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Posted on Monday 25 January 2021 by Mrs Burke

Hello Reception.

We are really missing you all and are looking forward to seeing and chatting to you at our Zoom sessions this week.

The Zoom session you were invited to is a recurring session during term time.  Please join at the same day and time with the link that you were sent.

This week be ready for a ‘Scavenger Hunt’. We will ask you to go and find different things in your house to show and chat about.

Here are some extra stories to enjoy this week.

The little book of manners with Mrs Burgess.

The Gruffalo’s Child with Mrs Burke

Have a brilliant week of learning and fun!

Remember to email photos of your learning to

[email protected]

Week commencing 25 January 2021: home learning

Posted on Friday 22 January 2021 by Mrs Weekes

Hello Reception

Well done – you have done so much learning so far.

This week, you will be learning about one of my favourite books.

Here is your learning – stay happy and healthy!

Monday

 

 

 

 

 

Book of the week- Watch the Gruffalo or read the book if you have it at home.

Questions to discuss-

1. How does the mouse feel when he sets of on his journey through the woods?

2. Do you think the mouse likes the other animals: owl, fox and snake?

3. Why do you think the mouse tells the other animals he is going to have tea with the Gruffalo?

4. Do you think the Gruffalo is afraid of the mouse?

Phonics- qu

Click here to watch today’s phonics video

Activity 1: Have a go at reading this sentence. Did you spot today’s new phoneme?

Activity 2: Can you work out the missing phonemes for these ‘qu’ words? Write the words in a list.

Maths- Number 7

Click here to watch today’s maths video.
Click here to do today’s activities.

Tuesday Phonics- ch

Click here to watch today’s phonics video

Activity 1: Write the words to match these pictures. You could print these phoneme frames, or draw your own. Parents: If you are unsure, click here to view the words.

Activity 2: Have a go at writing this sentence.  Parents: Read the sentence aloud.

Math – Number 7

Click here to watch today’s maths video.
Click here to do today’s activities.

Wednesday Phonics- sh

Click here to watch today’s phonics video

Activity 1: Have a go at writing this sentence. Parents: Read the sentence aloud.
Activity 2: Play Phase 3 Sentences on Phonics Play. Have a go at reading the three ‘sh’ sentences.
Parents: Click here > Login in using Sphere (username) Spher3 (password) > Resources > Phase 3 > SENTENCES PHASE 3 > Start > Next > Click ‘sh’

Maths- Number 7

Click here to watch today’s maths video.
Click here to do today’s activities.

Thursday Phonics- Tricky words – was

Click here to watch today’s phonics video
Activity 1: Practise writing all of the tricky words using the look, cover, write, check method. Click here to see if you have practised writing all of the tricky words.
Activity 2: Write a sentence which includes any of the tricky words.
Steps to writing a successful sentence…
1. Think of a sentence.
2. Say the sentence aloud.
3. Count the words in your sentence.
4. Use your phoneme fingers to segment every word.
5. Check your sentences makes sense.
6. Have you used a capital letter, finger spaces and a full stop?
Activity 3: Have fun using different voices to spell the tricky words aloud.
Word Passport
Click here for this week’s word list.
Remember to use your phoneme fingers when blending!

Maths- Click here to watch today’s video.

Activity 1:  Play ‘Guess the Shape’ with an adult.

Describe a shape, remembering to say how many sides and corners it has and to be specific, e.g. “It has 4 sides. It has 4 corners. It has 4 equal sides.” See who can guess the most shapes correctly.

Activity 2:  Go on a 2d shape hunt around your house. What 2d shapes might you find? If you have access to electronic device, take photos of the shapes you find.

Friday Understanding the World with Professor Myers – RSPB Bird watching

Click here to watch this week’s video with Professor Myers.
Activity 1: Be a bird watcher. Can you spot any of these birds? Count and record the different types of bird you see in your garden.

Activity 2: Follow these instructions and make an apple bird feeder.
Activity 3: Can you draw a picture of the birds in your garden?

