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Summer term School Closure Home Learning for Reception Class

 Friday 22nd May

Good Morning Everyone !!   How are you all today? Dominic put up the ladybird home and I put them in it , I think they will be happy near this rose because there so many aphids on it.

  

 

 

When I came into the room where I do my school work this morning I got a very big surprise because two of the butterflies had emerged. I will try to take more pictures later on for  you.

Are you dressing up with Joe this morning? 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.  Yesterday we got to 20 so now we are going to be looking at numbers more than 20. You will have found out yesterday lots of ways to make 20 , what is the number today?  Does this number have eadouble that makes it?You could also practise telling the time and look to see what the time is too.

Today we have another spider story to listen to. I think you will like this one , it is illustrated by Lydia Monks who drew the pictures in the ladybird heard books

Aaaarrgghh, Spider! by Lydia Monks - Children's Bedtime Stories

Do you think a spider would make a good pet? What sort of things could the spider do and what did she do that made the family decide to keep her as a pet? What would you do if you had a pet spider? Would she go shopping , or walking, play in the sand, go swimming?

Can you draw yourself and your family too if you want to and show me what you would do with a pet spider? Don’t forget to some sentences to go with your drawing.

PHONICS

Today I  have a choice of ideas which you could to at home . you will see theer is alittle bit of preparation needed and you can change the sounds, words to suit the ability of your child or to practise particular sounds or words you know they have found tricky. I love the scavenger hunt idea, an adult could write the things for them to find or your child could write one for the grown ups. The ideas on this one are:

big stick

bus stop

flowers

dog

cat

rainbow

green tree

red car

 

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've got lots of spider maths for you today. For some of the ideas you might need to make your own little spiders and you will need a dice. if you don't have a dice then just use the number cards 1-6 and turn them face down or put them in a bag and take turns choosing. By the way make sure your spiders have eight legs!!

You might be hungry after all that work , why not make a spider sandwich!!

 

 

 It is half term next week so I won't be putting work on every day but we will start with our new home learning after half term. Well done everyone, you ahve all worked really hard this half term and I continue to be so proud of all your efforts. If you think you might like something to do next week I am adding some pictures of the documents that you can find if you click the link below.

Have a lovely week everyone. Look after each other and be kind to one another.

Love from Mrs Flavell.

Document for the half term activities above with added links.

Thursday  21st May

Good Morning Everyone !!   How are you all today?

There are several ladybirds now in the vivarium and I am going to be letting them out later today into their new home.

                          

            

I have found a really good place to put this in my garden and when Dominic ( he’s one of my grown up sons) has put it for me I will show  you and pop the ladybirds in it.

I also had to rescue a bee yesterday!! He was upside down in one of my flowerpots so I  carefully used a little stick to get him out and found him a dandelion to rest on. You can see in the photo that one of his wings is a little bit damaged so I hope he will be ok and able to fly off.

         

 

 Did you have a good start to the week with Jo Wicks? 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.  I think it is going to be very hot today so remember to stay safe in the sun!! Don’t forget you could look for the number each day on the 100 square and practise writing it.  Yesterday we got to 20 so now we are going to be looking at numbers more than 20. You will have found out yesterday lots of ways to make 20 , what is the number today? You could also practise telling the time and look to see what the time is too.

Today and tomorrow we are going to listen to some stories about a minibeast that some people like but lots  don’t!! Have a listen to the story for me

 

The Very Busy Spider - Animated Children's Book

I love the busy spider and I like spiders because they are so good at catching flies and I really don’t like flies!! All the other animals on the farm wanted the spider to play with them didn’t they but she was just too busy spinning her web.

Today I would like you to draw all the animals in the right order that talked to the spider , a bit like a story map. Can you remember doing that in school? It should look something like this.

I used this storymap to help me draw mine. You can all write the words needed for this story today.

  

 

                          

Some of my animals are looking a bit odd!! I am sure you can do better.

PHONICS

You have just done lots of writing and used your sounds carefully so I would just like you to log into Teach your Monstaer to read today.

 

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

 Did  you  work out  the number  for today? I would like you to use the numicon agin today to show me that number. How will you do it?

 

I would also like you to have another go at telling the time today. Practise the o’clock times. Your grown up can say a time to you and you need to show them the time on the clock.

The very busy spider made a beautiful web didn’t she. Can you make a spider web like these ones here?

  

 

                 

 I like these ones where the card or paper makes the shape that the busy spider spun her web in.

Have fun!!

 

Wednesday 20th May

Good Morning Everyone !!   How are you all today?  I found out yesterday that today is World Bee Day!!

                                      

We have been learning about all the things we can do to save bees , so we must keep it up!! Because it is World Bee Day some special stamps have  been made, aren't they lovely.

      

 

                           

 

It was definitely a ladybird I saw yesterday in the vivarium and yesterday I saw another one emerge. They are bright yellow when they first emerge and the gradually turn the red  colour we are so used to.

  

 

 

 

 Aren't those pictures amazing. I have been outside looking for aphids for the ladybird to eat.

What is going on outside today? When Pippa and I went for our walk this morning it was very misty. 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?  Can you remember what double makes this number?  Is this an odd or an even number?We are going to find out more about this number in mathematics later on.

 The ladybirds have reminded me about a story that I want you to listen to today. It is a good one for this week because it has a very grumpy character in it as well as a kind character. Remember this  is kindness week and hopefully we will be able to think of some ways to help out the grumpy ladybird in the story today. It is another story by Eric Carle - he loves making books about insects!!

Watch the story together.

The Bad Tempered Ladybird

The Bad-Tempered Ladybird by Eric Carle

Wasn’t that ladybird grumpy and bad tempered. What happened at the end though? He learnt to be kind and share didn’t he.Today I would like you have a chat about how the ladybird could have been kind, what should he have done? Can you draw the two ladybirds and give them speech bubbles, what kind things are they saying to each other?

 

 

 

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.

PHONICS

 

Did you enjoy the game yesterday? Today I would like you to start off with your flashcards and tricky words practise and after that there will be a reading game for you to play.It is a bit like a treasure hunt.

Adults  for this you will need some paper and just like you can see here I would like you to write some words.

                   

Then your child will read the words and find the items. You could  use words you know your child can read or with sounds in that you know they need to practise. Here are some ideas

hard, green,brown,flat,short,red,soft

You could swop it around and ask your child to write the words for you to find.

MATHEMATICS

 Do you remember what the number is for today? I am sure lots of you know this number  but we are going to watch Numberblocks to see this number again.

                    

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/b08bzfnh/numberblocks?seriesId=m0005y7k

Can you remember our counting in 10s? well this one of the 10s numbers. How many 10s do you need to make 20? How many 5s? Can you make 20 with 2s? I wonder how many 2s you would need? How could you work it out? Are there any other groups of numbers that could make 20? Making an array might help or think about the numicons or numberblocks to help you.

     

 In the Bad Tempered Ladybird Book you might have seen the clocks or heard in the story the time change each time. Can you tell the time? Do you have a watch or a clock at home? In the story the time changes from 8 o’clock then 9 o’clock and so on throughout the day.

Today I would like you to find a clock or watch and see if you can find out the time, did you know the clock has hands!! They are the bits that look like sticks that move around, theer is along one and one that is slightly shorter.

                        

Why not try making your own clock.

       

 

 

 Finally this is from Harold's weekly diary this week.

'We're half way through Kindness week already! What have you been doing to be kind?

I thought I'd make some cards today for my friends Kiki the Kangaroo and Derek the Penguin. I can post these to them. I know that will really make them smile! 

As well as being kind to others, it's super-important to be kind to ourselves, too! We can do this by not putting ourselves down and congratulating ourselves whenever we achieve something - even if it's only a small thing! Next time you get a job done, like school work or chores, give yourself a little pat on the back and say 'Well done!' Ha ha!

In lockdown it's easy to get fed-up or frustrated, so being kind to yourself and people you live with (who might also feel a bit fed-up or frustrated) is super-duper important!'

I feel as if I don't need to tell you all about being kind because I can remember just what kind children you all are. It is important though to keep reminding ourselves. I have seen in the photos you send me lots of examples of you being kind to brothers and sisters, rememeber to be super kind to your parents too!!

Have a lovely kind day today. Let's be kind tempered ladybirds not bad tempered ones!!

Tuesday 19th May

Good Morning Everyone !!   

Did you have a go at Harold’s diary idea yesterday? As this is kindness week he wanted you to think of ways to be kind to others. I know what kind children you all are so I sure you will have thought of lots of ways to be kind.

Here are some of Harold’s ideas:

Remember to use my manners, say 'please' and 'thank you'

Compliment others, for example 'I love the jumper you're wearing!' or 'Your hair looks nice today!'

Apologise if I say something or do something unkind (although try not to do those things in the first place).

 Something exciting has happened in the ladybird vivarium. I think we might have our first ladybird!! Here is a picture I took this morning , I know it isn't red yet but do you think it could be   newly hatched ladybird. I will be keeping  a close eye on it.

  

 

Did you have a good start to the week with Jo Wicks? 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.  I hope the sun comes out later!! Don’t forget you could look for the number each day on the 100 square and practise writing it. What is today’s number?  What is 1 more and 1 less than this number? Is it an odd or even? We are going to find out more about this number in mathematics later on.

  Yesterday you learnt lots about bees. They are such interesting creatures aren’t they and so important too. We can do lots of things in our gardens to help bees, you might remember some ideas from yesterday too.

 These posters might remind you.

  

 

   

 Today we are going to make a poster to remind other people how to look after bees and to make gardens great places for them. Here is an example to help you.

   

 

 Here is a story about a very greedy bee for you to enjoy too.

  

 

  

 

The Very Greedy Bee by Steve Smallman and Jack Tickle

PHONICS

Today for phonics we are going to play a game  called Fastest Fingers and it will need a litle bit of preparation. Can you find a piece of paper and just like I have done draw 8 spots on it and write the sounds above each spot. The sounds you need today are  t, o,l,c,i,s,ck,p 

then you need to to get your finger ready because your grown up will say a word to you and you need to press each sound in the right order to spell the word.

Give it a try. Here are the suggested words for grown ups to say.

click,sick,pick,stick,stop,clap,clip,slit,slip.

  

 

 

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? I am sure lots of you know this number  but we are going to watch Numberblocks to see this number again.

           

  

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000663t/numberblocks-series-4-nineteen

 It would also be a great idea to  practise ordering your numbers today.

I gave you several bee ideas yesterday and there might be one that you didn't get to do so have a look and check.

 It also picture news day.

 

Finally if you do see any bees this sheet might help you recognise them.

   

Monday 18th May

Good Morning Everyone !!   I hope you all had a great weekend. I wonder if any of you saw the cygnets on the river? I have put the cocoons in the special butterfly net now. The one that fell off is safely in there too so now we must just wait and watch.

  

 What is going on outside today?  The sun is back  and it is much warmer thn last week which is good for all our plants and of course the insects and minibeasts we have been learning about over the last few weeks.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?  Can you remember what double makes this number?  is it an odd or even? Can you make any arrays with this number?

We are going to find out more about this number in mathematics later on.

 

Are you feeling energetic this morning? Are you going to start the week with Jo Wicks? 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 ended last week learning about butterflies. One of the most imortant things about butterflies is that they are a pollinator. This means that they pass pollen from one flower to another and this means that the seeds can form and so we can then grow more plants. It is another lifecycle!!

Today we are going to learn a bit more about a very important pollinator in our gardens.

                                           

  Bees are insects and are closely related to ants and wasps. They are one of the most important animals on our planet because of the part they play in helping plants grow. Without bees and the way they pollinate plants we wouldn’t have many of our favourite foods.

Bees live on every continent in the world except Antartica. Anywhere we find insect-pollinated flowers, you’ll find bees.

Bees fly from plant to plant gathering nectar, which gives them energy, and pollen which provides them with protein.

