Grasshopper (FS2)

Module 1

Who We Are

Below is a list of Home Learning options for this half term around our theme of ‘Who we are.’ Please talk to your child to decide at least three activities that you would like to do together by the end of the half term.

Parents/carers are welcome to scribe for children and share what you have learnt about together, and it would be lovely to see children’s input through drawings, scribed quotes or some writing. Home Learning should be submitted via our ‘Google Classroom’. Phonics work will be sent home as weekly homework and is due on a Wednesday. You could take a photo of this and upload onto the google classroom. Please work on the ‘maths’ section throughout the half term.

My Favourite Meal

Draw, stick in pictures or write about your favourite foods to eat. You could draw a big plate and fill it with delicious foods!

My Family Tree

You could draw a family tree together and add photos of different members of the family. Can you talk about who they are?

Special Places

Where are your family from? Can you find out about those places? You could add a map, photos or information.

Self Portrait

Can you draw a picture of yourself? Have a look closely in a mirror. What can you see?

Things I Like

Can you list things that you really like? Can you add pictures? You could draw or stick in pictures.

My Body

Talk about different parts of the body. Play Simon Says for body parts! Draw around your hand and someone else’s hand and compare their sizes.

My Favourite Book

Share a favourite story at home. Can you copy the title? Draw some of the characters and explain what you like about the book.

My Name

Can you write your name? Practise writing it and find out other things that start with the same letter. Draw pictures of them and label, such as S for Sarah – seahorse, sausage and sun!

Please make sure these are completed by the end of term.

Maths

  • Counting objects 1-5
  • Recognising numbers 1-5
  • Saying numbers 1-10 in order
Module 2

How We Express Ourselves

Our theme for this half term will be based around ‘How we express ourselves’!  We will use this to learn about all the various celebrations taking place this half term and as a base to form our lines of inquiry. From this we will then think of our own questions.

Central Idea:
Feelings and ideas can be explored through the arts.

We will be reading

  • Today I’m Strong by Nadiya Hussain and Ella Bailey
  • The Colour Monster
  • The Christmas Story

An inquiry into…

  • Different perspectives of feelings (Connection).
  • How we can express ourselves during different celebrations (Perspective).

This half term we will be focusing on using the sounds we have been learning to write and read simple words. We will learn that sometimes two letters can make one sound.  In Maths, we will be focusing on the composition of numbers to 5 and 1 more/less.

Questions

  • What are feelings?
  • What are the different ways we can express ourselves?
  • Why do we all express ourselves differently?

Module 2 Homework

Please complete at least 3 activities over Module 2. Please talk to your child to decide which activity you would like to do together each week. Parents/carers are welcome to scribe for children and share what you have learnt about together, and it would be lovely to see children’s input through drawings, scribed quotes or some writing.  Home learning should be submitted via the online classroom.

Can you create your own ‘Colour Monster’? What colour did you choose? Why? How does this colour make you feel?

Can you create a Christmas decoration?

Can you share with us your favourite story and post the video on Tapestry? Why is this story your favourite? Can you retell it in your own words?

How do other countries celebrate Christmas?

Can you create some pictures/ decorations to display this?

Can you use the phonic sounds we have been learning to write words by yourself?

Our topic is ‘How we express ourselves’ please bring in any creative models or pictures to help show this.

We will compile this in the classroom to create an ‘investigation station’ area to develop our curiosity.

Celebrations!

How do you celebrate fireworks/Halloween/ birthdays?

My Name

Can you write your name?
Can you practise writing your name over this term?
Maybe help with writing Christmas cards?

Please make sure these are completed by the end of term.

Maths

  • Recalling 1 more/1 less
  • Being able to recognise number bonds 1-5
Module 3

Where We Are In Place And Time

Please can you complete at least 3 activities over Term 3. Please talk to your child to decide which activity you would like to do together. Parents/carers are welcome to scribe for children and share what you have learnt about together, and it would be lovely to see children’s input through drawings, scribed quotes or some writing.

Please ensure you keep reading daily and complete the weekly Phonics homework.

We are hoping to display some of your lovely work in the classroom to help with your learning.

Space Fact

Find a fact about space that you can share with the class.

Can you write this fact?

Create your own rocket

Make a rocket to decorate the classroom – can you describe the shapes you have used? What 3D shapes can you recognise?

If you were an astronaut, what would you take to space?

Make a list of items or objects you would take with you if your were to zoom to the moon.

Please make sure these are completed by the end of term.

