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Welcome back to the Summer Term! We hope that you are all well and are staying safe. Hopefully, it won't be too long before we are all back together in school.

Meanwhile, you can head over to the Learn page where you will find daily activities for Reading, Writing, Maths, Phonics and other subjects that you can support your child with and upload the work for us to see. You can also continue to share work and news on your child's Tapestry journal if you wish. The Show and Tell page is a great place to share the lovely news and activities that are happening away from learning. 

Below you will see some of the super work that is going on in homes. Just click on the images to enlarge. Thank you to all the grown ups who are helping to support the children during this strange time. 

Our theme this term is 'Out and About'. Although we are a little restricted in being to get out and about we have still been able to learn lots about the world around us. 

Our text for the first 2 weeks is We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen. We have performed verses from the story and created our own verses substituting the setting with our own ideas. We have been learning positional language and created our own obstacle courses, with maps, for others to follow.  We have developed our knowledge and understanding of transport and journeys and what to do if we get lost. We have also been exploring and discussing differences and similarities between our homes and those around the world and trying to identify where those countries are on a world map.

Are you ready to go on a bear hunt? Some of the Wrens are. Take a look to see what they are taking in their back packs.

Continuing with our, We're Going on a Bear Hunt as a stimulus, Wrens were asked to consider a different creature that they might go on a hunt for.

Wrens could choose to either paint or build a vehicle and label it. They also were asked to think of different vehicles and where they would be seen.

Take a look at some of our obstacle courses. Could you complete it or create one yourself?

Some of the Wrens created their own setting for a verse of our take on We're Going on a Bear Hunt.

Our version is entitled:

Wrens Are Going on a Bear Hunt

Whilst your child is not with us in school, we would ask that any home learning that takes place is recorded (where possible) on your child's learning journal - Tapestry. If you click on the Tapestry logo above you will be taken straight to the log in page. I look forward to seeing what the wonderful Wrens have been doing.

 

Useful websites

We love hearing about websites that parents have found useful to support their child's learning. Two websites that have been recommended recently are: Teach Your Monster to Read and Hungry Little Minds. Click on the names of the websites to take you to each web page.

 

Home Learning Weekly Timetable Week 2

Week beginning 30.03,20 Monday Tuesday Wednesday  Thursday Friday
Reading

Oxford Owl on-line

Choose a book to read to an adult.

Tricky word challenge: Practise Phase 2 tricky words. How quickly can you read them?

Play Tricky Word Trucks (choose Phase 2 words) at:

https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/

username: march20                password: home

Oxford Owl on-line

Choose a book to read to an adult.

Tricky word challenge: Practise Phase 2 tricky words. How quickly can you read them? Can you beat yesterday's time? If you read them all correctly move on to Phase 3 tricky words.

https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/

username: march20                password: home

Oxford Owl on-line

Choose a book to read to an adult.

Tricky word challenge: Practise Phase 2 tricky words. How quickly can you read them? Can you beat yesterday's time? If you read them all correctly move on to Phase 3 tricky words. If you have read all of these correctly try spelling them Phase 2 and 3 words. Remember to use letter names when spelling them.

https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/

username: march20                password: home

Oxford Owl on-line

Choose a book to read to an adult.

Tricky word challenge: Continue with the tricky word challenge. 

https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/

username: march20                password: home

Oxford Owl on-line

Choose a book to read to an adult.

Tricky word challenge: Continue with the tricky word challenge. 

https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/

username: march20                password: home

You should now be really secure with recognising and spelling Phase 2 tricky words. If not keep practising. 

If you have moved on to Phase 3 keep practising Phase 2 as well. Regular practise will help to secure those tricky words.

English

Phonics

Sing the alphabet song to the tune of 'The Grand Old Duke of York'

Practise your phoneme cards in your wallet as flashcards. Continue from last week. If there are any phonemes that you are not secure with keep practising those. Substitute those phonemes that are secure with digraphs:

sh  ch  th  ng

Don't be tempted to skip the phonemes. Now is the time to ensure that they are secure.

