# Week Beginning 8/11/21

This week our focus story is 'The Gingerbread Man'.

If you have the story at home, can you read the story with a grown up? Can you join in with some of the repetitive parts of the story? If you do not have the story at home, there is an online version on YouTube (link below) or you can use the PowerPoint below.

Maybe you could have a go at making your own Gingerbread Man. Can you follow a recipe and have a go at baking some gingerbread? What ingredients do you need? Can you use instruction language to tell someone at home how you made your Gingerbread Man? E.g;

First, put the ingredients in a bowl.

Then, mix the ingredients with a wooden spoon.

Next, knead the dough.

After that, roll the dough and cut the gingerbread man shape.

Finally, put the gingerbread men into the oven to cook.

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! (You can find a list of these on the 'Phonics' section on the 'Early Years' part of the website)

## The Gingerbread Man Story PowerPoint

RWINC

We have now learnt all our singular Set 1 sounds. Throughout this week you can revisit the sounds using your RWInc Set 1 green book. You can also use the sounds sent home to practise blending the different suggested words.

**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 2D Shape (Square, Rectangle, Triangle, Circle)

There are shapes all around us, can you spot some shapes at home? Lots of everyday objects are 2D shapes. E.g clock – circle, window -square. Maybe you could take some photographs of different shapes you can spot in your house or garden.

You might want to have a go at drawing some of the shapes.

Challenge

Can you use mathematical language to describe the shapes? Parents, you could talk about the properties e.g  a square has 4 straight sides and 4 corners. Compare to a rectangle that has the same amount of sides but 2 sides are longer than the other 2 sides.  What is different about a triangle? It has 3 straight sides and 3 corners. A circle has curved edges, the shape is round and there is only one side.

If you have a TV license, you could watch this Numberblocks episode on shape

You could have a go at this Shape Dance, making different shapes with your body.

## Dance with Shapes

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RE

Over the next few weeks in RE, we will be thinking about 'Special Times'.

Think about why some times are special. Can think of times that are special?  e.g. birthdays, Christmas, christenings.

This week we will think about birthdays. You can watch the video below of the story called 'Kippers Birthday'.

## Kipper's Birthday by Mick Inkpen

Think about why birthdays are so special. When do they happen? Do you know when your birthday is? Do you know when your family member's birthdays are? Which special objects might be used to celebrate a birthday?

You could make a birthday card for someone whose birthday is coming up? Maybe you could draw a picture of a birthday cake?

OTHER

During this week it is Remembrance Day on Thursday 11th. The link below contains a video that you could watch with your grown up to learn about what Remembrance Day is and why we have a 2 minute silence on this day.

Remembrance Day Video Link

There is a short animation on Cbeebies that tells the tale of a rabbit living in the Poppy fields that represents why we remember this day.

Cbeebies Poppy Field Video Link

Could you have a go at some Poppy craft this week? There are some examples below.

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