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This page has been set up to support home learning for Reception pupils whilst the school is closed due to the Coronavirus.  Here you will find home learning resources which will be uploaded regularly.  Should you have any questions please contact the Reception teachers via email using this email address: reception@southwood.bardaglea.org.uk.  One of our Reception team will check the inbox on a daily basis and get back to you as soon as possible.  We urge families to follow Government guidance and to stay safe.

English

Summer 2 - Week 6

 

Tasks – Share a story with your family every day and complete the Core reading and writing tasks below.

 

W/C 6/7/20

Core Activity

Additional Activity

Monday

Text: Grandma Bird – Benji Davies

Literacy focus: retelling (of part of the story)

 

Re-read the story up to “…and she never had time to play.”

 

What activities do Noi and Grandma do? Think about activities that they do together or separately. Are these activities that you do with your Grandparents?

 

Draw a story map (small pictures that show the events of the story) to show the events in the story so far.

 

Think about the following:

  • What does Noi do?
  • What does Grandma Bird do?
  • Where does Noi go?
  • What does Noi’s father do?

 

Add some labels to your images to show the characters and the activities that they are doing.

 

Take a photo your work and share them with us using the email address at the top of the page.  

Phonics lessons:

Read Write Inc is the phonics scheme we use in school. Please click on the link for your child to continue with phonics lessons. Most children are working on set 2.

Now that all the sounds have been covered, videos will need to be repeated. This is really important as children need a lot of recapping to ensure they know and can use the sounds really well. Choose a video per day and complete the guided activities. The spelling test will be different from previous lessons so the children are learning a variety of spellings.  

 

They can be accessed here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_

cFCIg9GdxtQ/featured

 or by searching Ruth Miskin Training on YouTube.

Tuesday

Text: Grandma Bird

Literacy Focus – understanding language

Expressive Arts and Design focus – music

 

Task 1 – look at the page where Grandma is asleep. Think about the following questions:

  • What does ‘top and tail’ mean?
  • Have you slept like this before?
  • What does ‘snored like a walrus’ mean? Listen to the following clip https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlk-3nw-2fY
  • If this is how Grandma snores how do you think she laughs? Talks? Sings?
  • Act out how Grandma snores etc. Think about using your voice or different objects to help make the sounds.

 

Task 2 – think about Noi

  • How do you think he snores? What does he sound like?
  • How does he talk? Laugh? Sing?
  • Act out how Noi snores etc. Think about using your voice or different objects to help make the sounds.

 

Take a photo / video of you performing your different noises and send them to us via email or Class Dojo.

Additional Reading Resources: Oxford Owl also have free phonics resources to support reading at home, in place of your child having a new reading books for phonics you can use this link to access books on the following site: https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/

You will need to sign up with an account, but the resources are free.

 

Bug Club is a reading scheme that every child has access to. It is a scheme that is part of our focus for reading that we used for many years, and runs through to year 6.  Books have been selected at your child’s level.  When they have read and completed the quiz your teacher will load more books for your child to read.  Good luck and happy reading. 

Wednesday

Text: Grandma Bird

Speaking and Listening focus

Literacy focus – becoming a character

 

Look at the page where Noi is in the cave – Benji Davies using light and dark to portray Noi’s emotions as he hides from the storm and to imitate the fierce lightning storm. Think about the following questions and annotate the image to show your responses:

  • Which parts of the cave are dark?
  • How does the cave seem?
  • Where is Noi? What is he doing?
  • How does Noi feel?
  • Where is the light coming from?
  • Which parts of the picture have light shining on them?

 

Create a cave / think about being in a cave – think about the follow things / act out how Noi would act:

  • How does Noi feel about being in the cave?
  • Is Noi hot or cold?
  • What does Noi do whilst he is in the cave?
  • How does he react to the bird being in the cave with him? It squawks so do you think the bird is scared?
  • Can Noi use his bucket and fishing rod whilst he is in the cave?
  • What do you think Noi would be thinking whilst he is in the cave?

 

Share your ideas with us by emailing them to the email address above.  

 

Thursday

Text: Grandma Bird

Literacy focus: looking at characters

 

Look at the different images of Grandma Bird from the book. What do we know about her?

 

Draw an image of Grandma Bird – think about the following:

  • What she wears?
  • What she does?
  • What she looks like?

 

Once you have drawn Grandma Bird, write a sentence or two to describe her. Try to use a descriptive word (adjective – e.g. old, short, round etc.) to describe her.

 

Remember to also use the correct letter formation, use your sounds to decode words to spell, and try to use a capital letter at the beginning of your sentence and a full stop at the end. Don’t forget to use finger spaces between words.

 

Share your ideas about Grandma Bird with us by emailing them to the email address above.

 

Friday

Text: Grandma Bird

Literacy focus: looking at characters

 

Look back at your drawing and sentences of Grandma Bird that you did yesterday. Think about your Grandma or an elderly relative.

  • What is your Grandma / elderly relative like?
  • Do they always wear the same things like Grandma Bird does?
  • Do they make seaweeds soup or anything else that you might not like?
  • Do they keep their teeth in a jar?
  • Do they knit or practise yoga like Grandma Bird does?
  • Where do they live? Do they live on an island like Grandma Bird?

 

Draw a picture of your Grandma or an elderly relative and add images of what they do.

 

Once you have drawn your picture of you Grandma or elderly relative, write a sentence or two to describe them. Try to use a descriptive word (adjective – e.g. old, short, round etc.) to describe them.

 

Remember to also use the correct letter formation, use your sounds to decode words to spell, and try to use a capital letter at the beginning of your sentence and a full stop at the end. Don’t forget to use finger spaces between words.

 

Share your ideas about Grandma Bird with us by emailing them to the email address above.

 

English 

Summer 2 - Week 7

 

W/C 13/07/20

Core Activity

Additional Activity

Monday

Text: Grandma Bird – Benji Davies

Literacy: retelling

 

Read the story again, think about the main events in the story and the order that they are in.

 

Look at the story wheel: there are 6 sections in the story wheel – each one needs to be an event from the book. Think carefully about the events in the story and put the main 6 into the story wheel.  Draw an image to show the 6 events from the story.

 

 

In the middle of the story wheel – draw what you think the story is mainly about.

 

Take a photo your work and share them with us using the email address at the top of the page.  

Phonics lessons:

Read Write Inc is the phonics scheme we use in school. Please click on the link for your child to continue with phonics lessons. Most children are working on set 2.

 

Now that all the sounds have been covered, videos will need to be repeated. This is really important as children need a lot of recapping to ensure they know and can use the sounds really well. Choose a video per day and complete the guided activities. The spelling test will be different from previous lessons so the children are learning a variety of spellings.  

 

They can be accessed here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/

UCo7fbLgY2oA_

cFCIg9GdxtQ/featured

 or by searching Ruth Miskin Training on YouTube.

 

Additional Reading Resources: Oxford Owl also have free phonics resources to support reading at home, in place of your child having a new reading books for phonics you can use this link to access books on the following site: https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/

You will need to sign up with an account, but the resources are free.

 

Bug Club is a reading scheme that every child has access to. It is a scheme that is part of our focus for reading that we used for many years, and runs through to year 6.  Books have been selected at your child’s level.  When they have read and completed the quiz your teacher will load more books for your child to read.  Good luck and happy reading. 

Tuesday

Text: Grandma Bird

Literacy focus - Writing as a character – postcard

 

Think about the activities that Noi has been doing whilst he has been on the island with Grandma Bird.

 

At the beginning of the story Noi’s Dad left him on the island and then went back home.

 

Think about the following questions:

  • What did Noi enjoy the most about being with Grandma Bird?
  • What did Noi enjoy the least about being with Grandma Bird?
  • Would Noi tell his Dad everything? Why do you think this?

 

Today you are going to write a postcard to Noi’s Dad. Think about what Noi might want to tell his Dad about his time with Grandma Bird.

 

Remember to use capital letters to start a sentence, full stops to end a sentence, correct spelling for Key words, correct letter formation, finger spaces between words, use of the first person (e.g. I) and some describing words (adjectives).

 

If you get time, you could draw a picture on the front of the post card to show Dad what has been happening.

 

Share these with us by emailing them to use or sending them via Class Dojo.

 

 

Wednesday

Text: Grandma Bird

Writing focus: informative writing

 

Read through Grandma Bird again and look for the different ways in which Grandma Bird and Noi look after the birds.

 

Think about the following:

  • When the bird lands in the cave, what does Noi do? 
  • How does Noi go to the bird
  • How does Noi pick the bird up? 
  • What do the birds eat
  • What is it like inside the room?

 

Read through the following link that tells you how to care for birds in the garden.

https://www.rspca.org.uk/adviceandwelfare/wildlife/

inthewild/feedinggardenbirds/birdfeedingguide

 

Have a go at writing an information fact file about helping birds (you can use the template or create your own).

 

Remember to use capital letters to start a sentence, full stops to end a sentence, correct spelling for Key words, correct letter formation, finger spaces between words and some describing words (adjectives).

