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What's on the farm?

 

Our topic for this week and changed to life on the farm. We have explored different animals that might live on a farm and the important jobs a farm has! Did you know we get lots of food from a farm, can your child remember...what do we get from hens? What do we get from cows? What do we get from sheep? What do we get from tomatoes? 

We have spent the week writing about jobs on a farm and practising our adding! What a busy weeksmiley

Under the sea 

 

This week we have taken the children on a exciting adventure to the deep blue sea. We have explored the warm sea's and cold sea's and which animals like to live there. We have compared different animals and discussed how they are similar or different. We have been very busy over the week writing lists of sea animals, exploring different patterns and looking at number bonds to 10 with shells.

Fruit tasting

 

We have been very lucky in Reception! Handa has left us our very own basket of fruit! From delicious strawberries to sweet mango the children had a go at trying them all. Then we discussed which was our favourite and which fruits we didn't like. I think from some of the expressions below you can tell which children liked and didn't like.

What a surprise! 

 

This week we have been reading the story Handa's Surprise and learning all about healthy eating. Handa is very kind and puts lots of fruit in a basket to give to her friend. Following this, we have explored healthy and unhealthy food. The children have even wrote a shopping list of healthy foods. We have lots of fun activities planned for the children such as fruit tasting. The children will be able to try different fruits and talk about which they liked and which they didn't likesmiley 

Fee Fi Fo Fum!

This week our topic has been growing! With the help of our friend Jack, we explored how to plant and beanstalk and what it needs to grow. In literacy we read the story Jack and the Beanstalk and then created our own story maps so we could re-tell the story to a friend. This then helped us write captions about the story. The best part of the week was planting our own beanstalks! We discussed how plants need air, sunlight, soil and water to grow. We also talk about what we might find at the top of our beanstalks when they grown. We apologise now if you end up with a giant living in your house over the Easter hoilday's :) 

The hungry caterpillar

 

This week we have been learning all about the life cycle of a butterfly with the help of our caterpillar friends. We have explored different minibeasts, made different habitats for them to live, made butterfly paintings and had a picnic with the hungry caterpillar!

Welcome back Reception! 

 

It was such a great feeling to open our doors to all of our reception children, it feels like we have never been apart. The children have thoroughly enjoyed catching up with their friends and making up for lost time. 

 

Keep checking our webpage for all the latest news and up to date information smiley

Home Learning

World Book Week

 

Friday 5th March

 

We have reached our FINAL day of home learning. YOU have all been incredible parents and children! We are so proud of your progress and dedication to home learning, thank you from us all!  We can't wait to see you all on Monday! Here is our last day of world book week, let's make it a great one!

 

The Reception Team

Phonics

 

Revisit and Review: Watch the Phase 2 video below to recall the sounds we have learnt. Next watch the Phase 3 sound video.

Teach: Recap all our sounds we have learnt in phase 3 by completing the powerpoint below and saying each sound. Make a note of the sounds you don’t know so you can practise them. This week we will be focussing on a group of sounds, j,v,w,y,x,z,zz. Our reading and writing will include these sounds

Recap all our tricky words. Do you know them all? Practise the ones you can’t recall.

Practise: Play Yes / No Yeti on Phonics bloom. This game covers all phase 2 and 3 sounds. https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/yes-no-yeti?phase=3

Apply: Practise writing the sounds  z/ zz. Then the words buzz, zig, zap. Try writing It can fizz. It is a zip.

EXTENSION Phase 3 phonics activity mats below.

 

Phase 3 Phonics Flashcards - Letters and Sounds order

Simple video to practice phase 3 phonics sounds

Tricky Words Song Phase 3

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Phonics Phase Two Sounds Review with Cars

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Maths

 

Starter: Go through the photos of the balance scales below. Can chn tell your grown up the heaviest item/the lightest item.

 

Main: Go through the height pictures below and put them in order from the tallest to the shortest. Encourage children to use the correct language of tall/short (we do not use long/big). 

 

Task: Order the Meerkats by height

Weight Pictures:

Literacy

 

Starter: Return to our story Meerkat Mail. This time can you spot the Jackal?

Main:. What does the Jackal’s presence mean in the story? Explain how books we read have hidden messages that we can find in the words and pictures. Why would the Jackal be dangerous? How do the Meerkats keep safe? What can we learn from the meerkats? What would be dangerous to us? Stranger danger, going places alone etc.

Task: Ask an adult to write down what you know. What have we learnt today?

Extension: Reading word cards including phase 3 words.

 

 

Miss Lee presents Meerkat Mail

Meerkat Mail by Emily Gravett

Topic

 

This week we have been learning all about different homes around the world. Go through the power point climates/houses around the world below. Which is your favourite house? Why is this? 

 

Task: paint my favourite house - we would love to see your dream house. It can be anything you want it to be, any colour, any shape, it could had a slide or a swimming pool. Don't forget to send us a picture of your creation. 

Reading

WORLD BOOK WEEK

 

This week is all about READING and we have lots of activities and whole school competitions for you to take part in!

Todays activities -

  • Extreme reading – send in a picture of yourself reading in some unusual places.

    Reading for today - Complete 'Stuck in the mud' on Oxford Owl. You will need a little help with this text but have a go and use the illustrations to help you.

  • Watch and listen to your teachers reading you their favourite stories. Share a story is below!

PSHE

Being helpful at home and caring in the classroom

Talk about being caring. Discuss the questions below.

  • How have you done your job?
  • Was it easy/hard?
  • How does our classroom / home look?
  • How does it make you feel when you’ve done your job?
  • Are there any ways in which you would like to help at home?
  • Has anyone written a Help Pledge they would like to share? (yesterday)

Give certificates to children who have achieved the goal of being caring this week.

                             

 

 

Home Learning

World Book Week

 

Thursday 4th March

 

We are so close to the end of our last week of home learning! Today is even MORE SPECIAL as today is officially WORLD BOOK DAY! Get dressed up in your favourite outfit for today's home learning! Who are you going to be?

We can't wait to see your outfits!

 

The Reception Team

Phonics

 

Revisit and Review: Watch the Phase 2 video below to recall the sounds we have learnt. Next watch the Phase 3 sound video.

Teach: Recap all our sounds we have learnt in phase 3 by completing the powerpoint below and saying each sound. Make a note of the sounds you don’t know so you can practise them. This week we will be focussing on a group of sounds, j,v,w,y,x,z,zz. Our reading and writing will include these sounds

Recap all our tricky words. Do you know them all? Practise the ones you can’t recall.

Practise: Play Yes / No Yeti on Phonics bloom. This game covers all phase 2 and 3 sounds. https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/yes-no-yeti?phase=3

Apply: Practise writing the sound w. Then the words wag, win, wax. Try writing A dog can wag. I won a wig!

EXTENSION Phase 3 phonics activity mats below.

 

 

Literacy

Starter: In the story did you recognise any of the places Sunny visited? For example the farm?

Main:. Talk about how different Sunny’s home is. How is it similar and different to ours? What is the weather like and climate? What can you see which you wouldn’t see in your own home?

Task: Draw a picture of Sunny at home. What is it like? Think about the story and insects / animals which you see.

Extension: Reading word cards including phase 3 words.

 

Maths

 

Starter: Go on a hunt and find heavy and light items in your house. Can you put them into a pile of heavy/light?

 

Main: Using Lego bricks make a tower. Ask your grown up to make a tower. Who has the tallest tower? Who has the shortest tower? Repeat this lots of times making different size towers. Now make 3 towers, all different sizes. Have a go at putting them in order. We need to find the tallest first, then the next tallest and then the shortest will be the one left. 

 

Task: Teddy tower ordering - use the sheet to put Teddy's towers in order. 

Topic

 

Go through the homes around the world pictures below. Can you name the houses? What do you like about the houses? Will it be in a hot place or a cold place? Is it the same as your house? Is it different to your house? 

 

Task: Guess my home game - ask a grown up to help you read the sentences. Use the sentences to guess what the house is. Once you have guessed draw a picture of it. 

 

 

PSHE

Being helpful at home and caring in the classroom

Help Pledges

Using the Help Pledge cards ask your child to say or write how they can help their parents/carers/grown-ups at home. You could have glitter glue and/or stickers for your child to decorate to make them look extra special / decorate.

Reading

WORLD BOOK WEEK

 

This week is all about READING and we have lots of activities and whole school competitions for you to take part in!

Todays activities -

  • Dress up as a character on World Book Day - 4th March. Spend your day working as your character make sure you send in pictures to your teacher.

    Reading for today - Begin 'Stuck in the mud' on Oxford Owl. You will need a little help with this text but have a go and use the illustrations to help you.

  • Watch and listen to your teachers reading you their favourite stories. Share a story is below!

Home Learning

World Book Week

 

Wednesday 3rd March

 

What a fabulous week we are all having! Well done to those of you who are still working hard at home!

Have a peek below for today's exciting activities!

 

The Reception Team

 

 

Phonics

 

Revisit and Review: Watch the Phase 2 video below to recall the sounds we have learnt. Next watch the Phase 3 sound video.

Teach: Recap all our sounds we have learnt in phase 3 by completing the powerpoint below and saying each sound. Make a note of the sounds you don’t know so you can practise them. This week we will be focussing on a group of sounds, j,v,w,y,x,z,zz. Our reading and writing will include these sounds

Recap all our tricky words. Do you know them all? Practise the ones you can’t recall.

Practise: Play Yes / No Yeti on Phonics bloom. This game covers all phase 2 and 3 sounds. https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/yes-no-yeti?phase=3

Apply: Practise writing the sound x. Then the words box, fox, fix, yap, yet. Have a go at, A red fox. Get a yak.

EXTENSION Phase 3 phonics activity mats below.

Maths

Starter: Play the weight game on Splash learn. Click the link below to be directed to the page, find the game that says weight. 

 https://uk.splashlearn.com/measurement-games

 

Main: This week our learning focus is height. Click the link below and you will be directed to Splash Learn, find the game that says height. Work your way through the questions focusing on taller and shorter. 

 https://uk.splashlearn.com/measurement-games

 

Task: Sort the pictures in to tall and short

Literacy

 

Starter: How do we communicate with friends and family?

Main:. Discuss our methods of communication, phone, internet, facetime/zoom. How does Sunny communicate in the story? What is a postcard? Have you ever sent or received a postcard? Research what it is.

Task: Have a go at writing a postcard to Sunny. Use the postcard below and write one or two sentences. Use your phonics and have a go at writing you name too!

Extension: Reading word cards including phase 3 words.

Topic

 

Play the house/home guessing game below. Can you guess what the house/building is before the picture is fully revealed? Is it a caravan or a boat, what about an igloo or a mud house? 

 

Task: Can you make your own house? Cut and stick the pieces to make a house. If you are unable to print then draw us a picture of your house instead. Maybe your house has 10 windows and a slide to get outside. Maybe your house is pink? We cannot wait to see your creations.

Physical Development

 

This week our PD focus is cutting. It is very important your child can hold a pair of scissors correctly and confidently cut.

Use the cutting sheet below and practice cutting in a straight line, in a wavy line, in a zig-zag line. 

 

If you are unable to print then please use a piece of paper, cardboard, newspapers or magazines, anything you can findsmiley

 

PSHE

Being helpful at home and caring in the classroom

 

Have a mindful moment. Lower the lights and light a fake candle (in class) or use the youtube one.

Ask your child to make a thought bubble in their head of a way that they can help look after their home or classroom.

Use a talking object to pass and to take turns to share their thoughts, starting with “I can help…”

Reading

WORLD BOOK WEEK

 

This week is all about READING and we have lots of activities and whole school competitions for you to take part in!

Todays activities -

  • Make a den and read your favourite books in there. Torches / turn off the lights, send us a photo.

    Reading for today - Complete 'Tom, Dad and Colin' on Oxford Owl. 

  • Watch and listen to your teachers reading you their favourite stories. Share a story is below!

Home Learning

World Book Week

 

Tuesday 2nd March

 

Thank you to those of you who have sent in your potato entries! You have ALLLLLL week to complete your entry so don't panic if you haven't done it yet! We have another great day ahead! Don't forget to watch your teachers reading to you on share a story!

 

Let's READ!

 

The Reception Team

 

Phonics

Revisit and Review: Watch the Phase 2 video below to recall the sounds we have learnt. Next watch the Phase 3 sound video.

Teach: Recap all our sounds we have learnt in phase 3 by completing the powerpoint below and saying each sound. Make a note of the sounds you don’t know so you can practise them. This week we will be focussing on a group of sounds, j,v,w,x,z,zz. Our reading and writing will include these sounds

Recap all our tricky words. Do you know them all? Practise the ones you can’t recall.

Practise: Play Yes / No Yeti on Phonics bloom. This game covers all phase 2 and 3 sounds. https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/yes-no-yeti?phase=3

Apply: Practise writing the sound v then the words vet, van, vixen, vat. Go to the vet. In the van.

EXTENSION Phase 3 phonics activity mats below.

Maths

Starter: Go through the lighter or heavier power point below. Look at the different pictures, which one is heavy, which one is light? See how many points you score. 

 

Main: Who is taller than you in your house? Is there anyone shorter than you?

Go and find 3 things you are taller than and 3 things you are shorter than.

Make sure you use the correct language of shorter and taller! 

 

Task: Circle the shortest children on the worksheet

Literacy

Starter: What book did we read yesterday? Return to it and watch it again. Can you see or notice anything new this time?

Main: Explain how pictures (illustrations) in our books give us as much information as the words. Was the book different to other books you have read or similar? Did you enjoy the book? Which was your favourite part if so?

Task: Label the pictures on the sheet using phonics  (meerkat, rock, letter, sand, jackal

Extension: Reading word cards including phase 3 words.

Meerkat Mail label the pictures

Topic

 

Using books or the internet, explore what a map looks like, talk about what the colours green and blue are on the map. Talk about the different places you can live using the map for example, the north pole, who lives there?  Or an igloo? The desert, who or what might live in a desert? Rivers, will people live on a river, what will they live on? 

 

Task: Who lives where sheet - look at the pictures of different places to live, match them to the person who would live there. 

Extension: Local observation sheet - go on a walk with your household, can you spot any of these things? 

PSHE

Being helpful at home and caring in the classroom

 

What did we talk about yesterday?

  • Do you have jobs at home?
  • Do the grown-ups in your home have specific job (in the home)?

Discuss that doing chores is often a team effort and even though someone might not have a job for the day we all work together to take care of our environment - we all have a responsibility/part to play.

What jobs do we do in class? Taking the register daily. Checking our classroom is tidy.

What might happen if we didn’t take care of our home/garden/classroom?

Reading

WORLD BOOK WEEK

 

This week is all about READING and we have lots of activities and whole school competitions for you to take part in!

Todays activities -

  • Whole school competition

    Have a go at the book quiz scavenger hunt below

  • Guess the SHELFIE!

       Guess your teachers bookshelf! Have a go!

  • Reading for today - Begin 'Tom, Dad and Colin' on Oxford Owl. 
  • Watch and listen to your teachers reading you their favourite stories. Share a story is below!

Teacher SHELFIE sheet

Home Learning

World Book Week

 

Monday 1st March

 

Well we have reached our FINAL week of home learning!!! We are SO EXCITED to have you all back in class next week, it is going to be wonderful! This week is also a special week in itself. As a school we celebrate our love of reading through WORLD BOOK DAY (which is on Thursday). 

So tune in daily to see what we have planned!

Let's READ!

 

The Reception Team

 

Phonics

Revisit and Review: Watch the Phase 2 video below to recall the sounds we have learnt. Next watch the Phase 3 sound video.

Teach: Recap all our sounds we have learnt in phase 3 by completing the powerpoint below and saying each sound. Make a note of the sounds you don’t know so you can practise them. This week we will be focussing on a group of sounds, j,v,w,x,z,zz. Our reading and writing will include these sounds

Recap all our tricky words. Do you know them all? Practise the ones you can’t recall.

Practise: Play Yes / No Yeti on Phonics bloom. This game covers all phase 2 and 3 sounds.

Apply: Practise writing the sound j then the words jam, jet, jim. Then write It is Jack. I can jog.

EXTENSION Phase 3 phonics activity mats below

Maths

 

Starter: Can you remember what we learnt last week? We explore weight, looking at how heavy/light something is. Go through Post office weighing power point below. Can you find the heaviest parcel or the lightest parcel? 

 

Main: This week our new learning focus is height. Height is how tall or short something is.

Practice standing tall on our tip toes like a tall giraffe and being short like a short bird. Have you got any brothers or sisters in your house or any grown ups? Stand next to them and talk about your height. Who is taller, who is shorter?  Now go on a hunt in your house. Find something you are taller than. Find something you are shorter than. 

 

Task: Circle the tallest children on the worksheet

 

Literacy

Starter: This week is world book week and as a school we are celebrating reading. Our chosen text is Meerkat Mail.

Main: Watch the video story of Meerkat Mail. Pause to discuss the story, the climate (define climate). Talk about the different destinations and the postcards. What happens in the story, who do  we meet?

Task: What have you learnt from the story? Who are the main characters in the story? What happens at the beginning, middle and end of the story. Can you retell the story to an adult or create a video telling us what you recall?

Extension: Reading word cards including phase 3 sounds.

 

Topic

 

This week we are going to explore different places to live around the world. Click on the link below to watch the video houses around the world. 

 Talk with your grown ups about similarities and differences to your house. Search different homes on the internet. Can you find a igloo house? What about a mud house or a wooden house? 

 

Task: Draw a picture of your house and a different house you would like to live in.

Extension: House scavenger hunt - can you find these items in your house - how fast can you find all of the items? 

Houses around the World

Houses from many countries around the world.

Physical Development

 

This week our PD focus is cutting. It is very important your child can hold a pair of scissors correctly and confidently cut.

