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Have you been keeping up with reading everyday?

Don't forget to keep using Oxford Owl and choosing books to share, this can either be by yourself, or with an adult or brother or sister.

There are lot's of different books to read on here. 

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/


 

 

There are some fantastic videos and learning opportunities available to share! 

 

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Why not start your Monday with a workout with Joe Wicks?

He is launching live PE lessons for children on Monday - Friday at 9am on his YouTube page.

I am definitely  going to be giving it a try so come and join in the fun!

 

Also remember to practise name writing!! And counting in 1's, 2's, 5's and 10's

Home Learning 06.07.2020

 

Monday 6th July 2020

This week we are going to be learning about  Dinosaurs!

To find today’s learning you will need to look in the foundation section on Espresso.  In the understanding of the world section you will find a folder called Dinosaurs.

There are lots of books and videos for you to explore in this section.  Talk to your family about anything interesting that you discover.

 

Wednesday 8th July 2020

Did you enjoy learning all about Dinosaurs?

Today we are going to complete 2 challenges in the activities section. 

First can you complete the dinosaur name game.

Then can complete the dinosaur labelling challenge. 

Thursday 9th July

https://www.pre-kpages.com/dinosaur-activities-preschool/ Can watch harry and the Dinosaur go school on you tube and then play move like a dinosaur game.

 

Friday 10th July 2020

For our final writing challenge of the week we are going to take a look at the images that are part of the Dinosaurs section on Espresso. 

Choose at least one photo and write a sentence about it.   Don’t forget to segment your words carefully and blend them back together to check it makes sense. 

 

Phonics 

 

We will be revisiting Phase 3 in Phonics this week. Watch the videos for ch, sh, th, ng on Espresso and then over the week complete the activities in the activities tab. Also below are some games to play. 

 

Espresso – Foundation – Literacy – Phonics – Polly’s Phonics and look at:  ai ee igh oa 

Numeracy 06.07.2020

 

This week in numeracy we are going to recap our numerals 1-20. The children are to practise writing the numbers. The can then practise ordering the numbers. This can be done by writing the numerals on a piece of paper and cutting them out, shuffle the numerals and then put them in order. If your children is secure at these numbers then they can look beyond these into 30's, 40's etc.

Home Learning 29.06.2020

 

Literacy 

 

Monday 29th June 2020

This week we are going to be learning some more about life Under the sea!

To find today’s learning you will need to look in the foundation section on Espresso.  In the understanding of the world section you will find a folder called Under the sea.

There are lots of books and videos for you to explore in this section.  Talk to your family about anything interesting that you discover.

Tuesday 30th June 2020

Today we would like you to draw your own fish, you can use the photos from Espresso to help you. After you have drawn your fish, we would like you to label the parts of your fish, for example fin, tail etc

Wednesday 1st July 2020

Did you enjoy exploring lifeUnder the sea ?

Today we are going to complete a challenge in the activities section. 

First can you complete the blending sea creatures game.

Then can you choose a word to write in a sentence. 

 

Friday 3rd July 2020

For our final writing challenge of the week we are going to take a look at the images that are part of the sea creatures section on Espresso. 

Choose at least one photo and write a sentence about it.   Don’t forget to segment your words carefully and blend them back together to check it makes sense. 

Phonics 

 

We will be revisiting Phase 3 in Phonics this week. Watch the videos for ch, sh, th, ng on Espresso and then over the week complete the activities in the activities tab. Also below are some games to play. 

 

Espresso – Foundation – Literacy – Phonics – Scrap’s Phonics and look at:  ch sh th ng

Numeracy

 

This week we will continue to look at subtraction. Carry on practising last week's activity:-

 

Adult to model having 10 objects in a row. Explain that this is our starting amount.  Roll dice. Explain the amount the dice has landed on is the amount we are subtracting. Subtract this amount. Count the amount which is left. What has happened to the amount? Why?

 

Children line up objects in a row of 10. Children roll dice. Subtract that many. Count how many are left. What has happened to the amount? Why? Repeat.

 

Children line up counters in a row of 10. Children roll dice. Subtract that many. Count how many are left. What has happened to the amount? Why? Repeat.

