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Monday 13th July

Here we are in our last full week of the year! It's hard to believe that we have come this far with such a strange last term. As always, you have all been absolute superstars, whether you have been into school (and now finished if you were in the Thurs/Fri bubble) or if you have remained at home carrying on with your learning there. We are proud of you all and want to say a big thank you to you all. Also, thank you to all of our parents who have been so supportive throughout. It certainly isn't the usual way to end a year in Reception, but we know that you will all thrive in Year 1 and rise to the new adventures that await you there in September!

 

So, this week, we follow our whole school family topic of Life skills. (Parents, you will like some of the content in this one!) We have chosen some stories to follow in English and Maths

that loosely link to some of these ideas too.

Keep sending us your home learning, we love to see what you've been up to. Have a great week!

 

 

 

Family learning grid - Life skills

English

Let’s start with a story. Daddy Lion’s Tea Party by Mark Sperring

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNsia5_qrms

 

Can you write your own Tea party menu?

You could find some pictures of food to cut and stick on to your menu, draw pictures and also have a go at writing the things you will have.

Think about both food and drink.

 

Maths

Watch Numberblocks episode ‘11’:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000266y/numberblocks-series-3-eleven

 

Can you find 11 things around your house or garden? Maybe you could build something using 11 lego or duplo blocks?

Or, you could make the number 11 out of lego. You could use your finger to write it in sand or paint it with water outide.

What happens if you add one more?

Take one away?

 

Phonics

If your child is still consolidating initial sounds start here. Sorting sounds ‘air and er’.

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/activity/item801705/gradef/module62767/index.html

 

Today we are reviewing what we’ve already learnt and looking at adjacent consonants and longer vowel sounds. Watch the following link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwCC95_XAmw

 

Have a go at filling in the missing sounds on the pictures saved below.

Mon resources

Friday 10th July

 

English

The Fairy Godmother helped Eliza. Can you write a letter to the Fairy Godmother from Eliza to say thank you today?

What will your sentence be?

How many words will be in your sentence? Maybe you could get out the number of lego bricks to match the number of words in your sentence. (Or a different toy or pasta pieces.) This will help you to remember what you want to write.

Try to remember your finger spaces after each word and really think about your sounds. Stretch the word out and listen for all the sounds that you need.

There is a letter template saved for you to use if you want to, or you can create your own!

 

Maths

Watch Numberblocks episode – double trouble:

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

 

In the episode we learn about doubling and halving.

In this week’s story, the wizard has been doubling everything so there’s far too much food at the princesses party! Can you help to halve what is on the plates so we are not too greedy?

 

Remember, when we half things, we are sharing it out between two. The food is all on one plate at the moment. Can you split the food between the two plates? How much is now on each plate? This would then be half the starting number. (Files saved below)

 

Phonics

If your child is still consolidating initial sounds start here. Reading ur, ow, ear and oi sounds.

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/activity/item804832/gradef/module62767/index.html

 

Today we are reviewing what we’ve already learnt and looking at adjacent consonants and longer vowel sounds. Watch the following link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0m_xsbiy70

 

Have a look at the saved document below. Have a go at reading the words and finding the matching pictures. Maybe you play a game of pairs with them, turn over all the cards once cut out. Turn over two at a time, have you got a matching pair?

Maybe you could have a go at writing a couple of the words yourself. You could do this outside with chalk or using water and a paintbrush.

 

 

 

Thursday 9th July

 

English

If you were Princess Eliza from the story, what would you try to turn yourself into to escape the wizard??

Remember, she matched her colour to her surroundings – a yellow chick hiding in yellow straw, a blue fish hiding in blue sea, a green grasshopper in green grass.

How about choosing a colour and then thinking about what you might be.

Would it be an animal? Or something else? Where would you hide?

Can you write a sentence to go with your idea? What would you look like?

 

Maths

Start with some counting today. Can you remember our counting in twos that we did a couple of weeks ago? Join in and see how far you can get:

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

 

For today's activity, can you make a counting book like the wizard in the story had?

 

Phonics

If your child is still consolidating initial sounds start here. Blending ur, ow, ear and oi sounds.

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/activity/item804028/gradef/module62767/index.html

 

Today we are reviewing what we’ve already learnt and looking at adjacent consonants and longer vowel sounds. Watch the following link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HI2tPd9G0aY

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 8th July

 

English

Have a look at the resource saved below. Can you match the pictures by thinking about what the princess turns into on each day?

You could then write a sentence to go with one of the days.

 

You may want to watch/listen to the story again to help you.

The Princess and the Wizard by Julia Donaldson

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxGMWignl6o

 

Maths

Today we are going to learn a bit about 2d shapes.

Have a watch of the two videos below which tell us a bit about 2d shapes and where we might see/find them.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zhnvcdm

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfRuLS-Vnjs

 

Have a look around, can you spot any 2d shapes at home?

 

Today, we are going to make our own castles using 2d shapes.

There are 3 different castles saved below. See if you can recreate one of them by cutting out the shapes needed and sticking them onto a new piece of paper.

Once done, can you label the shapes that you’ve used? Are there any circles? Triangles? Squares?

 

Phonics

If your child is still consolidating initial sounds start here. Find the ear sounds.

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/activity/item802463/gradef/module62767/index.html

 

Today we are reviewing what we’ve already learnt and looking at adjacent consonants and longer vowel sounds. Watch the following link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0FAFtQd-iE

 

Can you write the letters needed in the spaces to match the picture? Sound the word first, really stretch it out so that you hear all the sounds. Can you fill up the spaces?

Don’t try and do them all today, choose 3 or 4 to have a go at.

You can try some more tomorrow.

 

Tuesday 7th July

 

English

In the story we listened to yesterday, Princess Eliza wears a sparkly dress, could you design and make a new sparkly dress for her? Or, can you design a new sparkly outfit for the wizard / fairy godmother?

Once you’ve designed it, you could make it, draw it or paint it. You decide!

Can you then write a sentence to go with it to describe what the outfit is like and when it might be worn?

 

Maths

Start with some counting today. Can you remember our counting in twos that we did a couple of weeks ago? Join in and see how far you can get:

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

 

In this week’s story, the princesses crown has lost some of it’s jewels! It has to match the same on both sides, this is called symmetrical.

Watch the short video below to find out what this means.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/ztpyr82

 

Can you help the princess to create her beautiful crowns again by matching the shapes and putting them at the right distance? Remember, they need to be symmetrical!

You could do this by drawing and colouring on the crowns. Or, you might want to paint, or even cut out coloured paper in the right shapes to stick on.

You might even want to have a go at making your own crown. Can you make it symmetrical??

 

Phonics

If your child is still consolidating initial sounds start here. Sorting sounds oi/ear.

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/activity/item801662/gradef/module62767/index.html

 

Today we are reviewing what we’ve already learnt and looking at longer words. Watch the following link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuWq5tyzT2U

 

Have a try at answering the yes/no questions. You will need to read each one and then decide if the answer is yes or no. Maybe you could colour the yes question once colour, and the no questions a different colour.

 

Monday 6th July

We hope that you all had a good weekend and also that all of you who came into

school last week had a great time. It is so lovely to have you back in class with us!.

This week we are focusing on he story 'The Princess and the Wizard'.

The family learning topic is Fantasy this week. Have a look at the grid saved below.

 

English

Today we are going to listen to another Julia Donaldson story - The Princess and the Wizard Follow this link if you don’t have the story at home:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxGMWignl6o

Can you create some invites for the princess' birthday party? Maybe you could decorate it for the princess. Who do you think the princess would invite? 

 

Maths

Start with some subitising to 10:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1Mazc-SsG0

 

In the story we heard for English, the wizard has a challenge for the princess every day!

Today, let’s practise our days of the week.

Have a listen to the Days of the week song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spi77By9-iA

You might remember the song we’ve sung along to in class?

Have a think about what day it is today. And tomorrow? Or yesterday?

Can you sort out these muddled days of the week below? There may be some days missing, can you put them in the right place?

 

Phonics

If your child is still consolidating initial sounds start here. Practising sorting sound with ur and ow.

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/activity/item800754/gradef/module62767/index.html

 

Today we are reviewing what we’ve already learnt and looking at longer words. Watch the following link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEhIaEeqz5g

 

Open the saved file below. There are some rhyming words. Can you see if you can match all of the words that rhyme? Do you notice anything about them? Can you hear the sounds?

Family learning topic grid

Friday 3rd July

 

English

Could you make your own Magic potion today like the girl in our story yesterday?

What will you put in it?

If you have a mud kitchen, this would be perfect for today! You could collect some things outside to add to your potion – leaves, grass, petals. You might want a bit of fairy liquid and glitter to make it bubbly and sparkly?!

 

What will your potion do to someone if they drink it?? Will it have a name?

You will need to decide if it’s going to be a good potion, or one that could cause some trouble!

Maybe it makes you dance and sing, or it might send you to sleep!!

Once you’ve mixed and created your potion, you’ll need to write down your ingredients and also what your potion does if someone drinks it! (There is a template for this saved below if you want to use it.)

 

Maths

Let’s start with some singing today!

Try these counting songs, join in!

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/nursery-rhymes-one-finger-one-thumb-keep-moving/zbtj47h

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/nursery-rhymes-ten-fat-sausages/z6vh7nb

 

Still thinking about subtraction today. Using pictures and crossing out the number we are taking away is a good way to subtract. Have a look at the saved document below which has a variety of different pictures. You will need to take away 3 from each picture. First, work out how many are there, then cross out 3, now how many are left? Can you write the number left in the box?

 

As an additional challenge, can you write the matching subtraction number sentence?

E.G,

First there were 5 ladybirds, then I took away 3, now there are 2 ladybirds.

5 – 3 = 2

 

Phonics

If your child is still consolidating initial sounds start here. Practising segmenting with ar, or and oo.

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/activity/item807460/gradef/module62767/index.html

 

Today we are reviewing what we’ve already learnt and looking at longer words. Watch the following link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-hzMXDz_zA

 

Have a look at the sheet saved below. It looks at the consonant cluster ‘st’. Look at the pictures and see if you can sound talk the words.

Then, have a go at writing each word underneath or next the it’s picture.

 

Thursday 2nd July

 

English

Today we are going to focus on a story called Potion Commotion. If you don’t have it, you can listen to the story using the following link:

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

 

This is a book that tells a story about a little witch called Betty. Betty makes a stew for herself and her Mum to eat and fills the couldron with all of her favourite things. Can you hear any words that rhyme in the story?

 

Betty includes all of her favourite things in her stew. Today, let’s have a go at writing a list of our favourite foods for our own witches stew!

I wonder if you can think of any that rhyme??

 

Maths

Start by doing some counting today. You could count up from different numbers. You could also try counting backwards from different numbers.

Another one to try is seeing if you can remember how to count in twos like we did a couple of weeks ago! Ask a grown up to check to make sure you haven’t missed any!

(You might also want to ask your grown up to do it. Make sure they get it write and don’t miss any. Hope they don’t try and trick you!)

 

Still thinking about subtraction today, watch the Numberblocks episode – What’s the difference?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0bn57fv/numberblocks-series-3-whats-the-difference

 

Play the game saved below – Rocket race.

You and a partner will both start at the top of your rockets. Take it in turns to roll a dice. Colour in the number that you roll. This number has then been taken away. Who will get to the bottom first?

 

Phonics

If your child is still consolidating initial sounds start here. Practising reading with ar, or and oo.

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/activity/item804691/gradef/module62767/index.html

 

Today we are reviewing what we’ve already learnt and looking at words with adjacent consonants and short vowel sounds. Watch the following link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GxOYm4oGofI

 

CVCC and CCVC words picture matching bingo. Use one set of pictures today from one of the bingo cards. Cut them up and ask a grown up to stick them up around your house or garden.

You will then need to go around and find the pictures, then have a go at writing the word that matches the picture you find. Can you do all six?

 

Wednesday 1st July

 

English

The Most Magnificent Thing is all about problem solving. You could say that the little girl does what an engineer does. She creates a plan, tries the plan, modifies the plan and tries again. It is your turn to be an engineer today!

 

Your challenge is to build a bridge that will hold something small in your house. So, you will need to first find something that you want to be able to go on the top of your bridge. This could be a piece of fruit, maybe an apple or a banana. Or, it could be a shoe or hairbrush – you decide!

Once you’ve decided on your item – now you need a design for your bridge. You will need to think about what you are going to make it out of, how you are going to make it stay up and what will make it sturdy. It might be a good idea to draw what it will look like first and write some notes around the drawing to show what things you will need.

Will you need paper, cardboard, lego, straws, sellotape, scissors, glue?

Once designed, have a go at making it!

