St. Patrick's Catholic Primary School

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Home Learning

Hello my lovely little receptions! I miss you guys so much already! We might not all be together causing the usual madness in our classroom but we can still have lots of fun learning from home until we are reunited again! I'll be putting lots of things on this page to keep you busy and entertained, such as funny pics to make you laugh, ideas of things you can do with your family and share silly stories of what Matilda and I are getting up too! Love Mrs Patrick xxxxxx

Mrs Patrick and Mrs Hartley

 

LearningBook

Lots of you access 'LearningBook' weekly to see the things your child has been doing at school, along with uploading photos and making comments regularly to their observations. Below are some instructions on how to download the app and upload photos from home if you haven't been uploading already. Please can you upload photos as often as you can of the things they are doing at home. These can be linked to the things i suggest as well as your ideas, this way i can keep track of their learning and see how they are. THANK YOU, love Mrs Patrick xxxxxxxx

SUMMER 2

Friday 3rd July

Good morning my little lovelies, we've made it to another Friday, yayyyyyyyyyyyyy! Only 2 more Friday's and then it will be the summer holidays! Everyone has had a great week of learning, thanks for the learning book uploads too! I hope you all have a fantastic weekend and I will see some of you back here virtually on Monday and the rest of you on Wednesday in school. Lots of love Mrs Patrick xxx

Friday Focus Day - French Day

Piwi Kids: French Unit study

So today is 'French Day' Mrs Reid has planned a day full of exciting things all 'French' related! I can't wait to see what you all get up too!I wonder if you can learn some french phrases.

Can you say:

Hi

Bye

I am called... 

I am ... years old

Greetings and Number

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z7c7639

Food and Drink

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zqhbp4j  

 

As always upload your photos to the 'Friday Focus' facebook post and add them to the learning book. Have a great time, bon eeekend, au revoir xxxxxx

 

 

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Thursday 2nd July 

Well helllooooooooooooooooo my little darlings how are you? I was at school yesterday and everyone was hyper maybe it was because we were making telescope and turning into pirates! Did anyone make a telescope at home? Matilda had a sleepover at her Grandma's last night so i worked until very late to finish all your reports and tidy my house!! Can't wait to see what tomorrow's focus day will be? Has anyone got any guesses to what it might be? Love Mrs Patrick xxx

 

Today's Activities

Literacy/Science:

Today i want you to carry out an experiment! I want you to collect some items from around the house then predict if you think they will float or sink! Then test them out in your sink or bath filled with water. In your 'Home Learning' book draw a little chart with 3 columns, one for the name of the item, one for you to write if it will sink or float and then one for you to write if you were right or wrong.

 Science for Kids: Sink or Float (with Free Printable) - Buggy and Buddy

Phonics:

Today's digraph is................

Watch the video and then do the sheet or write it in your 'Home Learning' book.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33kvsqyOYdg 

or words: fork, pork, fort, port, horn, cord, born, short, sport, thorn

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Maths:

Today's number is 14

1st: Partition the number like the image below into your 'Home Learning' book.

2nd: Do the number 14 sheet(below) or write it into your 'Home Learning' book.

 

3rd: Use the part part whole model to work out how many ways you can make 14. 

Part + Part = Whole; number bonds and simple addition work mats; laminate and use with dry erase markers

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Other Activity:

I want you to try and make a boat out of recycled items or from things around the house! Did it float or sink? How could you improve it if it did sink or let water inside? Have fun! xxx

 

Boat Crafts for Kids - Edventures with Kids - KC Edventures10 DELIGHTFUL BOAT CRAFTSWhich materials make the best boat? – Science Sparks

Wednesday 1st July

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Well GOOD MORNING and welcome to JULY!!!!We only have a few weeks left of the school year! It's been a crazy one but i'm very proud of you all! I'm in school everyday this week and trying to home school Matilda in between but it's not as successful as it should be! She just wants to dance to Disney songs blasting off Alexa! Miss you all, Mrs Patrick xxxxxxxxx

 

Today's Activities

Literacy:

Can anybody remember who Christopher Columbus was from yesterday's video? In yesterday’s video it showed a man called Christopher Columbus! I want you to watch the video and do some research and learn some facts about him!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThZj9TEMwgE 

 

Who was Christopher Columbus? Where did he discover? What did he take back home? Who helped him sail the seas? I want you to write up some facts about him. Below is a sheet you can use or just write them in your 'Home Learning' book. 

