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Reception – Summer 1 – Week 5

Phonics Topic:
Phase 3

Literacy Topic:
‘The Greedy Zebra’ by Mwenye Hadithi

Maths Topic:
Shape, Space & Measure

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 the sound of the day ‘sh’

Watch Mr Thorne episode click here

Can you find any objects at home which have the ‘sh’ sound?

Write the following sentence containing familiar sounds and tricky words: I like the sheep.

Literacy:

Look at the front cover of ‘The Greedy Zebra’. Do you think it will be a story book or an information book? What does ‘greedy’ mean? This is a special story which is a traditional tale from Africa. Listen to the story on YouTube click here

What happened at the beginning of the story? What was the problem? How did the Zebra get his stripes?

What was your favourite part of the story and why?

Maths:

Pattern:

The Greedy Zebra has beautiful black and white stripes. His skin is a repeating pattern!

However, he sometimes wants to get dressed up and wear more than just two colours. Can you draw an outline of the zebra and design a new outfit for him?

Rule: The outfit must have at least three colours and it must be a repeating pattern (e.g red, blue, yellow, red, blue, yellow)

Task: Physical Development:

Listen to “Greedy Zebra, Time for Change” click here

Follow the instructions to dance and move whilst learning the story of ‘The Greedy Zebra’.

Throughout the week, you could also complete three more parts of the “Let’s Move, The Greedy Zebra” online program too.

Part 2             Part 3              Part 4

Tuesday

Phonics:

Recap Phase 2 and Phase 3 sounds

Phase 2: click here

Phase 3: click here

Introduce the sound of the day ‘ch’

Watch Mr Thorne episode click here

Practise reading the following words by sounding out and blending: chop, chip

Write the following sentence containing familiar sounds and tricky words: I like to chop.

Literacy:

​‘The Greedy Zebra’ is full of lots of lovely illustrations. Where is the story set? Does it look like where we live? What is the same? What is different?

Draw and label a picture of the story setting. What colours can you use? You might like to draw the leafy forest, dry grass, cave, river or the hills. For lots more photos and illustrations click here

Maths:

Height:

Make or draw some wild animals (or you could use plastic wild animals if you have some already).

Place these wild animals in height order from tallest to shortest.

When placed in order, use a ruler or tape measure to measure the height of the animals in centimetres.

Task: Expressive Arts & Design:

Expressive Arts & Design:

Create your own greedy zebra. Use an empty kitchen roll to make the body and neck, cut the head out of paper or card and use lolly sticks for the legs. Paint your zebra with black and white stripes.

Wednesday

Phonics:

Recap Phase 2 and Phase 3 sounds

Phase 2: click here

Phase 3: click here

Introduce the sound of the day ‘th’

Watch Mr Thorne episode click here

Write the following words by carefully stretching out the sounds and writing what you hear: path, bath.

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

Play The Three Paths

Literacy:

​The greedy zebra is still hungry! He’s a bit bored of eating grass and he is looking for something new to eat. Can you write a list of food he might like to eat? What is your favourite food? Maybe he might like to try some too!

Remember to write the words underneath each other, just like a shopping list.

Maths:

2D Shape:

Design and draw a 2D shape zebra. Think about the most appropriate shapes to use for each part of his body (e.g. a rectangle for the neck, an oval for the head, a circle for the tummy). Can you name and describe the properties of each of the shapes you used? Remember to use the words ‘sides’ and ‘corners’.

Task: Physical Development:

Work with a parent and have a go at sewing like the animals in the story. Try to thread a needle (it’s a bit tricky!) then have a go at making some stiches on a piece of old fabric (be careful not to poke yourself with the needle). You will need to hold the needle carefully with the tips of your fingers.

Thursday

Phonics:

Recap Phase 2 and Phase 3 sounds

Phase 2: click here

Phase 3: click here

Sing Phase 3 tricky words song

click here

Adult to write the following sentence for child to read:

The chip is on the ship.

Write the following sentence containing familiar sounds and tricky words:

The fish is in the bath.

Literacy:

The greedy zebra is getting worried! It is taking him so long to get to the cave that there might not be anything left for him. Can you write a letter to the animals asking them to leave something for him to wear? Remember to start your letter with ‘Dear’ or ‘To’ and finish it with ‘From. You could also make your own envelope by folding a piece of paper and putting your letter inside.

Maths:

Distance:

The Greedy Zebra had to travel a great distance through the forest to reach the cave. He is now very tired and doesn’t want to walk all the way back. The zebra wants to find a way to travel which lets him travel the greatest distance in the quickest way.

Help the zebra find the best way to travel by having a distance competition with items that can either been thrown or rolled in your house or garden.

Compare paper airplanes, toy cars, Frisbees and balls. Which travels the furthest?

Task: Expressive Arts & Design:

Build your own cave like the one in the story. Use things from around the house (boxes, cushions, bed sheets, toilet rolls etc) and build a cave that is big enough to sit inside! Can you create a sign to tell other people what you’ve made?

Friday

Phonics:

Recap Phase 2 and Phase 3 sounds

Phase 2: click here

Phase 3: click here

Sing Phase 3 tricky words song

click here

Quick write challenge – adult to say one of the digraphs from this week 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 qu, sh, ch or th and practise reading the sounds in a sentence)

Buried Treasure– Phase 3 (choose either qu, sh, ch or th and practise reading the real and alien words)

Literacy:

Monkey has been too busy swinging from the trees and he has got to the cave and found it is empty! Can you draw a picture of monkey and design a new outfit for him? Can you label your picture to tell the other animals what he looks like? E.g. soft, stripy, furry, colourful, smooth.

 

You could then tell a new version of the story called ‘The Swinging Monkey’!

Maths:

Money:

The Greedy Zebra’s stripes have become quite a hit! Everyone in the jungle wants to have stripes like him. Set up a stripe shop in your house and sell zebra stripes to your family. You need to draw different stripy patterns using a range of colours and add a price label to each stripe design (e.g. 10p, 25p, 11p etc). Invite your family members to come to the shop with their coins and choose their favourite striped design. You will need to make sure they pay the correct amount of money by carefully checking and counting the coins!

Task: Technology:

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

Use the ‘My Animal’ painting tool to design unique and wonderful animals using the various skins and furs available.

Purple Mash – ‘My Animal’

Can you tell which animal each of these skins belong to?

Use the ‘My African Pattern’ painting tool to create your own repeating pattern.

Purple Mash – ‘My African Pattern’

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