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Home Learning Activities for week beginning

Monday 1st March 2021

As always, just do your best with home learning. If you or your child are unwell, we would not expect you to do the activities as your well-being is more important. Each family circumstance will be different, so just do what you can.

Please do not forget to use the evidence me app to send me updates of your child’s learning.  I will do my best to reply to each submission by the end of the week.  Each observation helps to build up a picture of your child’s progress and enables me to make accurate assessments at the end of each term. 

Zoom face to face session

I will be leading the session via the video call, please ensure that the children have pens and paper available as well as a tub of playdough.  The morning Zoom sessions are at 9:50 till 10:20, please see your ping for details of the meeting id and passcode. 

Zoom reading sessions

These sessions aim to give your children the opportunity to practice and hone the phonics that they have been introduced to in previous weeks and to teach comprehension and the features of non-fiction books.  They will be conducted in small, mixed groups.  Some children will find the reading material easier than others.  I suggest that to provide your child with sufficient reading challenges you should visit Free eBook library – practise reading with phonics eBooks | Oxford Owl or 726 Top Ebooks Teaching Resources (twinkl.co.uk).  Please refer to ping for meeting id, passcode and dates and timings.

Maths

All of the online lessons for maths will come from this link:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-key-stage/early-years-foundation-stage/subjects/maths

Each day has a link to a new lesson, please watch the video first before attempting the activity. If you do not have a printer and the activity is a worksheet then children can just write their answers in their book or on paper.

Concept of the week:  Shape and pattern

 

 

Day of the week

Topic

Activity

Monday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/sorting-2d-shapes-cdh3et

Shape Monsters - 2D Shapes Matching Game (topmarks.co.uk)

Tuesday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/creating-patterns-with-shapes-ctj3gc

Use junk and paint to print shapes on paper for example a toilet roll makes a good circle print.  Can you make a pattern from the shapes?

Wednesday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/finding-3d-shapes-in-the-environment-c9j64c

On a walk spot 3D shapes in the environment.  See if you can make up your own way of recording what you have seen.

Thursday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/describing-3d-shapes-crwk2e

Shifting Shapes (ictgames.com) switch to 3D shapes and move the torch around the screen.  Use the words that you have learnt to describe what you can see.  Can a member of your family guess the hidden shape from your description?

Friday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/revision-and-practise-71jk6t

Sorting 2D and 3D shapes PDF.

English

All of the online lessons for English will come from this link:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-key-stage/early-years-foundation-stage/subjects/literacy

Each day has a link to a new lesson, please watch the video first before attempting the activity. If you do not have a printer and the activity is a worksheet then children can just write their answers in their book or on paper.

Story of the week – The Bad-Tempered Ladybird

 

Day of the week

Topic

Activity

Monday

https://youtu.be/3nC8NHgxReM

Try to recall all the animals that the Ladybird met.  What did they ladybird say to each of them? 

Together paint stones or egg box sections like ladybirds and hide them around the garden for a ladybird hunt

Tuesday

https://youtu.be/_25X1v247-c

Draw your own story map.

Make puppets of the animals that the ladybird met.

Wednesday

How To Make A Paper Plate Ladybird | Blissful Domestication

Make a paper plate ladybird and fly him around the house showing your family his good manners.

Thursday

https://youtu.be/m_fT5T_HD5U

Draw two ladybirds or print them out and draw speech bubbles.  Encourage your child to write what they are saying to each other.

Friday

Watch https://youtu.be/KPUazqh63kE

Talk about the ladybird’s lifecycle and see if you can draw a diagram of it.

Think about the changes that the ladybird went through.  What changes will you go through as you get older? Look at photos of family members as babies, children and then adults.  How have they changed?  Do you look like any of your family?  How might you change as you get older?

 

RE – Watch the video https://youtu.be/_KZW6g_uUu8 Ask your child the following questions:  Why did the children want to be near Jesus?  Would you like to be there too, why?  What did some people think?  What do you think Jesus said to the children?  What does the story tell you about Jesus?

 

Phonics  -  Sounds to be learnt this week: u and r

 

Day of the week

Online lesson

Suggested Reading and recognition activity

Writing and letter forming activity

Monday

https://youtu.be/lTzoC2p1xvs

Sort magnetic/foam/post it notes with letters on into __ and not ___.

 

Write it with a finger in flour or salt on a baking tray.

 

Tuesday

https://youtu.be/x4GtstwFkmY

Spot the letter in books, magazines, in the environment.

 

Write the shape on your child’s back or hand with your finger, ask them to close their eyes and picture it as you do.

Wednesday

https://youtu.be/K4Vcn719S_I

Write it on post it notes or bits of paper and hide it around the house to find.

Use fabric, clothes or toys to make giant versions of the letter.

 

Thursday

https://youtu.be/AcUomrenTQ0

Make a collection of items that begin with or contain that sound.  Where is the sound in that word?

 

Write in in sand or mud with a stick or with chalk on the pavement.

Friday

https://youtu.be/e2lWkrFFbwg

www.phonicsplay.co.uk

Chose phase 2 games and select sounds already learnt.

username: caritas   password: caritas

Use playdough to make the letter shapes.

 

 

Toys/resources

Activity 1

Activity 2

Activity 3

Spotting outside

Colour hunt.  Make a list of all the colours in the rainbow and fine an example of each one either in your house or out on a walk.

Spring hunt.  Take a walk and spot all the early signs of spring.

Bird spotting.  Either watch through a window and spot as many birds as you can or maybe make a hide outside to spot birds.

Pebble art

Paint pebbles and hide them on your daily walk for other people to find.

Collect pebbles from the beach and use them in to make pictures.

40 Handy Rock And Pebble Art Ideas For Many Uses (boredart.com)

Secret agent play

Use string to make a laser maze.  Can you get through without hitting a laser?

String Laser Maze | Indoor Activity, Nurture Their Inner Spy (greenkidcrafts.com)

Wax resist secret messages.  Use a candle to write a message.  Use thin paint over the top to reveal the message.

Make your own secret agent binoculars out of two toilet rolls or kitchen roll tubes.

Pirate play

Use junk to build a pirate ship.  Dress up as a pirate as you do it.

Hide some treasure and make a map for your family to find it.

Join in with the pirate songs

Over The Deep Blue Sea | Kids Songs | Super Simple Songs - YouTube

We are the Pirates - Kids Pirate Song | Songs for Children - YouTube

Cooking

Give your child a butter knife and soft fruit to cut up and make their own fruit kebabs.

Provide pitta bread, passata, cheese and a variety of toppings for your child to make a mini pizza, pop it under the grill for a few minutes.

Make fruit jelly together.  Talk about how the jelly changes from solid to liquid and back to solid.

Circus play

Paint your face like a clown, dress in a funny outfit and tell your family jokes.

Practice your gymnastics or tumbling skills of a trampoline or soft surface.

Have a go at juggling soft toys or balls. 

 

Outdoor learning – go to Home Learning Archives | LtL and check out the many different outdoor learning ideas here.

Website links –

2D & 3D Shape Sorting

 

Please remember that at this stage in your child’s development they learn best through play and exploration.  Please allow plenty of time in the day for your child to play freely both indoors and out.  They will always learn more through physical play than through worksheets or paper-based tasks.  Make adult led activities short and as hands on as possible.

 

Year R

Home Learning Activities for week beginning

Monday 22nd February 2021

As always, just do your best with home learning. If you or your child are unwell, we would not expect you to do the activities as your well-being is more important. Each family circumstance will be different, so just do what you can.

Please do not forget to use the evidence me app to send me updates of your child’s learning.  I will do my best to reply to each submission by the end of the week.  Each observation helps to build up a picture of your child’s progress and enables me to make accurate assessments at the end of each term. 

Zoom face to face session

I will be leading the session via the video call, please ensure that the children have pens and paper available as well as a tub of playdough.  The morning Zoom sessions are at 9:50 until 10:20, please see your ping for details of the meeting ID and passcode. 

Zoom reading sessions

These sessions aim to give your children the opportunity to practise and hone the phonics that they have been introduced to in previous weeks and to teach comprehension and the features of non-fiction books.  They will be conducted in small, mixed groups.  Some children will find the reading material easier than others.  I suggest that to provide your child with sufficient reading challenges you should visit Free eBook library – practise reading with phonics eBooks | Oxford Owl or 726 Top Ebooks Teaching Resources (twinkl.co.uk).  Please refer to ping for meeting ID, passcode and dates and timings.

Maths

All the online lessons for maths will come from this link:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-key-stage/early-years-foundation-stage/subjects/maths

Each day has a link to a new lesson, please watch the video first before attempting the activity. If you do not have a printer and the activity is a worksheet then children can just write their answers in their book or on paper.

 

Concept of the week:  Doubling and halving

 

 

Day of the week

Topic

Activity

Monday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/understanding-the-concept-of-double-6gw3ad

Print out the domino PDF or draw rectangles on paper.  Use a cotton bud to make dots on one side of the domino and hold it over.  Now you have double the dots!  Investigate what happens when you double all the numbers to 5.

Tuesday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/understanding-the-concept-of-half-part-1-ccvp8t

Split a paper plate in half with a line and have a pile of post it notes with numbers in 2’s to 10 written on them, individually.  Turn over a card and select that number of sweets, cereal, blocks or counters.  Split the objects into two equal groups.  What have you found out about half?

Wednesday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/understanding-the-concept-of-half-part-2-64v30e

Daily 10 - Mental Maths Challenge - Topmarks

Select level 2, then doubles and halves, then doubles to 10.  After play again with halves up to 20.  This is a very tricky challenging game so just try your best.

Thursday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/understanding-the-concept-of-half-and-double-6ru66r

Draw around your 2 hands and cut them out.  Stick them down by the palms on a separate piece of paper so that the fingers are free.  Use the hands to explore half and double by folding the fingers up and down.

Friday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/applying-understanding-of-doubling-and-halving-6rwp4r

Doubles colouring PDF.

 

English

All the online lessons for English will come from this link:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-key-stage/early-years-foundation-stage/subjects/literacy

Each day has a link to a new lesson, please watch the video first before attempting the activity. If you do not have a printer and the activity is a worksheet then children can just write their answers in their book or on paper.

 

Story of the week – Tip, tip, dig, dig

 

Day of the week

Topic

Activity

Monday

https://youtu.be/7g96bF50NeE

Label the vehicles from the story.  Use an alphabet mat to help you identify the sounds you can hear.  You can either draw the vehicles or print out the PDF below.

Tuesday

https://youtu.be/_s-Kdm0BjM8

Design and label your own adventure playground.

Wednesday

https://youtu.be/MAarcEKOicI

Use what I showed you in the video to read the caption and match it to the pictures.  You can either print the PDF or do the task on screen.

Thursday

Park Model Making Craft Ideas | DIY project at home | School Project | HowToFunda - YouTube

Use junk, construction toys, paper or anything else you can find to make your own adventure playground model.

Friday

https://youtu.be/-AzhnYa9Ysg

Write captions on strips of paper for your adventure playground using the method I showed you in the video.

 

RE – We are going to continue with the topic of ‘Gathering’ that we started before the half term.  Look at the PDF the Church’s story 1 and ask your child the following questions.  What do you see in the picture?  Who are the people in the picture?  What are the Church family doing together? (singing a gathering song) What is happening? (Priest and altar servers processing in)

These words are used by the priest to welcome people: “The Lord be with you.” And the people say, “And with your spirit.”

 

Phonics -  Sounds to be learnt this week: ck and e

 

Day of the week

Online lesson

Suggested Reading and recognition activity

Writing and letter forming activity

Monday

https://youtu.be/0Lw2zlGIWeE

Sort magnetic/foam/post it notes with letters on into __ and not ___.

 

Write it with a finger in flour or salt on a baking tray.

 

Tuesday

 https://youtu.be/U9-dRkYkUDg

Spot the letter in books, magazines, in the environment.

 

Write the shape on your child’s back or hand with your finger, ask them to close their eyes and picture it as you do.

Wednesday

https://youtu.be/qKvKPToJO2k

Write it on post it notes or bits of paper and hide it around the house to find.

Use fabric, clothes or toys to make giant versions of the letter.

 

Thursday

https://youtu.be/1s67bjUQbyE

Make a collection of items that begin with or contain that sound.  Where is the sound in that word?

 

Write in in sand or mud with a stick or with chalk on the pavement.

Friday

https://youtu.be/OIrWtpBOn38

www.phonicsplay.co.uk

Chose phase 2 games and select sounds already learnt.

username: caritas   password: caritas

Use playdough to make the letter shapes.

 

 

Toys/resources

Activity 1

Activity 2

Activity 3

Construction toys

Build a model and hide it under a cloth.  Describe how to build your model to someone else and see if they can build it to match yours.

Choose a famous building by looking on the internet and try to recreate it using construction toys.

Use Lego on a base board to build a marble maze.  Rock the maze to guide the ball around it.

Craft ideas

Handprint animals.  Make a handprint from paint on the page and then use felt tips to make the print into an animal.

Toilet roll castle challenge.  On a large piece of flat card use glue and other junk to make a castle.

15 PAPER CRAFT IDEAS FOR KIDS - YouTube Challenge yourself to make all 15 items!

Soft toys

Play hide the teddy.  Hide the teddy in the room and get someone else to say if you are warmer or colder depending on how close you get to finding it.

Read your teddy a story.

Make your teddy a home using anything you like.

Pretending

Use a broom and pretend it is a horse.  Ride your horse around the garden and set up obstacles to jump over.

Find a big stick when you go for a walk.  What could it be?  A walking stick, a broom, a sword, a wand?

Use things in the house or garden to build your own world.  The pile of pillows could be the ogre’s cave, the trampoline in the garden could be a castle made of jelly!  Maybe you could use cardboard boxes too.

Traditional games

Learn to skip with a skipping rope.  Can you learn any skipping songs?

Play a game of marbles.

The Rules / Instructions of Marbles | How to Play Marbles (mastersofgames.com)

Draw a hopscotch grid with chalk, find a pebble and learn to play hopscotch.

Scavenger hunts.

Senses scavenger hunt.

Find something that makes a crunch sound.

Find something that tastes sour.

Find something that smells good.

Find something smooth.

Find something that smells bad.

Find something that tastes sweet.

Find something loud.

Find something soft.

Find something white.

Find something quiet.

Find something rough.

A B C hunt

Find something for every letter of the alphabet.

Indoor hunt.

Find a fork.

Find something red.

Find a tissue box.

Find 3 things with wheels.

Find an orange crayon.

Find something very soft.

Find a plaster.

Find a key.

Find 2 socks that match.

Find something round.

Find a sticker.

Find a rubber band.

Find a pair of glasses.

Find an envelope.

 

Outdoor learning – go to Home Learning Archives | LtL and check out the many different outdoor learning ideas here.

Website links –

Colour the Doubles

Label Construction Vehicles

Zoom Reading Timetable

Please remember that at this stage in your child’s development they learn best through play and exploration.  Please allow plenty of time in the day for your child to play freely both indoors and out.  They will always learn more through physical play than through worksheets or paper-based tasks.  Make adult led activities short and as hands on as possible.

 

Year R

Home Learning Activities for week beginning:

Monday 8th February 2021

As always, just do your best with home learning. If you or your child are unwell, we would not expect you to do the activities as your well-being is more important. Each family circumstance will be different, so just do what you can.

Please do not forget to use the evidence me app to send me updates of your child’s learning.  I will do my best to reply to each submission by the end of the week.  Each observation helps to build up a picture of your child’s progress and enables me to make accurate assessments at the end of each term.

If it snows, make sure you get out and have fun this week. Send me the photos!

Zoom face to face session

I will be leading the session via the video call, please ensure that the children have pens and paper available as well as a tub of playdough.  The morning Zoom sessions are at 9:50 till 10:20, please see your ping for details of the meeting id and passcode. 

Zoom reading sessions

These sessions aim to give your children the opportunity to practise and hone the phonics that they have been introduced to in previous weeks and to teach comprehension and the features of non-fiction books.  They will be conducted in small, mixed groups.  Some children will find the reading material easier than others.  I suggest that to provide your child with sufficient reading challenges you should visit Free eBook library – practise reading with phonics eBooks | Oxford Owl or 726 Top Ebooks Teaching Resources (twinkl.co.uk).  Please refer to ping for meeting id, passcode and dates and timings.

Safer Internet Day

Tuesday 9th February is Safer Internet Day 2021. This year's theme is about 'The internet we can trust.'  Please can you read the attached PDF and attempt some of the activities.  Two of these require you to be online on Tuesday 9th February.

Maths

All the online lessons for maths will come from this link:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-key-stage/early-years-foundation-stage/subjects/maths

Each day has a link to a new lesson, please watch the video first before attempting the activity. If you do not have a printer and the activity is a worksheet then children can just write their answers in their book or on paper.

Concept of the week:  Numbers within 20

 

 

Day of the week

Topic

Activity

Monday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/counting-objects-up-to-20-6rrkgc

Challenge your family members to have a collect 20 race.  Race each other to collect and correctly count 20 objects.

Tuesday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/ordering-numbers-up-to-20-6rt3ad

Colour the numbers in the right order to find the way out of the maze.  Ghost number maze worksheet.  See attached PDF.

Wednesday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/developing-a-sense-of-10-cmvkjt

Watch and sing along to Making Ten (Number Bonds to 10 Song) - Mr. Chris - YouTube

Thursday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/exploring-place-value-68tpcd

Play Twenty (5-7 years) 2-4 players Materials: Blank ten-frames (2 per person), counters, dice. 

Rules: Each player takes a turn to roll a die, places that number of counters onto his/her ten-frames, then announces the total number of counters on the frames. The winner is the first player to fill all twenty spaces.

Go to Microsoft Word - BlankTenFrame.doc (maths.org) for ten frames

Friday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/finding-one-more-than-a-number-to-20-6mw38c

Plus or Minus Spinner - Random wheel (wordwall.net) Make a tower of 10 bricks and have a pile of 10 bricks to one side.  Spin the spinner.  If it is blue add 1, red take one off or orange spin again.  First person to reach 20 is the winner.

 

English

All the online lessons for English will come from this link:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-key-stage/early-years-foundation-stage/subjects/literacy

Each day has a link to a new lesson, please watch the video first before attempting the activity. If you do not have a printer and the activity is a worksheet then children can just write their answers in their book or on paper.

Story of the week – Chinese New Year

 

Day of the week

Topic

Activity

Monday

https://youtu.be/Ot3aVMRnWlk

Split a page into 12 squares and label them 1 to 12.  In each square draw the animal that corresponds to the number.  Listen to the story as many times as you need.

Tuesday

https://youtu.be/XHd1gtP0ucE

Make a Happy Chinese New Year card.  Try to include pictures of some of the ways that new year is celebrated.

Wednesday

Dragon Paper Puppet DIY - Paper DIY for Chinese New Year - Paper Dragon Craft - YouTube

Make a Chinese dragon puppet by following the instructions.

Thursday

https://youtu.be/UWFd8wpveRs

Make a wishing tree of your own.  Collect a small branch either from your garden or when you go for a walk and stand it in a pot of sand or soil.  Make paper leaves and write your wishes for the rest of the year on them.  Hang them from your tree.  Ask everyone in your family to write one.  You could even call other family and friends and ask what their wishes would be.

Friday

How To Make A Chinese Paper Lantern | Fun Kids Activities - YouTube

Make a paper lantern and use them to decorate a room in your house.  Have a Chinese New Year party with Chinese music (search you tube) and if possible, try some Chinese food (such as prawn crackers or spring rolls).

RE – This week we are starting a new topic called Gathering.  We will be exploring the idea of strength and unity through faith.  With your child make a list of things that are better when they are done with other people?  Why is it better to do these things with others?  Spend some time playing a board game together.  What do you like about spending time together?

