Tuesday 16th June 2020
Tuesday 16th June 2020
Good Morning Team Lime and Willow!
I hope that you all had the chance to enjoy the sunshine yesterday as the weather doesn’t look too good this week. I went for a walk along the river near where I live and went paddling in the stream. I even saw some newts swimming around in the water. I wonder what signs of life you have seen whilst out and about. I would love to hear about anything you find that grows, especially the different plants that you might see as we are focusing on growing and plants this week.
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… Lay a skipping rope on the floor or draw a line with chalk. Stand next to the rope and see how many times can you jump over it and back again in one minute?
HAVE A CIRCLE TIME (PSED)
Promoting Hope: Listen to music that helps instil a sense of hope e.g. ‘Everything’s Gonna Be Alright’ by Bob Marley https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OD3F7J2PeYU , ‘Bring Me Sunshine’ by Willie Nelson https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5M014bAlOLo or ‘Don’t Worry, Be Happy’ by Bobby McFerrin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-diB65scQU.
Discuss why it is important to have hope when we are faced with challenges.
COMPLETE A MORNING ADULT DIRECTED LEARNING ACTIVITY (EAD)
Find and create a real-life drawing, painting, collage, model, sculpture of something that has been planted and is growing. Look carefully at the detail, colours that are needed and how you might consider texture in your work. Don’t forget to continually review what you are doing and make any changes that you think are needed. What do you like about you work? What would make it even better? I would love to see the finished results, so send me a photograph.
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) ‘oo’, ‘or’, ‘ch’, ‘ee’ and ‘th’? Where are the tricky words (there are none)? Where are the capital letters? Where is the full stop? What is good for teeth? Why? How else can we look after our teeth?
Milk is good for children’s teeth.
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 3 & 4: Key and Locks Tricky Word Matching/ Monkey and Bananas Tricky Word Matching.
HAVE A 5 MINUTE MATHS MEETING
3D Shape: Use playdough or salt dough to make some 3D shapes. Can you make a sphere, a cube, a cuboid, a cylinder and a pyramid?
COMPLETE AN AFTERNOON ADULT DIRECTED LEARNING ACTIVITY (UW & L)
Look at the PowerPoint, ‘What does a plant need?’ Can you make a poster to explain what plants need to be healthy using pictures and words?
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