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Knowl Hill CofE Academy

"Together We Succeed"

Ashley Hill MAT

Part of the

Ashley Hill

Multi Academy Trust

Foundation Class

Foundation's remote learning

 

 

Below you will find information for daily remote learning. As Miss Hossen is poorly this week, you will see Mrs Clarke (our Foundation teacher at Bisham CE Academy) on your videos this week. Get well soon Miss Hossen. 

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the office

on 01628 822584 or at office@knowlhill.org

 

 

 

Resource pack

In your child's resource pack you will find:

  • an exercise book (to keep all the work they complete during lockdown in)
  • two pencils
  • sound mat (to help them when writing)
  • chalk (to use outside on the ground to practise writing their letters/numbers)
  • a mini whiteboard
  • a whiteboard pen
  • handwriting sheets
  • number formation booklet

 

 

Suggested timetable

Please note that this is just a suggested timetable for ALL children in the school. Please do not feel pressure to follow it. You know your child best and what works for them! In Foundation we use short bursts of teaching and then complete adult led activities (no longer than 15 minutes), as this is the best way children of this age learn. 

Daily Collective Worship 

 

 

Mondays- Roots and Fruits

Tuesdays- Singing assembly

Wednesdays- God's storyteller

Thursdays- Core Value: courage

Fridays- Celebration assembly (stars of the week)

 

 

 

Monday 18th January 2021

Please access Tapestry for the literacy, maths, phonics and reading videos.

 

Literacy

Literacy

Resources needed: exercise book or paper, pencil and sound mat

 

Today with Mrs Clarke the children will be thinking about what an Astronaut might wear, they will then draw the outline of their Astronaut and add on the different items of clothing. Once they have completed their design, the children will use their sound mats to write the labels for each part the outfit.

 

TODAY'S LESSON VIDEO IS ON TAPESTRY, PLEASE WATCH BEFORE YOU HAVE A GO AT THIS ACTIVITY

 

 

Maths

Resources needed: a collection of cubes/counters/lego or similar

 

Today with Mrs Clarke the children will be using their counting skills to count to eight.  Before your child begins this activity, ask them the following question: which number do you start with hen counting? Using cubes/counters or lego encourage your child to count out eight pieces from a bigger group. Encourage your child to count them to check they have eight. Ask your child the following questions:

 

What could help you to count more accurately?

How can you check that you have counted correctly?

 

Encouraging children to line the items up will help your child to count them correctly, as well as touching each item as they count- saying one number per item.

 

VIDEO FOR TODAY'S MATHS LESSON ON TAPESTRY

 

 

Don't forget to take videos/photos and post them onto Tapestry for Mrs Clarke to see

 

Phonics

Today with Mrs Clarke the children will be revising previously taught sounds and learning their new sound of the week ‘ow’.
 

Reading

Today with Mrs Clarke the children will be blending sounds to read CVC words and revising red words.

 

Topic:

Resources needed: paper, paints (if you don't have paints coloured pencils can be used), paintbrush, pot of water

In today's lesson the children will go through the power point in the link below with an adult and will be introduced to the artist Vincent Van Gogh. When going through the information with your child, encourage them to think about the following questions:

Who is Vincent Van Gogh?

What is he famous for?

What sort of things did he paint?

Can you name any of his famous paintings?

 

The children will then have a go at re-creating their own interpretation of Van Gogh's Starry Night painting.

 

Don't forget to take videos/photos and upload these to tapestry for Mrs Clarke to see

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 19th January 2021

Please access Tapestry for the literacy, maths, phonics and reading videos.

 

Literacy

Resources needed: exercise book/paper, pencil and soundmat

 

Today with Mrs Clarke the children will be creating a list of items, that they will need to go on a space picnic later in the week. On Thursday the children will be setting up a "Space Den" where they will have their space picnic with their family and of course not forgetting teddy too! This list will include all of the items they will need to get ready for their space picnic. 

 

Don't forget to take videos/photos for Mrs Clarke to seesmiley

 

Maths

Resources needed: exercisebook/paper, butterfly template, ten frame template, pencil, counters/lego

Today with Mrs Clarke the children will be using the butterfly template to count to eight. Adults please draw on 8 spots before starting this activity.  Encourage your child to count all of the spots.

How many spots are there? 

Can you point to each spot as you count?

Using counters/lego encourage your child to represent the number of spots. Have your child cover each spot with a counter/lego and count them again to check.

