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Week Beginning 31/1/22

This week we will continue our focus on 'Under the Sea'. 




We will investigate what types of creatures we will find in the sea, and have a go writing their names. 


Can you begin by reading the story 'Sharing a Shell' by Julia Donaldson, if you have it home, if not watch the video below.


    Sharing a Shell by Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks

    What sea creatures did you discover in this story? 

    Can you talk to your grown ups about how the characters felt?

    Using the 'Sharing a Shell Character Template' saved below under 'Resources'. Can you have a go at writing the name of the characters from the story next to the pictures; crab, blob, fish, gull.

    Don't forget to use Fred Fingers to sound out the word and you can use the 'RWINC Handwriting Phrases' to help you form your letters correctly. 


    Watch this clip that shows some different sea creatures and describes their features.



    Discuss what you saw with your grown up and think of some describing words you could use.

    Now think about how you could describe the animals from the 'Sharing a Shell' story . You could challenge yourself to have a go at writing the describing words for the characters in the story on the worksheet next to the names you have written. 


    The story is all about sharing; What does sharing look like for you and your family at home? What about at school? Look at the 'Sharing Toys Scenario' Powerpoint saved below, and talk about what you would do in these situations. 


    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.


    We have saved some RWINC videos onto Tapestry for you to have a look at. 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 in Maths, we are focusing on 'Capacity'.


    Do you know what the word ‘Capacity’ means? “Capacity is the total amount of substance that can be contained in a container”  


    Play the 'Fill it up Song' Powerpoint below saved under 'resources' and have a go at singing along. You could get some containers and have a go at filling them with water, pouring the water out until they're empty and filling them up again while you listen to the song. 


    Did you spot when your containers were ‘full’, ‘half full/empty’ and ‘empty’.


    Have a go at this 'Capacity Dance'



    This video will tell you more about capacity 



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


    You could also try this capacity game. 


    MATHS CHALLENGE - Can you have a go at writing number 1-10, making sure you get your numbers around the right way. You can use the number formation rhymes saved under resources to help. 



    Last week we discussed Infant Baptism and we will continue to learn more this week. If you were at school last week can you discuss with your grown ups why we might have a Christening, and what special events happen during a Christening? 


    Here are some video links for you to watch showing a Christening taking place and also a story about a Christening. 


    A Christian baptism (pt 1/2) - KS1 Religious Education - BBC Bitesize


    A Christian baptism (pt 2/2) - KS1 Religious Education - BBC Bitesize


    A Christian baptism story - KS1 Religious Education - BBC Bitesize


    Baptism celebrations - KS1 Religious Education - BBC Bitesize


    Could you have a go at drawing some of the items you might find in a church relating to a Baptism e.g font, candle, gown, 


    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


    This was our RHE learning from last week. This week you could recap on this and try and find some ways to be helpful and look after people at home while you are home learning. You could draw a picture to tell us how you look after your family and try and write the names of the people you help or even what you did. E.g I help mum cook dinner. 



    Last weekend, the RSPB hosted The Big Garden Birdwatch. Could you go out to your garden or maybe a walk around your local area and see what birds you could spot. Use the checklists below for some ideas of birds you might spot. 


    You might even start to see some early signs of Spring, so you could use the Spring checklist too and see how many you can tick off. 


    How about make friends with some of the birds in your garden and have a go at making them a yummy treat using some of the ideas below. Have fun. 





    In PE, we have been thinking about using our bodies to move like different animals. Use these videos below to practise your animal movements. 

    Animals in Action

    This brain break music and movement song has jungle music, lots of animals and opportunities for children to move like the animals move. This song also teac...

    Move Like an Animal - PE movement activity for EYFS