Dear Owls

Hello everyone, I hope you all had a pleasant Easter - enjoying the sunshine and easter eggs!  Its been great to hear from so many of you and I have been really impressed by the work you have been doing. My family and I enjoyed spending time together in the garden and a walk each day to   a wooded area with a river.  When I go there, I without fail think about how much I know you would all enjoy visiting it. It would make a great Forest Friday session!

I don’t mind at all what order you do today’s activities, whatever suits you.

Maths

Start by warming our maths brains up!  This is a game you can play with as little as two people.  You can do this counting in ones, fives or tens or challenge yourself to a different number.

For example:  You say 1, I say 2, you say 3, I say 4 and so on!  Make sure you are paying attention.

YR: I would like you watch Week 1 Day 4 lesson on White Rose Maths and try to carry out some of the activities.

Y1:  I would like you to watch the Week 1 Day 4 lesson for Year 1: finding half.

Letters and Sounds

Reception – practise all your phase 3 sounds and read all your tricky words.  Today we are going to recap the digraph ur.  Spell the words surf, turf, turn, hurt, fur.  Remember to add dots and dashes or ‘sound buttons’ as we call them.  Also have a go at spelling your phase 3 tricky words - we, me, be, he, she, was, you, they, all and are.  To finish, watch this episode of Alphablocks on the digraph ur - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcxgP2zHjVI

Year one - Today we are going to revise the sound ‘a-e’. Remember to always look for that magic ‘a-e’ when looking for split digraphs. The sound is usually in the middle of words.

Spell a selection of words containing the ‘a-e’ sound and add dots and dashes e.g.cake, shake, date, sale, save, shave, awake, plane

Write the sentence - Dave made a fake cake.

Handwriting

All:  Practise writing the Alphabet in capital letters please this will help you with the activity below.

Rhyme and Story

Today I would like you to have a go at singing the alphabet song.  Don’t forget l,m,n,o as this can be the part some of us forget.  Next I would like you to find an object that begins with each letter of the alphabet and place them in order to create your own visual alphabet mat.  I would really love to see how you get on with this, feel free to send me a photo!

Physical Development

I will give you new poses next week after we have got back into yoga.

Owls this afternoon weather permitting and if possible I would like you to do your yoga outside.

Then move on to the following yoga poses and hold for at least 20 seconds:

Owl -  Kneel down with your hands together in front of you and blink.

Fox - arms up straight and kneel down with your body upright.

Bee - sit with a straight back and your feet touching and hum.  Make wings with your fingers.

Moth - bend you head down and sit with a straight back and your feet touching.

New poses from the end of last term to have a go at:

Boat Pose:
(Balance on your bottom with your legs up. Then rock in the water like a boat.

Bow Pose:

Bridge Pose:

End your yoga session with some breathing and have a moment to be still and silent and think about something that makes you feel happy!

Something Interesting:

Head over to boomchikkaboom (Instagram or Facebook) on Monday 27th April at 11.00 for an Aliens in underpants save the world live workshop.

Help:

I know lots of you have animals, how do you help look after them?  Can you send me a photo of this ?

Any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch.  I am thinking of you all and can’t wait to see you soon.  Will be sending Friday's timetable tomorrow.

Much Love

Miss Angel

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