Dear Owls,

I hope you are all well and were able to do some exciting things at home during the Easter holidays.  I have been busy in the garden, painting, baking and am still enjoying long walks in the sunshine with my family (alongside eating a few Easter eggs!).

Well…here we go again!  I hope you are all excited about our new topic ‘Paddington Bear Goes to London!’

Here is your work for Monday; you can do the activities in any order but try to do them all if you can.  An example of a daily timetable is on the website to help.

Daily activities:

·         Joe Wicks daily workout on YouTube or try some GoNoodle dances https://family.gonoodle.com/

·         Watch an episode of numberblocks or alphablocks on CBeebies or YouTube

·         Do some Doodle maths

Maths

Today we begin our exciting White Rose Maths Home Learning which can be accessed through our school website.  But firstly I would like you all to practise your mental maths:

·         counting in 10s up to 100e.g., say “0, 10,20, 30,” etc and then back down from 100 to 0

·         2s to 20 e.g., say “2, 4, 6, 8, 10,” etc

·         finally counting in 5s all the way up to 100.

Reception children your first lesson is about the book ‘Supertato’ (don’t worry you don’t need to have a copy) I would like you watch Week 1 Day 1 lesson and try to carry out some of the activities.

Year Ones you will be learning about making doubles on your first lesson (Week 1 Lesson 1)

Phonics

Reception – practise all your phase 3 sounds and read all the tricky words in your book bag.  Today we are going to recap the digraph ar.  Spell the words; bar, park, card, jar.  Remember to add dots and dashes or ‘sound buttons’ as we call them.  To finish, watch this episode of Alphablocks on the digraph ar https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5qTyupX0IE

Year One – practise all your phase 5 sounds and read some of the phase 4/5 words in your book bag to practise your segmenting and blending skills.  Today we are going to revisit the ay sound, used usually at the end of a word.   Write it out 5 times!  Spell a selection of words containing the sound and add dots and dashes or sound buttons; say, may, day, hay, relay, holiday, today, yesterday.  Write the sentence: I went on holiday to Spain.

English Key Skills

Reception - practise spelling the tricky words was, you, they, all.  You can use chalk, pencil, rainbow writing, felt pens, paint, try putting these words into sentences or use them to write a sentence and draw a picture in your daily diary!

Year One – I have attached a plurals worksheet.  We have done some work on plurals but to remind you…plural means there is 'more than one' i.e. one cat or lots of cats. We know to add an 's' when a word is a plural but sometimes we have to remember to add an 'es' and we can hear that when we say the word and it makes the 'iz' sound at the end i.e. one glass or lots of glasses.

Do some examples with your children. Look around the room and see if you can find the singular and plural word of daily objects like chair and chairs or table and tables. Talk about whether you add an 's' or 'es'. I have attached a plurals sheet for your child to complete - do help them with the spelling of the main word but see if they can identify whether you add just an 's' or an 'es' independently. Stick this in your book or if you can't print it out then just write the words out in your home learning books.

Afternoon activity

Reception - this term we are exploring London!   Miss Harrington thought it would be nice for you to see some of the key places in London that people like to visit, watch this short video by clicking on the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrJNIUp2izQ   it shows you all around London!  Now watch it again and see how many key places you spot by ticking them off or finding them on the attached sheet (you don’t have to print!).  See if you can find them all! Good Luck!

Year One Geography - Use the attached twinkle powerpoint to show the different countries that make up the UK.  Discuss each country's symbol and show them how every country has their own flag, but together they make the UK.  Complete the attached activity sheet (the first one) where you label the countries in the UK.  As an extra challenge, can you learn the capital city of each country?  We will look at the flag of the United Kingdom later on in the week!

Take care.

Mrs Payne

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