Reception – Summer 2 – Week 4

Phonics Topic:
Phase 3

Literacy Topic:
‘The Crunching, Munching Caterpillar’ by Sheridan Cain

Maths Topic:
Counting in 2s

Tasks:
Physical Development
Understanding the World
Expressive Arts and Design

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Monday

Phonics:

Recap Phase 2 and Phase 3 sounds

Phase 2: click here

Phase 3: click here

How quickly can you write the following digraphs?  ai, ee, oa, ow, oi

Adult to write the following words for your child to read: owl, foil, tail, peel

Have a go at writing the following sentence:

The owl is in the goal.

Literacy:

One of the minibeasts has sent us a special story to listen to! Look at the front cover of ‘The Crunching, Munching Caterpillar’. What does ‘munching’ mean? Listen to the story on YouTube click here

What happened at the beginning of the story? What was the problem? How did the caterpillar get his wings?

What was your favourite part of the story and why?

Maths:

Have a basket full of odd socks. What does it mean when we say ‘’a pair of socks’’? Can you match the socks together? When we have lots of things to count we can group them together to make it quicker. Count the socks in groups of 2: 2, 4, 6, 8, 10.

Can you find anything else in your house that comes in pairs? (E.g. shoes, gloves, slippers)

Task: Understanding the World:

Find out more about the lifecycle of a butterfly by doing your own research. What changes take place? Can you explain what happens in the correct order?

YouTube – ‘Butterfly Lifecycle’

Use the Education City login details in your home learning pack

Education City – ‘Flutter & Fly’

Tuesday

Phonics:

Recap Phase 2 and Phase 3 sounds

Phase 2: click here

Phase 3: click here

Introduce the trigraph (three letters which make one sound) ‘ear’

Watch Mr Thorne episode click here

Try to read the following words:        hear, fear, dear

Now try to write the following words: tear, near

Write the following sentence:

I can hear the dog bark.

Literacy:

Can you remember which minibeasts were in the story we listened to yesterday? Go into the garden or on a walk to the park and see what minibeasts you can find. Draw and label pictures of the minibeasts you see. Can you write some adjectives to describe them? E.g. wiggly, smooth, tiny, creepy. 

Maths:

Sing ‘Counting in 2s’ song on YouTube click here Have a group of 10 objects (e.g. food, shoes, sticks). Can you put them into groups of 2? Can you count in 2s to find out how many you have altogether?

How many socks do you have in your bedroom? Put them into pairs and count in 2s to find the total.

Task: Expressive Arts & Design:

Design and create your own caterpillar! You will be an old sock, something to fill the sock with (e.g. newspaper, rice, cotton wool) and elastic bands or hair bands. Follow the simple instructions click here

Wednesday

Phonics:

Recap Phase 2 and Phase 3 sounds

Phase 2: click here

Phase 3: click here

Introduce the digraph (two letters which make one sound) ‘er’

Watch Mr Thorne episode click here

Try to read the following words:           her, herd

Now try to write the following word: herb

Write the following sentence:

I can chop the herb.  

Literacy:

Caterpillar is fast asleep and he is dreaming about flying! In his dreams he has beautiful wings. Can you draw a picture of what his wings might look like? Here are lots of ideas to help you click here Can you write a sentence to describe his new wings? E.g. His wings are bright and colourful.

Maths:

Sing ‘Counting in 2s’ song on YouTube click here Lay out some old newspaper on the floor. Paint the bottom of your feet and walk across the newspaper to create footprints! How manty footprints are there? Can you count in 2s to find the total? Have a competition with your family – who can make the most footprints! Write down the total number for each person.

Task: Physical Development:

Re-create the lifecycle of a butterfly through movement and dance. Think about how you can change the size of your body and the scale of your movements as the caterpillar transforms.

Thursday

Phonics:

Recap Phase 2 and Phase 3 sounds

Phase 2: click here

Phase 3: click here

Recap the ‘er’ digraph from yesterday.

Re-watch the Mr Thorne episode click here

This digraph can be found at the end of lots of words. It sometimes sounds like ‘u’ but it is actually ‘er’.

Try to read the following words:     farmer, flower

Now try to write the following word: harder

Write the following sentence:

I the tower is in the woods.

Literacy:

Caterpillar’s friends want to be big and strong enough to change into butterflies too. Caterpillar wants to write a menu for a crunchy, munchy lunch! Can you help him? What food could the other caterpillars eat? Can you describe what they taste like? E.g. crunchy leaves, sweet grass, juicy strawberries. 

Maths:

Sing ‘Counting in 2s’ song on YouTube click here Set up a pretend shop using toys and objects from around the house. Have some 2p coins to use to pay for the objects. Look at the coins. What number is written on them? This means we can count them in 2s! Choose an object to buy from the shop e.g a toy car for 6p. Count the 2p coins in 2s until you have the correct amount. What else can you buy from the shop? Can you count the coins in 2s?

Task: Technology:

Login to Purple Mash using your username and password (in your home learning pack)

Use the painting tools to design and create your own butterfly.  

Purple Mash – ‘My Butterfly’

Use the painting tools to add colour to the lifecycle of a butterfly.

Purple Mash – ‘Butterfly Lifecycle’

Can you talk about the changes that take place? How does a caterpillar become a butterfly?

Friday

Phonics:

Recap Phase 2 and Phase 3 sounds

Phase 2: click here

Phase 3: click here

Play the tricky word song: click here

Quick write challenge – adult to say one of the sounds learnt so far and child to write it down as fast as they can

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

(username: March20 password: home)

Play the following games:

Sentences – Phase 3 (choose either ear or er and practise reading the sounds in a sentence)

Buried Treasure– Phase 3 (choose either ear or er and practise reading the real and alien words)

Literacy:

Now the caterpillar has changed into a butterfly he can fly away! The butterfly has flown high in the sky and he has found somewhere new to live. Where do you think the butterfly has gone? What other minibeasts might he meet?

Can you write a postcard to send to his friends back in the garden? Draw a picture of where butterfly is and write a couple of sentence to describe it. E.g ‘I have gone to the beach. It is warm and sunny. The sea is deep and wavy’. 

Maths:

Sing ‘Counting in 2s’ song on YouTube click here Use the Education City login details in your home learning pack to play the following games

Education City – ‘Coast to Coast’ (work through the activity to count different objects in 2s)

Education City – ‘Deep Discoveries’ (count in 2s and find the missing number in the sequence)

Task: Expressive Arts & Design:

Create your own butterfly using pages from old magazines, newspapers or leaflets. Rip and tear the paper and create a collage butterfly. You could try to make your wings symmetrical so both wings look the same.

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