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Summer term 2 School Closure Home Learning for Reception Class

Friday 17th July

 Good Morning Everyone !!   thank you to those children who have popped by to say hello before the summer holidays start – it was lovely to see you!! I can hardly believe we have reached the last day of term in Reception, for some of you it will the last day at school in Reception and for others the last day of home school. I am so incredibly proud of all of you, your resilience and courage has shone through and you have all worked so hard. You are all wonderful, kind and caring children. I hope you all have alovely summer and I can’t wait to hear how you all BLOOM in Year 1!! Don’t forget to say hello and to give  Mrs Peters and I a wave in September when we are all back together again at school!!                                      

 

What is going on outside today?. Don’t forget to have a short chat about the day of the week, the number for that day and also the weather that you can see outside.  Don’t forget you could look for the number each day on the 100 square and practise writing it. What is today’s number ? Is it an odd or even number ?  

Today as it is our last day of school and home learning I would just like you to have a really lovely day together. Perhaps you would like to look back through all the learning we have done over the home school period and listen to some of the stories again. Which one was your favourite? I love the Supertato stories and of course all the Eric Carle stories too.

 

 Think about what you have loved abut Reception and perhaps you could do a drawing or a painting to

 remind you of these happy memories.talk about what you have enjoyed about Reception, the games

 you like playing, school trips we went on. Your friends  and what you like doing with them.

 

 

PHONICS

Mini Books for Mini People πŸ“š

Today is making  mini books for mini people. The books could be for Duplo people, Fairies, Trolls or Lego characters.

Imagine your child discovering the characters reading the books. A wonderful way to engage children in their learning, prompt reluctant readers and it only takes a couple of minutes to set up πŸ‘πŸ»

Make  the writing as small as you can inside a piece of small folded card. Adapt what you write in the books depending on what you want to focus on. You could write letters of the alphabet, tricky words, decodable words or sentences for your child to read. You could give them a magnifying glass to help and make it more exciting reading the books too.

 

 

MATHEMATICS

Today’s number is 17 so here is today’s activity as well as 18, 19 and 20 to keep you busy!!

Thursday 16th July

 Good Morning Everyone !!   How was  yesterday? We enjoyed looking at the pictures of the children on the beach at least 100 years ago and we talked about what we like to do at the beach too.

What is going on outside today?. Don’t forget to have a short chat about the day of the week, the number for that day and also the weather that you can see outside.  Don’t forget you could look for the number each day on the 100 square and practise writing it. What is today’s number ? Is it an odd or even number? 

I have found a wonderful storybook to share with you today.  There are no words because the pictures tell the story the story? A girl builds a  sandcastle as the sun sets and the tide comes in.What happens to the castle...

Sea of dreams by Dennis Nolan / presented by tangerine Montessori

Who are the people in the sandcastle, and how did they come to be on the beach? Talk about what you would see and do if you could enter the castle. What would you bring to life, if you could? And what would happen next?

 Can you design a  sandcastle? What would you put in a sandcastle, if you were going to live in it? Look at the pictures below for some inspiration.

PHONICS

This week is a great opportunity to really practise all your tricky words and to make sure you are really confident at recognising  and writing all the sounds we have been revisiting over the last few weeks.A great way of doing this will be to use some the games that I have put on here before.

You can also keep logging into Teach your monster to read.

 

Tricky Word Hunt πŸ”ŽπŸ“š

Tricky or key words are words within each phase that are not phonetically decodable (you can sound them out) and your child will just have to learn by sight.

This is a really easy activity to set up and should keep them occupied for a good while. A great way to prompt their recognition. Put out lots of different books not just children's books  for your child to explore. You could also have magazines, leaflets or takeaways menus that they have to search for the tricky words in. Once they've spotted a word they tick the sheet.

I've put up a list of the tricky words according to each phase. These words are tricky words for that particular phase and might become a decodable word once they move up the phases, for example 'like' in Phase 4 needs to be learnt by sight but then when they learn the split digraph i_e in Phase 5 it becomes one that they can sound out.

READING

Keep up with daily reading it is really important. Remember you can find more books to read here.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/

you will need to register to use these but there are lots of books here to read online, make sure you write down which ones you have read.

 

MATHEMATICS

Today’s number as you know  is 16 . You can practise writing  16 and there are some more ideas on the sheet below.

 

Wednesday 15th July

 Good Morning Everyone !!  I hope you had a good day yesterday. If we had all been in school together today would have been our beach trip day. It is the first year in all the  time I have been teaching at our school that we haven’t had our beach trip – it is a such a shame.Hopefully you will be  lucky enough to go and visit the beach with your family and have fun there together. I will definitely be going to the beach when the school holidays begin.

What is going on outside today?. Don’t forget to have a short chat about the day of the week, the number for that day and also the weather that you can see outside.  Don’t forget you could look for the number each day on the 100 square and practise writing it. What is today’s number ? Is it an odd or even number ?  

Today I have a story that is about the seaside. In it you will see a Granny and her granddaughter and together they talk about how things have changed since her Granny was little girl.

when I Was Little Like You by Jill Walsh

What do you like to do at the beach? Chat to your grown ups and find out if anything has changed since they were little. I would love to know what you like to do at the beach – draw a picture and write about why you like the beach and what you do there.

Look at these pictures of children on the beach , this was a long time ago. What is different and is there anything the same as when we go to the beach now?

   

     

 

          

 

  

PHONICS

This week is a great opportunity to really practise all your tricky words and to make sure you are really confident at recognising  and writing all the sounds we have been revisiting over the last few weeks.A great way of doing this will be to use some the games that I have put on here before. You can also keep logging into Teach your monster to read.

 I know you enjoyed this rainbow wriitng game - have fun!! 

The Three Rs: Reading, Writing and Rainbows πŸŒˆ

There are a few activities on this tray that encourage the reading and writing of words. I chose to focus on some Phase 3 and 4 tricky words but you could do the activities with initial sounds or decodable words too. A fun way to practise writing as children get to use different colours and different writing implements.

The activities on the table are:

1. Roll a dice and write the tricky word in the corresponding colour.
2. Using a rainbow outline your child practises writing the tricky words in each colour of the rainbow.
3. Rainbow writing - writing the word 7 times with each colour of the rainbow. Best to use colouring pencil for this one. It might look messy but great for muscle memory.
4. Put coloured paper at the bottom of a tray and cover in salt or flour and your child uses the brush or their finger to write the word. Great as a pre writing activity for children who are not yet ready to hold a pencil. They could form shapes or initial sounds with the brush instead of words.

    

 

  

  

  

           

 

There is also a Summer Phonics booklet you could print off to use too if needed - from Monday.

READING

Keep up with daily reading it is really important. Remember you can find more books to read here.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/

you will need to register to use these but there are lots of books here to read online, make sure you write down which ones you have read.

 

MATHEMATICS

Today’s number as you know  is 15 . You can practise writing  15 and there are some more ideas on the sheet below.

 

Have a look at this week's Picture News.

 

 

 

Tuesday 14th July

 Good Morning Everyone !!  Did you have a lovely day yesterday? Thank you again to all those lovely children that came to join us for our ‘sit and chat’ we  really did all enjoy being together again today, especially as it was so  sunny and warm. I know you all enjoyed having  our very  special visitor Miss Pidgeon with us today – the story she read you was so funny. I hope you managed to start your picture and writing for Miss Pidgeon too , she will love getting all these pictures from you all.

What is going on outside today?. Don’t forget to have a short chat about the day of the week, the number for that day and also the weather that you can see outside.  Don’t forget you could look for the number each day on the 100 square and practise writing it. What is today’s number ? Is it an odd or even number ?  

Today I would like you to finish your writing and pictures for Miss Pidgeon if they didn’t get done yesterday and then we have a super story to listen to today. I wonder if you know it already.

Billys Bucket

I bet none of you have ever asked for a bucket for your birthday!!

Today I would like you think about what bucket you would ask for and then draw and write about what you find in it.

PHONICS

This week is a great opportunity to really practise all your tricky words and to make sure you are really confident at recognising  and writing all the sounds we have been revisiting over the last few weeks.A great way of doing this will be to use some the games that I have put on here before and maybe try some new ones.  You can also keep logging into Teach your monster to read.

 

Bookworms πŸ“–

A great way to link phonics with a book and get children to use their developing phonics skills in context.

Sometimes children are excellent at decoding words during phonics games but then struggle to put it into practise when reading a book. This activity aims to bridge that gap and provide an opportunity to apply their decoding skills whilst reading a story.

Go through a familiar or favourite book and write some decodable words, appropriate for the phase your child is working in, on to small circles of paper (it doesn't have to be circles they just create a better looking worm at the end). You can then place them all in an envelope to keep them together. If you don't mind you can then attach the envelope to the inside of the front cover. Cut a worm shape out of old cardboard and put a strip of double sided tape down the middle.

Read through the book together first for pleasure and then on the second reading get your child to take out the words from the envelope and read through them. Explain that you are going to read the book again but this time they are hunting for these words too. When they spot the word in the book 

they can add the word to the bookworm. You've now created a super word bank for the book and each time they read the book they can spot those words.

Once your child is able to spot, segment and blend these words consistently you can replace the words in the envelope with different decodable words. You could also collect tricky words within the story instead.

For 'Zog' I wrote words with the suffix 'ed' 'ing' 'est added so that children in Phase 6 could spot. The words for 'The Scarecrows Wedding' would suit Phase 4.

Copyright Phonics Family 2020

  

 

 

 

 

READING

Keep up with daily reading it is really important. Remember you can find more books to read here.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/

you will need to register to use these but there are lots of books here to read online, make sure you write down which ones you have read.

 

MATHEMATICS

Today’s number as you know  is 14 . You can practise writing  14 and there are some more ideas on the sheet below.

Monday 13th July

 Good Morning Everyone !!  Did you have a lovely weekend? Wasn’t it nice to have the sunshine back. My Mummy and Daddy came for lunch again this weekend and we had a lovely time sitting out in my garden. I have a buddleia tree in my garden and this plant is sometimes called a ‘butterfly tree’ because butterflies love it so much. On Saturday I counted 10 butterflies on it!!

I am really looking forward to seeing some of you again this morning for our ‘sit and chat’ we had such a lovely time last week and I am sure we  will all enjoy being together again today, especially as it should be lovely and sunny for us today. We also  have a very special visitor at our sit and chat today because your teacher for Year 1 Miss Pidgeon will be joining us so she can say hello and meet you all.

What is going on outside today?. Don’t forget to have a short chat about the day of the week, the number for that day and also the weather that you can see outside.  Don’t forget you could look for the number each day on the 100 square and practise writing it. What is today’s number ? Is it an odd or even number ?  

In school we have been thinking about leaving Reception and talking about what it will be like in Year 1. I know that some of you will be really excited about moving on and some of you are a little bit nervous and also a bit sad about leaving Reception.

I expect you can all remember feeling abit nervous at the start of Reception and look how confident you all are now. You can do so many wonderful things and have so many amazing skills that I know you will all thrive in Year 1. The great thing about Year 1 is that you  are just next door to  the Reception  classroom so we will be able to see each other out in the garden and say hello when we see one another - won't that be lovely!!

I would also like you to do a very special job for Miss Pidgeon today. I would like you to draw a picture of yourself and if you want to include your family and any pets that would be super too. Then can you write some sentences to tell Miss Pidgeon a little bit about yourself. So you might want to write how old you are,  tell her some things you can do , for example I can ride my bike, I can swim. You could tell her your favourite colour, who your friends are. If your grown ups are able to bring this to school even post it school for Miss Pidgeon that would be fantastic – thank you. She will love learning more about you.

PHONICS

This week is a great opportunity to really practise all your tricky words and to make sure you are really confident at recognising  and writing all the sounds we have been revisiting over the last few weeks.A great way of doing this will be to use some the games that I have put on here before. You can also keep logging into Teach your monster to read.There is a new game today and then I will put on the other ones each day for the rest of the week.

Search and Circle πŸ”Ž

 This has been made with stickers from Poundland  but you can play this game with any set of picture stickers or cut out pictures from comics or magazines just choose ones with words that are decodable for the phase your child is working in.

 These stickers  are with words that are decodable mainly for Phase 4 (see word list below) and  are stuck  onto an A4 sheet of paper. If you then put the sheet inside a punched pocket your child can use a whiteboard marker to circle the stickers and the circles will rub away and you can reuse the sheet.

Write some corresponding captions and sentences to match the stickers on separate strips of paper. Your child selects a strip of paper, reads the caption or sentence and then puts a circle around the matching sticker.

Using a punched pocket means that you can store all of the caption/sentence strips inside the pocket and you can come back to the activity at a later date. 

The words on the caption/sentence strips that I used would suit:
Phase 2: hat, cap, red, big,
Phase 3: long, fish, sharp, teeth, pair, boots, short, nail polish, lipstick, with
Phase 4: brown, monster, pink, green, dragon, jumping,
Phase 5: spotty, white, nose, blue, skirt,

 

 

There is also a Summer Phonics booklet you could print off to use too if needed.

READING

Keep up with daily reading it is really important. Remember you can find more books to read here.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/

you will need to register to use these but there are lots of books here to read online, make sure you write down which ones you have read.

 

MATHEMATICS

Today’s number as you know  is 13 . So over the weekend we missed reminding ourselves about 11 and 12  so I would like you to check that you know these numbers and can remember how to make them. They all need a 10 and some more. You can practise writing these numbers and there is some more ideas on the sheets below.

 

Here is the story that I read to you at 'sit and chat'. Now your grown ups will know about it too !!

Teacher Jo Cummins (Library Girl and Book Boy) reads Bloom!

There are some lovely ideas here for you about this book.

   

Friday 9th July

Good Morning Everyone !!  Did you have a good day yesterday?  We enjoyed looking at Harold’s diary yesterday and we looked at the Mindful Monday activity. We spent some time talking about what we are thankful and grateful for and then we did a little bit of the scavenger hunt and talked about something that makes us happy and also something  we would  give to someone else  to  make them smile.

What makes you happy? What would you give to someone else to make them smile? Now we are looking forward to friendship Friday because we all love our friends don’t we.

What is going on outside today?. Don’t forget to have a short chat about the day of the week, the number for that day and also the weather that you can see outside.  Don’t forget you could look for the number each day on the 100 square and practise writing it. What is today’s number ? Is it an odd or even number ?  

Today we are going to find out about how people are kept safe on boats and beaches.Have you heard of lifeguards and coastguards they are the people who keep us safe on beaches and out on the sea. That organisation is called the RNLI , it is a charity  made up of many volunteers.Volunteering means to do something helpful without expecting or receiving a reward or getting paid. You might have seen the RNLI when you have been at the beach or you might have seen lifeboats, especially if you go  to Poole.

Can you see what the volunteers are wearing, why do you think they are wearing this special kit? The lifeboat crew and lifeguards need specially designed kit to ensure they are dry, warm and visible when they are rescuing people. The materials the clothes are made from need to be warm and waterproof.

I would like you to draw a life guard or a lifeboat and perhaps they equipment they use. You can find out more about the RNLI here.

https://rnli.org/youth-education/education-resources/lower-primary

PHONICS

Real and non-word reading.

Another easy one to put together. You don't have to have a plastic fork just anything that is small, easy to move and can be written on (stone, button, chocolate coin). Great one for children working in Phase 3 and  also to practise reading  real and non-words Reading these types of words really checks whether your child has taken on board the phonics that has been introduced.

    

  

    

 

    

 

READING

Keep up with daily reading it is really important. Remember you can find more books to read here.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/

you will need to register to use these but there are lots of books here to read online, make sure you write down which ones you have read.

 

MATHEMATICS

Today’s number as you know  is 10. I want you to see if you can put in your book some  ways to make 10. You can use numicon, part, part whole or just the calculation symbols.

What do you know about 10? What numbers make the whole number 10? Can you make it by using addition and subtraction? I wonder what number you can make if you add it to 10?

I would also like you to practise writing the number 10. Can you remember all the tens numbers to 100?

  

 

Thursday 9th July

 Good Morning Everyone !!  Did you have a good day yesterday?  I have been busy in my garden picking all the raspberries that are ripe and I also have some beans and courgettes too. The cucumbers are getting bigger too!!

What is going on outside today?. Don’t forget to have a short chat about the day of the week, the number for that day and also the weather that you can see outside.  Don’t forget you could look for the number each day on the 100 square and practise writing it. What is today’s number ? Is it an odd or even number ?  

Did you have fun making up your own Mr Gumpy story and thinking of the charcters to go in it? The children in school thought of lots of different animals to go in their boats there were unicorns, owls, lions , a buffalo and even a jellyfish!!

Today we are going to hear  about different types of boats.

Brilliant Boats by Tony Mitton & Ant Parker - Read Aloud Story for Kids

Have you ever been on a boat? What type of boat would you like to go on? Can you draw the baot in your book and maybe try to find out about some of the parts of it.

                       

 

PHONICS

Monster Mealtime πŸ½οΈ

A super simple way of making reading, recognising graphemes and sorting words a little more engaging and fun and can easily be adapted to suit the phase your child is working in.

Using the back of a envelope draw a monster outline with the mouth over the flap of the envelope. I made three monsters but you can make as many as you would like. I didn't write the graphemes onto the envelopes so the monsters can be reused at a later date.

Write some word or letter cards and your child reads the cards and feeds them to the correct monster.

Your child could sort words that contain graphemes that can are often mixed, like the digraphs 'ar', 'or' and 'ur'. For children working in Phase 2 they could feed the same letter to the corresponding monster or you could have picture cards and they sort them according to the initial sound.

Children in Phase 4 could sort words that start with the same adjacent consonants and children in Phase 5 sort words with the alternative graphemes that make the same phoneme. Children in Phase 6 could sort words according to the suffix used.

You could also adapt this to sort rhyming word cards too πŸ‘πŸ»

Copyright Phonics Family 2020

 

 

READING

Keep up with daily reading it is really important. Remember you can find more books to read here.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/

you will need to register to use these but there are lots of books here to read online, make sure you write down which ones you have read.

 

MATHEMATICS

Today’s number as you know  is 9. I want you to see if you can put in your book some  ways to make 9. You can use numicon, part, part whole or just the calculation symbols.

What do you know about 9? What numbers make the whole number 9? Can you make it by using addition and subtraction? I wonder what number you can make if you add it to 10?

I would also like you to practise writing the number 9.

 

 

 

Have a look at Harold's dairy today and see what he has been up to and what you can to do.

Wednesday 8th July

 Good Morning Everyone !!  Did you have a good day yesterday?

What is going on outside today?. Don’t forget to have a short chat about the day of the week, the number for that day and also the weather that you can see outside.  Don’t forget you could look for the number each day on the 100 square and practise writing it. What is today’s number ? Is it an odd or even number ?  

Did you enjoy making the puppets for the Mr Gumpy story? We had fun at school acting it out and being different characters form the story.

Today I would like you to think about the story again and to imagine you were Mr Gumpy going on an outing and then think about what other characters might ask to join you on the boat.

So if it was about me the story would be Mrs Flavell’s outing and in my story there would be  a  horse , a peacock, a donkey, some ducks.

Think carefully about what animals will be in your story and  what you will say to them when they want to go with you. So for the horse I would say ‘Yes you  can come with me but don’t gallop about’ For the peacock I would say ‘ Yes you can come with me  but don’t fan your tail’ For the donkey I would say ‘ Yes you can come with me but don’t kick about’

You can draw your animals and yourself in the boat too. You could perhaps find some toy animals to help you act out this story.

PHONICS

Please practise your sounds using your flashcards and just like yesterday we have some words for reading practise and then there is an activity to practise writing.

More CCVC Words | Phonics Phase 4

READING

Keep up with daily reading it is really important. Remember you can find more books to read here.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/

you will need to register to use these but there are lots of books here to read online, make sure you write down which ones you have read.

 

MATHEMATICS

Today’s number as you know  is 8. I want you to see if you can put in your book some  ways to make 8. You can use numicon, part, part whole or just the calculation symbols.

What do you know about 8? What numbers make the whole number 8? Can you make it by using addition and subtraction? I wonder what number you can make if you add it to 10?

I would also like you to practise writing the number 8, it is tricky one to get right so keep practising.

 

  

Listen to this story and then you could investigate floating and sinking. What sinks, what floats? Can you make something that sinks float? What about if it always floats can you make it sink?

If you made a boat yesterday try making one today with silver foil and take on the ..

The Tin-Foil Boat Challenge!

How many pennies can you get your boat to hold? Good luck!!

   

Who Sank the Boat? - Read Aloud for STEM Challenge

Tuesday 7th July

 Good Morning Everyone !!  Thank you so much to all of you that joined us yesterday for a chat and story. It was so lovely to have you all together and to be able to talk to you and find out what you have been doing. I am glad you enjoyed the stories we shared together, the octopus one was very funny wasn’t it!! You were all so sensible as well, I am already looking forward to seeing you all again next week.

What is going on outside today? Don’t forget to have a short chat about the day of the week, the number for that day and also the weather that you can see outside.  

Don’t forget you could look for the number each day on the 100 square and practise writing it. What is today’s number ? Is it an odd or even number  today?  

Did you enjoy the Mr Gumpy story yesterday? Can you remember who got in and what Mr Gumpy told them to do?

Today I would like you to make the puppets from this story – the printables are below and then you can retell the story. You can use different voices for the animals and Mr Gumpy. You could even make them a boat to go in .

If you need to listen to the story again then you can do that here.

Mr Gumpy's Outing, a story read for students

PHONICS

Today there will be a recap of  another sound – er.

 

Geraldine the Giraffe learns /er/

Can you write a sentence for this picture?

  

It is  a digger bed  with a ladder.

READING

Keep up with daily reading it is really important. Remember you can find more books to read here.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/

you will need to register to use these but there are lots of books here to read online, make sure you write down which ones you have read.

 

 

MATHEMATICS

 

Today’s number as you know  is 7. I want you to see if you can put in your book some  ways to make 7. You can use numicon, part, part whole or just the calculation symbols.

What do you know about 7? What numbers make the whole number 7? Can you make it by using addition and subtraction? I wonder what number you can make if you add it to 10?

I would also like you to practise writing the number 7.

 

 

                            

 

           

Monday 6th July

 Good Morning Everyone !!  Did you have a  lovely weekend? I am really looking forward to seeing more of you at school today. It is going to be wonderful to be together. I can't wait..

 

What is going on outside today?. Don’t forget to have a short chat about the day of the week, the number for that day and also the weather that you can see outside.  

Don’t forget you could look for the number each day on the 100 square and practise writing it. What is today’s number ? Is it an odd or even number ?

 

We have learnt lots about the creatures that live in the oceans and one of the other things the children in school are very interested in is boats, so I thought this week we would find out more about boats. So we are going to start with a story  about a boat and an outing that goes a little bit wrong!!

Mr Gumpy's Outing, a story read for students

Can you remember who got in the boat with Mr Gumpy? Who got in first?  I would like you to draw Mr Gumpy’s boat today and everyone who got in the boat with him – can you fit them all in?

PHONICS

Today there will be a recap of  another sound – ure. This is not a sound we use very much but we need to recognise it and know it. There is another video to practise your  blending for reading too

'ure' Words | Phonics Phase 3 | Segmenting & Blending

CCVC Words | Phonics Phase 4

READING

Keep up with daily reading it is really important. Remember you can find more books to read here.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/

you will need to register to use these but there are lots of books here to read online, make sure you write down which ones you have read.

 

MATHEMATICS

 

Today’s number as you know  is 6. I want you to see if you can put in your book some  ways to make 6. You can use numicon, part, part whole or just the calculation symbols.

What do you know about 6? What numbers make the whole number 6? Can you make it by using addition and subtraction? Can you make an array with this number? I wonder what number you can make if you add it to 10?

I would also like you to practise writing the number 6.

 

I think it will be a very exciting day for lots of you today so I will not add anything more for home learning today.  There will be more tomorrow.

Friday 3rd July

 Good Morning Everyone !!  Did you have a good day yesterday? I wanted to show these photos that one of my grown up sons sent me. He is a teacher too and he had these partridge chicks hatching in his house!! He took lots of photos and had a video for the students he teaches to watch while they were at home doing their school work.

