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Week beginning May 25th

This week would be our Half Term holiday so have yourselves a well deserved break. In our current climate our Half Term holiday cannot be the way we would all want but please have a look at the National Trust's '50 Things to do before you're 11 and 3/4' and see what you can tick off smiley

 

https://nt.global.ssl.fastly.net/documents/50-things-activity-list.pdf

 

I quite fancy number 2 first!

 

Or try an 'egg box hunt'

 

 

 

Schoolreaders Storytime – ‘What the Ladybird Heard’ by Julia Donaldson
Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len are two crafty robbers with a cunning plan to steal the farmer’s fine prize cow. But little do they know that the tiniest, quietest creature of all has overhead their plot, and she has a plan of her own . . . 

Reading Age 6+

Schoolreaders Storytime – ‘Spells’ by Emily Gravett
A hopeful little frog tries to turn himself into a handsome prince by piecing together the torn pages of a spell book. There's just one problem – although Frog knows all about magical spells, spelling is another matter . . . Optional activity

Reading Age 5+

Schoolreaders Storytime – ‘Peace at Last’ by Jill Murphy

The hour was late and Mr Bear was tired. But he could not sleep - however he tried and wherever he tried. Snore, snore went Mrs Bear. Tick-tock, tick-tock went the clock.  Would he never get to sleep? Optional activity

Reading Age 6+

 

https://www.gruffalo.com/gruffalo/files/86/86ef496f-3bfb-4d66-bb61-d7df785bb235.pdf

 

 

Enjoy your week everyone.

 

Kirsten Leadbeater

 

kirsten.leadbeater@waverley.newcastle.sch.uk

 

 

Week beginning May 18th

 

Thank you again for your emails. It is lovely to see the children happy and well. Please keep in touch:

kirsten.leadbeater@waverley.newcastle.sch.uk

 

Our key texts this week are:

 

On the Way Home by Jill Murphy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URRAMHToe4s and

 

The Shopping Basket by John Burningham https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2JBroyckf8

 

Can you write a new story based on the title On the Way Home?

 

 

Make a map of your own journey home from school. What might you see? It can be real or imaginary.

 

Write your own shopping list to take to the shops e.g. a bottle of pop, a box of eggs, a tin of beans etc.

 

 

We don’t see mum in the story – we only see her legs. Can you draw what you think mum looks like and describe her?

 

 

Use ‘From the bus I saw…’ as a sentence opener. Write a few sentences about what you saw.

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you follow the link below there are some excellent phonics lessons being delivered. You can recap previous lessons and new lessons start every Monday with Set 1 sounds 9.30am, Set 2 sounds at 10am and Set 3 sounds at 10.30am.

 

https://www.ruthmiskin.com/media/filer_public/1b/7d/1b7df13e-4381-4bb5-866b-ac0549394947/ss_after_easter1.pdf

 

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/interactives/29317.html

 

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/reading-schemes-oxford-levels/read-write-inc-phonics-guide/

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ 

 

If you follow the link below you will find useful daily phonics activities to help with home learning.

 

https://monsterphonics.com/home-learning-in-the-covid-19-lockdown/reception-home-learning/ 

 

The link below allows you access to free reading books which your child enjoy.

 

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/reading-schemes-oxford-levels/read-write-inc-phonics-guide/

Schoolreaders Storytime – ‘Aaaarrgghh Spider! by Lydia Monks
Spider wants to be a family pet. But the family whose house he lives in are terrified of him. Whenever he tries to show them what a great pet he would make, they simply cry: ”AAAARRGGHH, Spider!” Optional activity

Reading Age 5+

Schoolreaders Storytime – ‘Cyril and Pat’ by Emily Gravett
Cyril is the only squirrel in Lake Park, and he's very lonely. Until one day he meets Pat – Pat the big, grey . . . other squirrel. Cyril and Pat have lots of adventures and fun together and Cyril is so pleased he's made a friend. But everyone is adamant that Cyril and Pat simply cannot be friends, and they soon reveal why: Pat, as the reader has known all along, is actually a RAT! Optional activity

Reading Age 7+

Schoolreaders Storytime – ‘The Highway Rat’ by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler
Life is not safe for the other animals, as the villainous Highway Rat gallops along the highway, stealing their food. Clover from a rabbit; nuts from a squirrel - he even steals his own horse's hay. Will he finally meet his comeuppance, in the form of a cunning duck? Optional activity

Reading Age 6+

In Maths this week we are counting to 20

 

Children count reliably with numbers from one to 20, place them in order and say which number is one more or one less than a given number. Using quantities and objects, they add and subtract two single-digit numbers and count on or back to find the answer. They solve problems, including doubling, halving and sharing (ELG)

 

Encourage the children to represent numbers to 20 in different ways e.g. 12 sticks, 16 cubes etc. Write a number label for each group of objects

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNZMsXSOlEU Numberblocks On Your Head (5 mins)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MVzXKfr6e8 Count to 20 with Jack Hartmann (3.01 mins)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdyD_pLnBBk Numberblocks Count to 20 song

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cN3GK2pU5XI Counting past 10 with Rod (5.37 mins)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wiGEEJLLKd8 Counting to 20 song (2.26 mins)

 

https://www.studyzone.tv/game147-code7c4d9b219ae1d1eb339330f0d7e715c5 count to 20 game

 

https://www.education.com/games/?q=11-20-cloud-catcher

 

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/earlymath/BalloonCount20.htm

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0006s5q/numberblocks-series-4-14-i-can-count-to-twenty Numberblocks I can Count to 20 Series 4 14 (5 mins)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtFwepiUIeU&t=740s Numberjacks Into the teens (14.09 mins)

 

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There is a fun new ebook on Oxford Owl. Use the link to find Winnie and Wilbur Stay at Home.

 

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/interactives/30463.html

 

Week beginning May 11th

 

Thank you again for your emails. They really do brighten my week and it's lovely to see how the children are getting on. Please keep in touch at

 

kirsten.leadbeater@waverley.newcastle.sch.uk

 

This week our topic changes to 'Are We There Yet?' This topic looks at transport, journeys and modes of transport.

 

Our texts this week are Mr Gumpy's Outing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mi_DV_DWN8M&t=18s and Mr Gumpy's Motor Car by John Burningham https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjVJ9ytVT90.

 

 

Can you draw a picture of Mr Gumpy and write a character profile for him? e.g. He lives by a river. He is kind.

 

Make a story map for Mr Gumpy’s outing.  On a sheet of paper children can draw Mr Gumpy’s journey down the river to show each stop he makes to let the characters board his boat. Children can use their map to help tell the story.

 

Using the word mat write about the story.

 

 

Choose 3 or 4 of your own animals and write excuses for them.

 

 

 

If you follow the link below there are some excellent phonics lessons being delivered. You can recap previous lessons and new lessons start every Monday with Set 1 sounds 9.30am, Set 2 sounds at 10am and Set 3 sounds at 10.30am.

 

https://www.ruthmiskin.com/media/filer_public/1b/7d/1b7df13e-4381-4bb5-866b-ac0549394947/ss_after_easter1.pdf

 

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/interactives/29317.html

 

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/reading-schemes-oxford-levels/read-write-inc-phonics-guide/

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ 

 

If you follow the link below you will find useful daily phonics activities to help with home learning.

 

https://monsterphonics.com/home-learning-in-the-covid-19-lockdown/reception-home-learning/ 

 

The link below allows you access to free reading books which your child enjoy.

 

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/reading-schemes-oxford-levels/read-write-inc-phonics-guide/

Schoolreaders Storytime – ‘We’re going on a bear hunt’ by Michael Rosen

For brave hunters and bear-lovers!  Follow and join in the family's excitement as they wade through the grass, splash through the river and squelch through the mud in search of a bear. What a surprise awaits them in the cave on the other side of the dark forest!
Reading Age 6+

In Maths this week we are 'taking away'.

