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Our learning for W/C 17th January 

English

This week in Literacy we are reading a book called 'Humpty Dumpty Climbs Again' by Dave Horowitz. Have a look down below to see what we will be doing on each day!

 

Day One

Look at the front cover of the book and identify the title and author. Read and enjoy the story together. Talk about the familiar rhymes in the story, have you enjoyed singing these before? Which characters can you spot in the story from the rhymes?

Watch the story here:

Humpty Dumpty Climbs Again!

An amazing book about acceptance of self and dismissing fear through resilience!

Ask your child to talk about their favourite part of the story. They might like to draw a picture of their favourite part on here.

Day Two

Remind your child of this week’s story. Thumbs up/down – Do you like the story? Ask if they can tell you why using the sentence “I like the story because…”?

 

Today we will use our phonics to help us read some words.

Can you have a go at reading some of these words and sentences to your family at home?

Day Three:

Tell your child that we are going to write a list of the different nursery rhyme characters in the story. A list is like a shopping list, you write each character on one line. We can add WOW words to describe them e.g. happy dog. Use the template below to write your own nursery list character list. 

Day Four:

Re-read the story, encouraging your child to join in.

Model talking about the picture using full sentences.

Show the pictures from the story to talk about, asking your child what is happening on each page.

e.g. Humpty Dumpty has is falling down. Humpty Dumpty is frightened. 

Maths

This week in maths we are going to be learning comparing numbers, equal and unequal amounts and ordinal numbers!

Day One:

Today we will be comparing numbers to 5. Have a look at the mittens and decide which has the most snowflakes and which has less. Which has the most? How do you know?

Look at the slides below to help you:

Day Two:

Today we will be continuing to compare numbers. Can you decide which animal has the most and which has the least? Can you use the clever maths sentence, ‘I know this because…’?

 Have a look at the slides below to help you:

Here are some cards that you can match and sort. Tell your grow up, which a more and which has fewer. As a challenge you can draw your own cards to test your family!

Day Three:

Today we are going to be looking at the clever maths words ‘equal’ and ‘unequal’. Equal means ‘the same’, can you spot which Gingerbread men have equal amounts of buttons and which has unequal amounts of buttons.

Can you use the maths sentence, ‘I know this because…’?

Have a look at the slides below to help you:

Day Four:

Today we are going to be using the clever maths word ‘equal’ and ‘unequal’ again. Look at the Teddy bears picnic, can you see who has equal amounts of food and who has unequal amounts of food

Look at the slides below to help you:

Can you have a Teddy Bears Picnic at home and share some food between the teddies and tell your grown ups if they have equal or unequal amounts of food.

 Day Five:

Today we are going to learn about ordinal numbers. Can you remember the Chinese New Year story where the animals had a race to decide who would represent each year?  The order they came in decided the order of the animal years. We can use ordinal numbers to talk about this.

Here are some 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th rosettes.

These numbers tell you the position somebody or something is in.

Look at the slides below to help you:

Can you have a race with your family and see who comes 1st, 2nd, 3rd… Make a rosette to show where you came in the race!

Topic

 

Lesson 1

Remind your child of this weeks book Humpty Dumpty Climbs Again. In the nursery rhyme, humpty dumpty has a fall from a wall.

Today we are going to be scientists and conduct an experiment to see what happens when humpty falls from the wall onto different materials. You will need a hard boiled egg for this experiment.

Explain to your child that a material is something that other things are made out of. In our lesson we are using bubble wrap, cotton wool and a metal bucket, but you can use any materials you can find around the house to test. You could use a soft t-shirt wrapped up, a hard cereal bowl and some ripped up paper.

 

Let your child feel the textures of the different materials and talk about how they feel. Are they hard? Soft?

 

Let the egg fall from the wall onto the different materials and see what happens! Which material was best for helping humpty not to break?

You can record your results on the sheet below, drawing the material first and a tick if humpty was safe, or a cross if humpty got broken.

 

Lesson 2

Today we are going to build a wall for humpty, to see if he is able to sit on it. If you have wooden bricks you could use those to build a wall. You could also use some cardboard boxes.

Show examples of walls from the slides and look how they are made a bit like a puzzle, where all the pieces fit together to make the top of the wall nice and even.

Ask your child what would happen if the wall is made with a curved wooden block?

Use a hard boiled egg to see what happens when humpty is placed onto the wall!

Lesson 3

Today we’re going to do another experiment with Humpty Dumpty. This time, we’re going to find out if humpty will float or sink in water.

Get your child to hold an egg and decide if they think the egg will float or sink.

Ask them: how does the egg feel? Do you think it will float or sink? Why?

Add the egg to water and observe what happens. To extend the activity, you could add salt to the water which will make the egg float. Ask your child why they think this happened? Explain that when we add the salt, there is less room in the water for the egg to sink into, so it makes the egg float.

Lesson 4

Squiggle whilst you Wiggle!

Warm-Up - Remind your child of the importance of warming up their bodies and what happens to our bodies when we do. Demonstrate simple stretches to begin.

Shake Your Sillies Out ♫ Brain Breaks Songs for Kids ♫ Kids Action Songs by The Learning Station

This song is fast and pacey and you can really get large scale arm movements going to create circle motions in the air.

Start with big circles, then medium and then small. Tip – Draw out a smiley face, circle eyes, big arch mouth and zig zag hair.

Tina turner - rolling on the river

Lesson 5 Music

Body percussion
Explain that some music is made without any instruments at all.
This music is made using the body - demonstrate clapping, patting, stamping etc
Children to have time to explore what sounds they can make.

How can we make this sound more like music?

It's all just noises - we have to plan what noises to make together.


Body percussion
Explain to your child that some music is made without any instruments at all.
This music is made using the body - demonstrate clapping, patting, stamping. Give your child time to explore what sounds they can make.

How can we make this sound more like music?

It's all just noises - we have to plan what noises to make together.

You can work with a beat of 4 or 8. You might want to do some quietly and some louder.
 

Ollie from 'Beat Goes On' teaches a 2nd Body Percussion routine on CBeebies' 'Let's Go Club!'

Show your child a beat of 4 or 8 and see if they can copy you. Then see if they can come up with their own.

Phonics

This week we are going to be learning the sounds ur,ow, oi, ear.

 

Remember to use the words, ‘phoneme,’ which is ‘the smallest unit of sound’ ‘Grapheme,’ which means ‘a sound written down`, and ‘digraph’ which means two letters that make one sound. This week we are also learning `trigraph` (like with the sound `ear`), which is three letters that make one sound. 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 One:

Mr Thorne and Geraldine the Giraffe - Episode UR

Can you read this sentence at home?

We curl and turn in the surf.

Day Two:

 

Geraldine the Giraffe learns /ow/

Can you read this sentence at home?

Pop down to the town with me.

Day Three:

 

Geraldine the Giraffe learns /oi/

Can you read this sentence at home?

Join me in the park.

Day Four:

 

Geraldine the Giraffe learns /ear/ sound

Can you read this sentence at home?

I can hear the owl in the night.

Day Five:

Can you read this sentence at home?

Is that a cow with a beard?

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