate using practical objects this could be bananas and oranges or peas and carrots…etc. Then ask you child to complete one of these sheets. The first is tricky, the second is trickier and the third sheet is the trickiest.

 

Expressive arts and design – Can you make your own pair of binoculars for our bear hunt?

 

Wednesday

Phonics

The videos will now restart from the beginning of set 2, feel free to continue to watch them every day to refresh. We will be recapping set 2 sounds for the remainder of this week at a little quicker pace. Flash card the set 2 sounds - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnkgOJjg0T8 Encourage your child to read these words and find the special friends in them, can you add the dots and dashes? Red words.

 

English

Today we are going to go on our very own bear hunt. Reread or watch the story again. What things did the family go through? E.g. river, grass…etc. Discuss if we went on a bear hunt what things we might go through and what sounds might it make or what sounds might we make e.g. stinging nettles, ouch ee, ouch ee, ouch ee or tunnel, echo, echo, echo. Once you have talked about some things you could go through, child to map out their adventure by drawing a story map to show your own route and adventure. The children could add the sounds to the pictures too using their sounds strips. Once you have planned your new adventure, maybe go on an imaginary adventure following your map and retelling your new story verbally round the garden or through the house. E.g. We’re going on a bear hunt, we’re going to catch a big one, what a beautiful day, we’re not scared. Oh no stinging nettles. We can’t go over them, we can’t go under them, we’ll have to go through them. Ouch ee, ouch ee, ouch ee.

 

Maths

Starter – https://www.topmarks.co.uk/addition/addition-to-10

Recap adding from yesterday and how we join two groups together to find a total amount. Explain that we can use our counting on knowledge to help us add quicker and easier. Demonstrate holding the first number in your head and counting on from this – use this PowerPoint to help. After complete this sheet.

 

Communication and language – Play the game I went to the zoo and saw …game

  • One of you starts by saying 'I went to the zoo and saw...' something beginning with A (e.g. ant).
  • The next person continues by saying the previous item (ant) and then something beginning with B (e.g. baboon).
  • Continue taking turns working through the alphabet, adding one more item to the end of the list each time. How far can you get?

 

Thursday

Phonics

Flash card the set 2 sounds - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnkgOJjg0T8. Then play a game of pairs using these set 2 words. Red words.

 

English

Yesterday we planned a new story for We’re going on a bear hunt so today we are going to choose your favourite hurdle your family come across the write. Here is a template for a page of your new book. You can draw a picture of your hurdle e.g. stinging nettles and then have a go at filling in the gaps with your new version. If you would like an extra challenge then have a go at writing the whole page using this template. Don’t forget to use your sound strip and Fred fingers.

 

Maths  

Starter – Roll a dice and collect that number of cubes, pasta or stones. Roll the dice again and add that number to your first amount – how much have you got all together? Repeat. You could write the sums out too.

Today we are putting our addition skills to the test to solve some problems. Discuss listening carefully to the problems and picking out the important information and use objects to help. E.g. First there were 5 dolls in the house. Then 2 more dolls came home. How many dolls are in the house now? Click here for some more problems.

 

Personal, Social and Emotional Development – discuss five things that make your child sad, you could complete this worksheet. Then discuss what you can do when you feel sad. You could ask these questions and record what your child says.

 

Friday

Phonics

Recap all set 2 sounds - - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnkgOJjg0T8. Have a go at saying one of these words and ask your child to write it. You could write it in flour, chalk, magnetic letters or using a pen and paper. Red words.

 

English

In the story of “We’re going on a bear hunt” look at the description of the bear with your child - One shiny wet nose! Two big furry ears! Two big goggly eyes! IT'S A BEAR!'. Today we are going to think of a new animal that we could find on a hunt and then describe e.g. a kangaroo or a monkey. Choose another animal and write a similar description. You could draw your animal and write your description underneath using this template.

 

Maths

Play one or more of these addition games to practise our adding skills from this week. Try to start with the first number and count on to find the answer.

Dice addition

Addition to 20 school bus ride

Colour by numbers – numbers to 10, numbers to 20.

 

Physical Development – Click here for some Yoga to the story of The wizard of Oz https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_3weVPH0-U&vl=en-GB

 

Week Beginning 8th June 2020

Hello everyone! I hope you have had a great weekend! I  got soaked with all the rain and hail while walking around Pitsford reservoir this weekend but then it turned into beautiful sunshine so we had a picnic. What have you been up to? 

On our Venus home page I have added a bedtime story - I hope you enjoy it! 

Please find below this weeks work.  This week I have done a mixture of other activities from the other areas of the EYFS curriculum to go alongside the Maths, English and Phonics. Don't forget the lockdown challenges too -  Lockdown Challenges!

As always any problems or work you would like to share then please contact me on rbrennan@crick.northants.sch.uk or by phoning the school. Have a great week. I can't wait to see what you get up to this week. 

Monday

Phonics

Introduce the sound 'oo' to your children. Watch today’s lesson on the sound “oo” - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ. Once you have watched the video, have a go at this activity. Here are this weeks red words.

 

English 

We are continuing the T4W booklet this week. T4W Booklet - Mouse's Adventure. Read the poem on Page 12. See if you can clap along to the rhythm. Can you read the first verse to your child and ask them to repeat it in different voices. Once the children have had a go at saying it lots, ask them to write the first verse by sounding out each word. You can remind the children of the words they are writing but encourage them to use the sound strip here and phonetically spell the words. You can then have a look at Page 13 and 14 and complete some finger artwork if you wish. To finish today you could complete the activity on page 15, copying the words into a sand tray, paint or flour using your finger.

 

Maths 

Starter – Play “Don’t say 20” from Friday. Taking it turns to count on until you get to 20.

Collect 20 leaves from your garden or a local park. Write the numbers 1 – 20 using a black marker pen. Use a hole punch to make a hole in the leaves and thread them onto string in order.  Alternatively use these number cards and encourage your child to muddle up the numbers and then place them in the right order. Play some games with each other where one of you closes their eyes and the other turns one of the cards  over. When the first person opens their eyes, can they use their detective skills to decide which number is missing?

