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School Closure Home Learning w/c 06.07.2020

 

Maths 

This week we would like you to continue working with numbers between 10 and 20.

Can you make your own number line from 0 to 20? Once you’ve made your number line, see if you can use it to help you find the answers to the following problems....

17 add 3

2 more than 10

3 less than 16

15 add 2

4 more than 16

5 less than 20

Challenge: Can you write your own number problems and use your number line to solve them?

 

 

Understanding the World - People and Communities

 

 

This week you will find out your new Year 1 class. You will either be in Rabbits, Squirrels or Hedgehogs.

Once you have found out your new class can you research the animal and write some facts for us?

You could get your facts from books you have at home, you can ask your grown up questions to see what they can tell you about them or you could research on the internet. Good places to start are:

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/?s=Rabbits&post_type= 

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/?s=Hedgehogs&post_type= 

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/group/squirrels/ 

Can you draw a picture and label it for us?

We look forward to seeing all the pictures and facts you find out about the animals.

 

   

 

 

Phonics

 

 

This week, please review the digraphs (2 letters that make 1 sound): ch, ng, er. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfWCcIz2Qjk 

Please choose activities to fit the level of your child :)

1) What 'sound' do the digraphs make?
Practice writing them.
Can your child remember the action to match the sound?

2) Practice READING short words together, for example: check, chin, chip, chat, ring, string, wing, sing, her, rubber, mixer, boxer etc. (Please write them onto a piece of paper for your child to read). Point to each letter and say the matching sound, then put the sounds together. Then, practice writing the words. Encourage your child to use their soundmat :)

3) Try writing some short sentences. For example, “I like to chat." "The King liked to sing." "Put the eggs in the mixer" Practice saying (and remembering) the sentence first

*Can your child copy-write the tricky words: I, no, go, to, the, into* Tricky word song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvMyssfAUx0  Phase 3 tricky words Song: me, be, you, are, was, all, they, my. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R087lYrRpgY 

 

  

 

 

 

School Closure Home Learning, w.b. 29.6.2020

Phonics

This week, please review: ll, ss, zz.
Please choose activities to fit the level of your child :)

1) What 'sound' do the letters make?
Practice writing the letters.
Can your child remember the action to match the sound?

     

2) Practice READING short words together, for example: hill, will, mill, buss, fuss, miss, mess, fizz, buzz, etc. (Please write them onto a piece of paper for your child to read). Point to each letter and say the matching sound, then put the sounds together.

Then, practice writing the words. Encourage your child to use their soundmat :) (Harder words have adjacent consonants, for example: press, stress, thrill.)

       

3) Try writing some short sentences. For example, “I am on a buss." "I can see a hill." Practice saying (and remembering) the sentence first :)

 

4) Review the trigraph "air." Watch video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZHKK9jnfFQ.  Practice writing words: air, hair, pair, fair, chair, stair. Then, try writing some sentences, for example: "I have lots of hair."

 

*Can your child copy-write the tricky words: I, no, go, to, the, into* Tricky word song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvMyssfAUx0  

Phase 3 tricky words Song: me, be, you, are, was, all, they, myhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R087lYrRpgY 

School Closure Home Learning w/c 22.06.2020

 

Phonics

 

 

 

This week’s letters are: x, y, ff

Please choose activities to fit the level of your child :)

 

 

1) What 'sound' does each letter make?

Practice writing the letters.

Can your child remember the action to match?

 

 

 

2) Practice READING short words together, for example: box, fox, mix, huff, puff, off, yes, yet, yell. (Please write them onto a piece of paper for your child to read). Point to each letter and say the matching sound, then put the sounds together. Then, practice writing the words. Encourage your child to use their soundmat :)

Harder words have adjacent vowels, for example: taxi, exit, fluff, vixen.

 

  

 

3) Try writing some short sentences. For example, “I mix the food" "I can huff." Practice saying (and remembering) the sentence first :)

For an extra challenge try: "We wait for a taxi.”

 

4) Review the digraph "ar." Watch video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLFON8qBZsE   Practice writing words: car, bar, bark, jar, park. Then, try writing some sentences, for example: "We went to the park in the car."

 

 

*Can your child copy-write the tricky words: I, no, go, to, the, into*

Tricky word song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvMyssfAUx0   

Phase 3 tricky words song: me, be, you, are, was, all, they, my https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R087lYrRpgY

 

Maths

 

This week we have a puzzle that we would like you to solve.

 

The class bear is about to have a birthday, but we are not sure how old he will be.

