Below you will find an overview of the stimuli and learning we will be introducing children to in class this week for your information if your child is in school this week or to support you with home-schooling if your child is self-isolating at home. Support is available via your Tapestry app, firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephoning 01562850397.
Book of the Week
'Peace At Last' by Jill Murphy
This book allows us to talk about the importance of bedtime routine, to explore a repetitive story structure that we could use in our own storytelling and to explore the importance of being able to listen to, distinguish between and describe different sounds. As part of our learning, children will be:
- Learning about which animals are nocturnal and diurnal
- Finding out why it is important to get enough sleep and how to help yourself fall asleep
- Drawing floor plans of the Bear's home and garden
- Role playing as Mr Bear in our Home Corner which has been transformed into the Bear's house
- Making our own patterned quilts to help Mr Bear sleep by exploring a wide range of craft materials and options
- Learning to weave a blanket using weaving strips
- Composing and performing our own lullabies to help Mr Bear sleep
- Exploring capacity using jugs and tubes from Mr Bear's kitchen sink and
- Creating our own nocturnal animals from clay and natural resources.
As part of our Autumn learning we will also be exploring Autumn leaves (craft, transient art and leaf rubbings), sharing real acorns between toy squirrels and counting them using numicon and enjoying lots of talk about the changing seasons.
The children did a fantastic job learning our sounds last week and can now blend and segment more words and read four tricky words. This week we will be focusing on the sounds 'k,' 'e,' 'u' and 'r' and learning the Tricky Words 'to' and 'into.'
The children really enjoyed playing Obb and Bob (sorting real and fake 3 letter words) last week and playing 'What's in the Box?' (reading a word and finding the item they read in a secret box) as a whole class last week so we will be playing these again but in small groups to help children individually as they develop as readers. These are great games you can play at home by writing the words on pieces of paper.
The words we will be able to read by the end of the week area: such as sat, at, a, as, pat, tap, sap, it, is, sit, sat, pit, tip, pip, sip, an, in, nip, pan, pin, tin, tan, nap, am, man, mam, mat, map, dad, sad, dim, dip, din, did, and, tag, gag, gig, gap, nag, sag, gas, pig, dig, got, on, not, pot, top, dog, pop, can, cot, cap, cat, cod, kid, kit, kick, sock, sack, dock, pick, sick, pack, get, pet, ten, net, pen, peg, met, men, neck, up, mum, run, mug, cup, sun, tuck, mud, rim, rip, ram, rat, rag, rug, rot.
Below you will find the correct pronunciation of these sounds, the Jolly Phonics songs which accompany each sound and our Tricky Words song, as well as link to a free online version of the Obb and Bob game your child will be playing in class (with plastic aliens and word cards).
In Maths we will be focusing on matching numerals to amounts 0-5. By the end of the week children should be able to read the numbers 0, 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5; write them and match them to amounts of items. We will be making towers of different amounts, practising the formation rhymes for writing each numeral, making a class number book and playing games where we find pairs of dots with the same amount of dots in different formations. We are working on two key skills at the moment: reading numerals (seeing a written number and knowing what it says) and subitising (being able to look at up to 5 items and say how many there without needing to count them). These are both things you can practise at home by hunting for numbers, talking about the numbers your child sees, practising how to write each number, rolling a dice and saying how many dots there are without counting them and playing games where you put out items for children to tell you how many there are by only looking.
Here are the formation rhymes we will be using for numbers 0-5:
Here are some of the videos we will be watching to help us learn about the importance of getting enough sleep: