Hello Poppies and Rubies!
Welcome to another exciting week of fun and adventure. We hope you had a relaxing weekend. Have you had a look at the Mindfulness Monday post? We hope you can engage in at least one activity to ensure a calm and relaxing start to the week. Kindly find below the details of this week’s home learning.
This week’s Maths is all about pattern. We will be exploring symmetry, lines of symmetry, repeating patterns and patterns in numbers. We hope you will be able to join our daily live Maths lessons at 11.15 am but do not worry if you cannot we will record them so you can watch them at a more convenient time.
On Monday, we will begin to explore symmetry. Use the butterfly template to create your own symmetrical butterfly. You could use paint. You could draw a symmetrical pattern or cut out shapes/use stickers to create a symmetrical pattern. Be as creative as you like. We will show you what to do on Monday. During our live lesson.
Butterfly Symmetry activity
On Tuesday, we will explore lines of symmetry in shapes. Can you cut out some shapes and then fold the shapes to find the line of symmetry. How many lines of symmetry does each shape have? We will demonstrate this during Tuesday’s live lesson. Then complete the symmetry worksheets.
Line of symmetry activity
Symmetrical butterfly finger paint or colour
On Wednesday, practise Reception KIRFs by saying 1 more and 1 less than a number. Can you practise counting sets of object to 10/20.
On Thursday, we will explore repeating patterns. Can you use objects at home to create a pattern? Try completing some of the pattern worksheets.
Pattern 1 – Continue the pattern activity
Cut and stick pattern activity
On Friday, we will begin to explore pattern in number by learning about odd and even numbers during our live sessions. Please Explore pattern at home complete Pattern work on pages 28 and 29 in your CGP Maths Activity book.
This week, we would continue with our story, The Egg by M.P. Robertson. Our Live Literacy lessons will be held at 9.25am. We would be focusing on the talk for writing version of the story and getting children to recite the story with actions.
Vocabulary: We would also continue to build the children’s vocabulary as we discuss the meaning of words like: ‘sizzling,’ ‘distress,’ ‘damsel,’ ‘duff,’ ‘clambered,’ ‘gaped’.
On Monday, we would read the story and describe the main character George.
What sort of person might George be?
What does he wear?
What is the colour of his hair?
You will write words to describe his appearance and his personality e.g. wears glasses, kind etc.
Monday’s activity – Label George Activity
On Tuesday, we would recite the ‘Talk for Writing’ version of the story and make a list of all the things George taught the dragon! Do you remember them all?
Tuesday’s activity – What George taught the dragon
On Wednesday, we would take a break from the story and do some handwriting! We would practise forming the letters – c, a and d. We would also practise writing our names which. Remember, names begin with capital letters and these are taller than lower case letters! E.g. Sam
Wednesday’s activity – Handwriting
On Thursday, we would dive back into the world of dragons! We would think carefully about the dragon’s cave. We can have a go at drawing the cave and then, we would write some words to describe the cave.
What might the dragon’s cave look like?
How does it feel inside the cave?
Thursday’s activity – Describe the dragon’s cave
On Friday, we would need to use our creative mind. We would change parts of the story. What else could have hatched out of ‘The Egg’? A turkey? A baby? Or even a pineapple! Why not share your ideas with us! Make a list of all the things you can think of. Be as imaginative as you can.
This week in phonics we will be consolidating the following sounds from last week- ‘m’, ’d’, ‘g’, ‘o’ and ‘c.’
Please join in with our Live Phonics sessions at 10.30am. These lessons will be recorded and available to watch later. After each lesson, there would be activities to complete in the Reception English Phonics (CGP) Book 2.
|Sound for the day
|Page(s) to complete in Phonics Work book
|Pages 4 & 5
|Pages 6 & 7
|Pages 8 & 9
Encourage your child to practise blending (saying the sounds and reading the words) using these sounds. Then we will move onto segmenting the sounds (saying the word and then saying or writing the sounds to spell the word. E.g., mop segmented into m-o-p.
Keep learning your tricky words. When you are able to read a new word, let us know! We are excited to see how many tricky words you can learn this week!
It would be lovely if you could use any leftover clean rubbish/ boxes/egg cartons/ card tubes etc., to make a large 3D dragon. It can be as big or small as you wish but I am sure you will have fun making it. Perhaps your brothers or sisters might like to help you.
Read a book or two on Active Learn this week. We have assigned a range of books for you all to enjoy!
OTHER USEFUL WEBSITES:
In addition to the phonics live lessons, there are also two good websites with lots of games on that are now free. Phonics Play has uploaded a good range of new games for you to try and there are activities on Phonics Bloom.
CBBC is also offering free lessons from 9am, which you can have a go at. There is a sorting activity using pictures of animals that hatch and do not hatch out of eggs. First print off pictures cut them out and then sort. You can then match the animal words to the pictures using your phonic knowledge to help you.
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If you have any questions, you can contact us via Class Charts or the class emails listed above.