Monday English - Using the front cover of our new English text Where the Wild Things Are answer the following prediction questions:
What is this story about? Who are the main characters? Where do you think it is set? What is the title? What does “wild” mean? Who are the wild things? Is it a fiction or non-fiction book? How do we know?
Tuesday English - Watch a reading of "Where the Wild Things Are." There is a video of the story below in the Monday Topic section of this page. Pause the video after the forest has grown in Max’s room (0:48.) Discuss how Max might be feeling when a forest grows in his room: Scared? Happy? Excited? Worried? Why do we think this?
If you could speak to Max, which questions would you ask him? Write down some of your questions for Max. Now pretend to be Max and answer some of the questions you have asked. For example: How do you feel about being in the forest Max? The children may record: I feel excited to explore the forest and don't know what I will find!
Then watch the rest of the story.
Wednesday English - In school we will discover signs that the wild things have been in the playground (claw marks, footprints, fur etc.) Pictures of this will be posted onto the class website on Wednesday morning for home learners.
Using the images posted, create a mind map of all the different clues we have found in the playground and think about what sort of "wild things" may have caused them!
Thursday English - Write a letter to Mrs Scott to tell her about the wild things in the playground. What have you seen? How does it make you feel? What should we do about the wild things?
Friday English - The text Where the Wild Things Are uses lots of rich vocabulary and detail to explain what is happening to Max. Using a dictionary (hard copy or online) see if you can find a definition for the following words:
rumpus tumbled gnashed tame talons supper horns scaly
You should also draw a picture to explain what the words mean and write a sentence which uses the words.
In maths we will be moving on to multiplication and division and will be using arrays to help us. Arrays are pictorial or concrete representations which help children to understand multiplication, division and much more. You can see some examples of arrays below. These arrays show us 4 x 3 = 12, 3 x 4 = 12, 12 ÷ 3 = 4 and 12 ÷ 4 = 3.
Monday Maths - Begin by recapping on basic "step-counting skills." These skills should be secure before progressing on to the rest of the lessons for this week. Use real-life objects to practise counting in 2s, 5s and 10s. Socks and shoes are great for counting in 2s. Gloves can be used for 5s and 10s but you can use toys, pieces of fruit, sticks and stones, smarties and many other things to practise step-counting.
Counting in 2s: 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 and so on.
Tuesday Maths - If secure in step-counting children can move on to Tuesday's lesson.
Children should begin to recognise arrays and use them to help them count. Look out your window and within your home: How many arrays can you find?
(Hint: Egg boxes, some windows, remote controls, tiles, doors or wallpaper can be great places to look for arrays.) Discuss these with your children and use step-counting to see how many things there are in each array.
See if you can draw some of the arrays you find and write the multiplication fact which goes with them. For the yellow lego piece above you could draw this and then write: 4 x 2 = 8.
Wednesday Maths - Use the list of multiplication facts below to draw your own arrays. I have done the first one for you. Use step-counting to check your array is accurate.
Thursday Maths - Continue working on the above activity - use multiplication and division facts from the 2, 5 and 10 x table to create arrays which show the correct answers. If your child is secure on this try asking them some questions using contexts. For example: Sam has 2 boxes of 5 apples. Can you draw an array to show this?
Friday Maths - Use the word problems attached below to practise drawing arrays when answering multiplication and division questions.
Monday Topic - Art: We will begin by looking at the illustrations in the story Where the Wild Things Are. A copy of the story can be found below. Which animals do they remind us of? Can we name parts of the animals? Tusks, horns, antlers, fangs, hooves. Design your own monster mask by drawing a picture. Think about the materials you may be able to use at home (card, paper, paper plates, glue, paint, colouring pencils, craft materials...)
Thursday Topic - Science:
We are learning to classify objects that are living, dead and those that have never been alive.
You home is your habitat - can you find things in your habitat that are living, dead or have never been alive?
Find at least five of each and draw them either in a table (see pro-forma below) or as a poster.