Thursday 25th June 2020
Good Morning Team Lime and Willow!
It has been good to hear how many of you have been enjoying the lovely weather. Megan in Lime Class has been enjoying her paddling pool in her garden. I hope you are remembering how to keep safe in the sunshine and when around water as previously covered in one of our home learning activities.
Whilst Freddy from Willow Class was on a day trip, he has seen some snakes. How wonderful it must have been to see them swimming in the water. I have never seen snakes in water before, only slithering along the ground or at the zoo. I wonder if anyone else has seen snakes in the water or other signs of life ‘Under Ground, Over Ground’ when out and about. I would love to hear about it if you have.
Just to let you know, I will not be available on email tomorrow due to attending a transition event. I am sorry for any inconvenience caused, however, please do continue to send me your emails and I will endeavour to pick them up on Friday. If you have any urgent queries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you for your support and understanding.
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 is National Sports Week and Get Set 4 PE has designed ‘The Rainbow Games’. We would like you to play a game each day this week. You can use the score sheet to record what you have done. Today, play ‘Mighty Memory’.
HAVE A CIRCLE TIME (PSED)
Complete a ‘Brain Break Breathing’ activity to ensure a mindful start to your day.
With the support of your adult, complete the ‘Wellbeing Journal’ for today. Fill in the sheet or record in your own chosen method.
COMPLETE A MORNING ADULT DIRECTED LEARNING ACTIVITY (L)
Listen to the story, ‘Rosie Plants a Radish’ available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLcxI4DpzgE
Talk about what happens in the beginning, middle and end of the story and write this down under each part. For example, ‘In the beginning…’ Don’t forget to listen for sounds and write them down, use your finger spaces, capital letters and full stops. You can always use a sound mat to help you when you are writing.
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. You might like to include some maths learning through snack by sharing, doubling or halving as well as carrying out some simple addition or subtraction using the snack items.
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 sounds letters make? Where are the tricky words (There are none.)? Where are the capital letters? Where is the full stop? What is a tent? What does camping mean? Have you been camping?
It is fun to camp in a tent.
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
Complete a page or 2 from the ‘Phonics Activity Booklet’ that is relevant to your phase level.
HAVE A 5 MINUTE MATHS MEETING
Measuring Time: Ask a grown-up to help you to make a simple recipe. You could make some cakes, biscuits, jelly or ice lollies. Once you’ve finished, you will need ask the grown-up to put the food in the oven, freezer or fridge. Use a timer to measure the time that it takes for your food to bake, freeze or cool. You could use a noisy kitchen timer to help measure the time until your food is ready!
COMPLETE AN AFTERNOON ADULT DIRECTED LEARNING ACTIVITY (EAD & UW)
Have a look at the work of Giuseppe Arcimboldo in the attachments. Can you recreate one of his portraits using fruit or vegetables or make one of your own? Can you take a photograph of your finished work and share it with me?
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