Home learning 6.7.20

This half term’s topic is Mini-beasts!

This week the focus is going to be back to the Hungry Caterpillar! Work with an adult to follow the recipes that are linked to the hungry caterpillar story.

Literacy 

Try writing a shopping list of ingredients you will need

Phonics 

Maths 

 

Topic:

Try creating some of your own mini beast snacks

 

Hope everyone is happy and well at home…keep smiling 🙂

Parent/Carers,

As we sent out written reports to you at Easter, and the majority of the children have not been in school since, we will not be sending out written reports at the end of the year.

Instead we would like to offer you a ten minute phone call with your child’s teacher. As Miss White has left, Mrs Galloway will be making the phone calls to Snowdrops class. You will be given either a morning or afternoon slot for your call. Please see schedule below.

If you do not wish to receive a phone call please let the school know as soon as possible and we will take you off the list.  Mrs Galloway will call the mobile telephone number registered to the first contact on your child’s file. If you would prefer us to call a different person or number please let us know as soon as possible.

Mrs Galloway – Thursday 16th July

If your child’s surname begins with A-M you will receive a morning call.

If your child’s surname begins with O – W you will receive an afternoon call.

Thanks

Guy Verling

Home Learning 29.6.20

This half term’s topic is Mini-beasts!

This week the focus is going to be Mini Beast songs

Literacy 

Have a go at learning and performing the mini beast songs

Phonics 

Maths 

 

Topic: Make a bug hotel

https://schoolgardening.rhs.org.uk/resources/project/make-a-bug-hotel

What makes a good bug hotel?

The best bug hotels have lots of small spaces in different shapes and sizes and made from different materials. Ideally some should be nice and dry inside, and others a bit dampish. Bug hotels are generally made from reclaimed materials, or natural objects, which reduces cost, helps them blend in with their surroundings and is probably more attractive to the mini-beast guests.

Preparation

Gather all the materials you may require. If working with younger pupils ask the adults to pile the pallets or materials into a safe tower before the pupils arrive.

Equipment needed

  • Old wooden disused pallets
  • Twigs, logs with holes drilled in them, bark, bamboo canes, straw, pine cones
  • Terracotta pots, pipes, old roofing slates or tiles
  • Green roofing material, turf or other solid material to cover the top or ‘roof’ of the bug hotel

Hints & tips

What might check in to your bug hotel?

A surprisingly wide variety of invertebrates including nesting mason bees and leaf cutter bees, woodlice hiding from the sun – and woodlice spiders hunting woodlice, earwigs hiding their babies from predators, ladybirds and lacewings hibernating over winter, beetle larvae feeding on the dead wood, funnel web spiders and centipedes storing their prey.

Small bug or ladybird home

https://schoolgardening.rhs.org.uk/Resources/Activity/Make-a-simple-bug-or-ladybird-home

Create an insect home, place it in your garden and see who comes to visit!

Step by step

  1. Cut the end off a plastic drinks bottle or cut a plastic pipe to 20cm in length. To reduce, reuse and recycle plastic plant pots, milk cartons or old carboard coffee cups can also be used.
  2. Make newspaper tubes by cutting newspaper lengthways and rolling up. Ensure there is a hole in the centre of around 4mm. Rolled corrugated cardboard can also be used.
  3. Cut the material to the length of the pot or bottle. The bamboo needs to be cut so that the solid node is at the closed end or the whole length is hollow.
  4. Fit the materials tightly into the bottle or pot, so they won’t fall out. Ensure the hollow ends are facing outwards, and will be protected from rain.
  5. Place your bug home almost horizontally in a warm spot with the open end slightly lower to prevent water logging. Bug homes are best placed no higher than 1m above the ground. The best places to put them are in a tree, bush, at the base of a tree and most importantly in a quiet place.
  6. The best season to make a bug home would be early autumn, so the insects have somewhere to hibernate for the winter.

 

Hope everyone is happy and well at home…keep smiling 🙂

Home Learning 22.6.20

This half term’s topic is Mini-beasts!