Phonics - Sounds to be learnt this week: c and k

 

Day of the week

Online lesson

Suggested Reading and recognition activity

Writing and letter forming activity

Monday

https://youtu.be/w_KYKi73HDc

Sort magnetic/foam/post it notes with letters on into __ and not ___.

 

Write it with a finger in flour or salt on a baking tray.

 

Tuesday

Twinkl Live Lessons: Phase 2 Phonics - ‘C’ Lesson 12 - YouTube

Spot the letter in books, magazines, in the environment.

 

Write the shape on your child’s back or hand with your finger, ask them to close their eyes and picture it as you do.

Wednesday

https://youtu.be/eA212zHZ930

Write it on post it notes or bits of paper and hide it around the house to find.

Use fabric, clothes or toys to make giant versions of the letter.

 

Thursday

Twinkl Live Lessons: Phase 2 Phonics - ‘k’ Lesson 13 - YouTube

Make a collection of items that begin with or contain that sound.  Where is the sound in that word?

 

Write in in sand or mud with a stick or with chalk on the pavement.

Friday

https://youtu.be/loX9DKqC_gY

With Miss Forsythe

www.phonicsplay.co.uk

Chose phase 2 games and select sounds already learnt.

username: caritas   password: caritas

Use playdough to make the letter shapes.

 

 

Toys/resources

Activity 1

Activity 2

Activity 3

Dancing

Make a twirling stick.  Get a piece of bamboo or a stick.  Cut some strips of tissue or crepe paper and attach them to the end.  Find your favourite music and use your twirl stick to make patterns in the air.

Pick our favourite music and make up a dance with 3 or 4 different moves.  Teach your dance to a family member or a friend over zoom.

Google ‘just dance for kids’ and get boogying!

Geography

Look at old holiday photos and talk about how the place you went was different from home.  Make a poster about the place you visited.

Explore a map, atlas, globe, or Google Earth. Pick places to find out about.  What is the weather like? What language do the people speak? What types of homes do people live in? etc.

Make a journey stick.

How to make a Journey Stick - Bing video

History

Look at photos from your family’s past.  Talk about the people that are in the photos.  How have they changed?  What looks different in the photo from photos taken now?

Keep a diary for the week and draw pictures for what happened. Used words like today, yesterday, tomorrow, before, after, etc.

If you have access to them show your child some of the toys that you played with as a child and explore them together.  If not use the internet to show them images.

Cooking

Make simple fairy cakes together.  Encourage your child to talk about the texture, smell and look of the ingredients before, during and after cooking.  Show them how to measure, mix and pour carefully.

Make playdough together.

8 Fun and Simple Homemade Playdough Recipes (verywellfamily.com)

Decorate biscuits.  Use icing sugar and confectionery to decorate rich tea or digestive biscuits. 

Gross motor activities

Balloon tennis.  Blow up a balloon and use your hand to try and keep it from touching the floor.

Bike riding.  If you can’t already do it have ago at riding on 2 wheels. If you can set up some obstacles to ride around or take a bike ride with your family.

Practise your aim.  Use chalk to draw a bullseye and give each ring points.  Dip a tennis ball in water and throw it at the bullseye.  The splat will tell you how good your aim is!

Dressing up

Try to make each other laugh by putting on the silliest outfit or wearing your clothes in an unusual way.

Make a mask or props for a dressing up costume.  That could be a ninja mask, a sword for a pirate, a wand for a fairy, a hat for a witch or wizard, a handbag for a fairy godmother or anything else you can think of.

Pretend to be your favourite character for the day.  Try to talk like them, move like them, act like them.

Outdoor learning go to Home Learning Archives | LtL and check out the many different outdoor learning ideas here.

Golden Time

Well done for all your hard work this term! I think you all deserve some Golden Time – think about an activity you would really like to do at home. Whatever you decide on doing, I hope you enjoy yourself! I’m proud of you all; you really all deserve a lovely and restful break if you are able to take one – parents included!

Website links –

 

Please remember that at this stage in your child’s development they learn best through play and exploration.  Please allow plenty of time in the day for your child to play freely both indoors and out.  They will always learn more through physical play than through worksheets or paper-based tasks.  Make adult led activities short and as hands on as possible.

Ghost Number Maze

Guided Reading Timetable

KS1 Safer Internet Day

 

Year R

Home Learning Activities for week beginning

Monday 1st February 2021

As always, just do your best with home learning. If you or your child are unwell, we would not expect you to do the activities as your well-being is more important. Each family circumstance will be different, so just do what you can.

Please do not forget to use the evidence me app to send me updates of your child’s learning.  I will do my best to reply to each submission by the end of the week.  Each observation helps to build up a picture of your child’s progress and enables me to make accurate assessments at the end of each term. 

Zoom face to face session

I will be leading the session via the video call, please ensure that the children have pens and paper available as well as a tub of playdough.  The morning Zoom sessions are at 9:50 till 10:20, please see your ping for details of the meeting id and passcode. 

Zoom reading sessions

These sessions aim to give your children the opportunity to practice and hone the phonics that they have been introduced to in previous weeks and to teach comprehension and the features of non-fiction books.  They will be conducted in small, mixed groups.  Some children will find the reading material easier than others.  I suggest that to provide your child with sufficient reading challenges you should visit Free eBook library – practise reading with phonics eBooks | Oxford Owl or 726 Top Ebooks Teaching Resources (twinkl.co.uk).  Please refer to ping for meeting id, passcode and dates and timings.

Maths

All of the online lessons for maths will come from this link:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-key-stage/early-years-foundation-stage/subjects/maths

Each day has a link to a new lesson, please watch the video first before attempting the activity. If you do not have a printer and the activity is a worksheet then children can just write their answers in their book or on paper.

Concept of the week:  Numbers within 20

 

 

Day of the week

Topic

Activity

Monday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/counting-objects-up-to-20-6rrkgc

Challenge your family to do 20 of a movement or exercise count each move that they make carefully.  I.e do 20 jumps, 20 claps, 20 high knees, 20 push ups, 20 sit ups etc.  Get mum or dad sweating!

Tuesday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/ordering-numbers-up-to-20-6rt3ad

Helicopter Rescue - Mental Maths for 4 to 8 Year Olds (topmarks.co.uk)

Find a number 1 to 20

Wednesday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/developing-a-sense-of-10-cmvkjt

Make a bundle of 10 straws and put and elastic band around them.  Put them on the table and tap them saying 10 each time.  Random number wheel 1-9 - Random wheel (wordwall.net) place that number of counters/sweets/cereal/beads in a bowl.  Tap the bundle of straws, say 10 and then count on from there I.e 10….11,12,13,14

Thursday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/exploring-place-value-68tpcd

Ten Frame | Manipulatives | Coolmath4Kids select 2 10’s frames.  Fill 1 tens frame with monsters.  Recap that that is 10 and no longer needs to be counted.  Write numbers 1 to 9 on post its and place them face down on the table.  Choose a post it and put that number of monsters on the second frame.  Count on from 10 to work out the total or use the shape to help.

Friday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/finding-one-more-than-a-number-to-20-6mw38c

Teen number sequence worksheet.  Use what you have learnt about 1 more to help you.

English

All of the online lessons for English will come from this link:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-key-stage/early-years-foundation-stage/subjects/literacy

Each day has a link to a new lesson, please watch the video first before attempting the activity. If you do not have a printer and the activity is a worksheet then children can just write their answers in their book or on paper.

Story of the week – The Shark in the park

 

Day of the week

Topic

Activity

Monay

Shark in the Park! by Nick Sharratt - YouTube

Take a walk to your local park and either draw it or take photographs of it.

Tuesday

Shark in the Park! by Nick Sharratt - YouTube

Pause at each of the cut outs and guess what they might be able to see.

Draw a picture of a park and then cut it into pieces.  Challenge a member of your family to put together your homemade puzzle.

Wednesday

https://youtu.be/gMwUOWom7x0 Make a telescope from a toilet roll and use it to make up your own story about animals hiding in your house.  Maybe you could video it.

Write labels for all the equipment in your park.  Remember to write the sounds you can hear, use an alphabet mat to help you.

Thursday

https://youtu.be/OpM7DA0m2Rs Draw a story map for your story about an animal hiding in the park.  Draw small pictures to explain it and tell your story to an adult or your toys.

Have a go at writing 3 sentences to tell your story.  One for the beginning, one for the middle and one for the end.

Friday

Shark in the Park! by Nick Sharratt - YouTube

Listen to the story again and this time join in with the repeated phrases.  Pause the video and see if your child can work out the rhyming word.

Play washing line rhymes game.

Literactive - Teaching Children to Read

Science lesson – Please visit https://youtu.be/J5jATnJSlEM and join in with Miss Forsythe’s science lesson on floating and sinking.  Please print out the PDF titled Floating and Sinking.

RE – Recap the story of Jesus’ presentation in the temple from the previous week.  Ask your child why Mary and Joseph took Jesus to the temple, what were they doing there?  Recap that they were giving thanks for the birth of Jesus.  What could we be thankful for?  Light a candle and take a moment to think of things that we could be thankful for.  Say this prayer together:

Dear God

I am thankful for all you give,

For food, for love, for a place to live,

I thank you for my family too,

And I want you to know I love you.

Amen

Phonics  - 

Sounds to be learnt this week: g and o

 

Day of the week

Online lesson

Suggested Reading and recognition activity

Writing and letter forming activity

Monday

https://youtu.be/rubfdG_wEpU

 

Sort magnetic/foam/post it notes with letters on into __ and not ___.

 

Write it with a finger in flour or salt on a baking tray.

 

Tuesday

Twinkl Live Lesson: Phase 2 The letter sound 'U' Lesson 10 - YouTube

(this video has been listed incorrectly but is about the g sound)

Spot the letter in books, magazines, in the environment.

 

Write the shape on your child’s back or hand with your finger, ask them to close their eyes and picture it as you do.

Wednesday

https://youtu.be/cKkUDKVbtWk

Write it on post it notes or bits of paper and hide it around the house to find.

Use fabric, clothes or toys to make giant versions of the letter.

 

Thursday

Twinkl Live Lessons: Phase 2 'o' Lesson 11 - YouTube

Make a collection of items that begin with or contain that sound.  Where is the sound in that word?

 

Write in in sand or mud with a stick or with chalk on the pavement.

Friday

Tricky Words Sight Words Song for I, go, to, no, is, the - YouTube

www.phonicsplay.co.uk

Chose phase 2 games and select sounds already learnt.

username: caritas   password: caritas

Use playdough to make the letter shapes.

 

 

Toys/resources

Activity 1

Activity 2

Activity 3

Books

Make a video of you reading your favourite book to send to your family and friends.

Make puppets of your favourite story characters and act the story out with them.

Make a mini book and write your own story.

Music

Sing along to your favourite nursery rhymes and songs. Use a hairbrush as a microphone, maybe dress up like a Rockstar!

Make a musical instrument out of junk.

Compose your own music. Classics For Kids

Science

Make lava lamp.

How To Make a Simple Lava Lamp At Home - YouTube

Make a skittles rainbow.

Skittles Rainbow Science Activity for Kids (funlearningforkids.com)

Make raisins dance

Dancing Raisins Science Experiment for Kids (funlearningforkids.com)

Garden fun

Make up your own Olympic events in the garden.  Who can throw the furthest/highest?

Who can balance the best?  Who has the best aim?

Tae care of the garden.  Do some digging and weeding and maybe make a propagator and plants some seeds.

Growing a Windowsill Garden: How to create a DIY Propagator Reusing Ho – Gardenesque

Do a bug hunt.  If you have a magnifying glass that’s even better! Turn over stones, dig holes and search through leaves.  What bugs can you find?

Fine motor activities

Clothes peg dinosaur.  Draw a dinosaur shape from card and cut it out.  Use pegs to put spikes along his back.

Make a pasta necklace.  You could use felt tips to colour the pasta in.

Use a cotton bud and different colour paints to make a dotty painting.

Art

Cut up catalogues and magazines.  Use the pictures to make new pictures.  For example; use greens to make a jungle scene and stick on pictures of animals.

Use a paper plate to make a mask.  It could be an animal, a favourite character or just a crazy alien!

Take your paper outside and try and do a detailed drawing of something in the garden.  Look as closely as you can.

Puzzles

Time yourself doing a puzzle or have a race against a family member.

Make your own puzzle.  Draw a picture and cut it up.  Can your family solve it?

Kids Puzzle Games | Digipuzzle.net visit this site for online puzzles.

 

Outdoor learning – go to Home Learning Archives | LtL and check out the many different outdoor learning ideas here.

Website links –

 

Floating & Sinking

Teen Number Sequence

 

Please remember that at this stage in your child’s development they learn best through play and exploration.  Please allow plenty of time in the day for your child to play freely both indoors and out.  They will always learn more through physical play than through worksheets or paper based tasks.  Make adult led activities short and as hands on as possible.

 

 

Year R

Home Learning Activities for week beginning

Monday 25th January 2021

As always, just do your best with home learning. If you or your child are unwell, we would not expect you to do the activities as your well-being is more important. Each family circumstance will be different, so just do what you can.

Please do not forget to use the evidence me app to send me updates of your child’s learning.  I will do my best to reply to each submission by the end of the week.  Each observation helps to build up a picture of your child’s progress and enables me to make accurate assessments at the end of each term. 

Zoom face to face session

I will be leading the session via the video call, please ensure that the children have pens and paper available as well as a tub of playdough.  The morning Zoom sessions are at 9:50 till 10:20, please see your ping for details of the meeting ID and passcode. 

Zoom reading sessions

These sessions aim to give your children the opportunity to practice and hone the phonics that they have been introduced to in previous weeks and to teach comprehension and the features of non-fiction books.  They will be conducted in small, mixed groups.  Some children will find the reading material easier than others.  I suggest that to provide your child with sufficient reading challenges you should visit Free eBook library – practise reading with phonics eBooks | Oxford Owl or 726 Top Ebooks Teaching Resources (twinkl.co.uk).  Please refer to ping for meeting ID, passcode and dates and timings.

Maths

All the online lessons for maths will come from this link:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-key-stage/early-years-foundation-stage/subjects/maths

Each day has a link to a new lesson, please watch the video first before attempting the activity. If you do not have a printer and the activity is a worksheet then children can just write their answers in their book or on paper.

 

Concept of the week:  Grouping and sharing week 2

 

 

Day of the week

Topic

Activity

Monday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/exploring-sharing-objects-into-two-equal-groups-cmuk4c

Play Curious George . Fair Shares | PBS KIDS

Tuesday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/exploring-sharing-objects-into-equal-groups-6gu34e

Set up 3 buckets, number cards to 15 and small toys that can be thrown.  Turn over a card and share the toys between the buckets by throwing them in.  Are the groups equal?  What do you notice about when the groups are not equal?

Wednesday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/exploring-sharing-quantities-into-equal-groups-chh34d

Activity 2 Exploring sharing quantities into equal groups (thenational.academy)

Thursday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/recognising-the-connection-between-sharing-and-grouping-and-solving-practical-problems-75jp4d

Doggy Division Dinners (ictgames.com)

Friday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/consolidating-learning-of-grouping-and-sharing-6rt62c

Consolidating learning of grouping and sharing (thenational.academy) activity 2

 

English

All the online lessons for English will come from this link:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-key-stage/early-years-foundation-stage/subjects/literacy

 

Each day has a link to a new lesson, please watch the video first before attempting the activity. If you do not have a printer and the activity is a worksheet then children can just write their answers in their book or on paper.

 

Story of the week – The king and the moon week 2

 

Day of the week

Topic

Activity

Monay

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-recognise-a-new-story-can-be-created-by-recycling-another-6rt3ed

Make a story map of your own recycled story with different animals.

Tuesday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-join-in-with-a-recycled-story-cmrkct

Choose one of your animals to find out about and use books or the internet to make a poster about your chosen animal.

Wednesday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-step-the-recycled-story-focusing-on-characters-responses-c5j6ar

Draw a picture of two of the characters and draw two speech bubbles.  What will they say to each other?  Use the words why and because.

Thursday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-act-out-the-story-the-pirate-fairies-and-the-moon-61j62r

Use toys or puppets to act out the story to an adult.

Friday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-tell-the-recycled-story-chorally-and-independently-74u6ad

3 Ways to Make a Booklet from Paper - wikiHow make your own story book with writing and illustrations.

 

RE – Explain that in the time of Jesus people also attended places of worship but they were not called churches.  Explain that Jesus’ mother Mary father Joseph, took him to the temple to celebrate his birth and to thank God.  Watch this clip The story of Simeon in the temple - KS1 Religious Education - BBC Bitesize.  How do you think Simeon and Anna felt when they finally saw Jesus?  Draw Simeon holding and write a speech bubble to show what he might have said.

Phonics -  Sounds to be learnt this week: m and d

 

Day of the week

Online lesson

Suggested Reading and recognition activity

Writing and letter forming activity

Monday

https://youtu.be/sdiIjkvZp18

Sort magnetic/foam/post it notes with letters on into __ and not ___.

 

Write it with a finger in flour or salt on a baking tray.

 

Tuesday

Twinkl Live Lessons: Phase 2 Phonics - ‘M’ Lesson 7 - YouTube

Spot the letter in books, magazines, in the environment.

 

Write the shape on your child’s back or hand with your finger, ask them to close their eyes and picture it as you do.

Wednesday

https://youtu.be/OVWizs-PILU

Write it on post it notes or bits of paper and hide it around the house to find.

Use fabric, clothes or toys to make giant versions of the letter.

 

Thursday

Twinkl Live Lessons: Phase 2 Phonics - ‘d’ Lesson 8 - YouTube

Make a collection of items that begin with or contain that sound.  Where is the sound in that word?

 

Write in in sand or mud with a stick or with chalk on the pavement.

Friday

Phase 2 Phonics Set 2 | i, n, m, d - YouTube

www.phonicsplay.co.uk

Choose phase 2 games and select sounds already learnt.

username: caritas   password: caritas

Use playdough to make the letter shapes.

 

 

Toys/resources

Activity 1

Activity 2

Activity 3

Dolls and dolls house

Use craft materials to make mini decorations for the house and have a celebration for the dolls.

Use natural materials from the garden or collected on a walk to make a garden for the dolls house.

Use junk or construction to build the dolls new furniture.

Painting

Place paper in the bottom of a roasting tin and dip cars, trains or marbles in paint and roll them around the tin.  Can you make a modern art panting?

Have a family painting session.  Each family member paints another member.  Hang them on the wall and create a portrait gallery.

Find different household items or recycling to make different prints.  Maybe you could use some potatoes to make prints?

Messy play

Squirt shaving foam into a tray and use your finger to make swirls and patterns.  It also makes good pretend cement between wooden blocks!

Bubbles!  Make a bubble snake using an old sock, washing up liquid and a loo roll!  3 Ways to Make a Bubble Snake Maker - wikiHow

Make oobleck!  Use a deep tray for this.  Add scoops of cornflour and slowly add water.  Mix until you have a gloopy texture.  This is a non-Newtonian fluid which changes from solid to fluid depending on the pressure exerted on it.

Small world play

Use farm animals to set up a farm.  What would the animals need?  Can you build pens and barns for them using construction?

Make a collection of your favourite things and make a mini museum.  Think about how the items can be displayed and write mini-information signs for the exhibits.

Build a fairy village in your garden using anything that you can find!

Games

On a large sheet of paper or card design your own board game.  Make the pieces and explain the rules to your family, then play it!

Organise a games afternoon.  Pick your favourite board games to play and keep a point total.  For example: 1st place – 10 points 2nd – 5 points 3rd – 2 points.  Then make medals for the winners!