Does it work? If not, can you change something like the girl in the story to make it work the next time?

Don’t forget to take a picture and send it to us!

 

Maths

Start with a game we’ve played before today: Secret number 

Grown ups, think of a number, then ask your child to guess your secret number. Tell them that, for example, your secret number is “one more than 6” or “one less than eight”. Ask your child to come up with their own secret number too and try to find out what it is.

 

Thinking about subtraction again today. Using pictures and crossing out the number we are taking away is a good way to subtract. Have a look at the saved document below which has a variety of different pictures. You will need to take away 2 from each picture. First, work out how many are there, then cross out 2, now how many are left? Can you write the number left in the box?

 

Phonics

If your child is still consolidating initial sounds start here. Practising blending.

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/activity/item803263/gradef/module62767/index.html

 

Today we are reviewing what we’ve already learnt and looking at words with adjacent consonants and short vowel sounds. Watch the following link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4i6SiaZ5iCY

 

Have a go at reading some sentences on Espresso – Polly’s phonics

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/activity/item831146/gradef/module62767/index.html

 

 

Wednesday resources

Tuesday 30th June

 

English

At the beginning of the story that we listened to yesterday, the little girl hires an assistant.

What do you think she might have asked him??

Can you have a go at writing a question that she might have asked?

Maybe you could interview one of your teddies to see if they would like to be your assistant for the day?! Would they be any help?

 

(If you didn't hear the story yesterday, go to the Home Learning Hub under the 'Children' tab on the school website. Here you will find a video of Mrs Davies reading the story - The Most Magnificent Thing'.)

 

Maths

Start with some subitising to 10:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1Mazc-SsG0

 

Let's think about taking away again today.

Can you write the matching subtraction?

Play the same game as yesterday by collecting some objects from around your house or garden. (Up to 10)

Cover them and ask someone at home to carefully take some away. How many have they taken away? Can you work out how many are left under the cover?

Now, can you have a go at writing the matching subtraction number sentence?

E.G

8 – 2 = 6

Remember to think about First, how many you started with, then how many were taken away and now, how many are left.

Try again with a different number taken away. 

 

Phonics

If your child is still consolidating initial sounds start here.  The long oo sound.

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/video/item75009/gradef/module62767/index.html

 

Today we are reviewing what we’ve already learnt and reading some words with digraphs in them. Watch the following link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0rEKvcXPm0

 

Use the captions and pictures from yesterday. Choose 3 of the pictures and their matching captions today. Shuffle them up and see if you can match the picture to the correct captions.

 

 

Monday 29th June

Good morning Rubies. Hope that you all had a nice weekend and also that those of you

that came to school on Thursday/Friday had a super time!

Good luck to all of you coming to school today for your first day back,

we know you will have a great day!

 

English

This week’s family learning topic is about inventions through time. (Please find the topic grid saved below.)

Today we are going to look at a story about a little girl who wants to make something magnificent. However, she finds it harder than she thinks. 

You can watch/listen to the story being read by Mrs Davies by going to the Home Learning Hub (first drop down tab under Children on school website.)

 

Have a go at building something yourself today. This could be something out of lego or duplo or you could make something using paper, card, scissors and glue.

Have a think about what you want to make. Maybe it could be an animal or a form of transport to take your toys around the garden in.

Once you’ve made your magnificent thing, can you make a label for it so that other people know what it is? You could write a sentence about it to go with it.

 

Maths

Watch Numberblocks series 3 - Numberblock rally – subtraction:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0bn5bpz/numberblocks-series-3-numberblock-rally

 

Can you collect up to 10 items from around your house and put them out in front of you. (You might have 10 or you could have less) Make sure you count how many you have.

Then, ask a grown up, or older brother or sister, to cover the items and carefully take some away. They can put the items next to you so that you can see how many they took.

How many did they take away?

Can you work out how many are left under the cover? 

 

Try again with a different amount taken away.

 

Phonics

If your child is still consolidating initial sounds start here. The short oo sound.

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/video/item75005/gradef/module62767/index.html

 

Today we are reviewing what we’ve already learnt and reading some words with digraphs in them. Watch the following link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_L7dpGtYLFY

 

Have a look at the sheet saved below. There are some pictures and captions on them. Today, just choose a couple of the pictures. (Leave the captions for tomorrow.)

Can you have a go at writing a caption to go with it?

Family learning topic grid

Friday 26th June

 

English

The snail from the story wants to see more of the world. He also wants to travel on something other than a whale. What could he travel on this time? Can you think of any other sea creatures that could carry him? Or maybe this time he wants something more sturdy like a boat?

You decide!

What do you think the snail might see this time on his journey? Will he see any animals? Will he visit any exciting places?

Have a go at drawing/writing about them on the sheet saved below.

Or, if you are feeling creative, you could have a go at making the snail's new form of transport! You could then test it out in water to see if it floats or not!

 

Maths

Watch Numberblocks episode – The Wrong Number https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0bp2yc2/numberblocks-series-3-the-wrong-number

 

Let’s do some counting today. We’ve looked at quite a few minibeasts over the last few weeks. Saved below are some pictures of minibeasts for you to count. They are set out in tens frames.

Can you write the number?

 

Phonics

If your child is still consolidating initial sounds start here. The ‘or’ sound.

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/video/item75000/gradef/module62767/index.html

 

Today we are reviewing what we’ve already learnt and reading some new words. Watch the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TB0vtdomVE

 

There are two pictures saved below. Can you have a go at writing something to go with each picture using your phonics sounds? It could be one word or you could challenge yourself to write a sentence.

Thursday 25th June

I hope you are all enjoying the sunshine and haven't all melted! I'm guessing there are a lot of paddling pools up and in use this week!

If you are at home today, try to keep cool, and drink lots as well as playing in the water. Maybe you could retell the snail and the whale story in your paddling pool?!

If you are back at school today, have a super time!

 

English

What did you learn about snails from the video yesterday? (If you didn’t watch it, you can find the link again here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLCtVGB1mFwhave)

 

Let’s also have a go at making some snails of our own today!

Have a look at the picture below.

 

We need to cut a strip of paper up with two tentacles at the top. (A template is saved below if you need it)

It needs a face drawn on near it’s tentacles. Then,  get rolling! Start from the bottom and work your way up to make the shell. (You could decorate the shell before rolling)

Can you make a family of snails??

 

If you prefer, you could draw your own snail and write a fact about it underneath.

 

Maths

Start with a game just like Tuesday. (You will need a grown up to do this with you)

Today, we will be saying one less rather than one more.

Play ping pong with numbers. When I say ping, you say pong, if I say 3 you say 2 (one less) Repeat with different numbers and each time, the other person has to say the number one less.

(You might want to use some objects to count to help you see what one less is. This could be toys, lego pieces, raisins or dried pasta.)

 

In the story we’ve been reading this week, the snail is tiny and the whale is huge. Could you make some small and large collections; a small leaf and a large leaf, stones, feathers, flowers, sticks. Have a walk outside and see what you can find! If you are able to bring your collections home with you, you could make a picture out of them to show the big and the small.

 

Phonics

If your child is still consolidating initial sounds start here. The ‘ar’ sound.

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/video/item75001/gradef/module62767/index.html

 

Today we are reviewing what we’ve already learnt and reading some new words. Watch the following link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QX26yy_gZSk

 

CCVC CVCC phoneme frames with pictures. Can you fill in the missing letters to make the word on the picture? Think carefully about what sounds you can hear. Choose a couple to do, don't try to do them all. :-)

Wednesday 24th June

 

English

Let’s find out some more about snails today. Watch the following link to get some facts that you might not know!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLCtVGB1mFwhave

The snail from the story wants to look different. What sort of shell would you give her? She needs a special shell so that everyone knows she is a special snail!

 Have a go at designing your own snail’s shell. Can you write some words around it to describe it?

Things to think about: the colours, the patterns, shapes you could use to decorate it.

 

Maths

Start with some counting with Numberblocks:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0bmkh2z/numberblocks-series-3-numberblobs

 

The snail and the whale encounter lots on their journey through the sea. Today, we’re going under the sea to do some counting with fish. There are some fish saved below that you can use, or if you would like to, you can make some of your own!

There are also some number cards saved below, but you may still have some that you’ve made during your time at home to save printing them.

Let’s play a game with them today. Turn the number cards over so that you can’t see the number. Turn one over and see if you can read the number. Now, see if you can count out that many fish to match the number.

Try again with a different number.

You could then do it the other way round by picking up a handful of fish and counting them, Then, see if you can find the matching number.

 

Phonics

If your child is still consolidating initial sounds start here.

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/video/item77222/gradef/module62767/index.html

 

Today we are reviewing what we’ve already learnt and reading some new words. Watch the following link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEL5mg2lOc4

 

Have a go at blending with digraphs on Phonics Play (This is still free to login using the username: march20 and password: home)

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/3/pick-a-picture

 

 

Tuesday 23rd June

A great website with some craft/art ideas linked to The snail and the whale:

https://www.panmacmillan.com/blogs/books-for-children/snail-and-the-whale-kids-activities

 

English

The amazing travelling snail.

In the story, the snail went on quite an adventure. Choose one of your favourite things that the snail saw on her journey. You could draw it and describe it. It could be the icebergs, the tropical islands, the volcano, the beach or even the school classroom. 

Or, you could draw a map to include all the places that the snail has been.

 

If you didn't watch or hear the story yesterday, here are the links:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000cslw/the-snail-and-the-whale

For a shorter version, you can listen to the story being read:

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

 

Maths

Let’s start with yesterday’s game again. Try different numbers today, or focus on ones you found tricky yesterday. (You will need a grown up to do this with you)

Play ping pong with numbers. When I say ping, you say pong, if I say 3 you say 4 (one more) Repeat with different numbers and each time, the other person has to say the number one more.

(You might want to use some objects to count to help you see what one more is. This could be toys, lego pieces, raisins or dried pasta.)

 

At school when we add or subtract, we often start with a picture and tell a story using the words, first, then, now.

 

Have a look at the pictures saved below and see if you can tell the story working out the first and now part.

 

 

Phonics

If your child is still consolidating initial sounds start here. https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/activity/item804594/gradef/module62767/index.html

 

Today we are reviewing what we’ve already learnt and reading some words with digraphs in them. Watch the following link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9DY5Hfjkck

 

Let’s play a game today.

If you can, print the following. Roll a dice and practice sounding out the word that you land on.

Monday 22nd June

Another weekend over, we hope that you all had a lovely one and that the Daddies all enjoyed their Father's day yesterday! This week we focus on another Julia Donaldson story called The Snail and the Whale. If you don't have it, it's a good one! There are links below to watch/listen to the story.

 

We also have another theme for our family learning topic which is

called 'Out of this World!' Have a great week!

 

 

Out of this world - family topic grid

English

This week we are going to use the book, The Snail and the Whale. This has been made into a brilliant program which is currently available on BBC iplayer:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000cslw/the-snail-and-the-whale

For a shorter version, you can listen to the story being read using this link:

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

 

What is the snail like? Can you think of some words to describe the snail?

Have a go at writing them on the sheet saved below. Or, of you’d rather draw your own snail to write around, that would be great.

 

Mon English

Maths

Start with a game. (You will need a grown up to do this with you)

Play ping pong with numbers. When I say ping, you say pong, if I say 3 you say 4 (one more) Repeat with different numbers and each time, the other person has to say the number one more.

(You might want to use some objects to count to help you see what one more is. This could be toys, lego pieces, raisins or dried pasta.)

 

In the story The Snail and the Whale, the snail has a very impressive shell with a spiral pattern on it. Practise drawing and recognising spirals.

You can then have a go at making your own spiral dangler!

 

Phonics

If your child is still consolidating initial sounds start here. https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/activity/item803917/gradef/module62767/index.html

 

 

Today we are reviewing what we’ve already learnt and reading some words with digraphs in them. Watch the following link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMwtf5CRwZ0

 

Have a go at blending with digraphs on Phonics Play (This is still free to login using the username: march20 and password: home)

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/3/pick-a-picture

Friday 19th June

 

English

There’s a worm at the bottom of my garden is a great song to join in with and quite appropriate to finish off our week of Superworm! Have a go with Mr Tumble:

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

 

Where might you find the wiggly worm in the garden? Could he be hiding under a plant pot? Behind a log? In the grass? Can you draw him in a hiding place and then have a go at writing where he is?

 

There is also a colouring sheet with the song saved below if you wanted to colour in a Wiggly Woo worm today.

 

Wiggly Woo Worm song and colouring

Maths

Start with a game which is called Compare and Order. Find the link below:

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/Early-Years.html

 

Exploring length is our topic today.

