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Year R

Self-isolating activities for week beginning

Tuesday 24th January 2022

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 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.

Maths

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

Early Years | White Rose 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 on paper.

Concept of the week:  capacity

Day of the week

Topic

Activity

Monday

Session 12 - Full and empty on Vimeo

PDF-Alive-in-5-Week-3-Session-2.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Tuesday

Session 13 - Measuring capacity on Vimeo

PDF-Alive-in-5-Week-3-Session-3.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Wednesday

Session 14 - Measuring capacity – how many fit inside? on Vimeo

PDF-Alive-in-5-Week-3-Session-4.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Thursday

Session 15 - Measuring ingredients on Vimeo

PDF-Alive-in-5-Week-3-Session-5.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Friday

Find a range of different containers and boxes explore how many of one item can fit in them. For example spoons for sand, or lego bricks.

English

Story of the week –  A squash and a squeeze

 

Day of the week

Topic

Activity

Monday

Watch the story

A Squash and a Squeeze By Julia Donaldson & Illustrated by Axel Scheffler - YouTube

Join in with the repeated parts of the story.

Make puppets for each of the characters in the story.

Tuesday

Watch the story again and pause the video at some point.  Draw a picture of what is on screen.  Have A go at using phonics to write a  caption for the picture.

Use the puppets to retell the story ensuring that the story language is used.

Wednesday

Pretend to be a character from the story and answer questions as that character.  Froe example: why did you ask the old man for help? How did you feel when your house was full of animals?  What was it like?

Draw a picture for the beginning of the story and have a go at writing a sentence for each of the following:

Story opener (once upon a time, one day, long ago etc)

Describe the main characters (old man and old woman)

Thursday

Draw a story map for what happens in a squash and a squeeze.

Continue the story from yesterday.  Write a sentence to describe the problem.

Write a sentence to describe the solution.

Finish the story (they all lived happily ever after).

Friday

Watch the story again and together make up your ow version of the story with different animals.

Illustrate and read someone your story from the past few days work.

Phonics  - 

Sounds to be learnt this week:  group 1 ck, e, u, r       group 2 ai, ee, igh, oa

 

Day of the week

Online lesson for group 1

(Seth Lola Isla Maggie Dexter C Frankie Raine Ralph Sonnie Ronnie Joey, Henry, Charlie K)

Online lesson for group 2

(Teddy M Cohen Dakota Zakk Matilda Charlie Padraig Ted F Tabitha Dexter S Archie Minh Florence)

Monday

Lesson 16 (part 1) - Reception - YouTube

Lesson 11 - ai rain - YouTube

Tuesday

Lesson 17 (part 1) - Reception - YouTube

Lesson 12 - ee see - YouTube

Wednesday

Lesson 18 (part 1) - Reception - YouTube

Lesson 13 - igh light - YouTube

Thursday

Lesson 19 (part 1) - Reception - YouTube

Lesson 14 - oa goat - YouTube

Friday

Lesson 20 (part 1) - Review the week - YouTube

Lesson 15 - Review the week - YouTube

Watch the clip about celebrating  My First Festivals: Hanukkah - CBeebies - BBC

RE – Explain that Jesus was Jewish and that he celebrated different festivals with his family and friends.  Explain that the one festival Jesus would have celebrated is called Hanukkah and is about a miracle.  Ask the children if they know what a miracle is.  Read the children The Story Of Hanukkah.  What was the miracle that happened?  How do people celebrate Hanukkah?  Why do Jewish people celebrate Hanukkah? 

A long, long time ago a bad king captured the city of Jerusalem and the Temple there, a very special place for Jewish people. The

Jewish people hid in the hills and got an army together. When their army was ready they had a big battle and got rid of the bad king and his army.

But when they went into their Temple, they found it had been messed up and needed to be cleaned and repaired.  When the Jews had finished, they rededicated it to God.

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/ef/89/1e/ef891e558018b9ab93c45c073e26e6e2.jpgThey did this by praying and lighting of the lamp (Menorah), that is a candlestick with nine candles – which was a sign of God’s presence and they could only find one small jar of oil, enough for one day, but somehow the lamp stayed alight for eight days.

Jewish people still remember today that

Make a paper plate menorah https://pin.it/7FqG9Ba

PE – go to any of these websites and get moving!

GoNoodle | Kindergarten

KS1 - BBC Teach

Watch - Cosmic Kids

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.

