W/C 16.06.20

This week our focused texts have been The Gruffalo and Farmer Duck. We have done a focus on handwriting and have seen a good progression in the children’s letter formation and cursive writing. We started the week looking at rhymes and creating our own descriptive sentences of characters. We then went on to thinking about how the characters felt and used thought bubbles to show this. In maths we have been focusing on halving.  We have done some whole class art this week. We created a large Gruffalo. All the children help to do a section and then we pieced it all together. The children enjoyed creating puppets of the Gruffalo and retelling the story to their friends. The children have been doing some fantastic reading. It has been lovely to hear how far they have come on. Please continue to read with your children at home. There are lots of books to choose from on the Oxford Owls webpage!

Summer 2: Week 3:

W/C 08.06.20

This week we have been reading Owl Babies and Goodnight moon. The children really enjoyed learning about different story settings. They have been making some natural colleges of owls and painting pictures of the moon. In literacy we have used the describing words to write about the owl babies setting. The child have also used the computers to type up their sentences and create sentences independently. We have been working extremely hard remembering all our set 1 sounds and learning set 2 sounds to apply in our writing too!  In maths we have been adding two amounts together and working out the answer. We are beginning to write number sentences to show our working out.  It has been another fun filled week!

Summer 2: Week 2:

W/C 1.06.20

It has been lovely welcoming some of the children back into school this week. Both the children at school and at home have completed some fabulous work. This week we have been looking at two stories Rosie’s Walk and Whatever Next.  I have been very impressed with the children’s enthusiasm towards their work. They have produced some fantastic story maps and sentence work. We have really been focusing on independence and trying to encourage the children to complete tasks using the knowledge from the teaching inputs and the skills they already know. All the children have done so well and have made us all very proud. We have looked at repeating patterns which everyone was fantastic at so we have been challenging the children to create more complex patterns. Alongside this we have looked at sequencing time, doubling and using tens frames for addition and subtraction. The children have been very creative. They have created observational drawings, puppets of characters, rockets and used different resources to create destinations for a new story. I am very much looking forward to next week and seeing all the super learning that is taking place!

Summer 2: Week 1:

Home Learning – Summer 1: Week 5

18th – 22nd May Save the bees

Big question: Why is it important to save the bees?

Personal, social and emotional- feelings and sharing

Read as many stories together and discuss themes within the book.

The Honeybee by Kirsten Hall and Isabelle Arsenault https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Uk-9qXntyE

The Very Greedy Bee by Steve Smallman and Jackie Tickle https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2N6wmqafu8

Please please the bees by Gerald Kelley https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWWHZPuubKo

Oxford owl books- https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/?view=image&query=&type=book&age_group=Age+4-5&level=&level_select=&book_type=&series=#  

Encourage the children to talk about characters feelings and why they could be feeling that way.

Writing  -

 

 

 

 

Practice handwriting- Read Write Inc.

1. Write a story map to show the life cycle of a bee.

2. Observe and write an action log for a bee.

3. Create an information leaflet for looking after a bee.

4. Describe a bee.

Tricky words- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvMyssfAUx0

                         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R087lYrRpgY

Encourage your child to use their Fred Talk and Fred Fingers to help them write the words.

Reading  - Phonics

 

 

 

 

Story focus:

‘Bumble bear’ by Nadia Shireen

1. Review Set 1 sounds and letter formation. (m,a,s,d,t,i,n,p,g,o,c,kb,f,e,l,h,sh,r,j,v,y,w,th,z,ch,qu,x,ng,nk)

2. RWI daily exercises for Set 1/2 sounds.

3.  Create words using Set 1 and set 2 sounds and ask the children to Fred Talk and Read the word to spot whether they can identify the sounds. i.e: write mat for your child to say ‘m-a-t mat’ or ‘sh-i-p ship’

4. Ask your child to identify the special friends in their writing or reading.

Set 1 Sounds - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCBzNnSSxds
Set 2 Sounds - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlU3Dg8upXM

Read, Write Inc - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ
Phonics play- https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ Username: march20 Password: home

Bumble bear- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5DVMNVG2Ms

Maths – number formation, counting to 20, money

1. Count to 20. Count jumps, claps, bee’s legs, count loud, quiet and use different voices.

2. Practice number formation up to 20.             

3. Compare money. How many different ways can you make 5p, 10p and 20p?

4. Set up a bee yard to sell honey. Create a price list and encourage your child to work out how much money they need to buy 1 honey pot and 2 honey pots.

Continuous:

Number formation - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfcbWmASibk

Numbers bonds to 10- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lD9tjBUiXs0

Shape- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svrkthG2950

Doubles - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jOzhiACB68

Money- https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?q=money

Topmarks- https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?Subject=16&AgeGroup=1 Some really good interactives games for counting, ordering and adding numbers.

