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Early Years Online Learning

Welcome to the Early Years Online Learning    

 Dear Early Years children and parents,

We are sad that we cannot see you in school at the moment but in order for you to carry on learning at home we are planning lots of activities for you to have a go at. Our weekly planning will be posted below, including useful links for you to use. 

In addition, we will be using Seesaw to post story time sessions and to share a range of learning that you can then show us. In order to help you with new learning in phonics and Mathematics we will also upload short videos made by us.

We really appreciate how difficult it can be to juggle everything when learning at home and we value all of your efforts and achievements. Keep going and please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions or if you need any support.

Please visit our Early Years page for all other curriculum over views and year group information. 

We are providing a variety of activities from across the curriculum which we would have been teaching in school. Our activities are engaging and varied in their approach including; online, active, outdoor, indoor and written. 

Our learning is led by the interests of the children which we gather at regular points in the term. This will be the  starting point for our Literacy planning and for other areas of the Early Years curriculum. Maths follows the developmental progression leading towards the end of year assessment statements.

If you have any questions about online learning or you would like to contact us directly please email:

 a.shepherd@emsworth.hants.sch.uk

 c.mingo@emsworth.hants.sch.uk 

Spring 2 Week 1- week beginning Monday 22nd February 2021-Space

Phonics

Monday

Phase 3- Introduce ure and er 

Please watch Seesaw video on how to teach digraphs.

 

 Can you think of words that begin with these sounds?

 Access free games on phonic website Phonics Play

 

Write new sounds and revisit phase 2.

Quick Write-Write the sounds as someone calls them out.

 

Always revisit previous sounds as they can easily be forgotten!

Revisit from this Phase-j,v,w,x,y,z,zz,qu,ch,sh,th,ng,ai,ee,igh,oa,oo,ar,or,ur,ow,or,ear,air

 

Tuesday

Focus on 'ure' words.

 Read and write words from this list.

cure

pure

sure

lure

manure

Wednesday

Focus on 'er' words.

 Read and write words from this list.

letter

hammer

boxer

better

summer

banner

ladder

dinner

 

Challenge sentences

Write a simple sentence including words that contain the sounds of the week.

 

I am sure it is summer

Manure is good for the garden

Dad went up the ladder

Mum sent a letter

 

Feel free to make up your own but only containing the sounds and tricky words covered so far.

 

This is a challenge and if your child struggles at this time, model how to sound out the words and you write it for them. We will continue this type of activity, as it is important to apply sounds to writing full sentences.

 

PhonicsPlay offers a range of activities to support phonic learning. It is important to only select phase 2 for revision and phase 3 sounds covered so far.

Phase 2Phase 3

Thursday

Revision of Phase 3

Please do not worry if your child does not remember all of the Phase 3 digraphs and trigraphs as we will build in lots of opportunities to revise. For the rest of this week you can spend some time playing different games and activities related to all of the Phase 3 sounds.

 

 

Bingo

Make your own bingo board (you can find them online as well) by dividing a piece of paper into 6.Write a different Phase 3 sound in each box .Call out the sounds, at random, and get your child to put their finger or a small toy on the sound that you call. You can repeat this game to help them recognise the sounds more quickly and change the sounds so that you gradually cover them all. Here is an example to show you.

 

Friday

We’re Going on a Sound Hunt

 

Cut up small squares of paper and write a sound on each one. Use the Phase 3 mat to help you remember them all.

 

Place the letter cards that you have made around the room or house and ask you child to go on a hunt for them. Each time they find one they have to tell you the sound. This can be played numerous times and you can adapt it by reducing or increasing the number of cards that you play with at any one time.

Have fun!

Literacy

For the next 2 weeks we are going to be thinking about Space. We will look at a mixture of fiction and non-fiction books and use a variety of clips from the internet to support our learning. There are so many great stories to share and here is a selection of books that are popular. You can look these up online and share them with your child.

Monday

 

Whatever Next!

Join in
Watch again allowing children to join in with words they might remember such as WHOOSH! BUMP! Or ‘Whatever next!’

Tell the story
Encourage children to tell the story in their own words using the illustrations to help them. You might find they include some phrases from the story.

