Buenos dias my Dragonflies!
How are you today?
Today is Wednesday. Remember that every Wednesday is Wellbeing Wednesday. Look at Buckstone News for some ideas from Mrs Conlin. Today our focus is: Get Active.
Look what I found reading the news!: today is a special day as NASA is going to launch a new rocket with two astronauts: Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken. Maybe you can find out what happens today and draw a picture about it. I know you all loved our Space topic so I thought you might like to learn about today’s event.
This is today’s learning:
Today our focus sound is fr.
Video exploring fr:
I have attached the sound PowerPoint to the blog. Please use it to introduce the new sound.
- Examples: Fred, frog, Fran, fry, fresh
Use the words above to make flash cards!
– Make some music
– ABC order
– Word Wallpaper
Be Geraldine, have a look around your house and see if there are any words featuring the fr sound.
This week are: so and very. 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 or magazine!
- Please continue to use the tricky word power points.
- 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.
I am learning to explore sounds, letters and words, discovering how they work together, and I can use what I learn to help me as I read and write.
- I can read the words in the text.
- I can hear and say blends/sounds made by a combination of letters
Reading Fluency: Read your book backwards or choose a chapter to read backwards!
Lizards: The big carrot.
Dolphins: The king and his wish.
Lions: Silver foil rocket.
Cheetahs: Painting the loft.
Challenge: The orchid thief.
We are learning to share out a group of items by making smaller groups and can split a whole object into smaller parts.
- I can split a whole into smaller parts and explains that equal parts are the same size.
- I can use appropriate vocabulary to describe halves.
- I can shares out a group of items equally into smaller groups.
Today we are going to focus on division
We will cover division and sharing over the next few days so please don’t worry if your child finds this difficult to begin with
Here is a fun video to get you started:
Please explore the following PowerPoints with your child:
The best way to practise division/sharing is practically – using items your child can physically move into different piles.
- One way to do this is with dry pasta and plates/bowls/cups:
For example, if you give your child 10 items and 5 plates you would ask them to divide/share the items equally between the plate making sure they understand each plate has the same. Once your child has completed the task discuss how many is on each plate. Repeat this with different amounts of items/plates – please pick numbers your child can always divide equally with no remainders.
- Share a pile of collected objects outdoors, such as shells, then suggest the sharing is done by drawing a circle in the sand/floor with a line to show two halves. Your child will share the shells between the two halves of the circle. Is each side equal? How many are in each side? We have shared them into two equal groups so half the shells are in each group: how many are in each group? This is half of the number we started with.
Here are some worksheets you can choose from if you wish:
Remember that when your child is doing this activity is good to ask: How do you know?
(These activities are on the weekly grid)
- Watch this video:
- Access this book via the Oxford OWL e-books using your class log-in and enjoy some mini poems together.
- Watch this video
- Choose a Minibeast to research and label a diagram about: try to include facts: size? Shape? Number of legs? How many eyes? Etc.
- Minibeast adventure with Jess: discover what minibeasts are on your doorstep.
Our focus for the next fortnight is the weather
What is the weather? Quel temps fait-il?
Why not try some of the following activities to help you to learn about weather words and phrases in French? (If a link isn’t working please try copying and pasting into your browser)
- Have fun talking about the weather with the other people in your household (in English or the language you speak at home). Describe today’s weather and predict what tomorrow’s weather will be like. Think about all of the different types of weather that you can- there are so many.
- Take a look at the French Weather PowerPoint. Use the pictures and the speaker icon on each weather type to hear the French being said and try saying them too. Enjoy
- Listen and enjoy listening to this song all about the weather today
Did the pictures help you work out any of the weather types that were being sung about?
- Task: Stamina. Can you run on the spot for 1 minute without stopping?
- Task: Speed. Can you run on the spot as slow as you can for the count to 5, then run as fast as you can for the count to 5?
- Bounce (Gross & Fine Motor Skills)
The skill of bouncing and catching a ball can be a challenge for children at early level. This activity encourages the pupils to select a challenge that suits their own abilities, whether it is a simple activity as bouncing, catching and counting their bounces, or to creating an obstacle course for them to dribble around.
Children should enjoy the practice so let them choose the context and approach that interest them the most
Listen while you walk
Listen to the sounds you can hear when out on a walk. You might hear traffic, bird song, people, bicycle bells and so on. Draw a picture of your journey when you get home and mark on the sounds you heard (and what made the sounds). Think of sounds you could play as you re-create your journey for someone in your household using your picture to help.
Dance, Dance, Dance
Listen to a modern, lively piece of pop music that you like and create your own dance to go along with it. Now listen to a piece of classical music and create a different dance.
Are your dances much different? Why? What did you think about when you were coming up with your moves? Did you think about it much at all or did you just go with the music?
I hope you have a Wonderful Wednesday!
Mrs de Bonrostro