Please find below a variety of resources to support learning at home during this uncertain time. I hope you find these useful.
All parents have now been emailed a link to Robin Class' home school link App 'Evidence Me'. I will set a daily challenge through this in addition to the weekly activities set out below. Please send feedback on the task your child completes through the App outlining how they approached it, support required and whether it was achieved. You can also link photographs through this App which would be lovely to see. These can then be added to the children's Learning journeys. Thank you.
We are approaching our final half term of the year and our final topic 'Superheroes'. Throughout this topic the children will focusing on the role of a superhero. Before we begin the topic next week the children will need to create a mind map of the things they already know about a Superhero and new aspects they would like to learn. These aspects will then be added to the half terms planning.
Can you create a mind map about Superheroes? What would you like to find out?
Take a photograph of your mind maps and send by either email to Robin class email or attach a copy to Evidence me. This information will then be implemented in to the half terms planning.
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During this unprecedented time it is important that we are all looking after our physical and mental wellbeing. This week is mental Health awareness week, the theme is kindness, which is extremely important specifically at the moment, to highlight the importance of mental wellbeing I have collated a range of activties that you may find useful to complete with the children at home.
Share this powerpoint to introduce the children to identifying how others feel and how they can express how they feel.
Make paper plate emotion masks to show how you are feeling.
Here are some wellbeing challenges that you could try........
Click on the link to access some yoga sessions for children. Yoga is beneficial for children Physically, it enhances their flexibility, strength, coordination, and body awareness. In addition, their concentration and sense of calmness and relaxation improves.
Create a Kindness tree.
You will need:
- a lot of coloured card
- large roll of brown paper or cardboard
- black marker
- large envelope
It is the important to demonstrate the importance of doing kind things for others.
Tell your child that you will be watching them and everytime you see them doing something kind you will give them a card heart to attach to the kindness tree. When you spot an act of kindness write the act on the card heart and present it to your child.
Send a Kindness postcard
Make a postcard for a neighbour or somebody you know would benefit from a Kind message.
Cut a piece of A4 paper or card and cut it in half. On one side decorate with a picture or a collage and on the other side write a simple message e.g. 'Have a lovely day' don't forget to write who it is from. Then send your message to brighten somebody's day.
Make a kindness potion.
Fill a range of jars with coloured glitter mixed with water. Label the jars using the key provided,
This is what each colour represents:
Red = Kindness
Orange = Joy
Yellow = Love
Green = Patience
Blue = Peace
Purple = Gentleness
Pink = Compassion
Once the bottles are created the children can write a kindness potion e.g. 2 drops of joy, 3 drops of patience etc. The children can then follow their recipe to make their potion.
Make some positivity stones to leave in your local area for people to find.
Collect a range of stones and decorate them with positive messages such as 'smile', 'be kind', 'be brave', 'hope' etc to spread kindness and positivity to the people who find them.
Home Learning for week commencing Monday 20th July
Dear Robin Class,
We are now entering the final week of this academic year and for some of you this will be your last week as part of Robin Class. Due to the uncertain year we have encountered transition days have not been able to take place and so you have been unable to spend time in your new classroom with your new teacher and alleviate any apprehensions you may have. Therefore this week's learning will focus on transition and will be linked to the text 'The Cautious Caterpillar'. This is a lovely text about spreading your wings and bravely trying new things.
Introducing the text:
Share the text with your family highlighting the main aspects.
The Cautious Caterpillar
Using the text answer the following questions.
Can you make a prediction using the front cover?
Why does the ladybird tell the caterpillar Cody she is lucky?
Why does Cody wish she could be a caterpillar forever?
How does the bee describe the nectar?
What is Cody worried about?
What did Cody decide she would do?
How did Cody feel about her new wings?
Why do you think she felt like that?
What advice did Cody give to the Caterpillar?
How would you feel if you were Cody?
How did Cody overcome her worries?
Use the talk cards to explore the story further
Reading comprehension Game:
Mark Making/Writing task:
Use the stick puppets to retell the story
To begin create a story map of the text to retell the story and demonstrate an understanding of the text.
Throughout the text Cody meets a variety of different mini beasts who inform him he is lucky. Cody doesn't feel lucky, why not? How does he feel? Using the text as a model create a character profile of Cody.
Draw a picture of Cody and choose range of adjectives to describe her.
