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Year R

Friday 5th June

Year R: 05.06.2020 Good morning Class R. It’s Friday today and nearly another week of home learning done! Can we all say a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Charlie today!  Have a great day Charlie!  Did you enjoy designing Supertato’s best friend Superspud? Have a lovely day and a great weekend, see you on Monday from Mrs Cook x 

  1. Reading: I would like you to look at the story The Evil Pea Rules. This time press pause on the page where The Evil Pea is trapped inside the jelly.  Read the words in the help speech bubbles. Do you think The Evil Pea would have shouted those phrases? Can you think of your own help phrase The Evil Pea may have shouted?  Help-Speech-Bubbles.pdf
  2. Writing: Draw a picture of The Evil Pea trapped inside the jelly. Write your own ‘help speech bubble.’ Use the sound map to help you with spelling.  Sound-Mat.pdf
  3. Phonics: Log into New Phonics Play and play a different matching game today.  https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/3/matching-ph3w12
  4. Maths: Complete the number line subtraction activity sheet. You only have to do one sheet, unless you feel like you can do both of them?  Numberline-subtraction.pdf
  5. Topic: You will need a piece of plain paper. Fold it in half. On one side write the word ‘like’ at the top and on the other side write ‘don’t like.’ You can either print out the pictures of the fruit and vegetables, and glue them onto the sides you like or don’t like, or draw them.  Fruit-and-vegetable-pictures.pdf
  6. Physical Development: Are you feeling super today? Join in with the Sesame Street characters and practise your super moves. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12BfxTqEarw

If your child is finding some of this work a little too challenging, here are some links to useful websites where you could find alternative work that you could try instead:

https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/  (lots of literacy ideas, interactive lessons, drawing and more)

https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/ (select Phase 2 and play Phonics games.

https://www.cambslearntogether.co.uk/home-learning (Maths, English and lots of other subjects – lessons, games and resources)

https://fis.peterborough.gov.uk/kb5/peterborough/directory/site.page?id=3-CrEQhcFdY  (Support resources for pupils with special needs- Autism, sensory & physical)

If you have been asked to work on specific development areas with your child, please see the tasks below:

Heavy Work                       Cycling.

Gross motor skills            Balancing on a plank or stepping stones.

Fine motor skills               Fill containers with rice/pasta or water using a teaspoon.

Listening                              Jolly Phonics Song – can you remember the actions? https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2wpdvv

Thursday 4th June

Year R: 04.06.2020 Good morning Class R. Supertato has been working very hard to get rid of the Evil Pea. I wonder what mischievous things he has been getting up to today. Have a lovely day, from Mrs Cook x 

  1. Reading: Listen to The Evil Pea Rules again. Follow the words on the page, see how many words you can see with a double letter. Can you press pause every time you see one? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmFYrfquR5k
  2. Writing: There were lots of words in the story with double letters in. Such as; broccoli, carrots, veggie, freezy.  Look at the picture cards, they all have a double letter. Either draw them next to the correct double letter or if you would like a challenge, write the word instead!  Writing-Picture-Cards.pdf  Writing-Answer-Recording-Sheet.pdf
  3. Phonics: Log into New Phonics Play. Play ‘Make a Match’ You have to read the word card and try and find it’s matching picture. Or the other way round, depending on which card comes first. https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/1/matching-ph3w3
  4. Maths: Watch the Greedy Monster Subtraction Power Point, then complete the activity. You will need a dice.  Subtraction-Power-Point.pptx Take-Away-Monster-Activity.pdf
  5. Topic: Supertato has a best friend called ‘Superspud’ no one has seen Superspud, so I would like you to draw him. What costume would he wear? Would he have a cape like Supertato? What colour would it be? Does he wear a mask and gloves? What colour would they be?
  6. Physical Development: Try our Superhero workout today!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvMbkw2572k

If your child is finding some of this work a little too challenging, here are some links to useful websites where you could find alternative work that you could try instead:    

https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/  (lots of literacy ideas, interactive lessons, drawing and more)

https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/ (select Phase 2 and play Phonics games.

https://www.cambslearntogether.co.uk/home-learning (Maths, English and lots of other subjects – lessons, games and resources)

https://fis.peterborough.gov.uk/kb5/peterborough/directory/site.page?id=3-CrEQhcFdY  (Support resources for pupils with special needs- Autism, sensory & physical)

If you have been asked to work on specific development areas with your child, please see the tasks below:

Heavy Work                Watering the garden with large watering can or bucket.

Gross motor skills       Playing skittles.

Fine motor skills          Mark making with pencils, crayons, paint or pens.

Listening                      Numberjacks 1,2,3 GO! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfbouPAIu8Y

Wednesday 3rd June

Good morning Class R, did you enjoy making Supertato yesterday? I wonder what super powers you would have if you were a Superhero.

Have a lovely day, from Mrs Cook x

1.Reading: Today I would like you to listen to another Supertato story. The Evil Pea Rules? What has he been up to this time? Can you tell someone in your house what’s happened in the story? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmFYrfquR5k

2.Writing: The word ‘freeze’ comes up a lot in the story you’ve just listened to. Can you write the word ‘freeze’ and think of some more words that have the same ‘ee’ digraph in the middle. If you get stuck, I have attached some words to jog your memory.  ee-word-cards.pdf

3.Phonics: Today, I would like you to log onto YouTube and watch Mr Thorne Does Phonics ‘ee’. Then try the activity sheet where you have to sound out and read the words. Colour in the real words one colour and the fake words another colour. Then count them up and write how many of each word in the box.  ee-Real-and-Fake-words.pdf

4.Maths: You need a grown up to play this game with you. The evil pea has let out 10 evil peas from the freezer. So you need 10 objects in a bowl to be the evil peas. Use your Supertato you made yesterday. Ask your grown up to tell you how many peas Supertato can get rid of with his superpowers. You have to take that many peas away and tell your grown up how many are left. Do this lots of times with 10 evil peas as Supertato has to practise his super powers.

5.Topic: Supertato had lots of vegetable friends that he saved from the evil pea. Can you draw a picture of all Supertato’s friends? Try and use the right colours for his vegetable friends. Remember to add their faces!

6.Physical Development: Join in with this superhero dance today! Who is your favourite superhero? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Py4fhsx3Ct4

If your child is finding some of this work a little too challenging, here are some links to useful websites where you could find alternative work that you could try instead:    

https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/  (lots of literacy ideas, interactive lessons, drawing and more)

https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/ (select Phase 2 and play Phonics games.

https://www.cambslearntogether.co.uk/home-learning (Maths, English and lots of other subjects – lessons, games and resources)

https://fis.peterborough.gov.uk/kb5/peterborough/directory/site.page?id=3-CrEQhcFdY  (Support resources for pupils with special needs- Autism, sensory & physical)

If you have been asked to work on specific development areas with your child, please see the tasks below:

Heavy Work       Digging in wet sand or mud.

Gross motor skills            Painting fence or wall with water.

Fine motor skills               Scissor practice (cut different materials eg paper, card, playdough).

Listening                              Join in with Jack Hartman and his clapping song. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sS0OeABaFs

Tuesday 2nd June

Good morning Class R, did you have a nice half-term, it was so sunny and warm? I hope you had lots of fun in the sun. It is a new month too, welcome to June. We are starting our new topic today ‘Superheroes.’ You are all superheroes as you have been doing all your school work at home. Have a lovely day, from Mrs Cook x

1.Reading: I would like you to meet ‘Supertato!’ He is one of my favourite superheroes. Log onto YouTube and share the story to see how he helps others. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlaMeNmTG6c&t=74s

2.Writing: Supertato had to rescue the vegetables in the supermarket. Can you ask a grown up to help you to look inside your fridge, freezer, and cupboard or anywhere you keep your vegetables at home. When you have had a look, say all the names of the vegetables you find. Next, I would like you to write a list of all the vegetables you have found at home. If you would like a challenge, you could ask everyone in your house to tell you their favourite vegetable and write that down too, including yours. Mine is tenderstem broccoli.

