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The Lyppard Grange Primary School Empowering children to be secure, engaged and equipped for life.

Considering our school for your child to start in September 2021? Unfortunately, we are unable to offer parent tours; please view this video for a flavour of our school.

Week beginning 22.2.21

Reading

 

The children who are in school this week will change their books as normal, bringing home the new books they have read with an adult during the course of the week.

For children not in school this week, we will allocate 2 books on Bug Club at the appropriate level for your child to read and answer the questions to the quizzes. These will be allocated on Sunday afternoon once we know who has attended this week. We will ensure all children  (not attending school) have the minimum books allocated to them as of Sunday afternoons each week. Please see instructions for how to login to Bug Club in Reading journals.

 

For additional books please use this link for online books. You can find books appropriate to the coloured level they are currently on- lilac, pink, red etc.

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/free-ebooks/

 

Please complete the Bug Club quizzes for each book your child reads so it shows up as read and understood on our system.

Monday 22nd February

Focus activity- Writing

In the Morning Briefing, the children will have received a letter from Farmer Duck telling them he is a very busy farmer with  lots of animals on his farm and that he needs help. The children will find out he has sent an incubator and eggs for us to hatch baby chicks for him; they will arrive this week. He will also give us something called an e-mail address for us to contact him and send him questions.  Children will think of all the questions they have, write them down and then we can send a class email to him.

 

Please create your question for us like we did in the modelled writing session in the morning briefing, remembering your capital letters, question mark, finger spaces, tricky words and making sure all of your letters are formed correctly.

Challenge – use a conjunction (such as 'because' 'and' 'but')  to create an extended sentence or two questions using two different conjunctions. 

 

Here is a video showing parents how to do the writing process at home;

https://www.lyppardgrange.worcs.sch.uk/writing-eyfs/

 

The phonics strips and tricky word mats the children have in front of them whenever they do writing can be found on the Reception home learning section here;

 

Remember, children only need to be spelling the words on the tricky word bumblebee mat correctly. The rest of their writing will be 'phonetically plausible'. It is important the children are sounding out the words independently and recording the sounds they can hear from the letter strips just like we do in the modelled writing sessions on Teams.

For example a typical sentence would look like;

What do chicks eet and how long do they stai in the incuebaiter?

 

Focus activity- Phonics Activity

In the morning briefing, the children will flick through the sounds already taught, including tricky words, and then be introduced to the 'ue' sound and the action that goes with it. They will be shown how to form it, articulate the sound and the Jolly phonics story that goes with it. Please login to Education City and play the 'ue' game.  See instructions on Reception Home Learning page to find out how to login to Education City.

 

There are lots of games you can play with these sounds and sounds taught already such as pairs games, hangman, writing on ground grass, sky boards, magnetic letters, eye spy etc.

More games can be found at https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/Phase3Menu.htm

'ue' Worksheet

Tuesday 23rd February

Focus activity - PE

Farmer Duck loves living on a farm, but farm work is tiring.  To relax, Farmer Duck likes to take part in cosmic yoga.  He has found you a Cosmic Kids yoga all about a farm.

Follow the link below and it will take you to Cosmic Kids Yoga; On the Farm.

https://youtu.be/YKmRB2Z3g2s

 

Don’t forget to ask your grown-ups to send us photos of your yoga poses.

 

Focus activity - Creative

Today we would like you to make a farm animal using junk modelling. You could ask a grown up to help you find some recycled materials to make your model. Your model can be of your favourite animal that lives on a farm or you could make a model of what you think Farmer Duck looks like. Think carefully about the features of your farm animal when you are selecting the materials that you need. Think about what you could use to attach pieces together. Remember to get a grown up to help you if you need to use scissors.

Below are some examples of junk model farm animals to give you some ideas. 

 

Don't forget to ask your grown up to send us photographs of your models.

Focus activity- Phonics Activity

In the morning briefing, the children will flick through the sounds already taught including tricky words. We will continue to work on the 'ue' sound today.

Please play this game and complete the attached worksheets below

 

https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/yes-no-yeti?phase=3

Wednesday 24th February

Focus activity- Outdoors

Today we would be going to Forest School. 

Farmer Duck’s farm is very muddy from all the rain and snow. The trees have no leaves on them as it is winter, and it looks very dull and is making Farmer Duck quite sad.  We thought you could cheer him up with some colourful stick and string ornaments that we can hang from the trees.

When you have your walk with your grown up collect some sticks, as thin as you thumb and as long from your wrist to your elbow.  To make one ornament you need three sticks the same length, but you can collect more if you would like to make more ornaments.

