This week we are exploring another mini beast - Frogs!
Watch the video about the life cycle of frogs and complete the writing task.
Following on from our learning about the Very Busy Spider and Minibeasts over the last few weeks, I have got a few reading and writing activities for you below. I'm sure you are going to wow me with your learning!
When completing the your challenge please try to write the full word or attempt to write in full sentences and use your phonics knowledge to write the sounds you hear in the words you want to write! Don't forget capital letters and full stops.
At the end of next week I will put the best writing at the top of our webpage for all to see.
These pieces of writing will also get a special mention from Mr Manclark and Mrs Evans!
So, get those pencils or pens ready and amaze us with your writing like we know you can!
Please send your writing to firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a photo on the class padlet!
This week's writing will be based around the story of The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle.
Have a listen!
Questions to ask your child whilst listening:
A little warm up! How many words ending in at et op ug can you catch in the spider web? i.e. bat, cat...
Use the story puppets to retell the story. Any other objects you can found at home will actually work too! Be creative and don't forget to share some photos on our padlet!
Once you have practised well retelling the story, try to complete the story sequence.
Challenge-draw all the events in the correct order!
Themed Learning about the life cycle of a butterfly
Watch the video link below and listen very carefully to the story The Very Hungry Caterpillar. You might have to listen to the story a few times and pause regularly to discuss who are the characters and what is happening to them throughout.
Listen to the story of Jack and the beanstalk. This is already on the webpage but you can also find it here on this link. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5rxfLRgXRE&t=287s. Once you have watched this story, give your child some paper and they can draw some of the main events that have occurred. An example of this is Jack at home with his mum and the cow. Then the magic beans etc. Once this is complete, get your child to re-tell the story using actions. Encourage the use of language and different voices.
Now that the children know the story they can label the key features Please draw a picture of the characters or alternatively you can find a document called ‘Jack and the Beanstalk Characters’. An example of this could be his eyes, hair etc or his behaviours, such as kind, silly etc.
Today we would like to challenge you to writing sentences using the key words. You will find this resource in the writing folder called ‘Day three Jack and the Beanstalk sentences’. Encourage your child to sound out, record all the sounds that they can hear, spell tricky words and use finger spaces. If your child currently struggles to write sentences then please get them to try and write words linked to the story. E.g write the words hen, Jack, harp, giant etc.
Today we would like to revisit ‘Tricky Words’ These are listed below. ‘I, the, go, no, into, to’.
See if your child can remember any of these. Get them to practise writing these or putting them into a simple sentence. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvMyssfAUx0
Please revisit ‘ he, she, we, me, be, you, all, are, her, was, they, my. Practise recognising them by sight, writing them from memory and putting them into a complex sentence. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R087lYrRpgY
We have attached a document which is called ‘Day 5 spring sentences’. The children use the picture as a prompt to gather ideas. Remind your child before they start writing to ‘say the word, sound it out and then write it down’. This will help them with their spelling and sentence structure.