This week’s learning will be based on ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’.
Phonics: Please keep practising your new Set 2 phonics every day - 10 or 15 minutes is all you need to do. Only focus on one sound until you are sure of it. Play games linked to the sound and see can you identify it in words, e.g. ‘ee’ – three, see, deep, meet, been, seen, keep, need, sleep, feel, green – can you sound out words with the new sound in it?
Once you are sure, move on to a new sound, but keep practising the sounds you have learnt – and also do a quick recall of the Set 1 sounds. Remember, you will find RWI lessons for Set 1 and 2 on the ‘Ruth Miskin YouTube channel’, the link can be found in the Phonics folder.
The Phonics Comics are also available for you to read and are linked to the Set 1 and 2 RWI Sounds – if you haven’t, choose one and have a read. There are also some Read and Race games linked to different Set 1 and 2 sounds.
Tricky words: Please keep practising the Set 1 Red Tricky words from last term and have a go at the Set 2 Tricky words. The Red words are in the PowerPoints in the Phonics folder.
Reading: It is important that you continue to read every day. Keep up your great efforts by reading to your mum or dad or another member of your family.
Last week, I received some more photos of children reading in unusual places – climbing up a bed, sitting in the woods, lying under a bed, sitting on a slide, hiding in a cupboard and under a table…absolutely fantastic! Can anyone think of other unusual places to enjoy reading?
Try reading ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’ every day with your mum or dad...or brother or sister so you know the story really well.
Role Play: Could you act out the story using the role play masks? Could you retell the story using the stick puppets or small world characters? Goldilocks feels bad about what happened - she wants to invite the bears to a tea party to say sorry - could you act this out with some of your teddies? Do you have different sized cups, bowls, plates?
Writing: Can you use descriptive words to describe the characters or items in the story? For example, 'Daddy bear's chair was too soft.' How did the bears feel when they found out that someone was in their home? Could you design a ‘Wanted’ poster for Goldilocks? Could you write out a tea party invite from Goldilocks to the bears to say sorry? Get mummy or daddy to take a photo of your writing and send it to me or put it on EExAT. The Oak National Academy tab also has English lessons linked to the story. Get mum or dad to take a photo of it and send it to me or upload it on EExAT.
Maths: Keep working on your mental maths skills. Can you count up to 20? Can you count down from 10 to 0? What about from 20 to 0? If you need to, use a number line to help.
Print out or write number cards to 10 or 20 – mum or dad will hide the numbers behind their backs and show you them quickly without saying the number, can you show them how many it is with your fingers?
Could you play a number game like this?
Can you use kitchen roll and create a repeating pattern? Below, are two examples I started:
There are lots of maths resources in the ‘Goldilocks and the Three’ folder and links to Maths Shape and Pattern lessons on The Oak National Academy website. Please, get mum or dad to email me photos of you working (firstname.lastname@example.org) or upload them to EExAT.
Science / Understanding the World: Try the Gummy Bear experiment or investigate what makes a bed comfy. Look at the Bears Photo PowerPoint - could you use the internet with mummy or daddy and find out where the different bears live?
Art & Design: Using some boxes or old cardboard, could you design and build a new chair for Baby Bear? Test it out with one of your teddies. Send me a photo of your creation.
Parents, you will find lots of activities below linked to ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’. There is also a suggested timetable that you may or may not decide to use, it really depends on your working commitments – if possible, I would like your child to do at least 15 minutes every day on each of the key areas, plus they should have lots of independent and creative play:
I’ve also created a ‘EYFS Starters’ PowerPoint that may help with discussion and to help children get going, please find it below.