 

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Phonics:

Today's digraph is .............

Watch the video below and then complete the sheet or write it into your 'Home Learning' book.

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzCVmpy6uvg - reading oi words 

oi words: coin, boil, foil, toil, oink, join, spoil , joint, point 

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Maths:

Today's number is 13

1st: Partition the number like the image below into your 'Home Learning' book.

2nd: Do the number 13 sheet(below) or write it into your 'Home Learning' book.

 

3rd: Use the part part whole model to work out how many ways you can make 13. 

Part + Part = Whole; number bonds and simple addition work mats; laminate and use with dry erase markers

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Other Activity:

If you are any time and energy left i want you to make a telescope like Christopher Columbus had! I have added some pictures below to inspire you!

All little pirates need their very own telescope! This DIY pirate telescope is really simple and easy to make and will provide hours of fun! #craftforkids #preschool #kindergartenI Did It - You Do It: Play TelescopeA DIY Telescope Inspired By Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Tuesday 30th June

Today's Daily Message is from Isla-Rose ...........

Hiya everyone. I've been having lots of fun outdoors when the weather has been nice. I've been to rydal caves, eskdale waterfalls and the beach. I also took my unicorn floaty and went in the water with it. I've been on bike rides and walks as well as doing my home learning. I've been in the wars a little bit since school closed I've had the chicken pox and also fell and had to have my head glued but I was super brave and it didn't even hurt! And not forgetting I've lost 2 teeth and had visits off the tooth fairy and already the big teeth have started coming through..I miss all my friends and teachers and can't wait to see you all when I come back to school. Love isla-rose xxx

Today's Activities

Literacy:

Today we are going to find out the answer to Mrs Hartley’s questions and i think someone else had this question too?

‘Are mermaids and mermen real?’’ 

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

Watch the video and then discuss it with an adult......... so mermaids are probably a myth! What do you believe? I like to use my imagination and believe they are! I want you to write a few sentences about what you have learnt or about what a myth is and then you can draw a mermaid/merman to go with your sentences if you like. 

 

Phonics: 

Today's digraph is .............

 

Watch the video below and then do the sheet or write it into your 'home Learning' book.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Ci0oEO8dXE 

ee words : jeep, beep, keep, seed, creep, sheep

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Maths:

Today's number is 12

1st: Partition the number like the image below into your 'Home Learning' book.

2nd: Do the number 12 sheet(below) or write it into your 'Home Learning' book.

 

3rd: Use the part part whole model to work out how many ways you can make 12. 

Part + Part = Whole; number bonds and simple addition work mats; laminate and use with dry erase markers

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Other Activity:

If you have any energy and time left you could listen to the story of 'The Singing Mermaid' by Julia Donaldson below and make your own mermaid/merman tail. 

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bviWJQSCbM0 

How to make a mermaid tail using items from around the house. Easy and cheap mermaid craft for kids. #mermaid #mermaidcraft #kidscraft #kidsactivity #forkids #craft #diy #mermaidtailDIY Printable Paper Mermaid Tails | Anne-Marie BroughtonAdorable Mermaid-Themed Crafts for Your Little Mermaid

Monday 29th June

Good morning my little cherubs! How was your weekend? Wet?! Yep mine too! BUT Matilda and i still managed to get out for a walk yesterday and treated ourselves to vegan donuts afterwards! Bruce and Luke's have open a shop in Keswick now, which means i should stay away from Keswick before i turned into a donut! I spent the rest of my weekend trying to finish your school reports, i think you might be lucky that i haven't seen most of you in awhile because i can only remember the good!! :) Let's have another great week of home and school learning. MISS YOU ALL, love Mrs Patrick xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

 

 

 

 

 

Today's Activities 

Literacy/RE:

Today is 'The feast of St Peter and Paul' 

What Is a Catholic Feast Day? The Catholic Church assigns one date out of the year for each and every canonized saint — known as the saint's feast day. The saints are remembered on their individual feast days with special mention, prayers, and possibly a scripture reading. The links below are to video one about each saint, If you have a printer you could colour in St Paul and St Peter and write a short sentence too, you can draw them and write a sentence into your 'Home Learning' book also. Below is also a short power point with a reading and prayer on that you might like to read to your child too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhIwTU9RbxY  -St Peter

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlXFy3zjJh4  - St Paul

 

 

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Phonics:

Today's digraph is .............

