Big Friday Shout Outs!!!!
So Hedgehogs we are now at the end of week 2 of our Home Learning. I hope you have settled into some sort of routine and been able to try out some activities from our class page. I have been looking today at our class Mathletics pages, for both classes and I wanted to say a BIG THANK YOU to everyone for trying it out, well done!
I have to give a special mention to those of you who have used Mathletics the most over the last two weeks. I know lots of you have already gained Bronze Certificates; that makes me very proud. Keep going...... Silver next!
So I have tracked participation (joining in) and have found a Gold, Silver and Bronze medal winners for each class. So here is a great big shout out for all of you! Well done. Gold means you are in first place for giving Mathletics a go the most; brilliant. Silver means you are in 2nd place: amazing. Bronze means you are in 3rd place; awesome!!!!! And the winners are.....
|Hedgehogs 1||Hedgehogs 2|
|Gold Matilda||Gold Imogen|
|Silver Sophie||Silver Georgia|
|Bronze Mary||Bronze Eliza|
Week 2 Monday 30th March
Good Morning Hedgehogs, I hope you had a super weekend!
Beginning this week I thought we could get creative. Try these activities and think of ways you could change them so you can use materials you enjoy most. If I have suggested you draw a rainbow but you prefer construction then try building one from Lego or Duplo instead. Be creative in your thinking!
Please try to log on to your Mathletics activities if you haven't tried this yet.
Set up an indoor obstacle course using things you can find around your home like cushions, tape, rugs, blankets and toys. Can you find something to climb over / under ? Can you find something you have to balance on? Can you find something to crawl through? Can you include some actions such as jumps, hops or running on the spot? Try and make the course different and interesting.
Draw what you can see out of your window. What is the weather like today? Is it rainy, windy or sunny or maybe all of these? This could be a model of what you can see outside instead, or a model of a different sort. Use your imagination and creative ideas. What can you make today?
Wednesday 1st April Morning Hedgehogs!
I hope you are all okay and enjoying some time at home. Here are some activities for the next couple of days. I hope you had fun getting creative. What did you make? What did you use? Did you like the egg box ideas?
Try copying some tricky words onto post it notes or small pieces of paper. You only need about 5 or 6 words but you will need two of each. You could ask a grown up to write some too. Turn them over and put them face down on the carpet. Muddle them up so you can’t guess which is which. Take turns to turn 2 over, shout SNAP if you find a pair.
Find plastic dolls,toys or figures that can get wet. Set up a wash station somewhere so that you can get the toys all soapy and clean. Have you got somewhere they can dry? How long do you think it will take for them to dry?
Friday 3rd April
Morning! A little maths practise today. Please try out your Mathletics log in today and play a game. There are lots and lots of fun things to try.
Do you remember our work on time? Here are some things to try at home.....
Can you have some fun finding out how long things take at home? How long does it take you to ……
Run around your garden (if you are lucky enough to have one)
What else could you time?
If you would like to start the day with something active Joe Wicks (The Body Coach) is doing a daily workout for kids on his YouTube channel.
Week 1 Monday 23rd March
I cup plain flour
1/3 of a cup salt
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 cup boiling water (this cooks the ingredients without the need to stand over the hob and heat)
Food colouring (experiment)
Have a teddy bears'picnic with your toys. Send invitations to members of your family, telling them what time it will be and where. E.g.
Please come to my teddy bear's picnic today at 3 o'clock.
It is in my bedroom. Bring a teddy!
Wednesday - Thursday
Some outdoor learning for today as we usually go to Forest School on Friday.
Journey stick When you’re out on a walk, pick up a stick and encourage your child to collect natural objects such as leaves, feathers and acorns.
‘As well as encouraging your child to remember and talk about the walk, this is a great problem-solving activity, as you need to work together to find out how to attach the objects to the stick,’
Rock Museum Children are attracted to stones and pebbles as if by magnetism, so tap into their enthusiasm by helping them set up their own rock museum.
Get your child to collect stones of different shapes, sizes and colours, and arrange them in a way that pleases them – for example, by size.
Practise reading and saying the following phonemes that we have been learning:
ch / sh / th / ng / ai / ee
Notes to parents: It is really important that your child attempts to say each sound clearly, if they can't do so yet you can help them by getting them to watch you make that sound, so they can copy how you move your lips / teeth / tongue to say it correctly. They could also use a mirror to look at how they are making that sound. They won't be able to correct this immediately but with gentle reminders and plenty of practise it will come.