Good Morning Hedgehogs!
The start of a brand new week – hopefully a bit sunnier than last week! It was lovely to speak to some parents last week and to hear how you are all getting on at home. Remember this work doesn’t have to be done in the one day and can be spaced out over a few days – there is no pressure to complete it all! Enjoy spending time with your families and don’t feel worried if you can’t complete it all.
Mrs Johnson posted a link to a free e-book library which uses the same scheme of reading as one that we use in school. If you know your book band (the colour) you can sort the books most suitable for you that way. If you’re not sure on your book band, you can sort them by phonic phase level. Reception can have a go at phase 3 books and Year 1 can have a go at phase 5 books. If the books are too easy or too hard have a go at reading ones in a higher/lower phase. Parents, you do have to register and make an account to access the books but this is free and doesn’t take too long!
Here is the link incase you missed it: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page
I hope you all managed to access the phonics lessons last week and that you’re enjoying them. If you’re having any trouble with it, please let me know.
This link will take you to the phonics lessons. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP_FbjYUP_UtldV2K_-niWw/featured
Reception, your lesson will be uploaded at 10am. Year 1s, your lesson will be uploaded at 10:30am. If you feel like you need a bit of extra practice there is another lesson at 11:00am that focuses on blending sounds. Once the lessons have been uploaded they remain online for you to view whenever you can.
We’re going to try something a bit different today for handwriting. I thought we’d have a practice of our pencil skills and try out some Zentangle drawing! Zentangle is a way of drawing structured and repetitive patterns. There are no rules only that you each shape has to be filled. I had a go myself and found it very relaxing so adults you might want to join in with this too!
You will need to get an adult to draw black outlines on your page like this.
And then have a go at filling the shapes with patterns
You can use any colours you want. You can use pens, pencils, biros anything you have at home!
Today’s home learning focus will be to refresh your phonics knowledge and apply it when writing sentences with unfamiliar words.
This lesson includes:
- a game to help refresh your phonics skills
- three activities to do at home
These links should take you to the correct page for each year group. We’re on to Summer Term – Week 3 (w/c 4th May)
Reception: Day 1- Hungry Caterpillar https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/
Year 1: Lesson 1 – Part-whole relationships number bonds https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/
You (or an adult) can check your answers after you’ve completed the activity
Last week you had a look around your garden or on a walk to see which flower you saw the most of. This week have a go at drawing the flowers that were most common. After you have drawn the flower see if you can label it using these words petal, stem, leaves, roots, bulb. You can also have a go at drawing a tree that you see a lot of, using the words trunk, root, branches, leaves, flowers/fruit.
Have a look at this video – ‘What are the parts of a plant?’ to help you.
Remember you can complete activities from the activity menu anytime you like.
I hope you have a good week. Please send over any work you want to share with us, it does make us smile!
Miss Horton 🙂
P.S. Remember to record your steps when you go for a walk and be sure to send in the totals at the end of the week