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Monday 1st June 2020

Hi FS 2,

I hope you’re all Ok and have had a wonderful half term. Here are all the activities for you to do this week. Our story focus for Literacy is The Little Red Hen. I hope you enjoy it. I can’t wait to see all the work you have been doing.

Parent info wc 01.06.2020

LRH Callenges Number Spotter Sheet Phonics The Little Red Hen STORY

LRH Popwerpoint story

Have a great week. Stay safe.

Miss Matthews x

Monday 18th May 2020

Hi FS2,

I hope you’re all OK and have had a lovely weekend. Thank you to those who have been sending in pictures of what you have been doing – I have seen some wonderful literacy and art work. I have also seen that lots of you have  been reading books on Rising Stars and doing the quizzes – I hope you’ve been enjoying them. I will now change you books twice a week, on a Tuesday and Friday.

Below are some activities for you to work through this week.

Phonics 

We will look at 2 new sounds this week. Use the clips from Youtube to help you:

Ure – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_2Oju8WKW4

Er – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Taa3ANEyN_Y

Find your activities for the week here – Phonics activities tricky word hunt Tricky words to hide 

ure and er sorting activity

Maths

Use the following website to work through the different activities each day. This week the maths activities focus on the story, ‘Superworm.’

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

Literacy

This week we will continue to focus our work on – ‘The very Busy Spider,’ by Eric Carle. Listen to the story (use the link from last week) or read it here – The Very Busy Spider story Read this story every day and use some actions to help you retell it to your family. Complete the activities below.

Monday  –  create a story map of your own and use some actions to retell the story.

Use the story map to help you. The very busy spider story map

Tuesday – Continue to retell the story using your own story map and actions. Write a list of all the animals in the story. Use this writing frame to help you. animal list

Wednesday – write about your favourite part of the story. remember to use a capital letter to start your sentence, full stop to finish it and finger spaces between each word. Can you include a tricky word too. Favourite part

Thursday and Friday  – use the special writing paper to write your own Very Busy Spider story. Use te word mat to help you. writing paper word mat

PE

Continue to practise your balancing and running skills this week as well as completing Cosmic Yoga, Joe Wicks or Go Noodle.

Could you try and do the following pose:

Have a great week. Enjoy the lovely weather this week, see if you can spot any very busy spiders (or superworms!) in your gardens. Have fun and stay safe,

Miss Matthews x

Monday, 18th May 2020

  Hello Everybody

Thank you for all the fabulous work that you sent me last week – I think you enjoyed learning about spiders.  This week we will be focusing on a creature with no legs at all ……. wiggly worms.

The story this week is Superworm    

Follow this link to hear the story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0keNDquvZEE

Well done to Mia and Vicky who have been busy reading books on the Rising Stars website.

Find your superworm maths activities here:   https:/whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

  This week practise your alliteration – noticing the sounds at the beginning of words. Home Learning Challenge Sheet FS1

Review or Learn the letter sounds j, v, w, x : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGgrov_ie2w

This week I challenge you to use those letter sounds and try to label these pictures:

PE this week: bouncing a ball

Finally, try to learn the actions as you sing this song with Mr Tumble – There’s a Worm at the Bottom of the Garden…..  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqchPrhezxQ

Have fun this week and stay safe and well.

Miss Chapman

Monday, 11th May 2020

  Hello Everybody

I hope you enjoyed finding and learning about caterpillars last week, now for a creature that some love and some are not so keen on!!   SPIDERS

I have chosen two stories for you to enjoy – The Very Busy Spider (see below on the FS2 section for the link) and also

Anansi and the Turtle NR  

follow this link for a great animated story about Anansi – decide whether you think he is a kind friend or not. Anansi uses stones to help him sink down in the water – find out more about things that float or sink by following this link:

Floating and Sinking Science Activity

Try to find a spider in your house or garden and whilst observing it, ask your grown up to read you some fun facts by following this link: Fun Spider Facts

  There are lots of maths activities about spiders on the White Rose Site: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/   There is also a great game to play outside using the nursery rhyme Incy Wincy Spider as a stimulus. Incy Wincy Spider

Phase 1: Rhythm and Rhyme – Practise saying the Incy Wincy Spider Rhyme and notice they rhyming words – can you think of other words that rhyme?

     

Phase 2: Learn or review h, b, f, ff  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vBXvSo4WOs

Use this website to practise reading words on the Match a Picture game: https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

Don’t forget to visit the Rising Stars website to read your books – if you complete the quizzes, I will know to assign you new books.

  PE Running

Spider arts and crafts

So, lots of activities to choose from – please continue e-mailing your photographs and posting comments on the blog. Hope you have a lovely creepy, spidery week.

Miss Chapman

Monday 11th May 2020

Hi FS2,

I hope you’re all ok and have had a lovely bank holiday  in the sunshine. This weeks maths and literacy activities focus on the story, ‘The Very Busy Spider,’ by Eric Carle – this is a story some of you might know. Here is a youtube link of the story for you:

Below are some activities for you to work through this week.

Maths

Use the following website to work through the different activities each day

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

Phonics

 

Phase Three: Watch one video each day (Monday – Thursday). Practise reading and writing the words in the videos. Then on Friday watch the tricky word song and practise writing these words. Can you put them into a sentence? Also remember to use the Phonics Play website to complete lots of games on their to help with your reading.

Or – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TKWxjU0UgQ

Ur – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9354FVIi0nM

Ear – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JSwmP61nXo

Air – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZHKK9jnfFQ

Look cover write and check use this to practise spelling some tricky words.

Here are some phonics activities for you to use too – to support you each dayPhonics activities

Literacy

This week we have a brand new story – ‘The very Busy Spider,’ by Eric Carle. Listen to the story (use the link at the top of the page) or read it here – The Very Busy Spider story Read this story every day and use some actions to help you retell it to your family. Complete the activities below.

Monday and Tuesday – Read (or watch) and share the story with your family.

Talk about what you like (or maybe don’t like) about the story and why. Talk about the main character and then and how they might be feeling.

Wednesday – Complete the animal noises worksheet. This is about the sounds you can hear in the words as you write them.

EXT – Could you write a sentence (or 2) about 1 of the animals and try to include ‘and’ in your sentence. e.g. The pig is pink and he rolls in the mud. Animal noises – writing activity

Thursday -Label the pictures of the 2 spiders. Think about the colours, the legs, eyes, the size etc.

Labelling 2 spiders

Friday – Use the work sheet to write about your favourite part of the story. Can you include a ‘tricky word,’ in your writing? Remember to use finger spaces between each word.

Draw a picture and write about your favourite part of the story

PE

  

PE Running – see if you can be a super runner!

Arts/crafts –  can you make a ‘very busy spider,’ using things you have in the house and garden? Here are some ideas to help you – Spider arts and crafts

If you can get out into your garden or out for a walk, maybe you could look for some ‘very busy spiders!’ too and draw or write about them!

Have a great week – I can’t wait to see what you get up to.

Miss Matthews x

Thursday 7th May 2020

Hi FS2. Here is Supertato’s final maths challenge of the week for you.

Maths – number bonds

Counters to cut out

Stay safe 🙂

Wednesday 6th May 2020

Hi FS2. Here is Supertato’s maths challenge for today with some resources to help you.

Maths – subtraction

Tens frame and number lines

Counters to cut out

Let me know how you get on.

Miss Matthews

Tuesday 5th May 2020

Hi FS2. Here is Supertato’s maths challenge for today – Maths – addition

Have a great day 🙂

Monday,4th May 2020

  Hello Everybody

I hope you’ve had chance to look at the blog post celebrating all the wonderful work that you have shared with us. If you haven’t sent anything – by email or posting on the FS blog, please make it your target this week.  This week’s activities are mainly about The Very Hungry Caterpillar Story – a story many of you know so well and I bet quite a few of you have a copy on your bookshelves. You can even hear the author read his own book if you follow this link:

Don’t forget to look out for caterpillars and butterflies when you are in the garden or enjoying a walk.