 

Story time- Veggies Assemble

Click here to watch today’s story read by Miss Marsden.

Sit back, relax and enjoy the story.
Questions to discuss:
1. Why was the lolly melting?

2. Why did Supertato blush at the end?

3. Who helped Supertato to get free?

4. How did Supertato call for help?

5. Why couldn’t we hear what the evil pea was saying when Supertato captured him?

 

 

 

Story Link activities to select throughout the week

Literacy

Can you write a recipe for Gruffalo Crumble?  Write a list of all of the ingredients you will need. Think about the things that the mousemight find in a deep dark wood.

Can you make a sign to warn people about theGruffalo ? What would you write on your sign? Think of some interesting warning words.

 

Can you draw and label a map of the mouse’s journey through the deep dark wood? Who did he meet first in the story? Where did he find the owl?

Understanding the World

Find out about owls and some other birds of prey by watching Andy’s Secret Hideout.

Can you find out some more interesting facts about owls?

Do you have any dried spaghetti at home? How does it feel, is it hard or soft?  Adults could you cook the pasta and watch it with your child. Talk about the changes. How does it feel once it has been cooked?

Now you have your own bowl of scrambled snake to enjoy.

 

 

Expressive Arts and Design

Can you make a Gruffalo or a mouse headband? Use some paper and sellotape then colour it in. You could then act out the story. Are you going to be the mouse or the Gruffalo?

                                                                                          

 

Physical Development

Using your fiddly fingers thread some tubes of pasta onto a piece of string, ribbon or an old shoelace. Can you add on eyes and make your snake slither around?

If you haven’t got any pasta you could make a paper chain snake or cut out a spiral snake from some paper.

                                              

Cosmic yoga – Here is a cosmic yoga video that links toowls. It tells the story of Tallulah the owlet. We really enjoy cosmic yoga at school and we hope that you do at home too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2aje33UPixE&t=552

                     

 

Online Gruffalo Activities

Click here and play some Gruffalo games.

Monster maker – make your own Gruffalo – choose your own face, body and legs. What would you call the new Gruffalo? If you have access to a printer you can print it out and colour it in.

Hide and Seek – play the matching game with the Gruffalocards.

Menu matcher – is ashort quiz about the Gruffalo story.

 

Our learning

Posted on Thursday 21 January 2021 by Mrs Burke

Hello, everyone.

You have all been doing some amazing learning at home and in school.

Zoom sessions

Next week the children who are learning from home will be invited to a zoom session with their teacher. This zoom session will be with a group of children from their class. You will find the focus of the zoom session  on the website each Friday. Sometimes your child will need to bring something along with them. Your child does not have to join in with these zooms, they are optional. Unfortunately the timings of these zooms cannot be changed as most teachers are teaching in school.

Look out for the link to your child’s zoom which will be sent via email on a Friday.

Keep sending me photos of your learning and we are looking forward to seeing you all soon.

[email protected]

 

 

Week commencing 18 January 2021: home learning

Posted on Thursday 14 January 2021 by Mrs Weekes

 

Hello everyone

Snow again! I hope you have been out enjoying the snow (don’t throw snowballs at your parents!)

Here is your learning for this week:

Monday

 

 

 

 

 

Book of the week- Watch the story SUPERTATO or read the book if you have it at home.

SUPERTATO 

Questions to discuss-

Where is the story set?

Who are the main characters in the story?

What fruit and vegetables do you like to eat?

Why is it important to eat fruit and vegetables?

 

Phonics- x

Click here to watch today’s phonics video

Activity 1: Write a word, caption or sentence to match the picture.

Activity 2: Go to phonicsbloom.com. Choose phase 2 games. Play: Fishy Phonics

Maths- White Rose Maths: Growing 6,7,8!

Click here to be taken to the correct web page. Choose Session 1

Activity: Click here for today’s activity.

 

Tuesday Phonics- y

Click here to watch today’s phonics video

Activity 1:  Write a caption or word to match the picture.

