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Foundation Stage 2

Welcome to the Foundation Stage 2 class page.  This is where we will keep you up to date with the work and activities you are expected to complete while school is closed.

 

Remember - we will communicate with parents via Tapestry and Class Dojo on a daily basis. The most important thing is that your child feels safe and happy. The following activities are to enable your child to keep up with their home learning. 

 

Please post all evidence of activities completed on Tapestry. Dojo points will be awarded.

Week beginning 8.2.21

Here are some activities that you can choose from for this week, you can complete them whenever you like and you can use whatever you have at home to enjoy them.

Scroll down to find daily activities below our weekly activities. 

ACTIVITY 1

Make a bug house. Practice rolling paper for the bugs to live in. This will help your fine motor skills.

Keep your eyes open to see if any ‘guests’ stay at your new bug home.

  

ACTIVITY 2

Make this cornflour dough, it is so lovely to touch, feel, snap and squeeze! The shampoo makes it feel gorgeous as well!

Talk about what it feels like, how you can use it and how it is different to dough made with ordinary flour.

  

ACTIVITY 3

This activity links with our topic this half term ‘Are carrots orange?’. Choose one of the following recipes to make edible paint.

 

 

Ask the children questions as they work. What colours can you see? What patterns can you make with the paint? What happens when you mix the colours?
Things could get messy, but it’s lots of fun!

 

Quote for this week: 

 

 

 

 

Friday 5.3.21

Phonics

Please watch the following video link (Lesson 19 – or horn) and join in with the lesson. You will need a pencil and paper or you can use the laminated sheet and white board pen in your pack.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbRKL68I1WQ&feature=youtu.be

Challenge: 

 

Maths

Starter: Join in with the following counting song:  

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MVzXKfr6e8 

 

Click on the link below (week 2 Building 9 and 10) and select Session 5 –Making 10.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/building-9-10-week-2/

After watching the video clip, Please complete the activity below:

https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/PDF-Building-9-10-Wk-2-Session-5-Making-10.pdf

Challenge:

Record some number sentences to show what you have found, finding different ways to make 10. E.g 7 + 3 = 10.

 

Literacy

For this session, you will need the resources on pages 19-20 0f your pack.

 

 

Fine motor and letter formation:

Please join in with the warm up video below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KrzpbPjNJ8

Now practise forming the letter in the video. You can do this on paper or using the laminated white board in your pack.

Letter formation

Still image for this video

Thursday 4.3.21

                          

I have recoded a story for you to listen to today. Click on the link here to listen:

https://mendell-wirral.primarysite.media/media/sharing-a-shell-world-book-day-story-time

 

Maths

As it is world book day, for our starter activity today I have recorded a counting story for you. Click on the link below to listen to and join in with the story:

https://mendell-wirral.primarysite.media/media/10-tiny-tadpoles-maths-starter-4321

 

Click on the link below (week 2 Building 9 and 10) and select Session 2 – comparing numbers within 10.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/building-9-10-week-2/

After watching the video clip, Please complete the activity below:

https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/PDF-Building-9-10-Wk-2-Session-4-Making-10.pdf

 

Writing Competition

This is a follow on task from our author visit yesterday and is based on the book 'Daisy the Dolphin' by Natalie Pritchard. 

 

Can you draw a picture of your favourite sea animal from the story? Can you label your picture and / or write a sentence about the sea creature?  If you need to look back at the story, the link to the author session is on Class Dojo. 

This piece of writing will be entered into a competition and the winner will receive a prize! 

 

Here is my example: 

The shark has sharp teeth. 

 

Here are some World Book Day activities for you to choose from today:

World Book Day Phonics

Look through some of your favourite books at home. How many times can you see the digraphs we have been working on this week? (oo and ar). Can you read the words? Can you spot any tricky words?

 

Make a reading den

Can you make a reading den using anything you have at home? Once you have made your den, enjoy sitting inside to read some of your favourite books. Don’t forget to post pictures on Tapestry.

   

Stories:

Click on the following links to listen to some stories:

https://www.worldbookday.com/world-of-stories/

https://www.worldbookday.com/share-a-story-corner/

 

Below is a quiz for you to try. Don't forget to send me your answers on Tapestry! 

 

World Book Day Quiz

Wednesday 3.3.21

Literacy

At 9 am today, we have our virtual author visit. Please find the link on our dojo class story and in the letter that was sent out  last week. 

 

Phonics

Please watch the following video link (Lesson 18 – ar car) and join in with the lesson. You will need a pencil and paper or you can use the laminated sheet and white board pen in your pack.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUHj1V-KYeg&feature=youtu.be

 

Challenge: 

 

Maths

Starter: Join in with the following counting song:  

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/nursery-rhymes-ten-green-bottles/zncyt39

 

Click on the link below (week 2 Building 9 and 10) and select Session 3 – comparing numbers within 10.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/building-9-10-week-2/

After watching the video clip, Please complete the activity below:

https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/PDF-Building-9-10-Wk-2-Session-3-Comparing-Numbers-Within-10.pdf

 

Fine motor and letter formation:

Please join in with the warm up video below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6kPcQSSsEY

Now practise forming the letter in the video. You can do this on paper or using the laminated white board in your pack.

Letter formation

Still image for this video

Tuesday 2.3.21

Phonics

Please watch the following video link (Lesson 17 – oo book) and join in with the lesson. You will need a pencil and paper or you can use the laminated sheet and white board pen in your pack.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDysETvGN_I&feature=youtu.be

 

Challenge:

 

Maths

Starter: Join in with the following counting song:  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VLxWIHRD4E 

 

Click on the link below (week 2 Building 9 and 10) and select Session 2 – comparing numbers within 10.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/building-9-10-week-2/

 

After watching the video clip, Please complete the activity below:

https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/PDF-Building-9-10-Wk-2-Session-2-Comparing-Numbers-Within-10.pdf

 

Challenge:

 

Literacy

For this session, you w ill need the resources on pages 17-18 of your resource pack and page 5 of the text.

 

Fine motor and letter formation:

Please join in with the warm up video below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xgJi09qu34

 

Now practise forming the letter in the video. You can do this on paper or using the laminated white board in your pack.

 

 

 

 

 

Letter formation

Still image for this video

We hope that you enjoy and can take part in these activities, remember to post on Tapestry. It is our expectation that there should be at least one photo each day posted for every child.

 

Monday 1.3.21

Phonics

Please watch the following video link (Lesson 16 – oo moon) and join in with the lesson. You will need a pencil and paper or you can use the laminated sheet and white board pen in your pack.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nw_6ZaV3KpE&feature=youtu.be

Challenge:

 

Maths

Starter: Join in with the following counting song:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mP4O5-U5I2M

 

Click on the link below (week 2 Building 9 and 10) and select Session 1 – Counting back from 10 – 10 in the bed.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/building-9-10-week-2/

After watching the video clip, Please complete the activity below:

https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/PDF-Building-9-10-Wk-2-Session-1-Counting-Back-from-10-10-in-the-Bed.pdf

Challenge: Can you make up your own rhyme that counts back from 10?

 

Literacy

Please click on the following link to watch a short session that I have recorded for the children to join in with.

https://mendell-wirral.primarysite.media/media/literacy-1321

 

After the session, please complete the following activity. Please encourage children to be as independent as possible when writing:

 

Fine motor and letter formation:

Please join in with the warm up videos below. Remember to do the exercises with both hands (one at a time).

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7U4jFs1jo4

Now practise forming the letter in the video. You can do this on paper or using the laminated white board in your pack.

Letter formation

Still image for this video

Week Beginning 22.2.21

Scroll down to below these creative activities to find the daily class activities.

 

Here are three activities that you can choose from for this week, you can complete them whenever you like and you can use whatever you have at home to enjoy them. 

 

ACTIVITY 1 - Forest School 

Spring time will soon be here, bringing warmer weather and longer days. Can you spot any signs of spring in your garden or while you are out for your daily walk? You might spot flowers such as snow drops or bluebells beginning to bloom (snowdrops are one of the first signs of spring). You might hear birds singing or if you are near a pond, see frogs or tadpoles. We would love to see some photographs on Tapestry of the signs of spring you have found. You might even like to draw some pictures too.

 

Activity 2 – Treasure hunt

Using the sheet below for ideas (or you can make your own) go on a treasure hunt around your house. Don’t forget to post a picture of your treasure. Happy hunting!

  

 

Activity 3

This half term our topic is called ‘Are Carrots orange?’ We will be exploring food, healthy eating and the benefits of exercise. Each week, one of our weekly activities will link to this topic.

Watch the video clip below:

 

 

Can you eat a rainbow?

Still image for this video

This week, I would like you to look at the fruit and vegetables you have at home. Can you describe what they feel like? What do they smell like? What shape are they? 

                                                  

You might like to cut some up to taste. Perhaps you could make a fruit kebab or fruit salad, or maybe even a vegetable soup to enjoy.

  

   

You could also set up a fruit and vegetable shop at home. How much to the fruits and vegetables cost? Can you pretend to be a shop keeper or a customer?

 

            

 

Quote for this week... 

Friday 26.2.21

Phonics

Please watch the following video link (Lesson15 – Review of the week) and join in with the lesson. You will need a pencil and paper or you can use the laminated sheet and white board pen in your pack.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvaPYJ0ahVc&feature=youtu.be

 

Challenge: 

 

Maths

Starter: Listen to and join in with the numeral song. Practise forming the numeral 9. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=liKBXp5kdL8

 

Click on the link below and select Session 5 – Numbers to 10 Bingo

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/building-9-10-week-1/

 

After watching the video clip, Please complete the activity below:

https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/PDF-Building-9-10-Wk-1-Session-5-Numbers-to-10-Bingo.pdf

 

Challenge:

 

 

Picture News 

Our school British value this week is:

 

Look at the information on the poster below and use the questions to help you talk about it.

 

Activity:

 

Fine and Gross motor

Click on the link below to join in with dough disco. Use the sheets in your pack to to write the letters we have practised forming this week. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=br890A4LLJU

 

Thursday

Phonics

Please watch the following video link (Lesson 14 –oa goat) and join in with the lesson. You will need a pencil and paper or you can use the laminated sheet and white board pen in your pack.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0X8phlr3Jc&feature=youtu.be

 

Challenge:

 

Maths

Starter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MVzXKfr6e8 

Click on the link below and select Session 4 – Composition of 9 and 10

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/building-9-10-week-1/

 

After watching the video clip, Please complete the activity below:

https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/PDF-Building-9-10-Wk-1-Session-4-Composition-of-9-and-10.pdf

 

Challenge

 

Literacy

For this session you will need the text ‘What hatches out of an egg?’ and  session 4 resources in your pack (pages 11-12).

 

Fine and gross motor skills and letter formation

Warm up: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KrzpbPjNJ8

 

Letter formation: 

 

 

Letter formation

Still image for this video

Wednesday 24.2.21

Phonics

Please watch the following video link (Lesson 13 – igh light) and join in with the lesson. You will need a pencil and paper or you can use the laminated sheet and white board pen in your pack.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoJXl-IkFF8&feature=youtu.be

 

Challenge:

Maths

Starter: Join in with the counting song buy clicking on the following link: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VLxWIHRD4E  

 

Click on the link below and select Session 3 – Ordering Numbers to 10

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/building-9-10-week-1/

 

After watching the video clip, Please complete the activity below:

https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/PDF-Building-9-10-Wk-1-Session-3-Ordering-Numerals-to-10.pdf

 

Challenge

 

Literacy

For this session, you will need the session 3 resources in your new pack (page 9-10). 

 

Story time - I have added a story for the children to listen to today. Please click on the following link to hear the story: 

https://mendell-wirral.primarysite.media/media/story-time-the-very-hungry-caterpillar

 

Fine and gross motor skills and letter formation

Click on the following warm up video: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6kPcQSSsEY  

 

 

 

Letter formation

Still image for this video

Tuesday 23.2.21

 

Phonics

Please watch the following video link (Lesson 12 – ee see) and join in with the lesson. You will need a pencil and paper or you can use the laminated sheet and white board pen in your pack.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEffZUP4d_8&feature=youtu.be 

 

Challenge

Read the following captions: 

 

Maths

Starter: Anno’s Counting book: How many ways can you see 9?

