Welcome to Bluebells & Daisies!

Class Teacher: Ms Jennings / Miss Mullan

Nursery Nurse: Ms Marriner/ Miss Mendonca

Welcome to our Reception page!

Welcome to our class page. Here you will find key information and key dates. There will also be pictures to update you on what your child is doing in school and resources to help you support your child at home.
Please make sure you are reading daily with your child (Reading book will be changed every Friday).

w/b 13.07.2020

Welcome Back! Hope you had a lovely half term. Here are the activities for this week. The topic for this half term is Transport.

Friday 17th July 2020

Understanding the World

Had the children been in school over the summer term, we would have arranged a school trip based around our transport topic. Below you will find links for different of virtual tours relating to transport.

The first link is for The Science Museum in London where your child can explore different modes of transport from the past and learn about outer space.

The second link is for The Transport Museum in London. Again this is an opportunity for your child to learn about how public transport has changed over the years and compare it to the buses and trains that we see during the present day.

Both of these tours will accessed through google maps. Therefore you may need to assist your child in navigating through the different areas of the museums.

The final link is a video brought to you by Dagenham Fire Station. In this video, the fireman will explain what happens when an emergency call reaches the fire station and how they prepare and deal with different scenarios.

https://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/virtual-tour-science-museum

London Transport Museum Virtual Tour

Maths

Counting in 2s | Song of Twos | The Singing Walrus

The Singing Walrus presents “Song of Twos”, a skip counting song for young children. The music has a distinctly 1960s style, with beautiful, melodic verses t…

Wednesday 15th July 2020

Read or watch the story of Hansel and Gretal

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKcDbgxeiTM

Ask your child the following questions:

Why did the stepmum want to leave the children in the forest?

Who are the children in the story?

What did Hansel use the pebbles for?

Can you describe the witch’s house?

 

Maths

MATHS LAST WEEK

EAD

Draw a picture of the children in your class.

 

 

Tuesday 14th July 2020

Literacy

Read or watch the story of Hansel and Gretal

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKcDbgxeiTM

Create a story map of the story – include beginning, middle and end

Hansel & Gretel | Teaching Resources

Maths

Complete one more and one less using the number line

MATHS LAST WEEK

Monday 13th July 2020

Literacy

Read or watch the story of Hansel and Gretal

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKcDbgxeiTM

Make and label your own house in the woods

Religious Education

Learning about other religions

We are all asked by God to care for people and the world we live in. To help us we can find out about other people and their faith. This week we will be looking at the religion of Islam. The word ‘Islam’ means peace and it can remind us that we all want to live in peace with each other.

Watch video on the ‘Five Pillars of Islam’
https://safeYouTube.net/w/LopN
The Five Pillars of Islam are the five most important
beliefs and duties of the Muslim faith.

Activity
• After watching the video, discuss with an adult what you remember about each pillar.
• Complete the colouring sheet at the end of this document, discussing each pillar as you
do. Can you label each pillar correctly? You may need to re watch the video and ask an
adult to help you.

Maths

Hundred square instructions

Thursday 9th July 2020

Literacy

Using their ‘Butterfly Transition Template’ from yesterday, today we would like your child to write a letter introducing themselves to their new teacher. They can just address the letter ‘To my new teacher’. Ask them to think of the information they would like to share with their new teacher, for example their age, something they are good at, their favourite subject at school and what they are looking forward to learning in Year 1.

Challenge: Encourage your child to think of a question they would like to ask their new teacher. Remember to put a question mark (?) at the end the question.

Maths

This lesson is a revision lesson. If you are watching with your child you can pause the lesson and talk through sections together. You can always go back and watch the lesson for that bit of learning again.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/applying-understanding-of-doubling-and-halving

t-c-254628-differentiated-halving-to-20-ladybird-activity-sheets

Physical Development

Wednesday 8th July 2020

Literacy

Today we would like your child to start thinking about the transition of moving on from Reception to Year 1. Encourage them to think about the things they can do now that they weren’t able to do at the beginning of the academic year. Examples of these could include reading, writing, problem solving with numbers and creating models using different materials. Using the template below, ask your child to complete the sentences on each of the butterfly’s wings.

butterfly-transition-template-reception-to-year-1

Maths

Lesson 3

In this lesson your child will look at the relationship between double and half.

Activity

Chilli challenges provide a differentiated challenge focused upon the halving learning intention. Your child can be challenged at the level that is suitable for them, then, if they achieve their challenge and fancy challenging themselves more, they can try the next chilli challenge. In this resource, they can make different play dough pizzas and cut them in half to share with a friend. Can they half the number of ingredients so that each pizza has the same amount?

chilli-challenge-cards

EAD

Design your own vehicle.

Tuesday 7th July 2020

Maths

In this lesson your child will continue to practise halving.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/understanding-the-concept-of-half

Half of BA

Literacy

Read or watch the story ‘If I were a pilot’. Look at the different occupations – driver, balloonist, sailor. Fill in the missing words.

Literacy i wish i were a pilot

Monday 6th July 2020

Maths

HALVING SHAPES

Before teaching your child to halve a number, make sure that they can halve a shape. Most children find it easy to halve a shape and don’t realise that halving means the same as splitting into 2 equal parts. So please make sure that they have understood the following common misconceptions:

1. When you half a shape, you must make sure that it is split in the middle. This teaches the child that halving must be fair and that both halves must look the same.
2. There is more than one way to half a shape. Ask your child to halve a rectangle or square in as many ways as possible. This should include diagonally as well.
3. Draw and inaccurately half some shapes so that some are split unequally, some are split into three or more pieces. then ask your child to find out if they have been halved.

HALVING NUMBERS

There are many ways to explain the term of “half of”; sharing equally between 2 people, counting in 2’s, dividing by 2, opposite of doubling and splitting down the middle.

Lesson 1

In this lesson your child will learn about what ‘half’ means by practising halving amounts.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/understanding-the-concept-of-half

Phonics

Understanding the World

Make your own nature art patterns.
Natural resources make lovely patterns. Many artists have been inspired by nature. Here are
some examples by artist Andy Goldsworthy. See Learning Reminder Week 6 PDF for larger
images.
Can you be a pattern artist?
What you’ll need:
Sticks
Pine cones
Stones
Leaves
Anything you can find in the garden or out on a walk.

R.E.

Recap the Principles of Catholic Social Teaching:

We know that everyone is important and valuable: no one is
better than anyone else.

We work together so that our community is good for everyone to live in

We share what we have so thateveryone gets some; we make
sure the people who have the least get served first.

We make sure everyone gets a chance to talk about decisions. We
make sure we include those who will be most affected by any decision.

We remember that the world is everyone’s home.

We stick together, and when we find that people aren’t being
treated well or are being taken advantage of, we work to make it fair for them.

Activity
Make paper chains of people from different places, backgrounds and cultures.
For instructions and demonstration click here: https://safeYouTube.net/w/gZQ

Friday 3rd July 2020

Maths

Lets get creative!

Here are some ideas of learning about doubling through fun activities. Which activity would your child enjoy doing?

Picture 1
Picture 2
Picture 3
Additional worksheet based activities for doubling up to 20
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Understanding the World

Once they’ve decided on a destination, explain to your child that they need one more document before they can travel on an aeroplane. This document is called a boarding pass.

So what is a boarding pass?

A boarding pass is a document provided by an airline company that allows you to board an aeroplane. It includes details like flight time, the departure and arrival destinations and your seat number. Once your child has completed adding these details to their boarding pass, encourage them to use their passport and boarding pass to act out an airport scenario. They could be the passenger to begin with, then they could swap roles and be the check-in assistant or flight attendant.

boarding-pass-template

Thursday 2nd July 2020

Phonics

Maths

Continue work with doubling. Use the worksheets provided below:

ladybird-doubles-to-10-sheet

ladybird-doubles-to-20-sheet

Understanding the World

Now that you have packed your suitcase and you’ve decided where you are going on your holiday, one of the documents you will need to have before you get on an aeroplane is a passport.

So what is a passport?

