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Daily literacy activities week beginning 1.6.20

Monday 1st June

Good morning everyone! If you scroll down the page you will see the activities for the other days this week. These are the suggested activities for today: -

 

1) This week’s Literacy is linked to the story ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’. Click on the link below to listen to and see the story.

After watching the video can you name the seven days of the week? What day is it today? If you could choose your favourite food (that the Very Hungry Caterpillar ate) what would it be and why?

 

2) Think about which one of these objects is the odd one out: a blue shirt, an orange and some blue shorts. Try and use the sentence stem: ‘I think the odd one out is ________________ because_______________________‘.

3) Have a go at saying the ‘Speed sounds’. Ask your Mum or Dad to time you to see how long it takes you to say all of the sounds. Then say the sounds again to see if you can beat your first time?

4) Practise reading your ‘Green words’ and ‘Red words’ (If you don’t have any Red words, just practise reading your Green words).

5) Use the 'Cursive handwriting' video to help you to write a short sentence to say what your favourite part of the story is and explain why you like it. Remember to start your sentence with a capital letter, leave spaces between your words and end your sentence with a full stop.

6) Practise writing these ‘Red words’ – ‘go’, ‘into’ and ‘he’ on a piece of paper or write them in your Homework book. Remember to start from the line each time!

 

Please remember to add any of the learning that you do to ‘Tapestry’. Scroll down the page to see details of tomorrow’s activities. Have a good day everyone!

Best wishes,

Mr Youngs

 

Tuesday 2nd June

Good morning everyone! Here are some suggested activities for today: -

 

1) Your challenge today is to act out the story of the ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’. Can you re-tell the story using some ‘Active story-telling’ actions? (Once upon a time, first, next, then, after that, so, finally and the end).

 

2) Think about which one of these objects is the odd one out: a pink ball, some raisins and a Flamingo. Try and use the sentence stem: ‘I think the odd one out is ________________ because_______________________‘.

3) Have a go at reading the ‘Alien’ words. Ask your Mum or Dad to time you to see how long it takes you to read the words. Then read the words again to see if you can beat your first time?

4) Practise reading your ‘Green words’ and ‘Red words’ (If you don’t have any Red words, just practise reading your Green words).

5) Use the 'Cursive handwriting' video to help you to write a short sentence to say what your favourite day of the week is and explain why you like it. Remember to start your sentence with a capital letter, leave spaces between your words and end your sentence with a full stop.

6) Practise writing these ‘Red words’ – ‘be’, ‘her’ and ‘my’ on a piece of paper or write them in your Homework book. Remember to start from the line each time!

 

Please remember to add any of the learning that you do to ‘Tapestry’. Have a good day everyone!

Best wishes,

Mr Youngs

Wednesday 3rd June

Good morning everyone! Here are some suggested activities for today: -

 

1) Your challenge today is to draw and label some of the food the ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ ate in the story. What is your favourite food that the Caterpillar ate?

 

2) Think about which one of these objects is the odd one out: a sausage roll, some green grapes and some bacon. Try and use the sentence stem: ‘I think the odd one out is ________________ because_______________________‘.

3) Have a go at reading the ‘Speedy’ words. Ask your Mum or Dad to time you to see how long it takes you to read the words. Then read the words again to see if you can beat your first time?

4) Practise reading your ‘Green words’ and ‘Red words’ (If you don’t have any Red words, just practise reading your Green words).

5) Use the 'Cursive handwriting' video to help you to write a short sentence to say what your favourite food is and explain why you like it. Remember to start your sentence with a capital letter, leave spaces between your words and end your sentence with a full stop.

6) Practise writing these ‘Red words’ – ‘so’, ‘do’ and ‘oh’ on a piece of paper or write them in your Homework book. Remember to start from the line each time!

 

Please remember to add any of the learning that you do to ‘Tapestry’. Have a good day everyone!

Best wishes,

Mr Youngs

Thursday 4th June

Good morning everyone! Here are some suggested activities for today: -

 

1) Your challenge today is to draw the ‘Life-cycle’ of a Butterfly. Think about the key stages of the Lifecycle and label the stages.

 

2) Think about which one of these objects is the odd one out: a yellow piece of cheese, some milk and some sweetcorn. Try and use the sentence stem: ‘I think the odd one out is ________________ because_______________________‘.

3) Have a go at the ‘Blending practise’. Ask your Mum or Dad to time you to see how long it takes you to say the sounds and then read the words. Then say the sounds and read the words again to see if you can beat your first time?

4) Practise reading your ‘Green words’ and ‘Red words’ (If you don’t have any Red words, just practise reading your Green words).

5) Use the 'Cursive handwriting' video to help you to write a short sentence to say whether you would rather be a Caterpillar or a Butterfly (and explain why). Remember to start your sentence with a capital letter, leave spaces between your words and end your sentence with a full stop.

6) Practise writing these ‘Red words’ – ‘Mr’, ‘Mrs’ and ‘called’ on a piece of paper or write them in your Homework book. Remember to start from the line each time!

 

Please remember to add any of the learning that you do to ‘Tapestry’. Have a good day everyone!

Best wishes,

Mr Youngs

Friday 5th June

Good morning everyone! Here are some suggested activities for today: -

 

1) Your challenge today is to draw or paint a picture of your own beautiful Butterfly. Think about what colours you might use for your Butterfly? What patterns will your Butterfly have on it?

 

2) Think about which one of these objects is the odd one out: a red cherry, a brown potato and a red apple. Try and use the sentence stem: ‘I think the odd one out is _____________________ because_______________________ ‘.

3) Have a go at saying the ‘Speed sounds’. Ask your Mum or Dad to time you to see how long it takes you to say the sounds. Then say the sounds again to see if you can beat your first time?

