This week we will be continuing our theme of ‘Under the Sea’ by looking at a new story called ‘Commotion in the Ocean’ by Giles Andreae. Again you can find this being read on You Tube. There are several readings of it; perhaps you could look at a couple. This is a rhyming book about lots of different animals that live in the ocean. Twinkl has a wealth of ideas and sheets based on the story.
Phonics- I am again taking the sounds that Twinkl Learning Hub https://www.twinkl.co.uk/home-learning-hub are using – they are:
Consonant blends –final sounds nk, mp, nd, sk, nt as in sink, bump, hand, risk, tent
Set 1 – I, no, go, the, into
Set 2- he, she, we, me, be, was, you, they, all, are, my, by, her, have, so, come, some, when, went, what, with, one
If your child can read all set 2 ‘Tricky Words’ then you could begin with a few from set 3
Set 3-said, like, do, were, where, there, little, out, your, saw, called, looked, because, time, made, make, came, of, very.
Letter Formation– This week we will concentrate on the one armed robot letters- b, k and p – check the letter formation sheet for how they are formed.
Reading- Collins Big Cat or Oxford Owl eBooks. Even if you don’t manage to do much else in a day I would say the reading at this stage is really important.
Writing- In the story ‘Commotion in the Ocean’ there are lots of different sea creatures living in the ocean. Perhaps this week you could find out a little about a few of these. Maybe take a creature a day and write a sentence or two about it. The children could draw or paint a picture of it or do a large collage adding different animals that they have learnt about each day.
You could also look at rhyming words. Many children find rhyming difficult so you may need to practise a little before trying this worksheet.
Maths- If you can access the Twinkl Learning Hub then Numberblocks is on from 11-12am each day. If not and you want a little more structure, then perhaps you could timetable the maths like this:
Mon– Number- counting, recognising, ordering, writing numbers- if your child is now confident with numbers to 20 then you can go beyond. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/r.aspx?sid=3218 (this is a nice game with different levels of difficulty to choose from).
Tue– More/less 1 more/less- it is ok to use counters to work this out; when they are confident then try without.
Wed-Addition/subtraction- If they can do addition/ subtraction within 10 then write some calculations within 15.
Thur/Fri– -Problem solving and money. With money try to introduce the different coins to the children so they begin to become familiar with them and how they are valued. You could play Shop with them having prices that are 1p, 2p, 5p and 10p. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/money/toy-shop-money If they are confident with this you could begin to introduce the idea that 2p is the same as 2 x 1p coins.
Number formation – 7 and 5 are often reversed so it’s good to ensure they can form these correctly.
These are a few science activities you could try. Otherwise have a look at floating and sinking – perhaps if the weather warms up and the paddling pool comes out- or maybe bath time!
Thank you for the things you are sharing on Tapestry. If you want to get any advice over the phone I am available on Thursday and Friday mornings if you ring school.