A passport is an important travel document which shows that a person is a citizen of a particular country. A passport allows a person to travel to different countries around the world. Passports contain the following information about a person:

Below you will find a passport template for your child to complete. There is space on the template for a passport photo or for a picture to be drawn as well as their name, signature, date of birth, gender, age, home country and description.

passport-template

Literacy

Imagine you are going on a train ride. Ask your children to come up with their own ideas of what they will see and who will meet them at the station.

Literacy train route

Wednesday 1st July 2020

Maths

To find the double of a number, we add the same number to itself. For example, double of 2 is 2 + 2 = 4. One way to introduce doubling to your child is to use a mirror.  Place a small mirror in front of them or place it on a table facing them and ask them to hold up one finger. Seeing the reflection of their finger in the mirror will instantly demonstrate how to double 1. They would continue using this method of holding up fingers until they double up to five. They could then later explore doubles by placing different objects in front of the mirror and counting them.

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/go/resource/T-GO-03-doubles-up-to-10

t-n-2546815-double-dominoes-to-20-activity-sheet_ver_1

Understanding the World

People go to the airport to get on an aeroplane and travel to different countries. Most people travel on an aeroplane when they are going on holiday. Ask your child to imagine that they are going on holiday. Which country would they like to travel to? What do they think the weather will be like? Will it be hot or cold? What type of clothes would they need to pack? Encourage your child to ‘pack’ the most appropriate clothes for certain seasons of the year by cutting and sticking them onto the suitcase templates below.

 

Challenge: At the bottom of the suitcase template, ask your child to write a couple of sentences about where they would choose to go on holiday and what they would do whilst they were they.

 

Phonics

Literacy

Watch the train ride. Make a map of all the places and things the train passed by.

Tuesday 30th June 2020

Maths

Understanding the concept of doubling lesson:

To find the double of a number, we add the same number to itself. For example, double of 2 is 2 + 2 = 4. One way to introduce doubling to your child is to use a mirror.  Place a small mirror in front of them or place it on a table facing them and ask them to hold up one finger. Seeing the reflection of their finger in the mirror will instantly demonstrate how to double 1. They would continue using this method of holding up fingers until they double up to five. They could then later explore doubles by placing different objects in front of the mirror and counting them.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/understanding-the-concept-of-double

t-n-2546814-double-dominoes-to-10-activity-sheet_ver_1

Understanding the World

Continuing with our topic on ‘Transport’, this week your child will be learning about what happens at an airport. A number of the activities your child will complete will be based around travel, aeroplanes and other aspects of the airport. In order for your child to develop their understanding, please show them the videos on the website and the PowerPoint below. We have also attached some Airport Colouring sheets for your child to complete if they wish to do so.

Behind the Scenes at the Airport

Literacy

Read or watch the story ‘The Train Ride’

Write what happens at the beginning, middle and end.

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Monday 29th June 2020

Phonics

Literacy

 

Friday 26th June 2020

Phonics

Literacy

Label the different parts of the bus.

label-a-bus

Maths

Below you will find two addition worksheets. Your child can complete both or choose the one appropriate for their level.

t-t-5477-transport-addition-sheet

transport-addition-to-20-sheet

Thursday 25th June 2020

Maths

Use various objects around the house that will fit into the weight balance to compare the weights. Ask your child to hold one item in each hand and estimate which is heavier and which is lighter. They can then use the balancing scales to identify which object is heavier and which object is lighter each time.

Which object is the lightest? Which object is the heaviest? which two objects are exactly the same in weight?

Click on the link below if your child would like to complete an optional worksheet based activity today.

complete-the-scales-worksheet

Understanding the World

Transport is the way in which things are carried from one place to the other. Today, the sight of a man travelling to space is quite normal but it has taken a long time for humankind to travel like this. The earliest humans had no fancy transport to travel. So what did they do when they felt the need to travel and explore?
Share your ideas with your family members.
After discussing it with your family, have a look at the following video that takes you through the evolution of transport and then have a look at the pictures from the powerpoint bellow, presenting nowadays land transport.

Science/EAD

Shrinking Puddle Art

On a hot day, draw a line around the edge of a puddle on a hard surface with a stick or a piece of chalk. Go back a while later and see if the puddle has shrunk. If you do this every hour you can keep drawing around the puddles. Draw funky lines and patterns between the rings.

If you only have puddles in natural places, then use pieces of string to mark the edges of the puddle. Decorate with natural materials lying nearby between the pieces of string.

Does the size of the puddle affect the speed at which it shrinks? Is there anything you can do to speed up the process of evaporation?

Wednesday 24th June 2020

Physical Development

Literacy

Read or watch ‘The Naughty Bus’.

Go on a transport hunt around your local area – looking for buses, cars, 4×4, taxis, motorbikes, bicycles.

Write your own transport poem using the template.

Transport Poem

Phonics

Maths

https://www.messylittlemonster.com/2017/03/floating-foil-boat-easy-science-experiment.html?m=1

Floating foil boat experiment:

They will enjoy designing and making tin foil boats and testing how well these float. They can investigate how many gems in weight each boat can hold before it starts to sink, maybe even have a little competition!

For this activity you will need:

Click on the link below if your child would like to complete an optional worksheet based activity today.

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Tuesday 23rd June 2020

Maths

How many cubes/Lego blocks does it take to balance your object?

Today your child can use the weighing scale that they made yesterday to compare different objects like pencil, glue stick, small hair brush, spoon, small fruit or vegetable against number of blocks/cubes. This will help your child to find out how many blocks are needed to balance the object. The word ‘balance’ means both sides of the scale are the same weight. Watch the video below and have a go yourself with weighing various objects.

Key questions you can ask your child:

How many blocks do you think we will need to weigh the same as ……?

Is it lighter at the moment and why?

Is it heavier at the moment and why?

Write a list of number of cubes/blocks used for each object. Can your child find out which object is the heaviest by looking at the number of blocks used?

Click on the link below if your child would like to complete an optional worksheet based activity for today.

au-n-2548583-which-is-heavier-worksheet-english_ver_1

Literacy

Read or watch the story of ‘The Naughty Bus’

Use the template to write your own naughty bus story.

The Naughty Bus

Phonics

 

Monday 22nd June 2020

Phonics

Literacy

Read or watch the story ‘The Naughty Bus’

Describe a bus … what does it look like?

Bus

Maths

The learning aim for your child this week is to use everyday language to talk about weight and be able to order objects from the lightest to the heaviest. To introduce the concept, you can simply practice comparing weights by holding different objects in your hands.

 

Here is a great discussion to have with your child:

How does an object’s size affect its weight? Does bigger always mean heavier?

Collect several objects, some that are big in size but light in weight and some that are small in size but heavy in weight, for example, a feather, a marble, a beach ball and a golf ball. First, you can ask your child Which ones are bigger? Both the feather and the beach ball are bigger. Then you can ask Which ones are heavier? The marble is heavier than the feather, even though the feather is bigger. And the beach ball is much lighter than golf ball, even though it is much bigger.

Why? Most kids will quickly realize that the beach ball is full of air, and air is very light. It’s fun to hear what they think is inside of a golf ball (rock). After some discussion, they will understand that the more “stuff” (or matter) is inside of a given area, the more it will weigh.

The above discussion will help your child understand that size and weight are not always related and that big objects can sometimes be light and that small objects can sometimes be heavy.

 

Make your own weighing scale!

Click on the following links for ideas on how to make a weighing scale and choose one.

 

https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/445363850645261814/y

19th June 2020

Maths

Make a measuring tape!

Making their own tape measure offers up such wonderful opportunities to practice the concept of measurement, comparing sizes and other math skills such as counting and ordering.

You will need

  • A long strip of card paper to desired length
  • paint for printing
  • object to be used as unit of measure on the tape measure

(hand or foot prints work well but other objects can be used also)

Picture 1
Picture 2
Picture 3

When making the prints be careful to make sure each print starts where the one before finishes so there’s even spaces and the ‘measure’ is more correct! It will be handy to make a strip of card to 1 meter. Now begin measuring furniture, spaces, toys or family members!

Challenge: Make a list of objects around the house that are your height.

Understanding the World

Transport

Watch the video below to find out about different modes of transport.

Lets study about Modes of Transportation with this video.

