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Thank you for your continued support with your child’s learning. As we welcome back all children to school after our Christmas break, this page will be for any children that are required to self-isolate. 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.

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Week Commencing the 17th of January 2022.

Hello, I hope you are all well. Please keep checking your child’s tapestry account as we regularly add photos to show what your child is learning throughout the day.

Journeys Spring Term

This term we will be looking at journeys and the past. We are going to be looking at how people and different things change and grow. We will look at particular animals and we will have these animals in school in order to watch them grow and change. We will also be learning about the past and the different journeys the children have been on. We are looking forward to finding out about the lives of each child and hearing about their experiences. This week we will be looing at the book ‘We’re going on a bear hunt’ by Michael Rosen – learning about different journeys.

Learning time: (Including phonics, music, maths and RE)

Monday: We start the session off by taking both the attendance register and the dinner register. We then count how many children are present encouraging the children to count confidently. We then complete our daily calendar. We sing the days of the week song, work out what date it is and talk about the weather and which season we are in. This week we are going to be recapping on number 1 and number 2 and then we will learn about the number 3. The children will take part in different activities linked to number blocks in activities around the classroom. Then the children will take part in their weekly music session taken from Music express. This week the children will be recapping on the song called snowflakes falling and will be learning a new song about growing.

In phonics we will start the session off by watching some Bollywood dances and then we will all stand in a space with a scarf. Teach the children the song called the ‘Scarf in my hand song’ (Wheels on the bus tune) The children will move their scarves following the words of the song! (6 verses) We will end the session with a story and sing some nursery rhymes chosen by the children.

Tuesday: We start the session off by taking both the attendance register and the dinner register. We then count how many children are present encouraging the children to count confidently. We then complete our daily calendar. We sing the days of the week song, work out what date it is and talk about the weather and which season we are in. We will then take part in our ‘Dough gym session.’ Each child has a pot of playdough with their name on it. We will develop our fine motor skills by taking part in different skills e.g. stretching, rolling, prodding etc

In phonics today we will begin by reading the train ride story (on iwb if no book) emphasising the beat. Children to join in with ‘What shall I see? What shall I see? Set up a pretend train ride (Chairs). Say the rhyme ‘Getting on the fast train ready for a ride, don’t forget your ticket, (name) step inside. After each child gets on the children say ‘Clackety clack, clackety clack, clackety, clackety clackety clack’ tapping out beat.

When all the children are on they need to get off again with the rhyme ‘Coming to the station, the fast train starts to slow. Choo choo wave goodbye (name) off you go. The rest of the children say Clackety clack, clackety clack, clackety, clackety clackety clack’ tapping out beat. The children get off one at a time. Finish off the session by reading a story and singing nursery rhymes.

Wednesday: We start the session off by taking both the attendance register and the dinner register. We then count how many children are present encouraging the children to count confidently. We then complete our daily calendar. We sing the days of the week song, work out what date it is and talk about the weather and which season we are in. Afterwards we do our weekly poetry basket session. We have learnt several new poems so far including ‘Chop chop’, ‘Leaves are falling, Wise old owl, Falling apples, breezy weather and Pointy Hat.’ The children really enjoy taking part when learning these new poems. The last couple of poems we have been learning are popcorn and I can build a snowman. This week we will recap on previous poems and then learn a new poem called ‘carrot nose’ where the children will be learning new words and actions. See if they can tell you this poem at home!

In phonics today we will begin by practising to clap the syllables heard in each child’s name. – the beats in words e.g. Jack (1) Oscar (2)

Model tapping names on a drum. Sing a rhyme to the children encouraging them to keep a steady beat ‘Molly is the drummer, Molly is the drummer, Molly is the drummer let’s hear her play her name.’ (Tune – the bear went over the mountain) one at a time the children clap their name. She plays her name like this Saffi (2 claps) Repeat this sentence. Repeat the first verse again saying Molly is the drummer, Molly is the drummer, Molly is the drummer we heard her play her name.’

Repeat using different children – more children will join in when confidence grows. Finish the session by reading a story and singing some nursery rhymes chosen by the children.

Thursday: We start the session off by taking both the attendance register and the dinner register. We then count how many children are present encouraging the children to count confidently. We then complete our daily calendar. We sing the days of the week song, work out what date it is and talk about the weather and which season we are in. We will recap on the number 1 and 2 and then continue with our new topic in RE. The children will recap on what we have learnt over the last 2 weeks about celebrations and how we celebrate etc.

Show the children a picture of Mary and Joseph taking Jesus to the temple. See why the children think Jesus went to the temple. – explain that they wanted to say thank you to God for Jesus. What do you see in the picture?

Q Why did Mary and Joseph take Jesus to the Temple?

Q Who were the people that they met?

Q Why did Simeon and Anna go to the Temple?

Keep talking about celebrations and how we celebrate in different ways.

In Phonics today we will read a busy day for Birds by Lucy Cousins, children to join in with bird sounds and actions.

Explain that birds lay eggs and you have different pictures of birds in your bag. Pass the bag around the circle whilst listening to the birdie song. Choose an egg and perform that action when the music stops. All children do action. Repeat activity stopping music at different times. Remind children of actions etc.. End the session with a story and by singing diffenet nursery rhymes.

Friday: We start the session off by taking both the attendance register and the dinner register. We then count how many children are present encouraging the children to count confidently. We then complete our daily calendar. We sing the days of the week song, work out what date it is and talk about the weather and which season we are in. We are then going to practice our name writing skills using out name cards. The children will carefully follow the letters on their name cards and attempt to write each letter underneath.

In Phonics today Explain that the children are going to take it in turns to play the tambourine to tap out the beats in their names.

Sing the song ‘Pass the tambourine around, rine around, rine around, pass the tambourine around, who will play it? (London bridge) When the song finishes the child holding it will tap out the beat in their name on the tambourine. The rest of the children repeat it.

Maths

We are going to be learning about the Number 3 this week – focusing on number blocks. The children will recognise the number, write the number and take part in different activities linked to that number. See if your child can recognise and find this number at home. They are also trying really hard to practice counting using numbers up to at least 10. We start off every session by finding out how many children are here where the children confidently count each member of the class. We then encourage the children to count in the different activities they take part in. Please encourage your child to count when they are at home e.g. counting how many stairs there are to bed or how many orange segments they have etc.

Daily Calendar:

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!

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.

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.

https://holyfamilyworksop.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Top_Ten_Digital_Books.pdf

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?

Physical Development

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.

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

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