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Friday 22nd May

 

Good morning brilliant children. What is the date today? I have taken a picture of our board. Remember to use a full sentence!

 

 

Daily Prayer: Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

 

Maths: This week we will be learning about length.

  • Star words you will need: measure, length, long, short, longer, shorter, longest, shortest, describe, compare

 

Day 5: Look at the pictures of the animals. Today we will be focusing on these ways to describe height: longest, shortest. Say the star words. Can you compare the length of the animals? Decide which character is the longest and which character is the shortest. How do you know? Can you measure them by making a tower of cubes e.g. Lego/Duplo/blocks?

 

Key questions: Can you compare the length of the characters? Which is the longest and which is the shortest? How do you know? How long are the characters?

Length: longest, shortest - Comparison Pictures

Length: longest, shortest - Comparison Pictures 1 Which animal is the longest/shortest?
Length: longest, shortest - Comparison Pictures 2 Which animal is the longest/shortest?

Phonics: Join in with the video and spell words with the Set 2 sound ow. Say the word out loud. Have a go at sounding it out to work out how many sounds are in the word e.g. s-n-ow snow (3 sounds). Hold up that many ‘Fred Fingers’. Say the word. Sound it out and ‘pinch’ your fingers with each sound. Write the word. Underline the ‘special friend’ ‘ow’. Check your sounds with me. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHrNpxh9ct4

RWI Set 2 spelling ow

Literacy: Innovate the story ‘Dear Zoo’. What happens in the story? Have a look at the ‘new’ animal you drew and described yesterday. Write sentences to tell your ‘new’ part of the story. Can you write the repeated refrains? E.g. “So they sent me a ... He was too ... I sent him back.” Remember to use your ‘Fred Fingers’ when sounding out your words. Ask your adult to write the red words ‘they’ ‘so’ and ‘was’ on a piece of paper to help you. Challenge: Can you write the beginning, middle and end of the story?

 

Idea of the day: Enjoy the song ‘The Animal Fair’. What is your favourite animal? Can you find out three facts about it? You could say and record them or write them. https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/nursery-rhymes-the-animal-fair/z766wty

 

Today is the last day before half term. I hope that you have a lovely half term holiday. Get some fresh air if you are able to and have a rest from school activities. I will speak to you again on Monday 1st June. I am thinking of you all and your families. You have been doing amazingly and I am so proud of you.

 

Miss Swan

Thursday 21st May

 

Good morning wonderful children. What is the date today? I have taken a picture of our board. Remember to use a full sentence!

 

 

Daily Prayer: Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

 

Maths: This week we will be learning about length.

  • Star words you will need: measure, length, long, short, longer, shorter, longest, shortest, describe, compare

 

Day 4: Listen to the video about length. Today we will be focusing on these ways to describe length: longest, shortest. Say the star words. Can you compare objects in your home? Choose three objects and decide which object is the longest and which object is the shortest. How do you know? Can you measure them by making a tower of cubes e.g. Lego/Duplo/blocks? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXX98fI8Sj4

 

Key questions: Can you compare the length of the objects? Which object is longest and which object is shortest? How do you know? How long are the objects?

Length: longest, shortest

Phonics: Join in with the video and spell words with the Set 2 sound igh. Say the word out loud. Have a go at sounding it out to work out how many sounds are in the word e.g. h-igh high (2 sounds). Hold up that many ‘Fred Fingers’. Say the word. Sound it out and ‘pinch’ your fingers with each sound. Write the word. Underline the ‘special friend’ ‘igh’. Check your sounds with me. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qj2SAazsyC4

RWI Set 2 spelling igh

Literacy: Innovate the story ‘Dear Zoo’. What happens in the story? Choose a different animal that is not in the story. Draw your animal. Think of adjectives (describing words) to describe your animal e.g. noisy, long, gigantic. Can you label your animal with these words? Remember to use your ‘Fred Fingers’ when sounding out your words.

 

Idea of the day: Listen to the story ‘Poo in the Zoo’ by Steve Smallman. Which sounds can you hear? ‘oo’ like ‘poo at the zoo!’ Can you write a list of words that rhyme with the word ‘poo!’? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YObGX9e7Gzg

 

Miss Swan

Wednesday 20th May

 

Good morning fantastic children. I hope you had a nice Zoom class chat yesterday. What is the date today? I have taken a picture of our board. Remember to use a full sentence!

 

 

Daily Prayer: Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

 

 

Maths: This week we will be learning about length.

  • Star words you will need: measure, length, long, short, longer, shorter, longest, shortest, describe, compare

 

Day 3: Look at the pictures of the animals. Today we will be focusing on these ways to describe length: longer, shorter. Say the star words. Can you compare the length of the animals? Decide which animal is longer and which animal is shorter. How do you know? Can you measure them by making a tower of cubes e.g. Lego/Duplo/blocks?

 

Key questions: Can you compare the length of the animals? Which is longer and which is shorter? How do you know? How long are the animals?

Length: longer, shorter - Comparison Pictures

Length: longer, shorter - Comparison Pictures 1 Which animal is longer? Which animal is shorter?
Length: longer, shorter - Comparison Pictures 2 Which animal is longer? Which animal is shorter?

Phonics: Join in with the video and spell words with the Set 2 sound ee. Say the word out loud. Have a go at sounding it out to work out how many sounds are in the word e.g. s-ee see (2 sounds). Hold up that many ‘Fred Fingers’. Say the word. Sound it out and ‘pinch’ your fingers with each sound. Write the word. Underline the ‘special friend’ ‘ee’. Check your sounds with me. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_2EDdMnWo0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKKKuZmNnDg

RWI Set 2 spelling ee (part 1)

RWI Set 2 spelling ee (part 2)

Literacy: Use your story map to re-tell the story ‘Dear Zoo’. What happens in the story? Draw your favourite animal from the story. Write sentences to retell this part of the story. Can you write the repeated refrains? E.g. “So they sent me a frog. He was too jumpy. I sent him back.” Remember to use your ‘Fred Fingers’ when sounding out your words. Ask your adult to write the red words ‘they’ ‘so’ and ‘was’ on a piece of paper to help you. Challenge: Can you write the beginning, middle and end of the story?

 

R.E.: We have now finished our topic ‘Good News’. We remember and celebrate that everyone has Good News and that Pentecost is the celebration of the Good News of Jesus. Reflect on what you have learnt.

 

Key questions:

  • How can we celebrate good news?
  • How do you feel when you have good news?

 

Everyone has good news to share. Good news brings happiness. Remember the stories of Easter and Pentecost – Jesus sending his friend the Holy Spirit. Pentecost celebrates the Good News of Jesus. Remember how the friends of Jesus felt.

 

Our new topic is called ‘Friends’. We will be learning about making friends and being a good friend.

 

Key questions:

  • What is a friend?
  • How do we make friends?
  • Why is it important to have a friend?
  • How can friends upset each other?
  • How can friends make up?

 

Can you make a list of what makes a good friend? Can you make a list of what might not make a good friend? You could draw pictures and label them or write a sentence.

  

Gather round a candle or a cross or with your family. Have a quiet moment together to reflect on and appreciate how we all have friends and are a friend to others.

 

Idea of the day: freeze objects in ice. Fill a container e.g. plastic box so that it is half full. Choose plastic objects to put in the water e.g. toys/flowers/leaves. What might happen if you freeze the water? Put the water in the freezer. Enjoy playing with the ice. What will you need to free the objects? How will you get them out? What might happen to the ice?

 

Miss Swan

 

Tuesday 19th May

 

Good morning amazing children. What is the date today? I have taken a picture of our board. Remember to use a full sentence!

 

 

Daily Prayer: Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.  Amen.

 

 

Maths: This week we will be learning about length.

  • Star words you will need: measure, length, long, short, longer, shorter, longest, shortest, describe, compare

 

Day 2: Listen to the video about length. Today we will be focusing on these ways to describe length: longer, shorter. Say the star words. Can you compare objects in your home? Choose two objects and decide which object is longer and which object is shorter. How do you know? Can you measure them by making a tower of cubes e.g. Lego/Duplo/blocks? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hzqkSYic9c

 

Key questions: Can you compare the length of the objects? Which object is longer and which object is shorter? How do you know? How long are the objects?

Length: longer, shorter

Phonics: Join in with the video and spell words with the Set 2 sound ay. Say the word out loud. Have a go at sounding it out to work out how many sounds are in the word e.g. d-ay day (2 sounds). Hold up that many ‘Fred Fingers’. Say the word. Sound it out and ‘pinch’ your fingers with each sound. Write the word. Underline the ‘special friend’ ‘ay’. Check your sounds with me. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEhhtA839as

RWI Set 2 spelling ay

Literacy: Re-tell to the story ‘Dear Zoo’. What happens in the story? What does the character do? Which animals do they send back? Why? Which animal do they keep? Make a story map to show what happens in the story. Use arrows to show the next part in the story. Your pictures don’t have to be the same as mine but they may give you some ideas. Remember that you can repeat the pictures for repeated refrains. Can you label your pictures? Remember to use your ‘Fred Fingers’ when sounding out your words.

