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Our Learning for WC 9th May

Maths

 

This week in maths we are learning to compare quantities using the words more, less and the same

 

Our key vocabulary we are going to be using to explain our learning is - less, more, the same

Here are some activities for you to do together at home –

 

Is there the same?:
Place one amount of pigs in a field and another amount of sheep in another field. Talk about what you can see, "I can see that there are more pigs and less sheep so there is not the same amount". 
Now, ask the children to close their eyes whilst you change the amount of animals in each field. Encourage the children to talk about the amount of farm animals in each field using the words more, less and the same. 

Is there the same?:
Repeat yesterdays activity using different farm yard animals. Encourage children to use the words more, less and the same. 
Can the children explain to you how they know there is more? less?

Literacy

This week we will be reading the story, Noisy Farm                           

You can click on the link below to listen to this week's story- 

Noisy Farm | Read Along Story Book for Kids

When you are listening to the story see if you can spot our key vocabulary for the week.

The words are- farm animal names

 

Here are some activities you can do together at home -  

To understand a key words from the story

Read/ Watch the story together and talk about the key vocabulary- farm animal names 

 

To understand what is happening in the story by looking at the different pictures and talking about what is happening
Watch the story together again. What is happening on the farm?

 

To contribute to a shared sentence based on the text by talking about what is happening
Model saying a sentence based on the story e.g. The cow is in the barn
Encourage the children to say the shared sentence with you and have a go at another sentence.

 

To listen to and enjoy the story

Re-read this week’s story and talk about what happened. Can you say which was your favourite part of the story? 

Use my sentence to help you - ‘I liked it when…’.

Topic

To identify animals that live on the farm

Talk about the animals from this weeks story. Can the children name the different farm yard animals? Maybe they can tell you something about that animal. What noise does that animal make? Where does that animal live on the farm? 

Old MacDonald Had A Farm | Nursery Rhymes | Super Simple Songs

To match the farm animals with their young
Use the pictures of the baby animals below to show the children. Explain that they might look like their mother however there are some that may not. Talk to the children about the names of these baby animals for example, a baby pig is called a piglet. Ask the children whether they can match the baby animal to its mother.
 

To know how to make butter 
Show the children a pot of butter that has bought from the shops. Ask questions like,
Do you know what this is?
Where can I buy butter from?
Where do the shops get butter from? 

 

Explain that butter can be made at the farm. 
I wonder if the children can tell you what butter is made from?

Show the children a tub of double cream. Ask them if they know where cream comes from? 

Now, watch the video below; it shows you how double cream can be made into butter. Then, have a go at making your own butter from double cream. 

 

How to Make Butter from Cream

Physical Development 

Wake Up!

Don't forget to warm up with our 'Wake Up' song and dance routine..

To catch equipment using two hands

Demonstrate catching a ball that has been thrown to you. Show the children where their hands need to be. Explain that it is very important where they place their hands (hands placed together so that the ball doesn't fall through the middle of their hands). 

 

 

Phonics

In Phonics, we are are moving on to Phase 2. Phase 2 Phonics aim to develop the knowledge and understanding of each letter; practising letter recognition for reading and recall for spelling.  

 

To read and say the g sound

Show the children what the 'g' letter looks like. 
Say its sound. Say its name. 
Ask children to write it in the air, on the floor and on their palm. 
Collect a bag of objects beginning with the sound. Support the children to say words beginning with the sound. 

 

 

To read and say the o sound

Show the children what the 'o' letter looks like. 
Say its sound. Say its name. 
Ask children to write it in the air, on the floor and on their palm. 
Collect a bag of objects beginning with the sound. Support the children to say words beginning with the sound.

 

 

To read and say the c sound

Show the children what the 'c' letter looks like. 
Say its sound. Say its name. 
Ask children to write it in the air, on the floor and on their palm. 
Collect a bag of objects beginning with the sound. Support the children to say words beginning with the sound.

 

 

To read and say the k sound

Show the children what the 'k' letter looks like. 
Say its sound. Say its name. 
Ask children to write it in the air, on the floor and on their palm. 
Collect a bag of objects beginning with the sound. Support the children to say words beginning with the sound.

Below are some craft ideas to help your children remember each sound: 

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