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Week beginning 6.07.20 - Here is another exciting topic for you to enjoy!

Week Beginning 29.06.20 - I hope you enjoy your new topic this week!

Week Beginning 22.6.20

Space Topic

 

English

Visit Storytime from Space and let your child listen to the Story Time video of A Moon of My Own .

Play the online game ‘ Picnic on Pluto’ . 
Listen to a space themed online story, Aliens Love Underpants , Roaring Rockets and Whatever Next? Which is your favourite? Why?

Play ‘I Spy in Space’. ‘ I spy, with my little eye, something beginning with t ’. CHALLENGE : You can include these sounds ch, sh, th

Using the space stories as a starting point, ask your child to make up their own story about space. It could use the same characters or settings as one of the stories you have shared together.

Your child can list things they would see in space that begin with the letters S, P, A,C & E. Then your child can practice writing these letters in space (in the air) using their finger or a pencil.

Ask your child to draw a picture of one of the events from their made up space story. Can they explain what’s happening in the picture? Or, for more of a challenge, can they draw a book cover for their space story?

Write an invitation to the alien to invite them to your very own space party!

Your child can draw out or write their own menu for an alien. What does an alien eat? Moon-burgers, star biscuits or fruit rockets.

Task your child with designing their own spaceship. Can they describe how the machine would move and label it using verbs?

 

Mathematics

Ask your child to make different rockets out of playdough or strips of paper. Can they make a long rocket? A short rocket? A thick rocket?

Your child can compare objects from around the house or outside. Ask them if the object is longer, the same length or shorter? Order the objects

Work with your child to design a rocket using different 2D shapes. This could be done with 3D shapes if you have spare boxes and resources at home.

Ask your child to use Lego, blocks or cardboard boxes to build a tower that is the same height as them, taller than them and shorter than them.

Practice forwards and backwards counting up to twenty. Write the numbers in order.

 

Extra Activities

Use junk modelling or craft items you have around your house to create your own rocket. Toilet roll tubes are a good starting point. You could have rocket races in the garden:
○ Tie a string up at an angle or use the washing line.
○ Blow up a balloon and sellotape it to your rocket. Hold the end of the balloon but do not tie it.
○ Let the balloon go and watch your rocket fly!

 

● Work with your child to create a replica of a planet. You could papier mache a balloon, or colour, paint or stick bits of materials on to the card to create textured effects. This shaving foam paint technique (see picture) creates a great textured finish when dry. Simply spray shaving foam onto a plate and drop in food colouring or poster paint.

● Support your child in looking at the Earth from space using the Google Earth programme and identifying simple features such as water.
● Can you find your home? What does your child notice about the surrounding area?

● Create a space phone with your child using items from around the home. Get them to practice forming numerals correctly to create the buttons.
● Make a space phone book to support roleplay. Ask your child to draw a picture of a different alien on each page and write a phone number for them.

 

 

Weekly Activities - Music Topic

Week Beginning 15.06.20

 

English

  • Story sound effects- Read a story together and add in your own musical

sound effects e.g. make swishy swashy sounds with fabric to go with ‘We’re Going
on a Bear Hunt’. You can repeat this with as many stories as you like!

  • Read and sing a variety of nursery rhymes with your child. Which

one is their favourite? Do any of the rhymes have the same rhythm?

  • Read together the story of Mr Big . Discuss with your child how Mr Big

felt when the other animals didn’t want to be around him.

  • Have a look at some of the different ways music is played. Are there

CD’s, vinyl records, tapes in the loft that you could show your child? Look at the
writing on each and talk about how this gives people information about the music.

  • Have a look at and explore musical notes. Talk about how people read the

different notes to play different musical instruments. Talk about the different
instruments people can play. Which instrument would you like to be able to play?

 

  • Ask your child to think about how some musical instruments are played,

for example bang a drum, tap a tambourine, shake the maracas. Write out the
words and encourage your child to trace them.

 

  •  Write an invitation to your own Family Music Show for a family

member. They could watch the show on a video call.

  •  Your child can draw a picture of the events from their favourite Nursery rhyme. CHALLENGE: Ask your child to write out the words to a part of the

song or the song title.

  • Ask your child to sing their favourite nursery rhyme. As they sing each

line of the song, they can draw small pictures to help them remember the song.

