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Nightingales

Welcome to Nightingales

 

Nightingales Online Learning

 

Daily Collective Worship

 

 

Mondays- Roots and Fruits

 

 

 

 

 

Collective worship with Mr T 18th January

Roots and fruits story about Esther the Brave

Tuesdays- Singing assembly

Wednesdays- God's storyteller

Thursdays- Core Value: Courage

Courage Assembly Week 3

Fridays- Celebration assembly

Monday 18th January

 

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

 

Phonics

 

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

 

Reading 

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

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 seesmiley

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 seesmiley

 

Tuesday 19th January

 

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 and post them onto Tapestry for Mrs Clarke to seesmiley

 

 

Phonics

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

 

Reading 

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

 

 

 

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 seesmiley

 

TODAY'S LESSON VIDEO ON TAPESTRY

 

 

 

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 20h January

 

Collective Worship Cassandra's Crown Week 1 

 

https://youtu.be/mhdPxb4Y2Tk

 

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.

TODAY'S LESSON VIDEO IS ON TAPESTRY

 

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

 

 

 

Topic

Resources needed: balloons, glue, water, a mixing bowl and old newspapers/magazines (if you don't have any of these kitchen roll works 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 see

Thursday 21st January

 

Collective Worship - Mrs Morel 

https://youtu.be/Y0_jFdg_PGI

 

 

Literacy

Resources needed:

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!

 

VIDEO FOR TODAY'S  LESSON ON TAPESTRY 

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

 

Phonics 

Today with Mrs Clarke the children will be revising previously taught sounds and their new sound of the week 'oy'.

 

Reading

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

 

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

 

VIDEO FOR TODAY'S MATHS LESSON ON TAPESTRY

 

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

 

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

VIDEO FOR TODAY'S  LESSON ON TAPESTRY PLEASE BE SURE TO WATCH THE VIDEO BEFORE HAVING A GO AT TODAY'S ACTIVITY

 

 

 

Phonics 

Today with Mrs Clarke the children will be revising previously taught sounds and their new sound of the week 'oy'.

 

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 seesmiley

 

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

 

Collective Worship - https://youtube.com/watch?v=aqXp9pBuA8A&feature=share

 

Literacy

Today children will be re-visiting the story 'Whatever Next' read by Mrs Clarke and creating their own actions for each part of the story, to help them with remembering the sequencing of the story. 

VIDEO FOR TODAYS LITERACY 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 'oy'.

 

Reading 

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

Maths

Resouces needed: 2 plates, 3 toys of the same sort and 2 of another.

Today the children will be re-capping the previously taught concept of sorting five objects into two groups by colour, type of object or size. They will use small circular hoops ( you can use plates, ribbon or string at home to create the hoops), to group their objects before counting them. Once they have sorted the two groups into hoops the children will then be counting the number of objects in each group. They will notice that there are 5 objects in total. Whilst doing this activity have your child consider the following questions:

Can you remember what sort means?

What objects are shown here?

Which item is there more of? Which item is there fewer of?

How could you sort them into two groups?

What colours are they? Is there another way to sort them?

VIDEO FOR TODAY'S MATHS LESSON ON TAPESTRY

Topic

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

Tuesday 12th January

 

Literacy

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

Today the children will be re-capping the story of 'Whatever Next' by creating a class story map of the story. Before you create a story map with your child, consider these following questions:

 

How does the story start?

Where does Baby Bear find his rocket?

Where does Baby Bear find his space helmet?

Who does Baby Bear meet on his journey?

Where does the rocket take Baby Bear?

What does baby bear do when he land on the moon?

What is the weather like on Baby Bear's journey back home?

How does Baby Bear land back in the living room?

Why do you think Mrs Bear doesn't believe that Baby Bear has been to the moon?

 

TODAY'S LESSON VIDEO IS 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 'oy'.

 

Reading 

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

 

 

 

Maths

Resources needed: 3 plates and 5 items (any five household items 2 the same and 3 the same).

Today the children will be focussing on sorting a whole into two distinct parts. Similar to yesterday they will be using five objects (2 different types, 2 of one sort and 3 of another, eg. cars, counters, coins, cakes, cookies etc). This time they will be needing three hoops (plates, ribbons, string or anything that can resemble a circular shape), this time they will be laying the three hoops out one at the top and the other next to each other underneath. Once the children have set up their hoops, have them place all five items in the top hoop, then count them. Now encourage your child to sort them into two distinct groups of their choice (this could by colour, shape, size etc). Next encourage your child to count out how many items there are in each group.