4) Practise reading your ‘Green words’ and ‘Red words’ (If you don’t have any Red words, just practise reading your Green words).

5) Use the 'Cursive handwriting' video to help you to write a short sentence to describe what your Butterfly looks like. Remember to start your sentence with a capital letter, leave spaces between your words and end your sentence with a full stop.

6) Practise writing these ‘Red words’ – ‘asked’, ‘looked’ and ‘I’ on a piece of paper or write them in your Homework book. Remember to start from the line each time!

 

Please remember to add any of the learning that you do to ‘Tapestry’. Have a good day and enjoy the weekend with your family!

Best wishes,

Mr Youngs

Friday 22nd May

Good morning everyone! Please note that I will not be adding any other Literacy activities to the website next week because it is half term. Lots of you have been adding some of your fantastic learning to Tapestry for eight weeks now! You should feel very proud of yourself for your hard work and perseverance! So I think you deserve to have a break for one week! I will add some more activities to the website from Monday 1st June. Here are some suggested activities for today: -

 

1) Your challenge today is to think of some family agreements that will help you look after your home and each other’s things.

 

  • How could you be helpful and work as a team?
  • Think about your friends and family. How can you show you care about each other?
  • What would be a kind thing to do for someone else? Try to do something kind for someone else every day. How does it make you feel?

 

2) Think about which one of these objects is the odd one out: a black TV, a black torch and a brown dog. Try and use the sentence stem: ‘I think the odd one out is _____________________ because_______________________ ‘.

3) Have a go at reading the ‘Alien’ words. Ask your Mum or Dad to time you to see how long it takes you to read the words. Then read the ‘Alien’ words again to see if you can beat your first time?

4) Practise reading your ‘Green words’ and ‘Red words’ (If you don’t have any Red words, just practise reading your Green words).

5) Use the 'Cursive handwriting' video to help you to write a short sentence to say what you do (or could do in the future) to help your Mum or Dad around the house. Remember to start your sentence with a capital letter, leave spaces between your words and end your sentence with a full stop.

6) Practise writing these ‘Red words’ – ‘all’, ‘she’ and ‘out’ on a piece of paper or write them in your Homework book. Remember to start from the line each time!

 

Please remember to add any of the learning that you do to ‘Tapestry’. Have a good day and enjoy the weekend with your family and I hope you have a lovely half term too!

Best wishes,

Mr Youngs

Thursday 21st May

Good morning everyone! I hope you had lots of fun in the sunshine yesterday! Here are some suggested activities for today: -

 

1) Your challenge today is to think about the scene in which Harris holds out the empty plate and George looks upset (because he had eaten all of the cake!)

 

  • Have you ever felt sorry like this?
  • What did you do? How did you make it better?
  • What do you think George should do now? How could he make it better?
  • What would you do or say to Harris if you were George?

 

2) Think about which one of these objects is the odd one out: a blue shoe, a blue hat and an orange. Try and use the sentence stem: ‘I think the odd one out is _____________________ because________________________ ‘.

3) Have a go at reading the words in the ‘Speedy reading’ section. Ask your Mum or Dad to time you to see how long it takes you to read the words. Then read the ‘Speedy words’ again to see if you can beat your first time? How Speedy can you be?

4) Practise reading your ‘Green words’ and ‘Red words’ (If you don’t have any Red words, just practise reading your Green words).

5) Use the 'Cursive handwriting' video to help you to write a short sentence to say something that you have done outside yesterday or today. Remember to start your sentence with a capital letter, leave spaces between your words and end your sentence with a full stop.

6) Practise writing these ‘Red words’ – ‘are’, ‘one’ and ‘people’ on a piece of paper or write them in your Homework book. Remember to start from the line each time!

 

Please remember to add any of the learning that you do to ‘Tapestry’. Have a good day!

Best wishes,

Mr Youngs

Wednesday 20th May

Good morning everyone! Here are some suggested activities for today: -

 

1) Ask your Mum or Dad to read the following questions to you and think about how you might answer them.

 

  • Why does Harris say, “Oh no, George!”? Can you say it like you think Harris would say it? How do you sound?
  • Why is there soil on the floor? What do you think happened?
  • Do you think George understands what he has done wrong? What makes you think that?

Click on the link below to listen to and see the story ‘Oh no, George!’, written by Chris Haughton.

2) Have a look at the ‘Chat challenge, (go to: Children, EYFS, Today's Learning and then click on the Literacy tab. The Chat Challenge is shown here).

3) Have a go at the ‘Blending practise’. Ask your Mum or Dad to time you to see how long it takes you to sound out the words and then read them. Then sound out the words and read them again to see if you can beat your first time?

4) Practise reading your ‘Green words’ and ‘Red words’ (If you don’t have any Red words, just practise reading your Green words).

5) Use the 'Cursive handwriting' video to help you to write a short sentence to say what you should do if you make a mess in your house. Remember to start your sentence with a capital letter, leave spaces between your words and end your sentence with a full stop.

6) Practise writing these ‘Red words’ – ‘their’, ‘there’ and ‘said’ on a piece of paper or write them in your Homework book. Remember to start from the line each time!

 

Please remember to add any of the learning that you do to ‘Tapestry’. Have a good day!

Best wishes,

Mr Youngs

Tuesday 19th May

Good morning everyone! Here are some suggested activities for today: -

 

1) Look at the way George looks in each of the pictures (scroll down to see the pictures of George added yesterday). Ask an adult to read the following questions to you: -

 

  • How can you tell when George is happy and excited? How do you know when he feels sad? Talk about how his face changes.
  • Can you pretend to be George in each scene and change your eyes, your face and your body to show you feel either happy or sad? Draw a picture of George showing him looking happy and then another picture of him looking sad.