Have a lovely week and enjoy a special break on Friday when it is Bank Holiday.

Stay safe and well.

Missing you all.

Miss Chapman

Phase 1:  Body Percussion

Phase 2: Learn or review g, o, c, k

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvihdnAHW6k

Use this website to practise reading words on the Match a Picture game: https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

Use this website to work through the different maths activities – https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

The maths activities all this week link to The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Whilst learning about counting, shape, measuring and patterns you will be able to do some creative play as well.

throwing

Monday 4th May 2020

Hi FS2

I hope you’re all OK. Thank you so much for all the lovely emails, blog posts and pictures of the work you have been doing, I’ve really enjoyed looking at them.

I have added some more activities, below, for you to do over the next few days.

Remember Friday (8th May) is a Bank Holiday – use this day to enjoy some family time and have some rest.

Have a lovely week and stay safe,

Miss Matthews x

 

Phonics activities for the week – Phonics activities

There is a selection of reading and writing activities linked to the 8 sounds you have been learning over the last couple of week. (ai, ee, igh, oi, oa, ow, oo, ar) This week’s activities are for you to consolidate what you have learned over the past few weeks. Next week we will move onto some new sounds.

Ensure you are counting 0-20 forwards and backwards everyday.

Can you also find different ways to make 10/20.

Use this website to work through the different maths activities – https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

The maths activities all this week link to The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Supertato has also been very sneaky this week… he has also included some extra Maths challenges for you to do. Here is todays – Maths – counting

He will post a new one everyday this week for you!

Your literacy work this week will continue to focus on the story, ‘Supertato.’ Below are some activities for you to work through during this week. This is our last week of using the Supertato story (before we move onto our new story). 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday and

Thursday

Using the story map you created last week – can you change part of it?

Eg the character. You could have Superturnip, Superswede, Evil Corn, Evil Cababge etc.

*Remember to retell your story every day as it will help you with your writing.

Make a character profile for your new character describing what they look like, what they are super at or being evil. Draw a picture to go with it.

Could you make a puppet to go with the ones you made last week to retell your story to your family.

Write up your story!

Using your story map to help you can you create your own SUPER…… book.

Use the book template to write your story.

Don’t forget to give it a title and draw some pictures to go with it.

Here are some resources to help you with your story

This is my story map – I changed my main character to Superonion!- Superonion Story Map

book template

Finally, for PE continue to do Cosmic Yoga, Joe Wicks PE or Go Noodle activities. Below is also some activities to help you with your balancing

PE Balancing

Have a great week – keep me posted on what you get up to! I can’t wait to read your stories!!

Miss Matthews x

Monday, 27th April 2020

 Hello Everybody,

I hope you have all had a good week and thank you very much to everybody who has e-mailed work, messages or commented on the blog – it is so good to hear from you. Make sure you look at this morning’s assembly with Mrs Maylard-Mason – many of you feature in the photographs.

However, I have a challenge – so far, I’ve only heard from the girls – come on boys share what you have been up to please!

I know you are all at different stages of working through the activities on this page, but here are this week’s extras:

Phase One: General Sound Discrimination – Body Percussion

Phase Two: More letter sounds to review or learn: inmd – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_2OsyRR7bk

Practise blending with these letter sounds: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8etBZWtGL4

Use this website to work through the different maths activities:  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years

The maths activities this week link to the story Night Pirates.

  PE: Catching catching

Have a good week, stay safe, stay well and be kind.

Miss Chapman

Monday 27th April 2020

Hi FS2.

I hope you’re all OK and have been doing lots of activities this last week. I am missing you all lots and have loved hearing from you and seeing what you have been up to.

I have added some activities for you to do over the next week – keep posting on the blog so I can see how you are keeping busy. If you need any help let me know,

Miss Matthews x

Phase Three: Watch one video each day (Monday – Thursday). Practise reading and writing the words in the videos. Then on Friday watch the tricky word song and practise writing these words. Can you put them into a sentence? Also remember to use the Phonics Play website to complete lots of games on their to help with your reading.

