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Summer Term Weekly Challenges!


Work to do at home! – PDF

Staying at home
Everything is very different right now and I know it can be confusing. Reminding ourselves that what we are doing is for the best and not forever can be useful.
Here is a short symbol explanation that might be useful to read through as a family.  Stay at home.pdf

Week Commencing 20th July 2020

This week’s theme is… Parks and Gardens

In school we are looking at the story of Fantastic Mr Fox and thinking about having a picnic. Our weekly challenge is to Make a picnic that you can share with your family at home in the garden or take to the park! Don’t forget to take a picture and send it in!


Maths task

Can you share a number between 2 people? This is called halving. Start with a number: 6, and divide between 2 people: 6 shared by 2 is 3…

Try this activity:
Sharing Teddy Bears Picinic – PDF

If you have done this, try sorting these bees:
Halving Bees – PDF


Reading task

Share a reading book from home. Can you find a book with a picnic in it? Or a book with a story about sharing things together? I am going to be reading The Bear’s Picnic by Stan and Jan Berenstein about posting letters and Not Fair, Won’t Share by Sue Graves….

If you want to share the same book – it is on YouTube:
Bedtime Anytime Stories – Video

Or

Not Fair, Won’t share on YouTube: Staff Youtube – Video


English task

We often write lists for shopping or packing a bag….

Can you write what to put in the picnic basket – find some pictures of food to stick on top.

You can use
Picnic basket writing – PDF
or draw your own…

You might want to pack a bag to go to the park – what would you put inside…

Here is one I thought about – which of the items will you take with you…
Pack a bag – PDF

Or you can draw your own!

Don’t forget to put a photo on Evidence for Learning or send it to me in an e-mail!


Art and being creative

Draw, colour or make a picture of you and your family at the park….

What would you be doing? What would Dad do? What would Mum do? What would your brothers or sisters do?

I like to paddle in the pond or lay back sunbathing!

You can use felt tips, paints or even modelling clay….

Take a photo of your creation and send it to my e-mail address: caroline.morrison@ashlea.notts.sch.uk

You know I love food and cooking!!!! This week I am thinking of making some picnic food…

I am going to try making cheese sandwiches and chocolate sandwiches!!! What would you make?

Ask if you can try and make your own picnic food. Hope it tastes yummy!!


Physical Exercise

After all that thinking about food – we had better do some exercise:

I like to choose different exercises to try – so I will do a circuit.

I might run around the garden 3 times, jump in the air 10 times and then roll on the grass for 5 minutes. Have a little rest then do it all again. Can you try and do a circuit at home with your family?

Send me a video or photo of your exercise routine.


IEP targets

If you do any activities based on your targets, please take a photo and/or write a comment and put it on Evidence for learning or e-mail it to me and I will upload it.

Don’t forget to check out our Ash Lea School YouTube channel for any new videos… Have you seen the cooking challenge video yet???

Week Commencing 13th July 2020

This week’s theme is… My friends and family

In school we are looking at keeping in touch. Our weekly challenge is to write a letter or make a card for someone you haven’t seen in while, I’m sure they would love to get something from you through the letterbox!


Maths task

Can you add a number to itself? This is called doubling. I can count to 2. Keep this in my head. Then count two more…

Try this activity: Doubles to 20 – PDF

If you have done this, try adding these shapes together: Number shape addition – PDF


Reading task

Share a reading book from home. Can you find a book with family or friends in it? Or a book with a story about things that you share together? I am going to be reading The Jolly Postman by Janet and Alan Ahlberg about posting letters and Ten Thank You Letters by Daniel Kirk….

If you want to share the same book – it is on YouTube: The Storyteller – Video

Or Ten Thank You Letters on YouTube: Read Aloud Story Time – Video


English task

There are lots of different reasons that we write letters and cards….

You might want to say thank you for a gift or for helping you. You might want to invite someone to a birthday party. You might want to send someone a postcard showing some of the fun things that you have done…

Here are some examples you can use:
Thank you card – PDF
Party invitation – PDF
Postcard – PDF
or you can make your own..!

Include a picture if you can – we all like getting pictures or photos.

Don’t forget to put a photo on Evidence for Learning or send it to me in an e-mail!