 

Understanding the world 

Sink or Float? Get a large container (eg a bowl or plastic box or use your bath), fill it with water, and with the children collect a range of objects from around the house. Ask the children to guess whether the object will float or sink. As an extension you could ask your child why they think this. The children can then try each material and see if they made a good guess.

 

PHSE

In school last week, we looked at all the things we have in place to keep us safe as we returned to school. We will look at other ways we keep safe this week. A focus at home could be keeping safe online. We regularly cover keeping safe online at school and take part in Internet Safety Day every February. Have a look at the resources at https://www.coramlifeeducation.org.uk/SCARF-home-learning-plans-set-2

 

 

Tuesday

Phonics

Recap the sound 'oo' to your children and then introduce “ar”, “Start the car”. Watch today’s lesson on the sound “ar” - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ. Once you have watched the video have a go at this activity, read the words and colour in all nonsense words in one colour and real words in another. Practise reading this weeks red words.

 

English

Read through Page 16 with your child. Have a go at making your own fruit or vegetable hedgehog (page 17). Ask your child to draw and label their hedgehog with the ingredients you used. Remember to sound out each word and use the sound strip to help you.  As an extension you could try to write how you made the hedgehog using some of the time connectives from last week e.g. First cover an onion in foil.

 

Maths 

Starter – Say a number between 1 and 20 and see if your child can write it correctly. If they struggle this can be something you can practise over the next few weeks. 

Today we are going to concentrate on the teen numbers.  Draw two ten frames on the patio/ on paper or even create them using masking tape.  Here is an example of two ten frames. Ask your child to show the number 11 on their ten frames (using counters/pasta/shells/ beads etc). Hopefully they will fill up one ten frame and realise they will need to put one on the second one. Write the number 11 down and talk about how the first 1 actually means 1 ten, and the other 1 mean one unit by itself (referring back to the ten frames. Repeat by making other teen numbers, writing the numeral each time and starting to build the understanding that each teen number means ten and ___ more.

 

Expressive arts and design – For this activity you’ll need some tape and a collection of things like cardboard tubes, plastic bottles and egg cartons. Use these materials to make a marble run, exploring the effect of gradient on speed.

 

Wednesday

Phonics 

Recap the sounds 'oo' and “ar”to your children and then introduce “or”, “shut the door”. Watch today’s lesson on the sound “or” - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ. Once you have watched the video have a go at this activity. Play with a family member, taking turns to roll the dice, read the words and cover using an object – who will be the first to get 3 in a row? Practise reading this weeks red words.

 

English 

Have a look at page 18, can you go on a hunt and see what objects you can find. Once you have been for you hunt, have a look at page 19 and 20. Can you solve the riddles? Try writing your answers in the box using your sound strip. If you would like an extra challenge (Page 21), have a go at writing your own riddles using your sound strips too. Here is mine, can you guess what it is?

I like to make a buzzing noise,

I have black and yellow stripes,

I can sting.

What am I? 

 

Maths 

Starter - Count on from a different number other than 1. Ask your child to carry on counting from a number you say e.g. 6. See if they can count on up to 20. Repeat with another number.

Recap teen numbers, what do all the teen numbers have in common – all have one ten and some more. Complete this activity. Some children may be able to recognise straight away for example that ten and 6 makes 16. If not can they put the 10 in their heads and count on? Here is a different activity you might like to try to consolidate. 

 

Physical Development

 Make some threading cards or use buttons, beads, pasta or leaves to practise threading string.

 

Thursday

Phonics 

Recap the sounds 'oo' , “ar” and “or” to your children and then introduce “air”, “That’s not fair”. Watch today’s lesson on the sound “air” - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ. Once you have watched the video have a go at this game - https://www.ictgames.com/dinosaurEggs_phonics/mobile/  Practise reading this weeks red words.

 

English 

Go into to garden and look at the different plants you have. Do they all have petals? Stems? Leaves? Roots? Where are the different parts to the plants? Have a go at labeling them on page 22. Once you have completed this, ask your child to draw their own flower picture and label their picture. Encourage the children to use the sound strip to sound out each word. Finish off today by reading the rhyme on page 23.

 

Maths 

Starter – Matching game

One more and one less – discuss the vocabulary more and less. Discuss this problem “There are 6 frogs on a log. One jumps into the pond. How many frogs are left on the log?” Using your number cards, muddle the cards up and practice picking a number and seeing how quickly your child can say what is 1 more or 1 less than that number. Then complete this worksheet.

 

Personal, Social and Emotional Development 

Have a chat about things that make you all happy. Ask your child to complete this sheet.  

 

Friday

Phonics 

Recap the sounds 'oo' , “ar”, “or”, and “air” to your children and then introduce “ir”, “whirl and twirl”. Watch today’s lesson on the sound “ir” - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ. Once you have watched the video have a go at this game. Practise reading this weeks red words.

 

English 

Read Page 24 and complete the activity on page 25. Can you find something that is wet, dry, soft, hard, prickly and smooth in your garden or house? Can you draw and label your picture. You can use this worksheet to help you. Finish off today by mixing some paints and seeing what colours you make – Page 26 and 27.

 

Maths 

Play a game of Number Bingo, All players to have a Ladybird Bingo board and then cut out these number cards to put in a pile. Pick a number card and cover your board if you have that number. Who in your family will win?

Extra activity: Number blocks! Number blocks have episodes dedicated to each teen number. You can find them on the BBC iplayer or through the cbeebies website.

 

Communication and language  https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/eyfs-listening-skills-sound-games-1/zm72kmn Listen and discuss the sounds and decide which one is the odd one out. Encourage your child to explain why they think a sound is the odd one out.

 

Welcome back!

I hope you have had a lovely half term in the sunshine.  I have loved being in the garden. going for lots of walks and I even visited some pigs, chickens and goats this weekend with Ruby. What have you been up to?

