Well Done Everyone! We’ve nearly made it to the Easter Holidays! HAPPY EASTER!
Please note that this week’s lessons will be removed from the page on Saturday (4th April).
During the period of the Easter Holidays (Monday 6th April to Friday 17th April) we will not be uploading daily lessons. However, you are welcome to work on your Power Project if you would like some inspiration for things to do.
If you need some further inspiration over the Easter Holidays, TTS have made a fantastic booklet with ideas for you to do at home with your Reception aged child.
The link is here:
Your Reception Teachers have collated some useful phonics resources for you and they can be found in the new phonics folder on the left hand side of the page.
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Friday 3rd April
WALT (we are learning to): Use blending to read CVC words.
CVC words are three letter words made up of Consonant, Vowel, Consonant such as ‘c a t’ or ‘m o p’ that we can use our black cat sounds to read.
First: Practice the black cat sounds together (Reception graphemes). Can you recall all of them?
Next:. print out the CVC word cards or write out the words on paper and hide the words around your house or garden.
After: Have a word hunt! Find the words together. Try and read the words as you find them by sounding them out using phonic sounds and blending the sounds together.
Finally: Write some of the CVC words in your workbook and draw a picture of what they are next to them (eg. write 'cat' and draw a picture of a cat.)
WALT (we are learning to): Use non-standard measures of capacity
Capacity is the measure we use when we measure things by mass.
Measure is a key aspect of maths and any sort of cooking is a great opportunity to use the vocabulary of large, small, largest, smallest, more, less, empty, full, half-full.
Today we are measuring using cups. A metric cup is approx. 250 mL but, of course you can use smaller and larger cups to make more or less playdough.
Use the playdough recipe below to make some playdough with your child.
Talk about the ingredients, measuring using a cup and following the method.
When you are finished, you can play with your playdough! Why not make some Easter creations together
Well Done for all your hard work this week! As a treat you could make some Easter crafts together for your Friday Golden Time. There are some ideas in the Easter Crafts folder below.
Can you make some friends for my Easter bunnies and chicks?
Thursday 2nd April
WALT (we are learning to): Identify long and short vowel sounds.
First: Recap and review some of the High Frequency Words you found and read yesterday.
Next: Sing the song ‘Old Mac Donald had a Farm’ together.
Old MacDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O,
And on his farm he had a cow, E-I-E-I-O,
With a 'moo moo' here and a 'moo moo' there,
Here a 'moo', there a 'moo', everywhere a 'moo moo',
Old MacDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O
The BBC School Radio library has a lovely version of it here:
After: In the song, the E, I and O sounds in the chorus are long vowel sounds. Talk about the long vowel sounds A, E I, O and U. How are these sounds different to the short vowel sounds a, e, i, o and u?
The Monsters in Monster Phonics make the long vowel sound. Which Monsters make each sound? Use the ‘Meet the Monsters’ Power Point or the sounds card in your workbook to help you.
Finally: Draw one of the Monsters in your work book and colour it in. Use your High Frequency Words to identify some words with the Monster sound and write them around your monster picture.
WALT (we are learning to): Identify British coins
First: Recap our learning from Tuesday. Identify the value of some coins. Focus on 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p and 20p. Use real coins if you can.
Next: Talk about adding pennies together, and adding different value coins together (eg. 2p + 1p = 3p/ 5p + 2p = 7p). Have a go at adding coins with different values (using real coins). Use fingers or a numberline to help with adding.
After: Have a go at the Power Point together. Can you identify which plate has the correct amount on it?.
Understanding the world/ Expressive Art
WALT (we are learning to): Explore shadows
Talk about shadows. What makes shadows? Why are some shadows big and some are small?
Shadows are made something blocks the light from the sun, or an electric light. Only solid objects make shadows. Opaque or transparent objects don’t make shadows (opaque and transparent food packaging demonstrates this really well).
First: Try making shadows with your body or your toys. What do the shadows look like? You could draw around your toy shadows in your work book and label them.
Next: Use the templates to make some shadow puppets. Practice scissor skills by cutting them out (adults can help by holding the paper, or demonstrating how to cut, if needed). Attach them to sticks to make shadows.
After: Make up a story with your puppets and act it out.
Finally: Take a photo of your shadows and email it to school. We’ll put some of your pictures up on the class webpage!
Wednesday 1st April
Happy April Fool’s Day! Today is a day that people traditionally play a joke on each other. But if the joke is after 12 o’clock (lunchtime) then the joke is on you!
