Hello lovely Wren Class,
This will be our last week of learning before half term. We have again provided you with phonics, literacy and maths activities. Try to do these each day. Don’t forget there are also the family challenges for extra things to do. This week the challenges are all about International Bee Day.
It has definitely been a strange half term for us all. We have missed coming to school and seeing you every day. We are so proud of you all for the amazing work you have been doing at home.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank the parents for all the hard work you have been doing at home. We would also like to say thank you for the updates on Tapestry. We have loved being able to login in and see photos and videos of all the things the children have been doing. It has certainly cheered us up lots!
Have a lovely half term and enjoy a break from your school work.
Mrs Leaford and Mrs Nixon 😊
A message from Oscar
Look who came to visit Oscar- it’s that cheeky Ollie! He has been up to mischief and been rubbing off some of Oscar’s letters to change his sentence about bees. What a naughty little orangutan! Can you help Oscar work out what is missing?
Please continue to watch the daily Read, Write, Inc. lessons by following the links below. These lessons follow the same structure we would follow in our daily phonics lessons in school and are a fantastic substitute whilst school remains closed.
The table below shows which sound will be taught each day. We strongly recommend your child watches these to help develop their phonics skills, ready for when they move to year 1.
Online Speed Sound lesson with Rosie: oo
Spelling words: no, go, into, the, to
Today you are going to learn to spell two new tricky words.
Your new words are: my, was
Practise writing your new tricky words. You could print out the ‘tricky word writing’ document at the bottom of the page. Once you have finished writing the words you could cut them out to make paper chains or even bracelets.
Online Speed Sound lesson with Rosie: ar
Spelling words: no, go, into, the, to, my, was
Look at the ‘hidden tricky word game’ document.
Search through each picture and look for the hidden letters. Some of the letters are tricky to find so you will need to do some good searching. Once you have found the letters rearrange them to spell one of your tricky words. If you do not have a printer you can look at the picture on the screen and write the words on a piece of paper.
Online Speed Sound lesson with Rosie: or
Spelling words: no, go, into, the, to, my, was
Make your own ‘hidden tricky word game’.
Online Speed Sound lesson with Rosie: air
Make a simple word search for a member of your family to try and complete using the following words: hair, pair, stair, fair, air. Write the right letters either right to left, left to right, top to bottom or bottom to top! Then fill in all the gaps with other letters or set 2 sounds to hide all your words. Now ask someone to find them.
Online Speed Sound lesson with Rosie: ir
Can you think of a silly sentence using the following ‘ir’ words: bird, dirt, third, shirt, skirt. E.g. The bird had a shirt on. The bird dug in the dirt for a third day.
Maybe you could draw a funny picture to go with your silly sentence!
To keep in with our ‘Bee’ theme this week, watch the following little Bee story which explains why bees are so important. Discuss what you found out bees with another member of your family. Think about the following questions:
What is the house called that bees lives in?
What did Benson the Bee collect every day?
What did Benson make that humans like to eat?
Can you remember the name of one of the flowers bees like?
What was the sad problem for Benson?
How did Benson nearly get hurt himself?
What does the farmer’s spray do the bees?
Why are bees important?
Can you think of something you can do in your garden to help the bees?
Watch the following expresso clip explaining one way in which the number of bees is being reduced. Can you make a poster to tell the farmers what is happening? What could the do to help the bees? Maybe you could work as a ‘team’ just like bees to speed up the process!
Look closely at the photos of the bees in the document below. ‘Bee fact cards’. Try to read the captions to find out what is happening in each photo. I know you could spot some tricky words as you work with an adult to sound some of the words out. Could you find your own photo or picture of a bee and try and write a short caption to explain what is happening?
The bee in the short video on Monday had a problem…..he couldn’t work out what was happening to his bee friends and why they kept disappearing. Can you think about what other problems bees might have in real life? I wonder what you could do to help them sort out that problem. Maybe you could draw a picture to show what the problem might be and what a possible solution might be too. Feel free to use the template below ‘Bee problem and solution’ to structure your work.
Have a look with an adult at the PowerPoint presentation on the lifecycle of a bee. They can read it to you whilst you look at the pictures and talk about what it is you see and what is happening at each stage. See if you can remember the way in which a bee grows. Have a go at making a bee headband and use the pictures to show the bee lifecycle as it goes around your head.
Recommended reading books for this week, accessed through Oxford Owl:
- The Snowman
- Chicken Licken
MATHS: SHARING OBJECTS INTO EQUAL GROUPS
This week’s maths is all about sharing objects into equal groups. You need to learn to share a number of objects into groups, making sure that each group has the same number.
Click on the link below to watch a video showing you how to share objects into equal groups. You will need 12 objects for counting when you watch this video.
With an adult look at the ‘sharing PowerPoint’ (at the bottom of the page). On each slide, click the cakes to share them and then answer the questions.
- Choose 3 teddy bears from your home to have a tea party.
- You need to set out plates for your tea party. Don’t forget you need one for yourself, so you need 4 in total.
- Now you need to get the food ready for your tea party. You can draw your own food or print and cut out the pictures (at the bottom of the page). You will need:
- 12 sandwiches
- 8 strawberries
- 4 cakes
- Now you need to share the food equally between the 4 plates. Make sure everybody at your party gets the same amount of food.
Play the following game to practise sharing objects equally
Use objects to help you answer some of the sharing questions below.