3.Phonics: Today, I would like you to log onto https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk create an account with user name: march20 password: home Select: Resources at the top of the screen. Select ‘Dragon’s Den’ I would like you all to choose Phase 3. You have to read the words on the dinosaur eggs. If they are real words, drag them to the green dinosaur. If they are fake words or ‘pseudo’ words, drag them to the red dinosaur. If you would like a challenge, you can try the Phase 4 game. If the Phase 3 was too tricky and you got lots incorrect, try Phase 2. You can try Phase 3 again another time.

4.Maths: This week we will be learning about ‘subtraction’ or ‘taking away.’ There are three sheets attached. We are only doing sheet one today. You will need an adult to show you how to take away by counting back along a number line to find the answer. Make sure you understand what a ‘take away’ symbol looks like.  Superhero-Subtraction.pdf

5.Topic: Grab a potato (a baking potato is best.) I would like you to make your very own Supertato. You will need to either print his clothes out and colour them in, or you can copy them from the screen onto paper and colour them in. Next, cut his clothes out and stick them onto your potato. I have attached some photographs of other children’s Supertato’s so you can get some ideas. Have fun!  Supertato-Photographs.docx Supertato-Outfit-Cut-Outs-Black-and-White.pdf

6.Physical Development:  We’ve got lots of superhero dances for you to join in with this week. Here is the first one. Log onto YouTube, join in and have fun!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ok7V1pWtRzs

If your child is finding some of this work a little too challenging, here are some links to useful websites where you could find alternative work that you could try instead:    

https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/  (lots of literacy ideas, interactive lessons, drawing and more)

https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/ (select Phase 2 and play Phonics games.

https://www.cambslearntogether.co.uk/home-learning (Maths, English and lots of other subjects – lessons, games and resources)

https://fis.peterborough.gov.uk/kb5/peterborough/directory/site.page?id=3-CrEQhcFdY  (Support resources for pupils with special needs- Autism, sensory & physical)

If you have been asked to work on specific development areas with your child, please see the tasks below:

Heavy Work: Bounce round on your space hopper.

Gross motor skills: Practice kicking a ball.

Fine motor skills: Pick sequins/dry rice up off the table and put into a pot.

Listening: Play the Freeze game https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UcZWXvgMZE

 

Thursday 21st May 

Good morning Class R. Today is the last day of our ‘Under the Sea’ topic and our last day of home learning for a little while. There will be no home learning tomorrow or next week, as it’s the half-term break. I will set new home learning on our new topic ‘Superheroes’ on Tuesday 2nd June. Have a lovely half-term, from Mrs Cook. x 

  1. Reading: I would like you to look at The Rainbow Fish story sequencing cards. They tell the story in pictures. I would like you to look at the pictures and tell someone in your house what happened in the story (in the right order.)  Story-Sequencing-Cards.pdf
  2. Writing: Have a look at the pictures I have attached from the Rainbow Fish. They all have the beginning of a sentence on them. Choose one and finish the sentence, telling me what is happening in the picture. Don’t forget your full-stop at the end and leave spaces in between your words so that I can read your sentence.    Writing-prompt-cards.pdf
  3. Phonics: Today, you are going to practise segmenting, that means splitting the words into sounds to read them. I would like you to log onto https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/ create an account with user name: march20 password: home Select: Resources at the top of the screen Phase 3: Select: Picnic on Pluto. Select All Phase 3. If that is too tricky, choose Phase 2. If the word is a fake word or a pseudo word, drag it to Obb, if it’s real then drag it to Bob.
  4. Maths: Today you’re going to measure using your strides. A stride is a step, when you move one leg in front of the other. To make it a ‘stride’ you have to stretch your legs out far apart from each other. When you put your legs back together, that counts as one stride. Ask a grown up to show you. Can you find the longest room in your house? Start on one wall and measure your strides until you reach the opposite wall. How many strides long is it? Which room is the shortest room? How many strides long is your garden?
  5. Topic: Create your own ‘under the sea’ scene. You can use anything you like, paper, card, paint, recycled materials. You can design your own fish, seaweed and plants. You could even include a deep sea diver or a mermaid. I’ve attached a picture of some other children’s work, to give you some ideas. Under-the-sea-picture-ideas.docx
  6. Physical Development:  It’s our favourite YouTube star, Jack Hartman! Join in with his action dance and have fun! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLaJ4jyKBUY

If your child is finding some of this work a little too challenging, here are some links to useful websites where you could find alternative work that you could try instead:    

https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/  (lots of literacy ideas, interactive lessons, drawing and more)

https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/ (select Phase 2 and play Phonics games.

https://www.cambslearntogether.co.uk/home-learning (Maths, English and lots of other subjects – lessons, games and resources)

https://fis.peterborough.gov.uk/kb5/peterborough/directory/site.page?id=3-CrEQhcFdY  (Support resources for pupils with special needs- Autism, sensory & physical)

If you have been asked to work on specific development areas with your child, please see the tasks below:

Heavy Work:            Pick a chair up and move it across the room, make sure you don’t bang into anything!

Gross motor skill:     Balancing on a plank or stepping stones.

Fine motor skills:     Fill containers with rice using a teaspoon.

Listening:                 Jolly Phonics Song – can you remember the actions? https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2wpdvv

Wednesday 20th May

Good morning Class R. How did it feel to ‘share’ something like the Rainbow Fish? Did it make you feel happy? I am very proud of you for sharing,  it’s kind behaviour and everyone needs a little kindness.  Have a lovely day, from Mrs Cook x 

  1. Reading: I would like you to log onto Oxford Owl and read the book called ‘The Starfish.’  Ask a grown up to read the small words on the left hand side of the page and you can read the words in the speech bubbles.  https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/interactives/27243.html
  2. Writing: I would like you to write a sentence about ‘The Starfish’ book you have just read. What happened? Where did the children find the starfish? What did they do with it? Don’t forget to use a capital letter at the beginning and a full stop at the end of your sentence. Remember how I showed you to leave gaps between your words so someone else can read it.
  3. Phonics: Can you remember the purple ‘phoneme frames’ we used to use to segment words into sounds during Phonics? I would like you to look at the pictures and the phoneme frame underneath. Write each word onto paper. There is a small clue at the top of each picture (it tells you the digraph or trigraph you need to write.)  Phase-3-phoneme-frames.pdf
  4. Maths: Measure the length of your foot. Then measure the distance between your wrist and your elbow. Compare the two distances. What do you notice? Try it out on someone else in your house. Do you notice the same thing? If you haven’t got a ruler or a tape measure, you could use string or strips of paper.
  5. Topic: As you’ve read a book about Starfish, log onto YouTube and watch this short video about real starfish. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxAwRMz9G84
  6. Physical Development:  Run, jump and shout today! Log onto YouTube and join in. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hft6uJQIF4g

If your child is finding some of this work a little too challenging, here are some links to useful websites where you could find alternative work that you could try instead:    

https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/  (lots of literacy ideas, interactive lessons, drawing and more)

https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/ (select Phase 2 and play Phonics games.

https://www.cambslearntogether.co.uk/home-learning (Maths, English and lots of other subjects – lessons, games and resources)

https://fis.peterborough.gov.uk/kb5/peterborough/directory/site.page?id=3-CrEQhcFdY  (Support resources for pupils with special needs- Autism, sensory & physical)

If you have been asked to work on specific development areas with your child, please see the tasks below:

Heavy Work:                      Watering the garden with large watering can or bucket.

Gross motor skills:           Drive your ride on digger round the garden.

Fine motor skills:              Pick up marbles one at a time using thumb and forefinger and put them into a jar.

