Hello, we hope you are all safe and well. Please find below activities for each day, linked to learning we would be doing in school. We will be keeping in touch, but we would love to see what you have been doing so please feel free to email us across photos of activities you have done whilst at home.
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Tuesday 24th November
Please practise writing your name. Make sure you are holding the pencil correctly and forming every letter correctly
Challenge! If you can write your first name have a go at writing your surname too. Can you write it from memory without copying?
Watch this video of the story We’re going on a Bear Hunt..
Who are the characters in the story?
What places do the family visit?
Where does the bear live?
Why do you think the bear chases the family?
Can you retell the story using the words from the book?
Can you draw a picture of the bear?
Can you describe the bear? What does he look like? Is he fierce/friendly/scary/lonely?
Please practice counting forwards and backwards to/from 20 today.
If you can do this easily- count past 20.
Wednesday 25th November
For your handwriting today please check the letter formation video. Please work on forming the letter s today. What letter is this? What sound does it make? Can you remember what the action for the ‘ssss’ sound is?
Have a look at this word mat with the vocabulary to use:
Can you retell the story We’re going on a Bear Hunt? Can you tell your grown up what the family travel through? (grass, mud etc..)
Pretend you are going on a Bear Hunt. What would you need to take for your journey?
Can you act out the story?
“We’re going on a Bear Hunt,
We’re going to catch a big one,
What a beautiful day,
We’re not scared”
Oh No! ..Pretend to walk through the long wavy grass. What comes next?
Keep practicing counting forwards and backwards to/from 20. Today can you collect objects or toys from around your house and count how many you have collected?
Can you spot the number on this number line?
Now can your grown up show you an amount on their fingers (eg, 5- three on one hand and two on the other).. how many is that? Can you find that many toys/ objects?
Thursday 26th November
For your handwriting today please check the letter formation video above. Please work on forming the letter 'a' today. What letter is this? What sound does it make? Can you remember what the action for the ‘a’ sound is?
Check- do you have the letter ‘a’ in your first or last name? How many do you have? Can you write out your first and last name and circle all the letter a's you can see?
In phonics we always use the letter sounds not the name of the letter. You can watch this video if you are not sure how to say letter sounds..
Children must learn to blend the word - listen to each sound and put the sounds together to make the word (d-o-g is dog) and segment/sound out - saying the individual sounds (dog is d-o-g). Check your home learning paper pack for more activities around blending and segmenting.
We have learnt the sounds: s, a, t, p, i, n, m, d.
Today, click here to watch this video to practice blending and reading words with some sounds we already have learnt. Remember to say each sound once and then push all the sounds together to read the word.
We have been learning about the story We’re going on a Bear Hunt.
Can you list all the characters in the story?
Today we are going to look at the setting. The setting describes where the story is taking place. What kind of settings are there in the Bear Hunt? Take a look at these pictures, can you describe what you can see in each picture? Can you say it in a full sentence ‘I can see….long wavy grass’ or ‘the setting is… a swirling whirling snowstorm’
Remember to use those WOW describing words in your sentences (wavy, swirling, oozy, thick..)
Challenge- can you draw a picture of one of the settings? Can you describe what you have drawn to your grown up? Have a go at labelling it.
Please remember: At this stage your child will ‘play write’ – this is part of their writing development. It may be little scribbles or random letters. Ask them to tell you what their writing says. Only help them to sound out simple words if they show an interest in this and can already sound out simple words. Support them to show what a letter looks like if they do not know.
Today, please practice counting along a numberline.
If you can, write out the numbers 1-20 on paper (or higher if your child is confident with these already) and ask can you show me number…
Check when it comes to 2 digit numbers. What does a number 12 look like? If your child says 2 and 1 just correct them- look the 1 is first then the 2- it makes 12.
Friday 27th November
Click here for a recipe to make playdough today. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jv73CEzY1jg . Playdough can be used in all aspects of learning, and it makes it really fun too!
Take a look at this dough disco video which is designed to warm up muscles in your hands and fingers, develop and improve children’s fine and gross motor skills.
For your handwriting today please check the letter formation video. Please work on forming the letter ‘t’ today. What letter is this? What sound does it make? Can you remember what the action for the ‘t’ sound is?
Can you make a letter t with your playdough?
Today can you practice listening for initial sounds (the sound at the beginning of words). What does your name begin with? Can you find objects that begin with that sound?
If you can do this easily, can you listen carefully to what other sounds you can hear in the word?
Look at all these different kind of bears. Which one would you like to find out more about? Can you find any other kinds of bears? Complete the bear hunt challenge below.
Can you practice writing your numbers today? The red dot shows you where to start with your pencil, and the arrow shows which direction to go in. Remember to practice more than once.
Try these when you have completed the numbers to 10..
Can you practice making numbers with your playdough?