Art and being creative

Draw, colour or make a picture of you and your family….

You can use felt tips, paints or even modelling clay….

Take a photo of your creation and send it to my e-mail address: caroline.morrison@ashlea.notts.sch.uk


Cooking

You know I love food and cooking!!!! This week I am thinking of making a cake and some party food…

I am going to try making carrot cake with my family – you may know a recipe for this, or you can use this one that I found. Hope it tastes yummy!!
Carrot Cake, Make with kids! – Video


Physical Exercise

After all that thinking about food – we had better do some exercise:

I like to choose different exercises to try – so I will do a circuit.

I might do 10 star jumps, 5 push ups and then run on the spot for 3 minutes. Have a little rest then do it all again. Can you try and do a circuit at home with your family?

You can chose your own exercises or use some of the ideas on these cards:
Exercise ideas – PDF

Send me a video or photo of your exercise routine.


IEP targets

If you do any activities based on your targets, please take a photo and/or write a comment and put it on Evidence for learning or e-mail it to me and I will upload it.

Don’t forget to check out our Ash Lea School YouTube channel for any new videos… Have you seen the portraits video yet???

Week Commencing 6th July 2020

This week’s theme is… Food

In school everyone is looking at the story of The Twits and lots and lots of food making and creating. We will also be looking at our emotions around food and how we express these.


Maths task

Can you read the scales when weighing ingredients?

Can you read the scale on a measuring jug?

I have attached a number line to help you:
Numberline to 50 – PDF

Remember to count on each time if adding ingredients together – hold the number in your head (an adult can help you remember the number) and keep counting as high as you can….


Reading task

Share a reading book from home. It might make you hungry… Can you also find a book with any emotion words in it? I am going to be reading Pass the jam, Jim by Kaye Umansky and Margaret Chamberlain about a very messy party and Green Eggs and Ham by Dr Suess….

If you want to share the same book – it is on YouTube: Step inside: Pass the Jam, Jim

Or: Green Eggs and Ham by Dr Suess Read Aloud with Miss Jeannie


English task

Write or draw out a recipe of how to make your favourite food…

Write it as a list of instructions – number it in order….

Here is a sheet you can use:
Recipe instructions – PDF
and
Recipe instructions 2 – PDF

You could also write a shopping list:
Shopping list written – PDF
and
Shopping list symbols – PDF


Art and being creative

Make your favourite meal or dish and send me a photo… Take a photo of yours and send it to my e-mail address: caroline.morrison@ashlea.notts.sch.uk

Then we can add it to our weekly challenge video on our YouTube channel

Don’t forget to put a photo on Evidence for Learning or send it to me in an e-mail!


IEP targets

If you do any activities based on your targets, please take a photo and/or write a comment and put it on Evidence for learning or e-mail it to me and I will upload it.

Don’t forget to check out our Ash Lea School YouTube channel for any new videos… Have you seen the nature video yet???

Week Commencing 29th June 2020

This week’s theme is… Me, myself and I

In school everyone is looking at self portraits and being creative in our art, using things from around the house to make up pictures. We will also be looking at our emotions and how we express these.


Maths task

Can you count your fingers and toes? How many can you count? Can you count everybody’s fingers and toes in your family? I counted 50 in my house!!!!!

How many numbers can you write? Send me a photo of the highest number that you get up to….

I have attached a number line to help you:
Numberline to 50 – PDF

Remember to count on each time – hold the number in your head (an adult can help you remember the number) and keep counting as high as you can….

If you have done this, try counting hands or feet as a group:
Counting in 5s – PDF
Counting in 10s – PDF


Reading task

Share a reading book from home. Can you find a book with emotions in it? Or a book with a story about things you like to do? I am going to be reading You choose by Nick Sharratt and Pippa Goodhart about making choices and The Color Monster by Anna LLenas….

If you want to share the same book – it is on YouTube:
Scottish Book Trust: Bookbug Bag Books – Video

Or The Color Monster on YouTube: Read by Sherry
The Color Monster – Video


English task

Look at a photo of yourself.

Can you write or make a description of yourself? Think about the words you use – can you put in some extra describing words…

Here is a sheet you can use:
I like myself – PDF
or
Description Sheet – PDF
or you can make your own!