  

 

   

  

Mrs Peters and I are very very excited about Monday because we are going to be welcoming some more of you into school to sit and chat with us and hopefully listen to a story and maybe even do some singing. The children in school are really looking forward to seeing you all too, it will be lovely for us to all spend some time together.

What is going on outside today?. Don’t forget to have a short chat about the day of the week, the number for that day and also the weather that you can see outside.  Don’t forget you could look for the number each day on the 100 square and practise writing it. What is today’s number ? Is it an odd or even number ?

Did you enjoy learning about the coral reef and the food chain? We are going to finish the week with a story by one of our favourite authors.

A House for Hermit Crab

Did you enjoy it? I loved the way hermit crab decorated his shell, he used lots of things that we saw living in the coral reef.  Here is a film of some real hermit crabs all swapping shells.

   

 

 

Hermit Crab House Shopping

Did you enjoy  the story? I loved the way hermit crab decorated his shell, he used lots of things that we saw living in the coral reef.  I liked the way all the crabds lined up in size order ready to swap shells, that was so clever. Today I would like you to draw hermit crab in his shell  and write some sentences about it. For example

Hermit crab got a new shell. He put on a starfish, he put on a coral. Then he put on a snail and a sea urchin.

 

 

PHONICS

You could use this game to practise the sounds we have been revising or tricky words or other words using the sounds we know.

Erase Away!

Sometimes the simplest ideas can be the best.

 Lots of children seem to love using an eraser and this activity gives them a chance to.

A completely adaptable activity for Phases 2-6. You could have initial sounds, digraphs and trigraphs, decodable words or tricky words. You say the sound or word and they rub it out.

Alternatively you could write two words, one with a letter incorrectly formed, and your child spots the mistake and rubs out the incorrect one.

   

 

   

 

READING

Keep up with daily reading it is really important. Remember you can find more books to read here.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/

you will need to register to use these but there are lots of books here to read online, make sure you write down which ones you have read.

 

MATHEMATICS

There is some counting to do today and then some additions , can you solve the sums and find out the whole number?

The sheets can be downloaded below if needed.

                           

 

                        

Finally why not try making one of these lovely hermit crab pictures.

 

Thursday 2nd July

 Good Morning Everyone !!  Did you have a good day yesterday?

What is going on outside today?. Don’t forget to have a short chat about the day of the week, the number for that day and also the weather that you can see outside.  We are  now at the start of another new month, did you find out what this month was called?

Don’t forget you could look for the number each day on the 100 square and practise writing it. What is today’s number ? Is it an odd or even number ?  

Did you draw your octopus and label it? Can you remember some facts about octopuses? One of the things the children in school were interested in was the coral reefs that were in the octopus’s garden book and also you might have seen them in the film about octopus.

Watch this film about coral reefs and all the fascinating creatures that live there.

 

Exploring the Coral Reef: Learn about Oceans for Kids - FreeSchool

We are also going to listen to another story that is also a song which I think you are going to like a lot.

A Hole in the Bottom of the Sea | Barefoot Books Singalong

What this book is showing us in a fun way is a food chain and how each creature depends on another creature to survive.

  

 I would like you to listen again carefully to the song/story and then draw and write  the food chain. You can do it in a circle or in a line.

   

 

   

  

You will be able to spell lots of the words for this too.

PHONICS

Today there will be a recap of  another sound – air.

 

  

air Words | Phase 3 Phonics

Let's sound out some 'air' words! If you would like your children to sound out independently, simply mute the video. For more Phonics Segmenting and Blending...

There is a sentence for you to write again today.

     I can see a big chair in the car park.

READING

Keep up with daily reading it is really important. Remember you can find more books to read here.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/

you will need to register to use these but there are lots of books here to read online, make sure you write down which ones you have read.

 

MATHEMATICS

We are going to start to day by practising our subitising again as it is really important we keep up this skill.

Subitising with Dice

Subitising is when you can instantly see how many things there are without even counting.

 Today’s number is 2 so we are going to practise our counting in 2s today. I wonder if you can remember what is  special about these numbers

 2,4,6,8,10

 

Why not find some items and put them in groups of 2s to count them. You could try it with socks!!

  

 

  As we have been looking at coral reefs why not try some coral reef art ideas ?

   

                                                                               

 

 

  

 Wednesday 1st July

 Good Morning Everyone !!  Did you have a good day yesterday? The children at school made some wonderful  colourful octopuses which we have put up in the classroom. I will show you how to make these later on.

What is going on outside today?. Don’t forget to have a short chat about the day of the week, the number for that day and also the weather that you can see outside.  We are  now at the star of another new month, did you find out what this month was called?

Don’t forget you could look for the number each day on the 100 square and practise writing it. What is today’s number ? Is it an odd or even number ?  

 

Did you write about your lovely octopus garden? Today we are going to find out more about octopus and some facts about them.

 

The Octopus:

The word octopus means "eight feet." Octopuses are solitary, eight-armed animals that live on the ocean floor. There are over 100 different species of octopuses. The Giant Octopus is the biggest octopus. This huge mollusk is up to 23 ft (7 m) from arm tip to arm tip, weighing up to 400 pounds (182 kg). The smallest is the Californian octopus, which is only 3/8 inch (1 cm) long.

Anatomy:

An octopus has a soft body and eight arms. Each arm has two rows of suction cups. If it loses an arm, it will eventually regrow another arm. It has blue blood. An octopus has an eye on each side of its head and has very good eyesight. An octopus cannot hear.

Diet:

Octopuses eat small crabs and scallops, plus some snails, fish, turtles, crustaceans (like shrimp), and other octopuses. They catch prey with their arms, then kill it by biting it with their tough beak, paralyzing the prey with a nerve poison, and softening the flesh. They then suck out the flesh. Octopuses hunt mostly at night. Only the Australian Blue-ringed octopus has a poison strong enough to kill a person.

Protection:

Octopuses live in dens, spaces under rocks, crevices on the sea floor, or holes they dig under large rocks. Octopuses pile rocks to block the front of their den. The den protects them from predators (like moray eels) and provides a place to lay eggs and care for them (a mother octopus doesn't eat during the entire 1 to 2 months she is caring for her eggs). In order to escape predators, octopuses can squirt black ink into the water, allowing the octopus to escape. Another defense that octopuses have is changing their skin color to blend into the background, camouflaging themselves. The octopus swims by spewing water from its body, a type of jet propulsion.

There are some films to watch too.

https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/animals/invertebrates/octopus/

The Outrageous Octopus!

I would like you to draw an octopus really carefully and label all the parts.

 You can see all the parts here.

PHONICS

Today there will be a recap of  another  sound , mute the sound so that your child has to read the word and practise their blending.

 

 

ear Words | Phase 3 Phonics | Trigraph

 Can you write a sentence for this picture?

This brown dog has big ears.

 

READING

Keep up with daily reading it is really important. Remember you can find more books to read here.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/

you will need to register to use these but there are lots of books here to read online, make sure you write down which ones you have read.

 

MATHEMATICS

 How was your subitising yesterday? We had some experst in school yesterday so keep practising at home too.It is such a useful skill. Did you enjoy meeting number blocks 30, 40 and 50? Watch this numberblocks video to find out more about these 10s numbers. Can you practise writing them all?

10,20,30,40,50,60,70,80,90,100

grouping items into 10s is a really good way of counting them especially if there is a lot of them. Why not give it a try. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0007gcv/numberblocks-series-4-land-of-the-giants

 

Here are the instructions to make the octopus we made at school if you would like to have go at home.

Octopus Art Project

   

Sponge print your paper , leave to dry then cut out the octopus head and arms, add eyes and then you have your octopus.

 You could try this too..

   

Tuesday 30thJune

 Good Morning Everyone !!  Did you have a good day yesterday? Look what I found crawling around on my patio last night. I have discovered it is called a cockchafer beetle and I think they are what I saw flying around the conker tree in my neighbours garden on the very warm evenings last week.

            

 

 

What is going on outside today? Don’t forget to have a short chat about the day of the week, the number for that day and also the weather that you can see outside.  We are at the end of June do you know which month starts tomorrow?

Don’t forget you could look for the number each day on the 100 square and practise writing it. What is today’s number ? Is it an odd or even number ?  There will be more about this number later on.

 

Did you enjoy the Octopus’s garden yesterday? We loved it in school and have drawn some super gardens.  Watch the story again if you would like to and today we are going to write some sentences about our lovely gardens.

For example:

In my octopus’s garden is a mermaid and some seaweed. I am in the garden with …

In the garden I can see fish and rocks and crabs.

Ringo Starr - Octopus's Garden (Spoken Version with Backing)

PHONICS

Today there will be a recap of  another  sound and there is also a game to play to help read tricky words or words using sounds you already know.

Popcorn and Sweet Cups πŸΏ

Having an afternoon watching a film? Give your cinema treats a phonics twist?

Write words on small pieces of paper. Scrunch them up to act as popcorn or twist them to make sweets. Your child picks a treat, opens it up and reads the words. Words can be adapted for age and phase. You could write alien words (non-words), key words or words that your child is struggling with. For younger children the treats could just have graphemes from the phase you have been working on or letters of the alphabet. Dig in and enjoy!

  

 

 

   

 

   

Phase 3 Phonics | oi Digraph

READING

Keep up with daily reading it is really important. Remember you can find more books to read here.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/

you will need to register to use these but there are lots of books here to read online, make sure you write down which ones you have read.

 

MATHEMATICS

We are going to start to day by practising our subitising again as it is really important we keep up this skill. It will be so helpful in Year 1.

Subitising

As the number today is 30 we have a numberblocks video to watch too.After you have watched this can you talk aout the 10s numbers you have seen. can you say all the 10s numbers? Do you know how to write them? Can you think about how many 10s you will need for 70, 80,90 and what about 100? how will you work this out, can you draw what you have found out in your book?

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0007gbh/numberblocks-series-4-thirtys-big-top

In school we have been interested to find out that rivers all end up at the sea. The river in our town actually goes all the way to the sea. Every river has a source and a mouth where it meets the sea. I wonder if you can find out where our River Stour begins and where it meets the sea? You might even be able to find it on a map. This diagram shows you more about the journey of a river. Perhaps you could try to draw the journey of our lovely River Stour showing where it starts and ends.

 

 Monday 29th June

 Good Morning Everyone !!  Did you have a wonderful weekend? It was very windy wasn’t it and it certainly wasn’t as sunny or hot as last week. I did some gardening and I have lots of cucumbers starting to grow – can you see them here.

   

  

They’re tiny aren’t they, hopefully they will get nice and big over the next few weeks. 

What is going on outside today?. Don’t forget to have a short chat about the day of the week, the number for that day and also the weather that you can see outside.  We are almost at the end of another month, do you know which month comes next? We are  also in another season now, do you know what this one is called? Can you remember the other three seasons we have learnt about this year?  I wonder if you  can tell a grown up which one of these pictures  belongs in each season.

   

 

   

Don’t forget you could look for the number each day on the 100 square and practise writing it. What is today’s number ? Is it an odd or even number ?  

 

This week we are starting with a lovely book that is actually a very famous song. You can find out  a little bit about the book by watching the first video and then listen to the whole  book in the second video. I hope you enjoy it!!

Ringo Starr's Octopus's Garden | Waterstones

Ringo Starr - Octopus's Garden (Spoken Version with Backing)

Now today I would like you to imagine your own octopus’s garden. What would it have in it? Who would you go there with? What other creatures might you see there? Would there be a shipwreck, a treasure chest or a mermaid? Can you draw it and add all these details? Below are some pictures from the book to help you.

PHONICS

Today there will be a recap of  a sound and there is also a game to play which will need a small amount of preparation but I am sure you will enjoy it!! 

Phase 3 Phonics | ow Digraph

Shopping Spree πŸ›οΈ

A really easy activity to set up. All you need is a shopping list, bag for life and a timer.

Write some words on a shopping list appropriate to the phase your child is working in and objects that can be found by your child around the house. Explain that they are going on a shopping spree. Give them the list and tell them they have 5 minutes to go and find all the objects on the list and put them into the bag.

You could shorten the amount of time you give them to make it more of a challenge. To give the activity a writing focus too you could also take away the list afterwards and get them to write a receipt for all the items.

