Good morning everybody
I hope you have had a lovely weekend. I’ve really enjoyed the last two weeks learning on life cycles and from the many comments and the pictures of your work it looks like you did too. Thank you to all the parents who have given their children some real hands on learning experiences such as planting seeds or going outside and bug hunting.
This week would have been the week before half term so it would have been, and will be nice (I hope), to have a creative week! So as well as doing our daily phonics and play some maths games, we are going to learn about and be artists this week. There is also a World Record attempt on Thursday where children’s book illustrator, Rob Biddulph, will be doing an online art lesson for COVID-19 charities. Details are here is you want to sign up – https://www.artworldrecords.com/
Speaking and Listening
Listen to this story about Bob. How do you think he felt when the other birds made fun of his legs? What did he do to try to make his legs bigger? Why did he decide to paint his beak? What did the other birds do then? How did that make Bob feel?
Expressive Art and Design
The first artist that Bob painted his beak like was a French artist called Henri Matisse. He used bright colours and simple shapes to paint his pictures.
If you want to find out a little more about his there is a link to the Tate Gallery here.
Can you use these pictures to inspire you to paint or draw a picture like Matisse?
Sounds swap – give the children the first word and then say the next and they need to swap one sound to make the new word – wig – zig – zag – wag – bag – big – pig
Write the words – remind the children to segment the word to write it – jab, red, rat, zip, rub , fig
Write the sentence – you say the sentence slowly and the children to attempt to write independently – Dan got a pet. It is a pup. The pup ran in wet mud.
Read the book – Fat Frog (log into Oxford Owls before using this link)
Sounds swap – give the children the first word and then say the next and they need to swap one sound to make the new word – blop – blip – brip – bip – bop
Write the words – remind the children to segment the word to write it – crab, plan, trap, step, clip
Write the sentence – you say the sentence slowly and the children to attempt to write independently – The twin frogs, Stan and Steff, swim to the sink.
Read the book – Will’s Net (log into Oxford Owls before using the link)
Sounds swap – give the children the first word and then say the next and they need to swap one sound to make the new word – shup – thup – thush – thash – dash – dush
Write the words – remind the children to segment the word to write it, it doesn’t matter if they choose the wrong sound but you can tell them afterwards the correct one. rain, play, bee, funny, boat, toe, town, shout, light, pie
Write the sentence – you say the sentence slowly and the children to attempt to write independently – The artist that we are looking at today is French. His name (they will probably write naim) is Henri Matisse. I think his paintings are ………. (they can fill in the word).
Read the book – Popcorn Surfing
This week in maths I have found an appropriately aged game that they can play. However, if you do not want them to be on the screen then you could just say the calculations aloud for them to write down and calculate. The language we use in Reception is add and subtract (not plus and minus).
Warm up – Can you child remember all the number bonds to 10? 10 and 0, 9 and 1, 8 and 2, 7 and 3, 6 and 4 and 5 and 5.
Today’s game in on addition. Please encourage your child to count on from the first number and not count all e.g. 5 and 4 is …they would put 5 in their head and count on – 5…6,7,8,9 and not 1,2,3,4,5…..6,7,8,9. Please copy and paste the link into your browser.
Remember that if you need to do some exercise and cannot go out, cosmic kids is a great resource.
If you do a Matisse painting please send a picture of it in and I will put onto the blog tomorrow.