Your task for today it to decide where you would like to go on holiday? Is it hot or cold? Cut out the items of clothing you are going to need for your holiday? Think carefully about the types of items you will need. 

We can't wait to see your finish products, don't forget to send us a picture of your finished cutting of your holiday suitcasesmiley

Reading

WORLD BOOK WEEK

 

This week is all about READING and we have lots of activities and whole school competitions for you to take part in!

Todays activities -

  • Whole school competition

    Turn a potato into a book character. Send your teacher a picture of your creation and we will choose a winner from each class. See an example below.

  • Masked Reader competition

       Guess your teachers in disguise! Have a go!

  • Reading for today - Complete 'Zoom Food' on Oxford Owl. 
  • Watch and listen to your teachers reading you their favourite stories. Share a story is below!

 

Potato Competition Example

Miss Wilson Reading 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt'

Still image for this video

 

PSHE

Being helpful at home and caring in the classroom

Begin your focus on caring for our environment by thinking about how your child can help to look after their homes and classroom. Through discussion, create a list of ways in which they can do this - or already do this. Ideas could include:

  • Keeping their bedroom/classroom tidy
  • Helping at tidy time
  • Respecting belongings of others or shared resources in the classroom, caring for toys etc.
  • Looking after the garden, taking care of plants, weeding, washing out the water and sand toys
  • Helping with washing up
  • Helping take care of pets or younger siblings
  • Letting a teacher(s) know if resources are lost or broken.

 

Home Learning

Mr Wolf's Pancakes

 

Friday 26th February

 

We have reached our final day of our Pancake week! It's been wonderful seeing you enjoy the activities and we have loved seeing your fantastic work. Our last week of home learning next week is going to be a SPECTACULAR one celebrating our love of books across the week! 

Keep learning!

The Reception Team

Phonics

Revisit and Review: Watch the Phase 2 video below to recall the sounds we have learnt. Next watch the Phase 3. Can you child remember our tricky words so far (he, she, we, me, be, was, you, they, all, are, my and her)

Teach: Recap all our sounds learnt so far in phase 3. Use the flashcards cut up to play adult vs child. If get they get the sound correct they win it. Can they say what a digraph (two letters which make one sound) is? Trigraph (three letters with one sound)? What’s the difference? 

Practise: Complete all phase 3 sounds on Phonics play Picnic on Pluto.

Apply: Quick write sounds. Say a sound and your child writes it, j,v,w,x,y,z,zz,qu,ch,sh,th,ng, ai, ee, igh, oa, oo, oo, ar, or, ur, ow, oi, ear, air, ure, er.

EXTENSION Play phonics bloom Tricky Trucks (unclick decodable words) https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/tricky-trucks?phase=3).

 

 

 

Maths

 

Starter: Using cubes, Lego bricks or whatever else you can find in your house, make a pattern using only 2 colours. Now can you make a pattern with only 3 colours. 

 

Main: Go on a hunt around your house and choose 3 objects. Now have a go at putting them in order starting with the heaviest, then the next heaviest and then the lightest. Once you've done that, go on another hunt and choose 3 more objects.

Literacy

Starter: Revisit the story of Mr Wolf’s Pancakes.

Main: Who is the main character in the story? Are there any other characters? What happens at the beginning, middle and end of the story?

Task: Draw a picture of the main character Mr Wolf. Talk about his actions. Should he of eaten his friends? Were his friends’ kind? What should they have done? Talk to an adult about what happened in the story and they will write down what you know.

Extension: Reading word cards including phase 3 words

 

Mr Wolf's Pancakes, by Jan Fearnley

Mr Wolf's Pancakes, by Jan Fearnley. Read aloud by Nigel Planer."Join Mr Wolf in the kitchen as he gets into lots of trouble making pancakes in this funny, i...

Topic

 

Have you enjoyed this week? What has been your favourite thing. We have drawn a pancake, eaten pancakes so now it is only right that we design the most perfect pancake. Use the sheet below and cut out the toppings you would like on your pancake. 

 

Task: Pancake cutting task.   

Yesterday after such a busy day of learning in class, we had a brain break and did some yoga. Little did we know this was special dancing yoga! 

 

Watch the video below, join in and have fun!!!!!!!

PE Games: Yoga Freeze Dance

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PSHE

Looking after my special family

 

Ask your child if they would like to volunteer to be an actor in some role play.

To encourage them you may want to model the play with them. Use the following situations as ideas:

  • You are playing with friends and you notice one person alone who seems sad.
  • Someone fell down and is hurt.
  • Your friend is at your house for the first time and really wants to play with your favourite toy.
  • Your friend has told you that their pet has died.
  • Your friend at school has told you they feel poorly.
  • Your friend is cross or angry.

Some children may offer hugs or holding hands. Talk about asking permission and making sure the other person is ok with that (consent).

Discuss:

Sometimes people like to be alone (have a mindful moment) when they are sad or angry. 

Ask: 

  • Why might that be?

 

 

 

Handwriting 

 

Today your challenge is to have a go at writing your name, can you have a go at your last name too? 

 

Try by yourself first and then ask a grown up to help you smiley 

 

Send us a picture of your super name writing

 

 

Reading

Read the ebook 'Zoom food' on Oxford Owl.  You can also read the Early Readers 'We -op' ebook below.

 

EXTENSION:

Reading -Choose one of your books to read. Look at the illustrations, what do they tell us? Can you tell the story and events by using just the pictures?

Writing - Write the caption 'to the top of the hill' to match the picture (page 30). Once you have written your caption read it yourself, have you included all the sounds?

Writing activity extension

Home Learning

Mr Wolf's Pancakes

 

Thursday 25th February

 

Well it is safe to say your pancakes looked sooooooooo scrumptious! We hoped you enjoyed eating them (we love pancakes!). Well done to you all for your hard work! This week is flying by!

Take a peek below to see what Thursday will bring!

 

The Reception Team

Phonics

 

Revisit and Review: Watch the Phase 2 video below to recall the sounds we have learnt. Next watch the Phase 3 sound video.

Teach: Recap the three sounds learnt this week, air, ure and er.

Practise: Have a go at writing some words with the sounds this week in. fern, hair, sure.

Apply: Play Phonics bloom at ALIEN ESCAPE. Some of the words are longer so you may need help from an adult. TRY to find the digraphs in the words to help you, have a sound mat to help you too!  

EXTENSION Play phonics bloom Tricky Trucks (unclick decodable words) https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/tricky-trucks?phase=3)

Geraldine the Giraffe learns /er/

Get more activities, more resources and of course, more Geraldine, from Mr T's Phonics - here: https://www.mrtsphonics.com/more-geraldine-youtube/ We make le...

Maths

 

Starter: Copy the pattern power point game below.  Click the next button until the right colour appears in the space, see if you can complete the pattern. 

 

Main: Go through the weight pictures below and put them in order from heaviest to lightest. If you're unable to print the pictures you can always draw them instead. Encourage children to use the language heaviest and lightest.

 

Task: Lesson 4 – order the pictures by their weight, cut and stick them in the correct place.

 

Literacy

Starter: Do you think the pancakes you made were healthy or unhealthy?

Main: Think about what your pancakes tasted like or indeed what Mr Wolf thought they were like.

Task: Write about what your pancake tasted like or what Mr Wolf would say about his delicious pancakes. Begin your sentence "It was…."

Think about what different toppings you could of or did put on your pancakes. Write on the pancake writing frame.

Extension: Reading word cards including phase 3 words

Topic

 

We have had such a fun week learning all about pancakes! What have you enjoyed about this week? Did you enjoy your pancake? I bet you're missing your friends and would love to tell them about your pancake. Write a card to your friend and tell tell about your pancake. Can you write

'to.....

Happy Pancake Day

from....' 

*Parents....your child will not be able to write this spelt correctly, we teach them to write phonetically, which means sounding it out and writing the sounds they hear. Let your child have a go by themselvessmiley

 

Task: Make a card for a friend

Handwriting

 

We have now come to an end of phase 3, woo well done everybody! 

 

Have a practice of this week's new sounds. Trace over the dotted letters and then have a go yourself.

 

Remember your leading lines.

 

Remember to start your letters from the side. 

Handwriting Resources:

PSHE

Looking after my special family

 

Have a Family Appreciation day.

Suggestions of what you could do:

  • Make cakes/biscuits to give to your family.
  • Sing some songs/perform a dance on a video for them.
  • Write a class poem to perform (each child could finish the sentence “I will look after you by…”
  • Have an art and craft session and send them your creation.
  • Share the learning that has been happening in school so far over the phone.
  • Share books with one another via facetime
  • Play board games and puzzles
  • Get outside and play some games or go for a nature hunt/trail.

 

Reading

Complete the ebook 'Silver Foil Rocket' on Oxford Owl.  You can also read the Early Readers 'the -ot' ebook below.

 

EXTENSION:

Reading - Have a look in one of your books at home can you read any of the words? Can you spot any phonic sounds or tricky words? 

 

Writing - Write the caption 'a cat on a bed' to match the picture (page 29). Once you have written your caption read it yourself, have you included all the sounds?

Home Learning

Mr Wolf's Pancakes

 

Wednesday 24th February

 

Happy Wednesday to you all! We have lots of fun and fabulous activities ahead! Keep sending your wonderful work and keep in touch! We are thrilled you will all be back in school on the 8th March and we can't wait to see you all!

Until then have  peek below at what to do today!

 

The Reception Team

 

Phonics

Revisit and Review: Watch the Phase 2 video below to recall the sounds we have learnt. Next watch the Phase 3 sound video.

Teach: Our new sound is ‘er’. Can you find it on the sound mat? Watch the Geraldine video below. Can you think of any words with ‘er’ in? Remember er is a digraph which means it is two letters which make one sound. You will find it in the flashcard set below.

Recap all our tricky words this week. Write them on paper  he, she, we, me,be,was,you,they, my,her. Play adult vs child. If you read it correctly you win the word if not your parent does! Let us know who wins!

Practise: Once you have done this have a go at reading these coin, fern, boxer, letter, banner. Phonics Play Dragons Den.

Apply: Practise writing the words above (don’t copy, ask an adult to say the word and write the sounds you hear. If you can do this with ease (well done) Try these captions instead. She is a boxer. I see a fern.

EXTENSION Play phonics bloom Tricky Trucks (unclick decodable words https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/tricky-trucks?phase=3) Sorting powerpoint today’s sound.

 

Maths

 

Starter: Can you complete the pattern game? Click the link below and work through the different patterns. 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ordering-and-sequencing/shape-patterns

 

Main: Go through the pancakes weight power point below. Talk about what has happened to the scales. Have they gone up? What does that mean? Have they gone down? What does that mean?

 

Task: Look at the heavy and light cut and stick sheet. Can you cut out the items and put them into groups, heavy and light. 

 

Literacy

Starter: Have a look at the list you wrote on Monday and the pictures you sequenced yesterday.

Main: Think about what we need to do to make our pancakes. We have got our list and now we need instructions. Look at the document below and read it with an adult. Think about what we need to write to create our own instructions. Watch my video below to help you with your writing.

Task: Write instructions on how to make pancakes. You can write next to the pictures you sequenced yesterday to help you if you wish.

Extension: Reading word cards including phase 3 words.

Literacy Video

Still image for this video

Topic

 

As our topic this week is pancakes, it is only right that we have a go at making them (if we have the ingredients in our house). Go through pancake recipe below or watch the Peppa Pig video to see how to make pancakes. If you can have a try at making them and send us a picture of your yummy pancakes. If you are unable to make some pancakes, could you draw us a picture of a delicious pancake. 

 

 

Peppa Pig - Pancakes (full episode)

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Physical Development

 

This week our PE focus is gymnastic rolls. Have you ever heard of an egg roll, or a pencil roll, what about a teddy bear roll?

Watch the video below and then have a go yourself? Try and do the rolls where you have some floor space, maybe in your living room or your garden when it stops raining. 

Don't forget to send us pictures of your gymnastic skills 

Gymnastics - Rolls | Week 3

A tutorial showcasing how to teach primary school children how to roll safely. Week 3 shares ideas building up a gymnastics performance at primary school lev...

PSHE

Looking after my special friends

 

Begin by asking the children how they can look after their friends.

Ask them to tell you a way  in which they can look after each other or their friends in their class. 

Ask:

  • When might someone need help from a friend?
  • Can you tell your friend how you would like them to help you?

One way of looking after our friends is by giving them help. 

If you have any children with SEND (including allergies or health needs) they may want to share when they need help, or friends may share how they have helped them.

Some children may also have friends beyond the classroom and want to share experiences about them. This is also valuable.

Reading

 

Read the ebook 'Silver Foil Rocket' on Oxford Owl.  You can also read the Early Readers 'the -og' ebook below.

 

EXTENSION:

Reading - Cut and stick activity 'er' on the final page. 

Writing - Write the caption 'a duck and a hen' to match the picture (page 28). Once you have written your caption read it yourself, have you included all the sounds?

Reading Cut and Stick activity

Home Learning

Mr Wolf's Pancakes

 

Tuesday 23rd February

 

What an incredible start to the week! Well done to you all for super home learning, now let's see what activities are ahead for today!

 

 

The Reception Team

 

 

 

Phonics

Revisit and Review: Watch the Phase 2 video below to recall the sounds we have learnt. Next watch the Phase 3 sound video.

Teach: Our new sound is ‘ure’. Can you find it on the sound mat? Remember ure is a trigraph which means it is three letters which make one sound. You will find it in the flashcard set below.

Recap all our tricky words this week. Write them on paper  he, she, we, me,be,was,you,they, my,her. Play adult vs child. If you read it correctly you win the word if not your parent does! Let us know who wins!

Practise: Once you have done this have a go at reading these town, cure, sure, pure. Phonics play Picnic on Pluto.

Apply: Practise writing the words above (don’t copy, ask an adult to say the word and write the sounds you hear. If you can do this with ease (well done) Try these captions instead. It is a cure. I am sure.

EXTENSION Play phonics bloom Tricky Trucks unclick decodable words https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/tricky-trucks?phase=3) Sorting powerpoint today’s sound.

Literacy

Starter: What did we read and write yesterday?

Main: Look at the recipe cards below with an adult. Think about the order in which we make pancakes, what do we do first? Next? Last?

Task: Have a look at the photographs below, you can cut them out and order them or write numbers next to them if you don’t have access to a printer or you could even draw them if you wish! Once you have done this talk about the instructions you could write ready for tomorrow. You can stick the photos on the lined writing frame below.

Extension: Reading word cards including phase 3 words.

Maths

 

Starter: Using lego blocks/beads, cubes or anything from your house that you have lots of, make simple patterns of 2 e.g. red, blue, red blue. Green, orange, green, orange

 

Play the Lighter or heavier power point game below.  Encourage your child to use the words heavy and light. 

 

Task: Circle the item that is the lightest. Write the language your child uses on the sheet.

Topic

 

Can you set up a role play area at home and pretend to make pancakes? Have you got a frying pan and a spoon? What about a mixing bowl? Set up a cafe with your grown up and pretend to make some delicious pancakes. Please send us photos of your role-play cafes. 

 

After that theres a really fun pancake game by Curious George. Click the link below! smiley

 

https://www.curiousgeorge.com/sites/cg/interactive/files/games/pancake/index.html

Handwriting 

 

Can you practice our new sounds for this week. Use the handwriting sheet below and trace over the dotted letters, then have a go yourself. Don't forget you need to sit your letters on the line and you need to have a leading linesmiley

Handwriting Resources:

Reading

 

Complete the ebook 'Diggers' on Oxford Owl.  You can also read the Early Readers 'My -in' ebook below.

 

EXTENSION:

Reading - Have a look at the phase 2 and three tricky words below. Put a tick next to the ones you know so you can practise the ones you can't recall.

Writing - Write the caption 'sit back to back' to match the picture (page 27). Once you have written your caption read it yourself, have you included all the sounds?

PSHE

Looking after my special people

Recap what we discussed yesterday about our family. 

Activity 1 - Caring Families portraits

Ask the children to draw a picture of the people in their family, including themselves.

Whilst they are doing so, encourage a discussion around differences in families and how each person has a ‘role’ in looking after the others.

When complete, ask the children to label each family member (they could be written underneath, to the side, or using a sticky note/label) and write how they look after the family. If they have younger siblings and get stuck, you could ask “How does the family feel when they smile or laugh?”

For those who are still mark-making you could record what they say or scribe for them.

 

Home Learning

Mr Wolf's Pancakes

 

Monday 22nd February

 

Welcome back! We hope you have had a lovely half term with family enjoying the outdoors and having some screen free days. We have a new topic this week which focuses on last weeks Pancake Day! We will be making pancakes this week as part of our literacy which is very exciting!

Let's get started!

 

The Reception Team

 

 

Phonics

 

Revisit and Review: Watch the Phase 2 video below to recall the sounds we have learnt. Next watch the Phase 3 sound video.

Teach: Our new sound is ‘air’. Can you find it on the sound mat? Watch the Geraldine video below. Can you think of any words with ‘air’ in? Remember air is a trigraph which means it is three letters which make one sound. You will find it in the flashcard set below.

Recap all our tricky words this week. Write them on paper  he, she, we, me,be,was,you,they, my,her. Play adult vs child. If you read it correctly you win the word if not your parent does! Let us know who wins!

Practise: Once you have done this have a go at reading these hair, fair, lair or Phonics play Picnic on Pluto (air)

Apply: Practise writing the words above (don’t copy, ask an adult to say the word and write the sounds you hear. If you can do this with ease (well done) Try these captions instead. Go in the lair. It is fair.

