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Speenhamland School Home learning Spring Term 2021

Each week you can access home learning for your child at via the school website or via the DB Primary platform. Each child has their own DB Primary login, which is found in the front of their reading records.   On DB primary there  are all the tasks and there are also phonic videos and stories filmed by Mrs Choudhury and Miss Oakham to watch.
 
Links to the live TEAMS lessons can be found through DB Primary.
 
If you click on the links below you will see an overview of this week’s learning.
 
When you have completed some of the challenges, please don't forget to upload your learning to Tapestry, we always love to see what you are doing at home and look forward to seeing you super learning.
 
Parents/Carers - Thank you so much for all of your help and support. We know that this is a worrying time for everyone so if you need anything at all please get in touch
 
Each class teacher can be contacted on their class email for additional information or via Tapestry or DB Primary
 
Mrs Choudhury– class1@speenhamland.newburyacademytrust.org
 
Miss Oakham – class2@speenhamland.newburyacademytrust.org

Week 4 - Commencing 25th January 2021
 

 Speenhamland School Home learning Spring Term 2021

Home Learning EYFS Week Beginning: 25th January 2021

 

This week we are focusing our work around ‘How to Catch a Star’ by Oliver Jeffers. If you do not have access to the book, we have a link to a video of it for you to watch instead: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6S7RyE80QI)

Don’t forget we are continuing our live lessons via Microsoft TEAMs this week. If you have any questions please get in touch. This weeks timetable is below:

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Teacher

Mrs Choudhury

Mrs Choudhury

Miss Oakham

Mrs Choudhury

Mrs Choudhury

9am Lesson

Literacy

Literacy

Numeracy

EAD

Show and tell

1pm Lesson

Numeracy

Numeracy

Numeracy

Story & reading

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Literacy- We would like you to have a think about what you would do if you had a star? Where would you take it? What would you show it? We would like you to write two sentences about what you would do with your star, then you can draw a picture of you doing the activity with the star. We can’t wait to see them all on Tapestry! Remember – it’s ok if the words aren’t spelt correctly, as long as they are written how they sound. For example, ‘would’ might be written as ‘wood’.

 

Numeracy- This week we are learning all about a new number-7! Here is the link to the Numberblocks episode: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08pgqt4/numberblocks-series-2-seven.  Using things you have in your house, we would like you to make your own rainbow. Find 7 colours of paper, maybe you could colour them in if you don’t have any? Share 1 food on red, 2 on orange, 3 on yellow etc all the way to 7. When you get to 7, 7 will have one object from each colour as 1+1+1+1+1+1+1=7.

 

Literacy- After reading the story again, we would like you to focus on the rocket. You are going to learn the parts of the rocket. You can either draw your own or print out the one below. The labels we would like you to write are: top, fuel tank, window, wing and any others you would like to add. Once you have written the labels colour in the rocket with your own design. Be as creative as you like! Remember – it’s ok if the words aren’t spelt correctly, as long as they are written how they sound. For example, ‘would’ might be written as ‘wood’.

Maths- Here is the White Rose video: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/growing-6-7-8/ . Make sure to only watch the second video (Composition of 7) the rest of the videos we will be covering over the next few weeks.

You are going to make your own rainbows today. Can you go and find lots of red objects to make a red bow? You will need to repeat this with yellow, orange, green, blue, purple, and pink.

Understanding of the World- This week, as a school we will be taking part in the RSPB’s Bird Watch and we would encourage you to do the same. You will need to sit and watch any birds that come into your garden over the course of an hour between Friday 29th - Sunday 31st January. You can log your findings here https://www.rspb.org.uk/get-involved/activities/birdwatch/ However, to encourage the birds into your garden, you may like to make you own home made fat balls or bird feeders. Here is a suggested recipe below

  • 1 block of suet
  • Small bag of raisins
  • Small bag of peanuts
  • Small bag of bird seed
  • Small bag of sunflower seeds

Simply bring the suet to room temperature and mix all the ingredients together, rolling them into balls. This will get very messy but is good fun and the birds love it!

 

Maths challenge- Below is a grid we use a lot in school. You can either draw it out yourself or print it out. Now using cars, blocks, chocolates etc can you fill in the table? You can do this lots of times, how about if your number is 7. What is one more? What is one less? Now try it with any number! What is one more/one less? Can you find lots of different objects from around the house to represent the numbers?

One less

My number

One more

 

 

 

 

Maths- Use the part part whole model using numerals and objects add in 7 in different ways, can they tell you how many are there without counting? Can they show you a different way of making 7? Can you write down the sums and different ways of making 7?

PSED -Scrunch some tin foil into 8 balls to make ‘space rocks’. Have a bucket/washing up bowl/mixing bowl on the floor. You will need stand 1 to 2 metres away and try and throw the space rocks in the bucket. Record how many out of 7 you got in the bucket and record the results. Now let parent/guardian/sibling have a turn. How many can their score? Who is the winner?