  • Choose a letter of the alphabet. How many instruments or sounds can you make that begin with that sound.
  • Play a piece of classical music. Write about how you feel.
  • Practice letter formation.

 

Mathematics

  •  Take your child on a shape hunt. Look around the house and garden for

different objects that have: 2D shapes – circle, square, triangle, rectangle (oblong)
3D shapes – sphere, cube, cuboid, cylinder, pyramid.

  •  Sing these shape songs together: 2D shape song and the 3D shape
    song on You Tube
  • Can your child draw around objects to create 2D shapes? Ask your
    child to name the shapes they have drawn. Can they cut the shapes out to make a
    2D shape picture i.e. a house, rocket, robot?
  • Make a clap beat for your child, can they repeat the clapping
    sequence? Can they make their own for you to follow?
  • Can you read and write numbers to twenty?

Other Activities

 

Drummers Drumming
● Using pots, pans and baking trays from the kitchen lay out your own ‘drum kit’. Allow your child to explore by banging and tapping the pans to see the different sounds they make. Extend this activity by tapping out a rhythm and asking your child to listen to it then repeat it. You could
make this more difficult by adding in a blindfold so they have to rely on the sound to identify which pot or pan they need to hit to copy.

● Game 1- Hum a song to your child that they are likely to know. Can they guess which song it is from the tune alone? Take it in turns to hum out a tune.
● Game 2- Go into a room of the house while your child listens outside of the door. Make a sound or play a rhythm out on an item in the room e.g. tapping on the
table. Open the door and ask your child to find what you used to make the sound.

Ask each member of the family to prepare a song and then put on a singing performance. You could select someone to be the judge or ask a family member to watch on a video call and decide on the winner. Don’t forget to send the invite first (see writing task).

  • Your child could create a guitar using a plastic tub with elastic bands wrapped around it. Post a picture of your musical

Weekly Activities - Week Beginning 8.06.20

Sports Week

 

English

Talk about words used in sports such as throw, hit, catch, ball. Can you hunt for these words

around the house to find them in books, magazines or newspapers?

Listen to The Large Family, Sports Day by Jill Murphy on You Tube, or other sports stories.

Share stories and talk about your likes and dislikes of the story.

Can you read the tricky words: I, no, go, to, the, into, he, she, me, we be?

Can you write about the sports you know? I can run. I can jump.

Can you draw a picture of yourself doing something sporty and label it?

Can you think of some rhyming words? Can you take turns in saying them i.e. cat, mat, bat, sat.

Can you play 'I Spy' using trickier sounds such as ch, sh or th?

Provide your child with simple words linked to sport e.g. ran. Say the sounds in words e.g. r-a-n. Ask your child to repeat them and write them if they can.

 

Maths

Talk about positional language you know e.g. on, under, next to, behind.

Play positional language hide and seek with a toy.

Listen to Michael Rosen read 'We're Going On a Bear Hunt' on You Tube. Talk about the positional language used. Create a story in the house using these words.

Encourage your child to jump, hop or skip. Give them directions as they do this e.g. jump forward 5.

Make a positional language picture - cut out a selection of 2D shapes and give your child positional instructions to create a picture e.g. put the square in the middle of your page.

 

Other Activities

Ball games - play a game of catch with a ball. When you drop the ball you lose a point. Can you keep a tally chart of your score?

Can you make a game of skittles using plastic bottles? Can you count how many have been knocked over and think of a number sentence about them?

Have a time challenge. How many skips or hops can you do in a minute? Can you do more on your next go?

Think about parts of your body. What do you use to run? Draw these parts of your body and try to label them.

 

Remember that you can still use all of the older weblinks if you scroll down our page!

