Remember that being active isn’t just about running around and climbing things! THere are many ways to be active and over the weeks we’ve shown you quite a few and you also have your PE page.
Sometimes it’s good to do other active things, Yoga is great because when we do Yoga we are also helping our minds be more mindful (instead of mind full!). We love Cosmic Kids – if you haven’t tried them before, this Frozen one is great.
Each week we will give you a task that must be completed, this is your Top Terrific Task.
Read ‘While We Can’t Hug’ by Eoin McLaughlin and Polly Dunbar: Click here Talk to your child about who they miss that they haven’t seen for a while. They could draw a picture of themselves with who they miss and write ‘I miss … because …’ Remember to practise the sentence orally first before they write it down. You may even like to draw a picture!
Year 1 & 2
Choose your favourite character from ‘The Jolly Postman or Other People’s Letters’. Consider what they might write back if they were to write a response to their mail, e.g. the Bear family’s response to Goldilocks or Cinderella’s response to Peter Piper. Discuss orally what they might say back, e.g. The Bear family might thank Goldilocks for her apology and explain to her how she can behave by being kind and thoughtful or Cinderella might say ‘thank you’ for her letter and describe her new life in the palace. Write as if you were the character replying to the sender. Check writing includes capital letters, full stops and possibly a question, e.g. if writing a letter back to Goldilocks, the Bear family could ask, ‘Please can you not take things that are not yours?’
Click here to email me your work. I will send you a message back and if I haven’t heard from you by Friday I will get in touch to see if you need any extra help.
Every week we remind you to practise counting in 2s, 5s, 10s; we tell you to practise your multiplication tables (if you’re ready for that) and we encourage you to do lots of mental maths. We do this because it really helps with problem solving and this week you have lots of problems to solve on your worksheets. The video below is one example of using your mental maths to solve missing number problems.
This week children in Y1 and 2 will be doing lots of work around The Jolly Postman, whilst Reception children will be thinking about all the people they miss hugging. Letter writing is something that we don’t do just as much today – now that we hae FaceTime, Zoom, WhatsApp and emails, the idea of posting a letter seems quite strange. And yet it’s a lovely thing to do and a very lovely thing to receive. The video below shows you the journey of a letter – perhaps this can be your inspiration for a new way of keeping in touch?
In history this week we're thinking about
Watch or read the story of Jonah and the Whale. There is a quiz to do on your worksheet or you may like to do one or all of the following:
Draw a picture of Jonah and the Whale or colour in a picture. Can you make your own boat, see if it floats? What materials could you use. How can you re-create the storm?