Activity 2: Here is the link to PhonicsPlay – click here

Select phase 3 then +y.

Maths- White Rose Maths: Growing 6,7,8!

Click here to be taken to the correct web page. Choose Session 2

Activity: Click here for today’s activity.

 

Wednesday Phonics- z/zz

Click here to watch today’s phonics video

Activity 1: Be a ‘z’ detective! Can you find anything (or anyone) in your house, that has the initial or ending sound ‘z’?

 

Maths- White Rose Maths: Growing 6,7,8!

Click here to be taken to the correct web page. Choose Session 3

Activity: Click here for today’s activity.

 

Thursday Phonics- Tricky words

Click here to watch today’s phonics video

Maths- White Rose Maths: Growing 6,7,8!

Click here to be taken to the correct web page. Choose Session 4

Activity: Click here for today’s activity.

 

Friday Understanding the World with Professor Myers; – Keeping warm in winter

Click here to watch this week’s video with Professor Myers.

Can you design an outfit to keep Professor Myers warm when she goes out for her winter walks?

Can you think of some ways of moving to keep warm when it’s cold outside? Which one worked best?

 

Story time- Superworm

Click here to watch today’s story.

Questions to discuss-

How did Superworm’s friends save him?

How many different ways is Superworm used in the story?

Superworm finds lots of ways to help his friends. How can you be kind and helpful to others?

 

 

 

Story Link activities to select throughout the week

Literacy

  1. Design and label your own character to match the story. You may choose to draw, paint or use real vegetables.

 

  1. Pick a character to draw and add a speech bubble. What are they saying?

Understanding the World

  1. Find some fruits and vegetables around your house. Sort them into different groups.

You might sort by colour, size or texture.

 

  1. If you have frozen peas in your freezer have a look at them in their frozen

state. Feel them, what do they feel like? Watch them defrost. How long does it take?

Does it defrost more quickly in different places around your house?

Expressive Arts and Design

  1. Draw a vegetable.

Use your own imagination or this drawing tutorial.

How to draw broccoli

 

  1. Use a mash potato masher to make some super art.

 

Physical Development

  1. With an adult, cut some fruit or vegetables to make a heathy snack.

How many pieces did you cut?

  1. Superhero PE

 

 

 

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Week commencing 11 January 2021:Home learning

Posted on Sunday 10 January 2021 by Mrs Burke

Hi, everyone!

I hope you are enjoying this snowy weather and keeping warm!

Here is your learning for this week.

Monday

 

 

 

 

 

Book of the week- Watch the story Lost and Found or read the book if you have it at home.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRAAQ8EWzig

Questions to discuss-

How is the boy feeling when the penguin first arrives at his door?

Why does the penguin follow the boy? What does he want?

The penguin was lonely… What does it mean to be lonely? How can we help others when they are feeling lonely? What can we do when we feel lonely ourselves?

Phonics- j

Click here to watch today’s phonics video

Activity 1: Be a ‘j’ detective! Can you find anything (or anyone) in your house, that has the initial sound ‘j’?

Activity 2: Take turns with an adult to play ‘Roll and Read’ (j focus) click here to either print the word mat, or view it on screen. You will need a die or to draw 1-6 dots on 6 pieces of paper and draw at random from a bag.

1.       Roll the dice

Match to the correct row.

Choose a word on the row and read it aloud.

Maths- White Rose Maths: Alive in 5!- Week 2.

Click here to be taken to the correct web page. Choose Session 1

Activity: Click here for today’s activity. Encourage your child to speak in full sentences when describing the number composition, for example: “There are three frogs in the pond and there are two frogs on the grass. There are 5 frogs altogether” or “There are 4 toys on the bed and there is one toy on the floor. There are 5 toys altogether”

Tuesday Phonics- v

Click here to watch today’s phonics video

Activity 1:  Be a ‘v’ detective! Can you find anything (or anyone) in your house, that has the initial sound ‘v’?

Activity 2: Here is the link to ‘fishy phonics’ on the Phonics Bloom website- click here

Select phase 2, set 5. Try the hard level initially, change to easy if this is a bit tricky.