Have a go at making some worms of your own. This could be using playdoh, by cutting them out of paper, string, wool, or even asking Mummy or daddy to cook up some spaghetti that you could use!

You will need a few different worms all of different lengths.

Can you order them in length?

Have a look at your longest worm. Can you find anything at home that is the same length as it?

What about your shortest worm? Can you find anything at home that is the same length that one?

 

You could also try this fun worm game.

You will need wool or string for this one. Cut up lots of worms of different lengths again. This time, either you, or someone else, can hide the worms around your house. (or maybe stick to one room!)

After counting down from 5 to 0, set off hunting for the different worms. Once you’ve found as many as you can, bring the worms back.

Put all your worms together in a long line.

Compare this with whoever else has played. Who has found the longest worm?? The longest worm is the winner!

 

Phonics

If your child is still consolidating initial sounds start here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skKpz1Xi1iw

 

Today we are reviewing what we’ve already learnt and reading some words with digraphs in them. Watch the following link:

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

 

Have a go at reading the phase 3 yes/no questions saved using the following link:

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/activity/item831146/gradef/module62767/index.html

 

Thursday 18th June

 

English/Topic

In keeping with our family sports theme for the week, we thought it would be fun to try a game with a link to worms!.

It's called The Wiggle Worm Game

You will need some strips of paper or card and a felt tip pen, also your imagination!

At the bottom of the pieces of paper or card, draw some fun pictures which will turn into actions when thy are picked. 

Some examples you could use:

- an aeroplane - this will mean stand up and run around in a circle with your arms out like an aeroplane

- an ice cube - this will mean you have to jump up and freeze for 10 seconds in a funny pose

- a crazy face - this will mean that everyone playing has to pull a silly face one at a time

- a tornado - this will mean you have to hop and tail around like a tornado

- a wiggly worm - everyone has to jump up and wiggle for 10 seconds!

You will want to sit everyone in a circle then start with the first person picking a strip of card. (You might want to put them in a bowl to pull out so that you can't see what is on the picture)

The person then shows everyone what he picked and if you get the wiggle worm, everyone JUMPS UP and wiggles for 10 seconds.

Depending on the picture, you have to complete the task chosen. The game is just for fun and you can create your own rules and pictures so HAVE FUN!

 

Phonics

 

If your child is still consolidating initial sounds start here. Reviewing ‘tricky’ (take a picture) words

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/video/item82459/gradef/module61932/index.html

 

Today we are reviewing what we’ve already learnt and reading some words with digraphs in them. Watch the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDTMUEoXEwQ

 

 

Have a go at reading the phase 3 yes/no questions saved below.

 

Maths

Start with some Jack Hartman subtilising to 10:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1Mazc-SsG0

 

Let's follow our mini beast theme today and create our own 'yucky shop'!

 

See the instructions below:

​​​​​​​

 

Wednesday 17th June

Well done Ruby class for some amazing rain dancing yesterday, you certainly made the showers come down!! Well done to those of you that managed to find some wiggly worms too, this seems to have been a popular activity! We love seeing your photos and hearing from you, so do keep sending them in to us to see all of your brilliant learning at home.

 

English

Superworm is a very special worm that is able to do many impressive things. He is really classed as a bit of a Superhero. But, he doesn't have superhero costumer to wear. Your challenge today is to design one for him!

You could do this on paper and draw, paint or collage him in a costume. Or, you could see if you could make one out of things at home and dress up as him yourself!

Have a think about what he might need. Does he wear a superhero mask? Does he have a cape? Is there a picture or letter that would need to go on his costume?

 

Maths

Start with a game on Espresso, counting actions:

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/standalone/activity_html/item641005/index.html?referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fcentral.espresso.co.uk%2Fespresso%2Fmodules%2Fey_0to10%2Ffind.html&bgcolor=ffffff

 

Today's Maths fits in with our Sports family learning theme this week, alongside our Superworm story. Its all about timing and counting carefully. Have a look below to see what your task is today. See how creative you can be!

 

Phonics

 

If your child is still consolidating initial sounds start here. Reviewing blending with qu, sh, ng, ch and th

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dks2T8bs-lU

 

Today we are reviewing what we’ve already learnt and reading some words with digraphs in them. Watch the following link:

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

 

Have a go at the Snake jigsaw saved below. (not quite a worm, but very similar!) If you piece the sounds together for each snake, you should be able to make a word.

 

 

 

Snake jigsaw phonics

Tuesday 16th June

 

English

We are thinking about our Superworm story again today. (If you didn’t read it yesterday or don’t have the book at home, take a look using this link: https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=share&v=oAAX_Ih5HHQ

 

Worms usually come to the surface when they hear the rain on the ground. Sometimes noises convince them it is raining and to come up. Today, how about you see if you can make up your own rain dance to make the worms appear?

Hers is example below that you might like to try first. Then, see what you can come up with, good luck!

(Once you’ve done your dance, go hunting for worms, I’d love to see if any of you find any!)

 

Maths

Start with some ordering numbers on Espresso.

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/standalone/activity_html/item640777/index.html?referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fcentral.espresso.co.uk%2Fespresso%2Fmodules%2Fey_writing_to_20%2Factivities%2Findex.html&bgcolor=ffffff

 

Look at these wiggly worms below. They have got numbers on them, a bit like our number lines at school.

The ones saved below start at different numbers. Can you fill in the rest of the numbers? You could draw your own number line worms too.

Maths worms

Phonics

 

If your child is still consolidating initial sounds start here. Learning to blend with –th

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MzBxSXqIMw

 

Today we are learning about compound and mulit-syllable words. Watch the following link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXdE-JtYuGo

 

Saved below is a set of cards. You could cut them up (just choose a few, don't use them all, we would probably only have around 5 out in class at a time) and see if your child can read the two words to make a compound word, then find the picture to match. 

Phonics Tues

Monday 15th June

This week we will continue with the mini beast theme and look at a fantastic book by Julia Donaldson - Superworm. You may have this at home, if not, there is a link below to watch/listen to the story. There are lots of activities linked to this in some way. Keep sending in your photos, we love to see them. I will upload last week's photos as soon as I can, there has been a slight technical hitch with the server so I can't get to them for upload to the webpage at the moment. 

Have a great week!

 

English

Listen to the story, ‘Superworm’ by Julia Donaldson

https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=share&v=oAAX_Ih5HHQ

 

 

Can you draw a picture of Superworm today and then have a go at writing some words around him to describe him?

Think about these questions to help you:

What does he look like?

How might he feel if you were to touch him?

What colour is he?

Maybe you could find a worm in your garden to have a look at? Are you brave enough to tough one??

 

Maths

 

Watch Numberblocks Episode – Pattern Palace:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0bp2t8d/numberblocks-series-3-pattern-palace

 

Lets look at some patterns today following the theme of minibeasts.

Have a look at the picture saved below. Look carefully at the pictures and see if you notice the pattern.

Can you carry on the pattern and tell a grown up what comes next?

Can you work out the next 3 minibeasts?

You could have a go at drawing them.

How about trying to make your own pattern? You could use any toy creatures at home if you have them, or draw your own.

Test Mummy or Daddy and see if they can work out what comes next.

Mon Maths

Phonics

 

If your child is still consolidating initial sounds start here. Learning to blend with -ch

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIgX9Wng5FM

 

Today we are learning to read compound words. Watch the following link:

Compound words -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0tEhcgBBRU

 

Have a look at the saved document.

Can you work out the compound word by putting the two single words together?

Could you have a go at writing them?

Phonics Mon

Friday 12th June

 

Maths

 

Start with a game which will help you practise counting in twos:

http://www.snappymaths.com/multiplication/countin2s/interactive/icountin2s/icountin2s.htm

 

For today's activity you will need a dice. If you have one, great, if not, could you make one? (There is a cube template saved below if you want to make your own and add the numbered spots.)

 

Use the dice to draw a spider today. Roll and see what number you get. Draw the part it says next to the number shown below. How long will it take before you've drawn a spider? You could play with Mummy, Daddy or a brother or sister and see who draws a spider first!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Phonics

If your child is still consolidating initial sounds start here. Learning to blend with -sh

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nZI5AxLHY0

 

Today we are continuing to learn about multi-syllable words. Watch the following link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waeQE-tK7ZA&list=PLuGr6z2H2KNG4XgGr7UylwowIcDLr-T-k&index=12

 

Have a go at working on the powerpoint saved. Can you work out the multi syllable words by looking at the two pictures and putting them together? What sounds can you hear? If you would like, you could have a go at writing the words.

English

Have another listen to the Very Busy Spider Story. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dz05diaKZmk

Have a think about what the spider says to some of the different animals.  Have a go at filling in some of the speech bubbles saved below. (Don't do them all, choose your favourite!)

Thursday 11th June

 

English

Listen to the story ‘The very busy spider’ by Eric Carle https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dz05diaKZmk

Have a go at some spider web making today, see below for some ideas!

 

Phonics

If your child is still consolidating initial sounds start here. Learning to blend with -qu

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMA2ccLgEgo

 

Today we are learning about multi-syllable words. Watch the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUBnHk_BRlg&list=PLuGr6z2H2KNG4XgGr7UylwowIcDLr-T-k&index=16&t=0s

 

Words with more than one syllable is today’s focus. How many syllables does your name have? Can you clap the syllables?

E.G. Mrs Pollard has 4 syllables if you clap it   - - - -

Try other members of your family. Who has the most syllables?

 

Have a go at the multi syllable sheet saved below. See if you can read the word and find the picture that matches it.

 

Maths

Start with some subitising to 10 with our favourite, Jack Hartmann!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LEfL5aJmjo

 

The very busy spider has eaten some flies on the webs. Can you spot the mistakes in the saved documents below?

 

Thurs Phonics

Wednesday 10th June

 

Maths

Re-Watch Numberblocks series 2 episode - The Two Tree. Subtracting 2 from numbers up to 10. Counting in twos.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08r3t8t/numberblocks-series-2-the-two-tree

 

Can you remember the Incy Wincy Spider song?

Sing with a grown up together.

 

Let’s sing our own version today:

10 incy wincy spiders climbed up the water spout,

Down came the rain and washed 2 spiders out.

Out came the sunshine and dried up all the rain,

So 8 incy wincy spiders will climb the spout again!

 

Repeat but start with different numbers up to 10. Each time, 2 spiders will be washed away. Can you work out how many will climb back up the spout each time?

 

You could use some objects that could pretend to be spiders to help you, or draw some spiders and cross out the ones that get washed away each time. (The tens frame below might help.)

Phonics

If your child is still consolidating initial sounds start here. Learning to blend with -ff

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57-uH3keND8

 

Today we are reviewing air, ure, ar. Watch the following link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9trjxKwC0xY

 

Have a go at playing the game on Phonics Play called Dragon’s Den. If you revise all of Phase 3, you will need to read the word that appears and decide if it is real or fake. Have you matched it to the correct dragon?

https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/2/dragons-den

 

English

How did your mnibeast hunt go yesterday? I hope that you found some interesting creatures?

Mavis the Magical cat has put together some fact files about the minibeasts that she found yesterday. Have a read of them with a grown up.

Then, choose one of the minibeasts that you spotted yesterday and have a go at making your own fact file for it. Maybe see if you can find out anything interesting about that creature to include!

 

 

Maths spider tens frame

Wed English fact file template

Tuesday 9th June

 

Maths

Start with a different counting in twos song (or sing along to yesterday's song again):

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

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

 

Let's have a go at taking away two today. Set up a part part whole model like we've used before. You could do this on paper, or go outside and chalk it on the ground. Use objects to go in the circles as you work. This could be toys, lego, teddys, stones, sticks or leaves. Be creative!

 

Today, there will always be 2 objects in one of the part circles as we are taking away 2. Start with 6 objects in the whole and 2 in one of the parts. Can you work out what would go in the other part? 

Now change the whole to 8, still with 2 in one of the parts. What is the missing part?

Now try with 10 in the whole.

 

Phonics

If your child is still consolidating initial sounds start here. Learning to blend with -zz

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

 

Today we are reviewing ow, oi, ear. Watch the following link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9W4WiN3NeE4&list=PLuGr6z2H2KNG4XgGr7UylwowIcDLr-T-k&index=17

 

Have a go at playing the game on Espresso using the following link. You have to match the correct sound to make the word that matches the picture.

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/activity/item807525/gradef/module62767/index.html

 

English

Mavis the cat loves being outside and finding little creatures. Today, take a walk outside and get hunting for some minibeasts! You might need to look under things and in bushes or behind plant pots. Use the treasure hunt sheet to tick off what you find. If you find something not on your sheet, can you draw it? And try to write what it is?