 

2) Have a look at the ‘Chat challenge’ (Go to the school website, then click ‘Children’, then ‘EYFS’, then ‘Today’s Learning’ and then click on the ‘Literacy’ tab).

3) Have a go at saying the ‘Speed sounds’. Ask your Mum or Dad to time you to see how long it takes you to say the ‘Speed sounds’. Then say the ‘Speed sounds’ again to see if you can beat your first time?

4) Practise reading your ‘Green words’ and ‘Red words’ (If you don’t have any Red words, just practise reading your Green words).

5) Use the 'Cursive handwriting' video to help you to write a short sentence to say what pets you have at home. If you do not have any pets then you could write about the pets that live at your Grandma’s/Auntie’s/Cousins. Remember to start your sentence with a capital letter, leave spaces between your words and end your sentence with a full stop.

6) Practise writing these ‘Red words’ – ‘have’, ‘like’ and ‘some’ on a piece of paper or write them in your Homework book. Remember to start from the line each time!

 

Please remember to add any of the learning that you do to ‘Tapestry’. Have a good day!

Best wishes,

Mr Youngs

Monday 18th May

Good morning everyone! I hope that you all had a good weekend. Here are some suggested activities for today: -

 

1) The Literacy tasks this week will be linked to the story ‘Oh no, George!’ written by Chris Haughton. Have a look at the pages from the story (below): -

Picture 1

Ask an adult to tell you what the text says on the pages and then talk about what is happening on the pages by using the following questions to help you.

 

  • What is happening in the pictures?
  • George was really happy to see Harris when he came home. How do George’s feelings change?
  • Why is Harris cross? What has George done?
  • Talk more about George and Harris. How do you think George and Harris know each other? Would you like to meet George and Harris? Why?  
     

2) Have a look at the ‘Chat challenge’ (Go to the school website, then click ‘Children’, then ‘EYFS’, then ‘Today’s Learning’ and then click on the ‘Literacy’ tab).

3) Have a go at reading the ‘Alien’ words. Ask your Mum or Dad to time you to see how long it takes you to read the ‘Alien’ words. Then read the ‘Alien’ words again to see if you can beat your first time?

4) Practise reading your ‘Green words’ and ‘Red words’ (If you don’t have any Red words, just practise reading your Green words).

5) Use the 'Cursive handwriting' video to help you to write a short sentence to say something fun you did at the weekend with your family. For example – ‘On Saturday I went on a long walk with my daughter Annie and Mrs Youngs. We ran down a very steep hill and saw some cows, sheep and a lovely horse!’ Remember to start your sentence with a capital letter, leave spaces between your words and end your sentence with a full stop.

6) Practise writing these ‘Red words’ – ‘we’, ‘were’ and ‘they’ on a piece of paper or write them in your Homework book. Remember to start from the line each time!

 

Please remember to add any of the learning that you do to ‘Tapestry’. Have a good day!

Best wishes,

Mr Youngs

Friday 15th May

Good morning everyone! Here are some suggested activities for today: -

 

1) Your challenge today is to draw a picture for Ruby to help her take her mind off her worry. Think about the ideas you thought of before and use these to help you. You could give Ruby three different ideas to help her feel less worried, for example talking to someone, hugging your teddy bear and going outside to play on the swings.

 

2) Have a look at the ‘Chat challenge’ (Go to the school website, then click ‘Children’, then ‘EYFS’, then ‘Today’s Learning’ and then click on the ‘Literacy’ tab).

3) Have a go at reading the ‘Speedy’ words. Ask your Mum or Dad to time you to see how long it takes you to read the Speedy words. Then read the Speedy words again to see if you can beat your first time?

4) Practise reading your ‘Green words’ and ‘Red words’ (If you don’t have any Red words, just practise reading your Green words).

5) Use the 'Cursive handwriting' video to help you to write a short sentence to say something you are worried about. For example ‘I am worried about spiders because they move so fast’. After you have written your sentence talk to your Mum or Dad to think about what you could do to help you to stop worrying about it. Remember to start your sentence with a capital letter, leave spaces between your words and end your sentence with a full stop.

6) Practise writing these ‘Red words’ – ‘why’, ‘the’ and ‘no’ on a piece of paper or write them in your Homework book. Remember to start from the line each time!

 

Please remember to add any of the learning that you do to ‘Tapestry’. Have a good day and I hope you enjoy the weekend with your family.

Best wishes,

Mr Youngs

Thursday 14th May

Good morning everyone! Here are some suggested activities for today: -

 

1) Your challenge today is to think about how you might help Ruby, now that her worry has approached her. Ask your Mum or Dad to help you to think about the following questions (below): -

 

  • If you could talk to Ruby what would you tell her?
  • Do you have any ideas of what she could do to stop herself feeling worried?
  • How do you think she can make herself feel better? For example, what do you do when you feel worried or sad? (Maybe you have a toy that makes you feel better? Or maybe you hold someone’s hand or have a cuddle?)

 

Open the link below to listen to the story ‘Ruby’s Worry’ being read to you.

2) Have a look at the ‘Chat challenge’ (Go to the school website, then click ‘Children’, then ‘EYFS’, then ‘Today’s Learning’ and then click on the ‘Literacy’ tab).

3) Have a go at the ‘Blending’ practise. Ask your Mum or Dad to time you to see how long it takes you to say the sounds and then read the words. Then say the sounds and read the words again to see if you can beat your first time?

4) Practise reading your ‘Green words’ and ‘Red words’ (If you don’t have any Red words, just practise reading your Green words).

