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- Letter Formation Guide Letter Formation Guide
- Letter Position Guide Letter Position Guide
- Espresso Log In Details – Username: student23555 Password: melton
- Phonics Play Website – Username: march20 Password: home
Mrs Hamilton has created a folder of work for this half term for you. You can contact Mrs Hamilton at email@example.com if you have any questions. This is the link to the Google page that has the videos https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1W_t2-i5EmedwITYUdAgRCS3KqWo5yhm5
This PDF may help you to practise the colours: Spanish Colours
Keep practising your sounds as well as your tricky words. Keeping these fresh in children’s minds is really important and will help them as they learn to read and write more complex words. These are the sounds to keep going over:
s, a, t, p, i, n, m, d, g, o, c, ck, e, u, r, h, b, f, ff, l, ll, ss, j, v, w, x, y, z, zz, qu, ch, sh, th, ng, ai, ee, igh, oa, oo (long sound), oo (short sound), ar, or, ur, ow, oi, ear, air, ure, er
For guidance on how to pronounce the sounds correctly, please refer to this Youtube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkXcabDUg7Q
The tricky words to practise are:
the, to, I, no, go, into, he, she, we, me, be, was, my, you, they, her, all, are, said, have, like, so, some, come, were, there
*Wednesday 15th July*
- Phonics – New Tricky Word ‘there’.Can you write the word in lots of different colours in your Home Learning Book? Can you put the word into a sentence? Have a go at writing your sentence with a grown-up. Remember to sound out each word, put finger spaces between words and add a full stop at the end! Tricky word – there
- Maths – Choose one of these home learning challenges! Counting and Ordering Numbers to 20
- Topic – This year should have been the Olympics! Can you find out which country the Olympics was going to be held this year? Look on a map or in an atlas to find it! Can you design an obstacle course in your garden afterwards? Think about how you could travel over, under, through or around things!
Tuesday 14th July
- Word Game – Have fun playing this ‘Find 5 Things’ where you have to find 5 things in different categories around your home! You could make up some categories of your own afterwards if you wanted to! Name 5 Things Game
- Maths – Choose a board game that you have at home and enjoy playing this today. Think about the maths that is involved as you move forwards or backwards around the board. Do the numbers get bigger or smaller? Do you have to do any adding or taking away in your game?
- Transition – In September you will be spreading your wings from reception and into year one! Have fun filling in this butterfly to help you reflect on your year at school. Spreading wings into Year 1
Monday 13th July
- Big Write – This is our last week of term before the big summer holidays! What are you looking forward to in the summer holidays? Perhaps you have some exciting things planned like picnics or seeing family. Write about the things you are looking forward to. Remember to write in full sentences with finger spaces, capital letters and full stops!
- Spanish – Have one big practise of all the things you have been learning in Spanish this year!
Friday 10th July
- Phonics – Use your phonics to complete one of these writing frames. Choose one animal or more than one if you would like to! African Animals Writing Frame
- Maths – If you have been at school this week, try some of the home maths activities from earlier this week today. If you have been doing home school this week, try doing some comparisons today by using your water bottle and finding things around your home that can hold more or less water than your bottle! Try looking in different rooms or even outside… here’s one to start you off – the bath!
- Topic – Today is a movement activity! Ask your grown-up to read this poem to you and see if you can make up some actions for each line. Think about how each animal moves or how you could mimic the animal by stretching or moving! There are some ideas at the bottom if you get stuck!
Thursday 9th July
- Phonics – Read these captions and draw a picture to go with each one. Remember to look for digraphs and trigraphs in words! Have your sound mat handy if you think it might help you.There are 6 pages to this PDF – Just pick as many as you would like to do! Captions Read & Draw
- Maths – Help these children with their drinks at a birthday party! Either cut and stick or draw their drinks in the boxes according to the wording. Capacity Birthday Party Activity
Wednesday 8th July
- Phonics – New Tricky Word ‘were’.Can you write the word in lots of different colours in your Home Learning Book? Can you put the word into a sentence? Have a go at writing your sentence with a grown-up. Remember to sound out each word, put finger spaces between words and add a full stop at the end!
- Maths – Today you will need the containers that you used yesterday or some different ones if you would prefer. Use something small that you have at home such as Lego pieces or beads and see if you can fill the container according to these descriptions:
- Half Full
- Half Empty
Can you find any other ways to fill your container?
- Topic – Watch this video to find out more about the African Dejembe drum. You can also learn a few rhythms to play on your drum in this video!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5U8md4rZS8&safe=active
Tuesday 7th July
- Phonics – Today have a look at the storybooks that you have at home. Choose one you really like and read it with your family. Afterwards, have a go at writing a simple book review by using this template: Story Review
- Maths – This week we will be looking at capacity! Capacity is how much a container can hold. Have a look in your kitchen and maybe even in your bathroom for different containers. Do you have jugs, cups, beakers or tubs? Which one do you think will hold the most water? Predict first and then have fun pouring water between the containers to experiment how much they will hold!
- Topic – Try making an African Djembe drum! Follow this link for instructions about how to do it. african-drum-nat-geo-inst-page
Monday 6th July
- Big Write – We only have a few weeks left of school now. What have you enjoyed about being in Owlets class? Think about all the fun activities we have done and write about your happiest times in our class! Make sure you use your phonics to sound out your words! Remember to use capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.
- Spanish – Keep practising your phonics using Mrs Hamilton’s activities and resources. Take a look by using the link towards the top of this page.
Friday 3rd July
- Phonics – Play Phonics Stepping Stones!Use card, paper or chalk on the ground to make simple jumping spots with the phonics sounds your child practising on them. Place these as a single line of stepping-stones across the room or garden and pretend that there are crocodiles underneath the water around them. The aim is to jump across from one stepping-stone to the next calling out the sounds as they jump!
- Maths – This week’s maths has been kindly planned by PGCE student, Mrs Steward.
Have a look around your home and see what equipment you have to weigh things. You might find something in your kitchen or bathroom!Try your kitchen or bathroom scales out with a few things from around the house. This time you will probably be looking at numbers. Do you notice that the heavier the item, the bigger the number on the scales? Maybe you could order your items from heaviest to lightest?As an extra challenge this weekend you could enjoy using your kitchen scales to do some cooking or baking! Maybe you could be in charge of weighing the ingredients!
- Topic – Enjoy watching this live Africa webcam!https://explore.org/livecams/african-wildlife/gorilla-forest-corridorCan you spot any of the animals we have been talking about at school?
Thursday 2nd July
- Phonics – Have fun chalking on the path or patio today! Write out some of phonics sounds (a mixture of ones you know really well and some you need to practise would be good). Use a water squirter or bottle filled with water and squirt the correct sound as a member of your family says one! You could also say the sounds for your grown-up to squirt too!
- Maths – This week’s maths has been kindly planned by PGCE student, Mrs Steward.Today you will need a bucket or tub and an elastic band or hair bobble.Attach a strong elastic band or hair-bobble or equivalent to a bucket or tub. Hold on to the elastic band with the empty bucket and describe how it feels. Next, find two items – something heavy and something light. Place an item in your bucket (1 at a time) and see what happens!Notice what happens to the band/bobble when you put something heavy or something light in the bucket? Why is this happening?
- Topic – Try making a different type of African jewellery today by using beads or pasta pieces to thread onto string or wool. Be creative with the colours or shapes that you use and tie the end together once you have finished.