 

Share your fact files with us by emailing them to use or via Class Dojo.

 

Thursday

Text: Grandma Bird

Understanding the world focus – weather

 

Look at the weather symbols – think about the following questions:

  • Have you seen these before?
  • Where might you have seen them?
  • What can they be used for?
  • What does each one represent?
  • Do you think the weather picture matches what it means?

 

In the story Noi went into the cave because there was a storm – do you think if he had seen the weather forecast for that day he would have gone out?

 

Here is a clip of a weather forecast that is on the television.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyeP2yvkChY

 

Use the weather symbols and create your own weather forecast for the day – think about the symbols you’ll need and what you will say and to speak in full sentences. Present your weather forecast to a member of your family.

 

Don’t forget to share it with us via email or Class Dojo.

 

Friday

Text: Grandma Bird

Understanding the world – weather and seasons

 

Think about the different weathers that we have in England – sun, rain, wind, hailstones, snow, sleet, thunderstorms. For each one think about the following questions:

  • What items of clothing would you wear in sunny, rainy, snowy, thunderstorm weather?
  • Would you have any other items to protect you from the weather?
  • What are the four seasons?
  • When do we normally have these types of weather?

 

Watch the following video about different seasons:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksGiLaIx39c

 

Make a four seasons wheel, you can either use the template or make your own.

 

Don’t forget to share it with us via email or Class Dojo.

 

Maths

Summer 2 - Week 6

 

Complete the core activity outlined on the timetable and an additional activity.

 

W/C 6.07.20

Core Activity

Additional Activity

Monday

 

Today we will explore the different pairs of numbers that make 10.

Use 2 different colours and colour in each square of the tens frame to represent the 2 amounts, e.g:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How many different pairs of numbers can make 10? Make a list, writing each as a number sentence: 2+8=10

 

Complete number bonds to 10 sheet

 

 

Tuesday

 

Today we will consolidate our work on number bonds to 10 to try and know these numbers really well so that eventually they will be in our memory.

Using your fingers, calculate the 2 numbers to make 10 by putting some fingers down and then counting the fingers that are down, then count the fingers that are up.

 

8+2=10

Complete number bonds to 10 sheet. The first amount has been added to the tens frame, children need to draw in the amount needed to make 10 and then write the number sentence.

Wednesday

 

Click on the link below and select Week 9 (w/c 22nd June) - Lesson 3.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years

Watch the video and complete the activities.

 

Today’s lesson is looking at finding the missing number in an addition problem. Use tens frames to help children to find the difference between the amounts.

 

Calculate the missing number sheet

Thursday

 

Activities for Thursday and Friday are focusing on practising counting on and counting back. This is an important skill to develop for addition and subtraction.

 

Today help your child to make a track game. You can either use the sheet provided or draw your own track. Your child should write a number in each square and make their game look colourful so it looks like a real game.

Play the game together, focusing on counting accurately and moving in the right direction on the track.

Friday

 

Continuing with your track game, add a new rule that means you have to take some steps back – it could be every time you role a number 3 you have to take 3 steps back, or add snakes that you have to go down. Be as original as you like!

Play your track game with the new rule, ensuring your child is counting accurately.

Maths

Summer 2 - Week 7

 

W/C 13.7.20

Core Activity

Additional Activity

Monday

 

NO WHITEROSE TODAY

Today is recapping on number writing. 

First count forward 1-20.

Complete the missing numbers, ask your child what number is next? How do we write it down? Let them write it down.

 

Then let them have a go at writing 1-20.

 

If they write any incorrectly make a focus to practise writing the numbers they need extra support with during the week.

Monday 13th July Maths number writing worksheet.

Tuesday

 

NO WHITEROSE TODAY

Today is building on addition skills.  Recap counting on using their fingers.  Then move on to counting on in their head if they are ready.

 

Practise writing numbers that need more support from Monday.

Tuesday 14th July Addition worksheet

Wednesday

 

NO WHITEROSE TODAY

Today is building on the understanding of ‘more than’.  Talk about 1 more than a given number.  The number gets bigger and it moves up the number line by 1.  But when we ask for a number that is ‘more than’ say 3, it is any number above 3.  

 

First write numbers 1-10 on the top of the sheet.

Then let your child think about what number is more than the given numbers, they can use the number line they wrote today to support them or their hands.

Wednesday 15th July More than worksheet

Thursday

 

NO WHITEROSE TODAY

Today is building on the understanding of ‘less than’.  Explain that less means it is like taking away so the number is getting smaller and it moves backwards on the number line.  When we ask for a number that is less than say 3, it can be any number below 3.  

So a number less than 3 can be 2, 1 or 0.

 

Thursday 16th July Less than worksheet

Friday

 

Using the game you made in week 5, have a fun Friday with numbers by counting and counting back.  I wonder who will win!

 

Art Week

Summer 2 - Week 6

 

W/C 6.7.20

Core Activity

Additional Activity

Monday

This week we are going to learn all about colour. Click on the link below and look at the Tate Kids activity.

https://www.tate.org.uk/kids/make/cut-paste/go-on-colour-walk?utm_source=emarsys&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=CRM

_Jun_w3_Activities_Families_Engaged_CTAs&sc_src=email_

2003122&sc_customer=1388976&sc_

lid=142252737&sc_uid=wHEhBUMqXE&sc_llid=4752&sc_

eh=93d327770feaffab1

 

If it’s a nice day, take your child on a colour walk, and get them to find different objects and materials of every colour of the rainbow. If you have one, get them to take photographs with a camera or phone camera. If it’s raining, get them to find every colour at home. Ask them which colour is the most common? Are all the reds the same? How many different shades of green did they find?

 

 

Tuesday

Find a magazine or comic that can be cut up. If you have glue and paper at home, ask your child to make a colour collage - for example, go through the magazine and tear out all the green bits from pictures, and glue them onto your paper.

Can your child make a rainbow (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple) from collaging colour from the magazine?

Wednesday

Look at the photographs you took on Monday. If possible, make a photocollage from one of the colours and print it out. You can use an app like Pic Collage on your phone. Can your child do it by themselves?

Cut out the photographs and try to arrange them in order from lightest shade of (green, red, whichever colour you’ve chosen) to darkest.

Thursday

 

Make a rainbow. Go to this page https://www.accessart.org.uk/rainbows-and-waves-for-grey-days/ and help your child create a colourful rainbow. If you have paint at home, this is a good opportunity for them to learn about colour mixing. Red and yellow makes orange, blue and red makes purple, blue and yellow makes green. Encourage them to mix a little at a time and work out if which colour they need more of to get the right shade.

 

Share your work by emailing your year group teachers at Southwood.

Friday

 

Make a colour installation/sculpture. Get your child to find as many objects as possible in the same colour (it can be different shades of the same colour) and arrange them into a sculpture or art installation. Take some photographs and share them with us! You can look at the work of artist Tony Cragg for inspiration.

https://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/cragg-britain-seen-from-the-north-t03347

 

Try some more activities here:

https://www.tate.org.uk/kids

PSHE Week

Summer 2 - Week 7

 

W/C 13.7.20

Core Activity

Additional Activity

Monday

For our Personal, Social and Emotional Development week as a school we would like the children to share their Lockdown experiences so that they could become a part of our book of hopes. The aim of the Southwood Book of Hopes is to encourage our children to not only be creative with their talking but to also share their thoughts, feelings and experiences during the Lockdown. The book of hopes will include all the amazing work created by the children as an inspiration for children in the future to feel inspired by their stories.

 

Children are to draw or paint pictures of the favourite thing they have done during Lockdown.  Adults to support their child to write a sentence describing what their favourite is and what they did that day.   

Draw a picture of other things they liked to do during lockdown.  Remember to use blue skies, sun, animals/pets and family in the pictures.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday

Continue to make pages for the Southwood Book of Hope. Encourage your child to tell you a true story about what happened during your lockdown at home.  Children to draw a picture and the adult should support their child where needed to write down their sentence/s.

 

Question your child on how this event made them feel.  Encourage them to extend their speech by prompting them to explain how they felt by using the word ‘because.’

Wednesday

Continue to make pages for the Southwood Book of Hope. See the ‘House’ sheet saved in resources. Ask your child the questions in each window and support them to write a sentence about their answer.

 

Encourage your child to decorate the roof of the house. You could also add grass, a sky, the sun, birds on the roof or flying in the sky.

Thursday

 

Continue to make pages for the Southwood Book of Hope. When you went for a daily walk during lockdown or when you played in your garden, discuss with your child what special things you saw?

Draw a picture of the things you saw in the magnifying glass.

Friday

 

Continue to make pages for the Southwood Book of Hope. ‘Spread my wings’ sheet (see resources) - read each question and let your child tell you who their friends were in Reception. What they liked to learn/play with in Reception. What they were good at, and what they want to get better at.  Question with ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions.  Encourage your child to speak in full sentences and remind them to use the word ‘because.’

Children to write and draw their answers in the ‘spread your wings’ sheet. Adult to support with writing sentences where needed.

Please also take a look at our webpage Music @ Southwood for more activities
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