Dear Zoo Story Map

Dear Zoo Story Map 1

Idea of the day: join in with ‘Cosmic Yoga: Yoga Time! Jungle Safari- Kids Yoga and Nursery Rhymes.’ Can you make up your own yoga move? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4CaR0syf1g

 

Miss Swan

Monday 18th May

 

Good morning lovely children. I hope that you had a good weekend. What is the date today? I have taken a picture of our board. Remember to use a full sentence!

 

 

Daily Prayer: Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

Whole School Liturgy- Readings read by Miss Pluckrose

Maths: This week we will be learning about length.

  • Star words you will need: measure, length, long, short, longer, shorter, longest, shortest, describe, compare

 

Day 1: Listen to the video about length. Today we will be focusing on these ways to describe length: long, short. Say the star words. Can you explore length in your home? Choose objects and decide if they are long or short. How do you know? Can you measure them by making a tower of cubes e.g. Lego/Duplo/blocks? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unexgc0J5os  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKRssQbc_Wk

 

Key questions: How would you describe the length of the object? Is your object long or short? How do you know? How long is the object?

 

Length: long, short (part 1)

Length: long, short (part 2)

Phonics: Join in with the video and go over the Set 1, 2 and 3 sounds. Look at the letter(s) and say the sound that they make. Sound out words that have these sounds in e.g. day, house, make. Use your ‘Fred Fingers’ pinching each finger while you say each sound, before blending it together e.g. d-ay day. Listen to the red words and repeat them. Remember that we can’t sound out red words. Have a go at writing the words. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5LiXJit6No

RWI Set 2 & 3 Word Blending and Red Words Video 4

Literacy: Listen to the story ‘Dear Zoo’. Listen out for any ‘repeated refrains’ (phrases said again and again). Can you think of any actions to go with the words? Ask your adult to explain any words that you don’t understand. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJsPVyl-75A

Dear Zoo read aloud

Idea of the day: Choose an animal from the story ‘Dear Zoo’. Draw it on a piece of paper. Use another piece of paper to make a ‘flap’ like the story. You could make a door or a box. What does the animal look like? What colours will you need? How will you measure your ‘flap’ to cover your animal?

 

Miss Swan

Friday 15th May

 

Good morning brilliant children. What is the date today? I have taken a picture of our board. Remember to use a full sentence!

 

 

Daily Prayer: Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.  Amen.

 

Maths: This week we will be learning about height.

  • Star words you will need: measure, height, tall, short, taller, shorter, tallest, shortest, describe, compare

 

Day 5: Look at the pictures of the characters from the story ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’. Today we will be focusing on these ways to describe height: tallest, shortest. Say the star words. Can you compare the height of the characters? Decide which character is the tallest and which character is the shortest. How do you know? Can you measure them by making a tower of cubes e.g. Lego/Duplo/blocks?

 

Key questions: Can you compare the height of the characters? Who is the tallest and who is the shortest? How do you know? How tall are the characters?

Height: tallest, shortest- Comparison Pictures

Height: tallest, shortest- Comparison Pictures 1 Who is the tallest? Who is the shortest?
Height: tallest, shortest- Comparison Pictures 2 Who is the tallest? Who is the shortest?

Phonics: Join in with the video and learn the Set 3 sound a-e. Look at the letters and say the sound that they make. Have a go at sounding out words that have these sounds in e.g. make, cake, game. Use your ‘Fred Fingers’ pinching each finger while you say each sound, before blending it together e.g. c-a-k(e) cake. Have a go at writing these words. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vg_-juk96KE

RWI Set 3 sounds a-e

Literacy: Make a card to give to the bears. Can you pretend to be Goldilocks? What did she do? What does she need to say sorry for? Fold a piece of paper to make a card. Remember to use your ‘Fred Fingers’ when sounding out your words. Ask your adult to write the red word ‘to’ on a piece of paper to help you.

 

Idea of the day: Enjoy the song ‘When Goldilocks went to the house of the bears’. Can you join in with the song? Can you make up actions to go with the song? https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/nursery-rhymes-when-goldilocks-went-to-the-house-of-the-bears/zbkrf4j

 

I hope that you have a lovely weekend. Get some fresh air if you are able to and have a rest from school activities. I will speak to you again on Monday. I am so very proud of you.

 

Miss Swan

Thursday 14th May

 

Good morning wonderful children. What is the date today? I have taken a picture of our board. Remember to use a full sentence!

 

 

Daily Prayer: Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.  Amen.

 

Maths: This week we will be learning about height.

  • Star words you will need: measure, height, tall, short, taller, shorter, tallest, shortest, describe, compare

 

Day 4: Listen to the video about height. Today we will be focusing on these ways to describe height: tallest, shortest. Say the star words. Can you compare objects in your home? Choose three objects and decide which object is the tallest and which object is the shortest. How do you know? Can you measure them by making a tower of cubes e.g. Lego/Duplo/blocks?

 

Key questions: Can you compare the height of the objects? Which object is tallest and which object is shortest? How do you know? How tall are the objects? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4vMxODayIM

Height: tallest, shortest

Phonics: Join in with the video and learn the Set 3 sound oi. Look at the letters and say the sound that they make. Have a go at sounding out words that have these sounds in e.g. join, coin, spoil. Use your ‘Fred Fingers’ pinching each finger while you say each sound, before blending it together e.g. j-oi-n join. Have a go at writing these words. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40dusj2LE6I

RWI Set 3 sounds oi

Literacy: Re-tell the story ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’. What happens in the story? Fold a piece of paper to make a booklet. Draw your favourite part of the story on the front. Write sentences to retell this part of the story. Can you write the repeated refrains? E.g. “This porij (porridge) is too hot. This porij is too cold.” Remember to use your ‘Fred Fingers’ when sounding out your words. Ask your adult to write the red word ‘this’ on a piece of paper to help you. Challenge: Can you write a beginning, middle and end?

 

Idea of the day: Listen to the story ‘Can’t You Sleep, Little Bear?’ by Martin Waddel. Big Bear gives Little Bear a light to make him feel better. Would you prefer a short or tall light? Why? What helps you to sleep? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1aJimzuzbg

 

Miss Swan

Wednesday 13th May

 

Good morning fantastic children. I hope you had a nice Zoom class chat yesterday. What is the date today? I have taken a picture of our board. Remember to use a full sentence!

 

 

Daily Prayer: Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.  Amen.

 

 

Maths: This week we will be learning about height.

  • Star words you will need: measure, height, tall, short, taller, shorter, tallest, shortest, describe, compare

 

Day 3: Look at the pictures of the characters from the story ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’. Today we will be focusing on these ways to describe height: taller, shorter. Say the star words. Can you compare the height of the characters? Decide which character is taller and which character is shorter. How do you know? Can you measure them by making a tower of cubes e.g. Lego/Duplo/blocks?

 

Key questions: Can you compare the height of the characters? Who is taller and who is shorter? How do you know? How tall are the characters?

Height: taller, shorter - Comparison Pictures

Height: taller, shorter - Comparison Pictures 1 Who is taller? Who is shorter?
Height: taller, shorter - Comparison Pictures 2 Who is taller? Who is shorter?

Phonics: Join in with the video and learn the Set 3 sound ea. Look at the letters and say the sound that they make. Have a go at sounding out words that have these sounds in e.g. tea, eat, neat. Use your ‘Fred Fingers’ pinching each finger while you say each sound, before blending it together e.g. t-ea tea. Have a go at writing these words. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DES9qUHEs2I

RWI Set 3 sounds ea

Literacy: Re-tell the story ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’. What happens in the story? What does Goldilocks do? What do the bears discover? Make a story map to show what happens in the story. Use arrows to show the next part in the story. Your pictures don’t have to be the same as mine but they may give you some ideas. Remember that you can repeat the pictures for repeated refrains. Can you label your pictures? Remember to use your ‘Fred Fingers’ when sounding out your words.

Goldilocks and the Three Bears Story Map

Goldilocks and the Three Bears Story Map 1

R.E.: Our topic is called ‘Good News’. Pentecost is the celebration of the Good News of Jesus. Pentecost is often named as the ‘birthday of the Church’. The feast celebrates the coming of the Holy Spirit to the disciples. The Holy Spirit is a new friend that Jesus had promised to send them. With a new friend the disciples felt full of joy and happiness. They were no longer frightened and were able to go out and share the Good News with others. Ask an adult to read you the story.

 

Key questions:

  • What do you see in the picture?
  • Why are the people celebrating?
  • How are the people celebrating?
  • How would you celebrate the Good News of Jesus?