 I put it as a Phase 2/3 list as I used 'x' for box.

You can see an example list for Phase 2-5 in the photos.

A fun active game to support your child's phonic knowledge.πŸ‘πŸ»

  

 

     

 

READING

Keep up with daily reading it is really important. Remember you can find more books to read here.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/

you will need to register to use these but there are lots of books here to read online, make sure you write down which ones you have read.

 

MATHEMATICS

We are going to start to day by practising our doubles again.You will need a dice or number cards for this game. Either roll the dice and shout out the double for that number or turn over a card and shout out the double.

After that we are going to think about weight ( mass) rather than size. see if you can collect some stones, pebbles or rocks. Hold them in your hands, which feels heavy, which feels light, how could you check? Do all the big things feel the heaviest? Can you find something big that feels light and something small that feels heavy? If you can't go outside  then you can do this inside with toys or other household items.

 

Have a look at Harold’s Diary today to see what  ideas he has for today and also what he was doing last week.

Why not try making one of these yummy looking octopus cakes or make an octopus.

Friday 26th June

 Good Morning Everyone !!  Oh my goodness I was so hot yesterday. I wish I had a paddling pool to jump in when I get home from school.  This evening I am sitting in my garden doing my school work because it is too hot inside and a bat has just flown over me, I expect it is off to hunt for insects to eat!.We were very hot in school yesterday , hopefully today will be a little cooler for us all.

What is going on outside today?. Don’t forget to have a short chat about the day of the week, the number for that day and also the weather that you can see outside.  Don’t forget you could look for the number each day on the 100 square and practise writing it. What is today’s number ? Is it an odd or even number ?  

 

We made some super sun safety posters in school and I was sent a photo of this one made at home. Isn’t it super.

     

Today we are going to listen to a story all about a shark who wants to be friends with all the other sea creatures but they don’t want to be friends with him!!

Smiley Shark by Ruth Galloway Read Aloud By Kim (English)

How did Smiley shark  help his friends? Why don’t you think the other sea creatuures wanted to play with him? Would you like to play with a shark? Can you draw Smiley shark  and the other creatures he talked to, give them speech bubbles and write what they are all saying.

PHONICS

There is a video to watch below and then you can do this 'ur' spotter story. You will be able to read it too!

 


 

 

   

Phase 3 Phonics | ur Digraph

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READING

Keep up with daily reading it is really important. Remember you can find more books to read here.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/

you will need to register to use these but there are lots of books here to read online, make sure you write down which ones you have read.

 

MATHEMATICS

How have you got on with your measuring this week? Here is a fun activity to try at home.

 

                

Here is this week's picture news for you to share together and talk about.

 

Thursday 25th June

Good morning everyone!

How are you today? It was so hot yesterday again wasn’t it and it is going to be another warm day today too.It will be hard to concentrate today I think. 

 

What is going on outside today?. Don’t forget to have a short chat about the day of the week, the number for that day and also the weather that you can see outside.  Don’t forget you could look for the number each day on the 100 square and practise writing it. What is today’s number ? Is it an odd or even number?  Can you make any arrays with this number?

 

As it is so hot today we are going to have a little think about keeping safe in the sun!

Watch this very short video to give you some top tips.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/sun-safety-for-kids

 Now I would like you  to have a chat with  a grown up about ways to stayy safe in the sun. Can you make a sun safety poster for your family to remind them what to do?

     

 

  

PHONICS

Let's try thsi activity today as ti needs to be done outside!!

Day at the Phonics B-ea-chπŸ–οΈ

The sun has come out  and you might be off to the  beach. You could collect shells and stones to make this activity or use some you already have. You could create word lists for your child to read and then make the word using the stones. The list shown has words using phase 5 sounds. Use this as an opportunity to practise the phase 3 sounds and also tricky words  - have fun!!

The sea is made from a cut up  IKEA bag  and then  some water was . The seaweed is a little bit of crepe paper and I cut up some green elastic bands. 

 

 

   

  

               

 

 

READING

Keep up with daily reading it is really important. Remember you can find more books to read here.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/

you will need to register to use these but there are lots of books here to read online, make sure you write down which ones you have read.

 

MATHEMATICS

Because I am pretty sure you are going to be playing with water at some point today I would like you to talk about capacity and use some of the language on here to help you.

  

 

Wednesday 24th June

 Good Morning Everyone !! It was lovely to see some of you again on our zoom call - thank you for joining us. it was so hot yesterday wasn’t it. I expect you have all been having a lovely time in your gardens playing in paddling pools and some of you might even have been to the beach!!

Pippa doesn’t like it when it is very hot, she keeps trying to jump in our pond to cool off!!

What is going on outside today?. Don’t forget to have a short chat about the day of the week, the number for that day and also the weather that you can see outside.  Don’t forget you could look for the number each day on the 100 square and practise writing it. What is today’s number ? Is it an odd or even number?  

Did you enjoy the Tiddler story yesterday? He had lots of stories to tell didn’t he. Did you make up your own story about Tiddler?

Today I  would like you to draw your story idea and write it down too. So you could draw Tiddler and a big imagination bubble and then write your story inside it.

 

PHONICS

How are you getting on with practising your phase 3 sounds and confidently using them in your writing?

Remember you can always keep using your Teach your Monster to read log in too.

Phase 3 Phonics | or Digraph

We loved doing the story spotting yesterday in school so I thought we would have another one of those today too.

                      

READING

Keep up with daily reading it is really important. Remember you can find more books to read here.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/

you will need to register to use these but there are lots of books here to read online, make sure you write down which ones you have read.

 

MATHEMATICS

How did you get on with your measuring yesterday? Did you find things that were longer and shorter than your stick? Today I would like you  to make a collection of sticks or leaves or other items.Can you lay them out in size order from shortest to longest? How will you check which is the longest or shortest one? 

Tuesday 23rd  June

 Good Morning Everyone !!  How are you today? I think it is going to be a lovely warm day today.

What is going on outside today?. Don’t forget to have a short chat about the day of the week, the number for that day and also the weather that you can see outside.  Don’t forget you could look for the number each day on the 100 square and practise writing it. What is today’s number ? Is it an odd or even number?

 

Today we are going to continue with a fishy   theme and listen to a story about a fish who loved telling stories! He is called Tiddler.

 

 

Books for Kids Read Aloud: (A Julia Donaldson Storybook Collection) Tiddler the story telling fish

Tiddler did tell a lot of stories didn’t he. Which one was your favourite?  There is no writing today but I would like you to talk together about the stories Tiddler told and then how the stories helped him get back home at the end. Can you pretend to be Tiddler today and tell a story about why you are late?

For example: ‘ I am sorry I am late but I  was playing with the starfish on the rocks when a crab grabbed  me and I tickled him until he let me go’

 

PHONICS

 

Phase 3 Phonics | ar Digraph

Can you spot all the ar in this  story? You could use a highlighter to show where they are. If you want to the story is available below to print off.

                                        

 

Can you write a sentence for this picture today?

The shark is in the roof.

READING

Keep up with daily reading it is really important. Remember you can find more books to read here.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/

you will need to register to use these but there are lots of books here to read online, make sure you write down which ones you have read.

 

MATHEMATICS

 

For maths today you will need to be outside if possible. Can you find a stick? Now  I would like you to find some things that are longer than your stick and some that are shorter than your stick. You could take pictures of them or draw them in your book. You might be able to find lots of sticks and put them size order from the longest to the shortest.

If you watch the video below you will be able to find out more about sharks. There are lots of different types of shark can you find out the names of some of them?

All About Sharks for Children: Animal Videos for Kids - FreeSchool

 Monday 22nd June

 Good Morning Everyone !!  Did you have a wonderful weekend? I wonder if you did anything special with your Daddy or Grandad. Mr Flavell decided to go on a fishing expedition on Sunday so we  spent a lovely day by a special bit of river. He even managed to catch some fish!!  You can see one of them here. He put it back into the river after this photo and it went swimming off happily.

              

While I was by the river I saw these two magnificent dragonflies, I think my favourite is the blue one.

     

I also found this little frog hopping around on the river bank but one thing I didn’t expect to see was the goat!! Can you see it popping up in the grass.

     

What is going on outside today?. Don’t forget to have a short chat about the day of the week, the number for that day and also the weather that you can see outside.  Don’t forget you could look for the number each day on the 100 square and practise writing it. What is today’s number ? Is it an odd or even number ?

 

This morning I would like you to think about what you did at the weekend and then draw a picture about it in your book and write some sentences to go with it. I want you to try really hard to make sure your sentence has a capital letter to start it, fingerspaces and a full stop at the end.

This week we will be listening to stories about fish and learning more about creatures under the sea. I would like you to listen to this lovely story – do you remember we had it in our book box so you might have read it at home!!

5 Minute Bedtime Story | Hooray for Fish! by Lucy Cousins read aloud by Books Read Aloud for Kids

I love all the different fish in this book, I am not sure there really are strawberry or pineapple fish under the sea. Which one is your favourite? We will be making some fish later on.

PHONICS

Please log onto Phonics play and play the flashcards game below.

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/3/flashcards-speed-trials

Please watch this video to recap this sound

 

 

 

Phase 3 Phonics | oo Digraph

Can you write the words for these pictures and if you want to have a challenege can you write some sentences for any of these words?

 

READING

Keep up with daily reading it is really important. Remember you can find more books to read here.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/

you will need to register to use these but there are lots of books here to read online, make sure you write down which ones you have read.

 

MATHEMATICS

This week we are going to be doing some measuring and learning about height and length. Try this challenge today. You can print it out below.

            

 

Have  a go at making one of these lovely paper fish ideas. They have used bubble wrap and put blue paint on it to print the sea.

 

There are lots of ideas if you click the link here.

   https://www.redtedart.com/diy-paper-fish-crafts/?cn-reloaded=1

 

                         

 

        

 

                                            

 

You can start the week with a look at Harold's diary too - enjoy it!!

Friday 19th June

 Good Morning Everyone !!  Well it certainly rained yesterday didn’t it!! But at least I got to try out my new raincoat and it kept me really dry so I am very happy with it!! Did you mange to watch the kindness assembly yesterday? It was lovely and it reminded me about what kind, considerate and thoughtful children you all are. It makes us all feel so much better when we are kind to others. If you missed it then you can watch it here.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/assemblies/ 

 

Are you going to be starting your day with  Jo Wicks again?  Are you going to be in fancy dress again? Keep up your efforts every day with him. Remember he starts at 9.00am on his youtube channel

 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ 

What is going on outside today?. Don’t forget to have a short chat about the day of the week, the number for that day and also the weather that you can see outside.  Don’t forget you could look for the number each day on the 100 square and practise writing it. What is today’s number ? Is it an odd or even number?  

I hope you have enjoyed the Lighthouse Keeper stories this week, there are lots of different ones to listen to and I have more for you to choose to listen to today. Today in your books I would like you to plan a delicious lunch for Mr Grinling. What sort of things would you make for him? Think about some of the yummy food Mrs Grinling made for him at the start of the week.You might need to go back to Monday to remind yourself of the story again.

Here are some ideas for you..

           

Here is another story about Mr Grinling. Do you know what a catastrophe is?

 

Story Time: The Lighthouse Keeper's Catastrophe

I think the wire Mr Grinling uses is fantastic, have you ever been on a zipwire?

PHONICS

I know we have played this before but it is great fun and why not try it today using wordas and pictures containing the sounds we have practised this week. igh, ai,ee,oa

Phonics Memory Game πŸ€”πŸ§ 

Place out a selection of objects and let your child have a minute or two to look at them and try and memorise them. Place a cloth over them and as you lift it remove one of the items. Your child now has to recall which item is missing and write it down.

For younger children you could provide word cards for them and they have to then hold up the word card for the item that is missing. Adapt the objects for age and phase.

For children working on initial sounds you could have a few letter cards under the cloth. Hide one of the cards and then your child identifies which one is missing and holds up the matching letter card.

The number of items you place out will vary with age. The average number of items an adult can remember is 7 (7 plus or minus 2). I normally put out the number of objects corresponding to your child's age, so 4 for a 4 year old, up to a maximum of 7.

