We hope you had a great weekend. Below is a selection of learning opportunities for you to use at home. If you can keep some learning going at home that is great but remember there is no pressure or expectations that you must do it. Do what you need to do to have a happy and healthy family. Please also bear in mind that at school our day consists of small chunks of ‘adult led’ learning with independent play in between, so please don’t feel you need to be providing activities all day long.
All of the documents linked to the activities can be found below.
Have a great week,
Mrs Cobourne and Mrs Fayers
Many of the Kingfishers and Robins are now watching the on-line Read Write Inc Phonics lessons. We have had lots of positive feedback as the presenters are engaging and the format of these lessons is exactly the same as we use in school, so the children are very familiar with it.
If you have not tried it already, why don’t you give it a try this week?
The lessons will be shown at the times below, but are available for 24 hours, so you can fit it in whenever is convenient for you.
• Set 1 Speed Sounds at 9.30 am, followed by Set 1 Spelling
• Set 2 Speed Sounds at 10.00 am, followed by Set 2 Spelling
• Set 3 Speed Sounds at 10.30 am, followed by Set 3 Spelling
If you are unsure which lessons will suit your child, please ask your child which teacher they have for phonics (it might be different to their class teacher) and see below for which lesson matches their need. If you are still unsure, please send us a note via Tapestry and we will let you know which lessons your child should watch.
Set 1 - Suitable for Mrs Fayers’s Phonics group
Set 2 - Suitable for Mrs Hart's and Mrs Cobourne's Phonics group
Set 3 - Suitable for Mrs Cobourne's phonics group
If you are unable to take part in the daily on-line lessons, or want an extra challenge, you could try the following activities.
You will need the letter sounds we sent home in your ‘Home School’ pack. If you need some more letter sounds you will find a new set on the ‘Home Schooling’ section of our website. https://www.watchfieldprimary.co.uk/activity-pack/
If you cannot print them out, you could use paper and pens to make your own letter cards.
Each day you could continue to play speed sounds with your letter sounds. To do this you need to show them to the children 1 at a time like flash cards.
We have exhausted the suitable books from Starfall.com, so this week we are going to add a selection of captions for you to read. Please look at the list below for the correct caption list to read.
Mrs Fayers’s phonics group –Captions 1
Mrs Hart’s phonics group – Captions 2
Mrs Cobourne’s phonics group – Captions 3
You can still access the free books on Oxford Owl, if you haven't done so already.
You will need to make an account on the Oxford Owl website, but once in, there are a selection of free books to try.
If you are able to find some time to have a go at writing this week, here is a list of ideas.
The children are all at different stages with their writing, so take your lead from them.
• Practice writing your name.
• Have you got any paint at home? If so, have a go at painting letters, either with a paintbrush or your finger. Here is a link to the rhymes we use at school to help us remember how to form each letter.
• Gather all your teddies and make name labels for them.
• Have you been watching some good programmes on TV? Perhaps you could write a sentence about your favourite one? What was it about? What characters were in it? What was the best bit about it?
• Have you learnt anything interesting about frogs this week? Perhaps you could make a little booklet about what you have found out.
Don’t forget to use your ‘Fred fingers’ to help you sound out the words you need, and remember, a super sentence has finger spaces between the words and a full stop at the end.
We’d love to see your efforts if your grown up has chance to upload it on Tapestry.
This week’s White Rose Maths is based around a spider theme. One of the books recommended is 'The Very Busy Spider' by Eric Carle. If you do not have this story please have a look at the link below. If you haven’t already checked it out, have a little look as it is excellent at covering a variety of maths concepts, but most of all it is fun and engaging for the children. You will need Week 4, day 1 for today's activity. The video tutorials will still be showing on the website but the document of activities is attached below.
The Very Busy Spider - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhkZi28sE_E
Extra Number activities
You will need the numbers from your home school pack for this activity. Again, if you have lost them, here is a link to some you can print out, or you can make your own set of 1-20 cards.
*Each time someone lands on a number remember to say what the number it is.
You could write them on paper, but you could also practise writing them in a tray of rice or lentils or something else, like you may have tried when writing your letters.
The topic this week is 'The Lifecycle of a Frog'.
Here are some activities that you could have a go at this week.
You could choose your own frog activity, or you could do one or more of the following;
Harold the Giraffe is still writing his diary. If you haven’t yet had a look, you can continue to visit him at the link below to find out what he is doing this week. It will definitely give you some ideas of things to do.
Harold loves to keep a healthy lifestyle. He says that there are 5 things that will help him to keep happy and healthy. These things are;
• Be Active
• Get Creative
• Mindful Moments
• Connect with Others
• Give to Others
Here a few challenges that you might like to try this week.