Week 13 - Walking in the Jungle
This week we continue with our topic and book 'Walking Through the Jungle'.
The topic grid is below - please select activities to complete from here as well as accessing the daily phonics and mathematics activities.
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This week our guided reading book is 'The Ugly Duckling'. It is another picture book of a traditional tale. Enjoy the story together and encourage your child to respond to the pictures. Ask your child to tell you what is happening in each picture. Talk about how the characters might be feeling. Talk about what might happen next, before you turn over to each page.
Friday 19th June 2020
Activity 1 - A Listening Walk
Share the story 'The Listening Walk' by Paul Showers and then go for your own listening walk or listen carefully in your yard. Talk about the sounds you can hear.
Activity 2 - I Spy CVC words (segmenting and blending)
Play I Spy using the pictures below. Segment them and see if your child can blend the sounds together to identify the picture. For example, "I spy with my little eye m-a-n." When your child is confident, let them have a turn at segmenting the words for you to identify.
Can you pack a bag for a jungle explorer? The jungle explorer needs to take the following things with him. Can you read the number and get the correct amount of each object? Take a photograph when you have all of the objects and show me on Tapestry.
This activity helps your child to recognise numerals to 5 and match the quantity to the numeral.
Thursday 18th June 2020
Activity 1 - Voice Sounds
Practise your voice sounds today using the picture cards below or using the You Tube video (click here for the link).
Activity - Segmenting and Blending
Today we are revisiting segmenting and blending - stretching a word out (segmenting) and then putting the sounds together to make the word (blending).
Watch Stretchy the Word Snake and then try the activity below.
Practise segmenting and blending the words below. Remember, in Nursery we sometimes say we are pretending to be a robot or we are doing 'sound talk'. For a demonstration of segmenting and blending on You Tube, click here.
Practise counting to 10 and back again.
Practise recognising numerals to 10.
Using chalk, draw a hopscotch grid on the ground outside and play hopscotch. This game will help your child to learn to recognise numerals to 10 as well as rehearsing counting to numbers up to 10.
Wednesday 17th June 2020
On Friday 19th June it is the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. We remember God's amazing love for us. We also remember that we should show God's love to those around us. To help us to celebrate the Feast of Sacred Heart, Mrs Welch and the teachers at school would like you to design and make a 'Sacred Heart'. Send in your photos of your 'Sacred Heart' to Mrs Welch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are some ideas below (from Pinterest):
Click on the link to listen to a story called 'Giraffes Can't Dance' by Giles Andreae. It is all about a giraffe called Gerald who just wants to dance like all the other animals but his legs are too skinny, his knees are too crooked and his neck is too long. Some of the other animals are unkind to Gerald. Gerald feels quite sad but one little cricket believes in him and teaches him that we can all dance to our own music.
After sharing the story together, talk about how all the animals are different - they look different, they move differently, they can do different things. Talk about how we have similarities and differences too. Talk about how Gerald feels at different parts of the story.
Join in with these jungle exercises!
Don't forget the Virtual Mile Challenge!
Tuesday 16th June 2020
Activity 1 - What am I? (Describe and Find It)
This is a listening activity. Use the animals below. Describe one of the animals to your child, giving clues. For example, I am brightly coloured, I can fly, I make a squawking sound. Can your child find the animal you are describing?
Activity 2 - Letter sounds
Help your child learn to recognise the letter sounds we have learnt so far by practising naming them often. Use the letters below or write them out onto post-it notes to make flashcards. Don't forget, each letter sound has it's own action - I shared the video in Week 1 but click here for the clip again.
Activity 1 - Number Rhyme: One Elephant Went Out To Play.
Learn and join in with the number rhyme called 'One Elephant Went Out To Play'.
Activity 2 - Number recognition
We have now explored numbers to 10. Recap the Numberblocks episodes if you wish. Practise counting to 10 and back again. Keep practising number recognition - use the numbers below or write them out onto post-it notes to create flashcards.
Monday 15th June 2020
Watch Geraldine as she explores our new letter of the week - 'm'.
Try the activity below. Can you spy anything beginning with /m/?
Now try to look for things beginning with the other sounds we have been exploring so far (s, a, t, p, i and n).
Look for things that begin with the /m/ sound around your home or while you are out for a walk.
Our number this week is 10. Watch the Numberblocks episode below to explore the number 10.
Go on a number 10 hunt around your house or while you are on your daily walk.
Then make collections of 10 objects - 10 pegs, 10 cups, 10 biscuits, 10 sticks and so on. Count the objects carefully. Can you say how many you have?
Can you do 10 jumps, spins, claps or stamps?
Now practise representing 10 using your fingers, pictures or marks on paper. Have a go at writing the numeral using the rhyme below. You can write it in sand, flour, using chalk or water on the ground or on paper.
Practise counting to 10. Can you count back to 0 again?