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Week Beginning 17/1/22

This week our focus will be on 'Arctic Animals' We will be thinking about animals that live in cold climates (places) including the Arctic and the South Pole. 


You could look at this website to see some pictures of the types of arctic animals you might find in the North Pole such as; polar bears, arctic fox, Arctic Woolly Bear (caterpillar), arctic wolf, snowy owl, arctic hare, reindeer, woolly mammoth


Also look at this website to see the types of Antarctic animals you might find in the South Pole such as; penguins, seals, blue eyed shag (bit like dinosaur birds)


Discuss how you think these animals can live and survive in the cold?

Would animals like our pets cats/dogs/hamsters etc be able to live in these places?

Discuss some of the different features of the arctic and antarctic animals e.g they have blubber and thick fur to keep warm, lots of these animals can swim, some animals like penguins have flippers and webbed feet to help them walk on the ice and swim, lots of animals have sharp claws and tusks e.g woolly mammoth.


Could you draw a picture of a penguin or other animal and have a go at labelling it's features? 


Challenge: 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)

Phonics Play Website Link



This week in Maths, we are focusing on Addition


If you have a TV license, you could watch these Numberblock episodes. 


Can you tell some addition number stories? 


For example… 

First there were 2 pigs in the mud 

Then 2 more pigs came along

Now there are 4 pigs in the mud

Can you have a go at drawing your own story and tell it to your grown up. 


Challenge - Can you have a go at writing the number sentence to go along with your story

e.g 2 + 2 = 4




Topmarks has some maths games you may wish to play.



This week we will continue thinking about special places, in particular, a Christian special place, the Christian Church Building. 

Take a look at these videos to have a tour around a Christian Church Building.

Have you had any experiences of Church? What do you already know? 

If you have access to a computer, laptop or iPad you can use, you might want to have a go at this interactive tour of a Church building.