It’s Friday Pioneers. Let’s Do Some Fabulous Learning 19th June 2020

Lego blocks are perfect for lots of maths.
Sort the blocks by the number of dots.
Ask your Pioneer to say the number sentences out loud .
Monday’s Numberblocks introduced x and the I have written “lots of”.
This is new and may be tricky so go slowly and enjoy.
Use the writing on my bubble board to help with chat.
Draw pictures.
Happy Maths

 

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/3/picnic-on-pluto

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/3/buried-treasure

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/3/sentence-substitution-ph3

Last week I suggested Phonics Play to add to your routine.
Here is another selection of suggestions
I would also suggest to revisit all the sounds covered this week:
tr,dr,st,sc,sk.

Happy Learning

 

Our Award Winning Hedgehog Close Film

This little film is beautiful and contains some suggestions to make your garden hedgehog friendly. One suggestion is to leave food for a hedgehog.
Another is to provide a home, maybe in a log pile.
Perhaps you could write a sign for the hogs and make a cafe for them.
Could you find a selection of food for a hedgehog and write a menu perhaps?

Feeding

Thursday the 18th of June-Happy Learning for Pioneers!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zkvhscw

Lots and lots of great maths suggestions for you today relating to counting in 5’s

https://bam.files.bbci.co.uk/bam/live/content/zv8nv82/pdf#sa-link_location=blocks&intlink_from_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bbc.co.uk%2Fbitesize%2Farticles%2Fzkvhscw&intlink_ts=1591883334557-sa
Her is a Worksheet to look at together and discuss.

The counting stick is great to support counting in 5’s too.

Take a look at the photographs and talk about the bubble questions.
This is maths magic!

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUkvEeHVrOU&feature=emb_rel_pause Owls hunt in the dark. Take a look.

https://www.hedgehogstreet.org/?s=dark Hedgehogs too.

This link takes you to a selection of clips of hedgehogs in the dark.

These are two of my favourite nocturnal animals. It is unlikely that we are able to catch them feeding in the daytime.
Why might that be?
Do you have things in your garden that a hedgehog might fancy for dinner?

Have a read of the fascinating hedgehog facts.
Could youdo anything to help a hedgehog in your garden?
Enjoy

Read the sentences in the photographs.
Have your Phase 4 sound mat close by.
Can you spot the sounds in the sentences on your sound mat?
Can you spot any of the sounds on the sound mat in your sentences?
If you want an extra challenge open the document attached and you will find lots more.
Happy Reading

Pioneers Learning Suggestions for Wednesday the 17th of June

Here is a new reading book that you have never seen before.
Take your time and enjoy it together.
Happy Reading

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0006rr5/numberblocks-series-4-twenty

This is an episode we have looked at before and will be a nice little warm up to get going.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0007gcv/numberblocks-series-4-land-of-the-giants
Use your counting stick to count in tens.
Find the 10’s on a number sqare
What is 3 lots of 10?
How about 4 lots of 10?
how many lots of 10 are there in 100?

https://tools-unite.com/tools/random-picker-wheel

This wheel is the best.
It is so easy to use.
Spin the wheel,
Write a word. sound.
If you have the sounds written out on smal pieces of paper,you can take them away as you have done that
scamp,Skip.Scoop.Skill.Skin.Scab.

You can make your own spinning wheel with any combination of the sounds we have covered.
Yipee.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zsshfg8

We have been learning about day and night. Some animals like to come out at night.

Take a look at this clip.

Can you draw all the nocturnal animals that are mentioned?
You can write “Nocturnal”
Can you talk about the features of the animals?

Why do bats have big ears?

Why do you think that owls have large eyes?

Tuesday 16th June-New Learning for Pioneers- Woop! Woop!

All ’round the home and in the garden you may find repeated numbers that can be turned into number sentences.

The forks have 3 prongs : 3+3+3+3= 12
If your Pioneer is keen you could discuss 3×4=12
This is brand new.

The door has 4 panels
The fish have pairs of bones.

Write number sentences for the images and have a look around your home and set out some more

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0006w5r/numberblocks-series-4-sign-of-the-times

Happy Counting

My suggestion today is to revisit all the tricky words on the list and re-do the Spin the Wheel activity.
Gather together the family and maybe some toys and have a game of bingo.
If you do not want to print the bingo cards you could encourage your Pioneer to do the writing too!
Happy Phonics.

Here is my story map for How To Catch A Star.
Take a look.
Listen to the story again.
Try using my story map to help you retell the story.
Could you draw your own story map to go along with the book?

