Monday 23rd March
Grab yourself a drink because our first recommendation is a way to keep our bodies and minds healthy at home.
Joe Wicks (The Body Coach) will be live streaming a P.E. session for children everyday this week at 9am from his YouTube channel. If you miss this live stream, he has many other videos you can easily follow. We have used some of these at school so the children are familiar with the 5 Minute Move and Active 8 series.
The link to his YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1/
Maths: Ordering numbers
For this task the children will need the number cards cut out from their packs. These range from number 1 to 23. Please work with your child to order the numbers 1 to 5 making sure the other numbers are removed from the pile first. If your child is finding this tricky, you can write these numbers down for a visual cue whilst they are doing this. After a few attempts you can remove this and see if they can complete it independently.
Next, try to order the numbers from 1 to 10. You can use the same strategy to support as above if needed. As your child gets more confident with this you can challenge them to order these cards with none omitted. This is something you can easily repeat throughout the week as it is a fundamental mathematical skill.
Literacy: Creating a story
Last Friday at school the children created a story.
The main character was a unicorn called Sparkles who was stuck in a storm. She ran to the beach to find her friend Dinochomp, a tyrannosaurus rex, so he could roar the storm away. The cloud got scared and ran away. To celebrate they had a party on the beach with balloons and cake.
The children thoroughly enjoyed this with many of them asking to do this activity again. We discussed how some fiction stories start – once upon a time – and how they need a character(s) and a setting. Children will likely need some support to do this through questioning. Some questions you can ask include:
How does the story start?
Who are the characters?
Where is the story set?
What will the problem be?
How will the character(s) solve it?
What happens at the end?
There are many ways that this can be achieved. Children can communicate this to you and you can discuss their story focusing on their communication skills and spoken English. Children, or adults, can write the story down and draw a picture to support. Children, or adults, can create a story map. I will attach the story map we made on Friday as an example and your child may want to read this to you. Once you have created your story don’t forget to give it a title. Your story does not need to be long. Use the example at the beginning as a reference for length.
I would love to read some of these in the comments.
Thank you for your support and have a great day,
Miss Goodswen and Mrs Hughes
19 thoughts on “Monday 23rd March”
Maddison has communicated a story today, a Unicorn called Spotty and her friend Colour (he is an alien) went on holiday in a caravan, drive, drive, drive.
But there was a storm with rain and thunder, Spotty and Colour could see all the seagulls blowing in the wind from their caravan, they went outside and rescued them and dried them in the caravan. Once the storm had finished Spotty and Colour took the seagulls to the seaside and they all had two ice creams.
Andi was able to order the numbers 0-5 and 0-10 by himself.
Fabulous! Another time try up to 15.
Spotty goes into a big storm cloud. She quickly go to find her friend called Dinnoroar at a massive volcano. Dinnoroar went to the big storm cloud and roared very loud. He had a wobbly mouth and was scared of Dinnoroar and ran away. Dinnoroar and spotty had a massive party with balloons and lots of cakes. They invited all their friends to the party and had fun.
The party sounds like so much fun. Well done Andi!
We did Jo Wicks PE today. Then I practised writing my name and numbers, then I helped bake blueberry muffins and ate one yummy! I played in my garden with Lottie and I saw my neighbour Issabella from yr 4 through the fence. After lunch I practised my number bonds and ordering and then I read a book and I even typed this message …….what a busy day! miss you all xx
Wow Elsie! That is a busy day. I’m aching from Joe Wicks already. We miss you too.
Once upon a time there was a fairy called Rosie who had a baby. SHe was a tooth fairy. She had a magical cat, called Kitty. They lived in the fairy house. The problem was that the tooth fairy had run out of money for all the children whose teeth fell out. She went to the bank though and got some more money out the cash machine and the children were all very happy after that and were excited to lose their teeth then.
Jessica also did a lovely picture to accompany it as she preferred drawing…don’t know how to attach a picture onto here though…
That was a problem Jessica. I’m glad the tooth fairy did some quick thinking. Well done!
Louie has drawn a story about a spider called scrunchy. He ate and onion and then turned into a whale, unicorn, bus and house. He then went into a palm tree and into a coconut and then turned into a whistle and light sabre. In the end he bumped his head and thought it was a fly. He then ate another onion and went into another dream again………
It sounds like Scrunchy had lots of fun on his adventure. Well done Louie!
One day at the zoo the giraffes were reaching up to the leaves with their fall necks when the wind blew the tree down. It nearly landed on Sam the mummy giraffe. “Will the wind blow it back up?” Said Sam. “No” said climbey the monkey. The tree was in the way of the door to their house and they could not get in. Talley, the strongest giraffe pushed it out of the way with his head and neck. “Thank you” said all the giraffes and they all had a party and went to sleep. By Max.
Great story, Max. I love that you added speech too. I’m so glad that Talley was able to save the day. Well done!
Mrs Bacon 🙂
Cordell went jogging with the whole family today. He read two books and then practiced writing his name. He tried ordering his numbers also and mentioned he misses school and really wants to go back xx
Well done Cordell. We miss you too. Mrs Hughes
Can we have the schedules for class the night before so we can get ourselves ready the night before if needed?
Thanks ever so much.
Thanks for your message. I have had a chat with the team and this shouldn’t be a problem. We will do our best to get the schedules up the evening before for all year groups. If teams haven’t managed to get them on, they will be on by 8.30 the following morning. Thank you for your support.
We’ve had a super busy day, PE with Joe Wicks this morning, followed by some number games, spelling, time in the garden and painting. Joshua is currently drawing pictures of his favourite dinosaurs to make his own bunting for his room! Thank you for the packs sent home, really helping with keeping him interested in maths and reading.
Ayo goes to a new church with mum and dad. she is sad because she misses her friends in her old church.
Miracle and Mildred are members of the children’s department in the new church. They both tried to make friends with Ayo by being kind to her.
“Hello Ayo, our names are Miracle and Mildred. Would you like to play with us”? They asked her.
Now faith is happier in her new church because she now has new friends.