After watching the video carefully, encourage your child to have a go at sorting the vehicles on the following sheets. On the first sheet your child should sort the transport that has wheels from the ones that have no wheels. On the second sheet your child should cut out and place the modes of transport accordingly on the picture by sorting them into land, sea or air.

wheels-or-no-wheels-sorting-activity_ver_2

Phonics

Thursday 18th June 2020

Phonics

Wednesday 17th June 2020

R.E.

Recap the Parable of the Mustard seed.

Activity 1
Grow some carrot tops.
1. Cut the green end off a carrot (about 1cm thick) and put it
onto a saucer or dish of shallow water.
2. Leave for a week and watch the green leaves sprout.
3. Keep it watered.

Activity 2

In the parable, the mustard tree is a safe place for birds. The parable reminds us that
sometimes we will be like the person who plants the seed, spreading kindness in the
community. At other times we will be like the person who cares for the growing
seedlings, taking care of people around us. Sometimes we will even be the seed;
hiding in the ground, waiting to grow. BUT we might also have times when we are like
the birds, needing a safe place and safe people to protect us, in God’s Kingdom.
That’s good news!

Make some birds! These two videos show you how to make birds out of paper:

Phonics

Literacy

Complete the missing words from ‘The Snail and the Whale’ Booklet

Whale and the snail booklet

Tuesday 16th June 2020

R.E.

The Parable of the Mustard Seed
The Kingdom of Heaven… is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field.
Though it is the smallest of all seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and
becomes a tree, so that the birds come and perch in its branches. Mt 13:3133

• Recap the Parable of the Mustard seed.
• Watch the parable again in this short video https://safeYouTube.net/w/MXoJ
Activity

Think about what the Kingdom of Heaven will be and feel like. Draw a picture of the
Kingdom of Heaven and surround with ‘feeling’ words.

Phonics

 

Maths

Activity 1 :Comparing and measuring lengths 

Watch the video together with your child and pause when necessary for them to have a go at answering the questions.

Activity 2: Can you find these objects in the picture?

poster-instructions

a4

 

Literacy

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000cslw/the-snail-and-the-whale

EAD

Paint a sea using different colours of blue.

Monday 15th June 2020

Phonics

Literacy

https://youtu.be/Nn73STXrPP0

Watch the story ‘Whatever Next!’ by Jill Murphy with your child using the link below. Ask your child to imagine that they are Baby Bear. You are going to ask them some questions. This type of questioning is called ‘Hot Seating’. Your child will be familiar with this activity as we often introduce a character from a story using this method.

If possible gather the following items;

a colander, a pair of wellington boots, a cardboard box, a picnic blanket and a teddy bear. Ask your child to dress up as Baby Bear using these items and ask them the following questions:

 

Extension activity: Encourage your child to use the props you have gathered to act out the story.

Maths

This week your child will learn how to use everyday language to talk about height and length and be able to order objects from the shortest to the tallest and longest.

Children need plenty of hands on experiences to develop an understanding of measurement and what it involves. Measuring is finding out ‘how much’ of a particular unit of measure something is. It involves an understanding of the attribute to be measured (in this circumstance length or height), knowledge of how to measure the attribute and a good understanding of number.

In order to introduce the concept of measurement using non-standard measure it’s a good idea to start with length.

Measuring with non-standard units of measure means measuring things with blocks, straws, hands and feet etc. As long as the units used to measure are the same size.

Direct measure or standard means measuring with direct units such as centimetres, inches etc, and using rulers and tape measures.

 

Let your child watch the video using the link below to understand how they can measure objects. After the video ask your child to measure objects around the house using their hand, foot, body or other small objects like blocks. Show your child that they need to start measuring from one end and finish at the other. Also when they measure, for example with their hand, they need to place the next hand straight after the one before.They can also listen to some songs to learn about measurement.

Friday 12th June 2020

Literacy

Read or watch Billy’s Bucket.

Draw things that were in Billy’s Bucket.

Write a simple sentence using the sentence opener …I saw …

Billy’s-Bucket-writing-frame

 

Maths

During the last few lessons, your child has been learning about how objects can be shared equally into groups. Now they can investigate what can be shared into equal groups and what happens when things can’t! Please click on the link for the lesson.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/investigating-what-can-be-shared-into-equal-groups-and-what-happens-when/

Numberjacks | Fair Shares

Things aren’t being shared fairly, thanks to the Problem Blob – 6 makes everything all right. FUN FACT! WHAT is Numberjacks? It is all about excitement, fun …

Phonics

Go over Phase 4 and Phase 5 Tricky words.

Read and write.

Thursday 11th June 2020

R.E.

Read the Parable of the Mustard Seed.

The parable Jesus told was about a mustard seed. (Show one if you have it.) He said that once a man planted a very tiny mustard seed in his garden. It was a very little seed but it was only the beginning. As time passed the seed grew into a little plant.

It grew more and more every day. As the years went by the plant became a big tree. Birds would come and sit on the tree’s branches.

Jesus said that the kingdom of God is like a mustard seed. Things might look very small at the beginning but just wait – someday they can be very, very, very big! Just keep doing the little things and God will make them grow.

Questions:

  1. What type of seed does Jesus refer to as the smallest seed planted in a garden?
  2. What is amazing about a very small mustard seed?
  3. Why is it important to help people and help the church even if we can only do “little” things?

Expressive Art and Design/ UTW

Make some sandwiches using mustard as one of the ingredients.

Maths

L.O: Counting in equal groups

Let your child start with a warm up counting exercise to 30 by clapping and jumping. Follow the link below to start the lesson.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/counting-in-equal-groups/

Play the game: Max the Monkey’s Fruit Sharing Activity

Explain to your child that Max the Monkey has some has some fruit that he would like to share fairly between his friends. They can explore sharing different numbers of oranges, strawberries, apples and bananas between three little monkeys – Max, Marcia and Marcel.

prompt-card

display-posters

fruit-cut-outsWednesday 10th June 2020

Phonics

Literacy

Using the template below, either cut out the words and stick them in the correct place or write the words to label the different parts of the rocket.

Challenge: When Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon in 1969, over 50 years ago, they travelled in a spaceflight rocket called Apollo 11. Can you think of an interesting name for the rocket you have just labelled?

rocket-labelling-sheet

Maths

L.O Exploring counting in pairs

The emphasis of this lesson is that your child will explore how they  can group in twos: explain that this is called a pair.  Before beginning the lesson let your child explore some items around the house which come in pairs. For example scissors, glasses, trousers, socks etc.

During the lesson they can then decide how many pairs of socks different animals need, counting the socks individually and in pairs. They finish the lesson by learning how to count in twos. Please follow the link below for the lesson.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/pairs-of-legs-exploring-counting-in-pairs/

Phonics

EAD

Encourage your child to cut around the images, use some split-pins or glue and make their onw astronaut. Colour or decorate your astronaut to make it look better.

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Tuesday 9th June 2020

Literacy

Using the template below, encourage your child to imagine they have discovered a new planet. They will need to draw a picture of it and think of the following:

Are there any signs of life?

What creature live there?

What the surface looks like?

Any other interesting features or information?

design-a-planet-activity-sheet

 

Maths

L.O. To share objects into equal groups

In this lesson, your child will learn to share an even number of objects equally between two groups. Please click on the link below.

After the lesson you can print out the worksheet for your child to practice solving sharing problems.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/sharing-objects-into-equal-groups/

 

Phonics

Understanding the World/ EAD

Practise the names of planets with this song about the solar system.

Flying from the sun to the stars

https://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/songs/flying-the-sun-the-stars

After listening to the song, encourage your child to use the word bank provided in the following worksheet and label the parts of the solar system. For the second one, you child would need to colour or paint the images, then cut out the planets and paste them in the correct order from the Sun.

t2-or-639-the-solar-system-labelling-activity-sheets

Monday 8th June 2020

Phonics

 

Literacy

The Solar System includes the Sun, the Earth (where you are now!) and all of the other planets, asteroids and comets that go around and around it.

You may think that the Earth is a pretty big place, but the Earth isn’t even the biggest planet in the Solar System.

Everything in the Solar System revolves around the Sun. The Sun is a star – a massive ball of hot gas that gives off light and heat.