Talk about the story
Share your favourite part and talk about why you it. Encourage children to ask any questions they might have about the story. You could add one or two questions as well, for example do children think Baby Bear really went to the moon?

Story Play

With your help children can imagine they are Baby Bear on his journey to the moon. Find a big cardboard box or plastic storage container for the rocket and gather ‘space boots’ and a helmet, a favourite toy and supplies for the journey. Encourage children to tell you what they saw on their journey. You could encourage some 'hot seating' by pretending to take on the part of the character of baby bear. You can use some of the questions below.

 

Have a moon picnic

Set out a picnic tea on a blanket for your child, just like baby bear on the moon.

Tuesday

Make a picture from the story

Give children a large piece of paper and crayons to draw a picture from the story. Add a sentence to explain the picture using your phonics, tricky words, finger spaces. 

Here is a word mat from the story to help with vocabulary.

Wednesday

 

Read Aloud

Aliens look very different from us. Look at some images from the story or you can use these below. Use a wide range of vocabulary to describe each one. Try to be as descriptive as possible.

Now create your own alien. You can use crayons, pens or whatever you like! When your alien is finished can you describe it to someone in your family? You can show us your funny alien on Seesaw.

Thursday

Amazingly, a letter dropped onto the school playground this morning and we opened it. This is what it said.

Hello Children!

My name is Spork. I live on the planet Twink. I travelled in my spaceship to fly over Emsworth to see if I could see your school. I would love to find out all about you and your school e.g. How old are you? What do you like to do? What do you play with?

Can you draw me some pictures and answer my questions?

Thank you children, I look forward to learning all about you.

Love from,

Spork

 

 

Hope you can help Spork -show us what you draw and write on Seesaw.

Friday

From the story we know that aliens love underpants but what do you love? Talk about some ideas with someone in your family. You could get someone to draw a big heart on a piece of paper and you can then draw and write inside it. Let us know what you love by uploading a picture to Seesaw.

 

Mathematics

Over the next couple of weeks we will be thinking about our numbers 11-20.

We will think about a number each day and carry out some activities to help us to get to know these numbers really well.

Monday

The number 11.

Can you count forwards and backwards from 11?

Gather a collection of 11. Arrange the objects as a group of 10 and some more.

How do you write the numeral 11?

Can you draw 11 dots?

Can you find the number 11 on a number line?

What numbers are either side of the number 11?

 

Watch the weight video on Seesaw

Heavy and Light

Heavier or Lighter?

Find some objects from around your house. Hold one item in each hand and then hold your arms out so you look like a balance scale. Decide which object is heavier and which is lighter. Then, bend to the heavier side like a real balance scale. What happens if they weight the same?

Repeat with different pairs of objects and tell a grown-up what you have found out.

Tuesday

The number 12.

Can you count forwards and backwards from 12?

Gather a collection of 12. Arrange the objects as a group of 10 and some more.

How do you write the numeral 12?

Can you draw 12 dots?

Can you find the number 12 on a number line?

What numbers are either side of the number 12?

Balancing Act

Have a try at making your own balance scale. You just need a coat hanger, string and 2 small containers. You could even try attaching sandwich bags.

Once it has been made find different objects to weigh.

 

OR

Watch this video and see how to make a balance using a ruler, pen, tape and 2 cups.

Learn about measurements with a homemade balance.

Wednesday

The number 13.

Can you count forwards and backwards from 13?

Gather a collection of 13. Arrange the objects as a group of 10 and some more.

How do you write the numeral 13?

Can you draw 13 dots?

Can you find the number 13 on a number line?

What numbers are either side of the number 13?

Ask your grown-up to give you two mystery bags. One is heavy and one is light. What do you think could be in each bag? Talk about your ideas and draw the object that you think could be in each mystery bag. Are heavy things always big? Are light things always small?

Thursday

The number 14.

Can you count forwards and backwards from 14?

Gather a collection of 14. Arrange the objects as a group of 10 and some more.

How do you write the numeral 14?

Can you draw 14 dots?

Can you find the number 14 on a number line?