Click on the link below and select Session 2 – Representing and Sorting  9 and 10

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/building-9-10-week-1/

 

After watching the video clip, Please complete the activity below:

https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/PDF-Building-9-10-Wk-1-Session-2-Representing-and-Sorting-9-and-10.pdf

 

Challenge:

Can you draw some of your own representations of 10?

 

Literacy

For this session you will need the text ‘What hatches out of an egg’ in your pack.

 

Fine motor skills: 

For this motor skills activity you will need ribbons or something similar. You can do movements along to music similar to the ones in the video for your child to develop their motor skills. Next you will need paper and pens for you and your child (two each) you will first go forwards and backwards encouraging your child to move both hands at the same time. Then instead of going up and down you could change to side to side and circle etc. Here is a link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptFAL-eSvxU that will familiarise you with the activity as you see it in action.

 

 

 

 

Monday 22.2.21

Phonics

Please watch the following video link (Lesson 11 – ai rain) and join in with the lesson. You will need a pencil and paper or you can use the laminated sheet and white board pen in your pack.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MoCnunAWbGk&feature=youtu.be

 

Challenge:

Read the following captions:

 

Maths

Starter - Join in with the following counting song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mP4O5-U5I2M

 

Click on the link below and select Session 1 – Representing and sorting 9 and 10

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/building-9-10-week-1/

 

After watching the video clip, Please complete the activity below:

https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/PDF-Building-9-10-Wk-1-Session-1-Representing-and-Sorting-9-and-10.pdf

 

Challenge: How many ways can you match the Numicon pieces to make 10?

 

Literacy

Today we will be starting our new unit of work for literacy. Below is the focus and key vocabulary for this unit.

 

Please click on the following link to watch a short session that I have recorded for the children to join in with.

https://mendell-wirral.primarysite.media/media/literacy-22221  

 

After the session, please complete the following activity. Please encourage children to be as independent as possible when writing:

 

Fine motor and letter formation:

Please join in with the warm up video (click on link below) and then practise forming the letter in the video. You can do this on paper or using the laminated white board in your pack:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xgJi09qu34

 

Letter formation

Still image for this video

Week beginning 8.2.21

 

Here are some activities that you can choose from for this week, you can complete them whenever you like and you can use whatever you have at home to enjoy them. These are in addition to our daily activities which will be below.

 

ACTIVITY 1

It will be Valentine’s Day at the weekend so here is a simple recipe for you to make some Valentine’s jam tarts to share with those people in your family that you love. If you would prefer to make biscuits there is a link below to a different recipe.

             Easy Jam Tarts - even easier with ready made pastry!

Ingredients

  •        250g plain flour, plus extra for dusting
  •        125g butter, chilled and diced, plus extra for the tin
  •        1 medium egg
  •        I tsp of vanilla essence
  •       100g jam, fruit curd or marmalade of your choice

Method

 1. Put the flour, butter and a pinch of salt in a bowl and rub them together with your fingertips (or you can pulse these ingredients together in a food processor if you have one). When the mixture looks and feels like fresh breadcrumbs, stir in the egg and vanilla. Add 1 tbsp cold water, then start to bring the dough together in one lump with your hands – try not to knead it too much. Add 1 more tbsp of water if it’s not coming together, but try not to add more than that. Wrap in cling film and chill in the fridge for 30 mins.

 

 2. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Butter a 12-hole tart tin, then dust your work surface with flour. Unwrap and roll out the chilled pastry so it’s about the thickness of a £1 coin, then use a straight or fluted round cutter to cut out 12 circles, big enough to line the holes in the tin. Dollop 1-2 tsp of your chosen filling into each one and, if you like, cut out little pastry hearts (perfect for Valentine's Day) and pop them on top.

 

 3. Bake for 15-18 mins or until golden and the filling is starting to bubble a little. Leave to cool in the tin for a few mins then carefully transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

 

If you would prefer to make biscuits, you can find a recipe here.

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/love-bug-biscuits

 

Who will you share them with? Share with us on Tapestry!

 

ACTIVITY 2

Can you make a Valentines picture or card for someone that you love? You could use your handprints to make a heart shape or you could just decorate a heart shape. Perhaps you could write on your card who your card or picture is for, it might be for Mummy, Daddy, or someone else that you love.

Decorate it as wildly as you like and show us on Tapestry. There are a few examples below but use whatever you have at home.

               

 

ACTIVITY 3

Following on from Children's Mental Health Week, have a go at making a Calm Jar.

 

                                  

 

Quote for this week…       

                                               

 

We hope that you enjoy and can take part in these activities, remember to post on Tapestry. 

 

 

 

Friday 12.1.21

Please watch the following video link (lesson 10 –Review of the week) and join in with the lesson. You will need a pencil and paper or you can use the laminated sheet and white board pen in your pack.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IToKgygf4yw&feature=youtu.be

Challenge:

 

Maths

                          

Click on the link below and select session 5 –

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/growing-6-7-8-week-3/

 

After watching the video clip, Please complete the activity below:

https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/PDF-Growing-6-7-8-Session-5-Measuring-Time.pdf

 

Challenge: 

 

Literacy 

Today I would like you to think about the animals in our Chinese New Year story. If you haven’t yet listened to to story, you can hear me reading it by clicking here:

 

I would like you to think of some clues to describe one of the animals in the story. You could write your clues down or record a video of you telling me your clues. I wonder if I can guess which animal you are describing?

 

Example:

It has big wings.

It can fly.

It is red and green.

 

Can you guess my animal?

 

Fine motor skills:

Using back paint or pens, can you try drawing some of the Chinese symbols or numbers? 

 

  

 

 

Thursday 11.1.21

Phonics:

Please watch the following video link (lesson 9 –Review and practise blending) and join in with the lesson. You will need a pencil and paper or you can use the laminated sheet and white board pen in your pack.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oR2IOpdJLfU&feature=youtu.be

Challenge:

 

Maths

Starter: Listen to and join in with the numeral song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=liKBXp5kdL8

Focus on the number 9 this week. Use the number formation sheet in your pack to help you.

 

Click on the link below and select session 4 – measuring height

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/growing-6-7-8-week-3/

 

Today, I would like you to find things around your house and measure their height. I would like you to choose how you measure, for example, you could use footsteps to measure or hand prints like in the picture below. Which object is the tallest? Which is the shortest? 

Challenge: Can you order your objects from shortest to tallest? 

 

Literacy

Today we are going to listen to a story that is important to the Chinese New Year Celebrations as it explains how the years were named.

Listen to me reading the story here:

https://mendell-wirral.primarysite.media/media/chinese-new-year-story

 

After listening to the story, think about the following questions:

Who won the race?

Was it right that he won the race?

Who did you think would win?

Were there faster animals in the race?

 

Task: Can you find toy animals around the house and re-tell the great race using your toys?

Challenge:  Can you make a list of the animals in the right order?

 

Fine motor skills - Making a paper lantern

Look at the example below and make your own paper lantern. Encourage you child to cut the paper themselves as this will help to develop fine motor skills. 

 

 

 

Wednesday 10.1.21

Phonics

Please watch the following video link (lesson 8 –Review and practise blending) and join in with the lesson. You will need a pencil and paper or you can use the laminated sheet and white board pen in your pack.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TZDJxeoJlg&feature=youtu.be

 

 

Maths

Starter: Join in with the days of the week song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GKmCQOy88Y

Click on the link below and select session 3– Days of the Week

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/growing-6-7-8-week-3/

 

After watching the video clip, Please complete the activity below:

https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/PDF-Growing-6-7-8-Session-3-Days-of-the-Week.pdf

 

The following link takes you to the story referred to in the activity (Jasper’s Beanstalk):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Da6lxY_8jmU

 

Chinese New Year

Over the next few days before half term, we are going to learn a little bit about the festival of Chinese New Year as it will fall on Friday Feb 12th (during half term) this year. We will do a literacy linked activity and we will also link our fine motor activities to Chinese New Year.

At school, we would enjoy tasting some Chinese food and if you are able to do this at home, this would be brilliant. We would love to see some photographs on Tapestry. Perhaps you might do this over half term.

  

Today we are going to watch a short video about a family who celebrate Chinese New Year, live in Liverpool and are telling us about some of their preparations. Watch it here:    

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8ssHXZ9_qU

Task 1: Talk to someone at home about what you found out in the video using the following questions as a prompt:

How did the family get ready for Chinese New Year?

What did they do to celebrate?

Why is red an important colour in the celebrations?

I would love to see a video on Tapestry of you talking about what you have found out.

 

Task 2: Can you make your own dragon puppet like the one we saw in the video?

 

  

These are just examples and have fancy heads and tails. Make yours as simple as you like but try to include some folding to practise fine motor skills.

 

Tuesday 9.2.21

Phonics

Please watch the following video link (lesson 7 –Review and practise blending) and join in with the lesson. You will need a pencil and paper or you can use the laminated sheet and white board pen in your pack.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Sbi_m3rrgI&feature=youtu.be

Challenge:

 

Maths:

Starter: Join in with the ‘Big Numbers Song’ by clicking on the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch/e0dJWfQHF8Y

 

Click on the link below and select Session 2– Comparing length

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/growing-6-7-8-week-3/

 

After watching the video clip, Please complete the activity below:

https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/PDF-Growing-6-7-8-Session-2-Comparing-Length.pdf

 

Challenge:

How many different scarves can you find in your house? Can you order them from longest to shortest? Can you measure how many footsteps the longest scarf is? What about the shortest?

 

 

Literacy: No No Outsiders - You Choose

Look again at the story ‘You choose’. If you haven't listened to the story yet, you can watch yesterday's video by clicking on the following link:

https://mendell-wirral.primarysite.media/media/you-choose-8221

 

Today, I would like children to think about their likes and dislikes using ideas from the different pages of the story. They could draw   pictures of things they like and dislike or cut pictures out from magazines. Encourage children to label their pictures.

Challenge: Can you write a sentence about something you like and something you dislike?

 

Letter formation:

You can use shaving foam, flour and water, paint or anything that you can make marks in!  Put it in a tub or on a tray and this is a great way to practise mark making and letter formation. 

 

Watch the letter formation video below and practise forming the letter: 

 

 

 

 

Letter formation

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Monday 8.2.21

Monday 8.2.21

 

Phonics

Please watch the following video link (lesson 6 –Review and practise blending) and join in with the lesson. You will need a pencil and paper or you can use the laminated sheet and white board pen in your pack.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmAQWVtgkaE&feature=youtu.be

 

Challenge:

 

 

Maths:

Starter: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/nursery-rhymes-ten-in-the-bed/z7bnmfr

Click on the link below and select session 1– Comparing height

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/growing-6-7-8-week-3/

 

After watching the video clip, Please complete the activity below:

https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/PDF-Growing-6-7-8-Session-1-Comparing-Height.pdf

 

Challenge: Can you draw your tower and record how many bricks you have used? Can you draw a tower with more brick? Less bricks?

 

Literacy - No Outsiders

Over the next two day, we will be focusing on the story ‘You Choose’ from our collection of stories linked to our No Outsiders theme. In EYFS we are encouraging our children to become aware that everyone has opinions and ideas that everyone will respect. In this story, You Choose by Nick Sharratt and Pippa Goodhart, we want to encourage our children to understand that they can make choices that are valued and that they can make up their minds about things that they like and that they can ask others what they think.

 

Please click on the link below to listen to me reading the story. Pause the video at different points to discuss the pictures, likes and dislikes and things the children would choose.

https://mendell-wirral.primarysite.media/media/you-choose-8221

 

After listening to the story, choose one page to focus on. Ask your child the following questions:

What they would like to choose on the page and why?

Do you think it is a good choice? Why?

Do you think others would make the same choices?

Record a short video of your child explaining their choice. You might like to use the following sentence stem to support them:

I would choose …. because…

 

Children might also like to ask others at home what they would choose.

 

Challenge: Can you draw and label a picture of what you have chosen?

 

Fine motor skills and letter formation: 

Please join in with the two warm up videos below. Afterwards, practise forming the letter modelled in the video. You can do this either on paper or using your laminated white board and pen in your pack. 

 

Warm up 1

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Warm up 2

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Week beginning 1.2.21

Here are some activities that you can choose from for this week, you can complete them whenever you like and you can use whatever you have at home to enjoy them.

Can you build a bridge strong enough to hold a toy?

You can use anything you like to make your bridge. Choose a toy first so that you know how big your bridge needs to be and decide what you are going to use. You could use any blocks, lego, or any other construction toys you have at home. You could also use boxes, or recycled materials to make your bridge.