There are eight planets that orbit around the Sun and the closest planet to the Sun is Mercury, and the farthest away is Neptune.

The biggest planet is Jupiter, and the smallest planet is Mercury and The Earth is the only planet that we know has creatures living on it.

The following videos will help your child understand more about the space and the planets.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zgwxfg8/articles/z7cg47h

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zj3fb9q

Maths

This week your child will be learning the concept of sharing objects into equal groups.’ Shared between’ is a term used in word problems that involve division.

https://nrich.maths.org/public/topic.php?group_id=73&code=-799

 

Friday 5th June 2020

Literacy

Read or watch the story ‘Mr Gumpy’s Outing’

Think of some questions that you could ask Mr Gumpy in an interview.

How did he feel about the events that took place that day?

Maths

Encourage you child to complete the activity below by identifying which containers are able to hold more than others.

t-n-2545119-how-much-does-it-hold-activity-sheet

Phonics

Expressive art and design/Computing

Use painting software to design a new boat for Mr Gumpy.

Can you make a model of Mr Gumpy’s boat.

Thursday 4th June 2020

Maths

Read Finley’s letter with your child.
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• Provide your child with a variety of objects that Finley could use to travel in, for example: cups, bottles and boxes. Provide containers of different shapes and sizes (e.g. tall/narrow containers, short/fat containers, cuboids, cylinders).

• Explain that they are going to help Finley to find out which container he should use. To do this they need to work out the capacity of each of the containers. Explain that the capacity is the amount it can hold. Finley needs to know which container can hold the most water.

• Give your child the chance to explore all of the containers.
Ask them to describe the containers, encouraging them to use the correct mathematical vocabulary for their size and shape such as Small, smaller, smallest, big, bigger, biggest, tall, taller, tallest, narrow, narrower, narrowest, thin, thinner, thinnest, round, square, cylinder, cube, cuboid etc.

• Ask them which of the containers they think would be the best one for Finley to use and why.

Phonics

R.E.

Watch the Pentecost video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rjQ_XDPIis

This is oven described as the birth of the church. Create a birthday card celebrating the birth of the church. ​

 

Physical Development/Understanding the World

If you have a car, let your child help you give it a wash. If you haven’t got a car, use toy cars to wash.

Wednesday 3rd June 2020

Phonics

Maths

Can you sort the pictures into full, half-full and empty?

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PSED

Play I spy with my little eye for the transport picture below.

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Expressive art and design

Use objects you find at home to make your own car.

Tuesday 2nd June 2020

Literacy

Show children the front cover of ‘Mr Gumpy’s Motor Car’, what do they think it is about?  Who will the characters be?

Read ‘Mr Gumpy’s Motor Car’ to your child. Ask the following questions:

What happened in the rain?

How did the animals behave?

What do you think of their excuses for why they can’t help Mr Gumpy push his car?

Can you think of different excuses for the following animals: elephant, giraffe, penguin?

Activity: Write excuses in the speech bubbles for the three animals for why they can’t help Mr Gumpy push his car out of the mud. Challenge: Think of your own animal and write an excuse for them. Worksheet below.

Excuses

Maths

This week your child will be learning about capacity and how to describe how full containers are. You will need to collect a selection of cups/bottles of different sizes and a large deep pot/tray to keep water in. Explain to them that capacity is the amount of liquid that a container holds. Fill up coloured water in bottles up to full, half full, nearly full, nearly empty and empty. Talk to your child about the various amounts in each bottle using the correct vocabulary. You can then mark the bottles up to the point where the water is filled up. Later empty all the bottles in a large tray and let your child explore filling the bottles and encourage them to use the correct vocabulary by showing you how full each bottle is. Let them pour from one container to the other and they can also count how many times they need to pour from a small container into a large container to fill it up completely.

 

Challenges: Get your child thinking by asking some of these questions:

•    What  can you tell me about this bottle?
•    Can you pour some water into this bottle so that it is half full?
•    Can you  make this  bottle nearly empty? How?
•    Which bottle is full/empty/nearly full?
•    How do you know  this bottle is nearly full?
•    I think this bottle is  nearly empty.Am I correct? Why? Why not?
•    How can we change this bottles so that it is nearly  full?

Phonics

Understanding the World

If you are fortunate to have a car or know someone who does. Use post-it notes to label the different parts of the inside and outside of the car e.g. car door, windscreen, bumper, headlights.

Use the worksheet to label: T-T-2713-Label-The-Car-Parts_ver_3

Monday 1st June 2020

Physical Development

Literacy

Enjoy listening or reading ‘Mr Gumpy’s Motor Car’ .

Activity: List as many different types of transport.

e.g.

Phonics

Maths

Go on a transport hunt around your local area. Point out the different transport you can see on your walk. Make a tally chart of the transport you found.

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Understanding the World

The EYFS science experiment: Why We Use Soap by Life With More Babies

In a nutshell: This experiment can demonstrate the cleaning power of soap and help you to explain why it’s so important. Once children understand that soap is more than lubrication tool for handwashing, they might just be inspired to use it better. The highlight? The children get to chase away the bad germs in their own little mixing bowl.

What you need:

How you do it: Place milk in a shallow dish, a few centimetres deep. Add a few splotches of fine glitter – you can use many colours or just one or two. Using a toothpick with soap on it, place the soap in the middle of the glitter and, like magic, the “germs” (the glitter) will disperse!

This demonstrates the soap’s ability to pick up both oil and dirt from our skin, while scaring away germs when we wash our hands.

 

Friday 22nd May 2020

Physical Development

Practice this dance to Rasputin.

Phonics

Maths

On Time Game

Set the clock at O’Clock on an analogue clock face. Your child will need to listen to the questions carefully and move the hands on the clock accordingly.

https://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/earlymath/on_time_game1.htm

Understanding the World

The EYFS science experiment: Paper Cup Bubble Machine By Lesson Zest

In a nutshell:  The paper cup bubble machine activity demonstrates how we can push air into a container in one area and see it emerge on the other side in a different form. Explain clearly that the purpose of the straw is to act as a tunnel.

What you need:

  • A bendy straw
  • A paper cup
  • Duct tape
  • Water
  • Dishwashing liquid or bubble bath

How you do it: This activity requires only the very basics, a bendy straw, a paper cup, duct tape, water and dishwashing liquid or some other foaming liquid (like bubble bath). Place the straw through the cup somewhere near the bottom and use the duct tape to seal the hole.

The soapy water should submerge the straw in the cup – and voila – it’s ready for blowing bubbles! This is probably one for the older kids only, as you don’t want any unexpected bubbles when children get confused between blowing and sipping!

Literacy

Choose your favourite book and read it to someone who lives in your home.

Thursday 21st May 2020

Phonics

Maths

Play the song on the link below and encourage your child to sing along.

Using the first activity sheet below, encourage your child to write the time shown on each clock.

Challenge: Using the second activity sheet below, encourage your child to draw the times shown on each clock.

Time

Wednesday 20th May 2020

Phonics

Maths

Encourage your child to make their own clock using the template below. They can also use a paper plate and write the numbers to make a clock face. If you have split pins at home, your child can use these to attach the small hand and big hand to the clock. These will allow them to move the hands around the clock and show you different O’ Clock times.

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Expressive art and design

Have a look at some of these patterns.

Encourage your child to draw their own henna pattern. They can then paint or colour it!

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Understanding the World/Expressive art and design

The EYFS science experiment: DIY Robot Hand By Kaplan

In a nutshell: the activity will test their engineering skills while it develops hand-eye coordination and provides insight into the anatomy that provides function and mobility to the hand.

What you need: if you have not got these items, try to find alternatives

How you do it: Through a simple series of cutting, pasting, and threading tasks, children can easily put together this hand. You may wish to give each child a page that already contains little marks as a guide for where they should stick their pieces of straws.

To make it safer, you could provide pre-cut straw pieces. The children will love to thread the string through the straws, you can explain to them that the snake has to go through all of the tunnels.