 

Yes that right there are two ways of saying the oo digraph (just to complicate things!)! The long and short oo. The videos below will teach/remind you. Then have a go at the sheets below or write them into your 'Home Learning' book.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xNizJl6GAs

There are also two separate ones for each oo from Geraldine the giraffe too, if you wanted!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UfMKV_9agiY - long oo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vR47jG-imRo - short oo (u) 

Long oo: hoop, moon, soon, boot, root, cool 

Short oo: look, hook, book, good, wool, soot

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Maths:

For the next few weeks i want us to revise the teen numbers, focusing on one teen number per day. I want us to look at the properties of the number, how many tens and ones it has, how many ways it can be made etc.

Today's number is 11

Like the picture above can you write into your 'Home Learning' book how many tens and ones are in 11?

I have attached a sheet below all about number 11 for you to print or do into your 'Home Learning' book and then in your book i also want you to see how many ways you can make 11 using the part part whole model we have used before (like picture below). So for example 11 can be made of 8 and 3, you would put 11 into the whole and the 8 and the 3 into the part. You could also draw 3 parts if you wanted to make it tricker!

Part + Part = Whole; number bonds and simple addition work mats; laminate and use with dry erase markers

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Other Activity:

And after all that if you still have some energy i would like you to draw/paint a portrait of someone special to you. Following of from today's feast day where we have thought about two Saint that are important to us in our Catholic faith, i want you to think about someone who is important to you and why. Then paint a picture of them, maybe you could give it to them as a present to show how much they mean to you! 

 

Friday 26th June

YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY we made it to another Friday! Well done to everyone at home and school for adapting and trying your best to still learn and have fun! The sunshine has been so nice, Matilda was in her paddling pool at her Grandma's yesterday after she finished all her work and we had a BBQ too! I know rain is forecasted for this weekend but I hope you all managed to get out for a walk and enjoy a much needed rest after a busy week! Love Mrs Patrick xxx

Today's Activities - Friday Focus - Music

WOW what a day ahead you have all got!!! Mrs Bell our Music Leader has planned a fun filled day of music based around one of my favourite stories......... The Lion King. Matilda and I along with Matilda's Grandma went to see The Lion King musical in Edinburgh at the beginning of the year and it was AMAZING! Grandma managed to get us seats a few rows from the front, so the view was amazing! The music and costumes were fabulous, we were mesmerised for the whole show!

 

You can choose as many as you want but please try to do at least 3! As always please tag your photos to our facebook 'Friday Focus' post so we can see what you got up to! Have a fantastic weekend I will see some of you back her virtually on Monday and the others on Wednesday over the fence! Love Mrs Patrick xxx

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Thursday 25th June

Hello my lovelies, well it was a hot day yesterday! Good job I remembered to put my sun cream on! It was nice to wave at some of you over the fence yesterday, I felt like a celebrity, you were all that excited to see me! To all of you lovely lot working from home a big hug from me, I'm missing you lots. Matilda had a fab day with her Grandma and even went to a sports chance camp in Cockermouth that she really enjoyed! I'm in school today and we will be doing exactly the activities below, so give them a go at home if you can. Love Mrs Patrick xxx

 

Today's Activities

Literacy:

 

I want you to watch the video below about Jesus and Matthew.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgy6TWuUkK0 

 

Then with an adult discuss what happened in it. Why did God chose Matthew? What made Matthew a good person? Did he believe and follow in God? Why? Did he continue to spread the word of God? How/why? I want you to write a few sentences about your thoughts/opinions/ideas into your 'Home Learning' book.

 

Phonics:

We are going to revisit or learn (for some children) all the digraphs from phase 3 Monday - Thursday. Children often know these by sight and usually use them in their reading but without adult support don't use them correctly in their writing. If your child knows these this will be a good opportunity for you to let them do it independently so they can practise their phonics skills. It is VITAL that they have a secure knowledge at recognising  reading and writing them independently to progress further in their phonics. 

