Menu
Home Page

Welcome to Woodville School

Summer week 8 w/b 15th June

Reception Letter week 8 

 

Hello children ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป

 

Well done for all your hard work in school and at home this week ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป. We really enjoy seeing your updates of work on tapestry ๐Ÿ˜€. There has been some impressive maths measuring with toilet roll squares and lots of fantastic hedgehogs ๐Ÿฆ” made of fruit to go with your literacy work. Thank you to your grown ups as well who are still doing an amazing job ๐Ÿ†at teaching you.

 

“In winter I get up at night,

And dress by yellow candle-light.

In summer quite the other way

I have to go to bed by day.”

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894)

 

It can be very annoying in the summer when you have to go to bed when the sun is still up! โ˜€๏ธ It is particularly hard to go to sleep ๐Ÿ˜ด on the longest day of the year. The longest day means that it is light from very early in the morning until very late at night. This day is called the summer solstice or midsummer and is on Saturday (20th June). Some people do not go to bed ๐Ÿ› at all on this night and instead stay up to welcome the sunrise ๐ŸŒ… and give thanks for its power and warmth.

 

One famous summer solstice celebration happens at Stonehenge, an ancient circle of standing stones in Salisbury in the West of England ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ . People meet at the stones to watch the sunrise and there is a lot of music ๐ŸŽถ and dancing. But because of the rules to keep us all safe, people won’t be able to do that this year. 

 

Mrs Guesdon has been waking up very early ๐Ÿฅฑ this week around 4.20am just before the sun rise. Not on purpose but because the birds ๐Ÿฆ are singing so loudly! This is called the dawn chorus, and although Mrs Guesdon doesn’t want to be up that early, it is beautiful to listen to through the open window ๐Ÿ˜Œ.

 

Have you ever watched the sun rise or heard the dawn chorus? ๐ŸŒ…๐ŸŽถ

 

We hope you have a lovely weekend; summer is here!

๐ŸŒˆMrs Guesdon, Mrs Wakeling and Mrs Adams ๐ŸŒˆ

 

Ps. Grown ups - English Heritage has a channel on YouTube and a lovely film called Sunrise at summer solstice 2019. There’s no talking just relaxing music and lovely pictures should you be interested in looking. 

Fathers’ Day
 

Hello boys and girls ๐Ÿ˜€
 

There’s a special day on Sunday - Fathers’ day. Each year we can celebrate our dads, grandads and any other important men in our lives and show them how much we care for them and thank them for all the wonderful things they do for us.

 

Each year growing up I made my dad a cup of tea and breakfast in bed, (my big sister had to help me when I was very little) and he always loved starting Father’s Day that way. My little girl can do this for her dad this year!

Now as I am older, I like to make my dad a special dinner, and I also make sure I make enough for all the other important men in my life.

 

What special things can you do for your dad this year to show him that he is special to you?
What other important men do you have in your lives? Step-dads, Grandads, Uncles?

 

There are some photos below, see if you can read some of it, or ask your grown up to help you. It talks about how Fathers’ day started and ways that we can thank the important men in our lives.

 

I have also added a template for a card you could make your dad - we made these in school this week and whilst it was a bit fiddly, the children had so much fun talking about their dads whilst they were making it. 
 

Have a great time this weekend making sure your dads know we are thankful for them.

 

Mrs Adams

Making ice lollies

 

Hello boys and girls ๐Ÿ˜€

 

As we have been painting lollies this week for literacy I thought it would be fun to try to make our own ice lollies at home .

 

You may have some moulds you can use, but if not you can use empty yoghurt pots like I did. This is a really fun activity to do with an adult to help you, my little girl loved helping me!

 

I have added some pictures as a guide to help you, remember you can use whichever fruit you like or have at home, we used strawberries ๐Ÿ“ as they are our favourite!

 

Have fun!

Mrs Adams

Wellbeing Wednesday 

 

Hello children ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป

 

Today we are going to learn how to be happy ๐Ÿ˜€ by discovering all the things we are grateful for, just like Agent Grateful ๐Ÿฆธ‍โ™€๏ธ. She is able to store these happy memories in her mind and recall them anytime she feels sad๐Ÿ˜ข.

 

First let’s think about what we are grateful for. Grateful means that we are thankful for something ๐Ÿ™.

 

 Get your talking toy ๐Ÿงธ and talk as a family about being grateful. Here are some ideas of things you can be grateful for that you could talk about:

 

๐Ÿ”นSomething someone did for you today.