 

Monday 8th June

Well done all of you for a fantastic first week back of home learning. Last week's family topic grid seemed to be a good one with lots of you learning about your body parts, finger prints and senses. We had some tastes that you didn't like whilst blindfolded and some surprising ones!

Lime was a favourite sour taste!

 

This week we continue with the adventures of Mavis the Magical Cat. She leads us outside where we start to look at some mini beasts and think about description and also rhyme. The minibeast theme continues with spiders in Maths where we look at counting in twos and taking away two from numbers. By Friday, it would be great if you have had a go at reading and writing some of your 'take a picture' words. Also, if you have used objects to take two from a number, fantastic. The Family learning topic grid is Around the World, lots of fun activities to try here!

 

Maths

Watch Numberblocks series 2 episode - The Two Tree. Subtracting 2 from numbers up to 10. Counting in twos.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08r3t8t/numberblocks-series-2-the-two-tree

 

Let's practise counting in twos today. Watch this clip to help you, sing along!

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

 

Now, you could have a go at counting some of your toys. You can pair them up to help you count in twos.

 

Below is an activity you could also try which also helps you remember your twos. If you cut out the pieces you can make a worm eating through an apple. As he eats, then next 'two' number is shown.

 

 

Mon maths

Phonics

Let’s have a look at some ‘take a picture’ words again today.

 

Have

Some

Come

Like

 

If you don’t have these on your tree, you could add them on. Practise saying the words with a grown up. Can you put the word in a sentence?

Look carefully at how the word is written.

Have a go at writing the word using pen and paper, or water and paintbrush outside, chalk or using a stick in sand or soil.

 

Let’s play a game with these words today called cross the river. (You could add in some of the other take a picture words that we’ve used before as well.)

 

English

Read the poem called ‘Happy poem’ written by a poet called James Carter. Can you clap along with the rhythm? Can you spot the rhyme?

Now have a look at the pictures below. Did you read about any of these in the poem? You may need to listen to the poem again before deciding. Are there any pictures which you are unsure of? Which ones weren’t in the poem?

In the poem, there were some ‘action’ words. Today, lets have a go at writing in a feely tray. This could be a tray filled with salt, sand or flour. Use your finger to try and write these words:

Splashing

Running

Dripping

Around the World - Family learning topic grid

Friday 5th June

 

Maths

Re Watch Numberblocks episode that we saw on Wednesday: series 3 episode 9 Peekaboo. https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0bmkk2p/numberblocks-series-3-peekaboo

 

Today, you’ll get to practice writing your numbers as well as thinking about which is biggest in the activity which is about comparing the number of vehicles on the road.

You might want to set this up using some of your own toy cars if you have any (or anything else that you have at home that could stop at the traffic lights!)

 

 

 

 

 

Phonics

Lets play a game today. It's called Kim's Game where you look at some objects that are set out for you to try and remember. Cover the objects with a blanket or cloth once you've had a look at them, a grown up then takes one away. When the cover is removed, can you see which object is missing? Have a go at writing the missing object!

 

You could do this with real objects from around the house or toy box (try to choose things that have 3, 4 or 5 sounds such as sheep, paint, brush, pen, shorts.)

Look for use of phonics when writing, so 'p-ai-p-er' would be a great attempt at 'paper'.

 

There is also a  powerpoint saved below which does this game for you. There are four pictures on the first slide, then one disappears. The pictures chosen mostly have 4 sounds in them to try to sound out when writing. 

 

English

I've seen some lovely pictures of your toys out on adventures around your homes and gardens over the last couple of days.

Today, think back to your toy’s adventure that you went on on Wednesday. If you took photos, maybe you could print them to make your own story path. Or, you could draw some pictures to show where your toy went/hid. You could then have a go at writing each place that they visited.

There is a story path sheet above to use if you would like to.What is the story of your toy?

Thursday 4th June

 

Maths

Start by trying to find the missing numbers on the number line up to 20.

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/standalone/activity_html/item640777/index.html?referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fcentral.espresso.co.uk%2Fespresso%2Fmodules%2Fey_writing_to_20%2Factivities%2Findex.html&bgcolor=ffffff

 

We are looking again at comparing amounts, thinking about whether there are more or less of different items.

Have a go at the Challenge cards saved below for today’s activity.

 

 

 

 

Phonics

If your child is still consolidating initial sounds start here. Learning to blend with –ss  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTStWYVgrlM

 

Today we are reviewing or, ur and oo. Watch the following link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DEZnGT9I-U

 

Have a go at playing on Phonics play:

https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/3/sentence-substitution-ph3

 

Choose a sentence to have a go at blending and reading. Then, see if you can change any of the words in the sentence with the ones offered to make a new sentence. Does it make sense? See how many different sentences you can make.

 

English

Let's think about sequencing things in the right order today.

 

Can you retell Mavis’s adventure from yesterday by using the time words on the story path? Talk through the adventures as a story to a grown up, then you could have a go at writing the missing words.

 

(Thanks for all of your pictures of your toy's adventures yesterday, it looks like some of them got into some interesting hiding places! We will use your pictures tomorrow for our learning.)

 

Thurs English

Wednesday 3rd June

 

Maths

Watch Numberblocks series 3 episode 9 Peekaboo. https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0bmkk2p/numberblocks-series-3-peekaboo

 

Today’s learning is about comparing numbers thinking about Bigger than and Smaller than. Help your grown-up to make a collection of small items and place them inside a small bag or box. You could use buttons, coins, or small items such as building bricks.

Take it in turns to take a handful of items.

Show your handful of items to each other.

Who has more? Who has fewer?

Who has the bigger number?

Put the items back in the bag and try again!

 

Phonics

If your child is still consolidating initial sounds start here. Learning to blend with –ll  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTIqvBRs3_M

 

Today we are reviewing oa, oo and ar. Watch the following link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KnggnLIy00

 

Have a go at the peg matching game below which looks at the sounds that we’ve revisited today and yesterday.

 

You don’t need to print if you don’t have access to this, your child could say the sound needed and point to the right one, or could have a go at writing the sound.

 

 

Phonics Wed

English

 

Mavis has been on an adventure! Have a look at the below pictures and see if you can identify where Mavis has been..

 

Today, how about you take one of your favourite toys on an adventure of their own?If you can, you could take a photo of your toy in each place. Or, if not, you could draw them on their adventures. What are they going to get up to? Where will they go?

 

Tuesday 2nd June

 

Maths

Start with a game today: Secret number 

Grown ups, think of a number, then ask your child to guess your secret number. Tell them that, for example, your secret number is “one more than 6” or “one less than eight”. Ask your child to come up with their own secret number too and try to find out what it is.

 

Thinking about Zero again today. Zero is very important in lots of big numbers. Do you know what these numbers are; 10 and 100? Zero is often used in the year number too. Can you write the year? Does it have any 0s in it? What year were you born in? Does this have any 0s in?

 

Phone numbers often have 0s in them. Ask an adult to help you learn an important phone number, such as your home phone number or a phone number for your Mummy or Daddy’s phone. You could write it down on a piece of paper. Does it have any zeros in it?

 

Phonics

If your child is still consolidating initial sounds start here. Learning to blend with -ck

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ArLtLssN6xg

 

Today we are reviewing ai, ee and igh. Watch the following link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gyjd2gqw_bU

 

Have a go at the sheet saved below – circle the word that has the ai, ee or igh sound.

 

 

Can you find any toys or objects around your house that have any of these sounds in them? You could have a go at writing them if you can.

 

 

Tuesday phonics

English

Have another listen to the story today.

https://soundcloud.com/talkforwriting/mavis/s-yLmGk5Te9B2

 

We are going to pretend to be some of the characters in the story. At different points in the story (see below), what do you think the character might be doing? Saying? What facial expression might they have? Have a go! Happy acting!

 

After that, a little bit of rhyme for you. Sing the ryhme together, can you do the actions to go with it?

Maybe you could try and come up with one of your own rhymes?? You could try and rhyme with two, three or four? Have some fun!

 

Summer Term 2

Welcome back Ruby Class! We hope that you are all well and have had a fabulous half term managing to make the most of the amazing weather. Here we are in a new week, ready for some new home learning. As always, please email us with any queries, but also so that we can see all of the fabulous things you've been up to.

 

Monday 1st June

 

This week's family topic is Body Works. Please find the link to the grid below, it should be a fun one! Please also remember Miss Carter’s singing assembly. You can find the new video under the Home Learning Hub tab. 
 

Maths

 

Watch Numberblocks Series 3 - Zero

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0blsx34/numberblocks-series-3-zero

 

Look at a phone, computer keyboard or calculator. Can you find the number zero? It looks like a circle or oval shape. 

There were 3 apples on a tree. If they are all picked, how many apples would be left on the tree? Try drawing a picture to help you. 

Now that you’ve learnt about the number zero, can you have a go at writing some zeros yourself?

 

Phonics

Let’s remember some of your ‘Take a picture’ words. Have look back at your word tree if you made one before half term. Can your remember what the words are? Can you say them all to a grown up? Maybe you could try to put them into a sentence?

 

Play a word hunt game. Have a look through some of your favourite books. Can you find the words: he, she, they, go, said?

Once you’ve found some, have a go at writing them. You could do this on paper, or outside with some water and a paintbrush or chalk on the pavement.

 

English

This week, we have some activities that are designed to inspire and support your child to develop skills and confidence in speaking, reading and writing. Through the world of Mavis, the Magical Cat, your child will be invited to explore a number of engaging, fun and purposeful activities.

 

Today, start by meeting Mavis, the Magical Cat! Read the story saved below to your child. (You can also listen to a recording of the story of Mavis the magical cat here: https://soundcloud.com/talkforwriting/mavis/s-yLmGk5Te9B2)

 

Talk with your child about the characters and objects in the story.

You could chat about: • colour/size • what they look like • what they are wearing • what it feels like • does the child like them? • have they seen one before?

 

There is then a matching activity. Can you match the picture to the words? You could draw your own pictures from the story thinking about who was in the story or what happened.

 

 

Family topic grid - body works

Friday 22nd May

Last day of half term, you've made it!

Well done to all of our lovely Ruby children and families. 

 

Maths

Counting sounds on Espresso:

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/standalone/activity_html/item641033/index.html?referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fcentral.espresso.co.uk%2Fespresso%2Fmodules%2Fey_0to10%2Ffind.html%23tab3&bgcolor=ffffff

 

Let's learn about weight today.

Grown ups - Fill two shopping bags, one with many small items and the other with one or two empty or light boxes. Don't tell your child that the boxes are empty.

Show your child the two bags and ask them to look inside without touching. Can they predict which bag they think will be the heaviest and why?

Now ask your child to pick up the two bags. Which is heaviest? Were they right?

Are small things always lighter? Large things always heavier?

 

Now ask your child to fill the bags with heavy or light items. Can they find examples of small but heavy? Large but light?

 

English

This week we have been thinking about sea creatures. Can you design your own sea creature today? Will it be able to swim? Where will it live? Does it have its own shell? Does it have legs? How many? How many eyes? What colour is it?

Have a go at drawing or painting it. Give it a name. See what you can create!

 

Phonics

If your child is still consolidating initial sounds start here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ArLtLssN6xg&feature=youtu.be

 

Today we are revisiting   ‘er’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avg7f4o6Zb0&feature=youtu.be

 

You could have a go at the below snakes and ladders game which covers phase 3 sounds.

 

 

Phonics snakes and ladders

Thursday 21st May

A hot day yesterday, but some super learning! Thanks for all of your crab pictures, they looked great. A bit of fun with water today for Maths, might help you to keep cool too..

 

Maths

Start with a counting actions game on Espresso:

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/standalone/activity_html/item641005/index.html?referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fcentral.espresso.co.uk%2Fespresso%2Fmodules%2Fey_0to10%2Ffind.html&bgcolor=ffffff

 

Today, we are learning about capacity and how to describe how full containers are.

The Challenge:

Gather a selection of clear plastic bottles and place them in a tray, sink or bath. You could also use clear plastic cups or containers.

Fill a jug or bowl with water. You may wish to colour the water using a little food colouring if you have any to make it easier to see inside the bottles.

Now, have a go at exploring filling the bottles/containers up with the water. You could try pouring water into the bottles using a jug or you could fill the bottles by holding them in a sink or bowl of water.

How full are the bottles or containers? Can you use the words empty, nearly empty, half full, nearly full and full to describe the bottles? Do some containers hold the same amount of water?

 

English

Think back to the story. (Re watch if you would like to, or if you haven't yet seen it) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KuSl9eXgpk

 

Today you could try to retell the story. Maybe with Mummy, Daddy or a brother/sister. You could make some masks so that you can become the characters from the story, or there are some puppet templates saved below if you would like them also.

