Reception – Summer 1 – Week 1

Phonics Topic:
Phase 2

Literacy Topic:
‘Zog’ by Julia Donaldson

Maths Topic:
Weight

Tasks:
Physical Development
Understanding the World
Expressive Arts and Design

Weekly Online Curriculum

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Monday

Phonics:

Recap Phase 2 sounds using your sound mat          click here

Practise blending Phase 2 letter sounds. Pause the video when each word is displayed and encourage your child to blend it click here

Write the letter sounds on a piece of paper and cut them up. How many words can you make using the letters?

Literacy:

Look at the front cover of the book. What will the story be about? Who are the characters? Where is the story set?

Listen to the story of Zog on YouTube click here

What did you think of the story? What was your favourite part and why? How did Zog feel when he couldn’t do something?

Maths:

Watch Sesame Street video to introduce weight on YouTube

Talk about the words ‘heavy’ and ‘light’. Can you find any objects which are heavy? Can you find any objects which are light?

Which object do you think is the heaviest? Which object do you think is the lightest?

Task: Expressive Arts & Design:

Build your own dragon school using any toys or construction resources you have at home. You could also use sticks, stones and leaves from the garden. Can you create a sign to welcome the dragons?

Tuesday

Phonics:

Recap Phase 2 sounds using your sound mat          click here

Introduce recap of double letters e.g. ‘ss’, ‘ll’, ‘’ff’ and ‘zz’.

Watch Mr Thorne episode click here

Write the following words by carefully stretching out the sounds and writing what you can hear: puff, buzz.

Can you put the words into a sentence? E.g. I can puff.

Literacy:

Zog is on his way to Dragon School but he has got lost. He won’t get a golden star if he’s late! Can you draw a map to show Zog how to get to school? Think about where the story is set and use your imagination to think about what he might see on his journey. Can you label some of the places on the map? E.g castle, woods, river, cave and mountains.

Maths:

Zog is packing his bag ready to go to Dragon School. Can you find some things he needs to bring with him? Zog wants the heaviest things to go at the bottom on the bag so nothing gets squashed. Compare the weight of the different objects as you are packing the bag. Put one object in each hand and move your arms to show which one is heaviest. (The hand with the heaviest object goes down and the lightest goes up).

Task: Technology:

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

www.purplemash.com

Use ‘2Paint’ to design and create your own dragon to go to school with Zog.

Wednesday

Phonics:

Recap Phase 2 sounds using your sound mat          click here

Sing Phase 2 tricky word song click here

Look at the reading book you have at home – how many of the words can you find in the text?

Write the following sentence for your child to read:

I go to the shop.

Literacy:

Watch video introducing the golden star on YouTube (stop the video after 30 seconds). Zog is desperate to get the golden star from Madam Dragon but he’s not sure what he needs to do to get one. Can you make a list of things a good dragon needs to be able to do? Remember to write them underneath each other like you are writing a shopping list. E.g. fly in the sky, make a loud road, breathe out fire, capture a princess, fight a knight.

Maths:

Zog thinks his school bag might be too heavy to carry. How can we find out how heavy something is? Use kitchen weighing scales to measure the weight of different objects. Look carefully at the numbers. The bigger the numbers the heavier the object is. What is the heaviest object? What is the lightest object?

Task: Understanding the World:

Do dragons really exist? Use the internet to research dragons which live in different parts of the world. Are there any similarities or differences with Zog?

National Geographic

Andy’s Safari Adventures

Thursday

Phonics:

Recap Phase 2 sounds using your sound mat          click here

Sing Phase 2 tricky word song click here

Introduce recap of digraph ‘ck’ (two letters which make one sound)

Watch Mr Thorne episode click here

Can you find any objects with the ‘ck’ digraph around your house?

Write the following sentence:

The sock is red.

Literacy:

Zog is nearly finishing his time at Dragon School and Madam Dragon needs to write his school report. Can you help her to describe Zog?

Draw a picture of Zog and use your phonics to write a couple of sentences about him. E.g. ‘He works hard’. ‘He helps other people’. ‘He is brave and kind.

Maths:

Look at food packaging in the cupboards and talk about the weight of each one. Show the children a 1kg bag of sugar. Weigh the bag of sugar using bathroom scales. We can also measure ourselves to find out how much we weigh! Take turns to weigh each other in kilograms and compare to the weight on the 1kg bag of sugar. How many bags of sugar do you weigh?

Task: Physical Development:

Zog is about to head out on a new adventure but before he takes flight he needs to do his warm-up. Talk about the importance of warming up the muscles before doing exercise. Can you create a warm-up for Zog? How many different ways can you move? Can you time yourself? E.g. running, jumping, rolling, spinning, hopping and skipping

 

Friday

Phonics:

Recap Phase 2 sounds using your sound mat          click here

Sing Phase 2 tricky word song click here

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

(username: March20 password: home)

Play the following games:

Flashcards (recap all Phase 2 sounds in the fastest time possible)

Buried Treasure (recap all Phase 2 sounds by sounding out and blending the real and alien words)

Literacy:

Watch the film version of Zog on BBC iPlayer click here

What are the similarities and differences between the book and the film? Which one do you prefer and why? Where will the flying doctors go at the end of the story?

Close your eyes and listen to ‘Zog and the Flying Doctor’ on YouTube        click here

Maths:

Work with your family to help cook some delicious food! Use the weighing scales to help measure the different ingredients you are using. Look carefully at the numbers on the scales as you are measuring. Which ingredient is the heaviest or lightest?

Task: Expressive Arts & Design:

Work with your family to help cook some delicious food! Use the weighing scales to help measure the different ingredients you are using. Look carefully at the numbers on the scales as you are measuring. Which ingredient is the heaviest or lightest?

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