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Summer 2

Thank you all for making the time we had together so special. It is always difficult to say goodbye to a class at the end of the year but this year it is particularly so. 

 

I have missed seeing your smiling faces and hearing your exciting stories so I hope you will all pop your heads in next year to say hello.

 

Enjoy your Summer and stay safe.

Week beginning July 13th

This week is our last week of home learning and I thought it would be good to think about transition.

 

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-l-526203-the-cautious-caterpillar-ebook 

 

In the story, Cody the Caterpillar changes into a butterfly! Ask a grown-up to help you find out some information about caterpillars or butterflies. You could use books or the Internet. Can you write down a fact to share with your friends?

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vu9capmEY5I Only One You (2.55 mins)

 

 

I have added a number of resources below which will encourage your child to think about and discuss their feelings about moving to Year 1.

 

 

Schoolreaders Storytime Week 11

Schoolreaders Storytime – ‘Daft Bat’ by Jeanne Willis

Is Bat batty? Or does she just see things a little differently?  The trouble begins when Bat moves into the neighbourhood. All the animal children want to welcome her with a special gift but then Bat shocks them by asking for an umbrella to keep her feet dry!  Soon, it’s clear to everyone that she always gets things upside-down and the wrong-way-round. Only when Wise Owl suggests a change of perspective does everything become clear to Bat’s young friends.  Reading Age 5+

Schoolreaders Storytime – ‘No Jumping on the Bed!’ by Tedd Arnold
"If I've told you once I've told you a million times, no jumping on the bed!" But Walter just can't resist, so he ignores his father's bedtime warning. Higher and higher he bounces gleefully, until his hair brushes the ceiling. But when he lands back on the bed--thump, creak, crack--it crashes right through the floor! Suddenly Walter finds himself visiting all the downstairs neighbours in his apartment building in a most unusual way!  Reading age 6+

Schoolreaders Storytime – ‘Milly Molly Mandy Goes Errands’ by Joyce Lankester Brisley
Milly-Molly-Mandy lives in a tiny village in the heart of the countryside, where life is full of everyday adventures! Join the little girl in the candy-striped dress as she goes blackberry picking, gets ready to throw a party for her friends and goes to her village fete – whatever Milly-Molly-Mandy and her friends are up to, you're sure to have fun when they're around!  Reading age 7+

Schoolreaders Summer Storytime Video Portal

All volunteer stories in one place for access during the holidays

The link: https://www.schoolreaders.org/storytime

Password: love2read

 

 

 

Week beginning July 6th

 

Thank you all again for your emails and photos. I love receiving them.

kirstenleadbeater@waverley.newcastle.sch.uk

 

This week we are continuing our Slip, Slap, Slop! topic and our key texts this week are Sharing a Shell by Julia Donaldson https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpJumAZx1t8 (4.05 mins)  and 

The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmMnaSkeKqQ (6.35 mins).

 

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/digital_books/1433.html  The Snowman - Read the book together and complete the related activities

 

Activities you could try:

 

Using a picture from the story, can you write a few sentences about it.

 

Can you complete the story word search?

 

Make a whale following the instructions

 

Complete the 'Read and colour' story sheet

 

Can you write some simple seaside sentences?

 

 

 

 

You could try some new phonics videos this week. Have a look at Mr Mc on 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTcZnvuTeovlznioLRo0GOA

 

 

Schoolreaders Storytime Week 10

Schoolreaders Storytime – ‘Click Clack Moo - Cows that Type’ by Doreen Cronin

Farmer Brown has a problem. His cows like to type. All day long he hears Click, clack, moo. Click, clack, moo. Clickety, clack, moo. But the problems really begin when the cows start leaving Farmer Brown notes. First it was electric blankets... where will it end? And when the animals don't get what they want they go on strike, of course! Reading Age 8+ Optional activity

