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This week we are learning about Easter and tying this in with our R.E learning about 'Which times are special and why?'. We will kick start this learning with a look at an Easter Powerpoint, attached below.
Next, ask your child what special times they have had. Were any of these celebrations? What do you need to have a good celebration. You could create a mind map of these ideas.
Next we will be looking at a special time for the Hindu religion...Diwali. I have uploaded a video link which explains what this celebration is all about, why it is celebrated and how.
To tie in with both of these celebrations, In our Guided Reading sessions we will be listening to The Easter Story and the Diwali story of Rama and Sita. Below will be video links to readings of these stories.
You could have a go at making an Easter card of even some chocolate Easter nests. I have attached some card ideas and the nest recipe below.
Session 1 - The slides start with a number line. A die is rolled and 3 spots will appear. Ask your child to find this number on the line and then count on from this number to 10 and then back from 10, stopping at this number.
2 characters will then appear, each with their own number line. They will each roll a die and move their counter that number of spaces. The 2nd time they roll, as your child to work out which number they are going to land on next (by counting from the number with the counter on). This will continue to the end.
Now its time to do the same activity with a partner at home.
Session 2 - To begin, the same number line activity will happen, except with a new number being rolled.
Then, a row of 10 beads will appear. Ask your child how many red/white beads there are. A hand will come and cover some beads up. Your child will need to predict how many they think have been covered. A tens frame will appear and counters will be put on to show how many beads are still visible and how many have been covered.
The activity is to explore different ways of making 10. Maybe your child could have a go at writing these as number sentences!
Session 3 - This begins with the same number line activity, but with a different number rolled. Then a number line appears, and some beanbags in a line. Ask your child how many beanbags there are. A bucket will appear and some bean bags will be hidden in the bucket. Ask your child to work out how many must be hiding in the bucket to make 9 (Number of bean bags started with). bags will be placed on the number line to show how many bean bags we can still see, so that we can work out how many are hiding.
This activity can then be done at home. You could hide some objects in a box and have some out of the box (only use 9 objects) and your child could predict or use the number line to help them work out how many they think you have hidden.
Session 4 - To start as your child to count up the number line from 1 to 12 and then back again.
You will play an estimation game. A jar of objects will appear. Ask your child to guess how many they think are in the jar. A tens frame will appear and place the objects in to see how many. Before revealing the numeral card as your child to look at the tens frame and, without counting, tell you how many are in there. Then reveal the numeral.
Repeat this as your activity at home. Fill a container with objects and ask your child to predict how many are in there. Then ask them to work it out and see if they can use the tens frame independently.
Here are a selection of readings of books we will be listening to in class this week.
This weeks writing challenge is to do with our Talk for Writing book, The Little Red Hen'. I would like your child to write a letter from either the duck, the cat or the dog, to the little red hen, saying sorry for being so rude and not helping to do all the jobs to make the bread. I have attached some writing templates you could use, as well as the story to refresh your child's memory.