 

 

Can you help us to work it out? Listen carefully to the clues.

 

I am the same age as the number of sides on a hexagon.....

If you have 4 and then add 2 more you will get the same number......

I am the same age as the highest number on a dice...

 

Challenge:

Can you create your own maths problem like this one that we need to solve?

 

UW & EAD – Gardens

 

Last week we looked at sunflowers, often these grow in gardens. This week we would like you to look at gardens and all the different types of garden and things you can do in a garden.

 

Have a think about what you would like in a garden, perhaps you have one already and you would like to add things to it?

 

Can you draw your dream garden and label all the different areas? Remember to use your sounds when writing your labels as well as capital letters.

 

My dream garden has a play area with a treehouse to hide in and build dens.

 

 

What will your dream garden have? Maybe you’d like space to play a ball game or to ride a bike, or perhaps you would like lots of plants and flowers?

 

We look forward to seeing your garden designs.

 

Challenge:

Write a story about all the different things you can find in a garden. You may have to use your imagination to describe everything. Think about what sounds you may hear or what plants and animals you may see.

 

Try to write using sentences, remembering capital letters and full stops.

School Closure Home Learning W/C: 15.6.20

Phonics

This weeks letters are: j, w, z
Please choose activities to fit the level of your child :)

 

1) What 'sound' does each letter make?
Practice writing the letters.
Can your child remember the action to match?

    

2) Practice READING short words together, for example: jam, jet, jog, win, wet, won, zip, zig - zag, etc. (Please write them onto a piece of paper for your child to read). Point to each letter and say the matching sound, then put the sounds together. Then, practice writing the words. Encourage your child to use their soundmat :)
Harder words have adjacent consonants, for example: jump, just, jerk, went, wilt.

   

 

3) Try writing some short sentences. For example, “I can jog." "I am wet." Practice saying (and remembering) the sentence first :)
For an extra challenge try: “I just went to the shop.”

4) Review the digraph "oo." It makes both a LONG and SHORT sound, depending on the word. Watch video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONgqoexO8gY  Practice writing words: zoom, pool, moon, food, look, cook, shook, spoon. Then, try writing some sentences, for example: "Look at the moon."

 

 

*Can your child copy-write the tricky words: I, no, go, to, the, into* Tricky word song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvMyssfAUx0  Phase 3 tricky words Song: me, be, you, are, was, all, they, myhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R087lYrRpgY 

 

Understanding the World - Sunflower Life Cycle

 

This week we are going to be looking at the life cycle of a Sunflower. 

 

Listen to the non-fiction book about Sunflowers and their life cycle, once you have finished listening to the book can you draw and label a Sunflower plant? Attached is a template you may like to use as a guide for your drawing, don't worry if you can't print it as we'd love to see your creations. 

 

Are you able to write or talk about the life cycle of the Sunflower? What does a Sunflower start as? 

 

Challenge: Once you have finished drawing and labelling your sunflower, do you think you could write the instructions of how to grow a Sunflower? Remember to use the words 'First', 'Then', 'Next' and 'Finally' to help with your sequencing. 

 

Can you think of any other life cycles we have learnt about in Year R? Perhaps you could draw or write about this to remind us? 

 

There is a picture of a Sunflower that is growing in Mrs Roberts' garden at the moment, it has taken a really long time to get this tall. If you look closely you can see the stem and the leaves and you may even be able to see the start of the bud, which will hopefully soon be a beautiful sunflower. 

 

How do you think Mrs Roberts has looked after her Sunflower? 

 

  

 

Link to video:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Yy-PUdnRBLTzQRjqGVWFzOsBe44_RoIa/view?usp=sharing
 

 

School Closure Home Learning W/C: 8.6.20

Fine Motor-Spiral Snake Wind Catcher

This is a fun creative activity that will also help develop your child’s pencil control and cutting skills. Read the instructions to your child and see if they can follow the instructions correctly by listening carefully to each step (see photos to help).

Instructions:
1. Find a piece of card or paper
2. Find a round plate or bowl that fits on your paper and draw around it
3. Draw a spiral inside the circle, start from the outside and work your way in (this bit is tricky)
4. Decorate your snake however you like using coloured pens or pencils
5. Cut out the circle and then cut along the spiral line
6. Stick a piece of string onto the middle of your spiral
7. Hang your snake up and watch it blow in the wind

Have fun and remember to share your spiral snake on Tapestry!

