Home Learning Week beginning 4/5/20
Hello Reception Class, Hope you are still keeping safe and well. Here is your home learning for this week. There is only work for Monday to Thursday as Friday is a bank holiday for VE Day. If you are having any problems or questions to do with the home learning on this blog please email firstname.lastname@example.org, using your child's name as the subject. Many thanks.
This week read the story of Mavis the Magical Cat every day with an adult from the attached booklet (p4-6). https://www.talk4writing.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Reception-Unit.pdf
You can also listen to the story here. https://soundcloud.com/talkforwriting/mavis
There are activities to go with the story. Complete one activity each day as follows:
Monday - Talk about the characters and objects from the story p6
Tuesday - Look at the Ladybird Words on p7 Match the words to the pictures
Wednesday - P8 Try to be each character as you read, changing your voice and do the actions.
Thursday - Rhyme Time p9 Read the rhyme - can you pick out the rhyming words?
Don’t forget to count every day – Use your number book to count forwards to 10 and backwards from 10. Start at different numbers other than 1 or 10 e.g. Can you count to 10 starting at 4?
Do some exercise: Sing Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes and do the actions. Can you go fast and then slow? Can you say it in a funny voice? Now try If your happy and you know it with different actions - clap your hands, stamp your feet, nod your head, shout WE ARE, do all four. Sing the Hokey Cokey and do the actions.
R.E. We are now in May. This is the month of Mary. Mary is the Mother of Jesus. Create a prayer area/altar to pray to Mary. Use a table, chair or small space on the floor. The colour for Mary is blue so find a blue cloth, tea towel, tshirt and lay it down. Make a cross out of anything you have – playdough, pasta, paper, lego, sticks. Say a prayer to thank Mary for looking after Jesus. Say the Hail Mary that you have been practising for the last 2 weeks.
Monday - Sort objects into groups by size, colour or shape
Find any objects that could be sorted into different groups such as knives, forks, spoons, buttons, beads, blocks, Lego bricks. Talk about what is the same or different. Can you put them into two groups -eg. all the blue Lego bricks in one group and all the red ones in another group. All the knives in one group, all the spoons in another. Get another one of the objects - which group should I put it into? You could play odd one out - place a different object into a group. Which one doesn't belong?
Tuesday - Make simple patterns
Take any of the objects that you had yesterday and make a simple pattern e.g knife, spoon, knife, spoon red brick, yellow brick, red brick, yellow brick
button, coin, button, coin
Can you say what the pattern is? Can you copy the pattern? What would come next? Can you keep the pattern going? Try simple patterns with different objects. Can you make your own pattern for someone in your family to continue?
Wednesday - Make more complex patterns
Using the objects you have used over the last two days, can you make a more complex pattern?
For example : knife, spoon, spoon, knife, spoon, spoon
blue brick, yellow brick, yellow brick, blue brick, yellow brick, yellow brick
cup, cup, bowl, bowl, cup, cup, bowl, bowl
Can you say what the pattern is? Can you copy the pattern? What would come next? Can you keep the pattern going? Can you make your own pattern for someone in your family to continue?
Thursday - Make some number cards for the numbers 1-10. You could use paper, cardboard from a cereal box or tissue box, anything you can write numbers on. Write the numbers. Mix them up and put them in order from 1-10. Hide one of the numbers. Can you say which one is missing? Pick a number. What number comes next? Before? Choose another number. What is one more? What is one less? If you have a dice, roll the dice and find the card that matches the dots. Choose a number and find that many objects as quickly as you can. You could make a second set of 1-10 cards and play Snap or Go Fish.
Challenge Floating or sinking
Collect ten objects from around the house that are fine to be put in water. Write a numbered
list of what you have got on a piece of paper. Find something to use that will hold water e.g bath, sink, washing up bowl, container large enough for your objects. Fill your container with water. Say if you think the object will float or sink before you put it into the water. You can write down what you think on your list. Put the object in the water. Which ones floated? Put these into one group. Which ones sank? Put them into another. Write down your results on your list. Did anything surprise you?
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