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Reading

Please continue to read at least 3 times a week. The Bugclub books will help you practise all of your taught phonic sounds, but you can also read your own books, comics, children's newspapers etc.

Remember, "The more that you read, the more that you know, the more that you learn, the more places you go!" (Dr Seuss)

Monday 15th June
Numeracy

Literacy

 

Princess Mirror-Belle boasts she lives in a very posh palace with maids and guards to hold her fathers beard! If you could live any where at all, where would you live? Maybe in a castle like Princess Mirror-Belle, or a treehouse, or a caravan by the sea, or a cave in the jungle, of underground in a Hobbit hole? Draw a picture of where you would live and label it to tell people more information about your dream home. 

Topic: Science

Watch the video and say when you think it is summer. Pause the video and, with your adult, explain why you think it is summer and the changes you noticed as spring turns to summer.

Go through the information on the Lesson Presentation and discuss some of the changes which happen in summer.

Tuesday 16th June
Numeracy

Literacy

Oh no! When I saw that Princess Mirror-Belle and Ellen had a lot of spots, my first thought was they need to go to the doctors! Why not have a game of doctors and nurses with your family. Use the opportunity to practise your writing. Perhaps your adult could be the receptionist and you need to fill out a form with your name, age, address and symptoms before you can see the doctor? Or maybe you could be the doctor who has to write a list of medicine that the princesses might need? Have fun.

Topic: Science

Complete the Changes Around Us Activity Sheet to record what the trees look like and the clothes people wear in summer. Are children able to explain what we wear in summer? Can children record what a tree looks like in the summer?

Wednesday 17th June
Numeracy

Literacy

Today we are going to combine our literacy and numeracy through the writing of our Dragon Pox cure. What unusual ingredients will you put in yours?

Topic: Science/ Art

Paint a picture of a tree. Can you paint it so half of the tree shows what it will look like in summer and the other half in autumn? How does this painting compare to the previous painting of a half winter, half spring tree?

Thursday 18th June

 

Numeracy

Literacy

 

In school, we have been practising the following sounds as they can be a little tricky to remember- ar, or, ur, ow, oi.

Can you practise writing words that contain these sounds?

Topic: Science/ DT

Can you create summer in a bottle by collecting small objects which you associate with summer (such as seashells and pieces of yellow paper to represent the sun) in a small (washed) transparent drinks bottle? See the Seasons Discovery Bottles Adult Guidance Sheet for more ideas.

Friday 19th June

 

Numeracy

Literacy

 

Continue with the phonic activities from yesterday. Are you finding it easier to remember these phonemes (sounds) and graphemes (letters we use to write the sounds) now?

Topic: PE

Have a look at this Let’s Move website from the BBC. This link will take you to three different story/ dance activities where you have to move like a minibeast!

Monday 8th June

 

Numeracy

This week our numeracy is going to be based around the book The Princess and the Wizard". The video will follow shortly.

Literacy

 

Can you write a sentence explaining what you do on your favourite day of the week? This week in school we are going to be focusing on letter formation. How is your letter formation? Can you remember any of the letter rhymes to help you?

Topic: PE

Following on from The Princess and the Wizard activity on days of the week, this supermovers song and dance will help you to practise the correct order.

Tuesday 9th June

 

Numeracy/ Literacy

Today the activities in literacy and numeracy are combined. When writing your list of 7 challenges, don't forget to include a capital letter at the beginning of your sentence, a full stop at the end of your sentece, finger spaces between each word and think about how to form each letter correctly.

Topic: Science

 

Spring: With your adult, discuss your experiences of spring. Use these questions to support your thinking.

Spring Photos: Look at the Spring Photos and discuss them. What conditions the plants would need to grow and flower. Can you describe what the weather is usually like in spring?

Wednesday 10th June

 

Numeracy

The numeracy activites for today are very exciting games! What number are you going to count to? Can you count to 20? Can you start at 20 and count backwards to 0?

Literacy

 

Today we will continue to focus on our letter formation. In school, as well as practising using these sheets, we will be practising our letter formation in glitter trays, on the concrete with chalks, using felt pens to create rainbow writing, in our upside down writing cave (a piece of paper stuck to the bottom of the table; the children hide under the table and write on the paper above them) and on the playground using paintbrushes and water.

Topic: Science

 

 

Our Weather Station: Remind children of the weather station they built during the previous Autumn and Winter unit. Can they remember what it is measuring and how? Remind children of the tools being used to measure the weather and the units they use ( the rain gauge measures the rainfall in mm, we made small flags from lolly sticks and a small cutting of material and a compass app we downloaded on the ipads to find the wind direction, and a thermometer to measure the temperature).

 

Weather Report: Use the Weather Report Activity Sheet to record the weather for today. (Monitor the weather for the rest of that week using the weather station and record on the weather chart each day). Use the Weather Symbols Prompt Sheet to remind children of the weather symbols if needed. Are children able to make observations about the weather?

Children use the writing frame and word bank to support.

 

If you don’t have access to a thermometer, we will take the temperatures at school and record them on here.

Thursday 11th June

 

Numeracy/ Literacy

We are going to combine to numeracy and literacy again today. When making your list of ingredients from the numeracy task, can you use your phonics to help you to sound out and write the words? Use the phonics mat to support you. I have also put a number line below to help you with your numeral formation. Have fun!

