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Week 25.04.22


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This half term we are starting a new topic titled 'I Can Sing a Rainbow'. We are kick starting this topic by looking at colours and the works of 'Kandinsky'. First of all, your child can create a colour mind-map. How many colours do they know? They can write these independently, using their phonics to sound out the words. 

Next I would like you to listen to this reading of the book 'The Dot'. 

The Dot - Read Aloud

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Introduce Kandinsky to your child and explain he was an artist. Can your child tell you what an artist is? Search for him on Google images and you can have a look at some of his art works. Focus on the circles one below...

Over the week, your child can have a go at recreating this piece of artwork. They can use whatever media they wish (paint, watercolours, oil pastels, chalk etc). Each group of circles can be made putting colours in different orders. 

We are also learning the colours using sign language. Below are some cards with the signs on them and also a video showing you how to make the signs. Practice these every day and see if you can remember them off by heart at the end of the week!

Colours in British Sign Language.mp4

Still image for this video

Writing Challenge

This week the children will be independently writing their own simple colour poem. Your child will need to think of a colour, write this down and then think of an object of this colour and a word to describe it. For example 'orange crunchy carrot, red juicy tomato etc. They can do this for as many colours as they would like to fit into their poem. I have uploaded some colourful bordered paper for your child to do it on. 

Marvellous Maths

We begin this term in a new Phase titled 'First, Then and Now'. This looks into problems solving to work out parts of a problem/addition sum. Each session has a video to watch and then an activity to consolidate your child's learning. 

Session 1 - 

Session 1 - Track Game - Counting On

First Then Now - Wk 1 - Session 1 - Track Game - Counting On

For this activity you can draw out a numberline to 10. You can make 3 cards numbered 1-3 and you will need something to use as counters. The aim of this game is to predict what number you are going to land on, each time you pick a numeral card to move your counter on that many spaces up the number line. 

Session 2 - 

Session 2 - Adding More (1)

First Then Now - Wk 1 - Session 2 - Adding More (1)

This activity involves you having some characters in a pretend boat. This is how many you have first. Then you add some and your child has to work out how many you have now. They can use a numberline and counters to help them work this out, rather than just counting the characters. They can put the first amount of counters on the numberline to represent how many characters there are to start with. Then add the same number of counters as the same number of characters and then they should be able to see how many there are now. 

Session 3 - 

Session 4 - Adding More - Unknown Then

First Then Now - Wk 1- Session 4 - Adding More - Unknown Then

For this activity your child will need to work out how many objects were added to the original number. They will know the original and the end amount. They can use a tends frame and 2 sets of different coloured counters to work this out e.g. red and blue. They can put counters on the frame to represent how many objects there are to start with. Then they close their eyes as you add some more. Then they open there eyes and count how many there are now. They can add another colour of counters to the tens frame to make the total and then they can easily see how many were added as these counters are a different colour. 

Session 4 - 

Session 5 - Adding More - Unknown First

First Then Now - Wk 1 - Session 5 - Adding More - First Unknown

For this last activity, your child needs to work out how many objects there were to start with. The trick is to work your way backwards. Usinga tens frame and counters your child can put the total amount of objects there are at the end of the sum. Then they can take away the amount that were added and they will be left with the amount there was to start with!

Guided Reading

Here are some readings of some of the texts we will be listening to this week.

The Noisy Paintbox

Read aloud for distance learning. Credit to the author Barb Rosenstock, the illustrator Mary Grandpre' and to Random House Kids, the publisher. Thank you Ben...

Elmer - The Patchwork Elephant | Children's Books | Read Aloud

Written and illustrated by David McKee.Elmer is different. Elmer is patchwork.The grey elephants all love him, but he soon starts to wonder what it would be ...

The Day the crayons quit - Books Alive! Read Aloud book for children

Books Alive! Read aloud Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers hilarious account of the revolt of Ducan's misused and unhappy crayons. A great children's book for c...