EXTENSION Play phonics bloom Tricky Trucks (unclick decodable words https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/tricky-trucks?phase=3) / Sorting powerpoint today’s sound

Geraldine the Giraffe learns /air/

Get more activities, more resources and of course, more Geraldine, from Mr T's Phonics - here: https://www.mrtsphonics.com/more-geraldine-youtube/ We make le...

Literacy

Starter: Did you make pancakes last week? Explain how this week we are going to talking about and making (if you wish to again!) pancakes!

Main: Watch the video story of Mr Wolf’s Pancakes. Think carefully about what ingredients he buys from the shop as we will be writing a list.

Task: Write a list of ingredients which you will need to buy to make pancakes (flour, eggs, milk) include two of your favourite toppings (mine are sugar and syrup). Remember a list is one word beneath another. Use your phonic knowledge to write the words, your parents will need this list to buy the ingredients if you wish to make pancakes. (List writing frame)

Extension: Reading word cards below including phase 3 words.

 

Mr Wolf's Pancakes, by Jan Fearnley

Mr Wolf's Pancakes, by Jan Fearnley. Read aloud by Nigel Planer."Join Mr Wolf in the kitchen as he gets into lots of trouble making pancakes in this funny, i...

Mr Wolf's Pancakes List Writing Frame

Maths

 

Starter: Can you help Curly the Caterpillar complete the patterns on the power point below. 

 

Main: This week we are going to explore weight. That means how heavy or light something is. Go on a hunt around your house finding different items, are they heavy or light? Encourage the chn to keep using the words heavy/light. Then put the items into two groups heavy and light.

 

Task: Circle the item that is the heaviest. Write the language children say on the sheet.

Topic

 

This week we our topic is pancakes. In Reception we love all things pancakes. What can you remember about pancake day? What did you have on your pancakes?

Go through the all about Pancake Day power point below. 

 

Task: My perfect pancake design sheet. If you could have anything on your pancake what would it be, chocolate, ice cream, sweets, honey, apples, berries? 

Physical Development

 

This week our PE focus is gymnastic rolls. Have you ever heard of an egg roll, or a pencil roll, what about a teddy bear roll? Use the support cards below to see how to do the roll and then have a go yourself? Try and do the rolls where you have some floor space, maybe in your living room or your garden when it stops raining.  Don't forget to send us pictures of your gymnastic skills smiley

 

 

PSHE

Looking after my special people

 

Begin by explaining that we're all going to be thinking about looking after our family - our special people - who live with us at home.

  • Who are the people in your family?
  • Who looks after your family? Collect some suggestions and ways in which that person looks after others.
  • Can you help to look after your family? Ask for suggestions as to how. Children may also suggest pets.

Try to get across the message that although the adults usually look after children, sometimes they need looking after too: you can help to look after their feelings.

Ask:

  • How can you look after your family members' feelings?

Looking after a family can be a hard/tiring job. Is there anything you can do to help with this? 

 

Reading

 

Begin the ebook 'Diggers' on Oxford Owl.  You can also read the Early Readers 'I -ip' ebook below.

 

EXTENSION:

Reading - Complete the cut and stick page 14 for 'air'

Writing - Write the caption 'a hot hob' to match the picture (page 26). Once you have written your caption read it yourself, have you included all the sounds?

Home Learning

Chinese New Year

 

Friday 12th February

 

We are here, the final day of our CNY celebrations and the last day of term.

You have all been incredible and we cannot thank you enough for your dedication to learning!

Enjoy today's activities!

 

Kung Hei Fat Choy!

 

The Reception Team

 

Phonics

Revisit and Review: Watch the Phase 2 video below to recall the sounds we have learnt. Next watch the Phase 3. Can you child remember our tricky words so far (he, she, we, me, be, was, you, they, all, are, my and her)

Teach: Recap all our sounds learnt so far in phase 3. Use the flashcards cut up to play adult vs child. If get they get the sound correct they win it.

Practise: Phonics play Dragons Den

Apply: Quick write sounds. Say a sound and your child writes it, j,v,w,x,y,z,zz,qu,ch,sh,th,ng, ai, ee, igh, oa, oo, oo, ar, or, ur, ow, oi, ear.

EXTENSION Play phonics bloom Tricky Trucks (unclick decodable words) https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/tricky-trucks?phase=3) Sorting powerpoint today’s sound.

 

 

 

Literacy

 

Starter: Think about all we have learnt this week on our topic Chinese New Year.

Main: Can you think of any times that we celebrate? Are your celebrations similar to Chinese New Year? How are they similar and how are they different?

Task: Talk to an adult about what you know about Chinese New year. Ask them to write it down or send us a video of the new facts you have discovered this week. Can you compare Chinese New Year to celebrations in your life?

Extension I spy and read sheet (set 5)

 

 

 

I spy and read (set 5)

Maths

 

Starter: Draw some long caterpillars and short caterpillars. Can you tell your grown up which is long and which is short? 

 

Main: Go on a hunt around your house...find 3 items. Have you found something long or something short? Put the objects in order, can you find the longest first, then the next longest and then the shortest. 

 

Task: Lesson 5 – order the dragons by their length cut and stick 

Topic

 

Today is Chinese New yearsmiley  We can celebrate by doing some dragon dancing! Type dragon dancing into Youtube, can you join in?

 

Today your task is to have fun and enjoy Chinese New year. Below you will find lots of different activities. You can complete as many or as little as you like. You could make a dragon mask, make a Chinese New Year card for a friend, draw Chinese Numbers, colouring and more! 

Handwriting

 

Today your handwriting challenge is to practice writing your name. Can you write your first and your last name? Have a try! We would like to see you try this without the help from a grown upsmiley

 

In class we always encourage to write their name completely independent first. Then after they have had a go, we will write their name under and ask them to copy and explain what letters they missed. 

 

Don't forget to send up photos of your super name writing! 

PSHE

Keeping Myself Safe Online 

Recall this weeks video or read the story book version below.

Children write - or tell and adult - one sentence that they remember from the song in a speech bubble coming out of Jessie's or the dog’s mouth, e.g. "If I feel worried about anything, I can tell an adult I trust".

Reading

 

Complete the ebook 'Leek Hotpot' on Oxford Owl.  You can also read the Early Readers 'His at..' ebook below.

 

EXTENSION:

Reading - Complete the 'At the top of the hill' extension below

Writing - Write the caption 'go to the log hut' to match the picture (page 25). Once you have written your caption read it yourself, have you included all the sounds?

Home Learning

Chinese New Year

 

Thursday 11th February

 

Take a peek below for another day of activities based on Chinese New Year! We love this topic and hope you do too! Have a wonderful day.

 

Kung Hei Fat Choy!

 

The Reception Team

Phonics

 

Revisit and Review: Watch the Phase 2 video below to recall the sounds we have learnt. Next watch the Phase 3 sound video.

Teach: Our new sound is ‘ear’. Can you find it on the sound mat? Watch the Geraldine video below - can you spot the year? Is it right? Can you think of any words with ‘ear’ in? Remember ear is a trigraph which means it is three letters which make one sound. You will find it in the flashcard set below.

Our tricky words this week are my and her write them on paper with our other tricky words learnt he, she, we, me,be,was,you,they. Play adult vs child. If you read it correctly you win the word if not your parent does! Let us know who wins!

Practise: Once you have done this have a go at reading these ear, hear, beard, fear or have a go on Phonics play Dragons Den.

Apply: Practise writing the words above (don’t copy, ask an adult to say the word and write the sounds you hear. If you can do this with ease (well done) Try these captions instead. I can hear. Cut the beard.

EXTENSION Play phonics bloom Tricky Trucks (unclick decodable words) https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/tricky-trucks?phase=3) Sorting powerpoint today’s sound.

Geraldine the Giraffe learns /ear/ sound

Get more activities, more resources and of course, more Geraldine, from Mr T's Phonics - here: https://www.mrtsphonics.com/more-geraldine-youtube/ We make le...

Maths

 

Starter: Use play dough or paper to make long/short worms. Challenge your child and ask them can you make a longer worm? Can you make a shorter?

 

Watch the length lesson 4 video below. 

 

Task: Lesson 4 – order the snakes by their length. Start with the longest. 

Length - Lesson 4

Still image for this video

Literacy

 

Starter: Think back to earlier this week, can you remember the poster with all the zodiac animals on? Can you remember any names?

 

Main: Watch the zodiac Cbeebies story

Talk about the events and animals.

Task: Complete the sounds missing from the zodiac sign sheet.

Extension Play YES/NO question cards (1-7). Read the question and answer with yes/no. Can you spot the digraphs (two letters one sound) and trigraphs (two letters one sound)?

CBeebies | Chinese New Year (Lunar New Year) | Zodiac Story

Learn how the Zodiac years were named by the Jade Emperor.Visit CBeebies at http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies to find even more fun games and videos for your pre...

Topic

 

Watch the Cbeebies celebrating CNY video below. Can you tell your grown ups about how to get ready for Chinese New Year? What does the colour red mean? What does the colour gold mean? What do they do to their house? 

 

Task: Can you make a Chinese dragon? Cut up the pieces below and make a dragon.

CBeebies: Celebrating Chinese New Year - Let's Celebrate

Abbie takes to the street with her family for a parade and firecracker display.Visit CBeebies at http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies to find even more fun games an...

Topic Resources:

Handwriting

 

Today we are going to practice our 2 other new sounds. Can you remember them? Today use the handwriting sheet to practice oi and ear. Remember to trace over the dotted letters and then have a go yourself. Don’t forget to start your letters from the side.

Handwriting Resources:

PSHE

Keeping Myself Safe Online 

Write some rules for our classroom to go near the computer/technology area about keeping safe when online or watching videos and about sharing child-friendly search engines.

Reading

 

Read the ebook 'Leek Hotpot' on Oxford Owl.  You can also read the Early Readers 'Are we?' ebook below.

 

EXTENSION:

Reading - Reading cut and activity below page 12 .

Writing - Write the caption 'to huff and puff' to match the picture (page 24). Once you have written your caption read it yourself, have you included all the sounds?

Reading Cut and Stick activity

Home Learning

Chinese New Year

 

Wednesday 10th February

 

We have reached the middle of our last week of this term! How time flies! Keep sending us your super work and we will reveal the winner of this week's class dojo at the end of the week!

 

Kung Hei Fat Choy!

 

The Reception Team

Phonics

 

Revisit and Review: Watch the Phase 2 video below to recall the sounds we have learnt. Next watch the Phase 3 sound video.

Teach: Our new sound is ‘oi’. Can you find it on the sound mat? Watch the Geraldine video below. Can you think of any words with ‘oi’ in? Remember ow is a digraph which means it is two letters which make one sound. You will find it in the flashcard set below.

Our tricky words this week are my and her write them on paper with our other tricky words learnt he, she, we, me,be,was,you,they. Play adult vs child. If you read it correctly you win the word if not your parent does! Let us know who wins!

Practise: Once you have done this have a go at reading these coin, boil, coil, soil, toil. Phonics Play Dragons Den.

Apply: Practise writing the words above (don’t copy, ask an adult to say the word and write the sounds you hear. If you can do this with ease (well done) Try these captions instead. In the soil. Get a coin.

EXTENSION Play phonics bloom Tricky Trucks (unclick decodable words https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/tricky-trucks?phase=3) Sorting powerpoint today’s sound.

Geraldine the Giraffe learns /oi/

Get more activities, more resources and of course, more Geraldine, from Mr T's Phonics - here: https://www.mrtsphonics.com/more-geraldine-youtube/ We make le...

Maths

 

Starter: Watch the near/far song below. Can you find an object that is near/an object that is far away in your house? Practice lots of times with your grown up.

 

Main: Go through the caterpillar length questions below. Put the caterpillars into longer, shorter and the same.

 

Task: Lesson 3 worksheet – circle the short items.

 

Opposites - Near And Far | Learning Songs For Kids And Children | Happy Kids

Opposites - Near and Far will teach children what is close by and what is a long way away.★https://youtu.be/fJoGLKj5MII?list=PL8zvX3ykhoCMptvKFFaiLSBNYwNLy_U...

Literacy

 

Starter:  Watch the video below. Preparing for Chinese New Year.  

Main: Think and talk about Chinese New Year? How do they celebrate? What do they eat? What do they do to their homes? How do they share the celebration?

Task: Write some facts (words or captions) about Chinese New Year. Use the pictures below to remind you of some of the animals of the zodiac and elements of Chinese New Year for inspiration. watch the video below for help. 

Extension Play YES/NO question cards (1-7). Read the question and answer with yes/no. Can you spot the digraphs (two letters one sound) and trigraphs (two letters one sound)?

CBeebies: Preparing For Chinese New Year - Let's Celebrate

Abbie and her brother clean the house in preparation for the Chinese New Year celebrations.Visit CBeebies at http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies to find even more ...

Literacy Writing Video

Still image for this video

Topic

 

Go through the CNY story power point below. Can you name any of the animals in the story? How many animals are there all together? Who won the race? 

 

Task: CNY story sequencing task – put the pictures in the right order. There's numbers to help you. Which number comes first. See if you can complete the task on your own to 10. If you are struggling past 10 get a grown up to help you. 

PSHE

Keeping Myself Safe Online 

Parents read the information on the parent link below.

Read through the ways to keep your child safe online first.

Watch the Video ‘Jessie and Friends’ Episode 1 Watching Videos with your child. 

 

Talk about the video and the messages in the video on how to stay safe when watching videos and seeing images online. Check your child’s understanding of its key messages.

Reading

 

Complete the ebook 'The Dragon Balloon' on Oxford Owl.  You can also read the Early Readers 'I see/he is' ebook below.

 

EXTENSION:

Reading - Reading cut and activity below page 11 .

Writing - Write the caption 'a bag of nuts' to match the picture (page 23). Once you have written your caption read it yourself, have you included all the sounds?

Home Learning

Chinese New Year

 

Tuesday 9th February

 

Have you enjoyed our new topic so far? We have had some amazing work sent to us, so thank you for all your hard work! Let's see what today has in store!

 

Kung Hei Fat Choy!

 

The Reception Team

 

 

Phonics

 

Revisit and Review: Watch the Phase 2 video below to recall the sounds we have learnt. Next watch the Phase 3 sound video.

Teach: Our new sound is ‘ow’. Can you find it on the sound mat? Watch the Geraldine video below. Can you think of any words with ‘ow’ in? Remember ow is a digraph which means it is two letters which make one sound. You will find it in the flashcard set below.

Our tricky words this week are my and her write them on paper with our other tricky words learnt he, she, we, me,be,was,you,they. Play adult vs child. If you read it correctly you win the word if not your parent does! Let us know who wins!

Practise: Once you have done this have a go at reading these town, cow, how, crown. Phonics play Dragons Den.

Apply: Practise writing the words above (don’t copy, ask an adult to say the word and write the sounds you hear. If you can do this with ease (well done) Try these captions instead. I see a cow. In the town.

EXTENSION Play phonics bloom Tricky Trucks (unclick decodable words https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/tricky-trucks?phase=3) Sorting powerpoint today’s sound.

Geraldine the Giraffe learns /ow/

Get more activities, more resources and of course, more Geraldine, from Mr T's Phonics - here: https://www.mrtsphonics.com/more-geraldine-youtube/ We make le...


Literacy

Starter: What are we learning about this week? Explain how every year in china an animal is selected which represents the sign of the zodiac.

Main: Look at the display poster for the Chinese New Year animals. Can you read some of the words? Talk about them can you remember of find which is this year’s animal?

Task: Look at the worksheet below. Label the animals using your phonic knowledge.

Extension Play YES/NO question cards (1-6). Read the question and answer with yes/no. Can you spot the digraphs (two letters one sound) and trigraphs (two letters one sound)?

 

Maths

 

Starter: Race some cars or roll a ball, how far did it go? Play with a grown up, whose went the furthest/shortest distance?    

 

Main: Watch the long/short song below. Using playdough or paper or cardboard or anything that can be cut or ripped, get your child to make long snakes and short snakes. Can they tell you which is the longest/shortest?  Sort the snakes into two groups of long and short. 

 

Task: Complete the Lesson 2 worksheet – circle the long items.

Long Short Opposites Song | Learning Opposites | Dream English Kids

Learn how to say Long and Short in this fun Action song for kids! Make sure to do all of the actions with Matt!Get this Song on the Opposite Songs Album:Spot...

Topic

 

Today is safer internet day. It is very important we know and understand how to keep ourselves safe whilst using the internet. I am going to introduce you to my friend Smartie. Go through staying safe on the internet power point below.

 

 

Task: Colour in Smartie the penguin. What might Smartie say? How can we keep safe whilst using the internet? 

Handwriting

 

Today we are going to practice our 2 new sounds that we have learnt so far this week, ur and ow. Have a go by tracing over the dotted lines, remembering your leading lines and then have a go yourself.  

Handwriting Resources:

PSHE

Keeping Myself Safe - Stay safe indoors and outdoors

Introduce the picture book about Harold the giraffe, who is being a safety detective. You may need to explain the word detective, e.g. someone who looks carefully at things for clues about them. In this book we see Harold looking at a lot of different, every-day things, inside and outside, to investigate (find out) whether they are safe or unsafe, and how to make sure we can keep safe around these things.

In the kitchen

  • Kettle of boiling water (talk also about hot drinks, too).
  • Cooker with a pan (note that the handle is not turned inwards; this would make it safer).
  • Electric socket (discuss keeping fingers away from these - risk of an electric shock).
  • Matches (risk of fire).

Reading

 

Read the ebook 'The Dragon Balloon' on Oxford Owl.  You can also read the Early Readers 'She can' ebook below.

 

EXTENSION:

Reading - Reading cut and activity below page 10 .

Writing - Write the caption 'on top of the rock' to match the picture (page 22). Once you have written your caption read it yourself, have you included all the sounds?

