# Week beginning 7th December

## Monday 7th December

For Maths, we are recapping money. Today's lesson is going to be about counting and comparing money. Play this game: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/money/coins-game. Play each section and see if you can do this with a grown up. Can you identify the correct coin? Do you know what a 50p looks like? If you have any cash at home, get the children to practise counting coins, for example 2ps etc. Complete the sheet. The sheet involves counting the coin and also using crocodile signs to show the value which the children are excellent at.

In Literacy, we are going to start looking at poetry. Talk to an adult about what you think a poem is. Today we are going to be looking at a poem all about the Great Fire of London. You are going to be 'poem detectives' and think about rhyming words and things you like about the poem. Please complete the sheet provided.

For reading, we are going to be looking at the reindeer reading comprehension. Read with a grown up and answer the questions. Remember that all the answers are in the text, maybe highlight the facts or answers with a highlighter so you know where to look.

## Tuesday 8th December

For Literacy, we are going to be focusing on Acrostic poems. Look at the Power Point and practise writing an acrostic poem for fireworks. Next, I would like you to write one for the Great Fire of London (see sheet provided). First, brainstorm adjectives you would use to describe the Great Fire of London. You can use these to help write your poem. In an Acrostic poem, the first letter of each line spells a word.

For Maths, we are going to be looking at arrays. An array shows multiplication and is a visual way of representing this. Practise making arrays with counters, smarties, little sweets or anything you can find at home. Can you make the array 3 x 2? What else does this show? 2 x 3. Practise doing this with physical objects so you child gains an understanding. Then complete the sheet. It focuses on drawing arrays for the three times tables. Your child may already know the answer to '3 x 3' but its really important that they draw the array to show their understanding of that there is 3 groups of 3. Once you've completed the first sheet, make your own arrays!

For phonics, I would like you to play the splat spider game. In this game, you are focusing on the 'ue' sound. Play this with a grown up.

For Science, we are looking at how to keep clean. Open the Power Point and complete the sheet. Think of four ways to keep clean and draw pictures of these and then fill in the missing words in the sentences. Then play the 'hygiene hero' game and play this with a grown up. Follow the instructions on the sheet. Then complete the sequencing sheet.

## Wednesday 9th December

For Maths, we are recapping and looking at counting pence. Look at the Power Point and answer the questions with a grown up. Then complete the sheet.

I was very impressed with the Great Fire of London Acrostic poems the children produced. Now, I would like them to write one all about winter. Remember to brainstorm adjectives about winter first of all. Then that will help you write your poem.

For Phonics, I would like you to read each card and spot whether there are any split digraphs. If you can see them, draw lines to connect the split digraph.

## Thursday 10th December

For Maths, we are going to moving on to counting pounds. Practise drawing a pound sign. How many pennies are in one pound? What do bank notes look like at home? Work with a grown up and if you have cash at home show what the different notes look like. Complete the sheet.

For phonics, I would like you to play 'Phonopoly'! Its very similar to monopoly, only it includes phonics! You can play with up to three people. The game board, chance and challenge cards and score cards are attached. Have fun!

For Big Write, I would like you to write a letter to Santa. Write a letter to Santa asking what you would like for Christmas, how his elves are doing and ask questions to Santa too. Remember to use adjectives.

## 11th December

For Maths today, we are focusing on pounds and pence. Practise drawing a pound sign correctly. Practise counting coins and putting them into pounds and pence. Complete the sheet.

For Phonics, I would like you to play the blast off game with a grown up.

I would like you to do some baking. You can pick any of the baking activities to do. There are 3 to choose from. I would really like to see some photos of this! I can't wait!

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