Wednesday 1st July
- Phonics – New Tricky Word ‘come’.
Can you write the word in lots of different colours in your Home Learning Book? Can you put the word into a sentence? Have a go at writing your sentence with a grown-up. Remember to sound out each word, put finger spaces between words and add a full stop at the end!
- Maths – This week’s maths has been kindly planned by PGCE student, Mrs Steward.Today’s challenge is to practise using our mathematical language from yesterday.Start by finding a piece of fruit and feel how heavy it is. Can you find something heavier? Can you find something lighter? Can you find something larger than your piece of fruit that is lighter and can you find something smaller than your piece of fruit that is heavier?See if you can compare the weight of your piece of fruit with loose parts from around the house (buttons, pasta, Lego-bricks, etc.) using the balancing scales that you made yesterday. If you don’t have balancing scales could you hold two buckets or bowls and be a human balancing scale.How many bricks, buttons or pasta shells do you need to balance the scales with the apple so that they both weigh the same? Think about how you will know that they weigh the same from looking at your balancing scales.
- Topic – Try some African folk art by making some African masks with cardboard tubes. Traditionally, African masks are different shapes and colours with lots of beautiful patterns. They are normally not made for decorative purposes, but instead play an important part in the rituals of African tribes. You can have fun making your own by using a recycled cardboard tube and some paint.
Tuesday 30th June
- Phonics – Try this ‘Summer Missing Sounds’ worksheet. Read the sounds that are already there and write the missing sound to complete the words! Summer Missing Sounds PhonicsFor something a little easier, try this one: Initial Missing Sounds
- Maths – This week’s maths has been kindly planned by PGCE student, Mrs Steward.This week we are going to be looking at weight. What do we mean by weight? – Weight is a measure of how heavy something is.Today have a go at being your very own pair of balancing scales! Find a selection (5-6) of your toys or some items from around the house which you think will weigh differently. Can you place them in order estimating which is the heaviest and which is the lightest? Next use your hands as balancing scales. Choose two items from your selection and place them one in each hand. What do you notice?Try using these words to describe your items: Heavy, Heavier, Light, Lighter, Lightest.Try also making these balancing scales by clicking on this PDF: Balance scales instructions
- Topic – In Kenya and North Tanzania there are a group of people called the Maasai Tribe. They wear lots of colourful jewellery and you can make your own similar piece of jewellery using a paper plate! Cut out the middle and a section of the edge so that you can slide the neck collar on. Decorate your jewellery by using bright colours and lovely patterns. Afterwards, you could use painted pasta to hang some pretend beads on as well!
Monday 29th June
- Big Write – Imagine you are going on an African safari! You need to pack your suitcase. What will you take? Think about the weather in Africa and what sort of clothes you might need, as well as an explorer equipment! You could write a list this week if you prefer.Make sure you use your phonics to sound out your words! Remember to use capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.
- Spanish – Keep practising your Spanish using Mrs Hamilton’s activities and resources. Take a look by using the link towards the top of this page.
Friday 26th June
- Phonics – This week’s phonics has been kindly planned by PGCE student, Mrs Steward.Have fun playing this alien word game (Log in details at the top of this page)
https://www.discoveryeducation.co.uk/login/eha/?service=espressoOnce logged in go to Phase 3 Polly’s Phonics, click on ‘Activities’ and scroll right to the bottom. Click on the game called ‘Alien Words’.Afterwards, if you wanted to, you could have a go at this real/pretend word game by making our own version! Find two containers and/or mark out two areas on a table or the ground – labelling one side as REAL words and one side as PRETEND words. Ask your grown-up to produce some words for you to play with!
- Maths – Choose another activity from the PDF you accessed on Tuesday.
Thursday 25th June
- Phonics – This week’s phonics has been kindly planned by PGCE student, Mrs Steward.Start off today by practising all the sounds remembering your actions. If there are any you need a little help with, remember that all the videos on Espresso are there to help you – perhaps you may like to look at these.Have a go at playing I Spy using the sounds E.g. I spy with my little eye, something beginning with ‘ch’. See if you can also remember how to write down the sound that you are saying, or find it on your sound cards.
- Maths – Choose another activity from the PDF you accessed on Tuesday.
- Topic – Try making this concertina-folding snake! To do this, you’ll need 2 long strips of paper that you need to stick together using one end of each strip at 90 degrees. Fold one over the other, similar to when you plait, and watch your snake grow! You could decorate your snake with a face and add him or her to your paper chain snake that you made last week!
Wednesday 24th June
- Phonics – New Tricky Word ‘some’.Can you write the word in lots of different colours in your Home Learning Book? Can you put the word into a sentence? Have a go at writing your sentence with a grown-up. Remember to sound out each word, put finger spaces between words and add a full stop at the end!
- Maths – Choose another activity from the PDF you accessed on Tuesday.
- Topic – Play ‘Describe It, Find It’! For this game, you will need pictures of different African animals that you can spread out on the floor on the table, facing up. You could make your own or print these ones out African Animal CardsTake it in turns to describe an animal without saying it’s name and the other player has to guess which animal you are describing from the selection of cards that you have! Try to use your knowledge of the animals to describe them, such as their appearance, diet, habitat and movement.
Tuesday 23rd June
- Phonics – This week’s phonics has been kindly planned by PGCE student, Mrs Steward.This week we are going to be spending some time practising the sounds we already know.When I was in class with you earlier in the year, I had lots of fun learning the actions for these sounds. Could you show your family the actions? Have a think about which sounds are single letters and which ones are digraphs (2 letters that make 1 sound) or trigraphs (3 letters that make 1 sound).Afterwards, have fun being a phonics detective and searching for some of your sounds! Where could they be written? Look in books, around the room or even on signs/posters on your daily walk! See how many you can find. You could print off this sheet so you know which sounds to look for. Phase 2 Sound Sheet Phase 3 Sound SheetUsing the sounds that you found, can you think of any words? Perhaps as an extra challenge, you could write a sentence or two using these words, or even draw a picture of the word and label them with the words you thought of.
- Maths – This week is all about measuring! You will be learning about length, height and distance. Grown-ups – All of these activities are for you to dip into throughout the week. Choose one or two each day to explore the concept of measurement!22.06.020 Maths Activities
- Topic – Imagine you are going on safari! Can you make some toilet roll binoculars to take with you? Have a look at this picture for some inspiration!
Monday 22nd June
- Big Write – What is your favourite African animal? Write a fact file about your favourite Africa animal. Think about what they look like, what they eat and where they live.Make sure you use your phonics to sound out your words! Remember to use capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.
- Spanish – Keep practising your phonics using Mrs Hamilton’s activities and resources. Take a look by using the link towards the top of this page.
Friday 19th June
- Phonics – Share a story book at home and see what digraphs and trigraphs you can find! Look closely at the sequence of letters in words and use your sound cards to help you!
- Maths – This week’s maths has been kindly planned by PGCE student, Mrs Steward.Perhaps when you have a snack today you could half the snacks between you and a grown up or brother/sister to make sure that you both have equal amounts, or play a card game where you have to share out half the cards. Think about why it would not be fair if one person had more cards than the other personTry sharing the sweets out equally for these two monsters in this online game. As an extra challenge, see if you can count the number of sweets and work out how many each monster would need before sharing them out.https://www.twinkl.co.uk/go/resource/monster-sweet-shop-halving-game-game-tg-ga-207
- Topic – Try making this paper chain snake! If you don’t have green paper, don’t worry! Just use white paper or whatever you have at home and then decorate your snake with beautiful patterns using pens or pencils!
