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Thursday 23rd April

1. The Daily Five - Maths

Please complete lesson 4 of Summer Term 1 week 1 (wc 20th April). On this website you will find a video tutorial, a worksheet and the answers. Let the children watch the video, then they can either complete the worksheet independently if you are able to print it off, or in discussion with an adult talking through the answers when viewing on the screen.


2. The Daily Five - Literacy

Create a spring shape poem. Work through the powerpoint (under today's resources) activities together and learn the requirements of a shape poem e.g they don't need to rhyme, they contain lots of similies and adjectives. Then choose a shape poem template out of the selection and brainstorm ideas. When you have thought of your ideas write out a neat copy on to the template. Stick in home learning workbooks when finished. 


3. The Daily Five - Outside Time/Be Active

It is important that all children have at least 1 hour of exercise every day. Today I would like the children to do some relaxing yoga, telling the story of the bear hunt through movement. Cosmic kids is a brilliant youtube resource! Do this as much as possible over the school closures, everyday if you can, there are plenty of different sessions available. The children really enjoy it and it can calm their busy minds! 


4. The Daily Five - Project

The three little pigs and their building choices

Watch the video telling the story of the three little pigs (found below under 'resources') or if you have the book – even better, read it together! Linking to our new topic 'houses and homes' (DT focus) and our new science topic of materials - Challenge the children to build the three pigs' houses using an array of materials: art straws, hay/straw, little twigs or lolly sticks, playdough, clay and Lego. Make one house per day using selected materials. Allow them to explore the different materials and encourage them to talk about them using their scientific vocabulary. There are examples in the resource section of house building with different materials. Ask the chn to verbalise how the materials feel and behave, asking questions such as: does it feel soft? Strong? Will it be good material for building a house? Will it blow down when the Wolf blows? Why will it blow down? What useful properties do the materials need to have, to be good materials for house building? At the end of the week ask your child to tell you which material will be the most successful for house-building and why and then write about it in their workbooks.


5. The Daily Five - Phonics

Todays sound: /oe/ 

Below is the structure in which we teach phonics through the letter and sounds scheme. I will guide you through each step daily to keep it as consistant as possible for the children. We begin each session with a review of previous sounds learnt usually using sound cards. You could make your own sound cards by cutting up large squares of cards, and as you learn a new sound write the digraph onto it and keep for the revisit stages. We then teach our new sound, practice it in the context of words containing that sound and then apply it to dictating sentences.   


Revisit: Revisit all sounds learnt so far using flashcards.  


Teach: oe as in 'toe'. Write the digraph in air and on table with finger. 


Practice: together discuss words that contain the oe sound and write on w/b (toe, heroes, potatoes, tomatoes). Play buried treasure, phase 5 (oe). Click on the link Login using the details given (found in the home resource pack). Then click on 'resources' and then buried treasure should be the first option. Wave your mouse over the picture and it should let you click on a phase, select phase 5 and follow the steps through until you can choose your sound (oe). 


Apply: Parent read out this sentences: I like potatoes and tomatoes. Children to write in exercise books. (You may need to repeat this a couple of times so they have time to listen to each word)

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