Thank you to all those parents who have sent me a video of your children in response to mine. I have really loved watching them.  If you haven't got round to making one yet, no problem, once you have please send it to me on rbrennan@crick.northants.sch.uk . 

I have been busy this week setting up your "new" classroom. It will look a little different when you join us but we will still have lots of fun. Please don't worry if you are not returning yet, I will be setting the work on here and I can be contacted on my email at any time. Please send me lots of videos, photos and work showing me what you have been doing at home. I would love to see them and share them with your friends on here.

Week beginning 1st June

Each day this week there is a Maths activity, a Phonics activity, an English activity, a Physical Development activity and a well-being activity for you to do. Please also continue to read daily to your child and listen to them read as well.  There are many e-books on Oxford Owl and there are books put outside of school Monday – Friday for you to borrow. 

This term I have also added some extra Lockdown challenges linked to the other areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. Feel free to do as many as you like over the next few weeks  and send them into me too. Click here for your Lockdown Challenges!

Monday

 

One task we would like all the children to do if possible is to draw a picture of themselves or similar for Miss Lack and  send it to me via email or pop it into school so I can make a big class  Get Well card.

 

Phonics- Introduce the sound 'ay' to your children. Watch today’s lesson on the sound “ay” - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ. Once you have watched the video print and cut or write these words for the children to practise reading - remember the "ay" is one sound so it only needs one Fred finger. Once the children have read them a few times place them around the garden or house. Then say one of the words and ask your child to find it by reading the words carefully. Once they have found it bring it back to you until they have finished. You could repeat the activity to see if they get any quicker at reading them. Red words - introduce these Red words (words that can't be sounded out).  Keep flash carding your child them during the day so they recognise and can learn them.

 

English -T4W Booklet - Mouse's Adventure. Read or listen to the story “Mouse’s Adventure”. This is a great story and I can only imagine what my teddies do at nighttime. Have a lovely talk with your adult about the story and complete the activity on page 5. Then have a look at page 6 and see if you can match the pictures to the words, think about the initial sound to help you.  


Maths - 
Make a counting book from 1 – 10 or for an extra challenge try to make one from 1-20. Write the numbers and then stick in objects, use stamps or draw drawings of different objects to represent each number on each page. Click here for an example.

 

Physical Development - This week I have planned a physical development activity for you to complete, where possible. Physical development is one of the seven areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum and is used to develop a child's movement, handling of objects, understanding of their own body and health and levels of self-care.

 Fine motor skill activity - Have a go at cutting these different lines, each sheet gets slightly trickier. Sheet 1. Sheet2. Sheet 3. Try to stay on the line as best as you can. You could also try cutting different materials using your scissors for extra practise e.g. playdough, cooked spaghetti or jelly.

 

Well being - Please click here for some information, a daily activity and a weekly activity. 

Tuesday

Phonics - Recap the "ay" sound and words from Monday. Then introduce the new sound "ee" Watch todays video -  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ. Once you have watched the video print or write these words out, can your child read them using their Fred Fingers, you could draw the sound buttons on to help. After reading each word ask the children to decide if it is a real word or an alien word (a word that has been made up). You could make two boxes to sort them into or have a 'bin' to put all the alien words and keep the real words separate. Red Words – I have added a couple of new red words. Can you read them all? 

English - T4W Booklet - Mouse's Adventure. Read or listen to the story again and complete the activity on Page 7. Choose a teddy of your choice and think about what he/she might do and say if he went to the same places that Mouse went to.  

 

Maths - Hidden bonds. Give children two bowls and some small objects e.g. peas, stones, marbles. Start with 3 objects and ask children how many pebbles could be in each bowl. Try it and see. Could one bucket have 0? Find all the combinations using 3 objects. You could record this by drawings or writing the numbers down. Repeat this activity using a different number between 1 and 10. Remember the bigger the number the harder it is and more combinations there are.

 

Physical Development - Gross motor skill activity - Can you practise moving in different ways, try moving as these animals? This could be done in the house or in your garden. You could plan and perform a routine using some of the different movements. Click here for some movement ideas but feel free to make your own up. It would be good to discuss some of the new vocabulary for movements too.

 

Well being - Please click here for some information, a daily activity and a weekly activity. 

 

Wednesday

Phonics - Recap the "ay" and “ee” sound and words from Monday and Tuesday. Then introduce the new sound "igh" Watch todays video -  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ. Then have a go at playing this game by reading the real words and fake words - https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/2/buried-treasure Red Words – I have added a couple more new red words. Can you read them all?

English - To start today’s lesson, look at page 8 and see if you recognise the rhyme.  I know that you have been working on rhymes so I’m sure you will be brilliant at this. Have a go at singing it together, adding your own actions. Sing the rhyme again clapping out the rhythm. Once you have done this, remind yourselves of the story either by rereading it or listening to it. Now it is time to take your favourite teddy on an adventure just like Mouse.  

Maths - What is missing? Look at the part-whole models. Can you use objects like marbles or stones, draw pictures or use your fingers to help you find the missing numbers. Fill in the blank circles. As an extension you could make your own using yesterday’s work to help you. 

 

Physical Development - Fine motor skill activity - Using some kitchen tongs, a peg or tweezers to make a picture using pom pom/buttons/peas or anything else small you have around the house. Alternatively pick out buttons, googly eyes, stones (anything small) out of slime, shaving cream, jelly water or even just from one bowl to another.This activity is great for strengthen the muscles in the hands and fingers which will help with pencil grip and handwriting. Here are a few examples to inspire you with this activity but feel free to be as creative as you like. Click here for some examples. 

Well Being -  Please click here for some information, a daily activity and a weekly activity. 

Thursday

Phonics - Recap the sound and words from this week. Then introduce the new sound "ow" Watch todays video -  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ. Once you have watched this, play a game of pairs with “ow” words. Can you find the matching picture to go with the word? Who will win? Click here for the words and pictures. Red Words – I have added a couple more new red words. Can you read them all?

