Learning Activities for Tuesday

Good Morning Explorers,

I hope you had fun investigating book stands and halving yesterday.

Below are some learning activity ideas for today.


Learning Objective/Focus:To use ‘and’ in my writing.
Main input (explanation)To write your own sentence/s using and. Look at a picture and use it to complete the activities below.

Choose to complete either the phase 2 or phase 3 phoneme of the day and complete the activities on the slides.
SHOULDWrite about what you can see in the picture. Can you use and in your sentences?
COULDUse the picture to write a story.  
Can you use and in your sentences?
Extension Activity IdeasWrite your own story and create a picture to match.
Try to use and in your writing.
Highlight the word and in a piece of writing.


Learning Objective/Focus:To double numbers.
Main input (explanation)To double a number we add that number to itself. e.g. 1+1=2  

Use the PowerPoint about Dobby the Alien who has found a doubling machine.   What do you notice is happening each time you push the double button?   Can you explain to Dobby’s friend what the doubling machine does?
SHOULDLet’s make some doubles.   Let’s start with double 2. To do this you need to make a group with 2 objects in. Remember doubling means to add a number to itself. So we now need another group with 2 objects in. How many objects are there altogether?   Can you find doubles for these numbers?  
COULDExplore doubling your own numbers.  
What do you notice? Write a sentence to explain what is happening.
Extension Activity IdeasAnswer the following questions.  
Ben has 20 marbles. This is double the amount Andy has. How many does Andy have?  
Granny is making an apple pie. She has 18 apples, which is double the apples she needs. How many apples does Granny need?  
Fred found £10 behind the sofa. The next day Amy found double. How much did she find?

Foundation subjects

Learning Objective/Focus:To explore which soils make the best mud.
Main input (explanation)Use the PowerPoint to find out about today’s muddy investigation.

Select soils from different parts of your garden.   Use your hands to investigate how the soil feels.  
Is it wet, dry, hard, clumpy or soft?  
Talk about how it feels.
SHOULDPut the soil in a sieve with a piece of white paper underneath. Gently tap the side of the sieve until only hard lumps are left in the soil. Encourage them to tap rather than shake. Use a magnifying glass to look at what is left in the sieve and what is on the paper. Encourage them to talk about what they can see. Then combine the two different parts of the soil back together in a bowl. Then add water to the re-combined soil until it becomes sticky mud.   Think/ talk about which mud will make the best mud pie and why.
COULDUse the mud you have made to make mud pies.   Which mud worked best and why? Where did the soil come from in the garden?
Extension Activity IdeasRecord your findings, this could be in a sentence or using drawings or a table.

Remember to always ask permission before digging in the garden. I think my dogs have been trying out the muddy investigation this week!