Home Learning

Chinese New Year

 

Monday 8th February

 

One of our FAVOURITE topics is upon us and we are VERY excited to share this week's learning. This week we will be learning all about Chinese New Year in turn gaining a deeper understanding of different cultures whilst celebrating too (be prepared for lots for fun, dragons and festivities!)

 

Kung Hei Fat Choy!

 

The Reception Team

 

 

 

Phonics

Revisit and Review: Watch the Phase 2 video below to recall the sounds we have learnt. Next watch the Phase 3 sound video.

Teach: Our new sound is ‘ur’. Can you find it on the sound mat? Watch the Geraldine video below. Can you think of any words with ‘ur’ in? Remember ur is a digraph which means it is two letters which make one sound. You will find it in the flashcard set below.

Our tricky words this week are my and her write them on paper with our other tricky words learnt he, she, we, me,be,was,you,they. Play adult vs child. If you read it correctly you win the word if not your parent does! Let us know who wins!

Practise: Once you have done this have a go at reading these turn, fur, hurt. Or Phonics play dragons den (ur)

Apply: Practise writing the words above (don’t copy, ask an adult to say the word and write the sounds you hear. If you can do this with ease (well done) Try these captions instead. I am hurt. It is fur.

EXTENSION Play phonics bloom Tricky Trucks (unclick decodable words) https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/tricky-trucks?phase=3) / Sorting powerpoint today’s sound.

Maths

 

Starter: With the help of a grown up, take a big jump and mark off where you land. Use socks to measure how far you jumped. Now get your grown up to jump and measure it. Who jumped the furthest?

 

Main: Go through the length lesson 1 video – keep using the language of long/short.

 

Task: Cut and stick the caterpillars into the columns long/short. The worksheet is attached below.

Length Lesson 1

Still image for this video

 

 

Literacy

Starter: Introduce our new topic Chinese New Year. Do you know anything about the celebration?

Main: Read the story below ‘Dragon’s in the city’.

Task: Talk about the story together. Tell an adult what happens at Chinese New Year. How do they celebrate? What do they eat? Do they speak English or Mandarin? Ask an adult to write down what you learnt from the story.

Extension: Play YES/NO question cards (1-6). Read the question and answer with yes/no. Can you spot the digraphs (two letters one sound) and trigraphs (three letters one sound)?

Topic

 

Chinese New Year is a wonderful festival that occurs every year. Go through the EYFS All about Chinese New Year power point below and see what you can find out about the festival. Did you know they call it the festival of light? Every year they celebrate a different animal, the year is the year of the Ox.

 

Task: Year of the OX colouring sheet.  

 

PSHE

Keeping Myself Safe - Stay safe indoors and outdoors

 

Discuss the questions below.

  • Who helps to keep us safe?
  • How can we help ourselves to keep safe?
  • What things could be unsafe in the classroom? (water, slippery surfaces, doors opening when not expected etc.)
  • What about at home? (Electric sockets, fires, cooker, pans on top of cooker, hot drinks, stairs, garden ponds, blind cords etc.)
  • What about outside - in the playground or in the park? (playground equipment - slides, roundabouts, swings, water, poisonous plants etc.)
  • What makes things safe or unsafe? (Being aware of them and how we use them).

Physical Development

 

This week we are going to work on our upper body strength. Have a family morning or family afternoon and head to the park. Can you do some climbing? Can you go down the slide or on the swings? Take lots of pictures of the fun you're having and don't forget to send them too ussmiley

Reading

 

Finish the ebook 'Toads on the road' on Oxford Owl. There are lots of digraphs in this book, can you spot them and remember them? You can also read the Early Readers 'I see my' ebook below which is less challenging than Toads on the road but includes the tricky word 'my'.

 

EXTENSION:

Reading - Reading cut and activity below page 9 .

Writing - Write the caption 'a hug and a kiss' to match the picture (page 21). Once you have written your caption read it yourself, have you included all the sounds?

Home Learning

ROAD SAFETY

 

Friday 5th February

 

Happy Friday to all our home learners and parents! It is our final day of Road Safety and we hope you have learnt how to keep safe when out and about. Next week is going to be rather exciting but until then here is today's learning.

 

  Ready, set, go!

 

The Reception Team

 

Phonics

Revisit and Review: Watch the Phase 2 video below to recall the sounds we have learnt. Next watch the Phase 3. Can you child remember our tricky words so far (he, she, we, me, be, was, you, they, all and are)

 

Teach: Recap all our sounds learnt so far in phase 3. Use the flashcards cut up to play adult vs child. If get they get the sound correct they win it.

Practise: Phonics play you can choose a sound we have learnt this week.

Apply: Quick write sounds. Say a sound and your child writes it, j,v,w,x,y,z,zz,qu,ch,sh,th,ng, ai, ee, igh, oa, oo, oo, ar, or.

EXTENSION Play phonics frog on Phonics Bloom (click  one ar, or, oo, oo) https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/phonics-frog?phase=3

 

 

Geraldine the Giraffe learns /ure/

Get more activities, more resources and of course, more Geraldine, from Mr T's Phonics - here: https://www.mrtsphonics.com/more-geraldine-youtube/ We make le...

Maths

 

Starter: help save the aliens by pressing the arrows, which direction do you need to go?

https://www.mathplayground.com/code_builder.html

 

Ever wondered how far you can jump, I wonder who can jump further, you or a grown up? Make a line for the starting land for you and your grown up to stand behind. One at a time, have a go at jumping and see where you land. Now grab some socks and measure how far you have jumped, make sure you put the sock at the starting line and carry on all the way until you get to where you landed. How many socks did you jump? Who jumped further? Who jumped the shortest distance? Who jumped the longest distance?smiley

 

Task: Use the sheet below and cut the pictures so they are near and far.

Literacy

Starter: What have you learnt this week about keeping safe on the roads?

Main: Watch the video Crossing Roads – Kids know best

to remind you of the key facts when crossing the road safely.

Task: Next draw around your hand. You will see a hand on your page! Next tell an adult what you have learnt about road safety. Ask an adult to write down all you know on your work.

Extension : Colour in and decorate your hand with road safety images and colours (red, green amber).

 

 

Topic

 

Watch video clips on YouTube of lollipop men. What does there uniform look like? How do they keep us safe? Show pictures of a lollipop man sign. What colours can you see? Can you see any pictures? 

 

Task: Make a lollipop man sign and pretend to be a lollipop man in your house. Can you get your grown ups safely across the road?smiley

Challenge! 

 

Have a go at writing your name, see if you can write your full name. Don't worry if you do not get all of the letters in the right place, that is why we practice. Don't forget to use your leading lines and your letters should always sit on the line. 

Reading

 

Complete the ebook 'Toads on the road' on Oxford Owl. There are lots of digraphs in this book, can you spot them and remember them? You can also read the Early Readers 'Is this a/Is that a?' ebook below which is less challenging than Toads on the road.

 

EXTENSION:

Reading - Have a go at the 'I can' comprehension activity below.

Writing - Write the caption 'an egg in an egg cup' to match the picture (page 20). Once you have written your caption read it yourself, have you included all the sounds?

I can reading comprehension

PSHE

Children'' s Mental Health Week

1-7th February

Activity 1 - Is it safe?

Draw the three emoji-style faces below.

  • Happy (smiley face) - safe
  • Sad (sad face) - not safe
  • Not sure (straight-lipped face)

Taking each of the 15 scenarios listed below, ask the children to point to the pictures, depending on whether they think it's safe, not safe, or they're not sure. Encourage your child to make up their own minds, by explaining that we all have different feelings - and that they are not right or wrong:

  1. crossing a busy road
  2. playing in the garden
  3. climbing high up in a tree
  4. walking along the top of a high wall
  5. cycling along a pavement
  6. playing a board game with Grandma
  7. getting lost in the supermarket
  8. swimming/jumping in at the deep end 
  9. playing football in the park with the big children
  10. putting your shoes on
  11. playing at the skate park with the big children
  12. watching telly on the sofa
  13. travelling in the back of the car with your seatbelt on
  14. playing with your friends in the sand pit
  15. having a bath (perhaps with a brother or sister) with your mum/dad/special person there at the same time, keeping an eye on you.

Reinforce the messages about ways they can feel safe by asking your  child to remember things that they can do to help themselves keep safe (e.g. tell a trusted adult, move away from the danger).

 

 

 

 

Mental Health Week Outdoor Activities

Today's SCARF topic is FRIENDSHIP!

 

As part of our well being week we are focusing on making connections. We would love you to draw a picture of a friend from school. Who do you miss talking to? Playing with? Who do you missing creating and laughing with? 

We will share the pictures we receive on our class story for all to see so don't forget to join in!

Home Learning

ROAD SAFETY

 

Thursday 4th February

 

Our week on Road Safety is zooming by! Have you enjoyed this weeks activities? We have another day in store for you all, scroll down to see today's learning!

 

  Ready, set, go!

 

The Reception Team

 

Phonics

Revisit and Review: Watch the Phase 2 video below to recall the sounds we have learnt. Next watch the Phase 3 sound video.

Teach: Our new sound is ‘or’. Can you find it on the sound mat? Watch the Geraldine video below. Can you think of any words with ‘or’ in? Remember or is a digraph which means it is two letters which make one sound. The new and last set of flashcards for you to cut out and use are below.

Our tricky words this week are all and are write them on paper with our other tricky words learnt he, she, we, me,be,was,you,they. Play adult vs child. If you read it correctly you win the word if not your parent does! Let us know who wins!

Practise: Once you have done this have a go at reading these for, fork, pork. Play Picnic on Pluto on Phonics Play.

Apply: Practise writing the words above (don’t copy, ask an adult to say the word and write the sounds you hear. If you can do this with ease (well done) Try these captions instead. Go for a run. It is a fork.

EXTENSION Play the sorting sounds powerpoint or. Play phonics frog on Phonics Bloom (click or). https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/phonics-frog?phase=3

Geraldine the Giraffe learns /or/ sound

Get more activities, more resources and of course, more Geraldine, from Mr T's Phonics - here: https://www.mrtsphonics.com/more-geraldine-youtube/ We make le...

Maths

Starter: Help Lulu get to her spaceship by pressing the arrows, which direction do you need to go, forwards/backwards or to the side?

http://jeux.lulu.pagesperso-orange.fr/html/anglais/flvoyage/fleches4.htm 

 

Main: Watch the distance video – lesson 4 below. Can you have a go at measuring distance? 

 

Task: Look at the cars on the lesson 4 sheet below. Circle the car which hasn’t travelled very far/the shortest distance? 

Measuring Distance - Lesson 4

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Literacy

Starter: How do you travel to school? If you come on a bike or scooter what should you wear? If you come in the car what should you use to keep you safe?

Main: Watch and sing the Safer Journeys song below. What are the four main words? Can you remember them?

Task: Create a poster to help remind people to stay safe on the roads. Can you label it with the four words we have learnt? Stop, look, listen, think. You may choose your own words such as hold hands, wait etc.

Extension: I spy and read sheet (4)

 

Literacy I spy sheet 4

Topic

 

What can you remember about road safety? How do we cross a road? Are there any rules we need to remember?

Read Super Cats road safety story below.

 

Task: Sort the safe ad unsafe road crossing photos.

Handwriting

 

Complete the handwriting sheet below of our new sounds from this week. Don't forget your leading lines and make sure your letters sit on the line. 

 

Handwriting resources:

PSHE

Children'' s Mental Health Week

1-7th February

Keeping Myself Safe – Listening to my feelings

Discuss the bullet points below with your child, then have a go at the SCARF activity below. Perhaps try an outdoor activity too!

  • How do we keep safe? (Listen to the rules, e.g. don’t play on a building site, look and listen before crossing the road).
  • How do we know when something isn’t safe? (Adult tells us, it doesn’t look safe e.g. sharp knife). 
  • What if no-one has told us that something's not safe? How might our body tell us that something isn’t safe? (Hurts us, makes us scared, funny feelings in our tummy, don’t want to do it anymore, feel nervous).
  • What can we do if we don’t feel safe? (Tell a trusted adult, move away from the danger). 

Today's SCARF topic is RESILIENCE!

What does resilience mean? Tell us how you and your parents have been resilient.

Or you can draw it on the R for Resilience poster below...

            https://www.coramlifeeducation.org.uk/share-your-scarf-activities-resilience-thursday       

Reading

 

Complete the ebook 'Quiz' on Oxford Owl. There are lots of digraphs in this book, can you spot them and remember them? You can also read the Early Readers 'I see/and?' ebook below which is less challenging than Quiz.

 

EXTENSION:

Reading - Cut and stick page 8 activity below. 

Writing - Write the caption 'mugs and cups' to match the picture (page 19). Once you have written your caption read it yourself, have you included all the sounds?

Home Learning

ROAD SAFETY

 

Wednesday 3rd February

 

Well done to you all! Both parents and children are working so hard to  produce INCREDIBLE work! It is wonderful to hear how parents are seeing themselves the progress their children are making as we are too! Thank you and here is Wednesday's work!

  Ready, set, go!

 

The Reception Team

 

Phonics

 

Revisit and Review: Watch the Phase 2 video below to recall the sounds we have learnt. Next watch the Phase 3 sound video.

Teach: Our new sound is ‘ar’. Can you find it on the sound mat? Watch the Geraldine video below. Can you think of any words with ‘ar’ in? Remember ar is a digraph which means it is two letters which make one sound. The new and last set of flashcards for you to cut out and use are below.

Our tricky words this week are all and are write them on paper with our other tricky words learnt he, she, we, me,be,was,you,they. Play adult vs child. If you read it correctly you win the word if not your parent does! Let us know who wins!

Practise: Once you have done this have a go at reading these car, far, bar, park, shark. Play Picnic on Pluto on Phonics Play.

Apply: Practise writing the words above (don’t copy, ask an adult to say the word and write the sounds you hear. If you can do this with ease (well done) Try these captions instead. Go to the park. In the dark. It is a car.

EXTENSION Play the sorting sounds powerpoint ar. Play phonics frog on Phonics Bloom (click ar). https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/phonics-frog?phase=3

 

Geraldine the Giraffe learns the /ar/

Watch UK school teacher Mr Thorne and Youtube sensation Geraldine the Giraffe take you on a learning journey through the world of phonics, grammar, spelling ...

 

 

Literacy

Starter: What new words have you learnt this week with our road safety topic?

Main: Have a go at reading the captions on the phase 3 powerpoint below. Can you spot the new digraphs? There are some sounds we are learning tomorrow and next week in there too. You may need help with these (or, ow, oi)

Task: Next have a go at the worksheet. Draw a line from the words to the correct picture. Can you read the words without any help from an adult? Have a go!

Extension: I spy and read sheet (3)

 

 

 

I spy and read sheet 3

Maths

 

Starter: Set up an obstacle course. Put objects around that you have to avoid. Call out directions e.g. forward/backwards and work your way around the obstacle  course trying not to bump into anything.

 

Watch the distance video– lesson 3 below. Use the language, far, furthest, longest distance, shortest distance, near, not very far.

 

Task: Race some cars or roll some balls, see which hasn’t travelled very far/the shortest distance?

Distance Lesson 3

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Topic

 

Watch the Road safety video below. Can you remember the 3 golden rules for crossing a road? Stop, look and listen! 

 

 Look at the get to school safely picture below, talk about how you could get to school safely and explore the different routes.

 

Task: Draw a picture of you and a grown up about to cross a road safely.

Road safety - BBC Bitesize

Road safety is very important, as they are dangerous places to be if you are not careful. We all need to practice road safety to keep us and other people saf...

Reading

 

Read  the ebook 'Quiz' on Oxford Owl. There are lots of digraphs in this book, can you spot them and remember them? You can also read the Early Readers 'I see?' ebook below which is less challenging than Quiz.

 

EXTENSION:

Reading - Cut and stick page 7 activity below. 

Writing - Write the caption 'run to the den' to match the picture (page 18). Once you have written your caption read it yourself, have you included all the sounds?

PSHE

Children'' s Mental Health Week

1-7th February

The Wellbeing Wheel: 5-a-day for Mental Health

Alongside the SCARF values (safety, caring, achievement, resilience and friendship), runs the 5 Ways to Wellbeing approach. This framework is designed to help us all to include wellbeing activities into our daily lives, a sort of 5-a-day for mental wellbeing. To look after our mental wellbeing we need to try to do five different things every day. These will help you to stay happy and healthy. We call this the wellbeing wheel. 

Here are the five things...

  1. Be Active
  2. Get Creative
  3. Mindful Moments
  4. Connect with Others
  5. Give to Others

 

Today can you do each of these 5 things? Send us a note, a photograph or a picture of what you achieved! 

Today's SCARF topic is ACHIEVEMENT!

What have you achieved today? Tell us what you think and what work you are proud of! 

Or you can draw it in the A for Achievement poster below...

                   https://www.coramlifeeducation.org.uk/share-your-scarf-activities-achievement-wednesday

 

Home Learning

ROAD SAFETY

 

Tuesday 2nd February

 

What a wonderful start we have had to our new topic! It is amazing how much we have already learnt about being safe on the roads! Lots more to learn today including writing instructions, talking about distance and new phonic sounds! 

 

  Ready, set, go!

 

The Reception Team

Phonics

 

Revisit and Review: Watch the Phase 2 video below to recall the sounds we have learnt. Next watch the Phase 3 sound video.

Teach: Our new sound is ‘oo’ again but this sound is a long sound like moon and spoon. Can you find it on the sound mat? Watch the Geraldine video below. Can you think of any words with ‘oo’ in? Remember oo is a digraph which means it is two letters which make one sound. The new and last set of flashcards for you to cut out and use are below.

Our tricky words this week are all and are write them on paper with our other tricky words learnt he, she, we, me,be,was,you,they. Play adult vs child. If you read it correctly you win the word if not your parent does! Let us know who wins!