 Schoolreaders Storytime – ‘I’m not cute!’ by Jonathan Allen
With visions of himself as a "huge, scary, sleek, sharp-eyed hunting machine," Baby Owl goes out for a walk in the woods. But every animal he meets thinks he's so cute, fluffy, and huggable! Poor Baby Owl. "I am NOT cute!" he shouts. Then Mom comes along--and she comes up with the perfect solution to the adorable little creature's problem. It's a real hoot that every kid will relate to! Reading Age 5+

Schoolreaders Storytime – ‘Grandma’s House’ by Alice Melvin
Often, after school, a little girl goes to her grandmother’s house where everything is different, but always the same. She puts her coat on the hook in the hall, pours a glass of milk for herself in the kitchen and tries to reach the biscuit tin on the highest shelf in the pantry. But where is Grandma?

Reading Age 5+

 

In Maths this week we are investigating capacity. Capacity is best taught practically so a washing up bowl/bucket and lots of different sized conatainers are ideal for investigation:

 

Learning outcomes:

Orders two items by weight or capacity (40-60 months)

 

Early Learning Goal Children use everyday language to talk about size, weight, capacity, position, distance, time and money to compare quantities and objects and to solve problems.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPFQd7ZjErU Capacity

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6IWnl7v9gGY&list=PLUqomJNRLvTYXZsnxh3O9UkVPBeG782pt – more/less milk (2.26 mins)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qwIjMzNHyQ Number Crew Drinks in the Sun (9.24 mins)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVnnv9oY-1o&list=PLeOBw4W17EGp6u4R3IUWIdh3NB1xWBSPL Sesame Street Empty/Full (1.16 mins)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4y0QvlFGxqA Numberjacks Container Drainer (14.19 mins)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-90A573cx3w Elmo and Zoe full and empty (1.52 mins)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7Ds6-rnvi0 Lili and Torto’s Opposites (1.58 mins)

 

Read Who Sank the Boat? By Pamela Allen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpFWuHSDFtQ

 

You could also try these fun activities:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMnn8DBzyQA Get Squiggling Cat (14.15 mins)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoqxhIi4HbQ Mister Seahorse (4.36 mins)

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000cslw/the-snail-and-the-whale (26 mins)

 

Best of all get outside and enjoy the sunshine and don't forget to Slip, slap, slop!

 

Week beginning 29th June

Thank you all again for emailing me across the week. It is always so nice to see that the children are happy and well. Please keep in touch

 

kirsten.leadbeater@waverley.newcastle.sch.uk

 

This week we are beginning a new topic of Slip, Slap, Slop! Our key texts for the week are all by the very popular author Nick Sharratt.

We will be reading Shark in the Park https://youtu.be/Ketu-SWDyD0,

Shark in the Dark  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpOxjl9MOR0 and

Shark in the Park on a Windy Day! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2RwvAHUAdc

 

You can also watch the following link for some information about real sharks.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfWMwG6aYzQ All about sharks (6.16 mins)

 

You could:

Use a picture from the story and write  sentences about it.

Make a list of objects you might see in the park e.g. a big black crow, a little pink flower

 

 

Draw a sail on a yacht, a seagull with his tea and a giant ice cream and write a sentence about them

On the 'One windy day' template – write about something that happened or something you saw on a windy day

Using a picture of a real shark as a prompt – describe the shark and write some facts about him

 

 

Week 9 Schoolreaders Storytime

Schoolreaders Storytime – ‘The Way Back Home’ by Oliver Jeffers
One day a boy finds an aeroplane in his cupboard. Up, up and away he flies, past clouds and stars until suddenly, phut, phut phut, the plane runs out of petrol and the boy crash lands on the moon. Just as he is beginning to get cold and lonely, a Martian appears from the darkness – could this be the start of an unlikely friendship? And will the boy ever manage to get home again? 

Reading Age 6+ 

Schoolreaders Storytime – ‘The Squirrels who Squabbled’ by Rachel Bright
Greedy squirrels Cyril and Bruce both have their sights on a very special prize: THE VERY LAST NUT OF THE SEASON! As the nut bounces crazily though the forest, the squirrels race after it, between the trees, over boulders, down the river and - ARGH! - right to the edge of a waterfall! Working together might be the only way to save themselves now ...