 

 

 

READING

Keep up with daily reading it is really important. Remember you can find more books to read here.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/

you will need to register to use these but there are lots of books here to read online, make sure you write down which ones you have read.

 

MATHEMATICS

It is all about 19 today!! You can download this to print off below.

          

 

 

It is a picture news day today the items you need are below.

 

We haven't looked at Harold's Diary this week so you might like to do that today.

You could try making one of these lovely pictures in a box. 

                          

 

Have  a lovely weekend and we will be in touch on here again on Monday.

Thursday 18th June

At 10 o clock today there is very special assembly to watch on the Oak Academy website , I hope clicking on the link will take you straight to it the theme is Kindness and it will be led by the Duchess of Cambridge. I will also put it on tomorrow after it has been shown. There is a small clip of it too below to watch.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/assemblies/

The Duchess of Cambridge Leads School Assembly on Importance of Kindness

Thursday 18th June

 Good Morning Everyone !!   Luckily Mrs Peters and I didn’t get wet on our way home yesterday I am not sure about today though!! Look at the weather forecast!

       

 But I am still waiting to test out my new raincoat so maybe I will get the chance today!!

What is going on outside today?. Don’t forget to have a short chat about the day of the week, the number for that day and also the weather that you can see outside.  Don’t forget you could look for the number each day on the 100 square and practise writing it. What is today’s number ? Is it an odd or even number?  You can make some arrays with this number do you know what they are? You could try drawing them in your books.

We thought of some very disgusting sandwiches yesterday - did you? Did you enjoy the story about Hamish? Today we are going to find out a bit more about lighthouses and what they do and how they work.

 

 Can you draw a lighthouse in your book and after your grown up has read you some of the facts you can write about the lighthouse. You might decide to label your lighthouse and the different parts. Watch the video below to see some real lighthouses and thereis even one not too far away from Blandford – can you spot it?

Great Lighthouses in England

PHONICS

I am going to  provide some ideas to go back over the phase 3 digraphs as it is really important that children know these and can confidently spell and read words containing these sounds.

Phase 3 Phonics | oa Digraph

Have a look here and see which words you can write with oa in them.

   

 

 

If you are an expert at this then why not try putting them into a sentence ? For example..

The toad went on the road.

 

READING

Keep up with daily reading it is really important. Remember you can find more books to read here.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/

you will need to register to use these but there are lots of books here to read online, make sure you write down which ones you have read.

 

MATHEMATICS

I have a tens frame challenge for you today you can either copy these into your book or print out below. It might be helpful to have some small items to support this work too.

  

 

 

Here is another Mr Grinling story to listen to. I wonder what he will rescue?

The Lighthouse Keeper's Rescue - Give Us A Story!

Wednesday 17th June

 Good Morning Everyone !!  How are you all today? It was wonderful to see  so many of you on our zoom call yesterday. Mrs Peters and I love seeing you all and chatting to you, we can’t wait for next week’s call.

When I got home I did a little bit of gardening and look what I picked. Do you know what the green things are? They are called gooseberries and it is quite hard to pick them because the bush has very big spikes on it. I will have to keep an eye on my raspberries because Pippa likes them too and if she sees me picking them she goes and nibbles the ripe ones which is a bit naughty of her!

      

What is going on outside today?. Don’t forget to have a short chat about the day of the week, the number for that day and also the weather that you can see outside. Mrs Peters and I thought it would rain yesterday but it was lovely day. I think we might get wet on our way home today though.  Don’t forget you could look for the number each day on the 100 square and practise writing it. What is today’s number ? Is it an odd or even number?  

 

 We have been enjoying the lighthouse keeper story in school too just like you. In the story Mrs Grinling makes a disgusting sandwich for the seagulls to stop them eating all the delicious food she makes for Mr Grinling.  If you were going to make a disgusting sandwich what would you put in it? If I made one I would put lots of little twigs in it so it would be a twig sandwich!!

Can you draw and write about the disgusting sandwich you would make? For example I could write ..

My sandwich has twigs in it. It is a twig sandwich.

Here is another story about Mr Grinling for you to enjoy.

The Lighthouse Keeper's Cat - Give Us A Story!

PHONICS

I am going to  provide some ideas to go back over the phase 3 digraphs as it is really important that children know these and can confidently spell and read words containing these sounds.

 

Phase 3 Phonics | ee Digraph

Now practise writing these words with ee in them.

READING

Keep up with daily reading it is really important. Remember you can find more books to read here.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/

you will need to register to use these but there are lots of books here to read online, make sure you write down which ones you have read.

 

MATHEMATICS

Let'sfind out a bit more about today's number. Watch the numberblocks episode here.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m00063vv/numberblocks-series-4-seventeen

Do you know the number that is one more or one less than this number? Us ethe game below to practise numbers 1 more and 1 less to 20

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/chopper-squad

 

At school we have made some seagulls to fly around the room, hopefully they won't steal our lunch!!

       

 I also saw these amazing lighthouse models, I wonder if anyone can make one of these!!

  

 

 

  

How to Build a Lego Lighthouse & Sail - Lego Classic 10692 (2015)

Tuesday 16th June

Good Morning Everyone !!  How are you all today? I hope you will be joining us for our class zoom call this afternoon. If you would like to join in then email me at before 3.30 pm and I will send you the meeting invitation.

Elmer@blandfordstmary.dsat.org.uk

Guess what I found out...  today is World Sea Turtle Day!!  Isn't that amazing when we have been learning all about turtles. I have been reading about them on the WWF website to learn more about them.

https://www.wwf.org.uk/updates/world-sea-turtle-day#:~:text=World%20Sea%20Turtle%20Day%20is,turtle%20are%20threatened%20with%20extinction.

I have found out that I could adopt a sea turtle and I am finding out more about how to do that!!

                     

 

Are you going to be starting your day with  Jo Wicks again?  Keep up your efforts every day with him. Remember he starts at 9.00am on his youtube channel

 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ 

What is going on outside today?. Don’t forget to have a short chat about the day of the week, the number for that day and also the weather that you can see outside.  Don’t forget you could look for the number each day on the 100 square and practise writing it. What is today’s number ? Is it an odd or even number?  You can make some arrays with this number do you know what they are? You could try drawing them in your books.

Did you enjoy the lighthouse keeper story yesterday? Weren’t those seagulls greedy, but I think Mrs Grinling came up with a brilliant plan to stop them taking the lunch out of the basket. Did you notice the days of the week in this story? I would like you to listen to the story again and make sure you know what happened on each day of the week.

  

   

The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch - Give Us A Story!

Use the sheet  below if you are able to print it off or draw the pictures and then add a sentence for each day. Here are some suggested sentences for you. You will also notice on the sheet that the capital letters are missing from the days of the week , can you make sure you write them correctly with a capital letter.

 

On Monday the seagulls got the lunch.

On Tuesday the seagulls got the lunch again.

On Wednesday the cat went in the basket.

On Thursday they got mustard sandwiches.

On Friday they got mustard sandwiches.

On Saturday he got his lunch and the seagulls went to the boat for lunch.

Grown ups please make sure the children can talk to you about what happened each day and that they can say their sentence to you before they start. If necessary you could write the sentence starter On Monday etc

 

 

 

Here are the days of the week to help you with this too.

PHONICS

 We are going to spend a bit of time going back over  the phase 3 digraphs as it is really important that children know these and can confidently spell and read words containing these sounds. If your child confidently knows all of these sounds then please use some of the phonics games from previous days to practise tricky words.

 

Phase 3 Phonics | ai Digraph

Now practise writing these words with ai in them. What can you see here? Which ones can you spell?

                    

READING

Keep up with daily reading it is really important. Remember you can find more books to read here.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/

you will need to register to use these but there are lots of books here to read online, make sure you write down which ones you have read.

 

MATHEMATICS

We have been practising our number bonds to 10. Well done if you are getting really confident with these now.We are gong to practise our subitising again today - can you remember our song?

The Subitizing Song! [suhb-itizing] (Version 1-- dots, ten-frames, fingers- up to 10)

Can you go on a subitising treasure hunt? Have a look around your home or in the garden what can you spot? Can you take some subitising photos.

 

 

   Did you paint or collage a lighthouse yesterday? How about making a lighthouse model today?

    

  

Have a look at Harold's diary to see what he did yesterday and today too, it is Try it out Tuesday ! I wondee what Harold will try out today. 

Monday 15th June

 Good Morning Everyone !!  Did you have lovely weekend? It was bit miserable on Saturday but lovely yesterday. I went for a walk and found a lovely old church and shallow stream for Pippa to splash in which she loved. On my walk I noticed lots and lots of these caterpillars – can you see them on these stinging nettles?

There must have been at least 100!! I have found out thay they are the caterpillar for the peacock butterfly and they love to eat stinging nettles!!

  

                       

 

Are you going to be starting your day with  Jo Wicks again?  Keep up your efforts every day with him. Remember he starts at 9.00am on his youtube channel

 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ 

 

What is going on outside today?. Don’t forget to have a short chat about the day of the week, the number for that day and also the weather that you can see outside.  Don’t forget you could look for the number each day on the 100 square and practise writing it. What is today’s number ? Is it an odd or even number?  You can make some arrays with this number do you know what they are? You could try drawing them in your books.

 

This week we are going to be listening to some stories about someone who does very important job near the sea to help keep people and boats safe. Today’s book is called the Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch.

Do you know what a lighthouse is? Have you ever seen one , perhaps you have been lucky enough to go inside one. Let’s find out what happens in this story today.

The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch - Give Us A Story!

Did you enjoy that story? Those seagulls were greedy weren’t they, how did Mrs Grinling trick them?

So today in your books I would like you to draw the little white cottage on the cliffs  and the lighthouse in your book and write about who lives there so you could write.

The little white cottage is on the cliffs. Mr Grinling is a lighthouse keeper and he works in the lighthouse. The seagulls wanted to eat his lunch.

There are lots of words here you can try to spell yourselves. 

 Here are some examples of pictures to get you started.

 

PHONICS

Today we are going to recap the phase 3 sound igh

Watch the film below.

igh Words | Phase 3 Phonics

I would like you to write these words in your book when your adult says them for you. us eyour robot arms to help you out.

high

sigh

tight

sight

fight

light

night

bright

fright

READING

Keep up with daily reading it is really important. Remember you can find more books to read here.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/

you will need to register to use these but there are lots of books here to read online, make sure you write down which ones you have read.

 

MATHEMATICS

We are  going to look again at those number bonds to 10. Can you help Mr Grinling work out how to make the whole number 10 when he sees each group of boats in the pictures below.How will you work it out? Can you explain to your adult how you have worked this out? You might need your book so you can draw and write your ideas.

Can you make a lighthouse painting or collage picture like these ones here?

Have you been keeping up with 30 days wild? I wonder what the job is for today. Have a look in the dragonfly at the top of the page.

Friday 12th June

 Good Morning Everyone !!  How are you all today? Did you enjoy the turtle story yesterday? I found out that Lynley Dodd who wrote that story and all the Hairy McClary books comes from New Zealand and that in the town where she lives there are statues of Hairy McClary and his friends-aren’t they lovely!

   It looks like the dogs have chased Scarface Claw up the tower!        

 

Are you going to be starting your day with  Jo Wicks again?  Will you be in fancy dress, I know at least one of your friends will be. Keep up your efforts every day with him. Remember he starts at 9.00am on his youtube channel

 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ 

What is going on outside today?. Don’t forget to have a short chat about the day of the week, the number for that day and also the weather that you can see outside.  Don’t forget you could look for the number each day on the 100 square and practise writing it. What is today’s number ? Is it an odd or even number?  What doubles make this number? We  have been learning the numbers that come after 10 so what is it today and what will it be tomorrow?

 

We started this week with World Oceans Day and you have learnt lots about turtles and how to care for our oceans. We will be finding out more about other sea creatures over the next few weeks but we are going to finish this week by making a poster to remind everyone how to protect our ocean and the creatures that live in them and around them. I don't think we want seagulls to eat crisp packets or turtles to eat plastic bags.

                       

Can you remember what we need to do? I think the one we know most about is to make sure we do not throw plastic into the sea or river. We can try to recycle or reuse our plastic items. We can make sure our drinks are in reusable bottles. When we go to the beach or if we are out an about we can pick up litter ( make sure you always check with an adult first though)

                      

 Here are some poster ideas to get you started, make it big and colourful and perhaps you can put it up in your window for everyone to see!!

