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Each class teacher can be contacted on their class email for additional information or via Tapestry or DB Primary

 
Mrs Hipgrave– class1@speenhamland.newburyacademytrust.org
 
Miss Oakham – class2@speenhamland.newburyacademytrust.org
 

Home Learning March 2021 Archive
 

EYFS Home Learning Week Beginning: 1st March 2021

What We'll Build: plans for Our Together Future: The breathtaking new  companion to international bestseller Here We Are: Amazon.co.uk: Jeffers,  Oliver, Jeffers, Oliver: Books

 

This week is World Book Week! As a school we are focussing our learning on the book ‘What We’ll Build’ by Oliver Jeffers. We are also continuing our topic of ‘Animals Everywhere’ and looking at mini-beasts! If you don’t have a copy of ‘What We’ll Build’ at home, you can watch it here:

 

 

 

 

 

Microsoft TEAMs will continue and this week’s timetable is:

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

 

Teacher 

Mrs Choudhury 

Mrs Choudhury 

Miss Oakham 

Mrs Choudhury 

Mrs Choudhury 

9am Lesson 

Literacy 

UW 

Numeracy

EAD

Literacy

1pm Lesson 

Numeracy 

Numeracy 

Numeracy 

Class Hello

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Literacy – Read the story ‘What We’ll Build’. In the story the girl and her Dad built a house. Mini-beasts need houses as well, so this week you are going to build your own ‘Bug House’. Have a think about what materials/objects you will need to build your Bug House. Can you write them in a list? Remember – we are not expecting every word to be spelt correctly, we’re expecting the children to write independently using their robot arms. Their work might look like this: The bugs wil need sum wood, leevs to eet, grarss to keep worm and pighncoans to sleep in.

Numeracy – We are carrying on our work on 3d shapes this week. We’re going on a shape hunt! We would like you to go outside on a walk, or around your house and look for as many 3D shapes as possible. Make sure to take a piece of paper and a pencil with you so you can record your results, just like in the photo. As your looking for the shapes think about how we could describe them. How many faces do they have? What shapes are those faces?

UW- Find your list of materials you will need for your bug house you wrote yesterday. You will now need to go and collect these materials for your bug house! Make sure to tick them off as you go. Once you have your materials it’s time to build! You can make your Bug House however you like, get creative with it! Make sure the bugs will feel safe in there and will have plenty to eat! Don’t forget to check in throughout the week to see if any bugs have moved in! We can’t wait to see them all on Tapestry!

Numeracy – Around your house can you find a cube, cuboid, pyramid, cone and sphere. When we describe 3D shapes we use the words faces and edges. Gather your shapes together and play a game of I spy with your grown-up/siblings. You will need to say ‘I spy with my little eye, a shape with……’ (6 square faces, or 8 edges). Can you figure out which shape is correct?

Numeracy challenge – Using building blocks or lego, we would like you and your grown-ups to create a pattern. Can you tell each other what the next THREE blocks would be? Who can build the tallest Pattern Tower? Can you give yourself a challenge and make a pattern with four colours?

Numeracy - We are going to look at movement patterns. Can you think of a pattern you could make by moving your body? You might go clap, clap, stomp, clap, clap, stomp, or maybe pat head, jump, clap, pat head, jump, clap. Can you create a pattern for someone to copy?

Expressive Arts and Design- We are making paper plate minibeasts this week. Using a painted paper plate, can you create a minibeast? You could choose from a bee, ladybird, spider or snail. I wonder which materials you will need to make wings, antennae and legs? How will you attach them? I wonder if you can figure it out all by yourself? Here are some examples to help!

Literacy – Re-watch the story of ‘What We’ll Build’. Go back to the picture of the Dad’s watch being fixed. Can you write some sentences about what you can see? Maybe if you want an extra challenge you could write some sentences about the minibeast you chose to create during EAD? Remember – we are not expecting every word to be spelt correctly, we’re expecting the children to write independently using their robot arms. Their work might look like this: I can see a litl pengwin. Thair is a star.

Home Learning February 2021 Archive
 

EYFS Home Learning Week Beginning: 8th February 2021

This week we are celebrating the end of term by learning about a traditional festival, this week we will be celebrating Chinese New Year which takes place on the 12th February.  

Don’t forget we are continuing our live lessons via Microsoft TEAMs this week’s timetable is:

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Teacher 

Mrs Choudhury 

Mrs Choudhury 

Miss Oakham 

Mrs Choudhury 

9am Lesson 

Literacy 

Literacy 

Numeracy 

UW 

1pm Lesson 

Numeracy 

Numeracy 

Numeracy 

Class hello  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Literacy – This week, we too are celebrating Chinese New Year, lots of people who live in China celebrate this festival but equally many people around the world do too. Meet Abbie and her brother preparing to get ready to celebrate Chinese New year https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/chinese-new-year

Literacy- It is traditional in China that each year is associated with a different animal. Watch the story here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/chinese-new-year

You are either a monkey or goat depending on which year you were born in. Can you write a fact file about the animal you are? How could you describe the  animal? How many legs does it have? Where does it live? What does it eat? Tell us as many facts about it as you can! Remember to use your robot arms!

 

Numeracy – We will start the week looking at money! Chinese people often give money as a gift to each other at New Year. We will be identifying coins and beginning to combine them to add. Can you find a 1p, 2p, 5p and 10p coin around your house? Do you know how many 1p’s there are in 10p? Can you find out the same for 5p, 2p and 1p?

