Friday 19th June 2020
Good Morning Team Lime and Willow!
So another week has flown by and this is the final day of the week before your well-deserved rest over the weekend. It looks like the sunshine might be returning, so fingers crossed.
It has been lovely to see some photographs of the entries for the ‘Hugs by Post’ project landing in my inbox. It highlights how kind and caring you all are. Some of the messages have been heart-warming and I am sure they will make the day of the person that receives them.
It has been good to see that the change in weather has not stopped you from getting outside and keeping active as well as engaging in the teaching and learning activities suggested. This is very important for your body and your mind equally, so please keep it up.
Next week, we are continuing to focus on ‘planting and growing’ as part of our topic, ‘Over Ground, Under Ground’. If your child is attending school as well as doing the home learning, you might like to choose what you would like to do from the activities offered in the ‘Adult Directed’ sessions in addition to daily PD, PSED, Maths Meetings, Reading, Phonics and Learning Through Play. Any questions, please do not hesitate to drop me an email.
Today you might like to:
Get some fresh air by going for a walk, into your garden or complete an exercise video online (see website list). Alternatively, this week would have been sports day. Don’t let the changes stop you… Can you hurdle over some obstacles or jump over a rope? Alternatively, try doing the limbo dance. How low can you go?
HAVE A CIRCLE TIME (PSED)
Promoting Connectedness: Listen to music around the theme of togetherness. For example, ‘Lean On Me’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOZ-MySzAac by Bill Withers or ‘I’ll get By with a Little Help from my Friends’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0C58ttB2-Qg by The Beatles.
Discuss: Sometimes the challenges we face feel really difficult, but we can reach out to others for support when we need it. We can also be a source of help and support for each other. Don’t forget that it’s important to tell a trusted adult if you are worried about how you or someone you know is feeling.
COMPLETE A MORNING ADULT DIRECTED LEARNING ACTIVITY (EAD)
Listen to the songs, ‘The Seed Song’ and ‘In My Garden’. Can you make an instrument such as a shaker and play it in time to the music?
LEARNING THROUGH PLAY
Play for at least an hour in the morning and in the afternoon with no TV or electrical gadgets.
Enjoy a drink and a healthy snack with your child. You might like to talk about how and why it is important to keep healthy and where food comes from.
READING FOR PLEASURE
Read to your child a story or two. Don’t forget to talk about: the title, author, illustrator, blurb, what is happening and where, what has been said, how characters are feeling and what they might be thinking. Can you recall the sequence of the story? Beginning/middle/end?
READ TO LEARN SKILLS AND APPLY THEM
Write the sentence below on a piece of paper. Can you read the sentence (Phase 4), applying what you know about the diagraphs (two letters, one sound: ‘ow’ and ‘er’)? Where are the tricky words (‘I’ and ‘the’)? Where are the capital letters? What does tramp mean? Why can we not tramp on flowers? How do we look after flowers?
I must not tramp on the flowers.
Listen to your child read and discuss their book. Look on the website Oxford owl for free eBooks if required or you can use books from your book corner. Read the book together stopping to allow your child to read the words you think they might know.
PRACTISE YOUR PHONICS
Complete the DfE Letters and Sounds lesson on: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP_FbjYUP_UtldV2K_-niWw/channels?view_as=public and/or
Phase 3 Tricky Word Booklet – Complete page 8 & 9: Postbox Tricky Word Matching/ Football Tricky Word Matching.
HAVE A 5 MINUTE MATHS MEETING
3D Shape: Use some empty cardboard boxes to make a model. Talk to an adult about the different shapes you used. Which shapes were the easiest to build with? You could take a picture or draw your model to finish.
COMPLETE AN AFTERNOON ADULT DIRECTED LEARNING ACTIVITY (PSED & UW – Assembly - THRIVE Values)
This half-term the value we are focusing on is empathy. Have a look at the assembly PowerPoint in the links below. Recap on THRIVE (Team/ Healthy/ Responsible/ Innovative/ Valued/ Empathy). When you get to the picture of the Sesame Street Character, watch the video in the link and discuss: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_1Rt1R4xbM&feature=youtu.be
I look forward to hearing about what has kept you busy today and hope you and your family have a good day.
Miss J. Huxley
Reception Class Teacher
Redbourn Primary School