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These links can be used every week to continually revisit; Reading, Phonics, Mathematics and PE skills. The resources on our class page are here to help you. Do as much or as little as you're comfortable with and remember you're all doing a brilliant job; in difficult circumstances.
I hope you and your families are happy and well. This half term should have involved us looking at Holidays and our world. However, I have decided to change the topic because we are all missing the places we like to visit at the moment. I have decided to look at one author in detail and I have chosen Julia Donaldson. As we have been looking at growing and mini-beasts recently; what better place to start than Superworm! Below are links to the story and a song about Superworm for those who haven't got the book.
I will be looking out for your Donaldson suggestions on our school Twitter Handle @ashknotty. I am hoping to look at a new book each week so get your suggestions in quickly.
Take care and stay safe
Mrs O’Hanlon and Ms McCann
Interesting Facts about Earthworms
Download the Augmented Reality (AR) from the TWINKL Website
This 3D AR model is a great way of bringing one of nature's unsung heroes - the earthworm - to life, in class or at home. Compatible with all iOS devices, simply click 'download now' and choose the AR tab to watch the magic unfold. This AR earthworm will magically appear on the screen, resting on any surface you point your iPhone or iPad camera at - allowing children to experience it right there in the classroom or at home.
Superworm belts and hats: Help your child to draw a Superworm outline on a large piece of paper or lightweight card (or stick several smaller sheets together). Supervise your child as they cut out and decorate by gluing on pink tissue paper torn into strips. Children can draw on eyes to bring their Superworms to life – then try wrapping the Superworm around your child’s waist or head to create a belt or hat.
Superworm treasure finding: Whilst wearing their Superworm hat or belt, your child can take on the character of Superworm and dig for treasure hidden in soil, ideally using a spoon or small spade. This treasure could be hidden directly in soil outside, or in a large tray /container of soil inside, if you are able to prepare this. The treasure could be old jewellery, metal spoons, paper clips and you could bury other items such as bottle tops, corks and sweetie wrappers to spark discussions about whether each item is considered to be ‘treasure’ as your child uncovers them.
Superworm fishing: Encourage your child to draw pictures of some creatures in the book. Ask your child to paint a long piece of string pink, to create a Superworm fishing rod. Cut out either the butterfly collage, or one of your child’s own creature drawings, and attach to the piece of string. Hang it up in your learning area as a decoration that shows Superworm’s fishing rod rescues.
W orms wriggle,
O n the ground,
R eally fast; if they hear a sound,
M ind your step; or they’ll be found,
S quashed flat on the ground!
Hi Everyone, I hope you're all safe and well!
This pack links those that have gone before as it involves the creatures that can be found in your garden or outside when you go for a walk. I'd like the children to look at mini-beasts, their body parts and the jobs they do. Please watch the Countryfile program broadcast yesterday, Sunday 17-5-20 using the Iplayer link below. The most interesting part begins at 36 minutes in, when they show Mason bees which are in decline in this country. I have also included youtube links to some books written by Eric Carle on the subject of mini-beasts. Although they are fictional they do contain real scientific information too.
There are some other resources attached; connected to the topic of mini-beasts. I'd like the children to try their hand at writing their own book this time e.g. if they were the Hungry Caterpillar, what would they eat each day? They can use the sound cards attached to help them.
As always, please keep revisiting your child's phonic and number cards. I'd be interested to hear what you've thought of the Dfe Phonics sessions available on youtube each morning. The link to lesson 1 is above in the continual section of resources above.
Take Care, Mrs O'Hanlon and Miss McCann
Hello Everyone; I hope you’re all well. It was great to chat to you over the past week; hearing about the children’s lockdown adventures.
This pack of work involves a book called Oliver’s Vegetables; to which I have included a link. Please continue with sound recognition and word building; using the cards provided in pack 1. I have included some activity ideas and sheets that can be printed off. The book is a good introduction into talking about healthy eating as Oliver only wants to eat chips. There is a powerpoint presentation containing information about Healthy Eating and some links to songs and rhymes; that you can access on youtube.
The story includes talk about the days of the week. It would be fantastic if the children could learn the order; that way they will know what day comes next. You could write out the days on bits of paper and ask the children to put them in order. The initial letters can be used to help predict which word it is; if they can't read the word; though it is a pattern and is part of Mathematics. Using the numeral cards you got in pack 1 you can try to build a number-line 1-10 or 1-20 using fruits and vegetables you have at home; please see the pictures below.
The DfE have now commissioned daily Phonics lessons for Reception and Year 1 children. They are available on youtube at 10am, 10:30am and 11am. I have included a link to lesson one above. Please give them a go.
All of the links above are to be used in conjunction with any of the learning packs. They need to be repeated constantly to enable the children to remember; when they return. Each pack of work should be enough for two weeks.
Take care and stay safe
Mrs O'Hanlon & Miss McCann
Hello Reception, I hope you are all well and rested after your Easter festivities! This coming half term we are continuing our focus on traditional tales incorporating growth and minibeasts.
I would like you to continue practising your phonic sounds using the cards you were given in pack 1; when you last left school. Remember to say the name of the letter and the sound it makes; using the actions (see link) to help you say them properly. For extra fun try getting someone to time you; just like we do in class.
Over the next two weeks I would like you to explore the story of The Enormous Turnip using the resources below. You may also like to have a go at growing your own turnips or other vegetables at home. While they are growing you can measure them using non-standard measures e.g. fingers, hands, coins or paperclips. Please keep in touch by either emailing your photographs and messages to firstname.lastname@example.org or by using our Twitter# @AshKnotty. I have been looking out for you all on Twitter! Be kind to your families; take care Mrs O'Hanlon x
Hi Reception; I hope you are all fit and well. It is April now and we are rapidly closing in on Easter. Remember to have some fun and share what the Easter Bunny brings; with your lovely parents. You can carry on using your sound cards to build words. (Parents and carers please ask your children to write or spell out words using the letters in their pack. Try; at, cat, jet, ship, peg, mop, leg, chip, brush, man, pot and some of your own.) You can also continue to order the gingerbread men in your pack; 1-10 or 1-20 then 10-1 or 20-1. Once you are getting quick at this ask someone take some numbers away when you aren’t looking; then tell them which ones are missing.
Over the next few weeks I'd like you to explore the Elves and the Shoemaker story. Here are some ideas to start you off and documents you can download to have a go at. I hope you enjoy this Traditional Tale and I'll be watching your progress on Twitter @AshKnotty. Don't forget to take part in Mr England's Daily Challenge!