This week our focus will be on 'Dinosaurs'. We will be learning about how we can use non-fiction books and the internet safely to find out new information.
Can you use any non-fiction books you may have or alternatively use the internet to find out some new information about dinosaurs. If you are using the internet, remember to stay safe by being supervised with a grown up. When researching, can you discuss the physical features of different dinosaurs and explain how it helps them adapt to their environment, for example, a Diplodocus had a long neck that it would have used to reach high and low vegetation, and to drink water.
You could make your own fact file about a type of dinosaur. You could draw a picture of your chosen dinosaur and write some simple facts 'i-t h-a-s a l-o-n-g n-e-ck'. At this stage, we expect children to spell phonetically (the sounds they can hear) so it does not need to be spelt correctly.
Do you know what each of these words mean? Can you explain what they mean to a grown up? If you do not know can you use any non-fiction books you may have or the internet to find out.
Challenge: Each day can you practise writing your name? Remember to use the RWInc handwriting phrase to help you remember how to write each sound in your name with the correct letter formation (You can find a list of these on the 'Phonics' section on the 'Early Years' part of the website).
If you would like access to any RWInc sound or blending videos to watch at home please contact your class email.
**PARENTS** Below is a video that shows how to say the 'pure' sounds of each of the sounds we learn in RWInc. It is important your child learns how to say these sounds correctly.
There are also some free phonic blending games you can play with your child on PhonicsPlay (click on the link below to take you directly to the website link)
This week in Maths, we are focusing on numbers '8,9,10'.
If you have a TV license, you could watch these Numberblock episodes.
Number 8 - https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08pgvmb/numberblocks-series-2-eight
Number 9 - https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08phbzc/numberblocks-series-2-nine
Number 10 - https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08phr1g/numberblocks-series-2-ten
You could watch this story about a spider https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQMBeF8nwzo
Once the spider becomes a pet, he might need some wellies to go out for walks in the snow and rain. How many wellies would the spider need? Count the number of legs and work out how many wellies he would need.
Can you have a go at counting and representing the numbers 8, 9 and 10 in lots of different ways using things around your house, for example, number 8 on a clock, 9 socks, 10 fingers.
Topmarks has some maths games you may wish to play.
This week we will be thinking about our 'special place'. What is your special place? It might be your bedroom, the park, the beach etc. Why is that place special to you? Can you draw a picture of your special place?
In SCARF, our RHE programme, we will be thinking about friendship. Read the story of Harold the Giraffe (attached below). How was Harold a good friend? Why are your friends special? e.g they help me if I hurt myself.