Tuesday 19th May 2020

Religious Education

Watch and listen to this song called Come Holy Spirit, by Tony Yu:

Here are the lyrics
Verse
Come Holy Spirit and fill my heart
Come Holy Spirit set me apart
Come Holy Spirit to you I pray
Come Holy Spirit show me the way
Come Holy Spirit and heal me now
Come Holy Spirit and melt me now
Come Holy Spirit and mold me now
Come Holy Spirit and use me now
Chorus
Pour out your grace upon this place
I feel your healing touch in your warm embrace
Renew my life Lord Jesus Christ
That I may bring your love and peace to all the earth
During Pentecost we pray that the Holy Spirit will come into our lives (our hearts and minds)
and inspires and strengthens us to that we might make our world better; fill it with God’s
love.
Draw a banner for Pentecost Sunday (use the two examples below for inspiration).

Phonics

Maths

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

L.O. – to count in 1s and 10s.

On your hundred square fill in the following numbers:

Challenge 1: Try to fill in each number of 100 sq – see how far you get.

Challenge 2: Colour in the numbers – 1, 7, 62, 30, 14, 83, 79, 28, 39, 27, 56, 84, 19, 56, 25, 50, 75, 3, 99, 41, 33, 51, 92

Hundred square instructions

Literacy

Listen and watch the story of Pinocchio.

Monday 18th May 2020

Literacy/Understanding the World

Today we will be focusing on learning how Muslims all around the world celebrate a special festival called Eid-al-Fitr.

Eid-al-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan, the Muslim holy month of fasting. This is when Muslims break their fasts and celebrate the day wearing new clothes; greeting family and friends; exchanging presents and having a feast. They also visit the mosques for special prayers.

In the holy month of Ramadan there is a lot of emphasis on doing good deeds. Use these discussion cards as a guide for your child.

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Please discuss and make a list of good deeds with your child that they can do in the week to help around the house. It can be helping with setting the table for dinner or putting the clothes for washing or tidying up the room etc. Encourage your child to write a list of good deeds on the template below or on a piece of paper.

They can start their sentence by writing the day of the week.

On Monday I will.….

On Tuesday I will……

good-deed-border-template

 

Maths

This week your child will be learning to tell the time to the hour (O’ Clock). In order for them to develop their understanding of this new concept, make a habit of pointing out how long it takes to do things in everyday life such as cleaning your teeth, eating breakfast or completing a school activity. You could make a point of timing some of your child’s favourite activities, for example do some baking together and set the oven timer, let them know that their favourite programme will be on the TV in 10 minutes or set an alarm or stopwatch.

 

Phonics

PSED

Play the game I spy with my little eye. Make sure you take turns and choose things that you can see.

Friday 15th May 2020

Physical Development

Phonics

Maths

Show your child a clock. Tell them about the 2 hands – one tells the hour and the other tells the minute. Count the numbers on the clock. Explain that 12 is a very important number on the clock because when the big hand is pointing at it – it means it is o’clock.

Challenge:Can I draw the hands on a clock to show a time given to me in words?

drawing the time worksheets1

Literacy

Find three interesting objects in your home. Use them to tell a story starting with ‘Once upon a time’

Remember to try and use the story structure below:

Challenge: Try and write your story down.

Thursday 14th May 2020

Phonics

Literacy

Read the story ‘Each Peach Pear Plum again. Encourage your child to read any high frequency and tricky words which appear in the text. Focus on the beginning, middle and end of the story.

Create your own book cover with your own fruit title

e.g. Each strawberry, banana, peach

Understanding of the World

Decay Investigation Results

Look at the fruit or vegetable your child chose at the beginning of the week and encourage them to talk about how it has changed. If they have taken photographs to record the changes, they can look back at them. Ask them to compare their fruit or vegetable to a healthy one. Ask them if they think the same thing would have happened if they had chosen a different fruit or vegetable? Why?

Encourage your child to watch the video and listen to the song on the link below which shows different examples of how fruit decays over time.

Susie’s Song – It’s Not Scary, It’s Decayed

Maths

Using different glasses/bottles/cups – fill one up so it is full, fill one up so it is half full and have a glass that is empty. Show your child the different glasses. See if they can fill up a cup/glass to what you ask them.

Challenge: Try and label the glasses.

Wednesday 13th May 2020

Phonics

Maths

To know that events occur different times of the day

Show your child some pictures about what they do at different times of the day. Can they put them in the correct order? Why do they eat breakfast in the morning? Why do they sleep at night?

Download and print out the  activity below for your child. Encourage them cut them out and stick them in the correct order.

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Challenge:

Can you make a picture of a routine you are familiar with? It could be something traditional or a family custom.

Understanding the World

 

Safety in the Home

Talk to your child about how they can keep safe in their home and garden. Encourage them to think about the hazards and the ways they can avoid any dangers. Encourage your child to create a map of a room in their home or their garden and draw the things they think are dangerous in each area. Below you will find some activity sheets to help your child understand more about safety in the home.

Challenge: Have a go at labelling your map.

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cfe-h-011-dangers-in-the-kitchen-activity-sheet

Tuesday 12th May 2020

Physical Development

Literacy

Read the story ‘Each Peach Pear Plum. Encourage your child to read any high frequency and tricky words which appear in the text. Focus on the beginning, middle and end of the story.

Choose one of the pictures in the story and ask your child to describe what they can see.

Write sentences for example I can see the wooden chair.

Phonics

Expressive Art and Design

Draw or paint your own version of Paul Cezanne’s fruit bowl.

Maths

Learn the song Hickory Dickory Dock

Monday 11th May 2020

Maths

Play the game “What’s the time Mr. Wolf?”

How to play this game.

“What’s the time Mr. Wolf?” is a chasing game that involves counting and saying different times of the day.

1) As a family decide who will be Mr. Wolf. That person then stands at one end of the room or garden with their back to the other players.
2) The other children/adults stand at the opposite end and shout “What’s the time Mr. Wolf?”

3) Mr. Wolf answers with different times, for example “one o’clock” or “eight o’clock”.
4) The children/adults take that number of steps toward Mr. Wolf – eight steps for eight o’clock, four steps for four o’ clock etc.
5) The children/adult continue to ask “What’s the time Mr. Wolf?” and take the correct number of steps again, each time getting closer to Mr. Wolf.
6) When the children or adults are standing right behind Mr Wolf, he/she answers “dinnertime” and starts chasing the other children/adults.
7) The first to be caught becomes the next Mr. Wolf for the next game.

Literacy

Read the story Oh No George. Encourage your child to read any high frequency and tricky words which appear in the text. Focus on the beginning, middle and end of the story.

https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/storybooks-and-games/oh-no-george/

Ask your child to retell the story to you. Phone a friend and tell them the story.

R.E.

We are learning that Jesus returned to his father.

Please Read the PowerPoint with your child. Take your time going through the slides and discuss what is happening.   Or watch this clip.

Create a picture showing Jesus returning to Heaven.

 

Phonics

Understanding the World

Decay Investigation

Ask your child to have a look at some of the different fruits and vegetables that you have in your home. Choose one, cut it in half and leave it out on a plate. Explain to them that are going to observe what happens to it over the next few days. Introduce them to the word decay. What does this word mean? What do they think will happen to the fruit or vegetable over the next few days? With permission, your child to take a photograph of their chosen fruit or vegetable each day to record any changes.

Thursday 7th May 2020

R.E.

We are learning that Jesus rose from the dead.

Please Read the PowerPoint with your child. Take your time going through the slides and discuss what is happening.  Draw a picture showing the good news Jesus is alive and label it.

Please explain because Jesus rose from the dead, Christians believe that they too will rise from the dead to be with God after their deaths.  As a family say a prayer for people who have died. PowerPoint below:

Ascension

Literacy

Read the story Six Dinner Sid together again. Encourage your child to read any high frequency and tricky words which appear in the text. Focus on the beginning, middle and end of the story.

Challenge: Answer the following questions – read the questions to your child.

Post-Reading-Task- 2

Maths

Choose from one of the worksheets below. Each question includes a number line between 1 and 10 or 1 and 20 which your child can use to find the answer to each subtraction sum. This is great way to help them practice and become more confident with their understanding of this concept.