 

Children count reliably with numbers from one to 20, place them in order and say which number is one more or one less than a given number. Using quantities and objects, they add and subtract two single-digit numbers and count on or back to find the answer. They solve problems, including doubling, halving and sharing (ELG)

 

Use a cup and 5 coins – count the coins together and then hide some coins under a cup. How many coins are left. Then lift cup and count back from 5 moving the coins as you count. Extend to 10 if children are ready.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxsEDsZm8yA Numberblocks Holes (5.01 mins)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hD26XpuUCc Number Floss (1.38 mins)

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=TakeAway Demonstrate using fingers 1-5 then 1-10

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/helicopter-rescue

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-2vJad-VAQ Numberblocks The Two Tree (5.01 mins) and related PPt https://www.ncetm.org.uk/resources/52060

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1d6BRaqpS4 Numberblock Rally (5 mins)

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/mental-maths-train subtraction within 10

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/mental-maths-train subtraction within 10

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkctu5a1pHc&t=214s Numberjacks Takeaway (14.06 mins)

 

 

Some of our amazing 'Home Learning'. Well done Everyone!

Week beginning May 4th

 

Thank you again to everyone who has emailed. As you can see above there is lots of fantastic home learning happening. Well done everyone smiley 

 

Please keep in touch kirsten.leadbeater@waverley.newcastle.sch.uk

 

This week's literacy has a focus on ladybirds. Key texts are What the Ladybird Heard by Julia Donaldson and the Bad Tempered Ladybird by Eric Carle.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eu9mPX7DuLA What the Ladybird Heard (3.55 mins)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NbyiDpY6Ww What the Ladybird Heard Song (3.22 mins)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bH6UIYCRmAE The Bad Tempered Ladybird (7.09 mins)

 

 

Look at the adjectives that are used to describe each animal. How many other adjectives can you think of to describe them? Use the animal posters and write adjectives on them.

 

Using the story word mats write a sentence or two about the stories.

 

Watch https://www.literacyshed.com/caterpillar-shoes.html#  Caterpillar Shoes. What did you like or dislike? Did it make you think about anything? Was there anything you found strange or surprising?

 

 

 

If you follow the link below there are some excellent phonics lessons being delivered. You can recap previous lessons and new lessons start every Monday with Set 1 sounds 9.30am, Set 2 sounds at 10am and Set 3 sounds at 10.30am.

 

https://www.ruthmiskin.com/media/filer_public/1b/7d/1b7df13e-4381-4bb5-866b-ac0549394947/ss_after_easter1.pdf

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ 

 

If you follow the link below you will find useful daily phonics activities to help with home learning.

 

https://monsterphonics.com/home-learning-in-the-covid-19-lockdown/reception-home-learning/ 

 

The link below allows you access to free reading books which your child enjoy.

 

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/reading-schemes-oxford-levels/read-write-inc-phonics-guide/

Dear parents and carers,

Please see below links to three stories read by a volunteer from the charity Schoolreaders, who provide free volunteers to listen to children read 1:1 at our school during term time. As the volunteers can’t come to school as normal at the moment, they have arranged for some volunteers to do reading videos instead.

 

Week 2 Schoolreaders Storytime

Schoolreaders Storytime – ‘Baby Brains’ by Simon James
Meet the extraordinary Baby Brains. He reads the paper, mends the car and works as a doctor at the hospital. He’s so clever that some scientists ask him to go on their next space mission.
Reading Age 5+

Schoolreaders Storytime – ‘Into the Forest’ by Anthony Browne 

One night a boy is woken by a terrible sound. A storm is breaking, lightning flashing across the sky. In the morning Dad has disappeared and Mum doesn’t seem to know when he’ll be back. Mum asks her son to take a cake to his sick grandma. "Don’t go into the forest," she warns. "Go the long way round." But, for the first time, the boy chooses to take the path into the forest, where he meets a variety of fairy tale characters!

Reading age 8+

Schoolreaders Storytime – ‘Bringing Down the Moon’ by Jonathan Emmett

Meet the little mole who thinks a lot and join him on his quest to bring down the moon.
Reading age 3+

In Maths this week we are counting on from a given number:

Children count reliably with numbers from one to 20, place them in order and say which number is one more or one less than a given number. Using quantities and objects, they add and subtract two single-digit numbers and count on or back to find the answer. They solve problems, including doubling, halving and sharing (ELG)

 

I count, you count Begin by counting as you point to yourself. When you point to your child they continue the count 1,2 3,4 5,6 7,8,9 etc.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDzIxqQ2Rig Mouse Count Ellen Stoll Walsh (9.49)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLzOkpH2zyM Counting On by 1's | I Can Count From Any Number (Numbers 1-20) | Jack Hartmann (2.21 mins)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4aC6D4VcmaA Numberjacks Carry on Counting (14.12 mins)