Glass – transparent (see through); hard

Examples – windows; TV screens

Wood – hard; strong

Examples – furniture

Metal – very hard; very strong

Examples – pans; cars

Plastic – can be bended and twisted into different shapes

Examples – drink bottles; school chairs

Fabric – soft; squashy; stretchy

Examples – clothes; cushions

Brick/rock – very strong; very hard

Examples – buildings; walls

Paper – bendy; light Examples – newspapers; books; posters

Cardboard – stronger than paper; not easily bended Examples – boxes

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zh48d6f

There is then a short online task to do to check on the learning.
The Pioneers could read the categories and write labels to post around the house.
Happy Sorting

15th June -Pioneers. Another Great Monday.

The story
This week follows on directly from last week and will have elements of learning about the moon and the stars and light and materials.
It may be best to listen to the story again- Rain Before Rainbows,to spot where in the story we are.
This story features a little boy who really loved stars and wanted one of his own.
It is beautiful.
Listen and enjoy.
Think and talk.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0006xds/numberblocks-series-4-terrible-twosday

It’s been a while since we had a look at Numberblocks so here is a wonderful one for you to look at.

Next we are going to look at repeated addition.

This episode has lots of new vocabulary and will need a few watches and possibly setting out cubes if your Pioneer is up for it.

Exciting stuff

Like any stick, A Magic Maths Counting Stick is a wonderful thing.
It can take your counting skills to the next level.
To Infinity and beyond perhaps…
If you do nat have any tape you could paint your stick or blue tac and paper would work.
The key is to make equally sized divisions along the length of the stick.
After that, you can make it as beautiful as you like but keep the divisions visible because you will need these to help with that good old Maths Magic.
Each division can change what it represents. It can be 2,5,7 or 100.
Each day we will use the numberstick for different things.
If you want an onscreen version,here is a link:

https://mathsbot.com/manipulatives/countingStick

Happy Counting Stick

First take a look at the Numberblocks Video and “How To Make A Counting Stick “
Look at each image of the counting stick and ask the talk about patterns,what comes next and what is missing.
All the helpful words and questions are on the bubble pictures.
That’s Maths Magic!

This wheel is the best.
It is so easy to use.
Spin the wheel,
Read the word.
If you have some counters and your word list you could cover the word over when you have read it.

https://tools-unite.com/tools/random-picker-wheel

Have fun
Make lots of wheels with lots of words and sounds.

Get a torch.
Look around your house.

Go on a hunt for things that let the light shine through-transparent.

Things that do not let the light shine through-opaque

And things that reflect the light back-reflective.

You can set them on the table in groups.
You could copy the words to add a labels to your groups

If you need any help,look back at Friday’s Seymour Science -Light
Happy Hunting

 

Monday 15th June 2020

Here are your learning suggestions for today, Pioneers, 

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0006xds/numberblocks-series-4-terrible-twosday 

It’s been a while since we had a look at Numberblocks so here is a wonderful one for you to look at.

Next we are going to look at repeated addition.

This episode has lots of new vocabulary and will need a few watches and possibly setting out cubes if your Pioneer is up for it.

Exciting stuff

 

The story
This week follows on directly from last week and will have elements of learning about the moon and the stars and light and materials.
It may be best to listen to the story again- Rain Before Rainbows,to spot where in the story we are.
This story features a little boy who really loved stars and wanted one of his own.
It is beautiful.
Listen and enjoy.
Think and talk.

 

 

Like any stick, A Magic Maths Counting Stick is a wonderful thing.
It can take your counting skills to the next level.
To Infinity and beyond perhaps…
If you do nat have any tape you could paint your stick or blue tac and paper would work.
The key is to make equally sized divisions along the length of the stick.
After that, you can make it as beautiful as you like but keep the divisions visible because you will need these to help with that good old Maths Magic.
Each division can change what it represents. It can be 2,5,7 or 100.
Each day we will use the numberstick for different things.
If you want an onscreen version,here is a link:

https://mathsbot.com/manipulatives/countingStick 

Happy Counting Stick

 

Here are your learning suggestions for Friday the 12th of June,Pioneer.Search for the Light.

I have shared this before but as we are looking at the moon and light and dark,it seemed like a good idea to share it again.
Happy Reading.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z693rj6

Count in 2s
I shared this earlier in the week but here it is again to support this worksheet.

https://bam.files.bbci.co.uk/bam/live/content/zbtrkxs/pdf#sa-link_location=blocks&intlink_from_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bbc.co.uk%2Fbitesize%2Farticles%2Fz693rj6&intlink_ts=1591428045525-sa

If you have a printer then you could print it out otherwise you can just talk about it together.

