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Friday 22nd May 2020 

How to Grow and Care for Mint Plants | World of Flowering Plants

Good morning Seahorses!  Today is the last day of Home Learning for a week, because next week is half term! I hope that you have a wonderful and safe half term. The weather is supposed to be hot, so drink lots of water and pop on the sunblock.

Sunny Day Activity 

I hope you had a go at making dens in the garden yesterday?  Today I'd like you to use your imagination,  can you create your own creature?  You could make a model of it out of anything that you have around your home. 

Think carefully about your new creature because all creatures have habitats where they live.  The habitat needs to have everything your creature needs to survive.  Go on a journey around your garden with your new creature.

  • Where would it live in your garden? 
  • What would it eat? 
  • Can you make it a home? 

Reading 

If you only do one thing today, read a book!  You can access the Reading Egg website, the login details are at the start of your green exercise book.  You can also go on the Oxford Owl site and access a wide range of ebooks for free.  

https://readingeggs.co.uk/signup1/

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/

English 

Today we are going to finish our stories so far about Jack and the Beanstalk.  Look at the writing that you did yesterday, read it out loud to a grown up, to remind yourself where you had got to in your story telling.  Then look at the story map and tell yourself the rest of the story.   Say each sentence before you write it down.  Make sure each sentence starts with a capital letter and finishes with a full stop.  Think of the way that traditional stories often end.    Can you write a traditional end to your story? 

https://www.thenational.academy/reception/english/jack-and-the-beanstalk-story-writing-part-2-reception-wk5-5#slide-2

Maths 

Can you make a repeating pattern using colours?  You could use anything that you have at home, lego, socks, fruit.  If your pattern goes well, could you make it trickier.  Remember that if you say your pattern out loud it can help you hear if you've managed to make it repeat. 

Repeating Pattern Fruit Skewers  Learning Patterns with Lego | Math patterns, Pattern activities ...

 

Have a lovely half term holiday.

Take care, 

Mrs Clarkson 

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Thursday 21st May 2020 

How to Plant, Grow, and Care for Marigolds | Gardener's Path

Good morning Seahorses!  What a lovely day it was yesterday, today is also supposed to be another hot sunny day.  Enjoy the sunshine, but remember to stay a safe distance from people not from your home and to put on some sunblock. 

Sunny Day Activity

Using some old sheets or blankets and string, can you make a den in your garden? Can you make a sign with the name of your den on it?  Can you make up some rules for how your den should be used?  Think about how you'd like to use the den.  Do you want to read in the den?  Is it for playing with your toys?  Who is allowed in your den?  Have fun creating your dens! 

Cottage garden den Kit | Cottage garden, Outdoor learning, CottageHave Fun With Some Den Building | My childhood memories, Childhood ...

Phonics 

You can access daily phonics lessons by clicking on the link below.  Try using your sound of the day in a sentence about your Pip toy.  Remember to use your sound card to help sound out the words. 

https://wandleenglishhub.org.uk/lettersandsounds/reception

English 

Today we are going to write the first part of your story of Jack and The Beanstalk.  Using the story map that you made yesterday retell the story in your own words to a grown up.  The have a go at writing the opening of the story.  You can use a story opener to help you start e.g. Once upon a time, One day there was. Say each sentence before you write them down and start each sentence with a capital letter and to put a full stop at the end. You can use the word card below to help you with your writing. 

Dyslexic Jack and the Beanstalk Word Mat (teacher made)

https://www.thenational.academy/reception/english/jack-and-the-beanstalk-story-writing-part-1-reception-wk5-4

Maths 

Today we are going to practise our 1 more and 1 less skills.  If you have space outside you could make a giant 1-20 number line by drawing the numbers on the ground with chalk.  If you don't have the space, can you make a giant number line using a large piece of paper or small pieces of paper joined together.  Get a soft toy or ball and with you eyes closed throw the soft toy on to the number line.  Whichever number it lands on say the number that is 1 more and the number that is one less.  Then pick up your soft toy and throw again and repeat. 

Have a lovely day!  

Mrs Clarkson 

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Wednesday 20th May 2020 

Delphinium Planting - How To Grow Delphinium Flowers

Good morning Seahorses, it is supposed to be a lovely hot day today, so don't forget your sunblock when you go outside.  Here is a sunny day activity for you! 

Fun Activity! 

How to Make a Giant Bubble Wand - Rhubarb and Wren

Today I want you to turn into scientists!  Can you make your own bubble mixture?  When you've made the mixture, can you make different sized bubble blowers?  You can explore using pieces of string tied into loops and pulling them through the air to make bubbles.  If you have glycerine at home this would really help you to make really strong bubbles, but if not try the recipe below with the sugar.  

Try to follow the recipe below: 

  1. 4 Tablespoons water.
  2. 1 Tablespoon concentrated dish soap.
  3. 2 Tablespoons sugar.
  4. Mix all the ingredients together
  5. Explore blowing bubbles! 

