Home learning 12th January
Good morning Foundation Stage!
We will be posting activities here, just until the lovely people at Tapestry sort out their problems. I'm sorry it has been so frustrating for everyone (believe me...we share your pain!) and whilst this method is not perfect, at least it should be more reliable than we've had recently.
This week's story is Jack and the Beanstalk and below is a recording of the version we are using.
The attached Literacy and Maths tasks include an exploration of the number one based on an episode of Numberblocks as well as questions to check comprehension of our story. I have also recorded a lesson of the latter which can be accessed from the downloaded sheet.
Home learning 13th - 17th July
Good morning. This is the last week of term, but we are finishing with a Foundation Stage favourite - Supertato. In this story, Supertato organises a sports day for the veggies, but a mystery competitor may not be all she seems! Listen to the story, then we hope you feel inspired to have a go at some of the activities suggested. Supertato himself has even left a message and is looking forward to finding out what you do.
Have a lovely summer holiday!
Home Learning 6th - 10th July
Health and Fitness Week 2020
This week is our annual health and fitness week and would normally include a range of activities, culminating in Sports Day. Miss Webster has devised a home learning version for you to enjoy. There is usually a lot of competition between the school houses, and this year will be no different as you are invited to send in your scores for us to collate.
Click here for a list of suggested activities for the week, plus details of how to take part in the 'Sock Olympics'.
Home learning - Friday 3rd April
For our last rhyming activity of the week, I have made a picture of words that rhyme (clicking on the small picture will open it in a new window). These include the ones used earlier in the week as well as a few more. Please play 'I Spy' using the picture, but instead of something beginning with, try "something rhyming with..."
This week we have been practising using the words ‘more’ and ‘fewer’ to compare two sets of objects. (At Nursery we use the word ‘fewer’ to describe numbers of countable objects, such as people or pencils. ‘Less’ would be used to describe smaller amount of something that cannot be individually counted, such as money, water or time.)
For today's task, please gather a collection of about 15 to 20 small items, such as small building bricks, pom-poms, beads, buttons or coins. Place the collection of items inside a small bag or box. Take it in turns to take a handful of items.
- Show your handful of items to each other.
- Who has more? Who has fewer?
- Put the items back in the bag and try again!
- Have a go at taking handfuls of different sizes. For example, sometimes take a big handful of items and the next time only take a small handful of items.
Questions to ask:
- What can you tell me about the number of objects?
- I think I have more than you – how could we check?
- What makes you think you have more?
You can download and print tasks from Friday 3rd April.
Home learning - Thursday 2nd April
Today we are returning to our story of the week to look more closely at the rhyming words it contains.
- As you share the story together, try pausing at the end of the line to see if they can guess the word that will rhyme.
- How many words can your child think of that rhymes with 'sheep'? (Don't worry if the words aren't real, as long as they contain 'eep' they have done a good job)
- In each set of three words below, two words rhyme and one doesn't. Can your child find the odd word out? (This is VERY tricky as it relies entirely on your child hearing the words and not looking at pictures).
a) Squeeze, Nose, Knees
b) Bull, Spain, Plane
c) Mummies, Tummies, Picnic
d) Yetti, Spaghetti, Tibet
e) Log, Swamp, Chomp
To continue this week's theme of comparing numbers and quantities, please ask your child to help you to set the table at lunch time (or any time if you're playing with a tea set).
Tell your child that today they are going to help with an important job. Explain that they need to make sure all members of the family (or toys) need to have a cup, plate, fork and spoon.
Focus on two different items at a time so that the children are only comparing two groups of objects. To begin with, use the same amount of cups and plates. Ask your child to help you to line up the cups. Then ask them if they can line up all of the plates in a row in front of the row of cups.
Questions to ask
- Do you think I have the same amount of cups and plates like I am meant to? Why do you think that?
- Instead of just looking at the cups and plates, what could I do to make sure I definitely have the same amount? Can you show me?
- If the your child doesn’t suggest counting, explain that you could carefully count the cups and then carefully count the plates to make sure you have the same amount. Model doing this. Emphasise that it is the same amount and there is the same number of both types of utensil.
Next, ask your child to help you to line up the spoons and forks. This time, make sure that there is a different number of each type of cutlery. For example, five spoons and two forks.
Questions to ask
- I think it looks like there is a different number of spoons and forks! Do you agree?
- Which thing do I have more of? How can you tell?
- Which thing are there fewer of? Can you explain what fewer means?
You can download and print tasks for Thursday 2nd April.
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