June 28, 2020 at 5:14 pm
This week we are going to focus on fairytale characters. Who are you going to be? A princess, a knight or a dragon? We have found lots of stories and activities for you to enjoy. Have fun!
When working your way through the tasks try to find ways of including reading, writing and maths daily. Maybe you could make a tricky word crown? Maybe you could read your favourite dragon book to a grown-up and spot words starting with a certain letter or sound? There are so many opportunities to squeeze your learning into your everyday play!
Let’s have a go at drawing some of the characters from our stories. When you have drawn your character could you label it with some describing words? If you’d like a challenge try to write a sentence about your character. Don’t forget capital letters, finger spaces and full stops!
Why not try to make a princess mask. You can decorate it by adding anything you like. When you have made your mask maybe you could write some instructions to tell your friends how you made it? This could be a big task so you might like to do some ‘team writing’ with a grown-up!
Maybe you could try to make your own sword and shield just like a knight. Don’t forget to add a name label to your sword! You don’t want another naughty knight to pinch it! Can you write your full name?
We would also like you to work on ordering your numbers to 20. We sent home some princess, knight and dragon numbers in your home learning packs. Have a go at cutting them out and ordering them correctly. Maybe think about one more and one less while you are ordering them.
Numbers sheets attached in case you have misplaced them.
You can also watch these ordering videos to help you.
As with previous weeks, you can find additional, printable resources on imoves and Twinkl. The links are below. We would like to to explore the phonics section of imoves and the princess and knights sections on Twinkl. Good luck.
Stories and Songs
Again there are lots of activities for you to discover on Twinkl. We have added the link below.
Nursery – Phonics
Environmental sounds game…
Here is some music to listen to. Does it make you think of princesses? It is a long clip so you only need to listen to short clips.
This is a rhyming story about a dragon written by Julia Donaldson. Do you know any other stories written by the same author?
Another rhyming story…
A tongue twisting alliteration rhyme to learn…
Here are some voice sounds for you to practise…
Reception – Phonics
Last week we saw lots of amazing writing. This week we are looking at more final clusters and sentence writing. We have added some videos to help start your phonics sessions and included further links on the planning sheet for support with each session. Good luck everyone.
June 26, 2020 at 10:58 am
Everyone has enjoyed finding out about dinosaurs this week! We have all enjoyed the lovely weather and some people even played with water outside.
Enjoy looking at these photographs! Can you see your friends? What have they been up to?
We are looking forward to welcoming a few more children into school next week. Take a look at the photographs for an idea of what you might get up to in school!
June 21, 2020 at 3:24 pm
Is that a roar we can hear??? We hope not!!! We have chosen to look at dinosaurs this week. We thought it would be nice for the children to research different dinosaurs. We have found some stories and songs for you to enjoy too. As always there are lots of different activities for you to choose and complete throughout the week. Good luck.
Could you become a dinosaur? Why not make some dinosaur footprints and stomp around!
How about making some dinosaur eggs?
Why not have a go at drawing a dinosaur….
If you like to get messy….. Have a go at paining your own dinosaur.
This week we would like you to think about one more and one less. We sent home some dinosaur eggs and a worksheet to help with this. Don’t worry if you cannot find them. We have attached copies below.
Have a look at the following videos to help you along the way.
The are lots of activities for you to enjoy on imoves. This week we would like you to enjoy the dinosaur section. Have fun!
Also don’t forget to look on Twinkl for additional printable worksheets.
Stories and Songs
A dinosaur dance…
This week for our Environmental Sounds activity can you go on a listening walk? You could do a walk outside and then see which different sounds you can hear in your house.
Here is a piece of music to listen to. Which instrument can you hear? How does the music make you feel?
What creature does this music make you think of? Can you pretend to be a dinosaur?
This week’s alliteration activity is ‘I spy’. Can you play this game with your family? Your grown up could begin with words which start with the same sound as your name begins with. Have fun!
For the ‘Voice sounds’ activity this week can you make sounds with your voice to go with our story ‘Peace at Last’? Your grown up could record you and put it on Tapestry for your teachers to listen to.
We have seen some fantastic work from you so far. This week we are looking at more blends and sentence writing. We have added some videos to help start your phonics sessions and included further links to the home planning sheet for support with each session. Good luck everyone.
June 19, 2020 at 2:23 pm
Ahoy there shipmates! We are pleased to report….No one has needed to walk the plank! We have seen some amazing ‘pirate’ maths this week and some super phonics too. Keep up the great work.
June 14, 2020 at 3:19 pm
Ahoy there landlubbers! Are you ready to become a pirate? Anyone not trying their best this week will have to walk the plank!
Maybe you could make your own pirate hat and patch. Can you make yourself a pirate treasure map? Then we are ready to set sail!
Can you subtract like a pirate? Have a go by clicking on the link below and use your pirate subtraction sheet to help.
Can you follow the pirate to answer the addition questions? Have a go by clicking the link below and using your addition sheet.