Phonics 

You can access daily phonics lessons by clicking on the link below.  Try using your sound of the day in a sentence about your Pip toy.  Remember to use your sound card to help sound out the words. 

https://wandleenglishhub.org.uk/lettersandsounds/reception

English 

Listen to the story of Jack and the Beanstalk again and have a go at making your own story map.  Think about the main events (things that happen) and draw them in order on your story map.  Then use your story map to tell your grown up the story in your own words using your story map.   Try and use describing words (adjectives) to make your story exciting. 

https://www.thenational.academy/reception/english/jack-and-the-beanstalk-story-map-reception-wk5-3#slide-2

Reception Blog: STORY MAP  

Maths 

Today we are going to look at sharing amounts to 20, looking at equal groups and unequal groups.   To follow the lesson on the Oak National Academy you will need:

  • Number line to 20
  •  Number cards to 20  
  • 20 small objects
  • 4 bowls 

First take the number 8, count out 8 objects and share them equally between the 4 containers, making sure that each container has the same amount .  Does it share equally?  Are there the same amount of objects in each container? 

Not all amounts will share equally, explore some of the other numbers remembering to put one object into each containers, and then repeating that  cycle until there are no objects left. 

Shuffle your 1-20 cards and choose 1 card.  Count out that amount of objects.  Can you share them equally into the containers?  Repeat with other amounts. 

https://www.thenational.academy/reception/maths/investigating-number-combinations-within-20-reception-wk5-3#slide-

Have a lovely day!  

mrs Clarkson 

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Tuesday 19th May 2020

How to Grow Peonies - Sunset Magazine

Good morning Seahorses! 

I hope that you are all well and enjoying your learning.  

Phonics 

You can access daily phonics lessons by clicking on the link below.  Try using your sound of the day in a sentence about your Pip toy.  Remember to use your sound card to help sound out the words. 

https://wandleenglishhub.org.uk/lettersandsounds/reception

English 

We are going to look at lesson two of Jack and the Beanstalk.  Listen to the story and then have a go at designing your own beanstalk.  Think about how big it would be and the shape and colour of the leaves.  You can draw a picture of your beanstalk or make a model.

Fairy tale ideas - we made a beanstalk by making leaves out of ...   Jack and the Beanstalk Legos | jack and the beanstalk | Jack, the ... Jack and the Beanstalk Costume | Character halloween costumes ...

https://www.thenational.academy/reception/english/jack-and-the-beanstalk-reception-wk5-2#slide-2

Maths 

Today we will be looking at the Oak National Academy lesson on exploring one more and one less than a given number to 20.  On your number grid from yesterday get your grown up to put 5 objects on different numbers.  Look at the first object and say which number it is one more than, repeating with the other objects until you've solved them all.  Then collect twenty lego blocks or construction pieces.  Choosing one number between 0 and 20 make that number with the construction pieces, for the number 5 you would need five pieces.  When you've counted the correct amount get a coin.  Heads means one more and tails means one less, flip the coin and see if you need to take away a piece or add another one.  Repeat with different numbers between 0 and 20. 

https://www.thenational.academy/reception/maths/exploring-one-more-and-one-less-reception-wk5-2#slide-2

Transport 

You can click on the link below to listen to the story of Violet the Pilot.  Today can you create your own design of a vehicle?  What would it look like?  Would it fly or roll on tracks?   Or float on water?   Think about what it will need to have, where you would want to travel in it.  

https://www.thenational.academy/reception/foundation/transport-reception-wk5-2#slide-2

Have fun with your learning!  

Mrs Clarkson 

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Monday 18th May 2020 

What what a lovely sunny weekend it was Seahorses!  I hope that you enjoyed being outside in the sunshine.

Take a look today at the fantastic ideas for staying active on the Keep Active page on the school website.

Phonics 

You can access daily phonics lessons by clicking on the link below.  Try using your sound of the day in a sentence about your Pip toy.  Remember to use your sound card to help sound out the words. 

https://wandleenglishhub.org.uk/lettersandsounds/reception

English 

This week we will be looking at the story of Jack and the Beanstalk on the Oak National Academy.  The first lesson is about planting a seed.  If you have the materials for planting a seed have a go!  If not why not try and design your own plant.  What would it look like?  How would it grow?  E.g. I would like a tree that grows gummy bears instead of fruit and will have enormous flowers that you can wear as a hat when it rains!   What would your tree be like?  You could draw a picture, make a model or build a tree with your constructions toys. 

https://www.thenational.academy/reception/english/plant-a-seed-reception-wk5-1#slide-2

Maths 

Today we will be looking at finding one less than a given number to twenty.  Use your number line to count along, or you could create a big grid of numbers to twenty to count along. 

Counting to 20: Get 'Em in Order! | Lesson plan | Education.com

Touch and say each number as you go across the grid.  If you have some small sweets these would make fantastic counters to put on each number as you say it.  When you have finished saying the numbers and putting the sweets down, take one of the sweets away (number 20)  and work out how many sweets are left.  Repeat with other numbers.   When you've finished you could even eat your sweets!  Yum! 

https://www.thenational.academy/reception/maths/finding-one-less-than-a-given-number-reception-wk5-1#slide-2

PSED

Today we will be thinking about our feelings, click on the link below to listen to the story Tiger Days and think about how you are feeling today.  The clip will show ways that you can use your breathing to make yourself feel calmer.  You will then think about what animal you've been feeling like today, emotions will often change during the day so you might have felt like lots of different animal.  Think about those animals and draw the ones you've been today.

https://www.thenational.academy/reception/foundation/feelings-reception-wk5-1#slide-2

Have a lovely day

Mrs Clarkson 

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Friday 15th May 2020 

Wood forget-me-not | The Wildlife Trusts

The weather is warming up today!  I hope that you remember to put on your sunblock when you go outside.  I'm really looking forward to my walk this afternoon.

