Hello everyone.  

We have been busy at school over the last week and we have begun to make a display of pictures each week. This will be our learning mosaic quilt. Using a piece of paper, card or fabric can you draw a picture relating to each week's theme? Make sure the square is 15cm squared. Have a look at the classroom picture below.  As you make more squares each week, you could put them together in a booklet, glue the sides together to make a giant poster, or stick them in your books. Whichever you chose we would love to see what you have done, don’t forget to email us in class on reception@eastbierleyprimary.com! 


Mrs Collins is loving the chance to get creative in class and has made pictures using leaves.  Your second challenge this week is to find some leaves when you are out and about and turn them into characters... you can tweet them at @eastbierleyPS 


We will be calling to say hello over the course of the week, there wont be set days but it will be between 12 and 1:30pm. We are in school each day so if you happen to walk by and we are outside, give us a big wave!  


Take care, stay safe, have fun 

Mrs Clark, Mrs Collins and Miss Senior 

Any learning that you do at home, please take a picture and email it to us at reception@eastbierleyprimary.com or tweet us @eastbierleyPS

Weekly Maths Tasks

Watch this video to support counting back from 10CHALLENGE: Ask your child to start at 10 and take away 1. Repeat this until they get to zero. Do they recognise the amount is getting smaller? Then you can ask ‘What is 1 less than…?’ They can use objects, homemade resources (e.g. dry pasta) to help.
Generate your own subtraction number stories. Use real life objects at home to show this e.g. ‘I have 4 bananas. I eat one. How many are left?
Count backwards to your child making deliberate mistakes. Can your child spot the mistakes? Mistakes can include omitted numbers, repeated numbers or a number in the wrong place (e.g. 10, 9, 7, 8…) CHALLENGE: Ask your child to spot the mistake when the numbers are written down
Look at these pictures of flags from around the world with your child. Can they spot any shapes in the flags and can they name them? You could ask them to make a flag for your household using different shapes!
Use the tens frames (here) to subtract/take away numbersCHALLENGE: Ask your child to write the accompanying number sentence e.g. 10-1= 9.


All the above activities can be extended to numbers up to 20 too.


Weekly Reading Tasks

Have you signed up for your free trial on Reading Eggs yet? You may find this as a useful interactive reading tool for at home.

Listen to stories from around the world - including: Handa's SurpriseThe Tiger’s Child and If the world were a village

Choose one of the above stories to share again. Ask your child to retell the story in their own words once they are familiar.
Follow the story All Are Welcome Here with your child. Discuss how your child’ school makes everybody feel welcome.
Play memory games, ‘I went to the market, I bought… The next person repeats the above sentence remembering the items bought already and adding a new one to the list each time. Use fruits like in Handa’s Surprise.
Your child can practice reading the tricky words: into, he, she, me, we, be, you, are, they, my all, her. Look at newspapers, magazines or leaflets together and circle these words with a felt tip pen or highlighter.


Weekly Phonics Tasks

Ask your child if they can think of a fruit or vegetable for each letter of the alphabet i.e. a=apple, b=banana. They could create a poster and incldue their neatest formation of each letter! 
Play Odd and Bob here. Children sort phase 2 real words and nonsense words by sounding out. 

Play Alien Escape here. Spell phase 3 words. 

There are phonics lessons on Youtube which you can find hereClick here to watch a quick presentation for parents 
Splat the Letter- Write out the letters for the sounds your child has been practising on pieces of paper and spread out on the floor. Take it in turns to shout out a sound and both players have to try and splat the sound with their hand. 
List countries from around the world e.g. Spain, Peru. Ask your child to identify the initial sound each country begins with. Can they identify other sounds e.g. S-p-ai-n? 

Weekly Writing Tasks

Encourage your child to look at the food in your kitchen and find out what countries some of it comes from. Search on a map for those countries. Help your child to trace the letter with which the name of those countries start.  
After listening to the story Handa’s Surprise, ask your child to name and draw different fruits that they know. Label them using describing words.  
Ask your child to play in role as Handa from Handa’s Surprise. Ask them questions and they must answer as Handa e.g. ‘Handa, what is your favourite fruit?’ They might answer by saying ‘My favourite fruit is tangerines. I was very excited to find lots of them’.
Your child can draw a picture of a suitcase and all the things they might take on holiday. CHALLENGE: Ask your child to label the items.
Ask your child to pretend they are on holiday. Get them to make a postcard to send to someone at home. Ask your child to draw a picture of what they are doing on holiday. Can they make a list of what they are doing?  

STEM Learning Opportunities   

Engineering Around the World – Bridges

● A bridge helps people move over obstacles like a river, a valley or a busy road. The world’s longest bridge is in China and is 164.8km long. It would take more than two days to walk the length of this bridge. Do you have any bridges near your home? What do they look like?

● Try building a bridge out of paper, Lego or any other building materials you might have at home. Your bridge needs to be big enough for a toy car or small toy to travel over.

Learning Project - to be completed through the week

The project this week aims to provide opportunities for your child to learn more about countries and cities around the world. Learning may focus on different cultures and traditions, famous landmarks, food and clothing.

Flags - Look at flags from around the world. Discuss which are your child’s favourites and why? Ask your child to design and make their own flag using 2D shapes.

Food Tasting - Find some different foods/fruits from around the world and taste each one. These might include: pizza (Italy), curry (India) and taco (Mexican) or the fruits from the story Handa's Surprise. Your child can create a chart putting a tick next to each food they like and a cross next to the foods they dislike over the course of the week.

Pleasing Puppets - Make your own Handa’s Surprise character puppet. Click here for more ideas.

Toys from Around the World - Look at this photography project of children with their toys from around the world. Discuss how life is the same and how life is different in other countries. Can your child draw their favourite toy and write a sentence explaining why this is their favourite?

Where in the World? - Discuss with your child where your family comes from in the world. If you have them available, show your child photographs of where you, or their grandparents, grew up. This might be similar to where they live now or completely different. Encourage your child to think about the differences between the places. Share your family photographs on Twitter at #TheLearningProjects so children can compare their own family origins with others.