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Rockets and Stars – Wednesday 25.03.20

Good morning boys, girls and grown ups! 

I hope you’re enjoying your activities, remember to comment what you have been up to and keep in touch! 

Phonics – Please watch today’s phonic video and join in at home!

Writing – Have a go at writing your name in your purple books. If your child can write their first name independently have a go at writing your surname too.

Reading – Keep reading using your reading/alphabet book. It’s important for children to hear stories more than once so they become familiar with the story and are able to retell a story and join in with key phrases. We would like you to have another look at The Tiger Who Came To Tea.. Image result for tiger who came to tea

Here is the link to The Tiger Who Came To Tea https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9IPZR16fdY Encourage your child to join in with telling this story. 

 

Number – Ask an adult to hide the numbers to 10 around your room, house or garden. See if you can find all 10 and place them in order. You could ask someone to tell you a number to find. Can you remember what the number looks like and find it?

Creative – Make a signs of Spring picture using different media – crayons , magazines, sticks leaves etc. Here is some inspiration of signs of spring…

Image result for spring pictures                                         Image result for spring pictures       Image result for spring pictures   Image result for spring pictures bumblebees

 

Physical – We’re pleased to see some of you enjoyed Cosmic Yoga yesterday, here is the link to another Cosmic Yoga video!

Please keep us updated on the activities you chose to do today! We love hearing from you.

Miss Mullen and FSU team

Cosmic Yoga

Good Morning Mars, Rockets and Stars and grown ups!

We love our yoga and relaxation time at school so why not try it at home!

Here is the link to COSMIC YOGA for you to try today at home.

We’ll be posting more for you to try over the week.

Please comment and tell us if you enjoyed it and what your favourite pose was. We would love to hear from you!

Rockets and Stars – 24.03.20

Hello everyone!

Reading –

Reading – We would like your child to read using their reading/alphabet book. We would also like them to listen to a story. This could be their weekend book. Or you may want to have a look at an audio book on Youtube..

Here is the link to The Tiger Who Came To Tea https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9IPZR16fdY Talk to your child about the story, what is their favourite part?

Image result for the tiger who came to tea

Phonics Refer to week one of phonic challenges, depending on your child’s level due to age this could be one of the following…

Make a collection of your own noise makers. Think about lots of different things that make a noise and gather them in a box or a bag. Use one of the objects to make a sound for others to guess what it is. You could include things like crisp packets, keys, coins in a pot, a rattle or a squeaky toy.

Or

Emma the explorer has a list of things she needs to take on her adventure but she can’t read it! Can you help her read what she needs to pack her bag? Sound out the words below and then blend the sounds together to read what she needs. You could also draw pictures of the items and label them!

c-u-p        m-a-p         h-a-t          p-e-n

Phonics/writing – Look at the letter l on your letter formation in your purple book. Practise writing the letter on the formation sheet. You could then also try in your purple book. If you have any shaving foam, whipped cream at home, why not try making the sound with your fingers in the foam for fun!

NumberCount to 20 with your child. You can count up to 20 claps/stomps/jumps/stretch etc. Ask your child how many hands they have/how many fingers and how many fingers they have on each hand.

You can also choose a number challenge from the number sheet in their Purple Books….

Write out the numbers 0-10 on some paper or card, cut them up and then ask a grownup to mix the numbers up – don’t peek! Then, see how quickly you can put them into the correct order. You could ask someone to time you and then see if you can get faster when you try again.

Physical – We love kids’ yoga and relaxation time at school, so have a go at trying it at home! Here is a link to COSMIC YOGA, it’s very fun! If the video moves too quickly, you can pause the video to practise a move/pose before moving on!

https://youtu.be/2cNjAj_o0SI

Creative – Make a map of the journey from your kitchen to your bedroom! Add colours to each room.

Please comment and let me know what activities you’ve been up to and which you are enjoying! You can also comment any questions you have. I’d love to hear from you.

Miss Mullen 🙂

Tuesday 24/03/2020 Congratulations Mars

Hello  children and grown ups,

Fabulous first day on Sumdog  Maths  it is great to see we have had 10 children using SUMDOG maths. Nicholas you  completed the most tasks with Joseph, Abigail, Jasmine , Jaxon,  Kaiya and Tyler S  have also done very well.  Owen and Imogen W have also had a go too. Well done, keep it up as the program will move your learning on the more you use it ( 30 mins per week) . Your MME badge is on its way.