Thursday 18th June
- Phonics – Try one of these reading activities. Pick which one you would like to do. Phase 3 is the level before Phase 4.Phase 3 Pictures & Captions Phase 4 Pictures & Captions
- Maths – This week’s maths has been kindly planned by PGCE student, Mrs Steward.Watch this clip about halving things https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z6bq6sgThen have a go at this bee activity to help you with your halving. Remember halving means that we are sharing something EQUALLY between two people. If you struggle to manage on a worksheet, try collecting objects and physically moving them into two equal piles to help you.Bee Halving Activity
- Topic – Lions live in Africa! Did you know that it is the male, Daddy lions that have big manes? Female, Mummy lions don’t’ have manes.Watch this video to find out more about lions!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnaXJf_yaj8&safe=activeDo you know how to play the game called Sleeping Lions? Have fun playing this game with your family at home. If you are unsure of the rules, follow this link:https://www.kidspot.com.au/things-to-do/activity-articles/sleeping-lions/news-story/7b5c5241d0c5c6b09bd4cb533a7a5826
Wednesday 17th June
- Phonics – New Tricky Word ‘so’.Can you write the word in lots of different colours in your Home Learning Book? Can you put the word into a sentence? Have a go at writing your sentence with a grown-up. Remember to sound out each word, put finger spaces between words and add a full stop at the end!
- Maths – This week’s maths has been kindly planned by PGCE student, Mrs Steward.Can you explain to your grown-up what halving is? Think about what you did yesterday.Using the template below perhaps you could find pieces of dried pasta/buttons/stones or anything else you can find around the house and try halving it by putting the whole number in the box on the left and then sharing them out equally. What do you notice about the numbers? Halving MatGrown-ups – Please use even numbers to halve so that an remainder does not occur. We will be looking at odd and even numbers in a few weeks.
- Topic – Try this art activity to make a lion using paint and a fork!https://www.craftymorning.com/lion-craft-kids-using-fork/
Tuesday 16th June
- Phonics – This week we will be recapping the sounds that we already know to help keep them fresh in our minds!Have fun playing this pirate game to help you practise!https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/flash-cards?phase=3
- Maths – This week’s maths has been kindly planned by PGCE student, Mrs Steward.This week we are going to be learning how to halve numbers.Remind yourself of halving in this episode of number blocks you watched last week: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08q4jkq/numberblocks-series-2-double-troubleHalving is when we share a number into two equal groups or parts.We can also halve foods or objects as well as numbers and this can be a good way to help us visualise halving in the first instance! Try cutting some things in half – real or printed. You could cut your sandwich in half at lunchtime, or share your biscuits equally between 2 people. You could even share with a teddy instead of a grown-up.Use this printout if you would like. Food halving printouts Consider what would happen if one piece was bigger than the other one. Would it really be half?Have fun playing this game! https://pbskids.org/curiousgeorge/busyday/dogs/
- Topic – How many animals can you name that you might see on an African safari? You could have a competition with a member of your family!Afterwards, have a look at these African animal silhouettes. Can you guess which one is which animal?!
Monday 15th June
- Big Write – Imagine you have travelled to Africa and you are on safari! What can you see? Write a postcard to your friends or family back home. You could make a postcard using a piece of cardboard or use one of these templates to help you! Draw a picture on one side and write your message on the other! Postcard templateMake sure you use your phonics to sound out your words! Remember to use capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. You could include an address this week!
- Spanish – Continue to practise your Spanish using Mrs Hamilton’s resources
Friday 12th June
- Phonics – This week’s phonics has been kindly planned by PGCE student, Mrs Steward.If you are able to print at home, print these pictures and words to play a matching game. Read a word and see if you can find the matching picture. How many pairs can you collect? Picture CardsTo access the word cards, follow this link: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1PrDR97cBK9muEre21NxiqZNy_v462ZLG?usp=sharing
Perhaps as an extra challenge you could write some of the words down without looking at the word cards!
- Maths – Did you know that butterfly wings are symmetrical? That means they have the same pattern on both sides. Butterfly wings are really good to practise doubling!Fold an A4 piece of paper in half and draw a butterfly so that one wing is on one half and the other wing is on the other half. Alternatively you could cut the butterfly shape if you prefer.Fingerprint dots onto one side of the open butterfly and then close your paper and open it again. Your number should have doubled! Can you work out your doubling sum? E.g. 3 + 3 = 6, or double 3 equals 6.
- Topic – Have fun making this paper plate or cardboard tiger! If your child made one at school yesterday, try Thursday’s craft activity instead!
Thursday 11th June
- Phonics – This week’s phonics has been kindly planned by PGCE student, Mrs Steward.
Today have a go at Picnic on Pluto by following this link: https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/member-only/PicnicOnPluto.html (username and login at the top of the page). You have to read the words and feed the aliens depending on whether it is a real or pretend word.Grown-ups – When you’ve logged in please click on ‘Phase 4’ and then ‘CVCC words Sets 1-7’ initially, or ‘CVCC words Sets 1-7 plus digraphs’ if you’d like to include your digraph sounds as well.
- Maths – Have you ever played the card game called Snap? This is a really good game to practise doubling! If you have some Snap cards at home you could use those, but if not you could use normal playing cards or even make some cards of your own.If you wish to you could use these number cards. Print 2 copies and mix them up before playing. For a challenge you could work out what your double is e.g. Double 4 is 8! Recognise that this is also 4+4=8. Use objects to help you. Number Cards 0-10
- Topic – Have a go at making a zebra or giraffe finger puppet! You will need some paper or card, scissors, a black or brown felt tip pen and some string or wool. You might also need a little bit of glue.https://iheartcraftythings.com/finger-puppet-zebra-craft.htmlhttps://iheartcraftythings.com/giraffe-finger-puppet-craft.html
Wednesday 10th June
- Phonics – This week’s phonics has been kindly planned by PGCE student, Mrs Steward. Practise all the tricky words you know so far with a grown-up. You could ask a grown-up to write them down on a piece of paper and play ‘Fastest Finger first’ where your grown-up calls out a word and you race to place your finger on the word – see how quickly you can find it! Perhaps you could do the same for your grown-up and see how quickly they can find the words you read to them?
New tricky word – ‘like’. Can you think of a sentence using the word ‘like’? What things do you like to do? Draw a picture of some things you like to do and write a sentence containing the word ‘like’. Remember to sound out each word, put finger spaces between words and add a full stop at the end!
- Maths – For today’s activity you will need to be busy finding things around your house! You need two people to play this game.
- Sit opposite your partner
- Player 1 chooses a small quantity of objects – how many do they have? Remember this number!
- Player 2 has to double the quantity by adding the same amount
- What is the total? Practise saying the doubling sum aloud e.g. Double 2 equals 4. Recognise that this is also 2+2=4.
- Topic – Try some African animal yoga! Follow this link to have a go! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZvJH8Kbzj54&list=PL8snGkhBF7njuEl8V642ZeFwcbVRRPFLG&index=17&t=0s
Tuesday 9th June
- Phonics – This week’s phonics has been kindly planned by PGCE student, Mrs Steward. Have a go at these worksheets to practise blending CVCC words. CVCC Circle that Word
- Maths – This week in maths we will be learning about doubling! Double is when there are two things that are the same together.Watch this Numberblocks episode:https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08q4jkq/numberblocks-series-2-double-troubleCan you find 2 things that are the same around your house?Have a go at playing a double game with someone in your family. You will need 2 dice. Take it in turns to roll the 2 dice together and see if you can roll a double. Score a point if you do! Have 10 goes each and see who scores the most points!