Today's digraph is......

Watch the video below and then do the activity sheet, if you don't have a printer don't worry just do the writing in your 'Home Learning' book and read the words off the sheet on the screen.

ng words: king, ring, wing, sing, song, swing, sting, bring. 

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

 

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Maths:

Today I want you to consolidate all the work from this week on less and more. I have attached the files below as always just write them into your books if you don't have a printer (adults don't feel you need to draw the lorries and robots, the numbers will be enough!) and as an extension try and make one of these below and use it on your 100 square to find 1 less/more and 10 less/more.

1 and 10 more and less using a 100 square

 

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Other Activity:

From the video of Jesus and Matthew you will have learnt that both Jesus and his disciples had to be good listeners. In reception we can sometimes struggle to be good listeners so today i want you to make some listening ears to help you be a better listener. Maybe you could go on a listening walk and listen to all the things round you that you normally don't notice, such a birds, the wind and trees etc. Have fun!  

My listening ears activity. Can go with Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns to Listen or Why Should I Listen?::5 Senses - Planning Playtime

Wednesday 24th June

Good morning my little cherubs, Matilda and i had a busy day doing school work and i was writing some of your school reports! We went to the park to practise kicking and throwing and so far this week we've avoid baking and snacking!! It's only took 3 months!!! Today is my first day back in school this week so i will wave at you guys over the fence! Keep smiling everyone. 

Today's Activities

Literacy:

Today i want you to watch the story or read it if you have a copy at home of 'Barry the Fish with Fingers'

Barry the Fish with Fingers: Amazon.co.uk: Hendra, Sue, Linnet, Paul:  9781847385161: Books

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jn1FBkrHNKg 

After you have heard the story discuss with an adult how puffy felt when Barry came along? Yes you're right, jealous? Have you ever felt jealous of someone? Why did you feel jealous? Has someone been jealous of you? Why? What happened in the end?Yes they decided to be friends and celebrate each others talents!Friendships are important, today i want you to write about a special memory you've had with a friend or write about a friend and why they make you happy or even about what you will do with your friends when you can see them properly again. 

 

Phonics:

We are going to revisit or learn (for some children) all the digraphs from phase 3 Monday - Thursday. Children often know these by sight and usually use them in their reading but without adult support don't use them correctly in their writing. If your child knows these this will be a good opportunity for you to let them do it independently so they can practise their phonics skills. It is VITAL that they have a secure knowledge at recognising  reading and writing them independently to progress further in their phonics. 

Today's digraph is......

TH can be said in two ways, soft TH and hard TH, Mr Thorne will explain in the video below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vfj0a01DSH4 

Watch the video below and then do the activity sheet, if you don't have a printer don't worry just do the writing in your 'Home Learning' book and read the words off the sheet on the screen.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6U354eD-hgQ 

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Maths:

Today i want you to use your 1 more and less knowledge from the last two days to answer the questions on the sheets below. As always just answer in your 'Home Learning' book if you don't have a printer.

 

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Other Activity:

Following on from the story 'Barry the Fish with Fingers' and thinking about friendships, i want you to make some friendship chains. you can do this however you like and with what paper you have available. Great cutting practise too!

Free Paper Dolls Chain Template | Paper Doll Chains - Friday Fun Craft Projects - Aunt Annie's CraftsCaring Paper Chain PeopleHow to Make Paper People Cut Outs. If you've got scissors, paper and a pencil, making paper people cut outs is as easy as fold, draw and cut. Have fun experimenting with various silhouettes, sizes and paper color.