Here are a few ideas for inspiration, however, make your bridge in any way that you like.

Can your toy sit safely on your bridge?

Perhaps you will grow up to be an engineer!

         

 

 

 

Can you blow bubbles?

What you need

50ml washing-up liquid (one part) and 300ml water (six parts),

Bubble blowing equipment: pastry cutters, bubble wands, pipe cleaners, a drinks bottle with the base cut out, plastic cup with hole in the base for blowing, plastic funnel,

You can experiment with lots of different things from home.

A shallow tray to hold the bubble mix whilst playing and a container to store the mix.

   

 

What to do 

If you are making your own mixture - make up the bubble mix in a container, adding the water to the soap slowly. Stir gently.

Make the day before for the best results.

 Pour the mix into a shallow tray (keeping the rest in the container – this will reduce spillages) and place outside if possible.

Provide a range of bubble blowing equipment and allow your child to experiment with them, trying different blowing techniques and bubble blowing tools.

 

Questions to ask                                                 

Can you blow some bubbles?

What happens when you blow?

Where do the bubbles go?

Can you make lots of small bubbles?

How can you make a really big bubble?

What shape are they?

 

Can you make a pyramid?

You can use paper cups, plastic cups, tin cans or anything else that you think will work!

   

How many can you use in your pyramid?

What do you notice about your pyramid?

Can you see a number pattern in your pyramid?

 

Quote for this week…  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We hope that you enjoy and can take part in these activities, remember to post on Tapestry. It is our expectation that there should be at least one photo each day posted for every child.

Friday 5.2.21

Phonics

Please watch the following video link (lesson 4 – Learn to read words ending in s) and join in with the lesson. You will need a pencil and paper or you can use the laminated sheet and white board pen in your pack.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3kk6rUPqb0&feature=youtu.be

 

Challenge:

 

Maths

Starter - Join in with this counting song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MVzXKfr6e8

 

Click on the link below and select session 5– Adding more

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/growing-6-7-8-week-2/

 

After watching the video clip, Please complete the activity below:

https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/PDF-Growing-6-7-8-Week-2-Session-5.pdf

 

Challenge:

 

 

Literacy

This is the last session of this unit of work. Please encourage children to complete the writing part of the activity as independently as possible, using their phonic knowledge to segment words to spell them. This will be used as an assessment piece of writing so please upload a picture of your child's writing to Tapestry. 

For this activity you will need page 26 of your pack. Children can also refer to the sound mats to help them to spell words. 

 

 

Fine motor skills and letter formation: 

Join in with this dough disco video (days of the week): 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovgPLvue164

 

Afterwards, use your letter formation sheets in you pack to practise forming the letters we have worked on so far this week. 

 

 

 

Thursday 4.2.21

Phonics

Please watch the following video link (lesson 3 – Learn to read words ending in s) and join in with the lesson. You will need a pencil and paper or you can use the laminated sheet and white board pen in your pack.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zm1uRTTzLDk&feature=youtu.be

 

Challenge:

Read the following captions: 

We can be rich.

She is in a rush to get it to me.

He had a big shock.

 

Maths

Starter – How many ways can you see 7 in this picture?

 

 

Click on the link below and select session 4 – Combining 2 groups

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/growing-6-7-8-week-2/

 

After watching the video clip, Please complete the activity below:

https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/PDF-Growing-6-7-8-Week-2-Session-4.pdf

 

Challenge:

 

Literacy 

For this session, you will need the resources on pages 23-25 of your pack

 

Story time:

Please click here to listen to Mrs Swan reading the story  'Naughty Bus': 

https://mendell-wirral.primarysite.media/media/4221-story-time-naughty-bus

 

Fine motor skills/Letter formation:

Please watch the warm up videos followed by the letter formation video and practise forming the letter.

Warm up 1

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Warm up 2

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Letter formation

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Wednesday 3.2.21

 

Phonics

Please watch the following video link (lesson 2 – Learn to read words ending in s) and join in with the lesson. You will need a pencil and paper or you can use the laminated sheet and white board pen in your pack.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5t_1axo0B-c&feature=youtu.be

Challenge:

Read the captions:

Is it fish and a bag of chips?

 

The rich man had a big chin.

 

The chicken got a chill.

 

Maths

Starter -  Listen to and join in with the numeral song: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=liKBXp5kdL8

This week, focus on practising forming the numerals 6, 7 and 8. Use your number formation sheet in your pack to help you. 

 

Click on the link below and select Session 3 – Combining 2 groups

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/growing-6-7-8-week-2/

 

After watching the video clip, Please complete the activity below:

https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/PDF-Growing-6-7-8-Week-2-Session-3.pdf

 

Challenge:

 

 

Literacy 

For this session, you will need the sound mats in your resource pack (page 13-14 ) and the thought bubbles (pages 21-22 in your pack). 

 

Fine motor skills/Letter formation:

Please watch the warm up videos followed by the letter formation video and practise forming the letter.

Warm up 1

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Warm up 2

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Letter formation

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Tuesday 2.2.21

Phonics

Please watch the following video link (lesson 1 – Learn to read words ending in s) and join in with the lesson. You will need a pencil and paper or you can use the laminated sheet and white board pen in your pack.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8h2kRccHqU&feature=youtu.be

 

Challenge:

Can you read the following captions?

I am in a rush to get to the shop.

The cash is in the shop.

I got a shell and a fish.

 

Maths

Starter - Look at this page from ‘Anno’s Counting Book’. How many ways can you see the number 6 represented? 

Click on the link below and select session 2 – Making pairs

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/growing-6-7-8-week-2/

 

After watching the video clip, Please complete the activity below:

 

https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/PDF-Growing-6-7-8-Week-2-Session-2.pdf

 

Challenge:

Can you make a drawing to show the different pairs you have found? Can you count how many pairs you have in total and how many objects? Record the numerals.

 

Literacy

For this session you will need the resource on pages 19-20 of your pack.

Resources you will need from your pack (page 19-20):

 

   

Fine motor skills/Letter formation:

Please watch the warm up videos followed by the letter formation video and practise forming the letter.

 

Warm up 1

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Warm up 2

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Letter formation

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Monday 1.2.21

Phonics

Please watch the following video link (lesson 49 – Review and practise blending) and join in with the lesson. You will need a pencil and paper or you can use the laminated sheet and white board pen in your pack.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afRd7WA3RMQ&feature=youtu.be

 

Challenge:

Label some bowls, buckets or anything you have at home with the sounds we worked on last week (sh, ch, th, ng). Throw a ball, bean bag or rolled up pair of socks into the buckets. Can you say the sound as you aim? Can you think of a word with that sound in it? Keep score of how many times your ball lands in the bowls.

    

 

Maths

Starter -   Stand up and join in with this counting song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VLxWIHRD4E

 

Click on the link below and select session 1– matching 6, 7 and 8

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/growing-6-7-8-week-2/

 

After watching the video clip, Please complete the activity below:

https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/PDF-Growing-6-7-8-Week-2-Session-1.pdf

 

Challenge: Can you create your own memory card game using the template on the resource sheet?

 

 

Literacy

Today I have recorded a video for children to join in with to introduce the activity. The video can be found by clicking on the link below:

https://mendell-wirral.primarysite.media/media/literacy-1221

I have also added the video to tapestry. After watching the video, please complete the following activity:

 

Fine motor skills/Letter formation:

Please watch the warm up videos followed by the letter formation video and practise forming the letter.

 

 

Gross motor warm up

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Fine motor warm up

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Letter formation

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Week beginning 25.1.21

Here are some activities that you can choose from this week in addition to our daily activities which will be below.

 

  • Play a game or do a jigsaw with someone at home. You could play a game of snap or pairs.  If you don’t have any cards, you could make your own by drawing pictures or cutting out pictures from a newspaper or magazine. 

                     

              

  • We really enjoy our forest school sessions in school so this week we thought you might enjoy this activity at home:

 

Make some binoculars out of card or any junk modelling materials you have at home.  Look out for different birds or any other animals in your garden or when you are out for a walk. Can you find out about what they are using the internet or a book?                                                                 

 

 

  • Can you make your own lunch or healthy snack? Maybe you could make a delicious sandwich, a fruit salad or spread some soft cheese on crackers or rice cakes. We look forward to seeing some photographs or a video on Tapestry.

 

                 

 

Quote for this week…   

 

 

Friday 29.1.21

 

Phonics

Please watch the following video link (lesson 48 – Review and practise blending) and join in with the lesson. You will need a pencil and paper or you can use the laminated sheet and white board pen in your pack.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jZXhkFOwK8&feature=youtu.be

 

Challenge:

 

Maths

Starter - Join in with this counting song: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/nursery-rhymes-ten-green-bottles/zncyt39

 

Click on the link below and select session 4 – matching 6, 7 and 8

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/growing-6-7-8/

 

After watching the video clip, Please complete the activity below:

https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/PDF-Growing-6-7-8-Week-1-Session-4.pdf

 

Challenge: Can you make some of your own memory cards to play the game?

Literacy

You will need your copy of the story ‘Shiny Car, Rusty Van (in your resource pack) and pages 15-16 of the resources.

 

These are the resources you will need to find in your pack (page 15-16):

  

 

Developing fine and gross motor skills and letter formation: 

Today I would like you to join in with dough disco by clicking on the following link. If you do not have any play dough at home, you can make some by following the playdough recipe in your home learning pack. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3K-CQrjI0uY

Use the letter formation sheets in your pack to revisit the letters we have practised forming this week. 

Thursday 28.1.21

 

Phonics

Please watch the following video link (lesson 47 – Review and practise blending) and join in with the lesson. You will need a pencil and paper or you can use the laminated sheet and white board pen in your pack.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgP65Zcsd9o&feature=youtu.be

Challenge:

Maths

Starter - Join in with this counting song:  https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/nursery-rhymes-ten-fat-sausages/z6vh7nb

 

Click on the link below and select session 3– Composition of 8

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/growing-6-7-8/

 

After watching the video clip, Please complete the activity below:

https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/PDF-Growing-6-7-8-Week-1-Session-3.pdf

 

Literacy

You will need the sound mats (pages 13-14 of resource pack) for this session.

Example:

In the dog bed. 

Sat in the pan. 

 

Fine motor skills/Letter formation:

Please watch the warm up videos followed by the letter formation video and practise forming the letter.

 

Gross motor warm up

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Fine motor warm up

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Letter formation

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Wednesday 27.1.21

Phonics

Please watch the following video link (lesson 46 – Review and practise blending) and join in with the lesson. You will need a pencil and paper or you can use the laminated sheet and white board pen in your pack.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djUKCWUhmyk&feature=youtu.be

 

Challenge:

 

Maths

Starter - Join in with this counting song:  https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/nursery-rhymes-one-tomato-two-tomatoes/zf2kbdm

 

Click on the link below and select session 2 – Sorting 6, 7 & 8 Composition of 7

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/growing-6-7-8/

 

After watching the video clip, Please complete the activity below:

https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/PDF-Growing-6-7-8-Week-1-Session-2.pdf

 

Literacy

You will need the resources on pages 10-12 in your pack (the speech bubble and sentences to cut out).

 

Fine motor skills/Letter formation:

Please watch the warm up videos followed by the letter formation video and practise forming the letter.

 

 

Gross motor warm up

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Fine motor

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Letter formation

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Click on this link to listen to Mrs Swan read the story 'The Way Back Home' by Oliver Jeffers.

 

https://mendell-wirral.primarysite.media/media/story-the-way-back-home 

Tuesday 26.1.21

Phonics

Today, I have recorded a phonics video for you focusing on tricky words. Please click on the following link and join in with the lesson. You will need a pencil and paper or you can use the laminated sheet and white board pen in your pack. I will also add the video to Tapestry. Can you spot the digraph 'sh' in one of our tricky words? 

 

https://mendell-wirral.primarysite.media/media/tricky-words-phonics-lesson

After watching, please listen and join in with this tricky words song. Can you spot our new tricky words? Can you point to them when you see them?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvMyssfAUx0&list=PLCLKSf1kRDSRP6OCf-lm0wAr2s7Y1LfkO

Below are some cards with our tricky words on:

 

Some ideas for practising tricky words for you to choose from are:

  • Put the tricky words around the house and go on a tricky word hunt 
  • Play ‘splat the tricky words’ by putting the cards on a table or the floor, calling out the words and asking your child to ‘splat’ the word with a spatula.
  • Hunt for the tricky words in books you have at home
  • Label buckets or other containers with the tricky words and throw a ball into the buckets. Say the tricky word on the bucket you are aiming for.