 

What did the characters say to each other? Were they kind to each other?

 

 

 

Phonics

If your child is still consolidating initial sounds start here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lnlyp8b7vQQ&feature=youtu.be

Today we are revisiting  ‘ure’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVau1GoS8wQ&feature=youtu.be

 

Have a go at sorting the sounds using the Espresso game below. You will be thinking about the 'air and 'ure' sounds.

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/activity/item801748/grade1/module62767/index.html

 

Wednesday 20th May

Oh, we do like to be beside the seaside.......

It's been great to see all of your seaside pictures and all the different ways that you have been measuring yourselves. Today you are having a go at measuring something a little bigger!

 

English

Can you have a go at making a crab. You could use a paper plate or draw around a large dinner plate to create its shell.

Can you then decorate your crab. What is it’s name? What does it like to eat? Can you write some captions about your crab on the under the sea paper below?

See instructions below

 

Maths

Have a go at this ordering numbers game on Espresso. Ordering from smallest to largest.

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/standalone/activity_html/item520846/index.html?referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fcentral.espresso.co.uk%2Fespresso%2Fmodules%2Fey_0to10%2Ffind.html%23tab2&bgcolor=ffffff

 

What Are We Learning?

We are learning to use language related to length.

The Challenge

  • Gather two pieces of A4 paper and ask your child for one of their shoes.
  • Support your child to draw around their shoe on each piece of paper, creating a shoe template. Then, help your child to cut each template out.
  • Explainthatyouaregoingtousethefootprintsto ndoutwhichisthe longest room and which is the shortest room in the house.
  • First, discuss with your child how many footprints long they think each room might be. Can they make a prediction?
  • Next,usethe foot prints to measure the length of each room.
  • Once each room is measured, encourage your child to think about their predictions. Were they correct?

 

Phonics

If your child is still consolidating initial sounds start here.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RblrldCILrI&feature=youtu.be

Today we are revisiting  ‘air’     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOdSE-ATXI8&feature=youtu.be

Have a go at reading the word and picking the correct picture on Phonics play    

https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/3/pick-a-picture    or       print out the game below, roll a dice and read the word. You could have a go at making your own seaside version.

Tuesday 19th May

Good morning, I hope that you enjoyed your first day at the beach yesterday, did anybody build their own beach?

 

English

Listen to the story again today. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KuSl9eXgpk

Have a think about your favourite sea creature and or any sea creatures that you may have seen at the beach, in a fish tank or at a zoo or aquarium. Can you describe it? What does it look like?

Have a go at Under the Sea ‘What am I?’ Interactive PowerPoint Game. (Attached) Can you identify the sea creature?

Maybe you could have a go at doing your own version. Choose a sea creature and describe it. See if someone can guess what it is by your description

 

Maths

Practise counting up to 20 and back.

Now, have a go at the missing number activity on Espresso below.

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/standalone/activity_html/item640982/index.html?referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fcentral.espresso.co.uk%2Fespresso%2Fmodules%2Fey_0to10%2Ffind.html&bgcolor=ffffff

 

Still thinking about height today. Have a think about how we measured your toys yesterday. Is there a different way that we can measure things?

How could you measure the height of yourself? Would a piece of string work? Could we use blocks? Or our hands?

Your challenge today is to measure your height, (not in real measures but using an object of some kind) this could be in the number of hands, or pencils, or duplo blocks if you have enough time!

Once you’ve measured yourself, can you find something taller than you? Shorter than you?

 

Phonics

If your child is still consolidating initial sounds start here.     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5F-94pswds&feature=youtu.be

 

Today we are revisiting   ‘ear’     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9eIe4BHR4_s&feature=youtu.be

 

Have a go at 'Sentence substitution'. Choose a sentence and see if you can make another. You could do this with pen and paper.

https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/3/sentence-substitution-ph3 

Monday 18th May 2020

Good morning! I can't believe it is going to be yet another beautiful week, a perfect week for our whole school topic 'Beside the seaside!' Don't forget to start the week with Miss Carter's singing assembly.

This week you could try to create a seaside in your back garden, a bowl for the sea, some pebbles or you may even have some shells at home! You could make some posters to stick around your beach reminding people about the importance of looking after our oceans and the animals within them.

 

Maths

Start by playing the following game on Espresso – Find the matching number.

There are some variations on there so choose which one best suits your child.

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/standalone/activity_html/item648742/index.html?referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fcentral.espresso.co.uk%2Fespresso%2Fmodules%2Fey_0to10%2Ffind.html&bgcolor=ffffff

We are learning about height today.

For today’s challenge, you will need some toys of varying heights; string or ribbon, scissors and labels.

First, try to predict which toy will be the tallest and which will be the shortest.

Using the string or ribbon, measure each piece of string to the height of each toy. Have a go at writing the name of the toy on each label, so you know which string belongs to which toy.

Can you order the pieces of string from shortest to tallest?

 

English

This week we are thinking about the seaside. Watch the following link to ‘Sharing a shell’ if you haven’t got the book at home.

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=sharing+a+shell&docid=608019347053743859&mid=02756604643B07BC05F802756604643B07BC05F8&view=detail&FORM=VIRE

Can you pretend you are a crab like the one in the story.

Design your own shell that could be a home for you and your friends.

You could draw it, colour it and label it. Will it be round? Or square? Stripy or spotty? What colour will it be?

 

Phonics

If your child is still consolidating initial sounds start here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aW-zdYN_z90&feature=youtu.be

Play Dragons Den on Phonics Play   Choose phase 2 set 1 sounds to begin

https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/2/dragons-den                      Have a go at playing I spy using the page below

 

Today we are revisiting   ‘oi’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iemIhNNSybw&feature=youtu.be

Can you have a go at sorting the words in Dragons Den on Phonics Play   choose the 'oi' sound from the menu

https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/2/dragons-den  

If you have a printer you could print out the 'oi' sheets below.

Sorry we have been unable to upload any pictures this week, unfortunately this was due to a power cut at school which meant we were unable to access the server. Hopefully we should be back to normal next week.

Friday 15th May

 

Well done to all of your pirate themed activities this week, and all of the dressing up that you've done as well, we have loved seeing all of your pictures!

 

English

A Jack Hartman Pirate song for you to listen to and join in with!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBcrVzY4hDE

 

Have a go at your writing today with the below Pirate themed pictures. You can choose one that you would like to have a try at writing about.

Remember to think about stretching out the word that you want to write and really think about the sounds that you can hear.

 

 

Pirate writing

Maths

Start today with some more bunny ears like we did last week. You will need a grown up or brother or sister to do it with you. They say a number, you show the number using your fingers as ears. Can you show each number more than one way?

 

The pirates have got some amounts right, and some wrong above. Can you sort them into trash or treasure?

Maybe you could make some of your own to sort today into the bin or the treasure chest?

 

Phonics

Reread all the words on your word tree. 

Cut up some paper to make some cards. Can you draw some pirate pictures to decorate the backs of them? Write each of the words onto two cards so you have two sets of your words.

  1. Play snap with your cards
  2. Set out your cards, turn over two. Read them, are they the same? If they are a pair keep them.

 

Thursday 14th May

 

Maths

Start with a song today!

When I was one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVfVIcW1alo

 

Can you design a new flag for a pirate ship? Your challenge is to see if you can make it symmetrical.

 

English

Whilst looking at pirates this week, we’ve made a list of lots of pirate words:

Captain, Jolly, Peg Leg, Jack, Matey, Scallywag, Swashbuckler, Sparrow, Beard, Sea,

Parrot, Stinky, Dead Man, Bones,

 

Can you think of anymore to go in our list?

 

Now have a look at the list and see if you can use a couple of these words to make your own Pirate name!

For example - ‘Jolly Sea Scallywag’ or 'Matey Pegleg'

 

Once you have a name and have had a go at writing it, can you draw or paint a picture of yourself as a pirate?

 

Phonics

If you feel that your child still needs consolidation of the individual letter sounds visit this link first   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6ehq9guGYA&feature=youtu.be

 

If you feel your child is able to continue to the next section, carry on.

Revisit yesterday – ar – if you feel your child would benefit.

 

Today we are looking at  'or'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68FTaim0FOQ&feature=youtu.be

 

**Below are some additional activities that you might want to have a look at linked to the story The Night Pirates.

 

Wednesday 13th May

 

Maths

Start the day with a game of Simon Says. Ask a grown up or an older brother or sister to play with you.

They can start by giving you directions; Simon Says clap your hands 5 times, Simon says put your hands on your head etc

Try not to let them catch you out if they don’t say Simon Says!

Swap over, you tell your grown up what to do!

 

Pirates are often looking for treasure. We have a little treasure hunt for you today. See if you can find something to go with each of these suggestions on the sheet below. Maybe you could use your telescope that you made on Monday to help you search for things!

 

English

In the Night Pirates story, Tom found a treasure chest next to the sleeping Pirates. What do you think was in the chest?

Could you draw the treasure chest and have a go at labeling it with the things you think were in it?

You could create your own treasure chest of goodies. Have a look round your house or outside for some special pirate treasure! (Remember to ask a grown up if you can use it for your treasure chest first!)

 

Phonics

If you feel that your child still needs consolidation of the individual letter sounds  visit this link first https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0-oAdakVm8&feature=youtu.be    

   

If you feel your child is able to continue to the next section, carry on.

Revisit yesterday – oo – if you feel your child would benefit this.

 

Today we are looking at  ar  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVsmYlNXU-k&feature=youtu.be

Follow this link   https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/video/item75009/gradef/module62767/index.html

Have a go at some of the activities

Tuesday 12th May

Good morning, don't forget to watch Miss CArter's assembly if you haven't done so already. It was great to get so many pirate pictures in yesterday, it's clear to see that many of you are taking your pirate role very seriously!

English

Finish the story today, re watch from the beginning.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdWxBn-xvrQ

 

Tom had quite an adventure! The night pirates are pirates that need to be caught. Can you create a Wanted Poster for them? Who are they? (You could draw them)

What do they look like? How will we know it’s them? Do they carry anything?


Phonics

If you feel that your child still needs consolidation of the individual letter sounds visit this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwQeuo0nMFI&feature=youtu.be

 

If you feel your child is able to continue to the next section, carry on.   Revisit yesterday – ee – if you feel your child would benefit

Today is   oo     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQxqTmiDmIQ&feature=youtu.be

 

Maths

Star with a story, Ten Little Pirates. Can you count down with the story?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b069x9cs/cbeebies-bedtime-stories-510-gemma-hunt-ten-little-pirates

In many pirate stories, they are often made to walk the plank!

Let’s make some objects from around the house walk the plank today. You could use the bath or a paddling pool as the sea and you could make a plank, or use your arm.

Collect 10 objects (ones that can get wet!) Make them walk the plank. Count them as they walk down the plank. How many have already walked? How many left?

Did they float or sink? Collect them in groups. How many objects floated? How many sank? Does that make 10 if you add them together?

You might want to pretend to walk the plank yourself by balancing along a straight line like a bit of sticky tape or string. Even a plank in the garden if you have one!

                                                                      Monday 11th May

Good morning Ruby Class, I hope that you enjoyed another beautiful weekend. Did you all see the spitfire fly over on Friday? This week we are going to be exploring pirates, have you got a pirate outfit you could wear or even a hat?

English

This week our theme is Pirates!

Watch this video which is the story, ‘The Night Pirates’. Don’t watch it all today. Stop at 1 min 15 seconds.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdWxBn-xvrQ

Who do you think is stealing the front of Tom’s house? Can you draw a picture of who you think it could be?  What do they look like?

Phonics

This week we are going to revisit some of the graphemes we looked at last term. If you feel that your child still needs consolidation of the individual letter sounds as well then visit this link first    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCaXHnaKhHQ&feature=youtu.be

Todays sound     ee    Watch the following link    

ee   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBFFUCraDt8&feature=youtu.be

Have a go at this activity, helping Polly to sort the ai/ee words     https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/activity/item802892/gradef/module62767/index.html

 

Maths

Telescopes

An essential piece of kit for a pirate is a telescope! Think about how you are going to design yours so we can go on lots of pirate adventures.

Sea shanti – sing the shapes you find/see with your telescope.

Thursday 7th May

 

Maths

Let's start today by playing 'Bunny Ears'. Do you remember doing this in class?

 

Grown-ups: Encourage your child to create bunny ears by showing numbers using their fingers above their head.

You could say, “bunny ears 6”. The children place their fingers above their head to show 6. In this example, they may decide to use 3 fingers and another 3 fingers.