You might not like bees because you are worreied that they will sting you but not all bees sting, and those that do only sting to defend themselves from attack. For most people a bee sting is a painful but harmless feeling that fades quickly. When you see a bee you can watch it calmly and treat it with respect and it will not try to sting you – it just wants to fly passed on its way to gather food.

                     What do you know about bees?

What kinds of bees are there?

Some bees are solitary, which means they live on their own. Other bees live together in colonies with a queen bee.

There are almost 20,000 different species of bee, including the stingless bee, mason bee, leaf cutter bee, honey bee, and the bumble bee, which has a round body that is covered in fuzzy, soft hair.You can see pictures of different bees here.

https://friendsoftheearth.uk/bees/bee-identification-guide

What do bees look like?

Remember bees are insects this means they have 6 legs, three body parts and the adult has wings.

Bees have two large compound eyes, with three small eyes in between.

They have antennae which they use to smell and taste.

They have mouth parts called mandibles, which they use for chewing – a bit like a knife and fork. And they have a proboscis which they use for sucking – like a straw.

They have a head, and a thorax which is split into three segments, each with a pair of legs.

They have two pairs of wings.

And they have an abdomen which is split into nine segments. The last three segments for their sting.

        

* BEE * | Animals For Kids | All Things Animal TV

 You have heard lots of information about bees, aren’t they interesting creatures. Can you draw a bee or some bees or a bee hive or a bee visiting flowers in your book? You can write some sentences about the bee in your book? You could draw the bee and label the parts of it.

   

   Here is alovely example of labelled bee picture to give you an idea! It is very colourful!!

        

 

PHONICS

We are going to do something slightly different in phonics today. Parents: This short video from Alphablocks explains really clearly about consonant blends. If you have time please take a look, scroll down to this section.

    

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/grownups/the-alphablocks-guide-to-phonics

Your children are going to watch this episode about consonant blends. 

  

When you have watched this film can you write these words in your book.

        

 

 

 Adults the words are blob, black, blender, blocks,blossom. Children need to sound these out carefully and write them independently please !!

 

When you are reading today look out for consonant blends – can you spot any?

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? I am sure lots of you know this number  but we are going to watch Numberblocks to see this number again.

      

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m00064tz/numberblocks-series-4-eighteen

 

 He is another number that loves arrays! So this another chance to practise your arrays. What sort of thigs can you use to make your arrays or can you draw them?

Did you hear about The Waggle Dance in the film?

Did you know that honey bees ‘talk’ to each other by doing a waggle dance? They pass messages about where the other bees can find food. We think that bees use the sun, the blue sky, and the earth’s magnetic field like a map to navigate around.

Listen to this piece of music. It is by the composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov.How does it make you feel?  Can you make up your own bee dance, why not go outside for your bee dance?

Flight of the bumblebee / Le vol du bourdon - Rimsky-Korsakov / C.WILL

How do bees make honey?

Not all bees make honey. The European Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) is the most common bee that does.

Honey bees live in big colonies. There might be tens of thousands of bees in one colony!

They have one queen bee, many female worker bees, and some male drone bees.

Inside the colony, the hive, the bees make honey combs. These are hexagon-shaped cells made of wax. This is where the baby bees grow, and where the honey is stored.

 

Some honey comb cells are where baby bees grow…

The life cycle of a bees in in four stages: egg, larva, pupa, and adult.

The queen bee lays an egg into each cell in the comb.

The egg hatches into a larva, and is fed by nurse bees.

After a week the larva is sealed in its cell by the nurse bees. The larva goes into its pupal stage. A big change is about to happen!

After another week the adult bee emerges.

 

And honey comb cells are also where honey is stored…

Honey bees collect nectar from flowers and convert it into honey.

The honey is a natural sugar that contains vitamins and minerals and has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. It tastes good and gives energy. It’s also believed to be good for treating coughs, soothing skins complains, healing wounds, and reducing allergy symptoms.

The honey is food for the bees and helps to keep the hive warm over the winter.

Have you tried honey? What did it taste like? You might like to get some different types of honey, made by bees that gather their nectar from different types of plants, to see how they all taste different.

You could try to make these biscuits.

    

 Quick & Easy Ginger & Honey Biscuits

 Prep Time 15 minutes

 Cook Time 15 minutes

 Servings 18

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter at room temperature 120g
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar 100g
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla sugar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 medium free-range egg at room temperature yolk only
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 1/3 cups flour 180g
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • A little milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven on gas mark 4 (180 degrees Celsius / 350 degrees Fahrenheit).
  2. In a large bowl, beat the softened butter with the sugar until you reach a pale, creamy consistency.
  3. Add in the honey and mix, then the egg yolk.
  4. Add the ginger, flour and baking powder. Mix well.
  5. Shape the dough into a ball with the tips of your fingers.
  6. Roll the dough in a little flour to a thickness of about 1/2 cm) and cut shapes.
  7. Be careful as the dough will be slightly crumbly.
  8. Gently transfer your biscuits onto a baking tray covered with a sheet of baking paper. Space the biscuits out so they do not end up sticking together.
  9. At this point, you can use a toothpick to add detail to your biscuits.
  10. Brush with a little milk.
  11. Bake for 12-15 minutes, until golden brown.
  12. Cool on a wire rack and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

The biscuits will keep for 2 to 3 days in an airtight container.

  

 

 You might like to make some bees.

This is just a suggestion and you might not have all the materials but you can adapt it to suit what you do have available. For example use little twigs for the legs and antennae.

SUPPLIES NEEDED TO MAKE THIS BEE CRAFT

  • cardboard toilet roll
  • black and yellow paint
  • black pipe cleaners
  • googly eyes
  • newspaper
  • small pointy screw driver (or something to poke holes in your cardboard tube)
  • stapler
  • scissors
  • glue
  • INSTRUCTIONS FOR MAKING THIS RECYCLED BEE CRAFT
  • Begin by painting the outside of your cardboard toilet roll yellow. After it is dry, paint a few black stripes around your toilet roll. Set that aside to dry completely.
  • To make your bee body, fold down two sides on the end of the toilet roll, then press the other two sides together. Staple the end shut. (See pictures above for more details.) On the opposite end, follow the same process but add a piece of black pipe cleaner inside the toilet roll before stapling it shut. This is your bee stinger.

  • 3. Use a small pointy screwdriver or something similar to poke three holes on each side of your bee for the legs. Then poke two holes on the top of the bee body near the front of the face. These are for the bee antennae.

  • Cut two black pipe cleaners into quarters so you have 8 pieces. Poke six of them through all the holes on the sides of the toilet roll, leaving a small section out of the roll and bend downward to form bee legs. Then poke two more down inside the holes on the top for antennae.

  •  Cut bee wings out of your newspaper. Then finish your awesome recycled bee craft by gluing the newspaper bee wings and the googly eyes on your toilet roll.

 This is from Harold's Daily Diary because this week is a special week - do you know why? It's Mental Health Awareness Week, and it's all about kindness! Our mental health just means how we feel inside, so it's a bit different to our normal, physical health - though that's still important too! 

How we feel inside involves all our feelings and emotions - if we feel happy, sad, excited, lonely... the list goes on! These feelings are often affected by other people, too, and that is why it's super important to always be kind to people! Who are you kind to? Remember to be especially kind to your grown ups. If we are kind to other people then they will be kind to us too.

Since it's Mindful Monday, I've been thinking about how we can be kind to other people and ourselves. If you click on the picture below, you can print out (or draw your own version of) the activity sheet. I'm going to write down some ways in which we can be kind, and maybe draw some ways too - you can do whichever you prefer! You can also oprint this off if you would like to.

Friday 15th May

 I am so sorry I have not been able to upload any of the videos for today I tried last night and this morning I will keep trying I have pasted the links for you instead. I am sorry I will keep trying for you.

Good Morning Everyone !!   No cocoon or pupa pictures today so there will be more news about them on Monday!! Yesterday I saw that some of your caterpillars looked like rainbow caterpillars and I found this caterpillar which really does look like rainbow doesn't it.

           

Do you remember a few weeks ago I showed you a photo of a bud in my garden - it looked abit like a lollipop!! Well the flower has bloomed now and it has made me very happy! It is one of my favourite flowers. It is called a peony - isn't it beautiful. It smells lovely too!!

     

 Are you dressing up for  Jo Wicks 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?  The sun is back but  there was still  a frost on my car and on the grass by the river when I went for my walk this morning.I really hope it  warms up during the day.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 this a number that has a double? We won't be at home school tomorrow or the day afterwards but do you know what the numbers will be for Saturday and Sunday?

 

Today we are going to see a film showing the butterfly lifecycle which we now know very well!! We have learnt about lots of lifecycles now.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7AUeM8MbaIk

 

 

I would like you to draw and label  a butterfly life cycle, I cut out a leaf shape to draw mine on.

                            

 

Here is another story for you to listen to if you would like to.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76SEueaI954

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.

 

 

PHONICS

 Today I would like you to find your tricky words and practise those. You can practise reading and writing them.Then there is a  game here for you to try 

 

https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/alien-escape?phase=4

 

 

 

 

 

 

MATHEMATICS

 Do you remember what the number is for today? I am sure lots of you know this number  but we are going to watch Numberblocks to see this number again.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8g4N6aSTYy4

 Can you also find out the numbers for tomorrow and Sunday. can you write them in order and draw them as numicons too. Which numicon will you need to use?

Yesterday you made some wonderful caterpillars so today we are going to make some beautiful butterflies. There is something very special about the pattern on butterfly and we have talked about this before in school. A butterfly is symmetrical - do you remember that word? It means the pattern is exactly the same on both sides. Have a look at these beautiful butterflies here.

 

 Look at the way this butterfly has been made.

Can you look for items outside to make one like this?

Also how are  your beans growing? If they are getting big now and have acouple of leaves then it would be a good idea to plant them into a little pot now. It is till too cold to put them outside so they need to be kept in the warm and watered until it warms up a bit more. If you don't have aflower pot don't worry you can make a little one from a toilet roll!! Just put some soil in and pop the bean plant in carefully. You will need one plant in each toilet roll.

    

 

 If you want to find out more about butterflies and caterpillars and look for them outside here is a spotting card.

       

 

  There is lots of information here too.

 

https://butterfly-conservation.org/our-work/education/family-fun-from-home

 

 

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Thursday 14th May

Good Morning Everyone !!   I am very excited all the caterpillars have now made cocoons and  I think this our first ladybird pupa !! When I looked last night this is what it looked like.

      

 But when I looked again this morning this is what it looked like now.

 

 Isn't it interesting. There are now five cocoons, 4 are on the lid of the pot and one is still at the bottom. I will put them in the special butterfly net at the weekend.

I was a bit worried that the cygnets would be very cold last night, but I saw them agin this morning. I think they had only just woken up because they were all preening themselves. This means they were cleaning their feathers and fluff and getting ready for the day ahead. 

            

How is  your exercise going each morning?Keep up your efforts up with Jo Wicks. Remember he starts at 9.00am on his youtube channel

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

What is going on outside today?  The sun is back but there was frost again on the roof of my car  when I went outside this morning!! Hopefully it will warm up during the day.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?  Can you remember what double makes this number? We are going to find out more about this number in mathematics later on. Also remember what we learnt yesterday about odd and even numbers so can you work out whether today's number is an odd or even.

Did you enjoy the I Love Bugs story yesterday? Today we are going to listen to  a story that I know you all love. We had in our classroom and I expect lots of you have it at home. It is ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’. We’ve had caterpillars and now we have the cocoons and hopefully soon we will have butterflies. There is something special about the video today because the man reading today is Eric Carle and he is the man who wrote and illustrated ( made the pictures) the Hungry Caterpillar book. We have read a lot of his books – can you remember any others you like?