English - Have a look at Mouse’s new adventure on Page 9, remind yourselves of where he went and what he saw. Then have a look at the activity of page 10. Can you retell his adventure using the time connectives; first, then, after that, next? Have a think about where else we might use these words. 

 

Maths - Race to 20. This is a two or more player game. Have a number track each (click here) or you could drzw one big one out and physically move across it. Take it in turns to roll a dice. If you roll 1 -5 collect the corresponding objects (counters, stones, beads…etc) to fill your track. If you roll a 6 go back to the start. Discuss what number you are on each time you add your objects to your number track. You could discuss what number comes before and after for an extra challenge. 

 

Physical Development - Gross Motor Skill Activity - Using some sheets of paper or chalk on the patio draw or cut out some puddle shapes, or lily pad shapes.  Once these have been made write numbers to 20 or words from our phonics or a bit of both on them.  Lay it out so that your child can jump onto them. Ask the children to hop from one lily pad/puddle to another to get to the other side. Every time they jump on a lily pad/puddle, ask them to read the number or word to you. Can they get to the other side by jumping? What about hopping? Or as a frog leaping?

Well Being - Please click here for some information, a daily activity and a weekly activity. 

Friday

Phonics - Recap the sound and words from this week. Then introduce the new sound "ow" Watch todays video -  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ. Once you have watched this, play this game. Take it in turns to roll the dice and read one of the words on that row, put a counter or small toy on it. Can you get a row or column before your partner does. Red words– I have added a couple more new red words. Can you read them all?

English - Remind yourselves of the story again, either by reading/listening to it or because your child may know the story quite well by now, ask them to retell the story to you. They might need some questions from you to help them. On Wednesday, you took your teddy on their own adventure around your house. It is now time to use this to create your own adventure story. Place you photos or draw pictures of places you took your teddy onto the story rope, Page 11. Then try to use some of the time connective words to retell your teddies adventure. E.g. One morning Teddy went on another adventure. First he slid down the banister.

Maths - Don’t say 20. A game for two players. On your turn the player chooses to continue to count with 1 or 2 numbers. The next player continues the count. E.g. If the first player counts 1, 2 the second player could count 2 or 2, 3. The aim is to avoid saying 20. Good luck!

 

Physical Development - Follow this link and enjoy some yoga to the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhWDiQRrC1Y 

Well Being -  Please click here for some information, a daily activity and a weekly activity. 

VIRTUAL SCHOOL GAMES

The Northamptonshire Sport Virtual School Games continues into Week 5 with cricket! https://www.northamptonshiresport.org/week-5-cricket

From 10am on the Northamptonshire Sport Twitter and Facebook pages as well as their website (www.northamptonshiresport.org/school-games), you will be able to view the Weekly Challenge video which will demonstrate and explain the different challenges. Then, it is over to you to try at home or school! Remember to try and take part and send in your entry as points mean prizes!

Remember, all of the challenges are for anyone to have a go at to try and improve their skills. Remember, we want you all to have a go so don't worry if you can't complete the challenge - give it a try, see what you can do and try and achieve your own mini-challenges and set a personal best!

Happy Half Term!

Please see the video on the main Venus class page to meet your new teacher, Mrs Brennan. She has set you a little task to do over the week.

Have a lovely week and we will be in touch soon. 

Week Beginning Monday 18th May

 

Hello Reception! We hope you had a fantastic weekend. What did you get up to? Each day this week there is a maths activity, a phonics activity, an English activity and an outdoor activity for you to do. Please also continue to read daily to your child and listen to them read as well.

There are many e-books on Oxford Owl and there are books put outside of school Monday – Friday for you to borrow.

Monday 18th May

Phonics. Please watch today’s phonic lessons by following this link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ

The focus sound today is ng. Extra activities: after the video lessons: you could have a go at this ACTIVITY. Either match the word to the picture, or say what each picture is and write the words without using the word bank at the bottom of the sheet. Click HERE for a sheet you can use to practice writing the letters.

English. This week in English, we will be finishing the Talk for Writing unit of work: Max the Labrador. Please follow this link for the unit:  https://www.talk4writing.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Reception-Sue.pdf

You can also listen to the story here: https://soundcloud.com/talkforwriting/max

Begin by reading and/or listening to the story again. By now, your child will have heard the story several times and should be able to join in with bits or finish some sentences. Today, look at page 18. This is a fun activity! Read the instructions together, looking closely at the pictures and deciding what equipment you could use. If you do not have ribbon, you could use string or cut up an old T-shirt into strips.

Maths: We are going to link in with the work provided by White Rose again this week. The story they have chosen this week is one of our favourites here at Crick!  

It's Superworm by Julia Donaldson. Today we are looking at continuing patterns. 

Outdoor learning

Worms are very important to our environment. Do your children know why?
Worms help to increase the amount of air and water that filters effectively through the soil. They break down organic matter too and help to create compost that is needed to grow plants.
Can you make a wormery out of a glass vase/jar? (Resource link) First of all find some worms, handle them carefully as they have little hairs all over their bodies which can become damaged very easily. Put some of your garden soil into the glass vase/jar, add layers of sand and include teabags, peelings and banana skins so the worms have lots of food to munch on. Make sure that the soil is nice and moist for them otherwise they will be sad and uncomfortable. After a week of observing them, let them go where you found them.
This activity links to the children’s maths learning this week which is based on Superworm! By Julia Donaldson. 

 Tuesday 19th May

Phonics Today’s focus sound is nk. Watch today’s phonics lessons by following this link:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ

Extra activities: Read THIS story together. Pay particular attention to the words with the nk sound in them. Make a list of nk words and count how many you have. Click HERE for a sheet you can use to practice writing the letters.

English Journey stick. Follow the instructions on page 19 to make a journey stick. After the walk, use your stick to talk about where you went and what you saw. Talking is vital to develop children's vocabulary. 

Maths: We will continue with Superworm today and work on becoming excellent at counting. 