What numbers are either side of the number 14?

Who Sank the Boat

Take a piece of fruit. Can you find an object that is heavier than that piece of fruit? Can you find an object that is lighter? Can you find something that is equal in weight to the fruit?

Friday

The number 15.

Can you count forwards and backwards from 15?

Gather a collection of 15. Arrange the objects as a group of 10 and some more.

How do you write the numeral 15?

Can you draw 15 dots?

Can you find the number 15 on a number line?

What numbers are either side of the number 15?

Is It Heavy or Light?

Follow a recipe with an adult to make a tasty treat. Can you help to weigh the different ingredients? Talk about how the balance scales change as you add more.

Wider Curriculum

There are so many Space ideas to develop other areas of the curriculum. Here are a selection to cover the two weeks.DO NOT FEEL THAT YOU HAVE TO DO THEM ALL!!

Make a rocket out of anything at home

 Cosmic Kids Yoga

Space Picnic

Mike and Muttnik on the Moon

Mike the Cosmic Space Monkey

BusyThings-Upper Reception-Expressive Arts and Design-Make a…-Design-Space ships

 Invite your toys to a space picnic

 Use an old tube to make a star telescope

Scrunch up silver foil to make space rocks and then play an aiming game-how many can you get into the bucket?

Use shaving foam and paint-swirl together to create planet art

Mix paint and washing up liquid. Use a straw to blow the mixture. Gently lay paper on top-will create a bubbly planet effect

Share different space stories and books-see list on planning

Listen to ‘The Planets Suite’ by Gustav Holst-create movements to it

The Planets

Recreate Van Gogh ‘Starry Night’ painting

Design your own pair of alien underpants! Decorate with bright patterns

Make some star biscuits

Space themed Science

HeartSmart

Watch Grumpy Frog

Have a discussion with an adult.

What do you like to play with your friends?

How can we show kindness to our friends?

Spring 2 Week 2- week beginning Monday 1st March 2021-Space

Phonics

Monday

Phase 3 –Revision of all Phase 3 sounds-quick recall of these sounds is important for reading and writing. This week we will continue to play games that develop this skill.

 

You can use Phonics Play to reinforce all of Phase 3

Phase 2Phase 3

Musical Sounds

 

Use the letter cards that you made last week to play a game of Musical Sounds. Play some music and when the music stops get your child to stop and say the sound card that they are closest to. Repeat as many times as you want! Again, you might want to only use a few sounds at a time or you can try using them all!

You can adapt the game by using  the letter cards spread out on the floor and playing a gentle throwing game using a small soft toy or beanbag-which letter did it land on? Repeat as many times as you want. Perhaps focus on those that are still tricky to remember.

Tuesday

Quickwrite

Using paper, chalks, whiteboard or whatever you have at home see how many sounds you child can remember how to write. Call them out one at a time and work your way through all of the Phase 3 sounds on the mat. Here it is again to help you.

Wednesday

Cross the river!

 

Lay some fabric or a towel on the floor to represent a river. Give your child a sound card. Explain that to cross the river they need to be able to read the sound to the toy (or you if you don’t want to use a toy!). Repeat.

Friday

Have fun with the Balloon Toss game

Write sounds on a balloon

Throw the balloon and when your child catches it they have to say the sound where their hand is.

Keep throwing until all of the sounds are covered.

If you have more than one balloon you can split the sounds up so that there are not too many.

 

Literacy

Monday

Today we are going to gather information about Space. You can use the book list from last week to find out information from stories and books. You can also use the internet to help you as well.

Here are some links to get you started.

Space Facts for Kids

Exploring Our Solar System

The Planet Song

You could make a picture scene of some of the information that you have found or even a little picture book with labels. Use the word mat below to help you.

 

Tuesday

Roaring Rockets

Roaring Rockets Book

Watch a rocket launch

 

Draw or print off a picture of a rocket. Use your phonics to write labels for the main parts.

The labels that need to be used are-

Wednesday

Astronauts-let’s find out about them

What Do Astronauts Do?

Astronauts!