 

Weekly Activities -

Week beginning 1.6.20

Reading and Phonics

 

  • Share the story 'The Snail and the Whale' If you do not have a copy watch it online. Talk about what is happening at the beginning, the middle and the end.
  • Watch the online storybook - 'Sharing a Shell'.  Discuss how the crab felt at each stage of the story. You could draw a picture to represent the crab's feelings.
  • Look to see if you can find any online books about creatures living under the sea. 
  • Have a look at the books in your house. Can you group he books e.g. farm animals, jungle animals, under the sea animals?
  • Can you hear the sounds that come at the beginning of snail and whale? Can you think of other things that begin with the same sound? Can you make a poster of them?
  • Log into www.oxfordreadingbuddy.com. Read a story and complete the activities.
  • Join in on a phonics lesson on Read Write Inc.
  • Daily phonics - Practice the sound your child is working on and blend words. 
  • Play Fish for Sounds - write out letter sounds that correspond to objects found in the sea - sh for shell, f for fish. Try and write them outside in chalk.
  • Play Buried Treasure online on PhonicsPlay

 

 

Writing -

  • Can you draw a picture of your favourite underwater creature and label it?
  • Try snail writing. Using hair gel or shaving foam can you form the letter 's', write the word snail, or any other words you can think of.
  • Can you close your eyes and imagine being at the beach. Can you draw a picture and list all the things you can see, taste, touch, smell and hear?
  • Can you write our tricky words?
  • Can you write your name?

 

Maths Tasks

  • Watch a Numberblocks clip each day at Cbeebies.
  • Can you find any patterns in your home? Take a photo of them.
  • Can you make a tongue twister: red lorry, yellow lorry, red lorry, yellow lorry? Can you see the pattern?
  • Can you draw your own repeating pattern?
  • Can you make a repeating pattern from objects around your house i.e. apple, banana, apple banana? Can you challenge yourself by adding more objects?
  • Can you make a repeating pattern with actions?
  • Can you draw an outline of a fish and decorate it with a pattern?
  • Practice counting skills, how many things are in your pattern?

Other Weekly Learning Opportunities

 

  • Can you find a snail in your garden? Can you think of the places it would want to live?
  • Can you find a picture of a sea snail? How is it different to a garden snail?
  • Watch a video of a coral reef. Talk about what you can see, what are the animals called?
  • Can you make a junk model or use craft items to make a coral reef?
  • Make a fishing game. Make a rod using a stick, tie a magnet (could use a fridge magnet) on with a string. What items are attracted to your magnet?
  • Explore floating and sinking. Fill up a small bowl and have a range of objects to test. Can you keep a record of what floats and what sinks?
  • Can you learn a new song about water? Try The Singing Walrus or Out of the Ark for ideas.
  • Remember to keep active.  Join in with Joe Wicks, or go on a nature walk to spot snails!

Week Beginning: 18-05-20

Weekly Activities.

Stories by Julia Donaldson eg. The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom, Monkey Puzzle, 

  • Maths Tasks (try to do 1 each day)

    • Watch a Numberblocks clip each day at: BBC or CBeebies.  Use this guide here to give you ideas on what to do with your children whilst watching an episode. 
    •  Practice counting on from any given number. Try to create rhythmic patterns: 1,2 3,4, 5,6 2,3,4, 5,6,7 8,9, 10. Then play this online adding machine game, add up the animals and objects.
    • Generate your own addition number stories: First, there are 3 people on the bus. Then, 2 more people get on the bus. How many people are on the bus? Now there are 5 people on the bus. Can you record this by drawing a picture or writing a number sentence? eg. 3+2=5

     

     

    Reading Tasks(try to do 1 each day)

    • How many Julia Donaldson stories do you know? Which is your favourite? Tell your family why you enjoy this story the most.
    •  R​ead stories written by the famous author, Julia Donaldson. You can also listen to them if you click on the following links: Room on the Broom / Gruffalo.  
    •  A​sk your child to draw pictures showing what happened at the beginning, middle and the end of Room on the Broom or The Gruffalo. Or choose a different story. 
    • log in to www.oxfordreadingbuddy.com. Read a story and complete the activities.
    • Join in with a phonics lesson. Try Read Write Inc or join in with the daily lesson from Little Sutton English Hub.
    • Read a variety of books and talk to your family about what you have read?

     

    Phonics(try to do 1 each day)

    • Daily phonics - Practice the sounds your child is working on and blend words. This can be oral blending (e.g. spoken out loud c-a-t) or written if appropriate. 
    • *NEW* Online phonics lessons from Little Sutton English Hub. Follow the link in the attached letter below.
    • Sound Sprint​ - Make some sound cards (you could use paper). Place and spread them out across the floor. Ask your child to run and stand on the sound you call out. Say simple words as a challenge e.g. f-o-x. 
    • A​sk your child to use their phonic knowledge to spell some of the names of the characters from the ‘The Gruffalo’? E.g. f-o-x, ow-l. If this is too tricky, can they say the sounds that make up the words instead?
    • P​lay Online Buried Treasure - Click on the sounds your child is learning. CHALLENGE: If you think it is a real word can you explain what the word means?