Topic: Science

 

Continue to record the weather on your weather report activity sheet.

What do they notice about the weather today? What has the temperature been like? What has the weather been like? How have you dealt with the weather, for example what have you been wearing? How is the weather today different from 2 weeks ago?

Friday 12th June

 

Numeracy

What do you notice about things that are closer to you? What do you notice about things that are further away? Can you remember we had a look at this when we were exploring things from a worm's eye view?

In school, we are going to use some card to have a go at making one of the princesses crowns. Perhaps you could make one at home and send us some pictures!

Literacy

 

More letter formation practise for us today. How are you getting on with yours? Remember, there are videos on the Coxley Media page of the website showing you how to form all the letters of the alphabet. 

Topic: Science

 

Continue to fill in your Weather Report Activity Sheet and discuss the changes, if any, with your adult.

The Snail and the Whale

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The Snail and the Whale Part 2

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Monday 1st June

 

Literacy/ Reading

This week we are going to focus on our reading skills. Hopefully you have continued to read regularly at home. Unfortunately, we are not able to send home new reading books at the moment but you all have plenty of books available on Bugclub. The books on Bugclub are really great fun. Did you know, if you find a bug and click on it, it will ask you a question about the book. When you finish reading the book you will be rewarded with coins for every bug question you answered correctly. You can then spend these coins in the My Rewards tab. You can enter the pitstop, buy and improve the performance of a car, and then take it for a spin on the race track; buy stickers and then search for the correct page to stick them in a colourful sticker book (do the stickers remind you of any books you may have read?); enter the Skate Shake to buy and customise your own skateboards, scooters and bikes before hitting the skatepark; play a variety of cool games in the game zone (my personal favourite being Jelly Zapper!); or buy items to create an amazing treehouse!

How many books do you think you can read this week? Set yourself a target and see if you can reach it. I will be able to see the books you have read and how many questions you have answered, so if you run out of books I can allocate you lots more and maybe even move you up a level!

Numeracy

To continue to encourage a love of reading, over the next few weeks we are going to be using some of the White Rose Home Learning resources to help us with our maths. All these activities are based around different books. This week the activities are all about patterns and are based on the book The Snail and the Whale. Don't worry if you do not have the book at home; you do not need it to complete the activities. However, I know we have the story at school and so on Monday I will film myself reading the story at school and post it on here.

Topic: Science

Our topic work for this week is going to focus on Science.

After Christmas, we spent a very fun week going on walks and looking for signs of autumn and winter. We are now going to have a look at the changes that take place as winter turns to spring, before, next week, exploring all of the changes that happen in spring and summer .

Write down the names of the 4 seasons. Can you remember which months of the year are in which seasons? Have a look at the link below for help.

Draw a picture of an annual event that happens in each of these seasons.

Tuesday 2nd June

 

Literacy/ Reading

Did you manage to read a book yesterday? Don't worry if you didn't finish it; reading a few pages a day is a good habit to get in to. How much can you read today?

Numeracy

Let's continue to explore spiral patterns, more/ less, and addition with the brilliant book The Snail and the Whale.

Topic: Science

Watch the video. At what point do you think the season changes to spring? Why do you think it is spring? What changes do you notice as winter turns to spring? Discuss this with your adult.

Wednesday 3rd June

 

Literacy/ Reading

How many coins have you managed to earn so far? Have you spent any yet? You can always read lots of books and save up your coins for a bigger and better reward. As you work up through the reading levels the books have more coins available to win and so it becomes easier to save up large amounts.

Numeracy

 

The poor snail in this story faced lots of dangers and problems. These maths talk activities will help to explore these problems.

Topic: Science

Topic: Science

Go through the information on the Lesson Presentation below and discuss some of the changes which happen in the spring.

Day Length: Look at the table. What do you notice about the number of hours of daylight during the spring? How do these compare with the numbers of hours of daylight in the winter? If the days in the spring are longer then what happens to the nights.

Thursday 4th June

 

Literacy/ Reading

Did you manage to spot any of the new phonic sounds in the books you have read? If you find a particular phonic sound tricky to remember, try looking for a book that focuses on that sound. If you look on the inside cover of the books it will tell you which phonic sounds it helps you to practise.

 

As an added challenge, fill in this book review to tell people what you thought of a book you have read.

 

Numeracy

Let's explore odd and even numbers (but shhhh, this is year 1 level, don't tell them you are so brainy that you are doing their work!)

Topic: Science

Changes around Us: Use the Changes Around Us Activity Sheet to record what the trees look like and the clothes people wear in spring. Are you able to explain what we wear in spring? Can you record what a tree looks like in spring?

Friday 5th June

 

Literacy/ Reading

How many books did you read? Did you reach your target you set yourself at the beginning of the week? How many coins did you win and how did you spend them? Which was your favourite book and why?

Keep reading regularly; at least 3 times a week. 

Numeracy

This is the final day that we will use The Snail and the Whale to complete our maths activities. Today we look at higher or lower and discuss positional language such as above, on, below, next to.

 

Next week we will be looking at the story The Princess and the Wizard by Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks.

Topic: Science/ Art

 

Can you paint a picture of a tree, half of which shows a winter tree and the other half a spring tree?

Monday 18th May

 

Literacy

Have a look at these story setting prompts. Choose your favourite picture. Ask an adult to read you all of the key words. Are there any new words that you are unsure of the meaning off? Ask your adult to explain them to you.

