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Home Learning - Week beginning Monday 30th March 2020

Hello!  I hope you have all had a great weekend and enjoyed learning at home last week.  It was certainly a different experience teaching my own children and there were challenges along the way but we did enjoy spending so much time together as a family as I'm sure you all did. 

 

This week I have uploaded the whole week's learning in one go.  I'm hoping this helps your grown-ups use the time they have to teach you and help you learn in a way that fits in with their jobs and looking after everyone else in your home too!  The activities are suggested ones - there is no pressure to stick rigidly to these or to get them all done.  They are suggestions based on what learning we would have been doing at school - modified for home use!

 

I hope you enjoy your learning this week - I think there are some fun and exciting things in there along with important things that we need to keep practicing so our brains don't forget how to do them!!!

 

Any questions please don't hesitate to email me at the address for Finch parents given to you by Mrs Vanstone.  Please remember that reception parents can also contact me via Tapestry as well as upload photos of things you've been up to.  This will still be added to your children's EYFS learning journal as it would have been in school.

 

Have a lovely week,

Mrs Guillaume

Afternoon Topic Activities Week Beginning Mon 30th March - Reception and Year 1

English - Reception and Year 1 - Week beginning Monday 30th March 2020

Reading, Phonics, Handwriting and Spelling - Reception and Year 1 

 

 - Read as much as you can!  Practice any phonics games you can find online and check out the Ruth Miskin website for any resources they have made free to use there.  Reception children can continue practicing their green words labelled 1.5.

 

- Being read to is just as important as learning to read words for themselves.  Please read every day to your little one...at least once but more if you can manage it.  This will help their comprehension skills and their understanding of books - characters, plots, information - it is amazing what children learn by being read to!

 

- Daily phonics sessions will continue this week on the Ruth Miskin Training You Tube channel.  Set 1 and Set 2 for Reception and Set 3 for Year 1.  Set 1 is available from 9.30, Set 2 from 10am and Set 3 from 10.30 Monday - Friday and they are available for 24 hours from the time they are broadcast.

 

- Handwriting - Please continue to do a letter each day with the next 5 letters in the handwriting booklets - f, g, h, i, j for Reception and f/F, g/G, h/H, i/I, j/J for Year 1.  Please ensure the children are starting in the correct place and following the correct direction and form for each letter.  This will become so important for joining in the future!

 

Spelling - Reception can continue to practice spelling the green 1.5 words and Year 1 can do the first page in their 'Common Exception Words Y1 Activity Book' (page 2).  The words are the, a, do, to, today.

English - Writing project - Year 1 and Reception - Week beginning Mon 30th March

Please see the powerpoint below for the daily instructions on the tasks.  It builds up to a little writing project.  There are templates you can print out if you would like and are able to, if not the children can write straight into their workbooks and you could create a simple minibeast hunt sheet yourself on a piece of paper.

Maths - Reception and Year 1 - Week Beginning 30th March 2020

Great videos for you to watch with your children. They all reinforce recall skills that will help this children with calculation. All are available on You Tube or BBC iPlayer

Maths for both Reception and Year 1 for the week. Feel free to work through these at a pace that suits your child and your family.

Home Learning Week Beginning Monday 23rd March 2020

 

Good morning Rosefinch Class!  I hope you have been enjoying the wonderful weather this weekend by getting outside in your gardens and going for walks or bike and scooter rides with your family.

 

Below are some learning activities.  You will find daily English and Maths activities and I will upload a new Maths and English activity every day.  You will also find a list of topic-based activities that I will update weekly - so don't worry, you have a whole week to complete them! 

 

Parents, I will add roughly how long each activity should take.  Please don't continue if you feel like you are flogging a dead horse - all of us, the children included, are going through an anxious time with many things going on that we don't understand.  Now is the time for spending calm, quality time together.  Activities such as sharing books, playing board games, baking, playing with lego and interacting with your children through play such as role play - superheroes, opening a cafe, playing with dolls - all of this is extremely worthwhile and will help your children adjust to the changes in their lives.  The time guides are a rough guide and activities can be split across a day however it is easiest for you personally to manage them with work and siblings who also need looking after and help with their learning. 

 

For this age group I would suggest you will find their concentration much better in the mornings - particularly when writing or recording in maths.  Some are simple practice and will not need you to help the children very much, just explain your expectations.  With writing - expect the children to write as neatly as they can, and Year 1 the expectation is that they write within in the lines so please give them gentle reminders of this!