Reading Age 5+

Schoolreaders Storytime – ‘Searching for Treasure’ by Annabel Pitcher.  From ‘The Book of Hopes’ edited by Katherine Rundell.

The Book of Hopes is an extraordinary collection of short stories, poems and pictures to comfort, inspire and entertain children in Lockdown with contributions from more than 110 children’s writers and illustrators.  

Reading Age 8+

 

New Phonics lessons every weekday on YouTube

 

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

 

To help children learning to read at home during the summer term, we have 12 Speed Sounds, reading and spelling lessons on our YouTube channel every weekday.

Lessons include Word Time, Spelling, Reading Red Words, Reading Longer Words and Read and Hold a Sentence. 

Each lesson is ten to fifteen minutes long and available from 9.30am for 24 hours.

 

https://www.ruthmiskin.com/media/filer_public/3f/80/3f80fdf3-e477-41e1-9dac-363ff80cd521/final_schedule_june_2020_4.pdf

 

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

 

 

 

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/

In Maths this week we are looking at odd and even numbers:

 

Learning outcomes:

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)

 

Explain: An even number is a number that can be divided into two equal groups. An odd number is a number that cannot be divided into two equal groups. Even numbers end in 2, 4, 6, 8 and 0 regardless of how many digits they have (we know the number 5,917,624 is even because it ends in a 4!). Odd numbers end in 1, 3, 5, 7, 9.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fK6b9Zxte24 Odd Todd and Even Steven Song (1.34 mins)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wzyD3qrWUc Numberblocks Odds and Evens (5 mins)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsvv8SicThQ Number Crew Drinks for all Odd and Even (9.22 mins)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1EGRUXmNdY Jack Hartmann Count by odd numbers (3.34 mins)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NDmrz8xMiQ Missing Mittens (4.09 mins)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtjCZ9EP1cE Numberjacks 2468 (14.21 mins)

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/coconut-odd-or-even

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.

 

https://kids.classroomsecrets.co.uk/category/eyfs/

 

You could also have a look at these fun ideas:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WsMlTtISuvg&list=PLex2rFvT0W9bRhakl-_XFgw5MtPDiVCbt&index=20 Get Squiggling Crab (14.15 mins)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qO0mu6YJW8 Barnaby Bear Seaside (13.51 mins)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqAOMrZkht0 Andy’s Wild Workout (6.34 mins)

 

 

 

 

 

Week beginning June 22nd

 

Thank you for all of your emails this week. It is always great to hear from you.

kirstenleadbeater@waverley.newcastle.sch.uk

 

Our key texts this week are 

Winnie and Wilbur’s Pirate Adventure by Valerie Thomas and Korky Paul https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-8e6qG914A (6.21 mins)

 

and Captain Flynn and the Pirate Dinosaurs by Giles Andreae

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wdjyuKxmXc (5.32 mins)

 

What can you see through your pirate telescope? 

Can you describe a few of the dinosaurs?

Write about the story and draw your favourite part.

 

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/

 

Week 8 Schoolreaders Storytime

Schoolreaders Storytime – ‘Little Rabbit Foo Foo’ by Michael Rosen
He's wild, he's wicked, he's Little Rabbit Foo Foo! In this read-aloud romp by the incomparable Michael Rosen, author of We're Going on a Bear Hunt, the bully-boy bunny likes nothing better than to ride through the forest bopping everyone on the head. Wriggly worms, tigers, no one is safe. But here comes the Good Fairy – and she is not amused! 

Reading Age 5+

Schoolreaders Storytime – ‘The Magic Paintbrush’ by Julia Donaldson
With her magic paintbrush, Shen can paint steaming pots full of fish and oysters to feed the hungry people in her village, but when the evil emperor hears of her gift he commands Shen to paint gold for him instead. She is determined to keep her promise to paint only for the poor, but how can she match the emperor's mighty power? 