 

Think about a time when you were happy you made a new friend. Can you draw a picture of that friend? Can you label your picture? Why do they make you happy? You might want to write a sentence to explain about your friend. You might want to make them a card.

 

We go to church to celebrate the Good News of the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. The people in the picture are coming together to share their happiness and joy because they are celebrating the Good News of Jesus who kept his promise and sent the Holy Spirit to be our friend. We can all share in this happiness.  

Gods Story Pentecost Day (based on Acts 2:1-4)

Idea of the day: make porridge like the three bears. Ask an adult to supervise you using the hob/microwave. Put 50g oats in a pan and pour in 350ml milk/water. Stir and cook for 5 minutes. Put into a bowl and add your favourite topping. You could add some honey or your favourite fruit.

 

Miss Swan

Tuesday 12th May

 

Good morning amazing children. What is the date today? I have taken a picture of our board. Remember to use a full sentence!

 

 

Daily Prayer: Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.  Amen.

 

Have a look at the PowerPoint below to find out about collective worship and ‘Praying the Rosary’.

Maths: This week we will be learning about height.

  • Star words you will need: measure, height, tall, short, taller, shorter, tallest, shortest, describe, compare

 

Day 2: Listen to the video about height. Today we will be focusing on these ways to describe height: taller, shorter. Say the star words. Can you compare objects in your home? Choose two objects and decide which object is taller and which object is shorter. How do you know? Can you measure them by making a tower of cubes e.g. Lego/Duplo/blocks? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gLHOhHQimg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTC-NaXP9qg

 

Key questions: Can you compare the height of the objects? Which object is taller and which object is shorter? How do you know? How tall are the objects?

Height: taller, shorter (part 1)

Height: taller, shorter (part 2)

Phonics: Join in with the video and go over the Set 2 sound oy. Look at the letters and say the sound that they make. Have a go at sounding out words that have these sounds in e.g. toy, boy, joy. Use your ‘Fred Fingers’ pinching each finger while you say each sound, before blending it together e.g. t-oy toy. Have a go at writing these words. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gb-CzY63thY

RWI Set 2 sounds oy

Literacy: Re-listen to the story ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’. Listen out for any ‘repeated refrains’ (phrases said again and again). What happens in the story? What objects does Goldilocks find? Can you find any of the objects in your home? Use the objects to role play the story. What do the characters do? What do the characters say? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jn32ENss_XA

Goldilocks and the Three Bears read aloud

Idea of the day: join in with ‘Just Dance: Gummy Bear.’ Can you make up your own dance move? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Q7-tzCCh3w

 

Miss Swan

Monday 11th May

 

Good morning lovely children. I hope that you had a good bank holiday weekend. What is the date today? I have taken a picture of our board. Remember to use a full sentence!

 

 

Daily Prayer: Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.  Amen.

Whole School Liturgy- Readings read by Miss Pluckrose

Maths: This week we will be learning about height.

  • Star words you will need: measure, height, tall, short, taller, shorter, tallest, shortest, describe, compare

 

Day 1: Listen to the video about height. Today we will be focusing on these ways to describe height: tall, short. Say the star words. Can you explore height in your home? Choose objects and decide if they are tall or short. How do you know? Can you measure them by making a tower of cubes e.g. Lego/Duplo/blocks? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-jwtOyYxEQ

 

Key questions: How would you describe the height of the object? Is your object tall or short? How do you know? How tall is the object?

Height: tall, short

Phonics: Join in with the video and go over the Set 1 and 2 sounds. Look at the letter(s) and say the sound that they make. Sound out words that have these sounds in e.g. out, see, look. Use your ‘Fred Fingers’ pinching each finger while you say each sound, before blending it together e.g. ou-t out. Listen to the red words and repeat them. Remember that we can’t sound out red words. Have a go at writing the words. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLZMiOWM_hs

RWI Set 2 Word Blending and Red Words Video 3

Literacy: Listen to the story ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’. Listen out for any ‘repeated refrains’ (phrases said again and again). Can you think of any actions to go with the words? Ask your adult to explain any words that you don’t understand. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jn32ENss_XA

Goldilocks and the Three Bears read aloud

Idea of the day: Design and make a house for the three bears. You could plan your house on a piece of paper or on a tablet. What will the inside look like? What will the outside look like? What materials will you need? You could use junk modelling/Lego/building blocks. Take a picture of your house.

 

Miss Swan

Thursday 7th May

 

Good morning wonderful children. What is the date today? I have taken a picture of our board. Remember to use a full sentence!

 

 

Daily Prayer: Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.  Amen.

 

Maths: This week we will be learning about capacity.

  • Star words you will need: capacity, volume, liquid, pour, container, empty, full, half full, nearly empty, nearly full, because

 

Day 4: Explore the question ‘How much does it hold?’. Choose two different sized containers e.g. a yogurt pot and a cup. Chose another container to help you pour e.g. a spoon. Ask an adult to supervise you using water in your bath/sink/plastic box. Count how many ‘scoops’ it takes to fill each container. Which holds the most liquid?

 

Key questions: How many ‘scoops’ can the container hold? Which container holds more/less liquid in? How do you know?

 

Phonics: Join in with the video and go over the Set 2 sound ou. Look at the letters and say the sound that they make. Have a go at sounding out words that have these sounds in e.g. out, shout, loud. Use your ‘Fred Fingers’ pinching each finger while you say each sound, before blending it together e.g. ou-t out. Have a go at writing these words. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVyZQVZSq0o

RWI Set 2 sounds ou

Literacy: Write sentences to recount the story ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’. Can you write about the places that the family visit on their bear hunt? E.g. ‘They went throo (through) the grass. They went throo the river.’ Remember to use your ‘Fred Fingers’ when sounding out your words. Ask your adult to write the red word ‘they’ on a piece of paper to help you. Challenge: Can you write the repeated refrains?

 

Idea of the day: Listen to the story ‘Sparky!’ by Jenny Offill. Choose a letter/sound. You could choose ‘s’ like Sparky the sloth or the letter that your name starts with. Make a list of animals that start with that letter. Can you draw/write it? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHtMeMQmpxE

 

It is a bank holiday tomorrow to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day. You might want to find out about it in the document below. You might want to make a flag or a medal. Listen to the ‘Horrible Histories’ song https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/watch/horrible-histories-songs-ve-day-song

VE Day

I hope that you have a lovely bank holiday weekend. Get some fresh air if you are able to and have a rest from school activities. I will speak to you again on Monday. I am thinking of you superstars.

 

Miss Swan

Wednesday 6th May

 

Good morning fantastic children. I hope you had a nice Zoom class chat yesterday. What is the date today? I have taken a picture of our board. Remember to use a full sentence!

 

 

Daily Prayer: Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.  Amen.

 

Maths: This week we will be learning about capacity.

  • Star words you will need: capacity, volume, liquid, pour, container, empty, full, half full, nearly empty, nearly full, because

 

Day 3: Compare the capacity of two containers. Use two of the same containers e.g. a cup. Ask an adult to supervise you using water in your bath/sink/plastic box. Pour different amounts of liquid into your containers. Use the star words to describe them. Are your containers empty, nearly empty, half full, nearly full or full?

 

Key questions: How would you describe the containers capacity? Which container has more/less liquid in? Which container has more/less space in it? How do you know?

 

Phonics: Join in with the video and go over the Set 2 sound ir. Look at the letters and say the sound that they make. Have a go at sounding out words that have these sounds in e.g. girl, whirl, twirl. Use your ‘Fred Fingers’ pinching each finger while you say each sound, before blending it together e.g. g-ir-l girl. Have a go at writing these words. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWLAohDzqgQ

RWI Set 2 sounds ir

Literacy: Re-tell the story ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’. Where do the characters go? What are the places like? Make a story map to show what happens in the story. Use arrows to show the next part in the story. Your pictures don’t have to be the same as mine but they may give you some ideas. Remember that you can repeat the pictures for repeated refrains. Can you label your pictures? Remember to use your ‘Fred Fingers’ when sounding out your words.

We're Going on a Bear Hunt Story Map Examples

We're Going on a Bear Hunt Story Map Examples 1 Detailed Story Map
We're Going on a Bear Hunt Story Map Examples 2 Simple Story Map

R.E.: Our topic is called ‘Good News’. For Christians, the Gospel is the Good News of God’s love for everyone. Ask an adult to read you the story.

 

Key questions:

  • How did the friends of Jesus feel after he went back to his Father?
  • Have you ever felt like that?
  • What did the friends of Jesus do?
  • What happened on Pentecost day?
  • How did the friends of Jesus feel?
  • What did the friends of Jesus do after the coming of the Holy Spirit?

 

Think of a sad time. What happened? How could the sad time also be a happy time? Can you draw a picture of this time? Can you label your picture? You might want to write a sentence to explain this time.

 

We thank God that sad times can also be happy times. We may not be able to go to school every day but we are lucky that we can spend more time with our family.