Have fun and keep revisiting these words as often as possible.

 

Maths

Starter - Join in with this counting song:  https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/nursery-rhymes-1-2-3-4-5-once-i-caught-a-fish-alive/zdy6jhv

 

Click on the link below and select session 1 –Which show 6? Composition of 6

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/growing-6-7-8/

 

After watching the video clip, Please complete the activity below:

https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/PDF-Growing-6-7-8-Week-1-Session-1.pdf

Challenge: Can you draw something to represent 6? Can you write the numeral?

 

Literacy

Today we are starting our new unit of work in our literacy lessons. All resources referred to below can be found in the pack that we delivered to you last week.

 

Look for this resource in your pack: 

 

Fine motor skills/Letter formation:

Please watch the warm up videos followed by the letter formation video and practise forming the letter. 

Gross motor warm up video

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Fine motor warm up video

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Letter formation

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Monday 25.1.20 Wellbeing Day

Today is going to be a day where we all enjoy activities related to our mental health and wellbeing.

Our whole school will be getting involved and having lots of fun!

In Foundation 1 and 2 we are giving you three activities that you can use to have an enjoyable, calm and uplifting day for all.

 Which one of these thought bubbles are you?

 

 

Wellbeing Activity 1

Can you make some stress balloons?

 

  

 

These will be great for all the family, you can fill them with whatever you like or have at home. They can be as big or small as you like. Perhaps you could use rice, pasta, liquid soap, cornflour, playdough; these are just a few suggestions

Here is a video to show how to have a go if you’re not sure.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EUasLkVLJA

Have fun squeezing and squishing!

 

Wellbeing Activity 2

Have a go at a Cosmic Yoga today. This will relax your mind and body and relieve any stress that you feel. Join in with your child and you will see the benefits!

 

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pT-s1-phgxs&list=PL8snGkhBF7nhEquR7wXbzIXjFrlXsze_H&index=18

Follow the story of Coco the butterfly – Namaste.

 

Wellbeing Activity 3

Play a game, do a jigsaw, share a story as a family. Forget about things going on outside your family, enjoy each other’s company and just play and have fun!

This is so important and in Early Years, we are always emphasising the importance of playing with your child and sharing activities together.

Here are some ideas for inspiration!

 

 

Week beginning 18.1.21

 

This week there will be three fun and creative activities for you to complete during this week whenever you like. These are in addition to our daily activities that are set for each day.

Have a look at the creative activities below and you can complete them on any day this week. This will give you a bit more flexibility within your week.

 

Fun and creative activities for this week beginning 18.1.21

Here are a few activities that you can choose from for this week. Have fun!

  • Can you put on a show for your teddies or toys? You could read them your favourite story or sing and dance your favourite songs for them. They will love it!

                             

 

  • How about doing some Colour Mixing? If you’ve got any paints, chalk or wax crayons at home, give it a try. Mix two colours together and see what happens.

 

                       

 

 

You can look on YouTube for the stories on this picture for inspiration if you would like, they are both lovely and well worth a watch.

 

  • Make playdough from the recipe in your pack – it will keep for ages in an airtight container. Maybe you could make the characters from our Story of the Week, or maybe……something else! Looking forward to see what you make
  • Don’t forget to post what you have been up to each day on Tapestry.                                                      Quote for this week…..     

 

                     

                     

Friday 22.1.21

Phonics

Today we are learning to read the digraph ‘ng’. Click on the following links and join in with both parts of lesson 44. You can record in your work book or on your white board that we sent in your home learning pack.

 

Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgD6yCIO3pw&feature=youtu.be

 

Part 2:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eN6GmiiR_2s&feature=youtu.be

 

Challenge:

 

 

Maths

 

Starter: Join in with this counting song: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/nursery-rhymes-ten-in-the-bed/z7bnmfr

 

Click on the link below and select session 5 – Measuring ingredients

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/alive-in-5-week-3/

 

After watching the video clip, Please complete the activity below:

https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/PDF-Alive-in-5-Week-3-Session-5.pdf

 

 

Picture news:

Look at the resource below and talk about the questions: 

Task: 

Can you make a thank you card to someone who is a key worker and is helping you during the coronavirus pandemic?

Think about: Can you think of a key worker that you’d like to say thank you to? Who is it? What job do they do? How do we write a thank you card? What do we write first? What would you like to say in your card? How do we finish a card? Who is the card from?

 

Fine motor skills/letter formation:

Watch and join in with the gross and fine motor warm up videos below. Afterwards, watch the letter formation video and practise forming the letter 'e'. 

 

Now watch the letter formation video and practice forming the letters. You may wish to use the letter formation sheet in your home learning pack to help you or the white board pen and laminated sheet.

 

Gross motor warm up video

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Fine motor warm up

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Letter formation 'e'

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Thursday  21.1.21

Phonics

Today we are learning to read the digraph ‘th’. Click on the following links and join in with both parts of lesson 43. You can record in your work book or on your white board that we sent in your home learning pack.

 

Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLBtb1PFV_g&feature=youtu.be

 

Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kI4NZz1JbHE&feature=youtu.be

 

Challenge:

Sort the questions into ‘yes’ and no’ answers.

 

  

 

Literacy

Now that we have reached the end of our story ‘Star in the Jar’, can you use the pictures below showing the main parts of the story to tell the story in your own words? Can you use the words ‘first’, ‘then’ and ‘next’ to help you?

Record a video of you retelling the story and post this on tapestry.

What is your favourite part of the story?

Challenge - Can you draw your favourite part of the story and write a label or caption to go with it?  

Maths

Starter: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/nursery-rhymes-one-man-went-to-mow/zjgnmfr

 

Click on the link below and select session 4 –Measuring Capacity – how many fit inside?

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/alive-in-5-week-3/

 

After watching the video clip, Please complete the activity below:

https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/PDF-Alive-in-5-Week-3-Session-4.pdf

 

Fine motor skills/letter formation:

Watch and join in with the warm up videos below. Afterwards, watch the letter formation video and practice forming the letter:

You may wish to use the letter formation sheet in your home learning pack to help you or the white board pen and laminated sheet.

 

 

 

Gross motor warm up

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Fine motor warm up

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Letter formation

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Wednesday 20.1.21

Remember there are three creative activities also for you to use whenever you like this week. They are above. 

 

Phonics

Today we are learning to read the digraph ‘sh’. Click on the following links and join in with both parts of lesson 42. You can record in your work book or on your white board that we sent in your home learning pack.

 

Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fE27v8n7Vw&feature=youtu.be

Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xaTk1GRH29g&feature=youtu.be

 

Challenge:

 

Literacy

If you haven’t already, listen to the whole story ‘Star in the Jar’ by either clicking on the link below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o31ByaObLhk

or listening to Mrs Swan reading on Tapestry.

Look at the following page.  What can you see in the boy’s bedroom? Talk to someone at home. Can you sound talk some of the things you can see? E.g I can see a b-e-d or a sh-e-ll. You could even play a game of I spy using this page. 

 

Challenge: 

Can you draw a picture of your bedroom at home? Can you label some of the things in your bedroom?

 

Maths

Starter: Join in with this counting song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jxzZMw89qY

 

Click on the link below and select session 3 –Measuring Capacity

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/alive-in-5-week-3/

 

After watching the video clip, Please complete the activity below:

https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/PDF-Alive-in-5-Week-3-Session-3.pdf

 

Challenge: 

 

Fine motor skills/letter formation:

Warm up - Watch and join in with the  warm up videos below. Afterwards, watch the letter formation video and practice forming the letter.  You may wish to use the letter formation sheet in your home learning pack to help you or the white board pen and laminated sheet.

 

Gross motor warm up video

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Remember you can look back to Monday 18th January for sensory ideas for practising letter formation by scrolling down this page.  

Tuesday 19.1.21

Remember there are three creative activities also for you to use whenever you like this week. They are above.

 

Phonics

Today we are learning to read the digraph ‘ch’. Click on the following link and join in with the lesson. You can record in your work book or on your white board that we sent in your home learning pack.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AV8dEu5hUY&feature=youtu.be

Challenge: Roll a dice and choose a word from the words in the row that matches the number on your dice.

 

Literacy

Listen to the story from ‘we had to get the star back home’ using the link below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o31ByaObLhk

How did the children try to help the star to get back home? Did their ideas work? Why not?

Task: Can you design a machine to take the star back home? You could draw a picture of your design or make it using junk modelling materials that you have at home.

  

 

Maths

Starter: Join in with this song to practise the days of the week:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GKmCQOy88Y

Click on the link below and select session 2 –Full and empty

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/alive-in-5-week-3/

 

After watching the video clip, Please complete the activity below:

https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/PDF-Alive-in-5-Week-3-Session-2.pdf

 

Challenge:

Can you fill 2 containers so that they are equal?  Explain how you know they are equal.

 

Fine and gross motor skills/letter formation:

Watch and join in with the warm up videos followed by the letter formation video. 

You may wish to use the letter formation sheet in your home learning pack to help you or the white board pen and laminated sheet. 

 

Gross motor skills video

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Fine motor skills video

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Letter formation t

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Monday 18.1.21

Phonics

Please visit the Wandle Trust Letters and Sounds website. Click on lesson 40 which is a review of the new sounds we learnt last week. Please watch both parts 1 (Review of the week) and part 2 (learn to read words) and join in with the lessons. You can record in your work book or on your white board that we sent in your home learning pack.

 

Part 1:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HvzusTPPuE&feature=youtu.be

 

Part 2:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1N9YmkafEbE&feature=youtu.be

 

Challenge:

Read the words and match them to the correct picture. You could print the sheet and cut up the words and pictures.

 

Maths

Starter - Join in with this counting song:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGL7xYEVeaY

Click on the link below and select session 1 – Comparing mass – heavier than and lighter than.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/alive-in-5-week-3/

 

After watching the video clip, Please complete the activity below:

https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/PDF-Alive-in-5-Week-3-Session-1.pdf

 

Challenge:

Can you order 3 items from lightest to heaviest by comparing their weight in your hands?

 

Literacy

This week we will be continuing to read the story ‘Star in the Jar’.

Please watch Mrs Swan’s literacy session on Tapestry and join in with the session.

Task: (To be completed after watching the video) Can you write a message back to the stars like the one Mrs Swan modelled in the video? What do you think the boy would say to the stars?

E.g The star is sad.

The star wants to go home.

Use your phonics mat and letter formation sheet in your pack to help you.

Remember - if children are not ready to write a sentence, they can say their sentence to a grown up and have a try at some initial sounds, or record a video of their message to post on Tapestry.  

 

Fine and gross motor skills/letter formation:

Each day this week I will be adding a video for children to join in with to develop fine and gross motor skills. Following this, there will be a video to practice letter formation. This is a 5 minute activity that you can do at any time during the day.

 

Watch and join in with the warm up video, followed by the letter formation videos.  You may wish to use the letter formation sheet in your home learning pack to help you or the white board pen and laminated sheet.

 

Gross motor warm up video

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Fine motor warm up video

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Letter formation i

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Letter formation l

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As well as writing letters, some sensory ideas you might like to try throughout the week are:

  • Writing letters in the air, on the floor or on someone’s back with your finger
  • Making letters with playdough
  • Writing in a tray of flour or shaving foam.

   

 

 

 

Week beginning 11.1.21

 

 

Friday 15.1.21

 

Phonics

Please visit the Wandle Trust Letters and Sounds website. Click on lesson 39. Please watch both parts 1 (Learn to read qu) and part 2 (learn to read words) and join in with the lessons. You will need a pencil and paper.

Part 1:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WyeO5KFNtZU&feature=youtu.be

 

Part 2:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDP0vXcs0Hw&feature=youtu.be

 

Challenge:

Read the following captions and decide if the answer is yes or no:

Can a duck quack?

Can a hen peck?

Can a web buzz?

Can a fox get wet?

 

Literacy:

Look at the title of our story ‘Star in the Jar’. Can you find the two words that rhyme in the story?

 

Listen to the story ‘Oi Frog’ by Kez Grey and Jim Field by clicking on the link below. Can you spot the rhyming words in the story?

                            

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2da5yu6rpdg

 

 

Now complete the following activity:

 

Challenge: Can you add any more words that rhyme?

Maths

Warm up: Please join in with the following counting rhyme: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVXfIoQivhs

 

Please click on the following link and select session 5 – How many are hiding.

 https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/alive-in-5-week-2/

 

After watching the video, please complete the following activity:

https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/PDF-Alive-in-5-Week-2-Session-5.pdf

 

Picture News

 

The army help to keep us safe. At the moment, they are helping out with the coronavirus to make sure everyone can get a test if they need one. Look at the sheet below and talk about what the children know about the army. 

 

 

Physical Challenge: To keep fit and healthy, soldiers exercise regularly and complete assault courses (like an obstacle course). Can you make an assault course at home?

What could you climb over? Could you go under anything? Can you include some balancing in your assault course? Don’t forget to post pictures to Tapestry.

 

 

Thursday 14.1.21

Phonics:

Please visit the Wandle Trust Letters and Sounds website. Click on lesson 38. Please watch both parts 1 (Learn to read zz) and part 2 (learn to read words) and join in with the lessons. You will need a pencil and paper.

Part 1:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPQhwBfKC-g&feature=youtu.be

Part 2:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kr75ZFy81aA&feature=youtu.be

Challenge:

Place this game with someone at home:

 

Maths

Warm up: Join in with this space themed counting song: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/primary-school-songs-eyfs-ks1-rocket-into-space/zfdfy9q

 

Please click on the following link and select session 4 – Comparing numbers to 5.

 https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/alive-in-5-week-2/

After watching the video, please complete the following activity:

https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/PDF-Alive-in-5-Week-2-Session-4.pdf

 

Literacy:

Look at the picture below from the book ‘Star in the Jar’:

Where does the boy takes his star? Use the clues in the pictures and talk to someone at home about this.

 

 

Yesterday, I asked you to make your own special star. Where would you like to take your star?

Post some pictures on Tapestry of you with the star you made at home. If you go out for a walk, perhaps you could take your star with you.

Challenge: Can you write a sentence about you and your star, or record a sentence and post this on Tapestry.

Use the sentence stems below to help you:

E.g We went to …

I would like to take my star to…

We played …

 

Fine motor skills:

Tying and untying knots. Prepare a few pieces of ribbon or strips of cloth. Have some tied in a loose knot and leave some for your child to tie. Practise tying and untying knots! Here is an example but feel free to do the activity as you feel suits you and your child.

 

 

Wednesday 13.1.21

Phonics:

Please visit the Wandle Trust Letters and Sounds website. Click on lesson 37. Please watch both parts 1 (Learn to read z) and part 2 (learn to read words) and join in with the lessons. You will need a pencil and paper.

Part 1:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTpbxjasiQI&feature=youtu.be

Part 2:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2Gz0avTavc&feature=youtu.be

Challenge:

Play a game of i spy using the sheet below: 

 

 

Maths:

Warm up: Join in with this counting song:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/nursery-rhymes-five-currant-buns/zm4nmfr

 

Please click on the following link and select session 3 – Composition of numbers to 5 (3 groups).

 https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/alive-in-5-week-2/

 

After watching the video, please complete the following activity:

https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/PDF-Alive-in-5-Week-2-Session-3.pdf

 

Challenge: Can you compare the groups of frogs you have made? Which group has more? Less?

 

Literacy:

Listen to the story ‘Star in the Jar’ up to ‘…and carried it everywhere.’ You can either click on the link below or look back at the video of Mrs Swan reading the story on Tapestry and Class Dojo.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o31ByaObLhk

 

Talk to someone at home about the following questions:

Where has the star come from?

Who does it belong to?

Do you think the little boy should keep it?

 

Record a video of your answers on Tapesty.

 

Creative Task:  

Can you make your own star? You can use any material you have at home or colour you would like to. If you have a jar at home you could even add your star to the jar to keep it safe. You will need your star for tomorrow’s literacy task.

 

   

 

Challenge: Can you write a wish on the back of you star?

 

Fine motor skills: 

Using a peg and anything you have at home, e.g pom poms, small balls etc, can you pick up the items with the peg and move them from one bowl to another? 

 

Tuesday 12.1.21

Phonics:

Please visit the Wandle Trust Letters and Sounds website. Click on lesson 36. Please watch both parts 1 (Learn to read y) and part 2 (learn to read words) and join in with the lessons. You will need a pencil and paper.

Part 1:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFR1LoM6Giw&feature=youtu.be

 

Part 2:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZ4YqxbBybo&feature=youtu.be

Challenge:

Read the questions and decide if the answer is yes or no.

 

Literacy

Listen again to the first part of the story ‘Star in the jar’ up to 'but one day he found something special'    You can click on the link below or their is also a recording of Mrs Swan reading the story on both Class Dojo and Tapestry.  

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o31ByaObLhk

 

What is extra special to you? Do you have a special toy, teddy bear or any other object? Talk to someone at home about why it is special.  Record a video with your special item and explain why it is special. You can use the sentence stem to help you:

This is my…it is special to me because…

 

Maths:

Warm up: Join in with this counting rhyme: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2E3p_51tJx0

 

Please click on the following link and select session 2. We will be exploring, ‘How many altogether?’.

 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/alive-in-5-week-2/

 

After watching the video, please complete the following activity:

https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/PDF-Alive-in-5-Week-2-Session-2.pdf

 

Challenge: Can you record number sentences to show the different ways you have made 5? E.g. 5 + 0 = 5. How many number sentences can you record?

 

Fine motor skills

Developing the muscles in children's hands and fingers is so important when supporting them to write. This can be done in lots of ways, for example playing with playdough, lego, threading beads or pasta on string, using pegs etc are all really good ways of building up children's finger muscle strength. 

Today I would like you to try ‘Dough Disco’ by clicking on the link below. Dough disco is something the children enjoy in school. If you don’t have play dough at home, it is easy to make using the following recipe: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/playdough-recipe

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-IfzeG1aC4

 

Creative task:

Use junk modelling materials or anything else you have at home (e.g. lego, building blocks etc) to make your own space rocket. Don’t forget to share your creations on Tapestry.

    

 

Monday 11.1.21

 

Literacy – Star in the Jar.

Please look on Tapestry for a video I have recorded to introduce our literacy work for this week based on the story 'Star in the Jar' by Sam Hay and Sarah Massini.  This book links to our 'Space' topic.

After watching the video lesson,  look closely at the picture on the first page of the book:

 

Task: Can you draw a picture of a park that you have visited? Can you label some of the things you have drawn?

Challenge: Can you write a sentence to go with your picture like the one I modelled in the video?

 

Phonics:

Please visit the Wandle Trust Letters and Sounds website. Click on lesson 35 ‘Review of the week’ which reviews the sounds we learnt last week.  Please watch both parts 1 and 2 and join in with the lessons. You will need a pencil and paper.

Part 1:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQ1AnMCGTzg&feature=youtu.be

 

Part 2:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2PZ_RO9pYs&feature=youtu.be

 

Maths

Warm up:

Click on the link and join in with the counting song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jxzZMw89qY

 

Please click on the following link and select session 1. We will be exploring the composition of numbers to 5 (2 groups).

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/alive-in-5-week-2/

 

After watching the video, please complete the following activity:

https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/PDF-Alive-in-5-Week-2-Session-1.pdf

 

Challenge:

How many different ways can you make 5 with your toys or teddies? 

 

Wellbeing/physical activity:

Follow the link to complete the space themed cosmic yoga:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9W8iV4AJYQ

 

Friday 8.1.21

Phonics:

Please visit the Wandle Trust Letters and Sounds website. Click on lesson 34. Please watch both parts 1 (Learn to read x) and part 2 (learn to read words) and join in with the lessons. You will need a pencil and paper.

Part 1:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0NhvOaLbY4&feature=youtu.be

Part 2:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3T6Y5kgSKxY&feature=youtu.be

Challenge 1: 

 

 

Challenge 2: 

Choose one of the words above and write a sentence including the word. 

 

Maths:

Please watch the following video (Session 3, Alive in 5) and join in with the lesson:

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/alive-in-5-week-1/

Now complete the activity:

https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/PDF-Alive-in-5-Week-1-Session-3.pdf

 

Fine motor control activity: 

Using children’s scissors, try out this activity. It is really important for the children to be able to use scissors confidently and safely. This is something we regularly practise in school. 

 

 

Thursday 7.1.21

Start your day by taking part in a ‘Cosmic Yoga’ session following the link below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhYtcadR9nw

Phonics:

Please visit the Wandle Trust Letters and Sounds website. Click on lesson 33. Please watch both parts 1 (Learn to read w) and part 2 (learn to read words) and join in with the lessons. You will need a pencil and paper.

Part 1:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhxnA6ZNjvk&feature=youtu.be

Part 2:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-QzBRC6RbQ&feature=youtu.be

 

Challenge 1: 

Write the words under the pictures: 

 

 

Challenge 2: 

 

Can you say a sentence using of the words? Can you write it down? 

 

Maths:

Please watch the following video (Session 2, Alive in 5) and join in with the lesson:

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/alive-in-5-week-1/

Now complete the activity:

https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/PDF-Alive-in-5-Week-1-Session-2-.pdf

Challenge:

The flowing can be done with any objects (toys, blocks or anything you have at home).


 

Game: 

Play Kim's game with someone in your family. Start with about three items and see how many you can build up to and still remember what is missing!

 

 

Wednesday 6.1.21

Please start your day with some cosmic yoga. Follow the link for today's story: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40SZl84Lr7A

 

Phonics:

Please visit the Wandle Trust Letters and Sounds website. Click on lesson 32 Please watch both parts 1 (Learn to read v) and part 2 (learn to read words) and join in with the lessons. You will need a pencil and paper.

Part 1:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCkoHFnQf4c&feature=youtu.be

 

Part 2:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmHtekcQ5WA&feature=youtu.be

 

Challenge1: Can you write 3 words using the grapheme ‘v'?

Challenge2: Can you say a sentence using one of your words? Can you write it down? 

 

Maths:

Please watch the following video and join in with the lesson:

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/alive-in-5-week-1/

Now complete the activity:

https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/PDF-Alive-in-5-Week-1-Session-1.pdf

 

Additional maths challenge: 

How many are hidden? 

Collect 5 items such as teddies, toys, blocks or anything you have at home. Ask a grown up to cover some of the objects. Can you work out how many are hidden? Repeat, hiding a different number each time. 

 

Creative task: 

Follow the instructions to make a bubble blower. Once you have made your bubble blower, enjoy trying it out! Watch what happens to the bubbles when you blow in different ways. Talk to someone at home about what you notice and how bubbles are made.

 

Week beginning Monday 13th July.

For the last few days of our school year, we would like you to enjoy some fun, creative, learning activities which the whole family can get involved in.

 

Thursday 16th July 2020

As today is our final day of home schooling, we would like your child to make their very own school. They can be the teacher and invite their favourite toys to join in with their lessons. They could share what they have learnt and collect resources that they would need. See below for more ideas…

 

                              

 

Wednesday 15th July.

Today’s activity is to follow the instructions below is to freeze nature. If you add  piece of string before freezing you would be able to hang it up outside and watch what happens over time. Share your Nature Freeze on Tapestry.

                                          

 

 

Tuesday 14th July

Today we would like you to create pictures using Lego pieces and paint or ink. Discuss the shapes and the properties your child is using.

 

 

Monday 13th July.

Have a look at this fun activity.

                                          

Take a photo and post on Tapestry.

 

 

 

Week beginning: 06.07.19

This is our final week of learning about ‘Amazing Animals’. This week we have a focus on under the sea and the animals you would find there.

 

 

Friday 10th July 2020

Watch David Attenborough’s clip about crabs and their shells: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1dnocPQXDQ

Today’s activity is to make a treasure chest using an old egg box to collect signs of sea animals at the beach over the next few days. Collect sea animal homes, food animals might eat and observe crabs.

How many different types of shells have you collected? Why do crabs need a shell? Can you order your shells by size just like the crabs in the video?

 

                                              

 

Thursday 9th July 2020

Today’s activity is an outdoor activity, so fingers crossed you can get outdoors and dodge any showers!

        

Take a paintbrush and pot of water, find a place to do your painting outside and paint an Under the Sea scene. You could use paintbrushes of different thicknesses, decorating rollers or whatever you have at home. Include as many sea creatures as you can. Write the names of them as you go. Here is a reminder of what you could include.

                                                      

Take a photo and post on Tapestry.

 

 

Wednesday 8th July 2020

The sea water that surrounds the UK has 8000 different species of plant and animals but unfortunately the environment is being ruined by pollution. Today we would like you to teach your child about pollution and what they could do about it. The following website gives step by step instructions on how to make a polluted water jar and compare with a clear water jar: https://www.science-sparks.com/sea-pollution/

 

                                         

 

Tuesday 7th July 2020

 

Following our activity from yesterday, today’s activity is to make some Starfish Biscuits.

Most starfish have 5 arms and this will be an opportunity to use real experiences to count. Some children will be counting to 5, some to 10 and then this lends itself to counting in 5’s. You could use this experience to consolidate your counting skills.

Here is a simple recipe for Starfish Biscuits below but you can use any recipe that you may prefer for biscuits. When your dough is ready, cut out your starfish shapes; it might be helpful to make a card template for your child to cut around the rolled out dough, but please make sure this is safely done and with adult support.

When your cookies are cool, decorate in any way that you like.

Count your starfish arms in ones or fives.

     

 

Starfish Biscuits

Ingredients

  • 100g butter, softened
  • 75g caster sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 200g plain flour
  • 1-2 tbsp milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/Gas 6. Lightly grease 3 baking trays. Place the butter and sugar in a bowl and cream together until light and fluffy.
  2. Separate the egg yolk from the white and set the white aside. Beat in the egg yolk. Sift in the flour and mix well with enough milk to give a fairly soft dough.
  3.  Knead the mixture gently on a lightly floured surface and roll out to 5mm thick. Cut into your chosen cookie shapes, place on the prepared baking trays and bake for 8-10 minutes.
  4. When cool, decorate in any way that you like.

Monday 6th July

Read or watch Commotion in the Ocean https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pRhgZ8Jffs

 

Play the game - Who am I? – describe the animals using sentences such as I am big and blue, I have sharp teeth. Draw on all senses and ask your child what animal is being described.

 

Afterwards make a 3D sea creature using materials from around your house.

 

 

Week beginning 29.6.20

Friday 3rd July 2020

To finish our week on farm animals, today we are going to enjoy watching some farm animals playing a hide and seek game. We are going to draw a picture of the main characters, add a speech bubble for each and write inside the speech bubble something that you think each animal would say at the end of the story.

The story is about a piglet called Petal, a goat called Gobo, a donkey called Dash and Digger the dog.

                                                

Watch them here.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aui7RSBXnGw

Show me your picture and what you have written in your speech bubbles.

 

Thursday 2nd July 2020

Can you find out an interesting fact about a farm animal? It can be any farm animal and you can use any or a range of research techniques such as google, a non-fiction book or an encyclopaedia.

Write your fact using your phonic knowledge (parents remember not everything has to be spelt correctly just phonetically plausible). Afterwards, make a junk model farm animal with recycling materials.

 

                                         

 

Wednesday 1st July 2020

We have been working on lots of activities involving animals and today we are going to learn all about where milk comes from.

Watch this episode of Balamory and learn along with them.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8uUTts_9e0

Afterwards see if you can have a go at ‘milking’.

Here is a fun way of having a try. 

                        

 

Use a glove, fill it with water to represent the milk from the cow’s udder and squeeze. Have fun!

You could then play pin the tail on a cow (or any farm animal) with your family just as they did on Balamory.

Post on Tapestry.

 

Tuesday 30th June 2020

Yarn wrapped crafts are wonderful for combining media, learning about textures, practising fine motor skills and creating unique works of art. It is quite a skill to keep the yarn tight and to hold on with two hands, so a great fine motor skill activity.

Today we would like your child to make a yarn wrapped farm animal. This could be a cardboard cut-out or they could use toy farm animals. Please share your child’s learning with us on Tapestry and they will be rewarded with dojo points.

 

                                             

 

Monday 29th June 2020

Today we are going to start our week with the story of The Little Red Hen.

You can us the book if you have it but if not you can watch a version here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLqGLE5zTIk

Listen to the story and have a chat about the moral of the story.

Have you ever baked bread before? What did you need to bake it? Perhaps you have baked cakes, or cookies? How did you know how much of each ingredient to use?

For today’s activity we are going to explore balancing scales.

Make some balance scales using a coat hanger and see if you can find things that balance. Here are some ideas for inspiration!

      

Which items are light and which are heavy?

Use everyday objects and see if you can make both sides of the balance scales the same. How do you know they are the same? Use the language of weight whilst playing; heavy, light, balance, equal, heavier, lighter, heaviest, lightest.

Show how you made your scales balance on Tapestry.

 

 

Week beginning 21.06.20

This week we are returning to our 'Amazing Animals' theme with a focus on farm animals. Please add any type of learning your child does this week for dojo points.

Friday 26th June 2020

We have learnt about lots of different types of farm animals this week. Which one was your favourite? Make a large picture of this animal, make some tails (one for each person in your household) and find something you can use as a blind fold. Play ‘Pin the Tail on the Farm Animal’. Who do you think will be closest? Who will be the furthest?

 

                

 

Thursday 25th June 2020

Today we are going to think about how many legs different animals have.

Make a chart that showing that you have sorted the animals into sets of how many legs they have. Sort them into sets of 4 legs, 2 legs and 0 legs. You could draw or cut out pictures of animals to make your chart. Here is an example below but you can make your chart in any way that you like.

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-t-8770-animal-leg-sorting-activity

 

                        

When you have completed your chart, count the total number of legs in each set, perhaps you can count in two’s or even 4’s (very tricky!).

Questions to answer…

How many animals in each set?

Which set has the most animals in?

How many legs in total in each set?

Which set has the most legs in ?

Share your chart on Tapestry.

 

Wednesday 24th June 2020

Watch or read The Pig in the Pond https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLsNWcqOO5Y

Ask questions: Did you like the book? Why was this? Who was the main character? What was he/she like?

                                      

Afterwards can you make a hand print farm animal?

                                                 

 

Tuesday 23rd June 2020

Today we are going to think about different animals that might be found on a farm.

Our story is called The Great Goat Chase by Tony Bonning and Sally Hobson.

You can listen to the story or use the book if you have it. It is part of a CBeebies episode so if you want to access just the story watch it from 0.25-9.16 seconds. Click the link to access.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbrY2eUqBPg

 

 

Talk about the different animals in the story and why the bee was the best creature for the job!

Discuss any other ideas your child might have for saving the turnips, what else might be successful?

Our follow up activity today involves vegetables because the goats were trying to eat all of the farmer’s turnips.

Have a go at making a printed picture using vegetables that you might have at home. An adult could cut them into different shapes for you to print with. Perhaps you could make a picture or a pattern with them?

Make a list of as many vegetables as you can think of.

Post your pictures on Tapestry.

 

Monday 22nd June 2020

Watch or read the story A Squash and a Squeeze https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PkdX73Onf04

As a follow up activity write a poem about a farm using rhyming words like the author Julia Donaldson.

                                                             

 

Week beginning 15.6.20

This week we are going to get involved with some creative, stand alone activities and will be taking a break from our topic and returning to it refreshed next week.

 

Friday  19th June 2020

To finish off our week today we are going to make a game that you can play outdoors or indoors if the weather is not great.

 

                   

 

As the instructions describe you can make this activity suitable for the number ability of your child. You can use adding, subtracting, recognising numbers, counting in two’s, keeping a tally for the score and much more.

Post on Tapestry for me to see!

 

Thursday 18th June 2020

‘Elephants never forget’ so they say. Today’s task is to listen to a story about our favourite elephant Elmer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFrD18XLmlM&list=PLE5MZB5pedUPM7JqhJpnr0UTLRGnYnBAG&index=22&t=0s. Afterwards, see if your child can improve their memory by playing Kim’s game.

 

How to play:

Place a five or more objects on a tray. Ask your child to look carefully at them for about thirty seconds. Cover the things, take one thing away and ask the child to spot what is missing. You can put more things on the tray as they get better.

 

                                                 

 

Wednesday  17th June 2020

Today we are going to practise our scissor skills. This is something that we would do just about every day at school and a really important milestone in physical development. We learn how to hold scissors safely when carrying them (ask your child if they can remember the correct way) and then how to cut effectively.

Our activity starts with a story and it is a story you will have listened to recently because it is one of Miss Ward’s bedtime stories. Follow the link for a different version but perhaps you could listen to Miss Ward reading it at bedtime tonight as well. Click here for the link.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_MyH_h4t1s

After watching the story, practise your cutting skills using the activity below.

 

                                          

Perhaps after this you could have a go at making some simple paper dolls like in the story, an adult might help you. When you are listening to Miss Ward’s version you can use the paper dolls that you made together as a prop.

Post what you have achieved on Tapestry.

 

 

 

Tuesday 16th June 2020

Today’s theme activity is all about bubbles. Firstly, listen to the story called The Magic Bubbles read by the author Isabel Otter on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5l5_Ca1wwx8. If your child really enjoyed this new story they could win a copy by entering a competition with the Book Trust https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/competitions/the-magic-bubbles-get-your-hands-on-this-beautiful-book/.

Afterwards, we would like your child to make a bubble blower.

You will need:

A plastic bottle

 A sock/soft fabric

Elastic band

Washing up liquid

Water

 

Instructions:

  1. Cut the bottom off the bottle
  2. Put the sock or fabric over the end and secure with the elastic band
  3. Dip it into the washing up liquid and water in a container
  4. Blow to make bubbles.

 

                  

 

Monday  15th June 2020

Can you make a home for minibeasts?

Follow the simple instructions and you could find some minibeasts living in your minibeast home.

You could decorate it with pictures of minibeasts.

 

                   

 

After you have made your minibeast home, please write down the instructions for making a minibeast home for a friend to follow. Write your instructions in the form of a list using your phonic knowledge.

Post your minibeast home on Tapestry.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week Beginning 8.6.20

We will be continuing our theme 'Amazing Animals'.

Our activities will reflect activities that we might have been involved in at school, adjusted to make them accessible for all at home.

Please continue to have a look both on here and on our Class Dojo story page every day.

 

Friday 12th June 2020

Over the past two weeks we have looked at and read about different Jungle animals. Which one was your child’s favourite? Today we would like your child to find out what their family’s favourite Jungle animal is. They can choose up to five animals and ask everyone in their family which one they like the best. Using this information, make a bar chart using toys or pictures of animals.

 

Example questions: How many people’s favourite animal is a bat? Which animal is liked the most/least? How many votes altogether?

 

 

 

 

Thursday  11th June 2020

Today’s activity is to make a jungle jigsaw for your family.

To make your jigsaw, you can draw a jungle scene on an A4 piece of paper. Make sure the whole of your page has part of your picture on it so that there is hardly any white paper to see. This will make your jigsaw easier to put together for your family.

                                                                                                                        

Here is an example – but yours will be a jungle picture!

                                                   

 

Once your picture is finished you can cut it up into 6 or 8 or 10 pieces depending on who you were making it for. You can use any shape cuts you like, straight will be the easiest but if you want to give your family a challenge, you could make your cuts curved or zig zag. You might want to draw your cuts onto your picture before cutting.

Ask a member of your family to complete your jigsaw.

Post on Tapestry to show me your jigsaw.

 

Wednesday 10th June 2020

We would like you to read Rumble in the Jungle with your child. If you do not have this book at home it is available on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBi2tsD2iUQ.

 

Questions: What colours can you see in the illustration or on the page? Do we have jungles in this country? Why not? What lives in the jungle? What would it be like living in a jungle? Have you ever been to the jungle? Would you like to go? Why/why not? Would we ever see a jaguar/toucan in this country? Where? Have you ever been to the zoo? What animals did you see?

Challenge: Can you find a jungle on Google Earth, an atlas or a globe?

 

As a follow up activity we would like your child to make an animal mask. They can retell the story using their mask or pretend to move like the animals. 

 

                                        

 

 

Tues 9th June 2020

Today’s activity is all about a creature that we saw in the ‘What’s Through the Binoculars’ powerpoint yesterday.

We are going to find out some interesting information about the Fruit Bat.

Lots of you will have seen these in the Bat House at Chester Zoo.

 

     

 

Find out 4 interesting facts about a Fruit bat. You can use Google/Youtube or books.

Next put these 4 facts into a fact file using your phonic knowledge and draw a picture to go with it.

Our follow up activity is to make something that you (and a fruit bat) would like to eat. You could make a fruit kebab or a fruit salad or an idea of your own.

As with all our activities, if you don’t have the exact items at home, you can improvise. Have a go and post on Tapestry – dojo points will be awarded!

 

Monday 8th June 2020

To continue with a focus on Jungle animals, we would like you to look at the PowerPoint presentation from Twinkl that looks at real life photographs of jungle animals https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-tp-972-jungle-animals-whats-through-the-binoculars-powerpoint-game. If you do not have access to this you could look at non-fiction books of jungle animals. Afterwards make some binoculars for a jungle adventure at home.

Ask your child: What binoculars are used for? Look closely at the animals - what do you notice about their fur? Can you include any of the skin patterns on your binoculars? 

 

                 

 

Week Beginning 1.6.20

Welcome back after the half term beak, hope you were able to enjoy the gorgeous weather!

For our final half term of the school year, our theme for F1 and F2 is Amazing Animals.

Our activities will reflect activities that we might have been involved in at school, adjusted to make them accessible for all at home.

Please have a look both on here and on our Class Dojo story page every day.

 

Fri 5th June 2020

Today we are going to do a science experiment based around another character from our story of Monkey Puzzle. It is all about the frog!

 

                                                      

 

Have a go at this experiment and see if your child can talk with you about what they are doing and what happens.

As with all our activities, if you don’t have the exact items at home, you can improvise. Have a go and post on Tapestry – dojo points will be awarded!

 

Here is the link for the experiment. Download and open the 'activity pdf'

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-t-27704-eyfs-jumping-frog-science-experiment-and-prompt-card-pack

 

If you are up for a challenge have a look at how to make an origami jumping frog. This will definitely need lots of adult support but will give your child a jumping frog to play with afterwards.

Click here for instructions.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kZjq8f8Mpo

Top tip, use a larger piece of paper than on the video because the folding is quite intricate!

Extra Dojo’s for any jumping origami frogs!

 

Thursday 3rd June 2020

In our story Monkey Puzzle, we have met a range of different animals this week.

Today we are going to base our activity around spiders.

Have a look at these photos of real spiders on their webs.

 

                                            

 

We would like you to make your own web using sticks and string. You could ask your child these questions: Where do spiders live? Why do spiders spin webs? How can you create more lines? How can we create the edge of the web? What shapes can you see?

You could hang your web outside and see what happens when it rains.

 

                                                               

 

Wed 3rd  June 2020

In our story Monkey Puzzle, we have met a range of different animals this week.

Today we are going to base our activity around snakes.

Have a look at these photos of real snakes.

 

               

                         

 

Can you see their different markings?

These snakes have repeating patterns on them.

Can you google any other snakes with different types of patterns?

 

Our follow up task is for you to make some snakes with repeating patterns.

You can use your playdough from yesterday to make not only snakes with repeating patterns on them but also different lengths. Order your snakes by length from shortest to longest.

If you did not make playdough you can draw snakes of differing lengths, cut them out for ordering and add repeating patterns to them with crayons or natural objects.

Have a go and post on Tapestry – dojo points will be awarded!

 

Tuesday 2nd June 2020

After reading the story Monkey Puzzle yesterday we would like you to make playdough models of the characters from the story. You could retell the story using your models. Label each animal using your phonic knowledge.

 

For playdough you need:

Method:

  • Mix the flour, salt, cream of tartar and oil in a large mixing bowl
  • Add food colouring TO the water then into the dry ingredients
  • Stir continuously until it becomes a sticky, combined dough
  • Allow it to cool down then take it out of the bowl and knead it vigorously for a couple of minutes until all of the stickiness has gone. * This is the most important part of the process, so keep at it until it’s the perfect consistency!*
  • If it remains a little sticky then add a touch more flour until just right

This playdough will last all week. Keep it wrapped up in cling film overnight in the fridge.

 

                                 

 

Monday 1st June 2020

Our theme and daily activity today starts with a story.

                                               

                                                       

 

Please watch Monkey Puzzle by Julia Donaldson. If you have the story at home please use the actual book.  If not, you can watch it here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=do93X-agQDo

 

Here are some follow up points for discussion with your child.

Talk about the characters and their identifying features.

How did Monkey feel when he had lost his Mum?

What would you do if you were ever lost?

 

Our daily follow up activity is to draw a picture to represent the story of Monkey Puzzle. 

 Write a sentence or two to show what you remember from the story using your phonic knowledge.

Please post on Tapestry.

 

Week beginning 18.05.20

As it is the last week before half term we thought your child might enjoy some creative and fun ways of learning at home. The following activities will be things that you could do any time at home using things from around the house:

 

Friday 22nd May 2020

It has been such unusual times for our children and sometimes this can give them bad dreams. Today’s activity is to make a ‘worry doll’. A worry doll is a tiny doll that children can tell their worries to before placing them under their pillow at night. The worry dolls take the children’s worries away while they sleep. This is a great opportunity to talk to your child about their feelings.

 

                                                     

 

Thursday 21st May 2020

Today’s activity uses things that you might have at home.

Have a look at the information below and see what you can create!

Show me on Tapestry what you made.

Talk about what happened and why.

Can your child explain how this happened?

 

                                

 

Wednesday 20th May 2020

Can you make a set of family ‘mini me’ characters? You could use photographs or drawings of your family. Afterwards attach the pictures to something sturdy like a yoghurt pot or lollipop stick. Tell a story using your characters. Write down your story using your phonic knowledge.

 

                                                            

 

 

Tuesday 19th May 2020

Today you will be getting creative!

Go around your outdoor space as well as your indoor space and make some rubbings on paper of different textures. When you have made quite a few, see if you can cut them into shapes and make a picture. The example is a town scene, but you could make anything with your shapes. Decide what you are going to make before you start to cut so that you know what shapes you will need. Stick the shapes onto another piece of paper to complete your picture.

 

                                                    

 

Talk about the names and properties of the shapes that you have used.

Write a sentence underneath your collage to say what you have made.

Please post a photo on Tapestry.

 

Monday 18th May

Today we would like you to make a Monster Tunnel using a card board box or shoe boxes. Decorate your box so it looks like a monsters and cut holes in it for the monster's mouth. You then take it in turns to roll a ball into the mouth. You can make a score sheet to tally everyone's scores or you could give each monster a number and then add up the scores. Have fun!

 

 

 

Week beginning 11.5.20

This will be our final week linked to the theme of Emergency! and this week we are going to think about the Police and the amazing service that they give us. In addition to this we have some phonics ideas that we would share with you:

 

Friday 15th May 2020

For the last day of this week, we would like to play with numbers.

Have a look at this example of counting using natural objects.

 

                                                   

 

You can adapt this to the ability level of your child. You might just use 1-5 as on the example, but you could use numbers to 10, 20, or even by writing simple addition sentences for your child to work out and then represent. An adult could write the numbers or number sentences for your child to work on.

If weather appropriate, go outside and complete the activity using natural objects but equally you can complete this activity inside with a range of different everyday objects.

Encourage your child to lay out the objects ready for counting in a line, this helps them to start from the left and count in an organised not random way.

 When counting with your child it is really important to work on 1:1 correspondence – touching each object slowly and saying the corresponding number as well as making sure that your child understands how many they have counted in total.

Try to challenge your child to make them really have to think!

 Please post a photo on Tapestry.

 

 

Thursday 14th May 2020

Every Thursday we clap for our carers. There are so many key workers that have been helping us and will continue to do so. We are all so thankful for their help. Think about ‘people that help us’ in emergencies or tough times such as the COVID 19 lock down. This can be anyone from nurses, doctors, shop assistants, fire fighters, cleaners, delivery drivers etc. What sort of things do they do? Why are we thankful? Make a poster to thank them and you could display it in your window.

 

 

Wednesday 13th May 2020

Today we would like you to watch…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-fOWq1-w4E

 

Think about the jobs that police officers do to help us?

Talk with a grownup about these, using and reinforcing any new vocabulary from the clip.

 

Make a picture of yourself as a police officer. Make sure you include your badge and handcuffs that you made the other day.

If you have enough paper, you could draw around yourself to make your picture!

 

Write a list of the things that you might do to help people if you were a police officer. Use your phonic knowledge.

 

Post on Tapestry – Dojo’s will be awarded.

 

     

 

Tuesday 12th May 2020

Today we would like your child to make a string telephone. Please follow the link for ideas on how to make a telephone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LhaPavMNqI&t=353s This clip also shows other 'people who help us' such as train drivers. Your child can then use their telephone to act out police role play scenarios such as some one being lost. They could also use their telephone to practise their phonics learning for the day. In addition to this, the children could use their phone to practice saying their address again and attempt to write it down using their phonic knowledge. 

 

Monday 11th May 2020

Our daily activity today starts with some information. Please watch Gecko and the Police. You can watch it here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azL7mF84H94

 

 Here are some follow up points for discussion with your child.

Did you notice what the police officer was wearing?

Why do you think the uniform is that colour?

What is the siren for on a police car?

How would you feel if you were lost?

Can you remember your address?

 

Our daily follow up activity is to make a police badge with your name and number on it and a pair of handcuffs! There are some pictures to help you but you can make them in any way that you choose. Remember - the idea behind all our activities is learning through play and lots of talk.

 

                         

 

 

 

Daily Project Activity: Week beginning 4.5.20

We are continuing our theme of Emergency. Please check here every day for each day's new activity.

 

Thursday 6th May 2020

After reading The Lighthouse Keepers Lunch we would like you to design and bake some sea biscuits. These could be any time of biscuits you would like. If you do not have the ingredients to make biscuits, you could just decorate a biscuit from your cupboard. Draw your design first. Think about what designs you would have on a sea biscuit: What different animals did you see in the story? What colours would you need to use for a lighthouse design? What else would you see on the sea?

   

 

In addition to this we have put together some suggestions of what you could do with your child to prepare to celebrate for VE Day on Friday...

 

Wednesday 6th May 2020

Today’s activity starts with a story. Please listen to The Lighthouse Keepers Lunch by Ronda and David Armitage.

You can click here to watch

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46wCRq50Wwg

Whilst listening with your child, you could talk about the speech bubbles and why they are used. You could talk about what a lighthouse is and its purpose and why Mr Grinling needs to be in the lighthouse.

 We have three lighthouses not too far from where we live, there are photo’s below.

They are Point of Ayr lighthouse, New Brighton lighthouse and Leasowe lighthouse. You could discuss why we needed them on the Wirral and what they were for. Some of you will have visited one or more so can link It to your child’s personal experiences.

 

Leasowe lighthouse           New Brighton lighthouse     Point of Ayr lighthouse

      

Today’s follow up activity is to make a lighthouse. You could use a kitchen roll tube, cardboard box, or from anything that you have at home. Here are some examples.

Remember, our activities are all linked through play so if you haven’t got the same materials, it doesn’t matter.

   

 

 

Write a speech bubble to show what you might say if you were the lighthouse keeper watching the seagulls eating the mustard sandwiches. Perhaps you could stick it to your lighthouse.

Post your lighthouses on Tapestry.

 

 

Tuesday 5th May 2020

As we have been learning about lifeboats this week we would like you to make a raft to carry a small toy. You can use any material you would like. If you completed last week’s White Rose Maths activity, then can you adapt and learn from your previous boat? How can you make your raft float?You could add a photo or video of you testing out your raft on Tapestry.

 

 

Monday 4th May 2020

This week our focus is going to be on Lifeboats and safety around our coasts.

We are lucky on Wirral because we have water all around our shores. We can’t visit those places currently but can still learn about the emergency services that would help us if we were in difficulties.

To start our week please watch Gecko at the Lifeboat Station. This is our local lifeboat station at Hoylake and many of you will have seen the lifeboat there. Click here to watch.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nO1uRoqXxd4

 

Talk with your child about what they saw, try to ask open questions to encourage them to think, for example:

 ‘How do you think the lifeboat crew felt as they were rescuing someone from the water?’

                                                                              or

‘Which job would you do if you were part of a lifeboat crew, and why?’

Encourage your child to use new vocabulary that was in the YouTube video.

Follow up this by drawing a picture related to the story and completing the sentence starter:

                                                ‘ If I was on a lifeboat I would…’

Use your phonic knowledge to finish the sentence and then, as a challenge, add another sentence of your own.

