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WB 22nd June

This week we will be listening to the story The Marvellous Moon Map by Teresa Heapy and David Litchfield. We will be continuing our pirate theme by creating our own treasure maps and will have a go at making up our own coded messages. We will also set up treasure hunts with clues, make our own paper boats and set up a pirate themed obstacle course! In Maths this week we will be exploring and measuring length and height. 

We are continuing with our daily handwriting and this week the letters we are practising are c, k, u, b and f. The practice sheets for these can be found at the bottom of this page: 
https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/reading-schemes-oxford-levels/read-write-inc-phonics-guide/  

 

Below is our timetable of suggested activities for this week. We’ll be posting these each day on Tapestry and you might like to upload how you get on with the activities.

 

Monday

Reading: 

*Daily speed sounds

*Listen to the story ‘The Marvellous Moon Map’ by Teresa Heapy and David Litchfield. (Video on Tapestry) Why did Bear follow Mouse? Was Mouse pleased that he came? Why?

 

Writing:

*Daily handwriting practice: c

Curl around the caterpillar.

*Have a careful look at Mouse’s Moon Map. (A picture of this can be found on Tapestry) It is just like a treasure map. Can you hide some treasure somewhere at home (maybe in your garden) and make a treasure map for someone in your family to follow? Remember to mark the hiding place with a X.

 

Maths:

*Daily counting to 20 and back.

*This week in Maths we are exploring and measuring length and height. Go for a walk in the woods or park with a grown up. Have a look around you at the trees and bushes. Talk about and compare the length, height and breadth of the things you see. Ask your child questions such as which log is longer/shorter? Which tree is taller/shorter? Which trunk is wider/narrower.

 

Also:

*Set up a treasure hunt with someone in your family. You could write or draw clues to the treasure or make a treasure map. Happy treasure hunting!

 

Tuesday

Reading:

*Daily speed sounds

*Practice reading real and nonsense words by playing Dragon’s Den on the Phonics Play website. You can choose which phase.  (Most reception children are typically in phase 2 or 3)

 

Writing:

*Daily handwriting practice: k

This  letter is slightly different in our school handwriting scheme to the RWI scheme.  We write k with a cursive loop.
You can find a practice sheet in this free workbook:
https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-l-068-letter-formation-workbook

*Can you make up a code to use to write messages? You could use pictures or symbols or write the words backwards! Perhaps you could write a message to go in a bottle like pirates did?

 

Maths:

*Daily counting to 20 and back.

*Use some blocks or bricks that are the same size to measure with. Go around the house measuring the length or height of different objects, e.g. the teddy is 10 bricks tall, the table is 20 bricks long etc. You could draw pictures and write down how many bricks long/tall each object is. Talk about which object was the tallest/longest/shortest.

 

Also:

*I wonder if you could have a go at making a paper boat like the one in the ‘Moon Map’ story? There are instructions to follow on Tapestry with a grown up to help you.

 

Wednesday

Reading:

*Daily speed sounds

*Listen to the story ‘Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs Missing Treasure!’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3a7PJLqPfBA

Can you talk to a grown up about what happened in the story? What did you like about it?

 

Writing:

*Daily handwriting practice: u

Down and under the umbrella, up to the top and down to the puddle.

*What would you put into a treasure chest? Can you write about the things you treasure most? There is a writing frame you could use on Tapestry.

 

Maths:

*Daily counting to 20 and back.

*Collect a group of about 6 toys. Compare the length and height of the toys using phrases like ‘the robot is taller than the teddy’ or ‘the train is longer than the car’. Are any of the toys the same height or length?

 

Also:

*Listen to and join in with a pirate version of the song ‘When I was one…’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qAngsMJD3I

You could also join in with ‘A sailor went to sea sea sea’

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/nursery-rhymes-sailor-went-to-sea/z69vhbk

 

Thursday

Reading:

*Daily speed sounds

*Read a story or information book from the Oxford Owl website. Can you complete the activities that go with the book?

 

Writing:

*Daily handwriting practice: b

Down the laces, up and around the boot to the heel.

*Imagine you were a pirate for a day. What would you do? Can you draw a picture of yourself as a pirate and write down the things you would do? There is a writing frame on Tapestry you could use.

 

Maths:

*Daily counting to 20 and back.

*Cut out different lengths of string/wool/ribbon. Stick one piece to the table with tape then make comparisons between that piece and each of the others. Sort the pieces into those that are the same as, longer than and shorter than the piece on the table. Can you line up the pieces in order from longest to shortest?

 

Also:

*Set up a pirate themed obstacle course in your garden. You could use a rope and practice ‘walking the plank’, throw cannon balls into a bucket, have a ‘peg leg’ (3 legged) race, weave around ‘crocodiles or sharks’, sweep the decks (sweep a ball around the garden) and find the pirate (hide and seek). Have fun and we’d love to see some of your ideas!

 

 

Friday

Reading:

*Daily Speed Sounds

*Listen to the story ‘Puffin Peter’ by Petr Horacek on Tapestry. How do you think Peter felt when he was lost after the storm? What is the whale in the story like? 

 

Writing:

*Daily handwriting practice: f

This is the other letter that we teach slightly different to RWI.
You can find a practice sheet in this free workbook:
https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-l-068-letter-formation-workbook

*Can you write and draw about your favourite memories from this week?

 

Maths:

*Daily counting to 20 and back.

*Draw round your foot on a piece of paper and cut it out. Can you find things around the house that are longer than/shorter than/about the same size as your foot? Perhaps you could compare your footprint with the rest of your family’s footprints!

 

Also:

*It’s Friday Tidy time!
Tidy your room or help tidy another room in your house.

*Friday is also our singing practice day when we are at school.

This week we have 2 songs to listen to and learn - ‘Lean on Me’ and ‘Three Little Birds’, a new ukulele video and other music activities for you to try. https://www.drake.norfolk.sch.uk/wb-22nd-june-1/

 

 

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