Story Based on Acts 2: 1-4

Idea of the day: make a salad face. Ask an adult to supervise you using a knife. Choose your favourite vegetables that you have in your home e.g. cucumber, peppers. Cut them up and arrange them to make a face!

 

Miss Swan

Tuesday 5th May

 

Good morning amazing children. What is the date today? I have taken a picture of our board. Remember to use a full sentence!

 

 

Daily Prayer: Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.  Amen.

 

Please see the PowerPoint below to find out about collective worship and ‘Praying the Rosary’.

Praying the Rosary

Maths: This week we will be learning about capacity.

  • Star words you will need: capacity, volume, liquid, pour, container, empty, full, half full, nearly empty, nearly full, because

 

Day 2: Listen to the video about capacity. Today we will be focusing on these ways to describe capacity: nearly empty, half full, nearly full. Say the star words. Can you explore capacity in your home? Ask an adult to supervise you using water in your bath/sink/plastic box. Pour liquid into containers e.g. a cup. Can you show a nearly empty, half full and nearly full container?

 

Key questions: How would you describe the containers capacity? Is your container nearly empty, half full or nearly full? How do you know? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CiB-S_V9ZoY

Capacity: nearly empty, half full, nearly full

Phonics: Join in with the video and go over the Set 2 sound air. Look at the letters and say the sound that they make. Have a go at sounding out words that have these sounds in e.g. fair, stair, hair. Use your ‘Fred Fingers’ pinching each finger while you say each sound, before blending it together e.g. f-air fair. Have a go at writing these words. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLZzv7te4AQ

RWI Set 2 Sounds air

Literacy: Re-listen to the story ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’. Listen out for any ‘repeated refrains’ (phrases said again and again). Can you make your own puppets and role play the story? Make the family and the bear. You could stick your paper to a stick/straw. What do the characters do? What do the characters say? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HY5ZZJIHGUs

We're Going on a Bear Hunt read aloud

Idea of the day: join in with ‘Just Dance: Despicable Me.’ Can you make up your own dance move?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5pKGmehtos

 

Miss Swan

Monday 4th May

 

Good morning lovely children. I hope that you had a good weekend. What is the date today? I have taken a picture of our board. Remember to use a full sentence!

 

 

Daily Prayer: Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.  Amen.

Whole School Liturgy to Share- readings read by Miss Pluckrose

Maths: This week we will be learning about capacity.

  • Star words you will need: capacity, volume, liquid, pour, container, empty, full, half full, nearly empty, nearly full, because

 

Day 1: Listen to the video about capacity. Today we will be focusing on these ways to describe capacity: full, empty. Say the star words. Can you explore capacity in your home? Ask an adult to supervise you using water in your bath/sink/plastic box. Pour liquid into containers e.g. a cup. Can you show a full and empty container?

 

Key questions: How would you describe the containers capacity? Is your container full or empty? How do you know? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBWbGZJDX_I

Capacity: full, empty

Capacity Star Words Cards

Phonics: Join in with the video and go over the Set 1 and 2 sounds. Look at the letter(s) and say the sound that they make. Sound out words that have these sounds in e.g. from, just, will. Use your ‘Fred Fingers’ pinching each finger while you say each sound, before blending it together e.g. f-r-o-m from. Listen to the red words and repeat them. Remember that we can’t sound out red words. Have a go at writing the words. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phba6D5RSUM

RWI Set 1 and 2 Word Blending and Red Words Video 2

Literacy: Listen to the story ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’. Listen out for any ‘repeated refrains’ (phrases said again and again). Can you think of any actions to go with the words? Ask your adult to explain any words that you don’t understand. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HY5ZZJIHGUs

We're Going on a Bear Hunt read aloud

Idea of the day: Collect natural resources e.g. sticks, leaves, from your garden or on your daily exercise (if you are able to). Use them to create a pattern/picture. You might want to take a picture of it.

 

Miss Swan

Friday 1st May

 

Good morning brilliant children. What is the date today? It is the start of another new month. Can you sing ‘The Months of the Year’ song to work out what it is? I have taken a picture of our board. Remember to use a full sentence! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5enDRrWyXaw

 

 

 

Daily Prayer: Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.  Amen.

 

Maths: This week we will be learning about 3D shapes.

  • Star words you will need: 3D shape, height, width, depth, face, edge, vertex/vertices, point, straight, curved, cylinder, cube, cuboid, sphere, cone, pyramid

 

Day 5: Enjoy 3D shape building. Use the shapes you have found/made to build something. If you have any building blocks you could use these too. Which shapes are you using? What are the shapes like? Which shapes are the best to build with? Why?

 

Key questions: What is the shape called? How do you know? Would you prefer to build with cubes or spheres? Why?

 

Phonics: Join in with the video and go over the Set 2 sound or. Look at the letters and say the sound that they make. Have a go at sounding out words that have these sounds in e.g. sort, fork, sport. Use your ‘Fred Fingers’ pinching each finger while you say each sound, before blending it together e.g. s-or-t sort. Have a go at writing these words. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0FyjG_LOLk

RWI Set 2 sounds or

Literacy: Design a picnic invitation. Draw a picture of a picnic on the front and write some details about your picnic on the back. Who is invited? Where is your picnic going to be? When do they need to arrive? What does your friend need to bring?

 

Idea of the day: Enjoy the song ‘The Bear Went Over the Mountain’. Can you make up your own verse? Where might the bear go? What is it like there? https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/nursery-rhymes-the-bear-went-over-the-mountain/zmssmfr

 

I hope that you have a lovely weekend. Get some fresh air if you are able to and have a rest from school activities. I will speak to you again on Monday. I am so proud of you.

 

Miss Swan

Thursday 30th April

 

Good morning wonderful children. What is the date today? I have taken a picture of our board. Remember to use a full sentence!

 

 

Daily Prayer: Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.  Amen.

 

Maths: This week we will be learning about 3D shapes.

  • Star words you will need: 3D shape, height, width, depth, face, edge, vertex/vertices, point, straight, curved, cylinder, cube, cuboid, sphere, cone, pyramid

 

Day 4: Play the ‘What is the same?’ game. Lay out your 3D shapes. Choose a feature to look out for e.g. vertices (points)/rectangular faces/circular faces. Make a pile of shapes that have the feature e.g. vertices (points). Make another pile of shapes that do not have this feature e.g. no vertices. Can you name the shapes?

 

Key questions: What is the shape called? How do you know? Can you find any 2D shapes that make up the 3D shape?

 

Phonics: Join in with the video and go over the Set 2 sound ar. Look at the letters and say the sound that they make. Have a go at sounding out words that have these sounds in e.g. car, star, sharp. Use your ‘Fred Fingers’ pinching each finger while you say each sound, before blending it together e.g. c-ar car. Have a go at writing these words. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5g_lpnMMXeU

RWI Set 2 sounds ar

Literacy: Write sentences to explain what you would take to the moon like the story ‘Whatever Next!’. What will you need? Why do you want to bring it? Remember to use your ‘Fred Fingers’ when sounding out your words. You might want to start your sentences “I will need…” e.g. I wil need a mat. I wil need a snack. Challenge: Can you extend your sentences using the joining words ‘and’ or ‘because’?

 

Idea of the day: Listen to the story ‘What the Ladybird Heard’ by Julia Donaldson. Can you make a ‘Wanted Poster’? You might want to dress up as the thieves and take a picture! You could draw/paint. Can you help to catch the criminals in the story? What do they look like? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eu9mPX7DuLA

 

Miss Swan

Wednesday 29th April

 

Good morning fantastic children. I hope you had a nice Zoom class chat yesterday. What is the date today? I have taken a picture of our board. Remember to use a full sentence!

 

 

Daily Prayer: Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.  Amen.

 

Maths: This week we will be learning about 3D shapes.

  • Star words you will need: 3D shape, height, width, depth, face, edge, vertex/vertices, point, straight, curved, cylinder, cube, cuboid, sphere, cone, pyramid

 

Day 3: Play the ‘What’s in the bag?’ game. Put the shapes you found/made into a bag. Pick one at a time. Can you name the shape? Talk about its features e.g. it has square faces so it’s a cube. Ask your adult to choose a shape and describe its features. They might want to hide the shape so you can’t see it! Can you guess what shape it is?

 

Key questions: What is the shape called? How do you know? Can you find any 2D shapes that make up the 3D shape? Does the shape have vertices? Can you count the vertices (points)?

 

Phonics: Join in with the video and go over the Set 2 sound oo (short sound). Look at the letters and say the sound that they make. Have a go at sounding out words that have these sounds in e.g. look, book, took. Use your ‘Fred Fingers’ pinching each finger while you say each sound, before blending it together e.g. l-oo-k look. Have a go at writing these words. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXvbIygCXMc

RWI Set 2 sounds oo (short sound)

Literacy: Re-tell the story ‘Whatever Next!’. What do the characters do? What do the characters say? Collect objects from your home that you would bring to the moon. Draw and label the things that you would take to space e.g. tedee (teddy). Remember to use your ‘Fred Fingers’ when sounding out your words.

