Happy Birthday Esma!
Welcome to the Robins' learning page!
Hello lovely Robins!
Below is an outline of learning we are completing in class this week. If you have any questions or queries please do contact me and I shall try my best to help you.
Enjoy the sunshine!
This week I would like you to recap the sounds 'qu' and 'wh'. Practise spotting these sounds within words and practise blending sounds to read simple words containing these sounds. Words could include; quack, quit, quick, when, whip, whisk, which etc. Also, practise reading simple sentences which contain these digraphs and other digraphs we have learnt so far. A bank of simple sentences can be found in the document list below.
Practise reading the tricky words 'for' and 'of'. These are words we cannot sound out,but we need to remember them by sight. We have found them particularly tricky in class so we are spending this week reading them lots! If you find them easy to read, you can try spelling them and even writing them within a simple sentence. I would love to see these in your online learning journey.
Don't forget Phonics Play is a super resource to play a range of games to practise your phonics skills and reading tricky words. There are also some great tricky word songs to sing. Click here to hear one!
We are still very much enjoying the story 'Dear Zoo' by Rod Campbell. Click here to see the story if you do not have it at home.
This week, we decided we know the story so well, we are going to use the story structure to create our own versions of the story. It would be super if Robins at home could have a try too. Some ideas we have had in class are: 'Dear Disney land,' to ask for a friend; 'Dear Jurassic Park' to ask for a dinosaur and 'Dear Farm' to ask for a pet. I shall try to upload some of the children's stories as the week progresses. Their ideas have really been wonderful.
This week I would like you to learn more about the numbers 16 and 17.
1) Watch the number blocks episode where we meet number 16. Talk to your family about what you know about number 16. What two numbers can total 16? What is one more and one less than 16? How do we write it? Use the PowerPoint and activities below to explore 16 more.
2) Watch the number blocks episode where we meet number 17! Again, discuss with your family what you know about 17 and how is it different to 16? Can you write 17? Can you place 17 items on your tens frames or count out 16 and 17 toys? Which number is more? Fewer? There is again a PowerPoint and some activities if you would like to explore further.
3) Can you create your own number line to 17? Or maybe even beyond 17? How high can you go? Ask your families to write a number line with some numbers missing, can you fill in the missing numbers? How did you know what was missing? Remember to check all your numbers are facing the correct way!
Understanding the World
We are learning to find out how to stay healthy!
!) Use the PowerPoint to learn about different ways to keep healthy and safe. Tell your family about how you stay healthy. What foods do you eat that are healthy? What foods do you have that are treats? Why can we not eat these foods a lot? What other things do you do that help keep you healthy? (Clean teeth, exercise, sleep, have a bath etc.)
2) Either create a poster to inform all the Robins how to keep healthy or use the activity within the documents below to pack a healthy lunchbox. Have fun.
As you know, this week would have been our school sports day. It would be lovely if you can recreate some sports day races with your families. Some you can try are; egg and spoon, sack race, skipping, jumping, hopping etc. Make sure you upload your races onto our school Instagram page manor_fields or into your child's online learning journey as I would love to see!
Have fun and stay safe; I can't wait to see you all together in September.
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I hope all of you lovely Robins who are unable to be with us at school are healthy and happy; you are often in my thoughts and I continue to miss you! Below are some more learning opportunities if you wish to complete them. Again, they are a replica of what we are learning in class at school. If you have any concerns or need any support, please do not hesitate to contact me.
It would be beneficial to spend this week revising the sounds 'th' and 'ck'. Practise on your whiteboard, reading and spelling simple words containing these sounds: thin, thick, moth, then, that, Seth, cloth, clock, back, kick etc. Remember that the 'th' sound is a tricky one as it spells two slightly different sounds; 'th' as in thin and 'th' as in that. Below in the documents is a 'th' workbook to complete and also some sentences containing 'th'. Read the sentences and match them to the correct picture.
This week I would like you to practise reading the words he, she, we, be, me and my. When you feel you can read them amazingly you can practise spelling them! Can you write them into a sentence? Remember also, tricky word trucks is a really fun game to practise reading your tricky words.
In school we have been really enjoying the story 'Dear Zoo' by Rod Campbell and our story maps are fantastic. We are also becoming very competent in retelling the story using actions and expression. We have also been learning to describe an animal using suitable adjectives.This week I would like you to choose an animal (can be any animal at all) and consider what words would be good to describe the animal. Draw your animal and then write a sentence to describe it, using some of your adjectives. Next,create a 'flap' to go over your picture so your animal is hidden. Read your sentence to members of your family and see if they can guess your animal!
This week we are learning to measure!
1) Practise placing items in size order. Collect 5 or 6 favourite toys and then place them in a row in order of size. Describe their size to a family member. Which is the tallest? shortest? How would you describe the middle toys? Can you tell your family about them using the terms 'bigger than' and 'smaller then'? There are also some dinosaurs and animals in the documents below if you would like to cut them out and order them by size.