๐Ÿ”นA person in your life you appreciate.

๐Ÿ”นAn activity you are grateful to be able to do.

๐Ÿ”นA skill or ability you have.

๐Ÿ”นAn item that you love.

๐Ÿ”นSomething that made you laugh.

 

Sometimes when we are sad ๐Ÿ˜ž it can be hard to think about or remember what we are grateful for. So if you would like to, you could make a gratitude tree. Use the leaf template ๐Ÿƒ or make one of your own. Write (or draw) 1 thing you are grateful for. Take a piece of string and tie it to your leaf. Create a gratitude tree by hanging your leaves from a twig or branch.

 

Anytime you are feeling sad, sit and read some of your leaves ๐Ÿƒ. It takes time and practice to learn this skill, so try looking through your gratitude leaves every day. Remembering what we are grateful for is a good way to start or end the day ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป. 

 

Mrs Guesdon ๐ŸŒˆ

 

Ps. Grown ups - you could do the same idea with a gratitude jar by writing on post it notes and adding them to a large jam jar. 

Maths

 

Hello children ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป

 

Can you remember learning all about using ten frames when we were still at school? ๐Ÿค” ๐Ÿ’ญ We used stickers and stampers and you all got really good at using them to help us learn our number bonds to 10 ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป.

 

Day 2 this week is another chance to use the ten frames again. This time you will use them to add two numbers together though. Let me show you how๐Ÿ‘ฉ‍๐Ÿซ.

 

7+6=?

 

I am going to put 7 into my ten frame, like this:

๐ŸŸข

๐ŸŸข

๐ŸŸข

๐ŸŸข

๐ŸŸข

๐ŸŸข

๐ŸŸข

 

 

 

 

I now need to put 6 into my frame. I can see my frame still has some space in it, so I’m going to use that up first before I start a new frame. 

๐ŸŸข

๐ŸŸข

๐ŸŸข

๐ŸŸข

๐ŸŸข

๐ŸŸข

๐ŸŸข

๐Ÿ”ด

๐Ÿ”ด

๐Ÿ”ด

 

๐Ÿ”ด

๐Ÿ”ด

๐Ÿ”ด

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now I can see I have one whole ten frame. I don’t need to count the dots, because when it’s full I know there is 10. I can see I have 3 in the other frame. If I count on 3 more from 10 I get 13. 

 

So 7+6=13 โœ…

 

Day 4 looked so much fun ๐Ÿ˜„, I hope you will share some pictures with us on tapestry. 

 

Mrs Guesdon ๐ŸŒˆ

 

********************************

Dear Parents 

 

White rose week 8

Princess Mirror-Belle and the Dragon Pox

(I realise they have picked another girl focussed Princess book which is a bit disappointing as I don’t want any children to be put off so if you have any books on knights/castles please use those instead to get them into the theme. Please also be assured the activities do not focus too much on the Princess).

 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

 

REMEMBER the asterisked lessons * are the ones that will be taught in school if your child is attending. Please do not repeat these at home if your child is coming to school. There are 5 lessons available online should you want your child to do more than these suggested 3 lessons. You can do the lessons in any order. 

 

*Day 2* - adding more, revising ten frames. You will need ten frames https://content.twinkl.co.uk/resource/91/c6/t-n-2544655-blank-ten-frame-activity-sheet.pdf?__token__=exp=1591906517~acl=%2Fresource%2F91%2Fc6%2Ft-n-2544655-blank-ten-frame-activity-sheet.pdf%2A~hmac=b9c9df3ea460fcb69c4726816e612600af8312bce0c9e9862491952330057686

*Day 3* - counting to 20 (no extra resources) 

Day 4- counting to 20, length, height and distance. You will need a toilet roll and a felt tip pen. 

 

Literacy Talk 4 Writing โœ๏ธ Wk bg 15.06.20

Dear Parents, Children and Staff,

https://www.talk4writing.com/covid-19/

More detailed information about this week’s Literacy focus
Literacy Talk for Writing - Pages 11-18 and phonics ur and ow.

Home learning either 11-18 non returners, or for those attending school pages 11,15,16 and 17.
At school we will cover pages 12, 13, 14 and 18 from Talk for Writing. If your child is a non returner at the moment then please try to complete these activities too.


At home - page 11 is all about ordering a story using the events of a toy, by firstly talking about and sticking the photographs of your child’s toy/story along the piece of string. You might like to use numbers to order these events starting with 1 and also to draw some lines for your children to write a word, phrase or sentence about each part of the story depending on their ability. We would encourage talking about each part of their story narrative by discussing each picture and use the language of time. Please try to use adverbs of time to support the learning of the chronological order of a story, as an example the first sentence might start with the word first, then the next picture/sentence might start with the word next, followed by later or then and ending with the word finally. It’s important to explain in simple terms that finally means the last event in the story. 

Pg 15 is where your child will begin to learn the meaning of verbs and how to write their letters using a multi sensory approach. This tracing of letters and words through flour, or sand helps your child to learn the letter shapes and sounds through play. Explain that all these words are actions and see if your child can think of others that they like to do.

To further develop the fine motor skills needed to write, there is a making a fruit hedgehog activity. Spend time reading Bee’s letter and the instructions, show your child the list of what is needed and discuss why the numbers help us to follow instructions in order. Encourage your child to help you find the equipment and resources ready to follow each instruction together, refer back to the letter so that you read aloud each step together. This way your child will be introduced to instructional writing long before they ever have to write their own. 

Please encourage your child to make the hedgehog themselves once you have explained and/or modelled how to attach the fruit using the cocktail sticks. This will really help your child to develop the muscles and precision needed to write, it’s also a lot of fun too. This will mean you may need to buy cocktail sticks and a potato and a little additional fruit this week. See page 16 for ideas but by all means use what you have in, as an orange could take the place of the potato etc...If you have the time and your child is not attending school please feel free to cover the other activities. 

Page 12 is about the children learning to perform and enjoy a poem. For your information, this poem has 4 verses and uses rhyme to help create rhythm. Have fun with your child reading the poem aloud together and clapping. Discuss and perhaps underline, or talk about where there are rhyming words and repeated spelling patterns in the poem.

Page 13 
This is an activity for a finger painting of a lolly using rainbow colours, this will take the children some time and develop their listening and copying skills as well as their physical and visual skills too. 

Page 14 is a frame where the children can either work straight away to finger paint their lolly, or they could cut, glue and stick their artwork onto the frame afterwards. They may enjoy painting,colouring or decorating the frame using a range of other materials too.

Page 18
This is a lovely activity to share or encourage learning outside. It encourages the children to look closely at the natural world and to use and develop their understanding of non primary colours. As previously mentioned, they love a clipboard for these sorts of activities. They love ticking things too and there is an opportunity for your child to write too in the last box. Your child might enjoy using a pen for a change to motivate writing. Please encourage your child to sound out words when writing. 

Phonics ur and ow.

In our phonics lessons we will revisit all tricky words, revise all phase 3 sounds and revise the digraphs ur and ow this week. These sounds/phonemes use 2 letters to create 1 sound. We will use the usual online resources and teaching format and hopefully some of the outside games if the weather improves again. Remember to look back through the previous Tapestry videos for ideas to help you. 

Ideas to help you teach the sounds, teach 1 sound at a time but revisit it throughout the day/week. Recap previous sounds taught at the beginning of each session but do it quickly perhaps using flash cards or an online game or song. Encourage the children to use their senses so use visual (what they can see) auditory (what they can hear) and to move while learning. So if singing, let your child stand, clap and dance if they want to. Encourage the writing of the sound and model how to write it. We play games where we write it on the carpet with our fingers, in the air as big as we can, with water or chalk outside etc...We also say the sound in a whisper or shout it as loud as possible, quickly, slowly etc...

Use the sound in real words and model and encourage the reading of these words, praise your child if they make attempts. Start off with simple words and try to develop the learning by then using longer words to segment and read. Build up to reading sentences that use the word or even better several of the recently taught sounds. Encourage your child to write the sound, words using the sound and a sentence using the sound too.

Top tips, find objects or every day things that use the sound. Explain the meaning of trickier words. Play games that use the sound, for example matching pictures to sounds etc. Always use lower case letters at first until your child is more confident. Ur comes at the beginning or middle of words and er is the same sound and action (hands moving in a rolling action) but comes at the end.


Suggested words using this week’s  phonemes: ur turn, curl, burger and urgent.

 ow - now, cow, howl and crown.

Suggested sentences.

The queen has a purple crown and a long cloak.
Can you eat a burger and chips on Mondays?