Now find out about their space suit and how important it is

The Space Suit-Helen Sharman

NASA Spacesuit

 

Add labels to the space suit

Friday

 Famous Astronauts

 

To finish this week you can find out about Apollo 11 and the first moon walk. There are so many child friendly videos and images that you can select to watch. Here are a couple to start off with.

The First Moon Walk

Moon Landing

Find out about this major historical event and Neil Armstrong

 

Now see what you can find out about Tim Peake. 

Tim Peake Answers Questions

Can you tell someone from your family a piece of information that you have found out?

Mathematics

Monday

The number 16

Can you count forwards and backwards from 16?

Gather a collection of 16. Arrange the objects as a group of 10 and some more.

How do you write the numeral 16?

Can you draw 16 dots?

Can you find the number 16 on a number line?

What numbers are either side of the number 16?

 Simon’s Sock

10 Fat Sausages

 

Encourage your child to arrange small quantities into pairs and notice that some quantities will have an odd one left over with no partner.

Which quantities will make pairs and which will have one left out?

Do they notice a pattern?

Have a basket of unsorted socks and ask your child to help sort them into pairs.

Can they spot which pairs go together?

Why do they match?

Tuesday

The number 17.

Can you count forwards and backwards from 17?

Gather a collection of 17. Arrange the objects as a group of 10 and some more.

How do you write the numeral 17?

Can you draw 17 dots?

Can you find the number 17 on a number line?

What numbers are either side of the number 17?

 

 

Play a game which involve matching pairs for example snap or a memory game.

memory game

Pairs! In the Garden

Encourage your child to arrange small quantities into pairs and notice that some quantities will have an odd one left over with no partner.

Which quantities will make pairs and which will have one left out?

Wednesday

The number 18.

Can you count forwards and backwards from 18?

Gather a collection of 18. Arrange the objects as a group of 10 and some more.

How do you write the numeral 18?

Can you draw 18 dots?

Can you find the number 18 on a number line?

What numbers are either side of the number 18?

 

Odd and Even Song

Odd and Even with BBC

Choose a number from a bag. Can your child count this many items, e.g. cars?

Can they put them into pairs/find the cars a friend? Yes-put this number card into the even pile. No- put this number card into the odd pile.

Repeat.

Friday

The number 19.

Can you count forwards and backwards from 19?

Gather a collection of 19. Arrange the objects as a group of 10 and some more.

How do you write the numeral 19?

Can you draw 19 dots?

Can you find the number 19 on a number line?

What numbers are either side of the number 19?

 

The number 20.

Can you count forwards and backwards from 20?

Gather a collection of 20. Arrange the objects as groups of 10.

How do you write the numeral 20?

Can you draw 20 dots?

Can you find the number 20 on a number line?

What numbers are either side of the number 20?

 

 

Write numbers on a trampoline/pavement using chalk. When you call an odd number your child has to jump on that. Repeat for even!

 

Make an odd and even paper chain. Use one colour for odd numbers and another colour for even numbers.

Can your child notice the pattern?

 

Coconut Odd or Even

World Book Day- Thursday 4th March

Give reading a special place in your kids’ lives

Of course you can read anywhere, but creating a special place to read shows just how wonderful books are.

It’s very simple to set up a book nook – all you really need is a place to sit and some books – but adding in some extra special touches can make a little reading den that children love to visit.

Re-tell well known stories through play

Use props and loose parts as an invitation for children to re-tell the stories they know. 

 

Play the Guess Who Game and see if you can work out who the book character is.

This simple game is great for developing language, learning to take turns and follow basic rules. 

You can play with just two players, or as many as you like. One person thinks of someone and all the others have to guess who they are by asking questions.

 I give clues and they have to guess who I am. So perhaps I say: I have blond hair. I live in a cottage in the woods. I like eating porridge. Who am I?

Go on a bear hunt.

Based on the story, hide a teddy bear somewhere indoors or outdoors, create your own journey to find it. What will you go through, under, over, into to get to the bear?

Bake a Gingerbread Man.

Make a bookmark for you to use.

 

Fun At Home Bingo

You can select some ideas from the bingo board at any time to enjoy with your family

     

 

 

On-going skills for Early Years