Listening:                             Numberjacks 1, 2, 3 GO! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfbouPAIu8Y

Tuesday 19th May

Good morning Class R. Did you enjoy reading ‘The Rainbow Fish’ yesterday? The Rainbow Fish shared his scales. We like to share things in Reception don’t we? I hope you can try the sharing activity today and tell me all about it.  Have a lovely day, from Mrs Cook x

  1. Reading: Did you enjoy the story The Rainbow Fish yesterday? Have another look and remind yourself what happened when he shared his scales. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQaz0-w-PvA
  2. Topic: The Rainbow fish had lots of friends when he shared his scales. We say ‘sharing is caring’ and it is a kind thing to do. I would like you to share something of yours today. Have you got a favourite toy you could share with a brother or sister? Or play a game and share nicely by taking turns. Can you share your food? Have a think about something you could share with someone in your house. Did it make you feel good to share and make someone feel happy?
  3. Writing: I would like you to write a sentence about the thing you shared with someone today. Tell me what you shared and how it made you feel. Was the person you shared with happy? How did you know?
  4. Phonics: How many Phase 3 sounds could you read yesterday? Today, I would like you to log onto https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/ create an account with user name: march20 password: home Select: Resources at the top of the screen Phase 3: Select: Flashcards Speed Trial Select All Phase 3. If that is too tricky, choose Phase 2. If you know the sound, say it and click the green ‘correct’ box. If you don’t know it, click the red ‘incorrect’ box. Good luck!
  5. Maths: Did you ask a grown up to measure you yesterday? Who was the tallest person in your house? Who was the shortest? I would like you to measure 5 different objects in your house to see which is the tallest and which is the shortest. Can you put them in order of tallest to shortest? You could measure toys, furniture, plants, anything you like.
  6. Physical Development:  Do you fancy doing some Yoga today? Have a look and join in. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybPwuaGoa9E

If your child is finding some of this work a little too challenging, here are some links to useful websites where you could find alternative work that you could try instead:    

https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/  (lots of literacy ideas, interactive lessons, drawing and more)

https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/ (select Phase 2 and play Phonics games.

https://www.cambslearntogether.co.uk/home-learning (Maths, English and lots of other subjects – lessons, games and resources)

https://fis.peterborough.gov.uk/kb5/peterborough/directory/site.page?id=3-CrEQhcFdY  (Support resources for pupils with special needs- Autism, sensory & physical)

If you have been asked to work on specific development areas with your child, please see the tasks below:

Heavy Work:                      Digging in wet sand or mud

Gross motor skills:             Painting fence or wall with water

Fine motor skills:                Scissor practice (cut different materials eg paper, card, playdough)

Listening:                           Join in with Jack Hartmann and his clapping song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sS0OeABaFs

Monday 18th May

Good morning Class R. It’s Monday again and our last week of ‘Under the Sea’ activities. We are going to look at ‘The Rainbow Fish’ this week, one of my favourite stories.  Have a lovely day, from Mrs Cook x 

  1. Reading: Today I would like you to share the story ‘The Rainbow Fish’. If you do not have a copy of the book at home, log onto YouTube and click on the link below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQaz0-w-PvA
  2. Writing: What was special about the rainbow fish? What did he have that the other fish did not have? Can you write a sentence to tell me what made the rainbow fish special? Start your sentence with a capital letter and finish it with a full stop.
  3. Phonics: This week we will be looking at Phase 3 ‘vowel digraphs’ again. These are sounds you have already learned but will need to practise them as they are tricky to read. Have a look at the Phase 3 sound mat I have attached. Point to each sound and read it to a grown up. How many do you recognise? If you don’t know them all, you will need to practise them.  Phonics-Phase-3-Sound-Mat.pdf
  4. Maths: Fish come in all different shapes and sizes, just like we do. Some of us are tall and some of us are shorter. Who is the tallest person in your house? Who is the shortest person?  Ask a grown up to measure how tall you are. What did they use to measure you?
  5. Topic: I would like you to make your own Rainbow Fish picture. You can use anything you like, paint, crayons, coloured paper, coloured pencils, chalk. You can draw your own Rainbow Fish on paper, or use the template.  Rainbow-Fish-Template.pdf
  6. Physical Development: Do you fancy some Zumba today? Have a look and join in with the children. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymigWt5TOV8 

 If your child is finding some of this work a little too challenging, here are some links to useful websites where you could find alternative work that you could try instead:    

 https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/  (lots of literacy ideas, interactive lessons, drawing and more)

 https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/ (select Phase 2 and play Phonics games.

 https://www.cambslearntogether.co.uk/home-learning (Maths, English and lots of other subjects – lessons, games and resources)

 https://fis.peterborough.gov.uk/kb5/peterborough/directory/site.page?id=3-CrEQhcFdY  (Support resources for pupils with special needs- Autism, sensory & physical)

 If you have been asked to work on specific development areas with your child, please see the tasks below:

Heavy Work:                      Bouncing on a trampoline.

Gross motor skills:           Throwing/catching/kicking a ball.

Fine motor skills:              Practice doing up shirt buttons.

Listening:                             https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/AnimalBingo.html

Friday 15th May 

Good morning Class R. It’s Friday already. Wow, this week went so quickly. I hope you have enjoyed our new topic ‘Under The Sea’ this week and reading Tiddler? Next week we will be looking at the story ‘The Rainbow Fish.’ Have a lovely day, from Mrs Cook x 

  1. Reading:  I would like you to try a word search today. You have to read the words at the bottom and try and find them in the grid. You might need an adult to help you. I’ve given you the answer sheet for help.  Wordsearch.pdf
  2. Writing: Tiddler got trapped in a treasure chest, until the mermaid let him out. If you found a treasure chest at the bottom of the ocean, what would it look like? Can you draw me a treasure chest and fill it with lots of treasure. Can you write labels to tell me what items you have drawn inside your chest?
  3. Phonics: We have been looking at Phase 3 ‘consonant digraphs’ this week. This activity covers them all. You don’t need to print the sheets out, look at the pictures on screen, read the words and write the word that matches the picture on paper.  Phonics-consonant-digraphs.pdf
  4. Maths: I would like you to find 4 containers to take part in the ‘capacity challenge.’ They can be any shape or size. You can use anything to fill them.  I would like you to leave one empty, make one half-full, one nearly full and one full. Ask your grown up to take a photo to show me on Tapestry.
  5. Topic: Log onto YouTube and watch Finding Nemo’s first day at school. Was your first day at school like Nemo’s? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftzko8OXuTs
  6. Physical Development: Join in with this ‘Under the Sea’ dance. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3iJjUKWrkk 

If your child is finding some of this work a little too challenging, here are some links to useful websites where you could find alternative work that you could try instead:     

https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/  (lots of literacy ideas, interactive lessons, drawing and more)

https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/ (select Phase 2 and play Phonics games.

https://www.cambslearntogether.co.uk/home-learning (Maths, English and lots of other subjects – lessons, games and resources)

https://fis.peterborough.gov.uk/kb5/peterborough/directory/site.page?id=3-CrEQhcFdY  (Support resources for pupils with special needs- Autism, sensory & physical)

If you have been asked to work on specific development areas with your child, please see the tasks below:

Heavy Work:                      Dig in wet sand or mud

Gross motor skills:           Playing skittles

Fine motor skills:              Mark making with pencils, crayons, paint or pens

Listening:                             Sound game http://www.literactive.com/Download/live.asp?swf=story_files/Listen_And_Match_US.swf

Thursday 14th May

Good morning Class R. It’s been great to read on Tapestry, how some of you have been trying to read books in the next level up on Oxford Reading Owl. I am so impressed with your hard work, well done and keep reading!  Can we also wish Alex a very Happy 5th Birthday!  Have a lovely day!

Have a lovely day, from Mrs Cook x 

  1. Reading:  I would like you to log onto YouTube again today and listen to the story of Tiddler. You can join in with the words if you can remember them. You will need the story fresh in your mind to do the writing task. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGzgEAZCai4
  2. Writing: I would like you to write a sentence describing what happened in the story Tiddler. If you’re feeling like a challenge, you could write more than one sentence.
  3. Phonics: We have looked at ‘ch’ and ‘sh’ so far this week. They are Phase 3 sounds called ‘consonant digraphs.’ The other Phase 3 consonant digraphs are ‘ng’ ‘th’ Complete the activity choosing word sound matches the picture, ‘ng’ or ‘th?’ Phonics-ng-or-th.pdf
  4. Maths: As we are looking at ‘capacity’ this week, I would like you to watch Numberjacks ‘The Container Drainer’ today. Can you solve the puzzle of which container holds the most and which holds the least?  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4y0QvlFGxqA
  5. Topic: If you would like to see where Tiddler would have really lived under the sea, then click on the link below. You could draw a picture of your own ‘under the sea’ habitat. What fish would you include? Would there be other creatures? What plants would you see? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXtrIy95V80
  6. Physical Development: If you’re feeling energetic today, log onto YouTube and join in with the ‘Under the Sea’ dance. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24JS0gjS5RM

If your child is finding some of this work a little too challenging, here are some links to useful websites where you could find alternative work that you could try instead:    

https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/  (lots of literacy ideas, interactive lessons, drawing and more)

https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/ (select Phase 2 and play Phonics games.

https://www.cambslearntogether.co.uk/home-learning (Maths, English and lots of other subjects – lessons, games and resources)

https://fis.peterborough.gov.uk/kb5/peterborough/directory/site.page?id=3-CrEQhcFdY  (Support resources for pupils with special needs- Autism, sensory & physical)

If you have been asked to work on specific development areas with your child, please see the tasks below:

Heavy Work:                      Bounce on the trampoline

Gross motor skills:           Balancing on a plank of wood

Fine Motor:                        Use lego/duplo/blocks to make the patterns on provided cards

Listening                              Letter “A” with Jack Hartmann https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGZFmW3uPJE

Wednesday 13th May

Good morning Class R. As I write this, the sunshine has come out. I hope you can get outside to play or to have a walk today. I will be going on a bike ride with my daughter later.

Have a lovely day, from Mrs Cook x 

  1. Reading:  I would like you to log into the Oxford Owl website and read the book ‘Tiger’s Fish’ again. Then do the writing activity while you have the book open on the screen. https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/interactives/12986.html ‘If the link does not work, try creating a free ‘parent account’ by visiting the Oxford Owl website. Then select browse eBooks and enter ‘Tiger’s Fish’ into the search box. 
  2. Writing: Using the book ‘Tiger’s Fish’ I would like you to look through the book and write down all the words that have the digraph ‘sh.’ I will give you a clue……there are five different words.
  3. Phonics: Sometimes we mix up the digraphs ‘ch’ and ‘sh’ as they sound very similar. Log into YouTube and watch Mr Thorne does Phonics ‘ch’ then Mr Thorne does Phonics ‘sh’ (they are only short clips.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEoednLrsMY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCRqtFBQ_2k Then complete the activity I have set for you on ch and sh words.  Phonics-ch-or-sh-words.pdf
  4. Maths: Did you enjoy exploring ‘capacity’ yesterday? Today, I would like you to look around your house and draw pictures of anything you can put water into? Why do you put water into it? What is it used for? Would you fill it or half fill it? Is it empty now? Why? Draw pictures and try and write the name of the object underneath.
  5. Topic: You can make Tiddler stick puppets today. You can use the pictures I have attached or copy them onto paper and make your own. Stick the pictures onto twigs or pencils and act out the story.  Tiddler-Stick-Puppets.pdf
  6. Physical Development:   Enjoy copying the actions to ‘The Goldfish, Let’s go Swimming’ song. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cg-wnQKRHTs

If your child is finding some of this work a little too challenging, here are some links to useful websites where you could find alternative work that you could try instead:    

https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/  (lots of literacy ideas, interactive lessons, drawing and more)

https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/ (select Phase 2 and play Phonics games.

https://www.cambslearntogether.co.uk/home-learning (Maths, English and lots of other subjects – lessons, games and resources)

https://fis.peterborough.gov.uk/kb5/peterborough/directory/site.page?id=3-CrEQhcFdY  (Support resources for pupils with special needs- Autism, sensory & physical)

If you have been asked to work on specific development areas with your child, please see the tasks below: 

Heavy Work:                      Carry something heavy from downstairs to upstairs

Gross motor skills:           Throwing/catching/kicking a ball

Fine motor skills:              Use a sponge to soak up water from one bowl and squeeze into another.

Listening:                             Numberblocks https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08bzzns/numberblocks-series-1-one

Tuesday 12th May 

Good morning Class R. I hope you are enjoying our new topic? I loved seeing all your drawings of fishes on Tapestry yesterday. Enjoy today's ‘fishy activities.’

Have a lovely day, from Mrs Cook x 

  1. Reading:  I would like you to log into the Oxford Owl website and read the book ‘Tiger’s Fish’ https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/interactives/12986.html  If the link does not work, try creating a free ‘parent account’ by visiting the Oxford Owl website. Then select browse eBooks and enter ‘Tiger’s Fish’ into the search box.
  2. Writing: Have a look at the ‘Under the Sea’ picture and write a sentence about what you can see. There is an example on the sheet to help you.  Writing-Under-the-Sea.pdf 
  3. Phonics: The word Tiddler has five sounds, T/i/dd/l/er including a double consonant in the middle /dd/. Play the ‘double consonant game.’  Phonics-double-consonant-game.pdf
  4. Maths: Today, you are going to explore something called ‘capacity’. Watch this short video first. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zF3JSnEq7tU  I would like you to ask your grownups for some containers and some water. The containers need to be different sizes. I would like you to explore how much water you can fit in the containers. Can you fill them, half fill them. Can you use a small container to fill a large container? How many times did you need to fill your small container to fill up your large one? Jugs work well, but cups and beakers do too. Have fun exploring.
  5. Topic: Have a look at the ‘Read and Draw’ sheet. There are eight boxes with words relating to ‘under the sea.’ Choose four words (any four) and draw those pictures, include the word too.  Read-and-Draw.pdf
  6. Physical Development: Join in with the song ‘Five Little Fishes’ there are actions for you to copy too.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ijnkn--2Sos

If your child is finding some of this work a little too challenging, here are some links to useful websites where you could find alternative work that you could try instead:    

https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/  (lots of literacy ideas, interactive lessons, drawing and more)

https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/ (select Phase 2 and play Phonics games.

https://www.cambslearntogether.co.uk/home-learning (Maths, English and lots of other subjects – lessons, games and resources)

https://fis.peterborough.gov.uk/kb5/peterborough/directory/site.page?id=3-CrEQhcFdY  (Support resources for pupils with special needs- Autism, sensory & physical)

If you have been asked to work on specific development areas with your child, please see the tasks below:

Heavy Work:                      Watering the garden with large watering can or bucket

Gross motor skills:           Walk up and down stairs three times.

Fine motor skills:              Make a washing line and peg socks up, can your child put them in matching pairs?

Listening:                             Gingerbread Man Song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCZ3dzFK6BI

Monday 11th May

Good morning Class R. Today is the start our new topic, ‘Under The Sea’ and we will be looking at the story ‘Tiddler’ by Julia Donaldson. I hope you like the new activities.

Have a lovely day, from Mrs Cook x 

  1. Reading:  If you don’t have a copy of the book at home, you can share the story ‘Tiddler’ by clicking the link below. Talk to someone at home about what happened in the story. Why was Tiddler called ‘A story telling fish?’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGzgEAZCai4
  2. Writing: I wonder who would be in your ‘Under the Sea’ class if you were a fish like Tiddler? Can you write the names of all your friends who you would like to have in your class with you?
  3. Phonics: As the word fish has the digraph ‘sh’ I would like you to play the ‘sh’ game. You can either print it out or copy the cards from the screen and make your own on paper.  Phonics-sh-word-game.pdf
  4. Maths: There is an ‘I spy counting to 20’ activity today. You have done a similar one before, use the checklist to record your answers. If that is too tricky for you, try the ‘Counting to 10’ sheet.  I-Spy-to-20.pdf I-Spy-to-20-Checklist.pdf I-Spy-to-20-Answers.pdf Counting-to-10.pdf
  5. Topic: Can you draw me a picture of your favourite fish? Will it have brightly coloured scales? What shape will it be? How many fins will it have? I have included some real pictures for you to look at.  Tropical-fish-picture.docx
  6. Physical Development: Listen and dance to the ‘Under the Sea’ from The Little Mermaid.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GC_mV1IpjWA             

If your child is finding some of this work a little too challenging, here are some links to useful websites where you could find alternative work that you could try instead:    

https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/  (lots of literacy ideas, interactive lessons, drawing and more)

https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/ (select Phase 2 and play Phonics games.

https://www.cambslearntogether.co.uk/home-learning (Maths, English and lots of other subjects – lessons, games and resources)

https://fis.peterborough.gov.uk/kb5/peterborough/directory/site.page?id=3-CrEQhcFdY  (Support resources for pupils with special needs- Autism, sensory & physical)

If you have been asked to work on specific development areas with your child, please see the tasks below:

Heavy Work:                      Wheel a loaded wheelbarrow round the garden

Gross motor skills:           Run round the garden three times

Fine motor skills:              Make shapes with lollipop sticks and count the sides

Listening:                             Listen to Tiddler together  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGzgEAZCai4

Friday 8th May

Good morning Class R.