 

 

 

Homework - 21st January 2022

This week we have been reading the story Little red riding hood. To help with this learning you could:

Write a simple version of the story and illustrate it. 

Act out the story as a family. 

Find two different versions of the story and compare the differences and similarities. 

In maths we have been exploring weight. To help with this learning you could:

Cook together and talk about measuring out ingredients using a scale. 

Pretend to be a human balance scale and find items around the house that are heavier or lighter than an apple. 

Collect a range of objects and line them up according to lightest to heaviest. Encourage the use of the correct vocabulary when describing the weight. 

 

Year R

Self-isolating activities for week beginning

Tuesday 17th January 2022

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 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.

Maths

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

Early Years | White Rose 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 on paper.

Concept of the week:  composition of 5 and weight

 

 

Day of the week

Topic

Activity

Monday

https://vimeo.com/486810658

https://assets.whiterosemaths.com/fixed/wrm/2020/12/PDF-Alive-in-5-Week-2-Session-3.pdf

Tuesday

Session 9 - How many are hiding? on Vimeo

https://assets.whiterosemaths.com/fixed/wrm/2020/12/PDF-Alive-in-5-Week-2-Session-4.pdf

Wednesday

Session 10 - How many are hiding? on Vimeo

https://assets.whiterosemaths.com/fixed/wrm/2020/12/PDF-Alive-in-5-Week-2-Session-5.pdf

Thursday

Session 11 - Comparing mass – heavier and lighter than on Vimeo

PDF-Alive-in-5-Week-3-Session-1.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Friday

Play let’s compare game.  Encourage the use of correct mathematical vocabulary to describe the items of screen.

Let's Compare - Early Years Size Comparison Game (topmarks.co.uk)

Solve the Happy camel maths investigation.

Happy Camel . Games . peg + cat | PBS KIDS

English

Story of the week –  Little Red Riding Hood

 

Day of the week

Topic

Activity

Monday

Unit - Oak National Academy (thenational.academy)

Lesson 1

Draw a story map for the story adding notes and labels.

Tuesday

Unit - Oak National Academy (thenational.academy)

Lesson 2

Make a wanted poster for the big bad wolf.  Generate words to describe his looks, smell, temperament and deeds.

Wednesday

Unit - Oak National Academy (thenational.academy)

Lesson 3

Make a wolf mask and use it to practice what the wolf says in the story.

Thursday

Unit - Oak National Academy (thenational.academy)

Lesson 4

Cut and stick a story sequences of little red riding hood.

Fairy Tales | Kindergarten Nana (wordpress.com)

Friday

Unit - Oak National Academy (thenational.academy)

Lesson 5

Draw a picture of the wolf and little red riding hood.  Give them each a speech bubble and write what they might say in the bubble.

 

Phonics  - 

Sounds to be learnt this week:  g o c k      and     ch sh th ng

 

Day of the week

Online lesson for group 1

(Seth Lola Isla Maggie Dexter C Frankie Raine Ralph Sonnie Ronnie Joey)

Online lesson for group 2

(Teddy M Cohen Dakota Zakk Matilda Charlie Padraig Ted F Tabitha Dexter S Archie Minh Florence)

Monday

Lesson 11 (part 1) - Reception - YouTube

Lesson 41 (part 2) - Reception - YouTube

Tuesday

Lesson 12 (part 1) - Reception - YouTube

Lesson 42 (part 1) - Reception - YouTube

Wednesday

Lesson 13 (part 1) - Reception - YouTube

Lesson 43 (part 1) - Reception - YouTube

Thursday

Lesson 14 (part 1) - Reception - YouTube

Lesson 44 (part 1) - Reception - YouTube

Friday

Lesson 15 (part 1) - Reception - YouTube

Lesson 45 (part 1)- Reception - YouTube

 

RE – Show the children the picture of the holy family visiting the temple.  Ask the following questions:  Who do you see in the picture? Why did Mary and Joseph take Jesus to the Temple? Who were the people that they met? Why did Simeon and Anna go to the Temple? What did Simeon do? Why do you think Simeon and Anna were so pleased to meet Jesus?  What did Mary and Joseph do after they left the Temple? Show your child a box with a pin hole in it to look through.  What can you see? Explain that Simeon described Jesus as the light of the world.  Put a battery tea light in the box and ask them to look again.  Explain that now there is light you can see in the box and when Jesus came into the world his light showed people the way to live in God’s love. 