Can you draw or paint a picture to go with it – maybe doing your favourite thing… going to the park, playing with your toys, making a model, dancing…

Don’t forget to put a photo on Evidence for Learning or send it to me in an e-mail!


Art and being creative

This week’s weekly challenge is to paint or make a self-portrait, using anything you can find around the house to make a picture of yourself.

My son and I made a face out of fruit and veg:

Take a photo of yours and send it to my e-mail address: caroline.morrison@ashlea.notts.sch.uk

Then we can add it to our weekly challenge video on our YouTube channel.

In school we are going to be planning and designing pizza faces!!!! Thinking about what we can use to make the features of our faces, and how we want it to look – happy, sad, excited…

If you feel brave you can make your own pizzas from scratch or use a ready-made base, crumpet or pitta bread.
Pizza Recipe – PDF


IEP targets

If you do any activities based on your targets, please take a photo and/or write a comment and put it on Evidence for learning or e-mail it to me and I will upload it.

Don’t forget to check out our Ash Lea School YouTube channel for any new videos… Have you seen the splash video yet???

Week Commencing 15th June 2020

This week’s theme is… SPLASH!!!!

In school everyone is going water-y and the weather might let us have some outdoor fun this week

Our group in school will be looking at the Splash Landings Hotel, at Alton Towers.


Maths task

Set up a pretend shop – selling toys or food or something to do with swimming….

I have attached some price tags or you can make your own, and some coin sheets if you want them

Price Tags – PDF

Coins – PDF

Put prices on the items. Can you add them together?

Try using numbers up to 20 or 50 if you are feeling brave.

I have attached number lines to help you

Numberline to 20 – PDF

Numberline to 50 – PDF

You can use coins or objects to help you count.

Try and put the first number in your head and count on using the coins or objects to find the total.


Reading task

Share a reading book from home. Can you find a book about water? Or a book with pictures of water in it? I am going to be reading You can swim, Jim by Kaye Umansky and looking at fact books on sharks….

If you want to share the same book – it is on YouTube CBEEBIES Step Inside: You can swim Jim – Video

Or if you want to find out about sharks too… Sharks – Video


English task

Look at the map of the Splash Landing water park at Alton Towers.

Alton Towers Map – PDF

There is also information about the different rides on the website: https://www.altontowers.com/explore/waterpark/

It looks fun!

Can you design a new water ride for the park?

Draw your ideas and use some describing words to tell me how fun it would be.

You might even want to make a model of it.

Don’t forget to put a photo on Evidence for Learning or send it to me in an e-mail!


Physical task

This week’s weekly challenge is to have fun with water – get the paddling pool out, have a water fight or float in a boat!! Take a photo of this and send it to my e-mail address: caroline.morrison@ashlea.notts.sch.uk

Then we can add it to our weekly challenge video on our YouTube channel.

Art and being creative

You all know I like cooking…. This week we are trying to make a water cake!!!!!

And some colourful cocktails with fruit…

Try this recipe I found or search for your own….

Water cake – PDF


IEP targets

If you do any activities based on your targets, please take a photo and/or write a comment and put it on Evidence for learning or e-mail it to me and I will upload it.

Don’t forget to check out our Ash Lea School YouTube channel for any new videos… Have you seen the hats video yet???

Week Commencing 18th May 2020

Maths task

Have a go at cutting things in half – ask a grown up to help you – can you make two pieces the same size? I like cutting apples and bananas in half for my breakfast….

Try (half and half) – PDF

Did you try writing your numbers last week?

Listen to John Farnworth on BBC Bitesize counting in 1s 2s 5s and 10s – can you dance along? https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks1-maths-counting-with-john-farnworth/zbct8xs

Try these tasks (Counting on – PDF) and number sorting on BBC bitesize https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zknsgk7/articles/z2pjwxs


Reading task

Share a reading book from home. Look at the main characters, can you say their names? Can you say what happens next? Can you re-tell the story once it is finished? Please let me know how you get on and what books you are reading…


English task

This week can you write your name and address? Get Mum or Dad to help you with the spellings.

Send me a photo of your best writing please.

Can you put a sentence in the right order?

Try (Let’s play) – PDF


Physical task

Did you try Mrs Ali’s exercises? Can you send me some more ideas for her to try?