Today is a very special day, it’s the 75th Anniversary of VE Day. In 1945 there was a big celebration to mark the end of the Second World War. I have planned some nice activities for you to do at home today if you would like to? I am going to make some scones today and have a special afternoon tea with my children.

First, watch the Power Point as it will explain why today is special.  VE-Day-Power-Point.ppt

VE-Day-Display-Bunting.pdf

VE-Day-Colouring-Page-1.pdf

Union-Jack-Template-Display-Bunting.pdf

Simple-WW2-Spitfire-Glider-Activity-Paper-Craft.pdf

Design-a-Medal.pdf

Have a lovely day, from Mrs Cook x

If you have been asked to work on specific development areas with your child, please see the tasks below.

Heavy Work: Water the garden with a large watering can or bucket

Gross motor skills: Paint a wall or fence with water

Fine motor skills: Threading, do you have some straws beads or buttons you can thread on to string or pipecleaners?

Listening: http://www.literactive.com/Download/live.asp?swf=story_files/radio_US.swf

Thursday 7th May

Good morning Class R. Today is the last day of The Gingerbread Man. Tomorrow is a bank holiday and it’s VE Day, so I will be planning some fun activities that explains what VE day is. Have a look tomorrow and choose what you would like to do. Next week, we start our new topic, ‘Under The Sea’ and we will be looking at the story ‘Tiddler’ by Julia Donaldson.

Have a lovely day, from Mrs Cook x

  1. Reading:  I would like you to try a ‘Reading Challenge’ today. I would like you to read a book in the book band above the colour you are reading at school.  https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/  Parents, choose; Home Learning/Browse eBooks/Browse by Oxford Level.  If you are on pink, try red. Red try yellow. Yellow try blue. Blue try green.  The children should be aiming to be able to read Yellow books by the end of Reception.
  2. Writing: There were lots of animals in The Gingerbread Man story and a little old man and a little old woman. Can you remember all of the characters?  I would like you to draw a picture of the characters in the story and label it so I know who they are.
  3. Phonics: The link to PhonicsPlay did not work yesterday, so today we are going to try to connect differently. I would like you to click on https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/ log in with the username: march20  Password: home Click on the Resources tab at the top. If you are on Yellow books or above select Phase 3. If you are reading Red or Pink books, select Phase 2. Phase 3 children select ‘Sentence Substitution’ Phase 2 children select ‘Sentences’.
  4. Maths: We are carrying on with doubles, but this time looking at dominoes. There are two activities to try, doubles to 10 or doubles to 20. Which one will you try? Have you got your own dominoes at home? Maybe you could find all the doubles in your real set? Doubles-to-20.pdf Doubles-to-10.pdf 
  5. Topic: Try the Gingerbread Man mazes. Each one is a bit harder. Maybe you could draw your own maze? You might want to draw it outside with chalk on the floor? Can you get the Gingerbread Man to the river?  Gingerbread-Maze.pdf
  6. Physical Development: Listen and dance to the ‘Five Gingerbread Men’ song. Click on the link. Can you sing any of the words too?  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCZ3dzFK6BI

If your child is finding some of this work a little too challenging, here are some links to useful websites where you could find alternative work that you could try instead:    

https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/  (lots of literacy ideas, interactive lessons, drawing and more)

https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/ (select Phase 2 and play Phonics games.

https://www.cambslearntogether.co.uk/home-learning (Maths, English and lots of other subjects – lessons, games and resources)

https://fis.peterborough.gov.uk/kb5/peterborough/directory/site.page?id=3-CrEQhcFdY  (Support resources for pupils with special needs- Autism, sensory & physical) 

If you have been asked to work on specific development areas with your child, please see the tasks below:

Heavy Work: Use a broom to sweep up outside

Gross motor skills: Run around the garden three times

Fine motor skills: Mark make with chalk outside on paving, use a paintbrush and water to wash it away

Listening: Listen to one of the story links you’ve been sent.

Wednesday 6th May

Good morning Class R. Miss James and I loved seeing you make your gingerbread biscuits yesterday. Thank you to everyone who posted their pictures onto Tapestry, they all looked yummy! Have a lovely day, from Mrs Cook x

  1. Reading:  Did you enjoy reading the story on the Oxford Owl website? I would like you to log onto the Oxford Owl site again today.  Parents, choose; Home Learning/Browse eBooks/Browse by Oxford Level and match your child’s book band. You will find their book band on a coloured sticker on their school reading book.
  2. Writing: The fox in the story was very ‘sly,’ that means he was sneaky and tricked The Gingerbread man. Can you draw a picture of the fox and write what he said to The Gingerbread Man. How did he trick him? What did he say to him?
  3. Phonics: I would like you to play the ‘Say the Word’ game. You have to look and say the sound on the top card, then say the word that matches the picture. Don’t just look at the picture, I want you to say the sound that you can see first, then the word. You don’t need to print them out, you can read them on the screen.  Phonics-Say-the-Word-Game.pdf
  4. The next activity covers Maths, Science and Physical Development:
  • The Gingerbread Man needs to cross the river.
  • You need to save him from the fox.
  • He needs a boat!
  • Can you make The Gingerbread Man a boat to cross the river?
  • What recycled materials can you find in your house to use?
  • What shapes are they? How will you stick them together?
  • How big will your boat be?
  • Will it float?
  • How can you test it on water?
  • Will you stick things on it to make it look cool for the Gingerbread Man?
  • Can you make two different boats and see which one floats the best on water? Why is it better? How are they different?
  • Look at the photographs of real boats to get some ideas.  Boat-Photographs.pdf

If your child is finding some of this work a little too challenging, here are some links to useful websites where you could find alternative work that you could try instead: https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/ (lots of literacy ideas, interactive lessons, drawing and more) https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/ (select Phase 2 and play Phonics games. https://www.cambslearntogether.co.uk/home-learning (Maths, English and lots of other subjects – lessons, games and resources) https://fis.peterborough.gov.uk/kb5/peterborough/directory/site.page?id=3-CrEQhcFdY (Support resources for pupils with special needs- Autism, sensory & physical)

If you have been asked to work on specific development areas with your child, please see the tasks below:

Heavy Work: Pull yourself across a smooth floor using their arms

Gross motor skills: Kick a ball round your garden

Fine motor skills: Make a playdough animal

Listening: Go outside what sounds can you hear?

Tuesday 5th May

Good morning Class R. Were you able to make your Gingerbread biscuits yesterday? My daughter made some and they were yummy! Did yours taste nice? I hope you have a lovely day today, from Mrs Cook x

  1. Reading:  I would like you to log into the Oxford Owl website and read the version of The Gingerbread Man. It is a slightly different version to the traditional tale. Ask an adult to help you with some of the tricky words. Can you tell them how it is different?  https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/interactives/24762.html  If the link does not work, try creating a free ‘parent account’ by visiting the Oxford Owl website. Then select eBooks and enter ‘The Gingerbread Man into the search box.
  2. Writing: Can you remember what the Gingerbread Man shouted as he ran away from everyone in the story? Can you draw a picture of him and write the words he said as he ran.
  3. Phonics: I would like you to play a game on PhonicsPlay. You have to listen carefully and match the phoneme (the sound) with the grapheme (the written letter pattern). If you’re feeling confident, try Phase 3 and if you think that’s too hard, try Phase 2 first.  https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/2/grab-a-giggling-grapheme 
  4. Maths: Gingerbread doubles! You can learn about double numbers today, by drawing the same number of buttons on the other side of the Gingerbread Man. One side has been drawn for you, so you just have to match it. There are two activity sheets to try. Doubles up to 10, and doubles up to 20. Which one will you try?  Maths-Doubles-to-20.pdf Maths-Doubles-to-10.pdf
  5. Topic:  The old woman baked The Gingerbread Man in her oven. Can you draw me a picture of other things that are cooked in the oven? What do they look like before they go into the oven? What happens to them while they are in there (ask a grown up.) What do they look like when they come out? I cooked some Yorkshire puddings on Sunday. They went in the oven as a runny liquid, they grew and got bigger in the oven and they came out brown and golden and hard (not runny any more). Remember never to touch the oven, as it is hot!
  6. Physical Development: Can you go outside today and pretend to be The Gingerbread Man. Can you run as fast as you can? If you’ve got a brother or sister, maybe you could run with them? Or ask your grownups to run with you. How long can you run for? What’s happening to your body when you run like the Gingerbread Man?