     

     

    Writing tasks(try to do 1 each day)

    • Practice name writing. Can they write their first name? Middle name? Surname
    • Practice forming the letters of the alphabet.
    • Ask your child to write out the tricky words they are working on at the moment. See tricky word lists below.
    • Make a list of the characters in the Gruffalo story.
    • C​an your child make a wanted poster for the Gruffalo. Can they draw a picture of the Gruffalo? Can they describe him? 
    • Watch ‘The Gruffalo’. Ask your child to draw a picture of their favourite character. Can they write words/sentences to describe their character, i.e. furry body, knobbly knees and black teeth.

 

Other Weekly Learning Opportunities.

  • Learn a new song. try The Singing Walrus or Out of the Ark home learning section for ideas.
  • Get active! You could go for a walk with your family, Join in with Joe Wicks each day at 9am TheBodyCoachTv) or try cosmic yoga for kids.
  • Visit the Gruffalo website.
  • Listen to the Gruffalo​  song, ​ learn the ‘Monkey Puzzle’ song in makaton and dance along to the Gruffalo’s Child song. There are also some great interactive games in the play and explore ​ area. Colour your own Gruffalo using the paint game, create your own monster on monster maker and much more.
  • Create your own broomstick like the witch in ‘Room on the Broom’. You could gather up sticks from the garden and tie them on to the end of a large stick using elastic bands, string or garden twine. How could you make improvements to your broom? Encourage your child to act out the story. 
  • Paint or draw your Favourite Characters from Julia Donaldson stories.

  • Make a puppet of a famous story character. Use a toilet roll and draw, colour and stick other bits of material onto the tube to make your own character puppet. This can be a character from the Gruffalo or a character from another story written by a different famous author.    

Week Beginning: 11-05-20

Weekly Activities.

Jack and the Beanstalk.

  • Maths Tasks (try to do 1 each day)

    • Watch a Numberblocks clip each day at: BBC or CBeebies.  Use this guide here to give you ideas on what to do with your children whilst watching an episode. 
    • Practise writing your numbers, Can you write the numbers from 1-20? Try writing them backwards or starting from a different number.
    • Use the ‘Tens Frames’ or ‘Five Frames’ on this game and practise recognising amounts. This can also be done by reading a dice when playing board games, playing with cards, identifying how many food items on the plate etc. 
    • Choose a number from 1-20. Can you say which number is 1 more or 1 less?

     

     

    Reading Tasks(try to do 1 each day)

    • Can you find the story of Jack and the Beanstalk? There are lots on YouTube or ask someone in your family to tell you the story.
    • log in to www.oxfordreadingbuddy.com. Read a story and complete the activities.
    • Join in with a phonics lesson. Try Read Write Inc or join in with the daily lesson from Little Sutton English Hub.
    • Read a variety of books and talk to your family about what you have read?

     

    Phonics(try to do 1 each day)

    • Daily phonics - Practice the sounds your child is working on and blend words. This can be oral blending (e.g. spoken out loud c-a-t) or written if appropriate. Interactive games.
    • Pour flour, rice or lentils into a shallow tray or plate. Show your child a letter, digraph, trigraph or tricky word and ask them to ‘write it’ in the food using their finger
    • *NEW* Online phonics lessons from Little Sutton English Hub. Follow the link in the attached letter below.
    • Try the cvc word activity book below.

     

     

    Writing tasks(try to do 1 each day)

    • Practice name writing. Can they write their first name? Middle name? Surname
    • Practice forming the letters of the alphabet.
    • Ask your child to write out the tricky words they are working on at the moment. See tricky word lists below.
    • Try writing some sentences about Jack and the Beanstalk.
    • Complete the story map for Jack and the Beanstalk or make up your own thinking about the events and the characters in the story.

 

Other Weekly Learning Opportunities.