 

Enjoy time with your families and keep washing those little hands!  Remember, we need to sing 'Happy Birthday' twice for them to be truly clean! 

 

Mrs Guillaume

Weekly Topic Activites for Rosefinch Class 23rd March

English Friday 27th March

Writing For Reception and Year 1: Making a list of things they can see in Springtime. Year 1 could include some adjectives! (describing words)

Reception:

1) Writing : see document above - making a list of things you can see in Spring.

 

2) Phonics:  tune into your daily Read, Write Inc phonics session.  Set 1 available from 9.30am and Set 2 available from 10am.  Both are on the Ruth Miskin Training You Tube page for 24 hours.  Set 1 today will be 't' and set 2 will be 'oo-poo at the zoo!'.

 

3) Reading: Practice re-reading the green words labelled 1.5.  Please also read as many stories to your little one as you can!

Year 1:

1) Writing: See the document above - Things I can see in Springtime.  Remember to try and include those adjectives! (describing words).  EG - Fluffy lambs, Bright sun, Pretty blossom etc.

 

2) Phonics:  Remember to tune into your daily Read, Write Inc phonics session.  Set 3 today will be the sound

'o-e - phone home'.

 

3) Reading:  Please continue to read as many books as you can to your little one.  If you have any information books these are great to share too.  Explore the features such as contents page, glossary, index.  Can they compare a story book to the information book?  What are the differences?

Maths - Friday 27th March
English Thursday 26th March

English - Reception - Thursday 26th March

 

1) Handwriting:

Practice the fourth page from your Letter Writing Formation workbook - Letter d.  Round the dinosaur's bottom, up his tall neck and  down to his feet.

 

2) Reading/Spelling:

Practice again reading the 'green words' in your book bag that have 1.5 marked in the corner of each word.  Remember to 'Fred talk' them!  Then practice spelling them.  Remember to use your 'Fred fingers' to count the sounds you need to write and check for any 'special friends' like sh. (approx 10-15 mins)

 

3) Phonics:

Remember to tune in to the two speed sounds lessons on You Tube (Ruth Miskin Training).  I think today's speed sound from set 1 will be d and our new sound from set 2 will be ow - blow the snow.  (2x10 mins)

 

4) Writing:

Make a list of words that rhyme with hen.  

eg - hen

pen

then

How many can you find? Can you write a sentence including some of these words?  

English - Year 1 - Thursday 26th March

1) Handwriting:

Please practice page 4 from your handwriting booklet - Today's letter is D/d.  Make sure you think carefully about how the letter is formed and keep the letters within the lines.  To do the best job you can your pencil needs to be sharp. (Approx. 10 mins)

 

2) Reading:

Ask a grown up to read 2 books of your choice with you today.  How about reading outside?  When I was little I loved reading under a weeping willow tree that was on my school field! (approx 2 x10 mins)

 

3) Phonics:

Remember to tune in to the speed sound lesson 3 for today.  Available on You Tube (Ruth Miskin Training) from 10.30am for 24 hours.  Yesterday was a-e - make a cake, I think today wil be i-e - nice smile!  (10 mins)

 

4) Writing: 

Please see PDF below.  (Approx 20 mins) 

Maths - Thursday 26th March

English - Wednesday 25th March

 

English - Reception - Wednesday 25th March

 

1) Handwriting:

Practice the third page from your Letter Writing Formation workbook - Letter c.  Make sure you curl around the caterpillar - and that he's facing in the right direction! (approx 10 mins)

 

2) Reading/Spelling:

Practice reading the 'green words' in your book bag that have 1.5 marked in the corner of each word.  Remember to 'Fred talk' them!  Then practice spelling them.  Remember to use your 'Fred fingers' to count the sounds you need to write and check for any 'special friends' like sh. (approx 10-15 mins)

 

3) Phonics:

Remember to tune in to the two speed sounds lessons on You Tube (Ruth Miskin Training).  I think today's speed sound from set 1 will be s and our new sound from set 2 will be igh - fly high.  (2x10 mins)

 

4) Writing:

Make a list of words that rhyme with dog.  

eg - dog

log

hog

bog

How many can you find?