English 

Today you are going to use your story maps to write the last part of your story.  Look at the story map that you made earlier in the week.  Look carefully at your map and retell the story in your own words. 

https://www.thenational.academy/reception/english/hansel-and-gretelstory-writing-part-2-reception-wk4-5https://www.thenational.academy/reception/english/hansel-and-gretelstory-writing-part-2-reception-wk4-5

Then very carefully say each sentence before you write it down and use your sound card to help you. 

Try to: 

  • say your sentence before you write it
  • write on the line
  • leave a finger space between each word
  • Put a full stop at the end of your sentences

Phonics 

You can access daily phonics lessons by clicking on the link below.  Try using your sound of the day in a sentence about your Pip toy.  Remember to use your sound card to help sound out the words. 

https://wandleenglishhub.org.uk/lettersandsounds/reception

Maths 

Today we will look at heavier and lighter again, ask your grown up to find different items from around your home.  You need to be a human balance scale!  Holding one item in each hand make the hand holding the heavier item go down and the hand holding the lighter item go up.  You could record your heavier and lighter findings in a chart like the one below. 

Pin on Teaching

Understanding the World 

Today if you go for a walk look at all the different animals that you come across. See if you can see where they live.   For example if you see a bird is there a nest near by ?  We are going to start to look at animals and where they live.  Think about if the animals that you see live in the ground or if they live in trees.   Do you know what they eat?  Do they come out at day time or night time? 

Have fun and take care, 

Mrs Clarkson 

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Thursday 14th May 2020 

 Buy (syn Wisteria sinensis 'Caroline' ) Wisteria × formosa ...

Good morning Seahorses, I hope that you are all well and enjoying the sunshine!  Did you manage to be kind to someone yesterday?  

Staying Active 

Remember you can go outside with your grown up for more that 1 walk a day as long as you are still staying 2 metres away from other people.  

Or alternatively you could try an indoor workout! 

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/all/pe/pe-with-joe-monday-12th-may

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4qpSSwAAXI

Art 

Today we're going to be using our skills to create a still life picture.  We will be looking at the work of Cezanne and will be finding things from around the your home and garden to create your own still life arrangements. 

Cezanne, Still Life with Apples and a Pear, 1888-1890 | Paul ... Paul Cezanne, Still Life with Apples, painting, 1893-1894 Stock ...

Find 4 or 5 things from around your home and thing about how you could place them to make a nice picture.  To help you make a nice picture you can fold a piece of paper into half and cut the middle out in a rectangle shape.  Take the outside frame and open it up.  Holding it up in front of you, it will make a frame.  Look at the arrangement of objects that you've made and hold your frame up to find the best view! 

When you've found the best view of your still life, you could take a photograph of it, draw a picture of it thinking very carefully about the placement of the objects, or paint a picture of it. 

Get creative!

Phonics 

You can access daily phonics lessons by clicking on the link below.  Try using your sound of the day in a sentence about your Pip toy.  Remember to use your sound card to help sound out the words. 

https://wandleenglishhub.org.uk/lettersandsounds/reception

English 

Today we are going to write our own versions of the story of Hansel and Gretel.   You can watch the Oak National Academy lesson below to help you write your story.  Write your story up to Hansel and Gretel finding the house made of sweets.  Use your story map to help remind you of what happened in the story. 

Try to: 

  • say your sentence before you write it
  • write on the line
  • leave a finger space between each word
  • Put a full stop at the end of your sentences

Have a lovely day! 

Mrs Clarkson 

 

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Wednesday 13th May 2020 English 

Sunflowers found to share nutrient-rich soil with others of their kind

Good morning Seahorses, I hope that you are all well today and looking forward to some more home learning! 

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

The most important thing at the moment is that you are healthy and happy.

Today I'd like you all to try and be kind to yourselves and to someone that you love.  It could be giving them an extra hug, or making a beautiful picture for them, or helping to to make a meal.  Try to make someone smile today.

Smiley - Wikipedia

Phonics 

You can access daily phonics lessons by clicking on the link below.  Try using your sound of the day in a sentence about your Pip toy.  Remember to use your sound card to help sound out the words. 

https://wandleenglishhub.org.uk/lettersandsounds/reception

English 

I hope you all had fun describing your witches yesterday!   I look forward to seeing ay that you've created.  You can email any work that your want to share to: admin@ingoldmellsacademy.org

Todays online lesson is to create your own story map, drawing the main events in the story, such as the children getting lost in the woods and finding the house made of sweets.  Have fun drawing the map.  It's important to draw the events in order. 

https://www.thenational.academy/reception/english/hansel-and-gretel-story-map-reception-wk4-3#slide-2

Maths

Today's focus to to practise counting and number recognition.  The best way to develop those skills is through playing games!  In your home learning packs, you were each given a dice, use your dice to play a game. 

You will need

  • A large piece of paper or card
  • Pens to draw with 
  • Two small objects to move on the track
  • A dice

On a large piece of paper or cardboard, draw an empty track, leaving a

gap to put numbers in the track, you could make your track go up to 20 or even higher!  Take turns rolling the dice and moving a counter the number that shows on your dice.  Who will reach the end first? 

 

Have fun,

Mrs Clarkson 

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Tuesday 12th May 2020 

Grapefruit Mint Plant - Tips For Growing Grapefruit Mint

Good morning Seahorses!  The sun came out for a little bit yesterday, lets hope that it is back today! I hope that you are all well and keeping active. All the seeds that I'v planted in my garden are shooting up at the moment, I wonder how your seeds are growing? 