Make and read 3 and 4 letter words using these sounds with those from last week. Click here for suggested words and for writing task below.

Writing task

Continue practising your name using the correct letter formation.

Simple sentence writing task. 

Phonics

Practise your phoneme cards in your wallet as flashcards. If there are any phonemes that you are not secure with keep practising those. Substitute those phonemes that are secure with digraphs and trigraph:

ai  ee  igh  oa

Don't be tempted to skip the phonemes. Now is the time to ensure that they are secure.

Make and read 3 and 4 letter words using these sounds with those from last week. Click here for suggested words and for writing task below.

Writing task

Continue practising your name using the correct letter formation.

Simple sentence writing task. 

Phonics

Sing the alphabet song to the tune of 'The Grand Old Duke of York'

Practise your phoneme cards in your wallet as flashcards. If there are any phonemes that you are not secure with keep practising those. Substitute those phonemes that are secure with digraphs:

oo (long sound as in zoo, short sound as in look)  ar  or

Don't be tempted to skip the phonemes. Now is the time to ensure that they are secure.

Make and read 3 and 4 letter words using these sounds with those from last week. Click here for suggested words and for writing task below.

Writing task

Continue practising your name using the correct letter formation.

Simple sentence writing task. 

Phonics

Sing the alphabet song to the tune of 'The Grand Old Duke of York'

Practise your phoneme cards in your wallet as flashcards. If there are any phonemes that you are not secure with keep practising those. Substitute those phonemes that are secure with digraphs:

ur  ow  oi

Don't be tempted to skip the phonemes. Now is the time to ensure that they are secure.

Make and read 3 and 4 letter words using these sounds with those from last week. Click here for suggested words and for writing task below.

Writing task

Continue practising your name using the correct letter formation.

Simple sentence writing task. 

Phonics

Practise your phoneme cards in your wallet as flashcards. If there are any phonemes that you are not secure with keep practising those. Substitute those phonemes that are secure with trigraphs and digraph:

ear   air  ure   er

Don't be tempted to skip the phonemes. Now is the time to ensure that they are secure.

Make and read 3 and 4 letter words using these sounds with those from last week. Click here for suggested words and for writing task below.

Writing task

Continue practising your name using the correct letter formation.

Simple sentence writing task.

Over the Easter holidays, keep practising these activities to really secure your understanding of how to write a simple sentence. I look forward to seeing your efforts on Tapestry.

Maths

Objective: comparing numbers to 10 using the language same as, more than, fewer than

Listen and watch the story Cockatoos by Quentin Blake

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSrJsc8NiWM

Re-watch it and try to spot and count the cockatoos on each page. Compare pictures from different pages.

Play skittles outdoors. Make your own with plastic bottles half filled with water. How many skittles can you knock down each time? Dd you knock down more or fewer than last time?

 

Objective: comparing numbers to 10 using the language same as, more than, fewer than

Make a collection of 10 items to sort in different ways, Compare the quantity in each set. Can you find a set with more than this one? Can you find 2 sets with the same quantity?

Exploring possibilities - you will need 2 dice. If you don't  have 2 dice then draw 2 sets of each face of a dice. 

You rolled 2 dice and scored 10. Mummy scores less than you. One of Mummy's dice shows 5 spots. What other number could Mummy have rolled? Is there more than 1 answer? Are there any numbers that Mummy could not have rolled? 

Objective: to introduce number bonds to 10

Watch Numberblocks using

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ccyc7-HoLoA

Click here for activity sheet.

 

Objective: to introduce number bonds to 10

Continue with activity sheet from yesterday.

Objective: to introduce number bonds to 10

Easter Bunny Ear bonds

This is similar to 'Fishy Fingers' that we played last week. Play in pairs with hands above your heads -  like bunny ears. Player 1 puts a number of fingers up eg 6, and Player 2 has to show the correct number of fingers ie 4, to make 10.

Foundation Subject

Knowledge and Understanding of the World

Make a weather chart and record the weather for a week. Write the days of the week on the chart and each day draw a picture to show the
weather for that day. How many different types of weather did you have?

