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Croeso!  Welcome to the Class Page of the Butterflies!  We are extremely busy ... and undertake lots of challenging, but exciting tasks.  We help the grown ups in our class to plan our learning and we work really hard!  At the start of the academic year parents received Butterfly Class Handbooks.  If you require an extra copy of this document, please do not hesitate to ask!  Additionally, please go over to Class Dojo, where we regularly update our Class Stories.  Thank you!

Home Learning:

Detailed Lessons will be posted on Class Dojo … so please head over there for updates!

 

Week One:

Nursery ...

Monday:

Task 1:  Have a go at some writing patterns!

Task 2:  Create a rainbow picture to attach to your window!

Tuesday:

Task 1:  Have a go at counting objects around the home!

Task 2:  Illustrate or talk about something that is special to you!

Wednesday:

Task 1:  Have a go at forming some of the letters in your name!  Can you write your name?

Task 2:  Create your own rainbow fish!

Thursday: 

Task 1:  Have a go at forming some numbers and continue with the counting! 

Task 2:  Go on a colours scavenger hunt and create lots of groups of colours!

Friday: 

Task 1:  Create some letters in dough, shaving foam or use nature to form letters (creating letters out of sticks!

Task 2:  Weekly life skills challenge.  Can you help grown up to make the bed?  Set the table?  What have you been doing to help?

 

Week One:

Reception ...

Monday:

Task 1:  Have a go at some writing patterns or cursive letter formation!

Task 2:  Have a go at writing numbers to twenty!

Task 3:  Create a rainbow picture to attach to your window!

Tuesday:

Task 1:  Cursive Letter formation and Phase Two Letters and Sounds PowerPoints.

Task 2:  Comparing numbers and identifying the greatest number.  Independent recording.

Task 3:  Illustrate or talk about something that is special to you!

Wednesday:

Task 1:  Cursive Letter formation and Phase Two Letters and Sounds PowerPoints; including blending and tricky words.

Task 2:  Adding 1 (up to twenty).

Task 3:  Create your own rainbow fish!

Thursday: 

Task 1:   Cursive Letter formation and Phase Two Letters and Sounds PowerPoints; including blending and tricky words.  How many tricky words can you recognise and record?

Task 2:  Subtracting 1 (up to 20)

Task 3:  Go on a colours scavenger hunt and create lots of groups of colours!

Friday: 

Task 1:  Revision of skills:  Initial sounds, blending or tricky words.  What do you think your child has needed support with this week?  Please go over these skills again.

Task 2:  Revision of skills:  Counting, order values, identifying the greatest value, number recording, adding 1, subtracting 1.  What has your child needed support with this week?  Please go over these skills again.

Task 3:  Weekly life skills challenge.  Can you help grown up to make the bed?  Set the table?  What have you been doing to help?

 

Nursery and Reception:  Sharing ideas.  Can the children suggest any future tasks they would like to undertake?  

 

Thank you!

Week Two

 

Nursery:  

Monday:

Task 1:  Continue with number work and create number plaques.

Task 2:  Look at the rhyme Five Little Ducks.  Create duck inspired artwork and conduct research on ducks (YouTube, etc).

Tuesday:

Task 1:  Form the letters 's' and 'a'.  Find collections of objects beginning with this sound.  Can you form the letters?

Task 2:  Look at the rhyme Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear.  Talk about favourite cuddly toy, illustrate it, photograph it or film yourself talking about it.

Wednesday:  

Task 1:  Continue with number work and number plaques.

Task 2:  Look at the rhyme Old McDonald Had a Farm and create farm animal inspired artwork - a collage based on everyday items.

Thursday:

Task 1:  Form the letters 't' and 'p'.  Find collections of objects beginning with this sound.  Can you form the letters?  

Task 2:  Look at the rhyme Little Miss Muffet and undertake a bug hunt.

Friday: 

Task 1:  Revision of skills and life skills activity.

Task 2:  Children to create an Easter themed poster entitled 'What does Easter mean to me?'

 

Reception:

Monday:

Task 1:  Phonics - Phase two and three sounds, blending, high frequency words and tricky words.