PE Session – Video

Take a photo of this and put it on Evidence for Learning, or send it to my e-mail address: caroline.morrison@ashlea.notts.sch.uk


PSHE

Can you sort the activities into what makes you happy and sad?

Try (Moody monsters) – PDF


Art and being creative

Can you make me a model and send me a photo….

It can be your favourite character in a book or film, a favourite animal or something you like.

Also this weeks challenge is to help with chores round the home…

Can you help make a snack? Get yourself dressed? Tidy your room?

What can you do to help – if you send me photos before next Sunday evening they will go in our weekly challenge video!!!!


IEP targets

If you do any activities based on your targets, please take a photo and/or write a comment and put it on Evidence for learning or e-mail it to me and I will upload it.

Don’t forget to check out our Ash Lea School YouTube channel for any new videos… Have you seen the den making video yet???

Ash Lea Youtube Channel

Week Commencing 11th May 2020

Maths task

Have a go at cutting things in half – ask a grown up to help you – can you make two pieces the same size? I like cutting apples and bananas in half for my breakfast….

Try What is half – PDF

Can you write your numbers? How high can you go?

Try these tasks: Numbers 1 to 10 and Numbers 11 to 20 – PDF


Reading task

Share a reading book from home. Look at the main characters, can you say their names? Can you say what happens next? Can you re-tell the story once it is finished? Please let me know how you get on and what books you are reading…


English task

Try writing your alphabet letters – PDF

Can you write a sentence about the story of the Gingerbread Man?

Try The gingerbread man sentences – PDF


Physical task

This week Mrs Ali has recorded a special PE session for you. It even has Bonnie her dog in it. Try and do the exercises with her. How does it make you feel?

PE Session – Video

Take a photo of this and put it on Evidence for Learning, or send it to my e-mail address: caroline.morrison@ashlea.notts.sch.uk


PSHE

Can you tell me how they feel?

Look at the worksheet and match the faces to the activities? Try Emotions – PDF

What makes you very happy? What makes you sad?


Art and being creative

You all know I like pizza. Can you make me a pizza with your favourite toppings….

Try Pizza making – PDF

Also this weeks challenge is to make a face with your food – I am looking forward to seeing them…

Here are some ideas that I might try…


IEP targets

If you do any activities based on your targets, please take a photo and/or write a comment and put it on Evidence for learning or e-mail it to me and I will upload it.

Don’t forget to check out our Ash Lea School YouTube channel for any new videos… Have you seen the space video yet???   Youtube Channel

Week Commencing 4th May

Maths task

Have a go at counting to 20. Can you go any further? Can you write the numbers down – either on paper, on the pavement with chalk or on the computer? Let me know what number you get to….

We are looking at sharing: make equal groups with objects – the same number in each group – you can do this around the house, with things like Lego, pennies, sweets… Don’t forget to take a photo for me!

Try these tasks!      Serve it up   and   Sharing Objects


Reading task

Share a reading book from home. Look at the main characters, can you say their names? Can you say what happens next? Can you re-tell the story once it is finished? Please let me know how you get on and what books you are reading…

Also you can try the Reading rhyming pairs task!


Phonics task

Log on to www.phonicsplay.co.uk using Username: march20 Password: home

Try some Phase 2 games (these use the letters and sounds we were practicing last term.

1) Make a match (picture and word matching pairs)

2) Grab a giggling alien (phase 2 sounds)

3) Rocket rescue (spelling simple words)


Physical task

Dress up in sporty clothes. Make up and try a circuit – for example: jump through a hoop, roll along the carpet, crawl across the sofa, bounce on the spot 10 times, catch a ball, run around the garden 3 times, bend down and try to touch your toes.

Take a photo of this and put it on Evidence for Learning, or send it to my e-mail address: caroline.morrison@ashlea.notts.sch.uk


IEP Targets

I sent these home last week. If you do have any activities based on your targets, please take a photo and/or write a comment and put it on Evidence for Learning or email it to me and I will upload it.

Don’t forget to check out our Ash Lea School YouTube channel. There are lots of songs for you to join in with and you can see myself and Mrs Ali doing the Little Red Hen song from our music sessions…!    Little Red Hen – Video