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Week 3 (W/C 20.04.20)

Monday 20th April 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 ‘t’.  

 

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 tie… a tub… a tomato… a tin... a tube... some trainers… (and anything else you can find around your house starting with the ‘t’ sound.)

Literacy 

Talk with your child about this picture from the story ‘The Smeds and the Smoos’ by Julia Donaldson.

Talking Prompts:

What can you tell me about this picture?

How many red Smeds can you see?

How many blue Smoos can you see?

Why is there a line of stones down the middle of the picture?

If you could be a Smed or Smoo which would you be? Why?

If you mixed red and blue what colour would you make?

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

 

Let us know what your child says!

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?  

Tuesday 21st April 2020

Phonics

Play Voice Sounds. Show children how they can make sounds with their voices.

For example:

  • Make your voice go down a slide – wheee!

  • Make your voice bounce like a ball – boing!

  • Sound really disappointed – OH!

  • Hiss like a snake – ssssss

  • Keep everyone quiet – shshshsh

  • Gently moo like a cow – moooo

  • Look astonished – oooooo!

  • Be a steam train – chchchchch

  • Buzz like a bumble bee – zzzzzzz

  • Be a clock – tick tock

 Use the Voice Sounds Mat to support this activity.

Literacy 

Talk with your child about these pictures from the story ‘After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again)’ by Dan Santat.

Talking Prompts:

What can you see in the picture?

What happened to Humpty Dumpty in the nursery rhyme?

Who put Humpty Dumpty back together again?

Can you sing Humpty Dumpty?

What did Humpty Dumpty turn into in this story?

How many different types of egg can you think of?

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

 

Let us know what your child says!

Numeracy 

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

Wednesday 22nd April 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.

Literacy 

Talk with your child about this picture from the story ‘Sharing a Shell’ by Julia Donaldson.

Talking Prompts:

What can you see in the picture?

How many sea creatures can you spot in the rock pool?

Who would you share your shell with?

What is your favourite thing about the seaside?

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

 

Let us know what your child says!

Numeracy 

Select and complete one or more of the activities from the Recognises Numerals 0 to 10 Home Learning Challenges sheet.

Thursday 23rd April 2020

Phonics

Alliteration- Complete one challenge from the sheet.

Literacy 

Talk with your child about this picture from the story ‘The Way Back Home’ by Oliver Jeffers.

Talking Prompts:

What can you see in the picture?

What has happened to the boy’s aeroplane?

Who do you think the boy will meet on the moon?

How could the boy get back home?

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

 

Let us know what your child says!

Numeracy 

Practice your careful counting to say how many objects altogether in each line. (Choose one counting sheet.)

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 clap that many times? 

Challenge 3- Can you find the total number in the environment or on your number cards?

Challenge 4- Can you write the number on a piece of paper? Use your number formation rhymes to help.

Friday 24th April 2020

Phonics

Rhyming Cards- Find the odd one out in each row. 

Literacy

Talk with your child about this picture from the story ‘There's a Lion in My Cornflakes’ by Michelle Robinson.

Talking Prompts:

What can you see in the picture?

Where do lions live?

Do you think lions like ice-cream?

Would you like to have a picnic with a lion?

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

 

Let us know what your child says!

Numeracy

Have a go at this challenge, children are invited to use simple materials to make a variety of 2D shapes. This encourages children to think about what the shapes look like and their properties, such as the number of sides and if the shape has corners. A variety of questions and prompts are included to enable parents and carers to support their children to learn about 2D shapes and their properties.

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