Challenge:
1. Can you remember the instructions? Tell the instructions in the correct order to your grown up or your brother/sister using the words ‘First’, ‘Next’, ‘Then’ and ‘Finally’
e.g. First find a piece of card. Next find a plate and draw around it. Then...’

2. Can you write your own instructions to make a spiral snake using the words ‘First’, ‘Next’, ‘Then’ and ‘Finally’.

 

My Favourite Activity

 

 

This week we would like to find out more about all the different activities you have done at home. We would especially like to fnd out what has been your favourite activity so far. This doesn't have to be a home learning activity we have suggested, it could be anything at all you have enjoyed since school has been closed. 

 

Maybe you have enjoyed going on lots of walks or trips to the park? Perhaps you have been able to bake lots of cakes and biscuits whilst you have been home? It might be something like spending more time with your family or celebrating Eid.

 

Can you write to your Teacher to tell them what you have most enjoyed at home? 

 

If you wanted to, instead, you could draw a picture of your favourite activity (even better if you can label it).

We look forward to learning about your favourite things. 

 

Phonics

 

This weeks letters are: k, l, r, u
Please choose activities to fit the level of your child :)

1) What 'sound' does each letter make?
Practice writing the letters.
Can your child remember the action to match?

    

2) Practice READING short words together, for example: kid, lap, ran, up, kit, log, rip, bun, etc. (Please write them onto a piece of paper for your child to read). Point to each letter and say the matching sound, then put the sounds together. Then, practice writing the words. Encourage your child to use their soundmat :)
Harder words have adjacent consonants, for example: park, lamp, rest.

   

3) Try writing some short sentences. For example, “I am a kid. I can run.” Practice saying (and remembering) the sentence first :)
For an extra challenge try: “The kid had a rest in the park.”

 

Super Challenge: Review the trigraph "igh." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Qy0VtMS_FM.  Practice writing words: high, sigh, light, night, right, might. Then, try writing some sentences, for example: "My mum is right." "I have a night light." Etc.

  

 

*Can your child copy-write the tricky words: I, no, go, to, the, into*

Phase 2 Tricky word song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvMyssfAUx0  

Phase 3 tricky words Song: me, be, you, are, was, all, they, myhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R087lYrRpgY 

 

School Closure Home Learning wb: 1/06/20

 

Maths

 

Shapes are all around us.
Flat shapes (2D), fat shapes (3D), big shapes, little shapes...shapes with long lines, shapes with short lines, curved lines, straight lines, points and corners!

Activity 1:
Have a look around your home - what shapes can you see?
Have a look at the photos I have taken from around my home - can you describe these shapes to your parents?
Are the lines straight or curved?
How many sides can you see?
Do you think it's a 2D or a 3D shape? Why?

 

   

 

   

 

 

Activity 2:
Have a go at using some cocktail sticks and raisins to build the shapes that you fine.
Talk about how many corners and sides your shape has. Is it a fat shape (3D) or a flat shape (2D)?
Think about why you can't use cocktail sticks to make a circle or a sphere? Can you think of something you could use to make these shapes instead?

 

 

 

Phonics

This weeks letters are: d, e, f, v.
*Please choose activities to fit the level of your child :)*

 

1) What 'sound' does each letter make?
Practice writing the letters.
Can your child remember the action to match?

  

 

2) Practice READING short words together, for example: if, den, get, fog, van, dog, did, pen. (Please write them onto a piece of paper for your child to read). Point to each letter and say the matching sound, then put the sounds together. Then, practice writing the words.

(Harder words have 2 consonants next to each other, for example: dent, nest, felt, vast, slid, fled...)

    

Encourage your child to use their soundmat :)

     

 

3) Try writing some short sentences. For example, “It is a van. The van is red.” Practice saying (and remembering) the sentence first :)

For an extra challenge try: “The frog slid into the dark pond.”

                              

 

Super Challenge: Review the digraph "oa." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8nGaspuWAQ

Practice writing words: goat, soap, coat, foam, moan, boat, toast, throat, float...

Then try writing sentences with the 'oa' sound, for example: "I have a green coat." "There is lots of foam in the boat." Etc.

*Can your child copy-write the tricky words: I, no, go, to, the, into* Tricky word song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvMyssfAUx0  

Phase 3 tricky words Song: me, be, you, are, was, all, they, my. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R087lYrRpgY 

 

Understanding the World

 

This week, we’d like you to be scientists and undertake some investigations for us.

 

First, you need to make some ice cubes.