A CHRISTIAN PILGRIMAGE: Image (wordpress.com)

PE – go to any of these websites and get moving!

GoNoodle | Kindergarten

KS1 - BBC Teach

Watch - Cosmic Kids

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.

 

 

HOMEWORK - 14TH JANUARY 2022

This week we have been reading the story the Gingerbread man.  to help continue this learning at home you could:

  • Make gingerbread together.
  • Retell the story with stick puppets or toys.
  • Write your own version of the story with a different living food.

In maths we have been looking at the composition of 5 to help with this learning you could:

  • use lego bricks of different colour to work out how many ways you can make 5.  For example; 1 yellow and 4 red.
  • Set up a game throwing game with 5 objects and a bucket.  Talk about how many were in or out of the bucket and the total.
  • set up 5 skittles and knock them down.  use the ones knocked over and the ones still standing to explore making 5.

 

Year R

Self-isolating activities for week beginning

Tuesday 10th January 2022

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 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.

Maths

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

Early Years | White Rose 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 on paper.

Concept of the week:  Comparing 4 and 5

 

 

Day of the week

Topic

Activity

Monday

Session 1 - One less Five Currant Buns on Vimeo

https://assets.whiterosemaths.com/fixed/wrm/2020/11/PDF-Alive-in-5-Week-1-Session-1.p

 

Tuesday

Session 2 - How many? Representing Zero on Vimeo

PDF-Alive-in-5-Week-1-Session-2-.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Wednesday

Session 3 - Composition of numbers to 5 on Vimeo

PDF-Alive-in-5-Week-1-Session-3.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Thursday

Session 4 - Comparing numbers to 5 on Vimeo

https://assets.whiterosemaths.com/fixed/wrm/2020/11/PDF-Alive-in-5-Week-1-Session-4.pdf

Friday

Session 5 - Equal and unequal groups on Vimeo

PDF-Alive-in-5-Week-1-Session-5.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

English

Story of the week –  The Gingerbread man

 

Day of the week

Topic

Activity

Monday

To listen to and join in with a story (thenational.academy)

Draw a gingerbread man and write a speech bubble using story language

Tuesday

To map and speak the story (thenational.academy)

Print and colour in the picture and write what you think happen next. 375b392869667e3538e143f4bbe98876.jpg (500×650) (pinimg.com)

Wednesday

To explore description through song (thenational.academy)

Print the picture and cut and stick the pictures in order.

sequence.jpg (1518×1163) (wordpress.com)

Thursday

To draw and label characters (thenational.academy)

Choose your favourite part of the story and paint a picture.  Write a caption using some adjectives.

Friday

To write simple sentences with an adjective (thenational.academy)

Bake or decorate your own gingerbread man.

simple gingerbread recipe for kids - Bing images

Phonics  - 

Sounds to be learnt this week:  i n m d      and     y z zz qu

 

Day of the week

Online lesson for group 1

(Seth Lola Isla Maggie Dexter C Frankie Raine Ralph Sonnie Ronnie Joey)

Online lesson for group 2

(Teddy M Cohen Dakota Zakk Matilda Charlie Padraig Ted F Tabitha Dexter S Archie Minh Florence)

Monday

Lesson 6 - Reception - YouTube

Lesson 36 (part 1) - Reception - YouTube

Tuesday

Lesson 7 - Reception - YouTube

Lesson 37 (part 1) - Reception - YouTube

Wednesday

Lesson 8 - Reception - YouTube

Lesson 38 (part 1) - Reception - YouTube

Thursday

Lesson 9 - Reception - YouTube

Lesson 39 (part 1) - Reception - YouTube

Friday

Lesson 10 - Reception - YouTube

Lesson 40 (part 1) - Reception - YouTube

RE – Discuss all the uses of the church with your child and try to make a list (remember to include community things such as meetings, and money raising events as well as celebrations and mass.  Explain that the church has always been a place for the community to come together and that the church/parish is called a family.  Watch the video of Mary and Joseph presenting Jesus at the temple.  Why did they take Jesus there?  What happened when they were there? Draw a picture of them at the temple and write a speech bubble for each person.

PE – go to any of these websites and get moving!

GoNoodle | Kindergarten

KS1 - BBC Teach

Watch - Cosmic Kids

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 HOMEWORK - 7TH JANUARY 2022

This week we have been reading the story or the Billy Goats Gruff. To help consolidate this you could:

- make your own comic strip of the story. 