Can you write a short story for your chosen picture? Remember to sound out every sound in each word, to put finger spaces between words and to think carefully about your letter formation. Use the sound mats below to help you.

 

 

Numeracy

 

Use the link below and have a play on 'Count with Lecky'. 

Start by catching the given amounts of balloons. How many have you caught?  How many more do you need?  Have you caught too many?  How many do you need to release? Click on a balloon to release it. 

When you think you have correct amount click on the smiling face.

Topic

Can you identify the correct minibeasts from the clues? How many can you get right?

Tuesday 19th May

 

Topic

Watch this video about life cycles.

Points for discussion with your adult:
· What is a life cycle?
· Can you describe the life cycle of a butterfly?
· Can you describe the life cycle of a frog?
· Can you talk about our own life cycle?

 

Literacy/ Phonics

 

Have you explored the CBeebies Alphablocks page? There are some great games to help you practise your phonic sounds. Try the missing letter game. Can you work out what the word is from the clues and then find the missing letter. Remember to use your robot arms to help you to sound out. Try writing the word on a piece of paper or in your books too. This will support you with your letter formation. 

Why not try the School Words quiz and Alphablocks jigsaw too.

This website also has lots of good videos to support both adults and children with the teaching and learning of phonics.

 

Numeracy

 

Let's continue to explore the Cbeebies website for numeracy too! Did you know that the Numberblocks also have lots of fun games to help you with your numeracy too. Which is your favourite game?

 

There are lots of Numberblocks videos on both the Cbeebies website and on YouTube. Have a watch of some. My favourite is Numberblocks: What Makes 10? Remember, if you are watching videos online, especially on YouTube, stay safe and ask an adult to sit with you.

Wednesday 20th May

 

Topic

Watch this video of a butterflies life cycle. Can you act out the different stages?

Try curling yourself up into a very small ball to represent the eggs. Slowly start to hatch. Stretch out into a long wiggly caterpillar. Slowly start munching through a nice juicy green leaf. What can you find around the house that you could wrap yourself up in to pretend you are inside a chrysalis? Can you slowly emerge as a beautiful butterfly. Spread your wings and fly away!

Butterfly Life Cycle Video.avi

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Literacy

Following feedback from a parent, I thought today we could explore some fun ways to encourage the children to 'write'. For children to meet the Literacy Early Learning Goal at the end of the year, they have to be able to able to use their phonic knowledge to sound out and write words and write simple sentences that can be read by themselves and others; with some words spelt correctly and others phonetically plausible. So to encourage the children to show their writing skills, below are some photos of suggested activities that encourage children to write but without having to use pencil and paper. Adapt the activity to suit your child's ability. You could practise phase 2 and 3 sounds, writing cvc, cvcc, ccvc words (c- consonant, v- vowel) or you could practise writing simple sentences. I'd love to see some photos too! Just send them to the school website.

Numeracy

Continue to practise your instant recall of number bonds to 10 with this fun game from the Twinkl website.

Twinkl are providing lots of educational activities and resources for home schooling. Create a free home learning account and have an explore.

Thursday 21st May

 

Topic

Look through and discuss the power point explaining the life cycle of a Ladybird. Watch the accompanying video.

Complete the life cycle of a ladybird worksheet.

Numeracy

Have you painted or drawn a rainbow for your window to thank all the NHS staff and keyworkers? Why not colour and add this number bonds to 10 rainbow too. Can you use the rainbow to write all of the number bonds to 10 calculations?

Literacy

Let's continue to look at simple sentences. These sentences have had their words scrambled. Can you unscramble to words and write them in the correct order. There are lots for you to choose from. How many can you complete?

Friday 22nd May

 

Topic

Join in with our old favourite. Why not get your family to join in too!

Numeracy

Are you getting quicker at remembering pairs of numbers that make 10? Keep practising with this number bonds to 10 number search. This skill is extremely important for future numeracy learning.

Literacy

 

Have a look through this PowerPoint. with your adult. It builds on the simple sentences work you were doing yesterday. What makes a good sentence? Can you write at least one of sentences out in your best handwriting?

Monday 11th May.

Literacy

See if you can complete this home learning challenge. It will help you to practise all of your taught phonic sounds. Remember, finding digraphs (letters used to make a sound e.g ai, ee, igh) is the same as putting sound buttons under the word (a dot if one letter is used and a line if more than one letter is used to make the sound).

Rain   light

.__.    .___.

Numeracy

Let’s remind ourselves of how to use the part-whole model to explore number bonds to 10.

Topic

Wordsearches are good fun and also a great way to help us remember spellings. Can you find these minibeast names?

Tuesday 12th May

Literacy

Can you write the words to match each of these pictures? Use your phonics to help you sound out. The answers are also given for your adults to look at.

Numeracy

Can you save the whale by forming number bonds to 10 with the pipes?

Topic

For your topic task today, I’d like you to read, perform and maybe write some bug jokes.

Can you create your own bug jokes and film yourself?

Send your jokes to someone you love. I’m sure you’ll brighten their day!

Wednesday 13th May

Literacy

Choose a mosaic to colour. Follow the instructions on the page. What picture does it reveal?

Numeracy

Amaze your family with this magic trick!

Topic

Listen to the Flight of the Bumblebee, by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov.

 

How does this piece of music make you feel? Can you imagine a bee flying through the air and landing on flowers while you’re listening?

