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Welcome to Hedgehogs Class! We are delighted to be working with your children throughout the year. We have lots of fun and exciting opportunities for your children and we are here to help make an unforgettable Reception year experience.

 

Miss Carter is our class teacher.

Mrs Ledger is our learning assistant.

SCHOOL CLOSURE 2020

 

Hello Hedgehogs!

I will put different activities on Class Dojo each day to help support your learning at home.  These will include Phonics, Maths, Topic and Reading tasks. 

If you are not connected to Class Dojo, please check the following websites for other activities being set as well as websites that focus upon the EYFS curriculum. 

Stay safe and I will see you soon,

Miss Carter

 

https://www.purplemash.com/sch/riverside

https://login.mathletics.com/

 

USEFUL WEBSITES

 

Free Virtual Tours of World Museums, Educational Sites and Galleries-
https://www.familydaystriedandtested.com/free-virtual-tours-of-world-museums-educational-sites-galleries-for-children/?fbclid=IwAR0WmMmz3-cRVDvqiC5X-pgn1yCjSrkexOhixgVTwtqa3n-DfOeibaM9WKs

Free reading resources-
https://www.twinkl.co.uk/search
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies
https://www.literacyshed.com/home.html
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk
https://www.roythezebra.com

Phonics-
https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk
http://www.letters-and-sounds.com
https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/literacy.html
www.epicphonics.com

 https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/flash-cards-time-trial?phase=3

https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/digital-flashcards

https://epicphonics.com/games/play/free-penalty-shootout-tricky-words-game


Maths-
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/topics/numeracy
http://www.crickweb.co.uk/Early-Years.html
https://www.topmarks.co.uk

Please also check the whole school Class Dojo page, for information about new and free opportunities that are being made available for children to access from home.

THURSDAY 21st MAY 2020

Good morning everyone!
Morning wake up exercise: Can you help Dangermouse avoid all the obstacles on BBCSupermovers –Just For Fun https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/just-for-fun-danger-mouse-l2/zv3m47h or join Joe Wicks at 9am.

Phonics recap: How many phonemes can you say or write? Use the sound at from the home learning pack.

Phonics activity idea: Phonics Charades. Today we would like the children to practise reading and writing four sound words. Can they read the words and then do an action to match the word? Suggested words to use: jump, swim, flap, clap, sing, hunt, lift and limp. Can you think of any other words to add to the list. Challenge: Can you write a sentence including one of the action words? Can you read a word and act out the action for someone else to guess?

Maths- Please have a look at Mathletics tasks. To extend your children’s learning in your home, you could: Using the number line attached or one you’ve made at home. Pick a number from 1-10 or 1-20. Can you find one more than that number and one less than that number? Remember to use full sentences to describe what you are talking about, for example: “One more than eight is nine and one less than eight is seven” Alternatively you could make this harder by writing the numbers 1-20, cutting them out and mixing them all up. Select a number and ask your child to search for the numbers that are one more and one less.

Afternoon Activity: Our third and final Power of Reading book this term is called ‘The Leopards Drum’. Please watch the video attached on my Dojo post and listen to the story.
Have you got musical instruments at home? Can you create your own musical instrument? Use different materials to make your own shakers, tambourines, drums or guitars. Have a look at some of these home-made instruments, made by upcycling their rubbish.

Miss Carter 🦔✨

WEDNESDAY 20th MAY 2020

It looks like it is going to be another beautiful day!

Morning wake up exercise: Help Dennis the Menace avoid the obstacles on BBC Supermovers – Just For Fun https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/just-for-fun-dennis-and-gnasher-l1/zd24nrd or join Joe Wicks at 9am.

Phonics recap: Use the sound mat provided in the home learning pack. Ask your child to be the teacher and get them to point to each phoneme on the mat –make some mistakes as they point to each one.. Can they tell you how to say the phoneme correctly?

Phonics activity idea: Reading two syllable words. A two syllable word has two ‘chunks’ e.g. zigzag = zig – zag. Write zig on one piece of paper and zag on another. Ask your child to sound talk the first part then the second part and then put the two pieces together. What does the whole word say? Repeat with other words – lunchbox, cobweb, car park, farmyard. Once all words have been read mix them all up and challenge your child to find the ones the match.

Maths- Please have a look at Mathletics tasks. To extend your children’s learning in your home, you could: Please have a look at the video attached in the Dojo post to see an example of today’s activity. Can your child solve these subtraction sums using a number line to support them? You can use the number line attached or create your own.
10–4=
8–3=
5–2=
9–6=
15-5 =
11-1 =
Remember to use full sentences- “Ten take away four is equal to six”

Afternoon Activity: Have a look at the pictures of different places, in the different countries of South America. Can you pick one place to look at. You could research, draw, write, talk, or paint the place. For example, I might decide to write about Buenos Aires, Argentina. I could write a sentence to describe what I see in the picture: ‘I Can see lots of big signs’ ‘I can see a long road with cars on it’ ‘The bus is at the bus stop.'

Enjoy the sunshine safely. Have a wonderful day!

Miss Carter smiley

TUESDAY 19th MAY 2020

 

Happy Tuesday everyone, let’s have a look at today activities!

Morning wake up exercise: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4591BKK-uk or join Joe Wicks at 9am.

 

Phonics focus: ‘ay’

Tricky word focus: Can you create a sentence using the tricky words I, my, the and go?

 

Phonics activity idea: Write and cut up the letters: s, u, n, d, p, l, m, t, r, and b as well as a couple of the ‘ay’ digraphs.

With these, under instruction, children can form the words: play, may, tray, Sunday, stray, bay and spray.

Can they make a silly story using the words above and some tricky words? For example, “On Sunday, the tray sat on the bay”

 

Maths- Please have a look at Mathletics tasks. To extend your children’s learning in your home, you could: Please watch the video attached to my recent dojo post to see an example of today’s activity. Can your child solve these addition sums using a number line to support them? 

4+3=

6+2=

10+0=

9+1=

7+5=

8+3=

Remember to use full sentences- “Four add three is equal to seven” 

 

Afternoon Activity: 2016 Summer Olympics.

This afternoon we would like you to have a go at Summer Olympic Sport Charades. Here is a list of sports: Football, Basketball, Sailing, Surfing, Karate, Hockey, Cycling, Badminton, Swimming and Trampolining. Can you act them out to your parent/carer to guess? Take turns and remember you can’t talk. Please share photos or videos to your portfolio!

 

Miss Carter 🦔✨

MONDAY 18th MAY 2020

Good Morning!

This week we will be exploring the continent South America.

 

Morning wake up exercise: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks1--ks2-mfl-spanish- greetings-with-ben-shires/zfksqp3 or join Joe Wicks at 9am.

