Good morning my Dragonflies!
I hope you had a lovely long weekend. Yesterday was a bit cold but today is looking like the sun is going to shine!
This week is Health Week and Wednesday would have been our Sports Day so watch the space!
Here is the planner for the learning this week.
You will notice that one of the activities has been highlighted in yellow. This has been highlighted as a piece of work that I will give feedback on. This is optional and there is no expectation for you to do this activity. If you would like targeted feedback please complete the activity and upload a photo of it on the e- learning journal, I will add the feedback on the comment section. Your child should complete that task without support so I can give you the next steps for that piece of work. This week is only a Literacy activity (please look at the grid). I will get back to you as soon as possible however it might not be on the same day as you posted it as some days I will be at the hub school, thank you for your understanding.
Please find attached another document with ideas for Health Week.
Today our focus sound is au. I have attached the sound PowerPoint to the blog. Please use these to introduce each sound.
- Examples: Paul, maul, haul, sauce
Use the words above to make flash cards!
There are 2 games for you to play to practise these sounds These games can be played with 1 child and an adult at home.
Challenge – How many words using au can your child write in 5 minutes? Here is a link to a timer you child might enjoy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ioMY-gpP1U
Be Geraldine, have a look around your house and see if there are any words featuring the au sound.
This week are: do and as. Please practise spelling and reading these words. To practise recognising these words give your child a highlighter and see how many they can find in a book!
- Please continue to use the tricky word power points uploaded two weeks ago. Remember to change the order of your slides – kids are great at memorising the order!
- CHALLENGE: If your child can read all of the words quickly and confidently test how well they can independently spell the tricky word when you read them out loud (just like dictation). Continue to practice your 100 fry words
Prediction skills. As you read the book before turning the page discuss what could happen next based on the information you already have.
Lizards: Big, bad bug
Lions: Toads on the road
Cheetahs: No tricks, Gran!
Challenge: A Monster Mistake
Review of Fractions
We are learning how to share out a group of items by making smaller groups.
We are learning how to split a whole object into smaller groups.
- I can split a whole into smaller parts and explain that equal parts are the same size.
- I can use appropriate vocabulary to describe halves.
- I can share out a group of items equally into smaller groups.
We are going to continue looking at halves, quarters and sharing amounts equally this week.
Halves and quarters activities
Today we are going to start our new topic: Minibeasts.
Please discuss the following with your child:
Can you think of any animals that are ‘minibeasts’.
Where you would find them?
What do they look like?
Thinking about the name, are they big or small?
Please watch the following video:
Minibeast detective artist:
Draw all the minibeast that you found last week on your garden/walk. Look carefully at how many legs they have (if they do have legs), antennae, colour, etc.
Activity: Catch your own minibeast
This activity gives children an opportunity to examine a selection of minibeasts and to investigate habitats. To set your “traps” outdoors you will need:
- a selection of empty yoghurt pots
- sufficient pieces of thick card to rest on top of each pot
- some large stones (to support the card)
- food to bait each trap. Suggested baits are cat food to tempt carnivorous invertebrates and pieces of apple or sweet things to attract herbivorous invertebrates. Note: It is useful to experiment with different kinds of bait. Put meat baits and vegetarian baits in different pots to try to keep carnivores and herbivores apart. However as i) many invertibrates are omnivores (eating both plant and animal material) and ii) carnivores may crawl into the “vegetarian” pots, attracted by trapped herbivores – you may find a mixture of plant and meat eaters in any one pot.
Time: Set traps on day one – 1 hour.
Examine the finds on day two – 1 hour
All animals taken from their natural environment for study should be returned as soon as possible. Try to choose contrasting locations around your house for each trap. Preferably set your traps the day before you intend to examine your find and leave overnight.
Health and Wellbeing week
Why not try some of the activities below to start learning the numbers in French? Hear their pronunciation using this site:
https://www.thefrenchexperiment.com/learn-french/numbers (you may need to copy and paste into your browser)
- Listen to this song to hear the numbers 1 to 10 in French and try to sing along.
- Roll a dice and say the number that you roll in English then in French.
- Listen to the Busy Beavers pronouncing the numbers from 1-10 in French:
- Count out some different objects around your house for example: doors, windows, clocks, etc. Can you say the total number of each of these objects in French?
- Can you say the following saying the correct French number between one and ten:
- how many toes you have
- how old you are
- how many eyes you have?
Can you think of any other questions you could answer with a number in French between 1 and 10?
- Watch this video of French children playing a game of hopscotch (La Marelle) and hear and see the numbers 1 to 10:
Making a tepee for your teddy bear to fit into.
I am going to try to make a tepee for Billy this week. I will show you how it goes!
P.E with Joe Wicks at 9am every morning.
Cosmic Kids Yoga – Youtube
Wednesday – Sports day. Please check Buckstone Buzz for more information.
Please remember that you don’t have to do all the activities. This is a guidance. It would be great if you could do some reading with your child as frequently as possible but please do whatever you can.
Please let me know if you need anything that I could help you with. I am here to help!
I hope you have a wonderful week!
Mrs de Bonrostro