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Week Beginning 28/2/22

This week we are beginning our 'Wonderful World' topic. We will be looking at different places around the world and different types of transport. This week, we are thinking about our local area and what we might see e.g parks, shops, restaurants, houses, rivers, cars etc. We will learn to draw simple maps of what we might see in our local area.



If you have any world maps at home/have access to the internet can you have a look at a world map and see if you find the United Kingdom where we live! The United Kingdom (UK) is made up of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Within England, where we live, are lots of different cities and towns - which town do we live in? Taunton! Can you use Google Maps to have a look at Taunton and explore some of the different things you might see in our town e.g parks, shops, restaurants, houses, rivers, cars etc. Can you find some places you have been to in Taunton that you may recognise e.g Vivary Park?


There is a simple PowerPoint presentation attached in the 'resources' section of photos taken around Taunton you may wish to use. 


Can you have a go at drawing a simple birds eye view (from above) map of some of the things you see on your journey to school? You could have a go at labelling it after you have drawn it e.g 'sh-o-p' or      'p-ar-k'. 


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. 



**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.


If you would like some RWInc videos saved on Tapestry, please send an email to your child's class email page and we will save some for you.


Your child will be familiar with the routine of these videos as they teach RWINC in the same way we do at school. Please encourage your child to interact where possible with these, the teacher will pause at times for your child to contribute. 


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 our focus is '9 and 10'. 


Can you count out either 9 or 10 of different things around your house e.g 9 socks or 10 teddies? When you have counted out different things from around your house can you sort the objects into two groups, do they represent 9 or do they represent 10? 


If you have a TV license, you could watch these Numberblock episodes on numbers 9 and 10. 


Numberblocks number 9 


Numberblocks number 10 - 


Here is a Oak Academy lesson on counting numbers to 10 you may wish to watch. 


In the 'resources' section is a story called 'Ten Black Dots;. Read the book together and encourage your child to count the black dots on each page by touching each dot as they count. This involves the assigning of one, and only one, distinct counting word to each of the items to be counted. Every time they touch a dot they say a numeral.


Art and Maths

How about drawing and creating your own 10 black dots book with a page or two for each number. What could a page for 6 black dots be? Or zero black dots? You might change the colour and create a book for 10 red dots.


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



This week we are walking to visit St Michaels Church as part of our learning on our local area. Can you have a look at  St Michaels Church on Google Maps and have a go at drawing it? Maybe you could think about our learning before half term and remember some of the things you might see inside a church building?