If your child is finding some of this work a little too challenging, here are some links to useful websites where you could find alternative work that you could try instead:    

https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/  (lots of literacy ideas, interactive lessons, drawing and more)

https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/ (select Phase 2 and play Phonics games.

https://www.cambslearntogether.co.uk/home-learning (Maths, English and lots of other subjects – lessons, games and resources)

https://fis.peterborough.gov.uk/kb5/peterborough/directory/site.page?id=3-CrEQhcFdY  (Support resources for pupils with special needs- Autism, sensory & physical)

If you have been asked to work on specific development areas with your child, please see the tasks below:

Heavy Work: Carry a heavy box round the house

Gross motor skills: Throw and catch a bean bag/small cuddly toy

Fine motor skills: Fill containers with rice/pasta or water using a teaspoon

Listening: Sing rhymes with actions

 

Monday 4th May 

Good morning Class R.

This is our last week of Traditional Tales. We are reading The Gingerbread Man. My daughter makes yummy gingerbread biscuits! I hope you can make some too.

Today is a bit different. You are going to be doing most of your learning through making gingerbread biscuits. There will be lots of Reading, Maths, Science and Physical Development and lots of talking too!

If you look at the main 'Classes' page, you will find an optional ‘whole school music challenge’ set by Mr Coates.

I hope you have fun, from Mrs Cook x

1.Reading:  I’d like an adult to share the story ‘The Gingerbread Man’ with you. If you haven’t got a copy of the book at home, you can follow the link below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0uV6nWxO-w

2.Topic: Can you design your own Gingerbread person? Use the template or draw a picture. Do you have all the ingredients to make it the way you have designed it?  Design-your-own-Gingerbread-person.pdf

You can follow the recipe I have included, or maybe your grownup has a recipe of their own?  Recipe-and-Instructions.pdf

Can you read any of the words in the recipe?

Can you follow the instructions?

What ingredients do you need?

What equipment do you need?

Can you help to weigh the ingredients?

What do you use to weigh the ingredients?

Are the ingredients heavy or light? How do you know?

Can you read the numbers?

Make sure you help to stir the mixture, roll it out and cut it, as it’s good for your hand development.

What is happening to the mixture as you stir it?

How long do they need to bake for?

What happened to the mixture after you baked it?

Make sure an adult takes some photos of you making your gingerbread biscuits and of the result (before you eat them all.) I look forward to seeing your photos and your gingerbread biscuits on Tapestry!

3.Phonics: I have included a game for you to play to practise reading Phase 3 words. If you do not have a printer, you could either just read the words on screen or make your own game. There are two games to choose. Game 1 is easier than Game 2. Which one will you choose? Read-and-Race-Game-1.pdf Read-and-Race-Game-2.pdf 

 If you have been asked to work on specific development areas with your child, please see the tasks below:

Heavy Work:             Trampoline

Gross motor skills:    Balancing on a plank or stepping stones

Fine motor skills:       Scissor practice, cut different materials eg paper, card or playdough   

Listening:                   Read a story together – discuss the pictures

Friday 1st May

Good morning Class R.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MISS JAMES!

We hope you have a special day celebrating at home with your family and your dogs. If you want to send Miss James a birthday message, you can put something on Tapestry and I will make sure she sees it.

It’s the first day of May today, so we are into a new month already. It’s also the last day of doing The Three Billy Goats Gruff. Next week is our final Traditional Tale, The Gingerbread Man.

I hope you have a lovely day, from Mrs Cook x

  1. Reading: I have attached some Phase 3 word cards to read today. They have got sound buttons to help you. There are lots of words to read. Can you read them all?  Reading-Phase-3-word-cards.pdf
  2. Writing:  After Big Billy Goat Gruff got rid of the troll, the troll felt very sad and lonely living in a faraway land.  He really wanted to go back and be friends with the Billy Goats Gruff. He knew he had to write them a letter to say sorry. I would like you to pretend to be the troll.  Write a letter to the goats, saying how sorry you are for being mean and grumpy and that you would like to be friends and come and live with them. You can use the template if you like, or just use paper.   Letter-from-the-troll.docx
  3. Phonics: I’d like you to play games today. We have used PhonicsPlay at school.  All parents can log in for free.  User name: march20  Password: home  https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/  Choose: Resources (at the top of the screen)   Tricky Word Trucks Phase 3. If you struggled to read your Tricky Words yesterday, start with Phase 2 and work up. If you could read them all, try Phase 3 then Phase 4.
  4. Maths: Play the Game to practise dice pattern recognition, counting and taking turns. I hope you win!  Board-Game.docx
  5. Physical development: Have fun dancing to the video ‘Time to Move!’ As it’s Friday, ask your grownups to join in too.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JoF_d5sgGgc

If you have been asked to work on specific development areas with your child, please see the tasks below:

Heavy Work:                   Dig in wet sand or mud

Gross motor skills:          Playing skittles

Fine motor skills:             Mark making with pencils, crayons, paint or pens

Listening:                         Sound game http://www.literactive.com/Download/live.asp?swf=story_files/Listen_And_Match_US.swf

 

Thursday 30th April

Good morning Class R.

Next week, we will be looking at The Little Gingerbread Man. On Monday, I will be asking you to make some of your own with an adult. You might want to check if you have the right ingredients at home. You will need;  225g plain flour, plus extra for dusting, ½ tsp salt, 2 tsp bicarbonate of soda, 1 heaped tsp ground ginger, ½ tsp cinnamon, 50g unsalted butter, 100g soft brown sugar, 100g golden syrup. I will include the instructions on how to make them next week!

I hope you have a lovely day, from Mrs Cook x

  1. Reading: There are lots of repeated phrases in the story The Three Billy Goats Gruff. I would like you to look at the sheet and see if you can read them to someone. Billy Goats Gruff Repeating Phrases
  2. Topic:  Before you do your writing task, you need to make a Troll mask. You can use anything you like. I have added a template if you need a little help, but I would prefer you to try and draw and make your own.  Troll-Mask.pdf
  3. Writing: Now you can wear your mask and pretend to be the troll. You need an adult or an older brother or sister to interview you, that means ask you lots of questions. They will do the writing today by writing down your answers. You can put on a ‘troll voice’ if you want to.  Troll-interview.pdf
  4. Phonics: We have covered all the Phase 3 sounds now with Mr Thorne. So I would like you to try the home learning challenge I have set. Have fun!  Phonics-Phase-3-Challenge.pdf
  5. Maths: I would like you to use the largest foot you drew around yesterday. Can you use the foot to measure objects around the house. Can you find anything that is the same size as the foot, or bigger or smaller than the foot. How many feet would it take to walk across your bedroom? Can you find a toy that is the same size? How many feet high are you?
  6. Physical development: Our favourite YouTube star is going to help you to exercise and practise your Phonics at the same time today. Log onto YouTube and join in with Jack Hartman it looks like lots of fun, you might want to do it twice?  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gi1dwHp1ppU 

If you have been asked to work on specific development areas with your child, please see the tasks below:

Heavy Work:                    Bounce on the trampoline

Gross motor skills:           Balancing on a plank of wood or stepping stones

Fine Motor:                      Use lego/duplo/blocks to make the patterns on provided cards

Listening:                         Letter “S” with Jack Hartman   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IaFlt1TjM-k

 

Wednesday 29th April

Good morning Class R.

I wonder who enjoyed the rain yesterday. I went on a bike ride with my daughter but we wore our rain coats. Did you put your rain coat and wellies on to go out and have some fun splashing in the puddles?