Maths

Recognising and forming numbers 6-10.

Counting securely 1-10.

Papier Mache Planets

Can you make a planet using Papier Mache? Think about what colours you may use. Can you find some information about the planet you have made? Either upload your planet to Tapestry or send in to show at school.

Design your own alien

Can you draw and label your own alien? What is your alien’s name? What colour are you using? Does your alien have a pattern? Can you describe the pattern?

Make your own space helmet

Can you roleplay a story with your space helmet? Please record this and upload to Tapestry.

Moon Phases

Can you record the changes in the moon over the term? What has happened? Record this in your homework book or on Tapestry.

Your Choice

Choose anything you would like to do relating to the topic ‘Space’.

Module 4

How The World Works

Please can you complete at least 3 activities over Term 4

Please talk to your child to decide which activity you would like to do together. Adult’s are welcome to scribe for children and share what they have learnt about together, but this half term we would like you to try and write short simple sentences and labels independently using your sounds. 

We are hoping to display some of your lovely work in the classroom to help with your learning.

Your own dinosaur. 

Can you create your own dinosaur? What could you use to make it? What kind of dinosaur did you make?

Design your own dinosaur.

Design your own dinosaur. What does your dinosaur eat? What colour is it?Can you draw and label your dinosaur? How big is your dinosaur?

Baby pictures

Find a picture of you as a baby and you’re grown up as a baby. Do you look similar or different?

Please make sure these are completed by the end of term (Maths): 

  • Representing numbers to 10 in different ways. 
  • Finding one more and one less than a given number.

Mythical creatures

What is a mythical creature and which one is your favourite? Can you draw a picture and write about what people believed this creature could do?

Design your own castle

Can you draw and label your own castle? What colours and shapes are you using? Who lives in your castle?

Explore

Explore your local area. Are there things that have changed that you can remember? Can you make a list or draw picture’s of these changes? 

Traditional tales

Can you read a traditional tale? Why did you choose that one? Retell the events in your own words. What happened first, next last.

Your Choice

Choose anything you would like to do relating to the topic ‘Long Long ago.’

Module 5

Sharing The Planet

Please can you complete at least 3 activities over Term 5.

Please talk to your child to decide which activity you would like to do together. This half term we are encouraging the children to write short sentences independently.

We are hoping to display some of your lovely work in the classroom to help with your learning.

Your own animal. 

Can you create your own animal? What could you use to make it? What kind of animal did you make?

Design your own animal.

Design your own animal. What does your animal eat? What colour is it? Can you draw and label your animal? What inspired you?

Animal habitat

Can you create a habitat for an animal of your choosing? What habitat did you decide to create?

Please make sure these are completed by the end of term (Maths): 

  • Adding two amounts together and finding out how many there is together and recording using the mathematical symbols, ( + – =)

Animal dress up.

Can you dress up as an animal? What animal did you dress up as? How did you move as that animal? What things did you do?

Animal babies.

Not all animals look the same as babies as when they are fully grown. Some are even called different things- can you find out about some animal babies?

Explore.

Go on an adventure with your adult and look for some animals outside. What animals did you find?

Story share.

We would love to see your favourite story all about animals. It could be a fiction or a non-fiction book. Send us a video so we can see which book you chose!

Your Choice

Choose anything you would like to do relating to how humans impact our environment and what effect this may have on animals.

Module 6

Sharing The Planet

Please can you complete at least 3 activities over Term 6.

Please talk to your child to decide which activity you would like to do together. This half term we are encouraging the children to remember their finger spaces without support!

Pirates!

Pirate description. 

Can you think of your own sentence about a pirate. What did they look like? What kind of person is your pirate? What do they like to do?

Design your own boat.

Design your own boat. What shapes have you used to create your boat? Is it 2D or 3D?

Act it out

Pretend to be a pirate and act out a story with your grown up. We would love to see your pirate adventure!

Please make sure these are completed by the end of term (Maths): 

Can you take one amount away from another? How many are you left with? Have you got more or less then the amount you started with? ( + – =)

Pirate story.

Can you write your own story? What characters are in your story?

A map!

Create your own treasure map just like what a pirate might have found and made. What does your map lead to?

Explore.

Go on an adventure with your adult and look for some hidden treasure- what did you find? Can you record what you found on your adventure?

Numbers!

Can you practice writing your numbers to 10? Use your formation rhymes to help you.

Your Choice

Choose anything you would like to learn about pirates and the sea. We would love to see what you’ve been doing!