Reading Age 6+ Optional activity

Schoolreaders Storytime –  ‘The Hope-o-potamus’ by Greg James and Chris Smith   

From ‘The Book of Hopes’ edited by Katherine Rundell. The Book of Hopes is an extraordinary collection of short stories, poems and pictures to comfort, inspire and entertain children in Lockdown with contributions from more than 110 children’s writers and illustrators.  

Reading Age 8+

 

This week in Maths we are halving and sharing.

Learning outcomes:

They solve problems, including doubling, halving and sharing (ELG)

 

Sharing Zoo PPt

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFrwrh1gEfk&list=PLTMdMLR7whbrVRyCkwCnBY9x87T2mCfkz Sesame Street: Cookie Monster Helps Prairie Dawn Get Equal (3.27 mins)

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=sharingv2

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WeXTDYS3E-4&t=6s Numberjacks Fair Shares (14.04 mins)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBWTP84lcUI&t=596s Numberjacks A Game of 2 Halves (14.11 mins)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVaxiJB6Fls Give Me Half! by Stuart J. Murphy (4.13 mins)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azVL530KCgA&t=620s Numberjacks Half Time (14.17 mins)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=663FhDCwhkY Learn to Half - Halving Story - Sharing Story - Maths Story (9.31 mins)

 

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-n-2545029-fractions-halves-video

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.

 

https://kids.classroomsecrets.co.uk/category/eyfs/

 

You could also look at these other fun activities:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcV7-jl6744 Get Squiggling Letter E (7.11 mins)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYW8S7FNRSA Just Dance Pirates (2.44 mins)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEn3akjOW-g Super Movement Song Debbie Doo (3.28 mins)

 

 

Week beginning June 15th

 

Happy birthday to Millie, Jermaine and Ayan this week smiley

 

Thank you again for all of your emails. Please keep in touch and remember that as long as your children are happy and healthy the work can take second place.

 

This week we begin our topic of 'Walk the Plank!'.  Our key texts are

Ten Little Pirates by Mike Brownlow  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLpC0rUSB18  (2.58 mins)

Pirates Love Underpants by Claire Freedman https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vd8_Y1bEzA8 and 

Mrs Pirate by Nick Sharratt https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=De7WkgzOVEI (1.37 mins)

You could:

Write a message in a bottle

Create your own treasure map

Use simple pirate writing prompts

Write about what you would do/have if you were a pirate

Write about your favourite part of a story

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/digital_books/1319.html Leek Hotpot Read the book together and complete the related activities

 

 

 

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/

 

 

Week 7 Schoolreaders Storytime

Schoolreaders Storytime – ‘Cave Baby’ by Julia Donaldson

A hairy mammoth takes a cheeky little baby on a thrilling ride through a moonlit landscape populated by a sabre-toothed tiger, a leaping hare, a laughing hyena and even, just maybe, by a big brown bear . . . But where are they going? And what has it to do with the baby's scribblings on the cave wall?

Reading Age 6+   

Schoolreaders Storytime – ‘The Misadventure of Frederick’ by Ben Manley
In a mansion surrounded by lakes and forests, Frederick is bored. He leads a very sheltered life: and when Emily invites him to play outside he has no choice but to refuse – what if he hurts himself? Much better to stay safely indoors. But Emily is not one to take no for an answer… Optional activity Reading Age 7+

Schoolreaders Storytime – Stories from ‘The Book of Hopes’ edited by Katherine Rundell

The Book of Hopes is an extraordinary collection of short stories, poems and pictures to comfort, inspire and entertain children in lockdown with contributions from more than 110 children’s writers and illustrators.  This week’s reading includes both a short story and a poem:

The Monk and the Armadillo’ by Onjali Q. Rauf

‘Care of Exotic Pets.  Number 1. The Axolotl at Bedtime’ by Catherine Johnson 

In Maths this week we are doubling numbers

 

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)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2r5KalPZomA Numberblocks Double Trouble (4.59 mins) and PPt https://www.ncetm.org.uk/resources/52060

Explain that double means ‘twice as many’. Show examples e.g. 2 dice, 2 numicon pieces etc. Talk about familiar uses of the word ‘double’, for example a double-decker bus, a double bed, a double-breasted jacket.