Using counters/lego and the ten frame template, encourage your child to represent the number of spots. Ensuring that they use one square on the ten frame for one counter/lego. Have your child consider the following questions:

 

Can you say each number aloud as you count?

Do you need to count all of the counters/lego in the ten frame?

Can you see that 8 is 5 and 3 more?

Does it matter what spaces you fill on the ten frame?

 

Challenge:  Can you have a go at finding different arrangements of 8 using the ten frame?

 

 

Don’t forget to take photos/videos and post them onto Tapestry for Mrs Clarke to see 😊 

 

 

Phonics

Today with Mrs Clarke the children will be revising previously taught sounds and their new sound of the week ‘ow’.

Reading

Today with Mrs Clarke the children will be blending sounds to read CVC words and revising red words.

Topic

Resources needed: exercise book/paper, pencil, colouring pencils/felt tips and sound mat

In today's lesson the children will have a go at drawing their own rocket and labelling the different parts of the rocket. Children can use template in the link below to help them with the different labels for each part.

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 13th January 2021

Please access Tapestry for the literacy, maths, phonics and reading videos.

 

Literacy

Resources needed:exercise book/paper, pencil and soundmat

Today with Mrs Clarke the children will be writing a 'to do list' in preparation for their space picnic tomorrow. Encourage your child to think about what little jobs need doing beforehand, such as: building their space den, packing their backpack, making food etc.

TODAY'S LESSON VIDEO IS ON TAPESTRY BE SURE TO WATCH THIS BEFORE HAVING A GO AT THIS ACTIVITY

Don't forget to take videos/photos and post them onto Tapestry for Mrs Clarke to seesmiley

 

Maths

Resources needed: exercise book/paper, butterfly template x 2, pencil, counters/lego and coloured sticky spots (or you can use coloured pencils/felt tips) and a dice

Today with Mrs Clarke the children will be using the butterfly template to help them embed their counting and understanding of different representations of 8. Using the butterfly template -ADULTS PLEASE DRAW ON 6 SMALL SPOTS in one colour (3 each side) and 2 LARGE SPOTS (2 each side) in a different colour. Encourage your child to consider the following questions:

How many spots are there all together?

Can you point to each spot as you count?

How many spots are on each side?

Do you need to use counters/lego to help you?

Can you count the number of spots without pointing to them?

Can you count in your head?

Can you start counting at 6 and count on to find out how many there are?

 

 

Challenge: Use another butterfly template, a dice and sticky spots (if you don't have sticky spots your child can draw on the spots using different coloured pencils). Encourage your child to choose a colour, roll the dice and put that number of spots on the butterfly. Children choose a different colour and roll again.

 

 

Phonics

Today with Mrs Clarke the children will be revising previously taught sounds and their new sound of the week ‘ow’.

Reading

Today with Mrs Clarke the children will be blending sounds to read CVC words and revising red words.

Topic

Resources needed: balloons, glue, water, a mixing bowl and old newspapers/magazines (if you don't have these kitchen roll will work just as well)

Today the children will be making papier mache models of the planets in our solar system, using the instructions below. Encourage your child to have a recap of the names of the planets in the solar system. The video link below will help your child to remember these.

 

Don't forget to post their completed drawings onto Tapestry for Mrs Clarke to seesmiley

 

 

 

 

Thursday 21st January 2021

 

Literacy

 

Today with Mrs Clarke the children will be going on their space picnic in their "Space Den". Encourage your child to set up their "Space Den", pack their backpack and you may even wish for them to help make some "space food" for their picnic, such as sandwiches, space biscuits etc. They may even like to get back in their rocket and put on a spacesuit of their choice to really get in the spirit!

 

Maths

Resources needed:counters/lego, ten frame template, natural items found in the garden

Today with Mrs Clarke the children will be venturing outside to collect a variety 8 (or more) of natural items such as: sticks, leaves, stones etc to use in today's lesson. Encourage your child to count each group of natural objects. Using the natural objects, encourage your child to make different arrangements with 8 of them using the ten frame. 

  • How many different ways can you find to represent 8 in your ten frame?
  • Don't forget to take photos/videos and post them onto Tapestry for Mrs Clarke to see smiley

Phonics

Today with Mrs Clarke the children will revise previously taught sounds and our new sound of the week 'ow'.

Reading

Today with Mrs Clarke the children will be blending sounds to read CVC words and then revise red words.

