Welcome back to the second half of the summer term. I hope you have all had a lovely half term! Please continue to upload photos of the children completing their Home Learning activities on to Tapestry. I am very much looking forward to seeing you again next week!
If you would like to access wellbeing activities, this week we are thinking about being kind.
In Literacy today, we will be listening to and watching the story of 'The Three Billy Goats Gruff'. Afterwards, talk about the story with a grown-up and answer the questions. Can you make your own puppets (or paper plate masks) and use them to retell/re-enact the story.
In Maths, we are learning about odd and even numbers. The powerpoint will help remind you about these. Cut up the number strips and put them in order in a long line, then sort them into odds and evens. Remember the pattern! I've also attached images of the Numicon tiles so children can visually see which numbers have the 'odd' one, which we sometimes refer to as a chimney! The children could cut and stick these instead, if they find the number sheet tricky.
This half term we have an animal theme for our whole school topic. We are starting off in the jungle! Choose an activity from the grid to work on this week.
I think you will enjoy the story of 'Billy Dogs Gruff' today! Ask a grown-up to read it to you or watch it here. Join in with the words you can read yourself. What do you think each dog is thinking? Say your sentence aloud and then record it in the thought bubble.
The work you did on odd and even numbers yesterday will help you as you play 'First to Zero' in Maths today. Start with 12 objects and then challenge yourself to play with 20. If you have time, the coconut shy game in 'Fun-Time Extras' is good fun; you have to order the numbered coconuts, starting with the lowest number.
Today we are going to re-read the story of 'The Three BIlly Goats Gruff'. If you were the Troll, would you like to live under a bridge? Can you think of a different place for the Troll to live? Say your idea aloud in a sentence. Can you add a describing word (an adjective) and record your idea on the sheet? Use your phonics to sound out each word and don't forget to include spaces between the words as you write them. Read your sentences aloud to make sure they make sense.
In Maths, you will practise counting in twos, saying the even numbers. Then you will be playing 'Speak, Move, Check, Stay?'. Remember to predict the number you will land on, by 'counting on' the number on the dice, using your fingers, before you move... The instructions are included below!
You will need to think about the materials you can use to make a raft... Can you test your raft by putting it in a bowl of water, or in a paddling pool? Does it float? Has it got a sail? Can you blow it across the surface of the water?
In Maths, we are going to watch a BBC clip about counting in pairs. Can you ask a grown up if you can help pair up the socks in the laundry basket. Seven pairs of socks would be ideal! These will help you as you watch Rod count in pairs.
Spend time today continuing your monster's reading journey on 'Teach Your Monster to Read'. Can you complete practise games for the Set 2 and 3 sounds you have been taught at school? Maybe 'oa - goat in a boat' would be a good place to start? I have had an email to say there is a new mini-game on the site!
In Maths we are going to count in tens. Watch Jack Hartmann counting first by clicking the link here. Make sure you say your tens numbers properly (not with an American accent, like Jack!) You will need several 10p coins to help you count in tens and play the game today. Who will be first to collect 60p?
Finish off your Jungle themed project today - don't forget to add a photo to Tapestry. I look forward to seeing the wonderful work you have been doing.