Task 2:  Counting in tens and recording numbers in the correct order.

Task 3:  Learn the rhyme Ten Fat Sausages and help a grown up to safely prepare food.

Tuesday:

Task 1:  Phonics - Phase two and three sounds, blending, high frequency words and tricky words.

Task 2:  Number recognition, counting in fives and tens.

Task 3:  Learn the rhyme Yellow Butter, Purple Jelly and create a piece of art based on the Welsh vocabulary for colours.

Wednesday:

Task 1:  Phonics - Phase two and three sounds, blending, high frequency words and tricky words.

Task 2:  Prepositions (on, in, under etc).  Children to create a poster/image demonstrating the vocabulary.

Task 3:  Learn the rhyme The Grand Old Duke of York and create musical instruments using junk.

Thursday:

Task 1:  Phonics - Phase two and three sounds, blending, high frequency words and tricky words.

Task 2:  Counting in twos.

Task 3:  Learn the rhyme Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes and create a piece of artwork based n the Welsh vocabulary for the Welsh body parts.

Friday: 

Task 1:  Revision of skills introduced this week.

Task 2:  Life skills activity.

Task 2:  Children to create an Easter themed poster entitled 'What does Easter mean to me?'

Week Three:

Monday:  

Activity One: Letter Formation and phonics (ai sound).

Activity Two:  Coin recognition and matching.

Activity Three:  Children to view the book 'Seren's Seasons' and will create an illustration and a caption from the book.

Tuesday:

Activity One:  Letter Formation and phonics (ee sound).

Activity Two:  Coin recognition.

Activity Three:  Children to create a seasons wheel or poster, depicting the seasons.

Wednesday: 

Activity One:  Letter formation and phonics (igh sound). 

Activity Two:  Coin ordering tasks.

Activity Three:  Children to create a set of clothes to match each season.

Thursday:

Activity One:  Letter formation and phonics (oa sound).

Activity Two:  Counting collections of coins.

Activity Three:  View Spring PowerPoint and create a poster using natural resources,

Friday:

Activity One:  Letter formation and phonics (ai, ee, igh and oa revision reading book).

Activity Two:  Children to create their own shop in order to buy and sell items.

Activity Three:  Children to be photographers and photograph the signs of Spring in their immediate environment.

Here is the work for Week Four ...

 

Monday:

Activity One:  Letter formation and phonics (long oo sound).

Activity Two:  Time - Children to record their daily routine.

Activity Three:  Children to prepare a weather chart of journal for the week.

 

Tuesday:

Activity One:  Letter formation and phonics (short oo sound).

Activity Two:  Time - Children to create their own clock face.

Activity Three:  Children to prepare a piece of artwork that depicts their favourite type of weather.

 

Wednesday:

Activity One:  Letter formation and phonics (ar sound).

Activity Two:  Time - Children to look at o'clock time.

Activity Three:  Children to use the Welsh vocabulary for aspects of the weather to create a poster.

 

Thursday:

Activity One:  Letter formation and phonics (or sound)

Activity Two:  Time - Children to look at half past time.

Activity Three:  Children to think about the symbol of the rainbow and will create their own Elmer.

 

Friday:

Activity One:  Letter formation and phonics (revision of the sounds we have looked at this week).

Activity Two:  Time - Children to create a labelled clock face to go on display in their homes. 

Activity Three:  Children to talk about/photographs of any acts of kindness they have performed.  

 

Here is the work for week five:

Monday: 

Task One:  Letter formation and phonics (ur sound).

Task Two:  Children to identify a range of 2D shapes and create their own shapes by drawing around everyday objects.

 

Tuesday:

Task One:  Letter formation and phonics (ow sound).

Task Two:  Children to undertake a shape hunt in order to search for 2D shapes in their environment.

 

Wednesday:

Task One:  Letter formation and phonics (oi sound).

Task Two:  Children to create shape puppets to familiarise themselves with the 2D shapes and will begin to talk about their properties.

 

Thursday:

Task One:  Letter formation and phonics (ear sound).

Task Two:  Children to record the properties of shapes.  

 

Friday:

Task One: Letter formation and phonics (revision of the above sounds).