- make puppets and act the story out. 

- pretend to be one of the characters and get family to ask you questions.  For example why do you live under a bridge, Mr Troll? 

- act out the story with toys. 

In maths we have been talking about day and night, days of the week and exploring how long a minute is.  To help consolidate this learning you could:

- have a minute challenge. What can you do in 1 minute. 

- make up a song to remember the days of the week. 

- talk about things that you do regularly and on which days they occur. 

- make your own family schedule for the week with pictures as reminders. 

Don't forget to read and record your comments on the green record book. 

Kind regards 

Emma Folkard 

 

Year R

Self-isolating activities for week beginning

Tuesday 4th January 2022

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 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.

Maths

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

Early Years | White Rose 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 on paper.

 

Concept of the week:  Time and shape

 

 

Day of the week

Topic

Activity

Tuesday

Session 14 - Day and Night on Vimeo

PDF-Light-and-Dark-Week-3-Session-4.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Wednesday

Session 15 - Sequencing an Activity on Vimeo

PDF-Light-and-Dark-Week-3-Session-5.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Thursday

Session 12 - Shape Hunt on Vimeo

PDF-Light-and-Dark-Week-3-Session-2.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Friday

Session 13 - Shape Picture on Vimeo

PDF-Light-and-Dark-Week-3-Session-3.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

 

English

 

Story of the week –  Billy Goats Gruff

 

Day of the week

Topic

Activity

Tuesday

To know that stories have problems in them (thenational.academy)

Draw a picture of what you think the troll looks like.  What adjectives (describing words) could you use to tell someone else what he is like?  Adult to scribe ideas around the picture.  Encourage your child to sound out.

Wednesday

To sing and map the story (thenational.academy)

Retell the story using toys and props.  Encourage the use of story language.  You could even make your own puppets for this.

Thursday

To mime the story of The Three Billy Goats Gruff (thenational.academy)

Draw a scene from the story.  It could be the troll being bashed off the bridge or one of the Bill Goats trying to cross or the Goats reaching the other side.  Ask your child to write labels to point out the main items i.e characters, bridge, landscape.

Friday

To tell the story independently (thenational.academy)

Draw a 3 pictures to tell the beginning middle and end of the story.  Write a sentence for each picture.

 

Phonics  - 

Sounds to be learnt this week:  s,a,t,p      and     j,v,w,x

 

Day of the week

Online lesson for group 1

(Seth Lola Isla Maggie Dexter C Frankie Raine Ralph Sonnie Ronnie Joey)

Online lesson for group 2

(Teddy M Cohen Dakota Zakk Matilda Charlie Padraig Ted F Tabitha Dexter S Archie Minh Florence)

Tuesday

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlqMDXWEtXs&feature=youtu.be

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqOl4AcilIo&feature=youtu.be

 

Wednesday

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-2SNtGeodQ&feature=youtu.be

Lesson 32 (part 1) - Reception - YouTube

Thursday

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

Lesson 33 (part 1) - Reception - YouTube

Friday

Lesson 4 - Reception - YouTube

Lesson 34 (part 1) - Reception - YouTube

 

RE – Write the word CELEBRATION in the centre of a piece of paper.  Ask your child what they know about celebrations and create a spider diagram of their ideas (steer away from birthdays and guide to other community celebrations especially one that happen in church).  How do we celebrate?  What does a celebration feel like?  Who do we choose to celebrate with? Why do we celebrate with other people?

Ask your child to draw a picture of themselves and their family celebrating.  Ask the following questions and scribe the answers onto the picture.  What were you celebrating?  Who did you celebrate with? How did you celebrate? What did it feel like to celebrate?

PE – go to any of these websites and get moving! 

GoNoodle | Kindergarten

KS1 - BBC Teach

Watch - Cosmic Kids

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.

 

 

 

 

HOMEWORK - 10TH DECEMBER 2021

This week the children have been learning about the Christmas story. To support this learning, you could:

make a star for your Christmas tree.

retell the story using your nativity scene or puppets.

discuss the meaning or Christmas together and what some of the traditions represent (such as evergreen foliage to represent everlasting life, candles and lights to represent Jesus as the light off the world, stars and gifts to represent the wise men etc)

In maths the children have been finding out about 1 more and 1 less.  To support this you could:

play 1 more and 1 less games on www.topmarks.co.uk

use toys to make a pretend bus and put toys on and take them off 1 by 1 talking about how many each time. i.e there were 3 on the bus and 1 more got on now there are 4.