As your child becomes more confident, you could introduce ‘swap’ into the activity. The children are still asked to represent a number, but, in a different way, for instance, 2 fingers and 4 fingers for 6 instead of 3 and 3.

You could also discuss why we need to use both hands; “can we show 6 on one hand?”, “why not?”.

 

Back to the Hungry Caterpillar story. Have a try at this activity below:

 

Phonics

Revisit can you have a go at blending these words with Polly?

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/activity/item803917/gradef/module62767/index.html

 

Today we will begin by recapping take a picture words

Watch https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/video/item82459/gradef/module61932/index.html    This will recap Phase 2 ‘take a picture’ words.

Have a go at some of the activities down the left hand side.

 

Reread all the words on your word tree, can you take the leaves from your tree and have a go at saying a sentence with that word in it.

Can you count how many words are in your sentence?

 

English

 

Thank you for all of your magical island ideas yesterday, they were super! Lots of you had flowers on your island. Some with volcanoes like in the story.

A bit of fun today. Have a go at a little Science experiment where you can see if you can make a volcano of your own  erupt! (Some of you might remember doing this with Mrs Hewitt when we were in school a while ago..)

After your experiment, maybe you could draw a picture and have a go at writing what happened, good luck!

 

 

 

Wednesday 6th May

 

Maths

 

Have you still got your number cards that you made? If not, could you make some new number cards from 1 -20?

Once you have some, muddle them up and see how quickly you can put them back in order. Can you count backwards from 20 to 0?

Ask a grown up to try and trick you. If they mix two numbers up in the number line, can you see which ones are in the wrong place?

 

 

You could have a go at some finger painting to create your own 'funky caterpillar'. Can you make a pattern of colours as you do it? Have a look at the example below for some ideas.

 

 

Phonics

 

If you feel that your child still needs consolidation of the individual letter sounds as well then visit this link first

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/activity_index/item61932/gradef/index.html   Scroll down to Set 2 inmd and have ago at the activities

 

If you feel your child is able to continue to the next section, carry on.

 

Revisit yesterday if you think it will be beneficial to your child

 – igh- https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvq9bdm/articles/zkhvhbk

 

Today we are looking at  oa https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrGadCz2A1o&list=PLuGr6z2H2KNG4XgGr7UylwowIcDLr-T-k&index=5

Follow this link   https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/activity/item801534/gradef/module62767/index.html

 

Can you help Polly to sort the oa/igh words?

 

English

 

Tom and Katie visited a magical island. If you want to watch the story again, this time look at the pictures and what the island looked like. Today can you draw your own magical island. What would grow there? What colour is the grass? Is it water that flows in the rivers or maybe chocolate!

You could label your island as you draw. Does the island have a name?

 

 

 

A message from Mrs Hewitt

 

Dear Ruby Class

This week we are thinking about the end of World War 2, this was 75 years ago! Back then people celebrated with street parties, today we call that day VE Day. You could have your own party and invite your teddies and dolls. Can you make them invititaions. Dress up in your favourite outfit or wear a favourite hat?Could you make a sandwich for lunchtime like we do in class? Can you make some bunting to hang up in your garden or house? Have fun. I am loving seeing all of the pictures you send in. 

Love from  Mrs Hewitt

Tuesday 5th May

Good morning Ruby Class, let's start today by counting from zero to thirty as loud as you can, then back down to zero. Can you jump really high when you reach zero? Do it again but this time whisper each number as you go!

 

English

Thank you for all of the maps you drew yesterday, they were brilliant, I loved that some of you even annotated your map. Today you need to watch the second part of the story of Tom and the island of the dinosaurs. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zD5eRBLvm9Y

As you watch the story can you name any of the dinosaurs? You could write a list of the ones you recognise. Today you can choose from 

1. Find out some facts about one of the dinosaurs

2. Make up your own dinosaur    If your name is James    your dinosaur might be called a Jameosaurus   or James-a-raptor

Where does your dinosaur live? What does it eat? Can you describe the colour and size of your dinosaur?  You can do this in your red book, on paper or even with chalk in your garden.

Below are some additional activities if you want to take dinosaurs further and a dinosaur bordered sheet. 

 

Maths

 

Phonics

If you feel that your child still needs consolidation of the individual letter sounds as well then visit this link first

Set 2       https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf2yf4j/articles/zk3947h

If you feel your child is able to continue to the next section, carry on.

 

Revisit yesterday – ai- https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvq9bdm/articles/z4xsxyc

 

Today -  igh https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7anrdHnwGbs&list=PLuGr6z2H2KNG4XgGr7UylwowIcDLr-T-k&index=6

 

Have a go at finding the 'igh' words in Espresso   https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/activity/item802401/gradef/module62767/index.html

Week 3 - Tom and the Island of the dinosaurs

Monday 4th May

Good morning Ruby Class!  I hope that you have had a fantastic weekend and are looking forward to another week of learning. We are going to carry on with our dinosaur theme this week. Patrick the Palaentologist wanted you to know one of his favourite stories is Tom and the island of the dinosaurs. He thought that you might like to listen to the story this week. It is about a boy called Tom and his adventures to an island. 

English

Watch  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zD5eRBLvm9Y  but STOP at 4 minutes, just as Tom lands on the Island and begins to look for Katy.

Can you draw of map of Tom’s journey to find Katy? What would the island look like from above? Can you label your picture or write a caption?

 

Maths

Do you have a copy of the book The Hungry Caterpillar? If you do, ask a grown up to   read it to you. If not, you can watch the video on this link        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkYmvxP0AJI 

 

Phonics

This week we are going to revisit some of the graphemes we looked at last term. If you feel that your child still needs consolidation of the individual letter sounds as well then visit this link first -  Phase 2 Set 1 sounds   https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf2yf4j/articles/z4ycrj6

 

If you feel your child is confident with single sounds then continue to the next section.

Today we are going to revisit           'ai'

Watch the following link

Ai https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siVkXoEQDNc&list=PLuGr6z2H2KNG4XgGr7UylwowIcDLr-T-k&index=8

 

Below are two phase 2 tasks and two Phase 3 tasks, either print off or just write the words in your red book. 

1. Phase 2 - sets 1 and 2 word games 

2. Phase 2 set 1 game

3. Phase 3 - Can you have a go at writing the words, they all contain the 'ai' sound.

4. Phase 3 - Can you sort the 'ai' words into 'real' or 'not real'  ,either colour them two different colours or write the words onto card for your child to sort.

Friday 1st May

 

Maths

Some more Jack Hartman! This time, it’s number bonds to 10.. Have a go at joining in!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lD9tjBUiXs0

 

Can you make your own shop like the toy shop from yesterday? You could choose some of your toys and label them. They can cost any number from 1p up to 10p.

Once you’ve set up your shop, you can then go shopping! But, only spend 10p, think about what you can buy.

Maybe some of your family could come to your shop. They can only spend 10p, what can they buy?

 

English

Thank you so much for all of your dinosaur researching that you sent to us yesterday. There were some super facts found about the T-Rex! I have passed all of your letters on to Patrick who has said that he is going to add them to his big book about dinsoaurs.

 

Today, why don’t you choose a dinosaur that you would like to find out some more about. There are some videos to choose from below if you would like to watch one.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/curations/dinosaur-facts

 

You could draw, or paint, or make your dinosaur out of things found outside (sticks, petals, leaves, stones). Then, see if you can write a fact about your chosen dinsoaur.

 

Phonics

We are still thinking about some 'take a picture' words.

The ones from were yesterday: he, she, me, we, be

Let's try a scavenger hunt today. Ask a grown up to print out, or write out the 'take a picture words' saved below. They can hide them around your house or in the garden. You can then go on a hunt to find the words. You can use the scavenger hunt sheet to tick the words off when you have found them. Remember to have a go at reading them as you find them too. Maybe you could try and think of a sentence containing that word?

 

Thursday 30th April

 

Maths

To start with, a bit more subitising to 10….

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKO0yQgJAho

 

Today, have a think about making ten. Have a look at the picture of the toy shop. If you had 10p to spend, which two toys could you buy?

Are there different ones you could buy? Try to find all of the options. If you have any pennies at home (ask Mummy or Daddy) you could use these. It's best to start wiht just 1p coins. If you find some different coins, remember, some  are worth more than 1. If you have any Numicon at home you could try to match the coin to the numicon to help you.

 

 

English

We had a letter back from our friend Patrick the palaeontologist!

Have a read in the link below.

 

He has asked if you could write to him with some facts about dinsoaurs, in particular the T-Rex.

Maybe you could try and write a fact for him or ask him a question.

Remember to think about the sentence that you would like to write first. Count how many words are in your sentence, you could use a cube per word so that you know to move a cube when you've written that word. Think about the sounds that you can hear in the word and use your sound mats to help you. There is a lot to remember, so just have a go!

 

Have a watch of the clip below. It may give you some ideas.

Tyrannosaurus Rex Facts - Andy's Dinosaur Adventures - CBeebies

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bH_dOScj9FU

 

 

Letter from Patrick

Phonics

Today we are looking at some more ‘take a picture’ words. Reread the ones you put onto your word tree last week.   I, go, to, no, is, the, into       Can you have a go at writing them?

Today we are going to look at         he      she       we       me      be                         

 

Click the flowing link        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ri4u0TjAZ38  

 

Can you make a word card for each of these new words to add to your tree?

 

Can you ask an adult to hide the words around the house, can you go on a hunt to find them?

If you have got a set of skittles at home you could stick each word to a skittle and have a go at reading the word on the skittle you knock over.

Draw a chalk hop scotch grid in your garden. Place one word card into each square, can you read the word you land on?

 

If your child is finding the take a picture words a little difficult you could change the activity and use single letter sounds or digraphs.

A little note from Mrs Heale and Mrs Spriddell....

 

Dear Rubies,

 

This week we are thinking about our Wonderful World and we were wondering about all the different types of magnificent animals that live around the world.  Can you have a look at any books you have at home or perhaps search on-line (ask your grown-up to help you) for some ideas (some zoos are doing virtual tours!)? Choose your 3 favourite animals and have a go at drawing and then telling us some facts you have learnt about them (Eg; where they live, what they like to eat etc)?

We look forward to seeing your pictures and learning all about the animals you choose.

 

Best wishes

Mrs Heale and Mrs Spriddell

Wednesday 29th April

 

Maths

 

Watch the Numberblocks episode – Ten Green Bottles

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08r41qb/numberblocks-series-2-ten-green-bottles

 

Can you make up your own game with ten things that fall off a wall, or fall down?

Maybe cereal boxes, empty bottles, toilet roll tubes, shampoo bottles, whatever you can find!

It could be like a game of skittles, but try to knock one over at a time. Each time you’ve knocked one down, have a think ,about how many are left too.

Maybe you could make up your own song like ten green bottles??

 

English

Thank you for all of your letters yesterday to Patrick, we’ve forwarded them all on to him. We will let you know when we got a reply!

It seems likely that it is a dinosaur bone – amazing!

Have a look at the powerpoint saved below which tells you a bit about dinosaurs and when they were around.

Do you any types of dinosaurs? What do they look like? Could you draw and label your favourite type?

 

 

 

All about Dinosaurs

Phonics

Click the following link to espresso

 

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/video/item78776/gradef/module63423/index.html

 

Have a go at the Phoneme frame sheet saved below. Can you hear the sounds that you need?

 

There is also a caption sheet saved. Can you read the caption? Once you've read it, can you have a go at drawing a picture to match the caption?

Tuesday 28th April

Don't forget if you didn't watch Miss Carter's assembly yesterday, watch it today! Find it on the Home Learning Hub tab

Phonics

Today we are continuing with double consonants at the end of words. If you want to repeat yesterday's espresso task to begin, that is absolutely fine.  Click the following link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-1rmuOxGE8

Open the tuesday document below. If you want to print the page and have a go at writing the words and answer the questions, if not just do it in your red book. 

 

 

 

Maths

Starter:   Draw out the circles for your child                     

Watch the following video – There were ten in the bed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdDypyS_5zE

Sing together. Each time a teddy falls out, talk about how many  are in the bed still and how many have fallen out. How many altogether?

Can you find ten teddies at home and recreate the song?

 

English

Thank you for all of your ideas yesterday, a lot of you thought the bone was possibly from a dinosaur!

The Reception Class teachers have got a friend who is a palaeontologist called Patrick.

Click the link below to find out what a palaeontologist is

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5V9Pv9YMrQc 

Do you think you could write him a letter asking which dinosaur he thinks it might be from and telling him what you think?

 

 

 

Monday 27th April 2020

Good morning everybody, don't forget to start your day with Miss Carter's singing assembly.

