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