  • Look again at the story online or flick through the real book if you have it. Look out for the part where Superworm ends up in the rubbish dump. Today, work with your parents to count how many pieces of rubbish DO NOT go to the rubbish dump and are recycled. Can you put them into groups and count which is the largest group? Will it be paper? Cardboard? Plastic? 
  • Go to your room and count carefully how many books you have. Have you got any other books by Julia Donaldson? If so, write down that number. Extra challenge - can you count how many books you have about nature / outdoors / animals
  • The White Rose learning video shows how to count on a worm numberline here:https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/ 

Outdoor learning

Can you make a wormscape? Help your child to find some worms in your garden, place them in a tray or dish so that your child can watch them (add some soil so they are not uncomfortable). How do they move? Are they all the same size? Are they all the same colour? Here are some photos of worms for you to look at if you cannot find many in your garden.
Make some dough (see recipe from last week’s outdoor learning on Friday) and encourage your child to try to make dough worms the same as the ones they have collected/or in the photos. Put the live worms back into the garden where you found them, and then add your dough ‘worms’ to the tray. You have made your own wormscape! Be careful not to mix live and dough worms as the salt will harm them.

Wednesday 20th May

Phonics For the last 3 days of this term, please open THIS booklet. Look at Ditty 1. Take it in turns to say the speed sounds with your child. Try going faster, or slower. Repeat this several times. Next, read the green words. Encourage your child to Fred talk each word (say the sounds) then blend the sounds to make the word. After that read the red words. These words are not phonetic. If your child does not know them straight away, tell them the word. Now look at the sentences and encourage your child to read them. Give lots of praise! Once they have read them a few times, extend their learning by asking them to write one of the sentences. Look at the sentence and read it several times. We say to the children “Hold the sentence in your head” and we ask them to repeat it back to us. Take the sentence away while they write it. They can look at the sentence afterwards and tick the words they got right. Remind them to use finger spaces between each word.

English Plan your own story. You know the story about Max really well, now it is time to make up your own story about a dog! Follow the instructions on page 20 to plan your own story. I wonder what your dog will be called…  

Maths: Today, we are continuing to count to 20 accurately.

Outdoor learning

Can you make a nature wand? Find some sticks and use string to tie different natural wand tips to them. You could use leaves, flowers, grasses, feathers etc. What spells can you think of? You could use your wands as paintbrushes, with watercolours to make different brush strokes, and paint a nature picture. What wand makes thin strokes? What patterns can you make?

Thursday 21st May 

Phonics. Open THIS booklet. Look at Ditty 2. Work through the page just like yesterday. First the speed sounds (try using silly voices today e.g. a happy voice or a grumpy voice), then the green words, the red words and the sentences. Finally ask your child to have a go at writing one of the sentences. Just like yesterday, read it several times first, hold it in your head, have a go at writing it and tick the words you got right. The children like to tick their own!

English. Page 21. Look at the words on the story mountain. They are great sentence openers that will help you tell your story. On a large piece of paper, draw a picture for all or some of the words. This will help to sequence your story.

Outdoor learning

 Can you make a nature collage? Nature offers some of the best art supplies around. Collect as many resources as you can find and use them to create a beautiful collage. What colours can you find in nature? How many petals can you count on different flowers? Can you see the veins in the leaves? What shapes are the flowers and leaves?


Maths: Today is Outdoor Learning Day at school so enjoy going outside and making this delicious stew for Superworm: Recipe

Friday 22nd May

Phonics. Today we will complete Ditty 3. Say the speed sounds (try loud and quiet today), read the green words, read the red words, read the sentences. To extend further, have a go at writing one of the sentences. Remember to read the sentence first, hold it in your head, write it. Check it and tick the words you got right.
Great work everyone!

English. Page 22. Be a story teller! Use your pictures from yesterday to tell your story. Perhaps your grown-up could record you saying it. Some of you might like to have a go at writing your story. Remember to give it a title!

Maths: Today we are learning how to compare lengths.

  • Imagine you were writing your own book with Julia Donaldson all about Superworm's family. Who would be in his family? How old would they be?  
  • Enjoy using Play Doh to create a family of worms. You could also cook and use spag
  • Can you put them in order of size from smallest to largest? Are they longer or shorter than your hand?
  • Explore the short learning video here for more games and activities to do with length: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

Outdoor learning

Can you make garden music? Create instruments out of anything you can find in the garden. Try using sticks to play the ‘drums’ on the ground or on a wooden fence and listen to how the sounds are different. You could even create your own music station using old tins and pieces of wood suspended from a tree or bush.

Next week is half term so we won't be setting work on the website. Have a well earned rest and enjoy some quality family time! 

Week Beginning Monday 11th May

Hello Reception! We hope you had a super bank holiday weekend! Each day this week there is a Maths activity, a Phonics activity, an English activity and an outdoor activity for you to do. Please also continue to read daily to your child and listen to them read as well. There are many e-books on Oxford Owl and there are books put outside of school Monday – Friday for you to borrow.

Introduction to this week’s Phonics

The daily phonic lessons will help your child learn to read and write. Here is a short video that provides guidance for parents teaching phonics at home (scroll down to see the parent videos): https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/parents/

It is important that we all teach our children to pronounce the sounds in the same way. Please watch this short video to learn the correct pronunciation of each sound: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/reading-owl/find-a-book/read-write-inc-phonics--1/phonics-pure-sounds-video

Each week day, please watch the Read Write inc videos. These videos are ready-made phonic lessons taught by experienced teachers. They are 10-15 minutes long and will help your child on their reading journey. We recommend watching the set 1 videos which start at 9.30am on this link:  https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/parents/

The first video at 9.30am is a speed sounds video. (We do speed sounds every day in school to help the children learn and remember the sounds.) This is followed by a word time video at 9.45am and then a spelling video at 10.00am. The videos are available for 24 hours, so if you can’t watch them at the right time, you can watch them later in the day.

Introduction to this week’s Maths

This week in maths, we will be learning all about the number 8 through looking at our eight-legged friend the spider!

