This week, in line with the rest of the school, our focus is 'Disney' and in Reception, we have chosen the film 'Finding Nemo' and the theme of 'Under the Sea' for all our learning.
Watch the video below to find out about your first challenge, which is all about describing things.
Why don't you play the "Guess what I am?" game with somebody at home?
As Mrs Kemp explained, your writing challenge this week is to describe a character from 'Finding Nemo' such as Nemo, Dory or Mr Ray.
If you prefer, you could describe another sea creature such as a seahorse, starfish or an octopus! Remember to use an adjective in each of your sentences - perhaps you could even underline them like Mrs Kemp did in her example.
Who will you choose to describe? We look forward to reading your interesting descriptions!
This week's maths challenge is all about estimating. Watch the Power point below. The children are to guess how many clown fish they can see before counting to check. The children could write their estimates on a post it note or a whiteboard and discuss how close they were. Some useful questions to ask while undertaking the activity can be found at the beginning of the Power point. You will notice there is a choice of two power points; one is automated, the other manual. Using the 'manual' one means you can control the time allowed for each slide, meaning you can adapt it for your child. Use the return button to move the slide on.
What is estimating?
Estimating means roughly calculating or judging a number. Children begin estimating in Reception; they might be given a group of objects and asked to guess how many there are. The idea is that they use their existing knowledge to make a 'clever' or 'sensible' guess. They would then be asked to count the objects in order to check how close they were. As children become familiar with estimating, they should be able to use their previous guesses to guide them..." The last one was 10...this looks like more ...so I think there might be 15."
Here are some other ideas of things you could do at home linked to our 'Finding Nemo' / Under the Sea theme.
Using a shoe box to make an underwater scene
Creating your own 'Nemo'
We hope you enjoy these challenges and look forward to seeing your learning. Have fun!
The Reception team