Art Fortnight: "Re-Born"

1st June to 12th June 2020

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Reception – Summer 2 – Week 1

Phonics Topic:
Phase 3

Literacy Topic:
‘Creatrilogy’ series by Peter H. Reynolds

Maths Topic:
Sharing

Tasks:
Understanding the World
Expressive Arts and Design
Art Fortnight

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Monday

Phonics:

Recap Phase 2 and Phase 3 sounds

Phase 2: click here

Phase 3: click here

Introduce the sound for the day ‘ai’

Watch Mr Thorne episode click here

Ask your child to write these words:

wait, pain, bait.

Ask your child to read these words:

aim, main, rain, wait.

Draw a picture of one of the following captions: The dog is in the rain. The dog is hot. The dog is long.  Write all three captions. Ask the children to read the captions and find the caption to match the picture.

Literacy:

​Listen to “The Dot” by Peter H. Reynolds on YouTube click here

How was Vashti feeling in the beginning?

How did the teacher help Vashti?

What do you think will happen to the little boy at the end of the story?

Play “Add a dot” – Parent and child to take turns to draw a dot (any size or colour) on one piece of paper to create a shared dot picture. Use your imaginations to say what the picture looks like e.g. “a tropical rainstorm”, “skittles falling from the sky”, “a snow storm”

Write a sentence about the dot picture e.g. “The dots look like a rain storm.”

Maths:

​Gather 3 teddies and explain they want to be artists so need some art tools. Gather art tools – 3 of each object. (3 pencils, 3 pens, 3 crayons, 3 paintbrushes)

Share out the objects between the bears but make it unfair.

Does your child notice what the problem is? How do we solve the problem? We need to make it fair.

Work with your child to solve the problem by giving each bear the same amount.

Task:

This week and next week are all about Art. We will be making artworks using junk and rubbish to give the rubbish new life and stop it from going in the bin. This will mean we are helping to save the planet!

Listen to the story “Someone Swallowed Stanley” by Sarah Roberts click here

What is Stanley?

Why does Stanley not belong in the sea?

What might have happened to the turtle if the boy didn’t help?

Find a plastic bag in your house and make your own kite. Take your kite outside and watch it fly. Be careful not to lose the plastic bag kite!

Tuesday

Phonics:

Recap Phase 2 and Phase 3 sounds

Phase 2: click here

Phase 3: click here

Introduce the sound for the day ‘ee’

Watch Mr Thorne episode click here

Ask your child to write these words – see, tree, feet, weep.

Login to Phonics Play using the free login details www.phonicsplay.co.uk

(username: March20 password: home)

Play the following game:

Buried Treasure using the words – feek, meet, weep, seef, geek, leeb – are the words real or pretend?

Write the following sentence and ask your child to read it: My feet feel hot.

Literacy:

Re-listen to “The dot” story on YouTube

click here

Which was your favourite dot picture Vashti made? Why?

Child to create their own dot picture inspired by the book. They can use any materials and colours and work in any size.

Child to write sentences about their creative choices. They must use the word ‘because’ (provide this key word on paper for them to copy. Other words can be spelt phonetically).

E.g. “I used red because it is the best colour. I used paint because it is fun.”

Maths:

Gather the three teddies from yesterday. They need more art tools. Gather 6 of each object (6 pens, 6 paintbrushes etc)

Ask your child to share the objects equally between the bears.

How many objects do they have each?

Talk about how when you share you might have more than 1 of something each.

Task: Dianna Cohen:

Show children the artist Dianna Cohen. She makes artwork from plastic bags. This means the artist is giving new life to the plastic bags and stopping them from going in the sea like in the story we read yesterday.

Find some plastic bags in your house and make artworks in the style of Dianna Cohen. Can you hang the plastic bags? Tie them together? Fix them to walls?

         

Wednesday

Phonics:

Recap Phase 2 and Phase 3 sounds

Phase 2: click here

Phase 3: click here

Introduce sound of the day ‘oa’

Watch Mr Thorne episode click here

Ask your child to write the following words – loaf, toad, oak, soap, goat.

Write the following words one at a time and ask your child to read each word then draw a picture to match the word – coat, boat, toad, goal.

Has your child read and understood the words?

Literacy:

Listen to the story “Ish” by by Peter H. Reynolds on YouTube click here

Was Leon very nice?

Would you like it if someone laughed at your work?

How did Ramon’s sister help Ramon?

Have a look around the house for things you could sketch. Have a go at drawing different household items (a vase, a chair etc). Remind your child it doesn’t have to be perfect.