What do they notice?

What do the two numbers add up to?

 

Explain to your child that the top hoop is the "whole" and the two hoops underneath are the "parts". The two parts added together make the total of the whole.

 

Challenge: using different items, is there a different way you can make 5? Can you show this using the hoops and completing the part whole model?

 

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

 

TODAY'S LESSON VIDEO ON TAPESTRY

 

 

Topic

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

 

Collective Worship Cassandra's Crown Week 1 

 

https://youtu.be/mhdPxb4Y2Tk

 

Literacy

Resources needed: exercise book/paper, sound mat and a pencil.

Today the children will be listening to the story 'Whatever Next' and using the actions they created earlier in the week to help them with remember the order of the story. Encourage your child to re-call to you the different parts of the story, using the story map they created yesterday. Next we are going to be working together to create a retelling of the story. Encourage your child to tell you one part of the story at a time, as a sentence. For each sentence encourage your child to sound out each of the words as your write it (the children can use their sound mat that is in their home learning packs to help them). After each sentence read it through with your child, to allow them the opportunity to check that it makes sense. Once they have completed their re-telling, read it back as a whole and ask your child if you have missed out any parts by having them refer back to their story map.

 

TODAY'S LESSON VIDEO IS ON TAPESTRY

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

 

Maths 

Resources needed: 3x plates, 5 items (any combination of number bonds to 5)

Today the children will be embedding the maths learning from yesterday's lesson. Therefore, you will once again need three hoops (or similar as stated yesterday) and another 5 items (any combination of 5 objects- 4+1/ 3+2 etc). Encourage your child to set up the three hoops the same as yesterday and put all of items into the top hoop. Once they have done so, have them consider the following questions:

 

What is the same and what is different about the objects?

What is the whole?

How many parts do you need to sort into?

What could the parts be?

 

Encourage your child to have a go at sorting the items into the "parts" hoops and then allow them the opportunity to consider the following question:

 

Are there any other ways to sort the items?

 

Challenge: Can you write out the number sentence to represent your part whole model using your whiteboard and whiteboard pen in your home learning pack?

 

TODAY'S LESSON VIDEO IS ON TAPESTRY

 

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

 

 

Topic

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

Following on from yesterday's lesson, the children will use their knowledge of the solar system to draw pictures of the planets.

CHALLEGE: 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 drawings onto Tapestry for Mrs Clarke to see

 

Thursday 14th January

 

Collective Worship - Mrs Morel 

https://youtu.be/Y0_jFdg_PGI

 

 

Literacy

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

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

 

VIDEO FOR TODAY'S  LESSON ON TAPESTRY please ensure the children watch the video prior to writing their invitation.

Don't forget to take photos/videos and post 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 'oy'.

 

Reading

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

 

Maths

Resources needed: lego, whiteboard and whiteboard pen

Today Mrs Clarke will model how to use lego to represent the different ways 5 can be made and then once Mrs Clarke 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 Mrs Clarke to see 

 

VIDEO FOR TODAY'S MATHS LESSON ON TAPESTRY

 

Topic

Resources needed: 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 the difference between a rocket and spaceship. They will then use construction materials to construct either a rocket or spaceship.

 

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

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

 

Friday 15th January

 

Literacy

 

Resources: a backpack/bag, outline of a backpack/bag, pencil sound mat and colouring pencils.

Today the children will have a think about what they would take to the moon with them. After watching Mrs Clarke share which five things she would take to the moon with her and why, the children will then choose their five items and give reasons for taking them on their rocket ride to the moon. They will then draw and write these ideas onto the template below (please feel free to use their/your own drawing of a backpack. 

 

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

VIDEO FOR TODAY'S  LESSON ON TAPESTRY

 

Phonics 

Today with Mrs Clarke the children will be revising previously taught sounds and their new sound of the week 'oy'.

 

Maths

Today with Mrs Clarke the children will be repeating the process of the part whole model to identify the number bonds for 3, 4 and 5 respectively.

 

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

 

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.

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

I am delighted that this year we will continue to run our annual Eisteddfod, performance poetry competition. To support the literacy curriculum, 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!). These will be loaded on to their class pages this week.

 

Class rounds will be held on 12th February, where all children will have the opportunity to perform their poem to the class. Winners will be selected and put forward to the final which will be held on 4th March. If the COVID situation has not improved by then, we will use zoom for the finals.  

 

I hope that you enjoy choosing and practising the poems with your children, I am looking forward to the performances on 12th February.

 

Thank you

 

Mrs Clarke'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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