Wednesday 24th June 2020
Wednesday 24th June 2020
Good Morning Team Lime and Willow!
Yesterday it was amazing to hear from Thomas in Willow Class who sent me a photograph of a pumpkin he has growing in his garden. I was impressed with how he knew what the plant needed to keep grow and keep healthy. It was also good to see that the pumpkin plant included learning about the world but also maths as he commented on the size of it. I wonder if you could find a plant in your garden or local community and measure it. You might like to use a piece of string and then see how many bricks (or other objects) long it is and let me know.
We need you! The EYFS team are looking for donations of wooden and metal utensils that can be used in our muddy kitchen due to the need of replacement from wear and tear. These might include wooden spoons and spatulas, metal fish slices, ladles or spoons etc. In addition, we would be very grateful of any plant contributions (vegetable or flower) that we could utilise to brighten up the outdoor space and continue to provide outdoor learning opportunities for your children.
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 ‘Jump my Height’.
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 (UW & L)
Talk about when you started in Reception. What did you need to know? Can you design a poster to help inform the new starters for September using pictures and words in labels or sentences? Talk about transition
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/ trigraphs (two/ three letters, one sound: ‘ear’, ‘pp’ and ‘ng’)? Where are the tricky words (‘I’ and ‘the’)? Where are the capital letters? What is a twig? Why were the twigs snapping?
I can hear twigs snapping in the wind.
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
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: Find a simple jigsaw puzzle to do. Use a clock or timer to see how long it takes you to complete the puzzle. Then, break the puzzle up and try again. Can you complete the puzzle more quickly on the second try?
COMPLETE AN AFTERNOON ADULT DIRECTED LEARNING ACTIVITY (L & PSED)
Listen to the story, ‘Rosie Plants a Radish’ available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLcxI4DpzgE
Write/ draw a book review:
- What was the story about?
- Who were the characters?
- What did you like about the book?
- Draw your favourite picture from the book.
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