Sing number songs together and discuss if the numbers go up or down by 1.

The phonics this week have been ff, ll, ss

https://youtu.be/bZRM_fq_pV8  

https://youtu.be/cfCiPJoWtcQ  

https://youtu.be/OCJin17GA0w  

https://youtu.be/RiEeO0Cub_Q  

https://youtu.be/Dh3sRvpHx1Q  

 

 

HOMEWORK - 3RD DECEMBER 2021

This week we have been learning about the number 4 and 5 in maths.  To help with this learning you could:

make collections of 4 or 5 objects.

collect 4 or 5 objects and arrange them in different ways and patterns.

practice recognising 1, 2, 3 ,4 or 5 objects without counting.

This week we have read the story Dear Santa. To help with this learning you could:

write a letter to Santa.

Make a list of friends for Christmas cards/gifts.

Make a lift the flap picture with a surprise present drawn underneath.

In phonics we have been learning the sounds h, f, b and l.  You could watch the following videos:

https://youtu.be/IJHbHyL8BU8

 https://youtu.be/Zdam3qJw8R4 

Phase 2 Phonics for Kids #19 - 'F' - YouTube 

https://youtu.be/5EAf5pYDM2k

 https://youtu.be/Dh3sRvpHx1Q

 

Year R

Self-isolating activities for week beginning

Monday 6th December 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 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.

Maths

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

Early Years | White Rose 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:  1 more and 1 less

 

 

Day of the week

Topic

Activity

Monday

Light and Dark - Week 2 | White Rose Maths

Session 1

PDF-Light-and-Dark-Week-2-Session-1-.pdf (kxcdn.com)

Tuesday

Light and Dark - Week 2 | White Rose Maths

Session 2

PDF-Light-and-Dark-Week-2-Session-2.pdf (kxcdn.com)

Wednesday

Light and Dark - Week 2 | White Rose Maths

Session 3

PDF-Light-and-Dark-Week-2-Session-3.pdf (kxcdn.com)

Thursday

Light and Dark - Week 2 | White Rose Maths

Session 4

PDF-Light-and-Dark-Week-2-Session-4.pdf (kxcdn.com)

Friday

Light and Dark - Week 2 | White Rose Maths

Session 5

PDF-Light-and-Dark-Week-2-Session-5.pdf (kxcdn.com)

English

Story of the week – The Christmas story

See PDF attachment

Day of the week

Topic

Activity

Monay

Look at the Christmas story with actions powerpoint.  Read and do the actins for the first 7 slides.  Encourage your child to talk about what is happening and how the people in the story were feeling. Ask them if they remember what the angel said to Mary.  Guide them toward the beginning of the Hail Mary.  Remind the child of the word adjective and together write a list of describing words for an angel.

Make and decorate a paper angel. 

See printable template.

Tuesday

Read pages 8 and 9 of the Christmas story powerpoint and do the actions.  Talk about the job that the shepherds do and explain that Jesus is often described by the good shepherd.  Ask the child to consider why that might be.  How is Jesus like the shepherds in the story? 

Make a cotton wool sheep.

See printable template.

Wednesday

Read pages 10, 11, 12 and 13 of the Christmas story powerpoint and do the actions.  Ask the child what they thought the kings may have been thinking when they saw the baby king in a stable instead of a palace?  Discuss the gifts that the kings brought and what they are (frankincense is burnt to produce a perfume smell, myrrh is an ointment/cream) What gifts would you give to Jesus? (remind them that a gift doesn’t have to be an object i.e, love, kindness etc) 

Make a king’s crown using card and craft materials.

 

Thursday

Go through the whole Christmas story powerpoint again using the actions to help tell the story.  Create a story map for the story with an adult scribing what child says about the story around it. 

Use craft materials to make nativity character puppets and act out the story.

 

RE – Together make a mind map about how we prepare for Christmas.  Remind the child that this period of preparation is called advent and that preparation also includes how we prepare ourselves to welcome Jesus including our behaviour and actions towards others. Open the Cafod advent calendar Advent calendar for children | CAFOD and go to Friday 10th.  Read what it says and answer the question together.  Download the design a Christmas jumper PDF.

 

Friday

Design and make your own Christmas card based on the nativity.