Happy Maths
Have a lovely Friday.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z3hhvcw/articles/zp23r82

This lovely little clip has some complicated vocabulary but it is very clear.

The moon is lit up by the sun.

The sun is the light source.

Take a walk around your house and look for sources of light.

Take some photographs and have a play on Piccollage to make a poster of light sources or try out a video and chat.

Happy Hunting

PhonicsPlay is a great website with a collection of games for your Pioneer.

Pop over to Tapestry to find suggestions for where to go and what to do .

Have a wonderful weekend,Happy People.

x

Have a Tip Top Thursday Pioneers

This is today’s suggestion for maths magic.
The photographs say it all.
Enjoy

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zkvv4wx/articles/ztdnyrd

Our book for this week “Rain Before Rainbows” talks about day and night.

These short clips are perfect to introduce chat about this. It will also be a way in to the short text I have written for reading and writing too.

Enjoy

Here is a song that with stick in your head.

Happy Learning

https://www.google.com/moon/

You may have heard of Google Earth. We have used iti in the classroom and the children were fascinated however you may be unaware of Google Moon and even Google Mars.Have a whizz around the surface of the moon.It is incredible.

Happy Exploring Pioneers

This text is written for the Pioneers to read.
You could read this together.
Your Pioneer could have a try to read it.
If you learn the text and make a story map or do some pictures, you could try writing it for yourself.
Go slowly
Keep your sound mat handy and take a fresh look at Geraldine for “igh” and “oo”. if that would be fun.

Have a Tip Top Thursday Pioneers

Have a Magical Wednesday Pioneers

 

Take a look at the words on the list.
Read them through together.
Find “sp” on your sound mat.
Read the words from the “tr” list and the “dr” list.
Write them all on postits and sort them into piles.

Enjoy.Watch the videos and spell the words using the three sounds we have focussed on this week.
Can you add “dr”, “tr” or “sp”?
Enjoy

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z693rj6
Count in 2s

For a bit of a change,here is a link to a worksheet for you to try.

Happy Counting

Here is another maths problem for you Pioneers,digging deeper into you magical maths thinking.
Look for the pattern.
I wonder…?
Tel me how you know.
Can you check?
Show a grown-up and tell them

“If I have 5 on under this finger,what is under my thumb?”

The grown ups will never know that you used maths.They will think you are a Mathemagician.
That’s Maths Magic!

How are you peeling?
If you haven’t already done so,take a look at my reading of How are you Peeling?
This ties in with the story on Monday called Rain Before Rainbows.
The fruit and vegetables all have feelings but naming those feelings can be tricky.
We have used this book in the classroom and it is always fun.
You could get carried away and make your own Food with moods!
Enjoy.

Tuesday is the Best Day Ever Pioneers!

At dinner every evening we have a big question to discuss. Some of the other teachers have also asked their children some difficult questions about life,the universe and everything.

I thought that the Pioneers might give some great answers to some of life’s big questions.

I’d love to hear their answers.

So here is your first one…

“What is the best thing? ….Ever…? …Right now…?
so that is possibly three questions!

 

Here are a few suggestions for some simple percussion options. Open up your cupboard and dig out the lentils.
Brew up a storm in your own kitchen.
This may give you another opportunity to talk about classification of materials.
Use the sentence starters,”I wonder…” And “What happens if/when..?”

Here is a link to another wild piece of music:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQhpWsRhQGs&list=RDFQhpWsRhQGs&start_radio=1&t=2338
My best bit is at about 37 minutes. It’s reallly loud and storm then.

Happy drumming.

Fred,Ted and Tim like peaches.
They start with 12 peaches.
Time eats 2
Fred eats 3.
Ted eats 4.
How many peaches are left?
You can try this problem in many ways.
It can be done setting stuff out and talking it through.
You can write the number sentences.
You can start with the number of peaches left and work back:
There are 3 peaches left. How many did we start with?
Try this out with different starting numbers and distributions of stuff.
Draw pictures. Talk. Write.
Ask “I wonder…? ” and “What if…?”
Happy Maths

Here is your phonics suggestion today:
Take a look at the Phase 4 sheet from yesterday and have a go at the sounds together.
Revisit yesterday’s “tr” -read together.
Can your Pioneer recognise each word?
Talk
Listen
Read
Write
Copy
Spell
This is tricky.
Now have a look at “dr” and do the same.
Happy learning