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Week commencing 6th July

This week would have been our 'Health and Fitness Week' at school.

Topic

  • Draw a picture of your favourite thing to keep active.
  • Draw a picture of your favourite fruit or vegetable.
  • Try a peice of fruit that you have never tried before?
  • Make an obstacle course in your garden. Try to make up some rules for the course.
  • Have an egg and spoon race with people in your family.

Week commencing 29th June

Literacy

  • Read the story of ‘Rainbow Fish’. Talk about what happens in the story. Draw something that happened.
  • Talk about the characters in the story. What do they look like and how are they feeling in the story?
  • Imagine you have found a shiny scale. You can have one wish. Draw a picture to of what your wish would be.
  • Decorate your own Rainbow Fish. What would it look like?
  • Create stick puppets to help you retell the story. Can you re-enact your favourite part and say why it was your favourite part?
  • Sequence the story so that it is in the correct order.
  • Use the under the sea mat. Can you describe the appearance of things that you find under the sea?

 

Topic

  • Watch sea creatures swimming on the National Aquarium website. What can you see? Can you talk about what they look like?

Week commencing 22nd June

  • Read the story of ‘Supermarket Zoo’. Talk about what happened in the story. Draw something that happened in the story.
  • How many different animals appear in the story? How are they similar / different?
  • Create your own supermarket zoo shopping list. What animals would you put on your list? How many of each animal would you do?
  • Look at the different animals in the story. Do they all belong in the zoo or are there some animals you would not find at the zoo?
  • Play the game of ‘I went to the zoo and I saw...” with someone. Each time, add another animal on to the list and see how many you can remember you can remember.

 

Topic

  • Have a look at Edinburgh Zoo live stream. Look at the different animals.
  • Can you move in different ways like animals at the zoo?

Week commencing 15th June

This is all detailed in the learning pack that you should have collected from school last week. If you have not collected yours please can you contact school or myself as soon as you can

  • Read the story of 'What the Ladybird Heard'. Talk about what happened in the story. Draw something that happened in the story.
  • Make your own ladybird out of cardboard or a rock. Can you use this to retell the story?
  • Use the grids to talk about the characters. What did they do in the story? Can you think of some describing words for them?
  • Create stick puppets to create the characters from the story. Can you re-enact your favourite part and say why it was your favourite?
  • Create a wanted poster for the robbers. Can you make a trap for them?
  • Can you identify the rhyming words used throughout the book? Get a grownup to write these down for you to copy.
  • How many different animals appear in the story/ How are they similar/different?

 

Topic

  • Make ladybird biscuits/cakes using red icing and chocolate chips for the spots.
  • Make ladybird headbands.

Week commencing 8th June

Reading

  • Read the story of 'The Heart and the Bottle'. 
  • Talk about how the little girl was feeling in the story.
  • Draw a picture or find a plastic bottle. Talk about what you would want to put in a bottle to keep it safe. Draw or put something in your bottle.
  • Talk about who is in your family and who is special to you. Talk about something that they do that makes your heart happy.

 

Writing

  • Practise writing your name with the letters in the correct order and formed correctly.
  • Write some of your family's names and things that make you happy eg swimming, cuddles.

 

Topic

  • Ask a grown up to get out some baby pictures of your and your family. Talk about what has changed in the photos from then and now. Get a grown up to show you some of their baby photos.

Week commencing 1st June

Reading

  • Read the story of Rosie's Walk by Pat Hutchins.
  • Can you talk about where the story is set by looking at the pictures?
  • Can you remember any of the events from the story? Draw something that happened to the fox. How many can you remember?
  • Talk about the beginning, middle and end of the story. What happens in each part?
  • Can you describe the characters in the story by talk about both their appearance and their personality?

 

Writing

  • Practise writing your name with a Captial Letter at the start and then the rest in lower case letters.
  • Practise writing different symbols such as X, /, |, \, +, —, O. How many can you do?

 

Topic

  • Draw 3 different animals that live on a farm.
  • Create handprint farm animals. Can you make sure they have the correct amount of legs?
  • Look at the pictures of the farm animals. Can you think of some clues to describe them and get someone in your family to guess which animal it is? Can someone in your family describe an animal and can you use the pictures to guess what animal it is?

Week commencing 18th May

Reading

This work was sent home in your learning pack but here is it again if you have lost the sheet.

  • Monday – Read the story of the Billy Goats Gruff. Talk about any repeated words in the story.
  • Tuesday – Build a bridge out of cardboard boxes or construction materials that the goats might have used.
  • Wednesday – Cut out the finger puppets to retell the story of The Three Billy Goats Gruff.
  • Thursday – Draw a picture of the troll. Can you think of some describing words for him?
  • Friday – Use the spot the difference sheet to talk about the differences in the two pictures.

 

Writing

  • Copy simple words such as an, pan, can, man, fan with all of the letters formed correctly?

 

Topic

  • Explore what happens when you put water in the freezer and then leave the frozen water out.

Week commencing 11th May

Reading

This work was sent home in your learning pack but here is it again if you have lost the sheet

  • Read the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears and the sequence the story.

  • Tuesday – Create finger puppets to retell the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

  • Wednesday – Can you think of some questions you would like to ask some any of the characters from the story. Get a grownup to write this down for you and try to copy them.

  • Thursday – Talk about the differences in the two pictures of Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

  • Friday – Draw a picture of one of the characters from the story. Can you describe them? 

 

Writing

  • Can you copy simple words such as mum, dad, cat, dog, sat, pin with all of the letters formed correctly?

 

Topic

  • Can you make some porridge for the three bears?Talk about the texture of the porridge.

Week commencing 4th May

Reading

I hope you all received your book and your learning packs. For your reading and writing this week, could you please focus on the tasks outlined on your 'Book Work' sheet, which was sent out in your learning pack. If anyone hasn't yet received their learning pack, please email me to let me know. Here is a quick look at what the activities were.

  • Look at the front of the book. Talk about what you think the story will be about.
  • Just by using the pictures, tell a grown-up what the story is about by ‘reading’ it to them. Look at each page separately by turning one page at a time.

  • Talk about your favourite part of the story and give a reason why.

  • Talk about your least favourite part of the story and give a reason why.

  • Re-tell the story to someone else in the order that it happened.

  • Talk about any repeated phrases in the story if there are any.

  • Talk about any rhyming words that are in the story if there are any.

  • Draw your favourite character that was in the story. Describe what your favourite character looks like and their personality.

  • Talk about your favourite character and give a reason why they were your favourite character using because.

  • Talk about where the story was set. Describe the location of the story and then draw this.

 

Writing

  • Children to practise writing their name and zigzag letters such as v, w, x and z.

 

Topic

  • Swimming gingerbread man experiment.

  1.  Place a gingerbread man in a bowl of water

  2. Talk about whether it sinks or floats

  3. Look to see what happens to the Gingerbread Man over time

Week commencing 27th April

Reading

  • Read the story of ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’. Can you to talk about what happens in the story and try to recall as many characters in the story that you can? Can you of any describing words for the characters? Can you think of describing words for the setting?
  • Continue reading your stories and ones from 'Bug club'.

Writing

  • Practise writing your name and robot letters such as r, b, n, m, h, k and p.
  • Draw a picture of something you have done this week and talk about it.

Topic

  • Can you make a beanstalk out of objects in your home?
  • Talk about your different emotions. Draw a picture of what makes you happy, sad, angry, scared. Then talk about something you could do to help when you feel like this.

Week commencing 20th April

Reading

  • Read the story of ‘The Gingerbread Man’. Can you remember something that happens in the story? How many characters in the story can you remember? Can you think of any words to describe the characters?
  • Continue to read stories from 'Bug Club'

Writing

  • Practise writing your name and ladder letters such as l, i, t, u, j and y.

Topic

  • Draw a picture of your family. Can you describe both their appearances and their personality? Can you use the correct colours for their hair and eyes?

Week commencing 6th April

Reading

  • Read the story of why we have Easter. Can you remember something that happened in the story? Can you retell the story in the correct order?

Writing

  • Can you get a grown up to write some Easter related words (e.g. eggs, bunny, cross etc) and then try to copy them.
  • Can you write your name in an Easter card.

Week commencing 30th March

Reading

  • Choose a story book from your house. Can you look at the pictures in the story and tell someone else what is happening?
  • Get an adult to read a story book to you that is in your house. Can you remember something that happened in the story? Who was your least favourite character and why?
  • Continue to log on to Bug Club and have a look at some of the stories that are on there.

Writing

  • Practise writing your name and anticlockwise letters such as s, f, q and e.
  • Can you draw a picture of something you have done this week. Tell a family member about your drawing.

Topic

  • Ask a grown-up to use a camera or a phone to take a picture of a sign of Spring such as flowers, baby animals or minibeasts you have seen.

Week commencing 23rd March

Reading

  • Choose a story book from your house. Can you look at the pictures in the story and tell someone else what is happening?
  • Get an adult to read a story book to you that is in your house. Can you remember something that happened in the story? Who was your favourite character and why?
  • Log on to Bug Club and have a look at some of the stories that are on there.

Writing

  • Practise writing you name and anticlockwise letters such as c, o, a, d and g.
  • Look at writing around your house. Can you suggest what the writing might say?

Topic

  • Talk about Spring and what things that happen in Spring. Can you see any of these signs in your garden
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