Can you follow these tutorials to draw some pirates themed pictures? Listen carefully to the instructions and use your shape knowledge.
Pirate Songs and Stories
https://imoves.com Are still offering free trial accounts with lots of interactive resources. Once you have made an account you can access a huge variety of resources. This week we would particularly like you to look at the pirate section. Search ‘pirates’ and the resources will appear.
Don’t forget there are lots of additional, printable resources available on Twinkl. Hopefully, you have managed to create your own account. If not, do not worry, there is a link below to help you get started.
Environmental sound game
Body percussion –
Rhythm and rhyme –
Voice sounds –
Try to make a trumpet using a simple cone of paper. Experiment by making different noises through the cone. Model sounds for your child such as up and down the wail of a siren, the honk of a fog horn, a peep, peep of a bird. Can you contrast loud and soft sounds? Have fun!
Reception only – Phonics
This week we are looking at final clusters. Two letters at the end of a word that we ‘squash’ together. We have attached a planning sheet and separate word sheets for each day. Most of you will have these already from the packs we sent home. We have included videos to support your daily activities. Good luck and please contact us with any queries.
June 12, 2020 at 4:51 pm
What an exciting week! It looks like everyone has been extremely busy learning all about the oceans. Here are a selection of photographs to show how hard we have all worked.
Well done everyone and have a lovely weekend.
From the Foundation Team
June 7, 2020 at 1:16 pm
We hope that our weekly blogs are working for you as well as the daily blogs. Some families decided to complete a daily task selecting one or two activities from the selection whereas others decided to complete the majority of the week’s home learning during a themed day. We are happy for you to complete the tasks however works best for you and your family but we would recommend that you try to complete the phonics tasks daily.
Today is World Ocean Day. We thought it would be nice to think about our oceans and enjoys some stories with oceans in them. This week the main task is to research oceans. Have a look at the website below. There are lots of interesting facts to learn and activities to enjoy!
What do you already do at home to try and reduce the amount of plastic you are using? What more could you do?
Could you create a poster or video encouraging others to rethink how they use and waste plastics?
This week’s theme is the perfect time for some water/messy play. Do you have any ocean animals that you could play with in the bath or a water tray? Take a look at some more ocean themed activities that you could do at home.
https://imoves.com Are offering free trial accounts with lots of interactive PE resources. Once you have made an account you can access a huge variety of resources. This week we would particularly like you to look at the ‘Under the Sea’ section.
The Snail and the Whale
Please don’t feel like you have to stick to the Ocean theme all week. If your child shows a particular interest then go with it! For example, they might be particularly interested in the snail from this story.
Could you write a message like the snail does in this story? You could use black paper and chalk or glue with some glitter?
Can you find any snails in your garden or a local park? If you can maybe you could hold your own snail race? (Just make sure you are careful not to hurt any snails and wash your hands afterwards!)
5 Oceans Song
Could you watch this song and write down the names of the 5 Oceans? Maybe you could take a look at a map and label the oceans?
When we visit the seaside in the UK which Ocean do we see? Have you visited any other countries and seen any different Oceans? We’d love to see some photographs!
Which is a your favourite ocean animal? Could you draw and label a picture? Maybe you could write a sentence explaining why you like that particular animal.
How many legs does each animal have? Could you write each animals name along with how many legs it has? Which animal has the most? Which has fewest?
More Stories and Songs
Additional Resources to Print at Home
We understand that many people do not have access to a printer so we have tried to avoid activities that rely on access to a printer. Some families have been asking for additional, printable resources so may like to take a look at Twinkl. The video below explains how to go about accessing their resources.
Once you have your account details you should be able to search for and download resources. Try searching for ‘EYFS Under the Sea‘. If you have any problems with this please email your child’s Class Teacher.
Over the next few weeks the blog will include some phonic activities specifically for Nursery children. These activities cover Phase 1 of ‘Letters and Sounds’. There are seven aspects of Phase 1 –
General sound discrimination – environmental sounds
General sounds – instrumental sounds
General sounds – body percussion
Rhythm and rhyme
Oral blending and segmenting
Can you make different sounds with your voice? You could record them and put them on Tapestry.
Can you clap the names of all the people in you family? For example, if your name is Rebecca you will clap 3 times, Re bec ca. Can you clap the names of some vegetables?
This week we have tried to include a more structured approach to phonics. We will be looking at initial consonant clusters. These are two letters at the beginning of a word that we ‘squash’ together. We have attached a planning sheet and separate word sheets for each day. Most of you will have these already from the packs we sent home. We have included videos below to start your sessions and links within the planning to support your daily activities. Good luck and please contact us with any queries.
You should have received all of the phonics sheets below in your home learning pack. If you did not receive your pack please contact Miss Bray or Mrs Puddiphatt.
June 5, 2020 at 2:21 pm
This week has been a success for both our home learners and our school learners. Here are just a few photos that we wanted to share with you.
Have a lovely weekend from the Foundation Team