Reception Class News

Week 13: 06 July 2020: Home learning

Posted on Sunday 05 July 2020 by Mrs Burke

Good morning!

How was your weekend? Keep sending me photos.

Here are your home learning activities for today.

Phonics

Practise  phase 3 digraphs.

Can you read and answer the yes/no questions?


Challenge: Can you write your own yes/no question? Email it to us and we can put it on the class news to challenge your friends!

[email protected]

Need more of a challenge? Have a go at these outdoor phonic challenges.

Read the words below.

How many of these can you spot outside today?

boots path tree plant park rain grass

Literacy

Listen to the story We’re Different, We’re the Same.

 

What you will need:
A box, a mirror, paper, colouring pencils and/or collage materials.

Place a mirror inside a box. Ask your child to guess what is inside the box. Explain that we will all see something different when we look inside.

After you have looked inside, draw/create what you saw.

This is a nice activity to get the whole family involved in.
Talk about and encourage your child to discover that everyone is different, however some of us have similarities.

Maths-counting on and back
Count to 20 and back again.

This week we will learn to count on and back from a number to add and subtract.
You will need a number track to help you.

Use a number track to solve these problems.

Extra activity

Let’s get active!
This week is ‘sports week’,  so we will be suggesting daily sports activities that your child can do at home to keep active.

Can you do the activities below and improve your ‘personal best’ each day?
Email your scores at the end of the week!

 

Tomorrow is West Yorkshire Virtual School Games Sports Day

There is a live opening ceremony from 10am.

The video will include a performance, warm up, and competitions children can take part in throughout the day.  All activities are designed to be done at both school and in the home.

If you want to take part, children will have until 10am on Wednesday 8 July to submit their scores online.

https://www.youtube.com/user/WestYorkshireSport

 

Last week’s learning

Posted on Sunday 05 July 2020 by Mrs Burke

I hope you enjoyed the activities last week. The snail and the whale is one of my favourite stories.

Week 12: 03 July 2020: Home learning

Posted on Thursday 02 July 2020 by Mrs Burke

Good morning, everyone!

Here are today’s home learning activities.

Phonics
Sing these tricky word songs.
Phase 3
Phase 4

Read the sentences with the digraphs or and oi.

Words to write:

Write the words to label each picture.

mast clap pram drum gran frog twin stop brick slug plum brush grass crab

Read the sentences and colour the sea creature.

 

Literacy
Story of the week-The snail and the whale by Julia Donaldson
Watch The Snail and the Whale

The snail wants to see more of the world.

He chooses a different way to travel.
Draw the way the snail travels next.
Where will he go?

Maths-positional language

Sing a funny song about position.

 

Can you answer these questions?

Extra activity

Do you remember the rhyme with Mr Tumble last week?
Listen to it here.

Here’s a new rhyme about a snail.

There’s a snail at the bottom of the garden,

And his name is Christopher Crawl.

There’s a snail at the bottom of the garden and he’s crawling up my wall.

He crawls all nigh, he crawls all day,

Slowly crawling on his way.

There’s a snail at the bottom of the garden and his name is Christopher Crawl.

 

 

Have a great weekend!

Here’s a story for you.

Week 12: 02 July 2020: Home learning

Posted on Wednesday 01 July 2020 by Mrs Burke

Hello everyone!

Here are today’s home learning activities.

Don’t forget to send me photos of your learning.

Phonics

Sing a ‘tricky word’ song.

Read the tricky words. Try to say each word in a sentence.
Write sentences using some of the tricky words.

Words to write:

Match the words to the pictures below.

pond milk gift band hump sink tent belt hand pink lamp bank

Let’s talk!
This week we will be focussing on developing your child’s communication and language skills through fun, family activities. Your child’s communication and language development is so important. It encompasses speech development, listening skills and understanding. The games this week will focus on these skills to support your child in becoming a good communicator.
What you will need:
Building bricks e.g. lego or duplo
Building instructions –

2 players – 1 ‘engineer’ and 1 ‘builder’
How to play: The aim of the game is for the ‘engineer’ to look at the instructions and tell the ‘builder’ how to build the model.

 

Why this game?
This game is a great way to support your child’s communication skills. When being the ‘Engineer’ they are encouraged to really tune into their listeners needs – all whilst giving instructions! When being the ‘Builder’ it is a great chance for your child to practice being a good listener. Responding with relevant comments or questions shows that your child is understanding what the ‘Engineer’ is asking them to do.