5) Use the 'Cursive handwriting' video to help you to write a short sentence to say what you might do to help Ruby with her worry. Remember to start your sentence with a capital letter, leave spaces between your words and end your sentence with a full stop.

6) Practise writing these ‘Red words’ – ‘would’, ‘could’ and ‘should’ on a piece of paper or write them in your Homework book. Remember to start from the line each time!

 

Please remember to add any of the learning that you do to ‘Tapestry’. Enjoy your day!

Best wishes,

Mr Youngs

Wednesday 13th May

Good morning everyone! Remember to have a look at my video on Tapestry today. Here are some suggested activities for today: -

 

1) Have a look at the front cover of the book ‘Ruby’s Worry’ (below): -

Picture 1

Ask your Mum or Dad to read the following questions to you and think about how you might answer these questions: -

 

  • Do you know what a worry is?
  • Where is the worry in the picture? Can you always see a worry like this?
  • How might you know if someone is worried?
  • What do you think Ruby should do about the worry? Do you think she should keep it to herself or tell someone about the worry?
  • Have you ever had a worry? Have you ever talked about a worry with someone before? What happened when you shared your worry? Who would you tell about a worry you had?

 

2) Have a look at the ‘Chat challenge’ (Go to the school website, then click ‘Children’, then ‘EYFS’, then ‘Today’s Learning’ and then click on the ‘Literacy’ tab).

3) Have a go at saying the ‘Speed’ sounds. Ask your Mum or Dad to time you to see how long it takes you to say the sounds. Then say the sounds again to see if you can beat your first time?

4) Practise reading your ‘Green words’ and ‘Red words’ (If you don’t have any Red words, just practise reading your Green words).

5) Use the 'Cursive handwriting' video to help you to write a short sentence to describe what Ruby looks like (what she is wearing and hair colour etc). Remember to start your sentence with a capital letter, leave spaces between your words and end your sentence with a full stop.

6) Practise writing these ‘Red words’ – ‘was’, ‘what’ and ‘who’ on a piece of paper or write them in your Homework book. Remember to start from the line each time!

 

Please remember to add any of the learning that you do to ‘Tapestry’. Enjoy your day!

Best wishes,

Mr Youngs

Tuesday 12th May

Good morning everyone! Here are some suggested activities for today: -

 

1) Look at the pictures of Ruby doing the things she enjoys (below): -

Picture 1

Your challenge today is to draw a picture of yourself and all the things that make you happy? When you have drawn a picture of the things that make you happy, you could then try to do some of these things, while you are at home (for example – skipping, running, riding your bike, painting or drawing etc).

 

2) Have a look at the ‘Chat challenge’ (Go to the school website, then click ‘Children’, then ‘EYFS’, then ‘Today’s Learning’ and then click on the ‘Literacy’ tab).

3) Have a go at reading the ‘Alien’ words. Ask your mum or dad to time you to see how long it takes you read the words. Then read the ‘Alien’ words again to see if you can beat your first time?

4) Practise reading your ‘Green words’ and ‘Red words’ (If you don’t have any Red words, just practise reading your Green words).

5) Use the 'Cursive handwriting' video to help you to write a short sentence to say something that you like doing that makes you happy. Remember to start your sentence with a capital letter, leave spaces between your words and end your sentence with a full stop.

6) Practise writing these ‘Red words’ – ‘to’, ‘you’ and ‘your’ on a piece of paper or write them in your Homework book. Remember to start from the line each time!

 

Please remember to add any of the learning that you do to ‘Tapestry’. I hope you have a good day!

Best wishes,

Mr Youngs

Monday 11th May

Good morning everyone! I hope you all had a good weekend and enjoyed the VE day celebrations. Here are some suggested activities for today: -

 

1) This week’s Literacy is linked to the story ‘Ruby’s Worry’ written by Tom Percival. Have a look at the two pages (below): -

 

Picture 1

Read aloud the words on the above pages and talk together about what you heard and what you can see in the picture:

  • Who is this? What is her name?
  • What do you think you might know about this girl? What is she like? How do you think she is feeling? What in the words or in the pictures tells you this?
     
    Now talk about Ruby in relation to your own life:
  • What does Ruby like to do? Do you like to do this too?
  • What things do you love doing? Do special toys make you happy? Is there a special place that makes you feel happy?

 

2) Choose to read a story that you have not read before.

3) Have a go at reading the ‘Speedy’ words. Ask your mum or dad to time you to see how long it takes you read the words. Then read the ‘Speedy’ words again to see if you can beat your first time?

4) Practise reading your ‘Green words’ and ‘Red words’ (If you don’t have any Red words, just practise reading your Green words).

5) Use the 'Cursive handwriting' video to help you to write a short sentence to say something you enjoyed doing at the weekend. Remember to start your sentence with a capital letter, leave spaces between your words and end your sentence with a full stop.

6) Practise writing these sounds: ‘ir’, ‘ou’ and ‘oy’ on a piece of paper or write them in your Homework book. Remember to start from the line each time!

 

Please remember to add any of the learning that you do to ‘Tapestry’. I hope you have a good day!

Best wishes,

Mr Youngs

Thursday 7th May

Good morning everyone! Here are some suggested activities for today: -

 

1) Your challenge today is to make an imaginary place of your own like the two boys did in the story, with whatever things you might have, like household objects or even an old box. You could make it large enough to play inside or somewhere smaller for your toys to play in. It might be a pirate ship, rocket or a castle or anything you like. Think about what it would look like. Have fun creating your own imaginary place!

 

2) Ask your Mum or Dad to read you a story about animals that live in the sea (such as ‘The Snail and the Whale’, ‘Tiddler’, ‘Sharing a shell’ or one of your own choice).

