Week 2 - 30th March
It is imperative that your child reads everyday (for at least 15 minutes) either with their reading book or on Bug Club (https://pi.pearsoned.com/v1/piapi/piui/signin?client_id=mCfHl22MzgSG9oQ21dUc3GGNPShmrgeb&login_success_url=https:%2F%2Fwww.activelearnprimary.co.uk%2Flogin-redirect%3Fc%3D0)
Your child's Bug Club login is their first name and first initial of their surname. For example, Milly Millbrook = MillyM. Password: 123456. School code: swxg
If you are using reading books, you must complete your child’s reading record book daily:
- Record the page numbers that they have read (e.g p4-8)
- Comment about what they have read to demonstrate comprehension – for example: Sally enjoyed this part because..., Sally said she found this character interesting because...., We predicted that .....would happen next....This is not necessary on Bug Club as I am able to login and view the children's completed books and progress.
Mathematics - Daily work
With your child, rehearse numbers to 20 then set them number problems from the grid – use one concept per day and repeat to develop their skills, knowledge and fluency.
Please also continue to work through the assigned work on Mathletics (https://login.mathletics.com/) your login details can be found in your purple book or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may also choose to access the fantasic resources available for free on White Rose Maths (https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/).
Counting objects within the house
This could be anything as simple as counting the cutlery in your drawer!
Writing numbers 1-20 on paper
Can they children recognise the numerals? Cut them out and order them.
Addition using objects found within your home
If we have 5 spoons and 3 forks, how many do we have altogether? Include missing numbers e.g I have 5 buttons. How many more do I need to make 10?
Subtraction using objects found within your home
Sing songs like 5 little men in a flying saucer, 5 little ducks, 10 little monkeys etc. to discuss subtraction.Give real life problems at snack time - If we have 7 biscuits and I eat 2 how many biscuits are left?
Subitising (recognising how many without counting) the amount of objects in a set
How many candles are on the fireplace? How many plates are on the table? etc
Looking for shapes in the environment
Can you see the rectangle on the table? The square on the oven door? How many edges does the bookcase have? Can you name the 3D shape that your cereal box is?
Using positional and directional language
Where is the teddy? On top, under, behind, in front of, next to. in between etc. Use directions to get from one room to another e.g. walk two steps forward, turn left…
Fill the bath tub and give them whichever containers you have at home (jugs, Tupperware). Encourage the language of full, nearly full, half full, nearly empty, empty. Will the water to fill this container fit into another container?
Create an ‘at home’ timetable together. What shall we do first? What shall do next? What shall we do at the end of the day? Begin to recognise o’ clock times on a clock.
Empty your purse or money box. Learn the names of the different coins. Use 1p coins to count and add with.
Pretend to buy items from your own toy shop. Can you put n price labels on your toys?
Use everyday objects around the home to create patterns e.g. pen, fork, sock, pen, fork, sock. Can they continue and copy your pattern? Can they make their own pattern?
Length and height
Find three objects from around the home. Can they order them from smallest to largest? Use your feet to measure the length of items in your home (e.g the sofa). How many feet long is it?
Phonics & Literacy
The children have been practicing writing for different reasons at school. You can follow Milly's daily challenges or encourage your child to write your shopping list or a card for their friends. They could even write labels for their toys or a homemade shop.
Please recap the phonics sounds daily by playing a game on PhonicsPlay (https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/) or by listening to the Jolly Phonics songs on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2HYM9VXz9k):
Set 1: s, a, t, p.
Set 2: i, n, m, d.
Set 3: g, o, c, k.
Set 4: ck, e, u, r.
Set 5: h, b, f, ff, l, ll, ss.
Set 6: j, v, w, x
Set 7: y, z, zz, qu
Consonant digraphs: ch, sh, th, ng
Vowel digraphs and trigraphs: ai, ee, igh, oa, oo, ar, or, ur, ow, oi, ear, air, ure, er.
Then watch a short episode of Geraldine the Giraffe presenting your chosen sound of the day on Youtube. Encourage your child to practice writing at least one sound per day, as well as practicing writing some words that feature that sound e.g. ur, fur, curl, hurt, burn. These words could be taken from the items Geraldine found.
Challenge them to write a sentence about one of the words.
This week you can practice igh, oa, oo, ar and or.
There are lots of exciting comics to read over on https://www.phonicsplaycomics.co.uk/comics.html.
Home Learning Project:
Please continue to make your house for one of the 3 little pigs. Will it be strong enough to stay up after the wolf has huffed and puffed?
Please bring it into school when we return.