This week we will be completing various Koo Koo Kanga Roo dance, movement and exercise routines. Each day choose a new routine and continue to practise the routines you have already learnt the day before so by Friday you should be up to 5 dances. This will enable you to get really good and develop your fluency in all of the different moves you will be completing. Follow the link below to access the dance, movement and exercise routines, have fun.
Now we will practise our letter formation, use different writing resources across the week to ensure children don't become bored but maintain their interest and enthusiasm. Today focus on the letters d, e, s, f. Remember to form each letter accurately. Refer to the handwriting ditty sheet to help you.
Watch the online phonics session with Rosie, this will be played at 9:30 then available for 24 hours. Find the lessons on You Tube: Read Write Inc: New: Set 2 Speed Sound with Rosie "oy", followed by New: Set 2 Spelling with Rosie "oy" and to finish either Red words 1 with Rosie or Red words 2 with Rosie.
Reading Challenge: Now ask your child to apply the sound of the day into reading a sentence; I put the toy train on the rail way track.
Writing Challenge: Now ask your child to write the sentence, The boy went to the shop.
Encourage your child to start the sentence with a capital letter, after they sound out and record each word remind them to leave a finger space before starting to write the next word. Finally remind them to finish the sentence with a full stop.
Remember to practise your reading at least three times a week by either reading your book in your book bag or logging onto Reading Buddy. Develop your fluency by re-reading the same text a number of times. Practise makes perfect!
Also remember to practise the words in your high frequency word wallet so you don't forget them. The words you are able to recognise in your wallet should now be read accurately when you are reading a text. Each week we will focus on new words to build up the breadth of words you able to recognise. This week please practise the following words; make, an. They can be written on paper and added to your word wallet. If children are still learning previous sets of words, continue to practise the other words then introduce this set as and when they are ready.
Write the numbers 0, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18 and 20 on pieces of paper to create a 0-20 number line in steps of two. Chant from 0-20 in steps of 2 using the number line created to help, then 20-0 in steps of 2. Can the children manage this without referring to the number line? Turn a number, can the children use the number line to work out which number is missing. Shuffle the numbers can the children independently set the number line out again in steps of 2?
Using the numbers used for the number line, add on a p to the end of each number then shuffle them into a random order. Provide 10, 2p coins. Children to select and read a value from the mixed pile (2p, 4p, 6p, 8p, 10p, 12p, 14p, 16p, 18p, 20p) then count out the correct amount of 2p coins from their pile to match the value on the paper, counting the amounts in 2's as they place down the 2p coin. So if they turned 14p, from their pile of 2p coins they would move and say; 2p, 4p, 6p, 8p, 10p, 12p and 14p into a separate pile. Repeat with the other values in the pile until the children are fluent with this skill.
Challenge: create a shop where the items cost 2p, 4p, 6p, 8p, 10p, 12p, 14p, 16p, 18p, 20p. Encourage children to pay for each item by using their set of 2p coins. Then children can have a turn at being the shop keeper, checking that they are being paid the correct amount of money.
Outdoors; write the numbers 0,2,4,6,8,10,12,14,16,18,20 for children to jump on and shout out the number throughout the day, so that they develop their fluency in counting to 20 in steps of 2. Once confident, continue to practice counting backwards.
Listen to the story of Little Red Riding Hood. Today we are going to write a diary as if we are the Wolf. When we write we will refer to ourselves as I. Write the words 'I' 'the' 'saw' 'to' 'my' 'you' 'of' 'what' 'have' and 'all' on a piece of paper and check that the children can read these words. Show the children how to write a sentence or two as the Wolf starting with a capital letter, sounding out words, writing words from memory or refer to the sheet when spelling 'I' 'the' 'saw' 'to' 'my' 'you' 'of' 'what' 'have' and 'all'. You might choose to show them how to write; In the deep dark woods I saw a girl. (and) I told her to pick flowers whilst I sped across to Grandma’s house. Encourage children to write at least two sentences. Some children may want to write more and this can be encouraged. Some children might choose to write two sentences other children might be able to manage four or more sentences. Children can then independently write their own sentences without help. At this point they should have plenty of ideas from the discussion work. Encourage use of the strategies you have shown them for the task but do not be tempted to do it for them to copy. Praise their sounding out, they may write Grandma as grandmar, woodcutter as woodcutr, killed as kild as these are the sounds that they know. Even if you can't read it, celebrate their success, they have had a go and are on their own personal learning journey. If you can't read it today you will be able to soon.
EXPRESSIVE ARTS AND DESIGN / UNDERSTANDING THE WORLD
Today I would like you to have a look at one of Mrs Bromley's creations. Over the past two weeks she has been busy adding ideas to our school website. Take a look and see which one you would like to do. My personal favourites are the bird feeder, fairy garden and to get rid of any frustration tin can shy! Have fun, what ever you choose to do. To get to the ideas follow: Children, Home Learning, Mrs Bromley's Creations (tree icon).