English - Year 1 - Wednesday 25th March

 

1) Handwriting:

Please practice 3 page from your handwriting booklet - Today's letter is C/c.  Make sure you think carefully about how the letter is formed and keep the letters within the lines.  To do the best job you can your pencil needs to be sharp. (Approx. 10 mins)

 

2) Reading:

Reading comprehension below - The Zoo Vet.

Read the short story (some may need support - this is fine - encourage them to read what they can themselves and you can read the rest to them).  Once the children have read the story ask them to answer the comprehension questions.  If you do not have a printer don't worry!  Ask the children to read from the screen and then do the questions verbally.  There are 3 question sheets - they go up in order of difficulty.  most children will do the one with 2 stars at the bottom but please - you are the best judge of how your small person finds it so choose the level you think is appropriate for your child.  They only need to complete 1 question sheet!  The answers are also included.  (20 mins)

 

3) Phonics:

Remember to tune in to the speed sound lesson 3 for today.  Available on You Tube (Ruth Miskin Training) from 10.30am for 24 hours.  (10 mins)

 

4) Writing: 

Please see word document below.  (Approx 20 mins) 

Maths - Wednesday 25th March
English - Tuesday 24th March

English - Reception - Tuesday 24th March

 

1) Handwriting:

Practice the second page from your Letter Writing Formation workbook - Letter b.  Make sure you go down the leg and around the foot! (approx 10 mins)

 

2) Reading/Phonics:

Practice the second worksheet where you have to read the words and match the picture to each word.  The page entitled I can Read! Phase 2 Set 1.  (Words - sit, nip, pan, tip, pip, sip) (approx 10-15 mins)

 

3) Phonics:

A daily phonics session delivered by Read Write Inc consultants on the YouTube channel: Ruth Miskin Training.  It would be beneficial for the children to watch and participate in both the Set 1 sound lesson and the Set 2 sound lesson daily.  Set 1 for recapping and Set 2 for the newest sounds the children would be learning at school.  Set 1 session is broadcast at 9.30am and available for 24 hours and Set 2 is broadcast at 10am and again, available for 24 hours.  Yesterday's sounds were m and ay - may I Play?  I wonder what the sounds will be today?  Can you practice writing each of the sound 5 times in your best handwriting?  Can you write any of the green words from the lesson containing these sounds?  (2 x 10 mins approx).

 

4) Reading:

Please choose 2 books for a grown up to read to you today.  Can you read any of the words in the book using your Fred-Talk (sounding out)?  Which part of the story did you like?  Were there any parts you didn't like?  Why? (2 x 10 min sessions)

English - Year 1 - Tuesday 24th March

 

1) Handwriting:

Please practice 2 page from your handwriting booklet - Today's letter is B/b.  Make sure you think carefully about how the letter is formed and keep the letters within the lines.  To do the best job you can your pencil needs to be sharp. (Approx. 10 mins)

 

2) Reading:

Ask a grown to read 2 different books with you at some point today.  What words can you read for yourself in the book?  What did you enjoy about the book?  Can you think of anything you would have done differently if you had written the story/information? (Aprrox 2 x 10 mins sessions)

 

3) Phonics:

A daily phonics session.  Set 3 sounds are being taught daily at 10.30am and each session will be available for 24 hours until the next one is broadcast.  Yesterday was ea - cup of tea.  I wonder what sound it will be today?  YouTube: Ruth Miskin Training (Approx 10 mins)

 

 

4) Writing: 

Please see word document below.  (Approx 20-25 mins) 

Maths - Tuesday 24th March
ENGLISH - MONDAY 23RD MARCH

Reception - English Monday 23rd March

 

1) Handwriting:

Practice the first page from your Letter Writing Formation workbook - Letter a.  Make sure you go around the apple and down the leaf! (approx 10 mins)

 

2) Reading/Phonics:

Practice the first worksheet where you have to read the words and match the picture to each word.  The page entitled I can Read! Phase 2 Set 1.  (Words - map, sat, pat, tap, sap) (approx 10-15 mins)

 

3) Phonics:

A daily phonics session delivered by Read Write Inc consultants on the YouTube channel: Ruth Miskin Training.  It would be beneficial for the children to watch and participate in both the Set 1 sound lesson and the Set 2 sound lesson daily.  Set 1 for recapping and Set 2 for the newest sounds the children would be learning at school.  Set 1 session is broadcast at 9.30am and available for 24 hours and Set 2 is broadcast at 10am and again, available for 24 hours.  (2 x 10 mins approx).