Eric Carle reads The Very Hungry Caterpillar

I wish I had known there was A Hungry Caterpillar day, I will have to find out about that for next year. Yesterday you were talking about words to describe your favourite bugs, did you think of lots of super words. Today I would like you to draw your own caterpillar, have a look at all these different caterpillars here, some are stripy, some are hairy, some are spotty, some green, black or brown there is even one with little horns. So today when you have drawn your own caterpillar I would like you to write some sentences to describe it .

 This is my caterpillar here. I can't wait to see yours!! Don't forget to use your sounds for your writing. PARENTS: Remember it is fine if the spelling isn't correct but the sounds are so they might write spotee rather than spotty and this is fine. Tricky words should be spelt accurately where possible and words like it, is and  which can be sounded out correctly.

                     

 

  

PHONICS

 Can you  practise those blends we have learnt so far . Can you write them out on ppaer to make little cards then you can play a game where you turn them over and have to say the sound when you see it.Then I would like you to play the phonics play game below. Grown ups – please adjust the games to suit your child, if they need practise with phase 2 or 3 then select that before each game starts.

https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/4/space-race

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? I am sure lots of you know this number  but we are going to watch Numberblocks to see this number again.

 

 

Numberblocks - Fourteen 1️⃣4️⃣

I expect you noticed that  you can make 14  from a 10 and 4 more. All the numbers we will meet this week are like this they have and 10 and more add on to make a bigger number. Think about what you found out yesterday about the odd and even numbers. Is 14 an odd or an even number? We are going to an odd and even maths job today, you will need either pens or paint for this. I would like you to make some odd and even caterpillars just like the ones I have drawn here, I had to draw mine because I don't have any paint at home but if you do then  you could use paint and fingerpaint the caterpillars.

           

 

 

 Can you make your own caterpillars? There are some here that you can eat too!! Have fun!!

   

                 

 

      

 

 

    

 

Wednesday 13th May

Good Morning Everyone !!  Look what I saw on the river -aren't they lovely. I think there is nine cygnets, it was a bit tricky to count them all. I know one of you has seen some cygnets too -was it the same ones? If you go down to the meadows for a walk you might be lucky enough to see the cygnets too.

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Here is a photo of the cygnets too , if you look carefully you can see one of the cygnets having a ride on the adult's back.

Caterpillar update!!

The three caterpillars that were on the top of pot have nade there cocoons- can you see them here. Unfortunately the other two caterpillars who have now crawled to the top of the pot knocked one of them off but I think it is ok and is safe on the bottom of the pot. When the cocoons are hard I will move them into the special butterfly net that I have for them.

    

 

Keep up your efforts every day with Jo!! Remember he starts at 9.00am on his youtube channel

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

 

What is going on outside today?  The sun is back but  it is still a bit chilly. Hopefully it will warm up during the day like it did yesterday.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 one more than yesterday, do you know what the number will be tomorrow?

 

Well done for all the minibeasts you found on your hunts outside. They are all so different aren’t they. Today we have another story to listen to  called ‘I love bugs’ and in this story there are lots of words describing the bugs this means the words tell us what the bugs are like for example shiny, bumpy,smooth,creepy and so on. So listen carefully for those words during the story.

I Love Bugs!~ Read Along WIth Me Story Time

 Did you enjoy it? Each page is like a little rhyme or poem isn’t it. Now I would like you to talk with your grown up about all the words you heard that described the bugs.  Think about all the minibeasts you have found  and think about which ones you like the best  Are they shiny, slimy, creepy, big or  small ? What other describing words  can you think of? Now I would like you to draw your favourite bugs or minibeasts and write your own I love bugs sentences.

For example you might love ladybirds and beetles  so you could write:

‘I love shiny, red,spotty creepy bugs.’

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.

PHONICS

 Can you start with a phonics play game today? try this reading game today. Grown ups – please adjust the games to suit your child, if they need practise with phase 2 or 3 then select that before each game starts.

https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/4/buried-treasure

You have been working hard to practise the consonant blends , can you remember all the ones we've learnt so far?

 br,cr,dr,tr,gr,fr

Now watch this video to learn a new consonant blend.

Phase 4 Phonics Consonant Blends | st Initial Consonant Blend

Can you write some st words in your book and then we have a sentence today with this picture.

 The sentence is : The star is stuck in the wall.

 

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? I am sure lots of you know this number  but we are going to watch Numberblocks to see this number again.

Numberblocks Thirteen 1️⃣3️⃣

I expect you noticed that 13  is made from a 10 and 3 more. All the numbers we will meet this week are like this they have and 10 and more add on to make a bigger number. Poor number 13 isn’t very lucky is he! There is also something else interesting  about number 13 and you will need to watch the next film to find out what it is.

Numberblocks: Odds And Evens

In this film you learnt about the odd numbers and the even numbers . Can you find your number cards and sort them out into odds and evens. Which pile do you think number 13 needs to go in?

 

                      

 

Here is a game for you to play where you can make your own bug.

https://www.scholastic.com/magicschoolbus/games/bugs/index.htm

Finally I would like you to try and draw one of these beautiful bug jars. You will need to think about what bug is going to be in your jar. Draw the shape of your jar first and then the background colours and then add your bugs.

       

If you have time today take a look at Harold's Daily Diary. Today is Work out Wednesday - what else has been up to this week?

Tuesday 12th May

Good Morning Everyone !!  How are you all today? Remember the caterpillar update well the thee biggest caterpillars have crawled to the top of the pot and stuck there. Can you see them? This means they are ready to make their cocoons. I am not sure about the other two, they  are a slightly different colour to the other three but we will have to wait and see what happens to them.

            

 

  Lots of the  ladybird larvae are hiding away in the paper in the vivarium  so I am thinking that they are starting to pupate, it is tricky to see them now!! I found these two do you think they look like they are starting to pupate? 

                                 

Did you have a good start to the week with Jo Wicks? 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?  The sun is back but I was amazed to see frost on my car when I went outside this morning!! Hopefully it will warm up during the day.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?  Can you remember what double makes this number? We are going to find out more about this number in mathematics later on.

Yesterday we listened to Superworm and I know lots of you really enjoyed this story.Today I would like you to  talk to your grown up about what you can remember about the story. Can you remember who helped? Who did he help first ? What did he make himself into? Was there a character in the  story who wasn’t very nice? If you need to then  watch the story again and then I would like you to draw the mean wizard lizard. Can you write a sentence about him?

                         

Superworm! Read aloud children's book

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.

 

 

PHONICS

 Can you start with a phonics play game today? try this reading game today. Grown ups – please adjust the games to suit your child, if they need practise with phase 2 or 3 then select that before each game starts.

https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/4/picnic-on-pluto

We are on the final consonant blend in this group   today , can you remember them all? Can you write some tr words in your book and then we have a sentence today with this picture.

  

 Today's sentence is : The truck is in the big tree.

MATHEMATICS

 Do you remember what the number is for today? I am sure lots of you know this number  but we are going to watch Numberblocks to see this number again.

 

Numberblocks - Twelve 1️⃣2️⃣

Did you notice that 12 is made from a 10 and 2 more. All the numbers we will meet this week are like this they have and 10 and more add on to make a bigger number. Can you draw Numberblock 12 in your book, can you think what numicon you would need to make 12? In the film Numberblock 12 showed how to make arrays this is when you arrange   objects, pictures, or numbers in columns and rows. When equal groups are arranged in equal rows, an array is formed. Can you find some items around the house and practise making some arrays with 12 objects.I did mine with some bits of paper. Try to say what your array is each time so for example  is it 4 by 3 or 2 by 6.  

    

  Well done if you watched the worms film yesterday they really are such interesting creatures aren’t they. In the Superworm story he has lots of minibeast friends. Some of them are insects and some of them aren’t. Here are some interesting facts about minbeasts.

MINIBEAST FACTS

Minibeasts are invertebrates – they are creatures without backbones. So that includes insects, spiders, beetles, snails, worms, centipedes… the list goes on. In fact, there are about 25,000 different types of invertebrate living in the UK, and around 20,000 of these are types of insect.

Because invertebrates don’t have a skeleton inside their body, some live in shells (like snails, for example), and others, such as beetles, have a hard covering called an ‘exoskeleton’.

Different minibeasts like to live in different places – under logs and stones, in leaf piles, in ponds, in trees, bushes and grass, or in the soil. You’re probably even sharing your house with some minibeasts, such as spiders.

They eat all sorts of things. Lots of minibeasts eat plants and many flying insects feed on nectar from flowers. Others, such as spiders, like to eat other minibeasts.

Some minibeasts eat much stranger things – for example, some beetles and ants munch on wood, worms eat dead stuff in the soil, and dung beetles feast on animal poo. That might seem disgusting but these creatures do a great job of recycling and improving the quality of the soil so trees and plants can grow.

Some minibeasts, such as ticks and mosquitoes, even like to snack on your blood.

Did you know?

The word bug is often used when talking about minibeasts, but there is a group of creepy crawlies that scientists call ‘true bugs’. They are different to other minibeasts because they use special sucking mouthparts to eat, sucking up fluid such as plant sap. True bugs include shield bugs, aphids and bed bugs.

What's the UK's biggest minibeast?

It’s hard to say as invertebrates vary so much in size and shape, but these would be strong contenders:

  • The stag beetle can be up to 8.5cm long – that’s giant for a beetle.
  • The largest earthworm ever discovered in the UK was 40cm long – more like the size of a small snake. He was named ‘Dave’ and is now preserved in the Natural History Museum.
  • So I would like you to go on a minibeast hunt.
  • Where to find minibeasts

     

    Minibeasts live in all sorts of habitats. Many prefer dark, damp spots in gardens and woods, so this is a good place to start your hunt. Encourage children to use their best detective skills to track creatures down:

  • Peek under large stones and logs to find woodland and millipedes.

  • Peer into the cracks in tree bark and deadwood to find beetles and spiders.
  • Poke your nose into long grass to see ants and grasshoppers.
  • Look closely at leaves to discover caterpillars and ladybirds.
  • Keep your eyes peeled after rain – can you spot slugs, snails and worms.
  • Lots of creepy crawlies live in trees and shrubs. Lay a piece of white cloth, such as an old sheet or pillow case, under a tree or bush and gently shake the branches. You’ll be surprised how many tiny creatures fall out.

    Remember – bugs are very tiny, so be careful if you pick them up and always put them back where you found them. There is a minbeast checklist if you are able to print things off but don’t worry if you can’t perhaps you could take photos of what you find or draw them in your book.If you’re not sure what you’ve found.

 If you don't want to go on a minibeast hunt how about making your own bug house.

You Will Need:

- An Empty Plastic Bottle

- Scissors

- Sticks, bark, pine cones, leaves, bamboo canes 

(anything from your local environment you think will work!)

- String 

1. Cut off the ends of the plastic bottle to create a cylinder shape.

If you want to make a couple of smaller bug hotels you could cut the cylinder in half, but we decided to make one big one. 

2. Look through all the materials you have and arrange them into your bottle. Add any natural items you can find, but make sure they are items you have found in your environment to make sure you attract 

3. Make sure you pack it all in tightly to ensure it doesn't fall out.

 

 

  

 

Here is another way of making a bug house.

  

 

   This one is a bit more fancy!! But I like the label for it.

  

Monday 11th May

Good Morning Everyone !!  How are you all today? Did you  have a good VE Day? Thank you for the photos you sent me showing me your celebrations.  I had a special afternoon tea outside with my family and then in the evening I listened to the Queen's speech and joined in with some singing!!   

                                        

It was so warm on Saturday wasn’t it, I know it is a bit colder now but hopefully the wind will go and it  will be  lovely and warm again.

 The caterpillars are getting bigger and bigger. I think they are getting ready to make their cocoons because they keep crawling to the top of the pot but then then they just fall off and start again. The ladybird larvae are still crawling around the vivarium and no sign of any pupa yet!!

        

While we busy gardening this weekend look what we found snuggled up under a big pile of leaves. We left it curled up but I am not sure where it has gone now, if I see it again I will let you know. I know some of you have hedgehogs that visit your gardens.