Pick up a pencil and put the music on again. Draw along with the music. It doesn’t matter what you draw, just whatever the music makes you feel.

Thurs 14th May

Literacy

Can you read these words? Feed the real words to the green dragon and the alien words (pseudo words) to the red dragon.

Play Phase 3, Revise all phase 3

Numeracy

Explore making number bonds to 10 with this game. Choose the FILL game (on the left hand side) to make number bonds to 10.

Topic

I’ve been very impressed with the photos of your bug hotels and of all the minibeast you found on your minibeast hunts. Why is it then that we don’t often see them? Have you ever wondered why worms are brown and grasshoppers are green? Or why a caterpillar starts off green/brown but develop into beautiful butterflies?

Today we are going to think about camouflage.

Watch this video with an adult. It has lots of new vocabulary to explore.

Now, play hide and seek, but think about the clothes you are wearing. Where is a good place to hide? Can you camouflage yourself in your environment? Ask a grown up to take a photo.  Which part of you is well hidden and which part isn’t Can you improve you camouflage?

Friday 15th May

Literacy

Can you help the penguins escape? Read the Yeti’s question and choose either ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ to run across the bridge to safety.

Numeracy

Have a look at these fun activities that will support with your understanding of number bonds. Choose one to play with your family.

Topic

Think about the sounds minibeasts make. Have you ever heard a grasshopper before? Or a fly? Or a hungry caterpillar nibbling through a leaf?

Look around the room. Is there anything you could use to make the noise of a minibeast? Maybe opening and closing a book might sound like butterfly wings, or crinkling paper might sound like leaf munching. How many different minibeasts can you represent?

Can you get your whole family involved and make a minibeast band?

Maybe you could film yourselves. I would love to see your compositions!

Monday 4th May

 

Literacy/ Phonics

Log in to your Bugclub accounts.

Play the unit 11 ear, air, ure, er games.

These will help you to remember these tricky trigraphs.

Topic- Minibeast fact cards. These cards contain some very interesting facts about minibeasts! Read through and learn some new facts!

Tuesday 5th May

Phonics- Can you match the pictures with the correct grapheme?

Numeracy.

In numeracy we are going to start to learn all the pairs of numbers that make ten. Explain to your parents how we use the tens frames in school. I have included some blank ones below to help you with today's math activity.

Topic

 

Have a look at this website. Twinkl is full of educational resources and has been made free to parents during school closures. If you create an account you should be able to access this interactive minibeast fact file. Read through these facts.

Can you find out an interesting fact about a minibeast that could be added to this fact file? For example, an earwig, slug, woodlouse or a dragonfly.

Wednesday 6th May

 

Phonics/ Literacy

Phonics Play is a great website that contains lots of fun games to help children learn phonic sounds from all phases. Today, have a look at this game. The children have this game in physical form at school and so are very familiar with it. You have to read the words and sort the real words from the fake words. The real words are put in the treasure chest and the fake words go in the bin.

Numeracy- Number bonds rap!!!! (We LOVE writing and performing these at school!)

Topic- Make your own minibeast hotel.

Have a go at building your own bug hotel in your garden.

You may not have access to all of the suggested resources but see what you can find and use what is available to you.

We had a go at home too!

Thursday 7th May

 

Phonics/ literacy

Watch video clips in which the wizards make words containing phase 3 phonic sounds. Choose a few sounds you find tricky to remember. Can you write down any other words that have these sounds in them?

Numeracy

 

Number bonds to 10 pairs game.

Below are some tens frame that show number bonds to 10 in two different ways, the 5-and-a-bit structure and the Pair structure.

Print or draw these onto paper and cut out each individual frame.

Place these upside down. with your adult, take it in turns to turn over two cards. When you find a pair which add to ten, keep the cards. The player who collects the most cards wins.

Topic- Can you match the minibeast to the correct fact?

Friday 8th May

 

Literacy/ phonics

Make a word!

Use playdough, salt dough, icing, marzipan, shells, pasts, stones beads, dried pasta, tin foil, cooked spaghetti etc to make words containing different phase 3 sounds. Multi-sensory approaches like this help the brain to remember any sounds you find tricky, and they are great fun!

Numeracy

 

Go Fish!

Using the number bonds cards from yesterday's activity, share out the cards (why not get the whole family playing!)

The aim is to make numbers bonds to 10. Take turns to ask any player for a card you need. E.g. If you have a four, ask one of the other players for a 6. Once you have made a number bond to 10, put that pair down. The first player to put down all of their cards wins the game. 

Topic

 

Worm's Eye View

Did you know, worms don't have eyes! They can only sense light and dark so they know if they are above ground or below ground. 

But what would life look like if they did? In school we often talk about things from a bird's eye view- where we look at objects from above. Today though, I'd like you to look at things from a worm's eye view. Maybe look up at a chair, or if the weather is good, a tree. Do you notice how the bottom of the object, the part that is closer to you, seems much bigger than the top. Can you take 5 photos from a worm's eye view- looking up at different objects? Do they look strange to you? Talk about these pictures with your family.

Can you draw a picture. lying on the floor and looking up? Can you make the parts nearest to you bigger than the parts further away? 

Have lots of fun and I would love to see some pictures/ photos. Just send them to the school email address.

 

Monday 27th April.