2) Use the PowerPoint about superhero measuring to learn how we can use bricks or cubes to measure. You could use wooden blocks or lego bricks. Again,there are some measuring animal sheets within the documents list or you can find objects from around your house (with adult permission) to measure, using lego bricks, cars or blocks.
Understanding of the World
We are learning to label parts of the body.
1) Use the PowerPoint to think about different parts of the body and what they are all called. Are there any parts of your body that you are not sure what they’re called? You could ask a grown up.
2) Practise labelling a body. Either print out the outline in the documents list below, draw your own person or ask a grown up to draw around you! Then label as many body parts as you can.Try to add the parts that you are unsure of.
Again, I would really love to see any of your learning in your online learning journeys. Have an amazing week and I really cannot wait until we are all back in school together.
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Hello Remarkable Robins!
Another week has gone by and I continue to miss those of you who are shielding at home; I hope you are all happy and healthy. Below are some home learning activities for you that we are also completing in school. Select what you can and do what is right for you and your family. Please do continue to upload learning into your online learning journey; these are so joyful to see and read.
Spend some time recapping the sound 'ch' and 'ng' by reading and spelling words such as: chick, chat, chin, ring, bang, king etc. If you are confident with these sounds then I would like you to learn to read words with the split /ae/ sound. First practise the /ae/ sounds we know so far: 'ai' (as in rain, pain, sail etc) and 'ay' (as in play, say, day etc) and then introduce words with the split a_e sound. Practise reading and spelling sounds with this sound, such as: game, same, rake, lake, plate etc. In these words the digraph has been split between the end consonant, and we say need to the /ae/ sound when we come to the first part of the digraph. In the same way as we do when we read other words, draw sound buttons onto the word and then say the sounds to read the word. Below are examples of how we would add sound buttons to a split sound.
There are also some reading and phonic activities in the resources below if you would like to practise further.
Log in to Oxford owl.com and select a book to read with your family, A good book to select to practise the 'ch and 'ng' is 'The chest in the sand'. Or if you would like more challenge 'We can Play' is a good book to practise the 'ay' sound within text. There is a huge variety of books to practise your reading skills, so select a book suitable to your ability.
This week in school we have been enjoying the story 'Dear Zoo' by Rod Campbell'. Read the story if you have it or alternatively, you can watch it here. Get to know the story well and then create your own story map of the story (drawing pictures of the story in order to help you retell the story). Try adding actions and expression to the story as you tell it. I would love to see this in your learning journey!
This week we are moving on to number 15!
1) Watch the numberblocks episode where we meet number 15! Discuss the episode with your family. What did you like? What do you know about number 15?
2) Use the PowerPoint and the 'all about 15' worksheet below to practise recognising, writing and counting out 15 items. Use your tens frames to place on 15 items and help you visualise 15.
3)If you would like further challenge, you can delve deeper into number 15 by exploring and discovering ways to partition and total 15.
We have also introduced the word 'estimate' in Robins this week. If you would like to explore this at home, a PowerPoint is included within the resources list.
Personal,Social and Emotional Development
Finally this week, we have been celebrating differences. We have been thinking about what makes us similar and what makes us different to our friends. We used a mirror to look closely at ourselves and notice differences between us and celebrated them. Try this at home with your family. We also discussed how we are all special and shared with the group something that makes each of us special, It was wonderful and uplifting to hear!
I hope you have a truly wonderful and fun filled week.
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I hope you have had a wonderful half term and have continued to enjoy the beautiful sunshine. I have so enjoyed keeping in touch with you all via Instagram, learning journey observations and speaking to some of you on the telephone. Home learning for this week is below and is very similar to the learning we are completing in school.
Spend some time recapping new sounds ('ai', 'ay', and 'ee') by reading and writing simple words and sentences containing these sounds (bee, feed, keep, green, rain, brain, day, play etc.). When you are confident with these, introduce an alternative spelling of /ee/ - 'ea'. Your family can write some 'ea' words onto your whiteboard (eg. meat, team, bean, dream, pea etc), place your sound buttons under the word and then use them to read the word. Next, practise spelling 'ea' words. In the documents below are some worksheets and activities to complete if you wish to do so.
In school, we are recapping tricky words to ensure we are all confident reading them. I would love you to practise doing the same at home. If you feel you know them all amazingly well, you can practise spelling them!
Choose a book to read on Oxford Owl Website and read it to your family. A suggested book this week is 'Go and play'. Remember, if you find some words tricky, it is ok for your family to take turns to read, and read a word /sentence or even a page. Do also remember, that reading is much more than just decoding. It is equally important to check children's understanding of what they have read. This is easily done through simple questioning, such as: where did they go? what colour was the ...? Why do you think....? etc.
In school, we have been sharing fun and special times we have had with our families during school closures. It would be fantastic if Robins shielding at home, could do the same. Draw or paint a picture of something fun you have done and then construct and write a simple sentence to go along side your picture. Don't forget those finger spaces!