            

                           

 

PHONICS

This will keep you busy today and lots of opportunity to practise reading and writing too.

Phonics Bootcamp πŸƒ‍ 

Let's kick start the week with a Phonics Bootcamp!

A perfect activity for all those active children that find it tricky to sit down for too long and a great way to support both phonics skills and physical development.

On small pieces of paper I wrote some numbers in words and on paper strips I wrote some simple exercises suitable for children to try and do. I then created a simple workout sheet on A4 paper. Fold up the pieces of paper and put all the numbers in one pot and the exercises in another.

Your child picks a number and a exercise in order to fill up the spaces on the sheet. They have now created their Phonics Bootcamp workout. They read through the words and captions and complete the exercise. The number can be the number of repetitions, for example 'ten star jumps' or can be the number of seconds they have to do the exercise for, i.e. 'six seconds of quick  feet'. Once they've finished they can fold the paper back up again and place them back in the pot ready for another day.

For children working in Phase 1/2 you could 'sound out' the words and they blend them together to complete the exercise.

Adapt the numbers and exercises to make it suitable for the phase your child is working in. You can also have more spaces on the workout sheet to make it more of a challenge or write the numbers in words up to 20.

Suggested numbers in words for each phase:
Phase 2: ten
Phase 3: three, six, seven, eleven, sixteen
Phase 4: one (tricky word),

 

Suggested exercise words:
Phase 2: sit, up, hop, leg, kick, run
Phase 3: quick, feet, down, jog, burpee, high
Phase 4: jump, jumping, spot, star

Copyright Phonics Family 2020

READING

Keep up with daily reading it is really important. Remember you can find more books to read here.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/

you will need to register to use these but there are lots of books here to read online, make sure you write down which ones you have read.

 

MATHEMATICS

We are back to 10 again this month so today I wonder whether you can be super mathematicians and remember any of the number bonds or ways to make 10 with two parts? Did you remember the ways to make 10?

Try this activity today to record those number bonds to 10.

I wrote the numbers and made the rainbow , as you colour it in you can record the number bond. I recorded some as part, part  wholes  too.

             

 

 Yesterday you had a picture news so you might not have looked at Harold's Diary but yesterday was 

Thinking of others Thursday!   I am sure some of you are missing being able to see some of your family and  also some of your friends that was why it was so nice to see each other on zoom on Tuesday. Something that  can make you feel happy is to remember all the fun things you  used to do together and you can look at photos on here of your friends. Why not draw some pictures of you and your friends playing together and then you could perhaps send it to your friend or tak aphoto and end it to me to put on here.

 

You could reuse your plastic bottles by making a fish like this one here.

        

 

Or you could try this one!!

  

  1. Take the lid off an empty water bottle and squish the bottle flat from about the middle of the bottle all the way to the bottom. Leave the front part puffy. If it does get flat, you can always put your finger in the mouth opening of the bottle and push the sides back out.
  2. Cut off the bottom of the bottle about an inch up. You can make this a flat line or curve it to create an interesting shaped back fin.
  3. Cut triangular notches in the side of the bottle to differentiate the back fin from the rest of the fish body.
  4. Tape the triangle cut outs with clear tape so there is no longer exposed holes. This will make a more finished look and add a layer of protection from the sharp edges. You can tape the back of the fish as well if you are concerned with the kids getting cut. I did not tape that back fin, and we have had no problems. The paint will cover the tape.

   

    

   

 

Thursday 11th June

 Good Morning Everyone !!  How are you all today? Did you draw  a turtle and either label it or write some turtle facts? I thought I would show these photos I took on holiday one year when we were swimming and saw what we thought was a plastic bag but it turned out to be a sea turtle and it swam around near us for a little while and then swam off on its travels. It was amazing – can you see it in the photos?

  

 

Are you going to be starting your day with  Jo Wicks again?  Will you be in fancy dress, I know at least one of your friends will be. Keep up your efforts every day with him. Remember he starts at 9.00am on his youtube channel

 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ 

What is going on outside today?. Don’t forget to have a short chat about the day of the week, the number for that day and also the weather that you can see outside.  Don’t forget you could look for the number each day on the 100 square and practise writing it. What is today’s number – it is another easy one today. Is it an odd or even number? We  have been learning the numbers that come after 10 so what is it today and what will it be tomorrow?

I know how much you love our Hairy McClary stories and I was amazed to find that the lady who writes these books had also written a story about a turtle and here it is for you to listen to. It is called The Smallest Turtle. I found out that Lynley Dodd who wrote this book lives in New Zealand so I expect she has seen a real turtle and perhaps that is what inspired her to write this book and she draws all the pictures too!!

 

The smallest turtle - by Lynley Dodd - KIDS FUN STORYTIME

As we found out yesterday baby turtles have a long journey to make from their sandy nest hole all the way to the ocean. The tiny turtle in today’s story had a very long journey didn’t it. What I noticed in the book was that there were lots of words describing things it went past or saw on its journey.

I would like you to read these word and draw what it is in your book. Some of the words you might need a little bit of help with but try really hard to read them. You can write them into your book and then draw next to the words.

Shimmery sun

Big black beetle

Twisty roots

Sleepy lizard

Spiky grass

Big green leaf

Watch this film if you want to see more turtles!!

* SEA TURTLES * | Animals For Kids | All Things Animal TV

PHONICS

Today can you log into Phonics Play and play a game to practise your sounds and also your tricky words.

 I would practise Phase 2 and 3 and move onto Phase 4 tricky words if your child confidently reads Phase 2 and 3.

Remember the log in details are: 

Username: march20
Password: home

Then you could try this activity together

Pencil for a Walk βœοΈ

This is so quick and easy to set up. In fact probably one of the quickest and easiest activities I've posted. It literally takes a couple of minutes and is so versatile it can be adapted to any phase. All you need is a piece of paper and some colouring pencils.

Get your child to take their pencil for a walk around a sheet of paper. You could do this instead if they would prefer. Then write some graphemes, decodable words or tricky words, depending on what you want your child to focus on, into the sections that have been created. Your child can now colour the sheet in, for example in the picture attached for Phase 3 your child could colour all the 'ar' graphemes in one colour, all the 'or' in another and the same for 'ur', 'ow' 'oi' 'er' until all the sections are coloured in.

In the photo is an example suitable for each phase.
Phase 2: initial sounds. You could do rhyming words i.e all words that rhyme with 'cat' in blue, all the words that rhyme with 'dog' in yellow etc.
Phase 3: different graphemes or you could have decodable words with these sounds in.

Phase 4: Colour all the words that start with the adjacent consonant 'st' in one colour and 'tr' in another.
Phase 5: colour the alternatives to 'ai' in different colours.

A great activity to encourage your child to stay in the lines whilst colouring too πŸ‘πŸ»

Copyright Phonics Family 2020

 

  

 

 

 

 

READING

Keep up with daily reading it is really important. Remember you can find more books to read here.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/

you will need to register to use these but there are lots of books here to read online, make sure you write down which ones you have read.

 

MATHEMATICS

We are back to 10 again this month so today I wonder whether you can be super mathematicians and remember any of the number bonds or ways to make 10 with two parts? Did you remember the ways to make 10?

Try this game today which you could play with your number cards or with playing cards ( you won’t need the picture cards)

Lay the cards face down and pick one up can you say the number that it needs to add to it to make 10?

If you get it right then score a point.

You could also play it with a dice , roll the dice and say how many spots you need to add to make 10.

There is a new picture news for you to talk about this week.
Can you remember one of our favourite songs about a turtle? Remember Tiny Tim? Sing a long with it here.

I Had A Little Turtle (Tiny tim) - Children's song

Wednesday 10th June

 Good Morning Everyone !!   Thank you so much to all of you that joined in with the zoom call yesterday, Mrs Peters and I loved seeing you all and chatting to you. Some of you are 5 now because you have had birthdays while we have been away from school so we heard about some wonderful presents.We saw a new puppy and two gorgeous kittens too. I hope you all enjoyed it too and  I am already looking forward to doign it again next week. We really  have missed you all so it was lovely to catch up. I wonder what you will tell us about next week or what you will show us I can't wait to find out!!

Did you enjoy the wild yoga yesterday? Mrs Peters and I managed all of them except the snail!! Did any of you do the snail I wonder.

 

Are you going to be starting your day with  Jo Wicks again?  Will you be in fancy dress, I know at least one of your friends will be. Keep up your efforts every day with him. Remember he starts at 9.00am on his youtube channel

 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ 

What is going on outside today?. Don’t forget to have a short chat about the day of the week, the number for that day and also the weather that you can see outside.  Don’t forget you could look for the number each day on the 100 square and practise writing it. What is today’s number – it is another easy one today. Is it an odd or even number? If you double today’s number what number will you have? We know how to make today’s number by adding but what about subtracting( taking a number away from another number) can you think of  a way to make today’s number that way?

I am really interested in the turtles in the stories we have listened to this week. I thought today we could find out  some more about turtles.

 

These magnificent creatures come in all shapes and sizes and live in a number of different environments. They all belong to a group of reptiles called Testudines, which includes turtlestortoises, and terrapins.

From giant, slow-moving land-dwelling tortoises and snappy terrapins basking in their fresh-water lagoons, to the graceful strokes of a sea turtle gliding through our oceans – check out our ten totally awesome turtle facts, below!

Turtle facts

1. Turtles belong to one of the oldest reptile groups in the world – beating snakes, crocodiles and alligators!

2. These creatures date back to the time of the dinosaurs, over 200 million years ago.

3. Turtles are easily recognised by their bony, cartilaginous shell. This super-tough casing acts like a shield to protect them from predators – some turtles can even tuck their head up inside their shell for extra protection!

4. Just like your bones, a turtle’s shell is actually part of its skeleton. It’s made up of over 50 bones which include the turtle’s rib cage and spine.

5. Contrary to popular belief, a turtle cannot come out of its shell. The turtle’s shell grows with them, so it’s impossible for them to grow too big for it!

6. What a turtle eats depends on the environment it lives in. Land-dwelling turtles will munch on beetlesfruit and grass, whereas sea dwellers will gobble everything from algae to squid and jellyfish.

 

7. Some turtles are carnivores (meat eaters), others are herbivores (plant eaters) and some are omnivores (a mixture of the two!). Many baby turtles start life as carnivores but grow to eat more plants as they mature.

8. Turtles are ‘amniotes’ – they breathe air and lay their eggs on land, although many species live in or around water.

9. These cold-blooded creatures have an incredibly long life span. The oldest ever recorded, named Tu”i Malila, of Tonga Island, passed away at the grand old age of 188!

10. Sadly, many species of turtle are endangered! 129 of approximately 300 species of turtle and tortoise on Earth today are either vulnerable, endangered, or critically endangered, according to the IUCN. Threats include loss of habitat, poaching and the illegal pet trade.

                                             

 

                               

 

 I would like you to draw a sea turtle in your book today and then write some facts about it. For example: It has a shell. It has 4 flippers. You could also label your picture of the turtle.

PHONICS

Today can you log into Phonics Play and play a game to practise your sounds and also your tricky words.

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/2/flashcards-speed-trials

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/2/tricky-word-trucks

  I would practise Phase 2 and 3 and move onto Phase 4 tricky words if your child confidently reads Phase 2 and 3.

Remember the log in details are: 

Username: march20
Password: home

 

 

 

 

 

READING

Keep up with daily reading it is really important. Remember you can find more books to read here.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/

you will need to register to use these but there are lots of books here to read online, make sure you write down which ones you have read.

 

MATHEMATICS

We are back to 10 again this month so today I wonder whether you can be super mathematicians and remember any of the number bonds or ways to make 10 with two parts?

I would like you to write these in your book. You can write them as part part whole or as tens frames or use numicon or the calculations.

Why not try these games too.

https://www.mathplayground.com/number_bonds_10.html

 

http://www.ictgames.com/saveTheWhale/index.html

 

How about having a go at some turtle art today.Here are lots of ideas you could add it to your jelly fish from yesterday and start making a big ocean picture!!

   

 

  

 

                           

 Watch the film below to see some baby turtles as they hatch and make their way to the sea.

