Good morning my Dragonflies!
I hope you are having a lovely day today! Did you enjoy the weather yesterday? I had a great day: reading outdoors, running, enjoying the sun!
I have left a little message for you all on your e-learning journals…I hope you like it!
Shall we start the day with a song?
Here are the suggested activities for today:
We are learning to explore sounds, letters and words, discovering how they work together, and how we can use what we have learned to help us write.
- I can form most lowercase letters legibly.
- I know the sounds of lowercase and some uppercase letters.
- I can leave a space between words when writing.
- I can write words from left to right.
- I try to spell familiar words correctly.
- I try to use a capital letter and a full stop in at least one sentence.
Please use the following link which will take you to the Literacy Trust website.
This project encourages children to write letters to people living in care homes. All the instructions on how you can take part are on the link below:
Once you are finished, you can send your letter to your local care home to help brighten up somebody else’s day.
After you had the opportunity to discuss this task with your child, we will start the writing. You can use the attached rainbow letter templates to help you.
Please find the attached document for tips for writing a letter
Please ask your child to draw a picture of something they have done throughout the last week or two.
- Their favourite day
- Their pet
- Something they have enjoyed doing
- Their school work.
Remember, we always link our drawing to our writing.
Please discuss with your child how to correctly format a letter and discuss how you would send/receive a letter.
Adult, please don’t focus on correcting the spelling to start with if it is phonetically correct.
- 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.
I would love to see your amazing letters once they are finished.
Reading Fluency: Read to an adult at home
Create sentences with the words of your book.
Lizards: Can you see me? (Stage 1+) Please be careful as there is another book with the same tittle. Can you see me stage 1
Dolphins: Moths! Moths
Lions: By the stream. By the stream
Cheetahs: Stuck in the mud. Please be careful as there is another book with the same tittle. Stuck in the mud
Challenge: Please do not sneeze. (Use the words that you found tricky to make sentences with words from other books)
I am learning to experiment with everyday items as units of measure to investigate and compare sizes and amounts in my environment, sharing my findings with others.
- I can share relevant experiences in which measurements of lengths and heights.
- I can describe common objects using appropriate measurement language.
- I can use non-standard units to measure height and length.
We are focusing on size. When learning about size, children need to be able to compare and order items by their size.
Use the morning starter power point and click on slide 5. Discuss each picture with your child and see if they can answer the questions.
Using the ‘cautious caterpillar’ worksheets, please place the minibeasts in order of size.
Can they compare and order the different version of each creature? Encourage your child to use comparative language: big, bigger, biggest, small, smaller, smallest.
If you do not have a printer, you can discuss each creature with your child, discussing the task verbally or you can use other items that you have at home.
Additional task for throughout the week:
Measurement scavenger hunt – attached.
Fantastic resource from the Royal Botanic Garden about Snails.
School sentence of the week
Je ne sais pas (I don’t know)
- Bonjour – Hello. Formal and informal. Acceptable in all situations.
- Salut – Hi. Informal and mostly between friends.
- Coucou – Hiya. Very informal. Between friends only or to greet young children.
- Bonsoir – Good evening. Specific to very late in the day.
- Au revoir – For all situations!
Ideas of how to do this naturally:
Greet your child in French in the morning! “Bonjour! Ça va?”
Play peek-a-boo: hide behind your hands then say “Coucou!”
Asking people in the family “Ça va?” Encouraging them to reply “Ça va bien merci!” so that your child can see an interaction.
Puppets: next time you are playing, act out a scene with teddies. “Bonjour monsieur! Comment allez-vous? Ça va bien, Madame. Et vous?”
Virtual Spring tour
On a sunny morning, stand outside and ask someone to draw around your shadow. Stand in the same place two more times throughout the day and compare the shadows. What can you say about them?
Why don’t you try to run/walk a daily mile activity by using space in your garden or nearby green space to run, jog and move around?
Task: Responsibility & Leadership
Can you take your parent/carer outside and play “Follow the leader”?
Task : Respect & Tolerance
Can you let your parent or brother/sister take the lead during “Follow the leader”?
You could have a look at the National Galleries weekly activity:
Do you have ready your entry for the National Galleries Art Competition? I would love to see your Art work.
Remember that there is a family entry too:
Dancebase an Edinburgh based company is running free online classes every week:
Remember that I am here to help with anything you need!
Have a fantastic day!
Mrs de Bonrostro