 

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subtraction-from-20-number-line-worksheet

Phonics

Wednesday 6th May 2020

Literacy

Read the story Six Dinner Sid together. Encourage your child to read any high frequency and tricky words which appear in the text. Focus on the beginning, middle and end of the story.

Follow-up activities: https://www.slideshare.net/muinteoir_jamie/six-dinner-sid-26312179

Challenge: Describe Sid using the worksheet below

Post-Reading-Task-wk1

 

Maths/Understanding the World

Collect a range of fruit and vegetables from around the house and using two trays or plates, model sorting them into different groups. Discuss and compare what is similar and different between these fruits and vegetables. Ask your child to think of the different ways they could sort these fruits and vegetables.

Key questions:

What groups can we sort these types of food into?

What is the same?

What is different?

What is a fruit? How do you know?

What is a vegetable? How do you know?

When do you eat this fruit/vegetable?

Do you eat it hot or cold?

Phonics

Expressive Art and Design

Action Songs

Tuesday 5th May 2020

Physical Development

Maths

Revisit subtraction from yesterday. Together with your child count backwards from 20 to 0 by clapping, jumping or dancing. Now encourage them to watch the video link below and have a go at using the number line to work out the answer to the subtraction sums.

number-line-to-20

Literacy

Discuss the sequence of planting a seed with your child. You can use the ‘How to Grow a Plant’ posters from yesterday’s activity as a guide.  Introduce them to time connectives (first, next, then, finally) and explain that these are used when we want to give instructions. Focus on the use of these time connectives to write the instructions in the correct order on the template below.

how-to-plant-a-seed-instruction-template.docx

Expressive Art and Design

How to Decorate A Plant Pot With The Kids

Encourage your child to create their own unique plant pot. They can use paper cups, the bottom part of a recycled bottle or a plastic cups to decorate if you don not have a plant pot. Here are some ideas how the children can decorate their pots.

Challenge: Once your child has completed designing their pot, encourage them to read their instructions from yesterday to plant a seed.

Phonics

Monday 4th May 2020

Physical Development

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

Literacy

Ask your child if they know the names of any plants? If you have any plants in your home or in your garden show them to your child. Can they name the features of these plants? Can they point to where the roots are? Can they point to the stem, petals and the flower?

Show your child the Fruit and Vegetable Information cards below. Ask them to think about a time when they have eaten either or these fruits or vegetables. Did they like them? How did they taste? What words can they think of to describe how they look and taste? Ask your child to think about talk about the similarities and differences between these fruits and vegetables. Where are they grown? Which country do they come from?

Challenge: Using the ‘How to Grow a Plant’ posters below, encourage your child to sequence them in the correct order.

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Maths

Subtraction using a number line
Explain to your child that when we add numbers together they get bigger and therefore we move forward on a number line. When we subtract numbers, they get smaller and so we move backwards on the number line.

You can print out the number line below to help your child with counting backwards.

Explain to them that when we subtract, we can only take a smaller number away from a bigger number.

Encourage your child to have a go at the sums below using the number line.  Remind them to start with the bigger number and let them use their finger to count back to find the answer.

6-2=                                         8-4=                                     10-3=

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Phonics

Friday 1st May 2020

Literacy

Watch the story about a group of meerkats who lovingly tend to a beloved and unique fruit in the middle of the savannah. One day, their peaceful existence is disrupted by a vulture intent on stealing their pride and joy.
Will the meerkats be able to get it back?

https://www.literacyshed.com/catchit.html

Challenge: Can you tell the story from a meerkat’s point of view?

Phonics

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrGadCz2A1o

PSED

Choose an object in your home that is special to you. Today you have to look after it – you need to remember to take it wherever you go.

Maths

Recap on money and the names of different coins. What does the word price mean? Click on the link below to listen to the song.

Challenge: Can you use coins in your role play? What happens to the amount when we pay for an item? For example “I have 10p and buy a carton of juice for 5p. How much money do I have left?”

Expressive art and design

Thursday 30th April 2020

Understanding the World

Show your child photographs of the different stages of their life so far, for example as a new-born, a six month old, a one year old, a toddler and now. Ask your child to describe the ways in which they have changed as they have grown.

Challenge: Can you place the photographs in order from the youngest to the oldest?

Literacy

Encourage your child to create a poster titled ‘My Timeline’ with pictures of themselves showing how they have changed as they have grown. Your child can make a collage using photographs or they can draw pictures. Ask them to use the sounds, punctuation and tricky words they know to write a label or caption underneath each of their pictures, for example ‘I was a toddler.’

Challenge: Write about the life cycle of a human.

Phonics

 

Maths

numicon-subtraction-within-20

Click on link. Encourage your child to solve the sums.

Wednesday 29th April 2020

Physical Development

P.E. with Joe Wickes

Literacy

Using the menu you created with your child yesterday, encourage them to write their own menu using the template below. Remember to include the prices of each item of food and drink.

Challenge: Can you use adjectives to describe the different items on your menu?

menue-writing-temlate

Phonics

Sound – ee

Maths

Subtraction using objects to 20

Encourage your child to work out the answers to the following subtraction sums using hula hoops/crisps. This activity can be carried out using the same method as the ‘Biscuits in the biscuit tin’ activity from Monday.

10-2=     13-4=    12-6=    14-7=    16-8=    19-10=      18-4=      20-9=

Communication and Language

Listen or watch the story ‘Bears don’t eat egg sandwiches’

Tuesday 28th April 2020

Religious Education

Starter: Practise the sign of the cross and say the Our Father.

Watch the Bible story below. Then ask your child the following questions.

Literacy

Explain to your child that you are going to write a menu together. Ask them to think of the different foods and drinks they could have on a menu. Explain to them that a menu is written like a list and that you can find out how much each item of food or drink costs by looking at the price. Begin by modelling how a menu is written and then encourage your child to continue writing the menu using their phonic knowledge.

Phonics

 

Physical Development/Understanding the World

Look around your home – can you find things that are heavy and light?

Can you carry one of these items at a time to another place in your home?

Learning: Trying to understand that the stone in front of the tomb would have been difficult to move.

 

Maths

Revisit subtraction from the previous day and encourage your child to finish the number sentences on the sheet.

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Monday 27th April 2020

Physical Development

 

Literacy

Show your child the menus below. Ask them if they know what they are? Explain what a menu is and ask them to think of what food and drink they would order if they were in a café.

Challenge: Use a note pad, post it notes or a piece of paper to write down a food order for the members of your family.

Maths

Subtraction using objects to 10

Use biscuits and a biscuit tin to play a subtraction game with your child. Put 3 biscuits in the tin and ask your child to count how many biscuits there are. Ask them what would happen if Mummy or Daddy ate 1 biscuit? What would happen to the number of biscuits? Do we have more or less? How many would we have left? Ask your child to count the total biscuits left in the tin.

Show them the equals sign (=). Do they remember what it is and what it means? Show them the subtraction sign (-) and explain that when we use it in a sum our number gets smaller. Explain to them that we always start with a bigger number and take the smaller number away from it.

Model writing the subtraction number sentence: 3-1= 2

 

Using biscuits or other counting objects, encourage your child to have a go at working out the answer to these subtraction sums. Once they show a secure understanding, encourage them to write these sums as number sentences.

 

4-2=            5-3=           6-4=          7-5=        8-6=        9-1=          10-3=

 

Game: https://www.arcademics.com/games/mission

Phonics

Phase 3 – ow e.g. ‘cow’

Phase 4 – lf e.g. ‘shelf’

Activity:

Phase 3 – write down rhyming words for ‘cow’ e.g. wow

Phase 4 – write the sentence – I went to the golf club to fix the shelf myself.

Understanding the world

Help set the table for dinner – make sure everyone has a knife and fork the right way round.

Friday 24th April 2020

Literacy/ Communication and Language

Watch the clip from the Literacy Shed and ask your child the following questions:

https://www.literacyshed.com/butterflies.html

Maths

Use topmarks to play the symmetry game to match the pictures, shapes and patterns.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/symmetry/symmetry-matching

Expressive art and design

Use any size square piece of paper, fold in half and cut a butterfly shape on one side. Open the paper and it should be symmetrical. Decorate your butterfly.

