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.
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.
Any questions please don’t hesitate to ask.
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.
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!
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.
Start with some breathing in through your nose and out through your mouth.
Then move on to the following yoga poses and hold for at least 20 seconds:
Bat - bend over so your head is upside down,
Owl - Kneel down with your hands together in front of you and blink.
Fox - arms up straight and kneel down with your body upright.
Bunny - sit on your legs and put your arms and head forwards with your head tucked in your arms.
Bear - lie on your back with your arms by your side and your legs in the air.
Hedgehog - curl up on your back, holding your knees with your hands.
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:
(Balance on your bottom with your legs up. Then rock in the water like a boat.
(Lie on your tummy, bend your knees, lift your chest, reach your arms back towards your toes, and hold onto your feet.)
(Lie on your back with your knees bent and your feet flat on the ground. Rest your arms down alongside your body, tuck your chin into your chest, and lift up your buttocks and back to create a bridge.)
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!
Head over to boomchikkaboom (Instagram or Facebook) on Monday 27th April at 11.00 for an Aliens in underpants save the world live workshop.
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.