Monday 15th June 2020
Monday 15th June 2020
Good Morning Team Lime and Willow!
We hope that you have had a lovely weekend. Our topic for this half-term continues to be ‘Over Ground, Under Ground’ and we will have a weekly focus on ‘Planting and Growing’ as this is something many of you identified at the start of the term as an area of interest.
When opening my emails on Friday, it was lovely to see some very creative role playing fun being had by many of you with your families. There were lots of rockets being made in very different ways with different media and materials. I also saw some creative props being made and in particular, a space helmet by one child and another who made life-size moon rocks. What great imaginations and creativity you have!
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… Have a relay race with your family, passing an object between yourselves after your section/lap.
HAVE A CIRCLE TIME (PSED)
Promoting Self-efficacy: Watch the story, The Hare and the Tortoise: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p011syc1
Discuss: Sometimes the challenge may feel really difficult, but the important thing is to use our skills to the best of our ability and keep trying.
- Why did the tortoise succeed - is he really faster than the hare?
- What did the tortoise do to make the most of his strengths?
- Can you think of a time when you faced something tricky and weren’t sure how it would turn out, but you gave it a go and did the very best you could?
In the story there were some things the tortoise could control and some things he couldn’t.
Discuss: He couldn’t control how the hare behaved and what he said, or the fact that the hare has a natural strength for running fast, but the tortoise could control how he behaved towards the hare, and how he planned and practiced for the race, and tried to do his best.
COMPLETE A MORNING ADULT DIRECTED LEARNING ACTIVITY (M)
Look at the garden poster in the link below, go into your garden or take a walk around the village. Can you talk about length, height and distance whilst looking at plants and things that grow? For example, ‘Look at that short daisy… can you find one that is shorter or taller than this one? Look at the tall tree over there… can you see on that is the same size?’
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 - ‘ng’, ‘th’, and ‘ar’)? Where are the tricky words (‘I’, ‘into’ and ‘the’)? Where are the capital letters? Where is the full stop? I wonder who kept bumping into things in the dark and why? What could they have done to stop it being dark? What happens if they could not turn on a light?
I kept bumping into things in the dark.
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 1 & 2: Balloons Tricky Word Colouring/ Under the Sea Tricky Word Colouring.
HAVE A 5 MINUTE MATHS MEETING
3D Shape: Look at empty packages and boxes. What shape are they? Can you find a cube, cuboid, cylinder shape?
COMPLETE AN AFTERNOON ADULT DIRECTED LEARNING ACTIVITY (CL & UW)
Read the story, ‘The Tiny Seed’ by Eric Carle or watch it on YouTube. Can you create a story map of key events in the story and use this to retell the story to your family?
I look forward to hearing about what has kept you busy today and hope you and your family have a lovely day.
Miss J. Huxley
Reception Class Teacher
Redbourn Primary School