 

If you child is secure with this method then they can practise subtraction by counting back.

 

Adult model using fingers to count back a certain number; put start no. in head and show x fingers e.g. 7-2; put 7 in head, 2 on fingers start from 7 and count back. Model with different examples. Prove that this method is accurate by solving using counters also.

 

Children to do above activity with different numbers, working together.

Home Learning 22.06.2020

 

Literacy 

 

Monday 22nd June 2020

This week we are going to be learning about life Under the sea!

To find today’s learning you will need to look in the foundation section on Espresso.  In the understanding of the world section you will find a folder called Under the sea.

First look in the books section and find out about warm and cold seas.

Next write a sentence to answer the question: Which would you rather visit a warm or cold sea?

 

Wednesday 24th June 2020

Did you enjoy reading about warm and cold seas?  I hope so, as today we are going to look at the videos in the Under the sea section of espresso called; warm sea and cold sea.

I hope you were watching carefully as it might help you complete warm or cold sorting challenge in the activities section.

 

Friday 26th June 2020

For our final writing challenge of the week we are going to take a look at the images that are part of the seas and Oceans section on Espresso. 

Choose at least one photo and write a sentence about it.   Don’t forget to segment your words carefully and blend them back together to check it makes sense. 

Phonics 

 

Below are resources the children can use to practise blending (reading) and (segmenting). The sheets can be printed or used on screen. To play roll and read your child is to roll a die and read the sentence from the column. Use the CVC pictures from the previous weeks as children will have become confident to write with these. Try to practise it is sentences. for example, it is a cat

 

We suggest doing one activity a day i.e Monday play roll and read, Tuesday segment. For the 5th activity practise writing I, the, to, no, go, we, me, he, and she

Numeracy

 

This week we will be looking at subtraction. This will be over 3 sessions on different days.

 

Session 1

Grab game - Model having an amount of objects (lego, seeds etc) (do not count). Explain this is our starting amount. Explain we are going to take some away (subtract). Adult to grab an amount (again, do not count). Once the amount has been taken away talk about what has happened to the amount. Discuss that the amount has got smaller; why? Repeat.

 

Children can then use the objects to play the grab game. Encourage the children to discuss what has happened to the amount – using words like less and fewer.

 

Session 2

Adult to have a start amount and this time count the starting amount. Adult to take an amount away (any amount- do not count). Now count how many are left. What has happened to the amount? Clarify this is a smaller number. Repeat.

 

Children to play the grab game again, but this time counting the starting amount and the amount left when some are taken away. Encourage the children to discuss what has happened to the amount – using words like less and fewer.

 

Session 3 

 

Adult to model having 10 objects in a row. Explain that this is our starting amount.  Roll dice. Explain the amount the dice has landed on is the amount we are subtracting. Subtract this amount. Count the amount which is left. What has happened to the amount? Why?

 

Children line up objects in a row of 10. Children roll dice. Subtract that many. Count how many are left. What has happened to the amount? Why? Repeat.

 

 

 

 

Children line up counters in a row of 10. Children roll dice. Subtract that many. Count how many are left. What has happened to the amount? Why? Repeat.

Home Learning 15.06.20

 

 

Monday 15th June 2020

 

I hope you are enjoying learning about new life.  This week we are going to be thinking about butterflies.  

 

Let’s start by listening to the story ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75NQK-Sm1YY

 

Can you retell the story in your own words? What happened at the beginning, middle and end? How many different foods did the caterpillar eat? Why do you think he had stomach ache?

 

 

 

Tuesday 16th June 2020

 

Can you think back to the story you listened to yesterday? How many different foods did the caterpillar eat?

 

Can you make a list of all the different foods? Don’t forget to segment your words carefully and blend them back together to check it makes sense. 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 17th June 2020

 

Now let’s look in the foundation section on Espresso.  In the understanding of the world section you will find a folder all about new life.  What information can you find in the book: A butterflies life cycle?

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday 18th June 2020

 

What did you learn from the book A butterflies life cycle?  

 

For today’s challenge you are going to write your own life cycle of a butterfly.   To help you look in the images part of the new life section on espresso. 

 

Write a sentence for each of these images: butterfly eggs, caterpillar eating a life, and butterfly. Don’t forget to segment your words carefully and blend them back together to check it makes sense. 