Tuesday 23rd June

Hellooooooooooooooooo everyone, how are you all? Yesterday was rather wet! I got wet at my outdoor PT session and Matilda and i got wet on our walk after our school work! The sun is meant to be visiting later in the week though! Well done to those children that started back at school yesterday and are trying to get use to the very different 'normal' that is school life and a well done to all you guys powering on at home, super hero adults :) xxx

Today's Activities 

Literacy:

So yesterday you learnt that puffer fish have spikes to protect them from predators so today i want you to make a Puffer Fish Fact file. Watch the video below (you or an adult could draw some little symbols/pictures like i would do in class, this will then help you to remember the facts when you write them up) and then write some facts that you learn up in your 'Home Learning' book or on the sheet below. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gXgK8hcj6A 

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Phonics:

We are going to revisit or learn (for some children) all the digraphs from phase 3 Monday - Thursday. Children often know these by sight and usually use them in their reading but without adult support don't use them correctly in their writing. If your child knows these this will be a good opportunity for you to let them do it independently so they can practise their phonics skills. It is VITAL that they have a secure knowledge at recognising  reading and writing them independently to progress further in their phonics. 

Today's digraph is......

 

Watch the video below and then do the activity sheet, if you don't have a printer don't worry just do the writing in your 'Home Learning' book and read the words off the sheet on the screen.

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

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Maths:

Today i want you to watch the video below and then either use your number square or number splat (link below) then select or splat the number that is one more or more less than the number your adult says.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OC9HUK84_TU 

https://www.primarygames.co.uk/pg2/splat/splatsq100.html - number splat

 

Then you can play yesterday's game again (link below) or try make a game like the ones below to practise further:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/chopper-squad 

Dr. Jean has four decades of experience making teaching and learning more FUN!1 more 1 less early years maths activity

Other Activity:

This afternoon i want you to make a puffer fish, you can do this however you like using whatever resources you have available! Use your making skills and imagination! Can't wait to see what you create! Some ideas below to get you started......

Year 1 did a workshop where we read the book "Barry the fish with fingers" and did a collage about the Puffer fish. Marbling the background., printmaking on the bubbles and collage for the Puffer fish, seaweed and rocks.Paper Plate Puffer Fish Craft #ArtsAndCrafts #KidsCrafts #Crafts #DIY #Ocean #PaperPlates

Monday 22nd June

Good morning my little cherubs, firstly can i just say .....................

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'Happy Father's Day' for yesterday to all you Dad's, Grandad's, Uncle's, Step Dad's and special men in everyone's life, thanks for doing a great at nurturing and loving all my crazy reception kids :). 

 

Matilda and I made sure Grandad and Daddy were well looked after this weekend with homemade gifts, cake and a tea party!

 

Today's Activities

Literacy:

Cute puffer fish cartoon Royalty Free Vector Image

Today I want you to find out the answer to Grace’s topic question “Why do puffer fish have spikes?” BUT I want you to watch the first video and then make a prediction why you think they have spikes first and write your prediction in your 'Home Learning' book.

https://www.seattleaquarium.org/blog/why-do-pufferfish-puff 

 

Then once you have made your prediction i want you to watch the video below and see if your prediction was correct?!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gXgK8hcj6A

 

Phonics:

We are going to revisit or learn (for some children) all the digraphs from phase 3 Monday - Thursday. Children often know these by sight and usually use them in their reading but without adult support don't use them correctly in their writing. If your child knows these this will be a good opportunity for you to let them do it independently so they can practise their phonics skills. It is VITAL that they have a secure knowledge at recognising  reading and writing them independently to progress further in their phonics. 

Today's digraph is......

 

Watch the video below and then do the activity sheet, if you don't have a printer don't worry just do the writing in your 'Home Learning' book and read the words off the sheet on the screen.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCRqtFBQ_2k 

 

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Maths:

This week we are going to look at 'Less and More' 

I want you to watch the video below and then use your number pack and order your numbers from 0-20 (or 1-10 if that's what you are working on) and then find numbers that are 1 more or 1 less than a given number that your adult says. So for example 1 less than 2 is .............. 1! 1 more than 12 is..........13. As an extra if you find this easy, turn over your cards and try writing down the answer instead of using your cards. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5NC3Vizh10

 

Then have a go at playing the game below

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/chopper-squad

 

Other Activity:

 To finish off your day i want you to be active for 5 minutes. Use the link below to a '5 a Day' video, the video is in French today, can you remember any french words by the end? Could you have a go at writing a few down? Have fun!

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

 

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Friday 19th June

Daily Message .................................

Hello everyone!

Hope you are all okay & having lots of fun in the sun.