Can you write a sentence about your drawing? E.g. “It is a flower” “It is a lamp.”

Maths:

Gather the 3 teddies again. They need a specific art tool (e.g. a glue stick, scissors or a paint pot). Gather 4 of this particular item (e.g 4 paint pots). Ask your child to share out the four items between the three teddies.  What do they do with the extra item? Explain this one cannot be given to any of the bears as it would not be fair. This item is called the remainder.

Task: The Whales Tale:

Watch the video “The Whales Tale” click here

The sea is full of rubbish but the animals work as a team to get rid of it. Did you see all the plastic bags like Stanley in the ocean? I wonder what Dianna Cohen would do with them?

Look around your house for any rubbish you can find and collect it all up in a bag like the whale in the video.

Look at the art work of Michelle Reader. She uses lots of waste materials and rubbish to make models and sculptures. Here she has made a fish. Can you make a junk model of a fish or other sea creature in her style?  

Thursday

Phonics:

​Recap Phase 2 and Phase 3 sounds

Phase 2: click here

Phase 3: click here

Play the tricky word song click here

Ask your child to write the following words from memory – be, was, all

Teach your child how to use capitals in digraphs. For example, if a name starts with a digraph such as Charlie or Shakira it’s only the first letter of the digraph that uses a capital letter.

Ask your child to write the following names – Chad, Chip, Shrek, Quin

Write the following sentences and ask your child to read them:

I went to see Chad. She can see Chip the dog. Draw attention to the capital letters used for names.

Literacy:

Re-listen to the story “Ish” by by Peter H. Reynolds on YouTube click here

Today we are going to write a letter to Ramon to tell him we like his ‘Ish’ drawings and he must keep drawing pictures. He will get better and better the more he practises.

Work together to write a letter

E.g.

Dear Ramon,

We like your drawings a lot. You are good at art. Keep on drawing and you will get better and better.

From ….

Remember to post the letter straight away so it gets to Ramon quickly!

Maths:

The three teddies are back and want to make a collage. Gather items which can be cut or broken (e.g coloured paper, newspaper, scrap fabric). Ensure you have 4 of each item. Ask your child to share out the four items between the three bears. What can we do with the fourth item? Do they remember the word, remainder? Introduce the idea that sometimes the remainder can be shared. Model cutting the fourth item into three equal parts and give one part of each item to each of the three bears. Each bear will one “one and a bit” each. E.g “one and a bit pieces of newspaper”

Task:

Look again at the art work of Michelle Reader. She uses lots of waste materials and rubbish to make models and sculptures. She usually makes sculptures inspired by nature. Here she has made some flowers.  Can you use waste materials/ empty containers/ rubbish from around your house to make flowers in her style?

Remind your children that by using rubbish we are helping to save the planet by stopping the rubbish ending up in the sea.

Friday

Phonics:

Recap Phase 2 and Phase 3 sounds

Phase 2: click here

Phase 3: click here

Play the tricky word song click here

Write down the tricky words one at a time. Ask your child to read the words.

What digraphs (two letters which make one sound) can you find in the sentences? Write the sentences for your child. Can they identify all the digraphs and underline them? How many digraphs did they find?

I can see rain on the roof.

Chip the dog has a long tail.

Ask your child to write the following sentences:

She can sail in her boat.

Jill has sheep, chicks and goats.

I put soap on my feet.

Literacy:

​Adult to write a response letter and draw an ‘Ish’ picture (pretend it came in the post from Ramon)

E.g.

To (your child’s name),

Thank you for your letter. I will keep drawing pictures. You were so kind so hear is a drawing for you to keep.

From Ramon

Work with your child to read the letter from Ramon. It is very kind of him to write back and send a picture. Now you need to write a thank you letter.

Work with your child to write a thank you note for Ramon.

E.g.

To Ramon,

Thank you for your letter and the drawing. I like it a lot.

From …

Tell your child you will post the letter to Ramon. 

Maths:

Ask your children if they can solve this word problem. Give them real objects and to help them figure out the answer. 

“A teacher has ten paintbrushes to share fairly between 5 children. How many paintbrushes does each child get?”

Task:

Look at the fish and flower you made over the last two days. Which is your favourite? Why?  Can you think of any other objects or images you could make by junk modelling?

Look at the pictures below for ideas and then make your own imaginative junk model of whatever you find interesting (e.g. robot, rocket, cat, car, dog, digger)

                             

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