I hope you all had a lovely weekend.
Our home learning or at school is:
Each day please start with phonics.
Either TWINKL or Letters & Sounds.( Uploaded every morning at 10am. Link is https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP_FbjYUP_UtldV2K_-niWw/featured )
Please practise writing the sound that you have learnt.
Can you write any words with the sound that you have just learnt?
Our story this week is “Princess Mirror-Belle and the Dragon Pox” By Julia Donaldson.
Listen to the story here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAFaJfcqqt4
Literacy – The Princesses castle!
Princess Mirror-Belle boasts she lives in a very posh palace with maids and guards to hold her fathers beard! Can you think about what your dream castle would look like? Write a description of your castle. Think about the size of your castle and the colours. What is inside your castle?
Numeracy – Spotty mistakes
The princess has lots of spots! She has gone dotty, chicken pox spots but Mirror-Belle has made the patterns go wrong! Tell us where the mistake is. Look at the repeating patterns here:
Can you make your own spotty repeating patterns?
Activity - Design your own princess castle or palace and think about your use of 3-D shapes.
Can you make a palace construction out of different 3-D objects around your house to make a structure? What can you find around your home to make your castle? 3D shapes such as toilet rolls, cardboard boxes etc.
Literacy - Draw a picture of your castle.
Label it using a ruler to draw the straight lines. Write a caption for your drawing.
Numeracy - Talking together
Can you count the spots on each girl and add them together? Use the 10 frames to help you. Ask an adult to draw you the ten frames.
Activity - Spotty pictures!
Can you make a spotty picture using your finger tips, end of a pencil or Q-tips? Maybe you can paint a rainbow or a flower?
(Look up Pointillism art for kids for ideas.)
Literacy How would you cure the dragon pox?
The Princess uses lots of strange things for a cure! What other things in your bathroom could you use to make a cure for the dragon Pox? Write a list of ingredients in your writing book.
Numeracy How to make a cure!
Can you remember all the things Princess Mirror-Belle did to make a cure for the dragon pox? Can you put these in order using mathematical language?
Count in twos by finding 2 of each item to make 20 things for your cure.
Practise counting in 2s up to 20.
Make a crown to wear! Take a photo of yourself wearing your crown.
Literacy -Cure for the Dragon Pox
Write instructions on how to make your cure.
Numeracy A different kind of number line!
Make number tracks with princess Mirror-Belle’s last cure for the dragon pox. Make a number line. (You don’t need to use toilet roll!)
Write the numbers 1 to 10 or 20. Use your number line to measure things around your home. How long or tall are the objects that you are measuring?
Activity - design a label for your Dragon Pox cure. Find a bottle to stick it on.
Literacy – Write a story!
Make up your own story about a Princess or a dragon!
Where does your story begin?
What happens in your story? Is it an adventure or a problem that needs to be solved? Maybe you have to find the hidden treasure!
Numeracy – Doubles!
Double the spots that you can see on Ellen.
Double 4 is 8 …
How many pairs of things can you find around your home?
How many pairs of shoes can you count?
Talking Together Explore the shoes in your house. They all should be in pairs! Who has the biggest feet? Who has the longest feet? Is this the same? Can you put your pairs of shoes in order of size? Can you make your own shoe shop? How much would different shoes cost?
Activity – Find a mirror!
Draw a self-portrait! You can colour it in or paint it. Sign it using your signature!
Extra learning/practise this week is-
Practise writing your numbers 0 to 10 or 20. Make sure your numbers are not too big and that they sit on the line!
When you are writing please make sure that your letters also sit on the line and aren’t too big!
Don’t forget that some letters have tails that go below the line and some letters have tall necks that go up high.
Here are some stories that you can listen to –
Hector and the Big Bad Knight by Alex T Smith https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4-QeRqyjno
The Night Dragon by Naomi Howarth https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQB4iQWIDnA
The Dot by Peter H Reynolds https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Clpw7PG7m1Q