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Autumn Term

Our learning for wc 20th September

English

In Literacy this week we are going to be reading a book called ’15 things NOT to do with a baby' by Margaret McAllister. 

 

Have you got any baby siblings at home? Would you know what to do and what not to do with a baby.

 

Monday:

Today is all about enjoying and listening to the story.

 

Once you have listened to the story, can you have a go at saying what your favourite part of the story was? Why don’t you try and use the sentence stem ‘my favourite part of the story was ….. because….’

Children Kids Book Read Aloud - 15 Things to Not Do with a Baby

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Tuesday:

Today we are going to show our understanding of the book by saying which part of the book we found the funniest! To remind yourself of the book, use the link from yesterday to listen to the story again.

Once you have listened to the story again, can you have a go at saying which part of the story you found the funniest and why? Use the sentence stem ‘I found the …. part the funniest because……’ Here is an idea to help: I found the washing line bit the funniest because a baby doesn’t go in a washing machine!

If your grown up tells you their idea and what they thought the funniest part was, make sure you are doing really good listening, with your eyes open, ears listening and lips closed.

 

Wednesday:

Today we are going to be demonstrating our understanding of the story by having a go at retelling it in our own words. Have a go at retelling the story without watching the story before!

Today you need to use the pictures titled ‘day 3’ and have a go at describing what is happening in each picture in your own words. You could even try and make up your own rules! You might say ‘do not let a baby do cooking!’

Thursday:

Today we are going to have a go at sequencing some parts of the story that have got a little bit muddled up and then having a go at writing a word underneath.

For today’s job it might be a good idea for you to use the link from day one to listen to the story again.

Once you have listened to the story again you need to have a go at putting the three pictures, titled ‘day 4,’ back into the right order because they are a little bit muddled up!

Once you have put them in the right order, can you have a go at writing one of our key words from the story ‘not’ underneath.

Friday:

Today is surprise and show me day! You can make, do or even sing something to show that you understand the story from this week.

You might want to:

 

Paint a picture of a baby.

 

 

 
  

 

 

Make some stick puppets of the baby and the family.

 

You can choose anything you want to show that you know the story from this week!

Maths

This week we are learning to write and recognise the numbers 1 and 2. We are also looking at 2d shapes. We will be finding out all about rectangles and squares.

Lesson 1 - 

We are going to be looking at different ways we make number 1. On a dice, on our fingers, as a word and on a numicon shape.

We ill also learn how to correctly form the number 1 and say the rhyme.

Lesson 2 - 

Let’s revisit how to write the number 1. Can you go on a hunt around your house and see how many number 1’s you can find?

Lesson 3 - number two.

We are going to be looking at different ways we make number 2. On a dice, on our fingers, as a word and on a numicon shape.

We will also learn how to correctly form the number 2 and say the rhyme.

Lesson 4 - 

Let’s revisit how to write the number 2. Can you go on a hunt around your local area and see how many number 2’s you can find?

Lesson 5 – 2d shapes

Go through PowerPoint talking about the properties of a square and a rectangle.

Can you make your own rectangle and square monster/superhero?

Topic

 

This week our topic work is going to be about our story '15 things not to do with a baby'

Our topic words for the week are: baby, child

 

Today we are going to learn about babies.

Explain to your child that we were all babies not too long ago. Ask the following questions to show how their bodies have grown.

How big is a baby? Are they as big as you?

How big are a baby’s arms? Are they as big as your arms?

How big are a baby’s legs? Are they as big as your legs?

How big are a baby’s muscles? Are your muscles stronger?

How big are a baby’s bones? Are they as long as your bones?

Reinforce the concept that from the moment they are born they continue to grow just like they have changed from a baby to a child, they will grow into an adult.

You might like to ask them to identify how are our bodies different to those of an adult?

Lesson 2 - 

Today we are going to compare babies and big children who are 4 or 5 years old.

 

Talk to your child about how babies get around and how they around.

What kinds of foods should babies eat? What kinds of food do they like to eat? What do the grown up in your house like to eat?

How do babies tell us what they want or need? How does your child say what they want or need?

 

Collect a selection of items and sort into those for a baby and those for a child for example, a pushchair, baby bottle, child wellies, knife and fork, baby shoes. As your child sorts the items, ask them to explain the reasons for their choices.

 

Lesson 3

Today we are going to continue to think about what a baby needs.

Explain that babies sleep a lot as that helps them to grow.

Ask your child if they could help make a blanket for a baby. Print out the baby photos and make a blanket using material or paper. 

Ask your child if they can remember what other things a baby needs.

 

 

Lesson 4

Today we are going to begin to play simple instruments correctly to a given rhythm.

You can use either using some simple homemade instruments (dry beans or rice in a sealed Tupperware or real instruments for this activity.

Tap out simple rhythms for your child to copy

For example,

Tap, tap, tap, tap

Tap, tap, pause, tap, tap, pause

Tap, pause, tap, tap.

Once your child is confident in copying your rhythm, ask them to be the conductor and tap out a rhythm for you to copy.

Lesson 5

Today we are going to join a range of movements to show how our bodies grow from being a baby to the big boy and girls that we are now.

Warm up  Move around your space in lots of different ways… walking, hopping, skipping, crawling, tiptoes, running. Remember to stop and turn direction so that you don’t bump into anything!

Main lesson Now, let us think of all the things our bodies can do from our heads to our toes, for example, head can nod, wriggle your nose, and clap our hands etc. close eyes so that you can really concentrate on how your body feels.

Do you remember our story this week about a baby? How are babies different to us ‘big boys’ and girls’? How do they move their bodies differently? They crawl, shuffle, and balance. Can you do that too?

As a baby grows and changes their movements change – can you stretch, grow, tip toe, walk and run?

Try to tell a story of a baby growing and changing and show me with your actions– ‘My baby is very tiny. It cannot walk or crawl. Now she is starting to grow and she uses her legs and arms to push and crawl around slowly. Now she pushes on her legs and she can walk.’

Cool down Can you sing and show me the actions for Head, shoulders, knees and toes?

Phonics

This week in phonics we are going to be e learning the sounds i, n, m and d as well as practising s, a, t and p! 

Before we do that, we need to learn two new words that we will use a lot in phonics. The first word is ‘phoneme,’ which means ‘one letter, one sound.’ The second word is ‘grapheme,’ which means ‘a sound written down.’ To help learn these words why don’t you try and make a chant!

To help learn our phonemes for this week, watch the videos below:

Day 1 - i phoneme 

Geraldine the Giraffe learns the /i/ sound

Get more activities, more resources and of course, more Geraldine, from Mr T's Phonics - here: https://www.mrtsphonics.com/more-geraldine-youtube/ We make le...

Day 2 - n phoneme 

Geraldine the Giraffe learns /n/ sound

Get more activities, more resources and of course, more Geraldine, from Mr T's Phonics - here: https://www.mrtsphonics.com/more-geraldine-youtube/ We make le...

Day 3 - m phoneme 

Geraldine the Giraffe learns /m/

Get more activities, more resources and of course, more Geraldine, from Mr T's Phonics - here: https://www.mrtsphonics.com/more-geraldine-youtube/ We make le...

Day 4 - d phoneme 

Geraldine the Giraffe learns the /d/ sound

Get more activities, more resources and of course, more Geraldine, from Mr T's Phonics - here: https://www.mrtsphonics.com/more-geraldine-youtube/ We make le...

Day Five: i, n, m and d

For today’s job you need to use the flashcards (larger sheet attached) below to try and make as many words that you can using the phonemes that we have learnt this week!

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