Oa – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8nGaspuWAQ

Ow – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UQ_Mls4qa0

Oo – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONgqoexO8gY

Ar – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLFON8qBZsE

Tricky word song – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R087lYrRpgY

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/  Can you play the Buried Treasure game, Obb and Bob or the Race car Flashcard challenge.

This document also has some phonics activities for you to try as well – Phonics activities

Tricky words – look cover write and check

Here are some comics you might like to read too – see if you can spot any tricky words/digraphs!! phonics comic 1 Phonics comic 2

Ensure you are counting 0-20 forwards and backwards everyday.

Can you also find different ways to make 10/20.

Use this website to work through the different maths activities – https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

The maths activities this week link to the story Night Pirates.

Your literacy work this week will continue to focus on the story, ‘Supertato.’ Below are some activities for you to work through during this week

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday and Friday
Create a story map with some actions to help you remember the story.

I have included one I have done to help you.

Make some puppets. Draw and cut out pictures of the characters and use them to retell the Supertato story. Maybe you could act our the story with your families. Wanted poster!

Use the writing template to create a wanted poster for Evil Pea! Write a description about him, all the horrible things he did in the story (drew on broccoli, taped carrot to the conveyor belt etc) and write a reward for his capture!

Use the pictures to write about the story.

Write 1 or 2 sentences for each picture.

Then – draw your favourite part of the story and write about it.

Here are some of the resources to help you with your literacy work:

Supertato Story

Supertato story map      –  You can use this story map or even create you own!

wanted poster

Supertato writing

I hope you have a lovely week completing these different activities.

Remember to also enjoy the sunshine outside, create some artwork, help with the cooking, complete a fine motor challenge and most importantly stay safe!

See you all soon. x

Monday, 20th April 2020

   Hello Everybody,

I hope you had a lovely Easter break with your –  families and are now ready to get back to a routine of learning – a bit like we would be doing at school.

Today is the day we would also have been welcoming some new friends to our school, so I hope they will have a go at some of these activities too.

Miss Matthews and I have planned lots of ideas around our new topic:

Planning – The World on our Doorstep

So every day, please:

  • share a story
  • do a phonics activity
  • do a maths activity
  • if you’re in Rainbow Fish Group (FS2) – do a literacy activity too.
  • and then, if you have time, choose one other activity – choose from RE, PE, Investigating (science), Art or Personal History (you can do the same activity every day if you want – practice makes perfect).

We’ll put the links up every day or week as appropriate (see below). All the stories suggested on the planning above are available on youtube.

I’m missing you all, but know you will still be shining brightly at home, doing your very best as always.

Stanley says “Hello” (well “Woof, Woof”) and can’t wait to come into school to see you all when we’re all back together.

You can keep in touch by posting comments on the FS Blog, so please let me know how you are getting on.

Bye for now,

Miss Chapman

Hi FS. I am missing all of you – I hope you’re all staying safe and enjoying your time at home with your families.

My guinea pigs are keeping me very busy and eating lots of food!

I cant wait to see what you have been up to over the last few weeks.

See you soon,

Miss Matthews x

Week beginning 20.04.20:

Phonics

Phase One: Listening and attention sounds – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PiDcUIYncCA     – this links to sounds around the house

Phase Two: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4fvEl8MIvs     – then play I spy by giving your children a selection of objects starting with these letters and challenging them to find out which object matches which initial sound.

FS2 Children

Phase Three: Watch one video each day (Monday – Thursday). Practise reading and writing the words in the videos. Then on Friday watch the tricky word song and practise writing these words. Can you put them into a sentence? Also remember to use the Phonics Play website to complete lots of games on their to help with your reading.

ai – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDzpV3jFefs

ee – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=du3incCU6Xc

igh – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UVtOaeBIDg

oi – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-0wWdE-Ezg

Tricky word song – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R087lYrRpgY

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/  Can you play the Buried Treasure game, Obb and Bob or the Race car Flashcard challenge.

Maths 

Use the following website –

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/  – watch a different video each day and complete a Supertato activity

Literacy  FS2 Children: 

Listen to the story of Supertato – https://youtu.be/i1a1seyjPTg

Can you think of some actions to help you retell the story?