Literacy- Watch the second part of Abbie celebrating Chinese New Year https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/chinese-new-year  What did Abbie write to her Mum? Abbie wrote good luck messages to her Mum, she wrote them in Chinese, in China they write in a different way than we do in England, they use symbols instead of letters. Red is a really important colour in China and the envelopes that they send cards and messages in often this colour. Can you make a list of any rhyming words that rhyme with RED?

 

Numeracy – Have a look at my Chinese Menu, what would you like to eat? Using the coins we have already learnt about this week (1p,2p,5p and 10p) Can you find all the ways to make the totals needed for the items on the menu? Use real coins to help you!

Numeracy – We are also looking at capacity this week, here is this week’s White Rose Maths Home Learning, be careful only to watch Session 2, 3, 4 and 5 and complete these activities.

Understanding of the World – Read the traditional story of the Chinese Zodiac https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ChineseNewYear/ZodiacStory.aspx The animals all crossed the river, some in different ways. What would be the best material for them to build a bridge and get across? Can you make a prediction, write down what you think will happen and then test the following materials to find out: Envelope, thread/ribbon, fur, plastic toy, leaf, wood. Don’t forget to upload you findings and recordings to Tapestry.

Creative – Watch the story of Firecrackers and Lanterns https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NihYy9Tmdw What did the children decorate the house with? We are going to make our own lantern to hang in the window. As we know, red is a very important colour in China, and therefore if you can, use red to create your lantern! There is a handy link here to help you create your lantern, you could make as many as you like and as big or as small as you like. Gold and yellow are also important colours and you could decorate it with these colours. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zdmhf9q/articles/z7f6xyc

 

 

 

 

 

Week Commencing 1st February 2021

This week we are focussing on non-fiction texts. Non-fiction means that the information is true and facts. Can you find some non-fiction books in your house?

Build A Solar System | Solar System Project For Kids

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

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Teacher 

Mrs Choudhury 

Mrs Choudhury 

Miss Oakham 

Mrs Choudhury 

Mrs Choudhury 

9am Lesson 

Literacy 

Literacy 

Numeracy 

UW 

EAD  

1pm Lesson 

Numeracy 

Numeracy 

Numeracy 

Class hello  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Literacy – We would like you to get a variety of books from your bookshelves some fiction and some non-fiction. Can you sort them into two piles? Using the powerpoint from the live session, or my research some facts yourself, we would like you to pick your favourite planet and write a fact file about it. Don’t forget it is a non-fiction piece of writing, so we need to focus on the facts! As a challenge, can you write 3 facts about your chosen planet? 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 – Here is this week’s numberblocks episode: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08pgvmb/numberblocks-series-2-eight

We would like you to go on a number hunt and find as many representations of the number ‘8’ as possible. You could look around your house, or when you are out for a walk. We can’t wait to see what you find!

Literacy – Using the information about Tim Peake from the live session, or by researching about him yourself, we would like you to write a fact file all about him. Can you pick your favourite fact about him and write it in a sentence or two? Maybe you like the science experiments he did in space? Maybe you liked his space uniform? Once you have written your sentences you could draw a picture of Tim Peake. 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 – We would like you to watch the following story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lF-EHOTLRyU We now know that a pair are two matching objects, just like in the game ‘Pairs’ which we would like you to play. You might have some cards at home, or you could make some of your own. You could even make some cards showing numbers 0-8 and representations of each number.

Numeracy – We would like you to go on a walk and find some pairs! We would love to see what you can find in the natural environment! Remember to take pictures of the pairs you find, maybe you could write a list of them as well?

Numeracy – You will need to find objects around you house. Maybe you could get 4 pairs of socks! Using a blanket or towel, cover the objects and whilst you cover your eyes, your grown-up needs to take 1 sock away before showing you. What has happened? One has been taken away! Now we know 8-1=7. Keep playing the game taking away a different amount each time. Make sure to write down the take-away sums as you go!

Understanding of the World – Did you know there are volcanoes on some planets, similar to the ones we have on earth? We would like you to create your own volcano eruption this week! Here is a good method to use:

You will need: apples (as many as you like), a tray/plate, washing up liquid, baking soda, food colouring and vinegar.

Method: Cut a hole in your apples leaving some of the flesh behind. Drop a little bit of washing up liquid into each apple as well as a spoonful of baking powder. Add some drops of food colouring into each apple (you can mix colours). Leave it to sit for a couple of minutes then slowly pour vinegar into each apple and watch your volcano erupt! You can then add more vinegar, food colouring and baking soda to continue the experiment.

Creative – This week we would like you to make your own rocket to fly around your papier mache planet! In school, the children will be making rockets using toilet/kitchen roll tubes similar to this one. You could use junk modelling, playdough or lego instead. We can’t wait to see how they turn out!

 

Personal, Social and Emotional Development – Here is a link to the story of Dave the Dog: https://nursedottybooks.files.wordpress.com/2020/03/dave-the-dog-coronavirus-1-1.pdf  Everything is very different at the moment, and that can make us feel scared, worried or lonely. We might miss our friends at school and our family. There are lots of things we can do to help us feel a bit better. You could read your favourite book, talk to your grown-up about how your feeling and go for a walk. We would like you to think of something that makes you really happy; it might be your favourite film, playing with your friends or a cuddly toy. You can draw a picture of it and put it up somewhere you can see it. If you feel sad or worried you can look at the picture and feel happier. You can even draw lots of happy things and make a wall of happiness!

Home Learning January 2021 Archive
 

Week 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 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 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 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?