Do you remember when you made you stick frame?  To join your sticks together is just the same only this time you are joining three sticks to make a triangle.  You can join them together with string, coloured wool, ribbons – anything you have at home.

Once you have joined the sticks, tie some string, ribbon, or wool to the top in a loop so you can hang it up.  Ask your grown up to tie a length of wool, string or ribbon around one stick, then you can start wrapping  around the outside of the triangular frame. If you have different colours add them too, the more colours the more beautiful.  When you have finished wrapping the wool as your grown up to tie the end onto the stick.  You can then decorate the trees or your window with it.

Here are some examples of stick and string ornaments to inspire you.

Please remember we would love to see a photograph of your stick and string ornaments.

Focus activity- Phonics Activity

In the morning briefing, the children will flick through the sounds already taught, including tricky words, and then be introduced to the 'or' sound and the action that goes with it. They will be shown how to form it, articulate the sound and the Jolly phonics story that goes with it. Please login to Education City and play the 'or' game.  See instructions on Reception Home Learning page to find out how to login to Education City.

There are lots of games you can play with these sounds and sounds taught already such as pairs games, hangman, writing on ground grass, sky boards, magnetic letters, eye spy etc.

More games can be found at https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/Phase3Menu.htm

and on Espresso which you can login to through the SIMS ID login. Espresso has word and sentence building games as well as some useful videos of how to make the sound. Click on Foundation, then Literacy, Phonics, Polly’s phonics. Please let the children use the activities found on the right hand side for the 'or' sound.

 

Thursday 25th February

Focus activity- Mathematics

Farmer Duck has sent some crops from his farm into school. He is so busy working on the farm and looking after the other animals that he doesn’t have time to sell them. He has asked us to set up a farm shop and sell the crops for him. Can you make a shop at home today?

 

Today we would like the children to play ‘shop’. You will need to select some items to sell in the shop; a few food items from the kitchen, some toys, shoes and clothes, anything you and your child would like to sell. If you have a till, pretend/real coins to use then that is great, but it isn’t necessary, you can always just imagine you have those things! In Early Years, children need to be able to use “the everyday language” of money. As you are playing, encourage to use the terms; pound, pence, change etc. Model using the same language to them. What is important to remember is that in Early Years, children do not need to use these terms accurately. This means that if they tell you a banana costs £6, you give them £6 and then they give you 12p change, that is fine. They are using the language even if it isn’t accurate.

 

As well as playing shops, we have uploaded some coin recognition and counting money activities as addition activities for you to do if you want to. There is also a money game on Education City called Swift Shop for the children to play. You can access Education City through SIMS ID and the game can be found in the Mathematics activities (see picture below).

 

Focus activity- Phonics Activity

In the morning briefing, the children will flick through the sounds already taught including tricky words. We will continue to work on the 'or' sound today.

Please play this game and complete the attached worksheets below

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvq9bdm/articles/zr6f6v4

Friday 26th February

Focus activity - Understanding the World

Farmer Duck needs your help. It is nearly springtime all the farm animals are starting to have their babies. Sometimes the babies don’t look like their mummies or they have different names. Can you match the baby to their mummy and learn their special baby names?

 

Farmer Duck is terribly forgetful and can't remember where all the farm animals need to live on his farm, do the cows live in the pond? Does he need to put the geese in the field? Farmer Duck has sent some activities to show him where all the farm animals need to live. Can you help him?

 

There is a resource on Education City for you to explore and learn the name the names of the mothers' and their young. 

If you log onto Education City through SIMS ID. Then click on Subjects.

Select Science 

Select F2

Select Topic Tools

Select Animals and their Young

 

Focus activity- Phonics Activity

In the morning briefing, the children will flick through the sounds already taught, including tricky words, and then be introduced to the two new tricky words for this week which are ‘are’ and ‘all’. Please show your child these words written down and on their tricky word bumblebee mat provided in the workshop packs. The actions for ‘are’ is to put one finger into your open mouth and for 'all' to sweep a flat hand palm down from head height  out to the side of your body. Please watch the teacher model these in the briefing. 

 

The children enjoy coming up with sentences for the new words, playing stations with them where they have to run around the outdoor classroom to find the word and splat the tricky word where they are all laid out and first person to splat the word wins.

 

Please play these tricky word game;

 

https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/tricky-trucks?phase=3

 

Here is also a phase 3 tricky word booklet to work through as we introduce the words. 

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