Thursday 23rd April 2020

Physical Development

P.E. with Joe Wicks

Understanding the World

Look inside your fridge at the different types of food. Talk to them about different food groups and why certain foods are healthy and why others are unhealthy.

Use the lunchboxes and food pictures to create a lunchbox of healthy foods and a lunchbox of unhealthy foods. Label the foods in both your lunchboxes.

Challenge: Underneath your healthy lunchbox, write a sentence about why these foods are good for you.

healthy-eating-lunchbox-activity

Literacy

Ask an adult to read the story of St George and the Dragon from the video. Cut out the characters from the story and stick them onto lolly sticks, straws or spoons and act out the story with someone from your family. Which character will you be? Why? Who was your favourite character from the story?

Phonics

Phase 3 – ‘ur’ e.g. burger

Phase 4 – ‘lp’ e.g. help

Practice Phase 4 tricky words.

Maths

butterfly-symmetry-shape-worksheet

Work through next 2 pages of maths booklet.

Wednesday 22nd April 2020

Literacy

Read and enjoy Where Teachers Keep Their Pets by Paul Cookson

Use the link below for the text and the activies.

Day-3

Maths

Complete the symmetrical patterns on each butterfly by using either paints, felt tips or colouring pencils.

Challenge: Using the blank butterfly template, paint a  pattern on one of the butterfly’s wings. Then fold the paper over, press down, peel back and leave to dry.

symmetrical-butterfly-fingerprint-activity

blank-butterfly-template

Phonics

Phase 3 –  or e.g. ‘fork’

Phase 4 – ‘lt’ e.g. belt

 

Expressive Art and Design

Practice the song … When I was one …

Tuesday 21st April 2020

Physical Development

P.E. lesson with Joe Wickes

Literacy

Read or Watch the story Chickin Lickin and open link below for activities

Day-2

Phonics

Activity: Complete pages 10 and 11 of phonics book

Go through phase 4 tricky words – read and write them.

Maths

minibeast-symmetry-powerpoint

butterfly-matching-symmetry-connecting-bricks-game

Ask an adult to read you the ‘Symmetrical Minibeasts’ PowerPoint. Decide which minibeasts are symmetrical and which minibeasts are not.

Cut out the butterflies on the sheets, mix them up and stick them on pieces of construction or other connecting objects to make symmetrical butterflies. Talk about the  patterns on each butterfly.

Challenge: Draw and colour your own butterflies, cut them in half and stick them on pieces of construction or other connecting objects.

R.E./ Expressive Art and Design

Draw a picture of how you and your family celebrated Easter.

Monday 20th April 2020

Welcome back Bluebells and Daisies.

Hope you had a lovely Easter!

Physical Development

 

Communication and Language

Read or watch the book ‘Oliver’s Vegtables’

Challenge: How many vegetables can you name?

Phonics – use phonics play and letters and sounds websites

Important Log in – very useful for playing games for the sounds.

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

Username: march20

Password: home

Phase 3 –  ar e.g. ‘card’

Phase 4 – sk e.g. ‘skull’

Activity: Complete pages 8 and 9 of phonics book

 

Maths

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/ztpyr82

Watch and listen to the video on symmetry. Go on a symmetry hunt around your home and if possible in your garden. If you have a tablet or i-pad, ask an adult to supervise you taking photographs of objects or natural objects which are symmetrical.

Challenge: Can you find an object that is symmetrical and has 2D Shapes in it’s pattern?

Understanding the World

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/roi-t-337-the-restaurant-aistear-powerpoint

This half term our topic is Food and Growing. Our class role play areas would have been set up as either a restaurant or a café.

Share and read the ‘What happens in a Restaurant?’ PowerPoint to your child. You can sign up to twinkl for free. Once they have learnt about the roles of the different people who work in a restaurant, encourage them to role play the part of a waiter, waitress or chef. Examples of this could be writing an order for food on a notepad, setting the table for dinner or helping to prepare a family meal.

Friday 3rd April 2020

Communication and Language

Watch the animation ‘The Night Zookeeper’

https://www.literacyshed.com/nightzoo.html

Afterwards, ask your child the following questions:

1. Who were the main characters discussed in the video?
2. What is Tom’s main job as a Night Zookeeper?
3. Describe some of the skills you may need to have as a Night Zookeeper?

Physical Development

Cosmic Yoga

 

Phonics

Practice reading Phase 4 tricky words.

Choose 5 of the words for your child to write independently.

Expressive Art and Design

Find recycling items – boxes, bottles, cardboard and build your own place (setting) for animals.

Thursday 2nd April 2020

Text Focus: Farmer Duck

Physical Development

P.E. with Joe Wickes

 

Literacy

Ask your child to retell you the story of Farmer Duck using their story map.

Act as a scribe to write down the words they say.

Expressive Art and Design

Draw a map of Farmer Duck’s Farm.

Label where the different animals go.

Phonics – use phonics play and letters and sounds websites

Activity: Complete pages 6 and 7 of phonics book

Important Log in – very useful for playing games for the sounds.

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

Username: march20

Password: home

Phase 3 –  ar e.g. ‘card’

Phase 4 – sk e.g. ‘mask’

Maths

Starter: Practise counting in 2’s

Go over the addition sign + and the = sign.

Activity: Page 7 and 8 of CGP book

Wednesday 1st April

Text Focus: Farmer Duck

Physical Development

Wake up Shake up song

Communication and Langugage

Read/watch the story of Farmer Duck.

Activity: Can you draw a story map with key pictures and words for the story of ‘Farmer Duck’?

Spanish

Use duolingo app – complete the next level or greetings section

 

Maths

If you need to buy essentials from a shop, take your child and see if they can use change to pay the cashier. Ask them to select the coins and name them. Can they tell you the value of the coin?

Understanding the World

Go on a visit to a virtual farm to see and learn about the different farm animals.

http://www.virtualfarmwalk.org/walk.html

Tuesday 31st March 2020

Text Focus: Farmer Duck

Religious Education

Intro: Light candle and practice making the sign of the cross.

Remind children that the new topic this term is called ‘Lent to Easter’.

Talk about everything they have learnt so far about Lent.

Briefly explain what happens at Easter. Jesus died on the cross. He died to save us. After he died he rose from the dead because he is a special person. Tell chn that we will learn more about this after the holidays.

Activity: Make an Easter Card

T0 ___________

Happy Easter

From _________

 

Maths

L.O. To learn the value of coins.

Use the powerpoint below:

https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/recognising-naming-and-knowing-the-value-of-money-6319119

Activity: Can you order the coins?

Game: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/money/toy-shop-money

 

Physical Development

Cosmic Yoga

Phonics – use phonics play and letters and sounds websites

Activity: Complete pages 4 and 5 of phonics book

Important Log in – very useful for playing games for the sounds.

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

Username: march20

Password: home

Phase 3 –  oo e.g. ‘book’ (different sound)

Phase 4 – ft e.g. ‘gift’

Go over previous phase (2/3) sounds – Use speed flashcards on phonics play

Adult to say this is the letter …. it makes the ….. sound for ……. (think of an object with this sound in)

Example: ‘sh’ – These are the letters s and h. It makes the ‘sh’ sound (show the action of finger to lips) for ‘shoes’

Actions can be found here – https://www.jollylearning.co.uk/resource-bank/jolly-phonics-actions/

After look for other things that have the ‘sh’ sound in the word.

Then, practice writing the new sound.

Then give the child words to write with the sound in it.  Example ‘sh’ – ship, shop, shed, sham, shock

Lastly, try writing a simple sentence. Remind your child they need a capital letter to begin, finger spaces between words, they write going across and they end with a full stop.

Celebrate the sounds they get right!

Communication and Language/PSED

Listen/watch the story of Farmer Duck.

Can you join in with any of the words?

 

Monday 30th March 2020

Text Focus: Farmer Duck

Physical Development

P.E. lesson with Joe Wickes

Communication and Language

Read/watch the story Farmer Duck.

Picture talk
Look together at the pictures on the front cover, the title page and the first double page spread. What clues do these give about the story? What do children think the story will be about?

Read aloud
Read the story aloud, taking time to talk together about the pictures as you do.

Ask your child to tell you their favourite part of the story.

