Our dear Poppies and Rubies, welcome back to another exciting week as we continue to explore our theme- Out of the Egg- Dragons and Dinosaurs. We hope you have enjoyed playing in the snow this weekend. Did anyone go sledging or did you make a snowman? Alternatively, did you have a snowball fight? We will love to know how you spent your weekend. Find below, a detailed breakdown for each area of learning this week. I hope are looking forward to our social meeting on Wednesday afternoon!
On Wednesday the 27th of January at 2:15pm, we will be holding a Teams Session where our School Learners and Home Learners can get together for a story and ‘Show and Tell’.
I am sorry to inform you that our story time with Mrs Reader cannot hold this afternoon, Wednesday 27th January, as planned. It will now take place next week on Tuesday, the 2nd of February at 2.15pm. We will send Team invites nearer the time. We are all looking forward to seeing you then.
This week in Maths we are learning about 3D shape and time. 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.
We will be practising saying the days of week in order, learning the months of the year in order and remembering the order of the 4 seasons. We will try to say when our birthday is and in which season it falls.
We will begin to learn about time. We will look at an analogue clock introducing the second hand and explain that it takes 60 seconds to travel around the clock- that is one minute. Demonstrate saying “One elephant, two elephants etc.” Explain that one hour is 60 minutes. The hour hand travels so slowly we can’t see it move. It is much longer than one minute. Explain that there are 24 hours in the day. Compare what we could do in one minute, one hour and one day. Introduce o’clock time on an analogue clock.
Activity: Telling the time- o’clock
Wednesday- No Live Maths Lesson today!
Remember, there are no live Maths lessons on Wednesdays. Please practise all your KIRFs instead.
Key Instant Recall Facts in Maths EYFS
We will practise reciting numbers up to 100. We will then look at all 3D shapes, naming and describing them, using the terms faces, edges, curved, flat faces, corners. When we are confident with these shapes we will predict which shapes will roll and which will slide down a slope.
Complete P.26 in Maths book.
Practising doubles to 5. After looking at 3D shapes we will sort them into 2 groups.
One group for shapes with a flat face, the other for shapes with a curved face. Can they name any other 3d shapes?
Go on a hunt around the house looking for 3D shapes. In your Red Book draw and name any 3D shapes you can find.
Our Live Literacy lessons will hold at 9.25am. This week we are continuing our theme ‘The Egg.’ All of our live literacy lessons will be about this week’s book, which is titled Dinosaur Sleepover by Pamela Duncan Edwards.
Please note you do not have to print all the worksheets you can always work straight into your Red book.
You can listen to the story here: Link to the story- Dinosaur Sleepover
What happened in the story?
Who was the main character?
How did he feel?
What was your favourite part?
Have you ever been on a sleepover? Where did you go? How did you feel?
Activity: Draw and write about your favourite part in the story.
Monday’s activity- Draw you favourite part of the story
Listen to the story again. Can you remember what the dinosaur was worried about?
Today we are going to help dinosaur to pack an overnight bag for a sleepover.
Activity: Write a list of the things dinosaur would need. You might even want to pack a bag at home and send us a photograph over tapestry.
Tuesday’s Activity- Use the correct sounds to label the picture
This week’s letters are r h and b. Don’t forget to keep practising writing your first name. You could even learn to write your surname.
Wednesday’s Activity- Handwriting: r h b
Extra Activity: sequence three pictures from the story. You can use the worksheets below.
Additional activity for Wednesday- sequence the story
Today we are going to learn about the sorts of information we need to include in a party invitation.
Activity: Design your own party invitation or complete the invitation worksheet.
Thursday’s activity- write a party invitation
Listen to the story again, pause at the part where the dinosaur talks about party games. What is happening in the picture?
Activity : Write a caption about each picture or think of some party games you have played and write a caption.
Friday’s activity- Label the picture
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||h||b||f||l||ll & ss|
|Page(s) to complete in Phonics Work book||p.28 & 29||p.32 & 33||p.36 & 37||p38 & 39||p.40 & 41|
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!
Physical Development and Independent Activities
Here is an independent activity for you to try this week.
Dinosaur Cutting Activity
Communication Language and Literacy (Listening and Attention, Understanding Speaking) and Understanding of the World. (History focus)
The objective of this session is: to discuss and identify some of the ways we have changed since we were babies.
To start this session with your child, watch “A Chair for Baby Bear” by Kaye Umansky & Chris Fisher here. You may want to watch it a few times so children can become familiar with the sequence of events and the different types of chairs Baby Bear encounters. Show your child this image of different chairs to allow them discuss or explore: different sizes, shapes, types and materials used to make the chairs:
Draw your child’s attention to the “baby chair.” Is it something the children would use now? Why not? Get your child to think/talk about how they have grown and can’t use the chair anymore. Use this as a starting point to explore other ways they have changed since they were babies.
Understanding of the World (Science)
In science this week, we would be little palaeontologist as we explore non-fiction texts about dinosaurs. Who is a palaeontologist?
We would gather different facts about these ancient creatures from videos and books in our library. You can watch some of our videos here on CBBC: Facts about dinosaurs
These videos will tell you about dinosaurs such as the Tyrannosaurus- Rex (T-Rex), Stegosaurus, Triceratops and the Ornithocheirus. We hope you enjoy learning about dinosaurs!
JIGSAW / PSHE:
Our topic for PSHE this term is Dreams and Goals. This week, we would be discussing all the different things we are good at. Get your child to share their strengths. They can also say something good about each family member and vice versa.
How do you feel when people say kind things about you?
How do you feel hearing nice things about yourself?
Use this as an opportunity to discuss the need for us to use kind words at all time.
How do we think others might feel when we say unkind things to them?
Activity: create a poster of things you are good at. You can use the template below:
Create a Poster Template
Expressive Art and Design
This week’s art challenge is to make a dinosaur skeleton using pasta. First, watch this video as a guide- How to make a dinosaur with pasta
You can make different parts like the spine or tail bones only or you can take on the big challenge of making the entire dinosaur skeleton! Have fun and share your lovely pictures with us on Tapestry.
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. If you engage with any of the activities, please share pictures with us via Tapestry. We would love to see all the wonderful things you do at home.
SEND YOUR WORK TO:
This week we would like to encourage parents’ to use Tapestry as a means of sharing your child’s learning.
Please do not hesitate to contact us via Class Charts or the class emails listed above with any queries