Our Learning – week beginning 8/6/15

Doubling numbers


40-60 M   Finds the total number of items in two groups by counting all of them.

40-60 M   Begins to identify own mathematical problems based on own interests and fascinations.

ELG M They solve problems, including doubling,

halving and sharing.

How can you help at home?

·         Make ladybird biscuits – double the spots

·         Shopping – don’t ask for 2 bananas, ask them to double that!

Key vocabulary: double, number, twice
Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle


40-60 C&L Listens and responds to ideas expressed by others in conversation or discussion.

40-60 Lit Attempts to write short sentences in

meaningful contexts.

ELG C&L They listen to stories, accurately anticipating key events and respond to what they hear with relevant comments, questions or actions.

ELG Lit They write simple sentences which can be read by themselves and others.

How can you help at home?

·         Talk about who’s busy in your house

·         Ask them to help with a household job

·         Find other insect stories to read


Key vocabulary: spider, web, busy

I can name 3 percussion instruments and show you how to play them


40-60 EAD Explores the different sounds of instruments.

ELG – EAD – Children sing songs, make music and dance, and experiment with ways of changing them.

How can you help at home?

·         Clapping rhythms together or clapping syllables in names and objects

·         Making instruments from everyday household items

·         Copying rhythms on the instruments

·         Singing Nursery rhymes together – how many can you name?

Key vocabulary: instrument, percussion, ryhthm
Outdoor sports – Running


ELG PD Children show good control and co-ordination in large and small movements. They move confidently in a range of ways, safely negotiating space.

How can you help at home?

·         Running on flat ground and on sloping ground – what happens to your legs!

·         Running races – do you always have to win?

·         Talk about what happens to your body when you exercise

Key vocabulary: exercise, oxygen, muscle

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