Literacy
Book of the week: The snail and the whale by Julia Donaldson

Listen to the story
What was your favourite part of the story?
Draw your favourite part of the story.

Maths
Watch numberblocks 17

17 is an odd number. We will look at some odd numbers with the snail on his journey.

In each picture, does the snail have an odd or even number of friends?

Extra activity
The snail travelled all over the world. Do you know the names of the continents?
Look at this map of the world and join in with this song.(You may recognise this from class assemblies!)

 

Week 12: 01 July 2020: Home learning

Posted on Tuesday 30 June 2020 by Mrs Burke

Good morning, everyone!

I hope you are enjoying your learning this week.

Today’s learning activities.

Phonics

Watch Geraldine Giraffe to practice ‘ow’.

Words to read:
Practise the phoneme ‘oo’.

Sort the words. Which have the long ‘oo’ sound and which words had the short ‘oo’ sound?

For example;
Food has the long ‘oo’ sound
Book has the short ‘oo’ sound

Let’s talk!

Follow my instructions

What you will need:

Simple ingredients and utensils to make a snack – this could be cheese spread on crackers, sliced fruit or toast.
2 players

How to play:
The aim of the game is for your child to follow your instructions when making a snack. Your child will need to listen very carefully so that you don’t have to help at all. For example, verbal cues only rather than non-verbal (such as pointing).
To make this more challenging you could have different sized utensils or different coloured ingredients.
Here is an example below:

Making fruit salad
1. Get the largest banana from the fruit bowl.
2. Get one small and one large orange from the fruit bowl.
3. Get a handful of red and green grapes from the fruit bowl.
4. Use the smallest knife to cut the banana into slices and put it into the large, green bowl.
5. Peel the orange and separate into segments. Put it into the large, green bowl too.
6. Put 8 red grapes and 10 green grapes into the large, green bowl.

Make sure your child listens to what you say and doesn’t ask you to point. The aim of the game is for your child to understand your language through verbal instructions.
Why this game?
This game supports your child’s listening and understanding skills. Using size, colour and quantity when giving instructions will challenge your child to really tune into and understand what you are asking them to do.

PASS IT ON! Your child could then ‘pass it on’ and give the instructions to another family member. Challenge your child to only use their words and not use actions when giving their instructions.

Literacy

Story of the week- The snail and the whale by Julia Donaldson

The snail visited lots of places. Can you draw a map of where he went? Label your map.

 

Maths-numbers

Count to 20

We have been learning about teen numbers.

Join me to learn about the number 17.

Seventeen is one ten and seven more

Let’s learn about the number 17.

Draw 17 in lots of different ways.

Extra activity-art
This is ‘The snail’ by the artist Henri Matisse.
He made his pictures by tearing paper. He called this technique ‘painting with scissors’.

Can you see a spiral pattern?

Cut and stick coloured paper to make your own snail.

 

 

 

Transition to Year 1

Posted on Tuesday 30 June 2020 by Mrs Weekes

About this time, if it was a normal term, you would be invited to a meeting about your child’s transition to Year 1.  You won’t be surprised to know that this is not going to happen.  However, I know many of you will be wondering what Year 1 will look like.  Presuming that we will be all back to some kind of normality in September, I have prepared a presentation to explain what will change for your child:

Welcome to Year 1  

If you have any questions, please email [email protected] or ring the school office.

Looking forward to seeing you all in September.

Week 12: 30 June 2020: Home learning

Posted on Monday 29 June 2020 by Mrs Burke

Good morning!

Don’t forget to send me photos of your home learning.

[email protected]

Here are today’s home learning activities.

Phonics

Practise phase 3 phonemes with Jolly Phonics.

Your child will need a pencil and paper or whiteboard and pen for this lesson.

Let’s recap the phoneme oi

Words to read:

Write a sentence to go with the photo.

eg The boy has lots of coins.

Phonics activity

Just add ‘or’.

Write the words with the ‘or’ phoneme.

  • Let’s talk!
    This week we will be focussing on developing your child’s communication and language skills through fun, family activities. Your child’s communication and language development is so important. It encompasses speech development, listening skills and understanding. The games this week will focus on these skills to support your child in becoming a good communicator.
    Pirate treasure!
    What you will need:
  • An object to represent ‘treasure’. This could be a coin or a favourite teddy bear.
  • 2 players/pirates

How to play:
The aim of the game is for one pirate to hide the treasure and describe where it is hidden. The other pirate needs to listen to the description and find that treasure!
Take it in turns to either hide the treasure or find the treasure. Remember only use words – no pointing or actions allowed!
Encourage good language skills such as;
• Pre-positional language e.g. underneath, on top, in front of, behind
• Descriptive language (what size is it? Colour?)
• Adventurous words
For example: “The treasure is in the LARGEST room in the house. It is hiding UNDERNEATH something red, SPARKLY and TINY.”
Why this game?
Just like yesterday’s game this activity supports your child’s vocabulary, listening and understanding skills. When describing where the treasure is hidden your child is challenged to use adventurous vocabulary and tune into the listeners needs. When finding out where the treasure is hidden your child is challenged to listen to the speaker and understand what they are saying.

Literacy
Story of the week: The snail and the whale by Julia Donaldson
Listen to the story

How did the snail feel?
Talk about how the whale felt.

Maths

Watch numberblocks five and friends.

Draw or print out a spiral pattern. Use your ‘funky fingers’ and paint dots around your spiral.

 

Snail maths! Solve these number problems and draw the story.

     

 

Extra activity
Learn about snails

Week 12: 29 June 2020: Home learning

Posted on Sunday 28 June 2020 by Mrs Burke

Good morning. I hope you had a great weekend.

Here is today’s home learning.

Phonics

Practise your handwriting by writing the curly caterpillar letters.

  • Let’s talk!
    This week we will be focussing on developing your child’s communication and language skills through fun, family activities. Your child’s communication and language development is so important. It encompasses speech development, listening skills and understanding. The games this week will focus on these skills to support your child in becoming a good communicator.
    Describe that thing!
    What you will need:
  • A collection of objects from around the house e.g. a teddy, banana, spoon, book.
  • A bag/box to hide the objects inside
  • Building bricks i.e. lego or duplo – these will be used as points in the game.
    2 players – 1 ‘describer’ and 1 ‘listener’
    How to play:
    The aim of the game is for the ‘describer’ to describe the object hidden in the bag and the ‘listener’ to guess what it is. Every time the ‘listener’ guesses correctly they get a brick for their tower. The ‘describer’ can collect bricks for their tower if they use any adventurous words.
    Take it in turns to be either the ‘listener’ or the ‘describer’. The person with the tallest brick tower at the end is the winner!

Why this game?
This game is a great way to support your child’s communication skills. When being the ‘describer’ they are encouraged to really tune into their listeners needs – as well as use adventurous words to describe something! When being the ‘listener’ it is a great chance for your child to practice being a good listener. When your child responds with relevant comments or questions it shows that they understand what the ‘describer’ is saying.

Literacy
Story of the week –The snail and the whale by Julia Donaldson
Listen to the story.
Snail went on an exciting adventure.
Describe, draw and label the places that he saw.

Maths-pattern
Numberblocks songs

                             

Make a spiral dangler.

Extra activity

Make your own edible snail shells.

Spread a wrap with chocolate spread, roll up tightly and cut into slices.

This week’s learning

Posted on Friday 26 June 2020 by Mrs Burke

Another great week of learning! Lots of fantastic Superworm designs.

We made a wormery at school after  finding a worm in our outside area.

Here are some highlights.

26 June 2020: Home Learning

Posted on Thursday 25 June 2020 by Mrs Burke

Good morning. I hope you’ve had a great week.

Have you enjoyed the learning this week? Please send photos.

[email protected]

Here are today’s activities.

Phonics
Tricky word songs Sing the tricky word songs.
Phase 3:
Phase 4:

Read the sentences. Can you spot the phonemes ar and ow?

Write a sentence

Bow down to the king and queen.

Literacy

Book of the week: Superworm by Julia Donaldson

Draw your own Super animal! What superpowers does your worm have?

Send me photos of your super animal-I can’t wait to see them!

Maths-counting

Count to 20

Super Shop
Create your own yucky supermarket by labelling tins of minibeasts!

Collect tins and packets for this activity!
Make labels for each tin and packet. Think about the size of the tin. How many of each minibeast will fit in?

Set up your shop and go shopping. Combine your tins of yuck!

How many minibeasts would you have if you bought 3 slugs and ten spiders?

Try different combinations.

Make price tags for your tins and packets.

Send me photos of your ‘yucky’ shop.

Extra activity

Make a collection of worms and see if you can cut them into different lengths. Talk about the lengths and measure with a ruler or tape measure.

Of course we’re not going to use real worms! You could use cooked spaghetti, string, playdough or wool.

Can you order them by length?

What is your longest worm as long as?

What is your shortest worm as short as?

Here is a silly rhyme that I used to sing when I was at school!