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Tuesday 24th March

Good morning from Miss Packer! Here are today's Daily Five:


1. The Daily Five - Maths

Continue practising the names of the 3D shapes this week until they are secure. Today, play "I'm thinking of a shape..." using the properties of the shape. First, ask your child to hunt around the house for objects that are a: cube, cuboid, sphere, cylinder, pyramid (perhaps harder!) and cone.


We use the language 'faces' and 'corners' in Reception Class. For example, "I am thinking of a shape that has three faces and no corners" - it would be a cylinder. They may get confused with sphere - it has one face. The adult can lead the game and then swap; this time, your child can describe the shape.

Remember, learning in Reception Class is fun and practical so use your creativity! You could hide the shapes in the garden.



2. The Daily Five - Literacy

In your packs, there will be a blank story-map. Show the children my example in the resources section below. The children can record the different parts of the story, Jack and the Beanstalk (they have practised retelling the story everyday for four weeks, so they should know it well). Then label the pictures, as independently as possible, using their phonic knowledge. You may like to help them with the trickier words, such as 'castle' and 'giant'. I would be expecting them to write 'Jac', 'beenstorc', 'ax' (this is fine!). 



3. The Daily Five - Outside Time

Mr Coggins, our P.E. Teacher is uploading videos for the children to watch and join in here


Today we are going to make nature patterns. The children are confident with a two-pattern, so you could challenge them to make a three-pattern. Go into the garden and collect a bucket of leaves, flowers and sticks. Make into a pattern, sticking to make a picture if you have glue. 



4. The Daily Five - Project

Let's add some items to our Jack and the Beanstalk castle. If you have paint and kitchen paper, try sponging to make clouds. We have done lots of work on mixing paint shades, so try experimenting with paint to make light grey rain clouds and dark grey storm clouds. 



5. The Daily Five - Reading

One of the children's favourite phonic games is 'pass the phonic sentence' to music. Today, we are going to recap on the 'sh' digraph.  

Rabbits Group - adults, write the following words on post-its or paper: ship, shell, shin, shop, shut, shot.

Foxes Group - adults, if you have a printer, print the sentences (in today's resources section below) or write them on strips of paper.


Now play some music! When the music stops, your child reads the word or sentence.