 

 

 

Friday 18th June 2020

 

Today I have a writing challenge for you.

 

 Look again in the images part of the new life section on espresso.  

 

Can you write at least 2 sentences about this picture? Don’t forget to segment your words carefully and blend them back together to check it makes sense. 

 

Phonics 

 

Below are resources the children can use to practise blending (reading) and (segmenting). The sheets can be printed or used on screen. To play roll and read your child is to roll a die and read a word from the column. The CVC pictures are to use to segment and write. To extend this activity they can write a simple sentence. 

 

We suggest doing one activity a day i.e Monday play roll and read, Tuesday segment. For the 5th activity practise writing I, the, to, no, go, we, me, he, and she

Numeracy

 

We would like you to continue to look at addition again this week. Last week we looked at the part part whole method. This is when the children have 2 separate sets of objects and phyically move them together. For example, there are 2 apples here, 3 bananas here, when we put them together there are 5 altogether.

This week we would like you to introduce the symbols + and = as the children continue to use the part part whole method.

Home Learning 08.06.20

 

Home learning will look different from this week. We will be adding the learning that we are using in school. Please also feel free to continue to use the learning from previous weeks and the Espresso website learning. 

 

Literacy 

 

Monday 8th June 2020

Did you enjoy learning how animals start their life last week? I hope so. This week we are going to be thinking about how plants start their life.

To find today’s learning you will need to look in the foundation section on Espresso.  In the understanding of the world section you will find a folder all about new life.  What information can you find in the book: A plants life cycle? 

 

Tuesday

Recap the a plant life cycle book. What does a seed need to grow? Can you write a list of the things it needs: water, soil, sun, light, heat 

 

Wednesday

Hello. You might need to take another look at the book: A plants life cycle, before you complete today’s challenge.  Now look in the activities section and see if you can complete the plants life cycle.

 

Thursday

Parts of a plant.  Show the children a picture of a plant (see below) Can the children write the parts of a plant.

 

 

Friday 12th June

To complete the final challenge of the week you are going to write your own life cycle of a plant.   To help you look in the images part of the new life section on espresso

Write a sentence for each of these images: seeds, watering plants, and seedlings. Don’t forget to segment your words carefully and blend them back together to check it makes sense. 

The children do not need to label the parts of a flower. Print the sheet or write on a piece of paper

Phonics 

 

Below are resources the children can use to practise blending (reading) and (segmenting). The sheets can be printed or used on screen. To play roll and read your child is to roll a die and read a word from the column. The CVC pictures are to use to segment and write. To extend this activity they can write a simple sentence. 

 

We suggest doing one activity a day i.e Monday play roll and read, Tuesday segment. For the 5th activity practise writing I, the, to, no, go, we, me, he, and she

Numeracy

 

We want you to revisit addition again this week, remember we do lots of practical maths in Foundation 2, this time we would like you to use the part part whole method. This is when the children have 2 separate sets of objects and phyically move them together. For example, there are 2 apples here, 3 bananas here, when we put them together there are 5 altogether.

You could also write some number sentences for yourself and use some practical resources to help you find the answer e.g. pennies, pencils, pasta etc.

Suggested Apps – Dino Math, popmath

 

Home Learning for 01/06/20

 

Phonics

If you are in Mrs Marren’s phonics group please go to:

Espresso – Foundation – Literacy – Phonics – Scrap’s Phonics (Phase 2/3) and look at:  set 1- 7 activities via the activities tab 

 

Also 

- Play Buried Treasure/ Obb & Bob/ Dragons Den on phonics play for those phonemes (www.phonicsplay.co.uk- phase 2- then either buried treasure, dragons den or Obb and Bob)

- Write cvc words with phase 2 letters, words such as cat mat dog hut red got dad mum kid etc
 

 

If you are in Mr Klair’s phonics group please go to:

Espresso – Foundation – Literacy – Phonics – Polly’s Phonics and look at: tricky words - and playing through the activites. Also practise writing these words too.

 

If your in Miss Allen's phonics groups and are secure with phase 3 then please go to:

Espresso – Foundation – Literacy – Phonics – Kim’s Phonics (Phase 4) and look at: -  tricky words - and playing through the activites. Also practise writing these words too.