 

To make ice, you need to fill your ice cube tray (or container) with some water then put it in the freezer. Ask a grown up to help you with this as it can be difficult to get the tray in the freezer without spilling any. Don’t worry if you don’t have an ice cube tray, you can use any small container to make ice, just make sure it is easy to get the ice out when it is frozen.

 

When the water has frozen and made ice cubes, take the ice cubes out of the freezer.

 

Try holding the ice in your hand, what does it feel like when you hold it?

 

When you hold it for a little while in your hand, what happens to the ice?

 

 

With all the lovely weather we are having what happens when you leave your ice cube in the sun? Why do you think this happens?

 

If you have more than one ice cube, see if you can race them! Hold them in your hand for a little while then place them on a flat surface (a tray, outside on the floor), put them next to each other and push them.

 

Do the ice cubes move? Which one is faster?

 

One more investigation, scientists... get some salt and pour some on to the ice cube, watch what happens.

 

 

 

What happens if you pour more salt on to the ice cube?

 

Is it the same as when you leave the ice in the sun?

 

Does it melt or become frozen again?

 

It would be great if you could write and let us know what you find out this week. Using your sound-mats and tricky words to help if needed, see if you can write in sentences (don’t forget your capital letters and full stops).

 

We look forward to seeing all your wonderful home activities this week.

School Closure Home Learning wb: 18/05/20

 

Maths

 

It's great to talk about shape!
In this week's activity you will need some flour, some objects from around your kitchen, and a dark surface.

 

Activity 1:
Can you use your finger to make a curved lines, or straight lines in the flour - what can you tell me about your lines? Can you make a different kind of straight line or curved line? Have you made short lines or long lines?

 

 

 

Activity 2:
Have a go at using your finger to draw different shapes in the flour - can you describe the shape you me? What kind of lines do it have? Does it have any corners? What can you tell me about the size of your shape?

 

    

 

Activity 3:
Choose some objects from your kitchen and place them on your dark surface. Use a sieve to cover the objects and surface with flour. Carefully lift the objects off the tray. Talk about the shape that has been left on the tray - can you spot a curved line? Can you spot a straight line? Do any of the lines or shapes look the same? Or if they look different, why do they look different?

 

   

 

Phonics

 

This weeks letters are: b, c, g, h

1) What 'sound' does each letter make?
Practice writing the letters.
Can your child remember the action to match?

 

2) Practice writing short words like: cat, bit, got, him, cab, gas... (hit, hop, gap, can, etc).

 

3) Try writing a short sentence. (It is a cat. The cat is big).

   

 

Encourage your child to use their soundmat :)

  

 

Extension: Review the digraph "ai." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQGObQTTR-g  

Practice writing words: pain, main, rain, aim...

Then, try writing a sentence: "I got mail." "I can see a ship with a sail."

 

*Can your child copy-write the tricky words: I, no, go, to, the, into* Tricky word song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvMyssfAUx0 

 

PSED-Worry Dolls

As this is such a worrying time for all of us its only natural that the children will be worried too about everything that is going on. Here is a story all about a little boy who is worried, please watch the video by copying the link below;

https://abcdoes.com/abc-does-a-blog/2020/03/31/abc-does-a-story-silly-billy-by-anthony-browne/ 

When you have watched the video, have a go at making your own worry doll just like Billy did in the story. Here is a photo of Miss Riley’s worry doll.
Share a photo of your worry doll on Tapestry, we would love to see them!

 

Physical Development-'Miss Riley says'-Get Active

This week we want you to get active! Being active helps you to keep fit and healthy. Can you play a game of ‘Miss Riley says’ (same as Simon says).
Encourage your children to join in with the following instructions;

Miss Riley says do 10 star jumps
Miss Riley says spin around
Miss Riley says hop like a frog
Miss Riley says touch your toes
Miss Riley says hop on your right foot 5 times
Miss Riley say hop on your left foot 5 times
Miss Riley says clap your hands
Miss Riley says wiggle your fingers
Miss Riley says shake your body
Miss Riley says nod your head
Miss Riley says wiggle your hips
Miss Riley says make a silly face
Miss Riley says do 10 jumps

Can you think of any other instructions?

 

Understanding the World - Volcano Eruption!

 

What happens when a volcano erupts?

 

This week, we would love you to undertake an experiment at home.

You will need an adult to help, a tray to put your experiment on (it will get a bit messy) and the following lava ingredients: 

  • 1 empty drinks bottle
  • Water
  • 3 teaspoons Baking Soda
  • 2 teaspoons Washing up liquid
  • Food colouring (red ideally) 
  • Vinegar
  • A funnel or cone

 

Put your empty bottle on a tray, in case it gets a little messy. Half fill the empty bottle with water, put the funnel or cone in to the top of the bottle to make it easier to add your ingredients, then add 3 teaspoons of baking soda, following with 2 teaspoons of washing up liquid. Next, you will need to add the red food colouring, mix the ingredients together. 

For this part, you need to move back from the bottle and make sure you keep your face away - it may be an idea to ask your adult to help - slowly pour the vinegar in to the bottle, try it a spoon at a time. 

Watch what happens! 

 

If you add another spoonful of vinegar to the bottle, what happens? Does it keep erupting? How many spoons do you need to add until stops erupting?

 

Do you think you could write a sentence about any of the following?:

 

What sounds did the lava make? 

What did you see? 

What did it smell like? 

What did it look like when the lava rose out of the bottle?

Why do you think it came out of the bottle?

School Closure Home Learning wb: 11/05/20

 

Maths

 

Doubling

 

Watch this video from the Numberblocks:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08q4jkq/numberblocks-series-2-double-trouble

This week we will be learning about doubling. Explain to children that doubling means ‘twice as many’.

Using blocks, show the children what doubling is. Double of 1 is 2, double of 2 is 4 and so on.

 

  

 

Make towers using the blocks and ask children to make another tower that is double the length/height.

 

   

 

If you have cheerios and string from last week – thread some on to the string and see if your child can double the number.

 

Ask children to use their fingers to show you doubles up to 5. 

 

Using 2 dice, show children doubles on the dice face. Then explain you will be playing a game (you can play this together or with siblings), you need to roll a double to score a point. The first to 3 points wins.

 

    

 

You can also play a game using your hands – you hold up one hand and they have to double the number using theirs.

 

Ways to make 10

 

Draw around your hands then use your scissors to carefully cut out the hand shapes. Using glue or tape, stick the hands to another piece of paper, making sure you don't stick the fingers down.

Can you fold some fingers down and leave some fingers up and use these to count up to 10?

Can you use the hands to find out how to count down from 10?

Are you able to write the number sentences or can you find another way to record your ways to make 10?

 

       

 

Phonics

 

*Every week, please practice reading tricky words:  I, no, go, to, the, into.  (You could write them onto a piece of paper and chant them together with your child. Show them how. Please don't test them :) Once your child can read these words, you could start practising how to write them.* Tricky word song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvMyssfAUx0 

 

This weeks letters (to review) are:  n, o, p
Choose a 'comfortable' level for your child. (Don't worry if #2 or #3 are too much for your child). Little and often is best!

 

1) Practice saying the correct 'letter name' and 'sound' for each letter (n, o, p).
Can your child remember the action to match?

Where is it on the soundmat?
Practice forming each letter correctly.

 

 

2) Practice using 2-3 letters to write a word. Ask your child to write (for example):   in, on, pin, pan, man, mop, pot, not...

Encourage your child to use their soundmat.

 

 

3) Can your child write a short sentence? For example:   It is a mop.   It is a pan.

Encourage your child to use their soundmat :)

Phase 2 Soundmat.

 

 

Challenge:   Review the digraph "sh." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqigJZm5aa4  

Can your child use their sounds to write some words with the sound 'sh'? 

For example:  ship, shop, shot, shin, ash, posh, mash, sash...

Then try writing a sentence:   I can see a big ship. It is a posh shop.

 

Creative

Grow your own Rainbow

You will need:
Kitchen Paper (or any thick tissue paper)
Felt tip pens
2 containers with water

First, colour one half side of the kitchen paper with different squares of colour
Next, repeat on the opposite side of the kitchen paper - remember to leave a space in between with no colour
Then, fill 2 containers (empty jars, cups or beakers) with water
Finally, place the coloured parts of your kitchen paper in to the water and watch your rainbow grow!

 

          

 

Musical Instruments

This week we would like you to make some musical instruments using materials you have at home.

You can use empty yoghurt pots, cups or even some pots and pans.

Put some dried rice or lentils or pasta into them, seal them using tape (if using a yoghurt pot/cup) and then shake them to make music. If you are using pots or pans from the kitchen, use the lid to seal it and keep hold of it whilst you are making your sound.

Do you think you could make us a video using the instrument and singing your favourite song, then post it on to Tapestry for us?

What happens if you fill the pots with different quantities? Does the sound change?

If you fill your pots with different things what happens?

We can’t wait to hear your instruments and your songs.

