Week Four 11.5.20
This week I would like you to have a focus on rhyming! We have done this previously at school together, but a little while ago. There is a rhyming powerpoint to get the children thinking in rhyminng mode!
Please use the sheets below as a starting point, trying to find which is the odd one out. If you don't have access to a printer, these objects can easily be drawn out in your home learning books.
Rhyming pairs - can you match the rhyming partners together?
Make a list of words that rhyme with the pictures, begin with Phase 2, moving onto Phase 3.
Rhyming game online - http://www.literactive.com/Download/live.asp?swf=story_files/washing_line_rhyme_US.swf
This week the children will move onto time! In Reception the main expectation is that children use everyday language to describe time. For example 'I brush my teeth in the morning and at night', 'Yesterday I had pasta for dinner, tonight I'm going to have mashed potato!' This language is a fairly easy concept for them to grasp and so we usually move on to reading a clock for o'clock and half past. Please make sure you do these activities in order as they follow a series.
Discuss with your child different events during the day and see if they can tell you when these might happen. Write down whatever your child says in their home learning books, alongside the questions you asked. Below are some questions which may help you.
What happens first bed time or dinner time?
Do you brush your teeth before or after dinner?
When do we usually play in the garden?
Tell me something we did a long time ago. (This could anything from last year to last week, an hour is a long time to a four year old! As long as it is in the past this is correct)
What time of day do we have breakfast?
Tell me something that is going to happen in the future.
Study Ladder activities - Time (Duration of events)
Sequencing an event - this could be drawing pictures of things that happen throughout the day or something smaller like the steps to make a sandwich.
O'clock! Using an analogue clock show your child the clock face and discuss the numbers and hands and what the represent. Show different o'clock times, continuing to say how the big hand is always at the 12 for o'clock, and the small hand tells you the hour. If you have a digital clock you could then show how the same is represented on there. Then ask your child tell you or show you what 5 o'clock would look like. Repeat with different times.
If your child grasps this, you could then move onto half past. Again, reiterating the clock's biggest arm should be facing down to 6.
Study Ladder activities - Time (Telling the time, o'clock and half past)
Zambia is calling us this week! Hold on tight as we make the 14 hour flight to the change in weather than the chilly winds we've had in Somerset this week.
Use the Live Webcams on the link below to see if you can spot some African animals! Scroll down for different live feeds.
African Animals Body Parts - can you match the labels to the correct body part? Your adult will need to read the captions to you.