      

 CATERPILLAR UPDATE!! I took the caterpillar photos yesterday but this morning when I checked them three caterpillars have stuck themselves to the top of the pot, I will keep an eye on them today and let you know what happems tomorrow.

Are you going to get the week started with  Jo Wicks? 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? It is sunny but windy and it feels cold? 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. So did you work out how to make 1 with two numbers on Friday? What is today’s number?  We are going to find out more about this number in mathematics later on.

Today I would like you to listen to this story which was written by the same lady who write the ladybird  stories last week. It is Superworm – you might already know this story.

Superworm! Read aloud children's book

 Isn’t Superworm amazing , I am glad he managed to escape from the wizard lizard. Today I would like you to draw Superworm in your book and write some sentences about what he can do.I want you to try really hard to use your sounds for your writing today, remember how to sound out the words. 

ADULTS: It is fine if the spelling is not quite right what is important at this stage is that your child is using the sounds for their spelling so for example they might write 'sooper' rather than 'super'. That is because they are using the spelling  they have learnt for that sound and that is absolutely fine.

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.

PHONICS

Why not use your flashcards today and try this game. Lay out all the sounds or the ones you need to practise and then ask your grown up to say the sounds and see how quickly you can tap the sound with your finger.You could try this game with your tricky words too. Why not write them on paper and then your grown up can say the word for you to find.

We are going to look at the consonant blends again so watch this video and stop it at.

   

Phase 4 Phonics Initial Consonant Blends | r Blends

Can you write some gr words in your book and then we have a sentence today with this picture.

 

The green grub is in the soil. Remember to say the sentence before you start writing and use your sounds.

MATHEMATICS

 Do you remember what the number is for today? I am sure lots of you know this number  but we are going to watch Numberblocks to see this number again.

 

 

Numberblocks - Meet Number Eleven! | Learn to Count

Did you notice that 11 is made from a 10 and 1 more. All the numbers we will meet this week are like this they have and 10 and more add on to make a bigger number. Can you draw Numberblock 11 in your book, can you think what numicon you would need to make 11? What about if you used 10s frames? How many 10s frames would you need to use?

  

 

  

 

 You might like to watch this film about worms, they are very interesting creatures aren’t they.

Worms For Kids

They do such a useful job in the garden. I am sure lots of you have found worms before but if you are allowed today why not have a careful dig and see if you can find any in your garden. Make sure you dig carefully and put them back when you have looked at them and don’t let them dry out!! You could try making a wormery like this one.

       

 

 

To help  explore the movements of the worms more closely and  to observe how they live underground  you could try to make a wormery. You could use a large transparent plastic jug. Any clear plastic container (like a large plastic drinks bottle with the top cut off) would work just as well.

To fill your wormery  collect; soil, sand, gravel, leaves & some grass.

To create the base  add a handful of gravel, followed by a layer of soil, then sand.  Then  layer the soil and  sand until it gets close to the top of the container.

Then add  the final layer of soil before placing the grass, moss, and  leaves on top,  then gently place the worms  under the layer of leaves.  You could keep the container dark by covering the sides with card or dark paper. If you keep it for a few days  then add  2 teaspoons of water to the top to help keep the layers moist. In a few  days  you will  be able to track where the worms had been & follow the patterns of their tunnels. After afew days you will need to empty them back into the garden.

This wormery is a great way to study the movements of these minibeasts close up and observe them as if they were in their natural underground habitat.  If you observe them closely you will see why they really are super!!

There is also a picture news from last week if you would like to talk about this one.

    

 Friday 8th May

Good morning everyone!! I  thought I would quickly show you the ladybird larvae, they are getting bigger now. Can you remember what will happen to them next in their lifecycle? It is going to be nice and warm so you might spot some ladybirds out in the garden this weekend off on their holidays!! 

      

It is amazing to think that these will become ladybirds isn't it. I will let you know on Monday if anything happens over the weekend.

 

Today is VE day and hopefully you will be able to spend today making things or finishing off things  for your VE day celebration at home. Are you going to dress up in red, white and blue? Have you managed to make a party crown yet? Some of your friends made one yesterday  if you want to take a look and another member of our class has made some lovely bunting ready for their VE day celebration.  I am going to hang up some bunting in my garden and we are going to have a VE day tea party so I will need to get baking.I  might make one of the cakes I showed you yesterday but I have also seen this one so now I am not sure which one to bake and if your grown ups look here

  https://www.bbc.co.uk/food/collections/street_party

there  are some very yummy things to make!!

                 

 There are special events happening throughout the day that you and your family could join in with.Here is the programme of events. Can you remember the special silence we did in school in November for Remembrance day when we all had our poppies on? Well today there will be a 2 minute silence just like that at 11.00am. At 3.00 this afternoon you will be able to hear the speech that was made to tell everyone that the war had ended. I am sure you will find other things to listen to and do.

 

                     

Today's song is a special  VE day one for you to listen to and join in with.

' Keep Calm And Carry On ' from Out of the Ark Music @ Home (Words on Screen Lyric Video)

I hope you will send me lots of photos of your celebrations, I would love to see them!! I hope you all have  a lovely day together. Thank you for all the messages and photos this week I love receiving them and they have made me very happy this week. I think you and your families are all amazing and I am so proud of all  you lovely children. Remember to be loving and kind to each other and I will be back here on Monday with some more learning for us to share together.

                   

Thursday 7th May

Dear Parents / Carers,

If your child's exercise book is full and you need a new one, please come into the school's entrance area this Friday, 8th May between 10:30am and 1:30pm to pick up a new exercise book.

Many thanks, Mrs Flavell.  

Good Morning Everyone !!  

 I hope you enjoyed reading that lovely message from Mrs Peters yesterday, won’t it be exciting if those ducks do have some ducklings.

Lots of your beans have started to sprout now I hear, you are doing much better than me because my beans aren’t doing anything!! When I was in my garden yesterday I noticed that there are some tiny apples starting to grow and also some plums.You can see them here.

     

 On my walk with Pippa this morning I could not believe how many spiders webs I could see. Don't they look beautiful with the dew on them. I didn't see any spiders though!

                

Well done if you started with Jo Wicks yesterday You are all going to be super fit when we get back to school I don't think Mrs Peters and I will be able to keep up with you!! 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? It's sunny again - hooray!! 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?  What is tomorrow's number ? Can you work out what the number will be on Saturday and Sunday? Do you know some ways to make this number ?  Use the numicon to show how to make it or a part,part whole.

Today we are going to listen to a brand new story about the little ladybird. In this video you will see Julia Donaldson who wrote the ladybird books and the story is read by Lydia Monks who draws the wonderful pictures in the books. I hope you enjoy this one.

                                     

https://www.facebook.com/OfficialGruffalo/videos/julia-donaldson-and-friends-what-the-ladybird-heard-at-the-seaside/916318972119980/

After you have watched this story your job today is to draw a picture of the ladybird at the seaside with some of the characters and I would like you to write some sentences about your picture today.Here is mine. Think carefully about your sentences and make sure you say it aloud before you start writing and use your sounds , there are lots of words you can write from this story.

                              

If you would like to see a an experrt drawing watch the next film becuse then you can see Lydia Monks drawing pictures from the book - she is really good at drawing!!

What the Ladybird Heard at the Seaside

Lydia draws all the animals, and the mermaid from What the Ladybird Heard at the Seaside by Julia Donaldson.

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.

PHONICS

Why not use your flashcards today and try this game. Lay out all the sounds or the ones you need to practise and then ask your grown up to say the sounds and see how quickly you can tap the sound with your finger.Have a look through your reading diary today and practise your tricky words in there. If you can read them all then practise spelling them, ask an adult to say the word and see if you can write it.

Finally today we are going to write a sentence. Here is today's picture.

  

Today's sentence is : She is on the flower.

MATHEMATICS

Today there is another doubles song to help you remember all your doubles facts.You can listen to it here.

' The Doubling Song (I'm Clever!) ' from Out of the Ark Music @ Home (Words on Screen Lyric Video)

Today in your books I would like you to draw some numicon doubles or you might like to try this painting idea for doubles. Put the spots on one side , fold the paper and then it will show you the double!! If theer are some you can't always remember whay not start with those ones.

            

  VE Day

There is a special picture news for you to look at and talk about for VE day which you can see here.

           

 

 The documents to help you are below.

Finally how are your plans coming along for tomorrow's celebrations? Are you going to have a VE day party at home? My Mummy sent me these photos of my Great Grandparents at their VE Day party , she drew little blue arrows to show me where they are in the picture.

 

   

 Aren't there a lot of children. They look like they are having fun - can you see all the bunting hanging up.It looks liek lots of the children had made party crowns too. Perhaps you could make a pary crown ready for the celebrations tomorrow.

Yesterday one of our friends started making some bunting for her party. I know how good you are baking and I have found some more ideas for party food.I thought this cake looked fantastic - it looks like a flag on top. You could make this for your party tomorrow.

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/collection/ve-day

          

Wednesday 6th May

Good Morning Everyone !!  

 I have exciting news Mrs Peters has sent me a special message for you all. Isn’t that so kind of her. I speak to her on the phone and like me she is missing you all very much I hope you enjoy reading this lovely message from her.

  

Good Morning Everyone,

 

How are all of you lovely children? I am missing being with you and Mrs Flavell in Elmer class so much and can’t wait to be with you all again soon. I have chatted to Mrs Flavell on the phone and she has told me she has been ringing you and chatting to you and your families to see how you are all doing. Mrs Flavell has told me you are all being just wonderful. We are so proud of you!

I have been looking at the class blog everyday at all of the lovely activities Mrs Flavell is sharing and I’m so impressed with all of your learning . I especially enjoy looking at the photos of all the lovely things you have been doing with your families.

I have been very busy in my garden and have planted some seeds and they are just starting to shoot. I have been looking every day when I water them. How are the beans Mrs Flavell sent you? Have they started to shoot yet? I love the little greenhouses!

Remember  the ducks that visited my garden? They came back yesterday and had a little dip in my pond! They stayed for quite a long time and kept dipping their heads in the water looking for food. I’m hoping there will be some ducklings soon. That would be very exciting. I’ll let you know if there are.

Well children hopefully it won’t be too much longer until we are together again chatting, playing and exploring in the garden.

Be kind and loving .

See you soon lovely children

               Love

           Mrs Peters x

                 

 

 

Well done if you started with Jo Wicks yesterday, I was a bit lazy yesterday!! 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? Where has the sun gone? 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. So did you work out how to make 1 with two numbers on Friday? What is today’s number? Do you know some ways to make this number, do you know the double for this number?  Use the numicon to show how to make it or part,part whole.

What is going on outside today? It looks like the sun is back 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. So did you work out how to make 1 with two numbers on Friday? What is today’s number? Do you know some ways to make this number ?  Use the numicon to show how to make it or part,part whole.

 

I thought the maps you drew yesterday were super – well done. I have found another story about the ladybird. I think Mrs Peters will like this one too – it’s a new one that she hasn’t heard before!!

You can watch it and listen to it here.

What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday by Julia Donaldson & Lydia Monks | Books Read Aloud for Children

Did you enjoy this story? The ladybird went on holiday - do you know the name of the place she visited? You might have recocgnised some of the places in the book especially if you have been there which I know some of you have. That's right she went all the way to London and this time she went to a zoo. So today because I know you enjoyed making the farms so much why not try setting up the zoo that the ladybird went to today and as you set it up I would like you to add some signs so that the ladybird will know where to find each animal so you can write the animals names and also add the number of animals in each part.You could write a big Zoo sign as well.This would be a great  job to do outside where you've got lots of room. There are some pictures below to get you started.

 

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.

 

PHONICS

Log onto Teach your monster to read and  see how far you get today. Then  log into phonics play and try these games today. Try the flashcard challenge 

https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/4/flashcards-time-challenge

Then have a go at this reading game, try to read the sentences on Wednesday.

https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/4/sentences-4

 Grown ups – please adjust the games to suit your child, if they need practise with phase 2 or 3 then select that before each game starts.