- Topic – Do you know where Africa is? It takes a long time to fly there on a plane! Have a look on Google Earth and see if you can find Africa and the UK, where we live. If you have a globe or an atlas at home you could also have a look on there! Can you also find where we live in England? That might be harder to spot – can you find out why?
Monday 8th June
- Big Write – Have a think about our new topic. Do you have any questions about Africa or the animals that live there? Is there something you would really like to know? Have a think and write down some questions or things you would like to find out.Make sure you use your phonics to sound out your words! Remember to use capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. You might need a question mark this week!
- Maths – Recap on last week’s maths by having a go at this Africa themed activity sheet! Africa Themed Missing Numbers to 20
- Spanish – Continue to practise your Spanish using Mrs Hamilton’s resources
Friday 5th June
- Phonics – Download a new phonics app and have some fun practising your phonics in a different way.Here are some recommendations:
- Read with Phonics Games (free on app store)
- CBeebies Go Explore (free on app store) – There is an Alphablocks section within this app for phonics.
- Teach Your Monster to Read (£2.99 on app store) – also available for free on a normal internet browser
- Hairy Phonics 1 (£3.99 on app store)
- Maths – Watch this Numberblocks episode all about 20:https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0006rr5/numberblocks-series-4-twenty
- Cut up 11 pieces of paper and write the numbers 10-20 on each. Turn them over face down on the table.
- Turn over one card – which number have you got?
- What number comes after that number and what number comes before? These are the numbers that are one more and one less. See if you can find both numbers and put them either side of your original number – you should now have a sequence of 3 numbers, for example 13, 14, 15.
- Put all the cards face down again and choose another number
The aim of this activity is to support children in being able to order their teen numbers and think about the numbers before and after a given number without always needing to start from the beginning of the number sequence to work it out. I.e. We want the children to be able to know that 16 comes after 15 but before 17 without having to count up from 1 or 10 to work it out.
If this activity is tricky initially, use your number line in your home learning pack to help you.
- Topic – What animals might you see on a safari? If you have any books at home about safaris or stories set in a safari setting you could have a look at these to help you. The Ugly 5 by Julia Donaldson would be a good story to read.Choose an animal that you would like to do some hand printing art with. Have a look at these ideas and try one or your own!
Thursday 4th June
- Phonics – Try this cut and stick activity that involves spelling CVCC words. If you don’t have a printer, perhaps you could just look at the letters on your screen and see if you can write them in the correct order for each picture. CVCC Cut and Paste Activity
- Maths – Watch this Numberblocks episode:https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m00063vq/numberblocks-series-4-square-clubAfter watching the Squares Club episode, have a go at playing number bingo with your family! Draw yourself a bingo grid or use one of these downloadable ones and play bingo together. Choose one person to be the ‘caller’ whilst the other players have a board. The aim of this activity is to help children practise their quick recognition of numbers from 0-20. boards
- Topic – Have you seen the flag of England, or the flag of the United Kingdom where we live? With a grown-up, find a picture online of these two flags. Do you recognise them? What colours can you see?Now have a look for an African flag. Remember Africa has lots of different countries so there are lots of different flags!Choose one or more of the following colouring activities:
- Draw or colour the flag of England
- Draw or colour the flag of the UK UK Flag colouring
- Try drawing some African flags or colour in this South African flag South Africa Flag colouring
If you are feeling extra creative you could even make a collage!
Which one is your favourite?
Wednesday 3rd June
- Phonics – Remind yourself of the tricky words you know already! Grown ups – they are listed at the top of this class page. There are 19 words in the list – you could write them down on small pieces of paper and hide them around your house or garden to find! See if you can count all 19 accurately – that will help you with your maths work this week! Think about if you learn one more tricky word today, how many will you know then?New Tricky Word ‘have’.Can you write the word in lots of different colours in your Home Learning Book? Can you put the word into a sentence? Have a go at writing your sentence with a grown-up. Remember to sound out each word, put finger spaces between words and add a full stop at the end!
- Maths – Watch this Numberblocks episode: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0006rrg/numberblocks-series-4-tall-storiesToday you can practise your counting by doing some fingerprinting! Use this PDF or make up a similar activity of your own by drawing leopards or printing leopard outlines, and fingerprint the correct number of spots onto the leopard! If you don’t have paint, you could just draw them on. This activity goes up to 15, but you could make some more of your own that go up to 20! Leopard FingerprintingFun fact: Did you know leopards live in Africa and they all have a special pattern of spots that is not the same as any other leopard?
- Topic – Think back to the Go Jetters episode that you watched yesterday and try and remember as many facts about Africa as you can! You could watch it again if you needed to remind yourself.Have a look at this Go Jetters powerpoint with a grown-up. Follow the link below to access it. It has loads of interesting information! Has anyone you know been to Africa? If you do, perhaps you could speak to them about what they saw and what it was like.
Tuesday 2nd June
- Phonics – Have a go at this reading game that will introduce you to CVCC words! Use the log in details at the top of this class page. You have to read the words and sort them according to whether they are real or pretend. https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/4/buried-treasureGrown ups – Please click on ‘Phase 4’ followed by ‘CVCC words Sets 1-7’ initially, or ‘CVCC words Sets 1-7 plus digraphs’ if you you’d like to include your digraph sounds as well.
- Maths – Watch this Numberblock episode: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0006s5q/numberblocks-series-4-i-can-count-to-twentyCan you count to 20 using your fingers and toes!? Can you work out how 5 + 5 + 5 + 5 = 20 using your fingers and toes?!Have a look around your house and see how many numbers you can find between 10 and 20. Look on digital clocks, phones, iPads, car registration plates, house numbers and on the channel guide on your TV!Afterwards, have fun doing this number maze! Can you find your way from 1-20 through the maze? You could do this on a tablet by following it with your finger. Counting to 20 Maze
- Topic – Our new topic is all about going on safari and Africa! Do you know what a safari is, and have you heard of the place called Africa? Talk to your family about what you know about these two things!Once you’ve had a chat, watch this Go Jetters episode to learn some more interesting facts! https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000814s/go-jetters-series-3-5-the-continent-of-africaYou could draw your favourite African animal if you like!
Monday 1st June
- Big Write – What did you do in your half term? Warm yourself up after a half term break by looking through your sound cards or playing a game on the Phonics Play website. Aim to write 2-3 sentences about your half term break and draw a lovely picture too! Remember to use capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.
- Spanish – Mrs Hamilton has updated the folder on Google with some more fun activities! Take a look by using the link towards the top of this page.
Work from first half of summer term:
Friday 22nd May
- Phonics – Have fun playing this Alien Escape game! https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/alien-escape?phase=4#Put the letters in the correct order to spell the word shown by the picture. You have the drag the sounds into the phoneme frame below the picture. There are some CVCC words included in this game, as well as the CCVC words we have been practising. This will get you ready for phonics after half term!