In school we are refreshing and practising our knowledge of 2d shapes. At this time of year in Reception, children are taught to name 2d shapes but also to begin to describe them using some mathematical language (side, corner, size, straight, curved etc.). Below, in the list of documents, are some PowerPoint's and activities to look through with your child and complete at your leisure. It would be super if children are able to name all basic 2d shapes (square, circle, triangle, rectangle, pentagon, hexagon) but again, also begin to explain how they know it is a circle, square, triangle etc. You could also look for shapes on a walk, around your house or in your garden; you could even draw some shapes that you find. I would love to see any shapes you find or hear children describing shapes in their learning journey. If you would like more challenge, you may wish to cut out your own shapes and use them to create a shape picture! Have fun!
This week we are learning about the importance of washing our hands to keep us healthy and safe. Use the PowerPoint saved below to learn more about why we wash our hands, when we need to wash our hands and how to ensure they are completely clean! When you think you know all about hand washing you can complete the sequencing activity below or you could create a poster, informing others why or how to wash their hands during this very crucial time. Again, it would be great to see some of these in your learning journey or on our school Instagram page, manor_fields.
Have a wonderful, happy and fun week and I cannot wait to see you soon!
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Hello lovely Robins!
I hope you are all happy and healthy and enjoying this wonderful sunshine with your families. I have really enjoyed seeing your learning uploaded into your online learning journeys this week, especially the joyous singing videos of Incy Wincy Spider! You are all doing such an amazing job with your home learning and you should be so proud of yourselves.
Below are some suggested learning activities for this week. Again, always complete at a pace suitable for you and your family. Have fun!
Firstly, spend some time recapping the digraphs we have learnt so far (sh, ch, qu, wh, th, ng, ck, ai, ay) by reading and spelling words containing these sounds. Phonics play is a fun and excellent way to recap these.
When you are confident with these sounds begin to learn the new sound 'ee' . Practise reading and writing words containing the sound 'ee' such as: bee, see, tree, feet, leek, cheek, queen, week etc. When writing words with 'ee' remember to add the sound buttons, using one extended line for 'ee'.
Try reading and writing simple captions and sentences with the 'ee' sound. How quickly can you find the 'ee' sound? Sentences could include: I can see a bee; We have legs and feet; I went to see the queen etc.
If you would like to practice further there are phonic resources in the documents below.
This week I would like you learn the new tricky word 'these'. Practice reading it on its own on a flashcard and then with your other tricky words. Then practice finding the word and reading it within a simple sentence. Remember, tricky word trucks is again a fun way to practise reading your tricky words.
Select one or two of your tricky words learnt so far and learn to spell it. How many can you write in 30 seconds? Can you paint them? Can you write it big for a dinosaur then write it small for a tiny mouse? Can you write it with your finger on a grown ups back and see if they can guess the word?
Log in to Oxford Owl website and read the story 'Leek Hotpot'. Can you find the 'ee' sound within the story? Tell someone your favourite part of the story and your favourite character.
Continuing our 'minibeast' story theme this term, I would like you to read the story 'Superworm' by Julia Donaldson.
Discuss the story with your family. What happened in this story? What did you like and dislike? Who were the characters? How might you describe Superworm? What words would you choose? In your green book, draw your own Superworm and write one or two simple sentences to describe your Superworm. Eg 'He has got a red cape' etc. I would love to see your sentences in your learning journey or on our school Instagram page 'manor_fields'.
This week to warm up your number brains, practise counting on and back starting at different numbers. For example, can you count to 20 starting at number 6? Count to 25 starting at number 7? Can you count backwards starting at different numbers?
When your maths brain is ready, it would be wonderful to practise your subtraction skills this week.
1) Discuss Subtraction with your family. What does it mean? What happens to numbers and quantities when we subtract? Are there other words that mean the same? (minus, take away)
2) Use the PowerPoint below to learn and practise how to take away and how to use a number line to take away. Use a plate, your number line and some objects to create your own, similar subtraction stories. Try to record your learning through pictures or number sentences into your green book or onto a whiteboard.
3) If you would like more, there are plenty of worksheets in the documents below. You can also use your tens frame, small objects and a dice to practise taking away. Don't forget to say the number story for each calculation!
Soccer subtraction is also a fun game to practise taking away using numbers to 10.
Understanding of the World
This week it would be super if you could go on a minibeast hunt. When in the garden or out on a walk see if you can find lots of different bugs. Can you name the bugs you find? How are they similar? What is different about them? There is a minibeast hunt sheet within the document list below if you wish to record any creepy crawlies you find!
You could also create your own wormery. Click here to find out how.
Can you create your own Superworm? You could use an old sock or an old pair of tights. Or try threading pasta onto some string or a pipe cleaner. I would love to meet some of your Superworms in your learning journey or on Instagram!
I hope you all have a wonderful week and I cannot wait to see you all soon.