Task Two:  Children to create a book or poster to show what they know about 2D shapes.

 

Task Three will be undertaken throughout the week:  Children to research into VE day and will create some independent topic work based on their research (including craft work, cookery or planning a party!).

Here is the work for week six ...

 

Monday:

Activity One:  Letter formation and phonics (air sound).

Activity Two:  Children to identify a range of 3D shape; moving on to create their own cube using a net.

Activity Three:  Time capsule project - children to document their time at home using photographs, letters, fact files, art and craft work etc.

 

Tuesday: 

Activity One:  Letter formation and phonics (ure sound).

Activity Two:  Children to go on a 3D shape hunt; identifying the shapes of everyday objects.

Activity Three:  Children to continue with their Time capsule project.

 

Wednesday: 

Activity One:  Letter formation and phonics (er sound).

Activity Two:  Children to create shape puppets to familiarise themselves with the shapes and their properties.

Activity Three:  Children to continue with their time capsule project.

 

Thursday:

Activity One:  Letter formation and phonics revision of the above sounds.

Activity Two:  Children to identify the properties of shapes.

Activity Three:  Children to continue with their time capsule project. 

 

Friday:

Activity One:  Letter formation and phonics revision of the above sounds.

Activity Two:  Children to create a book or a poster entitled 2D and 3D shapes.

Activity Three:   Children to continue with their time capsule project.

Here is the work for Week Seven ...

 

This week is a revision week.  Please refine letter formation, go through independently writing words that contain the sounds we have looked at and undertake some Maths challenges.  Also, please continue with the Time Capsule project.  Have fun!

Here is the work for week eight ...

Monday:

Activity One:  Letter formation and phonics (recapping on oo, oo, ar and or).

Activity Two:  Children to explore the idea of symmetry and create symmetrical pictures.

 

Tuesday:

Activity One:  Letter formation and phonics (recapping on ur, ow, oi and ear).

Activity Two:  Children to identify symmetry in shapes.

 

Wednesday:  

Activity One:  Letter formation and phonics (recapping on air, ure and er).

Activity Two:  Children to use nature or household objects in order to create a symmetrical image. 

 

Thursday:

Activity One:  Letter formation and phonics (recapping on all Level Three sounds).

Activity Two:  Children to go on a symmetry hunt; identifying objects that are symmetrical.  

 

Activity Three:  Children to undertake a Keeping Healthy topic for the week.  

 

 

Here is the work for Week Nine …

 Monday:  

Calls to parents

Tuesday:

Activity One:  Letter formation and phonics (air, ear, igh, ure recap).

Activity Two:  Children to be introduced to the concept of capacity and will look at full, half full and empty.

Wednesday:

Activity One:  Letter formation and phonics (air, ear, igh, ure recap).

Activity Two:  Children to complete a capacity quiz and continue with the challenges.

Thursday:

Activity One:  Letter formation and phonics (air, ear, igh, ure recap).

Activity Two:  Children to look at the concepts of ‘more’ and ‘less than’. 

Friday:

Activity One:  Letter formation and phonics (air, ear, igh, ure recap).

Activity Two:  Children to experiment with capacity concepts; by creating potions.

 

Activity Three (throughout the week):  Keeping Healthy Project.

 

Here is the work for week ten ...

 

Monday:

Activity One: Letter formation and phonics (tricky words and blending with j, v, w and x).

Activity Two:   Investigating the concept of long and short.  

Tuesday:

Activity One:  Letter formation and phonics (letter names, upper case letters and blending with j, v, w and x).

Activity Two:  Non-standard units to measure length.

Wednesday:

Activity One:   Letter formation and phonics (blending and ch, sh, th and ng).

Activity Two:  How to use a ruler and drawing and measuring lines.  

Thursday:

Activity One:  Letter formation and phonics (blending and ch, sh, th and ng).

Activity Two:  Length challenges.

Friday:  Contacting pupils.  

 

For this week, Activity Three will be a project about friendship and feelings.   

 

 

Week Eleven:

This week, parents can work independently on ...

Letters and Sounds revision

Mass

Amazing Animals

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