Topic:

Resources needed: paint, paint pot (or similar)

Today the children will be painting their papier mache model of the planets. Encourage your child to think about:

Which planet they are creating?

Does that planet have nay special features?

What colours do you need for your chosen planet.

 Don't forget to take photos and post onto Tapestry for Mrs Clarke to seesmiley

 

 

 

Friday 22nd January 2021

 

Literacy

Resources needed: exercise book/paper, pencil, soundmat and colouring pencils

Today with Mrs Clarke the children will be writing all about their space picnic, using their soundmat to help them sound out each of th words. Encourage your child to think about:

What they did to prepare for their space picnic?

What did they use to make their space den?

Who did they invite along to their space picnic?

How did they get there?

What did they eat whilst there?

 

Don't forget to post videos/photos onto Tapestry for Mrs Clarke to seesmiley

 

Maths

Resources needed: marbles (or similar smaller items), glass jar (or similar sort of container)

Today with Mrs Clarke the children will be using marbles to count to 8. Using marbles and a jar, encourage your child to count each time they hear you drop a marble into the jar. Allow your child the opportunity to check their answers, by counting them all out of the jar afterwards. This process can be repeated as many times as necessary. Encourage your child to count backwards as they count the marbles out of the jar.

 

Challenge: Adults drop 7 marbles slowly into the jar, one at a time. Ask your child:

How many marbles do you think there are in the jar?

How do you know?

 

Encourage your child to count out how many are in the jar to check their answers. Repeat this activity using different numbers upto and including 8. 

 

 

Don't forget to take photos/videos and post onto tapestry for Mrs Clarke to see

 

RE

Using the powerpoint in the link below,  before reading the story of 'Puddles Lends a Paw' to your child, have them them consider the following questions:

 

Who who helps children?

How does your child help others?

Explore different ways in which people help others through the work they do. 

 

Once you have read the story with your child, have them consider the following questions: 

  • What happened in the story? 
  • How did  Puddles manage to help the different characters? 
  • What were the different ways the characters in the book helped out in the church?
  • Talk about how the Reverend Freddie Fisher helps people know more about how God wants them to live.
  • What questions would you like to ask the characters?
  • Who helps you?

How can you help others?

What we learnt last week: W/C 11th January

 

Monday 11th January 2021

Please access Tapestry for the literacy, maths, phonics and reading videos.

 

Literacy

Resources: a backpack/bag.

Today the children will have a think about what they would take to the moon with them. After watching Miss Hossen share which five things she would take to the moon with her and why, the children will then choose their five objects and give reasons for taking them on their rocket ride to the moon.

Record the children’s answers and post them onto Tapestry for Miss Hossen to see 😊

 

Maths

Resources: 5 biscuits or 5 pieces of fruit and 2 plates.

Today Miss Hossen will introduce to the children the different ways that 5 can be made. Then afterwards the children will use their own snacks to explore the different ways 5 can be made. 

Don’t forget to take photos/videos and post them onto Tapestry for Miss Hossen to see 😊 

 

Phonics

Today with Miss Hossen the children will be revising previously taught sounds and learning their new sound of the week ‘igh’.
 

Reading

Today with Miss Hossen the children will be blending sounds to read CVC words and revising red words.

 

Topic: Destination Outer Space!

In today's lesson the children will watch and listen to the ‘Space Song Rocket Ride’.

Then afterwards the children will verbally list the different systems, galaxies, constellations, planets, moons and stars they heard and saw mentioned in the song.

Record the children’s answers and post them onto Tapestry for Miss Hossen to

see 😊

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 12th January 2021

Please access Tapestry for the literacy, maths, phonics and reading videos.

 

Literacy

Resources: outline of a backpack, pencil and sound mat.

Today the children will recap what they would take to the moon with them to an adult or older child in their household. Then they will draw and write this onto the template of a blank backpack below (please feel free to use their/your own drawing of a backpack). 

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Before the children participate in this activity please make sure they watch the literacy video on Tapestry of Miss Hossen modelling how to complete the activity.

Don’t forget to post their completed backpack onto Tapestry for Miss Hossen to see 😊 

 

Maths

Resources: 5 empty bottles/cans and a ball.

Today Miss Hossen will model how bowling can be used to explore the different ways five can be made.

Don’t forget to take photos/videos and post them onto Tapestry for Miss Hossen to see 😊 

 

Phonics

Today with Miss Hossen the children will be revising previously taught sounds and their new sound of the week ‘igh’.
 

