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Week Beginning 24/1/22

This week our focus will be on 'Under the Sea' and we will be thinking about the different habitats animals live in.


Can you think of some places animals might live? e.g. desert, rainforest, woodlands, under the sea, underground. You could draw a picture of these places and think about which animals you might find there. E.g a sloth lives in the rainforest, you might find a badger in the woodlands. 


Watch this ‘Blue Planet’ video on the link above. What creatures did you see?  (fish, whale, dolphin, turtle, shark, seal, coral, plants)


All these creatures live under the sea in a place called an ocean. There are lots of oceans on Earth. Have you got a globe or a world map that you can look at to spot the 5 oceans, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, Southern, Arctic.



    Commotion In The Ocean by Giles Andreae

    Watch this video of the story, Commotion in the Ocean. Can you hear some of the rhyming words in the poems? We will be having a go at remembering one of these poems and having a go at performing it. Can you choose your favourite poem and have a grown up help you learn the lines to perform it for the end of the week? You could use 'my turn your turn' and have your grown up say one line at a time for you to copy back. 


    Can you play this rhyming game (similar to I Spy) “I can hear with my rhyming ear, something that rhymes with ….cat.” E.g  Fat, mat, chat, nat, flat, gat, pat. (Grown ups - If the word is a nonsense word, point out that it isn’t a real word but it does rhyme. Here are some other examples to get you started: Chair…stair Jar…car Spoon…moon Bed…ted) 


    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). Try and make sure you hold your pencil with 'pinchy' fingers and make sure your letters sit next to each other. 




    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


    MATHS This week in Maths, we are focusing on 'number bonds to 5'.We are going to look at the number 5 and the different ways we can make 5 called ‘number bonds’. Number bonds are two numbers that are partners called number partners.


    If you have a TV license, you could watch this Numberblock episode.



    What have you noticed? Did you see how the Numberblocks combined to make another number e.g 1 and 4 makes 5.  Can you watch it again, can you say sentences like this to tell us what is happening; "One and four together make 5”. “Two and three together make 5”. 

    Challenge: Can you write number sentences to show the numberbonds to 5, e.g 1 + 4 = 5 


    Maths game - You could find a bucket or something similar at home and use 5 beanbags (or something soft such as pairs of socks to make a ball). Have a go at throwing the beanbags into the bucket. Can you count how many went in the bucket and how many didn't? How many were there altogether? Maybe have a go at writing the number sentence to show it. 



    Topmarks has some online maths games you may wish to play.

    Here are a few more suggestions of online games you could play to practise your number bonds ;



    Today's Number - Up to 20 ( 



    You could listen to these number bond songs too;




    I Know My Number Bonds 5 | Number Bonds to 5 | Addition Song for Kids | Jack Hartmann - YouTube



    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.


    RHE - This week we will be thinking about looking after our family - our special people - who live with us at home.

    • Who are the people in your family?
    • Who looks after your family? 
    • Can you help to look after your family?

    When might your family members need to be looked after by others? (Someone who is ill in bed, crying, appears cross/angry, feeding a baby, using crutches, looking for something that's lost.


    Although our grown-ups usually look after us, sometimes they need looking after too: you can help to look after their feelings.

    • How can you look after your family members' feelings?
    • Is there something you can do to help your grown-ups this week? Maybe tidy your bedroom, help to make dinner, make someone who is feeling poorly a card?

     You could watch this episode of Topsy and Tim, when Topsy gets chicken pox, Tim and the babysitter need to look after her, what will they do?


    Watch this Biggletown episode, the business woman loses her phone and the policeman helps her track it down by retracing her steps to where she had been that day. You could watch any of the episodes in these series to watch how the people of Biggletown help each other


    Think about these scenarios and how you could help -

    • Your Dad/Mum/Grandma/Uncle is working hard to get dinner ready.
    • Your sister is sick
    • Your Mum/Dad has come home from work and looks very tired.
    • Your parent/carer is worried about buying presents for everyone (choose an appropriate present-giving occasion for this - e.g. Christmas, Eid etc.).
    • Your older sister/brother is cross because s/he can’t play on his game anymore