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/helicopter-rescue

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2W0I06Nq5s Counting On song (4.06 mins)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXI_4EviVm4 Get Squiggling Bee (14.15 mins)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c25tYsnd54o Minibeast Adventures with Jess: Buzzy Bees (21.20 – 26.35 mins)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ws_D5nXOAJg Lifecycle of a ladybird (3.21 mins)

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Week beginning April 27th

Thank you for your emails this week. It has been so lovely to hear how the children are getting on at home. Please keep in touch kirsten.leadbeater@waverley.newcastle.sch.uk

 

This week it's all about caterpillars in our literacy! Key texts are The Crunching Munching Caterpillar https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QQUNBjIlts , Twinkl The Cautious Caterpillar ebook and The Very Hungry Caterpillar https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75NQK-Sm1YY&t=8s .

 

Try a word search to help with your reading https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-t-13516-the-crunching-munching-caterpillar-wordsearch 

 

Use the word mat to help you write a sentence or two about the story https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-t-13514-the-crunching-munching-caterpillar-word-mat

 

Can you complete the lifecycle of a caterpillar? https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-l-526324-the-cautious-caterpillar-life-cycle-of-a-butterfly-activity-sheets

 

Use the word mat to retell the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar in your own words https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-t-1234-the-very-hungry-caterpillar-word-mat-images

 

 

If you follow the link below there are some excellent phonics lessons being delivered. You can recap lessons from before the Easter holiday and new lessons start on Monday 27th April with Set 1 sounds 9.30am, Set 2 sounds at 10am and Set 3 sounds at 10.30am.

 

https://www.ruthmiskin.com/media/filer_public/1b/7d/1b7df13e-4381-4bb5-866b-ac0549394947/ss_after_easter1.pdf

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ 

 

https://monsterphonics.com/home-learning-in-the-covid-19-lockdown/reception-home-learning/ 

 

If you follow the link above you will find useful daily phonics activities to help with home learning.

 

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/reading-schemes-oxford-levels/read-write-inc-phonics-guide/

 

 

In Maths our learning objectives this week are:

 

  • They recognise, create and describe patterns ELG
  • Shows an interest in shape and space by playing with shapes or making arrangements with objects 30-50 months
  • Uses familiar objects and common shapes to create and recreate patterns and build models. 40-60 months

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9wt4K5Zup0 Pattern with Puffballs (2.26 mins)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQ9q4U2P3ig Go Noodle Make a Pattern (3.09 mins)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jl7EwPp6HQ0 Sesame Street pattern (2.52 mins)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U__EFzinbA8&t=183s Numberblocks Pattern Palace (5 mins)

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ordering-and-sequencing/shape-patterns

http://resources.hwb.wales.gov.uk/VTC/simple_patterns/eng/Introduction/MainSession.htm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pO9b7BTOIOU Sesame Street – Guess What’s Next (3.24 mins)

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXI_4EviVm4 Get Squiggling Bee (14.15 mins)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c25tYsnd54o Minibeast Adventures with Jess: Buzzy Bees (21.20 – 26.35 mins)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ws_D5nXOAJg Lifecycle of a ladybird (3.21 mins)

 

Try a healthy, topic-related snack too:

Week beginning April 20th

 

Hello everyone! I hope you're all happy and well and have enjoyed your Easter holiday.

 

Our Summer term begins with a topic of Wriggle and Crawl based around minibeasts. Week 1 is all about spiders!

 

Key texts are Mrs Honey's Hat by Pam Adams, Aaaarrgghh Spider! by Lydia Monks and The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle. There are versions of these stories on YouTube in the absence of a book.

 

Our written work this term is becoming more independent and children should be able to write a little more. Writing is based around stories and involves characters, events, settings and retelling stories in our own words. Children should be using their phonics in their writing and spIder and spighda are both good attempts. End of year expectations are for writing to sit on a line and have a capital letter at the beginning and a full stop at the end with finger spaces between words. Letter formation should be correct and ascenders such as t or h should be taller than a and c. Descenders such as g or j should clearly end below the line.

