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Week 2 (W/C 30.03.20)

Monday 30th March 2020

Phonics

Play Silly Soup. Use a bowl and spoon as props to act out the song. Invite your child to choose an object to put into the soup and place it in the bowl. After each turn, stir the soup and sing the following song to recite the growing list of things that end up in the soup. Criteria: Objects that start with the initial sound ‘p’.  

 

Sing the first part of the song to the tune of ‘Pop Goes the Weasel’:

I’m making lots of silly soup

I’m making soup that’s silly

I’m going to cook it in the fridge

To make it nice and chilly

In goes… a pot… a pen… a peg… a packet... a potato... some pants… (and anything else you can find around your house starting with the ‘p’ sound.)

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Literacy 

Talk with your child about this picture from the story ‘The Lion Inside’ by Rachel Bright.

Talking Prompts:

What can you tell me about this picture?

What is the lion doing?

Which is bigger the lion or the mouse?

Can you think of a different word for big?

How do you think the mouse is feeling?

If you could be a lion or a mouse which would you be? Why?

Can you think of a word that rhymes with ‘mouse’?

 

Let us know what your child says!

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Numeracy

Practice your careful counting to say how many objects altogether in each line.

Remember to touch each image, tagging each image with a number name.

Challenge 1- Can you show me that many fingers?

Challenge 2- Can you find the total number in the environment or on your number cards?

Challenge 3- Can you write the number on a piece of paper? Use your number formation rhymes to help.

Challenge 4- Can you say one more or one less than the total number? Use a number line to help.

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Tuesday 31st March 2020

Phonics

Play Musical Corners. Put a chair in each corner of the room, or outdoors. Collect 4 sets of objects, each set containing objects with names that start with the same sound. If you don’t have a physical object you can always draw pictures together.

For example: 

s - spoon, sock, soap, sponge, sun, soup, snail, shell, spider

a - apple, ant, alligator, arrow, astronaut, ambulance

t - tap, tape, tomato, toast, trainers, top, teddy, tie

p - peg, pan, pin, pig, pot, pear, penguin, paint

Label each chair with the grapheme (letter e.g. s, a, t, p). Place one object from each set on a chair as an example. Name each of the four sets of objects, giving emphasis to the initial sound. Play music, child dances, when music stops they are to listen. Show them an object. Child goes to stand at the chair where they think it belongs.

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Literacy 

Talk with your child about this picture from the story ‘The Scarecrows' Wedding’ by Julia Donaldson.

Talking Prompts:

What can you tell me about this picture?

What animals can you see?

How many scarecrows can you see?

Look at the scarecrows faces, how do you think the scarecrows feel? Why?

What job does a scarecrow do on a farm?

Why are the cows wearing bells?

Can you think of a word that rhymes with ‘bee’?

 

Let us know what your child says!

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Numeracy 

Representing numbers in different ways. 

How many can you see?

Can you show that number on your fingers?

Can you find that number in the environment?

Can you form that number on paper or outside using chalk?  

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Wednesday 1st April 2020

Phonics

Play 'I Spy with My Little Eye'.

I Spy teaches young children to hear the first sound in a word, for example the 'b' in ball or the 'c' in cat.

Can you find objects that start with the same initial sound? 

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Literacy 

Talk with your child about this picture from the story ‘Five Minutes Peace’ by Jill Murphy

Talking Prompts:

What can you tell me about this picture?

Is the bath water hot or cold? How do you know?

Mrs Large has a currant bun on her tray of goodies. Can you sing the rhyme ‘Five Currant Buns’?

How do you think Mrs Large feels?

What do you like to do to relax?

Can you think of a word that rhymes with ‘jug’?

 

Let us know what your child says!

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Numeracy 

Select and complete one or more of the activities from the Pattern Home Learning Challenges sheet.

Can you make a repeating pattern with shoes, sock, plates, crisp packets, fruit, cutlery or bottle tops?

Ask a grown up to start a pattern and ask you to finish it.

For example: spoon, fork, spoon, fork, spoon...  or apple, apple, banana, apple, apple, banana...

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Thursday 2nd April 2020

Phonics

Visit the website PhonicsPlay. Have a go at some of the Phase 1 interactive games such as Welcome To The Zoo or Sound Starters.

The link to this website can be found under ‘Useful Websites’ on our class page of the school website.

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Literacy 

Talk with your child about this picture from the story ‘Big Red Bath’ by Julia Jarman.

Talking Prompts:

What can you tell me about this picture?

What colour is the bath?

Where do you think the bath is bobbing to?

What sounds can you hear when you are in the bath?

What would you do if a lion jumped in your bath?

Can you think of a word that rhymes with ‘dog’?

 

Let us know what your child says!

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Numeracy

Select and complete one of the activities from the Colour Home Learning Challenges sheet. 

Or 

Tell a family member which jar/leaf has more or fewer. You can develop this at home...

1. Select 10+ counting manipulatives such as tea bags, sweets or pom-poms and put them in a large bowl.

2. Using your elbows or tweezers transfer some of the objects into a cup. Repeat this into another cup. (Using elbows or tweezers will keep the number of items transferred lower making counting easier.)

3. Take a guess which cup has the most objects.

4. Then count them to check.

5. Ask which cup has the most/least objects?

6. Challenge by asking: How many have we got altogether? 

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Friday 3rd April 2020

Phonics 

Environmental Sounds- Complete one challenge from the sheet.

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Literacy 

Talk with your child about this picture from the story ‘Owl Babies’ by Martin Waddell

Talking Prompts:

How many eyes can you count in this picture?

Where do owls live?

When do owls sleep?

What could Owl Mother use to make a nest for her babies?

How do you think owl feathers feel?

Can you think of a word that rhymes with ‘twig’?

 

Let us know what your child says!

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Numeracy 

Select a number rhyme to sing to a member of your family. 

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