Post on Tapestry.

 

Friday 1st May 2020

Have a look at the Mendell Primary School  Story on Class Dojo’s for Friday’s activity.

 This is a special treat  for all year groups to thank you for all your hard work!

Enjoy Friday and the weekend, join us again for next week’s activities on Monday.

 

Thursday 30th April

Today we would like your child to watch Gecko’s Real vehicles https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UClBcKfQVIs to look at ambulance’s and learn about the paramedic team. Afterwards, plan and make an ambulance using construction materials for example wooden blocks, stickle bricks, Duplo or Lego. If you don’t have any of these construction materials be creative with natural materials.

Can you then write a factual sentence about an ambulance using your phonic knowledge? Don’t forget to use the sound mat from your pack to support.

  

 

Wednesday 29th April 2020

Today we would like you to have fun with your teddies. Make a hospital or doctors surgery area to play with your teddies in.

Perhaps you could bandage them if they are hurt, take their temperature, give them some (pretend) medicine and generally have fun looking after them.

You could make separate areas for your hospital or doctors, perhaps a waiting area, reception desk, surgery or hospital bed area.

Make up a story for them and you could also use your emergency vehicle that you made last week in your play.

Make some labels to show the different parts of your doctors or hospital and  give each teddy a label that says what is wrong with them. What else could you use your writing and phonic knowledge for?

Have fun!

As it is Wednesday Video Day please make a short video as a record for all your friends to see on Tapestry.

 

Tuesday 28th April 2020

Can you make a set of hospital characters using each finger of your hand? This could be a painted hand print, a cut out of a hand, an old glove or a drawing of your hand - be creative. I have found an example of a fireman hand print (see below). Have a think about which characters you will need and what things they need to do their job. Remember doctors and nurses can be male or female.

 

Monday 27th April 2020

Welcome to our next week of home learning activities. This week our Emergency! topic will be linking to hospitals.

Today we would like you to listen to an episode from the  Topsy and Tim series as an introduction.

 You can use this link.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjIybqARpwU&t=566s

After watching – Talk about what happened in the story?

                              Which health professionals did you see?

                               Discuss how the characters felt at different times throughout the story.

                               Have you ever been into a hospital, either as a patient or perhaps to visit someone?

Today’s follow up activity is to draw a picture showing either when you were in a hospital or if you haven’t been, draw a picture of your favourite part of the story and label it. Post your picture on Tapestry.

Write a sentence to give us some information about the story using your phonic knowledge. Post your picture and writing on Tapestry.

 

Friday 24th April 2020

Today’s activity is for your child to learn their address. It is important for your child to learn their address so they can stay safe. You could make it fun by making a song or a rhyme to remember it. Extra challenge: you could write your address on envelopes or postcards. 

 

Thursday  23rd  April 2020

Today we would like you to have a go at making something healthy to eat. If we are eating a healthy diet we hopefully won’t need the Emergency Services!

You could make a sandwich for your lunch, some soup, or bake something healthy, for example flapjacks. If you don’t have ingredients at home, don’t worry, you could draw a healthy plate of food and label it.

When you have made your healthy food write some simple instructions to show how to make your healthy snack or a list of ingredients using your phonic knowledge. Post your photos on Tapestry.

 

Wednesday 22nd April 2020

To celebrate World Earth Day we would like you to make a video for a friend or your class to show and talk about the emergency vehicle you made on Tuesday. Just type who you would like us to send it to and it will put a smile on your friend's face. 

 

Tuesday 21st April 2020

Following on from yesterday’s activity and as a link with World Earth Day which is Wed 22nd, today we would like you to use recycled resources to make an emergency vehicle. You could use boxes, lids, cartons or anything that you are recycling. Perhaps you could make a fire engine, ambulance, police car, tow truck, lifeboat etc. When you have made it post a photo on Tapestry and keep your vehicle safe because you will need it for Wednesday’s activity.

 

Monday 20th April 2020

Please read Charlie the Firefighter ebook on the following web address: https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-or-271-charlie-the-firefighter-ebook and discuss the story together afterwards. Here are some suggested questions for you to ask your child: What was Mr Clark’s special news? What does a firefighter do? How do you think the children felt when they tried on the firefighter uniform? Why? Afterwards ask your child to draw a picture of the characters. Write a caption or sentences about the picture.

 

5th April 2020

Spring Break Project:
We would like you to take a look at this list of suggested things to do during the Easter break.

 

4th April 2020

Spring Break

Now we have reached the Spring Break, we think everyone needs a well deserved rest (teachers, pupils and parents !!), therefore we will not be setting daily tasks on the website. However, we will set a project to complete over the two week holiday as we normally do. As with any holiday period we still expect children to access online learning at home (for help with logins etc check the info page by clicking here). Teachers will not be checking who is going on this daily but will check at the end of the two week holiday.


Please feel free to still add photographs and videos to Tapestry/Dojos as the staff would love to see what the children are getting up to and we know the home school link is now more important than ever. Staff won't be responding to these but will add them to the children's online portfolio.


Daily tasks will resume on the website on 20th April.


Mrs O'Neil Edwards will also be adding a headteacher's challenge to the website for children to work on over the two week holiday.


Have a wonderful Easter, be kind and stay safe. πŸ£πŸŒˆπŸ’–

 Daily Project Activity: Week beginning 30.03.20

This week at school we would have been working on Easter activities. So there will be an Easter activity each day for you to enjoy at home.

Earn some Dojo points!

Suggested weekly outdoor activity: Make shapes with natural resources. Make a square, triangle, rectangle, circle. How many sides do they have and how many corners?

Can you make any 3D shapes?

Friday 3rd April 2020

Thank you for all your hard work over the last two weeks, you have all been amazing!

This is our last daily activity for this term, we will start up again after the Easter break.

So for today, see if you can do a science experiment with an egg.

Can you make a bouncy egg?

Follow the instructions here https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-t-2545545-eyfs-bouncy-egg-science-experiment-and-prompt-card-pack   and post your results on Tapestry.

Top Tip – The activity says use ‘white’ vinegar, if you don’t have that use brown vinegar.

Can you write down simple instructions afterwards to explain to a family member what to do?

To finish off our term check out the latest messages on Tapestry and Class Dojo’s.

Thursday 2nd April 2020

Can your child sing some nursery rhymes or poems about eggs? There are some examples on the following website: https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-t-26571-easter-songs-and-rhymes-resource-packYou can either post a video or a photo of your child on Tapestry.

We have had a recommendation from a fellow parent from Mendell about Sing Along Nursery Rhymes videos on the following link: https://b-e.church/Click on the 'tots online' square. Darren sings songs and tells Easter stories. There is also Easter craft and colouring to download. Dojo points will be rewarded! 

Wednesday 1st April 2020 April Fool's Day

Last Wednesday lots of you posted videos for your friends and we all loved seeing them. It helped us to feel connected and it's brilliant to actually see each other. This Wednesday I would like you to make another short video and I will share it with the whole class. If you didn't make one last week please make one today so that the children who did make one can receive one as well this week.

You could show us your egg creations, or your baking, your outdoor shapes or just tell us what you have been doing. Be brave!

Tuesday 31st March 2020

Today's activity is to bake or cook using an egg or eggs. What changes can you see? Can you weigh the ingredients? Can you count how many scoops? How long does it take to cook? Have fun and enjoy your snack or meal. 

Monday 30 March 2020

Can you decorate an egg? What could you make it into?

You could hardboil it first (adults only!) and then either draw or stick collage materials or natural objects onto the egg.

If you don't have any eggs, don't worry, perhaps an adult could draw one for you to decorate in any way you choose.

Upload onto Tapestry and earn Dojo's.

 

Daily Project Activity: Week beginning 23.03.20

This week's project will be based around The Gingerbread Man. There will be a daily activity linked to this.

Suggested weekly outdoor activity: Go outside to look for signs of Spring. 

Friday 27th March 2020

Today's activity is to create a gingerbread man or woman, outside, using natural objects. Take a photo of it and post it on Tapestry to get more Dojo points. Have fun creating! 

Thursday 26th March 2020

I hope you enjoyed listening to Mrs O Neill Edwards reading The Gingerbread Man to you last night. Today's activity is to bake a gingerbread person with an adult. If you need a recipe perhaps you can Google one (you may all have different ingredients available). Please post a picture on Tapestry; Dojo's are being rewarded for any Tapestry, Bug Club, etc engagement as staff are notified when you engage. Have fun!

Wednesday 25th March 2020

We know how much you will be missing your friends at school so today’s task is to make a video message for someone in our class. You can tell them about what you have been doing and what you are looking forward to. Please write in the observation who you would like us to send it to and we will add your friend.

Tuesday 24th March 2020

Retell the story of The Gingerbread Man. You could make a storyboard with illustrations and labels or sentences. Or you could make masks and write some speech bubbles.

Monday 23rd March 2020

Read or watch the story of The Gingerbread Man https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YoQyyB5xvLk

Please talk about the story afterwards with your child.

Tuesday 24th March

Maths Update:

White Rose Hub are a team of teachers and mathematicians who have for a number of years been supporting schools with planning, lesson ideas and resources of a very high standard.

 

They have just released a website to support all those children who are affected by the school closures with a daily lesson which includes:

  • A short 'teaching' video to watch first which explains the daily topic.
  • A number of activities to practice this skill and a few to challenge you further.
  • The answers for these activities which also shows how they worked out these answers.

These lessons are released every Monday and are organised by Year group (from Foundation Stage through to Year 6)

 

If you don't have printer at home, just use whatever paper you have and write the question out yourself.  Remember, it's all about having a go and doing your best, don't worry if you get stuck and don't give up because as each day goes by they will be going over the same topic / skill and you will get there πŸ‘πŸ».

 

You do not need a login or password, just click here or visit (https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/)

 

They did struggle yesterday due to the number of visitors to their site and have been working through the night to increase their capacity but if it isn't working just leave it for a while and try later.

21st March 2020

Audible:

With schools closed and us all having stay apart to keep each other safe, Audible have created an  amazing resource to help make things a little easier.  They have made hundreds of audiobooks completely free (no accounts or passwords needed!) Just click here to stream and listen (or visit stories.audible.com).  All their stories will stream on desktop computers, laptops, phones or tablets.

 

The books are sorted by age group with sections just for primary school children.  This is a great way to break up your day, take a break from a screen, just sit back and enjoy having a book read to you.

20th March 2020

Suggested FREE websites:

The Literacy Company http://www.theliteracycompany.co.uk/product/home-learning-eyfs/

http://www.theliteracycompany.co.uk/product/home-learning-eyfs-spelling-and-phonics/

Disco Dough https://twitter.com/ShonetteBason

Twinkl https://www.twinkl.co.uk/ 

Play Hooray https://playhooray.co.uk/

ABC does https://abcdoes.com/

Story time from Space https://storytimefromspace.com/library/

Parent Zone https://parentzone.org.uk/home 

Joe Wicks PE https://www.thebodycoach.com/blog/pe-with-joe-1254.html

Live Science https://www.livescience.com/coronavirus-kids-activities.html

 

Bug Club:

  • We expect you to complete up to 15 minutes a day READING on Bug Club (not to include any time you update your avatar or reward games).
  • To access Bug Club you can google 'Bug Club' or click the link here.
  • Everyone's password is mendell.  You should know your username but if you are struggling to log in then please contact your teacher using Class Dojo or email support@mendell.wirral.sch.uk
  • The school code you will need is gpbe.

 

Phonics Play:

  • Please access Phonics Play games daily https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ 
  • Please access Phase 2, 3 and 4 activities.
  • Your child can play on reading and spelling games.

 

Writing:

  • Name writing (first and second name)
  • Following the name writing sheet and using correct letter formation.
  • This should be practised daily.
  • Your child should write a Daily Diary in their Home Learning book. Please ensure this is independent writing using their phonic knowledge.
  • Your child will be give a phonics mat to refer to. 

 

Maths:

 

Weekly Projects:

  • EYFS children will be given weekly projects to complete.
  • Please celebrate your child's learning on Tapestry.
  • This will be updated daily. 

 

Expectations:

  • We expect to see at least one piece of evidence of your child's learning on Tapestry each day.
  • We expect to see evidence on Bug Club of reading daily.
  • We expect to see evidence of daily Numbots interaction.
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