Writing Challenge – week beginning 13.07.20

Supporting your child to prepare for their transition into Year One

English

When the children move on from Reception into Year One, we aim to have taught them certain Speaking and Listening, and Reading and Writing Skills that will support them with their transition.

During these unprecedented times, whether your child has been in school or you have been helping them at home, all of our pupils will have had different experiences. September will be another different experience for them as they have been unable to visit classrooms and meet their new teachers yet.

If you are able to support your child with home schooling, we have compiled a list of Speaking and Listening, and Reading and Writing Skills that would help them as they move into Year One, however, please do not worry if your child has any difficulty with any of these tasks, we will be working on them in September.

Speaking and Listening

  • To ask for help when they need it
  • To answer questions about what they are doing or what they have done
  • To answer questions about the book they have read or listened to
  • To ask questions – who, what, where, when, how, why
  • To have a conversation with you, it can be about something that interests them, i.e. the game they are playing.

Reading

  • To enjoy sharing a story with you, either you or your child reading it.
  • To predict what will happen in a story, and to make up their own endings.
  • To recognise and say the phonic sounds used to say the letters of the alphabet, and further sounds used in Read Write Inc (these have been sent home in your home learning packs – click HERE for the sheet)
  • To read 3 letter words correctly – i.e. cat, rug.
  • Then to read some 4 letter words correctly, using their phonics to help them – i.e. shop, jump
  • To read a short sentence independently, using their phonics to help them.
  • To read some tricky red words, i.e. I, he, she, and, said, into, the.

Writing

  • To be able to hold their pencil correctly.
  • To be able to write their own name, using the correct formations for most letters, (CLICK HERE for support on formation)
  • To write 3 letter words correctly – i.e. cat, rug.
  • Then to write some 4 letter words correctly, using their phonics to help them – i.e. shop, jump.
  • To write a short sentence independently, using their phonics to help them.
  • To write some tricky red words, i.e. I, he, she, and, said, into, the.

Maths Challenge – week beginning 13.07.20

Supporting your child to prepare for their transition into Year One

Maths

When the children move on from Reception into Year One, we aim to have taught them certain Maths Skills that will support them with their transition.

During these unprecedented times, whether your child has been in school or you have been helping them at home, all of our pupils will have had different experiences. September will be another different experience for them as they have been unable to visit classrooms and meet their new teachers yet.

If you are able to support your child with home schooling, we have compiled a list of Maths Skills that would help them as they move into Year One, however, please do not worry if your child has any difficulty with any of these tasks, we will be working on them in September.

  • to count forwards and backwards to 20, from any given number.
  • to recognise the numbers 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20
  • to order 0-20
  • to say what is one more or one less than a number between 0-20
  • to add and subtract two numbers, with the answer being within 0-20. They can use objects, or count on/back
  • to know how to find double or half of a number 0-20.

 

  • to recognise, name and describe : square, triangle, rectangle, oval, star, heart, circle
  • to continue a pattern, i.e. draw : red circle, yellow circle, red circle, whats next?
  • to talk about time, i.e. yesterday I ….., tomorrow i will ……
  • to compare objects or order objects by weight or size
  • to talk about capacity, money, distance and position
    • i.e. my cup is half full
    • recognising coins/playing shops
    • how many steps away is the door?
    • where is the teddy? under, above, next to, in front of, behind, etc

Writing Challenge – week beginning 06.07.20

Can you find something that rhymes with these words? Can you find any of the new words in your home – look in books, on the TV, in magazines, or when you go for a walk.

Write down all the words you can find. Can you put them into a sentence?

We had a go:

bee – tree – I can see a tree.

hose – pose – When I finish dancing, I pose.

Jessie and Friends – Episode 1 and 2 – Watching Videos and Sharing Pictures

Before you watch Jessie & Friends with your child

Before watching the Jessie & Friends animations with your child, read our advice on what else you can do to keep your child safe online.

You can download this letter to take to your child’s school making them aware of the free Jessie & Friends classroom resources.

Jessie & Friends is also available to watch with subtitles or with British Sign Language interpretations.

Jessie & Friends is a safe and age appropriate resource

The Jessie & Friends animations are age-appropriate and do not depict any situations where adults communicate with children online. Instead, they show safe, non-scary situations which help young viewers identify things which might worry them online. For example, in Episode 3 an older sister tricks three younger children into losing an online game. In this way young viewers learn how to identify online behaviour which is ‘not right’, and how to get help by telling an adult they trust. This learning will help keep them safe from many risky situations which they may encounter online.

Each animation has been specifically created for different age groups:

Episode 1 – Watching Videos  (4-5 years)

The series begins with Jessie and her dog, named Dog, as they watch videos online using a tablet. Together they learn that while the internet can be enjoyable and fun, there are sometimes things online that can be upsetting or scary. Jessie learns that she can always speak to a grown-up who will be able to help her and put down the tablet if there is anything she sees or hears online that makes her feel worried, scared or sad.

CLICK the picture to go to the webpage to watch the episode.

Episode 2 – Sharing Pictures (5-6 years)

Here we meet Mo and Tia, who together with Jessie complete the friendship trio. At Tia’s birthday party they use Tia’s older brother Kyle’s mobile to take fun photos of themselves. The trio agree to send their photos to Tia’s nan but also a few other people whose numbers are saved in Kyle’s phone. When the photos are shared with other children at their school without their permission, they turn to their teacher for help. The three friends learn about how images can get shared more widely than you first expect, and the importance of consent.

CLICK the picture to go to the webpage to watch the episode.

Maths Challenge – week beginning 06.07.20

Money!!

Let your child look at the coins and notes you may have at home.

Can they recognise any of them?

How do they feel? Are they all the same shape? Can you order them by size?

CLICK HERE to play a game of recognising coins (ensure you do the UK flag version)

You could also play shop – give your child some coins and ask them to choose something to buy. Give them a price that is the same as a coin, i.e. 5p. Can they recognise the coin they need?