 

Phonics focus: ‘oy’ 

Tricky word focus: https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/2/tricky-word-trucks 

 

Phonics activity idea: Please write out these words for your child to read: boy, toy, destroy, enjoy, annoy and ahoy. Can they pick three of these words to write? Once they have written the words, can they draw a picture to represent it? As a challenge you could caption the picture or write a sentence.

 

Maths- Please have a look at Mathletics tasks. To extend your children’s learning in your home, you could: Using number cards (homemade), wooden numbers or magnetic numbers, can you create a number sequence leaving one or two numbers out for your child to complete. For example, you may lay out the number sequence 1,3,4 and 6. So they would have to look and see which numbers are missing, find them and complete the sequence to create 1,2,3,4,5 and 6. You could make this trickier by making the sequence longer and with more gaps. Remember to use full sentences- “The number two comes after the number one” “The number five comes before the number six.”

 

Afternoon Activity- Have a look at this short video about the Amazon Rainforest.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRlslay6Z4M

 

We thought this afternoon you could have a go at one of these science experiments. Rain and volcano eruptions are very common in lots of South American countries, so why don’t you have a go at making your own!

http://www.sciencefun.org/kidszone/experiments/storm-in-a-glass/ 

http://www.sciencefun.org/kidszone/experiments/rain-rain-dont-go-away-rain-gauge/ 

http://www.sciencefun.org/kidszone/experiments/how-to-make-a-volcano/

 

Adventure is out there! 
Miss Carter ✨

FRIDAY 15th MAY 2020

Happy Friday!

 

Morning wake up exercise: Watch and join in with this simple Thai dance https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpBwx_2udGM or join Joe Wicks at 9am.

 

Phonics recap: Re-watch my phoneme recap videos. Can you hear my squeaky voice? I wonder if you can say the sounds in a squeaky voice. Be careful, the video is faster too! Are you up for the challenge?

Tricky word recap: How many tricky words can you say in 30 seconds? How many did you remember?

 

Phonics activity idea: Can you create trash and treasure signs? Or use Obb and Bob. Write these words on to paper, read them aloud and then decide if they are real (Treasure/Bob) or nonsense(Obb/Trash).

skip, kisp, help, freg, shelf, drep, plank, Trent.

 

Maths- Please have a look at Mathletics tasks. To extend your children’s learning in your home, you could: Solve some home mathematical word problems.

1) Floppy needs a new chew toy. Dad gives a 2p, 5p and a 10p to the person at the till. How much did he pay altogether?

2) If Chip has four pairs of socks, how many socks does he have altogether?

3) Mum has 12 biscuits. She shares them equally between Biff, Kipper and Chip. How many biscuits did they get each?

4) Biff is baking a cake. The recipe says she needs 2 Eggs, 4 Cups of Flour, 3 Cups of Sugar, 1 Tablespoon of Vanilla Extract.

So that the cake is big enough for everyone, Mum says she needs to double everything in the recipe. Can you work out the new recipe?

5) Kipper has 8 sweets. He gives half to Biff. How many does he have left?

When answering these questions, encourage your children to find manipulatives to help them solve the question. Use full sentences, for example: “Dad paid _ pence altogether” “Biff, Chip and Kipper had _ biscuits each”.

 

Afternoon Activity: Here are a few Asian food recipes. How are they different to the food you have at home? Could you have a go at helping an adult make one of the foods? Maybe you could try some that are already made.

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/super-fast-pad-thai 

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/thai-green-chicken-curry 

https://recipes.saladmaster.com/recipe/vietnamese-dumplings-0

Have a look at the cutlery and dishes they use to eat their food. Can you have a go at using chopsticks?

 

I’m really looking forward to our Friday photo montage! I hope you are too.

Have a great day.

Miss Carter 🦔✨

Phase 3 Speedy, Squeaky Voice Challenge

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Phase 2 Speedy, Squeaky Voice Challenge

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THURSDAY 14th MAY 2020

 

Selamat Pagi Hedgehogs!

Morning wake up exercise: Watch and join in with University Elementary School pupils performing a traditional Indonesian dance https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLs-PxZa138 or join Joe Wicks at 9am.

Phonics recap: https://www.ictgames.com/phonicsPop/index.html
Tricky word recap: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvMyssfAUx0

Phonics activity idea: In the PDF in the next post there are words and pictures. They need to be paired together, so that the picture matches the word. Remember to segment and blend when reading, use sound buttons and sound bars to help you. For a tricky challenge why don’t you try to match the captions to their pictures.

Maths- Please have a look at Mathletics tasks. To extend your children’s learning in your home, you could: Please watch my number recap video attached in this post. Today you could hide the numbers around the house in places that you can describe using positional language (above, below, inside, in between, next to, in front of, behind, under, on). E.g “Which number is hiding under the sink?” “Which number is behind the flower-pot?” “Which number is in between the cereal and the tea?”. Can they come and write their answer on a piece of paper?

Afternoon Activity: The climate in Asia is very hot for a lot of the year. This means that lots of people spend time at the beach. Have a look at some beaches in Asia. If you were going to the beach, what would you need to take with you? Can you write me a list and draw some pictures?

Have a brilliant Thursday everyone,
Miss Carter 🦔✨

 

WEDNESDAY 13th MAY 2020

Happy Wednesday everyone!

Morning wake up exercise: Watch and join in with John Jacobson as he shows us how to dance to "Arirang" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kX6xMYlEwLA or join Joe Wicks at 9am.

 

Phonics recap: https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/2/flashcards-speed-trials (Login username: March20 password: home)

 

Tricky word recap: Look and say -> Look, say and write -> Cover and write

 

Phonics activity idea: Please take a look at these list of items.

Pepper, foil, spoon, tooth brush, shampoo, sock, milk, shorts, hand.

If possible, you could write this list (cursively) on paper for your children to read. Ask them to read the list, adding sound bars and sound buttons. They then need to find the items on the list and you need to take ONE photo showing ALL of the items (and your child of course!). For an extra challenge, can they work out which two items are missing from my picture?

 

Maths- Please have a look at Mathletics tasks. To extend your children’s learning in your home, you could: Why don’t you have a go at a number blocks quiz. You could do either level 1 or 2. Don’t forget to use objects from the environment to help you if you get stuck!

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/puzzles/numberblocks-number-magic-quiz-level-1

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/puzzles/numberblocks-number-magic-quiz-level-2

 

Afternoon Activity: Please watch My video reading the story ‘No Dinner’ on Class Dojo. Can they retell the story using a story map, puppets or acting it out? Who are the main characters in the story? Could you be really creative and create a story box?