 

  

 

We hope you have fun with this week's activities :-)

 

 

 

School Closure Home Learning wb: 4/05/20

 

Phonics

 

*Every week, please practice reading tricky words:  I, no, go, to, the, into.  (You could write them onto a piece of paper and chant them together with your child. Show them how. Please don't test them :) Once your child can read these words, you could start practising how to write them.* Tricky word song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvMyssfAUx0 

 

This weeks letters (to review) are:  s, a, t, i, m.
Choose a 'comfortable' level for your child. (Don't worry if #2 or #3 are too much for your child). Little and often is best!

1) Practice saying the correct 'letter name' and 'sound' for each letter (s, a, t, i, m).
Can your child remember the action to match?
Where is it on the soundmat?
Practice forming each letter correctly.

 

 

2) Practice using 2-3 letters to write a word. Ask your child to write:   am, is, it, sit, sat, mat, Tim, Sam...

 

 

3) Can your child write a short sentence? For example:   It is a mat. I can sit.

Encourage your child to use their soundmat :)

Phase 2  Soundmat

 

 

Challenge:   Review the digraph "ee." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=du3incCU6Xc  Can your child use their sounds to write some words with the long sound 'ee.' For example: see, meet, eet, teem, seet (ignore spelling mistakes at this stage, checking only for correct SOUNDS)

 

 

   Phase 3 Soundmat

 

 

Maths  - Making 5 in different ways

 

This is an open-ended activity.    Encourage your child to HAVE FUN with numbers! :)

 

Ask your child:
"How could you make 5?"
"Can you make 5 in a different way?"
"How many different ways can you make 5?"
"Are you adding, or taking away?"

 

You could:
- use objects around the house.
- draw pictures
- place small objects/counters into "5-frame" (see photo)
- Use playdough
- Money
- write a number sentence
- jump 3 times and clap 2 times
- Thread some cheerios onto a straw and use it as a 'bead string.'
- ETC.

 

You can use any operation you like, but start will ADDING first. 


This is as hard/easy as your child wants to make it! 

 

FAMILY CHALLENGE:
Why not ask an older child in the house to join in the fun?
"The answer is 5, what is the question?" (the options are ENDLESS! :)
A year 1 child might try 25-20 = 5       
A year 2 child might try     100-95 = 5    or      5 + 7 + 3 - 10 = 5   or     5x5 = 25
A child higher up at Junior School might try 35 - (3 x10) = 5      or     -95 + 100 = 5

Have a bit of FAMILY MATHS FUN! :) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Make a Paper Chain Family (Creative Cutting Skills)

 

Please help your child with the folding and cutting during this activity, at least with the first chain you make :)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZo68K6vWZ4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pocc2DdmrF4

 

Ask them to predict what will happen when you open out the paper!

 

Decorate the people to look like your family. Encourage your child to add as much detail as possible.

 

For an extra learning activity, you could glue the paper family onto a sheet of paper, draw a background and even add speech bubbles!

 

 

 

 


 

School Closure Home Learning wb: 27/04/20

 

Maths Activity - Addition and Subtraction

 

Tell your child the following number stories and ask them to work out the answer. They could use their fingers, or objects to help them.

 

1. Mrs Styles had 10 strawberries but Mrs Roberts has 12. How many more does Mrs Roberts have?

2. Miss Riley had 7 teddies in her bed but she lost 2. How many does she have now?

3. Mrs Sotimaa read 15 books while she was at home, she then read 2 more. How many book has she read altogether?

4. Miss Riley can do 17 star jumps, Mrs Styles can do 20. How many more star jumps can Mrs Styles do?

 

Maths Activity 1 more 1 less

 

Make some number cards 1-10 that your child and put them into a pot.

Ask your child to pick a number from the pot. Ask them to look at the number and work out 1 more and 1 less than the number. They can use their finger, their mental working out, or objects to find the answer. Ask them to work out 2 more/ less than a number to 10. When they are ready move them onto working with the same activity with numbers up to 20.

 

 

Maths Activity - Money

 

 

Can you show your child the different coins and let them explore the similarities and differences between them e.g. some are bronze, some are silver, different shapes and different numbers on them? Talk to your child about the value of the coins.

Can they sort them and give choices for why they have chosen to do this in a certain way? Can they make a repeating pattern using 2 or 3 different coins? Interactive games to help with coin recognition and coin sorting: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/money/toy-shop-money  https://www.topmarks.co.uk/money/coins-game 

 

 

Maths Activity - Money

 

 

Role play is a fun way to help your child to learn. Have fun with your child setting up their own shop.
Ask your child to collect some items from around the house, this could be their toys, books etc or maybe some of their favourite food items.