We are going to link in with the work provided by White Rose this week. The story they have chosen this week is: The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle. It doesn’t matter if you do not have the book. Have a look at the website: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/ and you will find a short video and an activity to complete with your child. You can pick and choose what suits you and your child.

In addition or as an alternative, we have put together some challenges each day that link to the number 8 with the aim of getting your child really secure in number.

Introduction to this week’s English

We are continuing with the Talk for Writing unit of work started last week: Max the Labrador. Please follow this link for the unit:  https://www.talk4writing.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Reception-Sue.pdf

You can also listen to the story here: https://soundcloud.com/talkforwriting/max

Monday 11th May

Phonics

Please watch today’s phonic lessons by following this link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ

The focus sound today is X. Extra activities: after the video lessons, read these sentences and see how many words with X you can see. You could copy into a list. Look at this X display poster and read the words.

Maths

 

English

Read and/or listen to the story of Max the Labrador again. Today’s lesson is all about having fun with rhymes! Have a look at page 13 and say or sing the rhyme together until you know the rhyme off by heart. How many nursery rhymes do you know? Did you know nursery rhymes help massively with children’s language and reading development? Throughout the day, see how many you can say and learn! If you need some help, there are loads of rhymes on this BBC website. https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/nursery-rhymes-a-to-z-index/z4ddgwx

Outdoor Learning

The children have been looking at different shapes – encourage your child to draw shapes in the dirt with sticks (fun and a great way to encourage early writing skills). Can they name the shapes? Ask them to draw a particular shape for you? How many sides does your shape have?

 

Tuesday 12th May

Phonics

Today’s focus sound is Sh. This sound is used a lot by teachers! Watch today’s phonics lessons by following this link:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ

Extra activities: Colour and write the Sh words. Say the word first then use your fingers to break it down into phonemes (sounds). Use one finger for each sound. Bush has 3 sounds, b u sh.  There is a short video here to explain how to use Fred fingers. https://www.google.com/search?q=using+fingers+to+spell+RWI&rlz=1C1GCEA_enGB846GB846&oq=using+fingers+to+spell+RWI&aqs=chrome..69i57.8873j1j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8#kpvalbx=_ezS1XtXoG-TmxgOanK9w34They are called Fred fingers because at school we have a little frog called Fred to help us! Next, write the sounds.

Maths

  • Enjoy the challenge on White Rose today as explained above: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/
  • Count forwards and backwards to the number 8. Can you make a mistake? Do they notice?
  • How many different towers of 8 things can they make? A tower of 8 books, 8 duplo bricks, 8 pillows, 8 different toys. If you put two towers in a big pile, how many are there then? Take them away one by one. Count as you go.

 

English

Look at page 14 of the unit of work. First try to remember yesterday’s rhyme. How loud can you say/sing it? Now look at the rhyme about the seasons. Say it together several times, pointing at the words as well. During the day, try to say lots of rhyming words. For example, if you have peas at lunchtime, think up real and silly words that rhyme with peas (peas, knees, fleas). There is a rhyming words activity HERE if you would like to extend your learning!  

Outdoor Learning

  1. Hide and Seek. Play a traditional game of hide and seek using the natural environment. Take care but let your child discover new hiding places then use the opportunity to practise counting together before the search begins. Can they count to 10? Can they count to 20?

 

Wednesday 13th May

Phonics

Today’s lesson is th.  Shame it isn’t THursday! Watch today’s lesson at 9.30am by following this link:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ

Extra activities: Find a dice (maybe you have one in a board game?) and roll it. Say the number, find it on THIS SHEET and read the words next to your number. Repeat a few times. Open THIS ACTIVITY and say the word shown in the picture. Point to or circle the word that matches the picture.

Maths

  • Enjoy the challenge on White Rose today as explained above: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/
  • Say a number between 0 and 8. Can your child quickly say the number before? The number after? You can use activity 3 if you want to.  
  • Can they look for spiders outside and find 8 places they think one could be hiding? They could write 1, 2, 3 etc on a post it note at each place and you could help them form their digits correctly.

English

Look at page 15 of the unit of work. Play the golden river game – it looks good fun! Have a go at saying rhyming words throughout the day as well. Maybe read a rhyming book at bedtime and try to find the words that sound the same on each page. You could have a listen to some more rhymes:  https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/nursery-rhymes-a-to-z-index/z4ddgwx

Outdoor Learning

Plant something. Whether you used seeds, cuttings or fully grown plants moved from somewhere else in the garden, this activity will provide enjoyment for months to come as you check back to monitor progress of your plants. Talk about what the plants need to keep them healthy? What changes does your child notice as they grow?

 

Thursday 14th May

Phonics

Ch is today’s focus sound. Watch the lesson first: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ

Extra activities: Look at THESE PICTURES. Match the words at the bottom of the page to each picture. Look out for the special friends in the words (sh and ch). HERE is a list of ch words. Some are real and some are alien, or nonsense words. The alien/nonsense words won’t make any sense but reading them helps children learn to sound out words they might not be familiar with. Sort the words into those that are real words and those that are alien.

Maths

  • Enjoy the challenge on White Rose today as explained above: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/
  • Explore ways of making 8 with your child using addition. You could do this practically and then record in a number sentence.
  • To extend, try some missing number problems. See activity 4.
  • Set up an obstacle course where you have to do things 8 times. 8 hops, 8 laps round the garden, 8 jumps.

English

Read the words on page 16 together. Find rhyming pairs and colour them in so they match. You can also look at THIS PowerPoint and match the rhyming words.

Outdoor Learning

  1. Sensory exploration. Feel the bark, the leaves, the grass – how does it feel? Is it warm or cold? Smooth or rough? Soft or hard? What can you smell? What can you hear? What can you see?

 

Friday 15th May

Phonics

Today’s sound is Qu. You never have a q without an u! Watch the lessons first: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ

Extra activities: READ the words and match them to the correct picture. Next, LOOK at this story. Read it together and spot all the qu words. You could write them in a list.

Try to spend a little extra time today practising all this week’s sounds. Find a copy of the sounds HERE.