Practise: Once you have done this have a go at reading these moon, soon, spoon. Then play Picnic on Pluto on phonics play. It will be tricky today as some words will contain the short oo and some will contain the long oo.

Apply: Practise writing the words above (don’t copy, ask an adult to say the word and write the sounds you hear. If you can do this with ease (well done) Try these captions instead. On the moon. Get it soon.

EXTENSION Play the 'oo' sound sorting game on the powerpoint.

 

Geraldine the Giraffe learns the /oo/ sound

Watch UK school teacher Mr Thorne and Youtube sensation Geraldine the Giraffe take you on a learning journey through the world of phonics, grammar, spelling ...

Literacy

 

Starter: Revisit the photos you took on yesterday’s walk when you practised crossing the road. Or talk about what we drew yesterday if you don’t have any photos to hand.

Main: Watch the video modelling how to write instructions for todays task. Remember to write the sounds you hear.

Task: Write instructions of how to cross the road. (video)

  1. Hold hands.
  2. Press the button.
  3. Wait for the green man.
  4. Look both ways.
  5. Cross safely.

Extension: Talk about instructional writing, how it is telling someone what to do! We always call this bossy writing as it has to be direct and informative.

Literacy Writing Instructions

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Maths

Pretend to be a robot and follow the instructions your grown-ups give you. E.g. move forward, move backwards and move to the side.   

 

Watch the distance lesson 2 video below. Talk about which car has travelled the furthest/longest distance and which car didn't travel far/travelled the shortest distance.

 

Task: Use the worksheet below, look at the cars on the road, circle the cars which have travelled the furthest/the longest distance? 

Distance - lesson 2

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Topic

 

 

Watch the hedgehog crossing road safety video below. Emphasise the key words stop, look and listen. Stand up and practice pretending crossing a road in your house, what do you do first? Remember to STOP, LOOK and LISTEN.

 

Task: Cut/stick the crossing pictures in the correct order on the worksheet below. 

Hedgehogs Road Safety Campaign - Stayin Alive

Hedgehogs Road Safety Campaign - Stayin AliveDirector: Chris ShepherdClient: COI/Child Road SafetyAgency: D'Arcy

Physical development

 

This week for PE we are going to practice all of the skills we have learnt for the last 2 weeks, throwing and catching. Find something soft in your house, either a teddy, a pair of socks a small cushion. Stand with a grown up and see how many times can you throw/catch it without dropping it. 

 

Don't forget to let us know what your score itsmiley

Reading

 

Complete  the ebook  'Can you see me?' on Oxford Owl. There are challenging words in this book so use the pictures in the story to help you.  If you have completed this you can also read the Early Readers 'Is it on the?' ebook below.

 

EXTENSION:

Reading - Cut and stick page 5 activity below. 

Writing - Write the caption 'a pup in the mud' to match the picture (page 17). Once you have written your caption read it yourself, have you included all the sounds?

Literacy Writing Instructions

PSHE

Children'' s Mental Health Week

1-7th February

Have a go at The Scribble Game. Can you draw a squiqqle and turn it into something else? Why not have a go at our outdoor activity for today too!

 

 

The Squiggle Game - Children's Mental Health Week 2021

For more activities ideas visit www.childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk

As a school we follow the SCARF framework for PSHE. SCARF in line with mental health week are focussing on sharing our scarf. Yesterday was SAFETY which we covered in our topic. Today is caring day! Follow the link below for fun ideas and activities on how to celebrate caring for ourselves and others.

 

 

Home Learning

ROAD SAFETY

 

Monday 1st February

 

We hope you have all had a lovely weekend and are ready to start our new topic.

This week focuses on keeping safe on the roads. We will be learning what to do and understanding the dangers on the road. Ready, set, go!

 

The Reception Team

 

Phonics

 

Revisit and Review: Watch the Phase 2 video below to recall the sounds we have learnt. Next watch the Phase 3 sound video.

Teach: Our new sound is ‘oo’. Can you find it on the sound mat? You will see two ‘oo’ sounds. Today is what we call the short ‘oo’ found in the words book, look, took. Watch the Geraldine video below. Can you think of any words with ‘oo’ in? Remember oo is a digraph which means it is two letters which make one sound. The new and last set of flashcards for you to cut out and use are below.

Our tricky words this week are all and are write them on paper with our other tricky words learnt he, she, we, me,be,was,you,they. Play adult vs child. If you read it correctly you win the word if not your parent does! Let us know who wins!

Practise: Once you have done this have a go at reading these book, look, took, shook, took or play Buried Treasure on Phonics Play.

Apply: Practise writing the words above (don’t copy, ask an adult to say the word and write the sounds you hear. If you can do this with ease (well done) Try these captions instead. In the book. I can look.

EXTENSION Play phonics frog on Phonics Bloom (click oo). https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/phonics-frog?phase=3

Geraldine the Giraffe learns /OO/

Watch UK school teacher Mr Thorne and Youtube sensation Geraldine the Giraffe take you on a learning journey through the world of phonics, grammar, spelling ...

 

Literacy

Starter: Discuss why it important to know how to cross the road safely.

Main: Go to a main road with an adult and find a crossing. Explain how this is the safest part of the road to cross. If you cannot do this watch the video on how to cross the road.  How do we cross the road safely? Hold hands, press the button, wait for the green man, look both ways, wait for the traffic to stop. Stay between the silver markers.

Task: Take photos or draw pictures of what you see on your road crossing experience or the video.

Extension: Talk about the colour of the traffic lights. Explain when the cars stop their light is red and our man is green and vice versa.

 

Crossing Safely with Puffins (c2006) UK Public Information Film Road Safety

A short UK Public Information Video made to explain the difference between Pelican Crossings and the new Puffin Crossings. The clip is undated, but estimated...

Maths

Watch the sesame street forward/backwards song below. Can you join in with the dance? Which way is forward, which way is backwards? 

 

This week we are going to explore distance, that means how far something has travelled. Watch the Distance lesson 1 video below. 

 

Task: Have you got any cards in your house or a something that will roll, like a small ball? With a grown up have a go at racing them and see which travelled the furthest or longest distance and which didn't travel very far or the shortest distance.

Sesame Street: Forward Backward Dance

Get ready for the forward backward dance! Just grab some friends and draw a line on the sidewalk and follow along. Step forward and backward! Subscribe to th...

Distance - Lesson 1 Monday

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Topic

 

This week we are learning about road safety. It is very important we understand road safety and follow all of the rules. Go through the EYFS road safety power point below. Talk about what a traffic light looks like. What colours can you see on a traffic light?  What do the colours mean? 

 

Task: Chn to either colour or paint a traffic light.  

Handwriting

 

This week we are learning 4 new sounds, oo (long sound as in moon), oo (short sound as in book), ar (as in car) and or (as in fork)

 

Today we are going to practice the sound oo only. Use the handwriting sheet to trace over the dotted letter then have a go at it yourself on the line next to the dotted letters. 

 

Challenge: Have a go at writing your full name without the help of your grown upsmiley 

Don't worry if you don't get all the letters, practice makes perfect!

PSHE

Children'' s Mental Health Week

1-7th February

As a school this week we are focusing on Children's Mental Health Week. The theme this year is ‘Express Yourself’. We are asking all children in school to have a go at an activity which can help them keep a happy mind and support them at this difficult time. Parents can join in too! Drawing is a wonderful way to express your feelings. You can share your creations with us or keep them for yourself. You can repeat this activity as many times as you wish if you find it helps support how you feel and maintain a healthy mind.

Watch the video below to see what to do.

If you would like more support for mental health the Parental Place 2 B link is below. We are also here to support you as a school with health and wellbeing.

If you would like to share your creations with the whole school (parents too!) send your pictures to foundationstage@padiham.sch.co.uk

 

Draw Your Feelings - Children's Mental Health Week 2021

For more activity ideas visit www.childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk

Reading

 

Read the ebook  'Can you see me?' on Oxford Owl. There are challenging words in this book so use the pictures in the story to help you.  If you have completed this you can also read the Early Readers 'Is it?' ebook below.

 

EXTENSION:

Reading - Cut and stick page 6 activity below. Page 5 is tomorrow today we are doing the short 'oo' as in 'foot'.  

Writing - Write the caption 'rats on a sack' to match the picture (page 16). Once you have written your caption read it yourself, have you included all the sounds?

Home Learning

SUPERHEROES

Week 2

Friday 29th January

 

We have come to our final day of our SUPER topic!

It has been a great two weeks learning about superheroes, superworms and REAL LIFE heroes in our community and homes. 

You have all worked extremely hard and we are just overwhelmed at your dedication to learn.

 

So let's get going with our Friday learning!

 

The Reception Team 

Phonics

 

 

Revisit and Review: Watch the Phase 2 video below to recall the sounds we have learnt. Next watch the Phase 3. Can you child remember our tricky words so far (he, she, we, me, be, was, you they)

 

Teach: Recap all our sounds learnt so far in phase 3. Use the flashcards cut up to play adult vs child. If get they get the sound correct they win it.

Practise: Phonics play Dragon's Den (pick a sound learnt this week)

Apply: Quick write sounds. Say a sound and your child writes it, j,v,w,x,y,z,zz,qu,ch,sh,th,ng, ai, ee, igh, oa.

EXTENSION Play  phonics frog on Phonics Bloom (click a sound from this week). https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/phonics-frog?phase=3

 

 

 

 Literacy

 

Starter: Who is Superworm? Talk about the other characters in the story. Can you name them?

Main: Talk about all the different things that Superworm becomes. Pause the video at the end to see what he turns into in the story.

Task: Draw Superworm as one of the things he becomes (skipping rope / lasso / hat). Then label the picture.

Extension: I spy reading sheet (Phase 3 set 2)

 

 

Superworm - by Julia Donaldson. Childrens read-aloud (audiobook with colourful illustrations).

Meet the wriggliest, squiggliest superhero in the world! Such a fun read-aloud, your kids will love!Music: WalkMusician: Ikson Official

Maths

Go through the wizard capacity power point below, help the wizard choose the right potions. Can you find the one that is full, half full or empty? 

 

Use the part  part whole model game below and choose your counters. Explore the part whole model by dragging counters into the 2 parts and finding out the whole. For example, 2 cubes in one part and 2 cubes in the other part, equals 4 which is the whole. 

 https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/partPartWhole/index.html

 

Task: Part whole adding sheet lesson 5.

Topic

Can you remember anyone who helps us?

Imagine you are in Tesco and you are lost, what would you do? You are stuck with your work in class, what would you do? You have hurt yourself, what would you do? 

 

Task: Match the correct uniform to the person who helps us – on teachers.

Physical Development

 

Use the games below and see how many times you can successfully catch a soft object without dropping it. 

 

 

Physical Development Resources:

PSHE

Keeping Myself Safe 

What's safe to go onto my body?

(including medicines)

 

Revisit the book Hold on Harold

Then discuss the following questions.

Pictures 4-6: Harold’s feeling thirsty. He wants something to drink. Harold has seen a lot of bottles under the kitchen sink. But hold on Harold, is it safe?

  • What different things might be in the bottles?
  • Do we know what is in the bottles?
  • Why might they be unsafe?
  • Who could we ask before we drink things from bottles?

Pictures 7-8: Not everything is safe to touch or put inside your tummy. If Harold needs someone to help him he could ask his mummy!

  • What other things might not be safe to touch or swallow (e.g. aerosols, discarded needles, matches, broken glass, electrical appliances, hot things etc.)
  • Who could you ask if you were unsure about whether something was safe to touch, eat or drink? Who would you ask at home or at school.

Reading

 

Complete the ebook  'Jack' on Oxford Owl. If you have completed this you can also read the Early Readers 'Is it?' ebook below.

 

EXTENSION:

Reading - CVC PPT below. Can you say and blend the sounds? Press the sound button if you don't know the sound. 

Writing - Write the caption 'a run in the sun' to match the picture (page 15). Once you have written your caption read it yourself, have you included all the sounds?

Home Learning

SUPERHEROES

Week 2

Thursday 28th January

 

I have to say Reception that we are LOVING watching your video's! We have received some wonderful ones this week already.  It is so fabulous to see how you have grown, how happy you are and how you are enjoying sharing your days and learning with us. We understand some of you are finding home learning a challenge and we are here to support. Please do keep in touch even if it just to say hello!

 

Take Care

 

The Reception Team 

Phonics

 

Revisit and Review: Watch the Phase 2 video below to recall the sounds we have learnt. Next watch the Phase 3. Can you spot the new sounds from this week ai,ee and igh ? Can you recall yesterday’s sound? The new flashcards for you to cut out and use are below.

Teach: Our new sound is oa. Can you find it on the sound mat? Watch the Geraldine video below. Can you think of any words with oa in? This new sound is digraph. This means it has two letters which make one sound.

Our tricky words this week are you and they write them on paper with our other tricky words learnt he, she, we, me,be,was. Play adult vs child. If you read it correctly you win the word if not your parent does! Let us know who wins!

Practise: Once you have done this have a go at reading these words boat, coat, moat.

Apply: Practise writing the words above (don’t copy, ask an adult to say the word and write the sounds you hear. If you can do this with ease (well done) try these captions instead. In a boat. Put on a coat.

EXTENSION Play the 'oa' sound sorting game on the powerpoint and or phonics frog on Phonics Bloom (click oa). https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/phonics-frog?phase=3

Geraldine the Giraffe learns /oa/

Watch UK school teacher Mr Thorne and Youtube sensation Geraldine the Giraffe take you on a learning journey through the world of phonics, grammar, spelling ...

Maths 

 

Have a look at the milkshake cards below, can you match the correct milkshake to the right monster, who wants a milkshake that is full, half full, empty, nearly empty or nearly full? 

 

Watch the part whole adding lesson below and then answer the questions on the worksheet.  

Task: Part whole adding sheet lesson 4 

Adding using part whole lesson 4

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 Literacy

 

 

Starter:  Watch Superworm again.

Main: Can you remember the parts which repeat in the story? Super-worm is super long, Super worm is super strong…. Can you say it?

Task: Have a go at saying the chorus in the story and put actions to each part. Below is a shortened version of the story with actions to help you and if you wish to learn more than the chorus! We would love to see a video of you having a go!

Extension: Reading comprehension sheet 3.

Superworm (Shortened) with actions

Topic

 

Watch the video below. Can you remember who can help us? 

 

Task: Write a list of people who help us on a piece of paper. Use your phonics to sound out the words. Remember to use your leading lines and don't forger your letters must be sitting on the line. 

People who help us jobs uk play and learn

peoplewhohelpus #jobsuk #eyfspeoplewhohelpusA video about People who help uspolice, nurse, lollypop man, firefighters, doctors, teachers and many more!

Handwriting

 

This week we have learning ai as in rain, ee as in feet, ight as in night and oa as in goat. Today we are going to practice writing the sounds igh and oa.

 

Use the handwriting power point below to look how we form the letters. Then use the handwriting sheet to practice the sounds. 

PSHE

Keeping Myself Safe 

What's safe to go onto my body?

(including medicines)

 

Revisit the book Hold on Harold which we read yesterday.

 

Then discuss the below questions.

Pictures 1-3: Harold’s feeling hungry. He wants something to eat. Harold see something in a packet which looks just like a sweet. But hold on Harold, is it safe?

  • What different things might be in the packet? (Ensure that the possibility of the packet containing medicines is brought up.)
  • Would it be okay for someone to eat something if they don’t know what it is?
  • What do the children think Harold should do? (e.g. leave the packet where it is; ask a grown-up what it is; not touch something that doesn’t belong to him.)

Reading

 

Read the ebook  'Jack' on Oxford Owl. If you have completed this you can also read the Early Readers 'Is she/Is he?' ebook below.

 

EXTENSION:

Reading - Complete the cut and stick activity page 4.

Writing - Write the caption 'a cap on a peg' to match the picture (page 14). Once you have written your caption read it yourself, have you included all the sounds?

Home Learning

SUPERHEROES

Week 2

Wednesday 27th January

 

It has been so wonderful learning about 'People who help us' this week. Your home learning drawings have been fabulous. Here is today's fun learning!

 

Keep in touch!

 

The Reception

 

Phonics

 

Revisit and Review: Watch the Phase 2 video below to recall the sounds we have learnt. Next watch the Phase 3. Can you spot the new sounds from this week ai and ee ? Can you recall yesterday’s sound?

Teach: Our new sound is igh. Can you find it on the sound mat? Watch the Geraldine video below. Can you think of any words with igh in? This new sound is trigraph. This means it has three letters which make one sound. The new flashcards for you to cut out and use are below.

Our tricky words this week are you and they write them on paper with our other tricky words learnt he, she, we, me,be,was. Play adult vs child. If you read it correctly you win the word if not your parent does! Let us know who wins!

Practise: Once you have done this have a go at reading these words sigh, high, night.

Apply: Practise writing the words above (don’’t copy, ask an adult to say the word and write the sounds you hear. If you can do this with ease (well done) try these captions instead. We can sigh. In the night.

EXTENSION Play the 'igh' sound sorting game on the powerpoint and or phonics frog on Phonics Bloom (click igh). https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/phonics-frog?phase=3

Geraldine the Giraffe learns /igh/

Watch UK school teacher Mr Thorne and Youtube sensation Geraldine the Giraffe take you on a learning journey through the world of phonics, grammar, spelling ...

Literacy

 

Starter: What is the title of our book? Does the title give us any clues as to what the story will be about?

Main: Explain how we are going to be writing words to go with the pictures we sequenced yesterday. Watch the video to see how we write in reception.

Task: Write words or captions to go with yesterday’s sequenced pictures. If you write three sounds in a word you should have a go at a caption.  It is superworm, Superworm the skipping rope. Lizard gets superworm. Superworm is rescued. The end. 

