Good morning my Dragonflies!
How are you all? I hope you enjoyed the sun yesterday. Please make the most of it and be outdoors if you can.
Another walk for me. Another golf course.
Shall we sing our new song before we start our learning today?
As you have noticed I am no longer posting photos of the children learning at home. I understand that you enjoyed seeing pictures of the children every week however, going forwards we are aiming to give more in-depth feedback via the e- journals to ensure individualised support and challenge. We hope you understand that the learning and progression of all of our learners is our main priority and we hope that you will support this decision. Thank you for all the photos so far and we look forward to seeing them on the e-journals.
Today we are going to do a piece of writing about one of our favourite story books: The Gruffalo. Please watch the lovely video that Miss Hutcheon has prepared for us before completing your writing task. Thank you Miss Hutcheon!
Remember to draw a very detailed picture the Gruffalo story before you start. Can you draw a picture of the Gruffalo or maybe some of his friends?
Then start by writing:
- This is the story of…
I would like you to write all about the following things. Please use these as prompts for you child. Discuss the sentence starters with them each time.
- The story is set…
- At the beginning of the story…
- At the end…
Mild: Please ask an adult to write your story for you, leaving a line underneath each sentence so that you can copy what they have written. Discuss the spelling of the words, where capital letters, finger spaces and full stops should go.
Spicy: Please ask an adult to write out a word bank of the trickier words for you to use to complete your writing. For example: Gruffalo, beginning, story etc. Using these words to help you. Please attempt to write the rest by yourself.
Hot: I would like to write the whole piece independently. Remembering to use lowercase letters, Capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.
Non – negotiables:
- Capital letter at the beginning of a sentence. (please only use capital letters in the correct place and encourage your child to use lowercase letters while writing.)
- Full stop at the end of a sentence.
- Finger spaces between words.
Adult, please don’t focus on correcting the spelling to start with if it is phonetically correct.
I would love to see your amazing writing.
Create sentences with the words from the book.
Cheetahs: Everyone got wet Everyone got wet
Lions: Leek Hotpot Leek hotpot
Dolphins: Quiz Quiz
Lizards: Mix, mix, mix Mix mix mix
Remember to use capital letters, finger spaces and full stops in the correct place when making your own sentences.
We are learning to identify, describe and be creative with 2D and 3D shapes.
- I can recognise and name 2D and 3D shapes
- I can describe the properties of 2D and 3D shapes
- I can use the appropriate language to describe 2D and 3D shapes (straight, round, curved, flat)
Please look at the attached 2D shape mat. Discuss all the 2D shapes with your child. Can you ask your child to draw 5 shapes without looking at the shape mat for help.
Use the shapes you have just drawn to create a 2D shape monster.
Look at the following PPT discussing each shape as you go through the slides. Can your child name and discuss the 3D shapes using the above language.
3D shape hunt:
3D shape colouring:
General ideas for the week
Planning the build: what will can you use to make your den? Can you gather materials without help?
Health and Wellbeing
Eliza’s idea! You could decorate an empty jar and write a note about something you are grateful for each day and put in the decorated jar
Remember these songs?
Physical Education Home Learning Challenge
Coordination & Fluency
Can you throw an object up and catch it?
Rhythm & Timing
Can you jump 5 times, then clap 4 times at the same time as someone else?
Try to improve your time balancing on one leg
Winning & Losing
Choose a board game / card game to play with another person. Can you be a ‘good sport’ and take part fairly?
Cosmic Kids Yoga
An introduction to yoga with the Cosmic Kids Yoga series. Each session tells a story alongside yoga stretches and movements. This one is called ‘Squish the Fish’.
Have a look outside in your garden or when going for a walk. Take photos of them if you can. How many different minibeasts can you see?
(Scavenger hunt sheets attached on Tuesdays blog)
Make a bug hotel and then keep a record of who comes to stay. You might draw pictures of your guests or keep a record.
Please let me know if I can support you or your child in any way. I am happy to help if I can. I found this lovely quote from Philip Gross “Yes, me, here and whatever, I can live through this”. But remember that we are here to support you to get through this.
Remember tomorrow we will be off as it is our May holiday. I hope you have a lovely long weekend.
Take care and stay safe.
Mrs de Bonrostro