Remember to complete your 10 minute reading  with your book/ or Teach my Monster App or the key words in your bag every day. Brydie has said she has enjoyed the Teach your Monster to read app, so let me know how you are getting on.

Grown ups – to help your children in their 2 hrs home learning educators are advising you have a routine/timetable so here is the one we would use for this week. Please see the previous Mars blog post with your learning activities for the week

Our class timetable  for this week would be something like this:   

Register, name write physical activity , phonics,  read, Drink/Snack – chat time,  sentence write, number/shape, prayers  12 O Clock Dinner, – run around  1pm Register water /breathing,  Teacher directed –  Art/craft task,  2.15  fruit snack / water,   physical activity , listen to a story, prayers home time .

Please email the school office if you have any questions we can help you with.

Remember  to stay home and stay safe with your family,  you are all in my thoughts.

                                                                                      Mrs Neal and the FSU team 

 

Rockets and Stars Home Learning!

Good morning children and gown ups!

We look forward to helping you and your child continue their learning at home due to school closures. Remember to try and keep their learning fun and when they complete the short tasks suggested they will earn rewards from school. We are looking forward to seeing their purple books. 

The blog will be updated regularly for the usual posts, challenges and links to interesting things. You can also use this as a way of contacting me if you need to.

We will be posting 10-20 minutes activities for Reading, phonics, Write, Maths, Physical , and  other  tasks. 

Setting a learning routine that suits you and your child may help. Remember your child is at their stage of development and we can help them take the next step whatever it is. No two children are ever the same so you might need to adapt the task to suit your child. They may need to repeat tasks several times to improve upon it, so keep it interesting, encourage and have fun learning together.

Monday 23.03.20

Reading – We would like your child to read using their reading/alphabet book. We would also like them to listen to a story. This could be their weekend book. Talk to your child about the story, what is their favourite part?

PhonicsRefer to week one of phonic challenges, depending on your child’s level due to age this could be one of the following…

Go on a listening walk around your house! Practise listening carefully to all the sounds you hear. Talk about what you heard. Did you recognise all the sounds? Were they loud or quiet noises? Were they long or short sounds?

or

Listen carefully as you sound out these words: pin, sat, tap, net. How many letter sounds are in each word? Try counting on your fingers?

Writing – Ask your child to tell you about the Naughty Bus story (you can look back at previous naughty bus post to give you an idea what it looks like).

Draw a picture of the Naughty Bus from the story. Try labelling the picture with initial sounds. Ask your child what sound they can hear in ‘naughty’ and ‘bus’ and then write the sounds. You can do this in your Purple Book.

Name write – Practise writing your name. If your child can independently write their first name, have a go at their surname!

Number Count to 20 with your child. You can count up to 20 claps/stomps/jumps/stretch etc. Ask your child how many hands they have/how many fingers and how many fingers they have on each hand.

You can also choose a number challenge from the number sheet in their Purple Books.

Spring Time –  looking in the garden, or in magazines (free Tesco) talk about the signs of Spring. Draw a picture of a flower in Purple Book.

Physical – Throw and catch session-  use different items to make it harder use smaller balls, (teddy, make a sock ball), step back increase the distance to challenge! (aim to try and catch in hands without using body).

Please comment any questions you have!

Home Learning Mars

Good morning children and gown ups!

We  look forward to helping you and your child continue their learning at home due to school closures. Remember  to try and keep their learning fun and when they complete  the short  tasks suggested they will earn rewards from school. We are looking forward to seeing their purple books or online progress using both Sumdog  and Monster read.

The blog will be updated regularly for the usual posts, challenges and links to interesting things. You can also use this as a way of contacting me if you need to.

We will be dividing  the learning into weeks  each week children will be expected to take part in a 10-20 minutes  Read x 3  , phonics, Write, Maths, Physical , and  other  tasks. 

Setting a learning routine  that suits you and your child may help. Remember your child is at their stage of development and we can help them take the next step whatever it is. No two children are ever the same so you might need to adapt the task to suit your child. They may need to repeat tasks several times to improve upon it, so keep it interesting, encourage and have fun learning together. The Purple books are not lined so you will need to draw a pencil line for the children, approximately 1.5 cm – 2 cm apart for writing tasks.   Children are to use a pencil to write with where possible.

