Good morning everyone! How was your first day of learning after the weekend? I hope you liked learning about the Poison Dart Frog – I think they are amazing! They come in lots of different colours and are very bright and beautiful! They are tiny too, smaller than our frogs here in the UK.
Today we are going to start learning about a very important insect…your first job today is to listen to this story here:
Bees have a very important job, at the end of the story it tells you what it is, did you hear it? Did you already know why bees are important? If you don’t, see if you can find out…your grown up might know. Let us know what you find out! We will learn some more about bees tomorrow.
Remember we are doing two different sets of maths this week, if your child struggled with the shop last week, please do A, if your child managed the shop please do B.
I went looking for bees in my garden…
On a sunflower I found 4 bees but 3 more bees landed while I was there. How many bees were there altogether?
I found a poppy with 6 bees on, next to it was another poppy with 5 bees on it. How many bees altogether?
The pink daisy had 9 bees, but 4 flew away. How many were left?
If your child is confident with the above, you can give them their own problems with bees and flowers and adjust to their ability before moving on to the next activity:
If your child was able to count the socks in 2s yesterday then move on to counting in 5s. This time with single gloves they will count the number of fingers/thumbs. They can start buy counting all – 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14, 15 and then counting up in 5s 5,10,15. Please don’t worry about these extension activities unless they can do the shopping activity above.
Write the words and underline the sounds ll, ss, zz and ff – mill, fuzz, diss, puff. Write each word 3 times, thinking carefully about the letters as you write – where do they start – are they tall or small? Are they a tail letter?
Dictate: Buzz buzz went the bee. It sat on the rock. The children will write roc or rok, this is fine. The ‘ck’ sound is in their book for today.
Read: Peg it up – https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/interactives/13012.html This book has the ‘ck’ sound as in ‘sock’, you can tell the children it is 2 letters, 1 sound, just like ff, ll, ss, and zz, they may need your help reading it in the book.
Write the words and underline the different “ee” sounds – e, ee, y, ea – me, bee, smelly, belly, seat, leaf. Write each word carefully, thinking about the letters as you write – where do they start – are they tall or small? Are they a tail letter?
Dictate: The bee has a rest, she has a lot of things to do.
Read: Moths – https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/interactives/12985.html
Write the words and underline the different “igh” sounds – igh, ie and y – hight, tight, dry, cry, tie, lie. Write each word carefully, thinking about the letters as you write – where do they start – are they tall or small? Are they a tail letter?
Dictate: The little bee gets some pollen from the plants and puts it in a sack. She gives it to the queen bee. The children can use their phonetic knowledge to spell words that they do not know.
Read: Home for a night – https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/interactives/23320.html This is a longer book so do not need to read all in one day. The children may need help with the words home, now and storm.
If you go out for a walk today, keep your eyes open and see if you can see any bees – if you spot one, see if you can watch for a moment and see what it does.
Have a lovely day everyone, see you tomorrow!