Maths- Click here to be taken to the correct web page. Choose Session 2

Activity: Click here for today’s activity.

Wednesday Phonics- w

Click here to watch today’s phonics video

Activity 1: Be a ‘w’ detective! Can you find anything (or anyone) in your house, that has the initial sound ‘w’?

Activity 2: Write ‘yes’ and ‘no on two separate pieces of paper and put them at either side of the room. Ask your child to read these questions (click here) one at a time and then run to either the yes or the no answer. Encourage your child to point to each word on the screen as they read the question.

Maths-  Click here to be taken to the correct web page. Choose Session 3

Activity: Click here for today’s activity. If you do not have a printer, draw 5 of anything you like on a piece of paper and cut them out. This will work just as well for the activity!

Click here for this week’s word list. Remember to use your phonic fingers to blend.

Thursday Phonics- Tricky words he/she

Click here to watch today’s phonics video

Activity 1: Be a Tricky Word Detective! Can you find any tricky words in the books you have at home?

Activity 2: Write a sentence using one of the new tricky words. Steps to writing a successful sentence…

1.Think of a sentence.

2. Say the sentence out loud.

3. Count the words in your sentence.

4. Use your phoneme fingers to segment every word.

5. Check your sentence makes sense.

6. Have you remembered a capital letter at the start, finger spaces throughout and a full stop at the end?

Activity 3: Rainbow writing tricky words- use a variety of colours to practice writing all of the phase 2 tricky words.

Maths- Click here to be taken to the correct web page. Choose Session 4

Activity: Click here for today’s activity.

Friday Understanding the World with Professor Myers; Exploring Ice-

Click here to watch this week’s video with Professor Myers.

-Can you carry out the ice experiments in the video from Professor Myers? Remember to make some predictions about what you think will happen first.

-Can you draw and label a picture to show what you did?

Story time- Stickman with Mrs Burgess

Can you find the rhyming words in the story?

What is Stickman made from? Go on a scavenger hunt outside. Bring back sticks, leaves, seeds or whatever you can find and make a stickperson.

Stickman lives with his family. Draw a picture of your family.

Story Link activities to select throughout the week

Literacy

Make a story map of the key events in the story Lost and Found. We practice creating these lots in class.

 

Sometimes, when people lose a pet, they put up posters to help find them again. Can you make a ‘lost’ poster for the Penguin in Lost and Found. Don’t forget to add lots of details describing the penguin, so that the reader knows what to look out for. What does the penguin look like? What colour is it? How big is it?

The story doesn’t have any speech in it. Ask your grown up to draw out a speech bubble and pretend you are the boy from the story (perhaps you could draw him next to the speech bubble) Have a go at writing what you think he might have said when he first met the penguin.

A writing reminder

How did your child find the writing activity? Remember it’s okay for things to be spelt phonetically. It is important that your child grows into an independent learner. Encouraging your child to write the words as they sound rather than always spelling them correctly. We encourage the children to use their own skills, rather than copying an adult.

Understanding the World

Spend some time watching the penguins at Edinburgh Zoo:

https://www.edinburghzoo.org.uk/webcams/penguin-cam/

What do you notice about them?

How do they move? (perhaps you can walk like a penguin too!)

Do they like to be alone or in groups?

Do they live on land, in the water, or both?

These penguins are in a zoo. Where can we find penguins in the wild? Ask an adult to help you find this information in a book or by using the internet.

Expressive Arts and Design

Build a boat for your toys! You could use any construction toys you have at home (such as lego, duplo) natural or found objects outside, or recycled food packaging. Perhaps you could tell a story about an adventure your toys go on in their brand new boat!

Make a ‘Paper Roll Penguin’ You could follow this guide or, if you do not have coloured paper, create your own version using plain paper, the paper roll and colouring pens or pencils!

