Greenfinch Class - Friday 22nd May
I hope you have been enjoying the wonderful sunshine? My neighbours have a big paddling pool and I really want one! Have you had some ice-cream and lollies? Winston and I have. There are some great activities for you to try on here today.
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Have a fantastic half term and I will see you soon.
Play Flashcards Time Trial and see how quickly you can recognise and say the Phase 3 sounds.
Winston Winston what word have you got? I’m going to look in your pot!
This is a tricky word but one that you can sound and blend. The digraph ou makes the ow sound: ou-t
These are the Phase 4 tricky words that we have learned so far:
Write two or three sentences in your book that have at least two of the tricky words in. Here are some examples to help you.
Do you like little buns?
Some of the lights were out.
I said can you come out to play?
How are you getting on with your reading? I found this super challenge which is about reading in different places and writing a bucket list of books you want to read. It’s a great way to set reading goals. How many can you do over the next few weeks? I’m going to try it too.
Today we are going to practice recognising and writing numbers to 20 and matching an amount to a number up to 20.
Draw 21 cupcakes on a piece of paper (or print off this template). Label each cupcake with a number from 0 and 20.
Then use some paint to finger-print ‘sprinkles’ on the top of each cupcake to match the number on the case. You could also draw dots for each number or glue buttons or sequins.
Make sure that you have the correct number of sprinkles for each cup cake!
Or you could make real cupcakes and add the correct number of sprinkles or treats to each cupcake!
Challenge: Have you logged in to Numbots yet? Have a go at the different challenges.
Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED)
Today we are going to look at problems and working out if something is a small problem, a medium size problem or a big problem and what we could do about it.
You will need three different sized balls, a small one, a medium one and a big one. The small ball represents the small problem, the medium one the medium problem and the big one a big problem.
Thinking about the size of a problem can help us react to it in a more positive way and not get too upset. Here are some problems that I would like you to sort into small, medium or big problems. Ask a grown-up to read these to you and then you need to decide what size the problem is and pick up the matching size ball. You can also print them off, cut them out and place them next to the correct ball.
For each problem, stop and think about what you could do in that situation. Is this a small problem, a medium problem or a big problem?
What type of reaction is right for each one? An over-reaction is when you get too upset about something that isn’t a very big problem. Sometimes we get very upset about small things because of other reasons like we are upset about something else, maybe we're feeling hungry or we feel like lots of things have happened to annoy us and this was the final straw. Sometimes we feel confused and unsure about what to do. Stopping and thinking about the size of a problem and taking some deep breaths can help us to have the right reaction. So if it’s a small problem, our reaction should be small.
What could you do about a small problem? A medium problem? A big problem?
Optional Additional Activities
These look amazing! I’m off to find some air-drying clay…
Fill a bowl or container with small toys or flowers and water before freezing it. When it’s frozen you can pretend you are an archaeologist digging in the ice! This is a great activity for hot days. Can you dig out all the toys or flowers before the ice melts in the sun?
Check with a grown-up which tools you are allowed to use to dig out the ice.