 

Phonics 

If you have managed to learn all of the previously set phonics sounds in this home learning section then you will be pleased to hear you only have 4 sounds left before you have learnt all of the phase 2 and 3 phonic sounds that you need to learn for reading and writing in reception! Well done everyone! These last 4 sounds contain trigraphs; sounds that are written using 3 letters!

 

Log in to Bugclub.

Click on the My Stuff tab.

Click on the Phonics tab.

Open Unit 11 Phoneme /ear/ Revision.

Practise reading the words from our last phonic session that contained the /oi/ grapheme. 

(Reading tab, Show, read the word, click on blue right arrow. Repeat until arrow fades and all words are completed. Click on blue cross in the top right corner to close.)

Open Unit 11 Phoneme /ear/ Lesson.

Once open, watch the video on the sounds tab.

Following this, click on the spelling tab.

Click on the say button.

Have a go at writing down the word that was given. Remember, it will include the /ear/ grapheme.

Check with your adult if you have spelt it correctly.

Click on the blue right arrow.

Continue until all words have been completed. You will know when they have as the arrow will fade and you will not be able to click on it.

Following this, click on the picture tab.

Look at the picture. Write down the word it represents. Remember, it will include the /ear/ grapheme.

When you have spelt all of the words, click on the blue cross in the top right corner to exit.

 

Reading

This week, continue to read through the book list given in the last phonic session (see below). These books will help you to practise the ar, or, ur, ow, oi sounds and should be available in your Bugclub or Phonics tab.

- A Green Lunch
- Brown Fox Tricks Stork
- In the Dark
- Moo! Cluck! Growl!
- On the Farm
- Sid-Cam
- Stop That Popcorn!
- Turnips and Beetroots
- Up to the Stars

 

Numeracy.

Before the Easter break, we started to have a look at how you can combine two groups to find a total. We also had a look at how we can show these using part- whole models. Have a look at the task below. It gives you an idea of how you can use toys in your house to practise this maths skill.

Topic- Minibeasts!

Over the next few weeks we will be learning about minibeasts. Have a look at the video below for an interesting introduction to the topic!

 

Tuesday 28th April

 

Phonics

Log in to Bugclub.

Click on the My Stuff tab.

Click on the Phonics tab.

Open Unit 11 Phoneme /air/ Revision.

Practise reading the words from our last phonic session that contained the /ear/ grapheme. 

(Reading tab, Show, read the word, click on blue right arrow. Repeat until arrow fades and all words are completed. Click on blue cross in the top right corner to close.)

Open Unit 11 Phoneme /air/ Lesson.

Once open, watch the video on the sounds tab.

Following this, click on the spelling tab.

Click on the say button.

Have a go at writing down the word that was given. Remember, it will include the /air/ grapheme.

Check with your adult if you have spelt it correctly.

Click on the blue right arrow.

Continue until all words have been completed. You will know when they have as the arrow will fade and you will not be able to click on it.

Following this, click on the picture tab.

Look at the picture. Write down the word it represents. Remember, it will include the /air/ grapheme.

When you have spelt all of the words, click on the blue cross in the top right corner to exit.

 

Numeracy

Have a look at the pictures in this Hungry Caterpillar addition. Can you combine the two groups to find the totals? Can you say which two numbers are the parts and what the whole number is when you combine them (put them together)? 

 

Topic

Make a list of all the minibeasts you know, then go on a minibeast hunt.

Try focusing on 4 areas; in the grass, in the air, under wood, and under stones. 

Count how many of each minibeast you find. Can you write the number down?

 

 

Wednesday 29th April

 

Phonics

Log in to Bugclub.

Click on the My Stuff tab.

Click on the Phonics tab.

Open Unit 11 Phoneme /ure/ Revision.

Practise reading the words from our last phonic session that contained the /air/ grapheme. 

(Reading tab, Show, read the word, click on blue right arrow. Repeat until arrow fades and all words are completed. Click on blue cross in the top right corner to close.)

Open Unit 11 Phoneme /ure/ Lesson.

Once open, watch the video on the sounds tab.

Following this, click on the spelling tab.

Click on the say button.

Have a go at writing down the word that was given. Remember, it will include the /ure/ grapheme.

Check with your adult if you have spelt it correctly.

Click on the blue right arrow.

Continue until all words have been completed. You will know when they have as the arrow will fade and you will not be able to click on it.

Following this, click on the picture tab.

Look at the picture. Write down the word it represents. Remember, it will include the /ure/ grapheme.

When you have spelt all of the words, click on the blue cross in the top right corner to exit.

Numeracy

Today I have a maths talking activity for you... so no need to record or write anything for maths today.

Have a look at the picture below. Taking it in turns with your adult, how many number sentences can you find contained in the picture. Some examples have been shown around the side.

I will start...

One candlestick and one candle stick makes two candlesticks altogether. 

 

Topic.

Have a look back at the number of minibeasts you found yesterday. Where is the best place for minibeasts to hide? Why do you think this? Which minibeast did you find the most of? Which mini beast did you find the least of? 

Thursday 30th April

 

Phonics

Log in to Bugclub.

Click on the My Stuff tab.

Click on the Phonics tab.

Open Unit 11 Phoneme /er/ Revision.

Practise reading the words from our last phonic session that contained the /ure/ grapheme. 

(Reading tab, Show, read the word, click on blue right arrow. Repeat until arrow fades and all words are completed. Click on blue cross in the top right corner to close.)