Physical Development

Get Moving! Join in with this Jack Hartman Penguin Dance: video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uf0uKmKwnKs

Did you know… ‘PE with Joe’ is back? Joe Wicks is hosting his live PE sessions again from Monday 11th January 2021, 3 times a week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 9am) You can subscribe to his channel here for alerts. A great way to keep fit at home!

 

Have fun this week and don’t forget to send me photos of your learning.

[email protected]

 

08 January 2021:Home learning

Posted on Thursday 07 January 2021 by Mrs Burke

Hello, Reception.

I hope you have enjoyed the learning activities this week.

This is what you can expect to see on your child’s class news page each week during lockdown.

The learning for week beginning 11.01.21 will be posted on Sunday 10.01.21.  All subsequent weeks will be posted on a Friday evening.

As teachers are also teaching our key worker children in school, these videos may not be from your child’s teacher. However, every Friday the children will be able to enjoy a story read by an adult from their class.

Each week a menu of activities will be presented that can be completed during the week. This menu will relate to the book of the week. The activities will cover all aspects of the Early Years curriculum. There will also be the following screencasts and videos.

Monday Phonics screencast with follow up activities.

Maths screencast with follow up activities

Tuesday Phonics screencast with follow up activities.

Maths screencast with follow up activities

Wednesday Phonics screencast with follow up activities.

Maths screencast with follow up activities

Thursday A tricky word screencast with follow up activities

Maths screencast with follow up activities

Friday An Understanding the World video with “ Professor Myers” with follow up activities

A story read by one of your child’s teachers with talk time activities.

As always your child’s teachers will be available via email for any questions. We will also endeavor contact you by phone once per week, just to check in with you.

Here are today’s activities:

Phonics

 

Practise the phase 2 phonemes.

(This is a YouTube link. Top tip for watching YouTube with your child: go to the settings cog along the play bar and turn off autoplay – this avoids an inappropriate clip coming up automatically, and helps to discourage your child from passively watching clip after clip.)

Read the words and draw a picture to match the captions.

Don’t forget there are some really good games on Phonicsplay

username: sphere

password: spher3

Maths

Practise writing number 5.

Don’t forget Numbots.

Art

Storytime

Have a great weekend. Don’t forget to send me photos of your home learning.

07 January 2021:Home learning

Posted on Wednesday 06 January 2021 by Mrs Burke

Good morning!

I hope you are all enjoying the cold weather!

Here are your lessons and activities for today.

Phonics

We will recap some phase 2 sounds.

Activities

Maths

Before the holiday we investigated the number 5.

Watch Numberblocks 5 alive!

Activities

 

 

 

Talktime

Talk about what is happening in the picture.

Draw a picture of you in the ice or snow.

Storytime

Jack Frost

 

6 January 2021: Home learning

Posted on Wednesday 06 January 2021 by Mrs Burke

Good morning, Reception.

Here are today’s activities.

Phonics

This week we will recap the phonemes(sounds) from phase 2.

Practise the sounds in your phonics books.

Words to read:

 

Maths

Let’s recap the number 4.

Sing the number 4 song from Numberblocks.

Make a collection of objects to represent the number 4. How many different ways can you find?

Storytime

Listen to today’s story.

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

[email protected]

 

 

Home learning

Posted on Tuesday 05 January 2021 by Mrs Burke

Hello, everyone, and Happy New Year!

This wasn’t the start of the new year that we expected!

Here is where you will find lessons and activities for you to keep learning at home.

Please email me if you have any questions or want to send photos of your learning.

[email protected]

This half term our topic is ‘Winter’.

We will be looking at the signs of winter and how to keep warm. We will investigate ice and snow and learn about the animals, people and landscapes of the polar regions.

In maths we will learn all about the numbers 5-10.

We will continue Phase 3 phonics.

Phonics

Practise all the phase 2 phonemes.

Maths

We have been learning all about the number 5.

Activities

 

 

Merry Christmas!

Posted on Friday 18 December 2020 by Mrs Burke

We have reached the end of a very busy and different first term.

We have been really impressed with how well the children have settled and it’s been wonderful to see the progress they have made.

Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!