Physical Development

For a bit of fun try:

https://family.gonoodle.com/activities/chicken-dance

There are lots of different dance and movement activities on this site. Enjoy!

 

Music

Having explored lots of different materials around your home last week, we will continue on the theme of materials. However, this week you are going to use your knowledge of materials to create your own instruments! Think metal pots and pans and wooden spoons, plastic containers and metal spoons....

For more ideas watch 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/bring-the-noise/found-sounds/z7k847h

Knowledge and Understanding of the World & EAD

Do you know all of the colours in a
rainbow? - red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet. Go on a rainbow hunt in your home or on a walk. See if you can find
something for each colour of the rainbow. When you have finished, try to draw your own rainbow using all the colours.

Display this in your window for passers by to see.

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Easter: Salvation

Click here for the activities.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kht2SR8P0ko 

Click here for the Easter story powerpoint

Home Learning Weekly Timetable Week 1

Week beginning 23.03,20 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Reading

Oxford Owl on-line

Choose a book to read to an adult.

Oxford Owl on-line

Choose a book to read to an adult.

Oxford Owl on-line

Choose a book to read to an adult.

Oxford Owl on-line

Choose a book to read to an adult.

Oxford Owl on-line

Choose a book to read to an adult.

English

Phonics

Sing the alphabet song to the tune of 'The Grand Old Duke of York'

Practise your phoneme cards in your wallet as flashcards. Start with:              s a t p i.

If you are confident with them begin substituting the graphemes with:         n m d 

Don't be tempted to skip the phonemes. Now is the time to ensure that they are secure.

 

Writing task

Use the name card provided at the beginning of the year to help write your name using the correct letter formation.

 

Phonics

Practise your phoneme cards in your wallet as flashcards. Continue from yesterday and substitute known graphemes with:                                         g o c k  ck

Don't be tempted to skip the phonemes. Now is the time to ensure that they are secure.

Play Buried Treasure to practise blending for reading using

www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ 

 

Select the set of sounds that your child is working confidently with.

 

Writing task

Use the name card provided at the beginning of the year to help write your name using the correct letter formation.

Phonics

Sing the alphabet song to the tune of 'The Grand Old Duke of York'

Practise your phoneme cards in your wallet as flashcards. Continue from yesterday and substitute known graphemes with:                                      e u r h

Don't be tempted to skip the phonemes. Now is the time to ensure that they are secure.

 

Writing task

Use the name card provided at the beginning of the year to help write your name using the correct letter formation. 

 

Phonics

Practise your phoneme cards in your wallet as flashcards. Continue from yesterday and substitute known graphemes with:                                        b f ff l ll ss

Don't be tempted to skip the phonemes. Now is the time to ensure that they are secure.

Play Buried Treasure to practise blending for reading using

www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ 

 

Select the set of sounds that your child is working confidently with.

 

Writing task

Use the name card provided at the beginning of the year to help write your name using the correct letter formation. 

Phonics

Sing the alphabet song to the tune of 'The Grand Old Duke of York'

Practise your phoneme cards in your wallet as flashcards. Continue from yesterday and substitute known graphemes with:                                       j v w x y z zz qu

Don't be tempted to skip the phonemes. Now is the time to ensure that they are secure.

 

Writing task

Use the name card provided at the beginning of the year to help write your name using the correct letter formation..

 

  

Maths

Objective: Counting to 9 and 10

Watch Numberblocks using

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22l9I44rgic

Practise using the stem sentence 'I can see 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 flowers, cups, forks' etc when pointing  and counting objects.

From a starting line take 9 giant steps, 9 tiny steps, 9 jumps, 9 tiptoes etc. How can you travel the furthest/shortest distance?

 

Objective: Counting to 9 and 10

Practise using the stem sentence 'I can see 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 flowers, cups, forks' etc when pointing  and counting objects.

Draw attention to the shape of Numberblock 9 as 3 groups of 3 blocks.                         

Play noughts and crosses to try to achieve 3 in  a row.

