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Mercury

Wednesday 6th January 2021

zoom lesson-9.15

News Writing

Please copy the date the adult writes.  Then draw a picture of something you have done, your family, what you got for Christmas, your favorite toy or story.  It is up to you.

Then can you use your phonic skills to write about your picture.  Write down all the phonemes/sounds you can here. 

So if you wanted to write park-you might hear p and k.

We practiced a sentence together, working out the phonemes we needed to write.  Sometimes we needed a digraph such as ss and oo, which is two letters to make one sound and we also needed to use some keywords.

Have a go at writing your sentence by yourself as much as you can.

11.00 zoom lesson

Mrs Kirby talked about how we can measure things to see which is the tallest and which is the shortest.

She found three objects in the classroom to compare.  We have to remember to make sure we are measuring them from the same starting point.

She then put them in size order and talked about which one is short, shorter, shortest and tall, taller, tallest.

Can you have a look around your home and find some objects to put into size order?

Put one set from shortest to tallest and then another set from tallest to shortest.

1.30 zoom lesson

We read together our new Talk4Writing story called 'The Three Billy Goats Gruff' with some of our special actions.

Please have a go at the text and actions of the story so we can all join in together next time.

Can you make a picture of a goat using your hand print or by drawing around your hand?

If your grown up joins in you could make your goats different sizes.

Here are some photos to show you how to create your goat pictures.

 

Hello All Mercury Class Children.

Thursday 7th January 2021

9.15-zoom lesson

Thank you for joining us this morning.

We practiced some of our handwriting letters this morning.

Remember to start each letter at the bottom with a whoosh.

Can you write your name, making sure all your letters start with a whoosh (apart from the capital letters)

We look forward to seeing all your work on Seesaw.

Well done everyone-you are working very hard.

9.15 zoom lesson

Phonics

We practiced the action, phoneme and name for the letters-dsfigtamorcbh this morning.

We tried a few simple words to sound out and read-hot, let, up, cub.

We read some keywords-in, a, if, to, no, the

There are some video clips here to help you.

Phonics-dsf.mp4

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Phonics-igtamorcbh.mp4

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Phonics-cvc and keywords.mp4

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11.00 zoom lesson

We talked about the measuring we did yesterday and how we were trying to find out which object was the tallest or shortest.

Today we are going to make a bridge and then choose something like a spoon, a car or a brick (non-standard measurement) to measure how long our bridge was.

Then we are going to make the bridge longer and measure it again.

Mrs Kirby used a brick to measure her bridge and then made it longer and measured it again.

What can you make your bridge out of and what will you use to measure how long your bridge is?

Can you now make your bridge longer and then measure it again?

1.30 zoom lesson

We recited our story of 'The Three Billy Goats Gruff' with all the actions.  We are joining in all of it so we begin to know the story really well.

We then practiced spelling some of the key words from the story.

but

next

first

so

the

Once upon a time (This is a challenge for you to spell if you want to)

Your task this afternoon is to design a troll and draw a picture.

Then today and tomorrow you can make your troll.

It might be a painting, a model, a toy dressed up as a troll, it is up to you.

Have fun and we look forward to seeing your trolls on Seesaw.

 

Friday 8th January 2021

9.15 zoom lesson.

This morning we have been learning and practicing spellings of some of our keywords.

We looked at, said, covered and wrote each word so we could learn how to write them by ourselves.

Look/Say/Cover/Write.

Please practice spelling these words as we will be working on them again next week.

11.00 zoom meeting

Time

We looked at a clock and talked about how the big hand moves around the clock each minute and moves 60 times to make 1 hour and then changes to the next o'clock time.

The little hand tells us which hour it is.

We looked at 9 o'clock, 12 o'clock and 3 o'clock and talked about what sort of things we would be doing at those times.

9 o'clock-arriving at school

12 o'clock-having lunch

3 o'clock-getting ready to go home.

Then we drew in a square by each time what we would be doing.

Task-Can you draw a square for each time and then draw what you think the Three Billy Goats would be doing at each time.

Maybe they were going trip trap over the bridge, maybe the troll was being mean and green or maybe the goats were eating lots of juicy green grass.

Well done to everyone in Mercury Class.

 

Thank you all for working so hard this week, for joining our zoom sessions and for putting your work onto Seesaw.