Days- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKqAblcwFOA

Expressive arts and design

1. Create a hive for the bee.

2. Make a honey cakes (recipe below)

3. Dress up as a bee.

4. Make a bee.

5. Observe a bee from a distance. What does it sound like? What does it look like? How does it move?

6. Draw a bee

Understanding the world- changes

1. Look at the different types of bees.

2. Find out what bees make and what they need to make it.

3. Look at the life cycle of a bee

4. Compare the life cycles of a bee and a human.

5. Go on a walk and see how many bees you can find, be careful not to get too close!

6. What do bees need to stay alive?

Life cycle- https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zgssgk7/articles/zwn6mnb

About bees- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ta154f5Rp5Y

Physical

Here are some useful links to keep your children active:

 

W/C 11.5.20

It has been another busy week. It has been lovely to see you all so engaged in our mini beast topic. It has also been really lovely to talk to lots of you on the phone. If you haven’t received a call you will next week! Above is the final week of learning of this half term. Can’t wait to see how you get on!

 

W/C 4.5.20

This week we started our new theme Mini beasts. It has been really lovely seeing all the wonderful activities the children are getting up to at home. These include creating bug hotels, looking at life cycles, creating mini beast fact files, continuing our number work and looking at healthy eating. I’m looking forward to seeing this theme develop further next week!

Home learning: Mini beasts, week 1:

Home Learning – Summer 1: Week 3 and 4

4th – 15th May Mini Beasts

Personal, social and emotional- feelings and sharing

1. Play board games. Encourage children to take turns and identify numbers on a dice.

2. Read as many stories together and discuss themes within the book. ‘Why do you think this is happening?, how is this person feeling?, What could happen next?’

3.  Paint a rock for someone else to see on their walk. Talk about why people are doing this.

4. Create a feelings jar and talk about the different feelings and how we can overcome them.

Oxford owl books- https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/?view=image&query=&type=book&age_group=Age+4-5&level=&level_select=&book_type=&series=#  

Encourage the children to talk about characters feelings and why they could be feeling that way.

Writing  -

 

 

 

 

Practice handwriting- Read Write Inc.

1. Design your favourite meal. ‘My favourite meal is…because’. Encourage your child to have a go and completing this sentence independently.

2. Write a story map for ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’. Remember to include Once upon a time and the end.

3. Write a diary entry of the caterpillar’s day.

4. Create an information leaflet for looking after a mini beast/insect.

5. Write a life cycle for a mini beast/insect.

6. Write some tricky words. (I, go, no, to, go, she, he, the, said, put)

Tricky words- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvMyssfAUx0

                         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R087lYrRpgY

Encourage your child to use their Fred Talk and Fred Fingers to help them write the words.

Reading  - Phonics

 

 

 

 

Story focus:

‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ by Eric Carle.

1. Review Set 1 sounds and letter formation. (m,a,s,d,t,i,n,p,g,o,c,kb,f,e,l,h,sh,r,j,v,y,w,th,z,ch,qu,x,ng,nk)

2. RWI daily exercises for Set 1/2 sounds.

3.  Create words using Set 1 and set 2 sounds and ask the children to Fred Talk and Read the word to spot whether they can identify the sounds. i.e: write mat for your child to say ‘m-a-t mat’ or ‘sh-i-p ship’

4. Ask your child to identify the special friends in their writing or reading.

Set 1 Sounds - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCBzNnSSxds
Set 2 Sounds - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlU3Dg8upXM

Read, Write Inc - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ
Phonics play- https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ Username: march20 Password: home

The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkYmvxP0AJI&t=21s

Maths – number formation, counting to 20, addition

1. Count to 20. Count jumps, claps, mini beast’s legs, count loud, quiet and use different voices.

2. Practice number formation up to 20.             

3. Compare money. How many different ways can you make 5p, 10p and 20p?

4. Time- highlight the days of the week from the hungry caterpillar. Ask your child what day it is and how they know? How many days are in a week?

Number formation - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfcbWmASibk

Numbers bonds to 10- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lD9tjBUiXs0

Shape- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svrkthG2950

Doubles - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jOzhiACB68

Money- https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?q=money

Topmarks- https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?Subject=16&AgeGroup=1 Some really good interactives games for counting, ordering and adding numbers.

Days- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKqAblcwFOA

Expressive arts and design

1. Create a bug den

2. Make a mini beast. How many legs? How many wings? How many spots?

3. Make a habitat for a mini beast to live in.

4. Observe and draw a mini beast.

5. Recreate the life cycle of a mini beast. This could be through a drawing, painting rocks or a drama piece.

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