Reception Class News

Virtual sports day results and skipping challenges

Posted on Wednesday 08 July 2020 by Mrs Taylor

Well done to all children who took part, at home and at school, in the virtual sports day yesterday.

The results are in and can be accessed here.

Here’s our overall school results for each challenge (out of 217 schools).

Netball challenge 56th

Keepie uppie challenge 27th

Rugby challenge 93rd

Speed bounce challenge 46th

 

Skipping challenges

If you are interested in trying another physical activity challenge, Jodi from Skipping School – a regular visitor to school, is running a daily skipping skill challenge this week. Sadly, Year 2 and Year 4 have missed out on their skipping festivals this year so these videos will help the children to recap the skills they have learnt at school.

 

Week 13: 08 July 2020: Home learning

Posted on Tuesday 07 July 2020 by Mrs Burke

Good morning! Are you enjoying your PE challenges this week? Don’t forget to record your ‘personal bests’.

Here are today’s home learning activities.

Phonics

Practise all the phase three phonemes.

Today we’ll practise the phoneme ‘ar’.

Write the ar words.

Let’s play quickwrite!

How to play:
One player points to an ‘ar’ picture.
The other player has to write the word that the picture shows.

(car, jar, scarf, shark, farm, sharp)
You could play this game outside with chalk.
A timer to time how quickly your child writes can make it more exciting too!

Literacy

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

Can you draw something that you think makes you special?

For example, you could be special because you can jump really high? Or because you are always good at making your friends happy.
Adults you could share what you think makes your child special.
Your child could then draw something that makes someone they love special. They could share this with the person they love.

How does it feel to tell someone why they are special? It makes us feel good to make others feel good.
This is a great activity for not only your child to feel special but to make others around them feel special too.

Extra activity: pass it on smile! We always say how special a smile is. It can be passed on to LOTS of people so quickly. If you smile at someone they will often smile back…they then smile at the next person…and there you have it…a big line of people passing on smiles. Get your child to try in the house or when outside. Not all people will smile back – that’s okay…they might not feel like smiling back… but I’m sure you’re smile was still nice for them to see.

Maths

Listen to the story The Shopping basket by John Burningham

We’re going to play a memory game.

Let’s get active!

Don’t forget to record your scores!

Week 13: 07 July 2020 Home learning virtual sports day

Posted on Monday 06 July 2020 by Mrs Taylor

Sadly, one of our favourite events of the year – sports day – cannot take place in its normal format this year. However, today is our virtual sports day and we’re excited to be joining the West Yorkshire Virtual School Games Sports Day. This will be part of your home learning for today for all classes.
1.At 10am (or anytime after this) watch the opening ceremony video for details about the day.
2.Choose which activities (as many as you want) you will have a go at. They can be done at any point on Tuesday 07 July. Click here for details of each activity. Instructions will also be available on the introductory video.
3. You can record your scores on this record sheet.
4.Submit your results using this link (live from 10am on 07 July until 12pm on 08 July). We will be competing against other schools across the county so all the results will count.
We would love to see the virtual sports day in action so please share any photos of your children taking part and good luck to everyone!

Week 13: 07 July 2020: Home learning

Posted on Monday 06 July 2020 by Mrs Burke

Hello, everyone!

Today 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

If the challenges are too difficult-use the challenges set on here and try to beat your ‘personal bests’.

Phonics

Sing the alphabet. Remember letters have a sound and a name.

Your child will need a pencil and paper or whiteboard and pen for this lesson.
Let’s blend  some longer words.

Write a sentence for this picture.

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

Look at your self-portraits from yesterday. What do you see? What is different? What is the same?
Ask your child to think about a friend. Can they describe their friend? Can they say one way that they are different to a friend and one way they are the same? You could suggest they think about how they look, what they like doing, their families, pets or where they were born.

Maths-teen numbers

Watch Numberblocks to learn about the number 18.

I hope you are enjoying your sports challenges!

See if you can beat your scores today.

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.