Monday 30th November 2020 - Hello from Mrs. Simpson
Hello everyone, I hope you are all well and safe. Last week was a very busy week with more sawing of shields, finishing our wind socks in science and finding out more about castles. It was very frustrating that the wind stopped blowing as soon as we put up our windsocks. They have just hung on the pergola in our garden without telling us how strong the wind is or in which direction it is blowing. Maybe next week. We also used the money Noah gave us to buy some onion sets and garlic and planted them during our Forest School session on Friday. Thank you Noah.
This week most of our learning will be based around 'Stickman' by Julia Donaldson. Watch out for a video of Mrs. Simpson reading the story. We will be going on our walk on Wednesday to collect sticks so everyone can make their own stick man. Maths will be using stick in different ways and English will be our usual phonics and word sessions, combined with 'Stickman' story work.
Our learning this week is:
Maths – Reception and Year One will be exploring numbers to 10 and shapes using sticks and natural resources.
Year Two will be continuing to work on adding and subtracting from 2 digit numbers and doing an investigation to prove their understanding.
English and Phonics – Reception and Year One will be practicing and learning Speed Sounds 2 with a focus on CVC words like: d o g = dog l o g= log
Year Two will be using the book 'Stickman' to write character descriptions, captions and scene settings.
Science/Topic work/Art/DT will be combining our work on Seasons, Weather and 'Stickman' to begin to make a shadow puppet play. We will also be finishing our shields and starting to find out about who works in a castle.
Please remember to send the children in to school in their PE kits on Mondays and Tuesdays and Forest School clothes on Fridays. Also this week, on WEDNESDAY, Forest School clothes for our Ramble around the fields. Take care and keep safe.
Best wishes, Mrs. Simpson
If you are at home quarantining or self isolating then you can try some of these ideas to carry on with your learning at home.
Make a shop with price labels. Go shopping and add up what you have bought. If you paid with 20p, what would your change be? Have you got enough money to pay? How many different ways could you pay 20p? How many different ways can you make 10p?
Use your numicon shapes to help you make your numbers in different ways. How many ways can you make 10?
Make a castle? How tall are the turrets? How long are the walls? Which wall is the longest?
Use your phonics to write about your castle. Maybe write a poem.
What would you hear in outside your castle? What would you smell? What would you see? What food might you have and what would it taste like? Make a chart of your favourite things.
Write a story about a princess rescuing a knight.
Use this link to the Oak Academy Website.
There are really great lessons in all subjects.
They don't do any phonics lessons, so you can use your Teach Your Monster to Read passwords where you will find new games to enjoy and help you learn.