I’ve been keeping very busy. I’ve been going on lots of walks with my brother Olly & dog Lola. And I can even ride my big boy bike now.

I miss you all so much & cant wait to play with you again.

Lots of love,

Sonny x

 

A MASSIVE WELL DONE FOR ALL YOUR WORK THIS WEEK WITH THE WHOLE SCHOOL PROJECT, I'VE ADDED A FEW PHOTOS BELOW FROM TODAY'S WORK. KEEP IT UP I'M SO PROUD OF YOU XXX

Emergency - Whole School Project - Ludlow Junior School

 

Friday Focus Day - DT

Today you need to get creative by designing and making things! We design and make things ALL THE TIME in reception so this is the PERFECT day for you guys,i can't wait to see what you design and make! I have added Mrs Jewell's DT sheet and I have put some other ideas below too!

Today maybe you could design and make something linked to our topic, could you design and make a boat or a submarine out of recycled materials?

recycled-toilet-paper-roll-submarine-crafthow to make a boat for kids from recycled materials

 

Maybe you could make a sea creature puppet? Or a home for an animal?

Easy Sponge Puppet for Under the Sea Preschool Theme » Preschool ToolkitPrintable Finger Puppets - Under The Sea – Sweet PetiteFun collection of fairy tale science experiments perfect for Primary School age children.

 

Maybe you could create your on game?

 

Das Trinkhalm-SpielKnock the socks off your feet and get started with the funniest foot game this summer! Play with the kids, invite family and friends over, or stomp around the house with the most hilarious DIY bigfoot feet Pinterest has ever seen. #play #diycrafts #diysummer #party

Maybe you could make your Dad, Grandad, Uncle or special adult in your life a 'Father's Day' card or present?

This is one of the cutest Fathers Day crafts I’ve seen! Your kids will love making this popsicle-themed Fathers Day craft for the coolest father they know! #fathersdaycard #fathersdaycraft #fathersdaypreschool #homeschoolprekHOOKED ON DADDY </div>
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Thursday 18th June

Daily Message ...........................

 Hi Mrs Patrick, I miss you all and my friends very much, I am really excited to get back to school on Monday and I wanted to show you the really cool bug I found in our garden today, lots of love, Sebby Fowler xx

 

Literacy:

Today i want you to write a story based on your story map yesterday, this is how we build up to writing a story in school, so you can ALL DO THIS :) and i can't wait to read them! Remember the story is based on Idris’ next adventure! Please remember all the things you should put in your writing some exciting words, finger spaces, capital letters , full stops and neat handwriting!This is a writing competition so once you have finished it, please asks your adult to take a photograph of it and send to: homelearning@st-patricks-cleatormoor.cumbria.sch.uk by FRIDAY, 19thJUNE.

Other Activity:

There is a strong link between being physically active and improving our well-being. One of Idris’ promises included dancing which is the ultimate feel good exercise! So have a go at some of these dance classes or make up your own routines and enjoy it!

Maths:

Today i want you to make a symmetrical piece of art like the one below, this will require your cutting skills and some problem solving too (it took me awhile! instructions below with my attempt!) Have fun, please send me some photos on 'Learningbook' so i can see your designs. Mrs Patrick xxxx

Hands-On Math: Positive-Negative Symmetry Art!

1st: Fold a piece of paper (if you don't have coloured paper just colour one sheet in with a crayon) and cut out your design.

2nd: Unfold and cut your piece of paper in half down the line of symmetry, remember to keep the bits you cut out too because you will need them.

3rd: Stick the 'negative' on one half and the 'positive' on the other half. 

WELL DONE XXX

 Friday Focus Day - DT 

I have uploaded the activities today in case you needed to get organised for tomorrow.

Wednesday 17th June

Daily Message ..........................