Our children love Discovery espresso and Geraldine Giraffe, most of them love using whiteboards, chalk and paint. Colouring in pictures using the sounds can be popular or spotting it in other games. Why not make a crown or colour in other pictures with words that use this week’s focus phonemes. The children also love painting the sounds using water and brushes too.


Key Worker Children 

Please practise sentence writing by writing a letter to Mavis Mouse telling her what you have been up to, or where you would take your favourite toy (see page 10 and 11 for the original story idea and a mapping document if that helps generate some ideas).

Then borrow the magnetic pen boards from Reception/EYFS and try to draw your toy, a rainbow or a heart. 

Handwriting/introduce phonics
Use the following phonemes and words for your handwriting (please focus on lower case letters): ur turn burger ow now crown. For your information the ur sound is found at the beginning, or middle of words and the other er sound is found at the end. 
Use Geraldine Giraffe phoneme videos to support the learning of the phonics if you have the time but there is no pressure as this will be visited in class and on the home learning. 

Please practise the trickier words using the You tube Tricky word song phase 3 and encourage the children to stand up and move to the music. Similarly please using a counting aloud to 20, then 30 song if you can too. The children also love the 100 square splat screen activities found on Primary resources. 

Have a great week everyone,

Mrs.W.

Overview week 8 
 

LITERACY

Dear Parents and Children,

Literacy Talk for Writing - Pages 11-18 

At school we will do pages 12, 13 and 18 from Talk for Writing.

Home learning 
At home please focus on pages 11, 15 and making a fruit hedgehog, this will mean you may need to buy cocktail sticks and a potato and a little additional fruit this week. See page 16 for ideas but by all means use what you have in as an orange could take the place of the potato etc...If you have the time and your child is not attending school please feel free to cover the other activities. 

In our phonics lessons we will revisit all tricky words, revise all phase 3 sounds and revise ur and ow this week. We will use the usual online resources and teaching format and hopefully some of the outside games if the weather improves again. Remember to look back through the previous Tapestry videos for ideas to help you. 

Key Worker Children 

Please practise sentence writing by writing a letter to Mavis Mouse telling her what you have been up to, or where you would take your favourite toy (see page 10 and 11 for the original story idea and a mapping document if that helps generate some ideas).

Then borrow the magnetic pen boards and try to draw your toy, a rainbow or a heart. 

Handwriting/introduce phonics
Use the following phonemes and words for your handwriting (please focus on lower case letters): ur turn burger ow now crown. For your information the ur sound is found at the beginning, or middle of words and the other er sound is found at the end. 
Use Geraldine Giraffe phoneme videos to support the learning of the phonics if you have the time but there is no pressure as this will be visited in class and on the home learning. 

Please practise the trickier words using the You tube Tricky word song phase 3 and encourage the children to stand up and move to the music. Similarly please using a counting aloud to 20, then 30 song if you can too. The children also love the 100 square splat screen activities found on Primary resources. 

Have a great week everyone,

Mrs.W.

 

MATHS
White rose week 8
Princess Mirror-Belle and the Dragon Pox
(I realise they have picked another girl focussed Princess book which is a bit disappointing as I don’t want any children to be put off so if you have any books on knights/castles please use those instead to get them into the theme. Please also be assured the activities do not focus too much on the Princess).

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

REMEMBER the asterisked lessons * are the ones that will be taught in school if your child is attending. Please do not repeat these at home if your child is coming to school. There are 5 lessons available online should you want your child to do more than these suggested 3 lessons. You can do the lessons in any order. 

*Day 2* - adding more, revising ten frames. You will need ten frames https://content.twinkl.co.uk/resource/91/c6/t-n-2544655-blank-ten-frame-activity-sheet.pdf?__token__=exp=1591906517~acl=%2Fresource%2F91%2Fc6%2Ft-n-2544655-blank-ten-frame-activity-sheet.pdf%2A~hmac=b9c9df3ea460fcb69c4726816e612600af8312bce0c9e9862491952330057686
*Day 3* - counting to 20 (no extra resources) 
Day 4- counting to 20, length, height and distance. You will need a toilet roll and a felt tip pen. 

 

WELLBEING WEDNESDAY 
Agent Grateful - Learn the superpower of gratitude and how it can change our perspective on things. Optional activity resources = green paper to cut out leaf shapes or printed leaf template, string and a large twig/small branch. 

 

UNDERSTANDING THE WORLD 
*Father’s Day*
Making ice lollies
(Resources TBC ASAP)

Top