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WC 15.03.21

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**You may wish to add the activities you complete onto Tapestry for us to see and add feedback to. This can be just a comment to tell us what you have been doing or photos/videos. **



For meditation this week, feel free to look for some yoga and mindfulness videos you might like to do under the ‘Mindfulness’ tab from previous weeks, or check out ‘Cosmic Kids Yoga’ online or ‘GoNoodle’. You may want to listen to any stories we post on Tapestry or you could follow this link to an audio mindfulness book on the World Book Day website. Each chapter has a different mindfulness activity lead and read by Sheridan Smith.


You may like to have a go at Cosmic Kids Tiny the T-Rex this week! 


Read Write Inc

You can use the links under the ‘Phonics’ Tab on the home learning page of the website to play some fun games on the suggested phonic websites.


Additionally, there is a document under the ‘Phonics’ tab called ‘Practical Phonics Ideas’ with some practical ideas to recap sounds and blending skills.


If you would like any Read Write Inc video links to any particular sounds, please email one of the team and we can send a link to you on Tapestry.



The children have shown a particular interest in dinosaurs, therefore, this week we are going to be starting a dinosaur topic. 


What do you already know about dinosaurs? do you know any names of any dinosaurs? Maybe a grown up could scribe some of your conversations or maybe you could write down some things you know. Have you got any dinosaur stories at home that you could share with somebody this week?


Can you choose a dinosaur to research and find out some facts about your chosen dinosaur. Can you draw a picture of your dinosaur and write down some of the facts you have learnt? Remember the stories of 'Digi Duck' and 'Smartie the Penguin' about how we stay safe on the internet.


When you are writing your dinosaur facts, remember that we need a capital letter at the beginning of your sentence and when you are writing the scientific name of your chosen dinosaur, finger spaces and a full stop at the end of your sentence.


Throughout the week, can you continue practising forming the letters in your name correctly? Remember you can use the formation sound mat we sent home to help you remember the rhyme for each letter. You could have a go at writing your surname if you would like an extra challenge. 



This week you could continue practising forming numbers to 10 correctly using the number rhyme PowerPoint attached at the bottom of the page.


Sequencing numbers

Can you have a go at sequencing numbers to 10 or even backwards from 10? If you feel your child is confident with this, you can extend them by sequencing numbers 0-100!   


Counting to 10

This is a link to an Oak Academy lesson on counting accurately to 10.  


Different ways of making 10

Can you watch this episode of Numberblocks about different ways to make 10? (you will need a TV license) 



Can you draw your own tens frame and find two different sets of objects or two different coloured objects, for example, red bricks and blue bricks? Putting one object into each square, can you find different ways of making 10 using your objects - remember to make 10, your tens frame needs to be full. You could have a go at writing some of the different ways you found to make 10 by writing it as a number sentence, for example, 4 + 6 = 10'. 


You might like to play this number bonds to 10 game 



Can you have a go at making some dinosaur fossil eggs this week? The experiment card PDF is posted below. 


Throughout the week, can you continue practising getting dressed and undressed independently in the morning and evening? This plays an important part in the children's independence skills. The children are finding buttons quite tricky, can you practise doing your buttons up on some of your clothes and undoing them? 


If you planted a seed, please continue to observe your plant. You might like to continue your photo diary and write down what happens. We would love to see any observations on Tapestry of how you are getting on with this activity. If you did not do this activity you could have a go this week!