FS2 - Emerald

Thank you

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Hello to the lovely families in Emerald Class,

 

Thank you so much to all of the families for keeping in touch and sending me photos and information about your child's learning at home. Your response has been incredibly positive, thank you.

 

I have been posting activities for your child to complete at home each day. I have loved seeing the photos of all of you working so hard in your homes. 

 

I will continue to access my emails from 8:00am in the morning up until 6:00pm on weekdays. The email address is         Emeraldclass@cherhill.wilts.sch.uk

 

Please ensure that you take care of yourselves and enjoy lots of quality time with each other. I really do hope to see you all again very soon.

 

 

Miss Horton

 

 

Thursday 2nd April 2020 Home Learning Activities

 

  • Look at the picture from the story Whatever Next! and write a speech bubble for one of the characters. See document attached below.

 

  • Complete at least two of the math's challenges from your pack.

 

  • It's a sunny day outside! Can you draw me a lovely sunny day picture and send me a photo to make me smile!

 

  • Enjoy the sunshine!

 

Attachments needed for Thursday 2nd April 2020

Lambing

 

Mrs Mackenzie is very busy at home during the school shutdown! She has 3 little boy lambs at home that she is feeding.

 

Mrs Mackenzie wanted me to let you know that she is missing you all very much and wondered if you would like to name the lambs. If you have any ideas let me know.

 

 

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Easter Holiday Activities

 

I have attached some Easter activities below to keep you busy. I am happy to see photos and hear all about them, however I won't be accessing my emails everyday during the holidays. 

Wednesday 1st April 2020 Home Learning

 

  • Complete one of the phonics games from your pack.

 

  • Practise writing your numbers on the sheet attached below. If you can't print them, practise them on a piece of paper.

 

  • Watch my Storytime Zoom call at 2:00pm. Invites have been sent via email.

 

  • Can you do some chores around the house to help your family? (I will be trying this one).

 

 

Don't forget to email me to show me what you have been doing!

 

 

Tuesday 31st March 2020 Home Learning Activities

 

  • Lots of zoos are doing live cams. Can you watch one and record, any way you like, the animals you see.

 

  • Complete a phonics activity of your choice from the pack sent home.

 

  • Complete a math's activity of your choice from the pack.

 

  • Read a book to an adult.

Star of the Week

 

This week's Star of the Week is Ruby!

 

I have awarded her the Star of the Week for her news report and continued hard work at home. Great work Ruby, I am very proud of you!

 

 

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Monday 30th March 2020 Home Learning Activities

 

  • Complete your weekly news writing. Each Monday the children are asked to talk about the things they did at the weekend. They then write their news using the writing key (see separate documents below).The children must start their news with either 'At the weekend' or 'On Saturday', or 'On Sunday'.They must complete their work as independently as possible. Note: Not all of the children use all of the writing key symbols. 

 

  • Practise sharing. Using pieces of pasta, beads, buttons, sweets (anything like a counter) and choose a number of them up to 20 to share between two toys. Start with even numbers then challenge them with odd numbers. Can your child explain their thinking?

 

  • Read a book with an adult.

 

  • Go outside for some fresh air.

 

 

Segmenting and Blending CVC Words

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Super Duper Dance Moves!

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Music Lessons

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Freestyle Joe Wicks!

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Reading Online

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My co-workers during school closure!

 

My co-workers are finding it hard today, so we are taking it slowly. 

 

Not quite Mrs Morris and the rest of the gang! My co-workers are a little bit hard to work with! I try and wear them out with Joe Wicks first, which they love. We then do a Literacy activity, have a break and snack, complete a Maths activity then stop for lunch. Afternoons have been for creative and chilled (ha ha) times. We have been doing some of the Just Dance videos on YouTube.

 

I hope my co-workers are more compliant tomorrow.

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Home Learning Activities Friday 27th March 2020

 

  • Play a memory game with your spellings. See the picture attached below for an idea or come up with an idea of your own.

 

  • Using things in your house, sort them into materials they are made of e.g wood, paper, metal and plastic. Count how many are in each group. Which has the most? Which has the least?

 

  • Make a paper animal like the ones on the document at the bottom. 

 

  • Make up a crazy dance to your favourite song. Put the music on really loud and dance around your house, with permission of your grown up. Maybe they will want to join in too!

This is great fun!

 

Lots of you have been doing this, including me and my co-workers. Nearly 900,00 families from all over the world have joined Joe live in the mornings. If you haven't already done it why not give it a try today and let me know how you get on. If you have been enjoying it, keep going!

 

 

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Whatever Next! by Jill Murphy

 

This is the book that I would be reading to the children this week. If possible please can you read this to your child. There is a YouTube video, which I have posted below.

 

Happy reading!

 

 

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Whatever Next! (audio book version)

Sophie Thompson narrates Jill Murphy's all time classic, Whatever Next.

Home Reading

 

During the school closure it is really important that you read every day at home with your child. In our normal school day the children would have access to read books and texts at least twice a day.

 

At this point in the year I am now expecting the children to be reading to the adults rather than them listening to a story (they can still listen to an adult read). 

 

At the moment I would still like you to record, in your child's reading record, when they read to an adult at home. Please can you only record your child's reading in their reading records from now on.

 

We will be sending home 1 school reading book, however there are many books that the children can access online (please see links below).

 

Also, encourage your children to read other things such as their own books, comics, magazines, recipes, instructions etc.

 

Please keep me updated via email on your child's reading progress.

 

Happy reading!

 

 

Below are some of the YouTube videos we use at school to help the children with their learning.

 

 

COUNT TO 10 SONG ♫ Learning Numbers Kids Songs Pancake Manor1

DJ Count | Count to 100 | Jack Hartmann

Count to 100. Count to 100 with DJ Count the counting DJ. Count from 1 to 100 by 1's with the coolest counting DJ around and Jack Hartmann. Lyrics I can coun...

Tricky Words and Sight Words Song

http://epicphonics.com/games/show/reading-machine-4 Check out our printable phonics resources and online games! A tricky word/sight word song for children co...

Phase 3 Tricky Words Song Say Hello To

Phase 3 Tricky Words song as requested by many :) Tricky words/sight words featured me, be, was, you, my, all, are, they, was. Tricky words These are tricky,...

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