Thursday 18th June 2020
Thursday 18th June 2020
Good Morning Team Lime and Willow!
Just to clarify that the work set from home is planned to cover all areas of learning and development. If your child attends school, their activities will include a daily circle time, phonics lessons at phase 3 and 4, daily maths meetings , daily reading and writing as well as topic based work and will cover all areas of learning too. Mrs Wolsoncroft and I talk regularly to reflect on taught learning and what we plan to cover the week ahead. We also ensure that we are covering the same focus area from the topic, although these will be delivered using different literature and activities.
It has been lovely to see how creative some of you have been yesterday. I really liked seeing a drawing of some roses and was impressed with the attention to detail and how the colours were used purposefully. As a further challenge, I suggested replicating the picture using different media and materials. I wonder who else might like to try this.
I have also begun to receive some of your ‘Hugs by Post’ work which is lovely to see as you are engaging in a community project to support others who may not have family or friends living with them or visiting them.
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… Choose a set distance and go for a run. Can you time this? Repeat to see if you can improve on your time.
HAVE A CIRCLE TIME (PSED)
Promoting Gratitude: Listen to the story, ‘The Giving Tree’ and discuss: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFQZfeHq9wo&feature=youtu.be
- What is gratitude? Discuss and share definitions of gratitude.
- Ask for examples of how we show our thanks.
- Introduce the idea that we can show gratitude in different ways, and for different things.
- How do we feel when we give thanks?
- How does it feel to be someone who receives thanks?
- Discuss and name emotions.
- Highlight the material and non-material things we might be grateful for and not always notice/ refer back to the grateful hearts that we made a few weeks ago.
- Many children may have been involved in the Thursday evening clapping for key workers, which is a good example of how giving thanks brought people together.
COMPLETE A MORNING ADULT DIRECTED LEARNING ACTIVITY (PD & L)
Have a dough Disco!!
Practise handwriting. Look at your last piece of writing. Choose two letters that you find tricky to write. Practise writing these. Use doorway on line to support.
https://www.doorwayonline.org.uk/activities/letterformation/ You might like to write these letters in flour, salt, sugar, sand in a tray before using a pencil.
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 sounds taught to date? Where is the diagraph? ('ff') Where is the tricky words (‘the’)? Where are the capital letters? Where is the full stop? Who jumps into the pond? What does the frog do when he/she jumps into the pond? Can you tell me everything you know about frogs?
The frog jumps in the pond and swims off.
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 7: Tricky Words Train.
HAVE A 5 MINUTE MATHS MEETING
3D Shape: Go on a 3D shape hunt around your house. What 3D shapes can you find? See if you can find a sphere, a cube and a cuboid. Can you find any other 3D shapes? What are they called?
COMPLETE AN AFTERNOON ADULT DIRECTED LEARNING ACTIVITY (L & UW)
Read the story, ‘Sam’s Seeds’ and discuss.
Watch the video, ‘Time Lapse – Garden Cress’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtECPtJzW7A
Can you discuss what changes you can see happening?
Recap on what a seed/ plant needs to be healthy.
Complete the parts of a plant activity sheet.
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