Friday 15th January 2021
Today we are writing the next part of our booklet. Today Miss Streeton is writing about Towers, but remember you can choose any part of the castle that you want.
Emerging- Try and sound out your words today using your phoneme mat. See if you can write 5 words.
Expected: Create a word bank to write your next page in your booklet. Use your sound
mat and aim for 2-3 sentences. Look at Miss Streeton’s word bank to help you make yours.
Exceeding: Complete the expected activity but make sure that you use ‘and’ in your sentence and some adjectives! E.g.: The huge drawbridge goes up and down.
Remember to use these websites:
Today we are practising those number bonds again!
Emerging: You will need 20 objects for your activity. It is completely practical, you do not need to write anything down. Watch Mrs White's video and complete the activity yourself.
Expected: You will need 30 objects for your activity. It is mostly practical but dragon tokens will be awarded for any recording you do! Watch Mrs White's video and complete the activity yourself.
Exceeding: First complete the Expected task for today. Now watch Mrs White's video (sorry it's a little quiet) and complete the activity set. Can you find all the number bonds to 10, 20 AND 30? Can you spot the pattern and discuss it?!
Today you will need to log in to Charanga (Yumu) using your username and password that was sent via PING this week. Once logged in you will see some activities have been set for you called ‘In the groove’. Have fun joining in with the activities.
You can access it here:
Emerging: Join Miss Streeton for a CVC reading activity. Find some toys in your house so you are ready to write some words of your own at the end.
Expected: Watch Miss Carey-Smith’s video for learning the alternative pronunciations for the c grapheme. Afterwards you can play the Cheeky Chimps game or Acorn Adventures.
Exceeding: Watch the expected video for today and then watch Mrs White’s exceeding video for today’s learning.
Go back to the handwriting videos and practice writing some letters that you found tricky this week. You can have a go at all of them if you want a challenge!
They can be found here: https://www.st-georgesinfantandnursery.co.uk/handwriting/
Make a video call to someone you know and read a book to them. Make sure you ask them questions about the book to check they were paying attention!
Watch Mrs White read: Where the wild things are in the Storytime library.
It can be found here: https://www.st-georgesinfantandnursery.co.uk/storytime-library/
Thursday 14th January 2021
Today we are making number bonds. Watch Mrs White's videos and complete the tasks set.
Emerging: Watch Mrs White’s expected video and do the activity for number bonds to 5 set on Purple Mash
Expected: Watch Mrs White’s expected video and do the activity for number bonds to 10 set on Purple Mash
Exceeding: Watch Mrs White’s exceeding video and do the activity for number bonds to 20 set on Purple Mash
Emerging: Watch the recap video for phase 2 and 3 sounds from yesterday. Then practise writing your words using a phoneme grid and some toys Miss Streeton found in the toy box! Can you write some of your toys names in a phoneme grid afterwards? You can also play ‘Grab a Giggling Grapheme’ on Phonics Play afterwards to practise learning phase 3 sounds.
Expected: We are looking at the letter g today and the different ways we can pronounce it with Miss Carey-Smith. Why not have a game of ‘Cheeky Chimps’ on Phonics Play once you have completed todays activities.
Exceeding: Watch Miss Carey-Smith’s video for expected and then give Mrs White’s phonic challenge a go!
Follow the link to watch the video about forming your one armed robot letters correctly. Get a pen and paper and practise forming these letters correctly. Alternatively, you can draw them in mud with a stick, in sand with your finger or in glitter with a paintbrush!
Today we are carrying on with our information booklet. Today’s writing is all about defending a castle so we will be looking at the features of a castle that prevented it from being defeated in an attack.
Emerging: Draw and label a picture of a moat – see below picture for reference. Some words you might write could be: water, deep, large.
Expected: Write sentences into your booklet about how moats and drawbridges were used to defend a castle. You could finish your page off with a drawing of a moat and drawbridge.
Exceeding: Complete the expected activity first. Then can you make a ‘Did you know?’ section to your text. This will tell the reader an unusual fact you have found out.
Don't forget to look at BBC Bitesize https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z6bpm39 and
https://www.theschoolrun.com/homework-help/castles for some good information about castles.
If you want to write about a different part of the castle then go for it!
Today we are drawing a picture of Colchester castle. Watch Miss Carey-Smith’s video to help you draw your castle.
Maths : Today in Maths we are continuing on with adding by counting on. Watch Mrs White showing the method for today in the video and then complete the number sentences. Don’t forget to send us some photos!
Emerging: Use dice to generate number sentences as you saw Mrs White do in the ‘emerging’ video. Solve them using tens frames and objects from around the house.
Expected: Complete these number sentences in the same way you saw Mrs White doing this in the ‘expected’ video: 33 + 6 = 28+9 = 42 + 5 = 21+4 = 36+7= 18+4= 39+8=
Exceeding: Once you have completed the expected challenge, complete the ‘what was in the box?’ challenge below.
Emerging: Watch Miss Streeton’s video and complete the activity set.