 

R.E.: Our topic is called ‘Good News’. Everyone has good news to tell! Listen to the story ‘The Jolly Postman’ by Janet and Allan Ahlberg. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpeo_0yoD0k

 

Key questions:

  • Who received the good news?
  • How did they receive the good news?
  • How did they feel?

 

Collect items of good news from your home e.g. letters, cards, emails, photographs, certificates. Which is your favourite piece of good news? Why is it special? Can you create a dance to show your excitement about hearing good news?

 

Reflect: Gather around a cross/a picture of Jesus/the Bible or a candle (real or pretend). Have a quiet moment together to reflect on and appreciate that everyone has good news.

 

You could:

  • Play some music
  • Celebrate the good news that you have heard
  • Sing 'If you're happy and you know it' 

The Jolly Postman or Other People's Letters

The Jolly Postman or Other People's Letters written by Janet and Allan Ahlberg. http://youtu.be/gpeo_0yoD0k

Idea of the day: make flapjacks. Ask an adult to supervise you using the oven and the hob/microwave. Heat the oven to 200C. Melt 150g butter. Add 150g sugar, 4 tbsp honey to the butter. Stir in 300g porridge oats. Pour into a lined baking tin. Bake for 25 minutes. When it is cool, cut into squares.

 

Miss Swan

Tuesday 28th April

 

Good morning amazing children. What is the date today? I have taken a picture of our board. Remember to use a full sentence!

 

 

Daily Prayer: Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.  Amen.

 

Maths: This week we will be learning about 3D shapes.

  • Star words you will need: 3D shape, height, width, depth, face, edge, vertex/vertices, point, straight, curved, cylinder, cube, cuboid, sphere, cone, pyramid

 

Day 2: Listen to the video about 3D shapes. Today we will be focusing on these shapes: sphere, cone, pyramid. Say the names of the shapes. Can you find these shapes in your house? Can you make these shapes out of paper? Please keep the shapes for the weeks learning.

 

Key questions: What is the 3D shape called? Can you find any 2D shapes that make up the 3D shape? Does the shape have vertices? Can you count the vertices (points)?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTUpaCaNxZo

3D Shapes: sphere, cone, pyramid

Phonics: Join in with the video and go over the Set 2 sound oo (long sound). Look at the letters and say the sound that they make. Have a go at sounding out words that have these sounds in e.g. zoo, moon, spoon. Use your ‘Fred Fingers’ pinching each finger while you say each sound, before blending it together e.g. z-oo zoo. Have a go at writing these words. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WZi_3v779M

RWI Set 2 sounds oo (long sound)

Literacy: Re-listen to the story ‘Whatever Next!’. What happens in the story? What does Baby Bear take to the moon? Can you find any of the objects in your home? Use the objects to role play the story. What do the characters do? What do the characters say?

Whatever Next! Read aloud

Idea of the day: join in with ‘GoNoodle: Can’t Stop the Feeling.’ Can you make up your own dance move? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhfkYzUwYFk

 

Miss Swan

 

Parents

Due to online safety concerns, teachers have been advised not to use the Zoom app. Therefore, sadly until this problem has been solved I will not be able to join the class chat. Thank you for your understanding. I am able to email so please contact me this way. I would love to hear from you and share some lovely learning. Please email me on missswanreception@gmail.com.  Alternatively, you can contact me through the school office on office2@st-marys.lambeth.sch.uk with ‘FAO Miss Swan’ into the subject of the email.

 

Disclaimer: If you do not want the information sent to this email address to be posted on the class page then please state clearly in the email; otherwise teachers may add these images to a gallery so that children can see what their friends have been doing during the school closure.

 

Monday 27th April

 

Good morning lovely children. I hope that you had a good weekend. What is the date today? I have taken a picture of our board. Remember to use a full sentence!

 

 

Daily Prayer: Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.  Amen.

 

Maths: This week we will be learning about 3D shapes.

  • Star words you will need: 3D shape, height, width, depth, face, edge, vertex/vertices, point, straight, curved, cylinder, cube, cuboid, sphere, cone, pyramid

 

Day 1: Listen to the video about 3D shapes. Today we will be focusing on these shapes: cylinder, cube, cuboid. Say the names of the shapes. Can you find these shapes in your house? Can you make these shapes out of paper? Please keep the shapes for the weeks learning.

 

Key questions: What is the 3D shape called? Can you find any 2D shapes that make up the 3D shape? Does the shape have vertices? Can you count the vertices (points)? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzHCmXhLRHQ

3D Shapes: cube, cuboid, cylinder

Phonics: Join in with the video and go over the Set 1 and 2 sounds. Look at the letter(s) and say the sound that they make. Sound out words that have these sounds in e.g. got, and, but. Use your ‘Fred Fingers’ pinching each finger while you say each sound, before blending it together e.g. g-o-t got. Listen to the red words and repeat them. Remember that we can’t sound out red words. Have a go at writing the words. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6d2dHeB-7Sc

RWI Set 1 and 2 Word Blending and Red Words

Literacy: Listen to the story ‘Whatever Next!’. What do you think might happen in the story? Ask your adult to explain any words that you don’t understand. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKfh9h4k8GE

Whatever Next! Read aloud

Idea of the day: make a rocket. Use resources that you have at home. You might want to use junk modelling/pencils/paint. What would you like to use?

 

Miss Swan

 

Parents

At school we pray in the morning, before lunch and at home time. We thank god for the wonderful things we have and also ask him to protect us. Please take the time to pray with your family and build your faith with God during this time.

 

Prayers for children

https://www.catholic-kids.com/prayers.htm

 

Link to the Catholic Church Bishops Conference of England and Wales.  They have a Coronavirus section with prayers as well as a link to live Mass and the Vatican. 

https://www.cbcew.org.uk/

Whole School Liturgy to Share- readings read by Miss Pluckrose

Friday 24th April

 

Good morning brilliant children. What is the date today? I have taken a picture of our board. Remember to use a full sentence!

 

 

Maths: This week we will be learning about 2D shapes.

  • Star words you will need: 2D shape, flat, corners, sides, straight, curved, circle, triangle, square, rectangle, pentagon, hexagon

 

Day 5: Go on a 2D shape hunt. Choose a shape to look out for and talk about its features e.g. it has 6 straight sides so it’s a hexagon. Can you find the shape in your bedroom? In the kitchen? In the bathroom? Make a tally chart and count how many of each shape you can find.

 

Key questions: What is the shape called? How do you know? Can you count how many sides each shape has? Can you count how many corners each shape has? Are the sides flat or curved?

2D Shape Hunt Tally

Phonics: Join in with the video and go over the Set 2 sound ow. Look at the letters and say the sound that they make. Have a go at sounding out simple words that have these sounds in e.g. blow, snow, glow. Use your ‘Fred Fingers’ pinching each finger while you say each sound, before blending it together e.g. b-l-ow blow. Have a go at writing these words. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGN4t0ZDyDI

RWI Set 2 sounds ow

Literacy: Innovate (change) the story ‘The Enormous Turnip’. Pick one thing to change about the story. You might want to change one of the characters or the vegetable! E.g. ‘The Enormous Carrot!’ Fold a piece of paper to make a book. Can you draw/write your own version of the story? What do the characters do? What do the characters say?

 

Idea of the day: Enjoy the song ‘Ten Green Bottles’. Can you find/make 10 green bottles? Put them in a line and act out the song. https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/nursery-rhymes-ten-green-bottles/zncyt39

 

I hope that you have a lovely weekend. Get some fresh air if you are able to and have a rest from school activities. I will speak to you again on Monday. I am thinking of you.

 

Miss Swan

Thursday 23rd April

 

Good morning wonderful children. What is the date today? I have taken a picture of our board. Remember to use a full sentence!

 

 

Maths: This week we will be learning about 2D shapes.

  • Star words you will need: 2D shape, flat, corners, sides, straight, curved, circle, triangle, square, rectangle, pentagon, hexagon

 

Day 4: Play the ‘What is the same?’ game. Lay out your 2D shapes. Choose a feature to look out for e.g. straight/curved sides/4 sides/3 corners. Make a pile of shapes that have the feature e.g. straight sides. Make another pile of shapes that do not have this feature e.g. curved sides. Can you name the shapes?

 

Key questions: What is the shape called? How do you know? Can you count how many sides each shape has? Can you count how many corners each shape has? Are the sides flat or curved?