Make some price labels for each item. Talk to your child about the coins they have explored and what price they think each item should be. Take turns with your child being the shopkeeper and the customer. Give your child some coins (remember you can make them if you do not have change to hand) take turns in buying and selling items.

Ask your child:
What coin/s are you going to use to buy that?
Is there another coin/s you could use?

 

Talk to your child about how different coins can make the same amount. For example, that 10 x 1 pennies are the same as a 10p coin, and give them the opportunity to explore how to make the same amount using different coins.

Have fun!

 

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

School Closure Home Learning:

 

Week Commencing 20.4.20

Fine Motor-Cutting Skills

This activity will help your child to develop their cutting skills and scissor control. Draw different lines (zigzag line/wavy line/ straight line) or shapes on strips of paper and ask your child to cut along the lines.
You could even make your own character using a toilet roll tube, wrap paper around one end and give your character a haircut.
Share your photos on Tapestry so your teachers can keep track of your learning at home.

 

Maths-Exploring Capacity

 

We would like you to explore capacity (how much something holds) with your child.
Let your child play with different sized empty bottles or containers in the bath or in a bucket of water. You could use rice or sand too!
Talk about when the bottle is empty, full and half full.
Encourage your child to use the words ‘full’, ‘half full’ and ‘empty’ when exploring their containers.
Can they put their bottles and containers in order from full to empty?
Try giving your child different sized spoons to fill up their containers - which spoon do they think will fill it up the quickest? Why?
We hope you have fun exploring capacity! Remember to keep sharing your photos and the things that your child says on Tapestry!

 

Writing a List-The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Listen to the story ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ (see top of page)

In the story the caterpillar was very greedy and ate lots of food. Can you use used your sounds to write a list of the food he ate? Here are some photos to help you remember what he ate in the story.
Remember when writing a list, you need to write one word under the other like this;
Leaf
Lollipop
Cupcake
Sausage

When finished, can you design your own butterfly? What colour would your butterfly be?

Remember to share your lists and your butterflies on Tapestry so your teachers can see your work.

 

Writing-Your Favourite Toy

We would love to know what your favourite toy is at home. Can you draw and label your favourite toy. We would then like you to use your sounds to write some sentences about it. E.g. ‘My car is red. My car has four wheels.’ or ‘My teddy is soft. It has brown fur.’
Your child may find it hard to remember their sentence so practice saying the sentence together a few times first. Remember to remind your child to use a capital letter at the beginning of the sentence, a finger space in between each word and a full stop at the end.
Please share your pictures and sentences on Tapestry. We would to see your children’s writing and to find out what their favourite toy is!

 

Week Commencing 13.4.20

Fine Motor-Transferring Water

This activity will help your child build up strength in their hands to help them with their writing.
Fill a container with water and place another empty container next to it. Give your child a sponge or cloth and ask them to transfer the water from one container to the other. Soak up the water with the sponge or cloth and then squeeze the water out into the empty container. Repeat this several times to help strengthen the small muscles that help control your child’s hand, fingers and thumb.

 

Positional Language-Easter Egg Hunt

We would like you to go on an Easter Egg Hunt or play a game of Hide and Seek. Choose an object (not too small) or some eggs to hide somewhere in your home or garden. Encourage your child to find the object and describe where they found it.
E.g. the egg is behind the book.
the egg is under the chair
the egg is on the table
The egg was in between the tv and the cupboard
The egg next to the sofa
The egg was in front of the door

Make sure your child is using the language of ‘behind’, ‘in front’, ‘in between’, ‘next to’, ‘on’, ‘under’ to describe where they found their egg or hidden object.

You could even take turns to play hide and seek with your family. Where did you hide? Where did you find your Mum/Dad/brother/sister etc.?

Share what your child said on Tapestry. We would love to hear them using those key words to describe where they found they hid or found their objects/eggs.

 

Picture-Natural Objects

When you are out for your daily exercise or when you are in your garden, collect some leaves, sticks, stones, flowers, petals, etc and create a picture.
Share your pictures on Tapestry. We would love to see some of your creations!

 

Writing a Letter/Postcard

We would love for your children to write us a postcard or letter or draw us a picture telling us what they have been doing at home. Encourage your child to use their sounds when writing their postcard/letter, it doesn’t matter if the spelling is not correct. Your child may find it hard to remember their sentences so practice saying each sentence together a few times before writing it. Remember to remind your child to use a capital letter at the beginning of their sentence, a finger space in between each word and a full stop at the end. Remember to start your postcard with ‘To...(your teacher’s name) and finish it with ‘From...(your name)’
Share a photo of your postcards/letters on Tapestry. We cannot wait to hear about what you have been doing at home. Your teachers may even write back to you!

