Thank you for your continued support with your child’s learning. As we welcome back all children to school, 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 11th of October 2021.
Last week the children really enjoyed learning about ‘The Enormous Turnip.’ They enjoyed acting out the story and retelling the story in different ways. Please look at your child’s tapestry to see photos of their amazing work.
This week we are going to be focusing on ‘pumpkins – especially the story ‘Pumpkin soup.’ The children will have the opportunity to make their own pumpkin soup this week and take part in several activities linked to this story / topic.
Learning time: (Including phonics, music, maths and RE)
Monday: We start the session off by completing 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 have our weekly music session where we use music express where we learn new songs and new musical vocabulary. This week we are going to perform the different songs we have been learning ‘Being someone new’ and ‘Dressing up.’ and our songs about dinosaurs. We will listen to the words and encourage the children to join in with the repeated sections. We are going to introduce instruments into our music session this week to encourage the children to listen for ‘The beat’.
Tuesday: We start the session off by completing 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 have our phonics session where we are going to be making new words to old songs Children sing eg “Twinkle, twinkle little star”, with actions. Then Hum the song as pass around shakers. Use shakers to sing song again but change words to “Shake your shaker in the air, Shake your shaker everywhere, Shake it high and shake it low, Shake it everywhere you go, Shake your shaker in the air, Shake your shaker everywhere.”
Wednesday: We start the session off by completing 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 have our RE session. This week we are learning about Baptism / Welcome. First we sing a welcome song:
Teacher: “First & Surname, First & Surname, where are you?”
Child: “Here I am, Here I am.”
Teacher/Class: “We welcome you.”
Then we will share a story about being ‘Welcomed’ and look at the children’s story pages 10-11 to show how the children are being welcomed into school. We will be sharing our experiences about how we felt welcome in different scenarios.
Thursday: We start the session off by completing 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 are learning several new poems and so far we have learnt ‘Chop chop’, ‘Leaves are falling and Wise old owl and Falling apples and breezy weather.’ The children really enjoy taking part when learning these new poems. This week we will be performing all of the poems we have learnt so far using words and actions throughout each one.
Friday We start the session off by completing 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 sing different 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.
After each session we share stories with the children where they get to vote for their favourite story. The children work out together which book has the most votes by counting the different children’s photos.
We are trying really hard to practice our counting this week 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.
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.
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.
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