Hello everyone ,
I am missing you all lots and can’t wait until we can all play together again . I’ve spent a lot of time outside over these last few weeks as it’s my favourite place to be . I have been to the beach lots , and for lots and lots of walks . I took part in a (socially distanced ) sports day on Sunday , and I came first in the obstacle race ! My baby brother isn’t so little anymore and I’ve had great fun spending lots of time with him.
See you all soon
Big loves 
From Nate  xxx
 
Today's Activities 
Emergency - Whole School Project - Ludlow Junior School
Literacy
I want you to read the story again of Idris and his wisp and then think about what would happen to Idris in the next book for example, will he go travelling on a boat? Will he meet a new friend? Discuss this with someone at home. What happens is entirely up to you but make it exciting for your reader! Today i want you to draw a story map of what will happen to Idris in the next book. Please use pictures and words and complete in your 'home-learning' book. We use story ALL THE TIME in reception, so you will all be fantastic at this! I have put some story map examples below to give you ideas of how you could do it.
Mrs. Byrd's Learning Tree: Story Map Freebie! Cute kindergarten student story maps on Goldilocks and the Three Bears.  The FREEBIE can be used with any story.Story Map Room On The Broom Early Years StaffroomMeerkat Mail story mapwarning tale 1
 
Other Activity:
Visualisation/ Meditation /Yoga
Idris’ Wisp didn’t give him a memory it gave him a promise of something to come. He could see what that promise would look like in the future and this gave him hope.Think about what your promise from the Wisp would look like. What are you most looking forward to after lockdown ends? Where will you go? Who will you see? What will you do? Visualisation just means picturing what this will look like in your head. Try to think of every little detail and use all of your senses. What can you see, hear, smell, feel and taste? When you have your visualisation really clear in your head, take some deep breaths and just relax, thinking about what this will be like.This is a good example of how to use your visualisation https://youtu.be/vlv6Y1tq1sQ 
 
Maths:
Today i want you to think about shapes that are symmetrical and not symmetrical - asymmetric. Can you group things into the 2 groups of symmetrical and asymmetric. You could maybe make a chart like below.I have also added a sheet version if you have a printer.
Learning about butterflies lends itself nicely to teaching symmetry! Watch this video to see how to do an easy butterfly symmetry lesson and craft.
Can you cut of some shapes, circle, square, triangle etc and fold them to see if they are symmetrical or not, how many lines of symmetry do they have? 
Hands-On Geometry ideas with lines of symmetry and more! Teacher Trap Blog

Tuesday 16th June

Daily Message.............

To Mrs Patrick, Miss Henderson , Mrs Huddart, Mrs Hartley and all of my friends.
I am missing you all lots and lots. I can not wait to see you all again to have some Fun!
Lots of love from Grace xxxxx

Today's Activities

Emergency - Whole School Project - Ludlow Junior School

“Hope is the belief that circumstances will get better. It’s not a wish for things
to get better, it’s a belief that they will.”

 
Although circumstances aren’t at the moment how we would like them to be, we can all hold on to our hope and the knowledge that after every storm comes a rainbow.

 

Being Thankful and Generous

Idris’ circumstances in the story were much harder than ours currently are. As a refugee, living in a camp after fleeing his home, he didn’t have any of the comforts we are used to. This can remind us how fortunate we are, even in our present situation.

As we concentrate on looking after our well-being, maybe keeping a journal every day and just write down something you are grateful for each day, your adult could do this for you or you could do it as a family. It will help you to appreciate all of the little things.

Another way in which we can improve our own well-being is actually by doing things for others. Giving is proven to boost your mood so doing a little something for someone you love will make you both feel good!

You could also record these little acts of kindness and generosity in your journal to look back
on to give you a little boost.

 

Literacy:

Today i want you to read the book again with an adult, see if there are words you could read too! Then think about what the story is about. Make a list of five key words/ things you thought about when you read it – for example, ‘magic’. 

 

Now look at your key words and think about what the title of the book could be and what the front cover might look like.  Your task is to design a front cover with a title and explain to someone why you designed it in this way. Please put them on 'Learningbook' so i can see them. Thank you xxx

Creativity Through Art:

Things have changed a lot for all of us in the past few months and life as it was sometimes feels a bit like a distant memory. However, like those in the story, we can all use our memories to give us hope for the future. The woman on page 8, recalled a beautiful memory of being in the forest which brought her peace and happiness. Think of a favourite memory of your own. Something that makes you feel real happiness and calm. Now, try to draw or paint that memory. Being creative is a great way to support our well-being and we get a real sense of achievement when we see our final products too.

Maths:

Did you discover many symmetrical things yesterday? Laurence and Quentin sent me there's well done boys(photo above)!