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I do hope you have enjoyed another week at home with your families and below are some more home learning actvities for you to try this week. Remember, it is ok if you do not manage to complete all the learning, select what is right for you and your family. Have fun and I look forward to seeing your learning on our Instagram page or in your learning journeys. I miss you!
This week I would like you to learn the digraphs 'ai' and 'ay'; these are two different spellings but both make the same sound. Practise reading and spelling words that contain these sounds. Suggested words are: play, day, hay, may, tray, clay, rain, main, sail, train, hail, tail etc. There are several activities, PowerPoints, games and worksheets in the documemts below to practise this sound further. Try to practise these sounds also by playing Phonics Play or Poop Deck Pirates online. Please note that the 'ai' grapheme will be in phase three sounds and 'ay' will be found within phase five; please try to practise both spellings.
This week I would like you to begin to learn to read the word 'there'. It is a tricky word; we cannot use our phonic knowledge to sound this word out, we must read it by sight. Practise reading this word on its own within your other tricky words and then try within a simple sentence. Can you be a word detective and see how many you can find in one of your favourite books?
Select one or two of your tricky words learnt so far and learn to spell it. How many can you write in 30 seconds? Can you paint them? Can you write it big for a dinosaur then write it small for a tiny mouse? Can you write it with your finger on a grown ups back and see if they can guess the word?
Please spend some time logging into Oxford Owl and read a book with your family, A suggested book for this week is 'We Can Play'. Can you find any 'ay' sounds?
Fisrtly, warm up ready for your maths learning by singing along with the subitise song!
This week we are going to learn all about 13!
1) Watch the numberblocks episode where we meet unlucky 13! Use your tens frame to count out 13 objects and practise writing the number 13. Can you write all the numbers up to 13 to create your own number line? Can you make a number line to 20 and find number 13? what numbers are next to it? Why? Look around your home and find 13 of your favourite toys and place them in a line to create a toy numberline! Can you add the numbers underneath? What would one less be? Or how many if you add one more?
2) Use the PowerPoint below to practise recognising and counting 13 objects. If you would like to practise further, there is an 'all about 13' sheet in the documents below.
3) To gain deeper understanding about 13 you could use your 13 toys to find ways to total 13. Try seperating them into two groups; how many in each group? If you put them together will it still total 13? Are there different ways to split your 13 toys? What would your number story be? Can you draw a picture or write down your number story into your green book or whiteboard? I would love to see these in your learning journey!
If you have access to a printer and would like further challenge, there are some activity sheets below to practise the skill of totaling 13 and finding number bonds to 13.
Watch the story 'The Very Busy Spider' by Eric Carle. Discuss the story with your family. We meet lots of different animals in this story. Choose one of the animals and draw it into your green book. Write a simple sentence about the animal, using your phonic and your tricky word knowledge to spell words. Read your sentence to your family!
Create your own spider! Use an egg box or cardboard roll to create a spider, make sure it has the right number of legs!
In Robins we love singing times and often sing 'Incy Wincy Spider'. Video yourself singing it and share it into your learning journey or onto our school Instagram page, manor_fields . You can use the spider that you have made to help add actions to the song, or maybe you can add instruments (if you have any at home) to add to your performance. You can always use saucepans etc. and a wooden spoon to create your own instruments!
Understanding of the World
Learn some interesting facts about spiders. Where do they live? How many legs do they have? Sciencekids or Kidzone are two websites you could use. Again, you can share anything you learn into your learning journey or on our Instgram page - I would love to see!
Stay well, have lots of fun and I really cannot wait to see you soon.
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Hello lovely Robins!
I have again enjoyed seeing your learning and great things you have been up to with your family in your online learning journey and on our school Instagram page. You are doing fantastically well.
Below are some more learning ideas to try at home. Complete them at a pace that suits you and do not worry if you cannot complete them all. Have a tremendous week and I cannot wait to see you.
We have learnt quite a few new sounds since the school closures were announced so I would like you to spend some time consolidating and practising what we have learnt so far (ch, sh, th, qu, ck, wh, ng). Practise reading and writing words and sentences containing these sounds. In the documents below there are some activities to help you practise. You can: play noughts and crosses (just like we do at school!); read captions and match to the correct picture; match pictures to the correct sound and if you would like more, there are pictures to write a matching sentence. Remember, phonics play is a super and fun resource to practise all these sounds; click here to start playing! 'Speed trial' is a fun game to practise recognising the digraphs we have learnt; click on the option to choose your own graphemes and select letter sets 6, 7 and 8. You will need to login to play these games and the details to do so are below:
Again, it would be great to spend some time recapping and becoming confident with the words learnt so far. Spend some time playing 'tricky word trucks' ; how quickly can you read them? I would love to know so please do upload videos of this into your learning journey!
This week we are going to focus on time; learning to talk about time using every day language, learning to sequence events in time order and make our own clock!
1) Firsly, warm up your maths brain this week by singing a song we sing in Robins; the months of the year song! We have been learning about the number 12 so as you sing the song, try to count how many months there are. What do you notice? I would love to know!