Reading

Today with Miss Hossen the children will be blending sounds to read CVC words and revising red words.

 

Topic: Destination Outer Space!

In today's lesson the children will watch the video in the link below to learn some features of the solar system and the different planets in it.

*Please do not complete the activity set at the end of the video, as the children will complete this activity in tomorrow’s lesson*

 

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-understand-some-features-of-our-solar-system-cruk0c

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 13th January 2021

Please access Tapestry for the literacy, maths, phonics and reading videos.

 

Literacy

Resources: exercise book or paper, pencil and sound mat.

Today the children will have a think about who they’d like to invite on their rocket ride to the moon and then they will write an invitation for their chosen person. 

Before the children participate in this activity please make sure they watch the literacy video on Tapestry of Miss Hossen modelling how to complete the first part of this activity.

 

Maths

Resources: 5 objects, paper, pencil, whiteboard and whiteboard pen.

Today Miss Hossen will model how to use everyday objects to represent the different ways 5 can be made and then Miss Hossen will show the children how these can be written as number sentences.

Don’t forget to take photos/videos and post them onto Tapestry for Miss Hossen to see 😊 

 

Phonics

Today with Miss Hossen the children will be revising previously taught sounds and their new sound of the week ‘igh’.
 

Reading

Today with Miss Hossen the children will be blending sounds to read CVC words and revising red words.

 

Topic: ‘Destination Outer Space!'

Resources: exercise book or paper, pencil and colouring pencils/crayons /felt tips.

Following on from yesterday’s lesson, the children will use their new knowledge of the solar system to draw a picture of the planets.

CHALLENGE: Can you sound out and write some of the names of the planets?

*don’t forget to use your sound mat*

 

Don’t forget to post their completed solar system onto Tapestry for Miss Hossen to see 😊

View large version of image

View large version of image

 

 

 

 

Thursday 14th January 2021

 

Literacy

Resources: exercise book or paper, pencil and sound mat.

Today the children will continue to write an invitation for their chosen person. 

Don’t forget to post their completed invitation onto Tapestry 😊 

 

Maths

Resources: Lego or building bricks/blocks, whiteboard and whiteboard pen.

Today the children will use Lego to represent the different ways 5 can be made and then once again they will have a go at writing these as number sentences.

Don’t forget to take photos/videos and post them onto Tapestry 😊

 

Phonics

Today the children will use the powerpoints below to revise previously taught sounds and their new sound of the week ‘igh’.

Reading

Today with Mrs Bird the children will be blending sounds to read CVC words and then use the powerpoint below to revise red words.

Green words 1.1.mp4

1 ditty a cat.mp4

Topic: ‘Destination Outer Space!'

Resources: construction materials- Lego, stickle bricks etc. or junk modelling, scissors, sellotape and glue.

In today's lesson the children will watch the video in the link below to learn about the difference between a rocket and a spaceship. They will then use construction materials to construct either a rocket or a spaceship. 

 

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/build-a-spaceshiprocket-ctjk2e

 

Don’t forget to post their rocket/spaceship onto Tapestry 😊 

 

 

 

Friday 15th January 2021

 

Seasonal changes

In today's lesson the children will watch the video in the link below to identify things that are hot and things that are cold. Then they will conduct an experiment using ice cubes. This experiment must be conducted with an adult present at all times.

 

If you want an additional layer of challenge, freeze small toys in your ice cubes and see if you can help them to break free. 

 

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-understand-the-difference-between-hot-and-cold-6cukcr 

 

Don’t forget to post their experiment onto Tapestry 😊 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EISTEDDFOD

We are still hoping to hold our annual Eisteddfod competition, with the first round being completed the first week after half term in class (assuming that we return to school at that time) and finals will be 4th March. The children may wish to use this time at home to select and practise their performance poetry. 

 

Children should choose a poem to learn by heart and practice performing this, using a loud, clear voice, expression and with gestures and actions if possible. We have provided some suggested poems based on our Spring term topic which you can use, or you are free to choose your own poem of a similar length (or children may write their own poem!). 

 

 

Miss Hossen's top tips:

1. Create actions to go with your poem- this will help you remember the words to your poem.

2. Use your "teacher voice" (big, clear voice). 

3. The most important thing is to have fun! You're telling a story through poetry so enjoy being the story teller 

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