 

Extension: Reading comprehension sheet 2. 

 

Literacy Superworm Writing Video

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Maths

Today we would like you to go through the monster café capacity power point below and see if you can talk about the different milkshakes. Can you find the one that is full, half full or empty? 

 

This week we have been exploring adding using the part whole model. Watch the lesson 3 video below and answer the questions on the lesson 3 worksheet.

Task: Part whole adding sheet lesson 3 

Adding using part whole - lesson 3

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Topic

 

Go through the people who help us display vehicles photos below. Can you name who drives them? What noise do you think the vehicle makes? Have a good think about your favourite vehicle and have a go at making or drawing it! You could use any recycling you may havesmiley

 

Task: Make your own vehicle for someone who helps us. Use boxes or paint a picture.

Extension: People who help us shadow match below.

PSHE

Keeping Myself Safe 

What's safe to go onto my body?

(including medicines)

 

Read Hold on Harold.

Show the story map outline (sheet below) and explain how they are  going draw to their version of the story of Harold and how to keep safe when thinking about what goes into our body. 

 

Reading

 

Cpmplete the ebook  'Big Bad Bug' on Oxford Owl. If you have completed this you can also read the Early Readers 'Can it?' ebook below.

 

EXTENSION:

Reading - Complete the cut and stick activity page 3.

Writing - Write the caption 'socks on a mat' to match the picture (page 13). Once you have written your caption read it yourself, have you included all the sounds?

Physical Development 

 

Practice your catching! How many times can you catch a soft item before dropping it. Can you beat your score? Let us know how many times you caught it without dropping itsmiley

Home Learning

SUPERHEROES

Week 2

Tuesday 26th January

 

We have had a fabulous start to the week! We have really enjoyed learning about adding and Superworm in class and hope you have at home too.

We have another day of learning ahead for you!

Take a peek below to see what we are learning today.

 

The Reception Team

Geraldine the Giraffe learns /ee/ sound

Watch UK school teacher Mr Thorne and Youtube sensation Geraldine the Giraffe take you on a learning journey through the world of phonics, grammar, spelling ...

 

Phonics

Revisit and Review: Watch the Phase 2 video below to recall the sounds we have learnt. Next watch the Phase 3. Can you spot the new sounds from last week ch,sh,th,ng? Can you recall yesterday’s sound? The new flashcards for you to cut out and use are below.

Teach: Our new sound is ee. Can you find it on the sound mat? Watch the Geraldine video below. Can you think of any words with ee in?

Our tricky words this week are you and they write them on paper with our other tricky words learnt he, she, we, me,be,was. Play adult vs child. If you read it correctly you win the word if not your parent does! Let us know who wins!

Practise: Once you have done this have a go at reading these words see, beep, jeep.

Apply: Practise writing the words above (don’’t copy, say the word and write the sounds you hear. If you can do this with ease (well done) try these captions instead. She can see. It can beep.

EXTENSION Play the 'ee' sound sorting game on the powerpoint and or phonics frog on Phonics Bloom (click ee). https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/phonics-frog?phase=3

 

Literacy

 

Starter: Which book did we read yesterday? Can you remember what happened in the story?

Main: Explain how every story we read has a beginning, a middle and an end. Today we are learning how to sequence a story. Watch the video below by Miss Wilson on sequencing.

Task: Put the pictures in order to match the sequence in the story. You can cut them out and order them or if you don’t have a printer you can look at the pictures and tell an adult which order they should go in (jot down what your child says) or move them around on the word document (whichever is easier!) Sheet to stick them on below if needed.

Extension: Write down the characters in the story. 

Superworm Sequencing Pictures

Superworm Sequencing Video

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Maths

Today we are going to explore capacity even further. Can you find some empty tubs, bottles or containers in your house? Can you fill them up so they are full, empty, half full, nearly full and nearly empty.  

 

Watch the part whole adding lesson 2 below and then complete the adding sheet. Don't forget to send us pictures of your learning on your class dojosmiley

Task: Part whole adding sheet (lesson 2 – on teachers)

Adding using part-whole lesson 2

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PSHE

Keeping Myself Safe 

What's safe to go onto my body?

(including medicines)

 

Continue yesterday’s discussion.

  • Have you ever felt poorly or ill? 
  • Explain that our body is very clever at getting better by itself but sometimes it needs a bit of help. What sort of things can make us feel better when we're not very well? (Rest, sleep, water, fresh air, healthy food, a cuddle, sometimes medicine. NB: Make sure that you get a range of responses to this question so that you don't reinforce the idea that we always need to take medicine to feel better).
  • If you had some medicine at home, who would normally look after it? (Parent or carer)
  • Why does an adult need to look after a medicine for a child? (Because medicines can be harmful if they're not used properly)
  • Where would a parent or carer get the medicine from? (A doctor might prescribe or it could be purchased from a pharmacy/chemist or possibly from another shop such as a supermarket).

Topic

Go through the people who help us power point. Can you remember what their jobs are, what are they called? Can you remember someone who helps you? 

 

Task: Cut and stick the people who can help me sheet below

Handwriting

 

This week we are learning 4 new sounds. So far we have learnt the sounds ai and ee. Look at the formation power point below and find the sound ai and ee.

 

Using the handwriting sheet below to have a practice. Trace over the dotted letters then have a go yourself. Remember we always start our letters from the side and our letters must be sitting on the linesmiley

 

Watch the phase 3 diagraph video below, can you spot our new sounds?

Phonics Digraphs Phase 3 Phonics

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Reading

 

Read the ebook  'Big Bad Bug' on Oxford Owl. If you have completed this you can also read the Early Readers 'Can I?' ebook below.

 

EXTENSION:

Reading - Complete the cut and stick activity page 2.

Writing - Write the caption 'get to the top' to match the picture (page 12). Once you have written your caption read it yourself, have you included all the sounds?

Home Learning

SUPERHEROES

Week 2

Monday 25th January

 

We hope you have all had a well earned rest and a nice relaxing weekend! We will be continuing our superhero themed topic this week and we have a new book to read too! 

 

Have a wonderful day and we will look forward to seeing all you have learnt!

 

The Reception Team

Phonics

Revisit and Review: Watch the Phase 2 video below to recall the sounds we have learnt. Next watch the Phase 3 sound video.

Teach: Our new sound is ai. Can you find it on the sound mat? Watch the Geraldine video below. Can you think of any words with ai in? Remember ai is a digraph which means it is two letters which make one sound. The new flashcards for you to cut out and use are below.

Our tricky words this week are you and they write them on paper with our other tricky words learnt he, she, we, me, be, was. Play adult vs child. If you read it correctly you win the word if not your parent does! Let us know who wins!

Practise: Once you have done this have a go at reading these words rain, pain, gain, chain.

Apply: Practise writing the words above (don’t copy, ask an adult to say the word and write the sounds you hear. If you can do this with ease (well done) Try these captions instead. I get pain. It is rain.

EXTENSION Play the 'ai' sound sorting game on the powerpoint or phonics frog on Phonics Bloom (click ai).

Geraldine the Giraffe learns /ai/

Watch UK school teacher Mr Thorne and Youtube sensation Geraldine the Giraffe take you on a learning journey through the world of phonics, grammar, spelling ...

 

Literacy

 

Starter: Watch the video of our book this week Superworm.

Main: Have you  noticed that there are a lot of rhyming words in the book? What’s a rhyming word? Explain how they are words which contain the same sounds.

Task:  Watch the video again and ask your child to tell you if they hear two words that rhyme. Pause the story and jot down the rhyming words together. 

Extension: Reading comprehension activity (1)

Maths Planning

 

This week we are learning about 2 different concepts, capacity and adding using the part-whole model. Your first challenge is to go through the capacity power point below. Talk about full, half full, empty, nearly empty and nearly full.

 

This we will be expanding our knowledge on adding and looking at the part-whole model. Watch the part whole adding lesson 1 below. Emphasise adding is counting all to find the answer.

Task: Part whole adding sheet (lesson 1)

Adding using part-whole model lesson 1

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Reading

 

Complete the ebook  'A pet goldfish' on Oxford Owl. If you have completed this you can also read the Early Readers 'Are we?' ebook below.

 

EXTENSION:

Reading - Complete the cut and stick activity page 1.

Writing - Write the caption 'a red rug' to match the picture (page 11). Once you have written your caption read it yourself, have you included all the sounds?

Topic

 

This week our new topic is people who help us. We are very lucky to have so many people around us who help us. People help us at home, people help us at school, in the shops, in the doctors and so on. Can you think of someone who helps you? Go through the who can help me power point below. 

 

Task: Draw a picture of someone who helps you.

Extension: Label your picture

PSHE

Keeping Myself Safe 

What's safe to go onto my body?

(including medicines)

 

Begin  the topic with talking about  key questions about the things that we put into our bodies, for example:

  • What goes into our body? (list)
  • Who puts it there? 
  • What about if we’re ill/poorly?
  • Where do you think things go when we swallow them? (Into our stomach/tummy then into our blood and all around our body, from our head to our toes, including into our brain and our heart.)

 

Physical Development

 

Your PE challenge today is to practice catching. Look at the how to catch support card on below. Find yourself a soft item, it could be a cushion, a teddy, a pillow, how many times can you throw it and catch itsmiley

Home Learning

SUPERHEROES

Friday 22nd January

It's Friday, wahey! This would usually mean we have come to the end of our topic but we know you have loved this week's learning sooooo next week will be superhero themed too! However it will be all about a special worm, can you guess which book we will be reading?

For today we have a lovely set of tasks to complete! 

 

Have fun and keep sending us those amazing videos, messages and photographs!

 

The Reception Team

 

Phonics

 

Revisit and Review: Watch the Phase 2 video below to recall the sounds we have learnt. Next watch the Phase 3. Can you child remember our tricky words so far (he, she, we, me, be, was)

Teach: Recap all our sounds learnt so far in phase 3. Use the cards to play adult vs child. If get they get the sound correct they win it.

Our tricky words this week are be and was write them on paper and place them around the house (see if you can remember them!).

Practise: Phonics play Dragon’s Den with phase 3 sounds, ch,sh,th,ng.

Apply: Quick write sounds. Say a sound and your child writes it, j,v,w,x,y,z,zz,qu,ch,sh,th,ng.

 

EXTENSION: Phonics Bloom

 

 

Literacy

Starter: Look at the Superkid book or watch the video again (pause it to look for action words). Can you spot any words which are onomatopoeic (sound like the word itself)?

Main: Look at the superhero word cut outs below. Read them with an adult as some are phase 4. 

Task: Write a list of onomatopoeic words yourself like bang, pop, fizz, puff.

Extension:  Check your letters are formed correctly with leading lines. Practise letters you found difficult. 

 

Superkid STORY BOOK

Come and listen to us read Superkid. This story was a great read and enjoyable for everyone.Let us know what you think in the comments. Sorry for the picture...

Maths

 

This week we have been exploring the names of 3D shapes. Watch the 3D shape song below, can you name any of the shapes. 

 

Play the adding game by clicking the link. Can you work out the adding questions using the tens frame. 

 https://uk.splashlearn.com/maths-skills/year-1/addition-gk/word-problems-add-gk

3D Shapes Song | Shapes for kids | The Singing Walrus

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Topic

This week in topic we have been exploring the season of winter, can you remember any of the other seasons? Go through the signs of winter power point below.  What happens in winter?

 

Task: Fill in the what I see in winter writing frame by writing a list of what we see in winter. 

Reading

 

Read the ebook  'A pet goldfish' on Oxford Owl. There are tricky words such as 'do' in this book so you may need a little help. However you can also read the Early Readers ''Am I a?' ebook below with less help!

 

EXTENSION:

Reading - Complete the cut and stick activity page 5.

Writing - Write the caption 'cats and dogs' to match the picture (page 10). Once you have written your caption read it yourself, have you included all the sounds?

 

 

PSHE

Keeping Myself Safe 

What's safe to go onto my body?

 

Discuss and demonstrate how to clean your teeth properly. Children can draw pictures of Harold the giraffe, cleaning his teeth. Remind children that toothpaste goes onto our teeth then we spit it out. It helps to keep our teeth strong on the outside. Dairy foods (with calcium) that we swallow help to keep teeth strong from the inside. Se the photo of Harold to see what he looks like below.

Harold the Giraffe

Home Learning

SUPERHEROES

Thursday 21st January

We are zooooming through our week on Superheroes! Thank you to those parents who are giving us feedback on activities and learning. If your child is enjoying learning in a particular way or they are motivated by certain tasks set please do let us know! In class we tailor our teaching and learning to every child and we want to do this for home learning too. 

We appreciate all your hard work!

 

Enjoy the day and keep in touch

 

The Reception Team

Phonics

 

Revisit and Review: Watch the Phase 2 video below to recall the sounds we have learnt. Next watch the Phase 3. Can you spot the new sounds recall ch, sh and th?

Teach: Our new sound is ng. Can you find it on the sound mat? Watch the Geraldine video below. Can you think of any words beginning with ng?

Our tricky words this week are be and was write them on paper and place them around the house (see if you can remember them!).

Practise: Play Dragons Den on Phonics play. Once you have done this have a go at reading these words

Sing, song, rang, bang, thing.

Apply: Practise writing the words above (don’t copy, say the word and write the sounds you hear. If you can do this with ease (well done) try these captions instead.

Sing a song. He can bang.

EXTENSION: Play the 'ng' sound sorting game on the powerpoint

Geraldine the Giraffe learns /ng/

Watch UK school teacher Mr Thorne and Youtube sensation Geraldine the Giraffe take you on a learning journey through the world of phonics, grammar, spelling ...

Literacy

Starter: What superheroes do you know of?

Main: Research different superheroes. Are they all the same? Can girls and boys be superheroes? Do they have the same costumes and powers?

Task: Write a list of superheroes (see writing frame below if you have a printer). Use your phonics knowledge, say the word out loud then write the sounds you can hear using the sound mat. Remember the format of a list, the words go one below the other.

Extension: Draw your favourite superhero then label your picture with their name.

Superhero Writing Frame

Maths

 

Your first challenge is to have a go at the 3D shape sorting sheet below. Cut out the objects and match them to their correct 3D shape name. If you don't have access to a printer, you can simply draw the shapes on a piece of paper.

 

Watch the tens frame adding lesson 4 below, can you remember how to add using a tens frame? Today it is going to get a little more tricky. 

Task: Tens frame adding sheet lesson 4

 

Tens Frame adding lesson 4

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Topic

 

What can you tell your grown up about the season of winter, what do you see? Can you remember any of the other seasons. Watch the season’s song below and see if you can join in with the words. 

 

Your topic task today is to practice using scissors. It is very important when holding scissors that our thumb always points up towards the sky.

 

Task: Winter cutting

Seasons Song for Kids (Autumn Version) | Pancake Manor

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Reading

 

Finish reading 'The get fit club'. If you have read this you can also read the Early Readers 'Am I?' ebook below. Talk about the question mark. what is it? What is it for? Explain how questions are followed by an answer. Can you spot the tricky word too?

 

EXTENSION:

Reading - Complete the cut and stick activity page 4.

Writing - Write the caption 'a tin can' to match the picture (page 9). Once you have written your caption read it yourself, have you included all the sounds?

Handwriting 

 

This week we have learnt 4 new sounds, ch, sh, th and ng. Today we are going to practice the formation of th and ng. There is a power point below called 'How to write phase 3 sounds' which will show you how to correctly form the letters with leading lines. Have a go on the handwriting sheet, tracing over the dotted letter and then have a go yourself. 

 

Task: Complete the handwriting sheet

Extension: Practice your tricky words

PSHE

Keeping Myself Safe 

What's safe to go onto my body?

 

Encourage your child to think of the different types of things they put onto their body - e.g. things that:

  • protect them
  • keep them clean
  • they like or don't like
  • help to keep their body safe. 

Think about how these things can help to keep them safe and also the part that they need to play in making sure this happens (e.g. washing with soap to keep safe from germs, putting on warm clothes to keep safe from cold weather). 

Optional: Children can make posters of things that are safe or unsafe to go onto our body.

Home Learning

SUPERHEROES

Wednesday 20th January

 

Happy Wednesday to you all!  We hope you are enjoying this week. We most certainly are as we are overwhelmed at your dedication to learn from home. 

We love hearing your voices and we are having a great time watching your videos, reading your work and looking at your photographs!  

I wonder who  will be this weeks dojo winner?

Have fun and keep working hard!

 

The Reception Team

Phonics

Revisit and Review: Watch the Phase 2 video below to recall the sounds we have learnt. Next watch the Phase 3. Can you spot the new sounds from last week y,z,zz,qu? Can you recall ch and sh?

Teach: Our new sound is th. Can you find it on the sound mat? Watch the Geraldine video below. Can you think of any words beginning with th?

Our tricky words this week are be and was write them on paper and place them around the house (see if you can remember them!).

Practise: Play Dragons Den on Phonics play. Once you have done this have a go at reading these words thin, this, with, that, bath.

Apply: Practise writing the words above (don’’t copy, say the word and write the sounds you hear. If you can do this with ease (well done) try these captions instead.

Get a bath. This is a cat.

EXTENSION: Play the 'th' sound sorting game on the powerpoint.

Geraldine the Giraffe learns the /th/ sound

Watch UK school teacher Mr Thorne and Youtube sensation Geraldine the Giraffe take you on a learning journey through the world of phonics, grammar, spelling ...

 

Literacy

 

Starter: Talk about the story we have been reading. Are there words in the story you recognise when looking at the pages? Pause the video to see.

Main: Find a favourite story at home, it could be on superheroes! Read it with an adult are there any shorter CVC (consonant, vowel, consonant) words or tricky words you can spot and read? 

