Snowman Gallery - show us your snowmen!
Our Snowy Volcano! Thanks to Ellie for the idea.
A suggested timetable for this week
Maths Session 1
RSPB’s Big School’s Birdwatch
The key worker children are going to be spending an hour walking around the school grounds spotting how many birds of different types we have. The at home birdwatch was a couple of weeks ago but there is nothing to stop you from taking some time to watch the birds again and note don what you see. We are going to be using the results later in the week.
Maths Session 2
Creating a simple graph
Using our bird watch results we are going to try to create a simple graph today. There are so many different ways that you can do this but it is best at this stage to use objects. Maybe your child could use different coloured Lego bricks to represent each different bird that they saw, maybe they could write the names of the birds and then use pasta to show how many were seen. It is important that whatever is used of the same size for each bird (if 2 large Duplo blocks were laid alongside 3 smaller Lego blocks our early learners may misinterpret that there are more Duplo blocks because they take up more space).
Keep your graphs or take photos of them ready for the next maths session.
Maths Session 3
After encouraging your child to re-cap how they created their graph try asking some simple questions such as how many blackbirds did you see? Which bird did you see the most of? How do you know? How many sparrows and blackbirds did you see? Were there more magpies or more collard doves?...
Phonics Warm Up
To get the children thinking about Phonics we usually do a daily warm up which includes saying the sounds that we can see presented to us, singing the alphabet song and then reading and spelling at least 5 of the tricky words that we have learned so far. There is a warm up video on the video resource section of the website (found here: https://wyberton-primary-academy.primarysite.media/media/phonics-warm-up-video-sound-recall-summer-term) that runs through all of our sounds or you could encourage your child to use their sound mat. The tricky words that we have covered so far are: I, to, the, no, go, we, me, be, she, he, have, what, you, are, was and love. Perhaps you could write these onto paper and display them on the wall for your child to practice spelling and reading.
Phonics Session 1
After a warm up watch the video, found in the video resource section, revising all of the ‘or’ variations that we have learned so far using a Phonics Play game called buried treasure.
Phonics Session 2
After a warm up watch the video, found in the video resource section, revising all of the ‘ai’ variations that we have learned so far using a Phonics Play game called buried treasure.
Phonics Session 3
After a warm up watch the video, found in the video resource section, revising all of the ‘ee’ variations that we have learned so far using a Phonics Play game called buried treasure.
Phonics Session 4
After a warm-up please help your child to log-into their SpellingShed account. I have set them an assignment that helps to revise last week’s sound ‘ee’. Their log-in is found in an observation in their Tapestry journal.
Phonics Session 5
After a warm-up, encourage your child to try to order the words on the blackbird jumbled sentence sheet and then write them so that the sentence makes sense. It can be helpful to write each word out on a piece of paper and encourage your child to put them in order like this before they start to complete their writing.
The Festival of Literature
Festival of Literature 1 – navigate to the following website to watch a live session to help us to celebrate literature. Today’s live session starts at 9:30am and is called Musical, magical Storytime Adventure. https://www.festivalofliterature.co.uk/stream/
Festival of Literature 2 – draw what makes you feel different emotions. After listening to today’s story encourage your child to think about and perhaps draw pictures of what makes them feel emotions such as happy, excited, scared, and angry. This can become a portal into how you child thinks and can be a great way to start conversations about things that are worrying them.
Festival of Literature 3 – navigate to the following website to watch a live session to help us to celebrate literature. Today’s live session starts at 10:00am and is called Nibbles – the book eating monster on an adventure https://www.festivalofliterature.co.uk/stream/
Festival of Literature 4 – What would happen if Nibbles got into the story of the 3 Little pigs? After watching the live festival of Literature session about Nibbles the book eating monster, imagine what would happen if Nibbles escaped and got into the story of the 3 Little Pigs. Encourage your child to draw pictures and then write simple sentences to describe how this might change the story.
Festival of Literature 5 – if you had an imaginary friend what would they look like? After watching today’s story time encourage your child to use their imaginations to draw pictures, and perhaps write descriptive labels, to share what their imaginary friend would look like if they had one.
Super Nibbles work
PSED Story times
Monday: Be Kind https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAo4-2UzgPo
Tuesday: In My Heart https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIfLgHBwYx4
Wednesday: Join us live from the classroom at 11.30am for this week’s story time which is going to be interactive! The children will need some number cards from 1-5. We are going to create a story together – what happens along the way will be decided by the children voting using their number cards.
Thursday: The Bear Who Stared https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m48rBDjo_1Y
Friday: The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aIM51_iCbjI
Super Feelings Pictures
This is a daily opportunity for your child to exercise their writing skills without any rehearsal time. Please tell your children the caption they need to write and then encourage them to use their sound mat to help them to write it.
This week I again invite you to have a go at some yoga with the YouTube channel cosmic kids’ yoga. Have an explore of the website and choose your own yoga adventure today.