2) Click here and meet Gwyn and follow the short story to learn all about his day. Use the story to talk about time, sequence his day and complete the online activities.
3) Think about a typical day for you and your family and talk about it. What do you do every day? When do you do it? Draw some of these events onto seperate, small peices of paper - events that you do every day such as; clean your teeth, have breakfast, lunch, read a story etc. Next, stick these pictures into your green book so that they are in time order. With your family, talk about your day and try to use time words to do so, such as morning, evening, early, later etc. You may even want to write these words in the correct place on your timeline.
4) Make your own clock! Again, we have been learning about the number 12 and there are numbers to 12 on a clock! Discuss this with your family and create a clock by ordering numbers to 12 and placing them correctly onto your clock. There is a template, if you'd like to use it in the documents below, but feel free to be more creative and use your own idea.
Understanding of the World
Last week you read the story of 'The hungry Caterpillar' and lots of you created wonderful butterflies. It is a favourite with us at school but you can watch the story here, if you need to remind yourself of this book. This week I would like you to learn more about the life cycle of a caterpillar. What is a life cycle? What happens to a caterpillar? Spend some time sharing the powerpoints below all about the life cycle of a caterpillar and share the story, 'The Cautious Caterpillar'. Discuss what happens to the caterpillar in the story and the sequence that occurs. This is the life cycle. I would then like you to show what you have learnt about the life cycle of a caterpillar by sequencing the different stages a caterpillar goes through. This may be by completing the worksheet below; cutting and ordering the pictures. You could instead draw and sequence your own pictures, or you and your family may have a more creative and fun way to represent and show the life cycle; be as creative as you would like! Again, I would really love to see these in your learning journey.
This Friday (8th) is the 75th anniversay of VE day and is a bank holiday in the UK. There are some fun activities for younger children here if you would like to try some and below is a wartime recipe book if you would like to try some baking! There are also some links to activities on the website homepage.
If you need any support with any of the above or when using the online learning journey, please do not hesitate to contact me and I will do all I can to help.
Have a super week
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Hello again remarkable Robins!
I hope you have had a fun and successful week. It was wonderful to speak to some of you last week and to see your faces in the super video you all made, I may have even shed a tear or two! I am still very much enjoying seeing your learning and photos uploaded into your online learning journeys; you are doing a great job and I am so proud of you all.
Below is another weeks worth of learning activities. Complete what you can, at your own pace and do not hesitate to contact me should you need anything at all.
I miss you and can't wait to see you!
Phonics Spend some time recapping the sounds learnt previously (sh, ch, ng, ck, th) and when you recognise and feel confident with these, begin to learn two new diagraphs, 'qu' and 'wh'. Practise reading and spelling words that contain these sounds, including: quick, quack, quit, when, which, whisk etc. Use your whiteboard and don't forget to add sound buttons!
Below are some worksheets and a PowerPoint to practise these new sounds as well as the game 'Treasure or Trash'. To play, simply read each word and place real words into the pirates treasure chest and nonsense words, into the bin. There are three levels of words; green are the least challenging and gold will be a real challenge. You can select the words you are most comfortable with or even create your own! Remember, you can play an online version; click here to play and select the 'qu' sound. There is also a fun bingo game online, click here to play.
Games 5,6,14 or 15 would be good games to select. You can print or copy down the cards by clicking on the green box in the top right corner, or I have saved those particular cards below in the documents.
As we now know the 'wh' sound we can learn the tricky word 'what'. Notice that we can't use our phonic knowledge to read this word as the 'a' is spelling an /o/ sound. We just have to learn this word by sight. See if you can spot this word anywhere this week, I would love to see any you find in your learning journey!
Reading Log in to oxford owl and share the story 'Dad, can you do this?' What digraphs can you spot in this story? Can you find 'th'? See if you can find the tricky word 'my'. Did you like this story? Tell your family your favourite part of this story and why.
Maths Firstly, like we do at school, we need to warm up our number brains! Watch and join in with Mr Browning's favourite - the subitize rap!
This week we shall learn all about number 12!
1) Watch the episode of Numberblocks where we meet number 12 and talk to your family about what you notice. Is it less or more than 11? can you prove it to your family?
2) Use the 'all about 12' PowerPoint and/or worksheet to practise counting and recognising number 12. You can also use your tens frames to place twelve objects on and find 12 facts! Can you find two different ways to total 12? Draw a picture and write numbers to show your family your ways - I would also love to see!
3) You may also have noticed that number 12 is a rectangle! Look around your home, in your garden or when out for a walk and see if you can spot 5 rectangles. What does a rectangle have? How many sides? How many corners? Is it different to a square? How? Again, I would love to see rectangles you find in your learning journey or on our school Instagram page 'manor_fields'.
Literacy / UTW If you have it, read the story 'The very hungry caterpillar' We love this story and have read it many times at school. Into your green book, draw a picture of your favourite poart of the story. what sentence could you write to go with the picture? Construct and have a go at writing your sentence - don't forget your finger spaces and lovely handwriting!
If you do not have the book you can watch the story here.
EAD/PD If you feel creative over the coming week, you could create your own beautiful butterfly, like the one in the story by Eric Carle. You can create your butterfly anyway you choose but some ideas are included in the documents if you need inspiration! A blank butterfly is also there if you'd like to colour a butterfly. Can you create a pattern?
Try to enjoy this time, stay safe and have fun!
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I hope you all had a wonderful holiday, filled with lots of lovely chocolate treats! I am really hoping we will be back to school soon and you are all keeping safe and well. It has been fantastic viewing your learning on the Interactive Learning Diary and seeing some great photos of you all on our school Instagram page.
Below are some suggested learning activities. Again, take your time and complete them at a pace that is suitable for you and your family. Have fun!
Phonics This week I would like you to learn a new digraph 'th'. This spelling can make two slightly different sounds: 'th' as in moth and 'th' as in that. Practise reading and writing words containing the 'th' digraph such as: with, moth, thin, thing, cloth, thud, this, that, then.
Also, I would like you to learn the digraph 'ck'. We already know 'c' and 'k' and this is simply a third way of spelling it. It is a digraph and therefore only needs one sound button and we say one /c/ sound when we see it. It is also a spelling of /c/ that we never find or use at the beginning of a word; only at the end or in the middle. Practise reading and spelling words containing 'ck' such as: kick, lick, sack, black, chick etc. Remember to add your sound buttons onto your words after you have written them, using just one for digraphs
Below are some worksheets to practise these digraphs. There is also a document containing a list of silly sentences and questions that a grown up can write and you can practise reading. Don't forget to find and underline the 'th' and 'ck'digraphs. You can also click here to play phonics frog, you need to read the 'th' words to help the frog cross the road.
Spend some time learning to recognise a new tricky word 'said'. Practise reading and writing the word. Can you spot it in your bedtime story this week?
Spelling Please continue to practise reading and spelling your tricky words, focusing this week on ‘was’. Can you write it and then write over it lots of in different colours, to create a rainbow ‘was’? Can you write it in chalk or in water on the ground outside? Can you find and cut the letters out of a magazine or newspaper to build the word ‘was’? How many can you write in 30 seconds?
Reading Log in to Oxford Owl and share the story 'The King and his Wish' with your family.
Maths This week, learn all about number 11!
1) Watch the numberblock episode where we meet number 11 (Series 3 episode 21).
2) Practise counting out 11 objects and finding 11 things around your house. When out on your daily exercise, see if you can collect 11 things (leaves, sticks, daisies etc). Can you make a picture with your 11 objects? Can you make a tower of 11 bricks? Make a traffic jam of 11 cars? Practise writing the number 11.
3) Use your tens frames and place 11 objects onto your tens frame. What do you notice? Will it fit on one tens frame? Why? Why not? Use your tens frames with 11 objects on to find facts about 11. For example: what is one more than 11? What is one less? Can you find ways to total m 11? You could write number facts into your green book or onto your whiteboard.
4) If you would like more you could create your own football team, ensuring you have 11 players. A blank pitch is saved below if you 'd like to use it. Can you write each players number? You could also create your own 11 picture, or your own 11 numberblock.
Literacy/ As we have been learning about spring I would like you to create your own UTW/ spring picture. Your picture can be created using any media you like (paint, EAD playdough, crayons, pens, collage, junk materials etc). Remember to include lots of signs of spring in your picture. This may be baby animals, buds on trees, spring flowers etc. When you have completed your picture it would be great if you could write some simple facts about Spring that you have learnt over the past few weeks. Remember to include finger spaces and use your sounds to spell words.
PD In Robins we spend a lot of time developing and mastering our fine motor skills. Fun and simple ways to continue to develop these skills at home can include: using playdough, building with lego, using wind up toys, cooking, drawing, threading etc. Using scissors is also a great way to develop fine motor skills. There are some scissor control sheets within the documents below should you wish to use them to practise cutting skills.
Thank you again for the wonderful learning you have shared onto the Interactive learning diary. I really enjoy seeing it all and it would be fantastic if you can continue to keep sharing. You can do so by simply uploading comments, pictures and videos into your child's online learning journey. If you need your login details, or any support with this, please email the school and I can get them to you asap and try to help.
Thank you so much for your continued support. Stay happy and safe.
Happy Holidays to you all. I hope you enjoy some special time with your families over the next two weeks and a new set of Home Learning activities will be published on 22nd April.
Take care, stay safe and well.
Hello lovely Robins!
Gosh, I miss you all and it was so wonderful seeing some of your faces over the last few days. Being brave enough to take part in video calls, I think, is my biggest achievement so far in these strange times!
Below, are some suggested learning activities to complete this week. There is quite a lot here so take your time and short, frequent bursts of learning, can be more beneficial than trying to sit for long periods of time.