Revisit the text focusing on Cody's thoughts. At different points in the text discuss what Cody would be thinking and why. Now complete the thought bubbles below.
When you move into your next year group you will be spreading your wings just like Cody. Cody was apprehensive about change and expressed her concerns with the mini beasts. What are you apprehensive about? To help with your transition complete the activity below.
Cody's helpful ideas
Cody has been through transition from a caterpillar to a butterfly and experienced a range of different feelings. Cody has some helpful ideas to help with your transition to a new year group.
Phase 1 Listening and attention
Listening skills can be difficult to master for many children. Help children develop their listening skills.
Tricky Captions and Tricky Words
This is a video to support the children with understanding how to read captions containing the tricky words to and the, as taught using the Letters and Sounds Phase 3 Phonics programme. Teaching phonics can help some children improve their reading as they learn to blend the phonemes for reading.
Captions With Tricky Words
This is a video to support the children with understanding how to read caption containing tricky word no and go, as taught using the Letters and Sounds Phase 2 Phonics programme. Teaching phonics can help some children improve their reading as they learn to blend the phonemes for reading.
Write an array of Reception High frequency words on folded pieces of paper. As the children read the word accurately smash the superhero on top of the word.
Download the pdf below and match the pictures from the story to the correct initial sound.
Chunking Longer Words | Letters and Sounds
This is a video to support the children with understanding chunking, as taught towards the end of the Letters and Sounds Phase 3 programme. Teaching phonics can help some children improve their reading as they learn to blend the phonemes for reading.
Superhero Digraph Game
Simply Phonics: Phase 4 High Frequency Words (HFWs) Practise blending these Phase 4 high frequency words. Read the word before it flashes with a glow. The tricky words are coloured red.
Vowel Digraphs ay ou ie ea | Learn to Blend
Learn to Read and Spell | Simply Phonics: Phase 5 | Vowel Digraphs ay ou ie ea. Learn to read and spell using the blended phonics approach or 'synthetic phonics'. This is a short Phase 5 Phonics video to help teach or revise the /ay/ou/ie/ea vowel digraphs.
Please remember it is really important to share a book each day. This could be a book from home, a text on rising stars or your school reading book.
I hope to see you all soon,I am missing you all, stay safe
Look what we've been doing at home.....................................
Reception Tricky words to read and spell
Please practise both reading and writing these words............
EYFS Home Learning online
Websites and Apps to support home learning
Barefoot home learning is a site which provides a range of activities and games to support children's computing skills.
The App makes use of Bee-Bot’s key functionality and enables children to improve their skills in directional language, programming sequences of forwards, backwards, left and right 90 degree turns.
To access online music resources
Go to https://www.GMmusiconline.co.uk/yumu
Enter your username and password you have been sent by text message in the boxes on the screen
Click on the Log In button.
All done! Click on the world to get started.
Click the link below to access a range of activities to complete at home.
The website is creating weekly home learning packs to take the stress out of these uncertain times due to the outbreak of coronavirus.
A range of books have been assigned to your child to access using their individual logins that were sent home during the children's last week. Please make use of this fantastic resource to ensure your child reads everyday to maintain and embed the learning strategies they have already been introduced to. Click the link below to gain access.
To access this resource log on to Rising stars with your reading planet login and click on the cracking comprehension icon the select Reception. This will provide access to a range of activities that will require the children to read words and longer passages and answer questions linked to what has been read. Click the link below to gain access.
Click the link below to access a range of activities to support phonics at home. The children are currently working within phase 3 so any games and activities within this phase will be beneficial and will support and embed previous digraphs and trigraphs taught.
You can access a range of video clips to support phonics through 'Mr Thorne does phonics' through youtube. Here Geraldine the giraffe introduces the children to a range of digraphs and trigraphs through identifying a range of objects in her home.
We are currently working within phase 3 phonics:
Phonics Bloom create interactive online phonics games to help teach children the relationship between letters and sounds and develop the skills needed to read and write.
Click on the link below to access songs to support the teaching of tricky words.
Click on the link below to access songs to support the teaching of tricky words.
Can the children include these tricky words in written sentences?
Click the link below to access a range of video clips to support P.E at home delivered by Joe Wicks
White Rose Maths has prepared a series of Maths lessons for Early Years
Sumdog uses educational games to motivate children in math, reading and writing. They can play these games on most computers, tablets and mobile devices
Click the link below to access a range of activities to support Maths at home.