Here is the log in if you need it .

 

  

MATHEMATICS

 

So we have been learning about doubles. Today we are going to draw some ladybird doubles. You will need to choose which double you want to do and then either make a ladybird or draw it in your book. You will need to put the spots on each wing to make the double. I have done some here for you to see and get the idea.

   

Here are some ladybird games for  you to play, one is to practise your counting and number recognition and one is a doubles game. 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/ladybird-spots

http://www.maths-games.org/ladybird-doubles.html

While you are out and about why don't you collect some little stones so that you could make some of these lovely ladybird number stones.

     

  

 Can you spot all the ladybirds in this picture? I have also added it as a document you can print off if you want to.

VE Day

So we have been finding out more about VE Day and on Friday we are all going to be celebrating VE Day at home. Today I would like to have a chat together and think about what you are going to do. You might nee to write a list of ideas!! You could make bunting to decorate your garden or home. You might want to try out some wartime recipes, you might try some dancing or singing. Have a look here for some  ideas to help you out.

 https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/inspire-me/ve-day/

 

 

 

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Tuesday 5th May

Good Morning Everyone !!  

Thank you for showing me the wonderful farmyards you made yesterday, it looked like you enjoyed doing that.I know some of you looked outside for ladybirds but couldn’t find any. I think it is still a bit cold for them at the moment, hopefully if it warms up then we might see some later in the week. Have a look in the home learning gallery for yesterday because our friend who has the caterpillars has sent some photos because the caterpillars are in their cocoons !! Also two of you have beans that have started to grow in the greenhouses – check yours to see if anything is happening in your greenhouse yet.

Our baby ladybirds are getting bigger too. Can you see them here.

                         

   

Well done if you started with Jo Wicks yesterday, I was a bit lazy yesterday!! 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? Where has the sun gone? 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. So did you work out how to make 1 with two numbers on Friday? What is today’s number? Do you know some ways to make this number ?  Use the numicon to show how to make it or part,part whole.

     

I know you enjoyed yesterday’s story and building the farmyards. Do you remember that Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len made a map of the farmyard to help them steal the prize cow? Here it is to remind you or you can listen to the story again in yesterday's work.

                  

Now today I would like you to draw a map of the farmyard , so you could look at the one in the book and do it like that. You could build your farmyard again and make a map of that or you could just draw farmyard map. Make sure you put the animals on it and the arrows to show which way you can go. I would also like you to use your animal words from yesterday to label each animal and place on the farm. I tried to draw one, see how you get on.

                       

 

 

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.

PHONICS

Please  log into phonics play and try these  games today. Grown ups – please adjust the games to suit your child, if they need practise with phase 2 or 3 then select that before each game starts.

https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/2/grab-a-giggling-grapheme

https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/4/matching-ph4

                  

  

MATHEMATICS

Well done for practisng your  number formation. Did you see all the Numberblock doubles yesterday? I know tat some of you know other doubles too. Today try this doubles game. Get your numbercards 1-10 and lay them face down. Take it in turns to turn one over and say what the double for that number is, for example if you turn over 3 you must say 6 because double 3 is 6. If you are an expert at those why not add other numbers too.

Here is a great song to help you remember all those doubles.

Doubles Doubles Dancing Doubles (A song about number doubles)

 Yesterday you watched a short clip about ladybirds, what did you learn about them that you didn't already know? I ahd forgotten that they are actually beetles!! Today I have a film for you to watch about the ladybird lifecycle, in it the lady calls it a ladybug that is because she is from America and in America they call them ladybugs!!

The Life Cycle of a Ladybug

 Now you could try to draw the ladybird lifecycle.Here is an example here remeber to put ladybird life cycle!!  

 

    

 VE DAY

I know you were very interested in learning about  VE day yesterday and one of our friends talked to her great grandad who is 91 years old to see what he could remember about VE day. Do you have anyone in your family who can remember VE day? Perhaps you could talk to them about it today. There is more information below if you want to know more.

Monday 4th May

Good Morning Everyone !!  

I hope you have all had a good weekend. Have you seen the invitation above? It is for  VE Day on Friday, this is a very important day because it is the 75th Anniversary of the end of World War 2. This invitation is for everyone in school and is on every class page. All the grown ups who work in our school have had the invitation too. Even though this happened a very long time ago we will be finding out a bit about what happened and why there will be such a big celebration  and how you and your family might be able to celebrate VE day at home.

 

  I had some very exciting deliveries this weekend that I want to tell you about. The first one came in this box so at least one of you might already know what was inside!!

     

Yes it is a pot of caterpillars , this how small they were but just since Friday they have been munching away and this is them today.   

 

 

I have also got this special pot, it is a called a  vivarium and can you see those very small black creatures ? These are baby ladybirds!! I will keep showing you how they are growing.

 

    

                                                                       

 

   I loved seeing the dressing up on Friday for Jo Wicks – well done . 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. So did you work out how to make 1 with two numbers on Friday? What is today’s number? Do you know some ways to make this number ?

You might have already worked this out but this week we are going to be listening to some ladybird stories , finding out about ladybird lifecycles and doing some ladybird mathematics!!

We are going to start today watching and listening to this story.

What the Ladybird Heard

Now today we are not going to do any writing but we are going to talk about the story so you might need to keep going back to it because I want you to  talk together  about the words that describe ‘where’ something is or directions for example.

Turn right

Turn left

Straight ahead etc

I would also like you to try and make your own farmyard or use your toys to make the farmyard. Here are some  examples for you. If you don't have farm toys then you could make your own animals and farm buidings or you could draw the farmyard. Here is a picture of the farmyard from the book to help you.

                       

 

       

 

These are all the animals from the story to help you out too. 

 

  

 

PHONICS

Have a go on Teach your monster to read and to then log into phonics play and try this reading game today. Grown ups – please adjust the games to suit your child, if they need practise with phase 2 or 3 then select that before each game starts.

https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/4/picnic-on-pluto

 

  After this your writing job for phonics today is to watch theslide show and write down each animal name as you see it.

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

Did you  practise your number formation on Friday? If not find a nice clean page in your book and see how carefully you can write the numbers, are they all the write way round? You can use your 100 square to help you.If you did this on Friday then have a look and see if there are any you need to practise and then watch this Numberblocks video all about doubles.

    

Here is a film for you to watch about ladybirds. 

CBeebies EXCLUSIVE clip - Minibeast Adventure - Ladybirds

Can you make a ladybird ?  Here some ideas to get you started.

  

 

 

VE DAY

Do you remember in the Autumn we talked about why everyone was wearing a poppy and we learnt about the wars that had happened and that we wear the poppies to help us remember. VE Day is special because it was the day that the second world war ended  - everyone was so excited and happy. This week on Friday it will be 75 years since that happened so people are planning celebrations. I will be giving you more ideas about the celebrations but here is a link to some information that your grown ups can share with you.

 

   

 https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/48201749 

Friday 1st May

Good Morning Everyone !!  

'The sun has got his hat on, hip-hip-hip- hooray,the sun has got his hat on and he's coming out today.

Now we'll all be happy hip-hip-hip-hooray the sun has got his hat on and he's coming out today!!'

 

 Hopefully it will stay sunny today.

                                                                  
       

I am sure you will be all ready to start your day again with Jo Wicks at 9.00am on his youtube channel, are you dressing up? 

 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.  We are the start of another new month this is the 5th month in the year and today is known as May Day - more about this later on. I think you will all know today's number!! But here is a little maths challenge for you, how can you make 1 with two numbers? You certainly don't need to add two numbers together so what else could you do? Have a think about it , why not show me how you could do this in your book.

Well done for all your snail work yesterday – did you enjoy learning all about them yesterday? Today I have a lovely story about a tiny snail who has to try really hard to achieve his goal.You can watch and listen to it here.

 

                                                     

Tiny Snail (Story).m4v

Now you have heard that story I would like you to draw a story map all about Tiny’s journey to the maple tree. You can add speech bubbles and sentences to it. Can you tell your family the story? You might even want to make up your own snail story and give your snail a different name. I am certain your story will look wonderful.

                       

 

PHONICS

 Well done to everyone who is working hard on Teach your Monster to  Read  - some of you are whizzing through the levels - well done!!

Let’s start with our tricky words songs.

 

Tricky Words and Sight Words Song

Phase 3 Tricky Words Song Say Hello To

Phase 4 Tricky Words Song Sight Words Song for said, have, like, come, some, what, when

                         

https://epicphonics.com/filestore/games/200/index.html

Now can you write some of your own yes /no questions. You could write them about snails!

Here are some of mine

                   Can a snail swim?

              Is a snail red?

              Can a snail jump?

             Can a snail go in a car?

READING

 Don't forget your daily reading.I expect you have read all the books I gave you from school but don’t forget it is good to read them again and also you can log into

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

 

Did you practise counting to 100 in tens like this 10,20,30,40,50,60,70,80,90,100 yesterday?. Can you practise that  again today?

 

The Counting by Tens Song | Counting Songs | Scratch Garden

Today I would like you to practise your number formation so find a nice clean page in your book and see how carefully you can write the numbers, are they all the write way round? You can use your 100 square to help you.

Did you know that today is MayDay?

How was May Day Celebrated in the past?

It was custom for every one to go a-Maying early on May Day. Herrick, a 17th century English poet wrote:

There's not a budding boy, or girl, this day,
But is got up, and gone to bring in May.

Decorating Houses

May Day began early in the morning. People would go out before sunrise in order to gather flowers and greenery to decorate their houses and villages with in the belief that the vegetation spirits would bring good fortune.

Washing in the early morning dew

Girls would make a special point of washing their faces in the dew of the early morning. They believed this made them very beautiful for the following year. 

May Queen

 

The rest of the day was given over to various festivities. There was dancing on the village green, archery contest and exhibitions of strength. The highlight of the day was the crowning of the May Queen, the human replica of Flora. By tradition she took no part in the games or dancing, but sat like a queen in a flower-decked chair to watch her 'subjects'.

 

May Day Garlands

Young girls would make May Garlands. They covered two hoops, one at right angles inside the other, with leaves and flowers, and sometimes they put a doll inside to represent the goddess of Spring.

In some parts of Britain, May 1st is called Garland Day.

The first of May is Garland Day
So please remember the garland.
We don't come here but once a year,
So please remember the garland.

A traditional May Day dance is Maypole Dancing.

 

On May Day, people used to cut down young trees and stick them in the ground in the village to mark the arrival of summer.

People danced around the tree poles in celebration of the end of winter and the start of the fine weather that would allow planting to begin.

If you watch this clip below you can see some children maypole dancing.

 

 

 

Maypole Dance - The School in Rose Valley

You could try some maypole dancing in your garden or why not make a Mayday flower crown or Mayday flower basket like the ones here.

    

 

       

 

 

 

      

   If you have time why not take a look at the Singing Fun rainbow and do some singing today , theer are some lovely songs on there. Today's is a nursery rhyme song.

Happy May Day children - have a lovely weekend. Well done for all your hard work this week. There will be more  to come next week!!

Thursday  30th  April

Good Morning Everyone !!

 Thank you for all your photos yesterday, you are all so busy.  On my walk this morning  I saw so many lovely wildflowers and thought  I would take some pictures of them for you I expect  you will recognise some of them , perhaps you have seen them when you have been out and about. You can see that all Pippa wanted to do this morning was roll around in the flowers perhaps she wants to smell flowery!!

 

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.   How can you use the numicon to write today’s number?

 

    

Today it is the last day of April and it is also the birthday for someone whose picture you might have seen in the news. Yes it is Captain Tom , do you know how old he will be today? Here is a special picture news all about him for you to share together and talk about.

