Hope you are all well and had fun in the snow last week!
Here we go with our 2nd week of on-line learning!
St John's Spring Reading Challenge launches today.
Click below to go to the Reading Champions page on the website to find our class reading challenge.
All children who complete and return the challenge by Wednesday 10th February will earn a certificate and a badge.
Have a go and have fun!!
Challenge of the day!
Draw an outfit you would wear for the winter weather.
Please note that we will be recapping Phase 2 and Phase 3 phonics for the first part of this term. I will try to do this in different ways using Twinkl and the good old internet!! If your child is confident with reading the sounds in these words then please help them to write them using correct letter formation! This will be the beginnings of them learning to spell!
There is also a writing task at the end of the phonics lesson. I am very conscious that we must keep going with our writing and forming our letters correctly. If your child does the writing task easily encourage them to write another sentence.
I would love to see your efforts on Tapestry.
This icon will help your child to remember what to do when they are writing a sentence.
You say this sentence and your child writes it down. Look out for tricky words and sound out each word.
I can see a fish.
Challenge 1 - if your child can write this sentence easily add in some describing words e.g. I can see a big red fish.
Challenge 2 - Can they write another sentence about the fish?
On and Off the Bus game
You need a box, or a bus created out of cardboard. The bus can be as elaborate and realistic or as basic as you like! You also need passengers. These can be tiny soft toys or plastic animals or Lego people - anything you like.
How to play
o Start the bus with 6, 10 or 12 passengers as appropriate for your child.
o Make bus driving noises and create the sense of the bus driving from one ‘stop’ to another around the room. Allow the bus to visit five stops.
o Follow the schedule below.
o At each stop …
o BEFORE taking the people off, ask how many will be left.
o BEFORE letting the people get on, ask how many will be on the bus when it sets off again.
o Show the passengers on fingers. Hold up six fingers, then, as 2 people are getting off, fold down 2 of the fingers. How many are left? Now hold up an extra finger to show a person getting on. How many now?
Just do the sums orally by saying them.
o Visit all the stops, doing the sums as you go.
Challenge - Can you help your child to record the number sentences -
6 – 2 =
4 + 1 =
Our focus story this week is 'One Snowy Night' by Nick Butterworth a well loved children's author. Percy the Park Keeper always feeds the animals in the park where he lives. But one cold winter’s night Percy discovers that his little friends need more than food and he must find a way to help them find a warm place to sleep for the night.
This is the first part of the story and we will watch the second part tomorrow.
Can your child label the picture of Percy below? No need to print it out... you can just write a list of the words.
Identify the objects with labels and then help your child to sound out each word before they write it e.g. t-a-p, sh-e-l-f
(tap, shelf, bed, mat, mug, box, milk, wood)
Challenge - Can you write your own sentence with one of these words in it e.g.
The shelf is high.
I can follow instructions to help my body feel calm and relaxed.
I am beginning to recognise classical music and can make movements to express the musical theme.