Just a few tips 

1. In school we do not sit for longer than 10-15 minutes, it will probably be less at home!

2. Children love to talk about their learning and often go off at a tangent, go with it!

3. Don't be afraid to repeat activities, videos. Often in school we will repeat activities 2 or 3 times. We forget that children like repetition and this is how they learn. 

4. Children may not produce something on a piece of paper every day, this is ok. 

 

Phonics

This week we are beginning by looking at two consonants at the end of the word       tent      Click the following link to espresso

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/video/item78775/gradef/module63423/index.html

Complete the activities on the right hand side of the page after watching the video.

 

Print out the mini book and have a go at reading the book together. You could cut up the pictures, colour  and make it into a book of your own. 

Have a go at reading the take a picture words on your word tree from last week. If you really want a challenge can you have a go at writing them? 

Finish phonics  by recapping with this short Alphablocks  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpE6ZumsO8g

 

Maths

Starter:When the numbers are in order, can you fill in the missing numbers?

 

Watch: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08r3xqq/numberblocks-series-2-numberblock-castle

In this episode, the numberblocks are finding ways to add on to make 5 and 10.

Today, have a go at making your own ladybirds. You could draw them on paper, use chalk outside, decorate biscuits, cut circles in bread and make ladybird toast with jam or however you choose! The challenge is to make sure that your ladybird has only 10 spots. If there are 6 spots on one side of the ladybird, how many would need to go on the other? Try to make some of your own designs.

 

English 

Wow, you will not believe what we have found  this week whilst we were busy cleaning our school! Whilst we were putting new sand into our sandpit we discovered an enormous bone!

 

Where do you think it might have come from? Which animal do you think it is from?

 

Can you draw a picture of which animal it could be from and label your animal.

What colour might it have been?

How many legs did it have?

Did it have big or little eyes?

We can't wait to see what you think!

Phonics

We are aware that this can be one of the harder areas to teach at home.  If you are unsure of how each sound is prounced this video is great.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTe5_Em0BHQ  

 

   

This is an example of the word tree you could make at home to begin to add your take a picture words to

***A friendly note from us all. Please remember that everything on the page for home learning is all suggestions. Do whatever you can, but don't feel that you have to complete everything. Take each day as a new day and look after yourselves - children and parents! Most importantly, try to have fun, and if an activity that you start takes you in a different direction, don't worry, go with it!

Friday 24th April

 

Maths

Subitize to 10 – watch and join in!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKO0yQgJAho

 

We've looked a lot at numbers to 10. Today have a think about counting in order, but try to count backwards also. You could make a rocket out of any bits of recycling that you can find and then practise counting down to zero ready for Blast off!

 

English

Still thinking about St Georges Day and the theme of dragins and knights, have a look at this short video whic is a playmobil animation that retells the story.

http://www.teachingideas.co.uk/history/st.-georges-day

 

Could you have a go at re-creating your own version of the story using lego/duplo/yourselves?!

 

Phonics

Watch the video from yesterday again  Watch   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2dx65u59aw   

 

Use a paper plate or cut a round piece of thick card, you may even have an old Frisbee you can use! Write the words around the edge. Throw the ‘frisbee’ to each other, can you read the word your fingers are closest to when catching it? Can you have a go at writing the words in chalk outside.

 

You could use the word cards from yesterday to begin to make a word tree for a wall in your house. Could you turn each card into a leaf? Can you use some paper to begin to make the trunk?

 

Thursday 23rd April

 

English

 

Today is St George’s Day!

Find out some more about celebrating St George's Day by using the below link:

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

 

Why don't you have a go at making an England flag or an English shield. What colours do you need? What would be your design for your shield? You could also make some bunting to go up around your house or garden.

 

Maths

 

Subitize to 10 – watch and join in!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1Mazc-SsG0

 

Counting to 8. Can you collect 8 things? Can you separate them into 2 groups? Can you draw or write the matching part part whole model?

Is there a different way of doing this?

Can you split your whole of 8 into 3 parts?

 

An extra challenge if you would like! Windows and Doors

Count the number of windows in your house. Then, count the number of doors. Do you have more doors or windows? Can you write the numbers down?

 

Phonics

The Summer Term is normally where we consolidate phase 3 and 4 phonics and begin to focus on the children being able to write a ‘phonetically readable sentence which does not need to mediated by another adult’. Therefore we are looking for children to be using the sounds that they know to be able to write words of their choice NOT always the correct spelling of a word.

For example-     saucepan  may look  like    sorspan

We would also be focusing on children spelling some of the ‘take a picture words’ – words which we cannot use our sounds to sound out       me     like      they

 

Watch   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2dx65u59aw    

 

We don’t use the term tricky words in school as this may imply to some children that they are hard to learn. We use the term ‘take a picture’ words.

There two activities for today however complete the first activity before judging if you think your child is ready to move onto the second.

 

Take a picture words    I, go, to, no, is, the, into

 

  1. Write the words onto flash cards, read through the words with your child. Number each card then hide them around the garden. Give your child a piece of paper with numbers written (on a clip board if you have one, they love a clipboard!) ask them to go on a word hunt. Can they write the words as they find them next to the correct number.  They could then have a go at putting the word into a sentence, firstly saying the sentence to check for sense, then writing. Make sure the sentence is short as often children want to make it as long as possible.
  2. Print the sheet below or copy it onto a piece of paper. First encourage your child to read down the words. Secondly they can read each word and have a go at writing it as they say each sound.
  3. Finally you can fold over the left hand side of the page, can the child have a look at I, fold the flap then have a go at writing it. Open the flap to check. Then look at the second word, no, fold over the flap and have a go at writing the word, again open the flap to check. Depending on your child’s concentration levels you may just do two words at a time.

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 22nd April

 

Maths

Subitize to 10 – watch and join in!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LEfL5aJmjo

 

Watch Number blocks series 2, Episode 12: Fluffies

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08r3p2x/numberblocks-series-2-fluffies

 

Counting to 7 and finding two numbers to add together to make 7

Go and collect 7 toys. Have you collected 7, how do you know?

Give some to somebody else at home. How many have you got? How many have they got? Together this makes 7. Can you do it a different way? Can you draw a part part whole model to show what you've done?

 

Phonics

 

Watch the following link to espresso 

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/video/item63778/gradef/module63423/index.html   Have a go at the activities. Remember to repeat these activities, often we will revisit a website or activity for two or three days in a row.

 

Below is a link to consonant dominoes, you can print these out or even better make your own set. Can you then play dominoes together?

There is also a link to 'Train spotters'. Can you match the words to the pictures. You could print out or have a go at drawing the pictures and then writing the words yourself.

 

English

 

Watch 'How to catch a dragon'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHDeEJ-9utI

 

In the story, Albie finds it tricky to catch a dragon. You could write some instructions on the best way to catch a dragon.

Or, like Albie in the story, you could draw a dragon and label him/her. What colour will the dragon be? is it friendly or scary? Does it have a spiky tail? Is it plain or spotty?

 

Reading

If you haven't already, then look at Oxford Owl ebook collection. You will see that the books are organised by book band level the same as we have in school. We often look at a book as a whole class on the interactive white board so the children will be familiar with them. The books are interactive and great fun, with two follow up activities. 

If your child was on a book before the Easter holidays we would suggest you begin at that level. For a child to gain anything from reading a book they should be able to read 90% of the text, it is about practising the skills of reading, allowing for fluency and understanding of the story. If it is too hard the child will have no understanding of what is happening or be able to follow the story. 

Do not be afraid to try the next level up but if this is too hard continue on the current level. 

If your child was not on a book before Easter you could start at the beginning with 'Fetch'. These books do not have words but do have activities to go with them.

Work your way through the books, remember if your child asks to read a book again the answer should be 'yes, of course!'. This can make children feel confident as a reader and often allows them to consolidate their skills. 

Welcome back!

Summer Term 2020

Welcome back to Ruby Class, we hope that you have had a fantastic Easter and are ready for the term ahead. This term is going to be a little bit different but we know that you are all going to continue the fabulous learning that has taken place so far this year. Each day there will be a phonics/English task and maths task.

There will also be a weekly topic learning grid from which you can choose any of the activities. Each activity can be modified by you if you wish to. 

We will usually be available on email between 10am - 2pm each day, although if we do not reply immediately we will get back to you as soon as we can. 

 

Maths - this week we will focus on - odds and evens    - Number bonds to 7 then 10

Subitize to 5 – watch and join in!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSlA-u_ABmU

 

Watch Numberblocks Series 2, Episode 11: Odds and Evens

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08r2l4d/numberblocks-series-2-odds-and-evens

 

Pairing – Can you find pairs of shoes around your house. How many in each pair? How many altogether? Are these all even numbers?

What if there is an odd shoe left over? Even amounts have all the shoes in pairs and no odd shoes left over.

Can you find all the odd numbers up to 10?

 

Phonics - this week we will be focusing on CCVC words- words with two consanants at the beginning

Watch this Alphablocks episode  https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b02zc68z/alphablocks-series-4-2-clap . (It is only available until 2.30 today

Today it may be  worth making a set of letter cards, simply pieces of card/paper playing card size amd write each of the indiviual letters on plus the diagraphs or print them from the link below.     

Only giving your child the following cards -        ask them to make the following word    'lap', then ask 'what sound would I need to add to turn the word into 'clap'? Then try with the following words

                                         lap-slap      lap- flap     kip- skip     lip-slip     ram - tram    top - stop

 

You may then want to have a go at writing the words.   Can you say a sentence including the word.  Can you count how many words are in your sentence? Count these on your fingers, use lego blocks to represent each word, remember to repeat your sentence 3 or 4 times pointing to each brick as you say each word. Finally can you now have a go at writing your sentence?

 

 

English - have you got the story of Zog at home? If not don't worry this link will take you to the story  https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0bwdw8y/zog

Can you draw and label a picture  of Zog? You might use single words to label your picture or a short descriptive phrase  

e.g.   wings     or     long brown wings

Remember when we write in school we use our phonics sounds mats and write the sounds we can hear. Some children may only write the first sound, or the first and last, other children may write more.  When writing 'head' some children may write  'hed' this is phonetically plausible. 

 

 

 

 

Topic Learning Grid Food, glorious food! Week 1 20th April 2020

Friday 3rd April

 

A bit of Easter fun to be had today!

 

The Easter bunny often hides lots of eggs in places hard to find. Why don't you have a treasure hunt of your own. This could be with eggs or Easter treats if you have them, or different objects from your house or garden. You could hide them from your grown ups or siblings and write them some clues to help them find them. If you made an easter basket this week, now is the time to use it! If you didn't , why not have a go at using some junk modelling to make yourself a basket for the hunt.

 

Please also see below for some printable Number Block Easter Eggs. If you have a printer, you could print them out and colour/decorate them. These could also be hidden and found, can you find them in order? If you don't have access to a printer, can you make your own?

There are only numbers 1 - 5 on the eggs, maybe you could be creative and design your own eggs with number 6 - 10 on them?

 

Another activity for today could be to make an Easter card for a friend or family member. You could include a chick, bunny or egg design. How creative can you be?

 

Have a super day, keep well and a Happy Easter for next week to you all!

 

 

Number Block Easter Egg Printables

Thursday 2nd April

 

Maths – Number 9. Try writing the number on paper, with paint, in sand using your finger or in mud using a stick. Can you count out 9 items that you’ve found? Use the part, part, whole model. How many different ways could it be completed? Can you write any number sentences to go with your model?  

If you have Lego or Duplo, can you make a shape using only 9 bricks?  Can you make a different shape using the same 9 bricks? 

 

Phonics - 

Find the postbox tricky word matching page. You need to match the tricky words on the envelopes to their postbox. Instead of doing it on the sheet, how about cutting out the envelopes and making your own postbox that you could post the envelopes through. Say the words as you post them through the box. Can you think of a sentence with the word in it? Maybe you could have a go at writIng the sentence that you think of including the tricky word.

 

Topic

Draw or paint an Easter picture. You could draw some Easter eggs, flowers, chicks or even the Easter bunny! 

You could also get mummy or daddy to draw an outline of an egg shape which you could then design, colour in and decorate

A message from Mrs Hewitt

Hello Ruby Class

If you are looking for something to do tomorrow I have an idea.

 

Make a number line 1-20 by writing each number on a separate square of paper.

Lay the line out in front of you. 

Can you make a pointing stick like the one we use in school?

Go up and down the line pointing to each number and ask Mummy or Daddy to say the number, can you swap so they point and you say the number. Are they always right? Can you close your eyes and ask somebody to mix up some of the numbers, can you put them back in order? If they remove a couple of numbers can you tell them which numbers are missing?

 

Have fun and send in some pictures so I can see how you get on.