3) Have a go at the ‘Blending’ practise. Ask your mum or dad to time you to see how long it takes you to sound out and read the words. Then do the Blending practise again to see if you can beat your first time?

4) Practise reading your ‘Green words’ and ‘Red words’ (If you don’t have any Red words, just practise reading your Green words).

5) Use the 'Cursive handwriting' video to help you to write a short sentence to describe the imaginary place that you have created. Remember to start your sentence with a capital letter, leave spaces between your words and end your sentence with a full stop.

6) Practise writing these sounds: ‘oo’, ‘or’ and ‘air’ on a piece of paper or write them in your Homework book. Remember to start from the line each time!

 

Please remember to add any of the learning that you do to ‘Tapestry’. As Friday is a Bank holiday I will not be adding any more Literacy activities until Monday. I hope you have a good day and enjoy some time with your family on VE Day tomorrow!

Best wishes,

Mr Youngs

Wednesday 6th May

Good morning everyone! I hope you enjoyed watching my video on Tapestry today! Here are some suggested activities for today: -

 

1) Today I would like you to talk about the story ‘On Sudden Hill’. Ask your Mum or Dad to read the questions below to you, so that you can answer them.

 

  • Why might the sky feel ‘wild’?
  • What kind of day is it? How do you know?
  • Why are the two children described as ‘always always Big’ friends? What does this mean?
  • Do you have a ‘Big’ friend? What do you like about them?

 

2) Ask your Mum or Dad to read you a story about animals that live in the sea (such as ‘The Snail and the Whale’, ‘Tiddler’, ‘Sharing a shell’ or one of your own choice).

3) Have a go at saying the ‘Speed’ sounds. Ask your mum or dad to time you to see how long it takes you to say all of the sounds. Then say the ‘Speed’ sounds again to see if you can beat your first time?

4) Practise reading your ‘Green words’.

5) Use the 'Cursive handwriting' video to help you to write a short sentence to

say who your best friend is. Try using the sentence stem – ‘My best friend is __________________ because he/she is kind/funny/good at sharing.

Remember to start your sentence with a capital letter, leave spaces between your words and end your sentence with a full stop.

6) Practise writing these sounds: ‘ee’, ‘igh’ and ‘ow’ on a piece of paper or write them in your Homework book. Remember to start from the line each time!

 

Please remember to add any of the learning that you do to ‘Tapestry’. I hope you have a good day!

Best wishes,

Mr Youngs

Tuesday 5th May

Good morning everyone! I hope you are all ok? Here are some suggested activities for today: -

 

1) Click on the link below to listen to the story ‘On Sudden Hill’ written by Linda Sarah and Benji Davies.   

Think about the ‘wild seas and skies’ they are sailing in as pirates. What do you think this looks like in their imagination? What could they be saying?

 

Your challenge today is to draw a picture of the boys in the story on their adventure on the ‘wild seas’.

 

2) Read your favourite story.

3) Have a go at reading the ‘Alien’ words. Ask your mum or dad to time you to see how long it takes you to say all of the words. Then read the ‘Alien’ words again to see if you can beat your first time?

4) Join in with the Daily R,W, Inc Speed sounds session - use the link on the 'Today's Learning' page.

5) Use the 'Cursive handwriting' video to help you to write a short sentence to say what the boys in the story are doing together on the hill. Remember to start your sentence with a capital letter, leave spaces between your words and end your sentence with a full stop.

6) Practise writing these sounds: ‘nk’, ‘ay’ and ‘ar’ on a piece of paper or write them in your Homework book. Remember to start from the line each time!

 

Please remember to add any of the learning that you do to ‘Tapestry’. I hope you have a good day!

Best wishes,

Mr Youngs

 

Monday 4th May

Good morning everyone! I hope you all had a good weekend. Here are some suggested activities for today: -

 

1) This week’s Literacy is linked to the story ‘On Sudden Hill’ written by Linda Sarah and Benji Davies.  Look at the front cover of the book (below) and talk about what you can see (see the questions below the front cover).

Picture 1

What do you like about it? Who are these children? How do you think they know each other? What do you think they are doing or about to do? How do you think they feel? Have you ever felt like this with someone? Who? Why do you like being with them?

 

Read the title. What is this place like? Do you think you’d like to go there?

Look at and read the page (below) from the story. Is this what you expected? Why? Why not?

Picture 1

Friday 1st May

Happy Friday everyone! Here are some suggested activities for today: -

 

1) Ask your Mum or Dad to walk around your house with you to look for things that could be dangerous. For example – the oven, toaster, knives, open fire, hot water in the bath and hair straighteners. Talk together about why we must take care when we are using some of these things or standing near them, for example by the oven or in the bathroom. Your challenge is to create your own warning signs to stick up next to some of the things that are dangerous.

 

2) Read your favourite story.

3) Have a go at the ‘Blending’ practise. Ask your Mum or Dad to time you to see how long it takes you to say all of the words. Then blend the sounds again and read the words to see if you can beat your first time?

4) Join in with the Daily R,W, Inc Speed sounds session - use the link on the 'Today's Learning' page.

5) Use the 'Cursive handwriting' video to help you to write a short sentence to say something that you could do in the rain that is fun! Remember to start your sentence with a capital letter, leave spaces between your words and end your sentence with a full stop.

6) Practise writing these sounds: ‘q’, ‘x’ and ‘ch’ on a piece of paper or write them in your Homework book. Remember to start from the line each time!

 

Please remember to add any of the learning that you do to ‘Tapestry’. I hope you have a good weekend with your family.

Best wishes,

Mr Youngs

Thursday 30 April

Good morning everyone! I hope you enjoyed watching my video on Tapestry yesterday. Here are some suggested activities for today: -

 

1) Talk to your Mum or Dad about the things that might make you scared.

 

Do we all have the same fears?

 

Can you draw what you are afraid of? Why is it scary?  

 

Think of something that you want to do but are afraid to try, this might be something like riding a bike, swimming or doing a forward roll. Can you challenge yourself to be able to do something (such as ride your bike) within a set amount of time? (Such as two weeks or four weeks).

 

2) Read your favourite story.

3) Have a go at saying the ‘Speed sounds’. Ask your mum or dad to time you to see how long it takes you to say all of the sounds. Then say the sounds again and see if you can beat your first time?

4) Join in with the Daily R,W, Inc Speed sounds session - use the link on the 'Today's Learning' page.

5) Use the 'Cursive handwriting' video to help you to write a short sentence to say what you might be scared of and why you are scared of it. Remember to start your sentence with a capital letter, leave spaces between your words and end your sentence with a full stop.

6) Practise writing these sounds: ‘y’, ‘w’ and ‘z’ on a piece of paper or write them in your Homework book. Remember to start from the line each time!

 

Please remember to add any of the learning that you do to ‘Tapestry’. Have fun and enjoy what you choose to do!

Best wishes,

Mr Youngs

Wednesday 29 April

Good morning everyone! Have a look at ‘Tapestry’ if you want to see my weekly video message. Here are some suggested activities for today: -

 

1) Look at the picture below of a page from the story: -

Picture 1

Read aloud the text on the page:

  • What does this tell us about crocodiles?
  • What makes a crocodile scary?
  • Why does having lots of teeth matter?
  • Are big crocodiles scarier than smaller ones?
     
    Think about the title, ‘Beware of the Crocodile’. Have you heard the word ‘Beware’ used with any other animals? You may have seen signs that say ‘Beware of the Dog’ before. Why do we need to be careful of some animals?

 

2) Read a story or listen to a story being read to you.

3) Have a go at reading the ‘Alien’ words – go to the ‘Phonics’ section of our website (Select the ‘Children’ tab, then select ‘EYFS’ and then ‘Phonics’).

4) Join in with the Daily R,W, Inc Speed sounds session - use the link on the 'Today's Learning' page.

5) Use the 'Cursive handwriting' video to help you to write a short sentence to say what you like or don’t like about the Crocodile in the story. Remember to start your sentence with a capital letter, leave spaces between your words and end your sentence with a full stop.

6) Practise writing these sounds: ‘r’, ‘j’ and ‘v’ on a piece of paper or write them in your Homework book. Remember to start from the line each time!

 

Please remember to add any of the learning that you do to ‘Tapestry’. Have a good day everyone!

Best wishes,

Mr Youngs

Tuesday 28 April

Good morning everyone! Here are some suggested activities for today: -

 

1) Open the link below so that you can listen to the story ‘Beware of the Crocodile’, written by Martin Jenkins.

Then look at the front cover of the book again (below) and then answer the following questions with an adults help: -

Picture 1
  • Talk about what the rest of the crocodile looks like.
  • What is special about a crocodile? What are it’s eyes like? What about it’s teeth? What does it’s body look like? Does it have a tail, arms or legs?
  • How would it’s skin look and feel? What colour is it? How does it move?
     
    Your challenge is to draw or create a crocodile of your own. How might you find out more about crocodiles?

 

2) Read a story or listen to a story being read to you.

3) Have a go at reading the ‘Speedy reading’ words – go to the ‘Phonics’ section of our website (Select the ‘Children’ tab, then select ‘EYFS’ and then ‘Phonics’).

4) Join in with the Daily R,W, Inc Speed sounds session - use the link on the 'Today's Learning' page.

5) Use the 'Cursive handwriting' video to help you to write a short sentence to describe the Crocodile you have drawn or made. (If you haven’t drawn a Crocodile you could still try and write a sentence to describe what one looks like).  Remember to start your sentence with a capital letter, leave spaces between your words and end your sentence with a full stop.

6) Practise writing these sounds: ‘e’, ‘l’ and ‘h’ on a piece of paper or write them in your Homework book. Remember to start from the line each time!

 

Please remember to add any of the learning that you do to ‘Tapestry’. Have a good day everyone!

Best wishes,

Mr Youngs

 

Monday 27 April

Good morning everyone! Here are some suggested activities for today: -

 

1) The Literacy tasks this week are linked to the story ‘Beware of the Crocodile’, written by Martin Jenkins. First look at the front cover of the book (below): -

Picture 1
  • When you look at the front cover how does it make you feel? Why?
  • Would you like to meet this crocodile? Why? Why not?
  • Read the title inside the crocodile’s jaws. What does BEWARE mean?
  • Why do you think a crocodile might be dangerous? How do you know?
  • Do you know about crocodiles from stories or real life? Can you share what you know?

 

2) Read a story or listen to a story being read to you.

3) Have a go at the ‘Blending Practise’ – go to the ‘Phonics’ section of our website (Select the ‘Children’ tab, then select ‘EYFS’ and then ‘Phonics’).

4) Join in with the Daily R,W, Inc Speed sounds session - use the link on the 'Today's Learning' page.

5) Use the 'Cursive handwriting' video to help you to write a short sentence to say something you enjoyed doing at the weekend. Remember to start your sentence with a capital letter, leave spaces between your words and end your sentence with a full stop.

6) Practise writing these sounds: ‘m’, ‘d’ and ‘f’ on a piece of paper or write them in your Homework book. Remember to start from the line each time!

 

Please remember to add any of the learning that you do to ‘Tapestry’. Have a good day everyone!

Best wishes,

Mr Youngs

Friday 24 April

Good morning everyone! Here are some suggested activities for today (Please don’t feel like you need to do them all): -

 

1) Today’s challenge is to make your own monster. This could be a drawing, or using any other spare materials you have in your home such as old plastic bottles or boxes, plasticine and googly eyes, feathers or pipe cleaners. Once you have made your own monster, play with them and think about the things they say and do. You could record the adventures you have together in any way you like, for example in photographs, drawings or writing.

 

2) Read a story or listen to a story being read to you.

3)  Say the ‘Speed sounds’ – go to the ‘Phonics’ section of our website (Select the ‘Children’ tab, then select ‘EYFS’ and then ‘Phonics’).

4) Join in with the Daily R,W, Inc Speed sounds session - use the link on the 'Today's Learning' page.

5) Use the 'Cursive handwriting' video to help you to write a short sentence to say what your favourite ‘Bedtime story’ is. Remember to start your sentence with a capital letter, leave spaces between your words and end your sentence with a full stop.

6) Practise writing these sounds: ‘k’, ‘u’ and ‘b’ on a piece of paper or write them in your Homework book. Remember to start from the line each time!

 

Please remember to add any of the learning that you do to ‘Tapestry’. Have a good day everyone and enjoy the weekend with your family!

Best wishes,

Mr Youngs

Thursday 23 April

Good morning everyone! Here are some suggested activities for today (Please don’t feel like you need to do them all): -

 

1) Imagine that you can create your own monster. Think about the following questions to help you: -

 

  • What is your monster like? What do they look like? What is their name?
  • Where does your monster live?
  • What do they like to do? What do they like to eat?
  • Who are their friends and family?
  • Does your monster make a noise? How does it sound?
     
    Your answers to the above questions will help to make your monster (which will be part of tomorrow’s task).

 

2) Read a story or listen to a story being read to you.

3)  Have a go at reading the ‘Alien words’, Part 1 and Part 2 – go to the ‘Phonics’ section of our website (Select the ‘Children’ tab, then select ‘EYFS’ and then ‘Phonics’).

4) Join in with the Daily R,W, Inc Speed sounds session - use the link on the 'Today's Learning' page.

5) Use the 'Cursive handwriting' video to help you to write a short sentence to describe what your imaginary monster might look like. You could describe one of the monsters from the ‘Bedtime for Monsters’ story (see the pictures from Monday/Tuesday this week). Remember to start your sentence with a capital letter, leave spaces between your words and end your sentence with a full stop.

6) Practise writing these sounds: ‘g’, ‘o’ and ‘c’ on a piece of paper or write them in your Homework book. Remember to start from the line each time!

 

Please remember to add any of the learning that you do to ‘Tapestry’. Have a good day everyone!

Best wishes,

Mr Youngs

Wednesday 22 April

Good morning everyone! Here are some suggested activities for today (Please don’t feel like you need to do them all): -

 

1) Look at the picture below from the Front Cover of the book and read the title.

Picture 1

Now ask an adult to read the questions below to you, so that you can talk about the book and what you like and don’t like.

 

  • What do you notice? What do you like? What do you dislike?
  • Does it remind you of anything? Have you got any questions about the picture and the title? What do you notice about the monster? Do you think he looks friendly?  
  • What could he be doing? Where do you think he might be going?
  • Have you read any other books or seen any television programmes or films with monsters in? Did you enjoy these?

 

2) Read a story or listen to a story being read to you.

3)  Have a go at ‘Speedy reading’, Part 1 and Part 2 – go to the ‘Phonics’ section of our website (Select the ‘Children’ tab, then select ‘EYFS’ and then ‘Phonics’).

4) Join in with the Daily R,W, Inc Speed sounds session - use the link on the 'Today's Learning' page.

5) Use the 'Cursive handwriting' video to help you to write a short sentence to say something that you did today that was fun. Remember to start your sentence with a capital letter, leave spaces between your words and end your sentence with a full stop.

6) Practise writing these sounds: p, i and n on a piece of paper or write them in your Homework book. Remember to start from the line each time!

 

Please remember to add any of the learning that you do to ‘Tapestry’. Have a good day everyone!

Best wishes,

Mr Youngs

 

Tuesday 21 April

Hello again everyone! Here are some suggested activities for today (Please don’t feel like you need to do them all): -

 

1) Listen to the story ‘Bedtime for Monsters’ being read to you by the author Ed Vere. Use the link below – the video is towards the bottom of the page in the ‘Resources’ section.

2) Look at the picture again (below) from the book (‘Bedtime for Monsters’ by Ed Vere).

Picture 1

Where do you think this is happening? What do you notice in the background of the picture? Is it real or not? What do you think it is like here? Are there schools there for monsters? Who else lives there? What do they do all day?

 

Draw a map of the place where the monsters live. What would you include? Use any materials you have in your home to create your own imaginary map of the land where the monsters live.

 

3) Use the 'Cursive handwriting' video to help you to write a short sentence to describe one of the Monsters from the picture. Remember to start your sentence with a capital letter, leave spaces between your words and end your sentence with a full stop.

4) Practise writing these sounds: s, a and t on a piece of paper or write them in your Homework book. Remember to start from the line each time!

5) Read a story or listen to a story being read to you.

6)  Have a go at the ‘Blending Practise’, Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 – go to the ‘Phonics’ section of our website (Select the ‘Children’ tab, then select ‘EYFS’ and then ‘Phonics’).

7) Join in with the Daily R,W, Inc Speed sounds session - use the link on the 'Today's Learning' page.

 

Please remember to add any of the learning that you do to ‘Tapestry’. Have a good day everyone!

Best wishes,

Mr Youngs

 

Monday 20 April

Good morning everyone! I hope that you had a good Easter holiday with your family and that you enjoyed eating lots of Easter Eggs! Here are the activities for today (Please don’t feel like you need to do them all): -

 

1) Look at the picture from the book (‘Bedtime for Monsters’ by Ed Vere, - see the picture below). Talk together about what you can see in the picture below (see the questions after the picture): -

Picture 1
  • Who do you think the characters in the picture are? What are they doing?
     
  • What do you notice about the monsters in the picture? Are they all the same or are they different?
     
  • What do you think might happen next in this story?

 

2) Read a story or listen to a story being read to you.

3)  Say the ‘Speed Sounds’, Part 1 and Part 2 – go to the ‘Phonics’ section of the website.

4) Join in with the Daily R,W, Inc Speed sounds session - use the link on the 'Today's Learning' page.

4) Use the 'Cursive handwriting' video to help you to write a short sentence to describe something fun you did in the Easter holidays. Remember to start your sentence with a capital letter, leave spaces between your words and end your sentence with a full stop.

 

Please remember to add any of the learning that you do to ‘Tapestry’. Have a good day everyone!

Best wishes, Mr Youngs

Friday 3 April

Good morning everyone! Here are the activities for today: -

1) Read a story or listen to a story being read to you.

2)  You can choose which video you want to watch from the Phonics section of website (Speed sounds, Blending practise, Speedy words or Alien words).

3) Join in with the Daily R,W, Inc Speed sounds session - use the link on the 'Today's Learning' page.

4) Use the 'Cursive handwriting' video to help you to write the following sentence: =

‘The piglet had fun with the chick and the sheep ran away from the dog’.

Use your Phonics skills to help you to try and sound out some of the words. If you want you could also draw a picture of a piglet, chick, some sheep and a dog and label them.  

Enjoy doing some of the activities and have fun! (Please don’t feel like you need to do them all).

 

Just a reminder that there will not be any further posts under the ‘Literacy’ section for the next two weeks, but feel free to pick up a home learning pack from outside the school office if you are taking a walk. 

There is also an Easter challenge on the main EYFS 'Today's learning' page - containing 10 activities to try over the Easter period.  

 Have fun and try not to eat too many Easter Eggs!

Best wishes, Mr Youngs

Thursday 2 April

Good morning everyone! Here are the activities for today: -

1) Read a story or listen to a story being read to you.

2) Watch the 'Alien words’ videos Part 1 and Part 2 (Phonics section of website). An ‘Alien word’ is a word that doesn’t make any sense! The purpose of Alien words is so that the children can practise their blending skills. Remember to look for any special friends.

3) Join in with the Daily R,W, Inc Speed sounds session - use the link on the 'Today's Learning' page.

4) Use the 'Cursive handwriting' video to help you to write these words: Spring, Easter, Easter Eggs and Chocolate. When writing the lower case letters remember to start from the line each time.

5) Practise using the 'Active story telling actions' (first, next, then, after that, so and finally) to describe what you need to do to wash your hands. You may need to actually wash your hands first to understand what you do and in what order you do it! (For example – First squirt some soap on to your hands. Next rub the soap in to the top of your hands. After that rub the soap in to the palms of your hands etc.

Enjoy doing some of the activities and have fun! (Please don’t feel like you need to do them all).

Best wishes, Mr Youngs

Wednesday 1st April

Good morning everyone! Here are some activities for you to have a go at: -

1) Read a story or listen to a story being read to you.

2) Watch the 'Speedy' reading videos Part 1 and Part 2 (Phonics section of website). See if you can read the words without sounding them out. How quickly can you read all of the words?

3) Join in with the Daily R,W,Inc Speed sounds session - use the link on the 'Today's Learning' page.

4) Use the 'Cursive handwriting' video to help you to write these words: Ladybird, Caterpillar, Butterfly, Worm, Beetle and Dragonfly. When writing the lower case letters remember to start from the line each time.

5) Practise using the 'Active story telling actions' (first, next, then, after that, so and finally) to describe what you need to do to brush your teeth. You may need to actually clean your teeth first to understand what you do and in what order you do it!

 

Have fun and be good for your Mum and Dad!

Mr Youngs

Tuesday 31st March

Good morning! I hope you are all well. Please take a look at the 'Oxford Owl' link on the Home Learning page. It is FREE to register on this website. Once you have registered you will then have access to a wide range of books to read (at no cost to you!) It is well worth registering for this website. (I have registered to use it with my daughter!)

 

These are the Literacy tasks for today: -

 

1) Go to the 'Phonics' section of the school website and watch the 'Blending' videos (Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3). See if you can say these sounds and then blend them together to read the words. Remember to look for the 'Special friends' that are included in some of these words. I'm sure you can all rise to the challenge just like 'Geoffrey the Giraffe'! If you want you could also choose three of these words (that you have just read in the blending practise) and have a go at writing them as neatly as you can. Remember to start from the line each time!

2) Read a story with your Mum or Dad and then afterwards talk about what happened in the story. What was your favourite part of the story? Who was your favourite character?

 

Have a good day! Mr Youngs

 

Monday  30th March

Good morning everyone! The Literacy tasks for today are as follows: -

1) Watch the videos - Speed sounds part 1 and Speed sounds part 2 (Go to 'Children' tab, then 'Early Years' and then click on 'Phonics'. The Speeds sounds videos are at the top of this page). Your task is to practise saying the sounds to your Mum or Dad as you see them on the videos.

 

2) Use your Oracy skills (use a clear voice and look at the person you are talking to - eye contact) to talk about the fun things you did at the weekend or talk about the things you are looking forward to doing today.

 

I hope you have a good day! Mr Youngs

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