If not secure revisit phase 3 and practise any digraphs you are unfamiliar with

 

If you are in Miss Gordon and Mrs Wirth’s phonics group please go to:

Espresso – Foundation – Literacy – Phonics – Ash’s Phonics (Phase 5) and look at: i-e and ie

- Play Buried Treasure/ Obb & Bob/ Dragons Den on phonics play for those phonemes (www.phonicsplay.co.uk- phase 5- then either buried treasure, dragons den or Obb and Bob)

- Write 6 words with each of those phonemes in
- Write a sentence containing a word with each new diagraph in e.g. a sentence with an 'i-e' word and then one with an 'ie' word,

 

Please also look at the tricky words for each phase, the children are to read and spell these words - a method we use is Look (show the child the word) Cover (remove the word from sight) Write (child to write the word) Check (show the word and check if spelt right, correct if not. Words mats can be found further down the page

 

Literacy

Monday 1st June 2020

Welcome back! I hope you are ready for some new learning.

To find today’s learning you will need to look in the foundation section on Espresso.  In the understanding of the world section you will find a folder all about new life.

First watch the video: Baby Animals.  I hope you were watching carefully as it might help you complete Animal snap in the activities section.

 

Wednesday 3rd June 2020

Did you enjoy watching the video all about baby animals?  I hope so, as today we are going to look at the book in the new life section of espresso called; baby animals.

Now for your writing challenge! Can you write a list of all the baby animals? Remember to use your blending and segmenting skills.

 

Friday 5th June 2020

For our final writing challenge of the week we are going to take a look in the photo gallery that is part of the baby animals section on Espresso. 

Choose at least one photo and write a sentence about it.   Don’t forget to segment your words carefully and blend them back together to check it makes sense. 

 

Numeracy    

One more/one less to 10 and then to 20

 

This week we would like you to practise saying the numbers 1 more and less up to 10 and then  20. You can do this a lot of different ways.  You can use objects - put out 5 objects, what is one less, your child can then either say one less or can remove 1 object to find 1 less. You can show your child a number and then ask them to say the number that is one more. You can use the documents below to help.

 

 

One more one less

Home Learning for 18/05/20

 

Phonics

If you are in Mrs Marren’s phonics group please go to:

Espresso – Foundation – Literacy – Phonics – Scrap’s Phonics (Phase 2/3) and look at:  set 1- 5 activities via the activities tab 

 

If you are in Mr Klair’s phonics group please go to:

Espresso – Foundation – Literacy – Phonics – Scrap’s Phonics and look at: watch air, ear and ture videos and complete air, ear and ture activities via the activity tab 

 

If your in Miss Allen's phonics groups and are secure with phase 3 then please go to:

Espresso – Foundation – Literacy – Phonics – Kim’s Phonics (Phase 4) and look at: -  Words beginning and ending cc and words beginning ccc

If not secure revisit phase 3 and practise any digraphs you are unfamiliar with

 

If you are in Miss Gordon and Mrs Wirth’s phonics group please go to:

Espresso – Foundation – Literacy – Phonics – Ash’s Phonics (Phase 5) and look at: e-e and ie

- Play Buried Treasure/ Obb & Bob/ Dragons Den on phonics play for those phonemes (www.phonicsplay.co.uk- phase 5- then either buried treasure, dragons den or Obb and Bob)

- Write 6 words with each of those phonemes in
- Write a sentence containing a word with each new diagraph in e.g. a sentence with an 'e-e' word and then one with an 'ie' word,

 

Please also look at the tricky words for each phase, the children are to read and spell these words - a method we use is Look (show the child the word) Cover (remove the word from sight) Write (child to write the word) Check (show the word and check if spelt right, correct if not. Words mats can be found further down the page

 

Literacy

Monday 18th May 2020

Today we are going to start our new learning.  It is all about parks.  I like going to the park, do you?

To find today’s learning you will need to look in the foundation section on Espresso.  In the physical development section you will find a folder called Visit to the park.

First watch a video called ;Which park?

Now for your writing challenge! Can you write a list of all the things you might see a park? Remember to use your blending and segmenting skills.