 

 

Creative- You will need a back/dark coloured piece of paper (or a white piece painted/coloured in a dark colour). Firstly decide on a shape for you own constellation. It could be anything you want, a flower, a robot, a cat etc. Using a white pencil draw that shape filling the page. Next, draw the stars in the constellation using dots with the white pencil. Next you will need to poke holes in the paper where you have marked the stars by putting blu tack (or something similar) behind each dot as you poke. Once you are finished write the name of the constellation on the front of the paper and stick it on the window. The light should shine through the holes you have poked making them shine like stars! We can’t wait to see all of your constellations on Tapestry!

 

Creative- Continuing with our rainbow theme this week, can you create your own 7 bow rainbow, please be as creative as you would like? Maybe you could use lego, plasticine, finger paints or fruit? Don’t forget to upload them on to Tapestry, we really love seeing your learning at home.

Reading- Reading is really important and although daily phonics videos are great, it is important that your child continues to read each week. As mentioned previously, you can use Oxford Reading Owls Ebooks. This week we would like you to have a go at reading Lets go or Nog in the Fog, a really big challenge would be to read Up in the air.

 

Week 3 - Commencing  18th January 2021
 

This week we are carrying on focusing our work on ‘The Way Back Home’ by Oliver Jeffers. If you do not have access to the book, we have a link to a video of it for you to watch instead: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbyUrb0X5iU

​​​​​​ Live lessons

Don’t forget we are start our live lessons via Microsoft TEAMs this week. All of the login information can be found in last week’s newsletter. If you have any questions please get in touch. We have made a timetable below so you can see what lessons we will be covering and when:

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Teacher

Mrs Choudhury

Mrs Choudhury

Miss Oakham

Mrs Choudhury

Mrs Choudhury

9am Lesson

Literacy

Literacy

Literacy

Numeracy

Understanding of the world

1pm Lesson

Numeracy

Numeracy

Literacy

Numeracy

 

 

There are more activities below than we have been setting in previous weeks but please don’t worry! The activities are what we will be covering in the live lessons, so if your child is attending them you will not have to worry about completing them yourself. With the live lessons we will aim to give them the input then set them off for a 15 minute activity to complete themselves.

Even though we will be seeing the children over TEAMs we would still love you to continue uploading their work on Tapestry, this is how we can continue to track their learning journey. We are getting so many pictures and videos which are so lovely to see! Keep them coming!

 

Literacy- Read or watch the story of The Way Back Home. This week you are going to be creating your own aliens. We have set this as a task to complete on DB primary so it is easy to find. You will have to think about what you want your alien to look like and select the colours you want it to be. Be imaginative! It can be as crazy as you like!

Once you have drawn your alien, have a good look at it. What colour is it? How many legs does it have? Is it furry? Is it slimy? Does it have tentacles? Tell a grown up or one of your toys about your alien.

You will now need to write some sentences to describe your alien. Think about how you describes them to you grown-up/toy. Don’t forget to use finger spaces and full stops! Remember – we are not expecting all of the words to be spelt correctly! We want you to write down the sounds you can hear in each word. Here is an example:

Text Box: mI Aleen is bloo wiv purpl dots. it has 4 Is and 2 mawfs. it feels slImee.(My alien is blue with purple dots. It has 4 eyes and 2 mouths. It feels slimy.)

mI Aleen is bloo wiv purpl dots. it has 4 Is and 2 mawfs. it feels slImee.

(My alien is blue with purple dots. It has 4 eyes and 2 mouths. It feels slimy.)

Recognising number to 10 - counting objects - concrete and abstract |  Numicon activities, Early years maths, NumiconNumeracy- This week we are learning all about a new number. Here is the link to the Numberblocks episode: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08pgksd/numberblocks-series-2-six .

Now it’s time for a game! You can play by yourself or with brothers/sisters/grown-ups. We would like you to find a dice (if you don’t have a dice you can draw the dots from a dice on some scrap pieces of paper.) and roll it. You need to jump as many times as there are dots on the dice. Can you tell how many dots there are without counting them? You can change the action when playing the game. Instead of jumps you could do hops, claps or stomps.

 

Literacy- Now that you have described your alien, it is time to name it! You will have to think of an alien word for its name, as it is an alien! Don’t forget to sound out your silly alien word and write it down! If you are finding it tricky to come up with a name, you could play some rounds of itsey bitsey bumble bee with real and alien words to give you some ideas. We can’t wait to hear your funky alien names!

