Tuesday 23rd June 2020
Tuesday 23rd June 2020
Good Morning Team Lime and Willow!
It has been lovely to hear about how so many of you have been enjoying your return to school as well as continuing to complete the home learning activities that I have been setting for you.
As you are aware, our focus this week continues to be ‘planting and growing’. Edward in Lime Class has sent me a photograph of an experiment he is doing with white carnation flowers in containers filled with different coloured water. I am very much looking forward to finding out what happens. I wonder if you can be a scientist and predict what might happen?
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 ‘Star Challenge’.
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 & EAD)
Think about this question: What will Rosie Rabbit do when her bright red radish is ripe? Listen to the story, ‘Rosie Plants a Radish’ and discuss: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLcxI4DpzgE Make a rabbit, worm and/or ladybird mask or stick puppet and act out the story.
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 diagraphs (two letters, one sound: ‘nk’)? Where are the tricky words (‘the’)? Where are the capital letters? What is a drip? Where did the drip come from? Where did the drip go? Why was the tap dripping?
A drip from the tap drops in the sink.
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: When you brush your teeth, try different ways of timing 2 minutes. You could use a sand timer, a stopwatch, a kitchen timer or ask a grown-up to help you to use a clock.
Challenge a friend or grown-up to a 1-minute challenge! Use a stopwatch (a grown-up might have one on their phone), sand timer or clock to time 1 minute. See how many jumps, stretches, star jumps, hops or other actions each person can do before the time runs out. Who can do the most?
COMPLETE AN AFTERNOON ADULT DIRECTED LEARNING ACTIVITY (UW)
How to grow radish seeds? Have a look at the instructions and give it a go. Alternatively, try:
- Sprouting dried lentils by placing your desired quantity of dried lentils in a jar and cover with water. ... Come back to your lentils twice a day and give them a rinse and drain. After 24 hours you may start to see little tails forming.
- Growing a bean: http://www.greatgrubclub.com/grow-a-bean-plant#.XukOLkVKjIU
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