 

Phonics  - 

Sounds to be learnt this week: r, ll, ff, ss

 

Day of the week

Online lesson

Suggested Reading and recognition activity

Writing and letter forming activity

Monday

https://youtu.be/bZRM_fq_pV8

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/cfCiPJoWtcQ

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/OCJin17GA0w

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/RiEeO0Cub_Q

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/Dh3sRvpHx1Q

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.

Cafod Jumper Template

Christmas Story

Good Shepherd Sheet

Paper Angel Template

 

 

HOME LEARNING - 29TH NOVEMBER 2021

Year R

Self-isolating activities for week beginning

Monday 29th November 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.

Maths

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

Early Years | White Rose 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:  recognising and representing 4 and 5.

 

 

Day of the week

Topic

Activity

Monday

Light and Dark - Week 1 | White Rose Maths

Session 1

https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/PDF-Light-and-Dark-Week-1-Session-1.pdf

Tuesday

Light and Dark - Week 1 | White Rose Maths

Session 2

PDF-Light-and-Dark-Week-1-Session-2.pdf (kxcdn.com)

Wednesday

Light and Dark - Week 1 | White Rose Maths

Session 3

PDF-Light-and-Dark-Week-1-Session-3.pdf (kxcdn.com)

Thursday

Light and Dark - Week 1 | White Rose Maths

Session 4

PDF-Light-and-Dark-Week-1-Session-4.pdf (kxcdn.com)

Friday

Light and Dark - Week 1 | White Rose Maths

Session 5

https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/PDF-Light-and-Dark-Week-1-Session-5.pdf

English

Story of the week – Dear Santa by Rod Campbell

Dear Santa by Rod Campbell - With fun questions! - YouTube

 

Day of the week

Topic

Activity

Monay

Listen to the youtube story of Dear Santa.

Pause at different parts and ask the children to predict what gift might have been sent.  What makes you think that?  What clues are there in the story?

Make a lift the flap picture.  On a post it the child is to draw a wrapped present, under they should draw what was in the gift.  Encourage them to write a label for the gift using the phonics that they know.

Encourage independence in sounding out and recording letter shapes and praise all mark making and writing efforts.

Tuesday

Listen to Dear Santa again and encourage the child to chant along with the repeated phrases. Add actions to the story.  Demonstrate how to write a short letter and explain the importance of starting with dear or to and ending with from.

Write a letter to Santa asking for a gift.  Encourage the child to sound out and write as independently as possible.  Allow them to copy the word Dear.

Encourage independence in sounding out and recording letter shapes and praise all mark making and writing efforts.

Wednesday

Try to remember what happened in the Dear Santa story.  Together try to make a list of all the gifts that Santa thought about sending.  Discuss the layout of a list and how each item written down the page instead of across.

Ask the child to cut pictures from a catalogue or draw pictures of what they would buy for other people.  Encourage them to label the pictures to create a list.

Encourage independence in sounding out and recording letter shapes and praise all mark making and writing efforts.

Thursday

Refer back to the lesson before and ask the child when they might need a list.  Try to think of as many examples as possible of lists (Christmas card list, Christmas food shopping list, Christmas present list, Christmas party invite list, Christmas part supplies list etc)

Choose one of the lists that you thought of and encourage the child to write it, remembering to write the list top to bottom and to sound out the items and write what they can hear.

Encourage independence in sounding out and recording letter shapes and praise all mark making and writing efforts.

Friday

Watch Dear Santa once more.  Ask the child to think about the letter they wrote on Monday.  If Santa or anyone gives you a gift what should you do? Steer the child toward the answer of a thank you letter.

Encourage the child to recall what they learnt about the layout of letters earlier in the week.  Ask them to think about when they received a gift and to have a go at writing their own thank you letter.  Encourage independence in sounding out and recording letter shapes and praise all mark making and writing efforts.

 

RE – Ask your child to think back to their RE learning over the last few weeks.  Show a picture from their birthday to jog their memory.  Ask them the following:  What is a birthday?  What people do while they wait for a birthday?  How are birthdays celebrated?  Remind them that Advent is the time of waiting for Jesus’ birthday.  What people do during Advent?  Using toys or a nativity scene if you have one, retell the story of the Nativity.  Play special attention to the Shepherds and explain that they were the poorest people in the area and yet the angels came to them and told them to visit the new baby king, Jesus.  Read the scripture.   Luke 2:10-11 – But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be for all the people; for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Saviour, who is Christ the Lord.  Ask the children why they think that might be the case?  Together make a list of all the things that we should do and how we should behave towards each other as we wait for Christmas and the birth of Jesus.