 

Six Dinner Sid: Amazon.co.uk: Moore, Inga: BooksMaths- Here is the White Rose video: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/growing-6-7-8/ . Make sure to only watch the first video (Composition of 6) the rest of the videos we will be covering over the next few weeks. The story of ‘Six Dinner Sid’ is mentioned in the video. Here is the story online: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XAdTJCtgTs . We would like you to draw your own houses on a piece of paper. You will need to draw 6, just like in the story and write numbers 1-6 on the doors. Now you will need to cut them out. Can you put the houses in the correct order?

 

Understanding of the World- Using a non-fiction book on space or the internet, we would like you to think back to some of the things you wanted to find out about space. Is there anything we haven’t covered yet that you would like to know. Make some notes about what you find out. Can you write down your favourite/most interesting fact?

 

Maths challenge- Below is a grid we use a lot in school. You can either draw it out yourself or print it out. Now using cars, blocks, chocolates etc can you fill in the table? You can do this lots of times, how about if your number is 4. What is one more? What is one less? Now try it with 6! What is one more/one less?

One less

My number

One more

 

 

 

 

Maths- Watch the following numberblocks episode: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08q4g7y/numberblocks-series-2-counting-sheep

We would like you to find different ways of grouping the number 6. Around the house find 6 objects. They would be anything, 6 pencils, 6 socks, 6 teddies, 6 blocks or even 6 sheep like in the video! Now, can you put the objects into groups of 3? It might be a good idea to count out 3 of your objects and put them in a group and continue until there are no objects left. Once you have split them into groups of 3, what do you notice? How many groups are there? Are the groups equal? Now put them in one big group again. Can you split the objects into groups of two? Again, it might be easier to count out two objects and move them into a group and continue until they are all gone. Keep trying to group them in different ways. How many groups can you come up with?

 

Understanding of the world investigation- During your fact-finding you might have learnt that the sun can help make rainbows in the sky when it rains. We have a science experiment that you can do at home to make your own rainbow!

You will need:

A shallow pan, water, a torch/sunlight, a piece of paper and a mirror- optional

How to Make Rainbows at Home - One Time Through

 
   
Rainbow Pan 

 

 

 

What to do:

Fill the shallow pan about half way full with water. Place the mirror in the water at an angle. Shine the light into the water where the mirror is under water (or, using the sunlight, bring the pan and mirror outside so the sun can shine on the mirror underwater) Hold the white paper above the mirror; adjust the angle until you see the rainbow appear!

Creative- Don’t forget, if you haven’t already, don’t forget to paint your planet you made from paper mache last week! We are very much looking forward to seeing them.

Phonics- We will be continuing to upload the phonics videos each day and are learning diagraphs! If you would like any extra phonics practice you could play itsey bitsey bumble bee or go on word hunts with real and alien words. Here are some examples:, cul, dot, deg, elk, epp, fig, fub, gap, goc, hit, huv, ill, lum, mug, mec, neck, nej, pet, pos, quick, quev, rat, rok, sat, sef, tub, toff, up, ulf, vet, vub, wet, wox, yes, yozz, zip, zev

Week 2 - Commencing 11th January 2021
 

Home Learning EYFS Week Beginning: 11th January 2021

The Way Back Home: Amazon.co.uk: Jeffers, Oliver, Jeffers, Oliver: Books

This term we are learning all about Space! Over the course of the term we will learn all about what is in our sky. This week we will be looking at the book ‘The way back Home’ by Oliver Jefferies. If you do not have access to the book, we have a link to a video of it for you to watch instead  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbyUrb0X5iU

 

Reading & Writing- This week we would like you to concentrate on reading and writing your tricky words! We would like to you to practice recognising and writing the Phase 3 tricky words on post its. An adult could then hide the Phase 3 or/and Phase 4 tricky words around the house. How many can you hunt for and recognise? Can you write any of them without any support?

Letters and Sounds Phase 2 to 5 Tricky Words Bookmarks

Writing – After reading or watching the story of The way back home, have a think about what it would be like to meet an alien! What would you ask them? Maybe you would like to find out how they got here? Where did they come from? Why does it have antennae’s? Why does it need so many eyes? What does it eat? Discuss this with an adult and then write down what you would like to know using your phonetic sounds. Remember, we are not expecting you to write it perfectly, we are expecting you to use your robot arms to sound it out.

For example: What do you eat?      May look more like this: wot du yoo eet?

 

Numeracy - This week we are recapping our number bonds to 5. At school we learn our numbers with the help of the Numberblocks! Here is the Numberblocks episode we are focussing on:  https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08dmn88/numberblocks-series-1-hide-and-seek

Here is a video following the scheme of work we use. You will need to click on 'Alive in Five! - Week 2'  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/ and complete the activities, don’t forget to upload them to Tapestry!

