Hello Reception. Hope you enjoyed your half term. Here is your learning for this week.
Reading: This week listen to a Cbeebies story every day. Talk about what you liked, what you didn't like, if it reminded you of another story that you have read. Remember to talk in full sentences e.g I liked it when......
Practise your counting. Count forwards to 20, backwards from 20. Start at other numbers than 1 or 20 and count forwards or backwards. Count things you can find around your house. How many people? How many spoons? How many oranges?
P.E. Play Simon Says. You can only do the moves that Simon says to do e.g Simon says jump up and down 10 times, Simon says touch the ground, Simon says hop on one foot. See if you can trick someone by NOT saying Simon says and just giving the instruction e.g Run on the spot. Then they are out. Take turns with someone in your family.
R.E. Yesterday (31st May) was Pentecost Sunday. Share the story of Pentecost together.
After Jesus had gone back to his Father in heaven, his friends were sad. They missed him. They felt lonely and afraid without him. On Pentecost day, they were all together in the house. Crowds of people came to Jerusalem to celebrate the feast. The friends of Jesus did not go out to join them. They stayed all together in the house. They talked about Jesus and remembered what he had told them. As the wind filled the room, they began to feel different. Joy and happiness filled their hearts. It was wonderful. They knew that Jesus had kept his promise to send a new friend, the Holy Spirit. “Let’s go out and join the crowds.” Peter said. “Let’s tell them the Good News that Jesus is alive.”
Based on Acts 2: 1-4
As you read the story, use your face to show how Jesus' friends were feeling as the story goes on.
Monday Doubling - Look in a mirror. Hold 1 finger up. Can you see twice as many fingers? How many fingers are there? (2). It is called doubling when we have twice as many as something. Double 1 is two. Hold 2 fingers up. Now there are double 2 fingers. How many now? (4) Repeat for 3 fingers, 4 fingers and 5 fingers.
Tuesday Doubling - Explore doubling using different objects. Sit facing another person. Get 1 toy. The other person matches that with 1 toy. Now we have 2. Double 1 is 2. Get 2 of something else. Can you match it? How many altogether? Repeat for 3, 4 and 5. If you have dice or dominoes, look for double patterns. You could use an egg carton to make double patterns as well. Place objects in each 'egg' space on one side, match with objects on the other side to make a double. How many in total?
Wednesday Halving - When we talk about halving we talk about sharing equally between two groups (making sure each group has the same amount and that it is fair). Have a teddy bear's picnic with 2 bears (or any soft toy) and 2 plates. Get 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10 different food items or objects to represent food. e.g 2 oranges, 4 biscuits, 6 pieces of cucumber, 8 cherry tomatoes, 10 grapes/raisins. Share the items equally so that each bear has the same amount. What if I gave one teddy 3 out of the 4 biscuits and the other teddy 1 out of the 4? Is that fair? Challenge: What if I had 1 sandwich or 1 apple? Can I share it between the teddy bears? How can I share it? I could cut it in half (two pieces that are the same).
Thursday Halving - Get any objects and make a group of 2. Share equally between you and another person. How many have you got? Practise saying "Half of 2 is 1." Do the same with 4 objects. Share equally between you and another person. How many have you got? Practise saying "Half of 4 is 2." Do the same with 6, 8 and 10 objects. Remember to say each time, "Half of ___ is ___."
Friday Watch the Numberblocks episode "Double Trouble".
Practise counting the doubles - double 1 is 2, double 2 is 4, double 3 is 6, double 4 is 8, double 5 is 10
Practise saying the halves - half of 2 is 1, half of 4 is 2, half of 6 is 3, half of 8 is 4, half of 10 is 5
Keep practising doubling and halving/sharing in everyday situations e.g. having a snack or sharing toys
Choose from one of these activties or if you have time do them all!
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