Phonics 

You can access daily phonics lessons by clicking on the link below.  Try using your sound of the day in a sentence about your Pip toy.  Remember to use your sound card to help sound out the words. 

https://wandleenglishhub.org.uk/lettersandsounds/reception

Reading 

If you only do 1 piece of home learning today, try to make it sharing a book with your grown ups.  You can use your phonics knowledge to sound out the words and then blend the sounds back together again.  You can also use your reading skills on the Reading Eggs website, or by reading a book on Oxford Owls website. 

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/

https://readingeggs.co.uk/

You can listen to a story for pleasure by clicking on the links below. 

https://www.oliverjeffers.com/abookaday

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/b00jdlm2/cbeebies-bedtime-stories

English 

Today we wil be looking at day two of Hansel and Gretel, click on the link below for the on line lesson.

https://www.thenational.academy/reception/english/hansel-and-gretel-reception-wk4-2#slide-2

We will then create our own pictures or paintings of the wicked witch!  What does she look like?  Think about the shape of her nose, what colour are her eyes? Try and use lots of adjectives (describing words) to describe how your witch looks.  Use your imaginations!   E.g. Her hair was long and black.

Maths 

Today think about counting in 1s and 2s,  find 20 small objects from around your home and using different amounts count them using 1s, touching and saying the number at the same time.  Then count the amount using 2s, line up the objects into groups of two and touch and count using your twos!  Remember not all amounts can be counted in twos, so you might need to count a one on at the end.  

Understanding The World 

If you planted your packet seeds, look at how much they have grown!  In your plant book draw a picture of how your seedlings look now.  You can write a sentence to explain how they have changed.  Do you have any flowers yet? 

If you haven't planted your seeds, you could do that or on your daily walk look at how the plants  growing around you have changed.  Ask a grown up to take a photograph of the plants growing and you could draw a picture of it at home. 

Have fun with your learning.

Mrs Clarkson 

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Monday 11th May 2020 

Why You Need a Rainy Day Fund and an Emergency Fund - Novi Money

Good morning Seahorses!  Where has the sun gone!  I hope that you all a lovely VE Day on Friday, and I wonder how many of you managed to watch the Red Arrows flying past? 

Phonics lessons can be watched online everyday by clicking on the link below. 

https://wandleenglishhub.org.uk/lettersandsounds/reception

Our target reading words this week from the high frequency words are: down, look

Our target spelling words: are, see

English

This week we are going to start to look at the story of Hansel and Gretel.  This is one of my favourite Fairy Tales!   You can click on the link below to see the Oak National Academy Lesson. 

https://www.thenational.academy/reception/english/design-a-sweet-reception-wk4-1#slide-2

When the children find the cottage in the woods, it is covered with sweets!  Today think of your own sweet, what would it look like?   What would it taste like? Would it be a hard sweet or a gummy sweet? Draw a picture of your sweet and add sentences or captions  to describe what it is like. 

If you are feeling adventurous why not try and make your sweet with your grown ups?  Have fun and be imaginative!

Maths 

This week we will be focusing on weighing, and using the language of heavier and lighter.  Find 10 different items from around your home, with your grown ups permission see if you can use some tins of food and vegetables.  Ask if you can use two bags, put two different items, one in each bag and then holding the bags in your hands, pretend that you are a seesaw, the heavier side goes down, if you have balance scales at home use them to see which item is the heaviest.  Repeat with the other items.  Can you put them in order from the heaviest to the lightest?  

https://pbskids.org/peg/games/happy-camel

Try and use the language of heavier and lighter, heaviest and lightest. 

Heavier Or Lighter Worksheets & Teaching Resources | TpT

Creative

Hansel and Gretel found a house of sweets. Can you make a house for Hansel and Gretel? It could be out of sweets or Lego, it could be an enormous den you can get into, junk modelling with your recycling or using anything that you have around your home.  Or you could paint a painting of a house made of sweets. 

Think carefully about how you are going to build your house.  Can you draw a design of the house?  You could label different parts of your design.  

Have fun with your learning, 

Mrs Clarkson

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Thursday 7th May 2020 

About Us — Woodland Heritage

Good morning Seahorses  I am really looking forward to the Bank Holiday tomorrow, even though it is still lock down, I'm going to have a picnic with my family in our garden and play some fun outside games.

 The challenge for the weekend is with your grown ups plan something fun that you can safely do.  It could be baking your favourite cake, going on an imaginary journey and building a den in your living room.  Find something fun that you can all enjoy together.

English

Today we are going to continue to look at the story of Little Red Riding Hood, and make our own story map to help us retell the story in our own words.  Draw a picture for each of the main events (things that happen) in the story.  You can then add your own words to the story map to add details about what is happening.

You can watch the Oak National Academy lesson by clicking on the link below.  

https://www.thenational.academy/reception/english/little-red-riding-hood-story-map-reception-wk3-3#slide-2

Little Red Riding Hood – KeyToEarlyYears Little Red Riding Hood Story Map (SB12483) - SparkleBox | Red ...