I found the image below and thought it was a great idea, if you want to create your own when you find things that are symmetrical you could put them on your chart!

   I want you to watch this video https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/ztpyr82 about symmetry  and then get creative, can you make a symmetrical picture, a symmetrical butterfly or even a snow flake! There are some photos of ways in which you could do it below, along with some worksheets if you get time! Have fun!xxx

Simple snowflake symmetry is an amazing learning opportunity for preschoolers. So many math activities happen with a simple snowflake activity.kids art lesson about symmetry by @Dana Armstrong Hee Harju

Monday 15th June

Good morning everybodyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy we have to start the day off my wishing  Miss Henderson ...........................

HAPPY 21ST BIRTHDAY

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We hope you have a fantastic day at school and enjoy your little treats, love your Reception family xxxxx

 

I hope you have had a great weekend in the sun, Matilda and i certainly have! We went biking in Keswick park (because it's flat and Matilda moans if there's a slight incline!!), a BBQ at Grandma's and also visited Great Gram, it's so nice to be able to see more people now even if we still can't hug them!

 

Tomorrow's daily message will be from one of you, remember to send in your messages to homelearning@st-patricks-cleatormoor.cumbria.co.uk .

Today's Activities

Emergency - Whole School Project - Ludlow Junior School

We are jazzing things up this week and the whole school are going to do work based a the same book! BUT we can't tell you the name of the book yet! Our Literacy lessons will be based on a new book and in the afternoons, we are going to focus on
improving our mental health. There is a theme running through the book and you need to work it out and think about how it links to your life (your adult will help you do this). 


There will also be a writing competition at the end of the week – we would like everyone to enter!

There will be a PRIZE for the writing that has the
greatest impact upon Miss Wilkinson and Mrs Pritchard!

 

“Hope is the belief that circumstances will get better. It’s not a wish for things
to get better, it’s a belief that they will.”

 
Although circumstances aren’t at the moment how we would like them to be, we can all hold on to our hope and the knowledge that after every storm comes a rainbow.

 

 

Literacy

Today i want you to look at the image below and draw it in your 'Home Learning' book. Discuss what you can see with an adult at home. Around the picture, please write down any observations you have about the picture and any questions you might have too.Under your picture, write down a few sentences explaining what you think the story is going to be about – and why you think this. Adults please support them in this and due to this being a whole school activity the length they need to write is obviously based on their phonics ability, so please don't feel they have to write a lot. There is a story writing task later in the week so maybe save their energy (and yours :) ) for then!

Music:

DO NOT READ THE BOOK BELOW UNTIL YOU HAVE DONE THE LITERACY ACTIVITY BELOW!

READ THE BOOK THEN...........................In the story, Idris is experiencing adversity. Where do you think he is? How is he feeling before the Wisp appears? How does the Wisp change people? Why is this?

On page 6 of the story, the Wisp brought back this memory for the old man and joy to those around him.
Making and listening to music has a positive effect on our mood helping us to relax.However you are feeling today, think about the type of songs and music that would suit you. Then turn off your devices and have a go at just listening to the music that suits your mood. Dance around your bedroom. Whatever makes you feel good!


You could also think about the hopeful song you think the people in the story could hear and could
even have a go at making your own music. I personally think it might be ‘Here comes the Sun’ by The
Beatles but we would love to hear your suggestions on Facebook.Listen to some hopeful music and then try and create some, we are always making music on our outdoor stage using pots, pans and musical instruments, so you can definitely get creative at home!

This is the book we will be focusing on this week.

(Please don't read it until you have completed today's literacy prediction activity)

Maths:

This week we are going to look at symmetry! What do you think the word symmetry means? Can something be symmetrical? Yes it can! When something is symmetrical it is exactly the same/identical on each side! Can you think of something that is symmetrical? Look at the powerpoint below to learn more about symmetry. Today's activity is below the powerpoint. Have a great day xxxxxxxxx

I want you to create your own lines of symmetry today. you can use things around the house or outside, below are some pictures to give you ideas.

Symmetry and Pattern making with natural materialsPreschool math activity that uses LEGO to teach symmetry.Forest school symmetry activity using loose parts - NurtureStore