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Reception – Summer 1 – Week 2

Phonics Topic:
Phase 3

Literacy Topic:
‘Rumble in the Jungle’ by Giles Andreae

Maths Topic:
Distance

Tasks:
Understanding the World
Expressive Arts and Design

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Monday

Phonics:

Recap Phase 2 sounds using your sound mat click here

Sing Phase 3 tricky words song

click here

Introduce the sound of the day ‘j’

Watch Mr Thorne episode

click here

Practise reading the following words by sounding out and blending: jam, jet

Write the following sentence containing familiar sounds and tricky words:

I am on the jet.

Literacy:

Look at the front cover of the book ‘Rumble in the Jungle’. What do you notice about the words ‘rumble’ and ‘jungle’? They rhyme! Can you think of any other rhyming words? This book isn’t a story book but a collection of poems about different jungle animals Listen to poems on YouTube click here

Can you hear the rhythm and rhyme?

Maths:

Hide some of your favourite toys around the room. Can you describe where they are? Which one is near to you? Which one is far away? The words ‘near’ and ‘far’ help us to describe distance. Have a competition with a family member – who can throw a ball the furthest?

Task: Expressive Arts & Design

Music making challenge! How many jungle animals can you name? What do they sound like? Use as many household items as you can to make different sounds to represent the animals. You could use pots, pans, spoons, food packaging and even your own body and voice. Can your family guess the animal you are representing?

Tuesday

Phonics:

Recap Phase 2 sounds using your sound mat click here

Sing Phase 3 tricky words song

click here

Introduce the sound of the day ‘v’

Watch Mr Thorne episode

click here

Practise reading the following words by sounding out and blending: van, vet

Write the following sentence containing familiar sounds and tricky words:

I am in the van.

Literacy:

Re-listen to the poems on YouTube click here

Do all of the animals sound the same? Talk about reading with expression and changing your voice when different characters are talking. Which is your favourite animal voice? Can you change your voice? You could try changing your pitch (high or low), speed or even your accent!

Maths:

Lots of sports involve distance e.g. running, throwing and jumping. Watch the video of Greg Rutherford competing in the long jump at the 2012 Olympics click here The winner is the person who jumps the furthest. Who won the long jump? Can you think of any other sports which involve distance?

Task: Technology

Use the Education City login details in your home learning pack.

Play Cat Cosy game to listen to the words and match the two which rhyme Education City – ‘Cat Cosy’

Wednesday

Phonics:

Recap Phase 2 sounds using your sound mat click here

Sing Phase 3 tricky words song

click here

Introduce the sound of the day ‘w’

Watch Mr Thorne episode

click here

Write the following sentence containing familiar sounds and tricky words:

The web is wet.

Literacy:

​Re-listen to the poems on YouTube click here  Choose a favourite poem to learn with your family. Can you clap the rhythm? Can you think of actions to help you remember the words? Remember to change your voice!

Maths:

It’s time for the Olympics at home! How far can you jump? Have a competition with your family to see who will win. Who can jump the furthest? You can measure how far they have jumped by counting the number of steps to each jump? You could also write down the scores on a leaderboard. Who has won the gold medal?

Task: Understanding the World

Choose a favourite jungle animal to find out more information about. What new facts can you learn? Where does the animal live? What does it eat? What does it look like? Does it have any special features?

Kids Encyclopedia

National Geographic Kids

Thursday

Phonics:

Recap Phase 2 sounds using your sound mat click here

Sing Phase 3 tricky words song

click here

Introduce the sound of the day ‘x’

Watch Mr Thorne episode

cick here

Get a bowl and make a special soup full of ‘x’.

Write the following words on different pieces of paper and put them into the bowl: fix, fox, box

Finally mix all of the ingredients together!

Literacy:

Use the Education City login details in your home learning pack. Use the ‘Rainforest Rhythm’ activity click here

Listen to the poem ‘The Monkey in the Rainforest’ and listen out for the rhythm and rhyme. How many rhyming words can you find in the poem? Can you read the words together with your family? Can you clap the rhythm and use actions to help you remember the words?

Maths:

Make two ramps using planks, cardboard or other flat surfaces. Roll two objects down the ramps e.g. toy cars, small tins or kitchen/toilet roll tubes. Which one has gone the furthest? How can you make it go even further? Change the slant of the ramps and see if this affects the distance the objects travel.

Task: Expressive Arts & Design

​Imagine you are in the rainforest. Create a rain stick using a kitchen roll/toilet roll tube. You could decorate the tube by drawing or painting a pattern or design. Cover one end of the tube and pour in some rice or other small objects. Cover the other side of the tube and turn the tube from side to side. What does it sound like? How does it make you feel?

Friday

Phonics:

Recap Phase 2 sounds using your sound mat click here

Sing Phase 3 tricky words song

click here

Quick write challenge – say one of the letter sounds from this week and see how quickly they can write it down.

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

(username: March20 password: home)

Play the following games:

Pick a Picture (Phase 3 sets 6-7. Read the word and match with the correct picture)

Sentences – Phase 3 (choose either j, v, w or x and practise reading the sounds in a sentence)

Literacy:

One of the animals in the jungle has gone missing! Think of a jungle animal but don’t tell your family who it is! Can you write some clues about the animal so your family can guess who it is? What does the animal look and sound like? Where does it live?

Who am I? I am a tall animal. I have pointy ears and a long tail. I have four long legs and a long neck. I have orange and brown spots.

Maths:

Make some paper aeroplanes! Decorate your paper and then follow the instructions in the video to make your aeroplanes click here

Have a throwing contest in the house or in the garden. Whose aeroplane has gone the furthest? Whose aeroplane is the nearest to you? Can you use the words ‘near’ and ‘far’ to describe where the aeroplanes have gone?

Task: Physical Development

Physical challenge! How many different ways can you use a ball? Try throwing, catching, kicking, bouncing and dribbling it. Can you catch it when someone throws it towards you? Can you throw or kick the ball towards a target?

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