I hope you have a lovely day, from Mrs Cook x

  1. Reading: As you are going to need to use tricky words to write your sentence about The Three Billy Goats Gruff, I would like you to check how many you can read. I have attached a checklist for someone at home to check and tick them off for you. You are reading the Phase 2 and Phase 3 tricky words. I will need your grown up to photograph your check list and put it onto Tapestry, so I can see how many words you can read by yourself. Remember, you cannot sound these words out!  Tricky-Word-Reading.docx
  2. Writing: I would like you to draw a picture of your favourite part of the story. Tell an adult what you can remember and they can help you to put it onto a sentence to write. I would like you to write your sentence making sure you use a capital letter at the beginning and a full stop at the end. Can you spell tricky words by yourself?
  3. Phonics: Log onto YouTube and watch Mr Thorne does Phonics ‘ure’ sound. If you’d like to challenge yourself, try one of the three ‘ure words’ activity sheets. Remember ‘ure’ is a trigraph, three letters working together to make one sound. This is the most tricky sound to learn, so you might need to look at the answer sheet which I’ve included.  Phonics-ure-words.pdf
  4. Maths: I think the Troll had really big feet! Who has got the biggest feet in your family? Can you draw around everyone’s feet and put them into size order from smallest to largest. You can talk to an adult about the order and they can check if you’re right. Did anyone in your family have feet as big as the Troll?
  5. Topic: I’d like you to use your bridge from yesterday and find three toys from your house to be the Three Billy Goats Gruff and a bigger toy to be the troll. Can you act the story out using your toys. Can you remember some of the words from the story?
  6. Physical development: As we’ve had some rain this week, try this ‘singing in the rain’ dance. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbFGojJxqoo 

If you have been asked to work on specific development areas with your child, please see the tasks below:

Heavy Work:                    Carry something heavy from downstairs to upstairs

Gross motor skills:           Throwing/catching/kicking a ball

Fine motor skills:              Use a sponge to soak up water from one bowl and squeeze into another.

Listening:                         Numberblocks https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08bzzns/numberblocks-series-1-one

Tuesday 28th April

Good morning Class R.

Did you enjoy the story of The Three Billy Goats Gruff? Which Traditional Tale do you prefer? Did you like The Three Little Pigs more? Do you know any other Traditional Tales?

I hope you have a lovely day, from Mrs Cook x

  1. Reading: I would like you to ask an adult in your house, what their favourite Traditional Tale is. Mine is The Three Billy Goats Gruff, because I like the end where the goats get to eat the lovely green grass. Can you ask your adult to share their favourite story with you. Maybe they have a copy of the book or they can find it on YouTube?
  2. Writing: The Troll has gone missing and the goats want to find him so that he isn’t mean to any other animals. Can you design a ‘Wanted Poster’ to try and catch the Troll? You will need to draw a picture of him and describe him. Use words such as big eyes, long nose, pointy ears, big tummy, short arms, thick legs.  If you’ve got a printer, you can print out the template, but you don’t have to.  Wanted-poster-template.pdf
  3. Phonics: Log onto YouTube and watch Mr Thorne does Phonics ‘ear’ sound. If you’d like to challenge yourself, try one of the three ‘ear words’ activity sheets. Remember ‘ear’ is a trigraph, three letters working together to make one sound.  Phonics-ear-words.pdf
  4. Maths: I’d like you to complete the ‘Number Bridge’ activity today. There are two bridges to write on. You can all manage the number bridge to 10. Why don’t you turn the page over and draw your own bridge and write the numbers 11 to 20 on the back!  Number-bridges.pdf
  5. Topic: Can you build a bridge for the goats to cross? You can use anything you like, small construction such as, Lego or blocks. You might want to build it outside?
  6. Physical development:  I’d like you to try ‘Welcome to my gym’ workout today on Youtube. The star/fall exercise had me puffed out!
  7. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ju8W_SX_wy4

If you have been asked to work on specific development areas with your child, please see the tasks below:

Heavy Work:                    Watering the garden with large watering can or bucket

Gross motor skills:           Walk up and down stairs three times.

Fine motor skills:              Make a washing line and peg socks up, can your child put them in matching pairs?

Listening:                         5 Little Speckled Frogs   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSC-gHBU_d0

Monday 27th April

Good morning Class R.

HAPPY 5th BIRTHDAY CASH!! Have a lovely day with your family, I hope you have lots of fun.

I hope you all had a lovely weekend and managed to get outside in the sunshine. It’s the start of a new week and a new story, The Three Billy Goats Gruff. This is one of my favourite Traditional Tales. A Traditional Tale is a story that has been around for a very, very, long time.

  1. Reading: I’d like an adult to share the story ‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff’ with you. If you haven’t got a copy of the book at home, you can follow the link below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4kdZTnizG4
  2. Writing: I’d like you to write the word ‘goat.’ You can use anything you like to write with. You could write on paper with pens or a pencil, on the path outside with chalk or with water and a paintbrush on a wall. Can you think of any other words with the oa sound and write them down?
  3. Phonics: Log onto YouTube and watch Mr Thorne does Phonics ‘air’ sound. If you’d like to challenge yourself, try one of the three ‘air words’ activity sheets. Remember ‘air’ is a trigraph, three letters working together to make one sound.  Phonics-air-words.pdf
  4. Maths: Try The Three Billy Goats Gruff counting sheet today. It’s quite straightforward so you should be able to do it by yourself. Ask a grown up to either print out, or show you the goat number line, so you write the numbers correctly.  Maths-Counting.pdf Goat-number-line-to-20..pdf
  5. Topic: I’d like you to draw or paint a picture of the Troll from the story. Be as creative as you can!
  6. Physical development:   I’d like you to practise your pencil control today. If you can’t print the sheets out, you can make your own up. Draw a goat and a troll quite far away from each other, then take your pencil for a walk so they find each other. Can you draw a windy path and a zig zag path?  Pencil-control.pdf

If you have been asked to work on specific development areas with your child, please see the tasks below:

Heavy Work:                    Wheel a loaded wheelbarrow round the garden

Gross motor skills:           Run round the garden five times

Fine motor skills:              Make shapes with lollipop sticks and count the sides

Listening:                         Read a story together - discuss the pictures

Friday 24th April

Good morning Class R.

It’s Friday and the end of another week at home. This is our last day of doing The Three Little Pigs, next week we will be looking at The Three Billy Goats Gruff.

Have a lovely day and a fantastic weekend, from Mrs Cook xx

  1. Reading: I’d like you to try and read the Three Little Pigs word cards. You will need help with some of the more tricky words. You are going to use these cards in the writing task.  Word-cards.pdf
  2. Writing: I’d like you to draw your own house for the pigs. You can use the design template, or just use paper. Use the word cards to write your labels around your house. What materials have you used?  Design-own-house-template.pdf
  3. Phonics: Yesterday you looked at ‘ur’ words. Today you are looking at the digraph ‘er’ which makes the same sound but it's spelt differently!  Log onto YouTube and watch Mr Thorne does Phonics ‘er’ sound. If you’d like to challenge yourself, try one of the three ‘er words’ activity sheets.Phonics-er-words.pdf
  4. Maths: I’d like you to make three houses with any building materials you’ve got at home. You can use Lego, blocks, Playdough, stones or tins from the cupboard. The only rules are; you have to make them three different sizes. A large house, a medium sized house and a small house.
  5. Topic:  I’d like you to have fun dressing the pigs. If you haven’t got a printer, can you draw your own Three Little Pigs in colourful outfits?  Dress-the-pigs.pdf
  6. Physical development:  Try activity 5 today, sorting! If you haven’t got any buttons or small objects to sort, you could use stones or gravel from the garden?  Physical-Development-4.pdf 

If you have been asked to work on specific development areas with your child, please see the tasks below: 

Heavy Work:                      Carry a heavy box round the house.

Gross motor skills:           Sticky kids - "Let’s go Walking" (YouTube).

Fine motor skills:              Threading straws, beads buttons etc. on string or pipe cleaners.

Listening:                             www.topmarks.co.uk play one of their "listening" games.

Thursday 23rd April

Good morning Class R.

It’s Thursday already, this week has gone really fast don’t you think so? We have been really lucky with the sunshine. I wonder how much our flowers have grown in the Reception garden while we have been off?

