Learning together at home. P1 Divine Dragonflies 2.04.2020

Good morning my Dragonflies!

How are you ? I miss you all! I am sure you are all having a wonderful time at home, doing lots of lovely things and enjoying being with your family.

Please keep adding photos to your e-learning journals. I love to see how you are getting on.

Today our learning is:

Literacy

Writing

We are going to do our weekly piece of writing.

As we are learning about time in Maths I thought it might be a good idea to link it to our writing.all-about-spring-powerpoint-1 (1)

 

  1. Can you please go through the following power point with your child. Discuss each slide together, talking about things you might see throughout spring (flowers growing, new animals, changes in weather etc)
  2. Slide 2 – discuss the four seasons. What are the differences between the four seasons?
  3. Slide 3 – We have been focusing on months of the year with Mrs Conlin recently. Can your child tell you the 12 months of the year? There are questions on this slide to help guide the learning.
  4. Slide 6 – Use this slide to discuss the change from dark to light evenings. This could link to time etc. Point to some numbers and ask: Can you tell me how many hours of daylight are in March, April, May and so forth.
  5. Slide 7 and 8 – Discuss your favourite flower or animal that either grows or is born in Spring. Again, there are some challenge questions on the slide.
  6. Use the pictures in slides 9,10 and 11 to discuss the differences between spring and other seasons.

Following this, please use the jotter provided in your home learning pack to create a piece of writing which should be titled ‘In the Spring I See’.

Firstly your child should write the title at the top of the page. They should then draw a picture of things they may see in Spring on the top half of their jotter, using the information learned from the power point to help them. You can use the pictures from the power point as a prompt. Please ensure your child adds as much detail as possible to their picture – we have been working on this in class and our drawing skills are getting so much better!

After this allow your child to complete their piece of writing below their drawing. I have three challenges for your child to choose from to complete their writing. Allow them to choose one option from the ‘chilli challenge’ but please explain that ALL pieces of writing must include our non-negotiables which are: Capital letters at the start of a sentence, finger spaces and full stops. All pieces of writing should also relate to the picture drawn on the top half of the piece of paper and should start with ‘In the Spring I see’. For example, if your child has drawn a lamb they could write ‘In the Spring I see fluffy, white lambs’.

 

  • For the mild challenge: Please complete your writing supported by an adult.
  • For the hot challenge: Please complete your writing independently.
  • For the spicy challenge – Please write at least 3 sentences about your picture independently.

Reading

Using your reading books:

Lions: The baby sitter.

Lizards: Tops and pans.

Dolphins: The dream.

Cheetahs: A cat in the tree.

Activity

Re write/draw a different ending to the story or what might happen next? Use your jotter for this activity. I would love to see your work on the learning journals to see how everyone finishes the story!

Numeracy

Every day at school we do our calendar: what day of the day it is, date, month, etc. Please continue this routine at home.

SEAL 

We are going to continue to work through our SEAL programme as we did on Monday.

Our focus today is going to be: Number sequences.

Glossary:

These are the words that we will be using when talking about number sequences:

Forward  Number Words Sequences: A regular sequence of number words forward, typically but not necessarily in ones, for example the FNWS from one to twenty, the FNWS from eighty one to ninety-three, the FNWs in tens from twenty four

Backward  Number Words Sequences: A regular sequence of number words backwards, typically but not necessarily in ones. E.g. the BNWS from ten to one, the BNWS from eighty-two to seventy five, the BNWS in tens from thirty three

Activity

  • Mild:

Purpose: To develop knowledge of Forward  Number Words Sequences in the range 1-20 and Backward  Number Words Sequences in the range 1-10.

  • Saying the number word after: I’m going to say a number and I want you to say the number just after the one I say. Ready? . . .
  • Saying the number word before: I’m going to say a number and I want you to say the number before the one I say. Ready? . . .

 

  • Spicy:

Purpose: To develop knowledge of number word sequences in the range 1 to 30

  • Saying the number word after: I’m going to say a number and I want you to say the number just after the one I say. Ready? . . .
  • Saying the number word before: I’m going to say a number and I want you to say the number before the one I say. Ready? . . .

 

  • Hot:

Purpose: To develop knowledge of number word sequences in the range 1 to 100.

  • Saying the number word after: I’m going to say a number and I want you to say the number just after the one I say. Ready? . . .
  • Saying the number word before: I’m going to say a number and I want you to say the number before the one I say. Ready? . . .

Other

  • Why don’t you try this Inventor Scavenger hunt?Inventor Scavenger Hunt
  • Yoga: At school once a week we do Cosmic Yoga and the children love it. You could choose any topic and different length of time. Here is an example:

I hope you have a wonderful day!

Take care.

Love,

Mrs de Bonrostro