You will need your Education City login for some of the activities this week. Email me if you no longer have this and I can resend.
Religious Education– We are learning about Christianity and following on from last week will look at a story from the Bible, the special book for Christians.
The story is called ‘The good Samaritan’ Ask your child do they know that is? Watch the clip together and then see if they can identify what that might mean. Explain that it means a good, kind person.
A link to an animated version of the story is below.
Use the worksheet to sort Kind and unkind actions.
We have been learning about different world habitats and the plants and animals that live there. Over the past 2 weeks we have learnt about Deserts and Ocean, then Arctic and Rainforest habitats.
Remind yourselves using the Powerpoint and then play a game, you will need to print out (science – world habitat game) to see how much you remember. Ask your grown up to read the sentences that are underneath each animal or plant to help you decide which Habitat they belong in.
An alternative activity if you can’t print : Go to Education City www.educationcity.com
And type in ‘Creatures of Habitat 41878’ and complete the interactive quiz.
Look at the ‘PSHCE friendly or unfriendly’ PowerPoint and ask your child what they see in each picture, what is happening? Then ask them is that friendly or unfriendly behaviour? How would they feel in each scenario?
Complete the CIP sheet ‘PSHCE To me a good friend is’
Can your child tell you who their friends are in class? Can they tell you why they are friends or what they like about them?
We are learning about words that Rhyme - they have the same sound at the end.
Watch the youtube clip of Sesame Street’s Grover being a rhyming waiter to remind you of the sounds https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GpPJrUlEwo
Go to www.educationcity.com
And type in ‘Cat Cosy activity’ it should look like this .
If you press the audio button it will say the word for you. Listen to them all and then choose which ones rhyme and put those 2 into the basket.
You can watch the Jack Hartman rhyming song below and use the rhyming CIP sheet to suggest words that rhyme with his. The words are in the order, from left to right, that they appear in the video to help your child find a correct rhyming word. You could repeat this with the rhyming words cut up and pause the video for your child to select the correct sound as a more challenging activity.
Last week you used the Powerpoint to help you count a number of objects and then put them into groups of two. This week we will practice these skills by making sets or groups of objects as the cards ask you to, so practicing it from a different angle. For example: Can you make me four groups of 2? Now can you tell me - How many objects is that altogether? Use small objects from around the house to help you do this practically.
There is a song on education city to reinforce counting in twos and the 2 times table
Go to www.educationcity.com
And put ’ 2 x table song’ in the search bar. It should look like this.
Our weekly class recipe is cheesy garlic bread. Hopefully you all had a go at making it last week at home. This week we will find out how some of the ingredients are made.
Watch the 3 minute clip about how bread is made.
Then watch the 3 minute clip about how you can make your own butter.
Your task is to have ago at making your own butter this week. You will need a clean empty jar with a lid and some double cream. Follow the instructions to pour half the cream into the jar, put the lid on and then shake the jar until it turns into butter. You will need to keep going for a long time – this might feel like PE combined with cooking ! Grown ups – if a jar is too risky you could use an empty clean plastic milk bottle.
We have been learning about key beliefs in Christianity and last week looked at a PowerPoint with some images and the key signs to support. Use this PowerPoint to support you and remind them. This week we will be seeing how much we can recall and completing the attached sheet- can your child remember the name of the special book, symbol, festivals, journey and place for Christians? Can they sign the key signs?
We are learning about world habitats. Last week we looked at desert and ocean habitats and compared them. This week we will look at Artic and Rainforest. The PowerPoint will be emailed to you.
Watch the clips from You tube from each separate habitat.
Discuss what you can see in the video clips and then use the animal pictures and describing words document to sort them into the correct habitat.
The children have been using different instruments to play a short note or a long note. Use the link to watch the first ten minutes of the Oak National Academy lesson below to see how you could make your own cutlery glockenspiel and use it to play different length notes. Can you make it a long note by tapping the cutlery and letting the sound continue or can you make a short note by touching the cutlery once you have tapped it to stop the sound?
We have been learning about rhyming words – words that sound the same.
Listen to the story of ‘Oi Frog’ using the link below.
Listen to it once through and remind your child that the animals are all rhyming with what they are sitting on.
Then use the rhyming cards and the rhyming spells booklet document to complete the spell with the rhyming sound.
Can your child come up with their own rhyming words if you give them a word to rhyme to?
We are learning to work collaboratively with a partner and how to make a motion video using technology to take and then look at photographs.
Watch the Lego movie clip which demonstrates how stop motion can be used.
We have been using iPad to take a photo of an object, then moving it slightly and re-photographing it, moving the object a little more and taking another photograph. We have repeated this several times over and then looked back at the images and flicked through them and the object appears to be moving. Help your child to set up a scene (e.g. a toy car will do and any stationary object) then help them to keep the iPad / tablet or phone still to take a picture. You might want to put it on a stand to help keep it still. Remind them to only move the moving object a little at a time so it looks like its natural when you flick through the images. It’s a bit like the old-fashioned flick books but using technology!
We have been learning to make groups of two as an introduction to multiplication.
At home, get a number of small objects (up to 20) for example: Lego bricks.
Use the PowerPoint to help you. Use the pictures to get the number of your small objects and ask your child to count them. How many altogether?
Then ask your child to put the objects in to groups of 2.
How many groups are there? Reinforce the fact that the number of groups times two is the total amount. Show your child how the sentence can be written.
As you all know we have been making garlic bread! The recipe is below. If you want to Just substitute the dough that we usually supply and use in school for 2 slices of bread.
The focus is Design and technology and we have been looking at old toys. We investigated lots of old toys and enjoyed the cup and ball game. Follow the instructions to make your own cup and ball game at home.
Independence and personal skills
We are learning to take part in a turn taking game with a partner. We have had games such as connect 4, buckaroo, pairs memory games, snakes and ladder and a variety of simple games where the objective is simple. Choose a game to play at home with someone or play an online version like connect 4 below.
This is a link to a pairs memory game you can set up for your child to play the computer – change the difficulty setting to easy and set the timer to slow or very slow.
We have been learning about the skills needed for quick cricket. The link below will explain kwik cricket to you in a few minutes.
Practice 2 of the key skills of throwing and catching this week. Use anything you have at home as a ball: big or small or improvise with a balled up pair of ( clean!) socks!
We are learning about different places – last week we learnt about town and countryside. This week we are learning about the countries that make up the UK.
Watch the 5 minute video clip about the countries that make up the UK
you can also Use the PowerPoint to look at each country and then see how much you can remember to complete the Geography sorting sheet!