Maths 

Today we will look at measuring time. We will be looking at how long a minute is, ask your adult to time a minute, see if you can sit quietly for the whole time.  It feels a long time!  This time ask your grown up to time 15 seconds (this is part of a minute) see how many star jumps you can do in 15 seconds!  How many times can you write your name in 15 seconds?  What other actions can you think of doing in 15 seconds. You could then investigate how many actions you can do in 30 seconds or a minute.  

https://www.thenational.academy/reception/maths/measuring-short-periods-of-time-in-simple-ways-reception-wk3-4#slide-2

Understanding the World 

As part of our learning we will be looking at making paper aeroplanes.  The Battle of Britain was really important in helping the UK and Allies win the war in Europe.  Explore making paper aeroplanes and see how far you can make them go.  You could try different types of paper, different sizes of aeroplanes, plane ones or decorated ones.  

Paper plane - Wikipedia 10 Of The Best Paper Plane Designs | Paper Planes | Kids ActivitiesHow To Make Airplanes from Christmas Cards - Tested

Have a wonderful Bank Holiday Seahorses! 

Mrs Clarkson 

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Wednesday 6th May 2020 

Tips For Growing Lilac Bushes

 

Good morning Seahorses, I hope that you are having fun with your learning at home.  It is really important at the moment to make sure that you take tim​​​​​​e to enjoy the sunshine and if it possible play in your garden, or go for a walk with your adults, remembering to stay a safe 2 metres away from other people. 

If you can't go outside, how about trying one of the indoor workouts below. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbCjkPlsaes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4qpSSwAAXI

English 

Today we will be looking at the traditional story of Little Red Riding Hood, you can listen to the story by clicking on the link below. When you've finished listening to the story we are going to focus on the character of the Big Bad Wolf.  Can you create your own picture of the wolf?  You could draw it, paint it or collage it with bits that you hav at home.  When you've finished making our picture of the wolf, try to describe it, using your phonic knowledge and your sound card, sound out the words that describe what the wolf looks like.  You could describe the wolfs teeth, ears, eyes, fur, tail, nose.  

https://www.thenational.academy/reception/english/little-red-riding-hood-reception-wk3-2/#slide-3

 Big Bad Wolf Stock Photos, Images, & Pictures | Shutterstock ...

Maths 

We will continue with our work on time.  Today we will be looking at the months of the year and the different seasons.  Think about when your birthday is, if you don't know when your birthday is, ask a grown up.  Is it in the winter, Spring, Summers or Autumn?  Can you make 4 birthday cards, one for each season? 

Winter Birthday Card | Birthday cards, Scrapbook cards, Silhouette ... 1880 Spring Birthday - Tatty Co  Happy Birthday Card Design With Ice Cream Decorated To Summer ...   Happy Birthday Card With Leaves Stock Illustration - Download ... 

You could choose one of your toys and make a pretend birthday party for them.  

Click on the link below for the Oak National Academy lesson. 

https://www.thenational.academy/reception/maths/exploring-time-and-the-seasons-reception-wk3-3#slide-2

Creative 

Remember when we made instruments at school?  Today your challenge is to make an instrument for a friend of some one that you care about.  Ask your adult if you can use the recycling and decide on an instrument.  Think about the different materials that you have and how you are going to join them together.  Think about decorating the instrument and then play your favourite song on it!   

Here are some ideas for instruments that you could make

 Junk Modelling | Year 5 Blog

I look forward to hearing about how your learning is going! 

Mrs Clarkson 

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Tuesday 5th May 2020 

How to grow foxgloves - Saga

Good morning Seahorses!  I hope that you had a good day yesterday.  It was nice to see the sun shining for  a while yesterday. 

Phonics 

It is really important to practise your phonic skills everyday.  You can always catch up with the online lessons if you miss one.  

https://wandleenglishhub.org.uk/lettersandsounds/reception

Use a word with the target sound of the day to write a sentence about your Pip.  For an extra challenge try and add in a describing word (adjective) it could be a colour, size etc. 

E.g. Pip zoomed in his pink rocket to the moon. 

Maths 

Today we will continue with our work on time, we will be going over the days of the week and making our own days of the week calendar. 

Click on the link below to practise the days of the week song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GKmCQOy88Y

Write the days of the week out on seven pieces of paper, with your grown up practise reading the words and saying them in order.  Then shuffle the day of the weeks cards, and try and put them into order, try saying the song to yourself to help you work out which day goes where.  

After that, you could make a days of the week calendar.  this could be by making a small washing line and pegging the days of the week up in order.  Or by covering a small box in wrapping paper, and sticking the days of the week in order, one on top of the other, so that you can turn the days over as the week progresses.  

https://www.thenational.academy/reception/maths/exploring-and-discussing-the-days-of-the-week-reception-wk3-2#slide-2

VE Day 

In preparation for VE Day on Friday, have a go at designing or making your very own VE Day medal.  Think about what colours you would like to see on a medal and what shape it would be.  Be create and have fun with it. 

 VE Day Commemorative Medals | Running Imp  VICTORY IN EUROPE 1941-45 COMMEMORATIVE MEDAL - Jeremy Tenniswood ...

Have a lovely day and enjoy your learning, 

Mrs Clarkson 

 

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Monday 4th May 2020 

Forget-Me-Not Flowers - How To Grow Forget-Me-Nots

Hello Seahorses! I hope that you had a lovely weekend.  This is a short week as Friday is a bank holiday.  On Friday people all over the country will be celebrating VE Day.   Over the course of the week we will look at VE Day and why people will be celebrating it.