 

Wednesday 20th May 2020

Hello. Today we are going to continue thinking about parks.  Have another look in Visit to the park section on Espresso.  Can you complete the activity called ; What’s behind the door? 

Now for your writing challenge! Can you write a list of all the things you heard in the park? Remember to use your blending and segmenting skills.

 

Friday 22nd May 2020

For our final writing challenge of the week we are going to take a look in the photo gallery that is part of the Visit to the park section on Espresso. 

Choose at least one photo and write a sentence about it.   Don’t forget to segment your words carefully and blend them back together to check it makes sense. 

 

Numeracy    

Number formation

 

This week we would like you to practise writing your numbers 1 - 20. You can do this a lot of different ways. Use a pencil, paintbrush, flour be as creative as you want. If you can already write your numbers 1-20 why not look at numbers beyond this? 

 

Home Learning for 11/05/20

 

Phonics

If you are in Mrs Marren’s phonics group please go to:

Espresso – Foundation – Literacy – Phonics – Scrap’s Phonics (Phase 2/3) and look at: qu video and complete set 7 activities via the activities tab 

 

If you are in Mr Klair’s phonics group please go to:

Espresso – Foundation – Literacy – Phonics – Scrap’s Phonics and look at: watch oi, ow and ear videos and complete ur, oi,ow and ear activities via the activity tab 

 

If your in Miss Allen's phonics groups and are secure with phase 3 then please go to:

Espresso – Foundation – Literacy – Phonics – Kim’s Phonics (Phase 4) and look at: -  Words ending cc (1) and Words ending cc (2)

If not secure revisit phase 3 and practise any digraphs you are unfamiliar with

 

If you are in Miss Gordon and Mrs Wirth’s phonics group please go to:

Espresso – Foundation – Literacy – Phonics – Ash’s Phonics (Phase 5) and look at: ea, ey

- Play Buried Treasure/ Obb & Bob/ Dragons Den on phonics play for those phonemes (www.phonicsplay.co.uk- phase 5- then either buried treasure, dragons den or Obb and Bob)

- Write 6 words with each of those phonemes in
- Write a sentence containing a word with each new diagraph in e.g. a sentence with an 'ea' word and then one with an 'ey' word,

 

Please also look at the tricky words for each phase, the children are to read and spell these words - a method we use is Look (show the child the word) Cover (remove the word from sight) Write (child to write the word) Check (show the word and check if spelt right, correct if not. Words mats can be found further down the page

 

Literacy

Can you remember who we have been thinking about last week?  That’s right,   Elmer.  What sort of animal is he? Yes, an elephant. 

Today we are going to be learning some facts about Elephants.  There is a book in the Elmer section of espresso to help you.  Why not write down some interesting words or draw a picture of an elephant.    

 

 https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/frontscreen/item1182719/gradef/index.html?source=search-all-all-all-all&source-keywords=elmer

 

Wednesday

 

On Monday we were thinking about Elephants.  To help you complete today’s writing challenge you might want to take another look at the information book on espresso.

Your challenge is to write sentences describing Elephants.  A good way to start is: Elephants have… or They can…      Don’t forget to put a full stop at the end and to check that they make sense.        

 

Friday

 

Hello. Today we are going to be looking at another Elmer story.  To find today’s learning you will need to look in the foundation section on Espresso.  In the communication and Language section you will find a folder all about Elmer.

First I would like you to watch the video called Elmer’s Walk.  Some of you may have heard this story before.  Next look at the activities where you will find a sequencing game for Elmer’s Walk.  I hope you paid attention to the story as it will help you to be successful in the game.

 

Numeracy    

Addition and Subtraction 

 

We want you to revisit addition and subtraction again this week, remember we do lots of practical maths in Foundation 2, so you could set yourself some new challenges or use the previous ones for example, if I add up all of my cars and all of my dinosaurs how many do I have? If I count all of my cuddly toys and then take away all of the brown ones how many do I have left? How many coats are hanging up, and if I take all the grown up ones away how many are left? If I add up all of my shoes and all of my hats how many are there altogether?

You could also write some number sentences for yourself and use some practical resources to help you find the answer e.g. pennies, pencils, pasta etc.