- Maths – Watch this Numberblock episode: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0005y7j/numberblocks-series-4-fifteens-minute-of-fame As there has been substantial emphasis this week on how teen numbers are made up of 10 and another number, it is important that children also understand that teen numbers can also be made up of other combinations of numbers. Today you and your child will work out some addition sums that produce answers between 11-15, but that don’t always involve 10. Try to point out to your child that, for example, 12 is 10+2, but that as in the first question, it can also be 8+4. 22 May 2020 Can you add these numbers together
- Topic – This week’s topic work has been kindly planned by PGCE student, Mrs Steward.The snail and the whale have an incredibly special friendship. Why do you think they are such good friends? Can you talk about someone who is special to you in your family or a friend, and talk about why they make you happy and why you are grateful for them?Make something to show that person how much you appreciate them. Perhaps you could write them a song by singing or using a pots and pans orchestra to perform. Maybe you could draw them picture or writing them a letter.These thank you cards have some colouring ideas if you wanted to colour a card in for someone: Thank you Colouring Cards
Thursday 21st May
***AN OWLETS VIDEO CALL***
This afternoon I will be inviting you to join a Zoom meeting at 2pm. This will be a lovely chance for us to all catch up!
For parents who provided an email address to Mr Pritchard to take part in this, please check your inbox as I will be emailing you details about how to join the meeting by midday.
- Phonics – Try this reading activity that continues to practise initial consonant blends: I Spy and Read Activity – Phase 4 Set 2
- Maths – Watch this Numberblock episode: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0005y9r/numberblocks-series-4-balancing-bridgeIf you have a printer, print out these counting shapes so that you have 1 print out of page 2, and 5 or 6 printouts of page 3. Counting shapes See if you can represent numbers 10-15 using the shapes that you have. On completion, you should have shown the numbers so that, for example, 11 is shown by a ten shape and a 1 shape. Label your numbers by writing the numbers 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15 next to your work.
If you don’t have a printer, try this activity instead. Which number_ Look at the counting shapes that have been placed together. Which number are they representing from the choices given? How do you know?You could do both activities if you wanted to!
- Topic – This week’s topic work has been kindly planned by PGCE student, Mrs Steward.Yesterday we looked at the way in which the fire service arrived to help the beached whale stay cool and get back to the sea safely. The fire service at one of the emergency services. Do you know what other jobs are part of the emergency services? Talk about the word ‘emergency’ and what it means.Try this game below that helps us think about some jobs where people help us. Spread the pictures out on your table if you can print them and ask a grown-up to read the descriptions for you to guess. If you can’t print, keep the pictures on your screen and ask a grown-up to read the descriptions for you to scroll and point to! People Who Help Us Job Description Matching Cards
Wednesday 20th May
Watch the new video message from all of the staff by clicking on the link at the top of this page!
- Phonics – Practise your tricky words by watching this video: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvq9bdm/articles/zr728xsNew Tricky Word ‘said’. Can you write the word in lots of different colours in your Home Learning Book? Can you put the word into a sentence? Have a go at writing your sentence with a grown-up. Remember to sound out each word, put finger spaces between words and add a full stop at the end!
- Maths – Watch this Numberblock episode: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0005y9m/numberblocks-series-4-tens-placeGet active today with your family and make a number work out! Give each other instructions that involve some exercise with some numbers! Grown-ups: The focus here is counting accurately, so that one action and one number correspond and a child doesn’t end up accurately counting aloud to 15, but doing 20 actions.Here are some examples:
- Do 10 star jumps
- Bend your knees 12 times
- Clap your hands 15 times
- Wiggle your hips 14 times
- Topic – This week’s topic work has been kindly planned by PGCE student, Mrs Steward.Following on from yesterday, the snail goes to get help from the fire service to send him safely back to the sea. Have a chat about what the fire service to do help people – do they only put out fires or can you think of any other ways they help people?In the book the fire fighters squirt water over the whale. Think about why this is important for the whale.Perhaps you could try making one of these water squirters:https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/makes/my-story-water-squirterIf you don’t have all the things you need perhaps you could design a water squirter using playdough or something from your recycling bin at home.
Tuesday 19th May
- Phonics – Try this initial consonant blends jigsaw game! Initial consonant blends jigsaw If you can print at home and cut out the pieces, that would be great. Perhaps provide a small selection for your child initially to eliminate being overwhelmed by the huge choice at the beginning of the activity!If you can’t print at home, try just covering the sounds on your screen or drawing some pictures and giving around 3 options of letter clusters to choose from by writing them on paper.
- Maths – Watch this Numberblock episode: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0005y7p/numberblocks-series-4-on-your-headAsk your grown-up to write the numbers 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 on individual small pieces of paper. Muddle them up and see if you can group and order them to form the numbers 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15. Look at your number line if you need a little help.Afterwards, see if you can show the numbers 10-15 using something that you can find in or around your home. You might choose to bundle 10 sticks together using an elastic band and then show the units in a different pile, or line up 10 stones next to another line that shows the units. You could even make a paper chain for each number using 2 colours – make 10 loops with one colour and show the units by adding more loops in a different colour! Be creative and send me some photos of how you choose to represent numbers 10-15! Make sure you talk about why you have done what you have so that you understand the breakdown of the teen numbers into one ten plus the units.
- Topic – This week’s topic work has been kindly planned by PGCE student, Mrs Steward.Remind yourself of the ending of the story of The Snail and the Whale from the point where the whale is left beached in the bay. How do you think he felt? Who saves him?Can you think of a time when someone has helped you? Perhaps you can remember a time when you have helped someone? How did it make you feel? Draw/paint/create a collage of this time and how it made you feel. Think about the colours you use. Nice, bright colours tend to make us feel happy!Try to do a helpful job at home today. Ask a member of your family what you could do to help them. It could be anything from helping to clear the table, a little bit of gardening, watering the plants or tidying something away.
Monday 18th May
- Big Write – Imagine you have found a magic shell! You can have one wish! Draw a picture and write 2-3 sentences to show me what your wish would be!Make sure you use your phonics to sound out your words! Remember to use capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.
- Spanish – Please see the Spanish section at the top of this page for details of the Spanish activities from Mrs Hamilton. There is now an additional colours PDF, which may be helpful.
- Scavenger Hunt – Here is your 5th scavenger hunt! Scavenger Hunt 5 18.05.20
Friday 15th May
- Phonics – Watch this Alphablocks episode. It’s another one that looks at CCVC blends.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rexD_paGoMTry this listening activity. Which sound? St or sp Say what you see in the picture and decide whether you can hear a ‘st’ or ‘sp’ sound at the start of each word. If you find it a bit tricky, ask a grown-up to say the word for you so that you can listen to them speaking. This can be easier than trying to hear yourself saying the word.Complete pages 1 and 2. If you would like an extra challenge, try page 3. Remember that correct spellings are not necessary, and instead children should be encouraged to use their phonics knowledge. In this case, however, as the sheet focuses on ‘st’ and ‘sp’ sounds, these should be encouraged to be correct.
- Maths – This week’s maths lessons have been kindly planned by PGCE student, Mrs Steward.
Today we will be recapping the numbers 13, 14 and 15.
- Can you remember why the ‘1’ stays the same?
- Can you count to 15, clapping every time you say a number?
On some pieces of paper write out the numbers 1 to 15. Ask an adult to hide the numbers around your room, house or garden. See if you can find all 15 pieces of paper! Once you have them all, can you place them order? You could get a grown-up to time you to see how quickly you can do it.
- Topic – Did you notice the volcano in the story? Look at all the hot lava exploding out!You can make your own volcano at home by using ingredients from your kitchen. This experiment needs to be done outside or in a big tray!https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/makes/nina-and-the-neurons-volcanoIf you don’t have clay or playdough like in the video, don’t worry! You can just use the bottle on it’s own. Cbeebies Volcano Experiment
Thursday 14th May
- Phonics – Have a go at this game to practise reading CCV and CCVC words on Phonics Play: https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/4/dragons-denUse the log in details in the ‘Helpful Resources’ section of our Owlets Home Learning page.
Grown ups – Please make sure you click on ‘Phase 4’ followed by ‘CCV and CCVC words’. To begin with, try the ‘Sets 1-7’ section, before trying ‘Sets 1-7 with digraphs’ for an extra challenge, if you would like to.
- Maths – This week’s maths lessons have been kindly planned by PGCE student, Mrs Steward.
Today we will be learning about numbers 13, 14 and 15. Have a look at these Numberblock clips:
Maybe you could you practise writing numbers 1 all the way to 15? You could do this in rainbow writing! Use a different colour pencil for every number – can you find 15 different colour pencils/crayons/pens in your home?
Have a go at the game below. (Grown ups – Click on ‘Up to 15’ before playing) – Can you count as you feed teddy the cakes?
Maybe throughout the day if you spot the numbers 13, 14 or 15 you could point these out to your grown-ups. See how many times you find these numbers!
- Topic – On Tuesday you looked carefully at the different places that the snail and the whale travelled to on their journey through the story. They visited hot and cold countries that are home to lots of different kinds of animals!Listen to his Cbeebies Radio episode about different places around the world.https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio/time-for-school-carpet-time-around-the-worldDo any of the places on the radio episode sound like the places in the story?If you have been abroad on holiday, perhaps you could have a look at a map and see how far it was you travelled. Was it a hot place? What was the weather like?
Wednesday 13th May
- Phonics – Practise your tricky words by having a go at these tricky word word searches!
Phase 2 Tricky Word Search
Phase 3 Tricky Word SearchNew Tricky Word ‘are’. Can you write the word in lots of different colours in your Home Learning Book? Can you put the word into a sentence? Have a go at writing your sentence with a grown-up. Remember to sound out each word, put finger spaces between words and add a full stop at the end!
- Maths – This week’s maths lessons have been kindly planned by PGCE student, Mrs Steward.
What can you remember about the numbers 11 and 12? If you need to, perhaps you could watch yesterday’s Numberblocks episodes to remind you.Can you show eleven or twelve on your fingers? Why not? Could you show eleven or twelve fingers with somebody else’s hands as well? How many do you each need to show eleven or twelve? You might show 5 and your grown-up shows 6 because 5+6 makes 11. For an extra challenge, could you write the addition sum down using + and = signs? As another extra challenge – Is there a different way you could make 11 or 12?Practise your writing and counting today with these worksheets.
All About Number 11
All About Number 12
- Topic – Did you notice the lighthouse in the story? Have a chat with your grown-up about what lighthouses are and what they are for. There are lots of seaside places in Norfolk that have lighthouses.. I wonder if you have seen any? See if you can build a lighthouse at home. You might want to use a kitchen roll tube and decorate it, use building bricks or something else you have at home. Lighthouses tend to be two particular colours though – can you find out what they are? Send me some photos of your creations!
Tuesday 12th May
- Something to watch – Dr Ranj on Cbeebies has a video that talks about coronavirus and staying at home and not going to school. Watch it here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p08bmd70/get-well-soon-coronavirus?xtor=CS8-1000-[Discovery_Cards]-[Multi_Site]-[SL09]-[PS_IPLAYER~C~~P_GetWellSoonCoronavirus]
- Phonics – Practise reading some CCVC words by looking at this PDF: 12.05.20 Phonics CCVC Read and Draw You won’t have to do any writing today – just drawing! Think carefully about your drawings – remember people don’t have stick arms or stick legs!
- Maths – This week’s maths lessons have been kindly planned by PGCE student, Mrs Steward.
Watch these Numberblock videos which introduce numbers 11 and 12.
Can you practise counting from 1 up to 12?Afterwards, have a think with your grown-up about these questions: What do you notice about the number 11 and 12? What is the same and what is different? Can you compare 11 and 12 with number 10? Do you spot a pattern?Have a go at writing the numbers 11 and 12. This could be on paper with crayons and paint, or on the floor in front of you with your finger/ in the air/ in sand/ with chalk, or even in the mud with sticks out in the garden!Try using Lego or bricks at home to make the number 10 using just one colour. Can you add the right number of bricks in a second colour to represent 11 and then 12? This will help you visualise how the numbers are made up of ten plus 1 or 2. If you don’t have Lego at home could you try and draw 10 blocks in one colour and adding the extra 1 or 2 in a different colour?
- Topic – Look carefully at the illustrations in the book ‘The Snail and the Whale’ or watch the video on BBC iPlayer again. Notice that the snail and the whale travel to lots of different countries. Some of them look hot and some of them look cold. Which place do you think is your favourite in the story? Why?
Have a go at this habitat sorting activity. Habitat Cards Animal Cut Outs Before you begin, talk to your grown-ups about what the word ‘habitat’ means. Cut out the animals and stick them in their habitat. If you have toy animals at home you could also use these and sort them!
Monday 11th May
- Big Write – In the story, the snail goes for a ride on a whale’s tail all around the world! If you could have a ride on a whale’s tail, where would you like him/her to take you? What places would you hope to see? Perhaps think about whether you would like to go to a hot country or a cold country, if you would like to see a particular animal that you can’t see in England or visit somewhere exciting like the jungle!You might be able to start your sentence with something like… I want to see, I want to go to, I would like to…Aim to write 2-3 facts in sentences and make sure you use your phonics to sound out your words! Remember to use capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.
- Spanish – Please continue to practise your Spanish! https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1W_t2-i5EmedwITYUdAgRCS3KqWo5yhm5
- Scavenger Hunt – Have a go at this scavenger hunt! Sound out your words or draw a picture to record your finds. Scavenger Hunt 4 11.05.20
Thursday 7th May
- Phonics – Try this reading activity that looks at CCVC words. 07.05.20 Phonics – CCVC blends
- Maths – Have a go at this ‘Under the Sea’ themed taking away sheet. Under the Sea Subtraction Count the number of creatures and then see how many you need to take away. Like yesterday, try to practise using two methods to work out your sum.
Method 1 – Cross off the pictures. For example the first question has 10 seahorses and 5 need taking away. Cross off 5 seahorses. How many are left?
Method 2 – Put your finger on 10 on the number line. Jump back 5 spaces. Do you still get the same answer?
- Topic – Did you notice the sharks in the story of The Snail and the Whale? Sharks have really sharp teeth! Try making some salt dough shark teeth by following this recipe and moulding your dough into pointy shark teeth! Salt Dough Recipe If you wanted to, you could make a small hole in each tooth that you make and then thread them onto some string when they have been baked to make a necklace!
Wednesday 6th May
- Phonics – Practise your tricky words using Phonics Play (link at the top of this page). Play the Tricky Word Trucks game. If you don’t fancy doing this, you could just make up a game at home to help you practise your tricky words.
New Tricky Word ‘all’. Can you write the word in lots of different colours in your Home Learning Book? Can you put the word into a sentence? Have a go at writing your sentence with a grown-up. Remember to sound out each word, put finger spaces between words and add a full stop at the end!
- Maths – Today you will play a taking away game! You will need 10 objects of your choice – toys, pieces of pasta, beads, or Lego bricks.
- Put the objects in a line so that they are easier to count. Make sure you have 10!
- Roll a dice – what number do you roll? Suppose you roll 4… take 4 objects away. How many do you have left? Find out by counting. You would have 6.
- Now try using your number line to reach the same answer. Put your finger on number 10 and jump backwards 4 spaces – do you still finish on number 6?
Grown ups: Sometimes children can point to 10 and count this as the first ‘jump’ – it’s important to remind them that they need to move their finger as they jump back each space in order to reach the correct answer.
- Put all your objects back and roll again. What subtraction sum do you come up with this time? Again, use your number line to practise counting backwards.
You could play this with a family member and take it in turns. Start with 10 objects each and a number line each. Take it in turns to roll the dice and work out some taking away sums!
- Topic – Lots of creatures that live under the sea blow bubbles! Why do you think they blow bubbles? After you’ve had a chat with your grown-up about this, try some bubble painting! Follow these instructions to get you started Bubble Painting Recipe
Tuesday 5th May
- Phonics – Watch this episode of Alphablocks that looks at letter blends at the beginning of words. Grown ups – We call these words CCVC (consonant-consonant-vowel-consonant) words. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REGhKsj37xQHave a go at sounding out these CCVC words using the phoneme frames on this worksheet: 05.05.20 – Phonics – CCVC words To support your child in hearing the consonant blend, try slowing down your sounding out for them and emphasise the sounds without actually separating them. E.g. “ffffff-rrrrrr-og”. If you would like an extra challenge, see if you can put one of these words into a simple sentence and have a go at writing this too. E.g. The crab is red.
- Maths – This week we will be taking away by counting back! Again, your number line will come in handy but this time you will have to travel in the opposite direction down your number line from right to left. It’s important to remember that adding makes the number bigger, and taking away makes the number smaller.
If you have some chalks you could do this game outside or if not you could just use paper on the floor, or make a smaller version on the table using paper and a counter. However you choose to, using one of the ideas above or one of your own, create a vertical number line (almost like a ladder) from 10 to 0.
Take it in turns to roll a dice to generate numbers 1,2 or 3 and jump from 10 to 0, according to the number rolled on the dice. The first to reach the bottom shouts blast off and wins the game! Notice that as you are doing this, you are practising going down your number line. This will be the direction you need to travel when working out subtraction sums later in the week.
- Topic – If you have the book ‘The Snail and the Whale’ at home, have a look through the pictures and see what sorts of creatures you can see. If not, perhaps you could watch the video on BBC iPlayer again and count how many you see. Which ones live in under the sea and which ones live on land?You can visit an aquarium online by following this link: https://www.montereybayaquarium.org/animals/live-camsExplore the creatures that live at the aquarium and then choose one of the art and craft activities from this document to make at home! Sea creature art and craft activity ideas
Monday 4th May
- Big Write – Last week you watched a video about humpback whales and researched other types of whales. What interesting facts did you learn? Write a fact page about whales! Remember! – Facts are pieces of information. They are things that are true and not made up.Aim to write 2-3 facts in sentences and make sure you use your phonics to sound out your words! Remember to use capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.
- Spanish – Continue to access Mrs Hamilton’s resources and practise!
- Scavenger Hunt – Have a go at this scavenger hunt! Sound out your words or draw a picture to record your finds! Scavenger Hunt 3 04.05.20
Friday 1st May
- Phonics – Watch this Alphablocks video to help you recap the previous 4 sounds that we have learnt: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CN0vbgpCThI
Complete the I Spy and Read activity sheet I Spy and Read Phase 3 Set 6. Look out for the digraphs and trigraphs that you have been learning about. If you need to make it a little easier, you could look carefully at the words on the sheet and highlight or underline the digraphs/trigraphs to help you identify them when reading.
- Maths – Complete this worksheet Counting on fingers worksheet to practise your adding by counting on. Put the first number in your head and then count on with the second number to find your answer. Alternatively, point to the first number on your number line and then count on with the second number. Counting aloud will probably help you do complete this activity, and pointing to the fingers on the sheet as well. Ask a grown-up or big brother/sister to mark it for you!
- Topic – Continue your egg box whale. Send me some photos of your finished creations!
Thursday 30th April
- Phonics – New digraph sound /er/. The rhyme for this sound is ‘Er – a better letter’.Watch the Espresso video to help you learn the new sound! To access it, please use the link and log in details at the top of this page. Click on ‘Foundation’, then ‘Phonics’, then ‘Polly’s Phonics’.Write the digraph in your Home Learning Book in lots of different rainbow colours and have a go at sounding out some words that contain /er/ in your home learning book.Some to get you started..
- Farmer (f-ar-m-er)
- Boxer (b-o-x-er)
- Germ (your child may spell this with a ‘j’)
- Baker (your child may spell this b-ai-k-er)
- Teacher (your child may spell this t–ee-ch-er)
- Maths – If you have the Orchard Toys game ‘Bus Stop’ at home, this would be a great day to play it! If not, use this guide below with this printable: Bus addition to 10 printable
Use the number line in your Home Learning Pack along with some small counters or beads to cover the numbers on your number line as in the picture. This will support your child to visually see the number getting bigger as they add more.
- Topic – Have a go at making this egg box whale: https://iheartcraftythings.com/egg-carton-whale-kids-craft.html If you don’t have an egg box, perhaps you could use a yogurt pot and likewise, if you don’t have pipe cleaners, perhaps you could use a paper straw. You will have time to finish this activity tomorrow once your paint has dried.
Wednesday 29th April
- Phonics -Practise your tricky words using Phonics Play (link at the top of this page). Play the Tricky Word Trucks game. If you don’t fancy doing this, you could just make up a game at home to help you practise your tricky words.New Tricky Word ‘her’. Can you write the word in lots of different colours in your Home Learning Book? Can you put the word into a sentence? Have a go at writing your sentence with a grown-up. Remember to sound out each word, put finger spaces between words and add a full stop at the end!
- Maths – Today you will need Lego, building blocks or something similar that can be stacked in a tower. You will also need something that can generate the numbers 1, 2 or 3. This could be a dice with 1, 2 or 3 stuck over numbers 4, 5 and 6, or simply small pieces of paper or playing cards labeled 1-3 turned face down on the table or floor.To play the game with two players follow these instructions:
- For your first turn, roll your dice or pick a number between 1-3. Collect this many bricks and make a tower.
- Roll again. Add this many bricks to your tower. Encourage your child to count on as they add bricks each time.
E.g. Let’s say you had a tower of 3 and then rolled 2. Encourage your child to count on – 4, 5.
- Keep taking turns.
How high can you build your tower before it topples over?
- Topic – Did you know that whales can sing? Follow these instructions to draw a humpback whale Draw-a-Humpback and whilst you do it, listen to a bit of this whale music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=savCAd6RyPI
Tuesday 28th April
- Phonics – New trigraph sound /ure/. The rhyme for this sound is ‘Ure – Sure it’s pure’.Watch this video to help you learn the new sound! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IK8m-5JQmso Write the trigraph in your Home Learning Book in lots of different rainbow colours and have a go at sounding out some words that contain /ure/ in your home learning book. Some to get you started.. pure, sure, cure, injure, mixture…
- Maths – This week in maths we will be learning how to add two numbers together by counting on. Previously we have learnt how to add two numbers together by physically moving and combining two sets of objects. This week teaches children a different method to add numbers. The number line in your Home Learning Pack might come in handy!I COUNT, YOU COUNT is a game which can be used to practise counting on from different starting points. Begin by choosing a number between 1-10 to start counting. Ask your child to continue the counting pattern. E.g. Starting with number 5 – 5, 6, 7, 8. Starting with number 8 – 8, 9, 10, 11.
