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. Find below, a detailed breakdown for each area of learning.
This week in Maths, we will recap all we have learnt so far about numbers. We would focus on counting accurately, 1 more and 1 less and addition where we would be finding the total number of items in two groups.
Vocabulary– we would use words like more, less, groups, add, equals, total, makes, count forward, count backwards.
We would like you to make you Maths lessons this week as practical as possible. We would love to see pictures and videos of you solving addition problems using objects.
Chinese New Year Addition Worksheet
Some creative ideas for teaching Maths this week
We would begin the week with addition where we would be add two groups of objects to find the total. Our focus will be addition to 10 but if you are very confident, you can attempt to work with numbers to 20.
Add using objects at home such as Lego, dolls, dinosaurs, fruits, raisins etc. Make up a story for your addition for example, I have 3 apples and Ben gives me 2 more. Now, I have 5 apples altogether. You can write the total number on a posit next to your pile of 5 apples!
Practical addition ideas for this week
Then, complete Pages 4 and 5 of your CGP Maths Activity Workbook for Ages 4 -5
Today, we would continue with addition using object. We would focus on the ‘+’ sign and try writing some number sentences. For example, Sam had 3 cars. Jill gives him 4 more. Now, Sam has 7 cars altogether. Our number sentence will be, 3 + 4 = 7.
Activity: Choose your Addition Chilli Challenge!
Tuesday’s Activity – Addition (MILD CHALLENGE)
Tuesday Activity – Addition (HOT CHALLENGE)
Tuesday’s Activity – Addition (FIERY CHALLENGE)
Tuesday’s Additional Activity- Addition to 10 with a number line
Practice your Key Instant Recall Facts (KIRFs). You might want to focus on counting back from 20 or 10 and finding 1 less than a number.
Use this song to help you count back. Ten Green Bottles Song
You can get 10 objects and remove one each time!
You can pay maths games on Topmarks!
Key Instant Recall Facts (KIRFs) in Maths EYFS
Today, we would focus on 1 more than a number up to 20. Remember, when we say 1 more it is the very next number when we count on.
Here are some practical activities for you to try with your adults. You use numbers to 20! When confident, you can try 2 more than a number!
Thursday’s Practical Activity – 1 more, 1 less ideas
Today, we would be looking at 1 less than a number to 20. Remember, when we say 1 less, it is the number before so we need to count back 1.
Stack a pile of cards face down (numbers to 10 or 20) Pick a card. What is 1 less than the number? You can also try some of the 1 less activities from yesterday.
Yet again, we be going on another adventure into the world of Dinosaurs! We would continue with our book, Dinosaurs Love Underpants by Claire Freedman and Ben Cort!
Do not for get to join our Live Literacy lessons at 9.25am daily.
Vocabulary: we would explore the meaning of new words like roamed, deafening, rants, titchy, quaked and amok as we read this book.
For this final week of Literacy we are continuing with our book Dinosaurs love Underpants. You can watch the story again and retell it using your story map adding in the actions. This week we are going to be authors and write a new book called Dinosaurs love hats! We are going to use our imagination to write a new very funny story.
See if you can remember all the different types of dinosaurs in the story and see if you can name them. Then choose your favourite one and think of lots of describing words for this dinosaur. There are 4 different dinosaur pages to choose from. You can add your words around the picture or put your words into a sentence.
Monday- Describing dinosaur 1
Monday – Describing dinosaur 2
Monday – Describing dinosaur 3
Monday – Describing dinosaur 4
Our new book is called Dinosaurs love hats. We are going to think of lots of different types of hat ready for our new story. Here are a few to start you off, cap, woolly hat, sun hat, party hat and lots more! Choose 6 different hats and draw and write them on the worksheet or you can draw and write in your red book.
Tuesday- Hat Activity
Handwriting of these numbers 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Wednesday- Handwriting sheet
Let’s begin to write our book! First, choose which dinosaur is in your story and which hat you would like him to wear. Then you can begin to make your title page. Draw the picture in the box on the worksheet and add your name as the author.
The first page in your booklet will say the sentence:
My dinosaur is a …
Use your best handwriting and then add the picture above.
The second page will say the sentence:
His hat is a …
His hat is a …
On the back page in your booklet you will say:
He put his hat on his …
He puts his hat on …
You can choose where the dinosaur puts his hat. He might put it on his tail, head, spikes, horn anywhere you like. We are looking forward to seeing your finished booklets.
Please join in with our Live Phonics sessions at 10.30am. For those in Phase 3, your Phonics lessons will hold at 1.00pm daily with Mrs Rudge. These lessons will be recorded and available to watch later. After each lesson, there would be activities to complete. Sometimes, these activities will be in our Reception English Phonics (CGP) Book 2.
|Activity for the day||Tricky words||Read Phase 2 words||Capital letters||Segment and Blend||Reading and writing captions|
|Page(s) to complete in Phonics Work book||p. 34 & 35||Practise reading – leg bun hat dog set bin fog cap||p. 42 & 43||p. 46||p. 44 & 45|
Kindly, 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!
|Our topic for PSHE this term is Dreams and Goals. This week we are going on a flight to the future. Close your eyes and imagine going on a rocket and zooming through time to the future. What job do you imagine yourself doing in the future?|
What things do you need to learn to do in order to do that job?
|For example, a chef needs to learn to cook.|
|A builder needs to be good at measuring.|
Activity: Can you draw or paint a picture of yourself in the future and tell us what your chosen job would be?
This Year, Chinese New Year will be celebrated on Friday 12th February and it will be the Year of the Ox. To mark this, we have suggested some activities for you.
Below are activities and links to CBEEBIES to help you learn about Chinese New Year and how it is celebrated. You might want to do further research at home online with a grown up.
Communication Language and Literacy (Listening and Attention, Understanding Speaking)
- Watch Abbie and her brother clean the house in preparation for Chinese and Lunar New Year celebrations by watching the short clip
- You can then watch how Abbie and her bother celebrate Chinese New Year by watching the clip
This year is the Year of the Ox. Find out how the animals of the Chinese Zodiac decided who would have which year names, here.
Try this Year of the Ox Activity:
Physical Development and Independent Activities
Here is an independent activity for you to try this week:
Physical Development Activity
You could try Chinese Lion Dancing: Chinese Lion Dance – CBeebies – BBC
Expressive Art and Design
This week we have many art challenges you might want to try all of them or just one of them. It is your choice.
|Make a Chinese Dragon first, watch this video as a guide: Chinese New Year Dragon – CBeebies – BBC
Or try this Chinese Dragon Activity.
|Make a Chinese lantern
How to make a paper lantern
Have fun and share your fantastic work with us on Tapestry.
On Sunday is Valentine’s Day. You may want to make a card for someone you love here are some ideas- there are lots more online.
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.
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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.