Twinkl Ladybird doubles PPt

Doubling PPt

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jOzhiACB68 Doubles song (1.20 mins)

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=dartboarddoublesandhalves

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/306/Maths-Fishing-Multiplication

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8h6wTVk2Bw&t=7s Number Crew The Trouble with Doubles (9.34 mins)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vqp90ulJiIo My Doggie Double (6.20 mins)

You could also look at these other fun activities:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvY7xYb9JQ0 Get Squiggling Pirate (14.15 mins)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0S0-zkI3B4 The Mr Men Show Pirates (11.03 mins)

 

Week beginning June 8th

 

Happy birthday to Cayden and Dominic this week!

 

Thank you again for keeping in touch this week. It is always lovely to hear how the children are doing.

 

kirsten.leadbeater@waverley.newcastle.sch.uk

 

This week our key text is Someone Bigger by Jonathan Emmett 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPYn2UGTHfY  

 

Using your phonics label the characters from the story e.g. Sam, Dad, Postman, bank robber, policeman etc.

 

Retell the story in your own words.

 

Read ‘Pardon?’ Said the Giraffe by Colin West

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKpcQQeDvXA

 

Can you write speech bubbles for the frog and the giraffe?

 

From up here I can see… Use a picture of a giraffe and the sentence opener to describe what you can see.

 

 

Retell the story e.g. One sunny day…

 

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/digital_books/2095.html Toads in the Road. Read the book together and complete the related activities

 

 

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/

 

This is a lovely, simple way to learn split digraphs:

 

Week 6 Schoolreaders Storytime

Schoolreaders Storytime – ‘Tiddler’ by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler

The smallest fish can tell the tallest tales ... "Sorry I'm late, Miss. I set off really early but on the way to school I was captured by a squid. I wriggled and I struggled till a turtle came and rescued me." "Oh, no, he didn't." "OH, YES, HE DID." Tiddler is a little fish with a BIG imagination! What ever will he come up with next? Optional activity

Reading Age 6+

Schoolreaders Storytime – ‘Hubert Horatio – A Very Fishy Tale’ by Lauren Child Part 1

'Hubert Horatio - A Very Fishy Tale' Part 2
Told in two parts: Hubert Horatio is quite possibly the most responsible and clever child you will ever meet.  This is the very fishy tale of how an ordinary day became the death-defying rescue of Hubert Horatio. And who did the rescuing? Why Hubert, of course… 

Reading Age 7+

Schoolreaders Storytime – ‘The Last Noo Noo’ by Jill Murphy

A brilliantly funny book about a monster attached to his dummy!  Marlon's granny thinks that he's much too old for a dummy. "It's a noo-noo," Marlon informs her. And he has no intention of giving it up. Not even when his mum throws it in the bin. Not even when the other monsters call him a big baby. Nothing and no one can make Marlon give up his noo-noo until Marlon decides that the time is right... Optional activity
Reading Age 6+

In Maths this week we are weighing objects using the vocabulary of heavy, heavier, light, lighter.

 

Learning outcomes:

Orders two or three items by length or height (40-60 months)

 

Early Learning Goal Children use everyday language to talk about size, weight, capacity, position, distance, time and money to compare quantities and objects and to solve problems. They recognise, create and describe patterns. They explore characteristics of everyday objects and shapes and use mathematical language to describe them.

Have a look around the house. Can you find something heavier than an egg? Can you find anything lighter than a biscuit?

