Week 4 

Hi everyone, please find week 4's work below. I have loved seeing what you have been doing on Tapestry, so keep up the good work!

Again, if you need anything, email me at beech@stone-with-woodford.gloucs.sch.uk

Learning Project

The project this week aims to provide opportunities for your child to learn more about the environment. Learning may focus on changes to different environments, the impact of humans on environments, climate change etc .

Mr Pearson - the Weather Man

This week, weather is a big focus and I am very lucky to be friends with someone who knows so much about the weather. 

We have been very fortunate to get a very special weather report. Watch carefully and see what Mr Pearson is asking you to do this week. 

How exciting!

 

(All weather predictions are of Mr Pearson, not of the MET Office.)

External Link Icon Mr Pearson's Weather Report

Create a daily weather chart.

  • Record using pictures and written labels (where appropriate). How has the weather changed over the week?
  • If it is raining, leave a container outside to collect the rain e.g. a water bottle with the funnel cut off. Draw a line or make a mark to show where the rain came up to. Repeat overnight or the next day and compare your results.

Recycling/ Exploring Materials

  • Provide your child with a selection of packaging to sort into groups to recycle. Can they identify plastic, paper, card, metal.

Create your own rain cloud

  • Use a plastic container with a lid (e.g. a water bottle) and make small holes on one side. You could stick on cotton wool to decorate. Fill the container with water and watch as the water drips out. Have a go at writing instructions for this.

Weather sounds (Rainmakers)

  • Provide your child with either a plastic container, bottle or other junk modelling item. Pour in a spoon or two of rice or lentils and secure with a bottle lid or sellotape. Decorate with stickers, glitter and sequins if you have them available. Have fun exploring making rain sounds.

Ice

  • Watch ‘Frozen- In Summer’. Discuss with your child what they think will happen to Olaf when it gets warm. Support your child to fill up ice cube trays or plastic containers, if ice cube trays are not available, and freeze. Once frozen, take them out and explore how quickly they melt: in your hands, in the fridge, on the windowsill and when blown with the hairdryer.
  • Search on Google Maps for the UK. Discuss with your child the colour of the land and sea. Scroll up to look at the Arctic. Discuss why the land looks different in the Arctic, because the land is covered in snow and ice. Discuss the differences in temperature in the UK and the Arctic.
  • Look at a picture of an igloo on google. Fill an ice cube tray with water and when frozen take out and support your child to create their own igloo out of the ice cubes.

External Link Icon Frozen in Summer

Activities.

Reading

Aim to complete one each day

Maths

Aim to complete one each day

 

Read a variety of books at home. Favourites can be repeated. Hearing the patterns of language in a story will support your child’s language development.

 

Children to read to parents daily. Visit Oxford Owl for free eBooks that link to your child’s book band. You can create a free account. Complete the linked Play activities for each book.

 

With your child, look in magazines, newspapers and books for the tricky words they are currently learning. They could use a highlighter to highlight in magazines and newspapers.

 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

 

click on the link and complete the home learning activities.

 

 

Phonics

 

Aim to complete one a day

 

Writing

 

Aim to complete one a day

Sing the song, ‘Incy, Wincy Spider’ and add in the rain sounds using your rainmaker (from the learning project below).

 

Go onto Phonicsplay.com

They have made their resources free with the username March20 and the password home

Play any Phase 2/Phase 3 games.

 

Sing Nursery Rhymes and songs together. Add in actions and change the words. Can children think of different rhyming words to add in? Repeat old favourites and learn new rhymes.

 

Daily phonics - Practice the sounds your child is working on and blend words. This can be oral blending (e.g. spoken out loud c-a-t) or written if appropriate. We have learnt all phase 2, and phase 3 – j,w,y,v,x,z,qu,th,sh,ch,ng,ee,ai,igh,oa,oo

 

 

Take your child for a litter pick around your front and back garden. Create a poster to remind people to put rubbish in the bin.

 

Practice name writing. Can they write their first name? Middle name? Surname?

 

Practice forming the letters of the alphabet.

 

Ask your child to write out the tricky words they are working on at the moment on pieces of paper.