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This week’s learning…
Week beginning 11th October 2021
Here is an overview of our learning this week;
In literacy, we are going to be reading 'Percy the Park Keeper', discussing the story and the characters and then using this to invite the children to do some mark making/writing. We will be having a special visitor pop in during the week too so look out for our post about that!
After the Storm: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OfPj5_k2kZk
This week, we are going to be focusing on subitising. Subitising is when you can look at an amount of objects and sat how many there are without counting. For example, looking at dots on a dice and knowing there are 4 just by looking at it. This is a skill we will practise throughout the year.
This week we are learning the digraphs (2 letters that make one sound) ‘ll’, ‘ss’ and ‘ff’.
Expressive Art and Design:
This week, we are going to be learning about some Black artists and musicians/singers. We will be looking at the art of Chris Ofili and the textile designer Althea McNish and in music, we will be looking at a range of British artists. We will appraise all of these artists and their work, discussing what we like and dislike.
Autumn term curriculum newsletter
Reading at home and reading diary support videos
Ways to support your child at home:
Here are some useful links that you may want to use to support your child's learning;
You tube links:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvMyssfAUx0 - Tricky word song phase 2.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R087lYrRpgY - Tricky word song phase 3.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkz_FVbZtNA - Jolly Phonics sounds.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixndECFUbIo - Phase 2 digraphs.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gN0EaELxGZo - Phase 3 digraphs.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPVbJ-IaHIw - Alphabet letter name and sound.
Reception - Letters and Sounds - Phonics lessons.
We hope you find these useful, don't forget about Geraldine the Giraffe, just google her name followed by the sound that you want to explore.
Games | Sesame Street | PBSKids - Rhyming game
PhonicsPlay - Phase 1 Resources - Rhyming games (Username: jan21 Password: home)
Fine Motor activities
Some favourites of ours in school are as follows;
⭐ Dough disco (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3K-CQrjI0uY). A good home recipe for playdough can be found here: https://theimaginationtree.com/best-ever-no-cook-play-dough-recipe/
⭐ Using pegs. Get your child to help you peg up the washing or create a washing line at home with some string. You could then peg your number cards to this to practise ordering. Maybe you can add in a time challenge and see if your child can beat their previous time!
⭐ Zipping up a coat. This is a handy one for school and this time of year too. ❄
⭐ Cutting. Practising using scissors and cutting along zig zags, straight lines and spirals is a useful skill to try and perfect!
⭐ Colouring. Try to keep within those lines!
⭐ Using foam/flour/coloured rice to write in is also a fun way to practise mark making and letter/number formation
You can find some more ideas below;
Pinterest also has lots of fantastic ideas and is one of our teacher go tos!
We thought it might be useful to share the letter formation rhymes again that we use in school to form our letters. We have shared videos of how to form these previously but we will try and get all the videos uploaded onto our class pages on the school website.
You can find more information about the programme (Read, Write, Inc.) that we use for letter formation here: https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/
You can also find a schedule that shows when free phonics sessions will be delivered (using this programme) on YouTube via the link below. These will be at 9:30am and available for 24hrs after airing.
Here are some songs that we like to sing in our classes.
The Counting Down from 20 Song | Counting Songs | Scratch Garden - Bing video - counting down from 20
Space, Shape and Measure
Days of the Week Song | The Singing Walrus - Bing video - Days of the week
Months of the Year Song | Song for Kids | The Singing Walrus - Bing video - Months of the year
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElQoMOCJw8w - 2D shapes BBC Bitesize
Below are some number formation rhymes;