 

4) Reading:

Please choose 2 books for a grown up to read to you today.  Can you read any of the words in the book using your Fred-Talk (sounding out)?  Which part of the story did you like?  Were there any parts you didn't like?  Why? (2 x 10 min sessions)

 

Year 1 English Monday 23rd March

 

1) Handwriting:

Please practice 1 page from your handwriting booklet - Today's letter is A/a.  Make sure you think carefully about how the letter is formed and keep the letters within the lines.  To do the best job you can your pencil needs to be sharp. (Approx. 10 mins)

 

2) Reading:

Ask a grown to read 2 different books with you at some point today.  What words can you read for yourself in the book?  What did you enjoy about the book?  Can you think of anything you would have done differently if you had written the story/information? (Aprrox 2 x 10 mins sessions)

 

3) Phonics:

A daily phonics session.  Set 3 sounds are being taught daily at 10.30am and each session will be available for 24 hours until the next one is broadcast.  YouTube: Ruth Miskin Training

 

 

4) Writing: 

Please see word document below.  (Approx 20-25 mins) 

 

MATHS - MONDAY 23RD MARCH 2020

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Bonfire Night Celebration! We have been learning all about Guy Fawkes and The Gunpowder Plot from 1605. On November the 5th we celebrated this by making our own chocolate-dipped apples which we then decorated with sprinkles so they looked like fireworks in the night sky! We enjoyed the yummy treats while we had a small bonfire. We loved watching the Guy we had created meeting his doom! It felt very atmospheric watching our bonfire with our huge model of The Houses of Parliament in the background.

Reading Buddies. On a Friday afternoon we are lucky to have reading time with our buddies. They come and collect us and take us to the library to read us a book of our choice. We love this special time together sharing books.

Reading Buddies.  On a Friday afternoon we are lucky to have reading time with our buddies.  They come and collect us and take us to the library to read us a book of our choice.  We love this special time together sharing books. 1
Reading Buddies.  On a Friday afternoon we are lucky to have reading time with our buddies.  They come and collect us and take us to the library to read us a book of our choice.  We love this special time together sharing books. 2
Reading Buddies.  On a Friday afternoon we are lucky to have reading time with our buddies.  They come and collect us and take us to the library to read us a book of our choice.  We love this special time together sharing books. 3
Reading Buddies.  On a Friday afternoon we are lucky to have reading time with our buddies.  They come and collect us and take us to the library to read us a book of our choice.  We love this special time together sharing books. 4
Reading Buddies.  On a Friday afternoon we are lucky to have reading time with our buddies.  They come and collect us and take us to the library to read us a book of our choice.  We love this special time together sharing books. 5
Reading Buddies.  On a Friday afternoon we are lucky to have reading time with our buddies.  They come and collect us and take us to the library to read us a book of our choice.  We love this special time together sharing books. 6

Our Fruit Salads! In the first half of the Autumn term we designed and made our own fruit salads. We learned how to peel and chop the fruit for ourselves. It was yummy!

Our Fruit Salads!  In the first half of the Autumn term we designed and made our own fruit salads.  We learned how to peel and chop the fruit for ourselves.  It was yummy! 1
Our Fruit Salads!  In the first half of the Autumn term we designed and made our own fruit salads.  We learned how to peel and chop the fruit for ourselves.  It was yummy! 2
Our Fruit Salads!  In the first half of the Autumn term we designed and made our own fruit salads.  We learned how to peel and chop the fruit for ourselves.  It was yummy! 3
Our Fruit Salads!  In the first half of the Autumn term we designed and made our own fruit salads.  We learned how to peel and chop the fruit for ourselves.  It was yummy! 4
Our Fruit Salads!  In the first half of the Autumn term we designed and made our own fruit salads.  We learned how to peel and chop the fruit for ourselves.  It was yummy! 5
Our Fruit Salads!  In the first half of the Autumn term we designed and made our own fruit salads.  We learned how to peel and chop the fruit for ourselves.  It was yummy! 6
Our Fruit Salads!  In the first half of the Autumn term we designed and made our own fruit salads.  We learned how to peel and chop the fruit for ourselves.  It was yummy! 7
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