 

Week Commencing 6.4.20

Making a Map

Can you use paper or other resources to create your own road map for your toys. What features will your map have? (A pond, a bridge, a car park, a tree, some flowers etc.) Using your sounds to label the different features on your map. When finished share a photo on Tapestry. We cannot wait to see your maps! 
Have fun!!

 

Repeating Patterns

Using different objects, can you create your own repeating pattern?

Can you create a pattern using natural objects that you find in your garden or when you go outside for exercise; e.g. stick, leaf, stick, leaf, stick... or leaf, stick, stone, leaf, stick, stone...

Can you create a pattern using different actions e.g. clap, jump, clap, jump, clap... or clap, clap, spin, clap, clap, spin...?

Can you create a pattern with colours? Maybe you could draw or paint a pattern.

Can you create a pattern using objects or toys from around your home? (car, brick, car, brick, car... or spoon, orange, orange, spoon, orange, orange...)

Don’t forget to upload your patterns onto Tapestry, we would love to see them!!

 

Throwing and Catching

Find a ball at home (use screwed up paper if you don’t have one 😊), practice throwing and catching with your ball. How many times can you throw and catch your ball without dropping it? Can you throw, clap and catch your ball without dropping it? Play a game of throw and catch with your Mum/Dad/brother/sister. How many time can you throw it to each other without dropping it?

Further challenge: Stick words or numbers onto the wall or floor. Throw a ball at the words or numbers. What word or number did you hit? Encourage your child to read the word or tell you the number.

Please share any photos/videos on Tapestry, we love to see them!

 

Treasure Hunt

We would like you to go on a treasure hunt around your home.
Can you find these items?
A toy with wheels
Something with 3 different colours on
A piece of fruit
Something that makes a noise
Something soft
Something you can read
A cuddly toy
Something with numbers on

Can you draw and label some of the items you have found?

We would love to see and hear what you have found on your treasure hunt, please share comments, photos or videos on Tapestry.

Happy Hunting!

 

Week Commencing 30.3.20

Comparing Height

Can you build towers at home using building blocks. Which is the ‘tallest’ tower? Which is the ‘shortest’ tower? How many bricks have you used in your tallest/shortest tower? How many bricks did you use altogether?

Encourage your child to use the words ‘short’, ‘tall’, ‘tallest’, ‘shortest’, ‘taller’ and ‘shorter’ when describing their towers.

 

Shadow Drawing

While the sun is still shining, place some toys on some paper and draw around the shadow it makes.

Share your pictures on Tapestry, we would love to see them! Have fun!

 

Colour Mixing

If you have some paints at home, try some colour mixing before creating a painting. What colours can you make? Share a photo on Tapestry. We would love to see your colours and paintings.


Week Commencing 23.3.20

Farm Map

In Year R we have been learning about farm animals. Can you draw a picture of your own farm? Use your sounds to label the animals. Use your sounds to write a simple sentence about your farm (e.g. ‘A pink pig.’, ‘A red hen.’, ‘A big cow.’ ‘The duck is in the pond.’).

When finished, upload your farm pictures onto Tapestry. We would love to see them!

 

Making 10

In Year R we have been learning about ways of making 10. Can you use objects from around your home to make 10? E.g. ‘5 forks and 5 spoons makes 10’ or ‘6 cars and 4 bricks makes 10’. Can you record your workings by drawing the objects and writing the numbers.

Share your photos on Tapestry. We would love to see them!

 

Washing Line

Tie up a piece of string in your home to make a ‘washing line’. Give your child a pile of socks and encourage them to sort the socks and peg them in pairs onto the ‘washing line’. How many socks are on the washing line? How many pairs of socks have you found?

Share your photos on Tapestry. We would love to see them!

Early Years Foundation Stage
A child’s first year of statutory schooling is Reception Year. Children will follow the Early Years curriculum and at Maytree we use the children’s interests to lead this by learning through play.
 
We provide a wide range of learning experiences for children which caters for the needs of all. Broad topic areas include:
• Me and my school.
• Everything Changes
• Let's Explore

 

We work to support the development of the whole child, so personal and social development is as important as learning to write. This supports our ethos of ‘Caring, Sharing, Aiming High’.
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