Online Learning – Week beginning Monday 22nd of February 2021
We hope you are all well and had a lovely half term.
Please check back at this page often as we will keep updating it as appropriate so that the remote learning matches the content that would be happening in the classroom. Remember you can contact us at anytime through our class email address and Tapestry.
Please upload any work or photos onto Tapestry or send to our class email address: email@example.com
Please keep encouraging your child to write their first name by tracing the different letters in their name on a piece of paper. Some children are now copying the different letters from their name underneath using recognisable letters. This is amazing and everyone is showing so much progress with their learning. Here are some examples of the children’s work.
We are also going to be creating our own musical instruments this week using different sized pots, pasta and rice. Please encourage your child to be creative and decorate their own musical instruments.
This week we will be exploring a range of activities linked to the different aspects of phase 1 and phase 2 from Letters and Sounds.
On Monday Recap on the phonemes previously learnt s, a, t, p, i, n, m, d, g, o. Have 2 sets of noisy objects. Place one set in a box and the others on the carpet. See if the children can identify which object is being played.(Phase 1)
On Tuesday Recap on the phonemes already learnt s, a, t, p, i, n, m, d, g, o using the flash cards. Explain to the children that today we are going to be learning about initial sounds. Have two sets of objects and see if the children can sort the objects into the correct initial sound group. Emphasis the initial sound of each one with the children.
On Wednesday Recap on the phonemes previously learnt s, a, t, p, i, n, m, d, g, o. Have rainbow and encourage the children to listen to him sound out the different sounds e.g. pig, cat, dog. See if the children can have a go at sounding out some of the words (If confident). – Animal sounds phase 1 game.
On Thursday Recap on all the phonemes previously learnt s, a, t, p, i, n, m, d, g, o. Play odd one out with the children encouraging them to recognise which word doesn’t rhyme. See if they can think of a rhyming string. Voice sounds – phase 1.
On FridayRecap on the phonemes already learnt s, a, t, p, i, n, m, d, g, o. Sing nursery rhymes with the children encouraging them to join in with the words and actions. Encourage the children to choose a character out of the song bag.
We use these website to help the children to write down the different graphemes that we are learning. Please try and encourage your child to practise writing down the different graphemes we have learnt so far.
Every day please encourage your child to sing the days of the week song and work out what the date it is by counting one more. You can also encourage your child to talk about the weather and the season. The children enjoy doing this activity every day and are excellent at remembering the different days!
In maths we are going to be learning about a range of areas this week:
On Monday we are going to realise not only objects, but anything can be counted, including steps, claps or jumps. Explain to the children that anything can be counted. Ask the children to clap 6 times, jump 4 times, stamp your feet 5 times etc.
On Tuesday we are going to be comparing 2 sets of objects, saying when they have the same number. Have 2 plates and several sweets. See if the children can use the language more, less and same to compare the plates.
On Wednesday we are going to Counts an irregular arrangement up to ten objects. On the carpet have several objects and place them randomly on the floor encourage the children to count the objects accurately each time showing good 1 to 1 counting.
On Thursday we are going to be learning to Show interest in shapes in the environment. Explain to the children that today they are going to be looking at different pictures of the environment and look for different shapes e.g. circle, triangles, squares and rectangles.
On Friday we are learning about Positional language. Give each child an object and encourage them to place their object in different positions e.g. in front, behind, on top. Encourage some of the children to take on the role of the teacher to say where to put the object.
Keep watching Numberblocks to help your child to recognise the different numbers. The children seem to really enjoy learning the different numbers from this educational learning site.
Each week new tasks will be set. There are helpful videos for you and your child to watch together. Your child will receive progress points and certificates for taking part in the different activities.
Please can you continue to practise re-telling and performing the following poems:
- Chop Chop
- Leaves are falling
- Breezy Weather
- Wise old owl
- Apples in a basket
We will be beginning to learn new poems from the Spring booklet of the poetry basket.
This week we are starting to learn a poem from the Spring Term Poetry Basket booklet. Below is the link to the poems. We are looking at the following poem:
I can build a snowman p.8
Please read through this poem with your child and encourage your child to identify any rhyming words. Can you think of any other rhyming words?
Reading at Home
Top Ten Storytimes to Enjoy
This collection of our top 10 tales, often read by the author, are suitable for 3-7-year olds (though older children may enjoy them too). The book covers are include so children can see and CHOOSE what they’d like. Reading for pleasure is about engaging with books or any texts that interest you, so children’s choice is key.
Digital Favourites to Enjoy
Download a copy of digital favourites, with visuals so children can CHOOSE! The collection includes stories, poetry, comics, information books and magazines and so something to tempt every reader. The visuals are key to fostering motivation, so do pass on.
Oxford Owl have free e- books that you can download onto your devices at home.
If you would like to know your child’s reading level for this website, please email me and I can send you the information individually.
Parents can further support their children with their reading through:
Predicting – What do they think this text is about?
Clarify – What new vocabulary have they experienced? Meaning?
Question – What would they still like to know?
Summary – In their words, what is the text about?
Why not try yoga with your child to help them to calm down but also to get exercise too. It is a little website called Cosmic Kids yoga and it has several types of yoga based on different stories. For example, the hungry caterpillar, Room on a broom, Frozen. See which story you and your child like the best.
Andy’s Wild Adventures