 

Phonics: Join in with the video and go over the Set 2 sound igh. Look at the letters and say the sound that they make. Have a go at sounding out simple words that have these sounds in e.g. high, sigh, night. Use your ‘Fred Fingers’ pinching each finger while you say each sound, before blending it together e.g. h-igh high. Have a go at writing these words. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qo9zlAUNVZ4

RWI Set 2 sounds igh

Literacy: Write sentences to re-tell the story ‘The Enormous Turnip’. What do the characters do? What do the characters say? Remember to use your ‘Fred Fingers’ when sounding out your words. Ask your adult to write the red word ‘pulled’ on a piece of paper to help you. Use repeated refrains in your sentences e.g. He pulled and he pulled. It did not buj (budge).

 

 

Idea of the day: Listen to the story ‘Grumpy Monkey’ by Suzanne Lang. Can you draw the animals from the story? Where do the animals live? What is it like? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37RVQ2vvy9w

 

 

Miss Swan

Wednesday 22nd April

 

Good morning fantastic children. It was so nice to see some of you on the Zoom class chat. What is the date today? I have taken a picture of our board. Remember to use a full sentence!

 

 

Maths: This week we will be learning about 2D shapes.

  • Star words you will need: 2D shape, flat, corners, sides, straight, curved, circle, triangle, square, rectangle, pentagon, hexagon

 

Day 3: Make a 2D shape picture. Draw around/cut and stick shapes to make a picture. Can you name the shapes? Talk about their features e.g. it has 5 straight sides so it’s a pentagon.

 

Key questions: What is the shape called? How do you know? Can you count how many sides each shape has? Can you count how many corners each shape has? Are the sides flat or curved?

Phonics: Join in with the video and go over the Set 2 sound ee. Look at the letters and say the sound that they make. Have a go at sounding out simple words that have these sounds in e.g. see, been, seen. Use your ‘Fred Fingers’ pinching each finger while you say each sound, before blending it together e.g. s-ee see. Have a go at writing these words. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCWAAUd2mpM

RWI Set 2 sounds ee

Literacy: Re-tell the story ‘The Enormous Turnip’. What do the characters do? What do the characters say? Draw and label your favourite part of the story e.g. litl (little) old man. Remember to use your ‘Fred Fingers’ when sounding out your words.

 

R.E.: Our new topic is called ‘Good News’. For Christians, the Gospel is the Good News of God’s love for everyone.

 

Key questions:

  • What is good news?
  • Why is it important to share good news?

 

Think of a time when you heard some good news. It might have been at home or at school. Can you draw a picture of this time? Can you label your picture? You might want to write a sentence to explain your good news.

 

Thank God for the good news you have and be thankful that you have family and friends around you to listen and celebrate your news.

 

Music: Visit Ms Hume’s class page for a daily music video.

 

Idea of the day: make frozen banana lollies. Ask an adult to supervise you using a knife. Peel a banana, cut the ends off and put it on a baking tray. Put it in the freezer for 1 hour. Put yogurt into a tall glass and dip the banana in. Put it back into the freezer to set.

 

Miss Swan

Tuesday 21st April

 

Good morning amazing children. I look forward to seeing you all at 2:30pm on the Zoom class chat! What is the date today? I have taken a picture of our board. Remember to use a full sentence!

 

 

Maths: This week we will be learning about 2D shapes.

  • Star words you will need: 2D shape, flat, corners, sides, straight, curved, circle, triangle, square, rectangle, pentagon, hexagon

 

Day 2: Play the ‘What’s in the bag?’ game. Put the shapes you cut out into a bag. Take out one at a time. Can you name the shape? Talk about its features e.g. it has 3 straight sides so it’s a triangle. Ask your adult to take out a shape and describe its features. Can you guess what shape it is?

 

Key questions: What is the shape called? How do you know? Can you count how many sides each shape has? Can you count how many corners each shape has? Are the sides flat or curved?

 

Phonics: Join in with the video and go over the Set 2 sound ay. Look at the letters and say the sound that they make. Have a go at sounding out simple words that have these sounds in e.g. may, day, play. Use your ‘Fred Fingers’ pinching each finger while you say each sound, before blending it together e.g. m-ay may. Have a go at writing these words. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtd3H1MmcYU   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2k3YOnQe1gk

RWI Set 2 sounds ay (part 1)

RWI Set 2 sounds ay (part 2)

Literacy: Re-listen to the story ‘The Enormous Turnip’. Listen out for any ‘repeated refrains’ (phrases said again and again). Make/print masks and role play the story. What do the characters do? What do the characters say? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8O183kdY9uU

The Enormous Turnip read aloud

The Enormous Turnip Role Play Masks

Idea of the day: join in with ‘Andy’s Wild workout- African Savannah’. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40RvOOVgCv8

 

Miss Swan

Monday 20th April

 

Good morning lovely children. I hope that you had a fantastic Easter holiday with your family. It has been so nice to join the class Zoom chats. I will try and join the Zoom chat every Tuesday. I hope to see you tomorrow! Starting from today, I will be giving you more activities to help you with your learning. Remember to try your best and don’t worry about ‘marvellous mistakes’ because that is how we learn. I have recorded a welcome video for you! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJ9EMIMtgL0

Welcome to Summer Term

What is the date today? I have taken a picture of our board. Remember to use a full sentence!

 

Maths: This week we will be learning about 2D shapes.

  • Star words you will need: 2D shape, flat, corners, sides, straight, curved, circle, triangle, square, rectangle, pentagon, hexagon

 

Day 1: Print/draw 2D shapes and cut them out. Ask your adult to say the names of the shape and then you say the names. Ask your adult to point to the corners and the sides of each shape. Please keep the shapes for the weeks learning.

 

Key questions: Can you count how many sides each shape has? Can you count how many corners each shape has? The circle will try and trick you because it only has one curved side!

Phonics: Join in with the video and go over the Set 1 sounds. Look at the letter(s) and say the sound that they make. Have a go at sounding out simple words that have these sounds in e.g. cat, pin, dog. Use your ‘Fred Fingers’ pinching each finger while you say each sound, before blending it together e.g. c-a-t cat. Have a go at writing these words. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbGSjMZFL04

RWI Set 1 Sounds Recap

Literacy: Listen to the story ‘The Enormous Turnip’. Listen out for any ‘repeated refrains’ (phrases said again and again). Ask your adult to explain any words that you don’t understand. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8O183kdY9uU

The Enormous Turnip read aloud

Idea of the day: make a collage. Collect scrap materials from your home e.g. newspaper, magazines. Cut/tear them to create different shapes. Stick them onto another piece of paper.

 

Miss Swan

 

Parents

I hope that you managed to have a nice Easter holiday and that you and your loved ones are safe and well. Starting today I will be uploading the following activities each weekday: the date, maths, phonics, literacy and an ‘idea of the day’. I will also upload an R.E. activity once a week. The activities will be interactive and should not take longer than 10-15 minutes each.

 

Please only do what is appropriate for your child and your family. For some of you that may be one activity a day, for others it may be all of the activities and extra ideas previously suggested. Only you know what is best. After all, parents are the first teachers that a child knows. I am sure that you are all doing a fantastic job and at a very hard time.

 

As always, please continue to share pictures of activities that you have been doing and ask me any questions. I would love to hear from you. Please email me on missswanreception@gmail.com

Alternatively, you can contact me through the school office (see below).

 

Contact

Children, if you would like to send a sample of your work to your teacher, or a photograph of you doing an activity, please feel free to email the school via: office2@st-marys.lambeth.sch.uk.  Remember to ask your parents' permission first! We look forward to hearing from you!

 

Parents, the email will then be forwarded on to your child’s teacher so please add the teacher’s name into the subject of the email. We will not post any photograph of a child next to their name, as per our E-Safety policy, but we may name children’s work.

 

Disclaimer: If you do not want the information sent to this email address to be posted on the class page then please state clearly in the email; otherwise teachers may add these images to a gallery so that children can see what their friends have been doing during the school closure.

 

Summer Term Whole School Liturgy Week 1

An Easter Liturgy to share

Coronavirus- free information book 

Axel Scheffler (Gruffalo illustrator) has recently illustrated a digital book

for primary children to read about the Coronavirus. 

It answers key questions in simple language. 

Please see attachment below. 

 

Free information book

Friday 3rd April

 

Good morning brilliant children. What is the date today? I have taken a picture of our board. Remember to use a full sentence!

 

Idea of the day: Enjoy the song ‘Ten Fat Sausages’. Can you draw and cut out 10 fat sausages? Put them in a frying pan and act out the song. https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/nursery-rhymes-ten-fat-sausages/z6vh7nb

 

Today is the last day of Spring term. I hope that you have a lovely Easter holiday. Please use this time as a rest from school activities (phonics, handwriting and maths booklets). I will speak to you again on Monday 20th April. I am thinking of you all and your families. 