 

Miss Carter smiley

 

TUESDAY 12th MAY 2020

Good morning! 👋🏻🎉

Morning wake up exercise: Watch and join in with Punjabi Bhangra Dance Steps

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYX8e8l55zs or join Joe Wicks at 9am.

 

Phonics recap: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNcBWSBxSp0

Tricky word recap: https://epicphonics.com/games/play/free-penalty-shootout-tricky-words-game

 

Phonics activity idea: Lets try sentence substitution. Write down the first sentence for them to read.

‘The man burnt the toast’. Can they read this sentence aloud?

Now take a word away and add a new one...

‘The man burnt the towel.’ Can they read this new sentence aloud? Does the sentence make sense? Or is it nonsense?

Now I'm change two words...

‘The girl burnt the milk’ Can they read this sentence aloud?

Now take a word away and add a new one...

‘The girl brings the milk’ can they read this new sentence aloud? Does the sentence make sense? Or is it nonsense?

 

Maths- Please have a look at Mathletics tasks. To extend your children’s learning in your home, you could: You could join me for a game! Either watch the video and join in with me on Class Dojo or use the attached PDF to play with another adult. I wonder, who will win? Encourage them to ‘count on’ from one of the given numbers. 

 

Afternoon Activity: There are lots of different animals that live Asia. Unfortunately, some of these animals have become endangered. This means that the number of these animals is decreasing. Have a look at these links on the WWF website of three endangered animals in Asia; tigers, giant pandas and Asian elephants. Can you make a fact file about one of these animals?

 

https://www.wwf.org.uk/learn/fascinating-facts/tigers 

https://www.wwf.org.uk/learn/fascinating-facts/pandas 

https://www.worldwildlife.org/species/asian-elephant

 

I am lucky enough to have visited an Elephant Sanctuary in Thailand, Asia. I stayed with some elephants who were being cared for. We fed them, took them on their daily walk to the river, swam with them and cleaned them. If Hedgehogs are interested in my visit they can see the photos and videos attached to my post on Class Dojo.

 

Have a great day Hedgehogs!

Miss Carter ✨

MONDAY 11th MAY 2020

Happy Monday Hedgehogs! ☀️
I hope you had a very relaxed, long bank holiday weekend.

This week we will be exploring the continent Asia!

Morning wake up exercise:
Start the morning with some Zumba https://family.gonoodle.com/channels/zumba-kids or join Joe Wicks at 9am.

Phonics recap: http://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/forestPhonics/index.html

Tricky word recap: https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/3/tricky-word-trucks (Login username: March20 password:home)

Phonics activity idea: Using a phoneme frame, can they make the words shelf, paint, hand, belt, punch, sink and lost. Remember that each part of the frame is one sound, so the digraph ‘ai’ would go in one part of the frame, not two. As an extension they could put the words into a sentence.

Maths- Please have a look at Mathletics tasks.
To extend your children’s learning in your home, you could: Lets go on a missing number hunt. Draw and cut up numbers 0-20. Can they put them in a number line? Ask them to close their eyes whilst you remove some of the numbers and hide them around the room. Can they work out which numbers are missing? Can they find them and put them back in the correct space? Swap roles and repeat.

Afternoon Activity- Have a look at the PDF attached and let the Go Jetter characters take you on a journey to explore Asia. Once you have looked at the PDF, can you pick one landmark in Asia to focus on this afternoon. You could build, draw, research, or talk about it! I would love to see your creativity, send pictures or videos to your portfolio or via message.

I have also set some new tasks on Purple Mash that can be completed throughout the week.
Miss Carter 🦔 ⭐️

Go Jetters Explore Asia

THURSDAY 7th MAY 2020

Good morning Hedgehogs, here are our activities for the day!

Morning wake up exercise: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-pshe-teamwork-with- the-super-movers-crew/zkpdvk7 or join Joe Wicks at 9am.

Phonics recap: Please recap all digraphs and trigraphs by watching the attached video.

Tricky words recap: Have a go at the tricky word roll and read PDF attached to the next post.

Phonics activity idea: Here is a list of CCVC words that you might find around the house: flag, plum, track, trash, green, brush, train,drum, clip, pram, plug, step, twig. Pick four items that they can see or find. Cut up four bits of paper and write one word on each piece (Adults may need to help) Can they read the word and match it to the correct object? Remember to sound talk the word first, for example t-r-ai-n train!

Maths- Please have a look at Mathletics tasks.
To extend your children’s learning in your home, you could: Can they turn your kitchen into a shop today? I want them to label any food or snacks they might be having today with a price tag, for example ‘1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p, 50p, £1.’
When they want something, can they pay an adult for it?
You could make this trickier by using prices that need you to combine the coins, for example if something was ‘7p’ you would need to use a 5p and a 2p. Is there any other way they could make 7p out of coins?

Afternoon Activity- Have a go at joining in with this dance about African animals!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7l5oUWE73g
Can they name some African animals?
Which African animal is their favourite?
What was their favourite dance move?
You could upload your answers and/or a video of your fantastic dance moves for us to see!

Have a great day.
Miss Carter ✨

Digraphs and Trigraph Recap

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Tricky Word Roll and Read

WEDNESDAY 6th MAY 2020

Morning wake up exercise: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ewqq-3xJFdI or join Joe Wicks at 9am.

 

This week please recap all phase three sounds:
https://www.ictgames.com/phonicsPop/index.html


This week please recap all tricky words: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvMyssfAUx0 

 

Phonics activity idea: Using a phoneme frame, can they make the words pond, frog, dump, crab, think, chest and bench. Remember that each part of the frame is one sound, so the digraph ‘ch’ would go in one part of the frame not two. As an extension they could put the words into a sentence.

 

Maths- Please have a look at Mathletics tasks.
To extend your children’s learning in your home, you could: Today we are going to count in steps of two. Watch our Counting by 2’s video to help you 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JyCr0IgbYcI
Can they draw two of each animal and cut them out? I need them to help Noah take them to the ark. Noah needs to find out how many animals there are altogether. Can they count in 2’s to help Noah count the animals quickly? Try this again with more or less animals.

 

Afternoon Activity- Have a look at the pictures attached. These are all items brought back from South Africa, Kenya and Tanzania. Can they pick one item to inspire a piece of artwork? They could draw, paint, collage, junk model etc. You can then upload this to your portfolio, we can’t wait to see it!

TUESDAY 5th MAY 2020

Hello Hedgehogs,

Who is ready for another exciting day? 🦔

 

Morning wake up exercise: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks1-pshe-believe-with-naomi-wilkinson/zjchd6f Or join in with Joe Wicks at 9am.

 

Phonics recap: Please watch the video attached to recap all individual phonemes. 

 

Tricky word recap: Look and say -> Look, say and write -> Cover and write.

 

Phonics activity idea: Here is a list of CVCC words that you might find around the house: Lamp, milk, band, bulb, film, vest, paint, sink and belt. Pick four items that they can see or find. Write the words and cut them out. Can they read the word and match it to the correct object? Remember to sound talk the word first, for example l-a-m-p lamp!

 

Maths- Please have a look at Mathletics tasks.

To extend your children’s learning in your home, you could: Think about capacity! You will need 5 different sized containers and a cup.

Do they remember what capacity means?

How many cups of water do they think each container will hold? 

Should we make the cup full or half-full? Why? Can they write their guess down and put it next to each container?

Which one do they think will hold the most water, and which one do they think would hold the least water? Why?

Using their cup and some water can they find out how many cups of water each container holds and write the number next to their guess. Did they get any right?

Can they put the containers in order from the smallest capacity (the container that held the least water) to the largest capacity (the container that held the most water)?

 

Afternoon Activity: Look at the photos attached. These are photos of our classroom and a classroom in a school in Kenya that Miss Paterson visited. Can they look and talk about the similarities and differences between a school in Kent, UK and a school in Kenya, Africa?

 

If any of the Hedgehogs are interested in Miss Paterson’s trip to Kenya, they can watch the video she made of her experience that is attached on class dojo. Are there any other differences or similarities they can see in the video?

 

Have a brilliant day! 
Miss Carter 😊✨

 

 

A Classroom in Kent, UK and Kenya, Africa

Phoneme Recap

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MONDAY 4th MAY 2020

Happy Monday Hedgehogs! 

I hope you’re ready for a new week. I am very excited because this week we will be exploring Africa.

 

Morning wake up exercise: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCzgc_RelBA or join in with Joe Wicks at 9am.

 

Phonics Recap: Phase three sounds

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNcBWSBxSp0

Play Penalty shootout and recap the tricky words https://epicphonics.com/games/play/free-penalty- shootout-tricky-words-game

 

Phonics activity idea: Please watch the video introducing CVCC and CCVC words.

Add the consonant d to the end of cvc words Ben and men. What new words do they create?

Add the consonant p to the end of cvc words dum and hum. What new words do they create?

Add the consonant s to the beginning of cvc words pot, pin and peck. What new words do they create?

Add the consonant g to the beginning of cvc words ran and lad. What new words do they create?

 

Maths- Please have a look at Mathletics tasks.

To extend your children’s learning in your home, you could: Let’s think about length.

Can they cut some string or wool into random lengths? Can they put them in order from shortest to longest?

Can they find a collection of sticks in your garden or on your daily walk? Can they put them in order from longest to shortest?

Can they cut up some coloured lengths of paper? Can they stick them in order from shortest to longest?

Can they write some names of their family/friends? Can they put them in order from who has the longest name to who has the shortest name?

 

Afternoon Activity-

Can they find Africa on the world map? Can they find the UK? What comparisons can they make?

How many countries are there in Africa?

What is the weather like in Africa?

Can you find out a fact about Africa to share with me?

 

Thank you to everyone who engaged in the weekend reading on Purple Mash, keep an eye out for more activities to be completed over the week.

 

Miss Carter ✨

FRIDAY 1st MAY 2020

Happy Friday Hedgehogs, it’s our favourite day of the week! ✨👏🏻

If Today is Friday, what is the day tomorrow?
Have a look at the date today, what has changed?

Phonics recap: Select 11 and play https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/flash-cards?phase=3.
Can you say all the sounds?

Watch the video I have attached, can you remember all of our tricky words? Remember, these are words we can’t sound out, we just need to know them!

Today’s digraph is: ‘er’
Today’s tricky word is: all

Phonics activity idea: Please write out these words for your child to read:
Ladder, Hammer, Boxer, Digger, Mixer, Flower and Letter.
Now pick three of these words to write. Once you have written the words, draw a picture to represent it. As a challenge you could caption the picture or write a sentence.

Maths- Please have a look at Mathletics tasks.
To extend your children’s learning in your home, you could: Practise forming your numbers. Have a look at one of our favourite counting videos to see what the numbers look like. You could practise writing them with chalk, pens, pencils or with a stick in the mud.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RfIKqkvHTY

Afternoon Activity-
Can you make a picture using only things from outside? You could collect things on your daily walk or from your garden. Have you tried making mud paint?

 

Have a great day!
Miss Carter 🦔

Tricky Word Recap

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THURSDAY 30th APRIL 2020

Happy Thursday Hedgehog Family! 🦔
Today we have got lots of fun things planned:

Let’s wake up and move with the trolls this morning:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HxyKVRJwkD8

Phonics recap: Please watch the two videos attached on this post.

Today’s digraph is: ‘ure’
Today’s tricky word is: her

Phonics activity idea: Read the Messy Magpie Story attached in the next post, can they answer these questions about the story?
What type of bird is Morris?
What was the ‘gift’ that Morris first collected and took back to his home?
What was left behind by the humans at the edge of the wood?
What was wrong with the stream?
What did Morris follow?

Maths- Please have a look at Mathletics tasks.
To extend your children’s learning in your home, you could: Make a repeating pattern with different materials in your house. For example- tin, cardboard, tin, cardboard, tin or plastic, paper, plastic, paper. Take pictures of the patterns you make and share them to your portfolio.

Afternoon Activity-
Can you go on a mini beast hunt in your garden or on your daily walk? How many pairs of legs does the mini beast have? Can you find resources and build a hotel for the mini beasts? Have a look at the attached image for materials you could use and information about building!

Have a brilliant day today, I hope you enjoyed our phonics this morning.
Miss Carter smiley

Phase 2 Phonic Recap

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Phase 3 Phonics Recap

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WEDNESDAY 29th APRIL 2020

Happy Wednesday Hedgehogs!
Here are today's tasks:

It’s time to level up! Can you complete level 2 with David Attenborough? Can you dodge the rubbish?
https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/just-for-fun-blue-planet-ii-l2/zdnjbdm

Phonics recap: Select 11 and play https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/flash-cards?phase=3.Can you say all the sounds?

Today’s digraph is: ‘air’
Today’s tricky word is: you

Phonics activity idea: Please write these words on to paper and then cut them out. Hide them in the room and ask your child to find them. Even if they can sight read the word, ask them to sound and blend: “ch-air" “chair”.
Words: chair, hair, pair, air and fair
You may also like to include some nonsense words that the children can sound out and blend e.g nair, jair , slair and thair .Make sure to ask whether the word is real or nonsense.

Maths- Please have a look at Mathletics tasks.
To extend your children’s learning in your home, you could: Please have a look at ‘The Earth Day Addition Riddle’ in the next post.Can you work out the answer using your adding skills? Use things in the environment to help you add!