Also why not see what Harold is up to in his daily diary today.

Finally don't forget to be wild!! I am sorry I forgot to put the wild activity in the dragonfly yesterday.

 

Baby turtle's first steps - BBC

Tuesday 9th June

 Good Morning Everyone !!  Did you enjoy World Ocean Day yesterday? I had no idea that every second breath we take comes from the ocean.

I wonder if you found out the names of all the oceans.Here they are if you are not sure.

   

Are you going to be starting your day with  Jo Wicks again?   Keep up your efforts every day with him. Remember he starts at 9.00am on his youtube channel

 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ 

We started with some yoga yesterday in schoo, why not try some wild yoga!!

  

 

What is going on outside today?. Don’t forget to have a short chat about the day of the week, the number for that day and also the weather that you can see outside.  Don’t forget you could look for the number each day on the 100 square and practise writing it. What is today’s number – it is another easy one today. Is it an odd or even number? If you double today’s number what number will you have? We know how to make today’s number by adding but what about subtracting( taking a number away from another number) can you think of  a way to make today’s number that way?

 

We listened to the story ‘Somebody swallowed Stanley’ , did you listen to it? Watch it here if you missed it yesterday.

Somebody Swallowed Stanley by Sara Roberts at World Ocean Day for Schools 2020

Author and wildlife expert, Sarah Roberts, reads her book ' Somebody Swallowed Stanley' and shares animal facts, in this mini lesson on ocean plastic.

What was Stanley? Was he a jellyfish ? Who swallowed Stanley ? Can you remember who swallowed him first? Who tried to swallow him next? What happened to him at the end? Can you draw a storymap for Stanley. Have a look at mine, I have used the  special story words 

First

next

then

after that

finally.

   

Remember to add lots of writing.

PHONICS

Please keep practising your sounds that I gave you on the flashcards and remember to use your sound mat to help with your writing too.The games that I have been putting on here are to consolidate the phase 2 and 3 sounds as well as the tricky words you had in your reading diaries.

If you click on this link it will take you to BBC bitesize and there are videos for all the phase 3 sounds so if there are any that need extra practise then choose it and watch that one.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvq9bdm

Paper Aeroplane Phonics βœˆοΈ 

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Here is another game to play today involving paper aeroplanes! Make the aeroplanes and write on words the child has to blend and read then they must fly it to land on the correct 'airport' which ha picture to match the word.

Get the children involved in writing the words too.

   

 Here are a few words to get you started

train

flower

moon

owl

book

frog

tent

crab

star

 

READING

Keep up with daily reading it is really important. Remember you can find more books to read here.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/

you will need to register to use these but there are lots of books here to read online, make sure you write down which ones you have read.

MATHEMATICS

Sorry for the confusion I put the wrong video clip picture on yesterday!!

Did you see how the numbers after 10 are made from 1 ten and some more.  Have a go at this game to practise making the numbers using tens frames

https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/tenFrame/index.html

In the story about Stanley he got swallowed by a turtle. Watch this film  and  learn more  from the author of the book about  why plastic is so bad for the oceans .

 

 

 

 

Somebody Swallowed Stanley - a new book on plastic pollution

Meet Sarah Roberts, eco-expert and shark specialist (with her own shark bite to show for it) whose work has evolved into researching and campaigning around t...

At the end of the story Stanley got recycled into a kite. Follow these insturctions to mske your own recycled  kite.

                            

Do you remember that the animals under the sea thought that Stanley was a jellyfish. How about making a jellyfish? Here are some ideas for you.

     

 If you missed the other story about the little turtle yesterday you can watch it here. 

 

Little Turtle Turns The Tide with Lauren Davies at World Ocean Day for Schools 2020

Monday 8th June

 I have just been sent this amazing photo by Maisie and Betsie and I am sure you will all love to see it. Look what their Nanny found in her garden when she was watering her flowers!

                    

It is a grass snake, I would be a bit surprised if I saw one of those in my garden too.Thank you for sending it to me so we can all share it. You know we love that sort of thing in Reception!!

 Good Morning Everyone !!  I hope you have all had a lovely weekend. When I got home on Friday Pippa was back from the dog groomer and this what she looked like!

               

 

All her curls have gone but I think she likes having less fluff on her and it will grow again really quickly.

On Sunday my Mummy and Daddy came to visit me, it is a long time since they have been to my house and we had a lovely afternoon tea together in my garden. I hope you all enjoyed the weekend as much as I did.

I am very excited today because it is World Ocean Day and this means we are going to start some learning all about our oceans and all the amazing plants and creatures that live there. 

                                                           

There is more infrmation about this further down the page.

Are you going to be starting your day with  Jo Wicks again?  As it World Ocean Day why not wear something blue today! I have blue sandals and lots of blue flowers on my dress today. Keep up your efforts every day with him. Remember he starts at 9.00am on his youtube channel

 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ 

 

What is going on outside today?. Don’t forget to have a short chat about the day of the week, the number for that day and also the weather that you can see outside.  Don’t forget you could look for the number each day on the 100 square and practise writing it. What is today’s number – it is another easy one today. Is it an odd or even number? If you double today’s number what number will you have? We know how to make today’s number by adding but what about subtracting( taking a number away from another number) can you think of  a way to make today’s number that way? Can you make this number with two parts? What about three parts? Can you make an array with this number?

                  

World Ocean Day  is a day where people around the world celebrate all the wonderful things that our oceans do and there are lots of exciting things for you to do and take part in today.

The theme for this year is the link between ocean health and human health.

                                             

  Now, more than ever, we can all appreciate the impact of nature on our physical and mental wellbeing. The ocean does so much for us from providing food and jobs to relaxation and playtime. Learning more about our connection to the ocean means we are able to understand the impact when it is not taken care of. We need the ocean and the ocean needs us.

So today is going to be slightly different because it is a day of finding out and learning about oceans. 

                                       https://worldoceanday.school/

By following the above link and scrolling down the page  you will be able to access lots of resources to support World Ocean Day.

                

The fun starts at 9.00 am and then you will see there are lots of other films and activites to join in with. I am not expecting you to watch everything ( you can if you want of course!!) but dip in and out of the activities. I would especially like you to try and listen to the stories being read by the authors in the afternoon. We will be doing more from these stories this week.

                  

 In your books today or on paper ( you might need a big bit of paper for this!!) I would like you to draw and write about all the different activities people can do in the oceans and also draw and write any creatures you know about that live in the oceans or near the oceans. You might also be able to find out the names of the oceans. Can you find out how many there are? You might do some of this writing this morning and some later on depending on what you watch and find out.Here is how I have started mine. Can you remember how we write learning questions at school ? well you might have some questions about the oceans, about the creatures and plants in them that you would like to find out the answers to so why not write them down too.

                 

PHONICS

Tricky word practise ideas today.

The Three Rs: Reading, Writing and Rainbows πŸŒˆ

 There are a few activities on this tray that encourage the reading and writing of words. Focus on some Phase 3 and 4 tricky words but you could do the activities with initial sounds or decodable words too. A fun way to practise writing as children get to use different colours and different writing implements.

The activities on the table are:

1. Roll a dice and write the tricky word in the corresponding colour.
2. Using a rainbow outline your child practises writing the tricky words in each colour of the rainbow.
3. Rainbow writing - writing the word 7 times with each colour of the rainbow. Best to use colouring pencil for this one. It might look messy but great for muscle memory.
4. Put coloured paper at the bottom of a tray and cover in salt or flour and your child uses the brush or their finger to write the word. Great as a pre writing activity for children who are not yet ready to hold a pencil. They could form shapes or initial sounds with the brush instead of words.

 

  

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READING

Keep up with daily reading it is really important. Remember you can find more books to read here.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/

you will need to register to use these but there are lots of books here to read online, make sure you write down which ones you have read.

MATHEMATICS

Can you watch this episode of Numberblocks ?

                

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0005y7p/numberblocks-series-4-on-your-head

What happened to the numberblocks? How did they work out what their numberling was? Can you practise saying the numbers to 20? Can you find groups of items to count up to 20? You could count them by putting them into a ten and then some more. Use tens frames to help you with this . You will need two tens frames for each number.

Have you been wild today? You might not have been able to do your wild jobs over the weekend  so try again today. Remember to look in the dragonfly to see what to do today.

 

Enjoy World Oceans Day! We will have lots more to do this week.

Friday 5th June

 Good Morning Everyone !!  

I expect some of you are finding it a bit tricky to get back into your home learning after half term and all that lovely sunshine I know I am!! But I know we can all do it. Let’s make sure we are always listening carefully to our grown  ups and doing the best we can with lots of effort. I know you can all do it because I have seen you do it in school and in all the lovely photos you send me.

 

How   are you today? I completely forgot to tell you all yesterday that it was Pippa’s birthday! She is now 3 years old and I had a lovely surprise email because the people who we got Pippa from sent me a photo of her mummy and her sister to wish Pippa a Happy Birthday. Isn’t that kind of them. Her mummy is called Georgie and her sister is Jessie. I think Pippa looks a lot like her mum don’t you? Pippa is off for her first haircut since we had to stay at home all the time. I will show a photo of her on Monday  so you can see how smart she looks.

                                    

Her mummy is the black one and her sisiter is the brown and black one.

    

Are you going to be starting your day with  Jo Wicks again?  Will you be in fancy dress, I know at least one of your friends will be. Keep up your efforts every day with him. Remember he starts at 9.00am on his youtube channel

 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ 

 

What is going on outside today?. Don’t forget to have a short chat about the day of the week, the number for that day and also the weather that you can see outside.  Don’t forget you could look for the number each day on the 100 square and practise writing it. What is today’s number – it is another easy one today. Is it an odd or even number? If you double today’s number what number will you have? We know how to make today’s number by adding but what about subtracting( taking a number away from another number) can you think of  a way to make today’s number that way?

 Did you draw yourself as a King or Queen of Tiny Things? One of the children in school thought an empty birds nest would make a cosy home or even a hole underground. I think I would make my home inside a rose and then it would smell nice too!!

Today I thought we could have a think about what Kings and Queens of Tiny Things might like to eat and drink. I don’t think they will be eating pizzas and chips. I think they might enjoy buttercup sandwiches or rose petal cakes or grass juice or even fairy soup.

But I wonder how to make fairy soup? I know how much you all love our mud kitchen at school perhaps you could have a little mud kitchen outside and make some fairy soup. Can you write down what you have put in your soup? For example: 2 flowers, 3 petals,lots of water. Leave it out by your fairy house and see if they drink it tonight!!

     

PHONICS

Today I have found a lovely game for you to play but you will need to make a spider to fit on a peg and a drain pipe and sun like the ones in the picture. Get your child to help with this part. They could help with writing the words too or just use sounds.

Incy Wincy Phonics
Make  the spout out of a long bit of cardboard and draw a sun picture at the top. Cut out a spider from cardboard and tape it to a peg. Attach the whole thing to a wall using masking tape but you could attach it to a window with tape or just play it on the floor.

Write  some word cards. The words here  use a combination of two Phase 3 graphemes. Adapt the word cards according to phase. You will need to make four cards with the word 'rain' on. Shuffle all the cards and make a pile.

Your child takes a card from the pile. Segments and blends the word and moves the spider up the spout. If they reveal a 'rain' card then Incy Wincy has to go all the way down to the bottom and they have to start again. Reshuffle the cards if they get to the end of the pile before getting to the sun. You could play this with a partner using another spider on a peg. Who will be the first to reach the sun?

A super activity to support fine motor skills too as children need to move the peg up and down.

For children working in Phase 1 you could use the game to support the recall of the 'Incy Wincy Spider' nursery rhyme. Sing the rhyme together whilst moving the spider up and down.

Here  the word 'rain' is used  as the avoidance card but you could use these letters or words:
Phase 2: you could just use a letter that they have to avoid, like 'r' for rain or just a picture of rain.
Phase 3: wet, rain or down
Phase 4: splash, splosh, drip or drop
  

 

   

You could say these words for your child to write to set this game up. Have fun!!

READING

Keep up with daily reading it is really important. Remember you can find more books to read here.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/

you will need to register to use these but there are lots of books here to read online, make sure you write down which ones you have read.

