Thursday 14th May 2020
I have been in school for the past two days but will be at home today.
Thank you for your continued hard work. It is good to see that so many children are working hard whilst at home.
As I am sure you have heard, it has been in the news that primary schools may reopen on 1st June to some pupils. As soon as I have more information about this I will share it with you.
In the meantime, I can be contacted on class dojo or by emailing EYFS@theatlasfederation.co.uk
Thank you once again for all your hard work and messages.
Activity Suggestions for Today
Phonics and Literacy
Ruth Miskin is delivering a speed sounds lesson on her Youtube channel at 9.30am. The programme developed by Ruth Miskin (RWI) is the one that the children will use in Reception. It teaches children sounds and blending skills that are vital for reading.
View Alphablocks Series 1 revise the sounds of the alphabet – The link is lower down the page. I know that many of you have been enjoying the Alphablocks series. Again, this teaches the sounds and blending skills needed for early reading.
Have a go at writing lower case ‘u’. See the video below. When writing ‘v’, some children struggle to form a point at the bottom of the ‘v’ and it ends up looking like a ‘u’. It is just a case of keep trying – I know you can do it.
Continue working on blending skills; a vital skill is mastering reading. Sing the song and see if you can read the words before they are said.
You may want to visit ‘Teach Your Monster to Read’. This is an interactive game/app that can be downloaded to a computer for free. Choose the Reception/Pre-Kindergarten section 1 to learn sounds and when children become confident with these, move on to section 2 ‘Fun with Words’.
Here is the next lesson from Oak Academy relating to the story of Hansel and Gretel. Today Miss Hughes begins story writing. She has got some good ideas for Nursery children to do for their writing.
Remember – counting to 20 is really important and is best done regulalrly. I have included the link to the marching song which is a big favourite amongst Nursery children. Sing along and enjoy.
Also, try to count out items accurately. This could be anything from the number of stairs in the house to spoons in the cutlery drawer to stripes on the wallpaper but remember to say one number name for each item that you count.
Check out the latest maths lesson from Oak Academy which looks at place value.
Arts, Crafts and Understanding of the World
Earlier in the week we were learning about animals that live in the rainforest. Today the lesson from Oak Academy is all about making a minibeast. It would be great to see some of the pictures of the minibeasts that you make.
The PE lessons by Joe Wicks can be accessed on You Tube. I know that many of you have been enjoying these. They are a great work out to get you active.
Visit the link below to Boogie Beebies and the Dino Dance – can you move like a dinosaur!
Watch the story ‘Mad About Minibeasts’. Enjoy the story. Perhaps you would like to make a model or draw a picture of your favourite minibeast from the story. I would really like to see pictures of your completed work.