The idea here is to help children realise that even if you don’t start counting at 1, the sequence remains the same.
COUNTING ON WITH 2 HANDS
Children learn best when they can use real objects to see that adding more can change the quantity of a group. For this activity you will just need your hands!
Try something like this… “Show me 5 fingers. Now show me 2 more. How many fingers now? How do you know there are 7?”
Try to encourage your child to start their counting from number 5. They know that there are 5 fingers on one hand, and therefore there is no need to count 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. Instead help them to count 2 more on from 5 – 6, 7.
Always use two hands for this activity. For this reason your numbers can be no bigger than 5. Try sums such as 4+2, 2+1, 3+2. Each time, help your child to recognise the initial number without counting, and then count on to find the answer.
- Topic – Watch this video to find out about humpback whales, like the whale in the story. After you’ve watched it, talk to your family about what new things you learnt. What was the most interesting fact?
Did you know there are different types of whales? See if you can find out what types of whales there are! Think about where you might find information… books, computer, iPad…
Monday 27th April
- Big Write – Write about a time you went to the seaside. What did you see? What did you find? What did you eat? Think about your 5 senses to prompt your writing. A good way to help children be independent with their writing for this task is to start the sentences with ‘I can’ or ‘you can’, followed by one of the senses. E.g. I can smell chips. You can eat fish.Remember to use capital letters, finger spaces, and full stops and sound out your words!
- Spanish – Please continue to practise from last week
- Scavenger Hunt – Try this week’s Scavenger Hunt! Scavenger Hunt 2 27.4.20
Friday 24th April
- Phonics – On the first page of The Snail and the Whale story, it reads:
‘This is the tale of a tiny snail
And a great big, grey-blue humpback whale.
This is the rock as black as soot,
And this is the snail with an itchy foot.
The sea snail slithered all over the rock
And gazed at the sea and the ships in the dock.
And as she gazed she sniffed and sighed.
“The sea is deep and the world is wide!
How I long to sail!”
Said the tiny snail.’
The snail watches out over the dock. What is a dock? Find out what this word means and then see if you can think of any other words that rhyme with dock.Have a go at this reading and rhyming activity 24.04.20 Phonics – Rhyme Reading Activity
- Maths – Use this PDF for your maths today.. 24th April 2020 – Maths – Complex Patterns
- Topic – In the story, the snail leaves a slithery trail behind him. Have you ever seen a snail’s slithery trail? Have a look in your garden or on the path next time you’re out for a walk.
Today’s challenge is to leave a trail around your house using something you can find in your home. Maybe you could leave a trail of socks, or a trail of toy dinosaurs?! If you want to make it harder, you could write and leave some clues too! A member of your family might enjoy making a trail for you to follow as well.
Thursday 23rd April
- Phonics – New trigraph sound /air/. The rhyme for this sound is ‘Air – that’s not fair!’. Watch the video on Espresso to help you learn the new sound! To access it, please use the link and log in details at the top of this page. Click on ‘Foundation’, then ‘Phonics’, then ‘Polly’s Phonics’. Write the trigraph in your Home Learning Book in lots of different rainbow colours and have a go at sounding out some words that contain /air/ in your home learning book. Some to get you started.. pair, fair, hair, chair, and a tricky one – stair!
- Maths – You could do today’s Maths at lunchtime or teatime, or when you have a snack. It might be easier to see if and when your grown-up at home says its best to have a go at this maths job.Make a pattern with something you can eat. A nice, healthy idea would be to make fruit kebabs and order the different pieces of fruit on your stick using one of the patterns you have been learning about this week. You might choose to make a pattern such as:Grape, banana slice, strawberry, grape, banana slice, strawberry…Other things you could use might include milk and white chocolate buttons, different coloured smarties or any mini Easter eggs you haven’t eaten, or making a pattern on a homemade pizza using different toppings!Be sure to take a photo of your food pattern creation and share it with Miss Church!
- Topic – I hope you enjoyed sharing the story of the Snail and the Whale yesterday either with the book or by watching the video online.
Have you ever been to the seaside? Draw or paint a picture of the seaside. Think about the things you might see there…
Wednesday 22nd April
- Phonics – Tricky Word ‘they’. Can you write the word in lots of different colours in your Home Learning Book? Can you put the word into a sentence? Have a go at writing your sentence with a grown-up. Remember to sound out each word, put finger spaces between words and add a full stop at the end!
- Maths – You can do today’s maths in your garden, or in a room in your house where you have some space to move around.Play ‘Duck, Duck, Goose’ with your family. If you’re not sure of the rules, click on this link: https://www.kidspot.com.au/things-to-do/activity-articles/duck-duck-goose/news-story/db6d250d75e48a6f55302675796ff1f4Afterwards, have a hunt around your garden for natural things that you could make a complex repeating complex pattern with. If you don’t have a garden, perhaps you could go for a walk and find a few bits. Be sure to wash your hands after touching things outside though. Your pattern might go something like this…Leaf, leaf, stone, stick, leaf, leaf, stone, stick…OrPetal, leaf, stick, petal, leaf, stick…
- Topic – Our new story that we will be doing lots of activities around is called ‘The Snail and the Whale’ by Julia Donaldson. Do you have this book or any other Julia Donaldson books at home? Read the story at home if you have it, and/or watch this lovely short film of the story on BBC iPlayer https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000cslw/the-snail-and-the-whale
Tuesday 21st April
- Phonics – New trigraph sound /ear/. The rhyme for this sound is ‘Ear – What can you hear?’. Watch this video to help you learn the new sound! To access it, please use the link and log in details here: https://www.discoveryeducation.co.uk/login/eha/?service=espresso Username: student23555 Password: melton Click on ‘Foundation’, then ‘Phonics’, then ‘Polly’s Phonics’. Write the trigraph in your Home Learning Book in lots of different rainbow colours and have a go at sounding out some words that contain /ear/ in your home learning book. Some to get you started.. tear, near, hear, shear
- Maths – This week we will be learning about more complex patterns. We looked at simple repeating patterns last term. Use this PDF for your maths today.. 21st April 2020 – Maths – Complex Patterns
- Topic – Today is the Queen’s birthday! Do you know the Queen’s name? Can you find out how old she is today? Where does she live? Choose one of the following activities to celebrate her birthday!
1. Make and write her a birthday card
2. Make a crown
3. Bake a birthday cake and decorate it to make it fit for the Queen
4. Write a party invitation for the Queen’s birthday party
Monday 20th April
- Big Write – What have you been doing over Easter? Write at least 2 sentences and draw a picture! Remember to use capital letters, finger spaces, full stops and sound out your words!
- Spanish – Please click on the PDF ( Owlets Home Learning Tasks Spanish )to view the list of suggested activities from Mrs Hamilton. You can also access some videos by following this link: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1W_t2-i5EmedwITYUdAgRCS3KqWo5yhm5
- Scavenger Hunt – Have a go at this scavenger hunt! Sound out your words or draw a picture to record your finds! Scavenger Hunt 1 20.4.20