Sensory Dens - Total SensoryCreative: Last week, you made your own fabulous pictures of the night sky. This week we want you to think about the boy in space in the story, how did he feel when he landed on the moon? He needed his torch to see because it was so dark! We would like you to have some fun this week and make you own dark den maybe using towels or sheets, can you make it so dark that you would need a torch inside? Maybe if you have any, you could put some glow in the dark stars inside? We are looking forward to seeing these :D

 

Creative

Watch the video about our solar system from last week. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zdrrd2p/articles/ztsqj6f Can you remember all of the planets name? Which is your favourite? Why? This week, Paper Mache Solar System | Fun365we would like you to create your own planet! At school, we were going to use paper mache to do this and if you can at home, then great. For those of you who are unaware what paper mache is, you simply blow up a balloon, tear up strips of newspaper and smooth on watered down PVA glue. The balloon will then need to dry for several days before painting it. However, if these resources aren’t available to you, maybe you could use junk modelling, plastcine or playdough!

 

Understanding of the world- On Earth there is an invisible force called gravity! This pulls everything down but in Space, there is none, so everything floats around! We have a science investigation to set you this week superstars, we would like you to find things that float! Maybe you could find some of these things when you go on a walk? Throw them in the air, what gently floats to the ground? What can you find? How many items will you find? Where will you find them? Can you write them down using your phonetic sounds?

Week 1 - Commencing 4th January 2021
 

Home Learning EYFS Week Beginning: 4th January 2021

Whatever Next!: Amazon.co.uk: Murphy, Jill: Books

This term we are learning all about Space! Over the course of the term we will learn all about what is in our sky. This week we will be looking at the book 'Whatever Next' by Jill Murphy. If you do not have access to the book, we have a link to a video of it for you to watch instead  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6c5cb0u0rPM

 

Smith's Wood Primary Academy - E-Books from Oxford OwlReading - Don’t forget to read each day, any kind of phonic activity is encouraged! Down the left hand side of our homepage on DB Primary, there are links to Phonics Play for games (Phase 2 and Phase 3 are where most of the class are working at the moment). In addition, we are aware that you might not have reading books at home, instead you could read eBooks on the Oxford Reading Owl website, which is also linked down the left of the DB Primary homepage. All of our children can have a go at the pink or red banded books, for more of a challenge try selecting yellow books.

 

Writing - We would like you to get one of your teddy bears, sit it in front of you and get your investigation goggles on to have a good look at it. Now, can you describe them? What does it look like? What colours can you see? How many legs does it have? Can you write it down in a sentence? Remember, we are expecting you to use your robot arms and sound out what sounds you can hear!

2020 CHRISTMAS TEDDY BEARFor example, 'My teddy is white. He has 2 legs.'

may look like

‘MI tede is wIt. He hs 2 legs’

 

 

 

Numeracy- This week we are recapping our number bonds to 5. At school we learn our numbers with the help of the Numberblocks! Here is the Numberblocks episode we are focussing on:  https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08dr1l3/numberblocks-series-1-the-whole-of-me

Here is a video following the scheme of work we use. You will need to click on 'Alive in Five! - Week 1'  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/ and complete the activities, don’t forget to upload them to Tapestry!

Numberblocks games: 5 active ways to learn maths | 5 Minute Fun

 

Creative- This week in the creative area we are making pictures of the night sky. Having a look at the pictures in 'Whatever Next', what can you see in the sky? Is it light blue like during the day? Can you see the sun, or the moon? Using a piece of dark coloured paper or a white piece that you have coloured dark, can you decorate it like the night sky? You might have glitter for the stars or tissue paper for the moon. I can't wait to see them! 

 

Whatever Next | Greasbrough Primary School

 

Writing- Think about what teddy took with him to space in the story Whatever Next, you may need to watch/ read it again. Go on a hunt around your house and see if you can find any of them (e.g pad, pen, lunchbox, sandwiches, apple and teddy in a bag). Once you have the items in front of you have a good look and discuss with someone what you would like to take with you if you were going on an adventure. Once you have decided can you write a list of those items? Remember, we are expecting you to use your robot arms and sound out what sounds you can hear!

 

Maths Challenge-Using the part-part whole model, can you find all of the different ways of making 5? You could use, dots, counters, bricks etc to help you. You will need to have the number 5 as the 'whole'. Now how many could be in each part? Make sure you say each sum out loud; for example '2 + 3 = 5'. 

Number Bond Mat (with Part, Part, Whole labels) FREEBIE! | TpT

 

Understanding of the World

Space is such a different place to the one we live in, we would like you to have a think about what you already know about it. Now have a think about what you would like to learn about space and what you would like to find out? Let us know via Tapestry so we know what to focus on this term! Watch the following video It tells us there are 8 planets altogether in our sky.https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zdrrd2p/articles/ztsqj6f Can you name them all? Maybe you could draw a picture of them? Or practice naming them all?