Learn to play a new game such as charades or Pictionary.

Make a den

Go to the woods and use logs, branches, etc to build a den.

Use blankets, chairs, pillows, clothes horses, anything you can find!  Once finished get cosy and read your favourite books in your den.  Maybe even have a sleepover in there!

Use junk to make a mini den for a toy.

Cars

Use a large sheet of paper to draw your own road mat.  Which places/objects will you include on you mat?  Could you make a road mat that looks like the place where you live?

Make a ramp from a box or tube and experiment with how the angle of the box changes the speed of the car.  Use a tape measure to measure how far the car can go.

Make a car catapult.  Stretch a large elastic band around the legs of a chair and use it to fire the cars forward.  Whose car can ping the furthest?

 

Outdoor learning – go to Home Learning Archives | LtL and check out the many different outdoor learning ideas here.

Website links –

Please remember that at this stage in your child’s development they learn best through play and exploration.  Please allow plenty of time in the day for your child to play freely both indoors and out.  They will always learn more through physical play than through worksheets or paper-based tasks.  Make adult led activities short and as hands on as possible.

 

 

Year R

Home Learning Activities for week beginning:

Monday 18th January 2021

As always, just do your best with home learning. If you or your child are unwell, we would not expect you to do the activities as your well-being is more important. Each family circumstance will be different, so just do what you can.

Should you and your family be self-isolating, you can phone Mrs Knight at the office to arrange a phone call from your classroom teacher should you want to discuss any of the information below. Obviously, your call would be after school time, as the teachers are in class during the daytime.

Please don’t forget to use the evidence me app to send me updates of your child’s learning.  I will do my best to reply by the end of the week to each submission.  Each observation helps to build up a picture of your child’s progression and enables me to make accurate assessments at the end of each term.  Please keep an eye on your emails as I will be sending out information on how to support your child’s early writing, phonics and how to take an effective observation.

Zoom face to face session.

I will be leading the session via the video call, please have the requested items available before the zoom session starts.  Zoom sessions are at 9:50 till 10:20 and 2:00 till 2:20, please see your ping for details of meeting ID and passcode.  For the morning session you will need playdough for dough gym and occasionally paper and pens or a whiteboard and pen. 

Zoom reading sessions.

These sessions aim to give your children the opportunity to practice and hone the phonics that they have been introduced to in previous weeks and to teach comprehension and the features of non-fiction books.  They will be conducted in small, mixed groups.  Some children will find the reading material easier than others.  I suggest that to provide your child with sufficient reading challenges you should visit Free eBook library – practise reading with phonics eBooks | Oxford Owl or 726 Top Ebooks Teaching Resources (twinkl.co.uk).  Please refer to ping for meeting ID, passcode and dates and timings.

Maths

All the online lessons for maths will come from this link:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-key-stage/early-years-foundation-stage/subjects/maths

Each day has a link to a new lesson, please watch the video first before attempting the activity. If you do not have a printer and the activity is a worksheet then children can just write their answers in their book or on paper.

Concept of the week:  Grouping and sharing.

 

 

Day of the week

Topic

Activity

Monday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/understanding-the-concept-of-equal-groups-6wvp8r

Set out 5 bowls and count out 20 sweets, buttons, counters, or pieces of cereal.  Share the 20 items between the 5 bowls equally.  How many in each bowl? 

Adult – share the 20 items again but unequally ask the child what they have noticed. 

Remove 3 of the bowls and 10 of the items.  Can you share these items equally between the bowls?  What do you notice?

Tuesday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/practising-counting-in-equal-groups-and-adding-them-together-6rr32r

Investigate.  Roll two dice and count the total number of dots, select that number of Lego bricks.  How many equal towers can you make from each number?  Are there any numbers that cannot make a number of equal towers?  Use drawings to show what you have found out.

Wednesday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/exploring-counting-in-groups-of-two-to-find-the-total-6mvk2d

The witch’s shoes cut and stick worksheet.  See PDF below.

Thursday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/exploring-grouping-objects-in-tens-to-find-the-total-cmtk8e

Use chalk to draw a hopscotch outside and write numbers 10,20,30,40,50,60,70,80,90.  Get your child to hop on the numbers in order saying them as they count.

Friday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/exploring-counting-in-groups-of-five-60rkec

Set up a pretend shop with items labelled as 5p.  Ask the child to choose items to buy and count up the total in 5’s.  Pay using 1p or 5p coins.

English 

All the online lessons for English will come from this link:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-key-stage/early-years-foundation-stage/subjects/literacy

Each day has a link to a new lesson, please watch the video first before attempting the activity. If you do not have a printer and the activity is a worksheet then children can just write their answers in their book or on paper.

Story of the week – The king and the moon

 

Day of the week

Topic

Activity

Monday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-listen-to-and-reflect-upon-a-new-story-64ukje

Choose your favourite event in the story and paint, draw, or collage a picture of it. Use your picture to tell an adult why it was your favourite part.

Tuesday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-map-the-story-of-the-king-and-the-moon-cnj36e

Draw your own story map to tell the story.

Wednesday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-step-the-story-of-the-king-and-the-moon-chjpcr

Make a crown for the king using craft materials.

Thursday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-act-out-the-story-of-the-king-and-the-moon-c4u3ac

Make puppets of the characters to help tell the story to you toys or family.

Friday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-tell-the-story-of-the-king-and-the-moon-chorally-and-independently-cru38d

Make a video of you telling the story and send it to evidence me.  You could dress up to tell the tale or wear the crown you’ve made or use your puppets.

 

 

Phonics

Sounds to be learnt this week: i and n

Day of the week

Online lesson

Suggested Reading and recognition activity

Writing and letter forming activity

Monday

https://youtu.be/ERD4QJCgk0w

Sort magnetic/foam/post it notes with letters on into __ and not ___.

 

Write it with a finger in flour or salt on a baking tray.

 

Tuesday

Lesson 6 - Learning to Blend - YouTube

Spot the letter in books, magazines, in the environment.

 

Write the shape on your child’s back or hand with your finger, ask them to close their eyes and picture it as you do.

Wednesday

https://youtu.be/Jwj92krKIwg

Write it on post it notes or bits of paper and hide it around the house to find.

Use fabric, clothes or toys to make giant versions of the letter.

 

Thursday

Twinkl Live Lessons: Phase 2 Phonics - 'N' Lesson 6 - YouTube

Make a collection of items that begin with or contain that sound.  Where is the sound in that word?

 

Write in in sand or mud with a stick or with chalk on the pavement.

Friday

SATPIN Words | Phonics Blending - YouTube

www.phonicsplay.co.uk

Choose phase 2 games and select sounds already learnt.

username: caritas   password: caritas

Use playdough to make the letter shapes.

 

 

I have provided you with some very simple play-based activity ideas that can be done at home.  These are available as another way to keep your children occupied and learning. 

There is no obligation on your part to complete any of them.

Toys/resources

Activity 1

Activity 2

Activity 3

Train set

Set up a train set and place other toys along the route.  Encourage your child to pretend to be the train sounding out the things they have seen on the track.

Pretend to be a train driver.  Cut up pieces of paper and make tickets for a train journey.  Write on the tickets where you are going, what time the train comes and how much it costs.  Use pennies to buy tickets for your toys.

Pick a number card and add carriages to make the train match the number.

Playdough

Make a healthy meal.  Use playdough to make different foods and place them on a plate. Use post its to label the food.  Talk about balanced diets and healthy foods.

Look at a mirror and use the playdough to make a self-portrait.  Can you model the shapes using your fingers or playdough tools?

Experiment with making different colours using small balls of play dough.  How do you make orange/green/purple

/pink/brown?

What other colours can you make?

Waterplay

Paintbrushes and a bucket of water for drawing and painting on the wall or pavements.

Draw a target with numbers/letters or words on it and use a water gun or squeezy bottle to shoot at the numbers.  Encourage your child to say what they have hit.

Fill a bucket and provide a variety of containers to fill and pour from.  Talk about how full or empty the containers or how many of one container fills another.  If you have food colouring add a few drops.

Sand/mud play

Provide a jug of water and buckets.  How much water do you need to make a perfect castle?  What happens if you add too much?  What happens if you don’t add enough?

Provide different containers to make different shape castles.  Google castles from around the world and try to use sand to make a replica.  Collect natural resources to decorate it.

Use old pots and pans, soil, sand and garden cuttings to make fairy soup.  Write a letter to the fairies inviting them to a dinner party and set up mini dinner party in the garden for them.

Blocks or construction

Make a model and then draw and label it.

Follow instructions from a kit to make a model or look here for Lego model ideas:

50+ Free LEGO Instructions: Learn How To Be a Master Builder! (mykidstime.com)

Have a tower building competition and use a tape measure to see whose is the tallest.

Soft toys

Use a cardboard box to make a puppet theatre and act out your favourite story/book or song.

Have a teddy bears picnic.  Make decorations, lay a table with what is needed, make sandwiches and snacks to eat.

Play hunt the teddy.  Hide a toy somewhere in the house and give clues to find it or play a listening version of hotter and colder.  Use your voice to be louder when the child is close to the hiding place and quieter as they move away.

Physical

Play catch with different shape balls and items.  Take a step back every time the ball is successfully caught.

Use household objects (pillows, bits of clothing, beanbag if inside.  Planks, garden chair, bench etc if outside) to set up a ‘the floor is lava assault course.  The child must make their way around it without touching the ground.

www.cosmickids.com

yoga site, www.gonoodle.com or if you are feeling brave Joe Wicks on youtube!

 

RE – Explain that when people are part of a church community they are in a ‘Parish Family.’  Explain that the parish family often celebrate together both in and outside of the church.  Talk together about which celebrations happen inside the church.  What might happen at these celebrations?  Look at the PDF inside Our Lady of Good Counsel and try to spot the church features. 

Outdoor learning – go to Home Learning Archives | LtL and check out the many different outdoor learning ideas here.

Website links –

RE - Our Lady of Good Counsel

The Witch's Shoes

Please remember that at this stage in your child’s development they learn best through play and exploration.  Please allow plenty of time in the day for your child to play freely both indoors and out.  They will always learn more through physical play than through worksheets or paper-based tasks.  Make adult led activities short and as hands on as possible.

 

 

Year R

Self-isolating activities for week beginning

Monday 11th January 2021

As always, just do your best with home learning. If you or your child are unwell, we would not expect you to do the activities as your well-being is more important. Each family circumstance will be different, so just do what you can.

Should you and your family be self-isolating, you can phone Mrs Knight at the office to arrange a phone call from your classroom teacher should you want to discuss any of the information below. Obviously, your call would be after school time, as the teachers are in class during the daytime.

Please don’t forget to use the evidence me app to send me updates of your child’s learning.  I will do my best to reply by the end of the week to each submission.  Each observation helps to build up a picture of your child’s progression and enables me to make accurate assessments at the end of each term.  Please keep an eye on your emails as I will be sending out an information on how to support your child’s early writing, phonics and how to take an effective observation.

Zoom face to face session

I will be leading the session via the video call, please have the requested items available before the zoom session starts.

You will need:

Activity

Space to move.

 Pot of playdough/sponge or stress ball/something to squeeze.

Paper and flat surface.

Pens or pencils.

Morning prayer and calendar.

Dough gym.

Counting to 20 in different ways and steps.

Number recognition activities.

Sentence writing.

Maths

All of the online lessons for maths will come from this link:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-key-stage/early-years-foundation-stage/subjects/maths

Each day has a link to a new lesson, please watch the video first before attempting the activity. If you do not have a printer and the activity is a worksheet then children can just write their answers in their book or on paper.

Concept of the week:  Numbers within 15 week 2

 

 

Day of the week

Topic

Activity

Monday

Knowing one fewer than a number within 15 (thenational.academy)

Write numbers 11 to 15 on pieces of paper and turn them face down on the table.  Choose a number card and use that card to make a tower of lego or blocks.  What happens if you take one off and make it 1 fewer?  Which number do you have then?

Tuesday

Applying knowledge of one more and one fewer (Part 1) (thenational.academy)

Use chalk to write numbers 11 to 15 on the floor.  Call out numerals to run to.  For example go to the number 1 less than 13, go to the number 1 more than 14.

Wednesday

Applying knowledge of one more and one fewer (Part 2) (thenational.academy)

I more 1 less worksheet.  PDF below.

Thursday

Using the guess and check strategy for problem solving (thenational.academy)

Activity 2 of oaks lesson worksheet

Using the guess and check strategy for problem solving (thenational.academy)

Friday

Ordering and exploring numbers within 15 (thenational.academy)

Make a line of 15 toys.  Write a numeral on a post it or pieces of paper for each to , 1- 15.  Ask questions such as which toy is in 15th place?  Which toy comes after 14th?  Which place is the car in?  which toy is between 11th and 13th place?

 

English 

All of the online lessons for English will come from this link:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-key-stage/early-years-foundation-stage/subjects/literacy

Each day has a link to a new lesson, please watch the video first before attempting the activity. If you do not have a printer and the activity is a worksheet then children can just write their answers in their book or on paper.

Story of the week – The lucky duck week 2

 

Day of the week

Topic

Activity

Monay

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-write-speech-and-thought-bubbles-6njk2e

12 Of The Cutest Duck Crafts For Kids - Kids Love WHAT

Choose a duck craft to make with you family.  Take a photo of you making it for evidence me!

Tuesday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-box-up-a-recycled-story-cgv38d

Split a page into 3 sections. In each section draw what the little duck’s problems were and what she used used to solve her problems.  Leave space in the box to draw what you would change these things to i.e the ladder might become a rope, the bees might become monkeys.

Wednesday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-write-a-recycled-story-part-1-6cvk8d

Use what you did yesterday to make a story map with your changes on it.  Write labels for each of the new solutions.

Thursday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-write-a-recycled-story-part-2-c9j38r

Use your story map to tell your recycled story to an adult.

Friday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-write-a-recycled-story-part-3-6djpac

Split a page into 3 sections and draw a picture of each problem and solution then use an alphabet mat to write a sentence for each picture.

 

RE – Remind the children about last weeks lesson on celebration.  On a large sheet of paper write celebration in the centre.  Together make a spider diagram of all the things they know about celebration.  It could be what you celebrate, how you celebrate, special songs you sing, places that you celebrate, clothes you wear, people you celebrate with etc  try to make as many links as possible.

Phonics  - 

Sounds to be learnt this week: t and p

 

Day of the week

Online lesson

Suggested Reading and recognition activity

Writing and letter forming activity

Monday

Phonics lesson letter t - YouTube

 

Sort magnetic/foam/post it notes with letters on into __ and not ___.

 

Write it with a finger in flour or salt on a baking tray.

 

Tuesday

(1) Lesson 3 - Reception (Learn to read t) - YouTube

Spot the letter in books, magazines, in the environment.

 

Write the shape on your child’s back or hand with your finger, ask them to close their eyes and picture it as you do.

Wednesday

Phonics lesson letter p - YouTube

Write it on post it notes or bits of paper and hide it around the house to find.

Use fabric, clothes or toys to make giant versions of the letter.

 

Thursday

(1) Phonic Lesson - Set 1 Sound - Learning to Read and Write "p" for Reception and Year 1 - YouTube

Make a collection of items that begin with or contain that sound.  Where is the sound in that word?

 

Write in in sand or mud with a stick or with chalk on the pavement.

Friday

(1) Phase 1 Phonics Letter Sounds (Set 1) - YouTube

www.phonicsplay.co.uk

Chose phase 2 games and select sounds already learnt.

username: caritas   password: caritas

Use playdough to make the letter shapes.

 

 

Outdoor learning – go to Home Learning Archives | LtL and check out the many different outdoor learning ideas here.

Website links –

Please remember that at this stage in your child’s development they learn best through play and exploration.  Please allow plenty of time in the day for your child to play freely both indoors and out.  They will always learn more through physical play than through worksheets or paper based tasks.  Make adult led activities short and as hands on as possible.

 

 

 

Year R

Self-isolating activities for week beginning

Monday 5th January 2021

As always, just do your best with home learning. If you or your child are unwell, we would not expect you to do the activities as your well-being is more important. Each family circumstance will be different, so just do what you can.

Should you and your family be self-isolating, you can phone Mrs Knight at the office to arrange a phone call from your classroom teacher should you want to discuss any of the information below. Obviously, your call would be after school time, as the teachers are in class during the daytime.

Maths

All of the online lessons for maths will come from this link:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-key-stage/early-years-foundation-stage/subjects/maths

Each day has a link to a new lesson, please watch the video first before attempting the activity. If you do not have a printer and the activity is a worksheet then children can just write their answers in their book or on paper.

Concept of the week:  Numbers within 15.

 

 

Day of the week

Topic

Activity

Tuesday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/counting-up-to-15-objects-and-putting-them-in-order-part-1-65hkcc

Matching teen numbers sheet (see attachment).

Wednesday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/counting-up-to-15-objects-and-putting-them-in-order-part-2-cdj38e

Number Demolition 11-20 Game | Game | Education.com

Thursday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/counting-up-to-15-objects-and-putting-them-in-order-part-3-60v6cc

Write numbers 11 to 15 on a post it notes or pieces of paper.  Choose a numeral card and make a tower of leg to represent the number.  After doing this 3 times put your three towers in order from least to most.

Friday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/knowing-one-more-than-a-number-within-15-60up8r

Play 1 more and 1 les with numbers to 20 on

Chopper Squad More or Less - Mental Maths Game - 5 to 7 Year Olds (topmarks.co.uk)

English

All of the online lessons for English will come from this link:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-key-stage/early-years-foundation-stage/subjects/literacy

Each day has a link to a new lesson, please watch the video first before attempting the activity. If you do not have a printer and the activity is a worksheet then children can just write their answers in their book or on paper.

Story of the week – The lucky duck

 

Day of the week

Topic

Activity

Tuesday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-listen-and-join-in-with-a-story-ccwp6c

Draw a story map of their own to tell the story.

Wednesday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-map-and-speak-the-story-c4w68c

Make paper puppets of the characters and the things that helped and use them to act out the story.

Thursday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-step-and-speak-the-story-crt3ee

Draw a picture of the duck and the king and then think of adjectives to describe them.  Think about what they look like, sound like, behave like etc.  Adult to scribe the words around the pictures.

Friday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-draw-and-describe-characters-69gpct

Draw a picture of the characters and write a caption describing them.

RE – This week we will be learning about celebrations.  Discuss what a celebration is and make a list of as many celebrations as you can think of.  Look through photos of family celebrations.  Choose one to stick on to paper and write a sentence and about what you were celebrating, who you were with and how you celebrated.  Explain that in other countries such as Spain people give each other gifts and have a feast to celebrate Epiphany, when the three kings finally met Jesus and gave him their gifts.  Watch the Madrid Epiphany parade (1) Madrid three kings parade - Cabalgata de los Reyes Magos Madrid Spain tourism - Spanish travel video - YouTube.  How were people celebrating?  

Phonics  -  This week we will be introducing graphemes (the written representation of a sound).  I have recorded two lessons for the letter 's' and the letter 'a' which can be seen on the links below.

https://youtu.be/D1OkCkXEOK4

https://youtu.be/gw5p0-VB3GE

You could also sign up to the free website Teach Your Monster to Read: Free Phonics & Reading Game and have fun exploring it.  We will be starting with the letter s.  Below are a range of suggestions for learning this letter and it’s sound:

Writing ideas

  • Write it outside with chalk.
  • Write it with a finger in flour or salt on a baking tray.
  • Write in in sand or mud with a stick.
  • Use fabric, clothes or toys to make giant versions of the letter.
  • Use playdough to make the letter shape.
  • Write the shape on your child’s back or hand with your finger, ask them to close their eyes and picture it as you do.