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bULgZSFOV98 Ernie’s Heavy and Light Game (3.43 mins)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybEU-6U7s8k Heavy/Light video (2.45 mins)

 

http://www.lcfclubs.com/lcf-maths/flash04/z04-games/z04-heavier-and-lighter.asp

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_6MNFm81sA&list=PL_4m_K4FHqP5xI9rjoaOflTukjASRNmEm Numberjacks Ups and Downs (14.10 mins)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jpuv_ggTYhg Op and Bob Light and Heavy (2.56 mins)

 

 

 

 

You could also look at these other fun activities:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuxdUHNfwjg Get Squiggling Letter D (7.12 mins)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVqp0R1lkcM Topsy and Tim Planting Sunflowers (11.07 mins)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvrxeY_4G3M Tallest animals (1.23 mins)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LdqA-HeRB6g Tallest pets (4.16 mins)

 

Week beginning June 1st

Hello everyone,

I hope you have all enjoyed your Half Term break and managed to relax in the sunshine. We have been so lucky that the sun has been shining on us throughout lockdown and I hope you are all fit and well. Thank you again for keeping in touch, it is always lovely to hear from you and see photos of the children. We even had a lockdown birthday this week.

As we enter the final half term of our Reception year our topic is 'How long is a piece of string?' which links with our Maths work on Shape, Space and Measure.

 

In literacy our key text this week is Titch by Pat Hutchins   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_BNxLeKI20

 

Watch You’ll Soon Grow Into Them, Titch  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrpOgXGqcww (10.12 mins)

Watch Titch Making Biscuits  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FGV188v_uk&list=PL756XNZsKKiMbZKU1Ol3yUztt1Jz_78eG&index=1 (10 mins)

 

Using a picture of Titch can you describe him e.g. Titch is little. He has a blue jumper. Titch has blond hair.

 

Retell your favourite part of the story using the word mat. 3 or 4 sentences

 

 

What happens at the end?  Using a picture as a template, retell the ending in your own words e.g. The baby came home and Titch said ‘he can have mine’. Pete and Mary said ‘they are too big’. Titch said ‘he’ll soon grow into them!’

 

Write the steps Titch took to make his biscuits.

Draw your favourite biscuit. Write a sentence or two about it.

 

 

 

 

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/

In Maths this week we are measuring using non-standard measures such as hands, feet and blocks.

 

Learning outcomes:

Orders two or three items by length or height (40-60 months)

 

Early Learning Goal Children use everyday language to talk about size, weight, capacity, position, distance, time and money to compare quantities and objects and to solve problems. They recognise, create and describe patterns. They explore characteristics of everyday objects and shapes and use mathematical language to describe them.

Measure anything and everything! How many hands tall is mum? How many feet long is the kitchen? How many blocks tall is a teddy?

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUqP58B8uTU&list=PL-wq0HQNymHI1HwAXgwd8I_cTanGCDBJR&index=20 Number Crew Rollercoaster 1 (9.31 mins)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2O_YqCNeAyw Number Crew Rollercoaster 2 (9.28 mins)

https://www.ixl.com/math/grade-1/compare-objects-length-and-height Comparing sizes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-aU0f6ajtJE  Super Fab Lab! - Nonstandard Measurement - Sid The Science Kid (5.42 mins)

http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/length_strength3/ estimate and check non-standard measure game

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqWvhs4uzPc Grover finds the tallest monster (2.25 mins)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znCN2LFHqkU&list=PLScHJ3y9M6Mo-nrGQCa5uWPpZM_xJfPum The Greedy Python (2.47 mins)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqhVCeIlOSs&t=469s Numberjacks Measured Response (14.17 mins)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1CjZuh8J9k&list=PL1iLJcF2MD_873x1D5ToFpL9GPCwXOV8s  Kermit and Grover Long and Short (2.04 mins)

Some other fun activities:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5UnvycIm5fE Get Squiggling Letter C (7.01 mins)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBV4yEKSxVM Tallest Man (1.14 mins)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zK1hSonHrfM (shortest man (1.13 mins)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9aBUBdFVHbA (4.16 mins – 19.11 mins)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9aBUBdFVHbA (4.16 mins – 19.11 mins)

 

Draw around your shadow how many hands/feet tall are you?

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