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WB 29th June

This week we will be listening to the story The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister. We will be thinking about the messages in the story and exploring the themes of friendship and sharing. We will be doing lots of creative activities including making pictures and collages of the Rainbow Fish. In Maths this week we will be exploring and measuring weight and making our very own balance scales. 

We are continuing with our daily handwriting and this week the letters we are practising are e, l, h, r and j. 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 photos to show how you get on with the activities.

 

Monday

Reading: 

*Daily speed sounds

*Listen to the video of me reading the story ‘The Rainbow Fish’ on Tapestry.

Why was the rainbow fish lonely? What did he decide to do? How did he feel at the end of the story? Why?

 

Writing:

*Daily handwriting practice: e

Cut the egg, around the egg.

*Write sentences to describe Rainbow Fish. You could start your sentences with ‘He has…’ or ‘He is…’

 

Maths:

*Daily counting to 20 and back.

*This week in Maths we are exploring weight. Turn yourself into a human balance scale! Hold out your arms and ask a grown up to put an object in each hand. Can you tip your arms to show which is heavier and which is lighter? Your grown up could help you weigh the objects to check.

 

Also:

*Can you create a picture of Rainbow Fish using a paint program on the computer? (You could use ‘Paint’ or ‘Paint.net’)

 

Tuesday

Reading:

*Daily speed sounds

*Listen to the Rainbow Fish story again. Talk about the messages in the story - it is about friendship, sharing and giving. Talk about a time when you have shared or given something to someone else. How did it make them feel?

 

Writing:

*Daily handwriting practice: l

Down the long leg.

*Discuss what made Rainbow Fish feel sad in the story. Discuss what made him feel happy. Think of times when you have felt either sad/happy. Draw a big happy face on a piece of paper and write about a time when you felt happy. Then draw a big sad face and write about a time when you felt sad.

 

Maths:

*Daily counting to 20 and back.

*Can you make your own balance scale? You will need a coat hanger, some string and 2 paper or plastic cups. 

Follow these instructions to make your own:

https://www.funology.com/coat-hanger-balance/ 

Now have fun exploring and testing objects in your scale - which ones are heavier/lighter?

 

Also:

*Can you make your own rainbow fish scale? Cut out a large scale shape and write your name on it in big letters. Then decorate your scale with colours and sparkles.

 

Wednesday

Reading:

*Daily speed sounds

*Play ‘Grab a Giggling Grapheme’ on Phonics Play.

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/2/grab-a-giggling-grapheme

 You can choose between phase 2 or 3. Click on the sound you can hear.

 

Writing:

*Daily handwriting practice: h

Down the horse’s leg, up and over his back, down to his hoof.

*Draw a picture of one part of the story and write a sentence about it.

 

Maths:

*Daily counting to 20 and back.

*Choose an object in your house such as an apple. Can you find some things that feel heavier than the apple and some things that feel lighter? You could use your balance scales to check. Are all the heavier things larger than the apple? Can you find anything which is larger than the apple but lighter?

 

Also:

*Make a collage of the Rainbow Fish. You could cut out scales from different types of paper or other materials - tissue paper, old magazines and newspapers, fabric, tin foil etc. When you have put all the scales on your fish you could add on the details.

 

Thursday

Reading:

*Daily speed sounds

*Listen to some of the poems in the book ‘Commotion in the Ocean’ by Giles Andreae. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pRhgZ8Jffs

Which was your favourite poem? Why? Which sea creatures did you like best? Why?

 

Writing:

*Daily handwriting practice: r

Down the robot, up and over the robot’s arm.

*Talk about what makes somebody a good friend. Draw a big picture of your friend and write down words to describe what they are like.

 

Maths:

*Daily counting to 20 and back.

*Make a collection of 3 toys that you want to compare. Talk about which one you think is the heaviest and the lightest. You could use your balance scales to check. Can you talk about what you have discovered? e.g. ‘The car is heavier than the teddy.’ 

‘The pencil is the lightest’.

Can you put the toys in order from the heaviest to the lightest?

 

Also:

*Bury objects in a large bucket of sand or scrunched up paper. Ask your child to put their hand in and feel for an object. Ask them to describe what it feels like - is it hard/soft/spiky/bumpy? etc. Then guess the object.

 

Friday

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: j

Down his body, curl and dot.

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

*Can you write down some words that rhyme with fish? Can you write a silly sentence using those words?

 

Maths:

*Daily counting to 20 and back.

*Look for some toy bricks or blocks that are the same size. Put a toy in one side of your balance scale. In the other side put in toy bricks one at a time until the scale balances. Now count how many bricks you used and this is how many bricks your toy weighs! Try it out with a few different toys. You could draw the toys and write down how many bricks balanced each toy.

 

Also:

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

*For our singing practise this week we are going to concentrate on learning the 3 Summer Finale Songs; Lean On Me, Three Little Birds and Somewhere Over the Rainbow. Follow this link to find out more: https://www.drake.norfolk.sch.uk/wb-29th-june-1/

 

 

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