Phonics 

I hope that you're enjoying the online daily phonics lessons, you can practise your sound of the day by playing games with them.  Making a station game with 3 or 4 of your sounds and running to the sound that your grown up says.   Making your own count down game, writing a list of words with the target sound in, then race yourself and see how many you can read in a minute. 

https://wandleenglishhub.org.uk/lettersandsounds/reception

Our target reading words this week from the high frequency words are:  said, have

Our target spelling words: you, her

Remember to write a sentence using your new words in a sentence about your Pip. you can try and play games with your words, practise writing them in a sentence, pop them up in your bathroom so that you say them before you brush your teeth every night.  The more you practise them the easier they become!  

Reading

Remember to read a little bit everyday as this can really help you with all of your learning.  At the front of your green books you have a login for Reading Eggs.  It's been great to see so many of you logging on and having  a go.  You can also find lots of ebooks on the Oxford Owl  site. 

Maths

This week we are going to look at time.  We will start by thinking about what times you do things at home: what time do you get up, brush your teeth, get dressed, eat breakfast. You could draw the different activities that you do in order, and ask your grown up, what time you do them. 

Daily Routines Worksheet for Kids

Try to learn the days of the week song below. 

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GKmCQOy88Y

You can watch the Oak National Academy lesson on time by following the link below. 

https://www.thenational.acaemy/reception/maths/talking-about-your-daily-routine-reception-wk3-1#slide-2

VE Day 

VE Day 75 Stay at Home Street Party - Voluntary Action Rotherham ...

VE  Day stands for victory in Europe.  WW2 was still going on in the Far East, but in Europe it was finally over.  More than a million people joined in with street parties and parades in the UK to celebrate the victory.  

It was also a solemn occasion as many people had lost people they cared about in the war.   In the UK, we generally celebrate VE Day with a 2-minute silence at 3 pm. It gives us a chance to remember the sacrifice made by those who lost their lives and to reflect on the unimaginable pain and suffering caused by the war. And it’s for this reason that VE Day is still important today.

Today try and make some red, white and blue bunting to decorate your home, it could be for somewhere inside (it might rain later in the week). 

Red White and Blue Bunting | The Cotton Bunting Company

Have fun with your learning and keep safe. 

Mrs Clarkson 

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Friday 1st May 2020

Grow Your Best Tulips Ever | Garden Gate

Good morning Seahorses!  Fingers crossed that the weather is better today.  We went for a walk in the rain yesterday, and while it was fun to splash in the puddles it was very cold!  

Phonics 

It is really important to keep practising your phonics everyday, reading is a great way of practising your phonics skills.  Click on the link below for the daily phonics lessons.

https://wandleenglishhub.org.uk/lettersandsounds/reception

Maths 

Today we will continue to share objects into equal groups.  We will be exploring further that not all numbers will share equally, going over how this is called a remainder, it shows that the amount won't share equally into that quantity of containers. 

Using your 10 objects and 5 containers, share them into equal groups and check that they are in equal groups.  Explore sharing 9 objects into 3 containers, then share 5 objects between 2 containers.  What do you notice?  You have 1 object left.  We can't cut it up so it is a remainder, its left over!  Repeat with other numbers, what happens when you share 7 between 3 containers?  4 between 3 containers?  Repeat with other amounts.  

https://www.thenational.academy/reception/maths/investigating-what-can-be-shared-into-equal-groups-and-what-happens-when-things-cant-reception-wk2-5

Creative 

Today I'd like you to think of someone you love and to make a card for them.  Fold your paper or piece of card carefully and think of a picture to put on the front, you could paint, collage, draw or cut and stick your picture.  Try to make it of something that they love.  When you've finished your pictures, let the card dry. 

 

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When your card is complete use your phonetic knowledge to write a special message to the person that you love. 

Have a lovely weekend, 

Mrs Clarkson 

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Thursday 30th April 2020 

 

 

Phonics 

Remember to watch the daily phonics session online. 

It is important to read every day, it really helps you with all of your learning!  Remember you can logon to Reading Eggs or use Oxford Owls to access reading materials. 

Using a picture to make predictions 

With your grown up look at the image and talk about the questions below. After you've talked about the image, can you made a poster about friendship.  What would you like your friends to be like?  

  • Which one is Stanley and which one is Clive?
  • What kind of creatures are they?
  • Have they just met or did they already know each other?
  • How do they feel about each other? How do you know?
  • How do you feel about them?
  • What are they saying? 
  • What do Stanley and Clive have in common? What are their differences? Is this a bad thing?
  • What makes you different?
  • Would the world be a better place if everyone was the same? Why/why not?
  • Why are Stanley and Clive friends?
  • What is friendship?
  • What makes a good friend?

Maths

 Today we are going to count into equal groups.  You will need ten objects and 5 containers to put them into.  Start by counting and sharing the 10 objects into 2 of the containers.  When you have shared them count them and make sure that each container has the same amounts inside. You can write a label for both groups to help you remember how many are in each group. 

Repeat it with sharing  6 objects into 2 groups.  Then 8 objects  into 4 containers.  Check to see if there are amounts that won't share equally into a container.  

You can see this lesson online by clicking on the link below. 

https://www.thenational.academy/reception/maths/counting-in-equal-groups-reception-wk2-4

Pirates! 

Today we will be making a map to find pirate treasure!  Using some old tea bags stain your paper, crumple it up and leave it to dry.  With your grown up find 5 items to hide around your home, your grown up then needs to help you make clues about where the treasure will be.  When your paper is dry, draw your starting position and put your clues on the map. 

Try to use lots of differnt words to describe the location of the object e.g. on the chair, under the bed, between the teddies.   Then carry out your pirate treasure hunt!  Have fun! 

https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/homelearning/early-years/Day-3-Night-Pirates.pdf

I look forward to seeing lots of your fantastic work! 