       

 

Well done for the super seed writing yesterday you all tried really hard – thank you. We are going to find out about a minibeast today that we know loves being outside on rainy days and I know some of you have already found them in your gardens – yes it is a snail. Why not have a look outside again today and see if you can find one. Watch these two films to learn more about snails and all the different parts of their body – listen carefully because you will need the facts afterwards.

🐌 Are You a Snail? 🐌| Read Aloud for Kids!

Snails For Kids

Jess has a close look at some of the most easily-spotted minibeasts - snails. Their whole bodies act as a single foot, which ripples along on a trail of slim...

Now I would like you to draw a snail in your book  and label all the parts of its body like my one here.

                  

 

 

If you haven’t been outside for a snail hunt then you could perhaps do that now if you are allowed. You can pick the snails up but remember to put them back where you find them and be really careful with them.

 

PHONICS

Play one of your  Teach your monster to read and to then log into phonics play and try this reading game again from yesterday. Grown ups – please adjust the games to suit your child, if they need practise with phase 2 or 3 then select that before each game starts.

https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/4/picnic-on-pluto

   

 

READING

I am absolutely certain that you will all have been practising your reading every day , you are going to be reading experts by the time I next see you in school!! I expect you have read all the books I gave you from school but don’t forget it is good to read them again and also you can log into

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

MATHEMATICS

Captain Tom is 100, can you find 100 on your 100 square? Can you remember counting to 100 in tens like this 10,20,30,40,50,60,70,80,90,100. Can you practise that together today? This song will help you with this.

The Counting by Tens Song | Counting Songs | Scratch Garden

Count by tens from zero to one hundred with an adventurous dog and an adventurous song! The Counting by Tens song teaches skip counting by 10.

After that I would like you to play this game together. You will need up to 10 small items each so you could use buttons, pasta,bits of card etc. Then you need some small cards or bits of paper with 1,2,3 written on them can you make 3 of each number. Turn these over and put  your items in front of you, now take it in turns to turn over a number card and take away that number from your pile. The winner will be the one who has none left first. Make sure you say the number sentence each turn , for example 10 take away 3 is 7 .

If you want to make it harder then start with 15 0r 20 items!!

 

 GREENHOUSES

I am so glad to hear that your packages arrived safely. I expect lots of you didn't want to wait until today to make it  but if you haven't made it yet then get busy now!! I have made mine too, can you see I have written my name on it and decorated it.We have been learning that seeds need soil, light and water but theer is no soil in our bags, do you think these beans will grow? Can youu remeber which part grows first is it the root or the shoot, we will have to keep observing our greenhouses to see what happens.

   

  

Why not try one of these lovely snail crafts. You can find out more here.

https://iheartcraftythings.com/12-colorful-snail-crafts-for-kids.html

 

            

    

            

 

           

  

 Wow! This looks fun doesn't it. Find out more here.

 https://kidscraftroom.com/learn-snail-facts-by-snail-racing/

                      

  Have a lovely day children.

As it is so rainy you might like to listen to these rainy day stories!!

https://bookflix.digital.scholastic.com/pair/detail/bk0018pr/start?authCtx=U.794217314

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You might like this one too.

https://watchandlearn.scholastic.com/videos/earth-and-space/weather/its-raining-its-pouring.html

Wednesday  29th  April

Good Morning Everyone !!

How did you get on yesterday during rainy Tuesday? It is much brighter this morning and I can even see the sun so perhaps we won’t have so much rain today.  Pippa and she got very wet running through all the grass. She has crept onto the bed  ( she isn’t meant to go on the bed!!)in the room where I do my school work and has curled up and gone to sleep. I think she is hoping I won’t notice her and make her get off the bed. She does look sweet there though.

                                          

 

Do you like to start the day  with Jo Wicks at 9.00am on his youtube channel? I have just heard him talking on the radio and he told everyone about his fancy dress outfit for Friday.Do you do fancy dress Friday, I know at least one of your friends and her family all join in. Why don't you this week.

 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.  Tomorrow is the last day of April, have you found out what month is starting on Friday? 

Well done for the super flower labelling yesterday. we are going to listen to and watch another story about seeds today and this story is going to help us with our maths today so our writing today is going to be maths writing!! 

There is lots to talk about in this book can you spot all the different parts of the flower you labelled yesterday?What is happening to the number of seeds on each page ?

Please watch the story here.

Ten Seeds

Now you have watched the story we are going to do some maths writing about it. I would like you to draw the 10 seeds as a story map but also showing  mathematically what is happening on each page You could draw what has happened to each seed every time.  There is lots of words that are easy for you to sound out and add to this story map today.I have done the first ones to show you what to do.

                            

PHONICS

You have just done lots of writing  and used your phonics to sound out your words so today there will be no sentence writing but it would be a good idea to have a go on Teach your monster to read and to then log into phonics play and try this reading game today. Grown ups – please adjust the games to suit your child, if they need practise with phase 2 or 3 then select that before each game starts.

https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/4/picnic-on-pluto

 

 

READING

I am absolutely certain that you will all have been practising your reading every day , you are going to be reading experts by the time I next see you in school!!  When it is rainy outside then it is lovely to be able to be inside reading.I expect you have read all the books I gave you from school but don’t forget it is good to read them again and also you can log into

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

 

You will have been doing lots of mathematics talking about the story we looked at today. So you could catch up with the Maths with parents topic if you haven’t already done so. Did you enjoy the numberblocks yesterday? Here is a 10 green bottles game you can play.

http://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/bottleTakeAway/index.html

     

 

 

 

You can  listen to another story about a beautiful flower garden here.

Zinnia's Flower Garden by Monica Wellington, read aloud by Story Time with Nana

 Some of our learning this term will be about lifecycles of plants, insects and if we had been in school we might have had  some eggs to watch and keep warm in our incubator to observe and discuss in simple terms the lifecycle. So  I thought you might like to watch a chick hatching from it's egg, read a book about chicks and hens and make a lifecyle picture.

The first video is here.

Baby Chick Hatching | Egg Hatching

 There is a lovely story here about a hen who manges to outwit the fox!! If you follow the link you can see the books here.

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https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome/grades-prek-k-week-2.html

 After watching all of that you can make a lifecycle picture like the one you can see here. This is just an example you can of course draw the adult hen and nest. Try and label each part of the lifecycle. using these words, nest ,egg , chick , hatching, hen

                 

Tuesday 28th April

Good Morning Everyone !!

Well done for all your home learning yesterday. Well it is a bit different outside today isn’t it. I don’t think Pippa was very impressed at having to go for a walk in the rain today!! I didn’t think I would see anything very interesting when I was out this morning but do you know what… I noticed that there is at least one creature that is very happy it is a wet and rainy day. There were so many snails out on the path, on the grass, on leaves and flowers I counted 21!!

     

Can you see the tip of Pippa's nose sniffing the snail - luckily she didn't try to eat it!!

 I think you will need to stay super active inside today unless you are going to go for a wet walk in your wellies.

 So you can start with Jo again at 9.00am

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

We have already talked about 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. If you are still keeping your weather chart then this must be one of the only days that you can draw rainy on.  Don’t forget you could look for the number each day on the 100 square and practise writing it.  This week we will be coming to the end of April – can you believe it !! Can you find out what the next month will be? I know some of you have birthdays to look forward to in that month.

WRITING

Did you enjoy the story about the tiny seed yesterday? Have you made your big flower ready for today’s writing job? If not why not do that first and then you can be ready to start your writing.

Today we are going to find out a little bit more about the parts of a flower, some of which I expect you already know. I wonder if you know what the job of each part of the flower is? So today there are some facts here for you to read  and a book to listen to. It isn’t a storybook today it is a fact book or we can call it a non-fiction book.

FLOWER FACTS

Flowers can grow on trees or from seeds or from bulbs.

We are going to look at flowers that grow from seeds.

The seed starts in the soil. Talk to your grown up about what a seed needs to help it grow.

The seed starts to put roots down into the soil. The roots suck good things ( nutrients) out of the soil. They help the seed stay in the soil.

Have you ever seen the roots of a plant?

Then the seed grows a shoot and then leaves. The stem or stalk grows taller and more leaves grow too.

A bud forms at the top of the stem. The bud opens and we can see the flower with it’s petals. Can you see the buds and flower here?

In the middle of the flower is a very special part, there is special yellow dust here called pollen. Do you know what pollen is used for and why it is important? Lots of insects love pollen and we will find out more about this another day. Some insects love the sweet sugary liquid deep in the flower called nectar.

    

Now I would like you to listen to this book. 

    

https://bookflix.digital.scholastic.com/pair/detail/bk0051pr/start?authCtx=U.794217314

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Finally I would like you to label all the parts of your big flower that you made yesterday. You will be able to sound out and write all the words you need. You could also write a sentence label.You can see how I have done my here to help you.

            

 

After that you could go back to Bookflix and watch the other story.

  

  

  

PHONICS

It is really important that you do your phonics learning  every day, playing the games on Teach your monster to read and using your flashcards and doing the games that I put on here will all help you to  remember the sounds we have already learnt and to continue to use them for your reading and writing.

Today  can you play this flashcards game?

https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/flash-cards?phase=3

After this we are going to watch a bit of the video with the consonant blends just like last week.

GROWN UPS - please watch the video and stop when you get to this bit please - thank you.

 

  

Phase 4 Phonics Initial Consonant Blends | r Blends

 With your grown up I would like you to write the new consonant blend in your book and draw and write the  fr words , can you think of any more? After that I would like you write a sentence to go with this picture.

                                 

 Today's sentence is: The frost is on the frog. 

Remember to listen to your grown up say the sentence and then say it back to them and them write it down in your book. I feel a bit sorry for this poor frog don't you!

MATHEMATICS

When you do your maths EVERY day it is good to practise your counting, we used to say the numbers all the way to 20 but you can probably go beyond that now. Use your 100 square to help you.Find your flashcards and lay them out numberside down. Take it in turns to pick a number and then say the number that is either 1 more or 1 less than the number you have turned over. If you get it right keep the number.

After that I want you to watch numberblocks again today.

    

 

 You can sing the rhyme with the numberblocks, you might even be able to make your own set of 10 green bottles to play with.

READING

I know you are all  practising your reading every day  and  you are going to be reading experts by the time I next see you in school!! I expect you have read all the books I gave you from school but don’t forget it is good to read them again and also you can log into

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.

 There is a new picture news for you to share together here.

 

 Finally I wanted to show you a very famous painting of some sunflowers. It was painted along time ago by a man called Vincent van Gogh.

                   

 

This is a very famous painting and now it is in a museum in Amsterdam in Holland. Why not try to paint or draw your own version of the sunflowers? Watch and listen to this  story about a little girl who goes to a museum and sees the sunflowers painting.

Katie & the Sunflowers

Tells the story of Katie's adventures in an art gallery

 As it is such a miserable day you could go and look around the musuem just like Katie did by clicking the link below. I wonder if you can find the sunflowers painting in the museum.
 I know you all love singing so why not cheer everyone up on this rainy day and sing them this lovely seed song.

' The Seed Song ' from Out of the Ark Music @ Home (Words on Screen Lyric Video)

 Monday 27th April

Good Morning Everyone !!

It was wonderful to talk to so many of you on Friday and thank you for the emails if we missed one another. Let’s hope it won’t be too much longer before we can be together in some way or another.

 Did you all have a lovely weekend ? Wasn’t the weather gorgeous – it was so warm and sunny , I hope you had an opportunity to be outside and enjoy it. I did lots of gardening again this weekend  because some of my seedlings were big enough to plant outside so I have planted out the peas and lettuces, now I need to make sure Pippa doesn’t dig them up and that the slugs don’t eat them!!

I am keeping  a watchful eye on these two plants , can you see the buds.

                     

I will send some photos when they come out I think you will be very surprised when you see what one of them looks like.

I also had to give Pippa a bath which she wasn’t very happy about,we decided to give her a bath outside in our canoe but she wriggled and squirmed all the time we were washing her. You can see her being brushed here and  you can see she looks a bit miserable,as soon as we had brushed her she ran off and rolled over and over in the grass and got all muddy and dirty again!!  