Open Unit 11 Phoneme /er/ Lesson.

Once open, watch the video on the sounds tab.

Following this, click on the spelling tab.

Click on the say button.

Have a go at writing down the word that was given. Remember, it will include the /er/ grapheme.

Check with your adult if you have spelt it correctly.

Click on the blue right arrow.

Continue until all words have been completed. You will know when they have as the arrow will fade and you will not be able to click on it.

Following this, click on the picture tab.

Look at the picture. Write down the word it represents. Remember, it will include the /er/ grapheme.

When you have spelt all of the words, click on the blue cross in the top right corner to exit.

Numeracy

 

Topic

Think about all of the different minibeasts you saw on your minibeast hunt. Which was your favourite and why?

Can you create a piece of art showing me your favourite minibeast. You can use colouring pencils, paints, crayons and/or any other art resources you have at home. Think carefully about the colours you are using. I'd love to see your pictures. Just get your adult to email them to the school email address.

Friday 1st May

Log in to Bugclub.

Click on the My Stuff tab.

Click on the Phonics tab.

Open Unit 11 Language Lesson.

It will open on the reading tab. Click show and have a go at reading the sentence. Remember all of the new sounds you have been learning this week.

Click on the blue right arrow, show, and read the next sentence. 

Repeat until arrow fades and all words are completed. 

Click on the spelling tab, say, and have a go at writing the captions. Remember to use your robot arms to hear all of the sounds and also remember all of the new sounds you have been learning this week.

Click on the blue right arrow, show, and read the next sentence. 

Repeat until arrow fades and all words are completed.

 

CONGRATULATIONS!! YOU HAVE NOW LEARNT ALL OF THE SOUNDS YOU NEED FOR READING AND WRITING IN RECEPTION!!!!

When you have spelt all of the phrases, click on the blue cross in the top right corner to exit.

Numeracy

Log in to your Mathletic accounts. Complete the assigned task that focuses on combining two groups to find a total- model addition. 

Adults: When you log in to the children's accounts, children will only be able to complete the tasks that have been allocated to them. Once they have completed these tasks they will be able to access all the quizzes and games on their accounts.

Topic- PE

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/just-for-fun-springwatch-l1/z6vm47h

Easter Holiday Activities

Easter activity suggestions

Below are some examples of Easter crafts and cooking that you can do at home. Obviously it will depend on the resources/ ingredients you have available, but if you can why not give one of them a go. I would love to see some photos! Just email them to the school email address.

 

Friday 3rd April

 

Phonics and Reading

To help you remember the new sounds (ar, or, ur, ow, oi) you have learnt over the last week, have a play on the unit 10 (ar, or, ur, ow, oi) Spelling and language games on Bugclub.

Continue to read through some of the books on Mondays recommended reading list that will be available on your Bugclub accounts. 

 

Handwriting

This week we have been focusing on our cursive letter formation. Remember, we learn cursive handwriting as it will help us with our joined up writing we will learn in year 1. You have been looking at the following link which contains videos which will remind you how each letter should be formed. Now, have a go at writing the full alphabet. Which letters do you form really well? Are they any that you still find tricky? Can you write your name in beautiful cursive handwriting? Can you write the answers to the spelling game on Bugclub in cursive handwriting before you order the letters on the screen?

Thursday 2nd April

 

Phonics and Reading

To help you remember the new sounds (ar, or, ur, ow, oi) you have learnt over the last week, have a play on the unit 10 (ar, or, ur, ow, oi) letters game on Bugclub.

Continue to read through some of the books on Mondays recommended reading list that will be available on your Bugclub accounts. 

 

Handwriting

This week we are having a focus on our cursive letter formation. Remember, we learn cursive handwriting as it will help us with our joined up writing we will learn in year 1. The following link contains videos which will remind you how each letter should be formed. Have fun when you practise these; as well as using a pencil and paper, why not try chalking them in your garden, using paintbrushes and water to write them on the concrete, using your finger to form them in mud/ sand etc. Another fun game is to write them on your adults back using your finger. They have to guess which letter you have written. Swap roles. Can you guess which letter your adult has written? Keep practising your handwriting all week. Don't forget to send me some photos! Just email them to the school email.

Numeracy- Combining two groups

Wednesday 1st April

 

Phonics and Reading

To help you remember the new sounds (ar, or, ur, ow, oi) you have learnt over the last week, have a play on the unit 10 (ar, or, ur, ow, oi) Reading game on Bugclub.

Continue to read through some of the books on Mondays recommended reading list that will be available on your Bugclub accounts. 

 

Handwriting

This week we are having a focus on our cursive letter formation. Remember, we learn cursive handwriting as it will help us with our joined up writing we will learn in year 1. The following link contains videos which will remind you how each letter should be formed. Have fun when you practise these; as well as using a pencil and paper, why not try chalking them in your garden, using paintbrushes and water to write them on the concrete, using your finger to form them in mud/ sand etc. Another fun game is to write them on your adults back using your finger. They have to guess which letter you have written. Swap roles. Can you guess which letter your adult has written? Keep practising your handwriting all week. Don't forget to send me some photos! Just email them to the school email.

Numeracy- Combining 2 Groups

Tuesday 31st March

 

Phonics and Reading

To help you remember the new sounds (ar, or, ur, ow, oi) you have learnt over the last week, have a play on the unit 10 (ar, or, ur, ow, oi) letters game on Bugclub.