 

Miss Swan

 

 

 

Parents

 

I have attached some play based activity ideas as I know that this is a very different holiday. Don’t forget that playing is learning. Please feel free to do as many or few of these as you would like. Please continue to share pictures of activities that you have been doing and ask me any questions. I would love to hear from you. Please email me on missswanreception@gmail.com

 

Easter holiday activity ideas across the curriculum (many of the activities involve more than one area)

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
    • Make a memory game and play it as a family. Use paper to make sets of matching cards. Mix them up and turn them over. Try and find the matching pairs. The person with the most sets wins.
  • Physical Development
    • Lego/Duplo patterns. One person makes a tower and hides it. Describe the pattern e.g. blue, green, and the other person makes it. Do they look the same? Then swap!
  • Communication and Language
    • Play musical statues. Choose your favourite song and dance. Listen to the music. Stop when the music stops! The last person dancing is the winner.
  • Literacy
    • Cook/bake together. Make a recipe book with pictures and instructions.
  • Mathematics
    • Go on a ‘Shape Hunt’ in your home, looking for 2D and 3D shapes. Encourage your child to talk about the shapes they see and record their findings by drawing pictures or taking photos of the shapes they find.
  • Understanding the World
    • Does it sink or float? Collect objects made from different materials e.g. toy train, spoon, ball etc. Put them in a bowl of water or take in the bath! Tick or cross on a piece of paper to record what you find out.
  • Expressive Art and Design
    • Make an Easter bonnet. Decorate an old hat or make one out of newspapers and paper mâché.
  • R.E.
    • Listen to the ‘Easter Story’. Fold paper to make a booklet. Draw pictures to retell the story. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05x424p
    • Below I have also attached a document containing ideas and key questions from our R.E. scheme ‘Come and See

 

More Useful Websites

Easter R.E. Document

Thursday 2nd April

 

Good morning wonderful children. What is the date today? I have taken a picture of our board. Remember to use a full sentence!

 

Idea of the day: Listen to the story ‘Oi Frog!’ by Kes Gray. Can you choose an animal from the story and think of any other words that rhyme with it? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2sAgbs-ebU

 

Miss Swan

 

Wednesday 1st April

 

Good morning fantastic children. What is the date today? It is the start of a new month. Can you sing ‘The Months of the Year’ song to work out what it is? I have taken a picture of our board. Remember to use a full sentence! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5enDRrWyXaw

 

Idea of the day: make fruit kebabs. Ask an adult to supervise you using a knife. Wash and cut any fruit that you have in your home. Push them on to a skewer if you have one or put them into a bowl to make a fruit salad.

 

It was so wonderful to join the class Zoom chat yesterday. It really made my day to see all your smiling faces. Thank you to everyone that joined us. I will try and join the Zoom chat every Tuesday. I hope to see you next week!

 

Miss Swan

 

Tuesday 31st March

 

Good morning amazing children. What is the date today? I have taken a picture of our board. Remember to use a full sentence!

 

Idea of the day: Enjoy some mindfulness exercises to keep calm and relax. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wsy2L9VvX90

 

Jemima’s mummy has kindly invited me to join the class Zoom chat today. If you need the information, please ask on the class WhatsApp. I look forward to seeing you all at 2:30pm!

 

Miss Swan

 

Monday 30th March

 

Good morning lovely children. I hope that you had a good weekend. What is the date today? I have taken a picture of our board. Remember to use a full sentence!

 

Idea of the day: make a wind chime. Ask an adult to cut a plastic bottle to make a spiral shape. Decorate your chime with paint or felt-tip pens. Attach your chime to your door or window with string.

 

Miss Swan

 

 

 

Parents

 

I have attached a link to the Archdiocese of Southwark’s webpage. Archbishop John has recorded a short liturgy. http://www.rcsouthwark.co.uk/

Friday 27th March

 

Good morning brilliant children. What is the date today? I have taken a picture of our board. Remember to use a full sentence!

 

Idea of the day: Enjoy the song ‘Dinosaurs’. Can you join in with the actions? Can you make up your own verse? https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/nursery-rhymes-dinosaurs/zv7rf4j

 

Bonus idea (across class pages): Make a card for our local care home. Many elderly people living in care homes can feel lonely, especially now that their families cannot visit them. The staff at these care homes are also working hard to help the residents. I’m sure a card would really make their day.

 

The address to post your card to is:

Collingwood Court Care Home

Nelson’s Row

Clapham, London

SW4 7JR

 

I hope that you have a lovely weekend. Get some fresh air if you are able to and have a rest from school activities. I will speak to you again on Monday. I am thinking of you.

 

Miss Swan

 

Thursday 26th March

 

Good morning wonderful children. What is the date today? I have taken a picture of our board. Remember to use a full sentence!

 

Idea of the day: Listen to the story ‘Stuck’ by Oliver Jeffers. Can you draw all of the things that end up in the tree? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbjgDn0rqFg

 

Miss Swan

 

Wednesday 25th March

 

Good morning fantastic children. What is the date today? I have taken a picture of our board. Remember to use a full sentence!

 

Idea of the day: make playdough! You will need: 1 cup flour, ½ cup salt, ½ cup water and 5-10 drops of food colouring. Watch the video to follow the instructions https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAIAm6BF0fs

 

Miss Swan

 

Tuesday 24th March

 

Good morning amazing children. What is the date today? I have taken a picture of our board. Remember to use a full sentence!

 

Idea of the day: catch up with Joe Wick’s ‘P.E. with Joe: live workout for kids’ from yesterday or live stream today at 9am https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rz0go1pTda8

 

Miss Swan

 

 

Parents

 

I have created an email account so that you and your children can share pictures of activities that you have been doing or ask me any questions. I would love to hear from you. Please email me on

missswanreception@gmail.com

 

Monday 23rd March

 

Good morning lovely children. I thought that we could all start the day in the same way we always do at school. What is the date today? I have taken a picture of our board. Remember to use a full sentence!

 

Each day I will be updating you with an idea (activity/story/song) of the day.

 

Idea of the day: make a picture of a rainbow to stick in your window to spread hope to others.

 

I am thinking of you and please remember that I am still your teacher and I still believe in you.

 

Miss Swan

 

 

Parents

 

A few words of support:

  • You do not need to recreate the classroom at home
  • Playing is learning
  • Screens and TV can be used to support learning as well as giving you a break

 

 

Information from the ‘Home Learning Pack’

 

Dear Parents and Carers,

 

Your child has been given the following for the specific areas of the curriculum:

  • Phonics booklet
    • Start with page 26 and do a ‘Workout’ (double spread pages) each day
  • Handwriting booklet
    • Start with page 2 and do two pages a day
  • Maths booklet
    • Start with page 1 and do two pages a day

 

R.E

  • See sheet attached for activities

 

 

Other Areas of the Curriculum Suggestions

  • Junk modelling
    • Go on a hunt for used boxes, tubes and pots
    • Use them to make a model
  • Painting/felt tips
    • Can you use primary colours (red, yellow, blue) and mix them to make secondary colours (e.g. orange, purple, pink, green)
    • Use them to make a picture
  • Yoga
  • 5-a-day Fitness
  • Make a Den
    • Use sheets and pegs to make a den
    • Draw a picture of your den/take a photo
    • Make a sign for your den
  • Obstacle Course
    • Make an obstacle course like a Ninja
    • Can you travel over, under and through it?
    • Time yourself to complete the challenge using a phone/tablet
  • Paper Aeroplanes
    • Make a paper aeroplane and decorate it
    • Test it and measure how far it travels
  • Technology Hunt
    • Go on a technology hunt in your home
    • Find all the things that need to be plugged in/turned on to work
    • Record what you find by drawing pictures or taking photos of the technology they find

 

Twinkl Resources

 

To support you during this period, Twinkl (a brilliant resource website) is offering every teacher in England access to all Twinkl resources with a One Month Ultimate Membership, totally free of charge. They are also extending this to every parent and carer in your school so your pupils can still have access to high-quality learning during any periods of disruption.

Setting this up is really easy to do - go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS

 

Other Useful Websites

 

Daily

  • Reading
    • RWI books have sounds and words to practise at the front of the book and comprehension questions at the back
    • Own choice/story books from home
    • Make your own story book and write simple sentences
  • Spellings

 

 

Best wishes,

 

Miss Swan and Miss Cullen

***School closure***

School closed on Monday and Tuesday 16th and 17th March 2020.

 

Please see below for activities you can do with your child during this time.

 

Stay safe and see you all very soon. 