This week the focus is going to be the story ‘The bad tempered ladybird’ by Eric Carle

If you do not have a copy of this book at home please see the you tube link below

Literacy 

Story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFMaEVfntnM

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-t-12594-the-bad-tempered-ladybird-story-sack

 

Phonics 

Maths 

ladybird-doubles-to-10-activity-sheet

Eyfs-maths-solving-problems-ndash-doubling-home-learning-challenges

 

Topic:

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-t-5222-ladybird-life-cycle-powerpoint

Ladybird-life-cycle-activity-sheets

Ladybird-Life-Cycle-Word-Mat

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-t-1085-ladybird-life-cycle-workbook

Art:

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/toilet-roll-ladybird-craft-activity-5-9-t-tp-2549635

Hope everyone is happy and well at home…keep smiling 🙂

Home learning 15.6.20

This half term’s topic is Mini-beasts!

This week the focus is going to be the story ‘Super Worm’ by Julia Donaldson

If you do not have a copy of this book at home please see the you tube link below

Literacy 

Story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Jnk3XApKBg

 

 

Phonics 

 

Maths 

Ordering-worm-lengths-activity-sheet-

 

Topic:

Worm hotel Activity

Make-your-own-wormery-outdoor-activity

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-tp-398-all-about-wormeries-and-worms-resource-pack

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/outdoor-explorers-ks1-spring-lesson-6-wiggly-worms-t-lf-2548828

 

Art:

Earth worm crafts

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8svy1SEP1o8

 

Hope everyone is happy and well at home…keep smiling 🙂

Home Learning 8.6.20

This half term’s topic is Mini-beasts!

This week the focus is going to be the story ‘The Crunching Munching Caterpillar’

If you do not have a copy of this book at home please see the you tube link below

Literacy 

Story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upBBLJDYTWY

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-t-13498-the-crunching-munching-caterpillar-story-sack

Phonics 

Maths 

As well as this please complete the summer term week 7 8.6.20 activities on the white rose maths website

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

Topic:

Life cycle of a butterfly  – https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-t-5221-butterfly-life-cycle-powerpoint

Reception – Butterfly life cycle – reception

 

Art:

Try making some of your own beautiful butterflies!

Butterfly crafts

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-t-17579-butterfly-hand-print-craft-instructions

 

Hope everyone is happy and well at home…keep smiling 🙂

Home learning 1.6.20

This half term’s topic is Mini-beasts!

This week the focus is going to be the story ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’

If you do not have a copy of this book at home please see the you tube link below

Literacy 

Story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXHScpo_Vv8

Animated film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75NQK-Sm1YY

Phonics 

 Phase 3 home learning activities

Maths 

Cut and stick these numbers into the correct order

The very hungry caterpillar ordering numbers 1-10

The very hungry caterpillar ordering numbers 11-20

 

Topic:

If you didn’t do this last week as it was half term, just like the Hungry Caterpillar, write a diary of what you have eaten for 7 days. This links really nicely to your food activities set last week.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Food Diary

As well as this you could make a healthy fruit salad  – the very hungry caterpillar would love this! You can write a list of the yummy fruit that you might need.

 

Hope everyone is happy and well at home…keep smiling 🙂

How are we getting on?

Hello all

I hope you’re doing well and staying safe. I’m just popping on to let you know that I am missing you all and I’m hoping home schooling isn’t as bad as you may have first thought!

Just a reminder to not put lots of pressure on yourselves! Go with the children’s ideas and help them learn along the way, you don’t always have to force learning. Try to enjoy stories as much as you can, maybe read them, write them, make them up, act them out, make a reading den, the ideas are endless!

Children are amazing because the find wonder in all aspects of everyday life. It’s not often we get the chance to slow down and wonder with them, take this opportunity.

I am sure you are all doing an amazing job of being exactly what your child needs right now. Don’t give up!

Stay safe everyone!
Miss White