Continue to read through some of the books on Mondays recommended reading list that will be available on your Bugclub accounts. 

 

Handwriting

This week we are having a focus on our cursive letter formation. Remember, we learn cursive handwriting as it will help us with our joined up writing we will learn in year 1. The following link contains videos which will remind you how each letter should be formed. Have fun when you practise these; as well as using a pencil and paper, why not try chalking them in your garden, using paintbrushes and water to write them on the concrete, using your finger to form them in mud/ sand etc. Another fun game is to write them on your adults back using your finger. They have to guess which letter you have written. Swap roles. Can you guess which letter your adult has written? Keep practising your handwriting all week. Don't forget to send me some photos! Just email them to the school email.

Numeracy- Combining Two Groups using Part Whole Models

Monday 30th March

 

Phonics and Reading

You have now been allocated the unit 10 phonic games on Bugclub that you would normally be allocated for homework (unit 10 reading, sounds, names, spelling and language). These will help you to remember the new sounds (ar, or, ur, ow, oi) you have learnt over the last week. Today, have a play on the unit 10 (ar, or, ur, ow, oi) sounds game.

The following books also focus on the same sounds and are recommended to read.

Handwriting

This week we are having a focus on our cursive letter formation. Remember, we learn cursive handwriting as it will help us with our joined up writing we will learn in year 1. The following link contains videos which will remind you how each letter should be formed. Have fun when you practise these; as well as using a pencil and paper, why not try chalking them in your garden, using paintbrushes and water to write them on the concrete, using your finger to form them in mud/ sand etc. Another fun game is to write them on your adults back using your finger. They have to guess which letter you have written. Swap roles. Can you guess which letter your adult has written? Keep practising your handwriting all week. I would love to see some photos! Just email them to the school email.

Numeracy- Combing 2 groups

 

Adults- Children begin to combine two groups to find out how many objects they have altogether. One of the ways we approach this is by using a part-whole model. This can be used to show how a number can be split in to two parts. Children using this model will see the relationship between the whole number and the component parts, this helps the learners make connections between addition and subtraction.

Make your own part- whole model for your child. You could use pieces of paper with circles drawn on them, chalks on the concrete, table mats etc. The children put one set of objects in one 'part' and the other set of objects in the other 'part'. They then move all the objects to the 'whole' and count both sets together to find the total. 

 

Children- Find two sets of up to 10 objects from around your house. These could be shoes, socks, spoons, cups, lego blocks, crayons etc. Can you show your parents how we put them in the parts on a part whole model and them move both parts into the whole section to find the total?

Part Whole Model

Friday 27th March 2020

 

Literacy/ Phonics

Log in to Bugclub.

Click on the My Stuff tab.

Click on the Phonics tab.

Open Unit 10 Language Lesson.

It will open on the reading tab. Click show and have a go at reading the sentence. Remember all of the new sounds you have been learning this week.

Click on the blue right arrow, show, and read the next sentence. 

Repeat until arrow fades and all words are completed. 

Click on the spelling tab, say, and have a go at writing the captions. Remember to use your robot arms to hear all of the sounds and also remember all of the new sounds you have been learning this week.

Click on the blue right arrow, show, and read the next sentence. 

Repeat until arrow fades and all words are completed.

When you have spelt all of the phrases, click on the blue cross in the top right corner to exit.

Numeracy

Practise ordering and sequencing numbers to 10 with this fun game.

 

Topic- Science

Plants

Have a look through this powerpoint and show your adult what you have been learnt about plants. Can you remember any of our vital vocabulary we have been using to name different parts of a plant. There is an art and craft activity included in this powerpoint. If you do not have the resources you could draw/ paint a picture of a plant or go for a short local walk and collect things that you could make a plant collage from.

Thursday 26th March 2020

 

Literacy/ Phonics

Log in to Bugclub.

Click on the My Stuff tab.

Click on the Phonics tab.

Open Unit 10 Phoneme /oi/ Revision.

Practise reading the words from yesterday that contained the /ow/ grapheme. 

(Reading tab, Show, read the word, click on blue right arrow. Repeat until arrow fades and all words are completed. Click on blue cross in the top right corner to close.)

Open Unit 10 Phoneme /oi/ Lesson.

Once open, watch the video on the sounds tab.

Following this, click on the spelling tab.

Click on the say button.

Have a go at writing down the word that was given. Remember, it will include the /ow/ grapheme.

Check with your adult if you have spelt it correctly.

Click on the blue right arrow.

Continue until all words have been completed. You will know when they have as the arrow will fade and you will not be able to click on it.

Following this, click on the picture tab.

Look at the picture. Write down the word it represents. Remember, it will include the /ow/ grapheme.

When you have spelt all of the words, click on the blue cross in the top right corner to exit.

 

Topic- Knowledge and Understanding of the World.

Easter

Read through the Easter story with an adult. What are the key points of the story? Continue your discussion about why we celebrate Easter. Can you retell the Easter story in your own words?

Easter story

Wednesday 25th March 2020

 

Literacy/ Phonics

Log in to Bugclub.

Click on the My Stuff tab.

Click on the Phonics tab.

Open Unit 10 Phoneme /ow/ Revision.

Practise reading the words from yesterday that contained the /ur/ grapheme. (See previous days phonic lesson outlines on how to navigate the page if you have not done so already.)