Take care, 

Mrs Clarkson 

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Wednesday 29th April 2020 

Raindrops on flower in my garden | Anette Skomsøy | Flickr

Good morning Seahorses!  I hope that you all had a lovely day yesterday despite the rain!  I really like the sunshine, but the rain is really important to help plants grow.  I hope that you've all planted your seeds and are watching them grow?  When they get to about 5cm, they will need to be transferred to a bigger pot. Be gentle with them! 

Whatever the weather, it is important to stay active.  How about trying try one of the links below.

 https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/pe-with-joe-29th-april

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_0P5grVoyg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46RaAFzWrmohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46RaAFzWrmo

It was wonderful yesterday to see Charlie's amazing self portrait. 

 Phonics 

  • Remember to check out your online phonics lesson. 
  • Practise reading your new high frequency words: then, this, that, you could make a game with the words, writing them on pieces of paper and hiding them around a room to make a treasure hunt, or a stations game - running up to the word said by your adult. 
  • Make some silly sentences with your spelling words: me, my, with
  • Write a sentence about the rain and write it in your green exercise book.  Make sure that it starts with a capital letter and ends with a full stop

Physical Development 

 How to Make Playdough | Homemade Playdough Recipes - FamilyEducation

If you have some spare flour, try and make some play dough.  

  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 1 tbsp cooking oil Olive oil or vegetable oil
  • 1 cup water
  • food coloring
  • Method
  • Mix all the ingredients together 

  • Cook over low to medium heat until the dough starts to form and becomes dry.

  • Once it starts to form a ball together and looks fully cooked, take off the heat. Let the dough cool first before touching.

  • Once cool, knead the dough for 5 minutes to make the dough soft.

Then explore rolling, squashing, making sausages, make a ball, pinch it, you could create  your own dough disco.  Choose a piece of music you enjoy and create your own routine of dough disco actions.  Or you can watch a dough disco lesson on the link below.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3K-CQrj

Understanding The World

Boys Pirate Costume + Hat Child Kids Fancy Dress Book Week Day ...

We are going back to being pirates today!  You can listen to the story of 'The Night Pirates' and 'The Troll' by clicking on the links below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1vTw47_HgM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdWxBn-xvrQhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdWxBn-xvrQ

We are going to be making things walk the plank!   Go on a treasure hunt around your home and find ten different items to make walk the plank.  Then you need to make a sea and a plank.  The bath or the sink would make a great sea!  Or a big, bowl of water.  Try one item at a time, and write down if it floated or if it sank.  Talk about the results and if you were surprised by any of them.

You can find out more about this lesson by looking at the link below. 

https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/homelearning/early-years/Day-2-Night-Pirates.pdf

Have fun with your learning, it would be lovely to see what you've been up to!   You can send photos of your activities to the email address below. 

admin@ingoldmellsacademy.org

Mrs Clarkson 

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Tuesday 28th April 2020 

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Good morning Seahorses!  Today is supposed to be rainy, if it's too wet to go outside,  you could always try an indoor workout.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhYtcadR9nw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybn_SO990go

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3u_gaOPCGk

Phonics 

  • Remember to logon to the new phonics lessons every day. 
  • Try to logon to Reading Eggs and practise your reading. 
  • Use your reading skills to read the caption below. 
  • Can you draw a picture for the caption? 

        The farm has a big tree.

Take your Pip toy on a walk through your home, choose a place for Pip to sit.  Can your write a sentence about where your Pip is?  Is it on the tap?  On a chair? 

Maths 

Listen to the story of ' The Night Pirateshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdWxBn-xvrQ

Can you turn into a pirate?  Using an empty kitchen roll, or some rolled up paper make a telescope.  Using your telescope can you go on a pirate adventure to find repeating patterns.  Remember a repeating pattern is a pattern that can be predicted and repeats.  Click on the link below to find out more.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

Blue and White Stripey Line Repeat Pattern Paper 12 x 12 Digital ... Stripey Background Images, Stock Photos & Vectors | Shutterstock

 Art 

Today we are going to make a self portrait ( a picture of ourselves) using natural materials.  If you struggle to collect any natural materials due to the weather, how about using fruit and vegetables that you have at home.

Make a Self Portrait from Nature | Nature activities, Self ... Nature Portaits | Adventure in a Box

  • Look carefully at your face and consider the shape of your nose, eyes, ears and mouth
  • Create the shape of your face.
  • Make your hair 
  • Add your eyes and nose 
  • Make your mouth 
  • Take a picture of your self portrait. 
  • Can you make a portrait of anyone else? 

You can watch a lesson about making your face with natural objects on the Oak National Academy site. 

 https://www.thenational.academy/reception/foundation/my-face-in-nature-reception-wk1-5

Have fun with your learning and I look forward to seeing how your portraits turn out! You can send your photos to the school email address: admin@ingoldmellsacademy.org

Mrs Clarkson 

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Monday 27th April 2020

Trees talk to each other and recognize their offspring | TreeHugger

Good morning Seahorses!  I hope that you all had a lovely weekend and enjoyed the sun!  It's really important when it's sunny to put on some sunblock when you're outside, playing in your gardens or when you're going for your daily walk.  

Phonics 

Letters and Sounds | Stratford St Mary Primary School | Suffolk

Last week messages were sent home about the phonics lessons that the DfE have produced using Letters and Sound, the phonics programme we follow in school.  Please remember to watch the relevant lesson on You Tube every morning. 