 

 

 

Objective: Counting to 9 and 10

Watch Numberblocks using

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0oEZc2Deeqc

Practise using the stem sentence 'I can see 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9, 10 flowers, cups, forks' etc when pointing  and counting objects.

Count by rote to 10 using fingers to represent each number. When you get to 5 'flash' the 5 fingers and when you say 10 put them in your head and close up all of your fingers. Count from 10 to 0 repeating the actions in reverse.

Objective: Counting to 9 and 10

Practise using the stem sentence 'I can see 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9, 10 flowers, cups, forks' etc when pointing  and counting objects.

Quick fire - 'show me 4, 6 10 fingers'. Do we have to count the number of fingers each time? eg 6 is 5 and 1 more

Draw or create a hopscotch and learn how to play.

Objective: Counting to 9 and 10

Play 'fishy fingers' - Two players face each other and after both chanting ‘fishy, fishy fingers (in the same way as you would if playing ‘rock, paper, scissors) both hold up some fingers on one hand, keeping the other hand behind your back. The first player to say the total of the fingers shown wins a point. First to 5 points wins.

 

Make a number book or collection of objects, photos, drawings to represent numbers 1 -10. 

Foundation Subject

Knowledge and Understanding of the World

Children know the properties of some
materials and can suggest some of the
purposes they are used for.

Click here for task

Knowledge and Understanding of the World

Children know the properties of some
materials and can suggest some of the
purposes they are used for.

Task continued from yesterday

Knowledge and Understanding of the World

Children know the properties of some
materials and can suggest some of the
purposes they are used for.

Task continued 

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Easter: Salvation

To know that Christians remember Jesus’ last week  

Read through the story of Palm Sunday. Click here.

RE

Easter: Salvation

To know that Christians remember Jesus’ last week  

Use a long thin strip of paper to make your own palm cross.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILpBY4Qt2Wg

 

Children are to complete 15 minutes each of  Reading, maths, and English every day.  The Foundation subject task will vary in how much time is required to complete it.

Click on the Oxford Owl image below to take you to the Oxford Owl homepage. Click on the class login tab. Use the username wrens20 and password wrens20 to access hundreds of on-line books.

Shared home learning

We thought that as the weather begins to brighten, you might like to try some of the outdoor activities that you will see listed below. We would love to see your shared learning experiences and so please add them to your child's Tapestry Learning Journal. We hope you enjoy the activities.

 

Wrens enjoyed dressing up for World Book Day. Thank you to parents and guardians for your efforts in creating fabulous costumes!

'Stop, drop and read' in some unusual places!

We hope that you enjoy just a taste of some of the experiences that Wrens have had during their first term at Bemerton.

Autumn Term 1 - Marvellous Me!

What a fantastic first week we have had together. The children have been busy exploring their new environment and getting to know each other. This term focuses on us as unique individuals and our place within our class, school and the wider community. We are looking forward to lots of lovely shared learning experiences and will be keeping you updated through this page.

Click here for the Autumn term overview.

Click here to read our first newsletter.

Our timetable can be viewed here. However, due to the nature of Early Years sometimes things happen unexpectedly and our learning can be different to what is timetabled! 

 

 Parent information session - Thursday 12th September

 Thank you to all parents, Grandparents and other relatives who attended the information session on Thursday. We hope that you found it useful and, as promised, the suggestions for how to support your child in their early language and maths learning can be found here. Should you have any questions or concerns please do come and have a chat.

 

Wednesday 25th September - The Bridge Youth Project

This term our focus for our RE learning is 'Creation'.  The Bridge Youth project visited us on Wednesday to immerse the children in the story of the Creation. The children listened to the story, produced artwork and sang songs.

Tuesday 22nd September - Nursery Rhyme Day

WOW! WOW! WOW! The Wrens performed amazingly today in their costumes to so many parents, grandparents and other relatives. 

Thank you so much to the family members who helped to create the costumes and take time to support the children in ensuring that they were ready to stand up on their own and in small groups to perform to a large audience. We hope that you are as proud of them as we are.