Phonics – use phonics play and letters and sounds websites

Activity: Complete pages 2 and 3 of phonics book

Phase 3 –  oo e.g. ‘moon’

Phase 4 – nk e.g. ‘ink’

Go over previous phase (2/3) sounds –

Adult to say this is the letter …. it makes the ….. sound for ……. (think of an object with this sound in)

Example: ‘sh’ – These are the letters s and h. It makes the ‘sh’ sound (show the action of finger to lips) for ‘shoes’

Actions can be found here – https://www.jollylearning.co.uk/resource-bank/jolly-phonics-actions/

After look for other things that have the ‘sh’ sound in the word.

Then, practice writing the new sound.

Then give the child words to write with the sound in it.  Example ‘sh’ – ship, shop, shed, sham, shock

Lastly, try writing a simple sentence. Remind your child they need a capital letter to begin, finger spaces between words, they write going across and they end with a full stop.

Celebrate the sounds they get right!

Expressive Art and Design

Learn the song Old Mac Donald had a farm

Maths: Money

Open the powerpoint below to help your child understand money

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Activity: Find English money from your purse/wallet. Show your child. Explain that you can use money to buy things and you can see a special number on the coin.

Activity: Put labels of the price of things in your home.

 

 

Friday 27th March 2020

Communication and Language

Read/watch the story ‘Caterpillar’s Shoes’

https://www.literacyshed.com/caterpillar-shoes.html

Activity: Can you retell the story?

Challenge: Can you design some shoes for a caterpillar?

 

Phonics – use phonics play and letters and sounds websites

Activity: Complete pages 2 and 3 of phonics book

Phase 3 –  oa e.g. ‘goat’

Phase 4 – nt e.g. ‘tent’

Go over previous phase (2/3) sounds –

Adult to say this is the letter …. it makes the ….. sound for ……. (think of an object with this sound in)

Example: ‘sh’ – These are the letters s and h. It makes the ‘sh’ sound (show the action of finger to lips) for ‘shoes’

Actions can be found here – https://www.jollylearning.co.uk/resource-bank/jolly-phonics-actions/

After look for other things that have the ‘sh’ sound in the word.

Then, practice writing the new sound.

Then give the child words to write with the sound in it.  Example ‘sh’ – ship, shop, shed, sham, shock

Lastly, try writing a simple sentence. Remind your child they need a capital letter to begin, finger spaces between words, they write going across and they end with a full stop.

Celebrate the sounds they get right!

Understanding the World

During your daily exercise, go on a nature walk and look for the different insects that you named yesterday.

Can your child see any of them?

Can your child describe them?

Does your child know the name of them?

Maths

Starter: Practise counting in 2’s

Choose even numbers and ask your child to add 2

Go over the addition sign + and the = sign.

Activity: Page 5 and 6 of CGP book

Religious Education

Practise saying the Our Father together.

Our Father, Who art in heaven,
Hallowed be Thy Name.
Thy Kingdom come.
Thy Will be done,
on earth as it is in Heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil. Amen.

 

Practise singing the song:

PSED

Play a game and practise taking turns – dominos, I spy with my little eye, snakes and ladders (choose what is available to you)

 

Thursday 26th March 2020

Text Focus: The Hungry Caterpillar

Understanding the World

Visit the Natural History Museum Virtually and visit a butterfly exhibit

https://artsandculture.google.com/exhibit/butterflies-and-moths-life-written-on-wings/dgJSoOr0pBNIIw

Look at the pictures.

What do they notice about butterflies?

They have a body, wings, some have tails, they are symmetrical.

 

Expressive Art and Design

Can they design/draw/paint their own butterfly?

Celebrate their work by sticking it on the window for others to see.

Spanish

Download Duolingo for free

Select Spanish as a language to learn.

Complete basics 1 Lesson 1

PSED

Phone a friend or a member of your family.

Can you tell them two things you know about butterflies.

Communication and Language

Learn the vocabulary for different types of insects.

Listen to the word, then the child to repeat the word afterwards.

Maths

Activity: page 3 and 4 of Reception CGP Maths book

Wednesday 25th March 2020

Text Focus: The Hungry Caterpillar

Physical Development

P.E. with Joe Wickes

 

Communication and Language

Watch the Life Cycle of a Butterfly

Repeat key language – Pupa, Caterpillar, Butterfly

Can your child explain the different stages of the life cycle.

Literacy

Activity: page 2 and 3 of letter formation CGP book.

Maths

Activity: page 1 and 2 of Reception CGP Maths book

Understanding the World

Help with washing up today. Can you describe if the water is warm or cold? Can you describe if it is frothy or clear? Is the water running fast out of the tap or slowly?

Can you use a tea towel to dry the dishes?

Phonics – use phonics play and letters and sounds websites

Phase 3 –  igh e.g. ‘night’

Phase 4 – mp e.g. ‘lamp’

Use Monday’s outline to deliver phonics session.

Activity: Page 2 and 3 of CGP Phonics booklet.

Daily Reading

 

Tuesday 24th March 2020

Text Focus: The Hungry Caterpillar

Physical Development

Yoga

Communication and Language

Read or watch the story of ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’

See if your child can join in with any of the words.

Ask your child to tell you their favourite part of the story and why. Encourage them to use a full sentence.

I like the part …. because ….

Literacy

Activity: Using their phonics and knowledge of tricky words can your child write down their favourite part and draw a picture of it.

I like ….

Remember finger spaces.

Activity: Page 1 of CGP formation book.

Maths

Warm up: Counting in 2’s …2, 4, 6, 8

Activity: Can you record counting in 2’s on paper up to 30

For example: 2,4,6,8,10

Phonics – use phonics play and letters and sounds websites

Phase 3 –  ee e.g. leek

Phase 4 – nd e.g. hand

Use Monday’s outline to deliver phonics session.

Activity: Page 1 of CGP Phonics booklet.

Daily Reading

Monday

Text Focus: The Hungry Caterpillar

Physical Development

Just Dance – Wake up Shake up dance

10 jumps

10 hops

10 star jumps

 

Communication and Language

Watch or read  the story of ‘The Hungry Caterpiller’

Activity: Ask your child to retell the story.

Talk about the different food the caterpillar ate.

Literacy

Activity: Use bullet points to list the food the caterpillar ate.

Use your phonics to write the first, middle and final sound.

Remember finger spaces!

 

Maths

Warm up: Days of the Week song

Counting in 2’s …2, 4, 6, 8

Activity: Pair up socks

Remember the socks need to match.

 

Phonics – use phonics play and letters and sounds websites

Phase 3 –  ai

Phase 4 – st

How to deliver a phonics session:

First, sing the alphabet song

Next, Go over previous phase (2/3) sounds –

Adult to say this is the letter …. it makes the ….. sound for ……. (think of an object with this sound in)

Example: ‘sh’ – These are the letters s and h. It makes the ‘sh’ sound (show the action of finger to lips) for ‘shoes’

Actions can be found here – https://www.jollylearning.co.uk/resource-bank/jolly-phonics-actions/

After look for other things that have the ‘sh’ sound in the word.

Then, practice writing the new sound.

Then give the child words to write with the sound in it.  Example ‘sh’ – ship, shop, shed, sham, shock

Lastly, try writing a simple sentence. Remind your child they need a capital letter to begin, finger spaces between words, they write going across and they end with a full stop.

Celebrate the sounds they get right!

Your child will be able to tell you what phase they are working on.

It will be Phase 3 or Phase 4

http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/phase-2-resources.html

Set 6: j, v, w, x

Set 7: y, z, zz, qu

Consonant digraphs: ch, sh, th, ng

Vowel digraphs: ai, ee, igh, oa, oo, ar, or, ur, ow, oi, ear, air, ure, er

Tricky words

During Phase 3, the following tricky words (which can’t yet be decoded) are introduced:

Phase 4

http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/phase-4-resources.html

Please practise reading and writing these words daily to help your child read.

 

Religious Education

Show your child a Bible – ask them to name the book.

Explain that in the Bible there are stories to help us learn about God.

Read the story of the Last Supper from the Gospel of Luke

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke+22%3A7-20&version=NIV

Paint/draw a picture of the Last Supper.