Our target reading words this week from the high frequency words are:  then, this that

Our target spelling words: me, my with

Remember to write a sentence using your new word in a sentence about your Pip. 

Reading

Remember to read a little bit everyday as this can really help you with all of your learning.  At the front of your green books you have a login for Reading Eggs.  It's been great to see so many of you logging on and having  a go.  You can also find lots of ebooks on the Oxford Owl  site. 

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home

https://readingeggs.co.uk

For fun try listening to stories being read on line. 

https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

https://www.oliverjeffers.com/books#/abookaday/

Maths 

We will be working on counting in 2s.  Today you will need to get some of your cuddly toys and socks!  Remember how we used our body parts to count in 2s.  Starting at your eyebrows, eyes, ears, nostrils, lips, shoulders, elbows then knees.  See how quickly you can count in 2s.  Choose one of your cuddly toys and count how many legs it has got.  Can you count how many groups/pairs of 2 legs it has got?  

Look at the image below to work out how many groups of two legs or arms it has got. 

2 arms and 2 legs, now find 2 pairs of socks and count how many socks you need altogether, you could count them in 2s.  2, 4, it needs 4 socks.  Repeat with other cuddly toys. 

https://www.thenational.academy/reception/maths/pairs-of-legs-exploring-counting-in-pairs-reception-wk2-3

Understanding the World 

We will be learning about germs and how it is important to wash our hands.  Look at the link below and listen to the story about being safe and germs.  Can you make a poster about washing your hands carefully and staying away from other people during our daily exercise. It would be lovely to see some of your posters.  You can email them to the schools email address. 

Happy Learners A4 Wash Hands Poster Sign Educational Nursery SEN ...

https://www.thenational.academy/reception/foundation/germs-reception-wk2-1

Have fun learning! 

Mrs Clarkson 

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Friday 24th April 2020 

Good morning Seahorses!  I hope that the sun is shining where you are!  Here is some of the fantastic work that has been completed at home this week. 

Super art work Loki!        What a fantastic dinosaur garden Dash! 

   Image preview    Image preview 

Maths  

Today we're going to be looking at one less using a number line.  Remember that when we count back the amount is decreasing- getting less.  You will need the same equipment that you used yesterday: a container, 10 objects and 1-10 cards.  Count your objects on to the tens grid and put your number cards in a row underneath.  Using your counting finger, find one less than 10.  Remember that your finger needs to jump one card down from 10, towards 1.  Which number did you land on?  Get your grown up to check your answers.  Repeat with finding 1 less than other numbers to 10. 

 LEGO Math Ten Frame Grid Activity for Numeracy Skills  10 Sweets Clipart 

You can watch a lesson at the Oak National Academy on 1 less by clicking on the link below. 

 https://www.thenational.academy/reception/maths/finding-one-less-than-a-given-number-reception-wk1-4/#

English

We are going to look at a story that we know well, The 3 Little Pigs, think about which part of the story you like best and draw a picture of it. Using your sound card, have a go at writing a sentence about your favourite part of the story.  You can see an interactive lesson on the link below by clicking on the link. When you've written your sentence you could make a mask of your favourite character or even use some of your recycling to make a house for the wolf!  

The Three Little Pigs | DK CA

 https://www.thenational.academy/reception/english/the-three-little-pigs-reception-wk1-2/#

DT 

Today we are going to think bout making a healthy meal or snack.  Talk to your grown up about what foods you think are good for us?  Does your grown up agree?  If your grown ups are happy to let you, why not sort some of your food into a healthy group and a not very healthy group.  Watch Barnaby Bear sing a catchy song about eating 5 a day, by clicking on the link below. 

 https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p011lbd4

With your grown up think of a healthy meal of snack that you could make together with the ingredients that you have got at home.  When cutting food it is important to be careful and use the bridge or claw cutting techniques we've practised at school.  

 Kids in the kitchen: knife skills / Borough Market  Use a claw grip to save your fingers when cutting veggies

You could make a fruit salad or smoothie, bake a treat with added fruit like raisin and oat biscuits or cook a savoury meal. 

 19+ Healthy Snack Ideas Kids WILL Eat - Healthy Snacks for ... 10 healthy school snacks  12 fun and healthy snacks that kids can make themselves - Kidspot

Have fun with your learning! 

Mrs Clarkson 

 

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Thursday 23rd April 2020 

 Rose Garden Stock Pictures, Royalty-free Photos & Images - Getty ...

Good morning Seahorses!  It is St George's Day, today as part of our learning we will be looking at the story of St George and the dragon.  It would be wonderful if you could make a dragon or create a picture of one.  Or make up your version of the story, you could write it down or find props around your home and act it out. 

Click on the link below to see a click about St George's Day and different activities that you can try. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/lets-celebrate-st-georges-day 

 Paintings Of Children Aged 7 Years Stock Image - Image of paper ...

 

Maths 

Today we will be looking at counting objects and placing numbers 1-10 in order and then finding numbers that are one more using our number lines.  You can click on the link below to see the fantastic online lesson from the Oak National Academy.  For this lesson you will need a ten grid (see below) number cards from 1-10 and a container with 10 small objects.  These can be pieces of pasta or small plastic toys, anything that can be counted easily. 

https://www.thenational.academy/reception/maths/finding-one-less-than-a-given-number-reception-wk1-4/#

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