 

You have all done an amazing job!

 

Have a great weekend and see you on Monday.

Monday 11th January 2021

9.15 zoom lesson

News Writing

Ask your grown up to write the date for you to copy.

Then choose a picture to draw.  You can draw yourself, you and your family, you and your friends, your pet, your house.  It is up to you.

 

Then think about what you want to write about your picture.

 Together we practiced writing the sentence:

                                                My car is green.

 

Think about the sounds/phonemes you can hear in the word you are trying to spell and then write down all the letters you can hear.

Have a go by yourself as much as you can.

Below is an example of some independent writing.

 

11.00 zoom lesson-Positional Language

 

We drew a picture of a scene like the one below and chose a small toy to use on the picture.

We then listened very carefully and placed our small toy in the correct place on the picture.

 

-in the pond.

-next to the flowers.

-in front of the tree.

-on the swing.

-under the pond

-on top of the tree.

-next to a fish.

-under the swing.

-in front of the flowers

 

The task is then for you to draw a picture of a setting where the 'Three Billy Goats Gruff' would live with maybe a river, a bridge, flowers, a tree and then place the troll and the three goats onto your picture and then write a label about where they are

-'on top, under, next to, in front of'.

 

1.30 zoom lesson

Storytelling

We recited our story of 'The Three Billy Goats Gruff' together with the actions.

We then shared ideas and changed the characters and some of the events in our story.

Mrs Kirby used post its to show the changes on the story map.  We had some good ideas of have a story about three fluffy dogs on the sea in a boat and a mean, green shark who was trying to stop them getting some delicious, fresh dog food, but in the end the shark was caught and put in the bin.

 

The task was to create and draw pictures of a story map for this new version of the story.

 

Please find here our new version of the story

THE THREE FLUFFY DOGS

Tuesday 12th January

Please find below recordings of the phonics and handwriting we did this morning.

12th Jan-Phonics.mp4

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12th Jan-Handwriting.mp4

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Please can you draw a picture of something that begins with a 'c' and then write a label for it.

Make sure when you write your label the c starts with a whoosh.

11.00 zoom lesson

We recited our new story of 'The Three Fluffy Dogs' using the key phrases and actions from the story using the story map.

 

 

Mrs Kirby then drew a story map of another story she made up about three trains that wanted to go through a tunnel to a more exciting and interesting track, but the Rock Monster was trying to stop them and then in the end the big train crashed through the tunnel and the Rock Monster to get all three trains to the new exciting track.

 

Can you make up your own story map? Think of your own characters, somewhere they want to get to, a new character trying to stop them and a new ending of how they get to live 'happily ever after'.  Choose any characters you want.

When you have drawn the story map, try to write your own labels as well.

1.30 zoom lesson-Estimating and counting

Mrs Kirby estimated (guessed) how many spoons she could pick up in one hand. 

She then picked up the spoons with one hand and counted how many she actually picked up.

Mrs Kirby made some marks on her chart to show how many she estimated and then how many she counted.  Write the number next to your marks if you can.

Mrs Kirby then did the same with some toy animals and with some pasta.

 

Remember to count your objects carefully and accurately to get the correct amount.

How good are you at estimating? 

When you counted your objects how close were you to your guesses?

 

 

Wednesday 13th January

9.15 zoom lesson

The children were able to take a turn to read out their own story map story using actions and key language.

Task-The children were asked to record themselves reading out their own story map and upload it onto Seesaw.

 

11.00 zoom lesson

Maths

Mrs Kirby asked all the children to join in with a counting challenge.

She set a timer for 30 seconds and then the children were asked to count how many times they could clap,  tap their noses with alternate hands and touch their head and shoulders in that time.  We then talked about which activity they could do most of in the 30 seconds time.

 

Task-Mrs Kirby then asked the children to have a go at home with some different activities. Set yourself 30 seconds and see how many times you can jump, touch you toes, swing your arms.  You can choose how you record your results.  Talk with your grown up about which activity you did more of/most of in the 30 seconds. 

1.30 zoom lesson

Mrs Kirby asked all the children to take a turn to tell everyone about the characters and setting in their different story maps.

The children were able to share their amazing ideas.

 

Task-Mrs Kirby asked all the children to complete an art activity.  