 

Have fun    Mrs Hewitt

Wednesday 1st April

 

Maths – Number 8 today. How can we make 8, can you find different ways of making it?

Can you think of anything that has 8 linked to it? A spider with 8 legs, an octopus? Maybe you could have a go at making your own spider out of paper or card And adding on its 8 legs. Or, have a look in the garden to make a spider out of stones with twigs or grass for its legs.

 

Phonics - Find the pictures and matching captions page. Can you read the caption and find the matching picture? 

Have a go at the missing trigraphs on the other side of the page. See if you can remember the trigraphs at the bottom (3 letters, 1 sound), then try to fill them in to the missing spaces with the matching pictures. 

 

Topic

Try making a model basket to hold some Easter treats! You could use an empty cardboard box or container and decorate it with colourful paints, stickers or Easter pictures.

Easter begins with the letter ‘e’. How many words can you think of that begin with ‘e’? Have a go at writing them thinking about the sounds that you can hear. 

Tuesday 31st March

 

Maths –  Start by Subitizing with Jack Hartman   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ib5Gf3GIzAg

Today we are looking at number 7. Find the page in your pack and have a go at writing the number. Have you got a pack of dominoes? If so can you find any dominoes which total 7? If not can you make a set of your own dominoes where they total 7?

Look through a pack of cards, can you find all of the number 7s? Can you then find two other cards which total 7?

 

Phonics – Find   ‘Spot the digraph’ Can you find the objects which have the ‘ng’ sound. Draw these onto a piece of paper or into your book. Have a go at writing the word, can you put the sound buttons under the word?

Look at ‘read and draw’ on the other side. Can you read the words, write them and then have a go at drawing the word. Can you say a sentence which contains each word? Does the sentence make sense? Can you think of a word which rhymes with each of the four words? You could make your own rhyming book.

Oxford Owl is allowing parents to sign in for free. On this site you can find book banded level books to read, you could record these in your reading diary.

 

Topic    Watch ‘We’re going on an egg hunt’   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q35GN23ZFzM

Use the  Easter paper, if you have a printer or your red book,  to draw your favourite part of the story. Think of a sentence to go with your picture. Have a go at writing your sentence, remember to …

  1. Count how many words are in your sentence, use some cubes/objects to help remember this by laying them out in front of you and say the sentence out loud 3 or 4 times, each time relating one object to one word.
  2. Think of your first word, what sound can you hear at the beginning, middle and end. Remind Mummy and Daddy we always praise the positive (this may mean you have heard just the first and last sounds in words), rarely correct spelling unless it is a ‘take a picture word’ and remember to use the sound mat we sent home.
  3. What do you need at the end of your sentence?
  4. You can challenge yourself by writing a second sentence or adding a ‘WOW’ word into your sentence.

Monday 30th March

This week we are going to finish thinking about Spring and spend a few days on Easter. 

Maths   

Find number 6 in your pack. Can you have a go at writing number six in a tray of flour. Have you got an empty egg box, how many spaces are there for eggs?  Can you number them? Make some counters of two different colours. What different ways can you find to fill the box?   If you want to have a go at a 10 or 12 space box.  Can you write the number sentences?

 

Phonics  -  Choose one of the spelling mazes  Look at the picture, can you find the letters in the maze to spell the word? Can you make some of your own mazes. You could use the words

                                tree                shark                sheep              tent

 

Parents can now log onto Phonics Play. Log in  and have a go at Reading Robot   Phase 2 words

https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/2/reading-robot

 

Now have a go at  Picnic on pluto  Phase 3. These are a mixture of real and not real words. The children need to identify which is which.

https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/3/picnic-on-pluto

 

 

Topic - watch  'Guess how much I love you - Spring'                                               

copy this link to browser-     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdVhrIMGVjs

Can you draw a story map of hares journey? Can you remember the signs of spring he found and have a go at drawing them on your map. What other animals did he meet? Can you add key words to the map to describe the things he found?

Home learning - well done Ruby class!

Friday 27th March

 

Happy Friday everyone! A few ideas for today.. 

 

Maths – Number 5 today. Can you find 5 things of the same colour? How can we make 5, can you find different ways if making it?

You could sing some nursery rhymes that are about the number 5. Try 'Five little ducks', 'Five little monkeys' or 'Five little speckled frogs.

 

Phonics - Find the read and draw page in your pack. Have a go at drawing a picture to go with the word. Maybe you could make some up of your own. Have a look though your favourite story book, can you spot any of our 'take a picture' words? Look out for the, was, he, she, they. Why don't you build a den that you can sit inside with your story books whilst you do this.  

 

Topic

Building challenge - Build a model of your house using building bricks. Can you label it when you've finished? 

Creative challenge - Find some materials outside that you can collect and make a picture out of. Leaves, petals, sticks, grass. What creations can you come up with?

 

 

 

Thursday 26th March

 

Good morning Rubies! It's another lovely, sunny day. Thank you for all of your emails and pictures, it's been lovely to see what you've been up to. We will put some of your photos up tomorrow.

 

Some suggestions for today...

Maths – focus on the number 4 today. Find the the number sheet about this number. Have a go at writing 4, then see if you can find 4 of something in your house or outside in the garden. What different ways can we make 4? Have a think about how to make 4 using a part part whole model using things that you have found. How about 2 pink petals and 2 red petals. Can you find another way?

 

Phonics - play eye spy with someone at home. Can you try and spy something with a different starting sound each time? 

Have a look in your pack and find the Key and Lock Tricky words sheet. Instead of drawing lines to match them, why don't you cut them up and play a matching pairs game with mummy or daddy? When you find a pair, challenge yourself to say a sentence with the word you've matched in it. 

 

Challenge - Play a game - guess the animal. Use your body to pretend to be different animals. You could be a snake and slither across the floor, a stomping elephant or a jumping frog. How many different animals can you be? Can your bother, sister, mummy or daddy guess who you are? Get them to have a go to! 

 

Have a great day!

 

Wednesday 25th March

Good morning Ruby class!

Did anybody see the frost this morning? If so what did it look like? Did you try to make patterns in it?

Maths – focus on numbers 2 and 3. Find the two number sheets about these numbers. Can you go on  a number hunt in the garden and find 1 of something, 2 of a different object then three of another object? Can you draw the sets?  Definitely another number drawing with water and a paintbrush! Can you begin to make your own number line, you could find pebbles and begin to draw the numbers on them and the number of objects they represent. Can you draw a part part whole model to make 3?

 

Phonics – find the balloons tricky word sheet. You could cut out and make your own balloons with the tricky words. Can you ask Mummy or Daddy to hide them around the house and garden to find? Can you use a stick and have a go at writing them in the mud or a tray of flour?

Can you have a go at writing each word? Can you say a sentence which includes each word?

 

Topic –  find the gross motor activity cards. Can you do the chair aerobics, make sure you get your family to join in!

Can you make your name out of Lego or Duplo bricks?

Can you use any old boxes to make a model then write a label to describe what it is?

Tuesday 24th March

Good morning Ruby Class smiley

How was your first day yesterday, I hope that you enjoyed the sunshine. 

 

Suggestions for today.

MATHS- In your pack there were two pages on number 0 and 1. You could practice writing these digits, why not start by going into the garden, can you find plants with one flower, can you find one stone. Can you use a bucket of water and paint brush to practice writing your numbers on the patio? Or if you have chalk you could use this. 

On each sheet are some number problems, can you make up your own? You could show the others in your family how to write a number sentence.

                                    six is the same as three add three

                                               6 = 3+3

PHONICS - In your pack were some pages which ask you to match a pictue to a three letter word (cvc word). Instead of doing this on the sheet, could you have a go at reading the word, writing it in your red book and then draw your own picture?

Can you time yourself reading through the words, you could try each day this week and let us know if you speed up each day!

 

CHALLENGE- In your Lego Challenge pack choose from

- build a rocket  .Can you make a label for your rocket, you could include what colour bricks you have used, count how many bricks you used and write this number on your model.

- make a sculpture using 18 bricks. Send in your models and we can put some onto our webpage!

 

Most importantly have fun, remember in school you only sit down for a short period of time, no input is longer than 15 minutes and directed table activities the same smiley

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Rubies you are all amazing, we have been so fortunate to watch you grow and flourish since September, to be part of your journey has been a privilege. 

 

Whilst you are on your break we are going to miss each and every one of you and your joy of learning. I know you will have so much to share with us when you are back but please do keep in contact and share your learning. 

The Ruby Reception Team

 

What a fantastic day for World Book Day yesterday! Well done to all the children for their super dressing up and thank you to all of our visitors that came to share a story with us. We listened to lots of stories throughout the day and even had some time sharing stories with the Year 3 children. 

Welcome back!

We hope that you all had a brilliant half-term holiday. This term we are thinking about our Wonderful World. 

We are starting off this week with the story of Penguin Small.

We are thinking about doctors, nurses and dentists this week

Happy New Year!

Welcome back to the Spring term, we hope that you all had an enjoyable Christmas and New Year break. It's been lovely to see all of the children back in class and we've started with an exciting new topic! For this half term, we will be looking at People Who Help Us and we've already had a visit from one of our lovely parents and his two police dogs. If you work in an industry that you think we may look at and would like to come and visit us, we would love to welcome you in! Please come and speak to us or send us an email and we can arrange a time for you to visit.

In phonics, we continue with our Phase 3 sounds and building/reading sentences that use the sounds we have learnt. We are continuously practicing blending and segmenting throughout the day as we have a go at reading and writing. 

In Maths, we are looking at making 5. This includes adding and subtracting within 5 and building a good picture of the numbers and amounts that make up 5. 

 

Some games in between nativity performances!

After celebrating Diwali we have now ventured into Space!

Little red hen- how can we separate the seeds from the flour? What happens when we mix water with cornflour? Our scientists were investigating today!

Friday 18th October

We've had a great couple of weeks in Ruby class with some lovely learning taking place around the theme of Autumn. Thank you for the leaf donations, we've made some lovely pictures using them linked to the story 'Leafman'. We did finally find him in the book which he told us to read!

Our phonics learning is coming along really well too with the children recognising and saying lots of the phase 2 sounds. We are working on our beginning sounds of words and spotting groups of words with the same sound.

In Maths, we are working on numbers up to 5. The children have been great recognising the number 5 all around the school and in books. We have made 5 in different ways and are beginning to realise that it can be seen in different forms.

This week, we read the story 'Pumpkin Soup' and have had a look at pumpkins guessing what they might be like inside. Lots of scooping out the seeds followed along with a good feel which enabled us to use some great descriptive words!

Missing!

Have you seen Leaf Man?

He was last seen asleep in our classroom, keep a look out in the woods!

Wednesday 2nd October

Next week we will be using the theme of 'Autumn' for our learning. If you could collect any Autumn leaves and bring them into school, that would be great. If they can be pressed, that would be even better!

Thank you. 

Ruby class have settled into school life brilliantly! Over the last couple of weeks, we have spent time getting to know each other and thinking about how we can be good friends that are kind and helpful.

We have started our phonics learning journey and we have been sorting objects by thinking about their beginning sounds. We've also had a go at writing each new letter that we have learnt. In Maths, we have started thinking about the numbers 1, 2, 3 and 4 in detail. We've thought about what they look like, how they can be represented, the order they go in and how they can be made by adding numbers together. 

A Quick Note!

 

We have sent an email out to all parents today about our individual children's photos, which were due to be taken tomorrow in school. We know that some Reception parents haven't been getting their school emails so we're letting you know here too.

 

One of our wonderful parents takes our photos for us each year. The weather forecast is not good for tomorrow and so she has asked to have the date postponed until NEXT TUESDAY, 1st October, instead, when hopefully it will be drier and she can take the children's photos outside.

 

If you have a pre-school child who you would like to have a photo of with their older sibling, Mrs Firmin will be in the playground from 8.30am next Tuesday, and we invite parents to bring their children around so that this photo can be taken before school starts. The school children will then have their individual photos taken during the school day.

Welcome Ruby Class!

 

A huge welcome to all our new children (and families) in Ruby class. The children have settled in brilliantly over the last couple of weeks and we have been enjoying spending time getting to know them all whilst carrying out lots of different activities.

 

Thank you to parents for helping in the mornings by encouraging children into the classroom on their own, the children are getting the hang of our morning routines well. Please do use our contact book if you need to let us know anything such as different collection arrangements. As you've probably seen, it can be hard for us to talk to you at the beginning of the day when all of the children are arriving.

 

We would like to welcome you into school on Wednesday afternoon for our information meeting at 2.15pm. We will go over many questions that you may have, and will give you the opportunity to ask more if you need to!

 

We look forward to seeing you then.

 

Best wishes,

 

The Reception Team

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