Kittiwakes Week 7: 22nd Feb '21

Week 7
 
Welcome back to the first week of our new half term, I hope you have all had a lovely break.  This week's home learning is laid out for you below in the usual way.  As before, there are daily  live lessons detailed below each day, which I would continue to encourage you to log in to with your child.  These provide me with an essential point of contact with your children for monitoring their progress with the tasks that we complete together.  This page will be updated weekly with a range of activities, and all of the learning will be follow the same progression as we would have been following in school, so that your child does not need to miss out while they are learning at home with you.
 
This half term, our topic is 'Food, Glorious Food', and I will include the Knowledge Organiser for this at the start of each week's learning.  This document provides an overview of the knowledge and vocabulary that the children will be developing over the coming weeks, and the activities that I provide each week will give you everything you need for supporting your child's learning. 
 
Every day there are two recorded video sessions for you to access with your child, one for their daily RWI Phonics session, and one for their White Rose Maths.  Links for these are underneath each day of the week below. 
 
Read Write Inc Phonics  Your child only needs to watch the Set 1 Speed Sounds, Word Time and Spelling film every day (unless I have been in touch to let you know otherwise).  
 
White Rose Maths  This week the children will be beginning a new unit called 'Building 9&10'.
 
Along with these recorded lessons, we are now delivering our daily live lessons.  You can join these via MS Teams. Information about the content of each of these live sessions will be given underneath each day below, along with the time of each session (please note that these might be subject to change, so keep an eye on Dojo for any announcements).  Should your child be unable to attend these sessions, they will be recorded and available for later viewing.  
 
In addition to these daily sessions, each week I will upload a Learning Grid which will include a range of activities that you can complete at home.  These activities are designed to be completed at a pace that suits you across the week, so that in addition to the core subjects of Phonics, Maths and our live lessons, you can pick one or two of these activities.  In Early Years it is very common for children to select the same activity several times, so please don't hesitate to revisit anything that has worked particularly well for you and your child.  At this age, knowledge and skills are embedded largely through play and repetition, so if they want to do some things several times, this is all perfectly acceptable!
  
Reading continues to be a key part of your child's daily activities, whether this is reading books that are matched to their phonic ability, or sharing a story with you during the day.  For targeted reading books, please contact me for information about logging in to Oxford Owl for a range of online ebooks.
 
As always,  if you have any questions or need any support with the activities here, please message me via Class Dojo.  Do keep an eye on Dojo messages and on this page, for news and updates about our online provision.
 
Take care, and stay safe
 
Mrs Champion
Weekly Learning Grid
The documents below support the activities from the learning grid for this week. 
Daily Sessions
Monday 22nd February
Live Lesson 11.05am: Linking our new unit of learning to the last one, we will begin the week by sharing the story of Jack and the Beanstalk, and then having a fun quiz to see what the children remember about the story.  The story sequencing activity below is to be completed following this lesson.
 
Live Lesson 2.50pm: Storytime
Tuesday 23rd February
Live Lesson 9.00am: Jack and the Beanstalk is a story about something that grows.  This half term we are going to looking at another story about a plant that grows.  Today we will be having a think to see if we can think of any stories of our own about growing things.  
 
Live Lesson 11.00am: Kicking off our new topic about food, today we will be thinking about our dinner-time meals.
 
Live Lesson 2.50pm: Storytime
Wednesday 24th February
Live Lesson 11.05am: Today we will be looking at some beans that are ready for planting, and thinking about what these beans will need to grow.  
 
Live Lesson 2.50pm: Storytime
Thursday 25th February
Live Lesson 9.00am: This morning we will be planting our beans, using some of the instructions that the children came up with yesterday.  Then we will be drawing pictures and writing down some observations.
 
Live Lesson 11.00am: Having planted our beans, we will now be having a think about what else we could plant in our gardens over the coming weeks.
 
Live Lesson 2.50pm: Storytime
Friday 26th February
Live Lesson 9.00am: Having set the scene for our new story during the week, this morning we will have our first read together of our new Talk 4 Writing text, Jasper's Beanstalk.  The activity below is to be completed after this live lesson.
 
Live Lesson 11.00am: Storytime