Can you create a picture for your story map?  Where will your story take place and where will your characters live?

For example-Tigers might live in a jungle so can you create a jungle picture.

You can create your picture however you like.  It can be a painting, a picture using fabric and other different materials, a felt pen drawing etc

Have lots of fun and be as creative as you like.

 

Thursday 14th January

9.15 Zoom lesson-Phonics and Handwriting.

Please watch the video clips to practice your phonic skills and handwriting of the letters b, p, k, c, o.

14th Jan-phonemes and digraphs.mp4

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14th Jan-cvc words.mp4

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14th Jan-Reading Keywords.mp4

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14th Jan-Handwriting.mp4

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11.00-zoom lesson

We talked about Goats and what facts the children knew about them.

 

                  A baby goat is called a kid         They can jump

 

            They can bite you          GOATS        A Daddy goat is called a Billy goat      

   Goats have 4 legs                 They give us milk  

 

                              Goats eat grass        They have horns

 

Task-Can you do some research and find an interesting fact about goats? 

Find out something you didn't already know about goats.

Draw a picture of a goat and have ago at writing your fact.

1.30 zoom lesson-2D Shapes

 

We looked at four shapes-a square, a triangle, a circle and a rectangle.

We talked about the properties of the shapes.

How many edges so they have?

Do they have straight or curved edges?

How many corners do they have?

 

Task-Can you go on a shape hunt around your house and find some squares and some rectangles and tell us what makes a square different to a rectangle?

Friday 15th January

9.15-zoom lesson

Spellings

We looked at and read each word to spell and then tried to spell it on our own.

11.00-zoom lesson

 

Repeating patterns

We looked at some repeating patterns with 2 colours and then 3 colours.  We then looked at some repeating patterns with 2 shapes and then 3 shapes.

 

Task-Create your own repeating pattern by drawing, painting or using objects.

 

 

Monday 18th January 2021

zoom lesson-9.15

News Writing

Please copy the date the adult writes.  Then draw a picture of something you have done, your family, your friends, your favorite toy or story.  It is up to you.

Then can you use your phonic skills to write about your picture.  Write down all the phonemes/sounds you can here. 

So if you wanted to write park-you might hear p and k.

We practiced a sentence together, working out the phonemes we needed to write.  Sometimes we needed a digraph such as ck and ur, which is two letters to make one sound and we also needed to use some keywords.

Have a go at writing your sentence by yourself as much as you can.

11.00-zoom lesson

Maths

We started the lesson by singing 'One Man Went to Mow'.  This song is really good for practicing counting from 1-10 and then back from 10-1.

Have a go.

18th Jan-One Man Went to Mow Song.mp4

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Then we practiced reading numbers 0-10 and then 11-20.

Look at the video clips below and see how many you can read by yourself.

18th Jan-Numbers 0-10.mp4

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18th Jan-Numbers 11-20.mp4

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We looked at a number and then counted the correct amount of objects.

 

We then looked at two numbers, counted the objects and added them together.

 

If you would like to, have a go at using a number line to add your two numbers together.

1.30-zoom lesson

Three Box Story Mountains

 

We looked at the story of 'The Three Fluffy Dogs' that we created last week. 

We talked about the 'opening'-Once upon a time- and drew about this in the first box.  Then the we talked about the 'dilemma'-Suddenly-and drew about this in the second box.  Then decided the 'resolution'-Luckily

-and drew about this in the third box.


Task-For this task today you are not going to do any writing, just drawing your story.   

The 3 box 'Story Mountain' writing frame can either be downloaded from our website, or you can draw your own.
 

Wednesday 19th January

9.15-zoom lesson

 

Phonics

We practiced all the phonemes, saying the sound they make, the name of each letter and doing the action for each letter.

 

We practiced some digraphs and their actions-ch, sh,  th, oo, ee, ow, oi, ng, or, ar, ur, er, oa, igh, ear, air, ure.

 

We practiced reading our keywords-at, an, as, if, in, big, back, and, had, to, go, no, the

 

We practiced saying each phoneme and then blended them together to read each word.  Use the video clip below to practice.

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Handwriting- we practiced c and o and then had a go at the letter a today.

Remember to start with your whoosh.

 

Task-Draw a picture of something that begins with 'a' and then label your picture.  Remember to write your 'a' with a whoosh.

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