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Reception – Summer 1 – Week 3

Phonics Topic:
Phase 3

Literacy Topic:
‘Giraffes Can’t Dance’ by Giles Andreae

Maths Topic:
Addition

Tasks:
Physical Development
Understanding the World
Expressive Arts and Design

Weekly Online Curriculum

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Monday

Phonics:

Recap Phase 2 and Phase 3 sounds

Phase 2: click here

Phase 3: click here

Introduce sound of the day “y”

Watch ‘Mr Thorne does Phonics – Episode Y’

click here

Write the following words by carefully stretching out the sounds and writing what you hear: yet, yum, yuk, yak, yes

Literacy:

Listen to the focus text for the week ‘Giraffes Can’t Dance’ click here

How did Gerald feel at the beginning of the Great Jungle Dance?

Why can’t Gerald dance at the beginning of the story?

How did the cricket help Gerald?

What did Gerald learn about being different?

How does Gerald feel at the end of the story?

Maths:

Gerald and the cricket are having a picnic because all the dancing has made them hungry.

The Cricket ate four leaves; Gerald ate six leaves. 

How many leaves did they eat altogether?

Calculate the answer and write the number sentence using ‘+’ and ‘=’

(Key words: add + and equals =)

Task: Understanding the World

Think about the similarities and differences between yourself and your friends and family. Do you think it is good to be different? What would it be like if everyone was the same? Draw a picture of yourself and write a sentence that says why you are special. E.g. I am special because…

Tuesday

Phonics:

Recap Phase 2 and Phase 3 sounds

Phase 2: click here

Phase 3: click here

Introduce sound of the day “z”

Watch ‘Geraldine the Giraffe learns the Z sound’ click here

Write the following words by carefully stretching out the sounds and writing what you hear: Zack, zen, zip, zigzag

Literacy:

​Draw a picture of Gerald the giraffe.

Add labels to your drawing (long and slim neck, thin legs, crooked knees).

Under your drawing, write a few sentences to describe Gerald’s appearance. E.g. He has a long neck. He has thin legs. 

Maths:

Gerald’s brother comes to visit.

Both Gerald and his brother have 4 legs.

How many legs do they have all together?

Calculate the answer and write the number sentence using ‘+’ and ‘=’

(Key words: add, equals and double)

Task: Expressive Arts & Design:

Make your own Gerald the giraffe using items from around the house. Try using an empty box for a body and a kitchen roll tube for a neck. You could desecrate your giraffe using crayons or paint.

Wednesday

Phonics:

Recap Phase 2 and Phase 3 sounds

Phase 2: click here

Phase 3: click here

Sing the Phase 3 tricky words song:

click here

Introduce word of the day ‘was’

Practise reading and writing the word.

Can you find this word in your books?

Write the following sentence:

It was a zebra.

Literacy:

​Draw a picture of the jungle where Gerald lives.

Imagine you are in that jungle.

What can you see? What can you smell? What can you hear? How do you feel?

Add labels to your drawing and write sentences which describe the jungle. Try to use all of your senses. E.g. It feels hot and sticky. It smells like plants and animals. You can see tall trees.

Maths:

There are 8 trees growing in Gerard’s jungle garden.

He plants 8 more trees.

How many trees are in Gerard’s jungle garden now?

Calculate the answer and write the number sentence using ‘+’ and ‘=’

(Key words: add, equals and double)

Task: Understanding the World:

Use the internet to find pictures of an African jungle and pictures of Birmingham city centre. How is the jungle different to Birmingham? Can you compare the two places? Draw the two places and add labels to identify the key features of each one.

Thursday

Phonics:

Recap Phase 2 and Phase 3 sounds

Phase 2: click here

Phase 3: click here

Sing the Phase 3 tricky words song:

click here

Introduce word of the day ‘so’

Practise reading and writing the word.

Can you find this word in your books?

Write the following sentence:

It was so hot.

Literacy:

​It is nearly time for the next Great Jungle Dance. Gerald is in charge of the invitations.

Can you help Gerald write some invitations to the Great Jungle Dance?

E.g. To Cricket, come to the Jungle Dance. It will be fun. From Gerald.

Maths:

There are 9 guests coming to the Great Jungle Dance. Gerald receives 4 more responses from people that want to come as well!

How many guests are coming to the jungle dance now?

Calculate the answer and write the number sentence using ‘+’ and ‘=’

Task: Expressive Arts & Design:

​Make some decorations for the Great Jungle Dance.

Try making paper chains, bunting or posters. Maybe you could try drawing some animal prints or animal portraits. 

Friday

Phonics:

Recap Phase 2 and Phase 3 sounds

Phase 2: click here

Phase 3: click here

Sing the alphabet song, pointing to each letter of the alphabet as you sing its name click here

Match the letter name and the letter sound for each letter.

Login to Education City using the username and password in your home learning pack.

Play Yellow Yoyo and Zigzag Zebra

Literacy:

​You are invited to the Great Jungle Dance!

You must prepare a dance routine to teach everyone.

Write some instructions for a simple dance routine. E.g. First, stand up tall. Next, spin around. Then, jump up and down. Lastly, clap your hands.

Maths:

Challenge! Gerald the giraffe is six meters tall.  His baby brother is half his height. If his baby brother stood on Gerald’s head. How tall would they be altogether? Add their heights together to find out!

Task: Physical Development:

Put on some music and try out your jungle dance routine click here Repeat your routine over and over until you reach the end of the song.

Is your heart beating faster? Are you feeling hot? If not do it all again with another song!

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