Have a lovely day, from Mrs Cook xx

  1. Reading: Can you read the sentence building cards from The Three Little Pigs and put them together to make new sentences about the story. Remember where the full stop goes!  Sentence-building-cards.pdf
  2. Writing: When you have put some sentences together from the story using your sentence building cards, can you choose one to copy in your neatest handwriting?
  3. Phonics: Log onto YouTube and watch Mr Thorne does Phonics ‘ur’ sound. If you’d like to challenge yourself, try one of the three ‘ur words’ activity sheets. Phonics-ur-words.pdf
  4. Maths: Try the Three Little Pigs adding sheet today. There are three to choose from. Sheet one is the easiest and sheet three is the hardest. Which one will you do? Or will you try all three? Ask your grown up to print out or show you the number line to 20 on the screen. It will help you to copy the numbers and write them the correct way.  Maths-Addition-Sheets.pdf   Number-line-to-20.pdf
  5. Topic:  Use the stick puppet templates to make your own Three Little Pigs puppets. If you haven’t got a printer, you could use paper or card, copy the pictures and stick them to a pencil or stick from the garden? Use your stick puppets to act out the story.  Stick-puppet-templates.pdf
  6. Physical development:  Try activity 4 today, action rhymes with your hands and fingers. It’s important that we make the muscles in our hands strong so we can hold a pencil and a knife and fork or fasten our own buttons.  Physical-Development-3.pdf 

If you have been asked to work on specific development areas with your child, please see the tasks below

Heavy Work:                      Cycling.

Gross motor skills:           Balancing on a plank or stepping stones.

Fine motor skills:              Fill containers with rice/pasta or water using a teaspoon.

Listening:                             Jolly Phonics Songs (YouTube).

Wednesday 22nd April

Good morning Class R. Did you like the photo of Miss James, Mrs White and I, dressed up as The Three Little Pigs on world book day? Have a look through your Tapestry journals, as there are photographs of all of you on there in your World Book Day costumes. (dated 05/03/2020) Have a lovely day from Mrs Cook xx

  1. Reading: I have read on Tapestry that some of you having been swapping Reading books with your friends. I think this is a wonderful idea, as long as you do it safely. Today, I have shared a Power Point of the story The Three Little Pigs with you. You will need an adult to help you to read it.  There are some tricky words you should be able to recognise and some words you can sound out. See if you can read it together.  Power-Point-The-Three-Little-Pigs-2.ppt
  2. Writing: Have a look at the pictures of the characters from the story. Each one has an empty speech bubble. I’d like you to choose a pig or The Wolf or Mummy Pig and write in the speech bubble something that they said in the story.  Speech-bubbles-The-Three-Little-Pigs.pdf
  3. Phonics: Log onto YouTube and watch Mr Thorne does Phonics ‘ow’ sound. If you’d like to challenge yourself, try one of the three ‘ow words’ activity sheets. Phonics-ow-words.pdf
  4. Maths: I’d like you to try the Three Little Pigs Counting activity today. It is simple enough for you to do it all by yourself!  The-Three-Little-Pigs-Counting.pdf
  5. Topic: If you have some paper and colouring pencils or pens, can you make your very own pig mask? You’ll need to put holes in for your eyes so you can see. If you haven’t got elastic, you can stick your mask onto a pencil and hold it in front of your face. Can you pretend to be a pig from the story?
  6. Physical development:   Today I’d like you to try ‘Activity 3.’ You will need a balloon but if you don’t have a balloon, have you got a ball? If you’re using a ball to throw up into the air and catch, you’ll need to go outside.  Physical-Development-2.pdf

 If you have been asked to work on specific development areas with your child, please see the tasks below

Heavy Work:                    Watering the garden with large watering can or bucket.

Gross motor skills:           Playing skittles.

Fine motor skills:              Mark making with pencils, crayons, paint or pens.

Listening:                         Numberblocks (YouTube).

Tuesday 21st April

Good morning Class R. Did you enjoy The Three Little Pigs yesterday? Can you remember when Mrs White, Miss James and I dressed up as them for World Book Day?

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Have a lovely day from Mrs Cook xx

  1. Reading: Can you remember what happened in The Three Little Pigs story? If not, click on the link below to refresh your memory. If you can, I’d like you to tell your grown up what happened. Can you tell them in the right order? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLR2pLUsl-Y
  2. Writing: An adult or older child can write for you today, but I want you to watch them carefully as they have to write down what you say. Using the writing frame, tell the story including what happened first, next, then and last. Can you help them to spell words like ‘pig?’ Writing-Activity-Story-Sequencing.pdf
  3. Phonics: Log onto YouTube and watch Mr Thorne does Phonics ‘oi’ sound. If you’d like to challenge yourself, try one of the three ‘oi words’ activity sheets.  Phonics-oi-Words.pdf
  4. Maths: There is a ‘challenge card’ for today. Look at the instructions. You will need three objects that represent The Three Little Pigs, and twelve objects that represent cakes. You have to share the ‘cakes’ out between the three pigs. How many do they each get?  Maths-Challenge.pdf
  5. Topic: Can you remember seeing the pigs on our trip to the farm? Some of them were pink and some of the pigs were brown. How many objects can you find in your house that are pink or brown? Go and hunt for them.
  6. Physical development:  I’ve attached some new activities for you to try this week. I’d like you to do Activity 2 today, playing ‘musical statues.’ What music will you choose?  Physical-Development-1.pdf

If you have been asked to work on specific development areas with your child, please see the tasks below

Heavy Work:                     Digging in wet sand or mud

Gross motor skills:            Painting fence or wall with water

Fine motor skills:              Scissor practice (cut different materials eg paper, card, playdough)

Listening:                          Sing rhymes with actions

Monday 20th April

Good morning Class R.

Happy 5th Birthday Alexandra for last week. How special you are having a birthday on Easter Sunday. I hope you had a very special birthday with your family. You can tell us all about it and bring in one of your presents to show us, when we go back to school.

Remember, Thursdays are birthday assemblies so if you’ve had a birthday you can bring a present in to show the whole of Key Stage One.

Today should be our first day back at school after the Easter holidays, but we are all still at home. I’m at home too, but I’m thinking about you every day. I’ve planned some activities based around The Three Little Pigs this week, as that is what we would have been doing at school. Have fun and try your best. Remember to ask your grown up to put your work onto Tapestry so Miss James and I can see it. Have a lovely day from Mrs Cook xx

  1. Reading: I’d like an adult to share the story ‘The Three Little Pigs’ with you. If you haven’t got a copy of the book at home, you can follow the link below.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLR2pLUsl-Y
  2. Writing: After listening to the story, I would like you to draw a picture of your favourite pig standing next to the house he built. Was it the pig who built his house out of straw, or sticks or bricks? Write some labels on your picture to show me what you’ve drawn. Such as, window, door, roof, straw, pig, curly tail, snout, ears.
  3. Phonics: Log onto YouTube and watch Mr Thorne does Phonics ‘or’ sound. If you’d like to challenge yourself, try one of the three ‘or words’ activity sheets.  Phonics-or-words.pdf
  4. Maths: Try ‘I Spy Maths.’ Look at the activity sheet with the objects from The Three Little Pigs story and count all the objects listed on the checklist. The answer sheet is included, but no peeking! Are you going to try the counting activity to 10 or 20? The challenge is up to you!  I-Spy-Maths-Activity-to-10.pdf I-Spy-Maths-Checklist-to-10.pdf I-Spy-Maths-Answers-to-10.pdf I-Spy-Maths-Activity-to-20.pdf I-Spy-Checklist-to-20.pdf I-Spy-Answers-to-20.pdf
  5. Topic: After living together in the brick house, The Three Little Pigs decided it was too small for them. Can you build them a bigger house? You can use anything you’ve got at home such as, Lego, Duplo, blocks or recycled boxes and junk materials.
  6. Physical development: I’ve attached some new activities for you to try this week. I’d like you to do Activity 1 today, make an indoor or outdoor circuit. Who has enough energy to try the extension activity? Make a circuit for your whole family to try?  Physical-Development.pdf 

If you have been asked to work on specific development areas with your child, please see the tasks below

Heavy Work:                   Bouncing on a trampoline.

Gross motor skills:          Throwing/catching/kicking a ball.

Fine motor skills:             Make a playdough snail.

Listening:                         Read a story together - discuss the pictures.