Maths

  • Enjoy the challenge on White Rose today as explained above: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/
  • Start with 8 objects (you could draw and quickly cut out 8 spiders). Hide some under a cloth. How many are left? Show your child how to write the subtraction.
  • You can see how quickly your child can mentally subtract. See activity 5.
  • Look through your reading books. Can you find the number 8 on the pages?
  • Cook some spaghetti with a grown up. Read the recipe together. Use the spaghetti to make an 8 legged spider / monster / octopus.

English

Find page 17. Follow the instructions to have a go at reading and writing some sentences. Remember to praise any attempts at writing, even if they get the first letter of the word! Encourage the children to leave a space the size of their finger between each word.

Outdoor Learning

  1. Make Tree Spirits. These are easy to make using homemade dough – give your child a small ball of dough and help them to create expressive tree spirits.

Push the ball of clay onto the trunk of a tree and shape it into a face, using natural items such as leaves, flowers, twigs and stones to add features. These will dry naturally and wash away when it rains. How is your spirit feeling? Are they happy or sad? Why?

Here is a simple recipe for dough:

Makes 1 coloured ball

Prep 10 minutes

You will need

8 tbsp plain flour

2 tbsp table salt

60ml warm water

food colouring

1 tbsp vegetable oil

Method

  1. Mix the flour and salt in a large bowl. In a separate bowl mix together the water, a few drops of food colouring and the oil.
  2. Pour the coloured water into the flour mix and bring together with a spoon.
  3. Dust a work surface with a little flour and turn out the dough. Knead together for a few minutes to form a smooth, pliable dough. If you want a more intense colour you can work in a few extra drops of food colouring.
  4. Store in a plastic sandwich bag (squeeze out the air) in the fridge to keep it fresh.

Well done for all your hard work this week! Have a super rest at the weekend!   

 

Extra activities

 

DAILY PHONICS

Ruth Miskin who developed the phonics programme Read Write Inc. that we follow in school is offering daily phonic Speed Sound sessions on their Facebook and you tube channel.

https://www.facebook.com/miskin.education/ or https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ

 Films are being streamed live for Set 1 sounds at 9:30am  (they should be available for 24 hours following) and Set 2 at 10am if you want.

 

Phonics Play are also offering free access to phonic games  - https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/   Username: march20   Password: home

 

David Walliams is releasing a 20 minute story every day

https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/?fbclid=IwAR1PtwzyBDzzV83kPp3hvXomOnaYNYLPGz1j6KVKn_pqLsZdjWF4CvoTOd8

 

 Free tutorials & activities on www.themathsfactor.com

Northamptonshire Sport Challenges can you do one each day?

PE WITH JOE starting Monday morning at 9am on YOUTUBE channel: The Body Coach TV

Summer Term

 

Monday 4th May

English

Read story of Max the Labrador together or to your child (you can listen to it by clicking the link in the booklet).  Discuss the story and ask your child some questions about it.  Can you sort the pictures out so that they re-tell the story?

T4W unit

 

Maths

Watch Numberblocks about Odd & Even numbers

https://uk.video.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?fr=yhs-itm-001&hsimp=yhs-001&hspart=itm&p=video+about+odd+%26+even+numebrs+for+EYFS#id=37&vid=2da0f9fada6c4228d7faa2b0308ac569&action=click

 Can you sort the ladybirds into odd and even.  If they are even then they will have the same number of spots on both sides of their body.

Phonics 

Go onto Phonics Play website (User: march20  Password:home)

 Have a go at the Flashcards activity for Phase 2 and/or 3.  How many can you get right in the time?  Can you beat someone in your family?  Make sure they get them write!

 

Tuesday 5th May

English

Recap on the story about Max.  Can you act out the story and/or retell it to someone else?  Can you draw 2 things that Max did at the beginning of the story & 2 things he did at the end?(p8)

 

Maths 

Play the Odd & Even farm game with someone else in your family.  Who is going to win?

 

Phonics

Can you match the words to the pictures by sounding out the words?  If you’re feeling super clever try to have a go at writing the words as well- no peeking!

 

Wednesday 6th May

English

Now it’s your turn to have a go.  Tell your own story, you can use Max’s to help you plan it.  Ask a grown up, or write some notes/draw some pictures on post it notes to help you remember your story.

 

Maths

Sort out the socks!  Are they odd or even?

Phonics

Practice some of the Tricky words and the decodeable words.  Try Phase 2 and if you can do these then try Phase 3.

TW2

TW3

DW2

DW3

 

Thursday 7th May

English

Read or listen to the story 'Max the Labrador' again. You can listen to it by following this link. https://soundcloud.com/talkforwriting/max

Think about some of the words that have been used in the story and have a go at reading them and matching them to the right pictures (p12 & 13).  Try asking your child to point to a word as you say it. Ask them how they know that is the right word.  

Next try to demonstrate each word using toys at home or by drawing pictures. For example, put your teddy under the bed. Draw your car on top of the table.  You could extend their learning by having a go at writing the words next to the picture. Always praise any attempt at writing, even if they get the first letter of the word, that's a good start! 

Phonics

Have a go at this spy and read activity. If your child can read the words easily, just show them the picture and ask them to write each word. You could extend this learning by writing each word in a sentence. E.g. The pig is in the cot. Or something equally as silly!

 Maths

Go on to Purple Mash, I’ve set a Maths 'to do' for you.  Can you win the race?

Outdoor Learning

Hold a nature scavenger hunt - Cut out pictures (or if you can, draw pictures for your child) of things to find in the garden – head outside with your child and use the pictures as a scavenger hunt list. Cross them off as you find them and see which is hardest to spot.

 

 Friday 8th May

Today is a Bank Holiday.  Ask someone in your family why today is a special day.

Perhaps you are having a special picnic in your garden today along with other people in your street.  Remember to stay safe and have a great day.

If you want to do something today then you can design your own flag on Purple Mash and put it in your window or attach it to a stick and wave it!

 

Extras!!!