MATHEMATICS

How did you get on with the sharing yesterday? I would like you to practise that again today so you could use groups of items and share them onto plates or you could draw the plates and show how you have shared them.

 

Have you been wild today? You might not have been able to do your wild job yesterday so try again today. Why not try this activity.

              

 

Thursday 4th June

 Good Morning Everyone !!   

How   are you today? Well it wasn’t a very nice day yesterday was it? Where has all the lovely sunshine gone? I hope you managed to find a moment in between the rain showers to get outside and make stick fairies or a fairy house.

How did you get on with 30 Days Wild? Did you  find any creepy crawlies? I did when I picked some of my rhubarb for Mrs Peters. The rhubarb leaves had lots of ladybird larvae on them!! Don’t forget to check under the dragonfly to find out what today’s wild activity is.

 

 Are you going to be starting your day with  Jo Wicks again? Keep up your efforts every day with him. Remember he starts at 9.00am on his youtube channel

 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ 

 

What is going on outside today?. Don’t forget to have a short chat about the day of the week, the number for that day and also the weather that you can see outside.  Don’t forget you could look for the number each day on the 100 square and practise writing it. What is today’s number – it is an easy one today. Is it an odd or even number? If you double today’s number what number will you have? We know how to make today’s number by adding but what about subtracting( taking a number away from another number) can you think of  a way to make today’s number that way?

 

 Did you enjoy the story yesterday? The King of TinyThings. I love the ending where he is even more sparkly than before and has lovely big new wings. Can you remember all the jobs he did to help all the tiny things?

If you want to listen to the story again then go back to yesterday and listen again. After that I would like  you to imagine that you are a King or Queen of tiny things. What would you help? Where would you live? Can you draw yourself as the King or Queen and  show me where you live and what you do.What tiny thing will you help or look after?

 PHONICS

Today I would like you to start off with your flashcards and tricky words practise.

Here is another game to play.

Missing words game

 Choose a favourite book and then stick some small bits of paper (post it notes or paper with blu tac) over some of the phonetically decodable words appropriate to your child’s age and phase. As you read through the book together your child can point to the missing word on the sheet or they could  write the missing word themselves. You could do this with either one of the reading books  yu have at home or another book that you know has words in your child can read. The photo is just an example for you.

     

 

  

READING

Keep up with daily reading it is really important. Remember you can find more books to read here.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/

you will need to register to use these but there are lots of books here to read online, make sure you write down which ones you have read.

 

MATHEMATICS

 Do you remember what the number is for today?  Can you practise counting to 20 ? Putyou’re your number cards or make some more and put them in order from 0-20.

When we watched numberblocks yesterday the numberblocks were dividing into smaller numberblocks. This is like sharing items into groups. Watch this story about sharing cookies and see what happens.

 

Mr. Boyd Reads "The Doorbell Rang"

What happened to the cookies?  How do Sam and Victoria know  how many cookies there will be each time? How do you think they worked it out? Can you  get some biscuits or make some pretend cookies with paper and share them out?

Try it with different numbers of cookies and plates. You could use your toys to be the children in the story. Does sharing work better with an odd or even number of cookies? You could draw the cookies in your book and draw how you have shared them.

 

Have you been wild today? You might not have been able to do your wild job yesterday so try again today. Did you make a stick fairy or house for the King of the tiny things?

Do you remember in the story he fell in the water in the pond. I don’t think he had a very good boat. Could you try making him a boat that will float and keep him safe?

Here’s some ideas to try.

      

 

Did you make your nature journal? Why not use it today and find a beautiful flower to observe and draw really carefully. Look closely at the colours and shape of the flower. Is it big or small? How many petals does it have? Don't forget to add the date and time as well. In this journal the person has picked just one of the flowers which it is ok to do if your grown says that you can and if there are more than 2 plants.

    

 

Here is a lovely activity to do together as your 'wild' activity today. You can download it below too.

  

 This month is Joyful June use the calendar below to do something joyful every day this month.

   

Wednesday 3rd  June

 Good Morning Everyone !!   

How   are you today? It was so hot yesterday wasn’t it. I have started riding my bike to school and on the way to school it was nice and cool but on the way home I got very  hot!!

How did you get on with 30 Days Wild? Did you feel the grass between your toes? Did you lie on your back and look at the clouds? That was hard to do yesterday because there weren’t many clouds, maybe today will be better for that. Don’t forget to check under the dragonfly to find out what today’s wild activity is.

Usually I put the photos from your emails in our home learning gallery but our lovely friend Henry and his Mummy sent me these wonderful pictures of something he thought I would love and he is absolutely right. Have a look at the pictures in the slide show below.

Aren't those photos incredible and isn't he lucky to have been able to observe that happening. Thank you for sending to me for us to share. I expect you can all remember the name of that bird can't you.

 

Are you going to be starting your day with  Jo Wicks again? Keep up your efforts every day with him. Remember he starts at 9.00am on his youtube channel

 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ 

 

What is going on outside today?. Don’t forget to have a short chat about the day of the week, the number for that day and also the weather that you can see outside.  Don’t forget you could look for the number each day on the 100 square and practise writing it. What is today’s number – it is an easy one today. Is it an odd or even number? If you double today’s number what number will you have? We know how to make today’s number by adding but what about subtracting( taking a number away from another number) can you think of  a way to make today’s number that way? 

 

 Today I would like you to listen to this lovely  story. It is written by the same person that wrote Bog Babies – do you remember when we found them in the woods?

'The King Of Tiny Things' by Jeanne Willis & Gwen Millward ❀

Can you draw the King of the TinyThings  in your book? What was his special job? What did he look after and help? Can you write about the things he helped and what he can do too. Don't forget to add his wings!

We are going to be doing some more for the King of Tiny Things later on.

PHONICS

Today I would like you to start off with your flashcards and tricky words practise and after that there is another  choice of games to play.These games will help you practise your reading and writing. 

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Phonics Memory Game 

Place out a selection of objects and let your child have a minute or two to look at them and try and memorise them. Place a cloth over them and as you lift it remove one of the items. Your child now has to recall which item is missing and write it down.

You could provide word cards for them and they have to then hold up the word card for the item that is missing. Adapt the objects for age and phase.

For children working on initial sounds you could have a few letter cards under the cloth. Hide one of the cards and then your child identifies which one is missing and holds up the matching letter card.

The number of items you place out will vary with age. The average number of items an adult can remember is 7 (7 plus or minus 2). I would put out the number of objects corresponding to your child's age, so 4 for a 4 year old, up to a maximum of 7. If they are experts at it then increse the number of objects.

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 Doctor Phonics

If you are  able to  spare a few  plasters then you can use the real thing but you could always write the words on strips of masking tape. Adapt for age and phase depending on the words you write.So the child reads the word and sticks on the correct part of the teddy bear or dolly.

All words on the teddies in the photo are appropriate for children working in Phase 3 to have a good go at reading. You   write a sentence for where they put the plasters e.g It is on his foot, It is on her hand etc

READING

Keep up with daily reading it is really important. Remember you can find more books to read here.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/

you will need to register to use these but there are lots of books here to read online, make sure you write down which ones you have read.

MATHEMATICS

 What did yoy think of those troublesome twos yesterday? They really did get up to mischief! 

  In today's Numberblocks we are going to learn about a new mathematical symbol or sign. We already know these ones - can remember what they all mean?

                 +     and    -    and =  

Have a chat together and see if you know what these symbols are for and what they mean, you might use words like add, plus, subtract, take away, equals

Now watch the film.

            

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0006xfs/numberblocks-series-4-divide-and-drive

 

What did you find out today?What does the new  symbol mean? what was special about all the numbers today? This is a bit like the arrays we made last term.in your books draw some of the numberblocks you saw today and then show how many threes are in each one.

 

Don't forget to Go Wild today! I know that today's activity was look for a creepy crawly and you are experts at that. One thing I did see was that we should all be on the look out for Stag Beetles, these are actually an endangered species in the UK and if you see any then this week there is special survey taking place to find out how many there are.

The male has the antlers.

You can find out more here.

https://ptes.org/get-involved/surveys/garden/great-stag-hunt/stag-hunt-survey/

I wondered whether you would be able to make some stick fairies today and some fairy houses. These would be good to leave in your garden just in case the King of the Tiny Things comes to visit.

Here are some ideas for you.

   

 

  

 What will your fairy house be like? You could maybe even write a tiny letter for the King of the Tiny Things and leave it inside.

Finally take a look at Harold's Diary this week. Yesterday he was trying out new food I wonder what he will get up to today?

 

Tuesday 2nd June

 Good Morning Everyone !!   

How  lovely to be back in touch with you all again.   I hope you all had a good half term week , the weather has been wonderful and I expect lots of you have been out in your gardens playing and having fun.

This half term is a bit different, a few children are going to be learning in school but most of you are continuing to learn at home as you have been over the last few weeks and you have been doing it brilliantly!! So carry on sending me all those lovely photos of all your hard work so that we can share them together, it really is a lovely way for us to see what we are all doing. You can email me at                                                         Elmer@dsat.org.uk

There will be lots of fun home learning for you all again this half term. We are going to start this half term by joining in with   30 Days Wild and if you go to the top of this page you can click on the dragonfly to find out more. Everyday in June we are going to try and do something wild, have a look and see what yesterday’s idea was and then try today’s idea too.

 

 Are you going to be starting your day with  Jo Wicks again? Keep up your efforts every day with him. Remember he starts at 9.00am on his youtube channel

 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ 

 

 

What is going on outside today?. Don’t forget to have a short chat about the day of the week, the number for that day and also the weather that you can see outside.  Don’t forget you could look for the number each day on the 100 square and practise writing it. What is today’s number – it is an easy one today. Can you remember what double makes this number?  Is it an odd or even number? If you double today’s number what number will you have? We know how to make today’s number by adding but what about subtracting( taking a number away from another number) can you think of  a way to make today’s number that way?

For our writing job today  would like you to think about the things you have been doing during the last week, what did you enjoy? Who did you do it with? What did you play? Perhaps you went in your paddling pool or had a barbeque. Maybe you went on a bike ride or for a walk. Did you go the river and see the 9 cygnets?

Can you draw in your book what you have really enjoyed doing? How about writing some sentences about your picture? Make sure you can read your writing and that someone else can read it too.

PHONICS

Today I would like you to start off with your flashcards and tricky words practise and after that there is a choice of games to play. Just like last term these acivities are great for practising both reading and writing. They are based on two well known games , Connect 4 and Noughts and Crosses.

Adults  for this you will need some paper  and as you can see here for Connect 4 you will need to draw the circles and add the words, take it in turns to read the words so that you can connect 4 first!! if you don't want to use words then use sounds that need practise or tricky words.

  

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This game is based on Noughts and Crosses.

 

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Can you see how they have chosen words for one board and sounds for another.Choose who is noughts  or crosses then take it in turns to read and either put a nought or a cross , who will be the winner I wonder? Remember the children could make this game too and do the writing.

READING

Keep up with daily reading it is really important. Remember you can find more books to read here.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/

you will need to register to use these but there are lots of books here to read online, make sure you write down which ones you have read.

MATHEMATICS

Today there is a Numberblocks film about the number today .

               

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0006xds/numberblocks-series-4-terrible-twosday

What did the terrible twos do? What happened to some of the numberblocks? Which numberblocks did the divide into twos? Did they choose odd or even numbers?

Can you work out which other numberblocks they could have divided into twos? you might need to do  some drawing in your books to help with this.

 

If you haven't done it already then go back to the top and find out what the random act of wildness is for today. It is one of my favourites but might be tricky to do if it is very sunny!!

This week is also Nature Journaling Week. A Nature Journal is a special book where you can draw, write, ask questions, write facts about nature. I thought as it is 30 Days Wild it would be fun to make a Nature Journal and then learn how to draw and write in it.

Here you can see an example of a  grown up Nature Journal.

 

 And here are some that children have started 

                              

 If you watch the film it will show you how to make a very simple Nature Journal - have a try.

 

How to make a nature journal so you can record wildlife like a scientist | Natural History Museum

Keeping a nature journal is a great way to record the things you see out in nature. Here we provide simple craft instructions so you can make your own journa...

Have fun making this, decorate the cover and then we can start using it and I will show you more on how to do this during the week.

 

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