Our dear Poppies and Rubies, welcome to what would be our last week of remote learning. We would like to say a big thank you to our wonderful children and supportive parents/ carers for engaging with our online learning platform. It has been a challenging journey but you have all been very brave and resilient- navigating this new path with open minds. We have all learnt new ways to do things and most of all; we have are better for it! We look forward to seeing you all, next week!
We have another exciting week as we continue to explore our theme- Out of the Egg.
Find below, a detailed breakdown for each area of learning.
This week in Maths we will be learning about money. We will learn to recognise coins we will begin to learn about the value of coins and to compare and order them according to value. Do not forget to join our live maths lessons at 11.15am daily.
Vocabulary– value, coin, order
Use toys and create price labels using the following amounts: 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, then progress to 20p 50p £1 and £2. Use real coins to purchase the toys. Today is essentially focusing on recognising the coins. Try playing this game for further practise. Choose the option to sort coins.
Today we will be focusing on the value of coins by sorting coins into two groups. Coins with a value less than 20p and coins with a value that is more than 20p.
Practise recognising the coins 1p 2p 5p 10p 20p then progress to 50p £1 £2. Use real coins and order them by value. You can play this game to help you practise. Choose the ‘ordering’ option.
Today we are going to practise counting in twos. Add mixed coins to find a total.
Complete worksheet activity adding coins
Today we are going to use mixed coins to make different amounts.
Put real coins onto jar to make the given amount.
This week, we will continue with our much loved text, The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. If you do not have a copy of this book at home, you can listen to Eric Carle read this amazing story here.
Our focus this week, we are going to be authors and we will be writing our own version of the story. What does your egg transform into at the end? Something other than a butterfly! Do not forget to join our live literacy lessons at 9.25am daily.
Vocabulary: cocoon/ chrysalis, life cycle, mini-beasts,
Today, we would be thinking of ideas for our story and creating our cover page. First, we need to think of another insects/ mini beasts or even animals that come from eggs. These mini-beasts/ insects or animals have to go through different stages as they develop into a full version of themselves! The process is called metamorphosis!
Can you think of some of these insects, mini-beasts or even animals? Well, if you said moths, flies, ladybirds or even frogs/toads, then, you are correct! There are many more mini beast, which go through this process. Once you have decided on your mini-beast, and then create your cover page with your title. For example: The Very Hungry Larva or The Very Hungry Tadpole.
Do not forget to add a picture and the name of the author which is you!
You can use this template for your cover page.
Today, we will make a list of what our new character eats every day. Think of your character from yesterday. What new fruit or vegetable would it like to eat each day? Can you come up with a list of fruits or vegetable that were not used in the original story? Let’s keep our list as healthy as possible.
How do we write a list?
Make a list of what your new character eats every day of the week following the pattern in the story.
Monday- 1 peach
Tuesday- 2 carrots
Mild Activity: Draw and write initial sound for each word.
Fiery Activity: Write a list using phonics.
This week’s letters are y, z and q. Do not forget to keep practising writing your first name. You could even learn to write your surname!
Thursday – WORLD BOOK DAY!
Come to our live session dressed as your favourite character from a story you love. We would be sharing our favourite books and characters and why we love them!
At the end of this session, we would read a story.
Draw and write a sentence to describe your favourite character/ who you are dressed up as. For example: I am Harry. I have a bucket full of dinosaurs!
World Book Day- Character Profile Sheet
Today we would be concluding our books! What does your larva, caterpillar or tadpole transform into at the end of your story?
Write a sentence for the end of our story and draw a picture to match the sentence using WOW words. Remember a capital letter at the beginning, finger spaces and a full stop at the end of your sentence.
It is a huge, green frog.
It is an amazing moth.
Please join in with our Live Phonics sessions at 10.30am. If you are in Mrs Rudge’s Phonics group, remember that your lessons hold at 1.00pm daily. 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 3.
|Activity/ sound for the day||y||z||Learn the tricky words- he & she||qu||Learn the tricky words- to & the|
|Page(s) to complete in Phonics Work book||Pages 18 & 19||Pages 22 & 23||Pages 16 & 17||Pages 26 & 27||Pages 20 & 21|
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!
Communication Language and Literacy (Listening and Attention, Understanding and Speaking):
This week we are thinking about foods that are healthy and not so healthy and making the right healthy eating choices. Encourage your child to think carefully about what goes into a healthy lunchbox. Talk about which food should be eaten all the time and which should only be eaten occasionally or as a treat. You can design a poster about eating healthy food which we could put up at school!
Remember to share these lovely pictures with us on Tapestry
This week we will be using Google Earth and looking at oceans, seas and land. We will try and locate the United Kingdom and zoom in to find England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Once we can find England then we will try to find Birmingham, Oldbury and Perryfields Primary School. We can compare the satellite view with the map view.
We will be celebrating St David’s Day on March 1st so will be looking at how this is celebrated in Wales.
Here is a Photo-PowerPoint for St David’s Day.
Watch Let’s celebrate video clips.
As daffodils are worn on St David’s Day, we will paint and draw daffodils.
We would love you to share with us any of your drawings or paintings.
Expressive Art and Design
For a grand finale for our Hungry Caterpillar book we are going to be tasting all the healthy fruit from the story. When we have looked and tasted all the fruit we are going to design a hungry caterpillar to eat using these fruits. Here are some designs:
Physical Development and Independent Activities
Here are some physical development and independent activities for you to try. These will help develop your pencil grip and cutting skills! Be sure to always handle scissors with care!
- To help develop our fine motor skills we are going to punch holes in leaves with a hole punch and then thread pipe-cleaners , string, wool, thread through the holes.
- Coin detective
- Maths Matching coins
- Maths- coins
- Piggy bank money
- The hungry caterpillar days of the week
- This is your last week of learning from home and we would like you to share with us your favourite activities that you have completed. You can present your work as a drawing, painting, writing or a combination of everything. It would be lovely to display these in school when we are all back together. Think right back to January and share with us your memories !
Have fun and share your fantastic work with us on Tapestry.
Today we are going to celebrate our new library which has had lots of new books added and we will be able to borrow a book from the library to take home. In class we will listen to some of your teacher’s favourite stories. You will also be given a £1 book voucher to put towards a book to buy.
You can access some activities here.
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.
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We encourage parents’ to use Tapestry as a means of sharing children’s learning. This ensures that all the lovely work the children are completing are in their learning journals.
Please do not hesitate to contact us via Class Charts or the class emails listed above with any queries.