Thursday 11th June 2020
Thursday 11th June 2020
Good Morning Team Lime and Willow!
How wonderful it has been to keep hearing of your enjoyment, motivation and engagement with our focus on space this week. I think we will definitely have some scientists and even budding astronauts from this reception cohort in the future.
It has been amazing to hear how some of you are enjoying sharing learning with a family member or sibling at home. A child in Lime Class has been planting seeds with their older brother as part of a science experiment which sounded like lots of fun. Whereas in Willow Class, a few children have been helping out at the allotment. Next week will be focusing on planting and growing as part of our topic, ‘Over Ground, Under Ground’ as this was something that came up on our topic web at the start of term. Many of our adult directed activity suggestions came from this and influence our weekly focus, ensuring we are following the interests of the children.
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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, can you fold paper to make a paper aeroplane and see if you can fly it into space.
HAVE A CIRCLE TIME (PSED)
Talk about how you can stay safe in your bubble and make sure you do not pop it – both in school and at home. (Social distancing, hand washing, seeing and spending time with limited people etc.)
COMPLETE A MORNING ADULT DIRECTED LEARNING ACTIVITY (M)
When travelling in space, Hal sees 6 stars and then another 4. How many stars does he see? Draw a picture or use your fingers to help you work out the answer. Challenge: Can you think of your own problem and present it to a family member or friend?
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) ‘tt’, ‘ee’, and ‘ai’? Where are the tricky words (there are none)? Where are the capital letters? Why is there a capital letter in the middle of the sentence (name and place name)? Where is the full stop? Where did they go? How long did Fred and Brett spend in Spain? What is a week?
Fred and Brett spent a week in Spain.
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 use your phonic skills to help your grown-up write a shopping list.
HAVE A 5 MINUTE MATHS MEETING
“Anton’s favourite season is when it is hot and sunny. He likes to wear his sunhat and sunglasses, and eating ice cream. What is his favourite season?” Follow this up with a discussion about the four seasons and what might be seen in each of them.
COMPLETE AN AFTERNOON ADULT DIRECTED LEARNING ACTIVITY (EAD)
In the story, Hal travels into space and sees stars, planets, the Moon and the Sun. Draw or paint a space picture showing some of the things Hal sees on his adventure.
Hal travels into space on a magical rocket bed. Make a model rocket using empty packaging or construction toys. We would love to see your creations! Or maybe you could take a photo or draw a picture of your finished model.
Challenge: Can you combine different media and materials? Can you explore different textures?
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