# Week Beginning 15/11/21

This week our focus story is 'The Three Billy Goats Gruff'.

If you have the story at home, can you read the story with a grown up? Can you join in with some of the repetitive parts of the story? If you do not have the story at home, there is an online version on YouTube below.

Can you look at the story map we have drawn and see if you can use it to help retell the story? Can you have a go at drawing your own story map and see if you can use it to help you retell the story to somebody else.

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. (You can find a list of these on the 'Phonics' section on the 'Early Years' part of the website)

## The Three Billy Goats Gruff Story Map

RWINC

We have now learnt all our singular Set 1 sounds. Throughout this week you can revisit the sounds using your RWInc Set 1 green book. You can also use the sounds sent home to practise blending the different suggested words.

**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)

MATHS

This week in Maths, we are focusing on numbers to 5.

If you have a TV license, you could watch this Numberblocks episode on numbers to 5.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08cr0y7/numberblocks-series-1-off-we-go

There are lots of different counting songs on BBC School Radio you can listen to.

Challenge

Can a grown up hide different amounts of up to 5 objects under a blanket. When they take the blanket off can you see how quickly you can say how many objects you can see without counting them. Try saying 'I can see... 3' etc. This is called subitising

Can you practise writing numbers to 5 on little pieces of paper. Can you mix them up and see if you can put them back in the correct order? Can you find different things around your house to count and see if you can match them to the number e.g count 5 toy cars and match them to the number 5.

RE

Over the next few weeks in RE, we will be thinking about 'Special Times'.

Think about why some times are special. Can think of times that are special?  e.g. birthdays, Christmas, christenings.

This week we will think about Hannukah. The Jewish festival of Hanukkah happens around the time of the Christian festival of Christmas.

Watch a video about Hannukah. This short video and summary tells more about how this festival is celebrated

https://www.truetube.co.uk/film/hanukkah

www.howcast.com/videos/405130-how-to-celebrate-hanukkah

You could play the dredle game. Can you find out how? http://www.howcast.com/videos/70572-how-to-play-dreidel/

Challenge

Can you make the troll some clothes to keep him dry?

Discuss what the troll wears. Will these clothes keep him warm and dry from the river? What could he wear to keep him dry? What materials would keep him dry? Explain that if the material is waterpoof, the water would stay on top and wouldn’t soak through to get the troll wet.

Can you investigate using different materials such as tissue, swim cap/rubber glove, plastic bag, paper, felt/other material, cling film, foil. Use a transparent container to put a 'troll' inside. Cover the top of the container with the different materials and  drip water onto the material to see if it is waterproof or not. Which material would be best for the troll?

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