So we are back to Monday again and another week of home learning fun. I continue to be so proud  of you all and all your efforts , don’t forget to keep sending me all those lovely emails. The address is

Elmer@ blandfordstmary.dsat.org.uk

 If you haven’t looked at our Summer home learning gallery then please do  that NOW because there are some lovely photos and examples of children’s learning and it is lovely to see what everyone is getting up to at home. Make sure you send your photos in today too.

I am sure you will be all ready to start your day again  with Jo Wicks 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.  This week we will be coming to the end of April – can you believe it !! Can you find out what the next month will be? I know some of you have birthdays to look forward to in that month.

This week we are going to be finding out more about flowers and plants, I know lots of you are doing growing at home which is fantastic and will really help you with this week's learning.

WRITING

This week we are going  to start by watching and listening to a story.This story is by Eric Carle, we read some other stories by him when we were at school but probably his most famous book is The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

 

 

The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle || An INSPIRING Adventure! [CC]

A beautiful tale of adventure and inspiration. Watch and listen as The Tiny Seed travels through the seasons on an adventure of a lifetime! Another Eric Carl...

In the book we saw the seed in all the different seasons. Can you remember all the seasons? Which season are we in now? For your writing today I would like you to draw what happened to the seeds in each season and try to write a sentence in each section. Here is mine for you to see.

 

  PHONICS

 Don't forget it is really important that you do your phonics learning  every day, playing the games on Teach your monster to read and using your flashcards and doing the games that I put on here will all help you to  remember the sounds we have already learnt and to continue to use them for your reading and writing.

Please start your phonics time today with this flashcard game

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

 

Why not try this game too for practising those tricky words !

https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/4/tricky-word-trucks

 

After this we are going to watch a bit of this video.

GROWN UPS - please watch the video and stop when you get to this bit please - thank you.

    

 

 

Phase 4 Phonics Initial Consonant Blends | r Blends

 With your grown up I would like you to write the new consonant blend in your book and draw and write the  cr words , can you think of any more? After that I would like you write a sentence to go with this picture.

                                 

 

Today the sentence is   The dragon has a drum. Listen carefully to your adult as they say the sentence to you and then say it back to them, now use your sound talking to help you spell the words, Don't forget your finger spaces and a capital letter at the beginning and a full stop at the end.

 

  READING

 Don't forget it is VERY important that you do some reading EVERY day with your grown ups. 

I am absolutely certain that you will all have been practising your reading every day , you are going to be reading experts by the time I next see you in school!! I expect you have read all the books I gave you from school but don’t forget it is good to read them again and also you can log into

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

  When you do your maths EVERY day it is good to practise your counting, we used to say the numbers all the way to 20 but you can probably go beyond that now. Use your 100 square to help you.Find your 0-20 flashcards and practise putting the numbers in order, when you have made your numberline ask an adult to take a number away while you hide your eyes can you tell them which one is missing? You can take turns with this game.

 Today there is a activity on Maths with parents. This is all about making number 7. I would like you to put in your book all the ways you can think of to make 7. Can you remember how to show a number with the part, part whole?   You could draw different numicon.Have a look at what I have done here to help you

      You could use small items to help you too such as buttons, pasta, small toys etc.

 The download for Maths with parents is below if you need it.

 HAROLD'S DIARY

Have you remembered to look at Harold's Diary? We didn't look at it last week but theer are lots of super activities from last week and new ones for this week  so why not take a look today and try out one of the activities he has suggested.You will need to click on the giraffe to see the diary.

 CREATIVE

 Today I would like you to make a big flower because we are going to need it tomorrow for our writing job. I have made one for you to see below. I stuck two bits of paper together but you could turn your book around and use two pages in your book. I don't have any coloured paper so just like when I made Supertato I coloured in some paper to use and I also looked in some old magazines for the coloured paper. You could draw it and colour it in too. I would like you to make sure you have added the soil and roots to your picture too. I can't wait to see them.

                            

 

Friday 24th April

Good Morning Everyone!!              

 Did you find out about St George yesterday? Have you managed to set up your snack shop yet? If you look at yesterday's photos you can see that one of your friends has got a lovely snack shop at home, it's even got Supertato in it!!

It is going to be another beautiful day today and I hope you are able to ( safely) enjoy this lovely sunshine. When I went out with Pippa this morning it was still a bit misty as you can see.

                     

I am sure you will be all ready to start your day again  with Jo Wicks at 9.00am on his youtube channel

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

 

  Well done if you are continuing with your weather chart and daily chats 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.  Did you already know what today’s number is? Can you find it on the 100 square? Can you remember what the 2 represents? Which numicon would you use to make this number ?

             

 

WRITING

    Today I would like you  try and finish any of the writing jobs that I ahve given you from earlier in the week if you haven't already done them but if you have managed to complete them then today i would like you to  think about your own Supertato story.  You can draw the pctures for the story or you can draw a story map for your story, think about all the things that the Evil pea has been getting up to in the books you have listened to this week. You can add words and specch bubbles to your storymap and drawing and I would like you to tell your grown up the story so that they can either write it down for you or perhaps they could film you telling the story. 

 Here is my story:

 It was nighttime in Mrs Flavell's house and all was quiet. Suddenly there was a crash and a bang and the fridge door flew open. 'Help' shouted red pepper, 'Help' shouted broccoli and carrot, they were trapped inside the cheese grater. How would they get out ? Who could save them? Whoosh in came Supertato, he used his super strength, he used his super speed and rescued the veggies. But what about Evil pea ? Quick as a flash Supertato crept over to the yummy , sticky chocolate cake 'I'm over here 'he shouted Evil pea rushed across and splat he fell into the stcky choclate icing. He was trapped!! 'Back to the freezer for you' said Supertato and all the veggies settled back to sleep. The End

After all that  story tellingyou need another story to listen to and watch so here is another Supertato story for today. I wonder what will happen today…

 

 

Supertato Carnival Catastro-Pea!

Written and illustrated by Sue Hendrix and Paul Linnet and published by Simon and Schuster

  PHONICS

It is really important that you do your phonics learning  every day, playing the games on Teach your monster to read and using your flashcards and doing the games that I put on here will all help you to  remember the sounds we have already learnt and to continue to use them for your reading and writing.

Today  can you use your flashcards again? Can you lay them all out like you did yesterday and then today you are going to pick up a sound and then tell your grown up a word with that sound in it , the sound might be at the beginning or in the middle or even at the end of the word!! Now your grown up is going to say one of the sounds when they do I want you to really quickly find the sound card. You could do all of them or your grown up might decide to just choose some of them for you.

After this we are going to watch a bit of this video.

GROWN UPS - please watch the video and stop when you get to this bit please - thank you

   

Phase 4 Phonics Initial Consonant Blends | r Blends

  With your grown up I would like you to write the new consonant blend in your book and draw and write the  cr words , can you think of any more? After that I would like you write a sentence to go with this picture.

  

 Today's sentence is The pink crab has a crown.

Remember your grown  will say the sentence, you need to say it back to them and then get writing. You can do it!!

  READING

 Don't forget it is VERY important that you do some reading EVERY day with your grown ups. 

I am absolutely certain that you will all have been practising your reading every day , you are going to be reading experts by the time I next see you in school!! I expect you have read all the books I gave you from school but don’t forget it is good to read them again and also you can log into

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

  When you do your maths EVERY day it is good to practise your counting, we used to say the numbers all the way to 20 but you can probably go beyond that now. Use your 100 square to help you.Find your 0-20 flashcards and practise putting the numbers in order, when you have made your numberline ask an adult to take a number away while you hide your eyes can you tell them which one is missing? You can take turns with this game.

 How did you get on with helping supertato yesterday? Did you work out which maths facts Evil pea had got wrong? Today I would like you watch a numberblocks episode - this one will help you with your counting!     

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0006s5q/numberblocks-series-4-14-i-can-count-to-twenty

 I know lots of you are already busy in your gardens but do you know how potatoes grow? If you watch this film below it explains it.

Earthy Potatoes: how do potatoes grow?

 If you read look at the pictures below then you could try and grow your own Supertatos, or even pop Supertato in the soil or some water and see what happens!! If you eed to print out a 100 square there is one at the bottom of the pictures.

 Finally as you have been such superheroes this week why not turn yourselves into a superhero and make yourself a cape, a belt, a mask or wrist bands. You could decorate your beltts and wristbands with patterns just like  we have been pratising this week, you could use two colours or even three!!

If you are allowed then a cut up bin bag makes a really good cape and you can make wrist bands and masks from paper or cereal boxes. Have fun!!

 After all that activity you might like to sit quietly and listen to this worship just like we do in school.

 

  

EveryLittleHelps 1

 

Thursday 23rd   April

Good Morning Everyone!!              

 Do you know what is special about today? It is St George’s Day today and we will be finding out a bit more about it later on this morning. Did you get outside for Earth Day yesterday and enjoy the nature all around us? I know how much you all enjoy being outside and you can do lots of your learning outside. When I took Pippa out this morning I went a slightly different way and look what I saw. This pair of swans have made a nest. You can just see the female sitting on the nest and the male is standing next to her and keeping a look out to make sure she stays safe. I know one of the children in our class has also seen a swans nest, won't it be exciting if there are some cygnets.

       

I am sure you will be all ready to start your day again  with Jo Wicks at 9.00am on his youtube channel

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

Did you see the photo yesterday that one of your friends sent me ? She had decided to start another weather chart and had even included the temperature  - that is a number that tells us how hot or cold it is. You can see it here in this picture. You might be interested in the other numbers too and I am sure your grown ups will talk to you about them.

  

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.  Did you work out what today’s number was?  Did you already know what the numbers were for today and Friday? Can you find it on the 100 square? Can you remember what the 2 represents? Which numicon would you use to make this number ?

                     

   

WRITING

   Yesterday I asked you to think very carefully about all the skills that Supertato has and to describe him. I would like you to talk to your grown up about what skills or powers you think superheroes need to have. Do you know any superheroes? There are superheroes in stories and films but there are also real people that can be like a superhero because they  do something incredible. At the moment everyone is saying that all the people who look after others who are ill or elderly or who need extra help are heroes.

I want you to think about what you would like your superpower to be and also to draw what you would look like if you were a superhero . So your superpowers could be that you are kind, helpful, a good friend, listen carefully,run very fast,swim underwater. You can see my picture here.  

After all that writing you need another story to listen to and watch so here is another Supertato story for today. I wonder what will happen today…

Supertato Veggies in the Valley of doom - Books Alive! Read Aloud kids book

   PHONICS

It is really important that you do your phonics learning  every day, playing the games on Teach your monster to read and suing your flashcards and doing the games that I put on here will all help you to  remember the sounds we have already learnt and to continue to use them for your reading and writing.

Today I would like you to find your flashcards that were in the pack I gave you when school finished. Can you lay them all out on a table or on the carpet? Now your grown up is going to say one of the sounds when they do I want you to really quickly find the sound card. You could do all of them or your grown up might decide to just choose some of them for you.

After this we are going to watch a bit of this video.

GROWN UPS - please watch the video and stop when you get to this bit please - thank you

   

Phase 4 Phonics Initial Consonant Blends | r Blends

 With your grown up I would like you to write the new consonant blend in your book and draw and write the br words , can you think of any more? After that I would like you write a sentence to go with this picture.

   

 

The sentence today is: The man is brushing the bricks.

Remember your grown  will say the sentence, you need to say it back to them and then get writing. You can do it!!

 

  READING

It is VERY important that you do some reading EVERY day with your grown ups. 

I am absolutely certain that you will all have been practising your reading every day , you are going to be reading experts by the time I next see you in school!! I expect you have read all the books I gave you from school but don’t forget it is good to read them again and also you can log into

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

  When you do your maths EVERY day it is good to practise your counting, we used to say the numbers all the way to 20 but you can probably go beyond that now. Use your 100 square to help you.Find your 0-20 flashcards and practise putting the numbers in order, when you have made your numberline ask an adult to take a number away while you hide your eyes can you tell them which one is missing? You can take turns with this game.