Task: Go through the reading PPT on the web page. Can you segment and blend the word before it is revealed? Watch my video below to remind you how we read our words.

Extension: Talk about the author of Superkid, who is it? How do you know? What is an author? Do you know what an illustrator is?

 

CVC Powerpoint Video

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Maths:

Your first challenge is to go on a 3D shape hunt around your house, what shapes can you find? Can you find a cone, a sphere, a cylinder or a cube? 

 

Watch the video below called tens frame adding lesson 3. 

 

Task: Tens frame adding sheet lesson 3 

Extension: Picture adding to 10.

Tens Frame Adding - Lesson 3

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Topic

This week in topic we have been learning all about the season of winter. Can you remember what happens in winter? Read Seren’s seasons book below. Talk about what happens in the season of spring, summer, autumn and winter.

 

Task: Draw a picture to match the 4 seasons on the sheet below.

Reading

Complete the ebook 'The get fit club' on the Oxford Reading Webpage (please be aware we haven't leart the tricky word 'do' yet. . You can also read the Early Readers 'I am/I can' ebook below.

 

EXTENSION:

Reading - Complete the cut and stick activity page 3.

Writing - Write the caption 'a kid in a hat' to match the picture (page 8). Once you have written your caption read it yourself, have you included all the sounds?

PSHE

Keeping Myself Safe 

What's safe to go onto my body?

 

Look at the body you made yesterday, tell the story of what happens to someone’s body during the course of the day:

  • Waking, washing (soap, water)
  • Getting dressed (clothes - school clothes, warm clothes for going to school)
  • At school (aprons, paint, glue, sand, dressing up clothes etc.)
  • Lunchtime (food and drinks - spills and messy eating)
  • Playtimes (warm clothes - hats, scarves)
  • At bedtime (night clothes, bedding)

Physical Development

 

Today your challenge is to practice throwing up in the air and catching something soft. You could use a teddy, a cushion or a pillow. How many times can you throw/catch without dropping it?smiley

Home Learning

SUPERHEROES

Tuesday 19th January

 

We loved seeing your learning yesterday! Well done to those of you who have sent work to us! 

You are all superstars (parents too!). 

Take a peek below at today's learning! We hope you enjoy completing it as much as we love preparing it for you to do!

 

Have fun!

 

The Reception Team

Phonics

Revisit and Review: Watch the Phase 2 video below to recall the sounds we have learnt. Next watch the Phase 3. Can you spot the new sounds from last week y,z,zz,qu? Can you recall yesterday’s sound?

Teach: Our new sound is sh. Can you find it on the sound mat? Watch the Geraldine video below. Can you think of any words beginning with sh?

Our tricky words this week are be and was write them on paper and place them around the house (see if you can remember them!).

Practise: Play Dragon’s Den on Phonics play. Once you have done this have a go at reading these words shin, shop, sick, shall, shed, shut.

Apply: Practise writing the words above (don’’t copy, say the word and write the sounds you hear. If you can do this with ease (well done) Try these captions instead. A red shed. Shut the bag.

EXTENSION: Play the 'sh' sound sorting game on the powerpoint

Geraldine the Giraffe learns the /sh/ sound

Watch UK school teacher Mr Thorne and Youtube sensation Geraldine the Giraffe take you on a learning journey through the world of phonics, grammar, spelling ...

Literacy

 

 

Starter: What story did we read yesterday? What was it about?

Main: What happens in the beginning, middle and end of the story? Together we are going to story map the story including the beginning, middle and end. Talk about and draw each event in the story. See the picture below as an example.

Task: Draw your story map and tell the story using the pictures.

Extension: Send us a video of you telling the story using your pictures

 

Superkid Story Map Example

Maths

Your first maths challenge is to look at the 3D shape photos below, can you remember there names? Can you find something that is the same shape in your house? 

 

We are going to be exploring adding using a tens frame again. Watch the video of lesson 2 below. Explain to your child that adding is all about counting everything we see to get the answer.

 

Task: Tens frame adding sheet (lesson 2)

Extension: Picture adding to 5.

Adding using a tens frame - Lesson 2

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Reading

Complete the ebook 'Let's Go' on the Oxford Reading Webpage. You can also read the Early Readers 'I am' ebook below.

 

EXTENSION:

Reading - Complete the cut and stick activity page 2.

Writing - Write the caption 'a nap in a cot' to match the picture (page 7). Once you have written your caption read it yourself, have you included all the sounds?

Topic

Today we are going to explore the season of winter even further. There are 4 seasons in a year, can you remember them? Go through the all about winter power point below. What are the signs of winter, what do we see, what do we hear, what do we smell? Do you like winter? 

 

Task: What should we wear in winter? Cut and stick an appropriate outfit to wear in winter? If you don't have a printer you could go up to your wardrobe and choose what you should wear on a cold winters day. 

 

Don't forget to send us photos of your winter outfitsmiley

Handwriting

 

Today we are going to be practising our 2 new sounds for this week, ch and sh. Click on the letter power point below to help you form the letters correctly. Remember we always start our letters from the side. 

 

Task: Use the handwriting sheet below and trace over the sounds ch and sh

Extension: Practice writing your phase 2 tricky words. Can you write them without copying?

PSHE

Keeping Myself Safe 

What's safe to go onto my body?

 

Ask your child to draw an outline of their body - or make a stick person. Next  draw and label the things that may go onto their body. Develop this so that children make it personal to them, e.g. they could tick the things that they like and put a cross next to things they don’t like.

Using the pictures provided below.

 

What's safe to go onto my body?

Home Learning

SUPERHEROES

Monday 18th January

Good morning to all! Get ready to be very excited with our new topic SUPERHEROES! We are going to whizzing, zapping and talking about our super powers this week! We have SOOOOOO many lovely and fun activities planned so tune in every day to see what is in store!

 

Let's go and learn!

 

The Reception Team

 

Phonics

Revisit and Review: Watch the Phase 2 video below to recall the sounds we have learnt. Next watch the Phase 3. Can you spot the new sounds from last week y,z,zz,qu? Below are some NEW flashcards  for this week you can cut out, add to your others and use daily to recall the sounds.

Teach: Our new sound is ch. Can you find it on the sound mat? Watch the Geraldine video below. Can you think of any words beginning with ch?

Our tricky words this week are be and was write them on paper and place them around the house (see if you can remember them!).

Practise: Play Dragons Den on Phonics play. Once you have done this have a go at reading these words chin, chap, chop, chick, chug, chip.

Apply: Practise writing the words above (don’t copy, say the word and write the sounds you hear). If you can do this with ease then well done! Try these captions instead. A big chick. Chop a chip.

EXTENSION Play the 'ch' sound sorting game on the powerpoint.

Geraldine the Giraffe learns /ch/ sound

Watch UK school teacher Mr Thorne and Youtube sensation Geraldine the Giraffe take you on a learning journey through the world of phonics, grammar, spelling ...

 

Literacy

Starter: Introduce the story Superkid (see link). Look at the front page of the book. What does the title tell us? What do you think the story will be about?

Main:  Watch the story of Superkid being read. What are his powers? What can he do? What does he wear?

Task: Draw yourself as a Superkid, see the photo examples below. Then label the pictures with your powers. Below is a drawing of the author as a superhero!

Extension: Practise forming any letters you had difficulty with.

Author's drawing of herself as a Superhero

Maths

This week in Maths we will be looking at 3D shapes and adding using a tens frame. Your first task is to watch the 3D shape song below. Can you spot the shapes sphere, cone, cube, and cylinder.

 

Next we will be exploring adding using a tens frame. Click on the tens frame adding lesson 1 video below.  With a piece of paper and a pen, help us answer the adding questions. 

 

Task: Tens frame adding sheet (lesson 1)

Don't forget to send us photos of your completed worksheet.

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Adding using a tens frame - lesson 1 Monday 18th Jan

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Reading

 Read the ebook 'Let's Go' on the Oxford Reading Webpage. It has a sound in we are learning tomorrow (sh). You can also read the Early Readers 'He is' ebook below.

 

EXTENSION:

Reading - Complete the cut and stick activity page 1.

Writing - Write the caption 'dad and nan' to match the picture (page 6). Once you have written your caption read it yourself, have you included all the sounds?

Topic

 

This week in topic we will be looking at the season of winter. There are 4 seasons, can you remember them?

Go through the winter photos below. Talk about what we see in winter. Do you like winter? Why do you like winter? We have a fun experiment for you today. Either using a balloon or a small container, fill it with water and put it in your freezer. What do you think will happen? Why? Check on it later and explore what happened...

 

Task: Fill in the experiment sheet below. What happened to the balloon? Why do they think it did that?

PSHE

Keeping Myself Safe 

What's safe to go onto my body?

 

 

We are going to being this week by talking about the things we put onto our body. Introduce different times of day to draw out different things.

What things do we put onto our body:

  • When we get up in the morning, what goes onto our body? (clothes) 
  • When we play outside (coat, scarf, hat etc.)
  • If we hurt ourselves when playing (plaster, cream)
  • At night time (pyjamas, slippers)
  • Which things feel good?
  • Which things feel unpleasant?
  • Which things are ok - and why?
  • Which things are not so good - and why?

 

Physical Development

 

This week in PE we are going to be exploring Throwing. Look at the throwing card below, go through the steps. Now go and find something soft like a teddy, a cushion or a pillow. See if you can throw it up in the air to yourself and catch it. How many times can you catch it without dropping it? 

 

Home Learning

HEALTHY EATING 

Friday 15th January

Well it is our FINAL day of our topic on Healthy Eating! We are SO excited about next weeks topic that it will run for two weeks! You are going to love it. Check our page on Monday to see what it is! 

For now here is today's learning below. Enjoy and we will look forward to seeing what you learn today! 

 

The Reception Team

Phonics

 

Revisit and Review: Watch the two flashcard videos below. Can you say the sounds first? Recap your Phase 3 sounds using the flashcards j, v, w, x,y, z, zz and qu.  Can you remember them all?

 

Teach: Focus on our tricky words this week which are ‘we’ and ‘me’.  

 

Practise: Ask an adult to write the tricky words he, she, we, me (twice) on pieces of paper. Turn them over and play pairs. Can you find two words the same? If you can say the word and keep the paper!

 

Apply: Play quickwrite graphemes. The adult says the sound and child writes it! Use a soundmat to find the sounds. Have a go at j,v,w,x,y,z,zz,qu. Then write the words yap, zap, fizz and quit. 

 

EXTENSION  - Have a go at some of the questions on YES/NO Yeti on Phonics Bloom.

Phase 3 Phonic Flashcards (Set 1)

Literacy

 

Starter: Watch the kitchen disco story again.

Main: Have a go at singing the Kitchen disco song. What do you notice about the words? Talk about rhyming words, can you see or hear which words rhyme?

Task: Sing the kitchen disco chorus and have a go at putting actions to it. Video your performance and send it to us!

Extension: I spy reading sheet below.

Kitchen Disco

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 Maths

Before we move on to our new learning, we are going to recap ordering numbers. There is a game below called top marks - caterpillar ordering. Have a go at putting the numbers in the right order. 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ordering-and-sequencing/caterpillar-ordering

 

Today our new learning is writing numbers. Watch the video below and practice writing your numbers. Make sure you have a piece of paper with you and something to write with. 

 

Task: Say a number at random, chn to write that number on a piece of paper (to 10/to 20). Correct any incorrect formation.

Extension: Fill in the missing number sheet to 10/20. If your child is working at numbers to 20, please complete the to 20 sheet.

Writing numbers:

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Reading

 Complete the ebook 'Rag the Rat' on the Oxford Reading Webpage. If you have read this read the Early Readers 'He can...' ebook below.

 

EXTENSION:

Reading - Complete the cut and stick activity page 5.

Writing - Write the caption 'pots and pans' to match the picture (page 5). Once you have written your caption read it yourself, have you included all the sounds?

Reading Extension - Pages 1-5 WC 11 January

Topic

This week we have been learning all about keeping ourselves healthy. We have explored what healthy and unhealthy means. Can you remember? Go through the power point below healthy and unhealthy and see if you can sort the items. 

 

Task: Using the food flashcards, sort them into healthy and non-healthy. If you are unable to print, you could either draw your own pictures or go and look in your kitchen cupboards, have you got a range of healthy/unhealthy food items that could be used?

 

Don't forget to send us pictures of what you have been learning about!smiley

PSHE

Keeping Myself Safe 

 

 

 

 Look at your food journal which you began on Monday. We would love to see it when it is complete! Are you making healthy food choices? Could you eat more healthy food? Think about what you may like to eat next week which would be good for your body.

Physical Development 

 

Today in PE we are going to practice our jumping. Remember when we jump we always keep our feet together. Can you remember how we keep our feet together? We use our magic glue! Glue your feet together and practice jumping around your house! 

 

Use the jumping support cards below to see if you can practice different types of jumpssmiley

 

Don't forget to send us pictures of what you have been up to! 

Physical Development Resources:

Home Learning

HEALTHY EATING 

Thursday 14th January

 

Were you all shocked to discover how  much sugar is in your favourite foods? We have had some incredible home learning photographs and videos!

We are excited to tell you all about today's learning.

Let's see what's ahead for day 4 of our Healthy eating week!

 

Have fun!

 

The Reception Team

Phonics

 

Revisit and Review: Watch the two flashcard videos below. Can you say the sounds first? Recap your Phase 3 sounds using the flashcards j, v, w, x,y, z, zz.  Can you remember them all?

 

Teach: Our new sound is ‘qu’. When there are two sounds together this is called a 'digraph'. A digraph is two letters together which make one sound only. Our tricky words are ‘we’ and ‘me’. Can you find qu on the sound mat?  Can you think of any words beginning with qu? Watch the Geraldine video below.

 

Practise: Play Buried Treasure on Phonics play (qu). Read the words quiz, quit, quack.

 

Apply: Now have a go at writing the words  quiz and quit. If you can do this with ease write the caption.

She will quit. A duck can quack.

Listen for the sounds and use a sound mat to help. Can you write last weeks tricky word?

 

EXTENSION  - Have a go at the sorting sounds powerpoint below. 

Geraldine the Giraffe learns the /qu/ sound

Watch UK school teacher Mr Thorne and Youtube sensation Geraldine the Giraffe take you on a learning journey through the world of phonics, grammar, spelling ...

Literacy

Starter: We have talked about healthy food but how else can we be healthy? Talk about exercise, sleep and drinking lots of water.

Main: Go through the Healthy Living Powerpoint below. Talk about ways we can stay healthy.

Task: Write a list of food and ways to stay healthy. For example, exercise, fruit, vegetables, sleeping, cleaning ourselves.

Extension: Practise forming any letters you had difficulty with.

 

Reading

 Read the ebook 'Rag the Rat' on the Oxford Reading Webpage. 

 

EXTENSION:

Reading - Complete the cut and stick activity page 4.

Writing - Write the caption 'a pin on a map' to match the picture (page 4). Once you have written your caption read it yourself, have you included all the sounds?

Maths

 

Today we are going to look at subitising. This means when we recognise the amount without counting. Go through the subitising power point below. You will see lots of dices. Can you say the number without counting the dots?  

 

Did you enjoy your number hunt yesterday? Today we are going to look at ordering numbers. Have numbers 1-10 mixed up on the floor. You can just write the numbers on pieces of paper. Can you put them back in the right order? Which number comes first? If this is too easy, try with numbers to 20.

Task: Can you put the penguins back into the right order. Try 1-10 and then 11-20. The sheet is attached below.

Extension: Make your own number line on a piece of paper– what number comes first?

Topic

 

This week we have been learning about healthy eating. Today we are going to focus on where some healthy foods comes from. Look through the  power point where does farm food come through. Talk about the different healthy foods and why they are important to us.

 

Task: Where does food come from worksheet? Can you match the healthy food item to where it comes from? 

PSHE

Keeping Myself Safe 

 

 

 

 Can you talk about unhealthy food. How do you know it is unhealthy? What does it contain?

What happens to our bodies if we eat too much sugary and fatty foods?

 

 

 

Handwriting

 

This week we have learnt the new sound y, z, zz and qu. Today we are going to practice the diagraph zz and qu. A diagraph means it has got 2 letters but it only makes 1 sound. Trace over the dotted letters and then have a go yourself. 

 

Challenge: Can you write your name on the sheet. If you can write your first name, have a go at your last name.

Handwriting Resources

Learn to Write the Letter Q | Pre-cursive Letter Formation

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Home Learning

HEALTHY EATING 

Wednesday 13th January

 

How did your fruit salad taste yesterday? Have a peek on class dojo to see your friends in  school having a go too!

A huge thank you to those of you (parents and children) who are working hard at home.  You are doing great learning!

 

 

The Reception Team

Phonics

 

Revisit and Review: Watch the two flashcard videos below. Can you say the sounds first? Recap your Phase 3 sounds using the flashcards j, v, w, x,y, z.  Can you remember them all?

 

Teach: Our new sound is ‘zz’ and our tricky words are ‘we’ and ‘me’. Can you find it on the sound mat?  Can you think of any words ending with zz? Watch the Mr Thorne video below.

 

Practise: Play Buried Treasure on Phonics play (zx). Read the words buzz, fizz, jazz.

 

Apply: Now have a go at writing the words  jazz and fizz. If you can do this with ease write the caption.

It can fizz. It is jazz.

Listen for the sounds and use a sound mat to help. Can you write last weeks tricky word?

 

EXTENSION - Tricky word hunt around the house. Hide the tricky words, he, she, we and me. Can you find them?

Reading

 Complete the ebook 'Get up' on the Oxford Reading Webpage. If you have done this go through the questions on page 22-23.

 

EXTENSION:

Reading - Complete the cut and stick activity page 3.

