Thursday 25th February

Good morning everyone! I hope you are all having a great week so far!

Let’s get our bodies and brains starting to work with a Wake Up Shake Up session.

Wake Up Shake Up

Magic words – this activity can be completed by all of the children. For children needing a challenge use words that include special friends that the children have recently been taught.

You will need to prepare your paper towels. Do this by taking a square of paper towel and folding it in half. Then cut the paper towel so you end up with a small square with another small square behind it.

Fill a small tray with water.

Start by writing the words you want your child to read on the kitchen roll.


Open the kitchen paper and draw the picture that matches your word.

Complete this with other words.

Ask your child to read the word. Once they have read it they place it gently in the water and watch the magic! Does the picture match the word they read? 😊

Here are some ideas to get you started…



Ditty Group – please upload the work for this session to Teams

I have saved the Ditty and Handwriting sheet on Teams. I have posted your step by step guide to work through each section of the session.

Today’s ditty is called An Ant and a Bug.

Red Ditty Group – please upload any work from this session to Teams.

I have uploaded the PowerPoint for today’s session onto Teams in the Daily Work Folder. Today’s Red Ditty is called Fat Frog. Please see the step by step guide to show you how to complete each section of the session.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/interactives/29096.html This link should hopefully take you to the speedy green words slideshow.

Maths – please upload any work from this session to Teams.

Join us for our maths lesson live at 10.40am. If you can’t make the lesson it will be recorded. I have saved all of the files that you will need for maths on Teams.

The children can begin the session by writing one more than a given number. Please ensure they have a paper and pen for this part of the session.

The PowerPoint will show some cards with numbers on. The children need to work out if the cards match, and both have the same number on them or if they are different.

For the main teaching session we will be focusing on height and measuring how tall a sunflower has grown. The children will not need any equipment for this part of the session.

The following picture shows the activity for after the live session.

You may also like to complete the following activities, as well as the worksheets saved on Teams.

Use your dinosaurs or toy people and measure who is the tallest and who is the shortest. Can you order your toys from tallest to shortest.

You could make your own tape measure to measure items.


If you would like an extra challenge for your child you could teach them how to use a measuring tape to measure everyone in your household. Can they record their findings? Remember to teach them to record their answers using centimetres.


Topic – please upload your work for this session to Teams

Think about how the old woman hid inside the pumpkin so that the animals wouldn’t see her as she rolled past. Challenge your child to design their on any of hiding from the animals. Would you create a racing car to speed past the animals? Would you find an alternative vegetable that you could hide in and roll past the animals? Would you use things from around you to change you into an animal that is even bigger than them and could scare them?

Using the worksheet saved on Teams design your own way of hiding from the animals. Once you have drawn your plan add labels to explain it to you friends. Let’s share all of your amazing ideas!

Now create your own hiding place within your environment, a simple den, or disguising a large cardboard box in which you can hide. You could use this to act out your own version of the story. What animals do you meet on your journey?


Just for fun – Paper cup Pom Pom shooter

Daily Reading Challenge –

See if you can read the following story to your grown up. The story includes some red words. Don’t be tricked by the red words!! Good luck

Wednesday afternoon (24.2)

Good afternoon. It looks like Teams may be working for this afternoon but we won’t know for sure until we join the lesson. Just in case, I have added today’s music lesson to the music home learning page on Yumu.

PE

Let’s kick start this half term with some Spring 2 Fitness challenges.

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Story time

One of my favourites

Maths Cancelled

Due to technical issues I am going to have to cancel the maths session at 10.40. I am really sorry. Please could you use the PowerPoint on teams to practise reciting and ordering the days of the week by reading Jaspers Beanstalk? The first few slides show sweets to practise speedy counting as a warm up. We are trying to sort this for music later and will keep you posted. Thank you for your support.

Wednesday 24th February 2021

Good morning! Here is your work for today. Have a great day and we will see you at 10.40 for maths, 1pm for music and 2.30 for a story!

Wake Up Shake Up

Wake yourself up with some exercise from Go Noodle.

https://family.gonoodle.com/activities/fabios-meatball-run

Read Write Inc

Ditty Group

I have saved the Ditty and Handwriting sheet on Teams. Here is your guide for how to complete the activity. Please save your work on Teams for me to check. Thank you.

Red Ditty Group

I have saved the PowerPoint for today on Teams. Here is your guide for how to complete. Please save your work on Teams for me to check. Thank you.

Maths

Our focus for today will be on ordering the days of the week. In the live lesson I will read the story Jasper’s Beanstalk. The children won’t need any equipment during the live lesson. Here are the activities for after and I have added some extra work on Teams if you would like to try something more.

If you can’t make the lesson it will be recorded and the PowerPoint saved on Teams. Please save your work on Teams for me to check. Thank you.

