YR Learning This Week

Please find below the learning for the week commencing 29th March 2021


1. Phonics and English

2. Maths

3. Topic


1. Phonics and English

This week we are starting to recap Phase 3. We are remembering oo ar or ow oi ur. These are digraphs where 2 letters make 1 sound. We write them with joined cursive letter formation.

Here are some videos to watch about the sounds.

oo  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvq9bdm/articles/z4tyt39

ar https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvq9bdm/articles/zh9q92p

or https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvq9bdm/articles/zr6f6v4

ow https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvq9bdm/articles/z64j47h


ur https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvq9bdm/articles/zjv4vk7


We are also learning to read some tricky words- the, to, no, go, I, he, she, we, be, was, they, you all my her. Watch this song all about the words we cannot sound out, and have to learn by sight.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvMyssfAUx0 Phase 2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R087lYrRpgY Phase 3


You can also practise segmenting/robot talking words. https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLm2RM2K7CuCSfq278KRAJYGjq29ngs03M&time_continue=179&v=9GPbrJZge3g&feature=emb_logo


Have a go at reading some CVC words and matching them to the pictures with this free game on Phonics Play




1. Letter oo and ar

Long oo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UfMKV_9agiY

Short oo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vR47jG-imRo

ar https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXkE8aWfg2E

Can you make an oo and ar poster and then complete the worksheet; colour in the pictures that contain oo and ar and trace the letters?  There is a writing challenge sheet as well.  


2. Letter or ow

Or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33kvsqyOYdg

Ow https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJtvjxBYg7I

Can you make an or and ow poster and then complete the worksheet; colour in the pictures that contain or and ow and trace the letters?  There is a reading challenge sheet as well.


3. Letter oi and ur

Oi https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRTITdRL_cU

Ur https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q49YSWKPyVo

Play games on phonicsplay.co.uk rubbish or treasure for phase 3

Can you complete the reading worksheet based on the oi and ur sound?



This week we are reading a new story called Egg Day.

*Can you read the story with an adult, a PDF is linked?

*Can you box up the story? What is the setting, who are the characters, what is the problem in the story and what is the solution; how do they solve the problem? PDF link

*Can you write a description of one of the animals eggs? For example “The pig egg is pink with a curly tail.”

“The goat egg has curly horns.” Etc.

*Finally can you design your own animal egg? There is a page of examples and also a template for you to use.



2. Maths

Can you chant forwards from 0-100 and backwards from 20-0? Watch these videos to help you-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TgLtF3PMOc&t=50s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6a2W8UQP5w


We need to learn to subitise. This means looking at an amount of objects and knowing how many there are without needing to count them. We can only subitise to 5. Watch these videos to help you learn to subitise. Feel free to pause the videos as you learn to recognise amounts.




Can you chant in 10s, 2s and 5s? Watch these videos to help you.





Also go to the Continuous Learning page for Reception, there are lots of activities to help with Maths knowledge.  https://www.wintonprimary.uk/yr-continuous-learning#4


In Maths this week we are recalling number bonds for the number 10.

Miss Churchward has 1 video for you to watch where she is going to explain 3 different ways to explore number bonds to 10. https://youtu.be/cOszoY-fg9w

Choose 1 method each day.

  1. Using Numicon (PDF link) find 2 numbers that make 10 when they are added together and then write the 4 calculations. For example 2+8=10, 8+2=10, 10-8=2, 10-2=8.
  2. Make some matching pairs Numicon cards and place the cards face down on the table. Choose 2 cards and add them together, do they make 10? If not why not. Is the total too small? How many too small? If you make 10 then write the 4 calculations related to that number bond.
  3. Finally there are some word problems (PDF) for you to work out. You can use objects from your house and a 10s frame to help you solve these. For example Lego, pasta, coins.


3. Topic

This week we are learning about the season spring and also how Christians celebrate Easter.


Can you watch these videos about the seasons? Then make your own blossom tree.







Example of blossom tree craft and a blank tree for you to craft on is on the PDF link below.


We are also learning how Christians celebrate Easter. There are 3 videos for you to watch here - https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/lets-celebrate-easter

There is also a story to read called “Hope and New Life” written from the point of view of a Christian family getting ready to celebrate Easter.