WALT (we are learning to): Recognise High Frequency Words
High Frequency Words are words that we see and use often in our reading and writing. We can use our black cat sounds and monster sounds to read most of these words, but some of them are Tricky Witch words that we can’t use our sounds to read.
The Reception High Frequency Words (HFW) are:
a, am, all, and, are, away, at, big, can, come, cat, dad, day, for, dog, get, go, he, going, I, in, it, is, like, look, me, me, no, of, play, on, said, see, the, she, they, this, up to, was, we, yes, went, you, mum
First: print out the HFW cards or write out the words on paper and hide the words around your house or garden.
Next: Have a word hunt! Find the words together. Try and read the words as you find them by sounding them out using phonic sounds.
After: Have a go at making a sentence using some of the words. You could write out the sentence in your work book.
Monster Phonics: WALT : Write an animal speech bubble
First: recap black cat sounds
Then: Play a quick round of CVCC bingo.(template below)
After: Talk about 'The Little Red Hen ' story and what the animals said.
Finally: Using the templates, write an animal speech bubble for each character. Model (demonstrate) writing the question ‘Will you help me?’ or 'Can you help me?' and sound it out as you write. The children can cut out the speech bubbles and write the sentence the animals say back (Not I. said the Pig)
NB*all children's writing journeys are different. If your child is not independently writing, do not worry. Offer shared writing instead. So you take it in turns to write a letter or word. Think about the word in advance and what sounds within the word they are likely to know. Always praise their efforts, as this will make them want to do more.
Math WALT: explore money and how much?
First: Work through the PowerPoint attached and explore the different features of money. The main misconception here is children will often count how many coins they see and not understand the value of how much on each coin. Draw their attention to the different numbers on different coins. Use some real coins if you have them.and compare values in different ways, for example : how 10 copper pennies = 1 silver 10p
After: encourage your child to have ago at the ice-cream sheet.
Draw their attention to key vocabulary .including: money, coin, penny, pound, value, copper, silver, gold.
Understanding the world
WALT: talk about the different ways to stay in touch with relatives during COVID-19
Discuss the benefits of modern technology and compare it to when you were a child. Now, as we all implement social distancing how is technology going to ensure it keeps us together, while we are apart.
Watch the video (from CBBC's Newsround). Talk about what the News is and how it informs us. You could even explain that News can come in lots of different ways including newspapers and online, as well as on T.V.
What do you use technology for? Who are you keeping in touch with and why?
Monday March 30th
Please note all Jenny Hammond school children are being encouraged to create a rainbow, using whatever materials they wish, with the schools initials ' JHPS' and display it in a window.
Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED)
Literacy and Expressive Art
Understanding of the world
Amazing Acorns!!! We did it- we got through our first week of home learning via the website. Well done for continuing to grow your brains. A big thank you to your parents too.
A massive well done to Have a lovely weekend. Gilly, Jo and Angela.
Important note: In order to not overload the website. Each week's activities will be deleted at the start of the new week. It would be helpful and worthwhile to create a phonic folder and saving the phonics resources, as I will refer to them again.
Phonics WALT: sound ‘oo’ and ‘ee’
First: review the high frequency words (HFW) from yesterday - I, like, no, go, going, to, a, at, in, it, is (This should be done quickly and kept punchy)
Next: Teach new words- you, me, yes
Then: using the ‘Meet the Monsters’ PowerPoint (left) show Cool Blue and his action. What letters make the oo sound in you? Compare this to to.
After: Introduce Green Froggy and her action. What letters make up the ‘ee’ sound. Look at the E sound in me, be, see.
Next: Use media to create HFW flashcards Why not use paint, pastels, felt pens and display them on a wall :
Finally: HFW Treasure Hunt- Hide the HFW flashcards around the home/garden. Once found, write them on a
piece of paper to win a reward..
Monster Phonic (MS) Covid-19 resources: MS is offering parent's home learning support . Please follow the link for a stage by stage breakdown on how to use Monster Phonics
Math WALT: explore halving
First: use the halving PowerPoint to discuss the concept of halving. Work through the short task.
Then: i would encourage you to find some real food that you can cut into halves or make something together like toast, pizza or cakes that you can cut into halves.
I have attached a scissor skills cutting sheet of food that can be cut out. Encourage them to cut all the halves out first, mix them up and then try and find the match to make a whole.