Expected: Watch Miss Carey-Smith’s video with today’s tricky words. After that, can you practise writing the tricky words onto some bits of paper or card? You can then use these to create a tricky word hunt in your home!
Exceeding: Watch Miss Carey-Smith’s video followed by Mrs White’s afterwards for your challenge today.
Follow the link to watch the video about forming your curly caterpillar letters correctly. Get a pen and paper and practise forming these letters correctly. Alternatively, you can draw them in mud with a stick, in sand with your finger or in glitter with a paintbrush!
Reading: Please log onto Oxford Owl and read the appropriate book as stated below.
Emerging: Read 'Tiger's Family'
Expected: Read 'Home for a night'
Exceeding: Read 'Kipper and the Trolls'
Topic/R.E: Today we are going to begin learning about the religion of Buddhism.
I can recognise and name the Buddha. I can recognise and name images of the Buddha that may be found in a Buddhist’s home or temple. I can explain how Buddhists treat the Buddha
Follow this link to watch a video to learn about Buddha. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05x423y
You can also find some useful information of this website that will help you understand about how Buddhists treat the Buddha. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zh4mrj6/articles/zdbvjhv
Once you have followed the 2 links above, watch a video of Miss Carey-Smith making a Buddha from playdough. If you don’t have any play dough in your house there is a simple recipe you can use to make some linked below.
Emerging: Make a play dough Buddha and tell an adult something you have learnt about Buddhism today.
Expected: Make a playdough Buddha and then make some labels to go with it just like Miss Carey-Smith did in the video.
Exceeding: Write a sentence to go with your playdough Buddha. https://theimaginationtree.com/best-ever-no-cook-play-dough-recipe/
Tuesday 12th January 2021
Today we are going to continue adding by counting on. Watch Mrs White's video and complete the tasks set.
Emerging: Watch the video 'add by counting on' and take part in the activites. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/spring-week-2-number-addition-and-subtraction-within-20/
Expected: Choose a number card and roll the dice to count on that many.
Exceeding: Complete your 10 numbers from Mrs White's video and then have a go at the challenge below. Show me who is correct!?
Emerging: Watch the phase 2 video and practice writing the CVC words into the phoneme grids.
Expected: Watch Miss Carey-Smith's video about the alternative pronunciations for 'o'.
Exceeding: After watching Miss Carey-Smith's video, watch Mrs White's video to practice reading and writing some sentences.
Follow the link to watch the video about forming your ladder letters correctly. Get a pen and paper and practise forming these letters correctly. Alternatively, you can draw them in mud with a stick, in sand with your finger or in glitter with a paintbrush!
This week we will be writing a non-fiction text about castles. You can make an information booklet by folding your paper in half and adding to it each day. Today and Wednesday will be about attacking a castle, Thursday and Friday all about defending a castle and Monday we will be finishing our booklet by writing about some rooms inside a castle. Watch the videos each day for ideas. Don't forget to look at BBC Bitesize https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z6bpm39 and
https://www.theschoolrun.com/homework-help/castles for some good information about castles.
Login to Bug Club and read one of your allocated books. At bedtime read your favourite story and talk about it with an adult.
Topic- Design and Technology
For the next 2 weeks you have been set a design and technology project!
The project is to build a castle!
Watch Miss Carey-Smith begin to make her castle in the videos below! If you need some inspiration we have uploaded some pictures on the document under this text.
Monday 11th January 2021
Maths – Today we are going to be adding 2 numbers together by counting on. Watch the video of Miss Carey-Smith explaining and showing you how you can do this.
Emerging: Collect and use some objects from around the house to help you solve the number sentences: 3 + 2 5 + 2 6 + 3 5 + 1 4 + 3
Expected: Complete the number sentences set by Miss Carey-Smith. You can print and use the number line provided below or draw your own one to solve them.
Exceeding: Once you have completed some number sentences from the video, try and see if you can solve this problem: Together Sam and Tom have 19 football stickers. Tom has 8 stickers. How many stickers does Sam have? Write a number sentence you could use to solve the problem.
Spellings: This week the words to practise have the ‘ar’ spelling in them: car, start, park, arm, garden, artist, star. Common exception words for this week: are, were, our
Watch the video of Miss Carey-Smith talking you through the spellings for this week.
English- This term our topic is ‘Curious about Colchester’ and we are starting this by looking at Colchester Castle! Please watch the video below of the different areas in Colchester castle. https://colchester.cimuseums.org.uk/visit/colchester-castle/
Emerging: Tell an adult what you can remember from the video.Expected: Watch the video to see Miss Streeton write a recount of what she saw when watching the tour around Colchester Castle. Now you can do this too!
Science – Your first job is to watch Mrs White in Video 1! Then login to Developing Experts and complete the next lesson set for you 'Know where birds live and what they need'. Lastly complete the Mission Assignment to make a bird feeder!! Mrs White even had a go, watch her video 2 to see how it went! :)
This is a task that everyone can take part in. See the examples below and the link to the instructions Mrs White used.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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