  • Draw a picture of Jack and the Giant.
  • Use Lego or any other building bricks you may have to build the Giant's castle
  • Find out how to grow a beanstalk. You could write or draw some instructions.
  • Learn a new song. try The Singing Walrus or Out of the Ark home learning sction for ideas.
  • Get active! You could go for a walk with your family, Join in with Joe Wicks each day at 9am TheBodyCoachTv) or try cosmic yoga for kids.
  • Design a castle that you would like to live in.

 

 

Weekly Learning Activities

WB 4-05-20

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle.

 

Maths Tasks (try to do 1 each day)

  • Watch a Numberblocks clip each day at: BBC or CBeebies.  Use this guide here to give you ideas on what to do with your children whilst watching an episode. 
  • Complete the Hungry Caterpillar patterns. Can you say which colour comes next in the pattern? See the attached sheet or draw your own caterpillars.
  • Practise writing your numbers, Can you write the numbers from 1-20?
  • Use the ‘Tens Frames’ or ‘Five Frames’ on this game and practise recognising amounts. This can also be done by reading a dice when playing board games, playing with cards, identifying how many food items on the plate etc. 

 

 

Reading Tasks(try to do 1 each day)

  • Can you find any more stories about caterpillars or butterflies? 
  • log in to www.oxfordreadingbuddy.com. Read a story and complete the activities.
  • Join in with a phonics lesson. Try Read Write Inc or join in with the daily lesson from Little Sutton English Hub.
  • Read a variety of books and talk to your family about what you have read?

 

Phonics(try to do 1 each day)

  • Daily phonics - Practice the sounds your child is working on and blend words. This can be oral blending (e.g. spoken out loud c-a-t) or written if appropriate. Interactive games.
  • Pour flour, rice or lentils into a shallow tray or plate. Show your child a letter, digraph, trigraph or tricky word and ask them to ‘write it’ in the food using their finger
  • *NEW* Online phonics lessons from Little Sutton English Hub. Follow the link in the attached letter below.

 

 

Writing tasks(try to do 1 each day)

  • Practice name writing. Can they write their first name? Middle name? Surname
  • Practice forming the letters of the alphabet.
  • Ask your child to write out the tricky words they are working on at the moment. See tricky word lists below.
  • Draw a picture that shows the life cycle of a butterfly. Can you label your picture?

 

 

Other Learning Opportunities.

 

  • Draw or paint a picture of a butterfly
  • Find out about the life cycle of a butterfly. Can you say what happens at each stage of life?
  • Learn a song. Find the song There's a Tiny Caterpillar On A Leaf on YouTube.
  • On Friday 8th May we will be celebrating VE day. Can you find out what this is?
  • Colour or paint a Union Jack flag to wave on VE day? You could colour in the one below or draw your own?
  • Stay Active with:

         Joe Wicks    PE   Monday-Friday 9am The Body Coach Tv             Cosmic Kids Yoga

 

From Monday your child will be able to take part in a daily phonics lesson. For Reception this lesson will take place at 10am. Please read the attached letter for further information.

Weekly Home Learning Activities.

WB 27-04-20

Maths Tasks (try to do 1 each day)

  • Watch a Numberblocks clip each day at: BBC or CBeebies.  Use this guide here to give you ideas on what to do with your children whilst watching an episode. 
  • Play the Numberblocks add and subtract game
  • Explore weighing and measuring food on the kitchen scales. Ask, what happens as you place more on the scales?
  • Look for numerals on packaging you find around the house. Can your child recognise the numerals and count out a matching amount?
  • Do you know the days of the week? Can you say them in order. Find a days of the week song on YouTube.

 

Reading Tasks(try to do 1 each day)

  • Find  the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle on YouTube. Can you talk about the food he eats? What food do you like? 
  • log in to www.oxfordreadingbuddy.com. Read a story and complete the activities.
  • Join in with a phonics lesson. See the attached letter.
  • Look at recipe books and recipes online. Encourage your child to use their phonics knowledge to decode the ingredients list. Select a recipe and make this together. Encourage your child to read the labels on packaging to figure out which ingredient it is.

 

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Phonics(try to do 1 each day)

  • Daily phonics - Practice the sounds your child is working on and blend words. This can be oral blending (e.g. spoken out loud c-a-t) or written if appropriate. Interactive games.
  • Pour flour, rice or lentils into a shallow tray or plate. Show your child a letter, digraph, trigraph or tricky word and ask them to ‘write it’ in the food using their finger.
  • Join in with a phonics lesson. See the attached letter.

 

Writing tasks(try to do 1 each day)

  • Practice name writing. Can they write their first name? Middle name? Surname
  • Practice forming the letters of the alphabet.
  • Ask your child to write out the tricky words they are working on at the moment. See tricky word lists below.
  • Using recipes from books as a guide, ask your child to create their own recipe for their dream meal. They could draw out the ingredients and label them and draw the finished meal. Some children may be able to write a few short sentences as instructions.
  • Make a list of the food that the Very Hungry Caterpillar ate. You could draw them or write them using your phonics to spell words.

 

Other Learning Opportunities.

 

Think about the food the Hungry Caterpillar ate. Do you know which foods were healthy or unhealthy? How can you show this?

  • Healthy/ Unhealthy- Provide your child with a selection of items from your kitchen cupboards. Can they sort them into things that are healthy and unhealthy? Discuss why the food is good for you or bad for you. Look at the Eatwell plate to help figure out which foods they should eat a lot of or not very much of.
  • Discuss how exercise is an important part of staying healthy. Watch and complete a 10 minute shake up.
  • 5 a day-Support your child to create a food diary to record how many pieces of fruit and vegetables they eat in a day. They could write these using their phonics knowledge or draw a picture of each item.
  • Create a collage-Ask your child to draw out a number of fruits or vegetables, large enough to fill a piece of A4 paper. Provide them with a selection of colourful packaging. Can they cut out and collage on to their picture to
  • Play shops-Using toy food or old packaging, set up a food shop for your child to act out being the shopkeeper and customer. You could introduce coins to support their developing knowledge of money. Give them a notepad to use as a shopping list to encourage in the moment writing.

Weekly Home Learning Activities.

WB 20-4-2020.

Maths tasks.(try to do 1 a day)

  • Try out White Rose Maths home learning.
  • Numberblocks. watch an episode of Numberblocks on CBeebies.
  • On your daily exercise walk find a stick. Use this to find things in your home that are longer than the stick or shorter than the stick.
  • Can you use objects in your home to make a repeating pattern? Maybe you could take a photo or draw your pattern. Can you tell someone about your pattern?
  • Practise Numberbonds to 5. Use the booklet below to help you.

 

Reading tasks. (try to do 1 a day).

  • learn an alphabet song
  • find the story The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle on YouTube. Can you find any more stories about seeds and growing things?
  • log in to www.oxfordreadingbuddy.com. Read a story and complete the activities.
  • sign up tohttps://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com. This is a paid app but FREE via the WEBSITE, just set up an account. A fun interactive phonics programme.

 

Phonics tasks.(try to do 1 each day)

  • play I spy with things you can see in your home.
  • practice the sounds your child is working on and blend words. 
  • watch Mr Thorne does phonics on YouTube
  • watch a Read Write Inc lesson on YouTube

 

Writing Tasks.

  • Practice writing your name
  • can you write the letters of the alphabet in the right order?
  • Draw a picture of a flower. Can you label the parts of the flower?

 

Other  Learning Opportunities:

  • find out what a seed needs to grow. What do you need to grow a seed?
  • find out about the life cycle of a flower. Complete the attached sheet or draw a picture to show this.
  • Label a plant. Use the attached to build a plant.
  • when you go for your daily exercise walk look for signs of Spring. How have the trees and plants changed? What is growing? Can you draw or make a picture to show this? you could collect things to use in your picture on your walk.
  • Get Active. go for your daily walk.
  • Join in with Joe Wicks's PE lesson. Try GoNoodle or SuperMovers
  • learn a song about growing things. Try The Kiboomers on YouTube or The Seed Song from Out of the Ark music, home learning week 3.

New Weekly Activities.

Keep practising your Maths, reading, phonics and writing. Choose from the activities below.

Here are some new learning opportunities to try:

  • Draw or paint an Easter egg. Think about the patterns you could make.
  • Talk about how and why people celebrate Easter. You could look at the videos on CBeebies/Letscelebrate and find out how Toby and his family celebrate Easter.
  • Make an Easter card for your family.
  • Find out which animals lay eggs. Make a list to show how many you can think of.
  • You have 10 Easter eggs. Make a part-whole to show how many ways you can make 10.
  • Learn a song. Try Outoftheark@home or the singing walrus for ideas.

 

Maths Tasks. Try to do 1 each day.

  • Watch a Numberblocks clip at BBC or CBeebies.
  • practice counting to 20. Forwards and backwards. Starting at different places, eg, 3,4,5 or 13,12,11.
  • practice writing numbers 0-10
  • sing a number song, eg, 5 Currant Buns, Ten Green Bottles
  • count your toys
  • go on a shape hunt around your home. can you find triangles, circles, squares or rectangles?
  • join in with a Read Write Inc session on youTube
  • Set 1 sounds 9.30am or 12.30am
  • Set 2 sounds 10.00am 0r 1.00pm
  • complete an activity on phonicsplay
  • watch Mr Thorne does phonics on Youtube
  • practice your sounds use them to blend words. Write them on your whiteboards.

 

Reading Tasks. Try to do 1 each day.

  • read books at home. Read your class library books
  • Try to find the tricky words you can read in books or magazines you may have.
  • complete an activity on Oxford Owl.listen to story on CBeebies

 

Writing Tasks. Try to do 1 each day.

  • practice writing your name. Can you write your first name? middle name(s)? surname?
  • practice writing the letters of the alphabet.(see below)
  • write tricky words. Can you write them in a sentence?(see below)

 

Other Learning Opportunities:

  • make some playdough. make an animal. Playdough recipe: 2 cups flour, one cup of salt, a table spoon of vegetable oil, a couple of drops of food colouring(optional),a tsp of cream of tartar(optional but it will last longer)
  • find out which animals live in cold places or hot places.
  • draw a picture of an animal that lives in a hot or cold place.
  • watch the animals being fed at the zoo www.edinburghzoo.org

Reception Home Learning Ideas:

 

Please encourage your child to:

  • practice writing your name, making sure that your letters are correctly formed and facing the right way
  • Read or share your class library book and reading book each day and any other books you may have at home
  • practice reading and writing tricky words (see below)
  • practice your counting, count objects around the house, count your toys
  • practice writing numbers
  • Choose an activity to complete from the Spring homework grid(see below)
  • complete the activities from your Home Learning Pack.( You can find these as a pdf file below)

 

Useful Websites to help with your learning:

 

Read Write Inc: Take part in a phonics lesson. These will be on their Facebook and YouTube channels and will be streamed live at the following times:

set 1 sounds at 9.30am and then again at 12.30pm

set 2 sounds at 10.00am and then again at 1.00pm

 

Please note these films will be streamed live and won't be available at other times.

 

Other usefeul online learning includes:

monsterphonics are offering free access

www.phonicsplaycomics.co.uk

phonics play log on using these details for free access

www.phonicsplay.co.uk

username:march20

password:home

 

Youtube channels:

Numberblocks

Alphablocks

Cbeebies bedtime stories

Check out Joe Wicks's channel The Body Coach Tv for a free PE lesson each week day morning at 9.30am

 

 

 

Reception Spring Homework.

Mrs Shannon, Mrs Evans and Miss Croft welcome you to our Reception page.

 

We have been very busy in Reception this half term.

We have been finding out about Winter. We read the story of The Snowman, we painted snowmen and talked about signs of Winter.

We found out all about penguins who have to live through very bad winters.

We kept our fingers crossed for real snow so we could build a snowman..........we are still waiting!

We found out about Chinese New Year.

We made Chinese dragons, had a Chinese restaurant in our role play area, we looked at and made our own Willow pattern plates and we found out how people celebrate Chinese New Year across the world.

We also found out about an animal that lives in China. Do you know which animal it it?

 

Next half term we will be learning about Animals and finding out about Easter!

Do you like our lucky Chinese Dragons?

Do you like our lucky Chinese Dragons? 1
Do you like our lucky Chinese Dragons? 2
Do you like our lucky Chinese Dragons? 3
Do you like our lucky Chinese Dragons? 4
Do you like our lucky Chinese Dragons? 5
Ask someone in Reception about why we have used the colour red for our dragons and paintings!
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