 How did you get on with your shop yesterday? You can practise counting out the coins and if you don't have coins then you could always make some!! Having a play shop is a really good way to practise number recognition and counting.

 Today in our maths we are going to be helping Supertato!! How will you decide which facts are the right ones? 

 

 Do you remember I told you it was St George's Day today. If you follow this link you can find out more.

https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/whats-on/st-georges-day/

  

Well here are some videos  for you to watch to learn more about it. Maybe you could make dragon or try some of the other activities suggested.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/lets-celebrate-st-georges-day

  

 

 Wednesday  22nd  April

Good Morning Everyone!!              Bonjour tout le monde!!

 Thank you for all the pictures of your home learning yesterday. I wonder if those traps have worked for the Evil peas - you will have to let us know. Did you know that today is Earth Day ?

                            

I will tell you more about this further down the page. This morning on my walk with Pippa I really appreciated how beautiful our world is. Today on our walk we saw these two on the river - you will recognise that one of them is a swan but do you know what that other bird is called? It is a little egret.

                          

 

I am sure you will be all ready to start your day again  with Jo Wicks 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.  Did you work out what today’s number was? I wonder if you can work out  now what  the numbers will be tomorrow and Friday?Can you find it on the 100 square? Can you remember what the 2 represents? Which numicon would you use to make this number ?

 Today I want you think carefully about Supertato and all the skills he has, so I would like you to draw Supertato in your book and then write about him just like I have done here.

    

 

 After all that writing you need another story to listen to and watch so here is another Supertato story for today. I wonder what will happen today…

Supertato Evil Pea rules - Books Alive! Read Aloud book for kids

  

PHONICS

Please start your phonics time today with this flashcard game

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

 

Why not try this game too for practising those tricky words !

https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/4/tricky-word-trucks

 

Grown ups – please adjust the games to suit your child if they need practise with phase 2 or 3 then select that before each game starts. You can join in with your tricky words songs again.

Tricky Words and Sight Words Song

Phase 3 Tricky Words Song Say Hello To

Now I would like you to write the sentence to go with this picture. Your grown up will say the sentence to you, remember you need to say the sentence and then write it down carefully. Don't forget your finger spaces and a capital letter to start it with and a fullstop at the end.

 Today's sentence is 

The spoon is in the tree. Your grown up will say the sentence for you , then you need to say the sentence before you write it in your book. Remember to sound talk the words and to use your finger spaces and a full stop at the end.

 

MATHEMATICS

Please  log in to  Maths with Parents if you haven't already done so and explore the patterns topics. We will be using your pattern making skills for some jobs tomorrow.  If you would like to then you can scroll down to watch the subitising song again. Today we are going to use our maths skills in a different way. If we had been in school we would have been changing our role play area and I thought we might have had a shop. I wondered if you would like to set up a little shop at home. You can write the signs and prices for this, perhaps it could be a snack shop so you could put fruit and drinks and biscuits in it. 

Parents: You might already be doing this but it is a great way to learn about money , to recognise coins and learn about prices. We have looked at the coins in school  and written prices for items for example 2p, 10p etc I would keep prices under 10p or under 20p. This might be something that older siblings could get involved in too. Your child will be able to write a sign 'Snack shop' encourage them to write labels for the items too.

 

READING

I am absolutely certain that you will all have been practising your reading every day , you are going to be reading experts by the time I next see you in school!! I expect you have read all the books I gave you from school but don’t forget it is good to read them again and also you can log into

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.

 

                     

 

 Today is the 50th Earth Day. People will be celebrating our wonderful world everywhere. When I looked at the sort of things we could do for Earth Day I realised that lots of you are already doing things to look after and celebrate nature but there is always more for us to do!!  

Earth Day originated in 1970 as a day to demonstrate support for environmental protection.   We can all do our part.  Whether it’s through recycling, turning off lights when leaving the room or picking up litter on the side of the street, we can keep our planet safe and clean.  

What will YOU do this Earth Day to leave the planet a little better?  Here are some great ideas to get you started!

      

 

  https://parade.com/1014585/marynliles/earth-day-activities-adults-kids/

There are some more ideas here - have a look and see how many of them you have already done!!

 One of the best things to do is to get outside and appreciate the nature around you, it can be in your garden or if it is safe to do so then go for a nature walk together. 

 

 

 

 If you go to this  website you can go on the Earth Day at Home Webquest

 

 

 

https://climate.nasa.gov/Earth-Day-2020/

 Tuesday 21st  April

Good Morning Everyone!!              Bonjour tout le monde!!

Goodness me you were busy yesterday and so keen to start your home learning again. I am very proud of you all and all your efforts – well done!! It was fantastic to get so many emails yesterday , it made me very happy to see you all enjoying yourselves at home although I do miss you all – A LOT !!!!

 If you haven’t looked at our Summer home learning gallery then please do  that NOW because there are some lovely photos and examples of children’s learning and it is lovely to see what everyone is getting up to at home. Make sure you send your photos in today too. The email address is

Elmer@ blandfordstmary.dsat.org.uk

 

 I went for my usual walk with Pippa this morning and heard the ducks quacking and look what was swimming along with the mummy duck!! Two dear little ducklings - aren't they sweet. Pippa was very interested in them but luckily she didn't try to jump in the river like she usually does!!    

I am sure you will be all ready to start your day again  with Jo Wicks at 9.00am on his youtube channel

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

 

Please keep up with your weather chart if you can, if not just like yesterday  please just start the day with 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. Today’s number is  one more than yesterday  - do you know what it is?  I wonder if you can work out what the number will be tomorrow?Can you find it on the 100 square? Can you remember what the 2 represents? Which numicon would you use to make this number ?

I  know how much you enjoyed yesterday’s story and if you haven’t watched it then scroll down the page to watch it.  I did tell you all to watch out for those Evil peas  didn’t I, well you will not believe what  happened in my kitchen last night...

How do you think all these veggies ended up like this? Look at Pippa’s bowl how can she have her breakfast? Do you know what I think , it is the Evil pea he must have done it!! I have made a poster to tell everyone in my house to watch out for the Evil pea – can you make one for your house?

I know you will be able to read my posters can you make some for your house ? Look carefully at how I have written pea it sounds like it has ee in it but do you remember I told you that some sounds can be spelt differently well this is one of them ee and ea both make the same sound and in pea we need to use ea.

Don’t forget to think about what you want to write on your poster then sound talk all the words before you write them. You will probably need to use exclamation marks  ! or question marks  ? on your poster too. I can’t wait to see them.

After all that writing you need another story to listen to and watch so here is another Supertato story for today. I wonder what will happen today…

Supertato Veggies Assemble - Books Alive! Read Aloud book for kids

.

PHONICS

Our free subscription to Phonics Hero will unfortunately be expiring soon so it is REALLY important that you have logged into Teach Your  Monster to Read because we can continue to use those games. So if you didn't do it yesterday make sure you do it today your log in details were in the pack that you had when school first closed. If you cannot find it please email me and I will send you the log in details via the school office.

https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/

 Start with this flashcards game today

https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/4/flashcards-time-challenge

Do you remember our tricky words song? You can watch it here, make sure you join in!!

Tricky Words and Sight Words Song

Phase 3 Tricky Words Song Say Hello To

 Now I would like you to write the sentence to go with this picture. Your grown up will say the sentence to you, remember you need to say the sentence and then write it down carefully. Don't forget your finger spaces and a capital letter to start it with and a fullstop at the end.

 The sentence is: 

The spoon is on the train.

READING

I am absolutely certain that you will all have been practising your reading every day , you are going to be reading experts by the time I next see you in school!! I expect you have read all the books I gave you from school but don’t forget it is good to read them again and also you can log into

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

Please  log in to  Maths with Parents, there is another  new  topic to explore .It is all about patterns  you did a great job making patterns yesterday now have a look at the new pattern topic  today. When you have tried this practise some subitising with this song.

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

UNDERSTANDING THE WORLD

 

Have a look around at home, look in magazines, online and in books I want you to make a list of vegetables and a list of fruits. Your list could look something like this ..

    

Which ones are your favourite? 

 

GET CREATIVE

 Today I would like you to think about how the superveggies trapped the peas. Do you remember they made a box and pretended there was a pea party going on so all the peas went in and then they were trapped!!

             

 

Have a look around at home and see what you could use to make a trap. Don’t worry if you can’t find anything just draw a picture of your trap and explain how it works to a grown up or someone else in your family.

 

Last of all remember to  watch out for those Evil Peas!!

 

  Monday 20th April

Good Morning Everyone!!

It is lovely to   be back in touch with you all again. I hope you had a lovely Easter. 

We will have lots of exciting things to do again over the next few weeks and I know you are experts now at home learning. Don’t forget to send me all your photos and messages about your learning and also about the last two week if you want to share that with us too.

 

Please read Receptions welcome back letter below

I am sure you will be all ready to start your day with Jo Wicks at 9.00am on his youtube channel

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

 

I expect by now that your weather charts are full up!! If you are able to then please start another one, if not please just start the day with a short chat about the day of the week, the number for that day and also the weather that you can see outside. You could look for the number each day on the 100 square and practise writing it. Today’s number is a special one, can you find it on the 100 square? Can you remember what the 2 represents? What about the 0? Which numicon would you use to make this number ? Can you remember all the numicon ? The picture below will help you with this, you could draw the numicon you would use to make 20.

I would like you start today by watching and listening to this story , you might already know it!! It is called Supertato!

                          

 You can watch the story here.

Supertato - Books Alive! Read Aloud book for kids

 

Did you enjoy that story? It is one of my favourites, now today the first thing I would like you to do is to draw Supertato and some of the other vegetables in the story just like I have done here.

 

Can you see that I have given each one a speech bubble I expect you can all read what I have written.  Now   ask a grown up to help you draw the speech bubbles for your veggies   and then have a go at writing in each one. Don’t forget to sound talk the words you want to write and remember your finger spaces too.  I have  used a question mark ? and an exclamation mark !too, do you need them in any of your speech bubbles or just a full stop .  

PHONICS

Our free subscription to Phonics Hero will unfortunately be expiring soon so it is REALLY important that you have logged into Teach Your  Monster to Read because we can continue to use those games. Try and make sure you do that today, your log in details were in the pack that you had when school first closed. If you cannot find it please email me and I will send you the log in details via the school office.

https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/

 

Please start your phonics time today with this flashcard game

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

 

if you have forgotten the log in for Phonics play then here it is.

Why not try this game too for practising those tricky words !

https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/4/tricky-word-trucks

 

Grown ups – please adjust the games to suit your child if they need practise with phase 2 or 3 then select that before each game starts.

READING

I am absolutely certain that you will all have been practising your reading every day , you are going to be reading experts by the time I next see you in school!! I expect you have read all the books I gave you from school but don’t forget it is good to read them again and also you can log into

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

Please  log in to  Maths with Parents, there is another  new  topic to explore .It is all about patterns – see what patterns you can make , what will you use for your pattern?

Here is another game you can play to practise patterns.

https://pbskids.org/arthur/games/planet-pal

EASY PEASY

I know you will be getting a weekly text about EasyPeasy so please log on and try the activity this week it is called What’s in the parcel?

Have fun - this game looks really good.

 

 GET CREATIVE

I would also like you to make your own Supertato!!

You will need:

  • a potato , check with an adult that you are allowed to use one and if you don't have one then a stone would also work well
  • Paper
  • Glue or sticky tape
  • Colouring pens or pencils
  • Scissors

 

Here are the things that I used and here is my Supertato.I didn't have any coloured paper so I just made my own with my colouring pencils.

  

I cannot wait to see your  Supertatos – please send me some pictures of them.

 Last of all remember to  watch out for those Evil Peas!! 

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