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Tuesday 21st April

1. The Daily Five - Maths

Over the next couple of weeks, every Tuesday I would like the children to concentrate on developing their mental maths skills. This will involve the use of the whiteboards and pens provided, the hundred square, the number line and their Numbots account. 


Today, can the children practice finding one more and one less from any given number to 100. If you think your child might struggle with this too 100 they can do it with numbers to 50. You will need to provide your child with a selection of numbers to 100 using number cards or just ripped up pieces of paper with numbers on. Place these in the middle and ask your child to select a number. In their work books could they please record the number that was picked, the number before and the number after. 


Then please complete lesson 2 of Summer Term 1 week 1 (wc 20th April) Make equal groups. 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.


After this, can they please spend 20 minutes on their Numbots accounts. Their logins can be found in their blue home school diaries on the very first page.


2. The Daily Five - Literacy

Today I would like the children to focus on their handwriting in their work books. For handwriting at this stage in their development we focus on letter formation Please see the letter formation guidance on the home learning page under 'resources you may need everyday'. The document is called 'handwriting.pdf'.


Today I would like the children to practice half of the letters in the curly caterpilar family q, s, f e, completing a line of every letter.


3. The Daily Five - Outside Time/Be Active

Collect small items such as leaves, flowers, grass and twigs and glue them to a heavy piece of paper to create a nature collage. This works even better if you go for a walk around your local area where you might be able to find lots of different colour flowers. 


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: /ph/ 

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: ph as in 'dolphin' (using Mr Thorne Phonics video, this will give you a clear pronunciation of the sound - see resources below for link). Write the digraph in air and on table with finger. 


Practice: together discuss words that contain the ph sound and write on w/b (dolphin, phonics, elephant, alphabet). Play buried treasure, phase 5 (ph). 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 (ph). 


Apply: Parent read out this sentences: Phonics is about sounds. 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)

Today's Resources: 

Nature Collage