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Learning Together at Home 14.01.21

Thursday 14th January 2021

Good morning Lions!

I hope you are having a good week and are enjoying learning at home! I am loving seeing what you are up to on the Learning Journals! Thank you for sharing! I hope you have a lovely day!

Here is today’s learning.

Morning Routine:

Wake up, shake up

Start your day like we always do in school! Here is the challenge – get someone in your family to do it with you! Say hello in French to someone like we do during the register!

Morning Workout:

This morning you could watch Joe Wicks’ P.E lesson on YouTube or follow the link from yesterday’s workout.

Literacy

General Ideas

These are ideas to try out throughout the week if you are looking for more ideas:

  • Revise single sounds of the alphabet (Jolly Phonics songs are available on YouTube)
  • Continue to work on sounding out and blending to read words.
  • These lessons from bitesize could be useful if you want to explore consonants and vowels to secure the learning done previously at school:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zsnq4xs

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zjjyhcw

Websites that you can use for blending and making words:

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/PicnicOnPluto.html

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/BuriedTreasure2.html

https://www.ictgames.com/phonicsPop/index.html

https://www.starfall.com/h/word-machines/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/games/embed/karate-cats?exitGameUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fbbc.com%2Fbitesize%2Farticles%2Fzdp4pg8

Today’s Focus

Learning Intention (What we are learning today):

I am learning to write a story about a memory I have.

Success Criteria (How can I show that I have learned and understood)

  • I can use a black pen to add detail to my picture.
  • I can use sentences to assist me in bringing my story to life.

Activity:

For our writing focus today we will be talking about your family. Think about who is in your family and a story you could tell. Maybe this is something you have done together in lockdown, a funny thing that happened over the holidays, or a memory you have of a special day with your family.

  1. Draw the picture of your story first. If you have a black pen please only use that and remember to add lots of detail!
  2. Write a sentence describing what is happening in your story! For an extra challenge add the word ‘and’ or ‘because’ to your sentence to give more detail.

Reading books

Activity

Book Review:

After reading your book all week – it is time to review it!

  • What did you like/dislike about the book? Why?
  • What was your favourite part? Why?
  • Draw your favourite part of the book – write a sentence saying why this was your favourite part.

Maths

Teaching Input:

We are going to practice our adding skills which we have already learned how to do in school.

To start, ask your child what does ‘addition’ or ‘adding’ mean? What do they need to do/think about when ‘adding’?

Now that you have discussed what adding means, ask your child this sum, 4 + 2 = ? (four and two equals…)

  • Put the 4 in your head/on your fingers and add 2 more on.
  • You could make a number line, point to 4 and move up two jumps.

Try again with other numbers, for example, 5 + 3, 10 + 2, 5 + 7.

Select numbers appropriate for your child’s ability. For a challenge use numbers between 10-20, for example, 15 + 3, and for a harder challenge use numbers beyond 20, for example 35 + 3.

Activity:

Maths

Learning Intention:

I can revise my previous learning of subtraction and can take two numbers away from each other confidently.

Success Criteria:

  • To apply my knowledge of subtraction through solving sums.
  • To confidently take two numbers away from each other.
  • To recognise the numbers I need to subtract and use my fingers, number lines or other objects to help me take away.

Starter Task (optional)

Watch and join in with this subtraction video!

Teaching Input:

We are going to practice our subtraction skills which we have already learned how to do in school.

To start, ask your child what does ‘subtraction’ or ‘take away’ mean? What do they need to do/think about when ‘subtracting’?

Now that you have discussed what subtracting means, ask your child this sum, 10- 2 = ? (ten take away two equals…)

  • Put the 10 in your head/on your fingers and put 2 fingers down, what are you left with?
  • You could make a number line, point to 10 and move back two jumps.

Try again with other numbers, for example, 8 – 3, 6 – 2, 5 – 3.

Select numbers appropriate for your child’s ability. For a challenge use numbers between 10-20, for example, 20 – 3, and for a harder challenge use numbers beyond 20, for example 36 – 6.

Activity:

Subtraction Worksheets.

Below I have attached three differing levels of worksheets which focus on using their knowledge of number lines, number and subtracting. Choose the level of work appropriate for your child. Please only complete one worksheet, unless you would like an extra challenge.

Chili Challenge:

Mild – Subtracting within 10

Hot – Subtracting within 20 (choose the 1 or 3 star – don’t do both!)

Spicy – Subtracting within 30

Extension Tasks:

Play this game. Select number range, suitable for your child’s level and have fun learning!

https://www.sheppardsoftware.com/math/subtraction/fruit-splat-numberlines/

Numberblocks have created a short 10-minute episode about subtraction. Link below, watch for additional learning if you would like.

Other areas

STEM

STEM Activity

(Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics)

Ice cubes investigation.

In advance – make some ice cubes in your freezer.

Take a few ice cubes and put each one on a separate plate/tray/dish. Place the dishes in a variety of safe locations around the house garden. Guess which one you think will melt the quickest and give a reason why you think that. Check the ice cubes regularly and observe what happens.

Do you think the weather is cold enough to make ice outside?

If you do, find a small pot ( remember to check with an adult which pot to use – something like a yoghurt pot from the recycling would be good)

Put some water in the pot and put it on an outside window ledge or somewhere safe in the garden. Leave for a few hours, ideally overnight, then check if has turned to ice.

Game

Each player is given an ice cube of a similar size. The object of the game is to be the first person to make your ice cube melt. You can be as creative as you like in finding a way to make your ice cube melt.

n.b. to avoid mess, the game is best played outdoors.

Have a lovely day! I look forward to seeing your learning on the Learning Journals later today! Please get in touch if you need anything.

Miss McGillivray

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