This week we are continuing our 'Wonderful World' topic.
This week, we are thinking about the continent, Europe, which countries we will find there and focus particularly on France.
You could have a look at the Go Jetters PowerPoint in the resources section. They explain what a continent is and will introduce you to the different continents of the World. We live in the continent Europe and within Europe we live in the United Kingdom (UK).
Can you think about how we might get to other places? Plane, train, car , boat.
Using a world map or globe, can you find Europe and the UK and the other countries that are close to us, Spain, France, Germany etc.
Use the PowerPoint in the resources section to find out some things about France. Have you ever been there?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5K6Lco6PxQ – Take a look a this video all about the French artist - Henri Matisee
Perhaps you could try and create your own piece of Matisee inspired artwork. You could create a collage like Matisee's 'The Snail' using lots of different coloured materials e.g paper, fabric, card, newspapers and magazines.
Challenge - Can you write down the names of the colours that you like from Matisee's artwork?
Have you ever eaten French food? Could you find out what the French enjoy to eat?
You could watch these videos of Barney Bear visit France -
Or this song to learn the French words for numbers -
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):
This week our focus is 'Comparing Numbers'.
Can you find groups of similar objects in your house and compare amounts, working out if one group has more than, fewer than or the same as the other group.
If you have a TV license, you could watch this Numberblock episode
Have a look at the 'Teddy's Toyshop' PowerPoint saved under Resources and have a go at working out which group of toys is more or fewer, or the same!
Topmarks has some online maths games you may wish to play.