Hello again Reception class, Here is your learning for this week.
This week you are going to continue reading the story of Mavis the Magical cat.
Listen to it here. https://soundcloud.com/talkforwriting/mavis
Please complete the following activities linked to this story.
Monday Read or listen to the story again. Retell the story using the prompts on p11. Focus on using the time words - First, Then, After that, Next, Finally. Try writing the words that are missing if you can.
Tuesday Read the poem on p13. Clap out the rhythm of the poem. Look at the pictures on p14. Are they all mentioned in the poem? Which are the odd ones out?
Wednesday Read the poem on p13 again. p15/16 Can you draw or paint a rainbow?
Thursday Read the poem on p13 together again. p17 Look at the action words from the poem. Can you act them out? Have a go at writing them - trace them with your finger, draw them on a surface - if you can, make a feely tray using salt or flour to write the words. Don't worry if you can't.
Friday - Read the Worm and Spider fact files with an adult on p21 and p22. What is your favourite minibeast? Have a go at making your own minibeast fact file with an adult on p23. Don't worry about printing the page, make your own on plain paper.
Do some counting. Try counting objects - socks, pennies, grapes, any objects you can find lots of. Can you guess how many there might be before you count them?
Do some exercise- Play the floor is lava game. Put cushions and tea towels on the floor. Make your way around the room without touching the floor.
R.E. Create a prayer area/altar to Mary like you did last week. Say the Hail Mary together. Ask Mary to pray for us and our families that we stay safe and healthy.
Monday - Go on a shape hunt
Look for shapes around your house. Can you find circles, squares, triangles, rectangles? What can you say about each shape? A circle is curved, a square has four sides that are the same length, a triangle has 3 sides, a rectangle has 2 longer sides that are the same length and 2 shorter sides that are the same length. Play I spy using clues like - I see a shape that has 3 straight sides. Play Shape Tickle - draw shapes on your child's back and ask if they can guess what the shape is by feeling it. You can ask - How many sides has it got? How many sides do you think are the same length? Can you draw a shape picture?
Tuesday - Investigate measurement (length)
Get some different length socks (adult ones, children's ones). Which is the longest sock? Which is the shortest? If you have more than two sizes - can you order them from longest to shortest? Can you find a sock that is longer/shorter than this one? How many of the shortest socks would be the same as the longest sock?
Wednesday - Investigate measurement (weight) - In the kitchen can you find anything that is heavy? Can you find something light? Can you find something heavier than ....? Can you find something lighter than....? Can you order the objects from lightest to heaviest? Make two labels - heavy / light - and sort the objects you have found.
Thursday - Investigate measurement (capacity)
Choose 2 or 3 different size containers - cup, jug, bucket. Which container will hold the most water? Which will hold the least amount of water? Order the containers from least to most. Talk about the cup being empty. Then fill the cup with water. Tell me when the cup is full. How many cups do you think it will it take to fill the jug? How many cups will the jug fill?
Friday - Investigate position and direction
Get your favourite cuddly toy. Can you put him on the table, under the table, next to the fridge, in your bed, behind the couch, in front of the TV? Ask your child to shut their eyes. Can they say where the toy is now? Encourage them to use full sentences to describe the position of the toy -e.g The teddy is in front of the TV.
Make some music. Get creative as family.
Create some home made instruments. Make a guitar using an empty tissue box and rubber bands. Make shakers using toilet rolls (cover both ends with paper), empty milk bottles, cracker or cereal boxes filled with rice, lentils, beans or pasta. Make a water xylophone - fill glass jars with different amounts of water, use a spoon to tap each jar - what sounds can you hear? Decorate your instruments once you've made them.
Use the Cbeebies link below for ideas on how to make any of these instruments -
Choose your favourite song. Sing and play along using your instruments.
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