Mrs Pickering will be live for music at 1pm and will be uploading the PE lesson later on today.

Tuesday 23rd February 2021

Good morning! Have a great Tuesday and I will see you for maths at 10.40 and at 1pm for Topic. There will be no story time today because I have a meeting in school.

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Wake Up Shake Up

Start your day with some yoga if you want to.

Read Write Inc

Ditty Group

I have saved today’s ditty and the handwriting sheet on teams. Here is your guide to completing the sheet. Please save your work on teams for me to check. Thank you.

Red Ditty Group

I have saved the PowerPoint for today on teams. Here is your guide for how to complete the activities. Please save your work on teams for me to check. Thank you.

Maths

The lesson will be live at 10.40 today. If you can’t make the lesson it will be recorded. I have saved the files for today on teams in the main PowerPoint.

To begin we will be practising counting. Then we will move on to our main focus for today, measuring length. We will be using the vocabulary longer/ shorter and measuring using non standard measures. The children won’t need any resources during the live lesson. Here are the main activities the children can complete after the session.

Topic

Join me at 1pm to listen to our new topic text No Dinner by Jessica Souhami. To begin we will look at the illustration of the main character in the text and make predictions. Who do the children think she is? Where does she live? What will she do in the story?

We will then read the story together and see if any of our predictions were right.

If you cant make the session here is a link to the story on YouTube.

This tale originates from the Indian Subcontinent. During the afternoon I would like you to research India. Use the internet, books or speak to family members to find out where it is. How would you travel there from Birmingham? Can you find it on a map? What is the weather like there? Can you find out about Indian food, clothes and music? You could even look up any famous buildings there or places of interest? Or any animals that live there!

I have also uploaded an information PowerPoint on Teams plus a worksheet template for recording your findings.

Happy exploring!

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Daily Reading Challenge

See if you can read the following story to your grown up. The story includes some red words, remember we can’t sound out red words so don’t let them trick you! Good luck.

Just for fun

Follow the instructions to draw the animals! Happy drawing.

Monday 22nd February 2021

Good morning! I hope you all had a good half term and managed to get some rest. You all did an amazing job last half term, thank you for all of your hard work. Here is your work for today and I will see you for maths at 10.40am, Topic at 1pm and 2.30pm for a story. See you later and have a lovely day.

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Wake Up Shake Up

I’m not sure if we have done this one before but I know a lot of you like this song!

Read, Write Inc

As Mrs Richards has gone on maternity leave I will be posting work for both of the groups. If you are in mine and Ms Boffey’s group you will be continuing with the Ditty reading sheets. Our group will now be called the Ditty Group. Mrs Richards group will now be called the Red Ditty Group.

Ditty Group

I have posted the ditty for today and the handwriting sheet on Teams in the daily work folder. Below if your step by step guide for completing the sheet. Please upload your work to Teams for me to check. Thank you.

Red Ditty Group

I have uploaded the PowerPoint for today’s session onto Teams in the Daily Work folder. Please see the guide below to show you how to complete the session. Please upload any work you do to Teams for me to check. Thank you.

Maths

Join us for our maths lesson at 10.40. If you can’t make the lesson it will be recorded. I have saved all of the files for today on Teams in the main PowerPoint for you to access.

We will begin the session with chant counting and then move on to finding the missing number. The children will need a pen and some paper for this.

For the main teaching session we will be focusing on comparing heights, using the vocabulary taller and shorter. The children won’t need anything during this part of the live session but here is the main activity for after. Follow this link for online unifix cubes https://www.didax.com/apps/unifix/

and this link https://www.didax.com/apps/dice/ for an online dice if you don’t have them at home.

Here is some guidance for today’s teaching .

Here is a maths mastery activity if you would like to try something extra.

I am also sharing a video from the White Rose Maths Facebook page which explains really well maths teaching and learning in Reception.

Topic

Please join me at 1pm to listen to the story Hello Hello by Brendan Wenzel. I will be reading this as part of our No Outsiders: Everyone is Different, Everyone is Welcome programme. We have a lesson each half term following this planning and its purpose is to promote an ethos of inclusion and tolerance. The aim of this session is for the children to understand we are all different and to know how to make friends.

After the session I will be as asking the children to complete two tasks.

  1. Complete the worksheet saved on teams.
  2. To find out how to say hello in a different language.

There is also an optional task set by the author explained in the pictures below.

Here are a few of the animals from the story.

When we meet again at 2.30 I will be asking the children if they would like to share their work.

If you can’t make the session at 1pm here is a link to the story below.

Daily Reading Challenge

See if you can read the following story to your grown up. The story includes some red words, remember we can’t sound out red words so don’t let them trick you! Good luck.

Just for fun

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Burn off some energy with balloon tennis! Who can keep it in the air for the longest? Who can hit it the furthest?