Phonics  - 

Sounds to be learnt this week: h, b, f, l

 

Day of the week

Online lesson

Suggested Reading and recognition activity

Writing and letter forming activity

Monday

https://youtu.be/Zdam3qJw8R4

 

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/IJHbHyL8BU8

 

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

Phase 2 Phonics for Kids #19 - 'F' - 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

https://youtu.be/5EAf5pYDM2k

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/Dh3sRvpHx1Q

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.

 

 

HOMEWORK - 26TH NOVEMBER 2021

This week we have been reading the story Owl babies and learning about describing words.  To help with this learning you could:

Choose a family member to describe and guess who it is.

Put out a range of toys and describe one for an adult to find.

Draw a picture and describe what you have drawn to a family member.

In maths this week we have been learning about positional language.  To help with this learning you could:

Hide a toy and practice using positional words to describe where it is.

Give a grown-up position instructions, like they're a robot i.e sit on the chair, go under the table.

Our phonics this week as been ck, e, u and r.  You could watch the videos below and do the activitis suggested.

https://youtu.be/0Lw2zlGIWeE

https://youtu.be/qKvKPToJO2k

https://youtu.be/lTzoC2p1xvs

https://youtu.be/K4Vcn719S_I

Please continue to practice your lines for the play.  It is improving but volume is a major issue.  Please encourage them to SHOUT!

YEAR R HOMEWORK - 19TH NOVEMBER 2021

This week in maths we have been looking at circles and triangles.  To help consolidate this learning you could:

go on a circle and triangle hunt.

use circles and triangles to make a picture.

explore circles and triangles through abstract artists such as Wassily Kandinski.

This week we have been reading the story Funnybones.  to help consolidate this learning you could:

Make a skeleton puppet.

explore Xrays of bones on the internet.

Practice retelling the story using story language.

Write speech bubbles for characters.

This week in phonics we have learnt the letters g, o, c and k.  please watch the following videos and complete the activities suggested in them.

https://youtu.be/rubfdG_wEpU

Phonics lesson on the letter o - YouTube

https://youtu.be/Ot3aVMRnWlk

https://youtu.be/eA212zHZ930

 

 

YEAR R HOMEWORK - 12TH NOVEMBER 2021

During or story activities we have talked about Remembrance Day and remembering in the past. To support this you could: 

  • Look at old family photos and remember events or people. 
  • Take part in a Remembrance Sunday service. 
  • Watch the Sunday service on television. 
  • Make poppies from craft paper and talk about the soldiers and what they did. 

In numeracy this week we have been exploring 1,2 and 3 in detail.  To support this you could: 

  • Make collections of 1, 2 and 3 objects. 
  • Put together a pattern of movements with 1 2 and 3 moves i.e 1 jump, 2 wiggles, 3 claps. 
  • Spot the numerals 1,2 and 3 in the environment. 
  • Sing number songs and take note of the pattern.  Is it one more each time or 1 less? 

This week in phonics we have learnt the letters i, n, m, d.  [Please watch the videos below and complete the tasks in them. 

https://youtu.be/ERD4QJCgk0w 

https://youtu.be/Jwj92krKIwg 

https://youtu.be/sdiIjkvZp18 

https://youtu.be/OVWizs-PILU 

 

YEAR R HOMEWORK - 5TH NOVEMBER 2021

This week's maths has been about repeating patterns. To help support your child with this learning here are a few suggestions:

Use potatoes to make a potato print pattern. 

Use beads to make a patterned necklace. 

Collect natural items from a walk and make a pattern. 

Spot patterns in the environment or on clothing. 

Make up a repeating sound pattern for example clap, stamp, clap stamp. 

Make a pattern for your child but make a deliberate mistake. Ask your child to correct it. 

We have also started learning the grapheme and phonemes in phase 2 set 1 (s, a, t, p). To support your child in this area you could watch and do the activities in the following videos. 

https://youtu.be/gw5p0-VB3GE

https://youtu.be/D1OkCkXEOK4

https://youtu.be/3j8eXep8LWw

https://youtu.be/B5RKgrDfiIc

Kind regards

Mrs Folkard 

 

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