Year R and 1
What did you do this weekend? Where did you go? Who did you see? What did you make or play? Talk about your favourite part.
Year 1 children to write about their weekend, remembering to use capital letters, full stops and finger spaces. As well as to reread what they have written (somewhere between 3-5 sentences, depending on your child's writing ability). They can then draw a picture to go alongside it.
Year R children to draw a picture of something that they enjoyed over the weekend, their best bit! Some will be able to have a go at writing a sentence to go with it, whilst others could label the picture. Saying the word. listening to the sounds they can hear, segmenting the word like a robot (p - a - r -k) and writing down the sounds which they can hear. It doesn't matter if they don't spell it correctly, we're just looking for some correct sounds, in the correct order at this stage.
What is a noun?
Watch Powerpoint on Nouns
Complete Activity sheet Noun Hunt (You do not need to print this off, you could just write it straight into your home learning book.)
Here is another clip for you to watch...Nouns BBC
Share a story book together but change the story from the middle of the book. Make it up together. You could even act it out as you go along!
Practise mark making (straight lines, curves etc) - on a long piece of paper (old wall paper roll is ideal here but I understand these aren't always available, so attach pieces of paper together - or if you have chalk and an appropriate surface outside use this) create a track for your cars/vehicles. Will the roads be straight or curved? Will their be a roundabout? Traffic lights? What will your cars pass along the road? Can you draw these on too. Have fun and be as creative as you like!
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
For the rest of the week we are continuing to explore 'We are going on a Bear Hunt' by Michael Rosen. Each day read the story or watch Michael Rosen perform/read it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gyI6ykDwds
Ask your child to join in with the story and to make up their own actions to do while you are reading it. We have been trying to imagine exactly what it was like to be on that bear hunt. You can do this by going outside and exploring the grass, mud, water and (if it stays this cold!) you can explore the frost to help you imagine being in a snow storm. Can you think of and write down (Year 1) some words to describe each of the places they visit. You could even be very interactive and try having a bath with your pyjamas on - now imagine that was a cold river. How does it feel to be in water in your clothes?! Think about what they would see, hear, touch, smell and how they would feel at each part of the story.
In class Grandma Fantastic has given us some words to help us expand our vocabulary. You can read these words to your child and explain what they mean. When in the story would you use these words?
wispy, luscious, emerald, jade, lush
Wet words: sodden, drenched, water logged, saturated. • Dry words: warm, dry, crisp, dusty
disgusting, repulsive, vile, filthy, cooling, refreshing, cleansing, glorious
leaves - rustling, owls - screeching, twigs - cracking, wind - whining, frogs - ribbetting
terrified, anxious, nervous, horrified, aghast, apprehensive
Grandma Fantastic doesn't expect the children to know these words already, but because she is so wise she wants to share them with the children.
There are also two activities at the bottom of this page. Year R can try putting the story map together and Year 1 can try writing captions to go with the story pictures. Enjoy!
If you still have some time, google Michael Rosen's poems as he has some wonderful ones.