Home Learning

Week beginning  Monday 18th May 2020

I will be making calls again this week to offer support with home learning but also please remember that I am replying to emails through the admin email address and continue to check in with online learning activities the children have been taking part in. Remember the learning activities below are to choose from to fit around different family circumstances. The timetable below is a suggestion of structure for home learning. We are mindful that this depends on individual circumstances and only want to make these suggestions to provide support for the families and children at our school.

Reception timetable

English

Phonics and Handwriting

Phonics: Continue to practice the new individual phonemes. Try writing these phonemes into sentences.

To respond to requests from parents, I have created a video for all the set 1 and 2 phonemes for pupils to practise. The link for set 2 and 3 phonemes is on the Y1 home learning tab. I hope you find this helpful and it will help support your child’s knowledge of the phonemes we have been learning.

There is a free lesson for Speed Sounds Set 2 on the Ruth Miskin YouTube channel at 10.00 am every day. This  is available for 24 hours and will provide good revision Speed Sounds Set 2

Handwriting: Don’t forget the new workbook below. Keep practising your fine motor skills- threading (cheerios on spaghetti beanstalks or pasta on string), bead work and meccano activities are great for building up muscles in your fingers for writing dexterity!

RWI Letter Formation

Rhyme of the week: Say it every day if you can and really get to know it. Then make up your own rhyme about minibeasts and write about it in Purple Mash or on a piece of paper.

Reading

Remember the e-reading activities at:

Bug Club Reading (an email with login details was sent last week)

Oxford Owl

Class name: books10 Class password: class1

For this last week before the holidays, our reading, writing and topic activities are based on an “Ugly Bug Ball” challenge. You will find ideas under the topic section for planning and conducting your own “Ugly Bug Ball” over the next week and the half term break.

“The Ugly Bug Ball” from the Disney Movie “Summer Magic” is a great song for the children to learn.

Writing

This week our writing tasks are linked to creating your ugly bug ball invitations, minibeast poetry and bug ball stories using the resources below:

Design a party invitation template

Bees poem Caterpillars poem Snails poem

Use the following images and minibeast writing paper, try to write your own story about the “Ugly Bug Ball.” The images are taken from a children’s book called “The Butterfly Ball and the Grasshopper’s Feast.”

Minibeast lined

Maths 

This week we are meeting numberblock 15: the longer videos can be found on the BBC iplayer but here is the short number 15 song.

All about 15

We are continuing with our work on doubling and halving by looking more this week at halving.

EYFS Halving at home and Halving worksheets

Can you see any halving in these images from Spinderella? Draw any that you can find.

More home learning work can be found here: White Rose Maths EYFS Home Learning

Topic

Welcome to “The Ugly Bug Ball”, use the design worksheet to design your bug costume idea and consider the materials you could make if from. Could you make your costume from old clothes or a cardboard box? Take a look at the photos below the design sheet for ideas.

Design an outfit

Make and decorate a mask using one of these templates:

masquerade_masks_1masquerade_masks_2masquerade_masks_3

Design decorations for the ball: insect paper chain

Design a menu for your ball: Menu template

Take inspiration from these photos and the butterfly bun recipe from last week.

Religious Education

Following on from the work last week about what Christian children do when they go to church, please find a transcript of socially distant interviews held with members of St John’s Church and Stones Methodist Church. Please use the worksheet or Purple Mash to record some of the things that are said about what Christian children do when attending these local churches.

Interview What do Christian children do when they go to church

Record sheet: What do Christian children do when they go to church

Week beginning  Monday 11th May 2020

It was lovely to speak with all of the Reception parents and many of the children last week, please remember that I am replying to emails through the admin email address and continue to check in with online learning activities the children have been taking part in. Remember the learning activities below are to choose from to fit around different family circumstances. The timetable below is a suggestion of structure for home learning. We are mindful that this depends on individual circumstances and only want to make these suggestions to provide support for the families and children at our school.

Reception timetable

English

Phonics and Handwriting

Phonics: Continue to practice the new individual phonemes. Try writing these phonemes into sentences.

To respond to requests from parents, I have created a video for all the set 1 and 2 phonemes for pupils to practise. The link for set 2 and 3 phonemes is on the Y1 home learning tab. I hope you find this helpful and it will help support your child’s knowledge of the phonemes we have been learning.

There is a free lesson for Speed Sounds Set 2 on the Ruth Miskin YouTube channel at 10.00 am every day. This  is available for 24 hours and will provide good revision Speed Sounds Set 2

Handwriting: Don’t forget the new workbook below. Keep practising your fine motor skills- threading (cheerios on spaghetti beanstalks or pasta on string), bead work and meccano activities are great for building up muscles in your fingers for writing dexterity!

RWI Letter Formation

Rhyme of the week: Say it every day if you can and really get to know it. Then make up your own rhyme about butterflies and write about it in Purple Mash or on a piece of paper.

Reading

Remember the e-reading activities at:

Bug Club Reading (an email with login details was sent last week)

Oxford Owl

Class name: books10 Class password: class1

Our text has changed from “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” to a book called “Butterfly Park” it has a lovely link from our work on minibeasts to work we will be looking at on improving our environment.

Writing

This week we are writing all about the story “Butterfly Park” and butterflies. Well done to you all on thinking about finger spaces and using your sounds to write words independently. Keep it up! There will be 2dos set on Purple Mash to support your writing or you can use these printables below.

Butterfly writing packButterfly border lined pages and Butterfly outline

Maths 

This week we are meeting numberblock 14: the longer videos can be found on the BBC iplayer but here is the short number 14 song.

We are moving away from our pattern work but I couldn’t resist sharing this work with you on Butterfly symmetry: Symmetrical butterflies

Symmetry also aids children’s understanding of doubling and halving.

Numberblocks have some great episodes to help children understand doubling and there are lots of practical ways to support your children’s understanding of doubles.

Numberblocks double trouble

EYFS Maths Solving Problems Doubling Home Learning Challenges , Butterfly doubles,  Double dominoes and Ladybird doubles

The book “Spinderella” by Julia Donaldson has some fantastic images on doubling and halving too. Can you spot all the doubles (or halves) in these picture? Draw and label them all on a piece of paper: look at children, spiders, legs football boots and many, many more.

Topic

We have looked closely at the life cycle of a butterfly, last week we looked closely at caterpillars but this week we can look at butterflies.

Take a look on your walks for different types of butterflies: Butterfly hunt

What types of plants attract butterflies to gardens and parks? What does our story this week teach us about this? Could you design your own butterfly garden?  Make Your Own Butterfly Garden Outdoor Activity

Draw a butterfly, get a parent to take a photograph of a butterfly that you see and use it to create a pencil sketch. Or use these images to draw from.

Here are some more butterfly ideas for you:

Butterfly cakes recipe and Butterfly paper wings

Religious Education

This video talks about why Christians go to church but doesn’t tell us what children do whilst they are there, can you think of some questions to ask a vicar or member of the church about what children do when they attend church?

Questions