Suggested Apps – Dino Math, popmath

 

 

 

 

You can find all the previous weeks learning below

Phonics

The children will be able to tell you which phonics group they are in. Each week we will let you know which groups of sounds to learn, there are videos to watch and the activity tab has a number of activities to complete over the week -  Once logged into the Espresso website -

If you are in Mrs Marren’s phonics group please go to:

Espresso – Foundation – Literacy – Phonics – Scrap’s Phonics (Phase 2/3) and look at:

Week 1 - s a t p i n m d

Week 2 – g, o, c, k, ck, e, u, r

Week 3 20/04/20 - h, b, f, l

Week 4 27/04/20 – j, v, w, x

Week 5 04/05/20 - y, z

 

If you are in Mr Klair’s phonics group please go to:

Espresso – Foundation – Literacy – Phonics – Scrap’s Phonics and look at: 

 

Week 1 - j, v, w, x, y, z, qu

 

Week 2 -  ch, sh, th, ng 

 

Week 3 - 20/04/20 - ai, ee, igh

 

Week 4 - 27/04/20  - oo,oo and oa

 

Week 5 - 04/05/20 - ar , ur, or

 

If you are in Miss Allen’s phonics group please go to:

 Espresso – Foundation – Literacy – Phonics – Scrap’s Phonics (Phase2/3)

 

Week 1 -(Phase 2/3) and look at qu, sh, ch, th, ng

 

Espresso – Foundation – Literacy – Phonics – Polly’s Phonics (Phase 3)

 

Week 2 - look at ai, ee, igh, oa, oo, oo

 

Week 3 20/04/20 -  look at ar, or, ow, oi

 

Week 4 27/04/20 - ear, air, er, ture (please note that at school we learn ‘ure’ instead of ‘ture’ so this might be a bit confusing at first!)

 

Week 5 04/05/20 - It is important that your child is secure at recognising, reading and spelling with all the Phase 3 digraphs before moving ahead. If your child is not secure with all the previously taught digraphs then we advise that they have another go at the previous learning. IF secure they can move on to :-

Espresso – Foundation – Literacy – Phonics – Kim’s Phonics (Phase 4) and look at: -  Words beginning cc (1) and Words beginning cc (2)

 

If you are in Miss Gordon and Mrs Wirth’s phonics group please go to:

Espresso – Foundation – Literacy – Phonics – Kim’s Phonics (Phase 4) and look at:

 

Week 1 – Words beginning cc (1) and Words beginning cc (2)

 

Week 2Words ending cc (1) and Words ending cc (2)

 

Week 3 - 20/04/20 - Words beginning and ending cc and words beginning ccc

 

Week 4 - 27/04/20 - Long words

 

Week 5 04/05/20 - It is important that your child is secure at the Phase 4 learning they have been doing. If your child is not secure with reading and spelling the Phase 4 words then we advise that they have another go at the previous learning. IF secure they can move on to :-

 

Espresso – Foundation – Literacy – Phonics – Ash’s Phonics (Phase 5) and look at: ay and a-e

 

- Play Buried Treasure/ Obb & Bob/ Dragons Den on phonics play for those phonemes (www.phonicsplay.co.uk- phase 5- then either buried treasure, dragons den or Obb and Bob)

- Write 6 words with each of those phonemes in
- Write a sentence containing a word with each new diagraph in e.g. a sentence with an 'ay' word and then one with an 'a-e' word,

 

Please also look at the tricky words for each phase, the children are to read and spell these words - a method we use is Look (show the child the word) Cover (remove the word from sight) Write (child to write the word) Check (show the word and check if spelt right, correct if not)

Tricky words to read and spell. Practise writing simple sentences with these I go to the shop, we are cats...

Literacy

For Literacy we are asking children to practise writing their full names and make a simple diary, at least 3 times a week, they are to write a simple sentence about something they have done on that day. We will also like them to a story on Espresso and then complete the activities for that story, again these can be found in the activity link on each story page.

 

Espresso – Foundation – Literacy – Story Time: Rat-A-Tat-Tat

 

Week 1 – The Tiger Child

                  What’s Up?

