Summer Second Half Term
School provision is now available for children who are in Butterfly Class. It is lovely to welcome the children back. If you would like your child to attend school please contact the school office to arrange their return – we will require 1 weeks notice.
Alternative Home Learning
Please find some ideas that you may like to implement for your child to continue learning during the summer term.
Children should be able to count reliably with numbers from zero to twenty, place them in order and say which number is one more or one less than a given number.
Using objects that are found around the house, the children should be able to add and subtract two single digit numbers counting on or back to find the answer. The children love problem-solving challenges, some could include doubling and halving.
- Practise count to 20.
- Make two groups and find the total number of items. You could write the corresponding numbers (make sure these are written correctly).
- In school we are focusing on ‘teen numbers’ as one group of ten and additional ones. For example, 13 is one group of ten and three ones.
- Doubling and halving through problem solving. For example, if a lady bird has 5 spots on one side. How many spots does it have altogether?
- If Finlay has 8 carrots and he gives half to his rabbit. How many carrots does the rabbit get?
- Talk about weight. Choose three or four items and talk about which is heavier, lighter, which weighs more/less. Arrange the items in order from lightest to heaviest.
Children should use their phonic knowledge to write words in ways that match sounds. They should write some irregular common words (she, was, all, the, go, are, you, he, to, for).
The Phase 3 sounds and examples of related words
- ear – dear, fear, hear, gear
- air – fair, hair, pair
- ure – sure, mature, pure, secure
- er – hammer, letter, rocker, boxer
Write a list of words with the focus sound. Then put the words into a sentence.
- Write a different ending to a familiar story.
- Draw three pictures to tell the story and write a sentence or two for each picture.
- Don’t forget a capital letter and a full stop to frame the sentence.
Children should read and understand simple sentences. They use their phonic knowledge to read regular words and read them aloud accurately. They also read some common irregular words.
- Please share a book that interests your child. Read/talk with your child on a daily basis about the books.
- You can access a range of online texts, by simply registering for free and access the wealth of fantastic resources on Oxford Owl.
If you would like a handwriting practice book then please let the office know and you can arrange collection.