Phonics This week I would like you to learn a new sound, ‘ng’. Practise this sound by reading and writing words containing the ‘ng’ digraph, such as: ring, sing, song, long, lung,
A grown up can write some sentences onto your whiteboard. Find the digraph, underline it and then read the sentence. Suggested sentences are in a document below.
Don’t forget to revise sounds we have learnt so far including the ‘ch’ and ‘sh’ digraphs. Poop deck pirates is a very fun way to practise reading words containing sounds we have learnt so far!
This week I would like you to spend time revising all the tricky words we have learnt so far (I, a, is, the, to, go, no, some, come, was, all, are, he, she, we, me, be, for, of, my). You could play: tricky word bingo by writing four onto your whiteboard; make two copies of each word and play tricky word pairs;ask your family for a wooden spoon and play splat the tricky word; test your family members; time yourself to see how quickly you can read them;reading them in silly voices. The possibilities are endless! Remember, tricky words are common exception words that cannot be sounded out but we have to learn to read on sight. I have made a set of words should you wish to print them out and can be found in the documents below.
Remember, honics Play is also a great resource for children to play games to practise phonics skills. Children will need to play phase 3 games, set 1- 7 with consonant digraphs ‘ch’, ‘sh and ‘ng’’.
Reading Log in to Oxford Owl and read an online book and share a story together.
You can also access Collins Big Cat phonic ebooks by clicking on the link below.
In the documents below I have also made up some clues to enable you to have a treasure hunt around your home with your family. Each clue consist of words and sounds that you will be able to read, using your wonderful phonic skills. If you find one tricky just 'say the sounds and read the word'. Have fun!
Spelling Please continue to practise reading and spelling your tricky words, focusing this week on ‘she’. Can you write it and then write over it lots of times in different colours, to create a rainbow ‘she’? Can you write it in chalk or in water on the ground outside? Can you find and cut the letters out of a magazine or newspaper to build the word ‘she’?
Handwriting Please encourage your child to practise forming a cursive letter ‘e’, using the rhyme ‘lift off the top and scoop out the egg’. Can you practise writing it using paint? In sand? A small tray of rice, lentils or flour? (if you can spare it!)
English Share the story ‘Hugless Douglas’ by David Melling. There is also an audio version available on the BBC Sounds App. Discuss the story together. Where was the story set? Who were the characters? Did you like the story? Why? Why not? Would you like Douglas as a friend? Why?
Who do you love to hug? Draw a picture of someone special you think gives great cuddles into your green book. Write a sentence underneath eg ‘I like to hug my….’. Don’t forget, to write a super sentence we need to: say words like a robot; listen carefully and write the sounds you can hear in each word; don't forget finger spaces! Use your sound mat to help you write letters correctly and check any 'b' or 'd' letters are the correct way around. Remember, how fantastic you are at writing.
Maths 1) Try copying, continuing and then creating simple repeating patterns. Focus first on two-part repeating patterns (AB) and then three part patterns (ABC). You can use anything to create a pattern! For example, your pattern could be; car, train, car, train, car, train etc. Say your pattern out loud to your family. Patterns can be created using objects, sounds, actions, colours, sizes etc. Patterns can be drawn, painted, printed into playdough; be as creative as you’d like!
2) If you have managed to create a three-part pattern you can try copying, continuing and creating more complex patterns.
When out on a walk try collecting some natural objects to create a pattern when you get home, such as stones, long sticks, short sticks, daisies, dandelions, leaves etc. you can arrange your pattern in a line or around the edge of a hoop to create a circular pattern. Remember to describe your pattern or, can you describe a pattern your family have made for you?
UTW/EAD Recall some signs of spring that you have learnt about so far. During springtime we often see baby animals in rivers or fields. What baby animals might you see? Do all babies look like their mums? Use the PowerPoints below to talk about how some animals are similar and some differ to their babies. Can you name them? Then complete the sheet, matching the baby to its mum. If you would like an extra challenge you can draw a picture some animals and their babies and add labels. I would love to see these in your learning journey!
Thank you so much to those families who have shared learning into the interactive learning diary. It would be fantastic to continue seeing your learning. You can share this by uploading comments, pictures or videos. If you need your login details, or any support with this, please email the school and I can get them to you asap and try to help.
Thank you so much and stay happy and safe.
Hello lovely Robins,
I hope you are all safe, healthy and happy. I miss you all very much and cannot wait to see you soon!
Below are some suggested activities and helpful documents to support your child's learning over the coming week. It would be wonderful if you could share some of your child's learning into their online learning journey. Please contact the office if you need login details and I shall get them to you asap.
This week in phonics I would like children to continue reading and spelling words containing the digraph that we learnt last week, 'sh'. Words may include: shop, ship, fish, crash, wish, brush.
Please also introduce the new digraph ‘ch’ to your child, reminding them that we only need one sound button as it is a digraph; two letters that represent one sound. Encourage children to read words containing the ‘ch’ sound and then write the word onto their whiteboard. Children should then add their sound buttons and read back the word they have written to you. Words can include: chip, chat, much, chop, chin, chest, lunch etc.