This website has a range of exciting scientific home activities to access for children of all ages.
Some activities linked to our class topic of 'Growth' to try at home
Place some celery in 4 different glasses of coloured water and leave for several days. What are your predictions? What did you observe?
Why did this happen?
Do plants need light?
Plant 3 seeds in 3 different pots. Place one on the window sill, one on a shelf and one in a cupboard. Now observe over several days. Make a prediction. How can you keep the test fair? What did you observe?
Grow a Cress head
you will need:
a container e.g. yogurt pot
a packet of cress seeds
soil or cotton wool
Place a carrot top or tops in a bowl, cut side down. Fill the bowl with about an inch of water so the top is halfway covered. Place the dish in a sunny windowsill and change the water every day.
You will need
Select a variety of vegetables and chop the in half. What do you notice? compare the similarities and differences. Now can you create a repeating pattern by printing with the different vegetables.
Where do seeds come from?
Explore a variety of fruits and vegetables. Chop them in half, what do you notice? Do all fruit and vegetables have seeds? Compare the fruit and vegetables, how do the seeds differ?
Seeds we eat
The Foundation Stage topic this half term is........
Throughout this topic the children will explore the growth of plants, humans and animals. They will compare and contrast the different stages of development and investigate what plants, animals and humans need to grow healthily.
The text we are sharing this week is..........
Oliver's Vegetablessmall World area
Florist RolePlay area
Vegetable threadingFinger Gym
Vegetable weighingMaths Area
Life cycle of a SunflowerInvestigation Area
Oliver's VegetablesList WritingWriting area
3D vegetable mouldingMalleable area
Oliver's VegetablesStory TellingSmall World area
To begin the week the children carried out an investigation to identify how cress grows. They made predictions, planned a method and identified how to keep the test fair. The children are now observing how the cress is growing and recording their findings.
During the swap around morning the children had the opportunity to investigate giant bubbles. They compared the difference between bubble mixtures to find the most successful and created their own bubble wands to blow giant bubbles. The children worked as a team and persevered to achieved the acquired result.
To conclude our class topic of Toy's we held a Teddy Bears' picnic for Barnaby Bear. In preparation the children wrote invitations and shopping lists made decorations, prepared food, made party hats and brought their favourite cuddly toys from home, Barnaby thoroughly enjoyed celebrating with the children and the children thoroughly enjoyed it too.
The children started their 'Little Bikers' sessions this week. These sessions introduce the children to the skills needed to ride a pedal bike. The early sessions focus on the ability to ride a balance bike. As the sessions progress the instructors assess the children's ability and when they feel the necessary progress has been made they encourage the children to transfer these skills to pedal bikes.
The children have thoroughly enjoyed this first session and wowed us with the skills acquired. We look forward to observing the children's progress over the next five sessions.
Our Class trip to Legoland Discovery Centre
Breaking News!!!!!!...........Breaking News!!!!!!.......
A serious incident has occurred this week in Robin Class. The children arrived in school on Wednesday morning to find the classroom in disarray and one of their favourite toys missing. The children took on the role of police officers to investigate the crime and located a range of evidence which was bagged and sent to forensics for further investigation. We are seeking witnesses who were in the vicinity on Tuesday evening to come forward with any information. If you can assist please contact Robin class.
Following contact from a witness it was established the culprit who entered Robin class on the early hours of Wednesday morning was around 150cm tall with long brown hair tied with a yellow bow. This new evidence was greatly received and has taken us one step closer to locating our lost police station. In order to eliminate members of the class who have been under suspicion the children participated in a Police line up and their heights recorded and processed. Fortunately for the staff all the children were cleared of any involvement and investigations are ongoing.
An arrest has been made.................Suspect brought in for Questioning.
After several weeks of investigating a suspect was finally brought in for questioning. Officer Lisa made the arrest after following leads brought about by Robin class. At 10.00am on Friday morning Mr Dennis Harvey (office manager) was apprehended and taken in to Robin class where he underwent vigorous questioning. He fiercely denied all allegations until the evidence was disclosed and he broke down admitting it was him who had taken the police station. He reservedly apologised for his out of character behaviour and blamed boredom from answering the school telephone as his motive. The children were extremely forgiving and encouraged Mr Harvey to ask and share in future.
Case closed: 27.9.19
Look what we have been doing in class...............
This weeks Baking Activity..........