Writing - Write the caption 'a sad man' to match the picture (page 3). Once you have written your caption read it yourself, have you included all the sounds?

The /zz/ - Mr Thorne Does Phonics

Watch UK school teacher Mr Thorne and Youtube sensation Geraldine the Giraffe take you on a learning journey through the world of phonics, grammar, spelling ...

Literacy

Starter: When we go shopping how do we know if a food is healthy?

Main: When we go to the shop what food is healthy to buy? What is unhealthy? Explain how there is information on foods to tell us if they are healthy or not. Some foods such as fruit and vegetables we know are healthy.

Task: Create a fruit and vegetable shop and talk to your customers (family) about why they should buy your food.

Extension: Research sugar content in food. For example how many teaspoons of sugar are in your favourite foods? What effect does too much sugar have on our bodies?

Maths

Go through the guess the number ppt.  attached below. Work your way through the slides, the number will slowly reveal itself, can you guess the number before it is revealed? 

 

Write numbers to 10 on pieces of paper and hide them around your house. Go on a number hunt and find the numbers, if you get the number right you can keep it…how many numbers can you find? How many did you correctly recognise? If this was too easy, try again with numbers to 20.

 

Task: Play Helicopter rescue game, click find a number and choose between 1-10 or 1-20.  (if no access to internet, use a 100 grid/number line, say a number and ask your child to find it)   https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/helicopter-rescue 

Extension: Watch number songs to 20 on youtube, practice your careful countingsmiley

Maths Resources:

Topic

Watch love monster learns healthy eating, the video is posted below. Talk about foods that we should have for our lunch. What food shouldn't we have too much off? Can you find some healthy and non healthy food in your house? If you were making a pack lunch for school. what would you pack? Have a go at making a healthy pack lunch.

 

Task: Using the healthy lunch box worksheet below, cut and stick the food items to make a healthy school lunch.

PSHE

Keeping Myself Safe 

 

 

 

Go to the SCARF home learning link below. Read the list of fruit you wrote in literacy yesterday. Find the healthy food on the sheet in Activity 1.

 

 

Physical Development

 

It is really important that whilst at home we still practice our PE skills. Today we are going to practice hopping. This mean standing on 1 leg and jumping up and down. Below is a video which explains the process of hopping. 

 

Next we are going to play the bean game. our favourite game to play in PE. Can you remember any of the actions? What about jumping bean, hopping bean, sleeping bean. FRENCH bean (our favourite one)?smiley

Home Learning

HEALTHY EATING 

Tuesday 12th January

 

Did you enjoy your first day of learning about Healthy Eating? We hope so as we have lots of exciting activities in store today! If you require any help with home learning please let us know, we are here to help!

 

The Reception Team

 

Phonics

Revisit and Review: Watch the two flashcard videos below. Can you say the sounds first? Recap your Phase 3 sounds using the flashcards j, v, w,x,y.  Can you remember them all?

 

Teach: Our new sound is ‘z’ and our tricky words are ‘we’ and ‘me’. Can you find it on the sound mat?  Can you think of any words beginning with z? Watch the Geraldine video below.

 

Practise: Play Buried Treasure on Phonics play (z). Read the words zip, zog, zap.

 

Apply: Now have a go at writing the words  zig and zap. If you can do this with ease write the caption.

It is a zip. He is zog.

Listen for the sounds and use a sound mat to help. Can you write last weeks tricky word?

 

EXTENSION - Sound sorting powerpoint (z)

Phonics sorting sounds game

Geraldine the Giraffe learns the /z/ sound

Watch UK school teacher Mr Thorne and Youtube sensation Geraldine the Giraffe take you on a learning journey through the world of phonics, grammar, spelling ...

Literacy 

 

Starter: What story did we watch yesterday? Can you recall what happened?

Main: Watch the video of below of Miss Wilson modelling how to write a caption for the task below.  Say the word out loud then write the sounds you can hear (there is no audio on this video). Remember when you form letters you must start with a leading line.

Task: Write captions of what the fruit in the story does. Use our tricky words learnt last week. Say each word out loud and use your phonics to write the word using sounds you can hear. For example banana is a dj, pineapple is cool, coconut has a bath.

Extension: Write a caption using a tricky word, such as he can dance, she can wiggle, he is cool.

Maths

 

Today we are going to look at counting. Watch the counting songs below, can you count to 10, can you count to 20? Can you count back from 20 to 0? What about count back from 10 to 0? 

 

Now I want you to go and hunt for some lego, building blocks or coins. Something that will stack on top of each other. 

Task: Can you build a tower with 5 pieces of lego? What about 7, 8, 9 and 10?

Extension: Complete the Fruit salad counting sheet below either to 10 or 20. If your child is confident with numbers to 10, challenge them with the counting sheet to 20.

 

PSHE

Keeping Myself Safe 

 

 

 

Go to the SCARF home learning link below. Discuss the healthy food list in activity 1. Can you find healthy food at home?

 

 

 

Reading

 Read the ebook 'Get up' on the Oxford Reading Webpage.

 

EXTENSION:

Reading - Complete the cut and stick activity page 2.

Writing - Write the caption 'cat in a hat' to match the picture (page 2). Once you have written your caption read it yourself, have you included all the sounds?

Handwriting

 

Today we are going to practice our letter formation. Our new sound today is z. Remember in Reception we use the handwriting style precursive,  that means we have leading lines on our letters. Watch the video below to see how to form a z.

 

On the handwriting sheet below, practice the letters y and z. If you would like to have a go a practicing all of your letters, there is an A-Z formation sheet for you to practice onsmiley

Topic

 

Today we are continuing our learning on healthy eating. Can you remember what healthy means? Can you name 2 healthy food items and 2 unhealthy food items? 

 

Have you ever had a fruit salad? or a healthy sandwich? What fruit might you put in a fruit salad? What are your favourite fruits? What about a healthy sandwich, what would you put on your sandwich? 

Task: Today we would like you and your grown up to have a go at making a healthy sandwich or a fruit salad. Please do not go out to the shops to buy anything for this task. If you are unable to make the the items above, explore what other healthy lunches you could havesmiley

Home Learning

HEALTHY EATING 

Monday 11th January 

 

We are excited to introduce this weeks new topic Healthy Eating! We are going to be learning all about the food we eat and how to look after our bodies. We will also be learning four new phase 3 sounds, two new tricky words and our numbers 6-10. We have lots of exciting activities planned and we cannot wait to see you completing them especially the Kitchen Disco song!

Let's get started!

 

The Reception Team


 

 

Phonics

 

Revisit and Review: Watch the two phonics flashcard videos below. You can also use the cards from last week to revisit the sounds learnt so far j, v, w, x and introduce today's new sound.

 

Teach: Our new sound is ‘y’ and our tricky words are ‘we’ and ‘me’. Can you find it on the sound mat? Can you think of any words beginning with y? Watch the Geraldine video below.

 

Practise: Go to the Phonics Play website the link is below. Click phase 3 and set 1-6 (y). Play Buried Treasure  the link is below. If you don't have access to this read the words yet, yam, yap., yog, yip, yell, yag. Talk about how we will read words that are real and words that aren't real. Assign meaning to the real words to enable your child to differentiate between the two.

 

Apply: Now have a go at writing the words yet and yam. If you can do this with ease write the caption

It is a yak. I can yap.

Listen for the sounds and use a sound mat to help.

 

EXTENSION - Sorting sounds powerpoint - y

 

 

Geraldine the Giraffe learns the /y/ sound

Watch UK school teacher Mr Thorne and Youtube sensation Geraldine the Giraffe take you on a learning journey through the world of phonics, grammar, spelling ...

Literacy 

 

Starter: Talk about our new topic healthy eating. What might we find in the kitchen which is healthy?

Main: Watch the story Kitchen Disco on you tube (see the link below)

Task: What happened in the story at the beginning, middle and end? Who were the characters in the story? Talk about the illustrations in the story. Discuss how important the pictures are at telling the story along with the words.

Extension: Draw a character from the story and label it.

Maths

Last week we practised using positional language, we used the special words next to, in between, on, under, in front and behind. Have a close look at the pictures below…do you recognise anyone? Can you describe where your teachers are using the special position words?

 

Task: Choose 5 of your favourite objects, now ask your grown up to hide them in the room whilst you shut your eyes. After they have been hidden, hunt for them! Can you correctly describe where they are? If you get it right you get a point. How many points can you get?

Extension: Counting sheet - count the pictures and match to the correct number (to 10, to 20)

Where are your teachers?

Reading

Continue reading the ebook Nog in the Fog on the Oxford Reading Webpage. If you have completed it talk through the questions on page 22-23.

 

EXTENSION:

Reading - Complete the cut and stick activity page 1.

Writing - Write the caption 'pat a dog' to match the picture (page 1). Once you have written your caption read it yourself, have you included all the sounds?

Physical Development

 

Your PE challenge today is to practice balancing and standing on 1 leg. Follow the balancing support card and learn how to balance. Can you balance for 2 seconds, 3 seconds or 4 seconds? Compete against a grown up...who can balance the longest? 

 

Watch the video below, can you complete any of the balances? 

Topic

 

This week our topic is healthy eating. Healthy means good! It is very important we keep our bodies fit and healthy. That means we should eat healthy food, drink lots of water, exercise and get lots of sleep so that we can grow up to be big and strong.

 

Go through the EYFS all about healthy eating ppt. below. Can you name any healthy foods? 

Task: Paint or draw a healthy fruit or vegetable. 

Extension: Label your picture. Don't forget to sound out the word using your phonics. Don't forget your leading lines. 

Don't forget to send us pictures of your work!smiley

 

PSHE

Keeping Myself Safe 

 

 

 

We are going to begin our PSHE home learning this week with the home learning provided by the framework SCARF which we use throughout school from Reception to year 6. Next week it will be slightly different as the activities will come from teacher resources as oppose to the home link below. Click on the link provided, select 3-5 age group and discuss the questions at the top of the page. Then begin creating a food journal for the day and week ahead. There is a food journal to print out below if you have access to a printer if not you can make your own. 

 

 

Home Learning

ECO week

Friday 8th January

Well done to those of you who are working hard at home. We hope you enjoy our last day of ECO week! Keep sending us those fabulous photographs and messages!

 

Many thanks

 

The Reception Team

 

 

Phonics

 

Revisit and Review: Watch the Phase 2 video below to recall the sounds we have learnt. Next watch the Phase 3. Can you spot the new sounds we have learnt this week j, v and w? Below are some flashcards you can cut out and use daily to recall the sounds.

Teach: Our new sound is x. Can you find it on the sound mat? Watch the Geraldine video below. Can you think of any words with the sound x in?

Our tricky words this week are he and she can you remember them? 

Practise: Play the 'x' sound sorting game on the powerpoint from yesterday . Once you have done this have a go at reading these words box, fox, mix, max, wax.

Apply: Then practise writing the words above, ask an adult to say the word have a go at writing it using the sounds you can hear. If you can do this with ease (well done). try these captions instead. 

In the box. A red fox. 

 

 

Geraldine the Giraffe learns the /x/ sound

Watch UK school teacher Mr Thorne and Youtube sensation Geraldine the Giraffe take you on a learning journey through the world of phonics, grammar, spelling ...

Literacy

Starter: How can you help save the planet?

 

Main: Sit on a chair and become an eco expert! Tell you adult all you know about being eco friendly. Research more ways you can help save our planet.

 

Task: Look at the pictures and write a caption for each.  Bin the rubbish. Turn off lights. Plants seeds. If this a challenge for your child write a word for each picture. The writing frame is below.

 

Extension: Ask an adult to write down something new you have learnt from researching being eco-friendly

Reading

Read the ebook Nog in the Fog on the Oxford Reading Webpage.

Maths

 

To start off your maths learning we are going to recap positional language. Watch the video, where's the monkey? Where is the monkey hiding? 

 

Following on from yesterday can you write the number 6? What about the number 7?

Go through the adventure of number 8 story ppt. Explore what a number 8 looks like. Can you count up to number 8? Can you find 8 things? Can you order numbers to 8?

Task: Fill in the missing number sheet up to 8.

Extension: 6,7,8 activity maze

 

 

Handwriting:

 

Today we are going to practice 2 new sounds that we have learnt this week w and x. Your challenge is to use the sheet below and trace over the letter shapes w and x, then have a go yourself. 

 

Remember we always start our lower case letters from the bottom. Watch the videos to help you! Don’t worry if you cannot print out the attached sheets, you can just write on a blank piece of paper.

 

Then practice your name on the bottom. In Reception we follow the handwriting scheme, pre-cursive which involves leading lines. Please encourage your child to use this. 

Handwriting resources

Topic

 

Today in topic we are going to expand our knowledge on recycling. What does recycling mean? Can you think of something that can be recycled? Watch the video  below, can you work out which items can be recycled and which need to go in bin? 

 

Task: Cut out the pictures of different items and stick them in the correct bin, can it be recycled or does it need to go in the bin? 

If you are unable to print, do not worry, you could either talk about the pictures or draw the items in their correct binsmiley

Home Learning

ECO Week

Thursday 7th January

We will be continuing today with our Eco Week Topic. If you require any help or assistance we are available to answer questions via class dojo. Please find below a class timetable which you can follow if you wish or indeed you can complete the topics at your child's choosing throughout the day.

 

Many Thanks

 

The Reception Team

Reception Timetable

Phonics

 

Revisit and Review: Watch the Phase 2 video below to recall the sounds we have learnt. Next watch the Phase 3. Can you spot the new sounds we have learnt this week j and v? Below are some flashcards you can cut out and use daily to recall the sounds.

Teach: Our new sound is w. Can you find it on the sound mat? Watch the Geraldine video below. Can you think of any words beginning with w?

Our tricky words this week are he and she write them on paper and place them around the house (see if you can remember them!).

Practise; Play the 'w' sound sorting game on the powerpoint from yesterday . Once you have done this have a go at reading these words web, wet, wag, win, will.

Apply: Practise writing the words above. If you can do this with ease (well done). try these captions instead. 

I am Will. It is a web. He can win. 

 

 

Literacy

 

What is our topic this week? Can you remember the three words we learnt? 

Main: Watch the video* below to see how to complete the next task. What items can you see which you can reduce, reuse and recycle?

Task : First of all continue to talk about the materials on the video. Which can you reduce, reuse and recycle? Once you have completed this have a look around your house for materials you could reduce, reuse and recycle. 

Extension: Can you distinguish between different materials? Can you find something made of plastic, tin, glass, metal, material, paper or card?

 

*Can you tell which teacher is talking on the video? Keeping logging in everyday to see video's and resources made for you by your teachers!

 

Reading

 

Continue reading 'Sun hat fun' if you have completed it, read it again and go through the questions at the end of the book.

Challenge! Have a look in one of your books at home, can you find this weeks tricky words, he or she? Count how many you find.

 

 

Literacy Video - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Still image for this video

Maths

Your first challenge is to go through the position photos…where is Harley the bear hidden? Can you tell a grown up or a sibling where he is hiding? 

 

Today we are going to explore the number 7. Go through the adventure of number 7 story ppt. and help him along his journey. 

Can you remember what number 7 looks like? Can the chn draw it? Go on a hunt looking for the number 7 in your house, how many times did you find a number 7, mark it on a piece of paper.

 

Task: Complete the adventure of number 7 worksheet.

Extension: Look at the pictures, can you see 6,7 or 8? Match the picture to the correct number it represents. 

Where is Harley the Bear hiding?

Physical Development

 

It is very important whilst at home to stay fit and active. Your next learning challenge is PE. Today we are going to do yoga! This isn’t just any yoga, this is Frozen yoga. It is really important you have good listening so you can follow the actions and good looking so that you know how to copy the actions.

Topic

 

This week we have been learning all about recycling. There are 3 special words we have been look at, reduce, reuse and recycle. Can you think of something we need to reduce, something that we can reuse and recycle? Yesterday you went on a hunt around your house look for recycling. Today you are going to become inventors and you are going to make something out of recycling. Maybe you could make a handbag, a pencil pot, a special box for your favourite toys, a bird feeder? Make something fabulous and decorate it however you wish and then send us a photo of your new product!smiley

Home Learning

ECO Week

Wednesday 6th January

 

We hope you are excited to see what you will be learning at home today, tomorrow and over the coming weeks. We will be updating our Class dojo page alongside this page to help you learn at home. Remember to try your best and send your work to us via class dojo then we can help you with it and indeed see what you have achieved. Links, videos and sheets needed will be below too. If you don't have access to a printer you can complete your work on paper and look  at the sheets and resources on a screen to help you.

 

Today's Learning

Handwriting:

 

Today we are going to practice 2 new sounds that we have learnt this week j and v. Your challenge is to use the sheet below and trace over the letter shapes j and v, then have a go yourself. We will practice the other sounds later on in the week! smiley

Remember we always start our lower case letters from the bottom. Watch the video to help you! Don’t worry if you cannot print out the attached sheets, you can just write on a blank piece of paper.

Handwriting sheet

Maths

I have set you a challenge..have you got a favourite teddy or toy? Go and get your favourite teddy, move your teddy around the house, can you put your teddy on something, what about in front, behind, next to, under, in and in between something. Send us photos of where you hid your teddy!

 

Now we are going to explore the number 6!

I have attached a story power point all about the adventures of number 6, go on the adventure with him.

After that, can you count to 6? Can you write number 6 on paper? Can you draw 6 dots?

 

TASK: your task is to complete the number 6 activity mat attached, if you are unable to print please do now worry, just simply copy the tasks on a blank piece of paper.

Extension task: Go on a number 6 hunt. Get a box or a bucket, go and collect 6 things....make sure you have careful counting. What have you found? Did you find 6 things? Have another go, did you find 6 again? 

Topic: