Home Work (for all children)
Below you will find the Home Learning for this week. These opportunities and activities will support your children to embed and extend the learning they are doing in school. You are also welcome to continue with the Phonics and Maths booklets included in your Home Learning packs. These do not need to be returned to school.
Home Learning challenge:
You also have access to the Phonics Play website, which is a fantastic way of practising those Phase 3 skills:
https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ (Username: cookleyphonics Password: Cookley2020)
You should be continuing to read with your child daily, as well as sharing Bedtime Stories as these are so important. You still have access to the online reading books on the Home Learning.
In Maths this week, we will be thinking about time and measuring amounts of time in different ways. We have already explored what we looked like as babies and how we have grown over time. We will also be thinking about what happens in the day time and what happens in the night time, what our morning routines look like, how and why we order our day at school, how many times we can do different things in a minute (e.g. star jumps, writing our name etc) and beginning to look at clocks. We will be discussing 'o'clock' times and some of the key times of the day that children will know about e.g. school starts at 9 o'clock. We have lunch at 12 o'clock. We go home at 3 o'clock.
Fill your days with talking about time this week! I would really encourage you to get your child a watch with a clock face and hands on to encourage them to start thinking and talking about time in context as this is a really tricky skill. Regularly encourage them to talk to you about the time and the hands. Talk about how long it is until dinner or what time their favourite TV programme is on. How long is bath time? When do we go to bed? Talk about what you do in the morning and why you do it this in this order.
Here are some ideas about how you could explore time at home:
Across the Curriculum
Our learning this week focuses on frog life cycles. You might choose to extend this learning at home this week. You could make make frogspawn from bubble wrap, paint and print with the bubble wrap, design and make your own pond in a bowl, find out about other interesting life cycles (e.g. ladybird or wasp), or create your own frog artwork. You could also practise your catching skills as this is our PE focus this week.
Mrs Bromley shows you how to make a wildlife pond: