Spring 2 February 2021
Welcome! I will list the activities I will be setting each week here.
I will also post supporting resources on Class Dojo. Please keep posting your photographs and videos on there too!
This half term, our topic is People who help us.
If you need to learn from home, there will be weekly work put on Purple Mash, plus additional work will be added to Class Dojo daily and on here.
Paper packs of learning will also be provided should they be required.
Please see below the day to day activities. Click on download to view this.
We will start the term off by reading the story Goldilocks and the Three Bears.We will have conversations about being kind, what it is to be a good friend. We will be hot seating being different characters from the story to explore their feelings. We will learn the story, draw story maps and label/write captions to accompany our illustrations. We will then retell our stories to ours friends and families. Please see an overview of this week posted below this message.
Week two we will be reading the story Little Red Riding Hood. We will be retelling the story using props from the story. We will be describing characters from the story and writing thankyou letters to the woodcutter for saving Little Red Riding Hood.We will also write some speech bubbles for some of the characters. Please see below the overview of week two. There will also be a daily breakdown of each lesson on class Dojo too.
Purple Mash will be used to set challenges relating to Understanding of the World, Technology, Phonics, Expressive Arts.
Whiterose will be used to develop our Maths skills.
Teach a Monster to Read will be used to develop our reading skills.
Class Dojo will be used as a means of communication between yourselves and miss Vinter, supporting resources may be added on here too.
Other useful websites will be
www.phonics play.co.uk- Phonics games
www.bbc bitesize.co.uk literacy/ Numeracy activities
www.Oak Academy.co.uk- A range of lessons.
How to help to support your child at home
In Phase 2 children are introduced to each written letter (grapheme) and the sound (phoneme) that they make. They use their knowledge to merge sounds together (blend) to help them to read words. Children will also learn to chop (segment) words up to help them to write simple words. The children love to use their robot arms to help them.
Blending for reading words s-a-t = sat
Segmenting for spelling words pin = p-i-n
This video will you to help understand blending.
Phonics Phase 3
In Phase 3 children will use their knowledge of blending and segmenting and will learn some new letters. These new sounds are two (diagraph) or three (trigraph) letters merged together to make one sound.
sh-o-p = shop
t-ai-l = tail
n-igh-t = night
Children also need to learn the Phase 2 and 3 tricky words. These are words that need be learned as a whole.
Phase 2 Tricky words, Phase 3, phase 4
Here's some fun phonics activities that you could try at home.
In Literacy the children use their Phonic knowledge to help them to develop their early writing skills. The children are encouraged to apply their skills, such as using their 'Robot Arms' to help them segment a word for writing. We provide the children with lots of activities to develop their fine motor skills so them can develop their pencil control.
Other useful links:
Numercay/ Literacy activities:
Intercative phonics games
Interactive reading activities
In the Reception Class we were working towards the Early Learning Goals. The tasks I will be setting are working towards securing the Early Learning Goals.
Below are some of the ELG
Children use their phonic knowledge to write words in ways which match their spoken sounds. They also write some irregular common words. They write simple sentences which can be read by themselves and others. Some words are spelt correctly and others are phonetically plausible.
Children read and understand simple sentences. They use phonic knowledge to decode regular words and read them aloud accurately. They also read some common irregular words. They demonstrate understanding when talking with others about what they have read.
Numeracy - Number ELG
Children count reliably with numbers from one to 20, place them in order and say which number is one more or one less than a given number. Using quantities and objects, they add and subtract two single-digit numbers and count on or back to find the answer. They solve problems, including doubling, halving and sharing.
Shape/ Space/ Measure ELG
Children use everyday language to talk about size, weight, capacity, position, distance, time and money to compare quantities and objects and to solve problems. They recognise, create and describe patterns. They explore characteristics of everyday objects and shapes and use mathematical language to describe them.