 

Week 2 – Mrs Armitage and The Big Wave

                  Moles Can Dance

 

Week 3 20/04/20 - Owl Babies

                                   Little Beaver and the Echo

 

Week 4 27/04/20 – Winnie the Witch

                                    Who’s at the Door

 

Week 5 04/05/20 -  This week we will be adding Literacy learning on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.  

Monday 4th May 2020

This week we are going to be thinking about elephants, and in particular a special elephant called Elmer.  To find today’s learning you will need to look in the foundation section on Espresso.  In the communication and Language section you will find a folder all about Elmer.

First I would like you to watch the video called Elmer.  Some of you may have heard this story before.  Next look at the activities where you will find a sequencing game for Elmer.  I hope you paid attention to the story as it will help you to be successful in the game. 

 

Wednesday 29th April 2020

Welcome back.  I hope you enjoyed the story of Elmer.  In the story Elmer was different to the other elephants, why? That’s right he was patchwork.  Today I have a writing challenge for you.

 Take a look at a picture of Elmer.   What can you see? Lots of colours, big ears, and a trunk.  Your challenge is to write sentences describing Elmer.   A good way to start is: Elmer has… or He is…      Don’t forget to put a full stop at the end and to check that they make sense.      

 

 

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Practice your handwriting

Numeracy

Week 1 – Number recognition 1 – 20: Look for numbers in your environment; can you tell your grown-ups which numbers you can see? If you would like to you could make a list of the places where you found some numbers.

 

 You could also look on Espresso at Espresso – Foundation – Maths – Numbers 0-20 and Espresso – Foundation – Maths – Number Crew: Writing Numbers to 20

                  Suggested App – Lola’s Train

                

Week 1 – Counting:  Make a list of things you would like to count in your house and record the answer e.g. hats, feet, light switches, fingers. If you feel ready you could find pairs of things and count in 2s to see how many you have got e.g. socks, gloves, shoes.

                 You could also look on Espresso at Espresso – Foundation – Maths – Numbers 0-20 and Espresso – Foundation – Maths – Number Crew: Counting                

                 Suggested App – Counting

 

 

Week 2 - Addition and Subtraction  - Please see the attachments below these can be printed or can be done off the screen.

 

We also do lots of practical maths in Foundation 2, so you could set yourself some challenges for example, if I add up all of my cars and all of my dinosaurs how many do I have? If I count all of my cuddly toys and then take away all of the brown ones how many do I have left? How many coats are hanging up, and if I take all the grown up ones away how many are left? If I add up all of my shoes and all of my hats how many are there altogether?

You could also write some number sentences for yourself and use some practical resources to help you find the answer e.g. pennies, pencils, pasta etc.

Suggested Apps – Dino Math, popmath

 

Week 3 - 20/04/20

 

How many 2D shapes can you find in your house? The 2D shapes that we have been looking at are square, rectangle, triangle, circle, oval, semi-circle, pentagon, hexagon and octagon.

How many 3D shapes can you find? The 3D shapes that we have been looking at are cube, cuboid, sphere, cylinder, cone, triangle based pyramid and square based pyramid. These are much harder to find so don’t worry if you can’t find them all!

You could also look on Espresso – Foundation – Maths – Shape 

 

Week 4 - 27/04/20

 

Pattern: Have a look at Espresso – Foundation – Maths – Numbers 0-20 and Espresso – Foundation – Maths – Problem Solving – Patterns and Activity Area – Sound Patterns, Shape Patterns, Peg Patterns and Make a Shape Pattern.

 

After you have worked through these activities can you make some patterns of your own? You could either Make them using household objects e.g. cutlery, colouring pencils, toys, or draw/paint them.  

 

Week 5 04/05/20

 

This week we will use the language - short, shorter, shortest, long, longest, longer and compare.

Chose 2 objects around the house - Which is the longest? Which is the shortest?

 

Can you find more objects and put them in order of length?

 

Take your learning outside and compare the length of twigs, leaves, petals, stones etc.

 

Can you measure items in your house using non standard measurements? You could draw around your hand and cut it out - how many handprints long are you when you lay down? how many handprints long is the table? Don't want to use handprints? Use spoons, pebbles or anything thing else you have that are the same size.

 

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