This week's story is all about ZOG by Julia Donaldson. Watch it here.
Our learning this week starts with phonics.
Practise writing the new sounds that you have learnt.
Then how many words can you think of using your new sounds?
Everyday numeracy - please keep practising writing your numbers 0 - 10 and then up to 20. If you can go higher than 20 then have a go and see how far you can go up to BUT no wobbly numbers!
Literacy Zog the flying doctor!
The prince and princess prefer to be doctors than royalty!
How many things can you think of that doctors and nurses do to help us?
Make a list in your book
Zog is the biggest orange dragon! Look at more complex patterns with our next stage of not just colour but size? Lots of different positional language to figure out.
Activity Create your own rainbow and give it a name.
Literacy Make a thank you card for a doctor or a nurse. You can decorate the front with a rainbow or maybe a rosette. Inside your card give a reason why you are saying thank you.
You could always post it to a hospital afterwards.
Use your ten frames to help you with this week's maths. You may be able to do the sum in your head but learn how to use ten frames please. It helps you learn to recognise and count in tens and then to count on.
Activity Make your own rosette reward. Zog’s star is a special one with a backing like a rosette! He really is best in show. Make your own for yourself or something special for your family.
Literacy How does a dragon learn to fly?
Do they have flying lessons? where do they do their first flight? From a tree or a mountain?
Draw a picture of your dragon first learning to fly then write about how he learns.
Where, who when, how ...?
Dragon Races The dragons have many lessons. Flying is one of them. Can you count how many dragons there are, which dragons have gone and how many are left? Use your ten frames to help you takeaway.
Activity Your dragon has passed his flying test. Design a flying certificate for your dragon. Include his or her name, when and where she/he passed the test.
Literacy Zog studies for years at Dragon School.
Learning to roar and to breath fire and to fly. What school rules do you think dragons will have? Can you write a list of school rules for Zog! Use the maths link above for ideas.
Numeracy (Link above) Plan and write instructions for a Dragon Dance.
Activity Dragon Dance for the festival of Chinese New Year.
A special Zog dance! People dress up as dragons to perform and ward off evil spirits! Design your own dragon and dance! You may even want to add your own music!
Literacy and Activity Find your inner Dragon.Tell me a dragon is full of beautiful detailed illustrations and language about each dragon. Each dragon in this book is unique to each person. What would your Dragon be like? Draw your inner dragon and write sentences to describe it!
Remember capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. Letters on the line and not too big!
Flying practice Zog makes various attempts to fly and always remembers to practise just like his teacher tells him to. It’s time to be dragons! Can you time your flights?
Set out your flight plan in your numeracy book.
Happy weekend - you may want to make biscuits ready for the weekend.
We have been dancing to this at school!