Afternoon Activity- Can you have a go at making your own compost bin?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kA3q07paNbE&app=desktop

Compost may seem like a smelly subject, but in fact compost is great! It’s a really simple way of helping the environment, turning the leftovers from your meals into valuable food for your garden.By using your kitchen waste to make compost, you can help reduce the amount of rubbish that goes to landfill. What’s also brilliant about composting is that in less than a year, you’ll have free fertiliser for your garden and plant pots, to help keep them healthy and looking beautiful. And not only plants, but animals love compost heaps too! They’re a great habitat for wildlife in your garden, attracting insects and providing food for birds. If you have an open pile – and you’re very lucky – you may even see a hibernating hedgehog or a grass snake there!

Have a fantastic day!
Miss Carter smiley

 

TUESDAY 28th APRIL 2020

 

Bonjour Hedgehogs!
Do you know what day of the week it is?
What will be the day tomorrow?

Let’s get moving this morning. I’m happy, are you?https://family.gonoodle.com/activities/happy

Phonics recap: Have a look at the sound mat in your home learning pack. Can you use a pen or pencil as your wand and tell your favourite teddy the sound. How many times do we say the sound? Once!

Today’s digraph is: ‘ear’
Today’s tricky word is: be

Phonics activity idea: Please write out these words for your child to read: ear, hear, dear, fear, near, beard and tear. Can they pick three of these words to write? Once they have written the words,can they draw a picture to represent it? As a challenge you could caption the picture or write a sentence.

Maths- Please have a look at Mathletics tasks.
To extend your children’s learning in your home, you could: Look at the picture attached. You should see water droplets, trees, the earth and the sun. Can you make a tally or a picture graph to show how many of each there are? Count one object at a time, first count the trees and then use a full sentence to describe how many there are. “There are _ trees altogether” Do this until you have finished counting the four different objects. Share pictures of your tally charts or picture charts on your portfolio.

Afternoon Activity- Please watch this story about Earth Dayhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GqM-U5dCsQ
Can you tell me five things that you could do to help our planet?You could record a video or write them down; you could add pictures if you like!

Have a great day everyone!
Miss Carter smiley

 

MONDAY 27th APRIL 2020

Good Morning Hedgehogs!

Lets look at something that we all have in common, living on Earth. Due to the recent passing of Earth Day this week's activities will have a link to understanding our environment.

Get moving this morning with David Attenborough! Can you dodge the rubbish?
https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/just-for-fun-blue-planet-ii-l1/zfkf7nb

Phonics recap: Select 11 and play https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/flash-cards?phase=3. Can you say all the sounds?

Today’s digraph is: ‘oi'
Today’s tricky word is: me

Phonics activity idea: Can you play the ‘oi’ roll and read game attached below? You could create your own, using paper and pens. Pick a number between one and six. Then begin to read the words in this line. Each word you read correctly, see if you can create a sentence with the word in. If you are feeling super clever, pick another number and have another go!

Maths- Please have a look at Mathletics tasks.
To extend your children’s learning in your home, you could: Can you find items around the Kitchen that you could recycle when it's finished, for example: You could recycle milk bottles, cereal boxes and jam jars. Once you have collected 5 or 6, could you experiment with biggest and smallest, putting them in order from smallest to biggest and biggest to smallest. Remember to use our full sentences when talking about the activity: The cereal box is the biggest and the butter container is the smallest.
*This week you could even help clean the empty containers, ready to be recycled*

Afternoon Activity-
Please watch this video and learn about the three R’s: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OasbYWF4_S8
Please explore these questions:
Can you find your recycle bin? What colour is it?
Can you name one thing you can reduce?
Can you find the recycle symbol on 5 things in your house?
What materials can you recycle?
Can you sort your rubbish from today into, recyclable and non-recyclable?
Instead of throwing something away today, can you reuse it? Be creative!
Create a poster or draw a picture about what you've found out 🚯♻️

Lets save the Earth today!
Miss Carter smiley

FRIDAY 24th APRIL 2020

Happy Friday Hedgehogs!

I am so proud of all the learning you have sent me this week.

You have made me have the biggest smile on my face each and every day! Lets end the week with some more brilliant learning.

 

Phonics recap: Can they be the teacher and teach you the digraphs and trigraphs today? Ask them to show you the sounds, purposely get some wrong for them to correct you! 

 

Today’s digraph is: ‘ow’ 

Today’s tricky word is: we 
 
Phonics activity idea: Ask the children these questions. Can a duck quack?  Is a zebra a pet? Can dogs yap? Can a fox get wet? Will a box fit in a van? Can a rabbit yell at a man? Can a hen peck? Is a lemon red? Is a robin as big as a jet? Can a web buzz?  

Record their answers on paper or through video and add to their portfolio. Question the reasons for the answers they give. 

You could also have a go at one of our favourite games: https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/alien-escape?phase=3 

 
Maths- Please have a look at the document in the next post. Follow the story of Meredith and Harvey. What is halving? How do we halve? Can you halve in the environment? Remember to use our full sentences when talking about the activity: “Half of six is equal to three” “Six shared equally between two groups is equal to three” 
 
Afternoon Activity- Today I would like you to send me a video of you singing your favourite song. This could be as short or as long as you would like it to be. Can you answer these questions: Who sings the song? What is the song called? How does the song make you feel? 

 

I will be posting later with our Friday photos, I wonder if you'll be bale to spot all of your friends. Have a fantastic Friday Hedgehogs!

Miss Carter smiley

THURSDAY 23rd APRIL 2020

Good Morning Hedgehogs!

To wake ourselves up this morning lets have a go at a 5-a-day! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBTvnJpwcKw

Phonics recap: How many can you say in a minute? -https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/flash-cards-time—trial?phase=3

Today’s digraph is: ‘ur’
Today’s tricky word is: was

Phonics activity idea: Write and cut up the letters: s, f, t, n, c, l, h, b, i, p as well as a couple of the ‘ur’ digraphs. With these, under instruction, children can form the words: surf, turn, curl, hurt, fur, turnip, burn and burp. Can they make a silly story using tricky word ‘was’ and some of these words. E.g “The man was surfing on a turnip.”
Also have a go at the tricky words game: https://epicphonics.com/games/play/free-penalty-shootout-tricky-words-game

Maths- Please have a look at document attached in the next post. Follow the story of Dobby and how he discovers a doubling machine. What is doubling? How do we double? Can you double in the environment? Remember to use Maths Mastery full sentences when talking about the activity: “Double two is equal to four”

Afternoon Activity- Today we would like you to research about people who help us. This could be firefighters, police officers, nurses, doctors, vets etc. Could you create a poster about one of these professions? How do they help us? What have they done for the community?

Have a brilliant day!
Miss Carter smiley

 

Dobbie's Doubling Machine PPT and PPT PDF

WEDNESDAY 22nd APRIL 2020

 

Good Morning Hedgehog Family ✨
What a fun day we have planned! Here are today’s activities:

To get moving this morning why don’t you join Joe Wicks, either at 9am or for a shorter session watch this video https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xbVr38Bhe7E&list=PLyCLoPd4VxBvPHOpzoEk5onAEbq40g2-k&index=5

Phonic recap: Watch https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=aNcBWSBxSp0 Can they say the digraphs and trigraphs along with the video?

 

Phonics focus- Today’s digraph is: ‘or’
Today’s tricky word is: they

Phonics activity idea: Please write these words on to paper and then cut them out. Hide them in the room and ask your child to find them. Even if they can sight read the word, ask them to sound and blend: “f-or-k" “fork.

Words: corn, fork, born, worn, short, horn, torn
You may also like to include some nonsense words that the children can sound out and blend e.g norn, vor, yorl, torg . Make sure to ask whether the word is real or nonsense. Have you thought of making your own Obb and Bob monsters to sort your real and nonsense words at home? See second image for an example.

Maths- Please have a look at Mathletics tasks.
To extend your children’s learning in your home, you could: Find items around the house and talk about their weight.
Are they light or are they heavy?
Does an item get heavier the longer you hold it?
Can you compare two different items?
Can you find 5 items and put them in order of heaviest to lightest?
Remember to use full sentences when talking about the activity: “The door stop is heavier than the pen lid.”

Afternoon Activity- Today I would like you to put your fantastic imagination and role playing skills to good use. Can you create a TV advert for an item around the house? This could be anything from toothpaste to a washing up sponge.
Why would I want to buy it?
What would I use it for?
How much does it cost?

Miss Carter smiley

TUESDAY 21st APRIL 2020

 

Happy Tuesday Everyone!
Here are today's activities:

Lets have a go at our favourite morning warm up: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/just-for-fun-danger-mouse-l1/z6mcpg8

Phonics recap of phase two -https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/digital-flashcards or look at sound mat inside children’s packs.

Today’s digraph is: ‘ar’
Today’s tricky word is: she

Phonics activity idea: Can you make the words park, shark, jar, start, hard, far, sharp and car using magnetic/wooden/paper letters or write the words? Can you put one or more of these words into a sentence? Can you create a silly sentence using the words park, shark, jar, car and she? "The shark took the car to the park and she had a jar of jam”

Maths: Please have a look at Mathletics tasks. To extend your children’s learning in your home, you could:
Using a dice and items around the house, can you find one more and one less? Roll the dice, if it lands on 6, find 6 of something, this could be crayons. Once you have found 6 and counted to check, can you find one less and one more than 6? Repeat this activity with different numbers, use two dice if you think you could go up to 12! Remember to use our full sentences when talking about the activity. “One more than six is equal to seven.”

Afternoon Activity- We would like you to have a go at a ‘Draw with Ron’. Here is a link to his website, where you will find 10 drawings to choose from. Once you have had a go at following the step by step guidance, share your drawings with me, I'd love to see them! http://www.robbiddulph.com/draw-with-rob

Have a great day Hedgehogs! smiley

 

MONDAY 20th APRIL

 

Good Morning Everyone! 🦔
A beautiful morning to start off our day so please remember to get outside in the fresh air! Today’s activities are:

Why don’t you wake yourself up with some Zumba this morning : https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=FP0wgVhUC9w 

Phonics recap: Use https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/digital-flashcards or look at sound mat inside children’s packs.

Phonics focus- Today’s digraph is: 'oo' (book) please distinguish this from oo (zoo)
Today’s tricky word is: he


Phonics activity idea: Play https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/2/picnic-on-pluto Select Phase 3 and use the option to enter your own words and enter some of these: Cook, Shook, Book, Look, Took, Foot, Hook, Wood. For nonsense words you might enter: Soov, Boon, Goot, Thoop. Please also have a go at playing
https://epicphonics.com/games/play/free-penalty-shootout-tricky-words-game

Maths- Please have a look at Mathletics tasks. To extend your children’s learning in your home, you could: Create a home shop, make money tags and pretend to sell items at home. Use real money: 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p, 50p, £1 and £2. Can you pay for an item using your money? What different coins are there? What do they look like? What shape are they? What colour are they? Remember to use Maths Mastery full sentences when talking about the activity: “The 1p is bronze and round”

Afternoon Activity- Can you create a Pet Biography/Dream Pet Biography for your pet. Draw a picture of your pet, colour and label their body parts if you can. Tell us their name, age, likes and dislikes. Have you got a picture of or with your pet that you could share to your portfolio? We would love to see!

I have also set some tasks on Purple Mash that are to be completed throughout the week.Have a great day and remember regular breaks really help! If something isn’t working please leave it and come back after releasing some energy.


Miss Carter 😊

TERM 5

 

Welcome Back!

I hope you have all had a relaxing Easter break. We are now entering Term 5, and although we are not at school we will be trying to inject some of the topics we would have been learning at school into our home learning tasks as best we can.

In Phonics and Literacy will be continuing to recap our digraphs/trigraphs and tricky words with a focus on writing words, captions and sentences independently. We will also try to look at our Power of Reading books for this term; Anna Hibiscus's Song, No dinner and The Leopard's Drum. In Maths we will be introducing doubling and halving as well as money. We will be revisiting and looking at shape, pattern, adding and subtracting in more depth too. Our PSHE theme this term is 'What makes a good relationship'. A great opportunity to talk about relationships at home and relationships from school. The Topic focus this term is Tales from Other Countries, so we will try to plan some fun activities that incorporate African animals and their habitats, looking at African schools, African art and African Music. 
 

Easter Break 2020

Happy Holidays Hedgehog Family!

Hedgehogs, I hope you all have a fantastic Easter break. You have all worked so hard and faced some different challenges towards the end of term. As always you have shown me, even at home, our school values.

So now it is time to have some fun!

I know that this half term may look and feel a little different to those that you have had before or may have in the future. So I wanted to share some ideas with you on how you can make it just as fun for everyone. Hedgehogs parents please see the attached document.

Use this time to come together as a family, lift each other's spirits and make memories to last a lifetime.
I’m only a message away, stay safe and I will contact you soon.