Week 1-  23-27 th March

– by the end of the week we hope you will have  tried every activity at least once. For your child to make progress they will need to  complete  daily the following activities read,  phonic activity,  write and maths each week no time to be bored as I have enclosed a further 100 things to do to !

  • We would like your child to have read using their reading book  and/or  used Teach my my Monster to read. Your child’s log in  is stuck to the inside cover of their purple book. (If you have any difficulties please  text a friend or contact the school office via email we will get back to you as soon as we can). You can always share  a story at any time and talk about the characters or even change the ending together.
  • Phonics  week 1 activity sheet –  adults please make a note in the purple book – alliteration / oral blending. Don’t forget to read your key words and write them !
  • a b c or ABC  Say the letter sound and name – parents point to the letter shapes on your alphabet mat.

            Log onto www.phonicsplay.co.uk. User name March20 Password home .Please begin with phase  2  activities  to consolidate learning and give confidence suitable for most children.

  • WritingNight Bus paper- lines needed   – children to share their ideas with you to draw and write simple words and/or sentences using the sounds they hear in words and the keywords they know. See the image in the previous blog post.
  • Name writingpurple book- lines needed Capital letter  must be larger, all letters on the line , correct formation, see the formation sheet in your book   ( p g y f q go below the line). 3 times per week  What can you do to improve  it ?
  • Word/ Sentence writepurple book – lines needed Say then write a word/sentence from their  reading  book  (try not to copy) children to use  their recall and phonic skills, read the word/sentence together again x 3
  • Spring Time  –  looking in the garden, or in magazines ( free Tesco) talk about the signs of Spring. Create a Spring picture paint , draw, collage.Image result for kids spring time collage pictures
  • Draw a flower purple book –  with a stem, leaves and petals – choose the correct colours, look closely  at the shapes,  fine lines, and shades can you add these to your drawing.
  • Number – Log onto SUMDOG, the more you play the more it will adapt to your child’s individual learning ( 30 mins per week). You will also see CLIC 2 and 3 in your purple book  –  Take your time to have a go at one or two activities.
  • Shape Space and measure –  we are learning to name and describe 2D and 3D shapes. Google 3 D shape songs : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guNdJ5MtX1A

  • Say in order order and read the days of the week ( lsmall letters) / or  months of the year. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5enDRrWyXaw
  • Pattern purple book 1. copy 2. continue  3. make a 3 colour  pattern or  object pattern.   x x x x x x x x …        o x z o x z o x z       spoon, fork, knife …
  • Full, half full, empty – you can use different containers in the sink or bath tub! Ask your child to show and tell you what each is.  
  • Draw and label  purple book a map from your bedroom to the kitchen, or garden map, or the way you walk to school !
  • Physical  – make an assault course indoors/ or out – over,  under, through – actions  verbs – running on the spot / jumping x 10/ crawling, etc . add some labels !
  • Dance The Car wash    make up actions to the music – Directions left /right, top bottom, walk  forward / back etc. ideas-  https://youtu.be/jVH83j0TcEA
    Recap the Frozen – Let it go! using a scarf/ tea towel, or make up one of your own!
  • Throw and catch session-  use different items to make it harder use smaller balls ,  (teddy, make a sock ball), step back increase the distance to challenge ! (aim to try and catch in hands without using body).   Hop scotch.   
  • Take Five breathing – play some relaxing ( Spring time / beach) music, sit or lay flat quietly and take slow breaths,  through the nose out through the mouth, slow each breath until breathing  feels calm. https://youtu.be/CTO4hAfABag

I will still be working throughout the day from home and part of my work will be checking the blog and electronic learning. 

 

 

 

 

Chinese New Year

The children have been learning about ‘Chinese Celebrations’  as part of their knowledge and understanding of the world. Each year an animal is chosen from the story  to be celebrated- Do you know which animal it is this Year? 

Mars Children went on a special trip to Brackenhirst  to  take part in a treasure hunt, the animals story  a dragon dance and chinese crafts.  We had fun in school making our own dragons  to dance with too. The children looked at dragon puppets, chinese lanterns  and patterned plates .