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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 5

 

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

 

W/C 29/06/20

Core Activity

Additional Activity

Monday

Text: Grandma Bird – Benji Davies

Speaking and listening focus:

 

Look at the image. Grandma Bird is set on an island. When Noi visits his Grandma, he is cut off from his Father and his home.

 

 

Task 1 - Think about and discuss the following questions:

  • What can you see in the picture?
  • What do you think about the hut in the picture?
  • Where would you find food, water and shelter if you were on the island?
  • How would you get around the island?
  • Would you prefer to live on the island on your own or one other person?
  • What would it be like if that other person didn’t stop talking or didn’t talk at all? Would you feel more or less lonely?
  • If you lived on a small island, would there always be things to explore?

 

Note down your responses to the questions above.

 

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: Creating Ideas from words.

 

Task 1 – think of the word Grandma – note down your initial ideas and what you think about when she hear or see the word Grandma. Draw a picture of what you think a Grandma may look like.

 

Task 2 - The Grandma in our book is called Grandma Bird – draw an image to show what you think she looks like and then add adjectives / expanded noun phrases to describe her.

 

Think about the following questions:

  • What do you think she looks like?
  • What do you think she wears?
  • Do you think Granma Bird is her real name or a nickname?
  • What do you call your grandparents? Is this different to what your parents called their grandparents?

 

Share you images of Grandma Bird with us by sending to the email address above.

 

Wednesday

Text: Grandma Bird

Expressive Art and Design

 

Imagine that you lived on an island, think about the following questions:

  • What shape would your island be?
  • Would it be a big or a small island?
  • Would there be lots of people on the island?
  • Would there be lots of buildings?
  • Where would you get your food?
  • Where would you sleep?

 

Draw / make you island and label the different things you have put on your island.

 

Once you have drawn / made your image add key words that are used in the text to describe what you have drawn.

 

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

 

Thursday

Text: Grandma Bird

Speaking and Listening: Asking questions as a reader

Literacy: writing a prediction

 

Here is the front cover of the book, Grandma Bird. Is it similar to your drawing yesterday? What is similar and different to the front cover and the image you drew?

 

Think about the following questions and discuss them:

  • Who are the characters?
  • What do you think the boy is pointing at?
  • What time of day is it? How do you know?
  • Are they are going fishing?
  • Are the birds following them?
  • How long do you think they have been at sea?

 

Use the front cover for clues about the story write a prediction to show what you think the story is going to be about. Use the questions above to help you.

 

Remember to share your letter with us by emailing the email address at the top of the page.

 

Friday

Text: Grandma Bird

First encounters of the book

 

Listen to the book being read by Benji Davies: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIytFPjF_9I

 

Answer the following questions after hearing the story, think about the evidence from the text (this can be through the words or the images) and justify your answers.

  • Did Noi like staying with his Grandma?
  • When he creeps away where does he go?
  • Does Noi want Grandma to know he is going?
  • Do you think Noi likes staying with Grandma?
  • What is the relationship like between Noi and Grandma?
  • What do Grandma Bird and Noi do together?
  • Would you like to stay with Grandma Bird?

 

Remember when you are justifying your answers you need to use evidence from the text and use the word ‘because’ in your sentences.

 

Draw an image of either Grandma Bird or Noi and write what you know around them, this could include what they wear, where the live, what they do, how they feel, why they do certain things etc.

 

Send us your images by emailing them to the year group email above.

 

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.

 

Maths 

Summer 2 - Week 5

 

Complete the core activity and an additional activity below.

 

W/C 29.06.20

Core Activity

Additional Activity

Monday

 

NO WHITEROSE MATHS TODAY

 

Today’s lesson looks at positional language. Children to hide an object and then give directions the adult to get to using positional language.  (behind, in front, next to, beside, under, on top, in between.) Swap over so that children have a chance at using the vocabulary for speaking and listening.

 

Send your photos of your rainbows to the reception email or to your teacher on dojo, we love to see you and your work.

Monday 29th June Maths no worksheet

 

 

Tuesday

 

Click on the link below and select Week 9 (w/c 22nd June) - Lesson 2.

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

Watch the video and complete the activities.

 

Today’s lesson looks at addition.  You can use the 10s frame, fingers or counting on in your head.

Tuesday 30th June Maths worksheet:

 

 

Using White rose Maths lesson today can you complete the addition sentences and find the new total.

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 pause on each page, children to count the amount of dots and take away to find the new total.  The worksheet matches each page children are to write the answer in. 

Wednesday 1st July worksheet:

 

Complete the missing spaces to write the take away sentence. 

Thursday

 

NO WHITEROSE TODAY

 

Today’s lesson looks at measuring length. Find something that is ‘short’ and compare it to another object that is ‘tall’ using stones, or pasta measure how tall or short each object is.  Encourage your child to speak in full sentences, can they find which object is the shortest, tallest and can they line them up I order of shortest to tallest.  You can use as many objects as you wish.     

Thursday 2nd July no worksheet:

Friday

 

- Lesson 5.  NO WHITEROSE TODAY

 

Today’s lesson continues with takeaway. Start off with counting back from 20.  Click the link for counting back video that is used in school.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srPktd4k_O8

 

Then let your child complete the takeaway calculations.

 

Use the 10 frame, your hands or count back in your head. 

 

Friday 3rd July worksheet

Complete the takeaway and find the new total up 10

 

Challenge: takeaway below 20.

 

Extra fun.

Click on the link to play some fun take away games below 10.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/subtraction/subtraction-to-10

 

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.

Science Week 

Summer 2 - Week 5

 

 

W/C 29.06.20

Core Activity

Monday

Floating Egg

The Science Behind the Experiment – A Guide for Adults Objects float better in salt water than in fresh water because salt adds mass to water and makes it denser.  If you add 10g of salt to 100g of water, the total mass is now 110g. This increase in density causes objects to float better on the surface. The denser the water, the easier it is for objects to float on top.

To make the egg float it takes approximately 4 tablespoons of salt per litre of water.

You will need:

Eggs

Water

Salt

Tablespoon

bowl

 

Experiment:

Can you put the egg into the bowl of water?

What happens?

Stir 1 spoonful of salt into the bowl of water.

Add the egg and see what happens.

How many spoonfuls of salt did you add to make the egg float?

 

Tuesday

Frozen Sea

The Science Behind the Experiment – A Guide for Adults

When water freezes into ice it increases in area. This means it become less dense. Ice is less dense than water so it floats on the surface. This allows plants and animals to remain and survive in the liquid water below the ice.

 

You will need:

Water to freeze

Plastic sea creature or toys

Bowl

 

Experiment:

Can you put the water and plastic sea creatures into the bowl?

Let’s put them and the freezer and see what happens.

Now let’s get them out.

 

Questions:

Where is the ice?

Is there any water for the sea creatures to live in? What would happen to the sea creatures if ice didn’t float?

 

Wednesday

How Fish Breathe

The Science Behind the Experiment – A Guide for Adults

Although this experiment is not completely scientifically accurate, as in reality the oxygen dissolves though the gills and into the fish’s bloodstream, it does show the children that the gills take something out of the water.  The water washes past the gills and out back into the sea. The oxygen stays with the fish. 

You will need:

Coffee or sand

Water

Table spoon

Coffee filter

Bowl

Funnel

 

Experiment:

  1. Mix 2 tablespoons of sand or coffee in the water.
  2. 2use the coffee filter to line the funnel.

You may need to fold the filter into quarters and open it out to make cone shape.

  1. Place the funnel over the bowl.
  2. Slowly pour the water mixture through the filter.

Questions:

Where did the water go?

Where did the sand/coffee go?

Which part of the experiment represents the fish’s gills? Which part of the experiment represents the oxygen in the water?

 

Thursday

 

Water in a Bag Experiment.

You will need:

Sharp pencils

A zip-loc bag

Water

 

Hold the bag at the top tightly, then poke the pencil through at a straight angle.

Can you get a pencil to go all the way through without any water leaking?

How many pencils can you get in the bag?

Does it make a different if you put the pencil in slowly or fast?

Friday

 

Egg Protection Experiment

You will need:

1 egg

Any materials that can be transformed into an egg carrier, e.g. plastic cups, foil, tissues paper, newspaper, straw, grass, leaves, bubble wrap, cardboard.

 

Your challenge is to make a protective egg carrier so that when it is dropped from a height, it will not break.

Discuss with your child which materials will be best and why. If you can spare a few broken eggs, let them try to improve their carrier if their egg breaks.

 

 

Art Week

Summer 2 - Week 5

 

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

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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

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