We will be revising RWI Speed Sounds Set 2 and learning the RWI Speed Sounds Set 3. Digraphs are collections of two letters that make one sound. Examples include; rain, book and seed. A split digraph also contains two letters (a-e, e-e, i-e, o-e and u-e) but they are split between a consonant, for example; make, bike and home.

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ 

 

If you follow the link above there are some excellent phonics lessons being delivered. You can recap lessons from before the Easter holiday and new lessons start on Monday 20th April with Set 1 sounds 9.30am, Set 2 sounds at 10am and Set 3 sounds at 10.30am.

 

https://www.ruthmiskin.com/media/filer_public/1b/7d/1b7df13e-4381-4bb5-866b-ac0549394947/ss_after_easter1.pdf

 

https://monsterphonics.com/home-learning-in-the-covid-19-lockdown/reception-home-learning/ 

 

If you follow the link above you will find useful daily phonics activities to help with home learning.

 

 

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/reading-schemes-oxford-levels/read-write-inc-phonics-guide/

 

In Mathematics this week our learning objectives are:

 

  • Beginning to use mathematical names for ‘solid’ 3D shapes and ‘flat’ 2D shapes, and mathematical terms to describe shapes. Selects a particular named shape (40-60)
  • Uses familiar objects and common shapes to create and recreate patterns and build models (40-60)

They recognise, create and describe patterns. They explore characteristics of everyday objects and shapes and use mathematical language to describe them (ELG)

 

Lots of quality resources can be found on Twinkl and here are some other fun songs and videos:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmkMnTcYYtQ&t=3s Number Jacks A Circle at Both Ends (14.03 mins)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cg-Uc556-Q 3D shape song (3.02 mins)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPZegz690Mg Jack Hartmann 3D shape song (3.43 mins)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMXui3X_1tg&t=24s Sesame Street Pyramid (4.35 mins)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3zdNiA7LPY Number Crew Shape Sorting (9.43 mins)

 

https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/free-eyfs-3d-shapes-iwb-activity/

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqEiMbrnAU0 Number Crew Shape Escape (9.33 mins)

 

https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/free-eyfs-what-3d-shapes-can-you-see-iwb-activity/

 

https://resources.hwb.wales.gov.uk/VTC/building_game/eng/Introduction/default.htm

 

Please also have a look at 

 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/ 

 

https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/free-home-learning-packs/?goal=0_9fbcd14815-71c3b42352-191287507&mc_cid=71c3b42352&mc_eid=5fb095073d

 

where you will find daily lessons designed to get your child ready for September.

 

 

Check out Auntie Mabel and Pippin in Come Outside:

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQ2RzDl0vvM Come Outside- Spiders (13.59 mins)

 

https://littleowlsresources.com/minibeasts?fbclid=IwAR0_y71FymZqDfvJGOX6IBRtyYjrsH0NEOKHuulPk_Gs2bvJe2ErarfaAus

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RtW9zG0854 Minibeast Adventures with Jess: Are you afraid of spiders? (15.16 mins)

 

 

or Get Squiggling

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydKDx3_Fprg Get Squiggling Spider (14.15 mins)

 

Dear parents and carers,

Please see below links to three stories read by a volunteer from the charity Schoolreaders, who provide free volunteers to listen to children read 1:1 at our school during term time. As the volunteers can’t come to school as normal at the moment, they have arranged for some volunteers to do reading videos instead.

 

Schoolreaders Storytime - 'The Ravenous Beast' by Niamh Sharkey

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_qYPLrCmWA&feature=youtu.be

The ravenous beast is hungry; he’s hungry, hungry, hungry. But is he the hungriest animal of all?

Reading age: 5+

 

Schoolreaders Storytime - 'One is a snail, ten is a crab' by April Pulley Sayre

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5CywxWnF48&feature=youtu.be

If one is a snail and two is a person, we must be counting by feet!

Reading age: 3+

 

Schoolreaders Storytime - 'This is Our House' by Michael Rosen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLIvMQO0nB4&feature=youtu.be

A book about the power of sharing. George says the cardboard house is his and no one else can share it.

Reading age: 5+

 

 

 

Have fun and please don't hesitate to get in touch.

 

kirsten.leadbeater@waverley.newcastle.sch.uk

 

Kirsten Leadbeater

 

 

 

 

 

 

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