Recognition ideas

  • Sort magnetic/foam letters into s and not s.
  • Write it on post it’s and hide it around the house to find.
  • Spot the letter in stories.
  • Make a collection of items that begin with the sound.
  • The letter in signs and number plates.
  • Flash cards.
  • www.phonicsplay.co.uk

username: caritaspassword: caritas

Outdoor learning – go to Home Learning Archives | LtL and check out the many different outdoor learning ideas here.

Website links –

Please remember that at this stage in your child’s development they learn best through play and exploration.  Please allow plenty of time in the day for your child to play freely both indoors and out.  They will always learn more through physical play than through worksheets or paper based tasks.  Make adult led activities short and as hands on as possible.

Year R

Self-isolating activities for week beginning

Monday 14th December 2020

As always, just do your best with home learning. If you or your child are unwell, we would not expect you to do the activities as your well-being is more important. Each family circumstance will be different, so just do what you can.

Should you and your family be self-isolating, you can phone Mrs Knight at the office to arrange a phone call from your classroom teacher should you want to discuss any of the information below. Obviously, your call would be after school time, as the teachers are in class during the daytime.

Maths

All of the online lessons for maths will come from this link:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-key-stage/early-years-foundation-stage/subjects/maths

Each day has a link to a new lesson, please watch the video first before attempting the activity. If you do not have a printer and the activity is a worksheet then children can just write their answers in their book or on paper.

Concept of the week:  addition and subtraction within 10.

Addition and subtraction within 10 - Oak National Academy (thenational.academy)

Day of the week

Topic

Activity

Monday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/using-manipulatives-to-count-on-when-adding-60vpat

Using manipulatives to count on when adding (thenational.academy)

Tuesday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/adding-two-numbers-using-a-number-track-to-count-on-cmvk0t

Adding two numbers using a number track to count on (thenational.academy)

Wednesday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/understanding-the-concept-of-subtraction-as-take-away-part-1-cmu32r

Understanding the concept of subtraction as take away (Part 1) (thenational.academy)

Thursday

Practice counting on an back within 10 on this game. Helicopter Rescue - Mental Maths for 4 to 8 Year Olds (topmarks.co.uk)

Use chalk to draw a ladder and write the numbers 1 to 10 in between each rung.  Stand on 5.  Roll a dice and count on or back from 5 by jumping on the numbers.

Friday

Decorate the Christmas Tree (topmarks.co.uk) give instructions for your child to decorate the tree.  i.e put on 2 more than 3 baubles etc.

Provide a pile of small toys, sweets or cereal.  Make a set of + and – cards (3 of each) mix them up.  Roll a dice and turn over a card.  Take or add to your pile according to the instructios.

English

All of the online lessons for English will come from this link:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-key-stage/early-years-foundation-stage/subjects/literacy

Each day has a link to a new lesson, please watch the video first before attempting the activity. If you do not have a printer and the activity is a worksheet then children can just write their answers in their book or on paper.

Story of the week – Christmas story

 

Day of the week

Topic

Activity

Monday

Nativity Story - CBeebies - BBC forward to the part where the angels speak to the shepherds.

Draw a picture of the angels with the shepherds and write a sentence about how they would feel.

Tuesday

Nativity Story - CBeebies - BBC forward to the part where the wide men follow the star.

Draw a picture of the gift that you would give to Jesus and say why you would choose that gift.

Wednesday

Nativity Story - CBeebies - BBC watch the whole video.

Talk about all of the people that came to see Jesus and why.

Make paper puppets of the characters and talk about what happened I the story.

Thursday

Show your child how to write a letter to Father Christmas.  Together write Dear Santa/Father Christmas, encouraging your child to sound out and record what they can hear.  Print out an alphabet mat to help.   

Draw pictures o your letter of what you would like for Christmas and use your alphabet mat to write labels for each one.

Friday

Watch your favourite Christmas movie together and talk about the story line, characters and setting.

 

RE – Play with a natvitity scene, acting out the story or use an old box to make a puppet theatre and stick puppets of the nativity story.

Phonics  -  We are learning about Oral segmenting.  Please look at your phase 1 phonics booklets for further home learning ideas.

Outdoor learning – Explore some of the many Christmas ideas on 15+ Christmas Outdoor Activities for Early Years and Primary | Creative STAR Learning | I'm a teacher, get me OUTSIDE here!

Website links –

Please remember that at this stage in your child’s development they learn best through play and exploration.  Please allow plenty of time in the day for your child to play freely both indoors and out.  They will always learn more through physical play than through worksheets or paper based tasks.  Make adult led activities short and as hands on as possible.Year R

Self-isolating activities for week beginning

Monday 7th December 2020

As always, just do your best with home learning. If you or your child are unwell, we would not expect you to do the activities as your well-being is more important. Each family circumstance will be different, so just do what you can.

Should you and your family be self-isolating, you can phone Mrs Knight at the office to arrange a phone call from your classroom teacher should you want to discuss any of the information below. Obviously, your call would be after school time, as the teachers are in class during the daytime.

Maths

All of the online lessons for maths will come from this link:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-key-stage/early-years-foundation-stage/subjects/maths

Each day has a link to a new lesson, please watch the video first before attempting the activity. If you do not have a printer and the activity is a worksheet then children can just write their answers in their book or on paper.

Concept of the week:  Numbers within 10

Numbers within 10 - Oak National Academy (thenational.academy)

Day of the week

Topic

Activity

Monday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/exploring-one-more-within-10-74v3cc

Counting Down From Twenty Song - YouTube

Tuesday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/exploring-one-less-within-10-cgtk0c

Draw a bus with 10 windows.  Have 10 counters as passengers, place 5 on the bus and 5 to one side.  On a pile of cards write + or -.  Turn one card over at a time and either add or minus a passenger. 

Wednesday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/placing-numbers-within-ten-in-order-chgk8d

Draw a number ladder outside with 1 to 10 in each rung.  Child stands on five and moves forward or back 1.  Where do you land?

Thursday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/applying-knowledge-of-numbers-to-ten-to-solve-mathematical-problems-cmtkjr

Learning to Count up to 15 with Teddy Numbers Interactive Maths Game (topmarks.co.uk)

Friday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/using-key-vocabulary-associated-with-ordinal-numbers-1st-to-10th-6dgp4r

Make a tower of 10 blocks or lego turn over a pack of cards with  - + on.  Turn over a card and take one brick off or add one on.

English

All of the online lessons for English will come from this link:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-key-stage/early-years-foundation-stage/subjects/literacy

Each day has a link to a new lesson, please watch the video first before attempting the activity. If you do not have a printer and the activity is a worksheet then children can just write their answers in their book or on paper.

Story of the week – The three little pigs

The Three Little Pigs - Oak National Academy (thenational.academy)

Day of the week

Topic

Activity

Monday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-role-play-feelings-with-speech-6mv3ac

Look in the mirror and make faces that show different emotions.  Try to think of times when you have felt happy/sad/angry/upset/excited/worried/scared etc.

Tuesday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-write-simple-sentences-with-an-adjective-6ct32r

Draw and write feelings speech bubbles for 2 characters.

Wednesday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-recycle-a-story-by-changing-characters-68rkje

Write a sentence about the story with an adjective.

Thursday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-recycle-a-story-by-changing-characters-and-materials-64wk8d

Act out the story with toys.

Friday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-create-a-story-with-a-familiar-lesson-learnt-65k38c

Sequence pictures of the story.

Sequencing The Three Little Pigs Game | Game | Education.com

RE – This week we will continue to explore the story of the Nativity.  Visit this website Arrange the Nativity Scene (akidsheart.com) and act out the first part of the story by moving around the characters.   Watch the next part of Nativity Story - CBeebies - BBC stop after the Mary and Joseph get Bethlehem.  Draw a picture of Mary and Joseph and write a speech bubble or make a donkey mask from a paper plate.   

Phonics  -  We are learning about Oral segmenting.  Please look at your phase 1 phonics booklets for further home learning ideas.

Outdoor learning –

Read or watch the story stickman.  BBC iPlayer - Stick Man

  • Find a suitable stick and use rubber bands, palydough or googly eyes to make your own stickman.  Microsoft Word - Stick Man (forestschoolwales.org.uk)
  • Make a home for stickman outside using things you’ve found.
  • Make stick mans dinner using an old pan and things you’ve found in the garden.
  • Make a stick wind chime using string and choose a place to hang it.
  • Use sticks to make a trail around the garden leading to some treasure.  Use the sticks to make arrows showing the direction you need to go in.

Website links –

 

Please remember that at this stage in your child’s development they learn best through play and exploration.  Please allow plenty of time in the day for your child to play freely both indoors and out.  They will always learn more through physical play than through worksheets or paper based tasks.  Make adult led activities short and as hands on as possible.

Year R

Self-isolating activities for week beginning

Monday 30th November 2020

As always, just do your best with home learning. If you or your child are unwell, we would not expect you to do the activities as your well-being is more important. Each family circumstance will be different, so just do what you can.

Should you and your family be self-isolating, you can phone Mrs Knight at the office to arrange a phone call from your classroom teacher should you want to discuss any of the information below. Obviously, your call would be after school time, as the teachers are in class during the daytime.

Maths

All of the online lessons for maths will come from this link:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-key-stage/early-years-foundation-stage/subjects/maths

Each day has a link to a new lesson, please watch the video first before attempting the activity. If you do not have a printer and the activity is a worksheet then children can just write their answers in their book or on paper.

Concept of the week:  Numbers within 10

Numbers within 10 - Oak National Academy (thenational.academy)

Day of the week

Topic

Activity

Monday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/recognising-and-counting-numbers-within-7-6hh38c

Collect groups of objects i.e 1 pebble, 2 pegs, 3 dolls all the way to ten.  Make numeral cards to 10 on slips of paper.  Count the objects and match the numeral to it.

Tuesday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/recognising-and-counting-numbers-within-8-61hp8t

Draw a ten frame (two rows of 5 squares).  Turn over a numeral card and race to put that number of counters (could be cereal, smarties, pebbles) onto the ten frame, one item in each square.

Wednesday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/understanding-the-conservation-of-number-within-8-chgp8t

The Gingerbread Man Game - Counting, Matching and Ordering game (topmarks.co.uk)

Thursday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/counting-up-to-9-objects-reliably-74v38d

Practice writing numerals with a stick in a baking tray of sand, flour or salt.  Give numeral cards to support.

Friday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/counting-up-to-10-objects-reliably-ccw32e

Make numberblocks stick puppets.  See attached PDF.

English

All of the online lessons for English will come from this link:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-key-stage/early-years-foundation-stage/subjects/literacy

Each day has a link to a new lesson, please watch the video first before attempting the activity. If you do not have a printer and the activity is a worksheet then children can just write their answers in their book or on paper.

Story of the week – The three little pigs

The Three Little Pigs - Oak National Academy (thenational.academy)

Day of the week

Topic

Activity

Monday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-listen-to-and-join-in-with-a-story-cmw3gt

Draw a scene from the three pigs story and write a caption explaining what is happening.  Use an alphabet mat to help you.

Tuesday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-map-and-speak-the-story-6mw32c

Ask a family member to pretend to be one of the characters and think of questions for them to answer, then swap and you pretend to be the character.

Wednesday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-step-and-speak-the-story-6mvkat

Make a wanted poster for the wolf.  Try to think of as many adjectives to describe him as you can.

Thursday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-mime-the-moods-in-the-story-c5jpar

Use a show box to make a three pigs puppet theatre. Easy craft: How to make a cereal box puppet theatre - YouTube

Friday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-dance-the-moods-in-the-story-69jp8c

Listen to 3 different pieces of music and dance along.  How did they make you feel?

RE – This week we will begin to explore the story of the Nativity.  If you have a Nativity scene take the time to set the scene up together and talk about the characters in it.  Alternatively if you do not have one see this website Arrange the Nativity Scene (akidsheart.com).  Watch the first few seconds of Nativity Story - CBeebies - BBC stop after the angel scene.  Either draw Mary and the angel and write speech bubbles or make a paper angel and retell the first part of the story.

Phonics  -  We are learning about Oral segmenting.  Please look at your phase 1 phonics booklets for further home learning ideas.

Outdoor learning – Explore some of the many Christmas ideas on 15+ Christmas Outdoor Activities for Early Years and Primary | Creative STAR Learning | I'm a teacher, get me OUTSIDE here!

Website links –

Please remember that at this stage in your child’s development they learn best through play and exploration.  Please allow plenty of time in the day for your child to play freely both indoors and out.  They will always learn more through physical play than through worksheets or paper based tasks.  Make adult led activities short and as hands on as possible.

Year R

Self-isolating activities for week beginning

Monday 23rd November 2020

As always, just do your best with home learning. If you or your child are unwell, we would not expect you to do the activities as your well-being is more important. Each family circumstance will be different, so just do what you can.

Should you and your family be self-isolating, you can phone Mrs Knight at the office to arrange a phone call from your classroom teacher should you want to discuss any of the information below. Obviously, your call would be after school time, as the teachers are in class during the daytime.

Maths

All of the online lessons for maths will come from this link:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-key-stage/early-years-foundation-stage/subjects/maths

Each day has a link to a new lesson, please watch the video first before attempting the activity. If you do not have a printer and the activity is a worksheet then children can just write their answers in their book or on paper.

Concept of the week:  Calendar and time

https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/calendar-and-time-3ff3

Day of the week

Topic

Activity

Monday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/exploring-and-discussing-time-and-the-seasons-6mwp8c

Download worksheet

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/exploring-and-discussing-time-and-the-seasons-6mwp8c?step=2&activity=worksheet

Tuesday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/exploring-and-discussing-the-days-of-the-week-and-daily-events-6ngkgc

Split a page into 7 sections.  In each section draw something that you normally do on that day.

Wednesday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/using-everyday-language-to-talk-about-and-sequence-daily-events-60tkad

Talk about what you do from when you get up to when you go to bed.  Act out the day with dolls, toys or figures.  Encourage them to use words like first, next, then etc.

Thursday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/using-ordinal-language-when-sequencing-events-and-measure-short-periods-of-time-6nh6at

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/using-ordinal-language-when-sequencing-events-and-measure-short-periods-of-time-6nh6at?step=2&activity=worksheet

Friday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/consolidating-learning-64rpct

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/consolidating-learning-64rpct?step=2&activity=worksheet

English

All of the online lessons for maths will come from this link:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-key-stage/early-years-foundation-stage/subjects/literacy

Each day has a link to a new lesson, please watch the video first before attempting the activity. If you do not have a printer and the activity is a worksheet then children can just write their answers in their book or on paper.

Story of the week – The little mouse deer https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/mouse-deer-and-tiger-c931

Day of the week

Topic

Activity

Monday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-recycle-the-story-of-mouse-deer-6crp4c

Draw a story map to help you tell your recycled story.

Tuesday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-join-in-with-the-telling-of-a-recycled-story-68tkje

Draw a picture to represent your recycled story.

Wednesday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-step-a-recycled-story-and-elevate-the-language-6dgk4e

Draw each of your characters, think of 5 words to describe each of the characters from your recycled story and ask an adult to write them around the picture.

Thursday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-tell-the-story-chorally-and-independently-6rr68r

Make puppets of the characters and think about what they might say to each other.

Friday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-create-a-new-story-75k6cr

Make a tiger mask using a paper plate.

https://www.activityvillage.co.uk/tiger-mask

RE – Talk about what the word Advent means.  Explain that it means counting down to the birth of Jesus.  Look up pictures of advent wreaths.  Read the explanation of each candle and light the pretend candles http://dayoftheunbornchild.com/VirtualAdventWreath.htm#AdventWreathChristmasDay

Phonics  -  We are learning about Oral blending.  Please look at your phase 1 phonics booklets for further home learning ideas.

Outdoor learning – Create a big pile of leaves in the garden and jump in them.  Explore the crunching sounds, the colours and the smell.

Collect some of your favourite leaves and make prints with paint or place them under paper and take rubbings with a crayon.

Use rubber bands and sticks to make nature paint brushes and paint a picture. https://www.messylittlemonster.com/2015/07/stick-craft-nature-paintbrushes.html

Website links –

Please remember that at this stage in your child’s development they learn best through play and exploration.  Please allow plenty of time in the day for your child to play freely both indoors and out.  They will always learn more through physical play than through worksheets or paper based tasks.  Make adult led activities short and as hands on as possible.Year R

Self-isolating activities for week beginning

Monday 16th November 2020

As always, just do your best with home learning. If you or your child are unwell, we would not expect you to do the activities as your well-being is more important. Each family circumstance will be different, so just do what you can.

Should you and your family be self-isolating, you can phone Mrs Knight at the office to arrange a phone call from your classroom teacher should you want to discuss any of the information below. Obviously, your call would be after school time, as the teachers are in class during the daytime.

Maths

All of the online lessons for maths will come from this link:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-key-stage/early-years-foundation-stage/subjects/maths

Each day has a link to a new lesson, please watch the video first before attempting the activity. If you do not have a printer and the activity is a worksheet then children can just write their answers in their book or on paper.

Concept of the week:  Shape and sorting https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/shape-and-sorting-3d3d

Day of the week

Topic

Activity

Monday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/describing-and-sorting-3d-shapes-6mtk2r

http://resources.hwb.wales.gov.uk/VTC/sorting_3d_shapes/eng/Introduction/SortShapesPop.htm

Tuesday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/exploring-the-characteristics-of-3d-shapes-cmtp4e

Hunt for different 3d shapes around the house.  What can you say about the shapes?  How could you describe them?  What shapes faces do they have? How many corners/edges?

Wednesday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/using-mathematical-language-to-describe-position-65jk6d

http://resources.hwb.wales.gov.uk/VTC/location/eng/Introduction/StarterActivity.htm

Thursday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/using-mathematical-language-to-describe-position-accurately-cth30c

Hide a toy around for your child to find.  Ask them to describe where they found it using positional words.

Friday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/consolidating-learning-on-shape-and-sorting-ctj66t

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/consolidating-learning-on-shape-and-sorting-ctj66t?step=2&activity=worksheet

English

All of the online lessons for maths will come from this link:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-key-stage/early-years-foundation-stage/subjects/literacy

Each day has a link to a new lesson, please watch the video first before attempting the activity. If you do not have a printer and the activity is a worksheet then children can just write their answers in their book or on paper.

Story of the week – The little mouse deer https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/mouse-deer-and-tiger-c931

Day of the week

Topic

Activity

Monday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-listen-and-join-in-with-the-story-of-mouse-deer-6gvpad

Make a spiral snake like the snake in the story.  https://therapyfunzone.net/blog/visual-motor-skills-cutting-scissors/

Tuesday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-map-the-story-of-mouse-deer-and-explore-the-setting-6gu6ar

Draw a story map of the story.  Use small pictures to represent each event joined by arrows.

Wednesday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-step-out-the-story-of-mouse-deer-and-explore-the-setting-6dhp2c

Use the internet or books to find out about jungles and make a poster showing what you found out.

Thursday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-join-in-with-a-choral-telling-of-mouse-deer-74vket

Use natural or art materials to make a jungle picture. 

Friday

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-tell-the-story-of-mouse-deer-independently-6wt64t

Make a mask for one of the characters and try to tell the story to a family member.

 

RE – This week we are beginning to think about birthday’s in preparation for Christmas.  Show your child pictures of them as a baby and talk about what you did in order to prepare for their coming.

Phonics  -  We are learning about Oral blending.  Please look at your phase 1 phonics booklets for further home learning ideas.

Outdoor learning – Go on a texture hunt.  Look for items that are rough/smooth/spikey/fluffy/soft/hard etc.

Find a patch of mud and a stick and make patterns and shapes in the mud.

Pretend you are a tiger creeping through the jungle in the garden.

Website links –

Please remember that at this stage in your child’s development they learn best through play and exploration.  Please allow plenty of time in the day for your child to play freely both indoors and out.  They will always learn more through physical play than through worksheets or paper based tasks.  Make adult led activities short and as hands on as possible.

 

Welcome to Year 1 - Letter from Mrs. Everitt and Mrs. Deal

 

https://www.klz.org.uk/schools/8863718/classes/ClassR/Literacy/Coronavirus%20Reception%20planning/VID_20200717_131900.mp4

 

 

Dear Parents and children,

TERM 6 - WEEK 8 - 20TH-22ND JULY 2020

You’ve made it!  Only 3 more days and you’ll get a well-earned break.  You’ve all coped brilliantly in the most challenging of circumstances.  I’m so very sad that I haven’t been able to see this year through with all of the children but I have been able to still see them grow and change thanks to you and your contact with me.  I want to wish all of the children a happy and safe holiday and to thank you all for your support this year.  Please let the children know how very proud I am of them and that I can’t wait to see them again in September.

Keep smiling and have a wonderful summer!

Mrs Emma Folkard 

Plan for week 8.

Length of time

Activities/lessons

15 MINS

Physical activity

Either a run around the garden, bounce on trampoline or https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers (choose from ks1 videos, the children will tell you the ones they like best!)

15 MINS

Phonics Stage 1 – 3

Start with flash cards of previously learnt sounds or log in to www.phonicsplay.co.uk (user – caritas password – caritas) and play flashcards or tricky word trucks.  We have now been through all of the phase 2 and 3 sounds.  In the last week of term 5 you should have checked to see which sounds your child was unsure of using the flashcards.  The sounds that your child was not secure with should be the sounds that you now concentrate on in term 6.  Use the same resources, techniques and games that you used before to go over these sounds again.

15 MINS

Share story: Aesop’s Fables

 

Monday: Read the first of Aesop’s fables.  Who was in the story?  Where was it set?  What was the lesson that the story was try to teach?  Draw two pictures of the dog one with the bone and one after he has lost it.  Draw and write a thought bubble for each.  What was the dog thinking?

Tuesday:  Read the next story ‘The lion and the mouse.’  What favour did the lion do for the mouse and how did the mouse repay him?  Can you think of other stories where the smallest character has helped or saved the day? Or Read the next story ‘The wind and the sun.’  Draw a sequence of 3 or more pictures to retell the story.

Wednesday: Read the next story ‘The cockerel and the fox.’  Play a game of truth and lies.  Think of 3 things to tell someone else, 2 things must be true and 1 one thing must be a lie.  Can they guess which one was the lie? Or Read the final story of ‘The miller, his son and the donkey.’  Use toys to act out the story.

 

(After talking about the book choose one of the following activities.)

 

 

30 MINS

Creative and active play

Choice 1

Make an origami dog puppet

https://youtu.be/Wbvs0WTHxkM

 

Choice 2

Print out and order the story sequence pictures.  You could write the story under each picture.

If you do not have a printer click on the link in the powerpoint and order the story there.

Choice 3

 Make a fox or a cockerel mask.

https://ourpotluckfamily.com/kids-craft-paper-fox-mask/

 

https://www.activityvillage.co.uk/rooster-mask-craft

Choice 4

Dress up in clothes for different weathers and have you family guess what weather you have dressed for

Or

http://d3tt741pwxqwm0.cloudfront.net/KET/evlearnket/Dress-For-The-Season/index.html

Choice 5

Using a broom as a pretend donkey act out the story with your family.

At least

75 MINS

Free play time

Don’t forget photos and notes emailed to 2 simple!

60 MINS

Outdoor play/exercise

15 MINS

Phonics Stages 4 and 5

15 MINS

Maths

 

Concept to be taught: Telling the time

 

Monday: Work through the PowerPoint slides about telling o’clock times.

Tuesday:   Work through the PowerPoint slides about half past or https://www.topmarks.co.uk/time/teaching-clock challenge your child to make o’clock and half past times using the online clock.

Wednesday:  watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0clHCBvjsNc Ask your child questions about the times that Mr Wolf did things or Make a mini book of your day, showing the times that you do things.  You could either draw clocks or write the time.

 

 (After practicing the number concept choose one of the flowing activities to consolidate)

 

20 MINS

Choice 1

Sing and dance along

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks1-maths-telling-the-time/zk4t8xs

 

Choice 2

Play what’s the time Mr wolf in the garden with your family.

Choice 3

Make a paper plate clock and use it to make times.

Choice 4

Throughout the day challenge your child to tell the time.

Choice 5

https://www.education.com/game/what-time-game/

10 MINS

Stories and songs of your child’s choice.

  1. MINS

R.E – Remind the children of the creation story from a few weeks ago.  Explain that God made the Earth for us and we are the stewards of the Earth.  It is our job to care for it.  Use collage materials to make a picture of the world.  Sing He’s go the whole world in his hands song.

20 MINS

Child reading to an adult.

As you may have noticed from your packs I have chosen not to send home lots of school reading books.  The reason for this is that there will not be an opportunity to change these books and so it would be best to find alternative reading material.

http://www.phonicsplaycomics.co.uk/comics.html have short decodable comics using the sounds that your child has been learning.

www.vooks.com have a large range of children’s audio books.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/# have colour banded books that match the ones we have been using at school.  Most have been reading pink or red band books and some have been reading yellow and blue banded books.

http://www.kizclub.com/reading1.htm have books that can be printed or read on screen turn off the sound for these.

Finally I am sure you have a wealth of picture books at home that your child enjoys.  They may not be able to read every word to you but if, as you are reading to them, you encourage them to take over and read the occasional decodable word, their confidence will begin to grow.

                   

week 8 - Learning Grid

Week 8 - Aesop's Fables

Week 8 - Lion and the Mouse

Week 8 - Telling the Time

 

 

Dear Parents and children,

TERM 6 - WEEK 7 - 13th-17th July 2020

We are getting closer and closer to the finale and I want to thank the children for their hard work both in and out of school.  It has been a pleasure getting to know them all and I’m very proud of them all.  This week’s story is Handa’s Surprise, a story about a little girl who walks through the African plains to deliver a gift for a friend.  In maths we will be focusing on positional language.  There are also some lovely outdoor learning ideas also attached to the planning.

Keep smiling

Mrs Emma Folkard

Plan for week 7.

Length of time

Activities/lessons

15 MINS

Physical activity

Either a run around the garden, bounce on trampoline or https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers (choose from ks1 videos, the children will tell you the ones they like best!)

15 MINS

Phonics Stage 1 – 3

Start with flash cards of previously learnt sounds or log in to www.phonicsplay.co.uk (user – caritas password – caritas) and play flashcards or tricky word trucks.  We have now been through all of the phase 2 and 3 sounds.  In the last week of term 5 you should have checked to see which sounds your child was unsure of using the flashcards.  The sounds that your child was not secure with should be the sounds that you now concentrate on in term 6.  Use the same resources, techniques and games that you used before to go over these sounds again.

15 MINS

Share story: Handa’s Surprise http://youtu.be/3GDCdfOk3jk

 

Monday: Watch the youtube story ‘Handa’s Surprise’ (stop at the end of the story, before the fruit activity).  Talk about ‘surprises’ with your child.  When have you had a nice surprise?  How did the surprise make you feel?  Why was Akeyo surprised? Why was Handa surprised?

Tuesday:  Talk about the different animals in the story. Which ones are your favourites? Encourage them to talk about their favourite animals and why they like them?  Draw, paint or make a model of your favourite animal and make a label for it explaining what it is.

Wednesday: Talk about the different fruit that your child likes to eat.  Watch the story again, pause and guess the fruits. Can you guess the fruit by looking at the plant it grows on?

Thursday:  Cut open some different fruits and explore the inside (taste it, smell it, feel it, look at it).  Talk about what you have found out using your senses.

Friday: Use toys to act out the story.  Encourage your child to tell the story using language from the story, for example; soft yellow banana.

 

(After talking about the book choose one of the following activities.)

30 MINS

Creative and active play

Choice 1

Make a ‘surprise’ for a family member or friend.  It could be a card, picture, gift anything that will surprise them!

Choice 2

Can you move like the animals?  Research how the animals from the story move and then try to copy them.  Can your family guess which animal you are being?

Choice 3

 Use playdough or modelling clay to make the different fruits in Handa’s basket.

Choice 4

Use different fruits with paint to make prints.  What patterns can you see in the fruit.

Choice 5

Draw a picture of Handa and Akeyo.  Draw speech bubbles, what are they saying to each other?

At least

75 MINS

Free play time

Don’t forget photos and notes emailed to 2 simple!

60 MINS

Outdoor play/exercise

15 MINS

Phonics Stages 4 and 5

15 MINS

Maths

 

Concept to be taught: Positional language

 

Monday:  Look at the Handa’s surprise story again.  Make a list of words together to describe the position of animals and fruit in the story.  For example: the monkey is in the tree, the giraffe’s head is above Handa, the basket is on Handa’s head.

Tuesday:   Play the 3 second game.  The child has to the count of three to follow your instruction i.e get under the table 1, 2, 3!  Stand on the beanbag 1, 2 ,3! Jump in the paddling pool 1, 2, 3!

Wednesday:  Ask your child to build a simple model or draw a simple picture.  They have to use positional language to describe it to you so you can replicate it.

Thursday:  Play a twist on the game ‘I Spy’ but instead of guessing the word beginning with a certain letter, give clues as to the object’s position, e.g. “I spy with my little eye, something behind the …” or “next to the …”.

Friday:  https://www.helpfulgames.com/subjects/english/positional-words.html

 

 (After practising the number concept choose one of the flowing activities to consolidate)

20 MINS

Choice 1

Draw and cut out one of the animals from the story.  Hide it around the house and encourage your child to use positional language to explain where it was.

Choice 2

http://resources.hwb.wales.gov.uk/VTC/location/eng/Introduction/default.htm

Choice 3

Make a treasure map with lots of landmarks on it.  Mark the spot where the treasure is buried and describe the treasure’s position  to someone.

Choice 4

Use toy animals and blocks to set up a scene and encourage your child to talk about where they are.

Choice 5

Go on a walk and play a positions game with a friend or grown-up. Ask them to spot an object and you have to guess what it is. Ask them to give you clues to identify the object, e.g. “It is behind the fence.” or “It is in front of the café.”

10 MINS

Stories and songs of your child’s choice.

  1. MINS

R.E – Take a walk and take photos of God’s wonderful world.  Look at the photo’s together and talk about all of the things we have to be thankful for in the world.

20 MINS

Child reading to an adult.

As you may have noticed from your packs I have chosen not to send home lots of school reading books.  The reason for this is that there will not be an opportunity to change these books and so it would be best to find alternative reading material.

http://www.phonicsplaycomics.co.uk/comics.html have short decodable comics using the sounds that your child has been learning.

www.vooks.com have a large range of children’s audio books.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/# have colour banded books that match the ones we have been using at school.  Most have been reading pink or red band books and some have been reading yellow and blue banded books.

http://www.kizclub.com/reading1.htm have books that can be printed or read on screen turn off the sound for these.

Finally I am sure you have a wealth of picture books at home that your child enjoys.  They may not be able to read every word to you but if, as you are reading to them, you encourage them to take over and read the occasional decodable word, their confidence will begin to grow.

                   

WEEK 7 - At Home Learning

 

 

 

Dear Parents and children,

TERM 6 - WEEK 6 - 6th-10th July 2020

I just want to say a well done to everyone.  This has been a difficult year so far and I know a lot of you are feeling the fatigue of home learning and that both children and adults alike are running out of steam.  You are all doing an amazing job and we are all enormously proud of you.  Please don’t forget that the activities here are suggested and not set in stone, do as much as you can and try not to get too stressed by it all.  This week we will be looking at the Irish folk story ‘The legend of Finn McCool.’  It is a story that explains the existence of the giant’s causeway.  In maths the children will be learning about counting in 10’s. 

Keep going and keep safe.

Mrs Emma Folkard

Plan for week 6.

Length of time

Activities/lessons

15 MINS

Physical activity

Either a run around the garden, bounce on trampoline or https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers (choose from ks1 videos, the children will tell you the ones they like best!)

15 MINS

Phonics Stage 1 – 3

Start with flash cards of previously learnt sounds or log in to www.phonicsplay.co.uk (user – caritas password – caritas) and play flashcards or tricky word trucks.  We have now been through all of the phase 2 and 3 sounds.  In the last week of term 5 you should have checked to see which sounds your child was unsure of using the flashcards.  The sounds that your child was not secure with should be the sounds that you now concentrate on in term 6.  Use the same resources, techniques and games that you used before to go over these sounds again.

15 MINS

Share story: The legend of Finn McCool

 

Monday: Read the PowerPoint story together.  Look at a map or Atlas to find Ireland and Scotland and talk about how far away they are from each other.  How long do you think the cause way would have to be?  

Tuesday:  Re-read the story again.  Choose to be one of the characters and have someone ask you questions.  Answer as if you are the character.  For example, pretend to be Benandonner.  “How did you feel when you saw, what you thought was Finn McCool’s baby?”  “I felt worried and afraid that Finn McCool would be too big for me to beat.”

Wednesday: Make puppets to tell the story and have a puppet show for your family.

Thursday:  Use the slides after the Finn McCool story to find out about Ireland’s celebrations, landmarks and traditions.

Friday: Use the PowerPoint, internet or books to find about Ireland.  Make a poster with at least 3 facts about Ireland.  You could use drawings or photos as well as writing.

 

(After talking about the book choose one of the following activities.)

30 MINS

Creative and active play

Choice 1

Use construction toys, blocks, straws of junk to build a bridge between two points.  Test how strong it is.

Choice 2

Make a giant’s mask and stomp around pretending to be a giant.

Choice 3

 Listen to some Irish music and have a go at some Irish dancing.

Choice 4

Make a leprechaun hat.

https://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Leprechaun-Hat 

Choice 5

Make a mini book of the Finn McCool story.  Try to write a sentence per page to tell the story.

At least

75 MINS

Free play time

Don’t forget photos and notes emailed to 2 simple!

60 MINS

Outdoor play/exercise

15 MINS

Phonics Stages 4 and 5

15 MINS

Maths

 

Concept to be taught-counting in10’s.

 

Monday:  Sing and dance along to the count by 10’s song.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYRTtwZGwj8   

Tuesday:  Show your child a pile of ten 10ps.  How many 10ps are there?  Now swap one 10p coin for ten 1ps.  Explain that they are worth the same.  Imagine that hiding inside each 10p there are ten 1ps.  Now count the 10ps again but in 10s.  What is the pile worth?  Is that different to how many coins there are? 

Wednesday:  Go to https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/paint-the-squares Paint all of the squares that are in the 10 times table.  What do you notice about the pattern?  What do you notice about the numbers and what changes and what stays the same?

Thursday:  https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/duckShoot/index.html

Friday:  Work through the ‘Counting in tens’ PowerPoint.

 

 (After practising the number concepts choose one of the flowing activities to consolidate)

 

20 MINS

Choice 1

Make towers of 10 Lego bricks and use them to help you count in 10’s.

Choice 2

Use chalk to make a number track and write numbers in 10s along it.  Jump along it counting in 10s.

Choice 3

Throw balls or bean bags into a bucket.  Every time you get one in, you get 10 points.  How many points can you get?

Choice 4

Have tubs labelled with 10s numbers i.e. 20, 50, 70.  Use 10ps to put the correct number of 10ps to make the amount in the tubs.

Choice 5

Write 10s numbers on post it notes.  Hide them around the house or garden.  As the child to collect them and order them in a tens number line.

10 MINS

Stories and songs of your child’s choice.

  1. MINS

R.E – Look at the CAFOD Global A-Z slideshow, showing the whole alphabet ask the child to click on a letter.  Ask the following questions: Tell me about this picture?  What do you love about our world?  Tell me what you think is wonderful about our world? Draw something wonderful about our world in a heart shape and thank God for it.

20 MINS

Child reading to an adult.

As you may have noticed from your packs, I have chosen not to send home lots of school reading books.  The reason for this is that there will not be an opportunity to change these books and so it would be best to find alternative reading material.

http://www.phonicsplaycomics.co.uk/comics.html have short decodable comics using the sounds that your child has been learning.

www.vooks.com have a large range of children’s audio books.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/# have colour banded books that match the ones we have been using at school.  Most have been reading pink or red band books and some have been reading yellow and blue banded books.

http://www.kizclub.com/reading1.htm have books that can be printed or read on screen turn off the sound for these.

Finally, I am sure you have a wealth of picture books at home that your child enjoys.  They may not be able to read every word to you but if, as you are reading to them, you encourage them to take over and read the occasional decodable word, their confidence will begin to grow.

                   

WEEK 6 - Counting in 10's

WEEK 6 - Explore CAFOD

WEEK 6 - The Legend of Finn McCool

WEEK 6 - All Home Learning

 

 

Dear Parents & Children

TERM 6 - WEEK 5 - 29th June-3rd July 2020

I hope everything is going well at home.  We have settled into our routine at school, it is lovely to see and hear their voices around the building.  This week’s story is ‘The story of Heidi’.  It was written 135 years ago in Switzerland and tells the tale of a young orphan girl who helps a sick girl to get better.  In maths this week we will be looking at the properties of 2D and 3D shape.   Thank you to those of you still using 2 simple, it’s a pleasure to see what you are up to and I’d like to let you know I think you are all doing a grand job in very difficult circumstances.

Have good week and keep safe.

Mrs Emma Folkard 

Plan for week 5.

Length of time

Activities/lessons

15 MINS

Physical activity

Either a run around the garden, bounce on trampoline or https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers (choose from ks1 videos, the children will tell you the ones they like best!)

15 MINS

Phonics Stage 1 – 3

Start with flash cards of previously learnt sounds or log in to www.phonicsplay.co.uk (user – caritas password – caritas) and play flashcards or tricky word trucks.  We have now been through all of the phase 2 and 3 sounds.  In the last week of term 5 you should have checked to see which sounds your child was unsure of using the flashcards.  The sounds that your child was not secure with should be the sounds that you now concentrate on in term 6.  Use the same resources, techniques and games that you used before to go over these sounds again.

15 MINS

Share story: The story of Heidi

 

Monday:  Read the first 2 slides.  How do you think Heidi felt going up the mountain to meet her Grandfather?  What do you think Heidi could see from the top of the mountain?

Tuesday:  Read the next 2 slides.  What do you think it would be like sleeping in the hay loft? 

Wednesday: Read the next 2 slides.  What are you favourite stories?  Make a top 5 list of your favourite books. 

Thursday:  Read the next 2 slides.  What are the differences between living on the mountain to living in the town? Do you think Heidi liked it?

Friday: Read the final part of the story.  What do you think made Clara well again? 

 

(After talking about the book choose one of the following activities.)

30 MINS

Creative and active play

Choice 1

Draw or paint a picture of what you think Heidi could see from the top of the mountains.

Choice 2

Make a bed for Heidi.  You could use construction toys or junk.  How would you make her bed soft and comfortable?

Choice 3

Make a goat puppet.  See if you can make one with moveable limbs.

Choice 4

Use construction to make a town or a mountain.

Choice 5

Go for a walk and enjoy the fresh air.  Why not have a go at climbing the biggest hill you can find.  What can you see from the top?

At least

75 MINS

Free play time

Don’t forget photos and notes emailed to 2 simple!

60 MINS

Outdoor play/exercise

15 MINS

Phonics Stages 4 and 5

15 MINS

Maths

 

Concept to be taught: 2D and 3D shape properties.

 

Monday:  Collect as many different shapes, both 2D and 3D as possible.  Look at them together and try to name them.  Ask the child to describe one of the shapes.  What could you say about it?  Are there any mathematical words you could use?  Explain that 2D shapes have 2 special words to remember (these are angle and side) and 3D shapes have 3 special words to remember corners, edges (vertices) and faces.  As you explain use the shapes to demonstrate the areas you are talking about.  Could you describe the shapes now using some of the mathematical words?

Tuesday:  Work through the 2D and 3D shape PowerPoint.

Wednesday:  Play a game of I spy the shape, by describing it using mathematical words.  For example; I spy with my little eye a shape with 5 corners and 5 faces, one square face and 4 triangle faces. 

Thursday:  https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/shiftingShapes/index.html play the shifting shapes game, encourage the child to say what they can see using the mathematical language.  i.e. I can see 3 sides and 3 angles it must be a triangle.

Friday: Push different building blocks into playdough and explore the ‘footprint’ that it leaves.  What do you notice?

 

 (After practicing the number concept choose one of the flowing activities to consolidate)

 

20 MINS

Choice 1

Use cut out paper shapes to make a shape picture and label the shapes used.

Choice 2

 Print out (see download link) or make your own colour by shapes picture.

Choice 3

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guNdJ5MtX1A

Sing along!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfRuLS-Vnjs

Choice 4

Use building blocks to make structures and encourage your child to explain what shapes they used and why.  i.e I used a cube because it has flat faces.

Choice 5

On a walk or around the house spot and make a list of all the 2D and 3D shapes that you’ve seen.  Encourage the child to justify how they know what shape it is.  i.e. it has 2 triangle faces and 3 rectangle faces, it’s a triangular prism.

 

10 MINS

Stories and songs of your child’s choice.

Feel free to choose from the YouTube selection as well.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7MH5xEKBGf4vrpJTZR5yMQ

  1. MINS

R.E – Share the PowerPoint called ‘Jesus’ rule.’  What is Jesus’ rule?  What will happen when you are happy together?  Why do you like your friends?  What makes a good friend?  Is there anything which might break the friendship circle?  Talk about the things that can make you and others unhappy.   Introduce saying sorry and what it means to forgive each other so we can mend broken friendships. What will help to mend the circle?  Use toys/dolls/cuddly toys to act out saying sorry to others.

20 MINS

Child reading to an adult.

As you may have noticed from your packs I have chosen not to send home lots of school reading books.  The reason for this is that there will not be an opportunity to change these books and so it would be best to find alternative reading material.

http://www.phonicsplaycomics.co.uk/comics.html have short decodable comics using the sounds that your child has been learning.

www.vooks.com have a large range of children’s audio books.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/# have colour banded books that match the ones we have been using at school.  Most have been reading pink or red band books and some have been reading yellow and blue banded books.

http://www.kizclub.com/reading1.htm have books that can be printed or read on screen turn off the sound for these.

Finally I am sure you have a wealth of picture books at home that your child enjoys.  They may not be able to read every word to you but if, as you are reading to them, you encourage them to take over and read the occasional decodable word, their confidence will begin to grow.

                   

WEEK 5 - 2D & 3D Shapes

WEEK 5 - Jesus Rule

WEEK 5 - Heidi

WEEK 5 - Outdoor Learning

WEEK 5 - Shape Colouring

 

Dear Parents & Children,

TERM 6 - WEEK 4 - 22nd-26th June 2020

I hope everyone enjoyed the Fire children story from last week.  This week we will looking at a creation story from Samoa and learning about measuring using standard units.  Thank you to those of you still using 2 simple, it’s a pleasure to see what you are up to and I’d like to let you know I think you are all doing a grand job in very difficult circumstances.

Have good week and keep safe.

Mrs Emma Folkard 

Plan for week 4.

Length of time

Activities/lessons

15 MINS

Physical activity

Either a run around the garden, bounce on trampoline or https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers (choose from ks1 videos, the children will tell you the ones they like best!)

15 MINS

Phonics Stage 1 – 3

Start with flash cards of previously learnt sounds or log in to www.phonicsplay.co.uk (user – caritas password – caritas) and play flashcards or tricky word trucks.  We have now been through all of the phase 2 and 3 sounds.  In the last week of term 5 you should have checked to see which sounds your child was unsure of using the flashcards.  The sounds that your child was not secure with should be the sounds that you now concentrate on in term 6.  Use the same resources, techniques and games that you used before to go over these sounds again.

15 MINS

Share story: How the world began (a story from Samoa)

 

Monday:  Read the story ‘How the word began’ on the powerpoint.  How is it similar/different to the Christian creation story (look at the last slide on the powerpoint for this story).

Tuesday:  Click on the link in the last page of the story to take you to pictures of Polynesian islands.  Ask your child to imagine what it might be like to go there.  Use the internet to find out 3 facts about one of the islands. 

Wednesday: Click on the link on the page where Tagaloa makes people.  Look at the pictures of Polynesian people in traditional dress.  Design a head dress for a Polynesian lady.

Thursday: Re-read the story and draw a story map of how Tagaloa made the islands.  Write labels to help tell the story.

Friday: Have a go at retelling the story and recording it with pictures and short sentences.

 

(After talking about the book choose one of the following activities.)

30 MINS

Creative and active play

Choice 1

Make up your own creation story and draw a comic strip to show your ideas.

Choice 2

Write a postcard describing your home to someone that lives on a Polynesian island.

Choice 3

Make a paper flower lei.

https://www.firstpalette.com/craft/flower-lei.html

Choice 4

If you have the movie Moana watch it and talk about how it links to the ‘How the world began’ story.

Choice 5

Make puppets or models to help you retell the story.  You could use playdough, junk, craft materials or construction toys.

At least

75 MINS

Free play time

Don’t forget photos and notes emailed to 2 simple!

60 MINS

Outdoor play/excersice

15 MINS

Phonics Stages 4 and 5

15 MINS

Maths

 

Concept to be taught: standard measurements

 

Monday:  Read the measuring in cm’s slides on the powerpoint.    

Tuesday:  Recap the measuring in cm’s slides.  Have a competition to see who can make a playdough worm that is closes to a given length i.e make a worm that is 5cm’s long, make the worms by estimating the length and then use a ruler to see who was closest.

Wednesday:  Read the measuring in grams slides on the powerpoint. 

Thursday:  Recap measuring in grams sides.  Have a competition to fill a sandwich bag with sand or soil to a given weight i.e make a bag that weighs 300g, fill the bag by estimating it’s weight, then weigh it on kitchen scales.

Friday:  have fun with a tape measure or kitchen scale, exploring length and weight.

 

 (After practicing the number concept choose one of the flowing activities to consolidate)

 

20 MINS

Choice 1

Collect a range of small items and use the ruler to measure them in cm’s.

Choice 2

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/measuring-in-cm

Choice 3

Collect a range of small items to weigh on kitchen scales.

Choice 4

Play www.crickweb.co.uk/ks1numeracy.html

Choice 5

Make a poster explaining how to weigh and measure things.

10 MINS

Stories and songs of your child’s choice.

  1. MINS

R.E – Remind the children of the stories and discussions about friends.  Work together to create a prayer thanking God for our friends and explaining how they will be a good friend.

20 MINS

Child reading to an adult.

As you may have noticed from your packs I have chosen not to send home lots of school reading books.  The reason for this is that there will not be an opportunity to change these books and so it would be best to find alternative reading material.

http://www.phonicsplaycomics.co.uk/comics.html have short decodable comics using the sounds that your child has been learning.

www.vooks.com have a large range of children’s audio books.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/# have colour banded books that match the ones we have been using at school.  Most have been reading pink or red band books and some have been reading yellow and blue banded books.

http://www.kizclub.com/reading1.htm have books that can be printed or read on screen turn off the sound for these.

Finally I am sure you have a wealth of picture books at home that your child enjoys.  They may not be able to read every word to you but if, as you are reading to them, you encourage them to take over and read the occasional decodable word, their confidence will begin to grow.

                   

WEEK 4 - How the World Began

WEEK 4 - Measuring

WEEK 4 - Home Learning Sheet

 

Dear Parents and children,

TERM 6 - WEEK 3 - 15TH-19TH JUNE 2020

I hope you are enjoying the stories we’ve recorded on you tube, Mrs Hill has now recorded one for you too.  Here is the link to the channel to access all of the stories www.youtube.com/channel/UC7MH5xEKBGf4vrpJTZR5yMQ .  This week we will be continuing with our theme of stories from other cultures and will be travelling to Australia.  The story is an Aboriginal dreamtime tale called ‘Tiddalick the toad.’  In maths we will look at counting in 5’s.  Please keep sending in your photos to 2 simple and I will do my best to keep commenting and sending them back.  Although I haven’t been able to talk to you for a while you are all still in my thoughts and I love to see you in the photos. Remember to book an appointment to talk via ping over the next couple of weeks so that we can catch up.

Keep safe and God bless.

Mrs Emma Folkard

Plan for week 3.

Length of time

Activities/lessons

15 MINS

Physical activity

Either a run around the garden, bounce on trampoline or https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers (choose from ks1 videos, the children will tell you the ones they like best!)

15 MINS

Phonics Stage 1 – 3

Start with flash cards of previously learnt sounds or log in to www.phonicsplay.co.uk (user – caritas password – caritas) and play flashcards or tricky word trucks.  We have now been through all of the phase 2 and 3 sounds.  In the last week of term 5 you should have checked to see which sounds your child was unsure of using the flashcards.  The sounds that your child was not secure with should be the sounds that you now concentrate on in term 6.  Use the same resources, techniques and games that you used before to go over these sounds again.

15 MINS

Share story: Tiddalick the toad

 

Monday:  Watch and listen to the Tiddalick story ( www.youtu.be/feXbXXcu5MU )  Discuss what happened in the story and the way Tiddalick behaved.  Talk about the animals in the story and how they only live in Australia.

Tuesday: Look at the slides after the story about Aboriginal people and art.  Talk about other cultures or places that pictures might be used to tell stories or give instructions. 

Wednesday:  Choose your favourite animal from the story and find out about it using books or the internet.  Make a pamphlet or poster about your chosen animal.

Thursday: Listen to the story again and draw pictures to help you remember each part of the story.

Friday: What would you have done to make Tiddalick laugh?  Make up a song, dance or joke that would make people laugh.

 

(After talking about the book choose one of the following activities.)

30 MINS

Creative and active play

Choice 1

Make stick puppets or masks of the animals in the story and use them to act the story out.  

Choice 2

Draw the outline of an Australian animal or print out the templates on the PowerPoint and use a cotton bud dipped in paint to make a dot painting of the animal.  Alternatively you could make your own paints from soil and plants.

Choice 3

Use modelling clay or play dough and natural objects to make an animal from the story.

Choice 4

Use the pictures that you drew to tell someone the story of Tiddalick.

Choice 5

Perform your song, dance or joke and if possible video it and send it to inbox@2buildaprofile.com

At least

75 MINS

Free play time

Don’t forget photos and notes emailed to 2 simple!

60 MINS

Outdoor play/exercise

15 MINS

Phonics Stages 4 and 5

15 MINS

Maths

 

Concept to be taught: counting in fives.

 

Monday:  Practice counting in 5’s to 50 using different movements i.e jump and count, clap and count, nod and count etc.

Tuesday:  watch and join in with https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EemjeA2Djjw

Wednesday: make Lego or brick towers of 5 and together count them in fives.

Thursday:  Put up labels or post its with numbers to 50 written in 5’s around the house and challenge child to find each number, bring it back and put them in order.

Friday: give your child post it notes with the numbers up to 50.  Ask them to order them and then take out all the ones that can’t be counted to in fives to make a 5’s number line.

 

 (After practicing the number concept choose one of the flowing activities to consolidate)

20 MINS

Choice 1

Count in 5’s to 50 in silly voices.

Choice 2

Collect as many pairs of gloves as you can and use counting in five to work out the total number of fingers if you don’t have gloves draw around hand prints.

Choice 3

Make a board game that has squares numbered in 5’s.

Choice 4

www.topmarks.co.uk

100 square paint.  Paint all the numbers in 5’s on the grid.

Choice 5

 Collect a purse or pot of 5p coins.  Use counting in fives to work out how much money there is.  Repeat with different amounts of 5ps.

10 MINS

Stories and songs of your child’s choice.

www.youtube.com/channel/UC7MH5xEKBGf4vrpJTZR5yMQ

  1. INS

RE – Remind your child that you had read a story and talked about friendship.  Read the story ‘Good news, according to Mark’.  How do we know they are friends?  What does the picture tell us about friends?  What did Jesus and his friends do? (They worked, told people the Good News of God’s love for everyone, answered questions.)  Where did they go when they were tired?  What did they do together? (eat, shared experiences, rested)  Where do you go when you are tired?  Who do you talk to about your experiences of the day?  e.g. what has gone well/what has not.  Where do you go to be quiet and still?  Draw a picture of your friends.

20 MINS

Child reading to an adult.

As you may have noticed from your packs I have chosen not to send home lots of school reading books.  The reason for this is that there will not be an opportunity to change these books and so it would be best to find alternative reading material.

http://www.phonicsplaycomics.co.uk/comics.html have short decodable comics using the sounds that your child has been learning.

www.vooks.com have a large range of children’s audio books.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/# have colour banded books that match the ones we have been using at school.  Most have been reading pink or red band books and some have been reading yellow and blue banded books.

http://www.kizclub.com/reading1.htm have books that can be printed or read on screen turn off the sound for these.

Finally I am sure you have a wealth of picture books at home that your child enjoys.  They may not be able to read every word to you but if, as you are reading to them, you encourage them to take over and read the occasional decodable word, their confidence will begin to grow.

                   

 

WEEK 3 - HOME LEARNING SHEET

 

Dear Parents and children,

TERM 6 - WEEK 2 - 8th-12th June 2020

I hope you enjoyed the story about the travelling Granny and had a chance to think a little about Pentecost last week.  I have made a slight change to the stories this week as the PowerPoints were becoming difficult for Mrs Knight to upload.  Instead I have turned the PowerPoints into videos onto a you tube channel.  Click the links in the planning to get access to them.  For those children that have joined us at school I have really enjoyed seeing you and if you are not back, I’m equally looking forward to seeing the photos on 2simple. Please remember to return to school you need to call the office and tell Mrs Knight.

Have a lovely week and keep safe.

Mrs Emma Folkard

 

Plan for week 2

Length of time

Activities/lessons

15 MINS

Physical activity

Either a run around the garden, bounce on trampoline or https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers (choose from ks1 videos, the children will tell you the ones they like best!)

15 MINS

Phonics Stage 1 – 3

Start with flash cards of previously learnt sounds or log in to www.phonicsplay.co.uk (user – caritas password – caritas) and play flashcards or tricky word trucks.  We have now been through all the phase 2 and 3 sounds.  In the last week of term 5 you should have checked to see which sounds your child was unsure of using the flashcards.  The sounds that your child was not secure with should be the sounds that you now concentrate on in term 6.  Use the same resources, techniques and games that you used before to go over these sounds again.

15 MINS

Share story: The wishing tree.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBZFjYOdnlA

Monday:  Listen to the story on the PowerPoint (click on the speak symbol to hear it).  Talk about the characters in the story and the main events.  Did it remind them of any other stories that they know? 

Tuesday:  Listen to the story again and draw your own story map to go with it.  Use the story map to tell the story to someone else.

Wednesday:  Talk about the animals in the story and the setting.  Could this story have happened somewhere else, with different animals?  Together draw a picture showing your ideas.

Thursday: Use your ideas from yesterday to make up your own version of the story.  Practice verbal story telling first.

Friday: Now you have your own version of the story have a go at writing it.  This could be as a comic strip with speech bubbles or as a mini book.  Encourage independent writing with this, no copying!  Praise all efforts to sound out and write the correct letters.

 

(After talking about the book choose one of the following activities.)

30 MINS

Creative and active play

Choice 1

 Make puppets and use them to tell the story as a puppet show.

Choice 2

Choose your favourite animal and make a poster about it.

Choice 3

Use a shoe box to make a scene from the story with paper/card cut outs or modelling clay.

Choice 4

Go to https://cafod.org.uk/Education/Kidz-Zone

and find out about Cafod’s work in Africa.

Choice 5

Use a branch or stick and push it into a bucket of sand or earth.  Cut out leaf shapes and have each member of the family write a wish for the future on it and hang it from the tree.

At least

75 MINS

Free play time

Don’t forget photos and notes emailed to 2 simple!

60 MINS

Outdoor play/exercise

15 MINS

Phonics Stages 4 and 5

15 MINS

Maths

Concept to be taught: number bonds to 10.

 

Monday:  Explain to your child that there are pairs of numbers that fit together to make 10 and that knowing these pairs can help us with all sorts of harder maths as we get older.  Work through the number bonds to 10 PowerPoint.

Tuesday:  Together make a pair of hands by drawing around you child’s hands on card and cutting them out.  Make a crease at the bottom of each finger so that the finger can be flat or folded into the palm.  Together count the 10 fingers.  Put 1 finger on 1 hand down.  How many are up?  How many are down?  Altogether there are …?  Explain that the fingers are showing the pairs of numbers that make 10.  i.e. 9 up, 1 down is 9 + 1 = 10.  Repeat this with all the combinations. 

Wednesday:  using the hands made yesterday, have a competition to see how quickly they can find all the combinations and write them down.

Thursday:  On individual pieces of paper write down numbers 0 to 10 twice, so that you have two sets of numbers.  Ask your child to try and pair up the numbers to make 10.

Friday:  play http://www.ictgames.com/saveTheWhale/index.html

 

(After practicing the number concept choose one of the flowing activities to consolidate)

20 MINS

Choice 1

Make towers of ten lego/duplo bricks and break them in different ways to show 2 different towers that still total 10 when together.

Choice 2

Make a number bond bingo game.  On paper draw a grid of 6 squares and ask your child to write a number up to 10 in each square.  An adult calls out a number to 10 if the child has a number that corresponds to make 10, they cross it out.

Choice 3

Make some skittles using bottles.  Half fill 10 bottles with water, set them up like bowling pins and roll a ball at them.  Look at the number bonds you create as you knock down the pins.

Choice 4

Watch https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08phr1g/numberblocks-series-2-ten

Choice 5

Number bonds to 10 worksheet.

10 MINS

Stories and songs of your child’s choice.

Storytime video links -  Something else https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEWDsOql14I

Oi cat! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XF-EX7uo99Y&t=11s

  1. MINS

RE – Read the story ‘By the Stream’ on the Oxford Owls website.  Ask the child the following questions:  How do we make friends?  Why is it important to have a friend?  What do friends do together?  How did the friends help each other?

Have a quiet moment together to reflect on and appreciate how we all have friends and are a friend to others.  Think about our friends.  Appreciate what makes a good friend.  Consider how friendship can be spoilt and how we can make up.  Celebrate friendship.

20 MINS

Child reading to an adult.

As you may have noticed from your packs, I have chosen not to send home lots of school reading books.  The reason for this is that there will not be an opportunity to change these books and so it would be best to find alternative reading material.

http://www.phonicsplaycomics.co.uk/comics.html have short decodable comics using the sounds that your child has been learning.

www.vooks.com have a large range of children’s audio books.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/# have colour banded books that match the ones we have been using at school.  Most have been reading pink or red band books and some have been reading yellow and blue banded books.

http://www.kizclub.com/reading1.htm have books that can be printed or read on screen turn off the sound for these.

Finally, I am sure you have a wealth of picture books at home that your child enjoys.  They may not be able to read every word to you but if, as you are reading to them, you encourage them to take over and read the occasional decodable word, their confidence will begin to grow.

WEEK 2 - Number Bonds

WEEK 2 - Number Bonds Sheet

WEEK 2 - Home Learning Sheet

Dear Parents and children

TERM 6 - Week 1 - 1st-5th June 2020

Welcome to term 6.  It may not be the term 6 that we were hoping or expecting but we will make the best of it.  This term will be all about stories from other cultures.  We will be traveling the globe through storytelling and hopefully finding out a little about some of the world.

I hope you have a lovely week, keep safe.

Mrs Emma Folkard

Plan for week 1.

Length of time

Activities/lessons

15 MINS

Physical activity

Either a run around the garden, bounce on trampoline or https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers (choose from ks1 videos, the children will tell you the ones they like best!)

15 MINS

Phonics Stage 1 – 3

Start with flash cards of previously learnt sounds or log in to www.phonicsplay.co.uk (user – caritas password – caritas) and play flashcards or tricky word trucks.  We have now been through all of the phase 2 and 3 sounds.  In the last week of term 5 you should have checked to see which sounds your child was unsure of using the flashcards.  The sounds that your child was not secure with should be the sounds that you now concentrate on in term 6.  Use the same resources, techniques and games that you used before to go over these sounds again.

15 MINS

Share story: My Granny went to market.

Monday:  Read the first 2 pages of the PowerPoint story My Granny went to market.  Where did Granny visit?  Click on the star and look at the next slide and compare the two pictures of Turkey and Thailand.  What is different?  What is the same?

Tuesday:  Read the next 2 pages of the PowerPoint story.  Where did Granny visit next?  What did she buy in the different places?  Click on the star and ask the children if they remember learning about the two celebrations shown. How do people celebrate Chinese new year and the day of the dead in Mexico? 

Wednesday:  Read the next two pages.  Where has Granny flown to now?  Click on the star and compare the two drawings.  What is similar/different about these two pictures?  What do you think the two places are like and why do you think that?  What clues are there?

Thursday: Read the next 4 pages.  Where has Granny flown to now?  Use an atlas or globe to find the countries.  How far away are they from each other?  How long do you think it took to get there from where she was before?

Friday: Look at the final page.  Can you guess the final country?  It’s India.  (If we were in school we would be looking at Sikhism so please watch the following clips on CBeebies https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/lets-celebrate-vaisakhi )

 

(After talking about the book choose one of the following activities.)

30 MINS

Creative and active play

Choice 1

 Make a poster about a place that you have been on holiday to or would like to go to.  You can draw or make stick pictures of it. Try to include 3 interesting facts about the place.

Choice 2

Find out more about the Mexican festival, the day of the dead using the internet.  You could make colourful masks or a flower garland.  If you have time watch the movie

‘The book of life.’ Or ‘Coco’

Choice 3

Make a magic carpet by weaving strips of paper or wool through a frame.

Google simple weaving and watch you tube video by Michael Wedge

Choice 4

Make or fly a kite (weather permitting) see if you can design one of the Japanese kites.

Choice 5

Listen to some Indian music and have a dance along.  Find some pots and pans to bang for drums.

At least

75 MINS

Free play time

Don’t forget photos and notes emailed to 2 simple!

60 MINS

Outdoor play/exercise

15 MINS

Phonics Stages 4 and 5

15 MINS

Maths

Concept to be taught: Money

 

Monday:  Show your child one of each coin and work together to name them and identify their value.  For example a 5p is the same as 5 1ps.  Explore their colour, shape, patterns and size.  Lay them under paper and use a crayon to make a rubbing of each coin. 

Tuesday:  Draw a large picture of each coin (or print them on twinkl) and dot them around the house or garden.  Challenge your child to run to the coin that you call out.  For example; run to the 2p coin.

Wednesday: Label some toys with simple prices (stick to under 10p at first) give your child 1p coins to pay for items in the shop.  If they are confident up the labels to 20p and add in 2p coins as well.

Thursday: Demonstrate how to use 10p coins and 1p and 2p coin to make teen number amounts.  Remind your child that the 10p is just the same as a 10 numicon and the 1 and 2p coins are also like the numicon pieces.

Friday:  https://www.topmarks.co.uk/money/toy-shop-money choose the game that best fits how well your child has understood the concept in the week.

 

(After practicing the number concept choose one of the flowing activities to consolidate)

20 MINS

Choice 1

Complete the coin detective sheet.

Choice 2

If possible, sort coins into different containers, money boxes or purses.  (if you do not have enough coins you could print the sheet provided and cut them out)

Choice 3

Give your child a list of simple jobs with prices (use pence only)

How much money can they earn in a week or day doing the list of jobs.

Choice 4

Draw purses and place coins on each purse, challenge your child to use their counting skills to work out how much is in purse.

Choice 5

 https://www.topmarks.co.uk/money/coins-game

 

At least

20 MINS

Stories and songs of your child’s choice.

This week we would also have heard the story of Pentecost.   Please share the Pentecost PowerPoint with your child and talk about how we could spread the word of God’s love to other people.

20 MINS

Child reading to an adult.

As you may have noticed from your packs I have chosen not to send home lots of school reading books.  The reason for this is that there will not be an opportunity to change these books and so it would be best to find alternative reading material.

http://www.phonicsplaycomics.co.uk/comics.html have short decodable comics using the sounds that your child has been learning.

www.vooks.com have a large range of children’s audio books.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/# have colour banded books that match the ones we have been using at school.  Most have been reading pink or red band books and some have been reading yellow and blue banded books.

http://www.kizclub.com/reading1.htm have books that can be printed or read on screen turn off the sound for these.

Finally I am sure you have a wealth of picture books at home that your child enjoys.  They may not be able to read every word to you but if, as you are reading to them, you encourage them to take over and read the occasional decodable word, their confidence will begin to grow.

                   

Term 6 

Week 1 - All Home Learning

Week 1 - Pentecost

Week 1 - Coins

Week 1 - Coin Detective

Week 1 - Granny went to Market

Week 1 - Oi Cat Storytime

 

 

EKDear Parents and children

Week 5 - 18th-22nd May 2020

We’ve made it to the final week of Term 5.  I would like to say well done for all your efforts to keep learning from home going, as well as maintaining jobs and general family life.  You’ve all done a fabulous job and have more than earned the half term break.  I want you to know how much I appreciate the kind words that people have offered both in the 2Simple emails and during phone calls.  I will continue to do my upmost to provide support for you all, no matter what happens. 

Have a lovely half term.

Mrs Emma Folkard

 

Plan for week 5.          Monday18th May-Friday 22nd May

Length of time

Activities/lessons

15 MINS

Physical activity

Either a run around the garden, bounce on trampoline or https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers (choose from ks1 videos, the children will tell you the ones they like best!)

15 MINS

Phonics Stage 1 – 3

Start with flash cards of previously learnt sounds or log in to www.phonicsplay.co.uk (user – caritas password – caritas) and play flashcards or tricky word trucks.  Sound to be taught this week ear (as in beard) air (as in chair) ure (as in pure), er (as in hammer).  Children who were learning phase 3 sounds should also go over these to ensure consolidation.  On Friday go through all of the phase 2 and 3 sounds using flashcards.  Put to one side any that your child is unsure of.  These will be the sounds to work on in term 6.

15 MINS

Share story (see PowerPoint).

Here is the seed.

 

Monday:  Read the poem on the PowerPoint and click the link to play the game.

Tuesday:  Watch the bean growing video on the next slide.  What is happening to the seed on each day?  How is it changing? 

Wednesday:  Look at the how to make a flower instructions.  Explain how instructions need to be step by step and very clear for the person following them.  Together follow the instructions to make a paper flower (you may have to zoom in to read the written instructions).

Thursday: Read the book plants for dinner together.  Encourage your child to sound out and blend some of the simple words.

Friday: Re-read the book together and challenge your child to answer the questions on the final page.

 

(After talking about the book choose one of the following activities.)

30 MINS

Creative and active play

Choice 1

Act out or dance the poem doing different movements for each line.

Choice 2

Make a cress head using an eggshell. 

http://www.planet-science.com/categories/under-11s/our-world/2011/07/grow-a-cress-head!.aspx

Choice 3

Cut open different fruits and vegetables, what do they look like inside.  Use some of them to make prints with paint or use the seeds to grow seedlings.  

Choice 4

Hunt around the garden or on a walk for as many different types of leaves as you can.  Collect a sample of each different leaf and compare them to each other.

Choice 5

Draw a picture of a garden and label all the things that plants need to grow.

 

At least

75 MINS

Free play time

Don’t forget photos and notes emailed to 2 simple!

60 MINS

Outdoor play/excersice

15 MINS

Phonics Stages 4 and 5

15 MINS

Maths

Concept to be taught halving

 

Monday:  Work through the halving PowerPoint together.

Tuesday: Recap what half means.  Give your child beads, small toys, sweets or cereal and ask them to share them between two toys.  Repeat the game with different amounts and make sure that your child can say ….is half of ….

Wednesday:  Work through the ‘what is half?’ PowerPoint

Thursday: Make different size balls of playdough and challenge your child to cut the balls in half. 

Friday: Work together to play http://www.snappymaths.com/counting/fractions/interactive/halfornotimm/halfornotimm.htm

 

(After practicing the number concept choose one of the flowing activities to consolidate)

 

20 MINS

Maths consolidation activities

Choice 1

Practice sharing amounts between 2 toys.

 

Choice 2

Stick up on a wall numbers to 10.  Challenge them to shoot the number that is half of… with a water pistol, squeezy bottle or nerf gun.

Choice 3

Help to make a sandwich. Can you cut it in half?

Choice 4

Draw shapes on paper for your child, challenge them to cut the shapes in half.

Choice 5

Use playdough cutters to make shapes and then cut them in half.

At least

20 MINS

Stories and songs of your child’s choice.

20 MINS

Child reading to an adult.

As you may have noticed from your packs, I have chosen not to send home lots of school reading books.  The reason for this is that there will not be an opportunity to change these books and so it would be best to find alternative reading material.

http://www.phonicsplaycomics.co.uk/comics.html have short decodable comics using the sounds that your child has been learning.

www.vooks.com have a large range of children’s audio books.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/# have colour banded books that match the ones we have been using at school.  Most have been reading pink or red band books and some have been reading yellow and blue banded books.

http://www.kizclub.com/reading1.htm have books that can be printed or read on screen turn off the sound for these.

Finally I am sure you have a wealth of picture books at home that your child enjoys.  They may not be able to read every word to you but if, as you are reading to them, you encourage them to take over and read the occasional decodable word, their confidence will begin to grow.

                 

 

These activities can be done in any order and at any time in the day that suits you.  If you feel you have other ideas that you would like to pursue then feel free to experiment and adjust as you like.  Remember this is only guidance and some days you will not be able to do it all and that is OK J

Week 5 - Here is the seed

Week 5 - Halving

Week 5 - What is half?

 

Week 4 - 12th-15th May 2020

I hope you enjoyed a VE day celebration this weekend?  I am looking forward to seeing any photos that you might have of the festivities.  Just in case you were confused by Mr McConnell’s ping about sending in children’s work via 2 simple, it is business as usual for reception.  You are more than welcome to send as many observations as you like and do not need to limit it to 1 a week, as we are continuing to build your child’s Early Years Profile.  This week’s planning is all about the lifecycle of a frogs. Feel free to pick and choose activities from it as you like and remember this is guidance and not law.  You may not be able to do it all and you may not spend the suggested amount of time on any one activity and that is also OK.  So, do what you can and feel free to explore other topics and interests.

Have a lovely week and stay safe.

Emma Folkard

Plan for week 4.

Length of time

Activities/lessons

15 MINS

Physical activity

Either a run around the garden, bounce on trampoline or https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers (choose from ks1 videos, the children will tell you the ones they like best!)

15 MINS

Phonics Stage 1 – 3

Start with flash cards of previously learnt sounds or log in to www.phonicsplay.co.uk (user – caritas password – caritas) and play flashcards or tricky word trucks.  Sounds to be taught this week ar (as in star) or (fort) ur (as in surf) ow (as in cow) and oi (as in boil).  Children who were learning phase 3 sounds should also go over these to ensure consolidation.

15 MINS

Share story (see PowerPoint).

Frog life cycle poster.

 

Tuesday:  Look at the poster together (see PowerPoint) and click.  Read the first piece of information about frog spawn.  How does it sound different from other eggs?  If you have slime, tapioca, water beads or bubble wrap you could make your own pretend frog spawn.

Wednesday: Look at the poster again and click for the second bit of information about how tadpoles breathe.  Draw a picture of a tadpole and work together to label it.

Thursday: Look at the poster again and click for the third piece of information about why tadpoles grow legs.  Research on the internet how many different species of frog there are.  Choose your favourite and draw a picture of it.

Friday: Look at the poster and read the final piece of information about why frogs are noisy.  Research the sounds frogs make and have a go at making them yourself.

.

 

(After talking about the book choose one of the following activities.)

30 MINS

Creative and active play

Choice 1

Make a mask and make a frog obstacle course to hop round in the garden.

Choice 2

Use a cardboard box to make a pond scene.

Choice 3

Play either

http://mrcrammond.com/games/science/froglifecycle.swf

or

http://www.pearsonsuccessnet.com/temp-images/scorm/elsci12/na/en/0-328-63602-9/A22953/swf/actart_casc_frog.swf

Choice 4

Watch the time lapse video on the final slide.  Talk about what you can see happening and encourage comments and questions.  Use playdough to make each of the frog’s life cycle stages.

Choice 5

 Make up a lifecycle dance and get your family to guess what each move represents.

 

At least

75 MINS

Free play time

Don’t forget photos and notes emailed to 2 simple!

60 MINS

Outdoor play/exercise

15 MINS

Phonics Stages 4 and 5

15 MINS

Maths

Concept to be taught: sharing

 

Tuesday:  Ask your child what they know about sharing.  Together make a mind map of all your child’s ideas.  Explain that sharing isn’t just about being kind to others, it is also about sharing amounts fairly, dividing them up.

Wednesday: Explain that the table needs to be laid for lunch/dinner and that each person needs 1 knife, 1 fork, 1 spoon, a cup and a plate.  How many of each thing will we need for the family to have dinner?  Have a go at laying the table for real.  

Thursday:  Show your child a jug of water and a range of smaller containers/bowls/bottles of the same size.  What could we do to share the water in the jug between the containers?  How would we make it fair?

Friday:  Roll out a long sausage of playdough and demonstrate cutting it into even portions for some toys.  Draw your child’s attention to the size of each piece and making them equal.

 

(After practicing the number concept choose one of the following activities to consolidate)

 

20 MINS

Maths consolidation activities

Choice 1

Give your child 3 pots and some sweets, cereal or small toys to share between the pots (make sure the total is divisible by 3).  Ask how many is in each pot and change the total each time.

Choice 2

Set up a tea party for your toys.  How many plates/cups/cakes etc will you need?

Choice 3

Water play with different jugs and containers.  You could add food colouring to the water to make it easier to see.  Practice sharing the water from a larger container into several smaller ones.

Choice 4

Practice cutting up playdough snakes into equal pieces.

Choice 5

Play

https://pbskids.org/curiousgeorge/busyday/dogs/

At least

20 MINS

Stories and songs of your child’s choice.

20 MINS

Child reading to an adult.

As you may have noticed from your packs, I have chosen not to send home lots of school reading books.  The reason for this is that there will not be an opportunity to change these books and so it would be best to find alternative reading material.

http://www.phonicsplaycomics.co.uk/comics.html have short decodable comics using the sounds that your child has been learning.

www.vooks.com have a large range of children’s audio books.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/# have colour banded books that match the ones we have been using at school.  Most have been reading pink or red band books and some have been reading yellow and blue banded books.

http://www.kizclub.com/reading1.htm have books that can be printed or read on screen turn off the sound for these.

Finally, I am sure you have a wealth of picture books at home that your child enjoys.  They may not be able to read every word to you but if, as you are reading to them, you encourage them to take over and read the occasional decodable word, their confidence will begin to grow.

                 

 

These activities can be done in any order and at any time in the day that suits you.  If you feel you have other ideas that you would like to pursue then feel free to experiment and adjust as you like.  Remember this is only guidance and some days you won’t be able to do it all and that is OK J

Week 4 - Life cycle of a Frog

Week 4 - Storytime Powerpoint

 

Dear Parents and children,

Week 3 - 4th-7th May 2020

Thank you so much for all the photos and video clips that you have sent to 2 simple.  It cheers me up no end to see the children’s faces and to know that everyone is well.  As before, here are the suggested activities for the week.  Please do not stress yourself trying to do it all.  Pick and choose what suits you and your child and remember the timings are just a rough guide. The activities may not last this long or may take longer.  Last week I posted a letter from the Government about the phonics sessions they have provided for all year R and year 1 children. A few parents have said they were particularly good, so please do make use of them.  The link and schedule letter will be posted on our page once again.  Have a good week and know that I’m thinking of and missing you all. 

Stay safe.

Mrs Emma Folkard.

Plan for week 3.

Length of time

Activities/lessons

15 MINS

Physical activity

Either a run around the garden, bounce on trampoline or https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers (choose from ks1 videos, the children will tell you the ones they like best!)

15 MINS

Phonics Stage 1 – 3

Start with flash cards of previously learnt sounds or log in to www.phonicsplay.co.uk (user – caritas password – caritas) and play flashcards or tricky word trucks.  Sound to be taught this week ai (as in rain), ee (as in see), igh (as in light), oa (as in boat), oo (as in boot).  Children who were learning phase 3 sounds should also go over these to ensure consolidation.

15 MINS

Share story (see PowerPoint).

The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

 

Monday:  Read The Very Hungry Caterpillar story on the PowerPoint.  Talk about what he ate on the different days and encourage your child to recall the story as independently as possible.

Tuesday:  Read the story again and discuss what happened to the caterpillar.  How did he change? 

Wednesday: Draw pictures of the caterpillar at different stages and demonstrate/support your child to write labels for the pictures i.e. little egg, small caterpillar, fat caterpillar, cocoon and butterfly.  Use the alphabet mats to support the writing (see how to support writing sheet)

Thursday: Read the story again and encourage your child to act out each part of the story (you could make a mask to aid this or have plastic/real food as props).

Friday: Together make a story map of the events in the story (see word document attached with example story map on it)

 

After talking about the book choose one of the following activities:

30 MINS

Creative and active play

Choice 1

Make a hungry caterpillar puppet.

(try googling for ideas)

 

Choice 2

Use the internet to find out about the life cycle of a caterpillar.

Choice 3

Make a mini non-fiction book about caterpillars/butterflies.

Choice 4

Go on a bug hunt around the garden/woods and record what you see or find.

Choice 5

 Make butterfly paintings with paint and folded paper

Or

Make a leaf caterpillar. Put a small ball of clay or playdough on to the end of a stick or toothpick for a head.  Collect green leaves and tear them into pieces. Thread them onto the stick to make the caterpillar’s body.

(Take care with sharp ends!)

At least

75 MINS

Free play time

Don’t forget photos and notes emailed to 2 simple!

60 MINS

Outdoor play/exercise

15 MINS

Phonics Stages 4 and 5

15 MINS

Maths

Concept to be taught: Doubling

 

Monday:  Go through the doubling PowerPoint with your child.  Talk through each slide and what the machine is doing.

Tuesday:  Set up a mirror on a table or on the floor and a pot of small toys, bricks or beads.  Roll a dice and place that number of items in front of the mirror.  Ask the child to count how many there are and then ask them to look into the mirror and count again.  What has happened to the amount?  If they are unsure explain that it has doubled.  Experiment with different amounts.

Wednesday: Watch the numberblocks episode ‘Double trouble’ on you tubehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bot83VxMLqM Use Lego or blocks to make doubles towers.  Make two towers of the same amount and then put them together.

Thursday:  Make a grid with doubles answers on it e.g. 2, 4, 6 etc and play a game of doubles bingo.  Ask questions like…. Have you got double 1?  Have you got double 2? 

Friday:  Outside stick up paper targets with 2,4,6,8,10,12,14,16,18,20 on them.  Give your child a water gun or squeezy bottle of water.  Call out a double for them to shoot at i.e. Squirt double 3. 

 

(After practising the number concept choose one of the flowing activities to consolidate)

 

20 MINS

Maths consolidation activities

Choice 1

http://www.maths-games.org/ladybird-doubles.html

 

Choice 2

Make your own doubles dominoes by giving your child rectangles of paper.  Use a cotton bud to put dots on one side and then fold in half to print the same amount on the other.

Choice 3

Play double down game with 2 dice.  Set a 5-minute timer.  Take turns to roll 2 dice and every time you roll double numbers you get that number of points (use cereal, smarties, or any other small items as counters).  Winner is the person with the most points when the timer goes off.  If you use food as a counter, winner gets to eat the points!

Choice 4

Hide doubles facts and their corresponding number sentences around the house or garden and challenge your child to match them up again.

Choice 5

Print out doubles colouring sheet or draw your own for your child to colour.

 

At least

20 MINS

Stories and songs of your child’s choice.

20 MINS

Child reading to an adult.

As you may have noticed from your packs, I have chosen not to send home lots of school reading books.  The reason for this is that there will not be an opportunity to change these books and so it would be best to find alternative reading material.

http://www.phonicsplaycomics.co.uk/comics.html have short decodable comics using the sounds that your child has been learning.

www.vooks.com have a large range of children’s audio books.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/# have colour banded books that match the ones we have been using at school.  Most have been reading pink or red band books and some have been reading yellow and blue banded books.

http://www.kizclub.com/reading1.htm have books that can be printed or read on screen turn off the sound for these.

Finally, I am sure you have a wealth of picture books at home that your child enjoys.  They may not be able to read every word to you but if, as you are reading to them, you encourage them to take over and read the occasional decodable word, their confidence will begin to grow.

                 

 

These activities can be done in any order and at any time in the day that suits you.  If you feel you have other ideas that you would like to pursue then feel free to experiment and adjust as you like.  Remember this is only guidance and some days you won’t be able to do it all and that is OK J

 

Week 3 - Sam's Stinky Socks

Week 3 - The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Week 3 - Story Map

Week 3 - Doubling Powerpoint

Week 3 - Doubling Colouring

Week 3 - Letter to parents - Online Phonics

Week 3 - Phonics Lesson Schedule

 

Dear Parents and children

Week 2 - 27th April - 1st May 2020

I hope and trust that everyone is safe and well.  It has been lovely to have a chat with some of you over the phone.  I’ve taken onboard a few of the ideas suggested and have produced a story time PowerPoint with sound clips of me reading the story and a short video message (please forgive my messages, I’m not an natural onscreen and they take many takes!) I’ll endeavour to record a new story and message every week. Below is a new set of suggested activities with how long could be spent on them.  I am very aware that children of this age range have short attention spans and so each activity may not last as long as suggested, and that is ok.  Equally some children may want to spend longer on something that appeals to them.  These activities can be done in any order and at any time in the day that suits you.  If you feel you have other ideas that you would like to pursue, then feel free to experiment and adjust as you like.  Remember this is only guidance and some days you won’t be able to do it all and that is OK.  I am pleased to say that the majority of people have engaged really well with the 2 simple observations and I just want to reassure everyone that 1 observation a day is more than enough.  You don’t need to detail your entire day if you do not have the time or inclination.  I will be more than happy if you choose one moment or activity from the day that your child really enjoyed, did well at or showed they’d learnt something new.  Also one clever parent recorded a video clip and sent that, this worked very well and can also be added to the profile.

Enjoy this time together and make sure you take time to relax.

Kind Regards

Mrs Emma Folkard

Kind Regards

Mrs Emma Folkard.

 

Plan for week 2.

Length of time

Activities/lessons

15 MINS

Physical activity

Either a run around the garden, bounce on trampoline or https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers (choose from KS1 videos, the children will tell you the ones they like best!)

15 MINS

Phonics Stage 1 – 3

Start with flash cards of previously learnt sounds or log in to www.phonicsplay.co.uk (user – caritas password – caritas) and play flashcards or tricky word trucks.  Sound to be taught this week qu (as in quick), ch (as in chip), sh (as in shell), th (as in think) and ng (as in bang).  Children who were learning phase 3 sounds should also go over these to ensure consolidation.

15 MINS

Share story (see PowerPoint).

   Spring poem

 

Monday:  Take a walk around the garden or out in the neighbourhood.  Spot as many signs of spring as you can.  Use all your senses.  What can you see?  What can you hear?  What can you smell?  What can you feel?  Collect some items or take pictures.

Tuesday:  Read the first slide of the spring poem.  Did you see any of these things while you were out?  Together, write an ‘I can see’ verse based on what you saw.  Scribe most of the words for your child but encourage them to take over and use their phonic knowledge to write some of the words independently (see ‘how to support writing’ for tips).

Wednesday: Read the next slide and repeat Tuesdays session for ‘I can hear.’

Thursday: Read next slide and repeat for ‘I can smell.’

Friday: Read final slide and repeat for ‘I can feel.’ Together decorate your completed poem with spring pictures.

 

(After talking about the book choose one of the following activities)

30 MINS

Creative and active play

Choice 1

 Flower or plant painting.

There are two ways to do this. Either:

Place a leaf between two sheets of paper and bash it with a hammer (supervision required) to leave a chlorophyll print.

Or

Use flower heads and paint to make different prints.

Choice 2

 

Practice and then perform your poem with actions to your family.

Choice 3

Feely bag of found items from walk.  Place items in a bag and take turns putting your hand in without looking.  What could it be?  Can you describe how it feels?

Choice 4

 

Paint or draw a spring picture.

Choice 5

Make flower petal/herb playdough together.  What can you smell?

 

https://theimaginationtree.com/natural-herbal-playdough/   

At least

75 MINS

Free play time

Don’t forget photos and notes emailed to 2 simple!

60 MINS

Outdoor play/Excercise

15 MINS

Phonics Stages 4 and 5

15 MINS

Maths

Concept to be taught: Number formation

 

Monday:  Make a collection of numerals from around the house.  This could be number books, magnetic numbers, game boards with numbers, number flash cards, anything with a numeral.  Together, look at all the different styles but draw attention to the fact that the shape stays the same.

Tuesday:  Look at the PowerPoint of number formation rhymes and use a finger to make the shapes in a tray of sand or salt.

Wednesday: Say one of the number rhymes from the PowerPoint, without revealing the numeral and see if your child can use the rhyme to make the matching numeral in the tray of sand/salt.

Thursday:  Draw two grids with six squares.  Roll a dice and write the numeral that represents the dots in one of the squares.  Have a race to write all six numbers.  Repeat the game with 2 dice to practice numbers 7 to 12.

Friday:  Make your own bingo grids and play a game of bingo.

 

(After practicing the number concept choose one of the flowing activities to consolidate)

20 MINS

Choice 1

Make numerals using playdough.

Choice 2

Use water and a paint brush to write numerals on a wall or patio outside.

Choice 3

Lay out large sheets of paper or newspaper and felt tip pens.  Try to cover the sheets with numerals.

Choice 4

Write numerals on a family members back and see if they can guess the numeral that was written.

Choice 5

 Watch, sing and dance along

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4y0QvlFGxqA

At least

20 MINS

Stories and songs of your child’s choice.

20 MINS

Child reading to an adult.

As you may have noticed from your packs I have chosen not to send home lots of school reading books.  The reason for this is that there will not be an opportunity to change these books and so it would be best to find alternative reading material.

http://www.phonicsplaycomics.co.uk/comics.html have short decodable comics using the sounds that your child has been learning.

www.vooks.com have a large range of children’s audio books.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/# have colour banded books that match the ones we have been using at school.  Most have been reading pink or red band books and some have been reading yellow and blue banded books.

http://www.kizclub.com/reading1.htm have books that can be printed or read on screen turn off the sound for these.

Finally, I am sure you have a wealth of picture books at home that your child enjoys.  They may not be able to read every word to you but if, as you are reading to them, you encourage them to take over and read the occasional decodable word, their confidence will begin to grow.

You could also create a profile on www.teachyourmonstertoread.com

                   

Week 2 - Outside Activities

Week 2 - Spring Poem

Week 2 - Number Formation

Week 2 - Storytime

Week 2 - Additional Phonics for Learning

Week 2 - Lesson Schedule for Phonics

 

Dear Parents and children,

Week 1 - 20th-24th April 2020

I hope and trust that everyone is safe and well.  I’ve put together some suggested activities with how long could be spent on them.  I am very aware that children of this age range have short attention spans and so each activity may not last as long as suggested. That is ok!  Equally, some children may want to spend longer on something that appeals to them.  These activities can be done in any order and at any time in the day that suits you.  If you feel you have other ideas that you would like to pursue then feel free to experiment and adjust as you like.  Remember this is only guidance and some days you won’t be able to do it all and that is fine.

Please contact the office should you need a phone call from me for advice with any aspects of your child/children’s learning.

Enjoy this time together and make sure you take time to relax.

Kind Regards,

Mrs Emma Folkard.

Plan for week 1.

Length of time

Activities/lessons

15 MINS

Physical activity

Either a run around the garden, bounce on trampoline or use https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers (choose from ks1 videos, the children will tell you the ones they like best!)

15 MINS

Phonics Stage 1 – 3

Start with flash cards of previously learnt sounds or log in to www.phonicsplay.co.uk (user – caritas password – caritas) and play flashcards or tricky word trucks.  Sound to be taught this week w (as in wind), x (as in box), y (as in yellow) z (as in zoom) and qu (as in quick) Children who were learning phase 3 sounds should be taught ear (as in beard) air (as in chair) and ure (as in pure).  After that they will have covered all the sounds once, please use the last 2 days of the week to keep practicing using the phase 3 sounds to spell and read.

15 MINS

Share story

Monday:  Read the story ‘The bad-tempered Ladybird’ (see PowerPoint).  Try to recall all the animals that the Ladybird met.  What did they ladybird say to each of them? 

Tuesday:   With your child draw a story map, showing each animal that the ladybird came across.  Encourage Your child to write a label for each animal (see example below of a story map).

Wednesday:  Act out the story using toy or paper puppets.  You can change the animals and make up your own version.  Encourage your child to use language that matches the pattern of the story.

Thursday: Recap the story and talk about the ladybird’s manners.  How should we talk to others?  What are good manners and what are bad?  Together make list of good manners and spend the day practising them.

Friday: See the PowerPoint slide at the end of the story about the ladybird’s lifecycle.  Talk through the different stages and how the ladybird changes.  How is that different from humans?  What were you like when you were born?  How are you different now?  How will you be different in the future?

                                                                                          

(After talking about the book choose one of the following activities.)

30 MINS

Creative and active play

Choice 1

 Together paint stones or egg box sections like ladybirds and hide them around the garden for a ladybird hunt.

Choice 2

Make puppets of the animals that the ladybird met.

Choice 3

Draw two ladybirds or print them out and draw speech bubbles.  Encourage your child to write what they are saying to each other.

Choice 4

Make some ladybird wings from a card.

(Please google for inspiration).

Choice 5

Look at photos of family members as babies, children and then adults.  How have they changed?  Do you look like any of your family?  How might you change as you get older?

At least

75 MINS

Free play time

Don’t forget photos and notes emailed to 2 simple!

60 MINS

Outdoor play/exercise

15 MINS

Phonics Stages 4 and 5

15 MINS

Maths

Concept to be taught: counting in twos.

Monday:  Practice counting in2’s to 20 using different movements i.e. jump and count, clap and count, nod and count etc.

Tuesday:  Watch and join in with the counting by twos song by scratch garden on You Tube.

Wednesday: Make Lego or brick towers of 2 and together count them in twos.

Thursday:  Put up labels or post its with numbers to 20 written in 2’s around the house and challenge child to find each number, bring it back and put them in order.

Friday: Give your child post it notes with the numbers up to 20.  Ask them to order them and then take out all the ones that can’t be counted to in twos to make a 2’s number line.

(After practising the number concept choose one of the flowing activities to consolidate)

20 MINS

Choice 1

Count in 2’s to 20 in silly voices.

Choice 2

Find 2’s of things in the garden or on your walk and count.

Choice 3

Make a board game that has squares numbered in 2’s.

Choice 4

www.topmarks.co.uk

100 square paint.  Paint all the numbers in 2’s on the grid.

Choice 5

Sing the song 10 fat sausages sizzling in a pan.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBjFM-Di7_M

At least

20 MINS

Stories and songs of your child’s choice.

20 MINS

Child reading to an adult.

As you may have noticed from your packs, I have chosen not to send home lots of school reading books.  The reason for this is that there will not be an opportunity to change these books and so it would be best to find alternative reading material.

http://www.phonicsplaycomics.co.uk/comics.html have short decodable comics using the sounds that your child has been learning.

www.vooks.com have a large range of children’s audio books.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/# have colour banded books that match the ones we have been using at school.  Most have been reading pink or red band books and some have been reading yellow and blue banded books.

http://www.kizclub.com/reading1.htm have books that can be printed or read on screen. Turn off the sound for these.

Finally, I am sure you have a wealth of picture books at home that your child enjoys.  They may not be able to read every word to you but if, as you are reading to them, you need to encourage them to take over and read the occasional decodable word, their confidence will begin to grow!

                   

YR R - Powerpoint

Outside Activities - Week 1

Fun Easter Activities - 2nd April 2020

Take care and stay safe.

Mrs. Folkard

Dear Parents,

A few parents have started to ask questions about what might happen should we close and the work that children may be asked to complete.

We have been working hard to ensure that work will keep the children on track, but at the same time we are mindful that children will be trying to do school work in a situation where family members will be working from home, or where people in the house could be poorly or self-isolating.

Please remember, as parents you can only do your best with this. You have many other considerations and pulls on your time.  Just do your best!  It’s what we are all trying to do in such uncertain times.

So, this is how it works for year R:

  • On the class homework page on the website there will be a list of tasks that will last a week. The grid will be updated every Friday afternoon, after 4pm. This will give parents the weekend to look at tasks for the week ahead and get organised. Try to do what you can. If you can’t do them all, don’t worry.
  • I have kept the layout that the rest of the school are using to begin with but the activities are different.  After Easter there will be much more detailed planning available.

     

A

Home Reading each day

(At least 20mins)

You could use Oxford Owls if you run out of books!

Oxford Owl for Home
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/

 

B

A phonics activity

 

Log into www.phonicsplay.co.uk

 

User – caritas

Password – caritas

 

And play phase 2 games.

(phase 3 for children who have learnt digraphs)

 

Practice writing the sounds in different ways:

 

  • In sand/salt.
  • With paint.
  • With felt tip pens.
  • With chalk outside.
  • With water on a wall.

C

Maths Activity

 

Play board games that involve counting on.

 

Sing number songs.

 

Build towers and add more or take off bricks.

 

Go on a shape hunt.

 

Measure things with a tape measure and use language like longer/shorter etc.

 

Choose games from the maths age 3 – 5 and 5 – 7 on

 

www.topmarks.co.uk

D

Free play

 

Play with:

  • Construction toys.
  • Physical play outside.
  • Crafting and drawing.
  • Singing songs, making music and dancing.
  • Messy play.

 

Setting a routine

  • We recognise that all families are different and so timings and expectations will be different. We have put a very basic model schedule together to help parents. This model can be adapted for your own family.
  • As we all know, children like routine and so this approach will ensure that things mainly get done, otherwise you will find children still lolling about in front of CBeebies at 11am!
  • Obviously, each age of child will need slightly more or less work. You know your children best!
  • Feel free to tell the children that we will be calling up to check on them! This may help with motivating the more reluctant ones. The important thing is not to have battles. Do what you can, but don’t feel that completing everything is the be all and end all.
  • Please ensure that children have a schedule all planned out before they begin.
  • And just as we would recommend during normal times, ensure that the children get plenty of outside time, fresh air, play and exercise.  This is good for the mental and physical wellbeing of us all.

     

Possible/Adaptable Daily Schedule-Adapt for your family to suit their age and needs

 

8.30-9.00

Morning Walk

Family walk and talk time with or without a dog!

Yoga or “Just Dance” if it’s raining.

9.00-10.00

Academic Time

Choose from A B C.

10.00-10.30

Break time

Have a snack and a drink, check on your pets, play in the garden. No electronics!

10.30-11.30

Academic time

Choose from A B C.

11.15-12.00

Physical play outside

Running, climbing, jumping, riding etc.

12.00-1:00

LUNCH

1.00-1.30

Quiet Time

Choose from A B C.

1.30-2.30

Free play

Choose from D.

2.30-3.00

Electronics/Craft time/Cooking/Junk Modelling

Alternate between online activities and Arts and Crafts. Maybe look at the website links at the end of this letter to learn a new language or learn something exciting!

We hope that you find the above useful during this challenging time for us all.  Please don’t hesitate to contact Mr McConnell or Mrs Crook if you have any questions. You can contact us on scrook@st-augustines-hythe.kent.sch.uk or headteacher@st-augustines-hythe.kent.sch.uk

For additional ideas and activities I have complied a list of websites that contain a mixture of online games, play ideas and printable activities.  Some websites are also providing a month’s free membership.  https://time.com/5803373/coronavirus-kids-at-home-activities/ for advice on routine and day structure.

Online games: 

Printable activities:

Play ideas:

In order to keep in touch with you all and to keep building on your child’s profile please email photos of your home learning with a brief description of what they did and said during the activity.  Send emails from the same address that you registered with 2 simple to inbox@2buildaprofile.com

Stay safe.

Mrs Emma Folkard 

How to make a learning observation.

As you might be aware I assess your child's progress by observing them as they play.  I do this by taking photos and writing notes, which I can then match against early years guidance to make a judgment about the progress they are making.  During this uncertain time I am going to have to hand the observation reins over to you, so here are a few tips on how to observe effectively and give me information that I can use.

Tip 1 make sure the photo(s) taken are of the process not just the finished article.  I can tell quite a lot by looking closely at what is happening.

Tip 2 in your notes try to record every detail.  What does your child say?
What questions did you/they ask or answer?
What were they doing with their hands/arms/legs etc?
How did they choose what they were doing?  Was it in response to a book/comment/interest/found item etc
If you offered help/suggestion or support how did this affect the play?
The more detail you put in the better.

Tip 3 avoid making sweeping statements about what they can do unaided, be honest.

Tip 4 sometimes it's best to just sit back and watch and just let them problem solve/fail/succeed, these are usually the best observations.

Once you have made your observation email it to inbox@2buildaprofile.com from the email address that you have registered.  (Please check junk to see if you have a confirmation email if you haven't yet received anything from me.)

Below is an example of an observation that gives me lots to work with and one that doesn't.

Useful observation - Johnny was colouring a color by numbers picture.  He was able to identify all the numbers to 10 correctly but asked for help with number 13 and 17.  He held his pencil with a three finger grip in his right hand and was able to colour within the lines.  When he couldn't find green he said 'look mummy I can make green with yellow and blue.'  When he had finished I gave him a book about sea animals and he then looked through the book and was able point out the creatures in his picture which matched the book.  He said 'they live in the sea in hot places.'

Not so useful observation - Johnny did a colour by numbers sea creature picture.  He knew numbers to 10.

Observing isn't easy and you don't need to record every little thing that your child does but it would be great if you could try to do one detailed observation a day to continue to grow their profile.  You can observe them doing pretty much anything from playing in the garden to doing a puzzle.

Thank you for your support with this, it will help a great deal when I have to make end of year judgments.

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