Open Unit 10 Phoneme /ow/ Lesson.

Once open, watch the video on the sounds tab.

Following this, click on the spelling tab.

Click on the say button.

Have a go at writing down the word that was given. Remember, it will include the /ow/ grapheme.

Check with your adult if you have spelt it correctly.

Click on the blue right arrow.

Continue until all words have been completed. You will know when they have as the arrow will fade and you will not be able to click on it.

Following this, click on the picture tab.

Look at the picture. Write down the word it represents. Remember, it will include the /ow/ grapheme.

When you have spelt all of the words, click on the blue cross in the top right corner to exit.

 

Topic- Knowledge and Understanding of the World.

Easter

Read through the powerpoint of The Meaning of Easter with your adult. Why do Christian's celebrate Easter? What do you think about the Easter story? How does it make you feel? What do you enjoy most about Easter? 

 

Tuesday 24th March 2020

Numeracy

Write your name and the name of some of your friends and/or family.

How many letters does your name have? Do you have more letters, less letters or the same amount of letters as each family/friend?

Can you order the names from fewest to most depending on how many letters they contain. What happens to the totals if you add surnames too?

 

Literacy/ Phonics

Log in to Bugclub.

Click on the My Stuff tab.

Click on the Phonics tab.

Open Unit 10 Phoneme /ur/ Lesson.

Once open, watch the video on the sounds tab.

Following this, click on the spelling tab.

Click on the say button.

Have a go at writing down the word that was given. Remember, it will include the /ur/ grapheme.

Check with your adult if you have spelt it correctly.

Click on the blue right arrow.

Continue until all words have been completed. You will know when they have as the arrow will fade and you will not be able to click on it.

Following this, click on the picture tab.

Look at the picture. Write down the word it represents. Remember, it will include the /ur/ grapheme.

When you have spelt all of the words, click on the blue cross in the top right corner to exit.

 

Topic- Understanding the World.

Recently we have been looking at trees that are evergreen; trees that do not lose their leaves during Autumn and are green all year round, and deciduous trees; trees that do lose their leaves during Autumn. Have a look at the trees in your surrounding area. Can you spot any evergreen trees. Can you spot any deciduous trees. Use the pdf below to help you identify the types of trees you can see.

 

Monday 23rd March 2020

Numeracy

Complete assigned task on Mathletics.

 

When you have logged in to Mathletics, you will only be allowed to play on certain quizzes. These are the ones I have assigned to you. When you have competed them, the catalogue of quizzes available on Mathletics will unlock for you to play if you wish. This will be the same every time I allocate a task; it will need to be completed before you can access anything else on the site. 

 

Literacy/ Phonics

Log in to Bugclub.

Click on the My Stuff tab.

Click on the Phonics tab.

Open Unit 10 Phoneme /ur/ Revision.

Once open, click on the reading tab.

Click on the show button and read the word.

Click on the right arrow.

Click on show and read the next word.

Repeat this until you have read all the words.

When you have read all of the words, click on the blue cross in the top right corner to exit.

 

Open Unit 10 Phoneme /ur/ Lesson.

Once open, click on the reading tab.

Sound out the word given and blend to say the word..

Click on blend to check you were right.

Click on the blue right arrow.

Sound out the next word given and blend to say the word.

Repeat this until you have read all the words.

When you have read all of the words, click on the blue cross in the top right corner to exit.

 

Topic- Physical Development.

With adult support, use any available resources to build an obstacle course. See if you can involve ways of slithering, shuffling, rolling, crawling, walking, running, jumping, skipping, sliding and hopping. I would love to see some photos! Email them to the school office and I will add some to the website. 

 

20th March 2020

Literacy and Expressive Art and Design

  • Shhhh!!! For children's eyes only!

Make a Mothers' Day card for your mum. Decorate it with any art resources you have in your house. This could be crayons, colouring pencils, paints, chalks etc...

Write a lovely message for your mum inside. Tell your mum why you love her. Use the phonics sound mat to support you. (See yesterday for attached PDF)

 

Numeracy

Comparing numbers to 10

Ask your parents to provide you with a collection of items to sort, e.g. buttons, marbles, spoons, shoes, socks etc. Can you sort them into sets? Compare the quantities in each set. Which has the most? Which has fewer? Get your parents to point to a set. Can you find a set with more than this one? Can you find two sets with the same quantity?

 

Phonics

Log in to your Bugclub account. Read the book Rock-Pooling. This book will help you to practise the sounds ai, ee, igh, oa, oo (long) and oo (short). It should be available under the My Stuff tab and then either the Bugclub tab or the Phonics tab.

19th March 2020

Numeracy and Literacy

  • write your own number bond rap for pairs of numbers that make 10.

 e.g.   10 and 0, Dad is my hero!

          9 and 1, so is my mum!

          8 and 2, sitting on my shoe.

          7 and 3, climbing up a tree.

          …. and so on to 0 and 10...….

 Try to make it as memorable as possible.

With the support of your parents, can you work together to write it down? Try hard to sound out some of the words using your phonics. Use the sound mat for support.  Can you perform it to your family?

 

Topic

After looking after our beans for the last few weeks, we found that some beans grew and some beans didn't. Can you explain to your parents why some did and some didn't grow?  Draw a picture of a bean and label the things a bean would need to grow. 

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