Miss Swan

Monday 16th and Tuesday 17th March

 

Activities for your child to do during the school closure

Maths

Monday 16th

Number cards from 0-20

  • Print the document attached/make your own cards
    • Match the amounts with the numbers
    • Order the numbers from 0-20
    • Choose a number and find one more/one less

 

Tuesday 17th

Number Hunt

  • Go on a number hunt in your home, looking for the numbers 0-20
    • Look in books and magazine, your door number, clocks, labels, remote controls, calendars etc.
    • Encourage your child to talk about the numbers they see and record their finding by drawing pictures or taking photos of the numbers they find
    • Photos will be used for a display. Please email them to office@st-marys.lambeth.sch.uk with the subject ‘FAO Miss Swan’

 

Children are currently working towards these targets:

Reading:

  • Children can read and understand simple sentences
  • Children use phonics to sound out and blend words to read them out loud accurately
  • Read some red (tricky) words correctly
  • They show understanding with talking with others about what they have read

Please read a range of books at home using the above targets

 

Writing

  • Children use their phonic knowledge to write words in ways which match their spoken sounds
  • They also write some irregular common words
  • They write simple sentences which can be read by themselves and others
  • Some words are spelt correctly and others are phonetically plausible

 

Phonics/Literacy Activity Ideas

Please choose two for each day

 

  1. Practise saying the sounds and the letter formation rhymes
  2. Practise writing each letter and sound
  3. Write about what you did at the weekend
  4. Look at these letters: a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z sh th ng nk

Can you read these letter sounds and think of a word that begins or ends with each sound. Make a list.

For example:

a ant

sh – fish

ng - ring

    5. Look at things around your house and say the sound they begin with. Can you hear the        sound they end with too? Try writing some of them down.

For example:

ch ch chair

d d door

l l light

6 . Do you have a favourite reading book at home?

Draw pictures of what happens in the story and write simple sentences about what happens in the story. We can share our favourite books when we come back to school.

    7. Can you look in a book and find any of these words?

I the he she they that my you was to go no

Which words did you spot the most times?

     8. Draw a picture and write about some simple sentences about you and your family. We           can share this with the class.

For example:

I have blonde hair and blue eyes.

I like to dance.

I have 5 in my family.

 

Twinkl Resources

 

To support you during this period, Twinkl (a brilliant resource website) is offering every teacher in England access to all Twinkl resources with a One Month Ultimate Membership, totally free of charge. They are also extending this to every parent and carer in your school so your pupils can still have access to high-quality learning during any periods of disruption.

Setting this up is really easy to do - go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS

 

Other Useful Websites

 

Daily

  • Reading
    • RWI books have sounds and words to practise at the front of the book and comprehension questions at the back
    • Own choice/story books from home
  • Spellings

 

 

Phonics

Phonics 1
Phonics 2

Art Week

 

Reception have had a very creative week doing all sorts of 'World Art'. We focused on Spain and Russia. We made:

  • Gaudi inspired tiles
  • Faberge eggs
  • Salvador Dali inspired eyes (with an Arty Party workshop)
  • St Basil's Cathedral collages
  • Kandinsky's concentric circles

 

Thank you to all of the parents and carers who came to visit the Art Gallery in school. We are very proud of what the children have made!

 

Wishing you all a relaxing half term break.

We look forward to seeing you back at school on Monday 24th February.
Miss Swan and Mrs Cooling 

 

It is our aim at St Mary's to ensure each child leaves the EYFS as happy, motivated and resilient learners who are ready to embark on their next exciting journey into Year 1.
We have extremely high expectations of each child in this class and know their progress is directly linked to their overall emotional wellbeing.
Our ethos is to ensure each child is happy and secure in school.
A happy child makes a successful learner. 

We loved our trip to Pizza Express

We loved our trip to Pizza Express 1
Pizza Express was fantastic! We made our very own pizza margherita! 

We learned all about the ingredients that are used to make a margherita. We got to play with dough and learned lots of interesting facts too! 

Did you know?

Did you know the pizza toppings represent the colours of the Itialian flag? 

Did you know that the margherita was named after Queen Margherita of Savoy? 

Pictures coming soon!!!
 

Tea with the Teacher

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Dear Parents, 

Thank you to those who were able to attend our Tea with the Teacher presentation. 

 

Please find attached the slides we used during the presentation. 
 

I have also attached an additional RWInc support booklet which I would recommend printing off to further support your child from home. 

Thank you for your continued support. 

The EYFS Team 

Dear parents, 

It was discussed during our initial parent meeting that homework would go out from January 2020. We have decided to trial an earlier homework scheme and will be sending homework out from the third week back after the half term. Please note this trial is happening in our Reception class only.
Your feedback will be very welcome over the coming weeks. 

Please also expect spelling books with 4 weekly spellings to read, write and learn in preparation for our Friday morning spelling test, and weekly reading books.

Thank you, 

Miss Holmes. 
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Dear Parents, 

Thank you to all those that attended our initial parent meeting. If you missed your slot, please rearrange another time with your child's class teacher. 

 

Please find a brief summary of what was discussed below; 

 

- Ensure all uniform is correct and fully labelled. 

- Your child needs a school book bag and water bottle (for new pupils a school book bag and water bottle will be provided this week). 

- Ensure all coats are navy blue or black

- Parent Pay usernames and passwords will be sent out this week - a portal for you to order PE bags, ties, hats, book bags. 

- Reading books will be sent out after the October Half Term - dates to be confirmed.

- Sight words - 4 spellings to be sent home weekly for home work. Please practice these daily as they will be in preparation for our weekly spelling test on a Friday morning. All sight words to be sent out after the October half term. 

Snacks - please send your child into school with a recognisable piece of fruit in a labelled Tupperware box. On Tuesday and Thursdays you may send your child in with 20p and they can select a piece of fruit from our tuck shop. 

- Birthdays - you may bring in one small sweet for each child to celebrate your child's birthday. Please no nuts or eggs due to allergies. Please ensure any baked goods are fully packaged and contain an ingredients listing for allergies. 

- PE Kits in a red drawstring PE bag which can be purchased through Parent Pay - navy blue shorts, white t-shirt, black plimsolls, 

 

 

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In Reception our curriculum is designed to help your child attain the
Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Early Learning Goals.

There are 7 areas of learning - the prime areas and specific areas.

The prime areas underpin all that we do in the EYFS. They are important because they lay the foundations for a child's success in all areas of learning. 

The specific areas provide the experiences and opportunities to broaden your child's skills and knowledge. 

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Save the Dates

 

Monday 16th December - 
Lower Juniors Carols around the Christmas tree - 5pm - in school. 

Wednesday 18th December - 
Upper Juniors - Carols around the Christmas tree - 7pm - St Mary's Church

Thursday 19th December - 
Christmas lunch -  big hall - pupils only. 

Class Christmas Party - pupils only - please send your child to school wearing their own clothes. 

Friday 20th December - 
Last day of term - your child may bring a toy from home - early finish - 2pm. 

Religious Education - Come and See

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At St Mary's we follow the Come and See scheme of work for Religious Education. 

Our upcoming theme will be Welcome.
Our topic will focus on Baptism.

By the end of the topic we will know and understand:

 - some of the religious signs and symbols used in Baptism and use some religious words and phrases. 

- children will be able to talk about their own experiences and feelings of being welcomed. 

- children will be able to say what they wonder about how they can make others feel welcome. 

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“Children learn the English alphabetic code: first they learn one way to read the 40+ sounds and blend these sounds into words, then learn to read the same sounds with alternative graphemes.

They experience success from the very beginning. Lively phonic books are closely matched to their increasing knowledge of phonics and ‘tricky’ words and, as children re-read the stories, their fluency increases.

Along with a thought-provoking introduction, prompts for thinking out loud and discussion, children are helped to read with a storyteller’s voice”.
(
https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/programmes/phonics, 2019)
 

At St Mary’s we provide your child with an enriching phonics curriculum ensuring they have a detailed knowledge of phonics, before sending home the RWInc reading books. Please familiarise yourself with the sounds and phrases which go along with each sound. It’s these phrases your child will learn to support them with the correct letter formation during handwriting and writing practice.

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In mathematics this term we will be focusing on number activities. We will work on saying the number names in order, recognising numbers and matching them to objects counted. We will also learn how to correctly form numerals one - ten.

We will be working through the following targets from the Development Matters Guideline;

 

Mathematics - Number - 40 - 60 months 
•Recognise some numerals of personal significance.

•Recognises numerals 1 to 5.

•Counts up to three or four objects by saying one number name for each item.

•Counts actions or objects which cannot be moved.

•Counts objects to 10, and beginning to count beyond 10.

•Counts out up to six objects from a larger group.

 

As we move through the term we will also have blocks of focusing on Shape, Space and Measure. We will be working through the following targets for SSM; 

 

Mathematics -SSM - 40 - 60 months

•Beginning to use mathematical names for ‘solid’ 3D shapes and ‘flat’ 2D shapes, and mathematical terms to describe shapes.

•Selects a particular named shape.

•Can describe their relative position such as ‘behind’ or ‘next to’.

•Orders two or three items by length or height.

•Orders two items by weight or capacity.

•Uses familiar objects and common shapes to create and recreate patterns and build models.

•Uses everyday language related to time.

•Beginning to use everyday language related to money.

•Orders and sequences familiar events.

•Measures short periods of time in simple ways.

 

All work will be differentiated to suit your child's ability, including G&T and Mastery approaches.

 

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