Miss Carter  smiley

Friday 3rd April 2020

 

So here it is Hedgehogs, our last day before our Easter break.Let’s make it a good one. Happy Friday! 🦔

Phonics recap of phase two -https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/digital-flashcards orlook at sound mat inside children’s packs. Phonics recap of phasethree, how many can you say in a minute? -https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/flash-cards-time—trial?phase=3

Phonics focus- Today’s digraph is: ‘oo’ (zoo)

Today’s tricky word is: a

Phonics activity idea:https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/2/picnic-on-pluto.Please select ‘phase 3’ and then ‘oo’. The children play this regularly in school so should be able to play the game withoutinstructions.
Play tricky word game https://epicphonics.com/games/play/free-penalty-shootout-tricky-words-game

Maths- Please have a look at Mathletics tasks.
To extend your children’s learning in your home, you could: Look for pairs in the environment! Make a list of what you’ve found or take pictures. How many different pairs did you find? What makes a pair, a pair? Can you make your own pair matching game?

Afternoon Activity-
Friday is our favourite day of the week (usually fish finger Friday at lunch too!) Please spend the afternoon watching a film together.Create a movie watching den, talk about your favourite characters and discuss your favourite moments. Perhaps you could draw a picture!

I can’t wait to hear which film you have chosen!
Miss Carter 🌟

Thursday 2nd April 2020

Happy Thursday Hedgehogs. You have all been stars this week so far, keep it up! 🌟

Today’s challenges are:
Phonics recap of phase two -https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/digital-flashcards or look at sound mat inside children’s packs. Phonics recap of phasethree, how many can you say in a minute? -https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/flash-cards-time-trial?phase=3

Phonics focus- Today’s digraph is: ‘oa’
Today’s tricky word is: the

Phonics activity idea: Write and cut up the letters: b, t, t, s, k, p, d, c,l, g, r, f, m as well as a couple of the ‘oa’ digraphs. With these, under instruction, children can form the words: boat,soak, soap, toad, coat, goat, foam, road, toast and cloak.
Can they make a silly story using tricky word ‘the’ and some of these words. E.g “There was a goat in the boat eating some toast”

Maths-
Please have a look at Mathletics tasks.
To extend your children’s learning in your home, you could: Please refer to the videos on this post demonstrating the use of a part,part whole model and how we model full sentences.
Add in the environment. Find different resources to add together,as many or as little as you want to use. Please model writing the number sentence for some of these to the children as well ‘2+3=5’whilst using full sentences.
I know lots have you have been working hard practicing your adding and subtracting already!

Afternoon Activity-
Last week I had lots of picture of children helping at home. This afternoons activity is for your child to help around the house and show a random act of kindness. This can be recorded or pictured and sent to their portfolio, describing what they have done.

Also, don’t forget the reading bingo challenge I set on Monday,have you crossed any off yet?

Miss Carter 🦔

Adding Using a Part Part Whole Model

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Wednesday 1st April 2020

Gooood morning Hedgehog family! 🦔

Here we go again, our activities today are: Phonics recap of phase two - https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/digital-flashcards or look at sound mat inside children’s packs. Phonics recap of phase three, how many can you say in a minute? - https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/flash-cards-time- trial?phase=3

Phonics focus- Today’s digraph is: ‘igh’
Today’s tricky word is: to

Phonics activity idea: Please write these words on to paper and then cut them out. Hide them in the room and ask your child to find them. You may like to describe the location of the words to them e.g “this word is somewhere where we keep the milk.” When they find them get them to sound button the word and then read it to you. Even if they can sight read the word, ask them to sound and blend: “n-igh-t" “night”.
Words: night, might, sight, high, bright
You may also like to include some nonsense words that they can also sound out and blend e.g pligh, wighk, vigh . Make sure you ask whether the word is real or nonsense.

Maths- Please have a look at Mathletics tasks.
To extend your children’s learning in your home, you could: Explore positional language. Next to, on top of, behind, in front, beside, above, below and under. You could ask your child to go and stand in front of the fridge, beside the sofa, on top of the chair, under the table etc. When they get it right, take a picture and then let them be the instructor and tell you where to go or a sibling.

Afternoon Activity- Picture Challenge!
Please take a look at these list of items.
Pen, stick, book, hat, chair, cloth, ring, brush, bin, pan, feet.
If possible, you could write this list (cursively) on paper for your children to read. Ask them to read the list, adding sound bars and sound buttons. They then need to find the items on the list and you need to take ONE photo showing ALL of the items (and your child of course!)

 

Have a super day!

Miss Carter smiley

What is Missing?

What is Missing? 1

Tuesday 31st March 2020

 

Rise and shine Hedgehogs, another new exciting day!
Lets have a dance this morning: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhfkYzUwYFk

Here are todays activities:
Phonics recap of phase two -https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/digital-flashcards or look at sound mat inside children’s packs. Phonics recap of phase three,how many can you say in a minute? -https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/flash-cards-time-trial?phase=3

Phonics focus- Today’s digraph is: ‘ee’
Today’s tricky word is: into

Phonics activity idea: Can you make the words sweet, tree, jeep and meet using magnetic letters/wooden letters or write the words. Can you put one of these words into a sentence? “The jeep was big and red”. Can you create a silly sentence using the words tree, jeep,sweet and into.

Maths- Please have a look at Mathletics tasks.
To extend your children’s learning in your home, you could: Solve some home mathematical word problems.

1) If Dad had two pairs of slippers, how many slippers did he have altogether?

2) Mum had five bananas in the fruit bowl, Dad ate two of them. How many are left?

3) Mum has six sweets. She shares them equally between Biff,Kipper and Chip. How many sweets did they get each?

4) Dad finds two worms in the back garden, Chip finds three worms in the back garden. How many worms did they find altogether?

5) Floppy had two packs of ten treats, how many does he have altogether?

When answering these questions, encourage your children to find manipulatives to help them solve the question. Use full sentences,for example: “There were _ bananas left in the fruit bowl” “Dad had_ slippers altogether”.

Afternoon Activity-
Have a go at Cosmic Yoga! With you child, pick one of the videos.Perhaps choose an ‘active’ one during the day and a ‘calm’ one before bed https://www.cosmickids.com/category/watch/

I'm looking forward to seeing all of your photos and videos!
Miss Carter smiley

Monday 30th March 2020

 

Good Morning everyone, happy Monday!
Week two of learning from home.

Here are today's activities:
Phonics recap of phase two -https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/digital-flashcards or look at sound mat inside children’s packs. Phonics recap of phase three,how many can you say in a minute? -https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/flash-cards-time-trial?phase=3

Phonics focus- Today’s digraph is: ‘ai’
Today’s tricky word is: no

Phonics activity idea:https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/2/picnic-on-pluto. Please select ‘phase 3’ and then ‘ai’. The children play this regularly in school so should be able to play the game without instructions.