Children also need to practise reading simple sentences or questions containing words with 4 and 5 sounds (cvcc, ccvc and ccvcc structure). Some suggestions are: I can jump onto a plank; We can go for a drink; Gran will get cross if I run; Can a frog swim? Will a plum melt? Has a nest got a trunk? Etc. Have fun making up silly sentences or yes /no questions!
There is also some phonic practise activities in the documents below should you require more!
Please introduce the tricky word ‘be’ to your child. It is worth pointing out to them that it follows the same pattern as words learnt previously: we, me, he, she and the ‘e’ is spelling an ‘ee’ sound in these words. Tricky words are common exception words that cannot be sounded out.
When teaching phonics it is really important to pronounce the sounds precisely. Click here to watch a video on how to correctly pronounce the sounds in phonics. We also, in Robins, use cued articulation to support children to articulate and learn the sounds. If you wish to continue to teach your child these as we learn new sounds, click on the link to watch the video of the actions being made.
Phonicsplay.co.uk is also a great resource for children to play games to practise their phonics skills. Children will need to play phase 3 games, set 1-7 with consonant digraphs ‘ch’ and ‘sh’.
There is also an app called ‘Teach your monster to read’ which is currently free to download from an app store onto a smartphone or tablet.
Please continue to read and enjoy stories with your child and when you come across words or sentences that you feel your child is able to read, allow them to do so. It would be great if you could visit oxfordowl.co.uk and create a login. Once you have done so you will be able to access a range of ebooks that your child can read to you. When successfully logged in, suggested books for this week are ‘Mix, mix, mix’ and ‘Chicken Licken’. It is not always necessary for your child to read the whole book independently; you may wish to read a page each. Remember to reread books and to ask your child questions about the text to ensure they have understood the what they have read.
Please continue to practise reading and spelling your tricky words, focusing this week on ‘he’. How many times can you write it in a minute? Can you write it into a sentence? Don’t forget your Manor Fields cursive handwriting!
Please encourage your child to practise forming a cursive letter ‘d’, using the rhyme ‘around the dinosaurs bottom, up to his head and down to his toes’.
Your challenge for this week is to find ways to total 10!
1) Watch the number blocks episode Series two, Episode 13: “Blast Off”.
2) Print and cut out the aliens and spaceships. Use these to find the different ways to total ten and each time saying your number story – for example, 1 alien add 9 aliens equals 10 aliens.
If you do not have access to a printer at home, children can simply draw ten aliens and two spaceships, cut out the aliens and complete the same activity.
3) Try to record some of the ways you have found to total ten onto your whiteboard or into your green book; this could be pictures, writing numerals or using the symbols + and =.
Children can also continue to access Mathletics online. Contact the school if you need a reminder of your login.
I have uploaded two PowerPoints all about ‘Spring’ below. Take some time to look through them with your child and discuss things we usually see at spring time. If you are able to access a garden, there is also a signs of spring tick sheet for you to complete with your child.
I have also uploaded some simple craft ideas if you would like extra activities to amuse your child!
Again, it would be fantastic to see some of your child’s learning. You can share this by uploading pictures or videos into their online learning journey. I cannot wait to see!
Thank you so much for your support
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Not one but two gorgeous Robins will be celebrating their birthdays this week! Rayyan and Tegan- we wish you the happiest of days and know that you’ll have great fun.
What an exciting week it will be for Alfie, as he will turning 5! Happy birthday from all of us Alfie. We wish you the most wonderfully special day.
What an exciting week it will be for one of our Robins, as they reach the grand old age of 5. Happy birthday Esma! We all wish you the most wonderful day.
We are wishing the most wonderful 5th birthday to one of our Robins this week........Luci,have a fun-filled and very happy day!
What a special week this is going to be for Leo because he will be reaching the grand old age of 5! All of your friends at Manor Fields wish you a very happy birthday, full of fun.
Darcey is going to be 5 this week! Happy birthday Darcey! We will all be thinking of you and sending very special birthday wishes.
One rather wonderful Robin will be celebrating this week, as he turns 5 years old. Luke, we all wish you a very happy birthday and your friends at Manor Fields will be thinking of you on your special day.
What a lovely insight into Robin's Class learning. All of the links I tried worked quickly. I loved the 12 block video especially the arrays of columns and rows that make different shapes. I also enjoyed the Subitize video to warm up my maths brain. There are some great activities and I enjoyed visiting The Very Hungry Caterpillar story. Lastly I loved the lovely reminders such as finger spacing; sounds and sound buttons throughout. Thank you for your hard work and I hope it isn't too long until the lovely Robins are back with you in class.
I’m sure you’ll all want to join us in wishing one of our remarkable Robins, Anna-Belle, a very happy 5th birthday this week. We will be thinking of you Anna-Belle and hope that you enjoy your special day.
A very special Robin has a birthday coming up! Happy Birthday Maisie! Wishing you a lovely day, full of fun, from all of us at Manor Fields.
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