Draw a picture of Supertato (or Evil Pea!) and write a character description of him.

  RE Celebrating_Sundays

– plan a family liturgy.

PE FoundationBallSkillsRolling

– practise rolling using objects found around the home.

fine motor challenges    – lots of ideas for strengthening your fingers.

Personal History 2020 Covid-19 time capsule sheets

– begin to fill in to create your own time capsule.

Art  Violas in the Window by Winifred Nicholson “Often called ‘windowscapes’ this painting suggests the way most of us are viewing the world outside at the moment, from the safety of indoors. Look our of your window and create your own windowscape – notice the colours and shapes around you.

Investigating Our World Bug hunt

– go for a hunt in your garden – which minibeasts do you find most of?

02.04.20

Hello Everybody

Here are a few games you can play to help with your phonics learning – they are all about listening carefully so give your ears a rub so that they are ready to hear!

T-L-5629-Rhyming-Words-Home-Learning-Activity-Sheet

T-L-5619-General-Sound-Discrimination-Environmental-Sounds-Home-Learning-Challenge-Sheet-FS1

I Spy

Easter Challenge

If you have any wool around your home – you could try to make an Easter chick, by following this link:

https://www.communityplaythings.co.uk/learning-library/articles/pompom-chicks?source=pal229

Hope you all have a lovely Easter with your families.  I’ll post more activities on this page in two weeks time. 

See you soon.

Miss Chapman 

Hello Everybody,   

IT’S STORYTIME: 

One of our favourites – The Owl and the Pussycat – join in with as many words and actions as you can remember. 

Let me know what adventures you would go on in the Land where the Bong Tree Grows.

Have fun!

Miss Chapman

Ways to help at home:

Guidance from Miss Chapman:

Every day please…..

  • Talk to your child whilst playing with their favourite toys – when possible extend their play eg when playing with bricks or creating a picture, Plan>Do>Review (ie talk about what they want to make, make it together and then talk about what they like best or might want to change).
  • Share at least one story – talk about the pictures and encourage them to predict what might happen or how a character is feeling.
  • Spot words around the home – notice what letter sounds are in them (maybe link with their name), try to blend the sounds together (read the word) or talk about what the words mean.
  • Practise writing (see below on the handwriting link for more ideas).
  • Choose one of the maths activities on the challenge sheet below.

Once a week please….

  • Draw a picture – child to have a go at writing their name and maybe add some labels together. Please save to bring it back to school to add to your child’s learning journey.
  • During Lent, please encourage your child to ‘do something for others’ – to help, to share, to care.
  • Help your child to know the story of Easter – reading from a children’s Bible or watching the story re-told on CBeebies/topmarks/bbc.co.uk (teach)/youtube – The Beginner’s Bible

More Ideas…

How can I help at home this document gives you lots of fun ideas of how to support your children to develop in all areas of learning. The first two pages are aimed at children in FS1 and the second two pages for children in FS2 – but all ideas can suit children’s different interests.

playdough recipe – a quick and easy playdough recipe so that you can help your children develop strong fingers and wrists, creative skills, communication skills as they talk about the changes they see and make and social skills as they play together with you.

The BRW Maths Challenge eg – fun maths challenges to do at home

handwriting – please take the time to practise letter formation and name writing – with pencils and paper or water and paintbrushes outside.  It is a good idea for children to copy a model and only write their name from memory once they have mastered the correct formation.

List of useful websites for EYFS:

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ Lots of phonics based games for children to play

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?AgeGroup=1 Top marks has lots of different maths activities for children to play

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/games?page=3 CBeebies has lots of interactive stories and games for you to play

https://www.youtube.com – youtube is great to watch the following on:

  • Numberblocks – this helps children to understand numbers up to and beyond 10 by using different characters
  • Tricky word song – these help children with reading and spelling words such as; I, go, to, he, she etc
  • Jolly Phonics songs and actions – these help children read and say different sounds
  • Alphablocks – these shows help with segmenting and blending sounds in words
  • Cosmic Kids – yoga suitable for young children