Play tricky word game https://epicphonics.com/games/play/free-penalty-shootout-tricky-words-game

Maths- Please have a look at Mathletics tasks.
To extend your children’s learning in your home, you could: Find different containers to fill with water, using mathematical language full, half full, empty, nearly empty etc. ”Which container do you think will hold more water?” “Which container do you think will fill the quickest?” “How many cups of water do you think this container will hold?” - Both make a guess "Who's guess was the closest?"

Afternoon Activity- Please have a look at the video to follow.
I will also be setting tasks on Purple Mash that can be completed throughout the week. Hedgehogs can earn dojo points for completing these.

Have a great day!
Miss Carter smiley

A Story by Miss Carter- The Squirrels Who Squabbled

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Reading Bingo - Can You Complete It?

Term Four- Transport

 

In our fourth term as Hedgehogs we will be exploring Transport, Space and Spring. In Maths Mastery this term we will look at grouping/sharing, numbers within 20, doubling/halving and shape/pattern. During phonics we will be recapping phase two and three, with a focus on reading and spelling/writing CVCC words, CCVC words, high frequency/tricky words and sentences. Our power of reading books this term are 'The Train Ride','Naughty Bus' and 'Astro Girl'. We will also be looking at the books Mr Gumpy's Outing, Whatever Next and Aliens Love Underpants. P.E this term is all about manipulation and coordination and in PSED the children will explore 'Healthy Me'.

 

Please continue to keep up to date with what we are doing in Robins on Class Dojo. We will post daily/weekly updates of the learning adventures we are having. 

 

Important dates for Term 4-

 

Wednesday 4th March: Class Photos

Thursday 5th March: World Book Day

Monday 9th- Thursday 12th March: Book Fair

Friday 13th March: FoRPS Mothers’ Day Gift Shop and Sport Relief

Wednesday 25th March: Parent Consultations

W/C 30th March: Outdoor Learning Week

Thursday 2nd March: Autism Awareness Day

Important dates coming up:

 

Thursday 16th January 9.10am - Hedgehogs Coffee Morning

 

 

Term Three- Winter

 

In our third term as Hedgehogs we will be exploring "Winter". We will look at the season of winter, polar animals, complete ice investigations, make healthy ice lollies and look at Norway. We will be looking at books such as Blue Penguin, Penguin, Polar Bear Polar Bear and many more.

 

We will also look at Chinese New Year during this term and finding out about different traditions.

 

We will be looking at numbers within 20, subtraction, addition, grouping and sharing in Maths Mastery.

 

In phonics we will begin phase three digraphs and trigraphs which will support the children in reading and writing words, captions and sentences. 

 

In PSED the children will explore 'Dreams and Goals- having a positive attitude'.

 

Please continue to keep up to date with what we are doing in Hedgehogs on Class Dojo. We will post daily/weekly updates of the learning adventures we are having. 

 

This term Forest School will be on a Thursday.

Term Two- Festivals and Celebrations

 

In our second term as Hedgehogs we will be exploring "Festivals and Celebrations". We will look closely at Diwali, Bonfire night, Remembrance Day and Christmas. We will dive deep into the power of reading books- Bog Baby and Stanley's Stick. We will continue to look at pattern, numbers within 6, addition, subtraction, measure and shape in Maths Mastery. We will finish and consolidate phase two phonics and begin to look at phase three initial sounds. We will work on segmenting and blending to develop reading CVC, caption and sentence cards. 

 

In PSED the children will explore 'Celebrating Difference- Making Friends'.

 

This term will be our second performance in front of parents, the children loved performing at St Margarets Church last term. We will be rehearsing for the Christmas production in December. As a class we will be learning songs to accompany the narrators and actors of The Nativity. During this time the children will build their confidence, resilience and enjoyment of being a performer. 

 

Term  One

During  our first term as Hedgehogs we explore the topic of “All About Me”. We will be learning our new class routines, rules and expectations. Our work will focus on the themes of ourselves, our family and our friends. It is a great opening topic for the year as the children have a sense of ownership and knowledge of these areas and so feel confident to access the learning.

 

We will start to look at the initial letter sounds this term and begin to use them for blending and segmenting.  We will also look at different bear stories including We're Going on a Bear Hunt.

 

We will begin Maths Mastery, looking at pattern, numbers within 6, addition, subtraction, measure and shape. We will be exploring phase one and two phonics as well as working on our fine and gross motor skills to help us on our journey to writing. In PSED the children will explore 'Being me in my world'.

 

Please keep a close eye on Class Dojo for photos of our first few weeks at school and all the exciting things we will be getting up to!

 

Our first week at school is always an exciting but emotional time. It will be spent exploring our classroom both indoors and outdoors, making friends and learning new routines.

Key Information:

Please ensure your child brings in their Riverside school book bag every day as these fit in their trays and are used daily for contact books and letters.

 

All clothing, bags and bottles must be clearly named so that the children can easily find them. With permission, teachers can use a sharpie permanent marker to label up children’s belongings if necessary.

 

We are a healthy school so children should bring water every day - even in the winter months! Being well hydrated helps us to concentrate and be ready to learn. Riverside water bottles can be purchased through the school office.

 

Your child will be taking part in PE on a Friday. Please ensure your child has a PE kit in school including plimsoles or trainers. Earrings must be removed for PE at home before school.

 

Forest School takes place every Thursday afternoon so please make sure your child has welly boots and gloves/hats for the winter months. All in one suits are provided by school. Forest School is an exciting part of the school day in which the children will be exploring their topic and other areas of the curriculum, in the outdoor environment. Earrings must be removed for Forest School at home before school.

 

Your child's reading book is changed on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Please try to read regularly with your child and make a comment in their contact book. If you would like to keep the reading book a little longer, just write in the contact book and their book will not get changed that day.

 

We take part in Buster Book Club every Wednesday night, so please read and record how many minutes your child has read for on their reading bookmark inside the front cover of their contact book.  We count the minutes on a Thursday.  There is a class winner and a whole school class winner every week.

 

The topics and activities we follow are inspired by the children’s interests and can change frequently. We will let you know if there is anything you can do to support these at home. The children will have activities which cover all 17 areas of the Early Years curriculum.  This is through play based and teacher led activities.

 

The children have daily phonics lessons introducing letter sounds and digraphs.

 

Children will also have daily Maths lessons following the EYFS curriculum. Please encourage your children to recognise numbers at home, count out amounts, and look for shapes and patterns.

 

Barnaby Bear is our class toy who will go home for a weekend with each child throughout the school year. We ask that you write down what Barnaby has been doing with you and share pictures so that the children can share this with the class.

 

Our class webpage will be updated regularly with news and lots of information about us in Hedgehogs. Please visit our Class Dojo page for pictures and other information about what is happening in class.

 


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