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Spring Term

Our learning for week commencing

29th March 2021

 

This week we are going to be learning about and looking for the signs of Spring that are happening all around us

 

Literacy

This week we are finding out more about Spring from non-fiction books. We will be looking for the signs of Spring around school, writing our own Spring facts and enjoying some poetry too.

 

 

Lesson 1 – Do you own any non-fiction books in your house? Can you find the contents page, index or glossary? Explore the non-fiction books in your house.

Lesson 2 -  Today we are going to read some Spring facts. Can you spot any key words and use blending to work out what these pages are telling us about Spring?

Lesson 3 – Can you write down your favourite Spring fact? Make sure you think of a good sentence and listen for the sounds in the words that you want to write.

 

 Here is a writing frame that you might want to use for Lesson 3:

Lesson 4 – Go on a Spring walk or search for signs of Spring in your garden. Make a list of some of the signs you spotted.

 

Lesson 5 – Have a look at the Spring poetry. See if you can make a Spring acrostic poem with your grown ups help.

 

Here are the resources that you might want to use for Lesson 5:

 

Phonics

This week we are going to be revising some of the digraphs and trigraphs we’ve been learning this term. Digraphs are two letters that make one sound and trigraphs are three letters that make one sound.

 

Lesson 1 - or and ur – have a look at the or and ur colouring sheets. Can you read the words? What other words can you think of that have these sounds in them? You could make a list.

Lesson 2 - ow and oi – have a look at the ow and oi colouring sheets. Can you read the words? What other words can you think of that have these sounds in them? You could make a list.

Lesson 3er and ear – have a look at the er and ear colouring sheets. Can you read the words? What other words can you think of that have these sounds in them? You could make a list.

Lesson 4 – air and ure – have a look at the air and ure colouring sheets. Can you read the words? What other words can you think of that have these sounds in them? You could make a list.

Lesson 5 – Play digraph match on Phonics play. To access these matching games use the username: march20 Password: home

Phase 3 Tricky Words Song Say Hello To

Here are some fun Phonics activities for you to enjoy at home-

Maths

This week in Maths, we will be exploring height and capacity.

 

Lesson 1 – Today we are comparing height and using the words tall and short. Can you compare the flowers ordering them from tallest to shortest?

Lesson 2Have a search in your garden for some objects to compare – flowers, twigs, leaves etc. Can you compare them and say which is shorter and which is taller?

 

Lesson 3 – Make some flowers. Which are tall and which are short?

Lesson 4- Playing at a sink or using a plastic storage box explore the capacity words full, empty, and half full.

Lesson 5 - Set up a tea party for your soft toys. Who wants their cup full? Almost full or almost empty? Practise using the capacity words.

Topic

We are going to be learning about Spring.     

 

Lesson 1 – What do you already know about Spring? What would you like to learn? Make a list of ideas and questions that you’d like to investigate this week.

Lesson 2 Go on a Spring walk in your local area or back garden. What can you see? What changes are happening? Use the spring checklist to help you look for the signs of spring.

Lesson 3 – Have you spotted any flowers in your garden? Use any art materials you have at home to draw or create your own flowers. 
Lesson 4 –  Investigate the types of bird that come into your garden. Collect sticks from outside. Can you make a nest for the birds? Or look at the RSPB website to see how to make a birdy fruit kebab.

Lesson 5 – Try these spring yoga moves.

Butterfly Pose | Yoga Pose Universe

Hello Sun Sequence | Cosmic Kids yoga posture of the week

Rainbow pose - Cosmic Kids yoga posture of the week

Here is a list of our email addresses if you need to get in touch with us. We will get back to you during school hours. smiley Thank you. 

 

Miss Reeves- Kirsty.Reeves@fernwoodprimary.co.uk

Mrs Wakeling- Colette.Wakeling@fernwoodprimary.co.uk

Mrs Walsh- Sue.Walsh@fernwoodprimary.co.uk
Mrs Waldram & Mrs Cropley- sarah.waldram@fernwoodprimary.co.uk and Rachel.Cropley@fernwoodprimary.co.uk

Mrs Chilton & Mrs Hetherington - Stephanie.Chilton@fernwoodprimary.co.uk and marguerite.hetherington@fernwoodprimary.co.uk

 

Reading

We love reading at Fernwood Primary School and enjoy sharing books together. 

You can access FREE books online- please find the links below.

Remember your login in details to 'Teach your Monster to Read' can be found in your reading diary. 

Enjoy reading together at home! 

 

Take part in our reading bingo challenge-

Bear and Pop Words-

Khan Academy Kids app

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