Hello, Everyone. I hope that you are all doing ok. 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.
This week we will be continuing our theme of ‘Under the Sea’ by looking again at the story ‘Sharing a Shell’ by Julia Donaldson (you can find it being read on You Tube). You could look more closely at the characters in the story and think of ways that they have shared. Ask your child how they can share; are there opportunities this week to share something with someone in your house, maybe a jigsaw, a game or a chore? Make a list of when they share something and hopefully you will be surprised how many times it happens! Just to remind you, there are lots of resources that you could use on the Twinkl website:
Phonics- I am again taking the sounds that Twinkl Learning Hub https://www.twinkl.co.uk/home-learning-hub are using – they are:
Mon- air. Tue- ure. Wed-er Thur- recap air, ure ,er Fri- recap air, ure ,er
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
Letter Formation– the remaining curly caterpillar letters- f, s, e, q, g. BBC Bitesize has a good guide to writing the letters correctly https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zgjj6sg
Phonics sheets to try-https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/i-spy-and-read-phase-3-phonics-activity-t-e-2549932
Reading- Collins Big Cat or Oxford Owl eBooks. There are some more early reading activities on Twinkl where the children read the sentence and then colour the picture in. https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/under-the-sea-themed-early-reading-comprehension-activity-t-e-2550416
Writing- If you haven’t completed the writing frame sheets from last week you could do some more of these or encourage your child to rewrite the story ’Sharing a Shell’ in their own words. They could create their own sea creature, colour and then describe the new character in the story.
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.
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 with 15.
Thur/Fri- -Problem solving and weight- there is also a good PowerPoint on weight. Just type in weight in the search and you will find lots of ideas. Here are 2 of them:
Number formation-0,6,9,8 (to link with letter formation )
Perhaps this week you could do a scavenger hunt outside. Either print off the prepared sheet or look round your garden and make a list of things your child could find- such as a daisy, bark, 3 different leaves, a snail, an ant, etc.
Once again, keep in touch and look after yourselves!