Our dear Poppies and Rubies, welcome back to another exciting week of fun and adventure! We would be diving into another book this week, as we continue to explore our theme; Dragons and Dinosaurs. Find below, a detailed breakdown for each area of learning.
We will begin to partition sets of five or ten objects and learn the number pairs to 5 and 10. We will use counters, cubes or dinosaurs to count and match objects to number sentences. We would use the language ʻaddʼ, ʻmore thanʼ, ʻequals’ when communicating our ideas to our adults. We would also use practical activities and objects to double numbers to 5. It seems like an interesting week of numbers ahead!
We hope you will be able to join our daily live Maths lessons at 11.15 am but do not worry if you cannot, as we will record them; allowing you to watch them at a more convenient time.
On Monday: Partitioning 5 or 10 objects.
Based on your child’s fluency, it may be best to partition up to 5 objects first. When confident, they can move on to 10 objects.
Get a pile of five or ten objects or dinosaurs. By pushing the objects, make two piles rather than moving the objects one at a time. Then, count the objects in both piles and match to the correct number sentences. E.g. 2 and 3 make 5 or 1+ 9 =10.
Monday-Number bond 5 Sentences
Monday-Number bond 10 Sentences
On Tuesday, we would continue to partition numbers (objects) to 5 or 10 depending on how confident you are with partitioning. You can make a tower of 10 cubes and partition them in different ways. Now, have a go at recording the matching number sentences in your Red Book e.g. 2 and 8 make 10 or 2+8=10. You can use the templates below:
Tuesday-Partitioning to 5 using a part and whole model
Tuesday-Partitioning to 10 using a part and whole model
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. There will be no live Maths Lessons on Wednesday.
On Thursday: Doubling to 5
Today, we would be doubling numbers! When you double a number, you have to add 2 sets of the same number! To double one, hold up one finger. Then, hold up the matching finger on your other hand. Double one equals two
Watch our doubling song here: Doubling Song!
Complete pages 20 and 21 of your CGP Maths Activity Book for Ages 4-5
On Friday: Making doubles (up to 5) using symmetrical patterns.
Choose either the butterfly of ladybird template. Draw or paint spots one side only of the butterfly or ladybird. Count the spots then draw or paint the same number in a matching pattern on the other side. When complete, count the total number of spots saying double two is four, or double five is ten, etc. Encourage children to learn their doubles by heart: double one is two, double two is four, etc.
Friday- Butterfly Template
Friday- Ladybird Template
For English this week, we would be taking another adventure into the world of dragons! Our new book is called
George and the dragon by Chris Wormell.
Our Live Literacy lessons will hold at 9.25am. Here is the link to the book: George and the dragon by Chris Wormell
Read the story with an adult remembering to ask about any words you do not understand. Pause at the page where the dragon has a secret and try to guess what his secret is.
What is your favourite part?
What happened to the dragon and where did he go?
Read story again and start to create a story map.
Questions: Who do we first meet in the story?
Why did George pop over to the cave next door?
Why do you think the dragon screamed when he saw George?
Look at the large picture of the dragon and think of as many adjectives to describe the dragon. Write ideas around a large picture. Draw this in your Red Book or use the worksheet provided.
Wednesday- Describe the dragon
Wednesday-Handwriting Practice – k e u
After reading the book, make a list of all the things the dragon could do. You can choose any one of the worksheets below or write a sentence and draw the matching picture in your Red Book.
Say a sentence like this:
He could …….
Then practise writing this sentence on a worksheet of your choice.
Thursday Option 1 – Fly
Thursday Option 2 – Breathe fire
Thursday Option 3 – Castle
Thursday Option 4- Army
Re-read the last part of book and make a list of all the food the mouse ate. Look carefully at the picture. Try to remember how we write a list. Then, using describing words, write a list of all the food the mouse ate. Complete this activity in your Red Book.
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
|p.12 & 13
|p.14 & 15
|p.16 & 17
|p.20 & 21
|p.24 & 25
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!
Communication Language and Literacy (Listening and Attention, Understanding Speaking) & Understanding of the World. (History focus):
Watch “Once There Were Giants” by Martin Waddell. There is video version available on-line. You may need to watch it a few times until the children are familiar with the plot.
Draw the children’s attention to how the main character gains new skills with the passage of time: sitting-up, walking, talking, running, starting school. Ask the children to look at the physical changes to the little girl on each page. What is happening to the girl? Why does the little girl think her mum and dad are giants? Do they look like giants as she gets bigger? What is happening to her? Has she really become a giant?
Use vocabulary like then, before, now, next, soon to develop and understanding of the passing of time.
Understanding of the World (Science) and Expressive Art and Design
Click on the following link for a Science lesson about winter followed by an art activity.
To name things that you can see outside in winter (thenational.academy)
Find below some winter themed Activity worksheets for you to complete independently.
Matching numbers to objects
Design your own winter clothes
Winter clothes labelling
Winter missing sounds
Complete 2Do activities on Purple Mash and any other activities on mini mash.
Read a book or two on Active Learn this week. We have assigned a range of books for you all to enjoy! Practise the words on your laminated card- this will help to improve fluency.
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.
SEND YOUR WORK TO:
This week we would like to encourage parents’ to use Tapestry as a means of sharing your child’s learning.
If you are unable to access Tapestry, you can send an email with an attachment to email@example.com or to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Please do not hesitate to contact us via Class Charts or the class emails listed above with any queries.