Our Learning – week beginning 11/5/15

I can manipulate the clay to create a thumb pot


40-60 EAD Manipulates materials to achieve a planned effect.

ELG EAD They safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function.

How can you help at home?

·         Make pastry at home – roll it out and make jam tarts

·         Get out in the garden and make mud pies

·         Describe how the mud feels as you squish it together to make your pies!

Key vocabulary: roll, flatten, squish, squash
Maths – recognising teen numbers


40-60m Counts objects to 10, and beginning to count beyond 10.

Uses the language of ‘more’ and ‘fewer’ to compare two sets of objects.


Children count reliably with numbers from one to 20, place them in order and say which number is one more or one less than a given number

How can you help at home?

·         Number hunts – where can you spot numbers?

·         Shopping – counting out what you buy. Ask how many you would have if you added more or less.

·         Play board games – teaching children to move on one more on the game board

Key vocabulary: teen, more, less, difference

Writing a letter to the Elves


40-60 Lit Can segment the sounds in simple words and blend them together

40-60 Lit Uses some clearly identifiable letters to communicate meaning, representing some sounds correctly and in sequence.

ELG Lit Some words are spelt correctly and others are phonetically plausible.                                                        

ELG Lit Children use their phonic knowledge to write words in ways which match their spoken sounds.

How can you help at home?

·         Show your child “real letters” that you receive at home

·         Write a letter to someone special.

·         Walk to the Post Office and buy a stamp before posting the letter.

Key vocabulary: Dear, letter, from, post
Austin’s Butterfly


40-60 EAD Creates simple representations of events, people and objects.

40-60 C&L Uses talk to organise, sequence and clarify thinking, ideas, feelings and events.

ELG C&L They develop their own narratives and explanations by connecting ideas or events.

ELG EAD They represent their own ideas, thoughts and feelings through design and technology, art, music, dance, role play and stories..

How can you help at home?

·         Talk about the shapes you can see in everyday objects

·         Ask your child to “critique” something you have made or drawn

·         Talk about how it feels if someone comments on your abilities.

Key vocabulary: critique, draw, shape

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