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Our learning for w/c 16th May

English

This week in Literacy we are going to be reading a book called ‘This Zoo is not for You.’ 

 

Day One:

Today we are going to be listening to and enjoying our new book of the week! Here is a video of the book:

 

This Zoo Is Not For You | Story Time

If you look at the front cover of the book, can you spot the title and the author’s name?

 

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:

Today we are going to be doing some reading. We are going to be reading some words from our book this week. Have a look at the slides and sheet below and see what words you can read:

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

Day Three:

Today we are going to be doing some writing about some pictures from our book this week. When we are writing our sentences, it is really important that you are checking that you have capital letters, full stops and finger spaces. It is also a good thing to check back to see if you have all the right sounds.

Day Four:

Today we are going to be speaking about some pictures from our book. When we are talking about the book today, can you have a go at speaking in different tenses? (past, present and future)

Here is a little video about tenses:

The Tenses Song (Past, Present & Future)

Have a look at the slides below and the pictures for today:

Day 5

Today is surprise and show me day!

Have a look at the slides below to see what different things you could do today:

Maths

Maths

This week in maths we are looking back at addition and subtraction, on the final day we are going to be exploring mass and capacity.

 

Day One

Today we are going to be looking at addition, using objects. For today’s job you need up to ten objects – you could use socks, pasta or even sweets! When you are adding the two groups together, always make sure that you follow the careful steps:

  • Count out the first group.
  • Count out the second group.
  • Push the two groups together and count how many there are all together.
  • Say the number sentence.

Have a look at the slides below to help you:

Day 2

Today we are going to carry on exploring addition. Today we are going to be adding two groups of zoo animals (just like the animals from our book of the week). When you are adding the two groups of animals together – Always make sure you are following the careful steps!

Have a look at the slides below to help you:

Here is the sheet for today:

Day 3

Today we are going to be looking at subtraction.

Watch the video below:

Sesame Street: Abby and Cookie Monster Subtract (Eat) Cookies

Just like on day one when you were using socks, sweets or pasta, you will need the same today. When you are doing the subtraction questions, always make sure you are following the careful steps (but instead of pushing the two groups together you will take some away).

Have a look at the slides below to help you:

Day 4

Today we are going to continue exploring subtraction. Today we are going to be using hula hoops and beanbags so if you could find something similar at home that would be great!

Have a look at the slides below to help you and some subtraction questions too:

 

Day 5

 

Today we are going to be exploring mass and capacity. We are going to learn three new words today – empty, half full and full.

If you have a jug at home, can you practise filling it up so that it shows half full and full.

After that have a go at drawing a jug that is showing empty, half full and full.

Have a look at the slides and sheet below:

Topic

 

This week we are going to be learning how to get better at drama!

Day One:

 

Remind the children about our story of the week – This zoo is not for you. Explain that today we are going to pretend to be some of the animals in the zoo.

 

Begin by showing some of the different zoo animals on the smartboard. 

As you work through each animal- ask the children questions about it. 

Does this animal have fins, hooves, paws, or hands?
Does this animal have a tail?
Does this animal have fur, feathers, scales? Is its skin smooth, bumpy, hot or cold? Think about how its skin feels.
What is the shape of this animals ears? How about its nose? Does it have a trunk? Where are its eyes located?

 

Then, ask your child to pick one of these animals and move around the room. Then you might like to tell a story…

• “Look over there!  It’s food. Show me how your animal gets food. What is the food? Does your animal dip its head down to eat the food, or does it use its hands or paws to eat?

• “Mmmm, that was tasty. Look over there! It’s water. Show me how your animal gets water. Is it from a stream, puddle, bowl? Think about how your animal has to drink it.”

• “Mmmm, that was refreshing. Now continue moving as your animal. Think about how your animal plays. Does it swim, jump, fly, skip, hop, leap, run, roll? Your animal must do something for fun, how does it keep itself entertained and going?”

• “Then suddenly…Your animal senses danger. Show me how your animal runs and hides from danger. Find a hiding spot. Stay still and quiet– Keep a look out though!” (Wait for them to be very still and quiet) “Take a look– The coast is clear, your animal is safe, so come on out.”

 “Now, your animal has had a long day of eating, drinking, playing, and hiding from danger, so now it’s time for your animal to go to sleep. So show me how your animal takes a nap at the end of the day.”

Praise your children for all their hard work doing drama today – that is helping you to tell a story about the animals in the zoo.

Day Two:

Ask your children  to help draw up a simple plan to help tell a story. What animal are they going to meet and what will the animal be doing? Remind them  of the last lesson to help them think about what the  animals are going to be doing-  move, eat,drink, play, hide from danger and nap.

 

Ask your child to help you “tell” and “act” the story e.g. It was a busy day at the zoo. The gorillas were eating their food… the snakes were drinking water.. the monkeys were swinging from the trees…the lions were hiding from danger and the pandas were taking a nap.

 

Remind your child to use clear loud voices as they speak.

Day Three:

Provide your child with A3 paper and felt-tips. Explain that you would like them to draw their own story about the zoo and that you will write their story to go with their picture.

 

Encourage them to think about the acting we have done this week.  What animals will be in their story? What will they be doing?

 

Ask them to think of words to connect their story – like, just then, after, then suddenly… to make their story more exciting!

Day Four:

Today we are going to think about recognising and naming feelings in ourselves and others.

Warm up: Remind children of circle rules and sing class circle time or rhyme.

Play guess how I am feeling – stand in the middle of the circle – role play a feeling – how am I feeling? Select a few children to have a go.

Main teaching:

Use smart board (feelings) Talk about how we are feeling today. Look at photos of children – ask how they feeling? Happy/angry. Introduce feeling hoops in the middle of the circle – model jumping into a hoop and sharing ‘I felt angry when… I felt happy when….’ Encourage children to talk about when they felt angry/happy – ask who would be brave to jump into the feeling hoops and to share with the whole class?

 Plenary: Share ideas, what can we do when we feel ourselves getting angry to make ourselves feel better? Breathe, get into bed, read a book, squeeze a teddy tight, count to 10 etc.

Day Five:

Have fun playing the following circle games:

 

Duck, duck, goose

Players sit in a circle, and one of the groups is chosen to be 'It'. This player goes around the circle and calls each player 'Duck'. When 'It' calls someone 'Goose', that player must then try to catch 'It' before 'It' takes her place. If the player fails to do so, she, in turn, becomes 'It'.

 

Bean bag pass

You'll need two bean bags, and all players forming a circle. Give one beanbag to a player and the second bag to the player standing beside them. On "go", the two players holding the bean bags pass the bags to the player beside them (so the bags are going in opposite directions around the circle). The bag that gets back to the person who started it wins.

 

 

Phonics

Refer to the planning and follow this sequence of teaching:

  • Revisit and review previously taught graphemes/phonemes
  • Say the sounds to read the previously taught words
  • Do you recognise the tricky words?
  • Introduce the new graphemes/phonemes
  • Orally blend the new words together
  • Practise reading new words
  • Introduce the new tricky word if there is one
  • Practise by reading and writing the sentence and spelling the words.
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