 

 

20.4.20

Over the next 2 weeks we are all trialing some of the Talk 4 Writing units of work.  You will find the link for it here

 https://mailchi.mp/talk4writing/home-school-booklets

There are also paper copies of this in the school playground if you would rather collect a copy.

Maths- Warm Up - 2D Shape Song (Mister Maker) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4HDHId4RYA


Activity- 2D Shape Recognition
Play matching and shape recognition game on Classroom Secrets (FREE!)

https://kids.classroomsecrets.co.uk/resource/reception-2d-shapes-recognition-game/


https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/


Username: march20
Password: home

https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/ 


Offering free Phonics resources which are worth a look.


During week, practise reading and spelling I, to, no, go, the.

21.4.20

Continue with your T4W booklet

Maths-Warm Up - 2D Shape Song  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTeqUejf3D0


Activity - Guess the 2D Shape
Place a selection of 2D objects in a bag (e.g. a book, CD, coaster, coin etc). Challenge your child to close their eyes and guess the shape of the object. Encourage use of key maths words e.g. circle, rectangle, square, corners, round, flat, sides)

 

22.4.20

Warm Up -2D Shape Song
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEbRDtCAFdU


Activity - Think of a Rule
Grown up pretends they are getting muddled between a square and a rectangle. What’s the same? What’s different? Can your child help you think
of a rule so you can spot a square and a rectangle?

 

23.4.20

2D shape activities can be found here.

 

24.4.20

Here are some different activities that you can try at home 

Spring Term

17.3.20

Can you remember the order that the animals or the 2 thieves went around the farm in "What the Ladybird Heard".  Can you draw a map or tell someone in your family the story?  You could use 2Create a story on Purple Mash if you wanted to.

Ask an adult to hide the numbers 0-20 around your room, garden, kitchen.  Can you find them all and put them in order?

 

18.3.20

Today we had 5 minutes to see how many times we could cycle around the playground on our bikes or scooters.  What can you do in 5 minutes and how many times?  Can you beat a member of your family at it?

CVC word game to play.  You will need a dice.

Comparing Numbers- can you write how many vehicles are on each side of the road and then how many altogether?

 

19.3.20

We have been thinking about rhyming words.  Can you think of rhyming words for dog, hen, bug, pin

In Maths today we have been finding 1 more than using Numicon. 

Can your grown up tell you a number and can you write this number down correctly and then write the number that is 1 more than it?

 

 20.3.20

Can you practice reading the green words that you were sent home?  Here are all of them that you will need to help you be a better reader.  Green words

We have been taking away or subtracting in Maths.  Subtraction from 10  Subtraction from 20

We also made Easter baskets and decorated them.  Can you find a small box and make it into an Easter basket for someone in your house?

 

23.3.20

Can you design your own Easter Egg on Purple Mash.  Miss Lack has set this as a To Do for you.  I will be able to see them when you have finished them.

Practice your number bonds to 10.  You can find them here if you want or you could be more imaginative and use toys around the house.

Find 5 toys/objects/things/foods in your house and try to write it's name.  Try to sound out all of the letters and make sure you get them the right way around.

 

24.3.20

Read the story or listen to it online of The Three Billy Goats Gruff.  Can you then retell the story to someone in your family?  You could use pictures to help you remember.

Build a bridge challenge!  The goats had to cross over a bridge and the bridge needed to be strong so that the troll didn't get them.  Can you build a strong bridge?  The rules are here Take a picture and send it to me!

 

25.3.20

Can you practice your set 1 sounds?  Saying them as well as writing them.

Can you do some of the set 2 sounds too?

 

26.3.20

Have a go at some of the activities on Maths City 1 (set as a To Do on Purple Mash)

 

27.3.20

Maths- I have set an activity on Purple Mash for you to do, it's all about number bonds to 10 ( Bond Bubbles- level 1).

Read your favourite book either to someone else or ask them to read it to you.  Can you tell me what the book is and why you like it?  Draw me a picture from your favourite part and send it to me. Here is mine!  

 

30.3.20

Do you recognise the shapes on Basic shapes (PM)?  Can you then find 3 objects in your house that are circles, squares, triangles, rectangles?  Send me what you have found via email!

This week we would have been looking at Stickman.  

‘“A stick!” barks the dog.
“An excellent stick!
The right kind of stick
For my favourite trick!”’

Can you think of 3 different things that Stickman could be used for?  Draw the 3 pictures and write what it is.  Send them to me and I'll add them to our gallery.

 

31.3.20

Can you complete A-Fish-Metric on purple mash?  Start on basic and then move to + & - if you're feeling brave!

Can you think of 3 different things that Stickman could be used for?  Draw the 3 pictures and write what it is.  Send them to me and I'll add them to our gallery.

 

1.4.20

Hi all,  I hope that you haven't played too many tricks today with it being April Fools Day!

I have got 2 different activities for Maths for you to choose from today.

Counting- can you count the crocodiles, koalas, kangaroos & pandas?

Ordering, adding & number bonds- you will need a pack of playing cards for this one

Phonics- Can you write the silly sentence (listen carefully to the sounds as your adult says each word) & draw a picture to go with it? 

I can see a ship on the moon

 

 2.4.20

Can you listen to the story of The Lion & the Mouse https://stories.audible.com/pdp/B085GKPR6D?ref=adbl_ent_anon_ds_pdp_pc_cntr-0-5

Re-tell the story to someone in your house.  Which character did you like best & why?

 

Go outside and practice writing your numbers, how far can you get?  To 20?  30?  50?  Use chalk or water on a paintbrush or a big roll of old wallpaper!

 

3.4.20

Today should have been the last day of term before the Easter holidays and so this is the last of the activities to be set for two weeks.

Have a lovely few weeks.  I hope that the Easter bunny visits you and I will see you back here in a couple of weeks. Keep safe and I'll cross my fingers for some sunny weather. 

No work today...

     go out in the garden, go for a walk, ride your bike in the garden, make a mud pie, bake a cake, read a book- enjoy your day!

 

 

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